299 episodes

"Just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one." Welcome to Beginning Teacher Talk, the weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Lori Friesen, where we talk about all of the things you wish you learned in college about teaching elementary school. We feature kid-tested classroom management techniques, organizational strategies, creative ways to motivate your students, how to work with colleagues, seasonal gems, and how to de-stress and eliminate the overwhelm that too often accompanies your first years of teaching.

Beginning Teacher Talk: A Podcast for New Elementary Teachers Dr. Lori Friesen, Elementary Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers

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    • 4.9 • 160 Ratings

"Just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one." Welcome to Beginning Teacher Talk, the weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Lori Friesen, where we talk about all of the things you wish you learned in college about teaching elementary school. We feature kid-tested classroom management techniques, organizational strategies, creative ways to motivate your students, how to work with colleagues, seasonal gems, and how to de-stress and eliminate the overwhelm that too often accompanies your first years of teaching.

    New Teacher Training Series Part Five: 5 Keys to Making the Transition from Student to Teacher

    New Teacher Training Series Part Five: 5 Keys to Making the Transition from Student to Teacher

    Throughout this new teacher training series, I've discussed practical topics that new teachers are interested in learning more about when it comes to running a classroom. However, today's topic deals more with you personally and your own transition.
    So, in today's episode, I'm discussing how to make an identity shift from student teacher to full-time teacher and why that can be challenging.
    Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/student-teacher 
    Buy my new book, Dear New Teacher, Here’s Exactly What to Do: Your 5-Step Ready for School Roadmap Book for Elementary Classrooms: https://amzn.to/3w3zZJ7 
    New Masterclass - How to Get Ready for the School Year in 5 Weeks or Less: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ready 
    Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk):
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk 
    Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/
    Connect with Lori on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk
    If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show!

    Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677

    I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one.
    Xo Lori
    P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

    • 21 min
    New Teacher Training Series Part Four: 4 Ways to Prevent Challenging Behavior in Your Elementary Classroom

    New Teacher Training Series Part Four: 4 Ways to Prevent Challenging Behavior in Your Elementary Classroom

    One of the things I was nervous about when I got into my own classroom was how to deal with and manage the challenging behaviors of students. 
    So, in part four of this series, I’m discussing the four ways to prevent challenging behavior in your elementary classroom.
    Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/challenging-behaviors 
    Buy my new book, Dear New Teacher, Here’s Exactly What to Do: Your 5-Step Ready for School Roadmap Book for Elementary Classrooms: https://amzn.to/3w3zZJ7 
    New Masterclass - How to Get Ready for the School Year in 5 Weeks or Less: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ready 
    Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk):
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk 
    Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/
    Connect with Lori on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk
    If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show!

    Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677

    I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one.
    Xo Lori
    P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

    • 19 min
    New Teacher Training Series Part Three: 6 Class Jobs Every Classroom Needs

    New Teacher Training Series Part Three: 6 Class Jobs Every Classroom Needs

    We are well into our new teacher series, where I discuss topics that new teachers should know before running their own classrooms in the fall.
    So, in the third episode of the series, I’m sharing six class jobs that every classroom needs that will help take things off your plate.
    Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/class-jobs 
    Buy my new book, Dear New Teacher, Here’s Exactly What to Do: Your 5-Step R.E.A.D.Y. for School Roadmap Book for Elementary Classrooms: https://amzn.to/3w3zZJ7 
    New Masterclass - How to Get Ready for the School Year in 5 Weeks or Less: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ready 
    Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk):
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk 
    Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/
    Connect with Lori on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk
    If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show!

    Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677

    I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one.
    Xo Lori
    P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

    • 24 min
    New Teacher Training Series Part Two: Choosing an Inclusive and Beautiful Classroom Theme

    New Teacher Training Series Part Two: Choosing an Inclusive and Beautiful Classroom Theme

    In the second episode of the new teacher series, I’m talking about a topic most new teachers can’t wait to do, but am putting some caution behind it as well.
    Since I always want to help prevent mistakes from happening, in today’s episode, I’m sharing seven common mistakes teachers make when choosing a classroom theme.
    Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/choosing-a-classroom-theme 
    Buy my new book, Dear New Teacher, Here's Exactly What to Do: Your 5-Step R.E.A.D.Y. for School Roadmap for Elementary: https://amzn.to/3w3zZJ7 
    Succulent Theme Classroom Decor: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk/Category/Decor-Succulents-594672 
    Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk):
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk 
    Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/
    Connect with Lori on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk
    If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show!

    Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677

    I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one.
    Xo Lori
    P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

    • 24 min
    New Teacher Training Series Part One: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Setting up (Or Re-Organizing) Your Classroom

    New Teacher Training Series Part One: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Setting up (Or Re-Organizing) Your Classroom

    The start of this new series will help brand new and beginning teachers think about their classroom setup in ways that are functional for the best learning environment. 
    In the first episode, I’m sharing three questions to ask yourself as you set up or reorganize your classroom. 
    Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/new-teacher-questions 
    Buy my new book, Dear New Teacher, Here’s Exactly What to Do: Your 5-Step Ready for School Roadmap Book for Elementary Classrooms: https://amzn.to/3w3zZJ7 
    Succulent Theme Classroom Decor: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk/Category/Decor-Succulents-594672 
    Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk):
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk 
    Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/
    Connect with Lori on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk
    If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show!

    Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677
    I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one.
    Xo Lori
    P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

    • 21 min
    Should Teachers Use Rewards in Their Classrooms? Part Three: The Impact of Gamified Learning, Tangible and Intangible Rewards

    Should Teachers Use Rewards in Their Classrooms? Part Three: The Impact of Gamified Learning, Tangible and Intangible Rewards

    For the last two episodes, we’ve explored the idea of using rewards in the classroom and really examined the research behind it and the ways it motivates students to learn.
    In this episode, we're exploring the impact of gamified learning and the value of tangible and intangible rewards.
    Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/rewards-in-elementary-classrooms
    The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset
    Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card by leaving a review for Beginning Teacher Talk on Apple Podcasts!:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677
    Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk):
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk
    Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/
    Connect with Lori on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk
    If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show!
    Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677
    I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one.
    Xo Lori
    P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

deb2964 ,

Lori is my guru

I’m a returning teacher because I took 20 years off to raise my kids. When I got hired to teach third grade last year, I started looking for a podcast to help me prepare. Dr. Lori’s podcast stood out because she is realistically optimistic, creative and wise with experience! After listening to the podcast I signed up for the new teacher academy and felt confident and capable when I finally got to set up my classroom. Every challenge I have faced this year, Dr. Lori has had a solution or a resource. Also, her classroom management club is a refreshing lifesaver. I can’t imagine what this year would have been like without my Guru Dr. Lori’s step by step coaching. I just gave her new book to our student teacher who was hired at our school. I’m a fan for life and will share you with every new teacher I know.

12465772🥀❤️ ,

Amazing

This podcast is amazing. It has such amazing ideas and has helped me with teaching so much. I am a young teacher and started teaching Kindergarten. As you probably know, it can be tough. But this has given me great ideas. Lori, you have such an awesome personality. Some podcasts are boring to listen to, but this one you seem comfortable and you are so open. Thank you so much for coming up with this and for continuing. I’m sure it’s helped me as much as it helped others.

allieparrish7 ,

Beginning teacher

A very insightful listen! Highly recommend

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