Can you believe we are about to hit 100 episodes of the e2e podcast? In celebration, we are revisiting the Top 5 most downloaded episodes. Student-led Conferences with Heather Campbell comes in at #4! Make sure to save the date for Teacher Summer Reboot 2020 on July 16-18th! www.educators2educators.com
Can you believe we are about to hit 100 episodes of the e2e podcast? In celebration, we are revisiting the Top 5 most downloaded episodes. Building Healthy Boundaries comes in at #5! Make sure to save the date for Teacher Summer Reboot 2020 on July 16-18th! www.educators2educators.com
Jennifer Drake joins the podcast to discuss Student Agency. In this episode we cover Lesson 1: What is student agency? Lesson 2: Getting started- What to do first and what to continue to do throughout the school year? Lesson 3: Ways to incorporate student agency into the classroom setting Save the date for Teacher Summer Reboot - July 16-18, 2021. www.educators2educators.com
Dr. Kati Wax joining the podcast to discuss returning to the classroom from a mental health perspective. Kai founded Lincoln Park Psychology in 2020 in order to fulfill her passion for affecting others to make meaningful change. In addition, Dr. Wax has a belief in giving back to the psychology profession through comprehensive clinical training opportunities. https://www.lincolnparkpsychology.com/ www.educators2educators.com
Laura from @bilingualmingle/ joins the e2e podcast to discuss How Libraries Make Teachers’ Lives Easier. Laura teaches us: Lesson 1: Use the library to save yourself tons of $$$ Lesson 2: Plan ahead to maximize library resources Lesson 3: Familiarize yourself with librarian and library services https://www.bilingualmingle.ca/ Laura is a French Immersion Kindergarten teacher from Ontario, Canada. She currently teaches in the same rural school that she herself attended, and says that she wouldn't have it any other way! Laura received both her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and is now in her tenth year of teaching. Laura is currently at home on maternity leave with her two daughters but continues to remain engaged in the education world through blogging, creating resources on Teachers Pay Teachers, taking part in virtual teaching conferences, and connecting with other educators on social media. Laura has presented at several conferences, including twice at the Educators 2 Educators New Year Reboot Conference and at the Bilingual Educators Virtual Summit. She loves meeting and connecting with teachers around the globe!
Thom Gibson from www.thomgibson.com joins the e2e podcast to discuss Classroom Jobs For Any Teaching Context. Thom shares the following lessons: Why have class jobs Types of jobs for a hybrid or remote classroom How to support students and keep them accountable https://thomgibson.com/workwithme/
Bob Tewksbury, formal All-Star Pitcher, mental skills coach, and author, joins the e2e podcast to talk about mental focus during stressful situations. Bob and Carrie focus on these three lessons: 1) Expect stressful situations 2) Perceptions change the inner voice 3) Final touches - breathe Learn more about Bob's work at https://bobtewksbury.com/ Bio: Bob has a unique professional resume that combines a successful major league baseball career with a master’s degree in sport psychology and counseling from Boston University. Despite two arm surgeries and several demotions back to the minors, he persevered going on to win 110 games and make an All-Star team. After retiring from baseball, he returned to college to complete my bachelors degree, and three years later completed my masters degree from BU. He has worked as a mental skills coach for three of MLB’s storied franchises and some of the games' best players including; Jon Lester, Rich Hill, Andrew Miller, and Anthony Rizzo, among others. He has provided mental skills training to a number of colleges such as Tufts Men’s Ice Hockey, Boston College Baseball, Boston College Basketball, Middlebury College Baseball, Bates College Baseball, Wheaton College Women’s Lacrosse, and Eastern Kentucky University Baseball. He also has a number of individual college and high school athletes from various sports across the country. Bob is a member of the Applied Association of Sport Psychology (AASP) as well as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. (CMPC) and is trained in the DISC Athlete Assessment
Teaching is STRESSFUL. There's no way around it, you are going to feel stress if you are a teacher. Managing your stress is a big part of teacher self-care. In this episode, we are talking to Lynn Jimenez from Connect, Flow, Grow. She teaching us how to recognize and manage our stress as educators. Join our FREE 21-Day Teacher Stress Challenge at https://www.educators2educators.com/stress
We've all been there. You wake up in the morning and you're just not feeling it. Life feels blah. You don't want to go to work. Your colleague or sister or partner annoyed you yesterday and the feelings are still lingering. Your clothes fit funny and your face looks tired. Maybe you are regretting that 9 pm glass of wine or the big warm batch chocolate chip cookies you devoured. You're in a mental funk and you know if you don't somehow snap out of it, you're headed for a long day of self-pity and cranky-town. Even the most mentally healthy people wake up on the wrong side of the bed some days. It's normal and it seems to happen to me a few days a month. I've trained myself to figure out how to identify it right away and work through a process to turn it around. This has been so beneficial to me because I never or rarely ever let a mental funk turn into an entirely bad day. 3 Ways I Get Myself Out of a Mental Funk and Turn My Day Around. I Pay Attention to My Thoughts In my all-time favorite podcast, The Life School Podcast, Brooke Castillo discusses how our feelings turn into thoughts, our thoughts turn into our actions, and our actions turn into our results. Brooke has helped me become more aware of the conversation going on in my head and how reoccurring thoughts can have a big impact on my mood, my day, and my life. When I find myself in a funk or feeling down I zone in on the thoughts going on in my head. Am I thinking the same thoughts over and over? Are there unresolved feelings that I need to deal with? Am I being too hard on myself? If I'm in a funk, it is most likely because I've let my thoughts get the best of me. Questions I may ask myself are: What has changed from yesterday? Did I have these thoughts yesterday? Did someone say or do something to me to create uncomfortable feelings in me? Am I talking to myself the same way I would talk to someone else? Would I let another person talk to me the way I'm talking to myself? How was I feeling the last time I felt positive and energized? What has changed since then? How can I get back to that place? I try to figure out exactly what I am feeling deep down. It doesn't mean that I try to fix or change my feelings. All of my feelings are valid, but it is important for me to intensify them if I want to make a shift in my mood. Go to Your People If digging deep into your feelings and thoughts uncovers an unresolved issue or some form of self-sabotage, I turn to my people. The people that love me unconditionally and want to see me happy and successful. I'm blessed to have many of these types of relationships in my life, including my husband, Brian, as well as friends who I trust dearly. If working through the feelings and thoughts on my own isn't working, I'll go to my people and articulate clearly that I am struggling. "I'm in a funk. I think it is because of A, B, and C. Can you help me decide if these thoughts are grounded in reality?" Simple conversations and statements like this allow me to say aloud what I have been wrestling within my mind. This allows my partner, my friends, my people to be a mirror for me. To help me ground my thoughts in reality and steer me in the right direction. I never feel guilty going to these people because I give back to these relationships and show up when these same people need me. I'm not going to my people for the answers and they know that I'm not coming to them for the answers. I'm going to them so they can hold up a mirror to me so I can ground myself in reality. People like helping the people they like and love. It also makes them feel needed and loved as well. In my opinion, when we go to the ones we love with both our good days and bad days, a true, authentic relationship grows. Get Out of My Current Situation Another self-intervention I do when I'm in a funk is to create a physical change of scenery. If you listen to the latest e2e Podcast episode, I told a story about a morning when I was really struggling. I was able to go to my team tennis drills and use the self-pity I was feeling to play some of the best tennis I've played in years. I was able to do this because, on the car ride over, I recognized that I wasn't really doing well mentally and was able to identify where the feelings were really coming from. hint: It had nothing to do with tennis. I left the court thinking "THIS is why people need to exercise and have hobbies". Just getting out of my house and forcing myself to have a change of scenery was hugely impactful on the rest of my day. For me, a change in scenery has always boosted my spirits and distracted me from mental funks. Hitting the tennis courts and seeing my tennis community was enough distraction for my brain to push those negative thoughts away. If tennis is not an option, I run to Target and browse the selves or I do my hair and makeup and go to the grocery store. A physical change of scenery is such a great distraction for my brain. Finally, there have been times that these funks don't go away. I know that is okay too. Sometimes we just have to lean into the tough days and know that tomorrow will be a better day. If I find that these days are more numerous and I can't quite shake my funk, I call a professional therapist and get the help I need to get back on track. We all want to live our best lives, but not every day is going to be the best day you have ever had. Living our days in a funk can feel frustrating. To get out of a mental funk and turn your day around, pay attention to your thoughts, connect with your people and find a change of scenery.
Mike Pfile joins the e2e podcast to discuss teaching digital literacy. Mike Pfile is a middle school teacher in IL where he teaches 6th-grade social studies, 6th-grade Collaboration and Leadership and a 7th-grade Digital Literacy class. Mike is relatively new to teaching, this is his 6th year at Edison. Before teaching Mike worked in engineering and radio which gives him the opportunity to have different experiences to bring to the classroom. His 7th-grade Digital Literacy class utilizes those experiences and engages kids with an honest, real-world look at issues and topics related to technology and that responsibility.