Sue Hall is a librarian at Fabra Elementary School in Boerne, TX.
Karen and Terry talk about the “Theme Contest” and how they use it as a Classroom Management Tool.
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Karen and Terry discuss how they use “Fairy Tales on Trial” for project based learning and a way to encourage creativity and confidence.
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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.
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Karen and Terry team up to talk about the importance of teaching your students self control. They discuss various tools and techniques that they have used to teach self control as a way to achieve a self-managed classroom.
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In this episode Terry Owens talks to Miriam Martinez about her journey into teaching and her role bringing technology into the classroom.
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Meet May Beasley:
May is a fifth grade teacher with a passion for teaching in disadvantaged urban schools. May is a graduate of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN where she attended on a softball scholarship and received a Bachelors in Early Childhood Growth and Learning. She subsequently followed this up with a masters from Vanderbilt University in Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools.
May participated in the Metro Nashville Public Schools 100 Teacher Turnaround Core program where the district serves high needs schools. May is entering her eighth year of teaching; six of those years having been in priority schools (schools in the bottom 10% of the state for testing}. She is also a member of the Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach program “Scientist in the Classroom”. The program allows a real scientist to come in and assist in labs once a week.
May is also a member of the Metro Nashville Public Schools Teacher Leadership Institute where the district identifies 15-20 teachers a year by teaching effectiveness and leadership.
Oh, and May is married, has two dogs, a Bearded Dragon and is an amateur powerlifter, gamer and wrestling fan!
Writing in Science in Action by Betsy Rupp Fulwiler
Word Nerds: Teaching all Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary by Brenda J. Overturf, Leslie H. Montgomery, and Margot Holmes Smith
Discovering the 5 Love Languages at School by Gary Chapman
Kagan Cooperative Learning by Dr. Spencer Kagan
In this episode we talk to Terry as she is preparing to make a presentation to the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association in Austin Texas. Terry and Karen Aitken will be presenting on various elements of their character development focused instructional approach to teaching. Terry specifically talks about the importance of training students to be responsible, accountable and credible.
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/
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.
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Karen is a repeat guest and joins us for a new episode to discuss the importance of filling your students “emotional tank”. Karen believes that it is important to develop a relationship with her students and let them know that she knows and cares about them before she try to discipline them. If they know and trust you as a teacher discipline becomes instructional and not punishment.
Karen talks about the techniques she uses to build relationships that lead her students to self awareness and accountability for their own actions and behaviors.
Karen is the author of Creating The Self Managed Classroom and will be speaking at the upcoming Texas Elementary School Principals and Supervisors Association meeting in June.
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Karen’s web site: https://www.classroommanagementspecialists.com
“Don’t let those little things go and start the year with a vision of how you want your classroom to look like.”
Our guest took her first year experience in the classroom and wrote a book to help prepare other teachers to not only survive but to thrive in that critical first year. In this episode we talk to Linda Kardamis, a writer, blogger, podcaster and video course creator and the founder of Teach 4 the Heart (www.teach4theheart.com). Prior to embarking on this ambitious path she also taught middle school math for four years, including Math 6, pre algebra, and Algebra 1. She also taught English and accounting.
When Linda stepped away from the classroom to help raise her young children, she couldn’t stay away from education. Using her own early classroom experiences she decided to write a book to give helpful advice and teaching tips to other teachers. That led to “Create Your Dream Classroom” which she followed up with a blog, a podcast and an online training program.
Linda says she leans towards a more traditional teaching style, but is always open to new ideas. She also believes technology should aid in genuine learning, not just be used for its own sake.
Linda graduated from Heritage Christian School in 2004 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Math Education from Pensacola Christian College in 2008.
If you want to try Linda’s FREE Classroom Management Solutions mini-course, click HERE
For a free video series about Work/Life balance click HERE
Create Your Dream Classroom, by Linda Kardamis