Teachers Need Teachers
Teachers Need Teachers
Kim Lepre - Education Podcast Network
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Teachers Need Teachers is the podcast for new and beginning teachers. It's inspired by the questions beginning teachers are asking around the web, plus the questions that you didn’t know you should ask! I'll help you clear the confusion and figure out what to focus on so that you’ll have the most positive impact in your classrooms without losing your freaking mind. I want to help you navigate through those crazy first years of teaching while maintaining your sanity AND personal life!
TnT 98 Actionable strategies for new special education teachers
Being a new teacher is difficult for everyone, but SPED teachers have a unique set of challenges that most of us gen ed teachers never realize. Part teacher, part curriculum writer, and part parent liaison (among other things), SPED teachers wear many hats. In this episode, Brandie Rosen and I discuss not only the challenges but how to attack these without losing your mind.   How to reach Brandie: Her website Instagram Facebook Grab your free resources: SPED classroom toolkit: https://brandierosenconsulting.activehosted.com/f/50 IEP agenda for teachers: https://brandierosenconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IEPAgendaTeachers.pdf Brandie's resources: https://brandierosenconsulting.com/resources-teachers/ Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Feb 3
41 min
TnT 97 How gen ed teachers can support SPED students
We will all have special ed, or SPED students at some point in our classrooms, and we often feel lost in terms of how to support them. New teachers especially struggle since they struggle to know things like accommodations and IEPs. So I brought on special education expert, Brandie Rosen, and we discussed all things SPED.  Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Jan 27
35 min
TnT 96 How to create a self-running classroom using a classroom economy
As a new teacher, can you imagine how awesome it would be if your classroom basically ran itself so that you could focus on small group and individual instruction? There are obviously a ton of ways to get a classroom to run smoothly and to keep students engaged, but what if you could do it while teaching them about personal and fiscal responsibility? In this episode, Thom Gibson describes just how he accomplishes this through a system he tweaked and innovated over the years and that he keeps on perfecting. Sign up for Thom's course at https://teachersneedteachers.com/economy Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Jan 20
33 min
TnT 95 How new teachers can invest in their future now and have big wins in retirement
In the last episode, we discuss how to pay off debt and save for an emergency fund, as well as the need for a budget, and today we discuss our financial future - which can be difficult for some to consider when they’ve got another 30 years of teaching to go! But it’s so important that we start early because when it comes to retirement savings, time is your friend! So Rob discusses how to plan so that you can have the lifestyle you want when you retire, how you can retire earlier than planned, and how the financial independence movement that’s taking storm can benefit you.  Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG The Simple StartUp: A Beginner’s Guide To Starting Your Own Business  ChooseFI K-12 Financial Literacy Curriculum  Rob's TpT store  Pinterest  Rob's new blog (coming Feb 2020)  Recommended Podcasts for learning how to manage your money: ChooseFI Afford Anything Stacking Benjamins Teach and Retire Rich (teacher-specific) One Million Apples (teacher-specific) Facebook Group ChooseFI Educators - has lots of great financial tips for teachers who are looking to improve their financial situation as well as a community for encouragement! Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Jan 13
40 min
TnT 94 Common financial pitfalls that new teachers make
A lot of college graduates find themselves entering the professional world without a solid financial base. They have this newfound money that they’re working their butts off to earn, and they want to live it up and have fun. This is exactly what I did, and luckily, I managed to start saving for retirement. However, a lot of financial pitfalls that come with this type of lifestyle such as consumer debt really caught up with me and so many others. So today, I’m having a conversation with Rob Phelan, who’s a high school personal finance and math teacher from Maryland, and we’re going to dive into a conversation about the traps that newer and younger teachers tend to get caught up in. We also discuss the steps to get out of that when you’re finally ready to get serious about getting your finances on track. Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Jan 6
36 min
TnT 93 Ways to reignite your passion for teaching when you want to quit
Many new teachers get to the point where they're just DONE with their teaching situation, or maybe just teaching in general. While most of you are still excited about teaching since you've just started, there are still some of you that are already overwhelmed and just over it all and are wondering what to do next. You may be wondering if teaching is still right for you. You may have hated the first semester for a variety of reasons that seem beyond your control. Maybe you still love teaching but there’s just something that’s making it less enjoyable or less fulfilling. In today's episode, I give you some options aside from quitting teaching altogether that may make teaching more enjoyable and keep you in the field.  Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Dec 30, 2019
19 min
TnT 92 Common first-year struggles we all have
For new teachers, it can seem like they’re the ONLY ones having a tough time with a certain aspect of their teaching, and they’re often too ashamed or embarrassed to talk about it. These frustrations can really weigh on them and make them feel like failures. In this episode, I discuss the common struggles I hear about AND have experienced so that you can end 2019 knowing that you’re not alone and that NEXT year, you’re going to kill it!  Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Dec 23, 2019
30 min
TnT 91 The right and wrong way to deal with angry parent emails
There isn't ONE TEACHER who hasn’t received an email, phone call, or message from a parent who is concerned or upset about something that a teacher did. For new teachers (and veterans, too), this can be really intimidating or worrisome because not handling it correctly can make the problem worse. How can you respond without losing face? In today’s episode, I’m covering the steps that you should take so that you don’t further anger the parent and save face in front of your administration.  Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Dec 16, 2019
35 min
TnT 90 What to do when you're seriously behind on grading
As much as I’d like to think that I have my systems down pat after 18 years, there are STILL times when I get behind on my grading. This can be really overwhelming because it just piles on and it seems like you’re never going to get out from under it. New teachers find this especially stressful because they're also trying to figure out everything else that has to do with teaching! On this episode, I’m going to give you actionable steps that you’re going to want to take so that you can just finally get this DONE and end the semester right. Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Dec 9, 2019
25 min
TnT 89 5 crucial steps to fix your lessons when they're not working
No matter how much time we spend planning a lesson, there WILL be lessons that don’t work quite how we had anticipated. This is especially true if you’re a new teacher because you’re still figuring out lesson delivery and pacing, student engagement, and classroom management. But how do we handle this when we're supposed to stay on pace but only a few of your students are getting it? On today’s episode, I’m going to cover five steps to take when your lesson isn’t working out so that you can regroup and correct your course.  Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter
Dec 2, 2019
25 min
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