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Most new teachers don't make it past the five year mark, and its easy to understand why. Teachers are stressed from budget cuts, testings, discipline problems, parents, poor adminstrators, etc. This show is designed to encourage teachers and to provide useful tools to help them succeed.

Most new teachers don't make it past the five year mark, and its easy to understand why. Teachers are stressed from budget cuts, testings, discipline problems, parents, poor adminstrators, etc. This show is designed to encourage teachers and to provide useful tools to help them succeed.
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Most new teachers don't make it past the five year mark, and its easy to understand why. Teachers are stressed from budget cuts, testings, discipline problems, parents, poor adminstrators, etc. This show is designed to encourage teachers and to provide useful tools to help them succeed.

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Episodes

When Is It Time to Quit Teaching?

5/29/2017
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School's out for summer and so is the Teachers Lounge podcast! After countless hours of episodes about education and teaching, Bryan is moving on to other things. Bryan discusses this life lesson and more in the final episode of this long running series. He also reads "When Is It Time to Quit Teaching" by former guest Vicki Davis. The full article can be found at http://www.coolcatteacher.com/when-is-it-time-to-quit-teaching/ Ending something we enjoy is a decision we face several times...

Duration:00:15:45

The Power of Influence-Part Two

5/22/2017
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Bryan continues his conversation with former Georgia Teacher of the Year Emily Jennette. She is an educator who has a passion for making a difference in the lives of her students and fellow educators. Emily shares what has worked well for her in dealing with parents, the process of becoming a Teacher of the Year, and helpful advice to struggling teachers. Please share your thoughts in the comment section or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160. Help Keep the Show Going By Sharing This...

Duration:00:23:21

The Power of Influence

5/15/2017
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The Teachers Lounge is proud to have a Teacher of the Year join us for this episode. Emily Jennette is a teacher who has a passion for making a difference in the lives of her students and fellow educators. On this program, Emily discusses her history about why she became a teacher and some strategies that worked in her classroom. Also Emily offers encouragement/insights to her fellow teachers who truly want to make a difference. Please share your thoughts in the comment section or call...

Duration:00:22:12

Tales From The Teachers Lounge

5/8/2017
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Joining us in the Lounge today is Robert Wilder, author of 'Tales From The Teachers Lounge' a series of irreverent, wickedly observant essays about what it really means to be a teacher today. Leaving a lucrative advertising career in New York, he got a job as a teacher at a Santa Fe alternative school—and never looked back. Now he brings his unique perspective—as a teacher, parent, and former student—to a series of laugh-out-loud essays that show teaching at its most absurd...and most...

Duration:00:20:34

Getting At The Heart of Teaching

5/1/2017
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"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" -Aristole In the teaching profession, things will come and go. However, relationships with our students will always be what matters. Twenty six year teacher Lisa Lee gives an emotional talk about making a difference in children's lives as teachers and teaches us that if we reach the inner core first, the common core is more easily taught. To view the full video of this talk, visit...

Duration:00:15:56

From Fighters to Writers-Part Two

4/24/2017
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This is part two of my interview with Erin Gruwell. Erin is a teacher known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them It is the basis of the movie Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank. She also has written an autobiographical account of her experiences, entitled Teach with Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from the Freedom...

Duration:00:20:28

From Fighters to Writers-Part One

4/17/2017
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Joining us for this special two part interview is Erin Gruwell. Her teaching story was made into a book, then a movie! By fostering an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, she transformed her students’ lives, most of whom were seen as "unteachable". She encouraged them to rethink rigid beliefs about themselves and others, to reconsider daily decisions, and to re-chart their futures. With Erin's steadfast support, her students shattered stereotypes to become critical...

Duration:00:20:28

Stop Comparing Your Life. Start Living It by Joshua Becker

4/10/2017
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Joshua Becker and his family's story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands. BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with...

Duration:00:17:11

Smart Kids in Bad Schools-Part Two

4/3/2017
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"Almost half a trillion dollars is spent on K-12 education each year and look at the results. One out of every four American children reads below grade level. One out of every three high school students do not graduate." Why does this continue to be a problem? Public schools are struggling greatly and politicians are consulted over teachers. What are some solutions to fix America's school system? Join teacher and author Brian Crosby of Smart Kids in Bad Schools on The Teachers...

Duration:00:20:10

Smart Kids in Bad Schools-Part One

3/27/2017
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In Smart Kids, Bad Schools, award-winning author and educator Brian Crosby (@BrianFCrosby)draws on his twenty years as a high school English teacher to offer a candid appraisal of why our schools are failing and what we must do to save them. Crosby’s no-holds-barred critique of the broken education system leaves no stone unturned: he is unapologetic and uncompromising in his exposé of how teachers, administrators, unions, and parents all play a part in this national tragedy. Please share...

Duration:00:19:48

Shut Up And Let Me Teach!

3/20/2017
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Educators know all too well that there are a few things that are inevitable, death, taxes, and high stakes testing! What you may not be aware of is the effect it has on students and great teachers, those who stay at work late, not because they didn’t get the mountains of paperwork, intervention plans, and data analysis done during the day, not because they are unorganized poor managers of time, but because it’s the only time they have to do what they were actually hired to do, build...

Duration:00:19:28

A+ Interview Skills

3/13/2017
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This is the time of year when we might start exploring other opportunities in the teaching field. One of the disadvantages of our profession is that teachers have a very small window of time to interview and be hired. Recent layoffs and budget cuts has made it much harder for prospective teachers to find work. With so much competition, you want to make sure your interview goes well. Join experienced teachers Bryan, James, and Evelyn as we hope to make that job interview a positive...

Duration:00:19:59

From The Courtroom to the Classroom

3/6/2017
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The Teachers Lounge welcomes former GA Teacher of the Year Ernie Lee (@GATOTY2016) to the program. Mr. Lee has only been in the classroom for a few years and is already making a difference and finding great success in the education profession. This former lawyer turned teacher shares what strategies have worked well for him and offers motivation to discouraged teachers. Please share your thoughts in the comment section or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160. Help Keep the Show...

Duration:00:19:55

Make Your Life Better by Saying Thank You in These 7 Situations

2/27/2017
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James Clear studies successful people across a wide range of disciplines–entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and more–to uncover the habits and routines that make these people the best at what they do. On this episode, Bryan shares James Clear's blog post "Make Your Life Better by Saying Thank You in These 7 Situations". You will probably find that the seven situations mentioned are scenarios teachers see in the classroom almost everyday. The original post is located here:...

Duration:00:12:08

Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom

2/20/2017
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Teacher and author Lewis Buzbee join us on the program to discuss his book "Blackboard-A Personal History of the Classroom". In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational practice over the centuries, which have shaped everything from class size to the layout of desks and chairs. http://www.lewisbuzbee.com Please share your...

Duration:00:20:35

Successful Goal Setting Meetings

2/13/2017
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Parent/teacher conferences can be something that both parents and teachers dread. We can get tired of the same old, same old interactions, that really did not affect change. Often this conferences take the shape of telling the parents all the “wrong” things their child is doing to earn a bad grade – or it is a time for the parents of the high performing students to come to school to hear how great their child is or is doing. Most of the time the student is excluded from the conference or not...

Duration:00:11:28

Teaching Strategies to Keep Class Interesting

2/6/2017
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Ben Stein as the ultra boring economics teacher in the 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is the blueprint for what we don't want to be as educators. However, many of today's students are seeing the same boring teaching style in their own classrooms. In this day and age, companies are eager for customers opinions and offer deals via social media and customer surveys. They want to hear from their customer base. However, most teachers don't really invite their "customers" to give feedback...

Duration:00:13:03

Quiet Thinkers and Observers

1/30/2017
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Shyness is often misunderstood because it is not one emotion, but a mixture of fear, tension, apprehension and/or embarrassment. Shy children seem to lack confidence and are self-conscious especially in new surroundings or when they are the center of attention. Changes in the environment and school pressures are also factors that affect a child’s demeanor. It is noteworthy that shyness is not necessarily a negative attribute. Many shy children exhibit an ability to please and think for...

Duration:00:20:48

The Debt Free Teacher

1/23/2017
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The demands of the teaching profession are both challenging and stressful. The last thing we need is to live a life borrowing money, living paycheck to paycheck, and having debt collectors reach us at work. The Teachers Lounge will incorporate living a healthy life in selected episodes. Bryan is a big believer that an unhealthy teacher is not as effective in their classrooms. If we bring money stress into a stressful job, it can have an impact on our school year. To help motivate us to a...

Duration:00:17:08

Proven Classroom Management Tips & Strategies

1/16/2017
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On the program we feature a talk over proven classroom management tips and strategies from mastermiddleschoolmath.com. Learning cannot happen without a safe, secure, and comfortable learning environment for students. All stakeholders; administrators, teachers, and students will benefit from the tips and strategies illustrated in this discussion. Regardless, of the time of year, you can always refine and improve your classroom management plan. Want tips and strategies work in your classroom...

Duration:00:16:18