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Four teaching friends from across the country who've discovered that if you don't laugh you cry, and lose sight of your "why." Pour yourself a cup of coffee...or a glass of wine and join us as we talk shop, trash, and mull over our teaching lives. We promise, you'll laugh!

We Teach So Hard! Tracy, Kathie, Deann & Retta

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Four teaching friends from across the country who've discovered that if you don't laugh you cry, and lose sight of your "why." Pour yourself a cup of coffee...or a glass of wine and join us as we talk shop, trash, and mull over our teaching lives. We promise, you'll laugh!

    Episode 80 Teacher Summer Read Series: Becoming by Michelle Obama

    Episode 80 Teacher Summer Read Series: Becoming by Michelle Obama

    All of us at We Teach So Hard felt like we needed an uplifting read, and listeners...THIS book inspired us! By the end of  Michelle Obama´s memoir, Becoming, we felt like we had just had a fabulous glass of wine and some girl time with the former first lady.  In this episode, we unpack our thoughts about her memoir, share how her story inspired us, and reveal our own sordid (just kidding) connections to her life story. If you´re looking for a great summer read, this book and podcast episode is just for you!

    Like what you hear? Be sure to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weteachsohardpodcast/

    Or visit us at...

    Tracy @ http://www.mossyoakmusings.com/

    Kathie @ https://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com

    Deann @ https://socrateslantern.com/

    Retta @ https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/

    Image Credit: Jennifer Ward

    “The Show Must Be Go” Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 Licensed https://creativecommons.org/license/by3.0

    • 32 min
    Episode 79 Tech Apps, Websites and Resources for Your Virtual Classroom

    Episode 79 Tech Apps, Websites and Resources for Your Virtual Classroom

    When you have to learn a lot in a short amount of time, it´s not unusual to feel overwhelmed. In fact, we´ve grown to expect those emotions! In this episode, we discuss apps, websites and online resources that we found when teaching in our virtual classrooms this spring. We unpack ideas for how to best use them and share what worked and what didn´t. If you´re worried about this fall and the possibility of teaching remotely again, this episode is just for YOU! BE SURE TO check out the links below. Many are mentioned in this episode!

    Like what you hear? Be sure to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weteachsohardpodcast/

    Or visit us at...

    Tracy @ http://www.mossyoakmusings.com/

    Kathie @ https://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com

    Deann @ https://socrateslantern.com/

    Retta @ https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/



    https://www.weareteachers.com/best-free-apps-for-students/

    https://www.proprofs.com/games/

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/star-walk-2-guide-to-sky-day/id892279069

    http://gws.ala.org/level/appropriate-middle-school-aged-youth

    https://rome.mrdonn.org/

    https://learn.concord.org/

    https://okgosandbox.org/

    https://www.icivics.org/

    Image Credit: Jennifer Ward

    “The Show Must Be Go” Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 Licensed https://creativecommons.org/license/by3.0

    • 33 min
    Episode 78 Teacher Summer Read Series: UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

    Episode 78 Teacher Summer Read Series: UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

    Our first book in our summer read series, Untamed is the perfect avenue for self-reflection. Most have us have been in our own little physical cages over the last 3 months of shelter-in-place, but what about those metaphorical cages we find ourselves in? In this episode, we explore Doyle´s book from the teacher´s perspective. We know all too well about societal cages. And because we would not be true to ourselves if we didn´t explore some yummy recipes to accompany this summer read, we´ve included some INCREDIBLE food and cocktail recommendations to help you explore what it means to be UNTAMED! Think like a cheetah and give us a listen. Then make sure to check out our blog posts below where we´ve shared the recipes and resources. RAWR!

    Like what you hear? Be sure to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weteachsohardpodcast/

    Or visit us at...

    Tracy @ http://www.mossyoakmusings.com/

    Kathie @ https://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com

    Deann @ https://socrateslantern.com/

    Retta @ https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/

    Image Credit: Jennifer Ward

    “The Show Must Be Go” Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 Licensed https://creativecommons.org/license/by3.0

    • 38 min
    Episode 76 Looking Ahead to the Unknown: Making Connections in the New Digital School Year

    Episode 76 Looking Ahead to the Unknown: Making Connections in the New Digital School Year

    We know, we know. It feels like you just ended your school year...or maybe you have! But with all the uncertainty, we are already thinking ahead to the new school year. Will we be teaching remotely? Will we be back in our classrooms? Or, will we be teaching in a hybrid situation? No matter what, we will be making connections with a new classroom of students. This episode is about how to make those important connections...DIGITALLY. You do not want to miss this episode of We Teach So Hard!

    Like what you hear? Be sure to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weteachsohardpodcast/

    Or visit us at...

    Tracy @ http://www.mossyoakmusings.com/

    Kathie @ https://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com

    Deann @ https://socrateslantern.com/

    Retta @ https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/

    Image Credit: Jennifer Ward

    “The Show Must Be Go” Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 Licensed https://creativecommons.org/license/by3.0

    • 34 min
    Episode 75 Organizing Your Virtual Classroom for the EOY

    Episode 75 Organizing Your Virtual Classroom for the EOY

    Normally, you'd be breaking down your classroom, cleaning off shelves, recycling your piles of paper, and taking bulletin boards down. But in our virtual classroom, how do we close up for the end of the school year? CAREFULLY! If we want to face the possibility that we might be virtual at the start of the school year, how we close up our digital world now could make a big difference. Don't suffer from PANDEMIC PANIC! We all did this March, but we sure don't want to have to teach that way again in the fall! This episode outlines some Google tips and steps that you can take to close down, archive or organize your digital life so that you're read for next school year, come what may! You need to give this a lesson because you've been teaching TOO hard!

    Like what you hear? Be sure to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weteachsohardpodcast/

    Or visit us at...

    Tracy @ http://www.mossyoakmusings.com/

    Kathie @ https://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com

    Deann @ https://socrateslantern.com/

    Retta @ https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/

    Image Credit: Jennifer Ward

    “The Show Must Be Go” Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 Licensed https://creativecommons.org/license/by3.0

    • 34 min
    Episode 74 Saying Goodbye In Your Virtual Classroom

    Episode 74 Saying Goodbye In Your Virtual Classroom

    You don't teach sooooo hard...you've been teaching TOOOOO hard! We Teach So Hard is back with a new podcast episode about saying goodbye to your students in a virtual classroom. This episode is chocked full of ideas for celebrating your students' success with goodbye and gift ideas. With school districts and state governments limiting the type of contact we can have with our students, these ideas are sure to fill that huge void, just a little bit. Give this episode a listen. We promise you won't be disappointed!

    Like what you hear? Be sure to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weteachsohardpodcast/

    Or visit us at...

    Tracy @ http://www.mossyoakmusings.com/

    Kathie @ https://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com

    Deann @ https://socrateslantern.com/

    Retta @ https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/

    Image Credit: Jennifer Ward

    “The Show Must Be Go” Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 Licensed https://creativecommons.org/license/by3.0

    • 31 min

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