PODCAST EPISODES

Episode 005: Terry Owens

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Terry Owens:

Our guest is Terry Owens, a teacher with 40 plus years of experience in the classroom with more to follow. Terry is a life long learner who believes in continuous improvement by educating herself in a wide range of disciplines . Terry shares her experiences in the classroom and her belief that her most important task is to give students the skills they need to succeed in and outside of the classroom. She also discusses the importance of behavior management and character development.

Recommended Resources:

Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is a nationally recognized training and certification program for turning crisis situations into learning opportunities for children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors. There web site is:   http://www.lsci.org/

Boys Town is home to parenting and child behavior experts who have developed a wealth of original content over the years that is available for free in their For Parents section at:   http://www.boystown.org/

CPI was established in 1980 for human service professionals to address the need for training in safe, respectful, noninvasive methods for managing disruptive and assaultive behavior. Their web site is:    http://www.crisisprevention.com/

Recommended Book:

Mindset by Carol Dweck – Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist  in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.

http://www.mindsetonline.com/thebook/buythebook/index.html

Teacher Pay Teacher Store:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Top-Notch-Teaching-Tools

Terry can be reached via email at: owensterry1953@gmail.com

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Episode 004: Theresa Lang Puckett

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Theresa Lang Puckett:

Our guest in this episode is Theresa Lang Puckett. Theresa didn’t intend to follow a path into teaching but describes how she was inspired by the story of an emotionally damaged child and the teacher who tried to reach her. As a result she changed direct and entered college to pursue a teaching career.

Theresa has served special needs children and in this segment she talks about the importance of building relationships with parents and peers. She also talks about the need to teach children to be independent of adults and to solve their own problems.

Theresa was inspired by a book ( One Child) written by Torey L. Hayden, a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer of non-fiction books based on her real-life experiences with teaching and counseling. Her web site is http://www.torey-hayden.com/index.html

Recommended Resouce: HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization and can be found at http://highscope.org/

Recommended Books: Betsy Evans author of “You Can’t come to my Birthday Party” a book about conflict resolution for children. You can find her book at the Amazon link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Birthday-Party-Conflict-Resolution-Children/dp/1573791598/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Theresa can be be reached at: TheresaPuckett76@gmail.com

Episode 003: Debbie Holman

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Debbie Holman:

In this episode we interview Debbie Holman, a Teacher of the Year with experience in both public and private elementary education. Debbie talks about her Classroom Management training after college and the importance of getting hands on experience in managing your classroom and student discipline. She also talks about the importance of relationships with parents.

Recommended resources:

“Teaching with Love and Logic” by Jim Fay and Davis Funk.

https://www.loveandlogic.com

 

Episode 002: Nancy Perkins

Nancy Perkins

Nancy Perkins:

In this episode we welcome Nancy Perkins. Nancy came to teaching after earning degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology. She now works in special education. She talks about the evolution that has taken place in how special needs children are treated in schools today. She also talks about dealing with the expectations of parents.

She advises people thinking about a career in teaching to get experience working with children first before they make that commitment.

Recommended Resources:

Michelle Garcia Winner    https://www.socialthinking.com

News-to-you and Unique Learning systems at:  https://www.n2y.com/default.aspx

Nancy can be contacted at: Nancy.Perkins@leanderISD.org

LinkIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nancy-perkins/85/60/666

 

 

 

Episode 001: Karen Aitken

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Our guest for episode one is Karen Aitken, an elementary school teacher with a passion for teaching students to manage themselves. Karen has been teaching for 18 years and for the last ten years has been training other teachers how to take control of their classrooms by focusing on teaching students basic character skills such as credibility, accountability, responsibility and work ethic.

Karen developed a character building program called Building Custom Kids that eventually led to her Classroom Management training program. Karen’s training program, Creating the Self-managed Classroom is featured on her web site Classroom Management Specialists

Karen has a store on Teacher-Pay-Teacher

Karen can be found on Facebook

Karen’s web site: https://www.classroommanagementspecialists.com

Recommended Book: “Raising Boys” by Steve Biddulph  or visit his web site at:  http://www.stevebiddulph.com/Site_1/Books.html