Beginning Teacher Talk

Beginning Teacher Talk

"Just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one." Welcome to Beginning Teacher Talk, the weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Lori Friesen, where we talk about all of the things you wish you learned in college about teaching elementary school. We feature kid-tested classroom management techniques, organizational strategies, creative ways to motivate your students, how to work with colleagues, seasonal gems, and how to de-stress and eliminate the overwhelm that too often accompanies your first years of teaching.

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May 18, 2022 33 min

If you have been curious about joining the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, today’s episode is for you. It will help you get clear on whether or not the Academy is an investment that you want to make, and if it’s something that is going to benefit you wherever you are at in your teaching journey right now. The Academy is a five step process where I take you from feeling overwhelmed and unclear on where to start when it comes to prepa...

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Last week, I shared a fantastic hallway behavior hack that I've been getting rave reviews about from teachers. If you loved that one, you're going to absolutely love this one too. It's just another option in case you want to try something different to see which strategy your students respond to best when it comes to walking in the halls.

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To continue our New Teacher Training Series, I have a very special treat for you. I'm going to be interviewing a very special lady by the name of Ashley O'Dell. Ashley is a third grade teacher wrapping up her very first year of teaching. She’s here to give her advice as a new teacher, and I know you’re going to get a lot of value from what she has to share!

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https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/first-year-teacher

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If you just don't know what to do to get your kids to be quiet in the hallway, then you’re going to love this hack. It’s going to give you a fun and positive way to finally get that fantastic hallway behavior you’ve always wanted!

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Imagine being at a staff meeting and hearing your principal tell everyone that out of all the first year teachers she had worked with, YOU were the best of the best. That’s what happened to our guest today, TaiLi Matheny. She is a second year teacher who has made a major transformation this year. TaiLi is sharing advice for new teachers and telling how the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy has made her a more confident teacher.

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How you start and end your day can make a big difference in how your classroom runs. Last week I shared a simple, yet effective, morning routine. This week I'm sharing a fantastic end of day routine.

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Leading small reading groups is an important part of your day whether you’re a lower or upper elementary teacher. Yet, it’s a skill that many of you probably didn’t receive much training on in University. Whether you're brand new to teaching, or you've been teaching for multiple years, it's fantastic to be able to learn from other teacher experts who have been where you are and have figured this out. That’s why you’re g...

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Mornings can be one of the most chaotic times of the day in your classroom, but solid routines help! If you don't have a clear morning routine yet, then you're going to love this hack, which I'm calling your Rock-Star Ready Morning Routine. 

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Part of setting yourself up for a successful school year is investing in some essential items. It can be so tough to know what you should and shouldn’t buy when you’re getting ready to set up your very first classroom.  The reality is, you could spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a lot of really cute things. But then you run the risk of getting into your classroom and realizing that you don’t actually need a lot of these thi...

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Are your students always running to line up when it's time to leave the classroom? I have a hack for you in today's episode that will solve that problem!

If you are enjoying these classroom management hack mini-episodes, I would love to know! Screenshot this episode, add it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @beginningteachertalk.

Show Notes:

https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/running-to-line-up

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One of the first things that become a source of stress as a new teacher is how to set up your classroom. It can be really tough to decide how to divide up your space and how to know the best way to set up things like furniture, storage, etc. One thing is for sure - you will be spending a lot of time in your classroom, so taking the time to think through the small details is well worth it! Inside today's episode, we're going...

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This magic word classroom management hack is a super simple way to ensure that your students are paying attention during your lessons. You and your kids will love it!

If you are enjoying these classroom management hack mini-episodes, I would love to know! Screenshot this episode, add it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @beginningteachertalk.

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https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/magic-word

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Today’s episode marks episode number one inside our Spring New Teacher Training Series for 2022. Every spring, I like to focus on a series of very special topics that a lot of new teachers have been asking me about and are really interested in learning more about. So this year, we're kicking off this series with a very special episode, all about super creative class jobs. You will hear seven creative class jobs that will add so...

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Are you ready for another quick classroom management hack? I love this one because it really keeps kiddos on their toes trying to figure out who the mystery learner might be. Also, for any of you who are substitute teaching right now, this is a great way to get the kids on your side from the start! 

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Do you consider yourself a worrier? Maybe you have students in your classroom who are constantly worrying too. If so, you're not alone. I consider myself a recovering worrier and I know how much worrying and anxiety can affect your mental and physical health. I have some practical strategies that will help to change the way you think about your worries and get you out of a constant state of anxiety.

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You know how sometimes when you're struggling with something in your classroom every single day and it's driving you crazy, but you cannot figure out what the solution is? The perfect example of this is the white glue bottles in your classroom. Usually, kids only half screw the lids back on, which results in dried glue or a big chunk of hardened glue at the top. Today’s hack is going to solve this problem for you!

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There's been a question that has come up constantly in the Beginning Teacher Talk private Facebook group and inside my R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy. That question is, how do you build a connection with your most challenging students? Sometimes no matter how hard you try to nurture your relationships with students, there are still kids who push back or ignore you altogether. I have a solution for you. I'm giving you 15 ways...

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As teachers, we are always looking for ideas and strategies that work when it comes to getting our students’ attention quickly and easily. That's why I love this idea that I'm calling the “Make 10 Attention-Getter”. This hack is an engaging way to re-focuses your students' attention on you. 

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One of the most challenging parts of teaching is knowing how to support your students who are  struggling with reading. This is especially prevalent right now, as we’re all experiencing massive gaps because of everything that children have been through with COVID. There has been lots of virtual learning from home, and that means that kids may not have gotten the level of support and reading instruction that they need.

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Are you tired of nameless papers being handed in? This week’s classroom management hack is going to share a simple solution that your students will love!

If you are enjoying these classroom management hack mini-episodes, I would love to know! Screenshot this episode, add it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @beginningteachertalk.

Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/nameless-papers

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