Most new teachers don't make it past the five year mark, and its easy to understand why. Teachers are stressed from budget cuts, testings, discipline problems, parents, poor adminstrators, etc. This show is designed to encourage teachers and to provide useful tools to help them succeed.
Benefits of Classroom Animals
Recently, I lost my dog of 13 years. Max was fortunate to spend his senior years working in my classroom. I heard from many parents, staff, and students about the impact Max had on the school. The right animal in the right classroom can provide a lot of value.
Janelle's Cox article lists the following benefits: http://www.teachhub.com/teacher%E2%80%99s-guide-classroom-pets
Some Holiday Cheer
Educators, may your holiday break be merry and bright! Enjoy this holiday rebroadcast on why you are a big deal.
It's Christmas time in the city, and that means we not only get to enjoy the holiday season but also some much needed time off. It's halftime for us as teachers...a time to rest and also maybe think of how the 2nd half of the year will go.
Bryan also shares some inspiring stories from teachers to remind you that we as educators can make a difference.
The Trouble With Boys
Girls rule in school. Great, right? Not to the millions of boys who are performing poorly in reading and writing, being diagnosed with learning disabilities in record numbers, and opting out of college. Joining us is Peg Tyre, best selling author of The Trouble with Boys.
Quiet Thinkers and Observers
Join Bryan in the Lounge as he and education writer Leah Davies (@Kellybearbooks) converse about students who are quiet thinkers and observers.
What We Do In Life, Echoes In Eternity
The Teachers Lounge mourns the loss of an incredible veteran teacher, Evelyn Sellers. Evelyn taught a vast amount of students in over 30 years. She made an incredible impact on her students and fellow teachers; many of whom attended her funeral decades after knowing her. Of course, since she was my mom, she also made an incredibly positive impact on my life.
Back to School Gratitude
For many teachers, it's a struggle to transition from summer vacation and return to teach. This is especially true in our current coronavirus times when there is so much negative energy about whether a school should open up in person or online. Educators often make the mistake of complaining about the start of school and focus on all the negative aspects of the job.
Returning guest Owen Griffith (@owenmgriffith) is here to help us have a more grateful mindset about our job and life.