5 Ways That Teacher Lifelines Appear in Schools - 233

February 16, 2019


5 Ways That Teacher Lifelines Appear in Schools

From time to time classroom teachers require a lifeline. In the previous episode, I talked about 5 Reasons Why Teachers Need a Lifeline. Those reasons were:

1. Falling behind.

2. Not sure what to do.

3. Struggling with classroom management.

4. Peer interactions.

5. Parent interactions.

Today, I am sharing:

5 Ways That Teacher Lifelines Appear in Schools

1. Peers within the school.

2. Administration.

3. Colleagues in professional organizations and universities.

4. Colleagues connected through social media.

5. Colleagues connected through YouTube and audio podcasts.

Next time I will look specifically at the way a lifeline can work in a school.

Check out these educational audio podcasts and YouTube channels:

The Education Podcast Network

VoicEd Radio 

(Both of these networks have numerous education podcasts-from technology to everyday issues to leadership- that you will find extremely helpful.)

My Ed Expert Podcast

Lodge McCammon

Cool Cat Teacher

Richard Bryne

Shake Up Learning

The House of EdTech


Length - 26:18


5 Reasons Why Teachers Need a Lifeline - 232

February 8, 2019


Classroom teachers need a lifeline from time to time.

A lifeline that we are typically familiar with is that rope and/or circular flotation device that is hanging on the fence at the local swimming pool. It may be that extra line that is carried by a hiker in case he gets into a tough spot. Maybe its that long pole with a hook on one end that hangs on a lifeguard's chair at the beach. These devices are all meant to pull someone out of trouble. Well, we need that for our teachers from time to time, too.

Ok, so it may not look exactly like a rope or a long pole or a flotation device but the lifeline I am talking about works pretty much the same way. In this case, though the lifelines are people (colleagues, peers, and more) seeking to help get the teacher out of the quicksand or the deep end of the pool or save him from the strong undertow. 

Next time we will discuss who these lifelines are, this time I am focused on why they are needed. Here are my...

5 Reasons Why Teachers Need a Lifeline:

1. Falling behind.

2. Not sure what to do.

3. Struggling with classroom management.

4. Peer interactions.

5. Parent interactions.  

Thanks for listening.

Remember you can reach out to me at stevenmiletto@gmail.com or if you are in the US or Canada you can leave me a message on my Google Voice number 478-353-5471 

Length - 27:36


Alisa Cook - Reflecting on the Navajo Reservation Project and Sharing About The Learning Agency - 231

February 2, 2019

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Alisa Cook has worked in education for over 20 years. She has a wide range of experiences from a classroom teacher, researcher, curriculum specialist, special education director, K-5 Principal, high school principal, teacher coach, and college educator.

Alisa has a Master's degree in bilingual education and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Arizona.

She currently is the Chief Learning Delivery Officer for The Learning Agency:“Part consultancy, part communications group, part service provider, the Learning Agency helps people and organizations harness the power of learning.” 

Today, we are going to talk about her work on the Navajo Reservation as it connects with the science of learning, her favorite memories of working with kids as a teacher and as a principal and her current role with The Learning Agency as the Chief Learning Delivery Officer.

By the way, In her free-time, Alisa enjoys spending time on her ranch, sailing and playing the ukulele.

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Length - 42:46