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Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers

By Angela Watson

Truth for Teachers is designed to speak life, encouragement, and truth into the minds and hearts of educators and get you energized for the week ahead.

  1. 1.
    EP211 Find the small good things. Take the next right steps.10/18/2020
    30:48
  2. 2.
    EP210 How to be quietly subversive and make the standards meaningful (with Dr. Robyn Jackson)10/11/2020
    18:13
  3. 3.
    EP209 For the teachers who are not okay right now...10/04/2020
    18:44
  4. 4.
    EP208 The best ideas from the Distance Learning Playbook: An uplifting convo with Doug of Fisher & Frey09/27/2020
    34:08
  5. 5.
    EP207 Do you hold these 3 limiting beliefs about students?09/20/2020
    17:28
  6. 6.
    EP206 Humanizing your classroom so kids are known, valued, respected, & safe (with Dave Stuart Jr.)09/13/2020
    45:09
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    EP205 When doing your best just isn't good enough...09/06/2020
    16:14
  8. 8.
    EP204 Differentiation: What new opportunities are possible now?08/30/2020
    26:53
  1. 9.
    EP203 Feeling like a first year teacher again? Remember these 5 things.08/23/2020
    14:33
  2. 10.
    EP202 How to plan activities that work for in-person, remote, AND hybrid instruction08/16/2020
    24:34
  3. 11.
    EP201 Freedom dreaming & who we need to BE for kids this year (with Tanesha Forman)08/09/2020
    43:29
  4. 12.
    EP200 How to plan for the first weeks of school when everything feels uncertain08/02/2020
    15:36
  5. 13.
    Flexible resilience: My manifesto for the coming school year06/24/2020
    31:12
  6. 14.
    A message of hope + call to action06/04/2020
    13:10
  7. 15.
    EP199 Ending the school year virtually + crisis classroom closeout tips05/10/2020
    14:41
  8. 16.
    EP198 Three sneaky ways perfectionism is holding you back (even if you think you’re not a perfectionist)05/03/2020
    17:58
  9. 17.
    EP197 Creating systemic change and solving problems before they happen (with Dan Heath)04/26/2020
    46:59
  10. 18.
    EP196 Some parts of teaching are BETTER with remote learning. Here’s how to leverage that.04/19/2020
    25:17
  11. 19.
    EP195 How to stop being annoyed by personality differences (with Kara Lowentheil)04/12/2020
    28:32
  12. 20.
    EP194 Yes, work/life balance IS possible when teaching from home04/05/2020
    30:30
  13. 21.
    EP193 12 ways to connect with kids when teaching remotely03/29/2020
    23:48
  14. 22.
    EP192 Schools are closed. This is our chance to reimagine them.03/22/2020
    21:29
  15. 23.
    5 calming reminders about what matters most during pandemic panic & school closures03/18/2020
    21:42
  16. 24.
    EP191 How to motivate and engage reluctant learners (with Dr. Robyn Jackson)03/15/2020
    50:21
  17. 25.
    EP190 Healthy teacher lunch ideas that are quick prep and decision-free03/08/2020
    26:41
  18. 26.
    EP189 How to transition out of teaching (with Daphne Williams of Teacher Career Coach)03/01/2020
    29:14
  19. 27.
    EP188 What are your secret rules for how everyone else should behave?02/23/2020
    18:43
  20. 28.
    EP187 Eight simple ways to move toward a zero-waste classroom (with Heidi Rose)02/16/2020
    25:34
  21. 29.
    EP186 Is your “invisible throne” creating power struggles and unnecessary work?02/09/2020
    16:25
  22. 30.
    EP185 Using inquiry to help kids develop critical consciousness (with Jess Lifshitz)02/02/2020
    33:21
  23. 31.
    EP184 When you're doubting your abilities as a teacher...01/26/2020
    14:52
  24. 32.
    10 personal things I learned about myself this decade12/21/2019
    31:12
  25. 33.
    EP183 How one teacher set boundaries and stopped bringing work home11/17/2019
    26:53
  26. 34.
    EP182 The Weekend Effect: Why your time off is worth fighting for (with Katrina Onstad)11/10/2019
    22:36
  27. 35.
    EP181 Four things your school psychologist wishes you knew about sped referrals (with Dr. Rebecca Branstetter)11/03/2019
    40:26
  28. 36.
    EP180 Real talk on communicating with difficult colleagues at school10/27/2019
    29:28
  29. 37.
    EP179 Out the door by 4: Streamlining Friday afternoon planning (Rebecca’s coaching call)10/20/2019
    28:43
  30. 38.
    EP178 How to act (rather than react) and stop wasting class time when kids are off-task10/13/2019
    18:20
  31. 39.
    EP177 Rage Becomes Her: Supporting students — and ourselves — in expressing our full range of emotions (with Soraya Chemaly)10/06/2019
    37:50
  32. 40.
    EP176 Radical acceptance: How to deal with teaching frustrations you cannot change09/29/2019
    17:12
  33. 41.
    EP175 Four myths about great teaching debunked (with Jennifer Gonzalez of Cult of Pedagogy)09/22/2019
    45:25
  34. 42.
    EP174 Eight ways to move out of overwhelm when everything feels exhausting09/15/2019
    20:32
  35. 43.
    EP173 Breathe for Change: Tools for teacher well-being and mindfulness09/08/2019
    30:16
  36. 44.
    EP172 Some things a teacher shouldn't be "neutral" about...09/01/2019
    18:33
  37. 45.
    EP171 Teach Like Yourself: Why YOU are the person your students need most (with Dr. Gravity Goldberg)08/25/2019
    32:47
  38. 46.
    EP170 Five ridiculously unhelpful things I’ve said to students08/18/2019
    17:45
  39. 47.
    EP169 The workshop model: beyond the basics (with Jen Bengel)08/11/2019
    30:30
  40. 48.
    EP168 Tell yourself a better story this school year08/04/2019
    15:51
  41. 49.
    Summer Series Pt 4: Purpose07/21/2019
    12:47
  42. 50.
    Summer Series Pt 3: Authenticity07/07/2019
    14:05
  43. 51.
    Summer Series Pt 2: Alignment06/23/2019
    17:48
  44. 52.
    Summer Series Pt 1: Presence06/09/2019
    18:07
  45. 53.
    EP167 Five summer traps to avoid so you can slow down and rejuvenate05/26/2019
    15:36
  46. 54.
    EP166 How Kim Lepre trimmed 15 hours off her workweek05/19/2019
    36:43
  47. 55.
    EP165 Overcoming mom guilt / dad guilt05/12/2019
    20:40
  48. 56.
    EP164 How do you know when it's time to quit teaching?05/05/2019
    17:07
  49. 57.
    EP163 I was a disengaged student who nearly failed high school04/28/2019
    28:45
  50. 58.
    EP162 My best advice on 10 sticky situations in schools04/21/2019
    22:47
  51. 59.
    EP161 Thriving as an introverted teacher (with Betsy Potash of Spark Creativity)04/14/2019
    27:11
  52. 60.
    EP160 Fewer things, better: 4 beliefs to help you focus on what matters most04/07/2019
    25:07
  53. 61.
    EP159 No, you don't have to consume yourself to light the way for others03/31/2019
    16:41
  54. 62.
    Get my new course FREE when you pre-order the book!03/29/2019
    1:42
  55. 63.
    EP158 We got this: Cornelius Minor on teachers as agents of change03/24/2019
    31:44
  56. 64.
    EP157 The Warm Demander: How to raise expectations (and have students rise to meet them)03/17/2019
    22:38
  57. 65.
    EP156 Five syndromes that overcomplicate your teaching—here's the cure03/10/2019
    21:36
  58. 66.
    EP155 How to curate an easy teaching wardrobe that’s comfortable and feels like “you”03/03/2019
    22:33
  59. 67.
    EP154 My current book-writing process (and what scares me about book #5)02/24/2019
    31:23
  60. 68.
    EP153 Why teachers are historically overworked & undervalued, and how to disrupt the pattern (with Jenn Binis)02/17/2019
    39:03
  61. 69.
    EP152 Six ways to (mentally) leave work at work02/10/2019
    23:24
  62. 70.
    EP151 What’s considered “enough” lesson support to help kids be successful? (Ericka's coaching call)02/03/2019
    26:21
  63. 71.
    EP150 How to keep overbearing, micromanaging parents from stressing you out01/27/2019
    18:57
  64. 72.
    EP149 Living an organized life (with Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365)01/20/2019
    38:18
  65. 73.
    EP148 Letting go instead of trying harder01/13/2019
    14:48
  66. 74.
    EP147 Always feel rushed in class? How to let go of the GOOD to make time for the GREAT11/18/2018
    23:24
  67. 75.
    EP146 Habits of self-care when you have no time11/11/2018
    20:36
  68. 76.
    EP145 When you can’t (or don’t want to) stick to routines: How to create flexibility within structure (Amy's Coaching Call)11/04/2018
    36:55
  69. 77.
    EP144 Why are most teachers white women, and how can we attract and support a diverse faculty?10/28/2018
    34:36
  70. 78.
    EP143 Who else is dealing with anxiety & drowning in work?10/21/2018
    28:40
  71. 79.
    EP142 A crash course on trauma-informed teaching10/14/2018
    29:07
  72. 80.
    EP141 Twelve ways to deal with colleagues who constantly complain10/07/2018
    19:43
  73. 81.
    EP140 Five habits that help me automate & simplify my life09/30/2018
    28:47
  74. 82.
    EP139 How to keep teaching from ruining your marriage09/23/2018
    30:08
  75. 83.
    EP138 Five ways to simplify prep for substitutes09/16/2018
    24:46
  76. 84.
    EP137 Why great teachers get saddled with the biggest workload (and how to advocate for yourself)09/09/2018
    35:26
  77. 85.
    EP136 Ask me anything: Quick answers to 12 teacher questions09/02/2018
    28:08
  78. 86.
    EP135 Real talk on how to make differentiation less time-consuming08/26/2018
    42:03
  79. 87.
    EP134 Five things I’m embarrassed to tell you08/19/2018
    22:17
  80. 88.
    EP133 A quick trick to lessen anxiety during the first weeks of school08/12/2018
    14:07
  81. 89.
    A few changes coming for this season…08/05/2018
    10:03
  82. 90.
    I *am* podcasting this summer (just not here)...06/28/2018
    30:55
  83. 91.
    EP132 How to make a (realistic) plan for summer that will leave you feeling rejuvenated05/20/2018
    17:03
  84. 92.
    EP131 What would life look like if you valued your time as much as you value your money?05/13/2018
    16:44
  85. 93.
    EP130 Hacks, tips, and tricks for digital organization & saving time with tech (Productivity Roundtable)05/06/2018
    46:21
  86. 94.
    EP129 How to take charge of your teaching evaluation04/29/2018
    24:45
  87. 95.
    EP128 Daily routines makeover: How to maximize your time at school so you can work less at home04/22/2018
    35:24
  88. 96.
    EP127 Four steps to deconstructing your classroom in just ONE day04/15/2018
    12:59
  89. 97.
    EP126 How YOUR response to student behavior can change the trajectory of a child’s life & disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline04/08/2018
    35:36
  90. 98.
    EP125 Seven ways for teachers to beat the Sunday blues04/01/2018
    26:40
  91. 99.
    EP124 Four ways teachers with chronic pain or illness can maximize their productivity03/25/2018
    17:39
  92. 100.
    EP123 Gretchen Rubin on how teachers can use the 4 tendencies to help students (and themselves) to meet goals & expectations03/18/2018
    31:06
  93. 101.
    EP122 Your #1 job when you don’t feel motivated (don’t stress over anything else!)03/11/2018
    20:24
  94. 102.
    EP121 How to streamline assessment & spend less time grading (Productivity Roundtable)03/04/2018
    57:11
  95. 103.
    EP120 Engagement, excellence, & equity: A conversation with Regie Routman02/25/2018
    32:20
  96. 104.
    EP119 Why I let 2 kids’ behavior ruin my school year (and what I wish I’d done differently)02/18/2018
    22:23
  97. 105.
    Enjoy teaching more: 20 ways in 20 days {free calendar, challenge, & book club}02/15/2018
    2:24
  98. 106.
    EP118 A stress-free system for summarizing student progress & generating awesome report card comments02/11/2018
    21:47
  99. 107.
    EP117 Three trends from the positivity movement that are stifling teacher growth02/04/2018
    26:09
  100. 108.
    EP116 How to create a morning routine that gets you energized to teach01/28/2018
    24:27
  101. 109.
    BONUS EXTENDED EPISODE: How to trim 3 (or more!) hours off your workweek starting NOW12/17/2017
    1:03:53
  102. 110.
    EP115 Goodbye, "Teacher Tired": 5 days to doing fewer things, better11/19/2017
    33:11
  103. 111.
    EP114 Seven ways teachers can push past imposter syndrome11/12/2017
    23:17
  104. 112.
    EP113 How teachers can conquer anxiety, overwhelm, and the pressure to always do more (with Dan Tricarico)11/05/2017
    31:56
  105. 113.
    EP112 How to earn trust with families in poverty & empower parents as education partners (with Tamara Russell & Sarah Plumitallo)10/29/2017
    23:20
  106. 114.
    EP111 Three things real teachers focus on in high poverty classrooms that actually get results (with Tamara Russell & Sarah Plumitallo)10/22/2017
    39:33
  107. 115.
    EP110 6 ways to stop worrying about problems before they happen10/15/2017
    20:19
  108. 116.
    EP109 How to reduce work hours & streamline parent communication without looking like a slacker (Kristen’s coaching call)10/08/2017
    24:37
  109. 117.
    EP108 4 teaching mistakes that drained my energy (and the solutions that changed everything)10/01/2017
    21:16
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    EP107 6 simple ways to infuse growth mindset into daily classroom routines09/24/2017
    13:18
  111. 119.
    EP106 3 beliefs that damage teacher relationships with black male students (and how to connect instead)09/17/2017
    39:13
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    EP105 How to move out of the day-by-day lesson planning trap and think big picture (Rachel's coaching call)09/10/2017
    30:09
  113. 121.
    EP104 When experienced teachers are suddenly deemed ineffective: How to adapt or exit gracefully09/03/2017
    18:25
  114. 122.
    EP103 Five total participation techniques to make every student an active learner08/27/2017
    31:41
  115. 123.
    EP102 How to get student buy-in for your class cell phone policy (Jim's coaching call)08/20/2017
    30:34
  116. 124.
    EP101 Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison08/13/2017
    15:49
  117. 125.
    EP100 What if my students don’t like me and we don’t connect? Overcoming the back-to-school teacher jitters08/06/2017
    15:16
  118. 126.
    S5EP15 Season 5 Wrap Up: Use your summer to tackle time-wasting practices and rethink what’s necessary05/14/2017
    25:38
  119. 127.
    S5EP14 How to respond to rude, disrespectful student attitudes (with Robyn Jackson)05/07/2017
    36:30
  120. 128.
    S5EP13 The simplest way to stop feeling overwhelmed and overscheduled04/30/2017
    15:55
  121. 129.
    S5EP12 How to find balance with social media and still be a connected educator (April’s coaching call)04/23/2017
    21:16
  122. 130.
    S5EP11 Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy04/16/2017
    31:55
  123. 131.
    S5EP10 How to figure out if you should change schools (and other big teaching decisions)04/09/2017
    8:22
  124. 132.
    S5EP09 Which aspects of teaching can you eliminate to free up more time? (Taylor’s coaching call)04/02/2017
    19:11
  125. 133.
    S5EP08 Re-imagining classroom spaces and schedules with Jodi Fletcher03/26/2017
    18:59
  126. 134.
    S5EP07 Ten things every white teacher should know when talking about race03/19/2017
    37:48
  127. 135.
    S5EP06 How to hold onto hope in a dismal school climate (Daniele’s coaching call)03/12/2017
    22:42
  128. 136.
    S5EP05 Preventing bullying in the classroom (with Dr. Marcie Beigel)03/05/2017
    18:06
  129. 137.
    S5EP04 Twelve structures to keep kids focused when using the internet in class02/26/2017
    13:26
  130. 138.
    S5EP03 Four ways time management habits get derailed and how to get back on track (Kendall’s coaching call)02/19/2017
    24:11
  131. 139.
    S5EP02 From burnout to Teacher of the Year: Pam's story of loving her job again02/12/2017
    26:03
  132. 140.
    S5EP01 Teachers, you are on the front lines as defenders of truth. Our students need you.02/05/2017
    17:30
  133. 141.
    S4EP18 Season 4 Wrap Up: Habits are stronger than willpower, and creating change is easier than you think12/04/2016
    22:37
  134. 142.
    S4EP17 Leonard Sax’s Truth: What teachers need to know about the gender gap, disengaged boys, and girls in crisis11/27/2016
    21:11
  135. 143.
    S4EP16 Five of your trickiest teacher co-worker problems solved11/20/2016
    13:50
  136. 144.
    S4EP15 How to undo your classroom management mistakes11/13/2016
    11:13
  137. 145.
    S4EP14 How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation & ignite creativity (with AJ Juliani)11/06/2016
    26:31
  138. 146.
    S4EP13 Four ways to stop procrastinating and get things done10/30/2016
    17:21
  139. 147.
    S4EP12 Nine ways to make your commute more productive and enjoyable10/23/2016
    15:43
  140. 148.
    S4EP11 Ten tips for avoiding technology overwhelm10/16/2016
    11:05
  141. 149.
    S4EP10 Dan Tricarico’s Truth: How to create focus, simplicity, and tranquility in the classroom10/09/2016
    24:49
  142. 150.
    S4EP9 How to fight disillusionment when the school year isn’t going as planned10/02/2016
    17:10
  143. 151.
    S4EP8 Five classroom management questions in 15 minutes (Ask Angela Anything)09/25/2016
    16:34
  144. 152.
    S4EP7 What to do when a student constantly refuses to work09/18/2016
    14:43
  145. 153.
    S4EP6 Why teacher-authors don’t give everything away for free (and neither should you)09/11/2016
    34:52
  146. 154.
    S4EP5 Zaretta Hammond’s Truth: Supporting and advocating for students in poverty09/04/2016
    24:50
  147. 155.
    S4EP04 How to deal with a principal who just doesn’t “get it”08/28/2016
    19:27
  148. 156.
    S4EP03 Overcoming decision paralysis: how to make better choices more quickly08/21/2016
    17:21
  149. 157.
    S4EP02 Ten things you should throw out in your classroom NOW08/14/2016
    15:52
  150. 158.
    S4EP01 Five back-to-school time traps and how to escape them08/07/2016
    14:22
  151. 159.
    S3EP20 Season 3 Wrap Up: 6 simple steps to your best summer ever05/14/2016
    19:40
  152. 160.
    S3EP19 The rest of my journey from teacher to teacherpreneur05/08/2016
    35:23
  153. 161.
    S3EP18 The start of my journey from teacher to teacherpreneur05/01/2016
    23:15
  154. 162.
    S3EP17 Intentional connectivity: why my phone no longer controls me (& how you can take charge, too)04/24/2016
    16:19
  155. 163.
    S3EP16 Eight keys to avoiding teacher burnout (Part 2)04/17/2016
    12:22
  156. 164.
    S3EP15 Eight keys to avoiding teacher burnout (Part 1)04/10/2016
    12:38
  157. 165.
    S3EP14 Ten tips for conveying bad news in a parent-teacher conference04/03/2016
    14:17
  158. 166.
    S3EP13 Six ways to prevent your students from misbehaving for other teachers03/27/2016
    16:42
  159. 167.
    S3EP12 Stop overworking Future You: why NOW is the perfect time to make changes in your classroom03/20/2016
    13:08
  160. 168.
    S3EP11 Four ways I sabotaged my success as a teacher (and how my thinking has changed)03/13/2016
    15:42
  161. 169.
    S3EP10 Ten simple ways to create more class time for instruction03/06/2016
    15:46
  162. 170.
    S3EP9 Responsible rewards: using the “now-that” principle02/28/2016
    17:09
  163. 171.
    S3EP8 Should teachers reward students for doing what they’re “supposed” to do?02/21/2016
    10:04
  164. 172.
    S3EP7 Let go of expectations around testing so it feels less stressful02/14/2016
    13:53
  165. 173.
    S3EP6 Six ways to make lesson co-planning more efficient02/07/2016
    14:21
  166. 174.
    S3EP05 When is it okay to say you've done ENOUGH for a student?01/31/2016
    12:04
  167. 175.
    S3EP04 Five things I learned from quitting my teaching job twice01/24/2016
    20:09
  168. 176.
    S3EP03 How to support kids who don't take ownership of their learning01/17/2016
    11:34
  169. 177.
    S3EP02 The lies teachers tell themselves (and how to uncover the truth)01/10/2016
    14:40
  170. 178.
    S3EP01 Ten ways to cultivate a growth mindset & enjoy teaching more01/03/2016
    16:28
  171. 179.
    S2EP15 Season 2 Wrap Up + Balancing Teaching & Family During the Holidays11/08/2015
    19:03
  172. 180.
    S2EP14 Five attention grabbers that refocus kids quickly11/01/2015
    14:25
  173. 181.
    S2EP13 You can’t do it all, but where can a new teacher really cut corners?10/25/2015
    13:47
  174. 182.
    S2EP12 Lisa Dabb’s Truth: Thriving--not surviving--with support from a virtual mentor10/18/2015
    14:09
  175. 183.
    S2EP11 How teachers can beat the October Blues10/11/2015
    13:29
  176. 184.
    S2EP10 Extreme student behavior--7 traps to avoid when NOTHING seems to work10/04/2015
    12:41
  177. 185.
    S2EP09 How to prioritize teaching tasks when EVERYTHING seems urgent09/27/2015
    14:17
  178. 186.
    S2EP08 Can a teacher really work a 40 hour week and do a good job?09/20/2015
    19:11
  179. 187.
    S2EP07 Getting real about grit: 6 things every teacher needs to know09/13/2015
    13:39
  180. 188.
    S2EP06 How can I keep my team’s positivity and innovation from alienating coworkers? (Ask Angela Anything)09/06/2015
    9:33
  181. 189.
    S2EP05 James Sturtevant's Truth: How to build relationships with students through personal stories08/30/2015
    12:16
  182. 190.
    S2EP04 How to be pro-active with uninvolved (and overly-involved) parents08/23/2015
    13:53
  183. 191.
    S2EP03 How to figure out what you really NEED to buy for your classroom08/16/2015
    11:19
  184. 192.
    S2EP02 7 beliefs about teaching routines that will cause you to lose your mind08/09/2015
    13:29
  185. 193.
    S2EP01 How to turn back-to-school anxiety into excitement08/02/2015
    9:54
  186. 194.
    BONUS Extended Episode: How YOU can build a positive school culture, no matter where you teach06/24/2015
    57:02
  187. 195.
    EP24 Season 1 wrap-up and reflection05/31/2015
    15:55
  188. 196.
    EP23 How to share your teaching expertise & get paid for it05/24/2015
    12:58
  189. 197.
    EP22 How use summer to re-energize your teaching and yourself05/17/2015
    13:57
  190. 198.
    EP21 How to keep from giving up on apathetic students (Ask Angela Anything)05/10/2015
    11:32
  191. 199.
    EP20 Speaking out about race, poverty, riots, and our students05/03/2015
    24:03
  192. 200.
    EP19 How to balance test prep and authentic learning04/26/2015
    10:45

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