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What’s better than a good story? A story with a message! Join Brent and a different guest each episode as they share a story or two from their experiences in education, along with the lessons they've learned that have helped them grow as educators. So pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy as Brent sits down with other teachers and administrators to share some entertaining and inspirational stories of growth.

Teaching Tales w/ Brent Coley Brent Coley

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    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

What’s better than a good story? A story with a message! Join Brent and a different guest each episode as they share a story or two from their experiences in education, along with the lessons they've learned that have helped them grow as educators. So pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy as Brent sits down with other teachers and administrators to share some entertaining and inspirational stories of growth.

    E79: John Eick & Lessons Learned From Distance Learning (So Far)

    E79: John Eick & Lessons Learned From Distance Learning (So Far)

    John is a passionate educator doing amazing things as the Executive Director of Westlake Charter School in Sacramento, California. In this broadcast, released on both Teaching Tales and the Learn with John Eick Podcast, John and Brent swap stories and lessons learned after one month of distance learning.

    • 35 min
    E78: Dr. Ed Tse & Fostering Creativity

    E78: Dr. Ed Tse & Fostering Creativity

    Dr. Ed is the Vice President of Strategy and Content and co-owner of NUITEQ. As a professional and parent, he is deeply concerned about how we can make education relevant for careers that don’t yet exist. In this episode, he chats with Brent about the importance of fostering creativity in students and their teachers.

    • 37 min
    E77: Solomon Petchers & Writing a Book for Kids

    E77: Solomon Petchers & Writing a Book for Kids

    Solomon is a veteran educator with more than 20 years classroom experience currently teaching middle school in Southern California. He is also the author of two books for children and young adults, A Ghost in the Attic and Feasters: An Apocalyptic Tale. If you've ever dreamed of writing a book for kids, this episode is for you as Solomon shares the journey he has taken to write and self-publish his two books. You can learn more about Solomon at SolomonPetchers.com.

    • 24 min
    E76: Jill Coley & How to Better Serve Students in Foster Care

    E76: Jill Coley & How to Better Serve Students in Foster Care

    Along with his dad and daughter, Brent's amazing wife becomes the third member of the family to be a guest on Teaching Tales. Jill has worked in the field of social work for 25 years and is currently the Chief of Child and Family Programs at International Christian Adoptions, a foster care and adoption agency in Southern California. In this episode, Jill shares valuable information and tips on how all educators, regardless of role, can better serve foster students in their classrooms and schools.

    • 30 min
    E75: Todd Schmidt & The Importance of Self Care

    E75: Todd Schmidt & The Importance of Self Care

    Todd is in his eighth year as an elementary principal in Southern California. Before moving into administration, he spent 13 years as a classroom teacher and two as an assistant principal. Todd is an active member of the educational community, sharing his wisdom, experiences, and resources on Twitter and through his blog. In this broadcast, Todd and Brent chat about self care, both why it's important and practical ways to make it happen.

    • 32 min
    E74: Amber Teamann & Leading with Appreciation

    E74: Amber Teamann & Leading with Appreciation

    Amber is the proud principal of Whitt Elementary in Wylie ISD in Wylie, Texas. She has co-created a space on Facebook for principals, by principals, that shares staff appreciation and motivation ideas, tips, and tricks to ensure the well being of a campus staff. Amber is also the co-author of Lead With Appreciation, a book filled with practical strategies to revolutionize campus culture. In this episode, Amber and Brent share stories about the importance of expressing appreciation to those we serve.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

@jmartinez727 ,

Teaching Tales Rocks

Brent's podcast is excellent. He always does a great job telling stories and interviewing others as they share their stories. I get so much out of his podcast! Teaching Tales influences my thinking, my leadership, and how I relate with those around me. Keep up the good work Brent. Thank you!

T-Bed ,

A Must Listen for Educators

Brent is a pro at both being a principal and creating powerful podcasts. His guests are experts in the field and the shows are always engaging. I am always inspired to be a better teacher after listening to Teaching Tales. Subscribe!

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Great Podcast for Educators!

Brent does a great job drawing unique and valuable insights from the educators he engages on his podcast. This is a great way for listeners to gain from their experiences. Subscribe and you've got some powerful professional learning you can have on the go.

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