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This is the Reading Teachers Lounge where listeners can eavesdrop on professional conversations between elementary reading teachers. We are passionate about literacy and strive to find strategies to reach all learners. Shannon and Mary are neighbors who realized that they were “literacy soul sisters” at a dinner in their Atlanta neighborhood. Once they started chatting about reading they haven’t really stopped. Come join the conversation.
 
Are you an elementary music teacher? Maybe you’re worn out, overwhelmed, or feel like it gets harder each year. Hi, I’m Jessica, and it’s my passion to help elementary music teachers, just like you, figure out your unique teaching style. In this podcast, I'll share helpful tips and strategies, work-home life balance tips, and mindset blocks, while helping give you the motivation you need to gain momentum in your teaching so you can continue being the music teacher rock star you already are. ...
 
Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? The Literacy Dive is a podcast that offers actionable steps and information for ELA teachers. The host, Megan Polk from Miss P's Style, shares literacy tips and strategies she has learned from her years of experience as an elementary teacher and literacy specialist. Dive in with us every Monday for a new episode on various literacy topics!
 
We are a show for parents, teachers, and principals. Each week we answer your biggest education questions by telling great stories. Do you have a question you want to hear answered by our experts? Call 615-669-ASK1 or email us at askaprincipalpodcast@gmail.com
 
The CharacterStrong Podcast: Weekly conversations for anyone in education. CharacterStrong is an organization that provides curricula and trainings for schools internationally. Our trainings help educators infuse character and social-emotional learning into the daily fabric of any classroom or campus. Our curricula focus on character development in order to help students cultivate social-emotional skills, their emotional intelligence, and help them develop a stronger identity and purpose in ...
 
Knowing your child is struggling with reading is devastating. They are struggling with school, self-confidence, and so much we can't understand. Sammy Bohannon, tutor and CEO of Growing Literacy Tutoring (formerly Bohannon English Learning Academy) discusses reading and writing topics that can help parents increase their students' literacy through reading and writing tips and tricks that were learned from over six years in the classroom. If you are a parent or an educator who would like to h ...
 
Letters from the Lunchroom is brought to you by Communities In Schools of Mid-America. Communities In Schools (CIS) is a nationwide non-profit, which connects students and their families to local resources in order to remove barriers so that they will have greater success in school and in life. During this podcast, we talk to people who have a relationship with CIS. From students to staff members, and alumni to volunteers, we know that people who connect with non-profits have a story that le ...
 
Our vision is to create a conversation around finding moments in time, in an organic way between family members. Our conversation will explore ways to provide practical tools to help families look up from their screens to find meaningful, connected moments that strengthen relationships with fundamental foundations that last a lifetime. Good friends, Chad, Trisha and LenEll, share their conversations ranging from child development to parenting. LenEll is the pro ... a Masters in Applied Psych ...
 
Sue and Lisa have been teaching in the public school system since the 1980's. When they started their careers, "They didn't know what they didn't know." Likewise, If you don't know what you don't know, then you’re missing something. We are here to fill you in on our lives and experiences as elementary educators over the past three decades. We are simply here to share our stories and hopefully you'll laugh along with us. The names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty.
 
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George and Alison are joined by actor and filmmaker Jordan Maranto, to discuss Elementary's 19th episode. Episode logline: In the middle of a winter storm, Holmes and Watson must solve the murder of a guard during a botched robbery and unravel the killer's true plan. The pair also get an interesting new roommate. Social Media: Elementary My Dears o…
 
What if I told you that you can step into being a leader in your school building and amongst your peers as the music teacher? You have the advantage of teaching every child or each grade level, know how to adapt lessons on the fly, and can deconstruct a standard to reach the different ages of learners. Not only that, you're great at getting the une…
 
Royce Bryan has been in education ever since graduation from Bemidji State University in 2003. He's taught in multiple states in the Midwest at multiple levels: middle school, high school, and higher education. Royce believes whole heartedly that life is all about being good at relationship and a good relationship is at the heart of wholistic educa…
 
Have you been searching for ways to assess your student’s understanding of your lessons? An easy way to do this is by using exit tickets. Contrary to what some people may think, exit tickets are not tests, but definitely are a way to measure your student’s comprehension of that day’s topic. Exit tickets may look different each day, but if used corr…
 
There is an energy we can sometimes get when we're tired and following through out of habit verses because we are all in on it and feel it is necessary. This energy can taint our actions with reluctance and they will most likely be interpreted as petty and unnecessary as a result of that energetic reluctance. I dive into what causes this…why we can…
 
Kaia St. John graduating high school in 2020 and spent her freshman year of college at Washington State University. Throughout high school, she was highly involved in ASB through which she gained a love of servant leadership and SEL. She also has a year of experience tutoring middle school students and leading afterschool activities through the 21s…
 
Letters from the Lunchroom is a podcast that shows you a new side of Communities In Schools, a nationwide non-profit which provides support services for at-risk students. We know that people who engage with non-profits have a story to tell, and we want to hear that story. From students to staff members, and alumni to volunteers, we connect with peo…
 
Shannon and Mary chat with literacy expert Wiley Blevins about the scope and sequence of phonics instruction. Episode Links for Resources mentioned: ILA Brief Meeting the Challenges of Early Phonics Instruction by Blevins Our Previous episode about Wiley's ILA Brief A Fresh Look at Phonics by Blevins * Choosing and Using Decodable Texts by Blevins …
 
What happens when we step out of the way and let students pursue their passions? In this episode, we welcome two sisters who are changing their community through their leadership and passion. Their story is a call to all educators and parents to see the potential in students and let them lead.By Jill Hartsock & Jessica Mullen
 
In this podcast episode, I'll talk about what to know about students entering the music room. Honestly, when you set yourself AND your students up for success before they even step foot into your classroom, your class time will run smoother than ever. Throughout the episode, I discuss: The importance of meeting your students at the door Doing body …
 
No matter how great a day of teaching and learning is going, children and adults alike have to deal with bodily functions. Sue, Lisa, and some friends share stories related to the mishaps of solids, liquids and gases that they didn't know they had to deal with as teachers. This episode is not for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach. Picker fl…
 
If you don’t already know this, it may shock you, but my favorite subject is actually math. Crazy, right? There’s nothing better than when I can combine my two favorite things, math and literacy, at the same time with math word problems. In this episode I will provide you with strategies for incorporating comprehension and writing practice while al…
 
Do you struggle to ask for help even when you want it? Is there is some part of you that feels like you have to do everything yourself? As parents our ability to ask for help from our children is tied to their developing sense of worth and it is an important skill to cultivate. In this episode, I dig into the mindset behind the need to be independe…
 
Episode 13 focuses on "Finding Moments". We are one year old! Reflecting on our first year, discussing the tools we've built and how they can help parents find less tension with time-outs and must do's to make more time for fun things. Self care matters. Stay-cations can make for great moments. How it is important to take advantage of every minute …
 
Jordyn Famimiko is a graduate of Raisbeck Aviation High School in Tukwila, WA. She strives to be a compassionate student-leader with a strong sense of civic responsibility. She inspires others to spread positivity and is looking to evoke change! Jordyn has been very active throughout her high school career. As a 2018 Teens in Public Service Intern,…
 
George and Alison are joined by Marisha Johnson of the Black Alert Podcast, to discuss Elementary's 18th episode. Episode logline: Watson works a case on her own about a woman who has disappeared while Holmes deals with a subway murder. As they work their separate cases they gradually appear to be connected, even though they can't determine exactly…
 
The terms "twice exceptional" and "neurodiversity" are critical but often confusing terms to understand for teachers, parents, and students. We welcome author and therapist, Emily Kircher-Morris, to bring clarity and practical advice to this topic from her new book, "Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom".…
 
While working with students with exceptional needs, you'll encounter students who deal with behavioral challenges. It's so tough as the music teacher knowing how to best work with these students and to stay patient in the process. In this episode, Dr. Erin Parkes discusses how to take an empathy based approach to the behavioral challenges you may e…
 
In their Season 4 opener, Shannon & Mary update listeners on their summer activities and their plans for the upcoming school year and podcast season. They share what they've been reading and learning about lately, which leads to a discussion about differentiating for students at various points on the Reading Ladder. Episode Links for Resources ment…
 
Hey Teachers! I hope you enjoyed your long Labor Day weekend. May teachers I've spoken with are worried about still teaching virtually, or the prospect of having to teach virtually again. They're worried about some of the kinks that haven't been worked out since they started. One of these is read alouds. In today's episode I give 4 different soluti…
 
Today’s episode is about a topic that has taken over the world of education and is probably the focus of most of your staff meetings. If you guessed this episode would be about higher order thinking then you’d be correct! Lucky for you, the strategies I will talk about today are ones that you can put into practice as soon as tomorrow! Some of my su…
 
if you're a highly capable super smart parent, you're likely not going to get what you need to do to teach your innate skills to your child because it is counter-intuitive and against every natural inclination of your personality. In fact, your intelligence actually works against you here in this space, in the way you've always used it. You need to…
 
We kick off SEASON 4 with CharacterStrong Co-founder Houston Kraft and talk about the importance of having a strong foundation as we face adversity, and the difference between mental health and mental illness. We also chat about AET vs TDI, and the impact that focusing on academic engaged time has in our classrooms.…
 
Maybe you've wanted to start a side hustle or sell some products or services, but you're not quite sure how. I remember starting out and having all of the questions and no idea how to figure out the answers. In this episode, I'll break down the first steps to consider while pursuing your edupreneur dreams. Some of these tips may be strategies you'v…
 
Janet Willig, a GIS with over 35+ years of experience and a professor at Xavier University, shares practical, in-depth characteristics of being gifted and how knowing those characteristics can help immensely in the gifted adventure. In the "Student Voices" segment, Lindy, a high school freshman, shares what she would tell her 3rd-grade self about b…
 
Sue and Lisa are again joined by some teacher friends to share some "SFD" teaching moments. This is the secret code that we used to explain those moments in teaching where swearing is needed but not allowed. Hopefully, you will figure it out. Laugh along with us as we share stories such as: the obnoxious ship horns on sick days, a sign language mis…
 
This week, Joe might be an international felon after making the trip back from Canada, but he still shares wild teacher-parent conference stories, including one where a parent declares herself an actual witch. Then we hear some exclusive questions from the Live Q&A from Joe's recent North Carolina show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
 
As promised, this episode is a continuation of the conversation on ways to increase motivation and writing skills with your students. Let’s be honest, we all have at least one student who desperately avoids any writing task. It’s those exact students I always think of when I introduce new strategies because we’ve got the opportunity to show them th…
 
In this episode I talk about parenting for perfection and the benefits of cultivating the mindset of a parenting practice instead. Parenting for perfection is a way of rushing to the end of things and getting away from parenting duties as fast as you possibly can. When you parent for perfection you learn a bunch of tactics and strategies to throw a…
 
Kwame Ambaah is a senior attending Sam Houston State University and majoring in International Business, where he serves as a student leader in multiple organizations and a College pastor at a ministry called Second College. He is driven by a passion to help people in any way he can. Throughout his life he has dedicated his time to leadership and se…
 
George and Alison are joined by Rick and Julia of the Mad Max Minute podcast to discuss Elementary's 17th episode. Episode logline: A wealthy scientist comes to Holmes with a unique case: he believes he has been "poisoned" with a genetic disorder. Holmes has to determine how a healthy person can be contaminated with a genetic disease that no one in…
 
What is a student-centered classroom? How exactly does it empower your music students? In today's episode, Theresa and I talk about these exact topics and help provide you with strategies to move forward with implementing ideas into your classroom. Theresa is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, frequently working with teachers t…
 
Hey teachers! I've been talking to a lot of virtual teachers. One common stressor is the Internet not working when you need it. What do you do? Well, I've been given this test in real time on several different occasions. Today I've compiled 5 different alternatives you can use for when your internet goes out and you need something in a pinch. Today…
 
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