222 episodes

Warming your heart, sparking your thinking, and igniting your professional practice. Reach out on any social media platform @TeachersOnFire. Hosted by Tim Cavey. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

Teachers on Fire Tim Cavey

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Warming your heart, sparking your thinking, and igniting your professional practice. Reach out on any social media platform @TeachersOnFire. Hosted by Tim Cavey. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

    223 - You Can Love Teaching, Love Your Students, and Still Love Time Away

    223 - You Can Love Teaching, Love Your Students, and Still Love Time Away

    I’m writing this post from a delightful cafe in a quaint little touristy town near my home.

    The sunshine is pouring in through three walls of windows.

    Steam from my freshly brewed coffee wafts lazily upward.

    A creamy slice of carrot cake sits waiting to be consumed.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/you-can-love-teaching-love-your-students-and-love-time-away-12f2c3750c28.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire) 

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Chef Brian by Latasha

    Dude by Patrick Patrikios

    Tropic Fuse by French Fuse

    How’s It Supposed to Feel (Instrumental) by NEFFEX

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 6 min
    222 - Two Years Later, It's a BREATH of FRESH AIR for a Pounded Profession

    222 - Two Years Later, It's a BREATH of FRESH AIR for a Pounded Profession

    Love or hate the policy decision — speaking, teaching, and breathing just became physically easier for exhausted educators across North America.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/two-years-later-a-breath-of-fresh-air-for-a-pounded-profession-f75ac74964b2.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Dude by Patrick Patrikios

    New Year by Bad Snacks

    Turtle Time by Verified Picasso

    Steps by Anno Domini Beats

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 5 min
    221 - Here's Your Permission to STOP CHASING Missing Student Assignments

    221 - Here's Your Permission to STOP CHASING Missing Student Assignments

    The reality: not every student has submitted the required products for a particular learning activity by the due date or deadline. What should the responsible teacher do?

    Here’s how some teachers respond:

    They update checklists of unsubmitted assignments on a weekly or daily basis.

    They regularly post names of students whose work is overdue on the classroom whiteboard or digital equivalents. Missing essays: Brian, Jackie, Solomon, Jenny, Stefan.

    They meet 1:1 with the students whose work is missing.

    They email students or send direct reminders via the LMS.

    They set up special study hall sessions (at recess breaks, lunch breaks, or after school) that offending students must attend in order to complete and submit all required assignments.

    They email parents to inform them of the specific assignments that their children have not submitted.

    These teachers mean well. And some of these measures have their place, at least in spirit.

    But it’s also true that this pattern of teacher behavior can become a bottomless pit. All of the tracking and communication I’ve listed here can take huge amounts of time on top of everything else a teacher must do week in and week out.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/heres-your-permission-to-stop-chasing-missing-student-assignments-c5685c526441.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi

    Business as Usual by Causmic

    Anthem by The Grand Affair

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 12 min
    220 - When a Middle School Student Goes ON STRIKE: Mapping Next Steps

    220 - When a Middle School Student Goes ON STRIKE: Mapping Next Steps

    I knew that if we were to improve this student-teacher relationship and get learning back on track, this student would need to feel fully heard by the teacher. And the teacher would need to feel heard by the student. A meeting seemed like a logical next step.

    But I wanted to approach this very carefully. I wanted to think about ways to allow the student to feel heard without creating a slam session against the teacher. And I wanted to allow the teacher to feel heard by the student without them feeling collectively dumped on. So I worked with my principal to craft a professional first: a mediation agenda.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/when-a-middle-school-student-goes-on-strike-mapping-next-steps-e13c327fe569.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Anthem by The Grand Affair

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 7 min
    219 - What is the PURPOSE of ASSESSMENT?

    219 - What is the PURPOSE of ASSESSMENT?

    We recognize that our assessment beliefs and practices fundamentally shape every other aspect of learning that occurs in the school environment.

    As such, we engage in constant professional learning and seek to apply evidence-based thinking to our practices.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/what-is-the-purpose-of-assessment-a1c4be4d7635.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 5 min
    218 - COMPASSION Over CANCELLATION: Seeing the Humanity Across the Aisle

    218 - COMPASSION Over CANCELLATION: Seeing the Humanity Across the Aisle

    Following the thread, I had a startling realization. It’s a thought that I’m sure has crossed many educators’ minds over the last two years.

    We don’t even let our middle schoolers behave like this.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/compassion-over-cancellation-seeing-the-humanity-across-the-aisle-2ea326ed7a8c.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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