38. Interview with journalist, Carly Flandro
In today's episode, I chat with former English teacher and now journalist, Carly Flandro about her journey in and out of teaching. Listen in as she gives us all some very good advice! Here is Carly's original article...View Episode
37. My top 10 joys from teaching. There is much to be thankful for.
You made it! You have survived the first one third of the school year! Bravo! This week you may only want to live in your PJs, sleep until 10:00 and squeeze in a couple of Netflix marathons. And you know what? ...View Episode
36. Continuing to teach outside of the classroom - Interview with Kayla Durkin
There comes a time in every teacher’s life when you make the decision to leave the classroom. Many leave after years of a fulfilling career for the greener pastures of retirement. Some leave to raise families and...View Episode
35. How to deal with mean girls in the workplace, and I'm not talking about the students.
I’ve always been a people pleaser, and it is in my nature to want to be liked. I don’t know if that is good or bad, but it is who I am. I think there are a lot of us out there in education. The teachers that want to...View Episode
34. How does fluency affect reading comprehension?
By this time in the year, you are becoming very familiar with your students strengths and weaknesses, particularly when it comes to reading. And you probably have a number of students where reading aloud is difficult,...View Episode
33. Don’t make this major career mistake!
I recently spent the weekend with my 3 best girlfriends in the world! Like all good girls weekends, each morning we chat over coffee about all things from world peace to new wrinkle repair products we’ve...View Episode
32. 8 tips for managing all of the grading
I still have nightmares about grading! Where is my red pen? Did my dog eat my grading pile? Why are the parents mad at me? Teachers do not come out of university systems with a deep knowledge of how to grade, what...View Episode
31. Three essential early literacy skills for young readers
Did you know that children can display symptoms of dyslexia as early as 3 years old? Seriously! You might wonder how that’s even possible when three year olds mostly don’t know their letters and sounds, much less...View Episode
30. How to master parent communication
There comes that day, somewhere after the honeymoon phase is over when your students start to settle in and push their boundaries. You’ve tried to get them back on track, but it’s not working. It’s time to call in...View Episode
29. Tips for quieting a chatty class
The single most important thing you need from your students so that you can teach and they can learn is their attention. Without it, you are talking to the walls. When students are distracted, chatty, or down right...View Episode
28. How to navigate your new curriculum and use what you need
Now that school has started and the get- to- know -you phase is fading, it's time to jump in and teach. Like actually TEACH new things to little (or big) minds. And those teachers’ editions and curriculum kits can...View Episode
27. The truth about comprehension deficits
As a reading specialist, I was often sought out by other teachers to help figure out, or dare I say “fix”, academic issues they would find in their students. One of the most common conversations went something like...View Episode