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Featuring expert educators ready to share progressive tactics to reach more students. Teach Better Talk is created by teachers, and fueled by passion! Every week, Rae Hughart and Jeff Gargas, of the Teach Better Team and www.teachbetter.com, chat with educators from all around the world, discussing failures, successes, exciting new tactics, and dishing out loads of tips, tricks, and advice for teachers of all levels.
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Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell chat with us about building resiliency and how to build and create positive futures. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/joanmcarthur-blairjeaniecockell Joan's and Jeanie's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Zoom Books: Creating Leaderful Organizations by Joe Raelin Finding Our Way by Margaret Wheatley On the Brink of Everything by Parker Palmer Who to Follow on Social Media: Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry (Instagram) Conversations Worth Having (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators?  Resilience Now For Parents (YouTube Channel) Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting (Website) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Gratitude Practice Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Believe in your students" and "Be present and authentic" Links to Connect With Joan and Jeanie Website or Blog: https://cockellmcarthur-blair.com/ Twitter: @writerjmcb (Joan); @jeaniecockell (Jeanie) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jeanie.cockell; https://www.facebook.com/joan.mcarthurblair.3 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cockellmcarthurblairconsulting/ Book(s):  Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry (2018); Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education (2020) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
In this bonus episode, both Rae and Dave go live to give everyone a recap of conversations and discussions that took place in our Administrator Mastermind, as well as providing a a Bi-Weekly Check In with our Teach Better Fam that helps everyone start their week off on a strong and positive note! To engage live with the Rae next time, go to www.teachbettergroup.com or follow us on social media. Twitter: @teachbetterteam Instagram: @teachbetterteam Facebook: @teachbetterteam YouTube: @teachbetterteam --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Hunter Flesch chats with us about being and young & hungry educator who's focused on being a positive servant leader that's all in on taking risks and learning from failure.  More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/hunterflesch Hunter's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Google Forms/Sheets Books: Shift the Monkey by Todd Whitaker Who to Follow on Social Media:  Erin Myres (Instagram) Jonathan Alsheimer (Twitter) Christy and Karen of the Modern Principal (Instagram) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? Schools of Thought (Podcast) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Record the best moment of each day in a journal Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Always be willing to learn" Links to Connect With Hunter Website or Blog: Edessentials.net Twitter: @edessentials_ Facebook Page: @edessentialscollection Instagram: @edessentials_ Any other?: Schools of Thought podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Anchor --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Dan Edwards chats with us about his mission to build a school community of meaningful relationships that extends both inside and out of his school. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/danedwards Dan's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Twitter Books: Legacy by James Kerr Who to Follow on Social Media: Annmarie Williams (Odyssey Trust) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? We Lead Well (Podcast) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Everyday write a list of the main 5 achievements for the day Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Be yourself" or "Keep standing up" Links to Connect With Dan Website or Blog: www.leadinginthenow.org Twitter: Dan Edwards Facebook Page: Dan Edwards --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Tyson Gardin chats with us about serving as an instructional leader for his school district and his mission of improving equity, inclusion and student achievement. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/tysongardin Tyson's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Microsoft Teams Books: The Assistant Principal 50 by Baruti K. Kafele Who to Follow on Social Media:  Dr. Basil Martin (Twitter) Brad Hughes (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? The Principal Crew Podcast, with Adam Welcome (Podcast) Good News, Brad News, with Brad Hughes (Podcast) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Show your human side! Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Listen, listen, listen... follow" Links to Connect With Tyson Website or Blog: teachbetter.com/tysongardin Twitter: Tyson Gardin Facebook Page: Tyson Gardin Instagram: Tyson Gardin --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
In this bonus episode, both Rae and Dave go live to give everyone a recap of conversations and discussions that took place in our Administrator Mastermind, as well as providing a a Bi-Weekly Check In with our Teach Better Fam that helps everyone start their week off on a strong and positive note! To engage live with the Rae next time, go to www.teachbettergroup.com or follow us on social media. Twitter: @teachbetterteam Instagram: @teachbetterteam Facebook: @teachbetterteam YouTube: @teachbetterteam --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Erik Youngman chats with us about the lessons we can all learn from failure & how we should approach and view homework. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/erikyoungman Erik's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Google Slides Books: “Visible Learning for Teachers” by John Hattie Who to Follow on Social Media: Steve Keating / LeadToday (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? The Balance by Dr. Caitlin Tucker (Podcast) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Ask questions are you curiously learn and collaborate with others Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” Links to Connect With Erik Twitter: @Erik_Youngman --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Hedreich Nichols chats with us about the current state of education and all of the amazing roles she serves as a 7th grade teacher, district tech/design team lead, author, podcaster & much more! More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/hedreichnichols Hedreich's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Google Suites Books: Nothing at the moment, needed a break after writing and re-reading three books in the last year! Who to Follow on Social Media: Anti Racism Calendar (Instagram) Teach For TheCulture (Instagram) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? PBS American Experience (Website) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Budgeting you work hours and setting a hard stop. Best piece of advice you've ever received: Deciding on an acceptable number of hours to work and making work fit that budget, not working as many hours as you can before you drop. Links to Connect With Hedreich Website or Blog: https://hedreich.com/ Twitter: @hedreich Facebook Page: Hedreich Nichols Instagram: HedreichNichols YouTube Channel: Youtube/Hedreich Podcast: Anchor/Hedreich Book(s): https://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Store-Hedreich-Nichols/s?rh=n%3A133140011%2Cp_27%3AHedreich+Nichols LinkedIn/ Voxer/etc. Hedreich Nichols --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Matt Artz chats with us about all of the great work he is doing throughout education, which includes working as an anthropologist, educator, speaker and entrepreneur. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/mattartz Matt's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Miro Books: Why the World Needs Anthropologists by Dan Podjed (Editor), Meta Gorup (Editor), Pavel Borecký (Editor), Carla Guerrón Montero (Editor) Who to Follow on Social Media: Center for Humane Technology (Twitter) Data & Society (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? epicpeople.org (Podcast) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Iterating on their own designs. Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Get some work experience before getting a master’s degree." Links to Connect With Matt Website or Blog: https://mattartz.me Linked: Matt Artz Twitter: @MattArtzAnthro YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-yKKMDqKSlZQn9DsrLVLg TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/matt_artz_are_dna_tests_safe Anthro to UX Company: https://anthropologytoux.com Anthro to UX Podcast: https://anthropologytoux.com/podcast Anthropology in Business Podcast: https://www.mattartz.me/anthropology-in-business-podcast/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Bethany Petty chats with us about the many different ways she is working to achieve her mission of positively impacting the world of education, whether that's through teaching high school social studies, serving as an educational technology professor, actively blogging, becoming a published author, an active educational speaker and professional development leader!  More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/bettanypetty Bethany's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Google Slides Books: Grit by Angela Duckworth  A Promised Land by President Barack Obama  Who to Follow on Social Media: Matt Miller (Twitter) Kasey Bell (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? Presidential and Constitutional Podcasts from the Washington Post Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Daily journaling Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Never give up!" Links to Connect With Bethany Website or Blog: usingeducationaltechnology.com Twitter: @Bethany_Petty Facebook Page: @usingedtech Instagram: @bethanypetty_educ8 YouTube Channel: bit.ly/pettywap Book(s):  Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning Create: Illuminate Student Voice Through Student Choice TikTok: @pettywapedu --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
In this bonus episode, both Rae and Dave go live to give everyone a recap of conversations and discussions that took place in our Administrator Mastermind, as well as providing a a Bi-Weekly Check In with our Teach Better Fam that helps everyone start their week off on a strong and positive note! To engage live with the Rae next time, go to www.teachbettergroup.com or follow us on social media. Twitter: @teachbetterteam Instagram: @teachbetterteam Facebook: @teachbetterteam YouTube: @teachbetterteam --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Alexis Hunter chats with us about her undergraduate experience at Mizzou and all of the amazing work & research she is conducting regarding equity and justice in K-16 learning environments. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/alexishunter Alexis' Recommendations EdTech Tool: Padlet Books: Talking Back Talking Black by John McWhorter We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, & Possibility by Marc Lamont Hill Who to Follow on Social Media: Marc Lamont Hill (Twitter) Bettina Love (Twitter) Tim Wise (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? Teaching Tolerance (Website) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Daily journaling Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Show up for yourself everyday". Links to Connect With Alexis Twitter: @_alexishunter_ Facebook Page: Alexis Hunter Instagram: @alexishunter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Erik Francis chats with us about his experience and passion as an education professional specialist that is determined to get students and teachers to think deeply and express their learning in meaningful ways. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/erikfrancis Erik's Recommendations EdTech Tool: PowerPoint Books: Start With Why by Simon Sinek Who to Follow on Social Media: Dennis Griffin Jr (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? Tom Schimmer (Podcast) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Exercise and workout Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Don't be a puts" Links to Connect With Erik Twitter: @maverikedu12 Website or Blog: https://maverikeducation.com YouTube Channel: Maverik Education --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Al Thomas chats with us about his passion to develop and curate unique and innovative solutions that improve learning for all More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/althomas Al's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Lightroom Mobile  Books: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky Fit Men Cook by Kevin Curry Who to Follow on Social Media:  100cameras (Twitter) Claudio Zavala (Twitter) Knikole Taylor (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? Educopilot (Website) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Creating something everyday that challenges your way of thinking. Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Be kind; everyone is on their own journey."  Links to Connect With Al Twitter: @educopilot Facebook Page: @educopilot Instagram: @educopilot Website or Blog: https://educopilot.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffEhBHs5ky11AnG67wJOLg Book(s): https://educopilot.com/freegift (Free ebook) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Craig Randall chats with us about his experiences as a counselor, coach, teacher and principal, which eventually led him to develop and write his book, Trust-Based Observations. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/craigrandall Craig's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Google Docs and Kindle Books:  Permanent Record by Edward Snowden The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer Who to Follow on Social Media: Diane Ravitch (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? BeerEDU (Podcast) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Start observing and having reflective conversations with teachers everyday Best piece of advice you've ever received: “You will learn a heck of a lot more about how to be a good coach from all the nonexamples than the examples" - Dean Smith (Michael Jordan's College Coach) Links to Connect With Craig Twitter: @trustbasedcraig Website or Blog:  www.trustbased.com Book(s): Trust-Based Observations: Maximizing Teaching and Learning Growth --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Evan Erdberg chats with us about the awesome work he is doing as a digital education entrepreneur with a mission of putting the needs of all students at the forefront of education. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/evanerdberg Evan's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Zoom Books: Never Split The Difference by Christopher Voss Who to Follow on Social Media: Elon Musk (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? How I Built This (Podcast) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Reading EdWeek once a week. Best piece of advice you've ever received: “Believe in yourself." Links to Connect With Evan Website or Blog:  www.proxlearn.com Twitter: Proximity Learning Facebook Page: Proximity Learning Linkendin: Even Erdberg --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Eli Casaus chats with us about being the lead learner and principal at Marie Hughes Elementary, where he is focused on being a true and authentic leader for his school. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/elicasaus Eli's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Twitter Books: Becoming the Educator They Need by Robert Jackson Who to Follow on Social Media: Brandi Miller (Twitter) Russell Schwartz (Twitter) Dave Schmittou (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? Character Strong (Website) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Self care, whatever that looks like to you. Best piece of advice you've ever received: “Taking time for you, especially when you are not at work." Links to Connect With Eli Website or Blog: www.mrcoacheli.com Twitter: @MrCoachEli Facebook Page: Mr Coach Eli Instagram: @MrCoachEli --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Jessica Sanders chats with us about her passion for education and her focus on creating meaningful relationships with her students that help them develop a love for learning. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/jessicasanders Jessica's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Airserver Books: Kids deserve It by Todd Neslonely and Adam Welcome Who to Follow on Social Media: Pam Harris (Twitter)  Jessica Sanders (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? Math Is Figure-Out-Able (Podcast/Website) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Laugh out loud every day and identify the LOL moment at the end of each day Best piece of advice you've ever received: “Never stop WORKING at anything you do. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you." Links to Connect With Jessica Twitter: @jsandersmath Instagram: @jsandersmath --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Amanda Post chats with us about her experiences teaching kindergarten and all of the incredibly valuable experiences she's had and learned from throughout her career. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/amandapost Amanda's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Google Tools Books: Eat Smarter by Shawn Stevenson Who to Follow on Social Media: Tre Gammage (Twitter) Neil Gupta (Twitter) Lindsay Titus (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? Pocket Full of Primary (Podcast/Website) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Take 30 minutes per day for personal time. Best piece of advice you've ever received: “Go slow to go fast". Links to Connect With Amanda Twitter: @AmandaPost1513 Facebook: Amanda Lorraine Post Instagram: @AmandaLorraine1513 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Rae goes live every other Sunday for a bi-weekly check in with our Teach Better Fam.  In this episode we grabbed the audio from a recent bi-weekly check in that was filled with tons of awesome questions, discussions and ideas regarding hybrid learning, educator grade, & the "wrong" elements of teaching. To engage live with the Rae next time, go to www.teachbettergroup.com or follow us on social media. Twitter: @teachbetterteam Instagram: @teachbetterteam Facebook: @teachbetterteam YouTube: @teachbetterteam --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
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Tim Cavey

Such a great episode! Thanks, Jeff and Rae.

Jun 14th
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Nick Sutton

These folks are all fantastic and I highly recommend this podcast! Their core values all align to best practices for instructional best practices for professional development, and they are also a group of inviting, wonderful individuals!

Sep 5th
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