The Marvin Byrd Show

The Marvin Byrd Show

Teachers Are Leaders! As a result, the purpose of The Marvin Byrd Show (TMBS) is to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to lead in the classroom.

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January 18, 2023 39 min
As teachers, we are fully aware that students process information at varying speeds. In this episode of The Marvin Byrd Show, I discuss the science behind thinking speed and experiments you can try to help students increase their thinking speed.

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Encouraging students to focus on the INPUT can be challenging. For many students, it's all about hitting the right number at the end of the grading period. What it takes to get there, perhaps, is overlooked in favor of a shortcut. In this episode of #tmbs, I discuss a tool to help you frame your conversations with students to encourage them to focus their energy and consideration on the daily INPUT to get the OUTPUT they want.

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How do you respond to students who seem to have unrealistic expectations based on the effort they are willing to give? In this episode of TMBS, Dr. Byrd gives tips to help keep students focused on giving the appropriate effort to achieve the results they want.

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An understanding of how students think allows teachers to respond with effective leadership. In this episode of The Marvin Byrd Show, Dr. Byrd shares tips to help students develop a mindset conducive to learning and growing.
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Trying to convince students that incorrect answers are helpful can be challenging at times. Many students worry about what their peers think of them. Students also struggle with self-esteem issues as a result of a lack of performance in the past. However, teachers need this feedback from students (correct/incorrect answers). In this episode of TMBS, Dr. Byrd shares with teachers how they can build a culture that encourages students...
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Trying to convince students that incorrect answers are helpful can be challenging at times. Many students worry about what their peers think of them. Students also struggle with self-esteem issues as a result of a lack of performance in the past. However, teachers need this feedback from students (correct/incorrect answers). In this episode of TMBS, Dr. Byrd shares with teachers how they can build a culture that encourages students...
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February 20, 2022 25 min
Creating an environment for students to collaborate and learn from each other is important when it comes to building culture. In this episode of TMBS, Dr. Byrd shares an experiment that can help to build culture and increase student efficacy.
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February 20, 2022 28 min
In this episode of The Marvin Byrd Show, Marvin continues to share his 5 C's of Classroom Leadership. The third C enables teachers to build a firm foundation of understanding with students while also challenging them to excel. Find out more in the latest episode of The Marvin Byrd Show.
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August 18, 2021 26 min
A strong culture enables everyone to be able to succeed. However, culture can be good or bad. It's up to the leader to build a strong classroom culture. Find out more in the latest episode of The Marvin Byrd Show.
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An understanding the history of the education of Black Americans is something that all teachers take an interest in. Check out this episode to learn about the time period of 1865 - 1872. The newly freed slaves are learning to live free and hope to learn how. Unfortunately, the disfunction in Federal Government along with former Confederate forces in the South hinder the progress of the newly freed slaves.
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This episode of The Marvin Byrd Show is inspired by the late great Jack Welch. Marvin explains how Jack's wisdom is relevant to teachers. The most effective leadership inspires other to follow because they deeply trust those in the position of leader. Learn how to leverage this truth in this episode of The Marvin Byrd Show.
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Teachers are leaders! Sadly, it is all too common that teachers make race-related mistakes that do great damage to their ability to lead. In this episode of TMBS, Dr. Byrd discusses a recent misstep by teachers and what could've been done to prevent it.
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February 15, 2021 38 min
Sometimes, it's not easy when your students experience resistance on their way to mastery. Struggling can cause some students to become frustrated and eventually give up. However, we know that struggling can help students grow. In this episode of TMBS, Dr. Byrd gives teachers tips to help students struggle AND grow.

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January 25, 2021 38 min
Incremental student improvement doesn't just happen. It takes a lot of work on the part of the student and the teacher. When students experience resistance, they need coaching in order to move forward. In this episode of TMBS, Dr. Byrd shares tips to effective coach students to improve.
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December 22, 2020 20 min
In this episode of The Marvin Byrd Show, Marvin shares Leadership Lessons from The Polar Express. For more Classroom Leadership Tips, check out marvinbyrd.com.
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As we prepare for the 20-21 School Year, students are going to expect to see the results of the change that has been called for and expressed. White Citizens have spoken up more and promised to be an ally. As leaders in the classroom, teachers have an opportunity to make the change permanent. In this episode, Dr. Byrd speaks to White Educators about what they can do.
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June 15, 2020 32 min
Taking care of yourself is a primary concern. You can't help your students if you are not well. Also, it's important that you care for your brothers and sisters in teaching. Teachers burnout and quit the profession at a high rate. In this edition of #TMBS, Dr. Byrd talks about what you can do to help others avoid burnout.
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It is up to us (teachers) to create systems that encourage students to retain information on a more permanent level. This enables this to recall it so that they can take their learning to the next level. In this episode, Dr. Byrd discusses a reflection assignments utilized by a college professor. Her research can be used by teachers at all levels to encourage students to engage and pay attention during class discussions and lecture...
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June 1, 2020 35 min
Change is something that everyone should embrace because change can be the difference maker between failure and success. When change is ignored stagnation can set in which leads to apathy. In this episode, Dr. Byrd talks about what makes change good and what makes it bad.
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During this pandemic students still need leadership from their teachers. In this episode, Dr. Byrd shares three things that your students will need from you as you teach and lead from a distance.
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