PODCAST EPISODES

Episode 49 Dr. Thomas Price – Rocks to Gold Part 1

This is the first of a two part interview with Dr.Price.  He talks about his childhood, homelessness and his journey to Boerne ISD and becoming superintendent of schools.

Episode 48: Tina Mollie Fisher

Tina Mollie Fisher is an author, speaker, and storyteller. She writes children’s picture books and is the author of Pig’s Big Adventure. Her latest book, Mamarazzi, is currently being submitted to agents and publishers.

She blogs bi-weekly at happyfungirl.com, where she writes for adults about faith, family, and life.

 Ms. Fisher has three grown daughters, her best canine friend named, Mr. Riley who is super smiley and Charlie, a 7-year-old rescue dog from the Kendall County shelter. She has been a realtor for 27 years and enjoys songwriting, reading, music and spontaneous fun. 

10 years later, she still refuses to tell who sunk the paddle boat during a Girl Scout adventure gone awry. 

Tina can be reached via Email at: tinamolliefisher@gmail.com

Suggested Resources:

SCWBI – Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Jerry Jenkins Writer’s Guild

Highlights Writer’s Workshops

Michael Hyatt – He has some great information on how to build a blog, fiction and non-fiction book proposal templates and so much more for writers or business leaders and educators.

Storybrand Podcast 

Writer’s Digest 

Jane Friedman

Click here for a FREE copy of Tina’s Top Ten Tips for Becoming a Writer

Episode 47: Terry Owens interviews Max Stumberg

Meet Max Stumberg. Max has 27 years in education, with  25 of those years serving the Boerne ISD.  Max was a 3RD grade teacher but for the last 13 years her role has been Teacher Mentor for Boerne ISD.  In this role she works with teachers of kindergartners all the way to seniors in high school.  Boerne ISD currently consists of  9 schools with 3 more under construction.

Max says her top priority as a Mentor is supporting and guiding first year teachers and new teachers. She provides ongoing support  for their first 3 years in the district, but also supports veteran teachers.  She believes in taking care of and supporting the whole person.  Her support comes from being able to sit in  their classrooms throughout the day; guiding in classroom management; assisting with lesson planning; and providing curriculum help, etc.  But she also tries to help by being someone that can listen and provide encouragement along their teaching journey.  If Max  doesn’t have the answers to their questions, she can guide them to someone who does.   Max says it is her great privilege to be in the classrooms throughout the district and to see  and share in  the incredible teaching she sees going on.

Max grew up on a ranch outside  the small town of Valentine in west Texas.  After her own children were in school she returned to college to get her teaching certification. Max says she loved being in the classroom connecting with students and watching them grow.  Her passion shifted a few years ago when she realized she had a gift to share what she had learned and had a heart for taking care of new teachers.

Although she misses touching the lives of her own students, she knows that she has a hand in touching hundreds of students lives through the teachers she works with.

Max has been married for almost 43 years. Her daughter and son are both married and have blessed her and her husband with 4 precious grandchildren.

Contact:

Max.stumberg@boerneisd.net

Episode 45: Karen and Terry Discuss how to use “Theme Contest”

 

Karen and Terry talk about the “Theme Contest” and how they use it as a Classroom Management Tool.

For more information, click on Theme Contest.

Episode 44: Karen and Terry Discuss “Fairy Tales on Trial”

Karen and Terry discuss how they use “Fairy Tales on Trial” for project based learning and a way to encourage creativity and confidence.

To learn more about Fairy Tales on Trial click this link.

Episode 43: Karen and Terry Discuss Figurative Language

In this episode Karen and Terry discuss how they use figurative language to re-enforce  positive character traits.

For examples of figurative language posters, click this link.

Episode 42: Karen and Terry Discuss “The Gritty Kid” – Part 2

Karen and Terry continue their discussion on the need to develop a “Gritty Kid” mentality in your students by stressing work ethic, accountability and perseverance.

For more information regarding Theme Contest, click on this link.

Episode 41: Karen and Terry Discuss “The Gritty Kid” – Part 1

Karen and Terry begin a two part series on the importance of developing qualities of persistence, perseverance, confidence and a strong work ethic to help children succeed in and out of the classroom.

 

Episode 40: Karen and Terry Discuss Self control – Part 2

Karen and Terry are back with more discussion on why it is so important to train your students for self-control. In this episode they talk about the impact of a safe learning environment and what that means in the classroom and for student engagement.

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