Episodes

TnT 12 Rob Fulk gets real about being honest in job interviews

When preparing for an interview, we’re often faced with the fear of the unknown. What if we don’t have an answer or know what the interviewer is talking about? Rob Fulk gives new teachers valuable and honest tips about how to handle these common interview situations. Love this show?   What do you know about...

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TnT 11 Scott Schwartz explains the advantages of using data for hiring

Hiring new teachers based on a resume and a gut feeling during an interview can sometimes result in someone who is a wrong fit for the school. Scott Schwartz describes the meticulous process his district uses to hire a great teacher every time, as well as the implications for teachers interested in working there. Love...

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TnT 10 Asia Cunningham gives epic job interview tips

As a new teacher, your advisors in your credentialing program probably gave you some interviewing advice and practice questions. While these are helpful, it’s definitely even more valuable to hear from someone on a hiring committee and know exactly what types of answers they’re looking for. Asia Cunningham not only shares with us some of...

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TnT 9: James Moffett tells us how a teacher’s approach to classroom management can make or break an interview

A topic that many job-seeking teachers are asked about is classroom management. Every school has its own philosophy and mission in terms of behavior, but some take it a step further. James Moffett dives deep into how being a trauma-informed school is the best form of classroom management and how it influences his hiring decisions....

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TnT 8 6 revealing reasons why you didn’t get that teaching job

As a new teacher, you’ve probably been on many, many interviews without any luck. While it’s awful to be rejected, the best thing you can do is use it as a learning experience. Here are some reasons why you may not have been hired for that position. Love this show?   Many factors are out...

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TnT 7 Why close reading is the first tool new teachers should have under their belt

Teaching literacy is a responsibility for all teachers of all subjects, but what if you don’t know how to teach reading? Brooklyn Khan dives into a simple but powerful strategy that every new teacher should have readily available. Love this show?   What is close reading?   Why is it beneficial, especially for new teachers?...

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TnT 6 Classroom Management doesn’t have to suck

Thinking about and dealing with classroom management is often a beginning teachers’ nightmare. Taking the time to have a crystal clear picture of your rules and consequences will help to improve student behaviors with each coming year. Love this show? Click HERE to grab the workbook plus other free resources! What are your 5-7 rules?...

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TnT 5 Expecting your students to be mind-readers is a waste of time

Properly communicated classroom policies and procedures ensure that you can maximize the learning time in a safe and productive environment. When we start out teaching, it’s a time of experimentation to see what works. Here are four important points to consider when deciding on what and how to implement your policies and procedures. Love this...

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TnT 4 It’s time to grade your grading policies

As a newer teacher, you probably used the grading system from student teaching or a haphazard combination of what you “heard” you should do. By taking the time to closely examine your grading policies, you can ensure that your gradebook clearly communicates your students’ academic progress. Love this show? Click HERE to grab the workbook...

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TnT 3 Why you need to rethink your classroom set up to maximize learning

When was the last time you examined your classroom setup? Your classroom needs to be set up to maximize student learning while also reducing traffic and chaos. Here’s what to consider when considering a new setup. Love this show? Click HERE to grab the workbook plus other free resources! Classroom Layout Reflect on: Student desks/tables...

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TnT 2 Which grade is the easiest to teach, and other questions from the web

Today’s questions: – How to keep it together during unannounced observations. – Which grade is the easiest to teach – Whether or not you should go straight into teaching after getting your credential If you have questions that you’d like answered, email them to kim@teachersneedteachers.com. Love this show?   Got questions, feedback, or want to...

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TnT 1 Using end-of-the-year student feedback to guide your teaching

Do you collect student feedback? If not, you should! It’s a great way to know how students perceive your effectiveness, and whether or not you’re creating relationships and connecting with them. It’s also a quick and easy way for students to feel that they have a voice in their education. Here’s a link so you...

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Why me? Why this podcast? Why now?

Being a new teacher is tough as it is, especially if you don’t have a mentor and have to go at it alone. There are so many questions you want to ask but feel stupid doing so. There are situations in which you SHOULD ask questions, but you’re so confused and overwhelmed. Who am I...

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Introducing the Teachers Need Teachers podcast

What is the Teachers Need Teachers podcast about and who is it for? Why should you subscribe? What makes this different from other teaching podcasts? How will this change your teaching? Listen in and get all of the details in 106 second flat. Love this show?   Got questions, feedback, or want to be on...

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