100 episodes

Teachers Need Teachers is the podcast for new and beginning teachers. It's inspired by the questions beginning teachers are asking around the web, plus the questions that you didn’t know you should ask! I'll help you clear the confusion and figure out what to focus on so that you’ll have the most positive impact in your classrooms without losing your freaking mind.

I want to help you navigate through those crazy first years of teaching while maintaining your sanity AND personal life!

Teachers Need Teachers Kim Lepre

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 99 Ratings

Teachers Need Teachers is the podcast for new and beginning teachers. It's inspired by the questions beginning teachers are asking around the web, plus the questions that you didn’t know you should ask! I'll help you clear the confusion and figure out what to focus on so that you’ll have the most positive impact in your classrooms without losing your freaking mind.

I want to help you navigate through those crazy first years of teaching while maintaining your sanity AND personal life!

    How to help SPED students and teachers during distance learning

    How to help SPED students and teachers during distance learning

    The pandemic and distance learning have been difficult for both teachers and students, but especially our special education students. In this episode, I talk to Brandie Rosen and we discuss how teachers can support our SPED students online as well as how to simplify the IEP process.
    How to reach Brandie:
    https://iepsuntangled.com/
    https://brandierosenconsulting.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/teachers_love_learning/
    https://www.pinterest.com/brandierosenconsulting/
    https://www.facebook.com/teachertrainingandsupport/
     
    Check out my new YouTube Channel! Your Own Damn Way
    Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com
    Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group Message me through Instagram or Twitter

    • 40 min
    I'm Back! Updates On Teaching The Future Of This Podcast

    I'm Back! Updates On Teaching The Future Of This Podcast

    It's been months since my last episode, but I'm back. In today's episode, I discuss where I've been, my thoughts and experiences on distance learning, and the future of the podcast.
    Check out my new YouTube Channel! Your Own Damn Way
    Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com
    Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group Message me through Instagram or Twitter

    • 25 min
    Actionable strategies for new special education teachers

    Actionable strategies for new special education teachers

    Being a new teacher is difficult for everyone, but SPED teachers have a unique set of challenges that most of us gen ed teachers never realize. Part teacher, part curriculum writer, and part parent liaison (among other things), SPED teachers wear many hats. In this episode, Brandie Rosen and I discuss not only the challenges but how to attack these without losing your mind.  
    How to reach Brandie: Her website Instagram Facebook Grab your free resources: SPED classroom toolkit: https://brandierosenconsulting.activehosted.com/f/50 IEP agenda for teachers: https://brandierosenconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IEPAgendaTeachers.pdf Brandie's resources: https://brandierosenconsulting.com/resources-teachers/   Check out my new YouTube Channel! Your Own Damn Way
    Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com
    Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

    • 41 min
    TnT 97 How gen ed teachers can support SPED students

    TnT 97 How gen ed teachers can support SPED students

    We will all have special ed, or SPED students at some point in our classrooms, and we often feel lost in terms of how to support them. New teachers especially struggle since they struggle to know things like accommodations and IEPs. So I brought on special education expert, Brandie Rosen, and we discussed all things SPED. 
      Check out my new YouTube Channel! Your Own Damn Way Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com
    Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group Message me through Instagram or Twitter

    • 35 min
    How to create a self-running classroom using a classroom economy

    How to create a self-running classroom using a classroom economy

    As a new teacher, can you imagine how awesome it would be if your classroom basically ran itself so that you could focus on small group and individual instruction? There are obviously a ton of ways to get a classroom to run smoothly and to keep students engaged, but what if you could do it while teaching them about personal and fiscal responsibility? In this episode, Thom Gibson describes just how he accomplishes this through a system he tweaked and innovated over the years and that he keeps on perfecting.
    Sign up for Thom's course at https://teachersneedteachers.com/economy
    Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question!
    Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more!
    Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com
    Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

    • 33 min
    How new teachers can invest in their future now and have big wins in retirement

    How new teachers can invest in their future now and have big wins in retirement

    In the last episode, we discuss how to pay off debt and save for an emergency fund, as well as the need for a budget, and today we discuss our financial future - which can be difficult for some to consider when they’ve got another 30 years of teaching to go! But it’s so important that we start early because when it comes to retirement savings, time is your friend! So Rob discusses how to plan so that you can have the lifestyle you want when you retire, how you can retire earlier than planned, and how the financial independence movement that’s taking storm can benefit you. 
    Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG The Simple StartUp: A Beginner’s Guide To Starting Your Own Business  ChooseFI K-12 Financial Literacy Curriculum  Rob's TpT store  Pinterest  Rob's new blog (coming Feb 2020)  Recommended Podcasts for learning how to manage your money:
    ChooseFI Afford Anything Stacking Benjamins Teach and Retire Rich (teacher-specific) One Million Apples (teacher-specific) Facebook Group
    ChooseFI Educators - has lots of great financial tips for teachers who are looking to improve their financial situation as well as a community for encouragement!
    Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question!
    Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more!
    Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com
    Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

mnicholas18 ,

Excellent New Teacher Support

As soon as I saw “for new and beginning teachers” I was drawn to this podcast simply to have all of the different questions I might come across answered. My biggest struggle right now, like every other new teacher, is classroom management, so the tips and whole segments regarding different strategies to use helps tremendously. In particular, the simplification of how to start using these strategies for first year teachers was really memorable and helpful as it can be daunting to start a complex system off the bat while trying to juggle everything else that comes with acclimating to teaching. Hearing from educators who have implemented such systems and have worked and talked with teachers in other schools who have tried it and made modifications is also tremendously helpful. It is one thing to hear, from a research standpoint, about what to do- but the difference is made when hearing personal stories and experiences, from troubleshooting and changing things, to how to engage students who are not motivated even with a system that is meant to draw everyone in. In particular, it really resonated with me when it was mentioned that there are times that a few students will still not be as engaged, no matter what the teacher does- it is not the teacher’s fault, but it just supported the belief that there will be times that you can do everything “right” and still have struggles with getting 100% commitment. This podcast is truly relatable and helpful, and gives advice and strategies by empowering teachers to try new things, instead of motivating through guilt for needing help.

Beachbumm0731 ,

Thank you Kim!

I am listening through all the episodes and this has provided some of the best advice and feedback I’ve ever received! I am in my second year out of college and working as a long term sub. The episodes about interviewing have been especially helpful as I search for a permanent position. I am so thankful for the advice and suggestions from such a wise and dedicated teacher. Thank you again Kim!

mskerrygraham ,

Veteran teachers: this is for us, too

Despite this being my tenth year in the classroom, I find so much value in this podcast designed for beginning teachers. We’re always learning, right? This podcast helps us ensure that happens.

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