Episodes: Masonry

TnT 100 How to help SPED students and teachers during distance learning

The pandemic and distance learning have been difficult for both teachers and students, but especially our special education students. In this episode, I talk to Brandie Rosen and we discuss how teachers can support our SPED students online as well as how to simplify the IEP process. How to reach Brandie: https://iepsuntangled.com/ https://brandierosenconsulting.com/ https://www.instagram.com/teachers_love_learning/ https://www.pinterest.com/brandierosenconsulting/...

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TnT 99 I’m Back! Updates On Teaching and The Future Of This Podcast

It’s been months since my last episode, but I’m back. In today’s episode, I discuss where I’ve been, my thoughts and experiences on distance learning, and the future of the podcast. Check out my new YouTube Channel! Your Own Damn Way Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me...

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TnT 98 Actionable strategies for new special education teachers

Being a new teacher is difficult for everyone, but SPED teachers have a unique set of challenges that most of us gen ed teachers never realize. Part teacher, part curriculum writer, and part parent liaison (among other things), SPED teachers wear many hats. In this episode, Brandie Rosen and I discuss not only the challenges...

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TnT 97 How gen ed teachers can support SPED students

We will all have special ed, or SPED students at some point in our classrooms, and we often feel lost in terms of how to support them. New teachers especially struggle since they struggle to know things like accommodations and IEPs. So I brought on special education expert, Brandie Rosen, and we discussed all things...

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TnT 96 How to create a self-running classroom using a classroom economy

As a new teacher, can you imagine how awesome it would be if your classroom basically ran itself so that you could focus on small group and individual instruction? There are obviously a ton of ways to get a classroom to run smoothly and to keep students engaged, but what if you could do it...

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TnT 95 How new teachers can invest in their future now and have big wins in retirement

In the last episode, we discuss how to pay off debt and save for an emergency fund, as well as the need for a budget, and today we discuss our financial future – which can be difficult for some to consider when they’ve got another 30 years of teaching to go! But it’s so important...

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TnT 94 Common financial pitfalls that new teachers make

A lot of college graduates find themselves entering the professional world without a solid financial base. They have this newfound money that they’re working their butts off to earn, and they want to live it up and have fun. This is exactly what I did, and luckily, I managed to start saving for retirement. However,...

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TnT 93 Ways to reignite your passion for teaching when you want to quit

Many new teachers get to the point where they’re just DONE with their teaching situation, or maybe just teaching in general. While most of you are still excited about teaching since you’ve just started, there are still some of you that are already overwhelmed and just over it all and are wondering what to do...

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TnT 92 Common first-year struggles we all have

For new teachers, it can seem like they’re the ONLY ones having a tough time with a certain aspect of their teaching, and they’re often too ashamed or embarrassed to talk about it. These frustrations can really weigh on them and make them feel like failures. In this episode, I discuss the common struggles I...

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TnT 91 The right and wrong way to deal with angry parent emails

There isn’t ONE TEACHER who hasn’t received an email, phone call, or message from a parent who is concerned or upset about something that a teacher did. For new teachers (and veterans, too), this can be really intimidating or worrisome because not handling it correctly can make the problem worse. How can you respond without...

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TnT 90 What to do when you’re seriously behind on grading

As much as I’d like to think that I have my systems down pat after 18 years, there are STILL times when I get behind on my grading. This can be really overwhelming because it just piles on and it seems like you’re never going to get out from under it. New teachers find this...

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TnT 89 5 crucial steps to fix your lessons when they’re not working

No matter how much time we spend planning a lesson, there WILL be lessons that don’t work quite how we had anticipated. This is especially true if you’re a new teacher because you’re still figuring out lesson delivery and pacing, student engagement, and classroom management. But how do we handle this when we’re supposed to...

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