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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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STEAM teacher, podcaster, and author, Tori Cameron, chats with us about learning how to fail, surrounding yourself with positive people, and the power of saying yes. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/toricameron Episode Highlights 3:20 - Highlighting D. Valerie Camille Jones. 7:21 - Previewing the episode with Tori Cameron. 9:58 - Tori introduces herself. 12:05 - Talking about Tori's podcast, "STEAM Up the Classroom." 14:30 - Talking about how Tori started working with a school in Somalia. 16:35 - Tori's failure: I’d love to chat about lessons that fail and how I teach my students that failure is ok. A huge part of STEAM is failing, fixing and trying again. We don’t even have erasers in the STEAM lab! 19:57 - What's keeping Tori excited about education right now: STEAM lab- steam family event. I’m excited more schools and programs are integrating STEAM. 22:26 - Tori's advice for teachers: Surround yourself with people are positive. It’s not always easy. Give yourself some grace. 24:16 - Talking about Tori's book, and how YOU can win a FREE COPY. 27:14 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 31:08 - How to connect with  Tori. Tori's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Flipgrid Book: All Harry Potter. Who to Follow on Social Media: Jenna Mercury @science4usSays Erika Sandstrom @greenscreengal Mandi Figlioli @mrsfigmakes YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Erika Sandstrom Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Greeting students everyday. Checking in on colleagues. Reaching out to PLN on Twitter. Best piece of advice you've ever received: Say yes and put yourself out there. Links to Connect With Tori Website: steamuptheclassroom.com Twitter: @steamuptheclsrm Facebook Page: STEAM Up the Classroom Instagram: @steamuptheclassroom Podcast:
Alicia Sullivan chats with us about flipping our perspective, resetting mid-year, and having the tough conversations. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/aliciasullivan Episode Highlights 0:50 - Highlighting our friend, Tim Cavey of www.teachersonfire.net. 5:48 - Previewing the episode with Alicia Sullivan. 8:11 - Alicia introduces herself. 9:59 - Alicia's failure: Realizing she had to have tough conversations with people. 14:30 - Alicia's success: Completely resetting her classroom mid-year. 19:37 - What's keeping Alicia excited about education right now: Helping teachers learn how to differentiate. Reciprocal Teaching & Resources. DI Math. 24:16 - Alicia's advice for teachers: Go slow to go fast. 26:36 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 28:05 - How to connect with Alicia. Alicia's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Google Keep Book: "Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn. Who to Follow on Social Media: @brianmendler @missraesroom @thecolorfulapple YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Responsive Classroom Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: A set schedule to arrive and leave, that honors your life outside of school. Best piece of advice you've ever received: You can’t do it all, and do it all well. Be intentional about how you choose to use your energy. Links to Connect With Alicia Website: writesolutions.org Twitter: @writes_olutions Facebook Page: facebook.com/writesolutions4teachers Instagram: @writesolutions TPT Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Write-Solutions --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Chad Ostrowski delivers a keynote talk at the 2019 Teach Better Conference in Akron, Ohio. For more information on the Teach Better Conference, visit www.teachbetterconference.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Alex Valencic chats with us about the shifting role of teachers in the classroom, finding your people, and changing the way we're helping students learn the skills they need. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/alexvalencic Episode Highlights 1:36 - We may or not have release some very secret  information early for you... 7:04 - Previewing the episode with  Alex Valencic. 10:13 - Alex introduces himself. 12:09 - Alex's failure: Homework catastrophe. 16:21 - Alex's success: After School Tabletop Club. 18:57 - What's keeping Alex excited about education right now: Inquiry-driven instruction. 20:45 - Alex's advice for teachers: Find the people who are going to help you become a better teacher by supporting you. 23:19 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 26:11 - How to connect with Alex. Alex's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Pencil and paper. Book: "Instructional Rounds in Education" by Elizabeth A. City. "Inquiry Mindset" by Trevor MacKenzie. "Hacking School Discipline" by Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein. "Better Learning Through Structured Teaching" by "The Internal Coherence Framework" by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. "Alexander Hamilton" "Schulz and Peanuts" by David Michaelis. "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell. Who to Follow on Social Media: Dennis Dill (@DennisDill) Dr. Teresa Lance (@teresa_lance) Matt Weimann (@MrWeimann) YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Facing His --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Educational Technology Coach, and co-founder of ClassroomQ, Kyle Neimis, chats with us about flipping your classroom, making global connections, and the power of getting off the stage. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/kyleniemis Episode Highlights 3:14 - Celebrating Allyson Apsey's new book, "The Serendipity Journal." Follow Allyson on Twitter (@AllysonApsey). 6:24 - Previewing the episode with Kyle Neimis. 8:50 - Kyle introduces himself. 10:26 - Chatting about ClassroomQ. 14:04 - Kyle's failure: First attempt at flipping his classroom. 17:14 - Kyle's success: Getting off the stage. 18:54 - What's keeping Kyle excited about education right now: Global connections. 20:25 - Kyle's advice for teachers: Take lots of chances. 21:34 - Kyle's first steps to getting into Global Connections: Impactico 22:55 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 25:09 - How to connect with Kyle. Kyle's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Trello Book:  "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell. Who to Follow on Social Media: @Wegotteched @fuglefun  YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Cult of Pedagogy Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Give yourself buffer time. Best piece of advice you've ever received: Everyone’s fighting their own battle. Links to Connect With Kyle Website: ClassroomQ.com Twitter: @kyleniemis --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
This is an audio version of the blog post, "4 Reasons You Should Love What You Do" Written and read by Jeff Gargas (@JeffGargas). Read the post at www.teachbetter.com/blog/4-reasons-you-should-love-what-you-do In This Post: Loving what you do is important for many reasons. Four reasons why you should really love teaching and why what you do is important. Ok, let's be honest; sometimes work can suck. Yep, I said it. Me, Mr "I love Mondays because I love what I do." Because it's true. Even when you love what you do, you still get stressed, still get tired, and still have bad days.  The thing is, if you really do LOVE what you do, those bad days, those stressful days, they're just a little less painful. When you love what you do, there are fewer of those days. And when they come, you can climb back much faster, and much more easily. Because, when you truly love what you do, that love drives everything you do, including dealing with the stress and frustrations that will occur no matter what.  I love what I do. Like, I really love it. I love it so much, I actually don't love weekends. I mean, I love spending time with my wife and kids and seeing friends and family. But I'm always aching to get back to work. I get pumped up on Sundays because I love Mondays. I want this for you. I hope you already love what you do. But if not, here are 4 reasons I think you should. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
146: We're better together - Scott Nunes chats with us about infusing edtech into our curriculum, taking calculated risks, and how we're better together.  More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/scottnunes. Episode Highlights 1:43 - Talking about our #TeachBetter Challenge for February. 5:04 - Previewing the episode with Scott Nunes. 7:53 - Scott introduces himself. 11:03 - Scott's failure: Failing as a graphic designer. 23:42 - Chatting about Scott's podcast, the TNT EdTech Podcast. 15:47 - Scott's success: Taking calculated risks. 19:32 - What's keeping Scott excited about education right now: 3D Printing. 20:38 - Scott's advice for teachers: Get on Twitter. Choose your one thing to be good at. 21:59 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 24:11 - How to connect with Scott. Scott's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Flipgrid Book: "Rev Up Robotics" by Jorge Valenzuela. Who to Follow on Social Media: Julia Dweck @GiftedTawk Jesus Huerta @jesush1979 Erin Kiger @EBGtech YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: 3D Printing Nerd - Joel Telling Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Make some quiet time. Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Never let anybody take your peace." Links to Connect With Scott Website: www.tntedtech.com Twitter: @mrnunesteach Instagram: @IamMrEdtech --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Educator and entrepreneur, Emily David, chats with us about reforming the way we teach civics education, embracing failure, and changing the way we access news. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/emilydavid Episode Highlights 0:41 - Shoutout to Ryan Caswell! Check out www.caswellvisuals.com 2:25 - Talking about our Valentine's Day Blog Series. 5:52 - Previewing the episode with Emily David. 9:05 - Emily introduces herself. 9:50 - Talking about Bites Media. 12:50 - Emily's failure: Spelling and grammatical errors in company email. 17:03 - Emily's success: Learning to read and reading to learn. 19:42 - What's keeping Emily excited about education right now: Civics education reform. 21:17 - Emily's advice for teachers: Embrace fail. Collaborate with your colleagues. 23:03 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 25:37 - How to connect with Emily Emily's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Bites Media Book: "Talking to Strangers" by Malcom Gladwell  Who to Follow on Social Media: PBS News Hour Extra (@NewsHourExtra) CivXNow Coalition (@CivXNow) or iCivics (@icivcs) Bites Media (@bitesmedia) YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: TedEd Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Monthly Gratitude. Best piece of advice you've ever received: Be big, be bold, be brave. Links to Connect With Emily Website: bitesmedia.com Twitter: @bitesmedia Facebook Page: @bitesnews Instagram: @bites_media Email: emily@bitesmedia.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
This is an audio version of the blog post, "Using TikTok to Build Relationships with Teachers" Written by Jeremy Rinkel (@RinkelJeremy). Read by Rae Hughart (@raehughart). Read the post at www.teachbetter.com/blog/using-tiktok-to-build-relationships-with-teachers. In This Post: An update on TikTok from Jeremy Rinkel: The TikTok Teacher! Four ways to use the TikTok app to build relationships and connect with other teachers. Hashtags to follow on TikTok to find content and creators. As I continue to dive into the TikTok app, I've discovered that other teachers who use the app. While TikTok is still used by mostly teens, statistics show that adult use of the app doubled from September 2018-September 2019 with 14 million daily active users (Mohsin, 2019). This tells me it's an untapped source for building relationships and connections with teachers! Read the full post at www.teachbetter.com/blog/using-tiktok-to-build-relationships-with-teachers. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
15 year veteran teacher, principal, and consultant, Charles Williams, chats with us about being authentic, sharing our passion, and revolutionizing twitter. Charles talks about walking your talk, raising our voices, and the power of connecting with others. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/charleswilliams Episode Highlights 1:33 - Chatting about our friends with @PunkRockClassrooms 6:47 - Previewing the episode with Charles Williams. 10:17 - Charles introduces himself. 12:52 - Charles's failure: Jumping to a conclusion without all the context. 16:00 - Charles's success: Launching CW Consulting. 17:29 - What's keeping Charles excited about education right now: 20:00 - Charles's advice for teachers: Be authentic. 25:44 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 28:28 - How to connect with Charles. Charles's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Remind and Voxer Book: "Relentless" by Hamish Brewer Who to Follow on Social Media: Mike Earnshaw, Jennifer Gonzalez, Matt Miller YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: www.getepic.com Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Pause to reflect. Find your balance. Best piece of advice you've ever received: Poem, "The Man In The Glass" Links to Connect With Charles Website: www.cwconsultingservice.com Twitter: @_cwconsulting Facebook Page: cwconsultingservice Instagram: @_cwconsulting --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Founder of Cyant, Barbara Hanna, chats with us about inspiring learning and creativity, reframing success and how we work, and the recalibration of what education is. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/barbarahanna Episode Highlights 2:10 - Chatting about some of fun going on with Teach Better this month. 8:34 - Previewing the episode with Barbara Hanna. 11:46 - Barbara introduces herself. 13:06 - Barbara tells us about her company, Cyant. 19:31 - Barbara's failure: Running a race and allowing the situation change her viewpoint of the goal. 25:07 - What's keeping Barbara excited about education right now: The conversations going on amongst teachers. The technology, and the opportunities it creates. The connection of disciplines. 29:42 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 33:34 - How to connect with Barbara. Barbara's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Dropbox / Calculator apps Book:  Neil Shusterman - Arc Of A Scythe Series Who to Follow on Twitter: Corinne Okada Takara - @CorinneTakara and Julia Dweck - @GiftedTawk YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: A diverse / eclectic range from Dezeen, to Colossal to 3DPrintingIndustry. Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine:  Breathing routine. Best piece of advice you've ever received: Be mindful to set the best conditions / means to meet the objectives you have set up for yourself. Links to Connect With Barbara Website: www.cyant.co Twitter: @imacyantist Facebook Page: imacyantist Instagram: @imacyantist YouTube:  bit.ly/2tshiyL Pinterest: @imacyantist --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
This is an audio version of the blog post, "Using Conferences for Grading Students" Written by Katelynn Giordano (@kngiordano). Read by Rae Hughart (@raehughart). Read the post at www.teachbetter.com/blog/using-conferences-for-grading-students/. In This Post The struggle of quantifying mastery with a letter or percent. Grading conferences as a solution to this struggle! Steps to set up grading conferences in your classroom & communicate about them to stakeholders. Feedback from students on grading conferences. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Global History Teacher, Stephanie Edmonds, chats with us about taking the power back as teachers, disrupting the way we think about education, and what it takes to make real change. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/stephanieedmonds Episode Highlights 0:45 - Chatting about social media. 10:47 - Previewing the episode with Stephanie Edmonds. 13:17 - Stephanie introduces herself 14:38 - Stephanie chats about her YouTube Channel: Class Disruption 18:15 - Stephanie's failure: Lack of planning for her student club showcase. 20:35 - Stephanie's success: Starting the school's first student government. 22:30 - What's keeping Stephanie excited about education right now: Connecting with my earlier experiences and making sure kids get what they need to get out of education. 24:10 - Stephanie's advice for teachers: Figure out what it takes to take care of you. 26:00 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 29:16 - Stephanie shares how to get yourself started on YouTube. 31:24 - How to connect with Stephanie. Stephanie's Recommendations EdTech Tool:  Google Drive and Google Classroom Book: "Tell Me So I Can Hear You" by Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano.  "Never Eat Alone" by Keith Ferrazzi. "Talking to Strangers" by Malcom Gladwell. Who to Follow on Instagram: Jimmy casas @casas_jimmy Kareem Farah (founder of modern Classroom) @kareemfarah23 Elizabeth Merce @emercedlearning YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Kwame Sarfo-Mensa IDTALK4ED. Gary Vaynerchuck   Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Meditate, workout, and eat well - everyday.   Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Give everyone the benefit of the doubt that they are operating at  the best of their ability." Stephanie's high school teacher Mr. Jaffee. Links to Connect With Stephanie Twitter: @classdisrupti0n --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Middle School Principal, Mark Heller, chats with us about changing the attitude in your school, building strong relationships, and the power of just being yourself. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/markheller Episode Highlights 2:17 - Talking about Rae's new "Retakes" course over at www.teachbetteracademy.com. 5:27 - Previewing the episode with Mark Heller. 8:31 - Mark introduces himself. 10:12 - Mark's failure: Sitting in an expulsion hearing with kids on the last day of school last year. 12:27 - Mark's success: Changing the attitude at his school. 15:11 - What's keeping Mark excited about education right now: The value and importance of building strong relationships. 16:50 - Mark's advice for teachers: Every day is not going to be perfect. Every class isn't going to be perfect. 18:50 - Mark tells us about all the roles he's had in his building. 20:15 - What Mark wants teachers to know about administrators: We all care about everyone. We're all in this together. 26:00 - Rae can't handle the idea of drinking so much water. 22:52 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 31:27 - How to connect with Mark. Mark's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Google Calendar. The Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt. Book: "Hacking Assessment" by Starr Sackstein and "Alone On The Wall" by Alex Honnold. Who to Follow on Instagram: IG: @monicagentaed, IG: @teachcreatemotivate, Twitter: @TeacherFit19 YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: www.CommonSenseMedia.org Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Daily: Drink half your body weight in ounces of water. Weekly: Reflect and plan. Take care of yourself. Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Don't have any expectations of others, that you have not communicated to them." Links to Connect With Mark Website: www.aimsnetwork.org Twitter: @mheller2115 @AIMSnetwork --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
This is an audio version of the blog post, "4 Ways to Engage Students With Your Community" Written by Rae Hughart (@RaeHughart). Read by Rae Hughart (@raehughart). Read the post at www.teachbetter.com/blog/4-ways-to-engage-students-with-your-community. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Elementary School Principal, Aaron Else, chats with us about being an optimist, focusing on giving students what they need to grow, and why the secret to life is in the clichés. Aaron shares how their school is focused on a culture of taking risks and doing what's right for kids, the power of asking questions, and why you should love Mondays. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/aaronelse Episode Highlights 1:22 - Chatting about some of the great conferences we're headed to soon. 6:34 - Previewing the episode with Aaron Else. 10:13 - Aaron introduces himself. 11:46 - Aaron's failure: Thinking he knew it all. 14:36 - Aaron's success: Building a culture of taking risk. 16:32 - Talking more about the House System in Aaron's school. 19:30 - What's keeping Aaron excited about education right now: Where education is heading. 22:00 - Aaron's advice for teachers: Don't be "23 year old me." Ask questions. 25:40 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 28:19 - How to connect with Aaron Guest's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Twitter Book: "Call Sign Chaos" by General Mattis. Who to Follow on Instagram: Trevor Ragan (@learner_lab) Martina Wagner (@martinawagnerEL) Jon-Eric Ziaer (@zlearnmore) YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Journaling.  Reflection is key to learning.  Stop. Reflect. Journal. Reflect some more.  Best piece of advice you've ever received: “The secret to life is in the cliches.” - Aaron's Mom. Links to Connect With Our Guest Twitter: @PrincipalElse --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
Instructional coach, Suzanne Dailey, chats with us about patience, perspective, and finding that one small thing you can do today to be better, happier, and more positive. Suzanne shares her vision for "Teach Happier," how we need to scan for the good, and why she has the best job in the world. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/suzannedailey Episode Highlights 1:47 - Chatting about Suzanne Dailey's new "Teach Happier" series. 3:05 - Celebrating some of our awesome guest bloggers. Kendall Lawson Matthew Joseph Jacqueline Goodburn Jeremy Rinkel Brian Faulkner Whitney Choate Jorge Valenzuela Karen Evans Aubrey Jones 7:24 - Previewing the episode with Suzanne Dailey. 10:27 - Suzanne introduces herself. 12:28 - Suzanne's failure: Moving to a standards-based reporting. Part of leadership team. Rollout not as thoughtfully planned out. Did not anticipate push back and logistical problems. 15:04 - Suzanne's success: Developing "QUEST." For more information on Suzanne's school's QUEST Program, visit: CBSD.org/quest 17:33 - What's keeping Suzanne excited about education right now: The shift to emotional wellness of students, and of teachers. 18:52 - Talking about teacher emotional wellness, and Suzanne's vision for her "Teach Happier" series at www.teachbetter.com. 20:38 - Suzanne's advice for teachers: Quiet the noise. 25:27 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or  less. 28:30 - How to connect with Suzanne. Suzanne's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Digital Inking Book: "UnSelfie" by Dr. Michele Borba Who to Follow on Instagram: @Teacher2Teacher and @BehaviorFlip YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Brene Brown's "Daring Classrooms." Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Daily gratitude. Compliment someone every day. Every month, use your gift outside your comfort zone. Best piece of advice you've ever received: "The secret to life is surround yourself with good people." - Suzanne's parents.
This is an audio version of the blog post, "Adjust Your Leans - Student Behavior is Information." Written by Jacqueline Goodburn (@PDwithJG). Read by Rae Hughart (@raehughart). Read the post at www.teachbetter.com/blog/adjust-your-lens-student-behavior-is-information. In This Post: The importance of removing your personal feelings from student behavior issues. Behavior is information, use it to help provide a better learning experience! Ways to adjust your thinking to better meet the needs of your students and colleagues. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
19 year teaching veteran, Jana Zipfel chats with us about taking time to focus on relationships, the importance of self-care, and why you shouldn't try to do everything. Jana shares how she's implemented student led conferences, how it takes time to figure things out, and why we need to learn to let it go. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/janazipfel Episode Highlights 1:37 - Rae talks about Seesaw, and how she uses it in her classroom. 5:37 - Previewing the episode with Jana Zipfel. 8:19 - Jana introduces herself. 10:18 - Jana's failure: Early years of  her career. Not taking the time to build relationships. 12:55 - Jana's success: Student led conferences. 16:12 - What's keeping Jana excited about education right now: Working toward her admin certification. 18:00 - Jana's advice for teachers: Do not try to do everything. Jeff mentions the "5 Minute Journal" app he uses. Get it for Apple iOS Get it for Android 22:20 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 24:52 - How to connect with Jana. Jana's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Seesaw Book: "Fully Charged Systems" - PJ Caposey Who to Follow on Instagram: PJ Caposey, Maria Papiez, Joe Sweeny YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Kid President, Ryan and Craig Storytime Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Self care - make some kind of daily routine Best piece of advice you've ever received:  “Let it Go” Links to Connect With Jana Twitter: @JanaMrszipfel Instagram: @firstgradecoolcats --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message
18 year veteran teacher, Kate MacFarlane, chats with us about building relationships, connecting with others, and why we should think of teaching like a taco. More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/katemacfarlane Episode Highlights 0:46 - Chatting about our friend, Jorge Valenzuela's new book, "Rev Up Robotics." Follow Jorge @jorgedoespbl. 6:39 - Previewing the episode with Kate MacFarlane (@PrimarilyKate) 9:24 - Kate introduces herself. 12:00 - Kate's failure: Attempting to implement an idea to help with a divisive environment, and making it worse. 16:11 - Kate's success: Teaching 2nd graders that were struggling. Setting up co-teaching and seeing success in students. 18:04 - What's keeping Kate excited about education right now: Connecting with other educators. 20:31 - Kate's advice to teachers: Think of teaching like a taco. 22:39 - Chatting about Teachers Pay Teachers. Kate recommend's Kayse Morris's course. 24:35 - 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less. 26:16 - How to connect with Kate. Kate's Recommendations EdTech Tool: FlipGrid Book: "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill. Who to Follow on Instagram: eddiebcomedy YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: classroomscreen.com  Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Gratitude journal. Best piece of advice you've ever received: This too, shall pass. Links to Connect With Kate Website: primarilykate.com Facebook Page: Primarily Teaching Instagram: @PrimarilyKate --- 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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