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.

Check out  www.classroommastery.com

 

 

Episode 39: Karen and Terry Discuss Self control – Part 1

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.

You can check out the Classroom Mastery web side by clicking on the link.

www.classroommastery.com

Or check out the Creating The Self Managed Classroom on Amazon.

 

Episode 037: Miriam Martinez

 

In this episode Terry Owens talks to Miriam Martinez about her journey into teaching and her role bringing technology into the classroom.

Miriam on her story:

“I work in the beautiful small town of Boerne, Texas, north of San Antonio. My position in the school district is Educational Technology Coach, I serve 4 of the 9 schools (2 elementary and 2 middle schools). I find my job very rewarding as I help teachers integrate the available campus technology with their lessons. I am a certified teacher and usually co-teach with them to model the use of the devices and then just stay for support with the students. Also, provide professional development in different areas, district wide.
 
I started my graduate studies a couple of years ago in the University of Texas in San Antonio. Due to my father’s failing health in the last two years, I had to put a pause in my goals. Interesting fact: my father had this same graduate degree from Michigan State back in the 70’s, he was and still is my inspiration. My father passed last October. I decided to return to school to finish, and evaluated Boise as an alternative, it was a match! This is my first semester at Boise, I will be taking 502 together with this course. My plan is to concurrently achieve the Online Teaching Certificate.”

Episode 033: Kelly Murguia

Kelly Murguia

Kelly Murguia:

Kelly served as an English as a Second Language teacher, Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Representative and organization sponsor at Luther Burbank High School in San Antonio, TX. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship from Brown University in Rhode Island. After interning with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C. and listening to constituent concerns regarding education, she made a commitment to improving the quality of education. Kelly began her teaching career in 2010 by joining the Teach For America San Antonio Charter Corps and quickly realized that education is her passion and life’s purpose. To date, she has taught 353 language learners in grades 9-12. In teaching ESL, Kelly has assumed responsibility as an advocate for her underprivileged students, school and community.

In the summer of 2012, Kelly served as a Leadership for Educational Equity Fellow where she worked with the Education and Workforce Committee of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. She also had the opportunity to work with KIPP SA as a Teacher Quality Intern. All of these experiences have strengthen her desire to provide the students of San Antonio with the academic and social skills necessary to access the greatest opportunities possible. Motivated by her former students’ successes and struggles through life, Kelly is driven to lead an inner-city foundation that will empower students to become strong, courageous leaders for their communities in San Antonio.

Kelly has a Master of Education Degree from Harvard University School of Education and serves as a MTLD or Manager, Teacher Leadership and Development. In this role she trains, motivates and encourages new teachers.

Recommended Resources:

Teach For America

What a Coach can Teach a Teacher: by Jeffrey M.R. Duncan-Andrade

The Teaching Tolerance Community

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