Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Why Do You Teach? - 237

Why Do You Teach? - 237

March 19, 2019

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Why do you teach?

I recently watched an episode of the television show - Schooled (which I like by the way.) On this episode the question of teaching and why is a major part of the storyline. No spoilers...find it. It's a feel-good moment in the show. It got me thinking about why.

So here are three of the reasons why I taught and why I made my whole career about working with kids:

1. How many professionals have the possibility of making the positive impact that you can as an educator?

2. You get to work with so many different kids, different personalities, different needs, and different wants.

3. There is never a dull moment!

So take time to open your journal and write your three reasons why you teach.

Do that today and use your answers to keep you going and to keep you focused on those reasons when the times get rough.

You make a difference!

Enjoy!

Length - 30:18

Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning - 236

Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning - 236

March 8, 2019

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Kasey Bell is a guru of all things Google. Many know her from her website Shakeuplearning.com and its amazing resources for learning how to use Google and its tools. She also is the co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe where she and Matt Miller give great advice for making the most of Google apps. 

Today we are getting caught up - she was a guest on Teaching Learning Leading K12 on episode 100 - about her website, book (The Shake Up Learning Book ), the podcast, speaking and questions, and her newest addition to the Shake Up Learning world - The Shake Up Learning Show.

She is an excellent teacher who has this awesome positive focus that helps you want to know more. I am taking a couple of her Google classes now and I can't stop saying how much I like using them and learning from her.

Enjoy the show and remember to check out her newest podcast - The Shake Up Learning Show.

Thanks for listening!

Connect with Kasey and Listen to her new Audio Podcast - The Shake Up Learning Show

https://shakeuplearning.com/

http://shakeuplearningshow.com/

https://www.facebook.com/shakeuplearning

https://twitter.com/shakeuplearning

https://www.pinterest.com/ShakeUpLearning/

https://www.youtube.com/c/shakeuplearning

https://www.instagram.com/shakeuplearning/

https://shakeuplearningbook.com/

https://teachinglearningleadingk12.podbean.com/e/episode-100-kasey-bell-and-google-classroom/

 Length - 42:44

Elaine Halligan and My Child’s Different - 235

Elaine Halligan and My Child’s Different - 235

March 1, 2019

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Elaine Halligan talks with me today about her book, My Child’s Different: The Lessons Learned from One Family’s Struggle to Unlock Their Son’s Potential (Crown House Publishing 2018). 

"My Child’s Different is the true story of her family’s journey with a child who is different (her son Sam). Elaine shares the transformation of an angry, struggling child into a capable, reflective, wonderful young man. What makes that transformation possible is his parents, who learn the positive parenting approach that brings out the best in their son.

Elaine Halligan is a director at The Parent Practice and has been a parenting specialist since 2006, helping parents raise competent children through parenting classes, private coaching and keynote speaking in schools and corporate settings both in the UK and overseas." 

This book is a must-read for parents and educators alike. Elaine's story is powerful. You are going to want to listen to this episode more than once and definitely share it with your friends and colleagues. Listed below is information for getting a copy of the book from Amazon in the UK as well as Amazon in the US.

Thanks for listening.

Contact Elaine, find out more information and order a copy of My Child's Different:

www.theparentpractice.com

team@theparentpractice.com

The Parent Practice on Pinterest

https://www.facebook.com/theparentpractice

https://twitter.com/ParentPractice

https://www.theparentpractice.com/my-childs-different

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FDM4ZWF

Amazon US

Publisher information:

www.crownhouse.co.uk

www.crownhousepublishing.com

Length - 42:08

3 Examples of How Lifelines for Teachers Work - 234

3 Examples of How Lifelines for Teachers Work - 234

February 22, 2019

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This is the final part of my three episode discussion of lifelines for teachers. If a lifeline is that extra hand, that helping hand, that life preserver or pole or flotation device that keeps your head above water or keeps you from sliding down the hill then a lifeline in school is that person who reaches out to help you with your daily tasks. The peer or colleague who keeps you from drowning in your work. This assistance gets you caught up or helps you understand how to do something better or supports you in developing a skill that you needed. 

Today, I have selected three examples to look at how to engage lifelines to make your work easier. In these examples, I share who and what a lifeline looks like. The samples I chose are:

1. Getting in touch with a parent.

2. Instructional help.

3. Classroom management.

In order to engage a lifeline though, a teacher needs to follow these 3 simple rules:

1. Be honest with you.

2. Be proactive.

3. Be willing to connect.

In episode 232, I shared 5 Reasons Why Teachers Need Lifelines:

1. Falling behind.

2. Not sure what to do.

3. Struggling with classroom management.

4. Peer interactions.

5. Parent interactions.

In episode 233, I shared 5 Ways that Lifelines Appear in Schools:

1. Peers within the school.

2. Administration.

3. Colleagues in professional organizations.

4. Colleagues connected through social media.

5. Colleagues connected through YouTube channels and audio podcasts.

I encourage you to find and engage a lifeline in your building as soon as you can.

Thanks for listening.

Please share the episode.

Thank you!

 

 

Length - 35:01

5 Ways That Teacher Lifelines Appear in Schools - 233

5 Ways That Teacher Lifelines Appear in Schools - 233

February 16, 2019

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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