146 episodes

Teachers Need Teachers is the podcast for struggling teachers, whether you're new or a seasoned veteran. It's inspired by the questions and frustrations that teachers are expressing 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 the craziness of teaching while maintaining your sanity AND personal life!

Teachers Need Teachers Kim Lepre

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 106 Ratings

Teachers Need Teachers is the podcast for struggling teachers, whether you're new or a seasoned veteran. It's inspired by the questions and frustrations that teachers are expressing 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 the craziness of teaching while maintaining your sanity AND personal life!

    Ep 142 Navigating School Politics

    Ep 142 Navigating School Politics

    Learn how teachers can navigate school politics and prioritize student learning.  Just one of the many things teachers need to understand!

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    Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com

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    • 19 min
    Candidly Kim - The Point of Lesson Plans

    Candidly Kim - The Point of Lesson Plans

    Let's get real about lesson plans and whether or not they're worth it!

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    • 12 min
    Ep 141 End-of-the year hacks for less stress

    Ep 141 End-of-the year hacks for less stress

    Teachers, feeling the end-of-year crunch? This episode offers practical tips to not only survive but thrive during the final stretch. Learn how to prepare for what's expected (testing, celebrations), keep yourself calm and collected, and manage a restless classroom. You'll leave with actionable strategies to conquer the last 3 months and head into summer break feeling accomplished and ready to recharge.

    Episode 137 The Best Way to Ensure a Smooth Substitute Day
    Episode 119 End-of-the-year Prep for Teachers

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    • 19 min
    Candidly Kim - Master Schedule Time

    Candidly Kim - Master Schedule Time

    In this episode, we're diving into the nerve-wracking world of master schedule time in schools. It's that crucial period where teachers' assignments, prep periods, and uncertainties about the next academic year are all laid out in those sprawling spreadsheets. Now, for educators facing non-renewal, let me tell you, the stress is real. But don't worry, because I've got your back. I'll guide you through your rights and potential paths forward. Whether it's securing permanent status or advocating for those preferred assignments, I've got some strategies up my sleeve to help you navigate the murky waters of school bureaucracy. And hey, if non-renewal is on the horizon, I've got some tips for broadening your job search and gathering those crucial references. So, tune in and let's make sure you're prepared for whatever the master schedule throws your way.

    Episode 121: Non-renewal notices for teachers and what it means

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    • 15 min
    Ep 140 How I Transformed Teaching Stress into Success

    Ep 140 How I Transformed Teaching Stress into Success

    Are you tired of the frustration that comes with delivering crucial lessons only to find students missing or failing to grasp the material? Join me as I explore a transformative solution that has revolutionized teaching for many educators, including myself.

    What's that solution? The Modern Classroom Project model!

    In this episode, I share insights into how eliminating traditional lectures has not only changed how my students learn but has also positively impacted my mental well-being. Discover effective classroom management strategies, innovative lesson planning techniques, and the remarkable results achieved through this paradigm shift.

    If you're ready to move past the frustration of students missing key lessons and unlock a new path to student success, subscribe to this podcast for more educational content.

    👉🏼 Missed my previous episodes about the Modern Classroom Project?
    Ep 128 How to realistically reach 99% of your studentsEp 129 This one shift could make you a better teacherEp 139 ONE Simple Shift in Teaching Saved Me!👉🏼 Want to take a free course to learn more about the Modern Classroom Project? https://www.modernclassrooms.org/sign-up

    👉🏼 Join their Facebook Group for community and support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernclassrooms


    Still figuring out lesson planning? Grab my free Lesson Planning Guide here 👉🏼https://teachersneedteachers.com/lessonplan

    I have a new YouTube channel! Join me over there and subscribe!

    Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com

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    Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or StitcherJoin my Facebook GroupMessage me through InstagramTimestamps:

    00:00 Intro
    02:22 Reframing teaching
    04:15 Rethinking assessment
    07:25 Streamlining lesson planning
    10:07 Video creation
    14:37 Classroom logistics
    19:36 Classroom management
    21:39 Results
    27:29 Should you try this?
    30:04 It's not too late

    • 30 min
    Ep 139 ONE Simple Shift in Teaching Saved Me!

    Ep 139 ONE Simple Shift in Teaching Saved Me!

    In this episode, I spill the beans on how a game-changing shift in my teaching approach not only made my life easier but saved my career in the process! If you're tired of the teacher nightmares we all dread, this one's for you. Get ready to revolutionize your teaching journey!

    Check out my interview with Kareem Farah, co-founder of the Modern Classroom Project: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/ep-128-how-to-realistically-reach-99-of-your-students--55987156

    Learn more about the Modern Classroom Project and its incredible impact: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/ep-129-this-one-shift-could-make-you-a-better-teacher--56042223

    Still figuring out lesson planning? Grab my free Lesson Planning Guide here 👉🏼https://teachersneedteachers.com/lessonplan

    I have a new YouTube channel! Join me over there and subscribe!

    Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com

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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

jessie___91 ,

Great for new teachers!

I begin my new teaching job this July and the tips from Kim are amazing. She talks about it all (the good, the bad, and the ugly). I love the realness of her podcast and the tips to maintain our mental and emotional and physical health as teachers.

norrrtt ,

Not half bad BUT…

I wish diversity, access, and equity were explicitly addressed a little more in this podcast. I’m a new teacher and while all of the information is great, it could be pushed further by addressing these aspects, incorporating the accompanying, cognitive and neuroscience, and increasingly interweaving anti-racist and anti-bias practices. This would make it more relevant for myself and the many other listeners who teach very diverse populations of students!

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.

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