I think we all need a virtual hug because these past couple of weeks have probably been busy/crazy/hectic/stressful for you. I feel you – I’ve completely lost track of what day it is!
Plus, in addition to wrapping up my school year, I’ve been immersed in a project.
You know what? I’m ALWAYS working on a “project,” which is code for “adding more stuff to my plate.” This time, I’m trying a different medium, and I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think.
The moment of panic
A couple of months ago I kept getting this nagging voice in my head telling me that I needed to start a podcast. As a regular podcast listener, it was only natural to entertain the idea. The thing is, I had so many other projects on my plate, like my End of the Year Sanity Saver Challenge. So a podcast just wasn’t in the cards for me.
Or so I thought.
Fast forward to 10 days ago when I got this overwhelming urge to finally take action on that podcast. Even though I knew that I didn’t have time to do it and tried to push the thoughts away, I just HAD to start a podcast. I felt panicked and restless, so I sprang into action!
I swear, I should go back for my Ph.D. I am an expert researcher. Within a couple of days, I’d decided on the microphone I wanted to use, the editing software, mixer, podcast hosting, cover artwork, intro/outro music and voiceover, WordPress plugin, etc.
I took what usually takes weeks to create and shipped it off in 10 days.
I’m not bragging – I just think I’m insane and MOTIVATED.
For your ongoing, bite-sized professional development, I present to you my new podcast, Teachers Need Teachers. It’s geared towards new and beginning teachers who are struggling to figure out what does and doesn’t work in teaching and are overwhelmed and overworked.
What YOU’LL get out of it will be actionable tips and valuable insights.
In addition to what I mentioned above about the podcast, I also want to invite you to be a guest. If you have a valuable tip you’d like to share, a new teacher question you’d like me to answer, or something in-between, reply to this email and let me know! I’d love to hear from you!
To check out my podcast, you can 1) go over to my podcast on your favorite podcast app and get started on your binge-listening, or 2) click in the podcast player below.
Do you have a couple of minutes? When you’re at Apple Podcast, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review – it helps new teachers find my podcast!
- TnT 18 Carolyn Gardner helps elementary teachers get ready for back to school
- TnT 17 How I use my syllabus to communicate with parents
- TnT 16 Tenisha Tate dispels common new teacher myths
- TnT 15 The only advice you'll need on how to nail that next teaching interview
- TnT 14 Ross Cooper emphasizes the importance of growing as an educator
- TnT 13 Rick Mohrien's reassuring interview advice for new teachers
- TnT 12 Rob Fulk gets real about being honest in job interviews
- TnT 11 Scott Schwartz explains the advantages of using data for hiring
- TnT 10 Asia Cunningham gives epic job interview tips
- TnT 9 James Moffett tells us how a teacher's approach to classroom management can make or break an interview
- TnT 8 6 revealing reasons why you didn't get that teaching job
- TnT 7 Why close reading is the first tool new teachers should have under their belt with Brooklyn Khan
- TnT 6 Classroom management doesn't have to suck
- TnT 5 Expecting your students to be mind-readers is a waste of time
- TnT 4 It's time to grade your grading policies
- TnT 3 Why you need to rethink your classroom set up to maximize learning
- TnT 2: Which grade is the easiest to teach, and other questions from the web
- TnT 1: Using end-of-the-year student feedback to guide your teaching
- Why me? Why this podcast? Why now?
- Introducing Teachers Need Teachers