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Just as it was true in my last episode, it’s true here too. These 5 habits are not rocket science, not earth shattering, but they are slightly different from other tips I’ve seen because they aren’t just for teachers, and they also aren’t just...
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Holy moly! I recorded this episode in mid-January and am not publishing it until mid-February - woah! But here’s the thing, at Teach On A Mission, we are nothing but #reallife, and sometimes deadlines aren’t met and life takes over. So when you hear me say it’s mid-January, just know that I am completely wrong, but hopefully what I share still resonates with you.
In this episode we get super practical! Share this episode with a teacher who needs to hear the message that their sustainability is important and a priority!
These tips are not rocket science, but they are ones that have allowed me, as a working, teacher mom, to manage all the things in ways that are slightly automated, removes the need to think about it
Goes with the new motto I’m adopting in my life and I think all teachers should...
**Holy cow guys this is a long one, but, I have to admit, I really really loved recording this. So, if you have to listen in chunks, that’s the beauty of a podcast, just pick right back up where you left off and it even rewinds it a few seconds for you when you’re able to click play again.
Here’s to a more intentional 2023, and a glimpse into my year-end reflection and planning process. I hope you find it helpful.
As promised, here is a link to that year-at-a-glance calendar I grabbed on Canva - it’s now a template you can use.
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At the time this episode will air, we’ll be up to our eyeballs in the Christmas season - which I absolutely...
I teach teachers how to flip their classrooms, and when I do, we spend a good chunk of our focus on making their own videos. I definitely recommend making your own videos in your flipped classroom, but sometimes it can be too large of an obstacle and stops you from even starting.
If that is the case, then using another teacher's videos may be the exact solution you need.
It truly can be a beautiful, interdependent relationship that your students can thrive in and benefit from.
In this episode, we're going to talk about situations where using another teacher's videos is a must and how to go about doing it well.
Hey! Did you know that I have a quick start guide to flipping your classroom ready and waiting for you to download and use to your advantage when you decide it’s high time to be more effective with your students but in ways that are more sustainable for you?
Well, I do.
And it’s an easy click away at the link...
Raise your hand if you’ve ever emailed yourself information pertaining to a student so you were reminded of it later or it was at least documented somewhere that existed outside of your brain?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a pile of paper rubrics you completed after some student performance-based work that you then needed to add into your online grade book?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked “well, did you call the parents?” when in a meeting about an issue with a particular students’ performance or behavior.
I don’t know about you, but to me that seems like, and for me was at some point, a whole lot of physical and mental clutter in the forms of paper and unorganized thoughts I needed to recall at any given and very important moment.
I have a solution for you.
In today’s video I’m not just going to talk about “How to use Google Forms in your classroom” - nope, we’re going to get real specific and...
Have you ever Googled or looked up on YouTube the words “Why I Quit Teaching”? Well, for research purposes for this podcast and my recently revamped YouTube channel, I have. And let me tell you, it is astounding the number of videos and posts out there that expound on this topic.
Begging for someone to listen - at social events, teachers find and talk to each other because they can relate. Everyone has had a teacher and been in school, therefore everyone can have an opinion on best teaching practices, yet no one wants to do the job. Just look up the rates at which college students are getting degrees and certifications in education… it’s jaw dropping.
Keep fighting. Gone are the days of the old condescending adage, those who can, do, those who can’t teach. Guess what… it looks like almost no one can teach. But you can teacher-friend. You show up, and that’s better than most nowadays. Take pride in...
I bet this title made you think - woah, what’s happening here Mandy? You are all about the flipped classroom - and you’re not wrong. I still stand by the statement I made on a recent Youtube video that the flipped learning model is the BEST way for 90% of teachers to be effective with their post-pandemic students in ways that are sustainable for them.
So, why am I all done with it then?
Yes, let’s talk about that and more in today’s episode. Here we go.
There's nothing that makes me feel old like talking about when I started teaching, and in this case, when I started my teacher YouTube channel as a second year teacher.
But why? Why would I do that as a second year teacher? Why would I put myself and my teaching out there for the whole world to see? What's the purpose? And what happened when I did.
These are all questions I'm answering in this week's YouTube Video, "Why I Started a YouTube Channel for My Classroom | Why You Should Too".
Quick question for you… when you were in college as a pre-service teacher, making your preparations to become a teacher, taking all your education classes, did you ever take a class on how to lecture?
Another question, when you were assigned to make plans for an entire unit, like a curriculum map for a unit in one of those college classes, did you plan to lecture in class 80%+ of the time and say that out loud to your class?
Yeah, me neither.
That’s because as a pre-service teacher you were being trained on how to best help your students through the learning process, you spent thousands of dollars on your education to become the expert on the learning process, and now that you are actively in the classroom, let’s face it… you’re an overpaid lecturer if that’s all you do.
Oh man. I may have just ticked off a lot of people, but let me explain real fast.
I don’t believe lecturing is bad. Seriously, I don’t. ...