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New to education? This podcast brings you advice from educators who have been there, done that. Get classroom management tips, lesson plan ideas, and other life-hacks to help inspire your career.

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New to education? This podcast brings you advice from educators who have been there, done that. Get classroom management tips, lesson plan ideas, and other life-hacks to help inspire your career.

    Mental Health Matters for Aspiring Educators

    Mental Health Matters for Aspiring Educators

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we spoke with KY aspiring educator Larrissa Loyd about how her mental health journey has influenced her passion for teaching, and how it may change the way she approaches her first full-time teaching position. TW: child abuse, suicide.

    • 24 min
    Restorative Justice and Practices in School - Part 2

    Restorative Justice and Practices in School - Part 2

    This is part 2 of 2 in our conversation with 28-year educator Robin McNair about the life-changing power of restorative practices in schools.

    • 16 min
    Restorative Justice and Practices in School - Part 1

    Restorative Justice and Practices in School - Part 1

    Robin McNair, a 28-year educator and Restorative Approaches Coordinator in Maryland, joins the podcast to answer our questions about how restorative practices can change school environments for the better (and for all students). This is part 1 of 2, so stay tuned for the conclusion of our conversation.

    • 25 min
    Educating Students With Disabilities in a Pandemic

    Educating Students With Disabilities in a Pandemic

    April Burch is a paraprofessional currently working in clerical services and co-founder of Cooking Autism, a nonprofit that helps educators offer life skills programs to children with disabilities. As a mother to two sons with special needs herself, she discusses the unique experience of educating students with disabilities during a pandemic.

    • 23 min
    A bigger vision with NEA President Becky Pringle

    A bigger vision with NEA President Becky Pringle

    Becky Pringle, current NEA president, stops by the podcast to talk about her path from science teacher to union leader, and her vision for the NEA -- and public education as a whole.

    • 28 min
    The ESP who's training thousands on implicit bias

    The ESP who's training thousands on implicit bias

    Aneeka Ferrell, a Substitute Coordinator in Washington, has seen a passion of hers take off in a big way in 2020: educators are clamoring for her implicit bias trainings. Aneeka joins the podcast to discuss the importance of recognizing and challenging your biases -- about everything from race, to gender, to disabilities -- for the sake of your students.

    • 31 min

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