Hi there! Welcome to One Tired Teacher Episode 18 Integrating Technology into the Primary Classroom. On today’s show, I sit down with Brandi, a second-grade teacher from a Title One school in Oklahoma City Public Schools. Brandi shares an inspiring story about how Apple has come into their school and transformed it into a one-to-one school K-6th grade and has included 3 years of professional development support and beyond. Now THAT is how you integrate technology. The tools and strategies she has learned through 3 years of PD with Apple, are going to blow you away. You won’t want to miss a minute of this. So press play, and let’s start talking about technology in the classroom.
Making learning fun in the classroom brings a higher level of engagement and happiness to your students. From dressing up as writing characters to incorporating games into your math curriculum, spicing up the learning environment can really add value to your classroom. On this week’s episode, guest Math Mojo, Alexis Sergi shares the importance of making learning fun.
Engaging students in learning can be challenging, but once we figure out how to do it, we can make a significant impact on how kids learn and think about education. Highly engaging activities can make learning meaningful and fun!
On today’s show, I sit down with Chris Kesler from Kesler Science to discuss the impact of highly engaging teaching. Chris shares his story and background that have led to creating content that wows and amazes teachers and students all over the globe.
Inspiring children to fall in love with reading can be one of the most rewarding gifts you can receive as a teacher. Sometimes it can be quite tricky. Reluctant readers often struggle to find books they love due to fears they have about themselves as readers. This is why it is so crucial to introduce kids to fantastic books. Because there is a book for everyone! We just need to find the one to hook them.
13: One Tired Teacher: School Counselors and Growth Mindset
The role of the school counselor has evolved from the days where scheduling and test coordinator were once the main job performances. Many states across the country are realizing the necessity of having school counselors focusing on social and emotional learning along with academics and college and career readiness. It couldn’t be a better time to start focusing on the mental health of our children as we see the numbers of anxiety and other mental challenges increase.
This week on One Tired Teacher, I sit down with Amanda a 2nd-year teacher who has begun her teaching journey in an alternative school 6th-8th grade. Amanda shares some of her challenges with students who are often feeling left behind or overlooked. The ESE population is substantial, and many students struggle with ADHD and or Anxiety. We as listeners, get a brief look at a challenging situation.
School-based yoga programs are sweeping the nation, and studies show that students of all ages are reaping significant benefits. Yoga can be a meaningful team builder for classrooms, as well as help children learn to self-regulate, concentrate, and become more mindful in their practice and in their daily lives.
In episode 10, I share five revolutionary benefits to doing yoga in the classroom. I hope you’ll join me.
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Finding co-workers who have your back and that you trust and care about like family can be an exceptional experience. I know that I have been fortunate to have found my tribe through the years. I started off with an excellent example of teamwork when I was a young teacher in 1997. That sense of team continued to grow through most of my career. I think it has a lot to do with the leadership on the team and the leadership from the top.
When you are teaching, you need co-workers to feel connected and sometimes just to survive. I know for me that my team can make or break a school year. I’ve had a variety of groups. Fortunately, the majority of my career was spent with the very best people by my side. For that, I am eternally grateful.
Self-care is one of those topics that we know is so important for our mental well being, yet we feel like we never have enough time. It’s kind of like I need gas in my car, but I don’t have time to stop! Eventually, we run out, and we are left stranded on the side of the road.
So I thought this week was crucial to talk about how you can give yourself a refill over the winter break. Yes, I know all the holiday hoopla is occurring, and winter break is not usually the best of the breaks. But how about taking a different approach this year?
Take care of yourself in the last few days of 2018 and make 2019 a better year for you! Keep being your beautiful self.
Sweet dreams, and sleep tight!
Today’s show is taking a closer look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of teaching in ESE (Exceptional Student Education). Nichole Maas ESE teacher in Florida shares her tired.
Today’s show explains a little bit about why teaching can be difficult with tracking data, excessive testing, and determining eligibility. In today’s episode, we also listen to the excellent tired, where Nichole works ever so hard to hear, “Thank you, Mrs. Maas.” You will want to stay tuned.
Today’s show is with an incredible 2nd-grade teacher from Florida, Melanie Redden. Melanie is here to share her truth about building rapport with kids.
Today you will hear great ideas on how to build rapport with kids, a powerful example of classroom management, and how to celebrate one another through reflecting on mistakes and failures.