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This is a podcast for busy teachers who want to engage their students in meaningful hands-on learning. You will receive simple, innovative and practical teaching tips and ideas for teaching math, reading and writing.

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast Jamie Sears

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This is a podcast for busy teachers who want to engage their students in meaningful hands-on learning. You will receive simple, innovative and practical teaching tips and ideas for teaching math, reading and writing.

    5 Mistakes Teachers Make When Teaching Writing

    5 Mistakes Teachers Make When Teaching Writing

    Welcome back to The Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast! I am back this week to continue our series on teaching writing. In today’s episode, I am sharing about the 5 mistakes I see teachers making when teaching writing. Don’t get me wrong, I have made these same mistakes too, but I’m going to break them down for you so you can become more confident when teaching writing. Let’s dive in!
     
    In this episode I talk about:
    How we unintentionally decrease our student’s love for writing The importance of spending time on revision Less perfection, more celebration  
    ...and so much more!
     
    If you’re interested in diving deeper into The Not So Wimpy Writing Process, stay tuned for my upcoming online professional development course. It’s called The Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass and in it, I dive deep into the process we talked about in this episode today. The course will only be available for a short time in June so be sure to get on the waitlist so you don’t miss out! 
     
    To take the FREE quiz that I mentioned in this episode head to www.notsowimpyteacher.com/quiz. 
     
    Want more Not So Wimpy Teacher tips and tricks? Find tons of resources on our website at www.notsowimpyteacher.com and follow me on Instagram @notsowimpyteacher where I share daily!

    • 17 min
    3 Ways to Have More Fun Teaching Writing

    3 Ways to Have More Fun Teaching Writing

    Welcome back to another episode of The Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast! This week we are continuing on with our series on writing curriculum. I have had so many teachers tell me how much they HATE teaching writing. They don’t feel confident when they teach writing and that makes total sense. As humans, we don’t like doing things that we don’t know how to do or don’t feel confident doing, right? So in today’s episode, I am going to share 3 tips that you can use to make teaching writing more fun for YOU. We always talk about making things fun for our students, but today is all about you. Let’s dive in!
     
    In this episode I talk about:
    How to make teaching writing fun for the teacher, not just the student Giving students a choice Growth over perfection Investing in trainings to become more confident as a writing teacher  
    If you’re interested in diving deeper and want to become a more confident writing teacher, stay tuned for my upcoming online professional development course. It’s called The Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass and in it, I dive deep into all of the things we talked about in today’s episode. The course will only be available for a short time in June so be sure to get on the waitlist by heading to www.notsowimpyteacher.com/waitlist so you don’t miss out! 
     
    Want more Not So Wimpy Teacher tips and tricks? Find tons of resources on our website at www.notsowimpyteacher.com and follow me on Instagram @notsowimpyteacher where I share daily!
     

    • 15 min
    How to Make Writing Workshop Less Chaotic

    How to Make Writing Workshop Less Chaotic

    Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast! For the past few weeks, I have been talking on the topic of writing curriculum. This week, we are talking about writing workshops, specifically how to make them less chaotic. I’ve heard so many teachers complain about how their writing workshops are a hot mess. I completely understand because I had that issue for a long time until I created The Not So Wimpy Writing Process. If you feel like your writing workshops are a hot mess, this episode is for you. 
     
    In this episode I talk about:
    The traditional model of the writing workshop How I took that model and made it my own How The Not So Wimpy Writing Process works The “Extra Stories” How this process is an incredible combination of structure and encouraging independence  
    If you’re interested in diving deeper into The Not So Wimpy Writing Process, stay tuned for my upcoming online professional development course. It’s called The Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass and in it, I dive deep into the process we talked about in this episode today. The course will only be available for a short time in June so be sure to head to www.notsowimpyteacher.com/waitlist so you don’t miss out! 
     
    Want more Not So Wimpy Teacher tips and tricks? Find tons of resources at www.notsowimpyteacher.com and follow me on Instagram @notsowimpyteacher where I share daily!

    • 13 min
    How to Turn Boring Writing Curriculum into Fun and Engaging Lessons

    How to Turn Boring Writing Curriculum into Fun and Engaging Lessons

    Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast! In today’s episode, we are talking all about how to teach writing to our students in a fun and engaging way. When I talk about teaching writing, I often hear teachers say, “But I HATE my curriculum. It’s so boring.” I totally get it. So in Episode 57, I am going to teach you three strategies that you can use to turn boring curriculum into fun lessons that you AND your students will enjoy. Are you ready? Let’s dive in.
    In this episode I cover:
    The truth about writing curriculum The magic of the mini-lesson Steps to preparing a mini-lesson The power of giving students A LOT of choices Daily share time Ready to take this a step further? Click here to get on the waiting list for our upcoming course, the Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass, that will be available in June!
    For more teacher tips and tricks, head over to the Not So Wimpy Teacher website.
    Want to connect outside of the podcast? Give me a follow on Instagram. I’d love to hear YOUR thoughts on writing curriculum.
    Will you please take two minutes to leave a review? Reviews are one of the BEST ways to support the podcast because it let’s potential listeners know that there is something worth tuning into. Click here to leave a review. Thank you so much for your support!
     

    • 19 min
    Celebrating Teacher Appreciation

    Celebrating Teacher Appreciation

    It’s Teacher Appreciation week!
    I know that things are very different this year, but I wanted you to feel extra spoiled and loved. After all, you are pretty darn amazing!
    I planned a HUGE week of giveaways, promotions and freebies.
    I explain it all in this episode.
    Monday
    50% off End of Year Awards 9-10 PST
    50% off Math Journals 11-12 PST
    50% off Grammar Bundles 1-2 PST
    Resource Giveaways one hour before each sale!
    Tuesday
    25% off everything in my store
    Giving away ten $10 TPT gift cards
    Wednesday
    25% off everything in my store
    Giving away three Not So Wimpy Teacher cups
    Thursday
    20% off everything in my store
    Giving away twenty $10 TPT gift cards
    Friday
    Special freebie for everyone!

    • 13 min
    Increasing Writing Test Scores

    Increasing Writing Test Scores

    I’m back and I’m excited to get back to business!
    Let’s chat about how we can help our students to be better writers and pass the writing standardized tests next year.
    I have four tips for you...
    Get your Free Writing Guide here.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Paula Poom ,

Planning, Prepping, Support

Jamie Sears provide so much for teachers! Her personality is genuine, and she really “talks” to teachers from both the mind and heart! One of my favorite podcasts 😊

Aggie819 ,

Writing Master!

If you are looking for someone to help you build confidence in writing, this is your person! From easy to implement tips to deep level thinking, she has all you need!!

Mallory Lyons ,

Amazing tips for the classroom!

I’m a first year teacher and I can’t wait to put some of these ideas into action in the future!

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