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Teachers Need Teachers

Kim Lepre

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Teachers Need Teachers
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Teachers Need Teachers

Kim Lepre

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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!

Latest Episodes

What teachers can do to foster LGBTQ inclusivity in the classroom

New teachers often come into teaching already supporting LGBTQ rights and have good intentions to demonstrate this support but can fall short on implementation. How can they start eradicating cisnormativity and heteronormativity that has been institutionalized for many students? How can they create a safe space that goes beyond rainbow flags and stickers? In part 2 of my interview with Cody Miller, we continue to discuss how to support queer educators in our schools, how to deal with derogatory slurs involving being gay, and how non-English and history teachers can do their part to be LGBTQ allies. Where you can find Cody: Twitter Links mentioned in this episode: Reading the Rainbow Article in Slate Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click hereto find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Li...

39 MIN5 d ago
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What teachers can do to foster LGBTQ inclusivity in the classroom

How to support LGBTQ educators and students in our schools

Even though it's 2019 and it seems like there would be more acceptance and inclusion of the LGBTQ people, there is still a lot of work to do. And while I personally support those in the community, I wanted to know more about how I can do a better job as a teacher. So on Part 1 of my interview with Cody Miller, an assistant professor in New York who gives professional development on these issues, we discuss what has and hasn't improved with schools, how cisgender and hetero educators can support their queer colleagues and students, and how to address those that don’t approve of the LGBTQ community. Where you can find Cody: Twitter Links mentioned in this episode: Importance of being visible Doing what you can Queering critical literacy and numeracy Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click hereto find out how you can...

37 MIN1 w ago
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How to support LGBTQ educators and students in our schools

Teachers drowning in student loan debt can save so much money by doing this

Student loan debt is no joke, and it creates so much anxiety for just about everyone, ESPECIALLY newer teachers. Programs like Teacher Loan Forgiveness promise to help with this burden, but it barely helps to bring down the tens of thousands of dollars in debt that teachers have. And misinformation about the best way to pay back these loans results in teachers losing thousands of dollars. Why doesn't anyone tell us about this? Why is it so complicated. In this second part of my conversation with Travis Hornsby from the Student Loan Planner, we get down to the details, and he goes as far as to crunch some numbers so that you can get a really clear idea of just how much you can save. Where you can find Travis The Student Loan Planner website The Student Loan Planner Podcast More information on what we discussed today Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter You can help make this podcast better! Please click the button below to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most!

38 MIN2 w ago
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Teachers drowning in student loan debt can save so much money by doing this

The best and least expensive way to pay off your student loans

The large majority of new teachers have some form of student loan debt are probably trying to figure out how they’re going to pay it off with their new salary. What if I told you that some of you could pay as little as $100 a month AND have all of your debt taken care of in 10 years? Sounds too good to be true, right? In this episode, Travis Hornsby from the Student Loan Planner tells us not only why we’re entitled to do this but also how we can save tens of thousands of dollars on our debt. Where you can find Travis The Student Loan Planner website The Student Loan Planner Podcast More information on what we discussed today Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter You can help make this podcast better! Please click the button below to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most!

33 MIN3 w ago
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The best and least expensive way to pay off your student loans

What you need to understand about why teens to act the way they do in your classes

Educators that teach teenagers have a unique challenge: their students want the same type of love and praise as before, but now they also want more autonomy. This means that the typical model of teachers setting the rules and students complying becomes more complicated as teenagers begin to question and challenge their teachers. What can new teachers do to ensure that they're respecting the needs of teenagers while still maintaining a positive learning environment? What should they do when their students begin to push back or become defiant? In today's episode, Andy Earle from Talking to Teens and I dive into the core motivations of teenage students so that teachers can frame their thinking and policies in a way that doesn't create more frustration and overwhelm for everyone. Where you can find Andy: Talking to Teens website Talking to Teens podcast Talking to Teens Instagram Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your...

39 MINSEP 16
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What you need to understand about why teens to act the way they do in your classes

How to plan so you're teaching everything you're supposed to

For many new teachers, lesson planning ALONE is a huge source of stress and anxiety. Not only is there a billion other things to do as a teacher, but there's the tiny detail of knowing how and what to plan. Yes, you definitely learned about it and even did some practice lesson plans. But now that you're faced with your own students (and possibly teaching a grade that you weren't prepared for), it's a whole new ballgame. In this episode, I don't tell you how to plan - I explain the mindset and big-picture view of planning an entire year, then down to quarters, units, and daily lessons. You can help make this podcast better! Please click the button below to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most! 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter

24 MINSEP 9
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How to plan so you're teaching everything you're supposed to

How to upgrade your group work strategy

Many teachers have students work in groups on assignments, but there are also quite a few that limit it. They don’t like the potential for chaos and bad behaviors, so for the most part, they avoid it. However, it’s impossible to keep students on-task and in silence for an entire class period. Those students may seem like they're paying attention but are in fact playing the role of a student who’s working. They’re tuning out from the lack of opportunity to talk to their peers. This is where group work also helps! In this episode, I’ll discuss the pros and cons of cooperative learning, as well as my tips for how to make it not only just WORK in your classroom but increases student achievement. You can help make this podcast better! Please CLICK HERE to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most! 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter

28 MINSEP 2
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How to upgrade your group work strategy

Why building strong parent teacher relationships is non-negotiable

One of your strongest and most helpful allies as a teacher are parents. They can rescue you when you need help creating materials for your class, volunteer to help chaperone events, and run fundraisers for your classroom. They can also question your teaching practices, make excuses when their child misbehaves, and go over your head and complain to your administrator. Either way, it's important that you build strong relationships with your students' parents right from the start. But how do you do that? What if you're uncomfortable with or intimidated by them? How should you handle conflicts with them? In this episode, I go over everything I’ve learned about creating positive parent relationships as well as how to deal with issues when parent-teacher conflicts arise. Sign up for Tailor-Ed and receive 3 months FREE! Just use the code TEACHERSNEEDTEACHERS Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click h...

28 MINAUG 26
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Why building strong parent teacher relationships is non-negotiable

Conquering classroom management right from the start

Having a solid classroom management plan is ESSENTIAL for a successful year. No amount of curriculum planning will be effective if you have multiple students disrupting the learning. So now that you have a plan, how do you implement it? What are the possible things that could go wrong, and why do they happen? In Part 2 of this 2-part series, I dive into how to train your students to follow your plan, as well as how to deal with parents when their student misbehaves. Sign up for Tailor-Ed and receive 3 months FREE! Just use the code TEACHERSNEEDTEACHERS 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com...

22 MINAUG 19
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Conquering classroom management right from the start

How to craft an effective classroom management plan

Classroom management is BY FAR every new teacher's biggest struggle. They may have had success when they were borrowing someone else's class during student teaching, but when faced with their own, it can be daunting. Despite the tips and tricks taught in pre-service preparation programs, most new teachers still feel woefully unprepared for dealing with student behaviors. In Part 1 of this 2-part series, I discuss how to get in the right mindset for classroom management, as well as how to craft a solid classroom management plan. Sign up for Tailor-Ed and receive 3 months FREE! Just use the code TEACHERSNEEDTEACHERS Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter

23 MINAUG 12
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How to craft an effective classroom management plan

Latest Episodes

What teachers can do to foster LGBTQ inclusivity in the classroom

New teachers often come into teaching already supporting LGBTQ rights and have good intentions to demonstrate this support but can fall short on implementation. How can they start eradicating cisnormativity and heteronormativity that has been institutionalized for many students? How can they create a safe space that goes beyond rainbow flags and stickers? In part 2 of my interview with Cody Miller, we continue to discuss how to support queer educators in our schools, how to deal with derogatory slurs involving being gay, and how non-English and history teachers can do their part to be LGBTQ allies. Where you can find Cody: Twitter Links mentioned in this episode: Reading the Rainbow Article in Slate Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click hereto find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Li...

39 MIN5 d ago
Comments
What teachers can do to foster LGBTQ inclusivity in the classroom

How to support LGBTQ educators and students in our schools

Even though it's 2019 and it seems like there would be more acceptance and inclusion of the LGBTQ people, there is still a lot of work to do. And while I personally support those in the community, I wanted to know more about how I can do a better job as a teacher. So on Part 1 of my interview with Cody Miller, an assistant professor in New York who gives professional development on these issues, we discuss what has and hasn't improved with schools, how cisgender and hetero educators can support their queer colleagues and students, and how to address those that don’t approve of the LGBTQ community. Where you can find Cody: Twitter Links mentioned in this episode: Importance of being visible Doing what you can Queering critical literacy and numeracy Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click hereto find out how you can...

37 MIN1 w ago
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How to support LGBTQ educators and students in our schools

Teachers drowning in student loan debt can save so much money by doing this

Student loan debt is no joke, and it creates so much anxiety for just about everyone, ESPECIALLY newer teachers. Programs like Teacher Loan Forgiveness promise to help with this burden, but it barely helps to bring down the tens of thousands of dollars in debt that teachers have. And misinformation about the best way to pay back these loans results in teachers losing thousands of dollars. Why doesn't anyone tell us about this? Why is it so complicated. In this second part of my conversation with Travis Hornsby from the Student Loan Planner, we get down to the details, and he goes as far as to crunch some numbers so that you can get a really clear idea of just how much you can save. Where you can find Travis The Student Loan Planner website The Student Loan Planner Podcast More information on what we discussed today Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter You can help make this podcast better! Please click the button below to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most!

38 MIN2 w ago
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Teachers drowning in student loan debt can save so much money by doing this

The best and least expensive way to pay off your student loans

The large majority of new teachers have some form of student loan debt are probably trying to figure out how they’re going to pay it off with their new salary. What if I told you that some of you could pay as little as $100 a month AND have all of your debt taken care of in 10 years? Sounds too good to be true, right? In this episode, Travis Hornsby from the Student Loan Planner tells us not only why we’re entitled to do this but also how we can save tens of thousands of dollars on our debt. Where you can find Travis The Student Loan Planner website The Student Loan Planner Podcast More information on what we discussed today Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter You can help make this podcast better! Please click the button below to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most!

33 MIN3 w ago
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The best and least expensive way to pay off your student loans

What you need to understand about why teens to act the way they do in your classes

Educators that teach teenagers have a unique challenge: their students want the same type of love and praise as before, but now they also want more autonomy. This means that the typical model of teachers setting the rules and students complying becomes more complicated as teenagers begin to question and challenge their teachers. What can new teachers do to ensure that they're respecting the needs of teenagers while still maintaining a positive learning environment? What should they do when their students begin to push back or become defiant? In today's episode, Andy Earle from Talking to Teens and I dive into the core motivations of teenage students so that teachers can frame their thinking and policies in a way that doesn't create more frustration and overwhelm for everyone. Where you can find Andy: Talking to Teens website Talking to Teens podcast Talking to Teens Instagram Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your...

39 MINSEP 16
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What you need to understand about why teens to act the way they do in your classes

How to plan so you're teaching everything you're supposed to

For many new teachers, lesson planning ALONE is a huge source of stress and anxiety. Not only is there a billion other things to do as a teacher, but there's the tiny detail of knowing how and what to plan. Yes, you definitely learned about it and even did some practice lesson plans. But now that you're faced with your own students (and possibly teaching a grade that you weren't prepared for), it's a whole new ballgame. In this episode, I don't tell you how to plan - I explain the mindset and big-picture view of planning an entire year, then down to quarters, units, and daily lessons. You can help make this podcast better! Please click the button below to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most! 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter

24 MINSEP 9
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How to plan so you're teaching everything you're supposed to

How to upgrade your group work strategy

Many teachers have students work in groups on assignments, but there are also quite a few that limit it. They don’t like the potential for chaos and bad behaviors, so for the most part, they avoid it. However, it’s impossible to keep students on-task and in silence for an entire class period. Those students may seem like they're paying attention but are in fact playing the role of a student who’s working. They’re tuning out from the lack of opportunity to talk to their peers. This is where group work also helps! In this episode, I’ll discuss the pros and cons of cooperative learning, as well as my tips for how to make it not only just WORK in your classroom but increases student achievement. You can help make this podcast better! Please CLICK HERE to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most! 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter

28 MINSEP 2
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How to upgrade your group work strategy

Why building strong parent teacher relationships is non-negotiable

One of your strongest and most helpful allies as a teacher are parents. They can rescue you when you need help creating materials for your class, volunteer to help chaperone events, and run fundraisers for your classroom. They can also question your teaching practices, make excuses when their child misbehaves, and go over your head and complain to your administrator. Either way, it's important that you build strong relationships with your students' parents right from the start. But how do you do that? What if you're uncomfortable with or intimidated by them? How should you handle conflicts with them? In this episode, I go over everything I’ve learned about creating positive parent relationships as well as how to deal with issues when parent-teacher conflicts arise. Sign up for Tailor-Ed and receive 3 months FREE! Just use the code TEACHERSNEEDTEACHERS Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click h...

28 MINAUG 26
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Why building strong parent teacher relationships is non-negotiable

Conquering classroom management right from the start

Having a solid classroom management plan is ESSENTIAL for a successful year. No amount of curriculum planning will be effective if you have multiple students disrupting the learning. So now that you have a plan, how do you implement it? What are the possible things that could go wrong, and why do they happen? In Part 2 of this 2-part series, I dive into how to train your students to follow your plan, as well as how to deal with parents when their student misbehaves. Sign up for Tailor-Ed and receive 3 months FREE! Just use the code TEACHERSNEEDTEACHERS 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 how 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com...

22 MINAUG 19
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Conquering classroom management right from the start

How to craft an effective classroom management plan

Classroom management is BY FAR every new teacher's biggest struggle. They may have had success when they were borrowing someone else's class during student teaching, but when faced with their own, it can be daunting. Despite the tips and tricks taught in pre-service preparation programs, most new teachers still feel woefully unprepared for dealing with student behaviors. In Part 1 of this 2-part series, I discuss how to get in the right mindset for classroom management, as well as how to craft a solid classroom management plan. Sign up for Tailor-Ed and receive 3 months FREE! Just use the code TEACHERSNEEDTEACHERS Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! 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 atkim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe toApple Podcasts,Google Play Music, orStitcher Join myFacebook Groupwhere I occasionally podcast live Message me throughInstagramorTwitter

23 MINAUG 12
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How to craft an effective classroom management plan