38 episodes

Do you feel like you are being pulled in a dozen different directions as an elementary school teacher? Are you constantly overwhelmed because you can’t get caught up? Do you ever get the feeling that no matter how hard you work, you still aren't doing enough for your students or for your family at home?If your answer is yes to any or all of these questions, you need a better way. You simply can't go on like this.Join Kristen Donegan of Easy Teaching Tools and The 3 PM Teacher as she talks about how to make teaching sustainable so you can finally say goodbye to grading papers after-hours and missing out on time with family and friends.While she can't fix the education crisis, each week Kristen will help you work smarter, not harder, have time to focus on the curriculum, enjoy teaching again, and still have plenty of time outside of the classroom to do what you love.Tune in to Real Teacher Talk and listen closely because it’s time to take back your power, finally leave school at 3PM, and enjoy your life!To find out more, visit easyteachingtools.com

Real Teacher Talk Kristen Donegan

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 50 Ratings

Do you feel like you are being pulled in a dozen different directions as an elementary school teacher? Are you constantly overwhelmed because you can’t get caught up? Do you ever get the feeling that no matter how hard you work, you still aren't doing enough for your students or for your family at home?If your answer is yes to any or all of these questions, you need a better way. You simply can't go on like this.Join Kristen Donegan of Easy Teaching Tools and The 3 PM Teacher as she talks about how to make teaching sustainable so you can finally say goodbye to grading papers after-hours and missing out on time with family and friends.While she can't fix the education crisis, each week Kristen will help you work smarter, not harder, have time to focus on the curriculum, enjoy teaching again, and still have plenty of time outside of the classroom to do what you love.Tune in to Real Teacher Talk and listen closely because it’s time to take back your power, finally leave school at 3PM, and enjoy your life!To find out more, visit easyteachingtools.com

    Taking a Break

    Taking a Break

    Hey there. I wanna thank you for being such a loyal listener to The Real Teacher Talk podcast. We're going on a brief hiatus, but I'd still love to connect with you. The best way to do that is over on Instagram at Easy Teaching Tools, our website, EasyTeachingTools.com, or by Email. And the bonus of that is when you sign up, you'll get tips to get organized with your lesson planning by going to EasyTeachingTools.com/LessonPlanningPodI can't wait to continue collaborating on those three differ...

    • 1 min
    How to Get Your Life Back with Sabrena Brooks

    How to Get Your Life Back with Sabrena Brooks

    Are you ready to get your life back?As we look forward to all things 2023, This week we decided to drop back to our very first interview on Real Teacher Talk, I sat down with Sabrena Brooks, a busy teacher and mama to talk about how she balances school with her life and the tools she uses to make it happen.Sabrena Brooks is a mom of two active boys with a baby girl on the way. She is a lover of camping and music, and wife to a special education para-educator by day and chef by night. Her teac...

    • 18 min
    The Sunday Blues

    The Sunday Blues

    Some people call them the Sunday blues. Some people call them the Sunday Scaries. Others just flat-out say, “I am dreading going to work tomorrow.”Whatever you call it, if you’ve had this experience, you aren’t alone! All sorts of people, teachers included, can feel this way on Sunday evenings.Although this feeling is normal, I am passionate about helping teachers enjoy their lives both inside and outside of the classroom! In this episode of Real Teacher Talk, I’m chatting about three simple ...

    • 9 min
    Navigating Student Loan Debt with Meagan Landress McGuire

    Navigating Student Loan Debt with Meagan Landress McGuire

    If the thought of student loan debt makes you want to crawl into a hole and hide, this episode is for you!Student loan debt is overwhelming for anyone, but especially for chronically-underpaid teachers. If you’re in the boat of feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. In this episode of Real Teacher Talk, I sat down with student loan expert, Meagan Landress McGuire to discuss how to get started tackling this daunting topic. We chat about how to navigate between your different loan ...

    • 19 min
    Toxic Teacher Environments

    Toxic Teacher Environments

    Last week we chatted about how to handle it when you’re struggling with one specific coworker or team member.Today, we’re going to go a little bit deeper and discuss what to do if the environment you’re in becomes too toxic. Maybe it’s too much negativity, or maybe your environment is swinging the other way to toxic positivity!Cattiness, bullying, gossiping, and retaliation are the kinds of things I’m referring to in this episode.In this episode of Real Teacher Talk, I’m sharing five tips for...

    • 13 min
    Dealing with Challenging Team Members at School

    Dealing with Challenging Team Members at School

    Do you have a coworker at your school that just really irritates or bothers you? I’m not talking about the coworkers that are outright mean or offensive, but the sort of coworker that just gets under your skin.I bet you have at least one person coming to your mind! We all have them. It can definitely be a challenge working with someone who you struggle to get along with, but many times we have to!In this episode of Real Teacher Talk, I’m sharing six things you can do to help you deal with tho...

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

J-me-jg ,

Kindred Spirits

For 5 years now, I’ve found that Kristen does the best job saying what everyone is scared to say! Bottom line-hours of work on teaching and prepping do NOT make a better teacher. Sabrina’s interview let me know that everyone at Real Teacher talk is a kindred Spirit. Listening every Sunday is so therapeutic while recovering from burnout. I love y’all! Stay present and leave work at work!

Liz McClung ,

Honest Feedback

I have loved reading Kristen Donegan’s blog and using her resources over the years! I love how she stays up to date with her teaching strategies!

GigiCof3 ,

Set Up for Next Year

Wonderful tips!! Now SUMMER!! ☀️🕶

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