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Growth Spurts, Success Cycle, and Inspiring Young Writers With Shannon Anderson
In this episode award winning author, national speaker, and former educator of 25 years shares wisdom on creating a growth mindset with our students, different strategies that we can use to help our students become more resilient, ways to create a classroom full of thriving writers and so much more.
1. Empower students with the knowledge that our brain is growing as we learn the things that we want to know.
2. Let students know they might not know or be good at something because of a lack of exposure, background knowledge, or experience with it.
3. Give students the tools to know how their brain works.
4. Success Cycle - you try something and you fail, look at the failure and learn from it, then you change and improve something.
5. If you’re not learning from the mistakes then you’re not growing
6. Celebrate our Failures - you tried and the mistakes help us learn even better.
7. Teach students that mistakes are "Growth spurts".
8. Be conscious of praise - praise effort over results.
9. Students feed off of our energy.
10. Provide real life writing experiences.
11. Give students a purpose and an authentic audience.
12. Recruit an audience for your students to share their writing with.
13. Make your students feel like real author and that it is a meaningful communication with the world gets them fired up .
14. Bring in guest experts into the classroom to see that what they are learning in the classroom are used in real life as well.
15. Create a list for your day - Identify the four or five most important things
16. Jot down your ideas.
17. Eke Guy - Purpose for living - what your good at, what you love to do, what the world needs, and what you can be valued for - find the intersection of those four these four things to help find your purpose.
Connect with Shannon at: www.shannonisteaching.com
Shannon's Bio: SHANNON ANDERSON IS AN AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR AND NATIONAL SPEAKER. SHE TAUGHT FOR 25 YEARS, FROM FIRST GRADE THROUGH COLLEGE LEVEL AND WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 10 TEACHERS WHO "AWED AND INSPIRED" THE TODAY SHOW IN 2019. SHANNON LOVES DOING AUTHOR VISITS, PROVIDING PD FOR TEACHERS, MENTORING ASPIRING WRITERS, AND KEYNOTING AT EVENTS. HER BOOK I LOVE STRAWBERRIES WAS NAMED THE TOP RATED 2022 PICTURE BOOK BY GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAGAZINE.
An Important Skill To Teach Our Students
There are an endless amount of things that we should be teaching our students. However, one of the most important skills that we should be teaching them that often gets neglected is how to be more confident. Having confidence in oneself and their abilities is vital in all that we do. In this episode I discuss one specific skill that I've learned from a major league baseball sports psychologist. This skill is taught to pro athletes and is something that we should be talking about with students of every age.
5 Lessons On Bringing More Joy, Fulfillment, and Creating Stronger Connections in the School Day
This episode dives into ways that you can bring more joy, fulfillment, and create stronger connections in the classroom. I share 5 lessons that I've learned from recent guests on the show to tap into all of these. You will walk away from this episode with five simple reminders that will be guaranteed to give you a better day and will also make those around you have a better day as well!
Awe, Wonder, and Appreciation
Every day is filled with awe and wonder. However, when we experience something over and over again it loses some of its magic. This episode is a small reminder that a friend gave me to always take time to see the awe and wonder that is around you!
Lainie Rowell: Evolving with Gratitude https://www.amazon.com/Evolving-Gratitude-Practices-Communities-Difference-ebook/dp/B0B2KQ88GV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=237A4RUV8FBQ0&keywords=evolving+with+gratitude&qid=1669163779&sprefix=evolving+with+gratitude%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-1
Family, Heroes, and Lessons Learned From Winning Olympic Gold with Liz, Nancy, and Gwen Jorgensen
In this episode I am joined by an Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen and her mother and sister, Nancy and Liz Jorgensen. In this episode we discuss Gwen’s amazing journey to Olympic Gold and lessons learned that we can share with our students.
Some of the topics discussed:
1. Find the right group of people that can help you.
2. People that believe in you.
3. Stick with it and learn lessons along the way
4. Give students permission to find what they love to do
5. Provide balance
6. Consistency over intensity - if you do it everyday, you will learn everyday.
7. Surround yourself with people who can give you feedback
9. Process goals over
10. Build a culture of feedback. Never attach your feedback to a grade
11. Feedback safe and neutral - every criticism gets 3 compliments
12. Show them what they do well - give them the power, control, and language
13. Teach students how to be their own critics
14. Give students the opportunity to reflect on others and themselves.
15. Failure is part of the process
16. You sometimes have talents that you don’t even know exist and learn to listen
17. You can change the trajectory of a kids life when you share with them a talent that you see in them
18. The student’s don’t know what they don’t know.
19. Give students opportunities to lead
20. Process goals helped persevere through failures
21. Control the process
22. Set up concrete practice, rehearse
23. Give permission to do what they love
24. Make positive connections
25. Make incremental progress
26. Delayed gratification - did what was hard over and over again
Book on Amazon: Gwen Jorgensen: USA's First Olympic Gold Medal Triathlete
Signed copies: https://www.booksco.com/signed-copy-gwen-jorgensen
Free educator guide: https://download.m-m-sports.com/extras/GwenJorgensen/Teacher_Guide.pdf
For author visits, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Websites: lizjorgensen.weebly.com and nancyjorgensen.weebly.com
Our family story: Go: Gwen, Go: A Family's Journey to Olympic Gold
Elizabeth’s teaching book: Hacking Student Learning Habits
Nancy’s choral education book: Things They Never Taught You in Choral Methods
On Twitter: @LyzaJo and @NancyJorgensen
One Way to Have a Better School Day
This episode gives you a key to unlocking a better school day.
Amazing host with interesting guests!
I listen to a ton of podcasts and this one is in high rotation!
Every day is your championship day
Wow, what an awesome podcast by Brian Martin. Each and every episode brings a positive message and it is so clear just how much he truly loves and enjoys being an educator and making a difference in the life of kids!!
Be here now
The podcast is great. We all need to be reminded from time to time just how good life is. I must admit I am Brian’s uncle so am somewhat biased but I can say with all honesty that Brian is the real deal and always has been. Brian, keep up the great work and peace be with you.
We all love you and are very proud of the man you have become.
Keep on keeping on,