Beginning Teacher Talk

By Dr. Lori Friesen

Welcome to Beginning Teacher Talk, the weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Lori Friesen, where we talk about all of the stuff you wish you learned in college about teaching elementary school. Each week, we feature ideas and topics that have been classroom-tested and actually work, including amazing classroom management techniques, organizational tips and strategies, creative ways to motivate your students, how to work with colleagues successfully, seasonal gems, and how to de-stress and eliminate the overwhelm that too often accompanies your first years of teaching.

  1. 1.
    The Exceptional Data Framework with Dawn Ellis
    30:07
  2. 2.
    My Top 11 Tips for Substitute and Supply Teachers 104
    41:11
  3. 3.
    Success as a Student Teacher 103
    28:33
  4. 4.
    Your Voice is the Secret: 102
    32:56
  5. 5.
    She Was Featured in Forbes: 101
    27:16
  6. 6.
    My Favorite 100th Day of School Ideas
    24:14
  7. 7.
    How to Talk to Students about Traumatic News Events: 099
    31:31
  8. 8.
    Developing Your Bag of Classroom Management Tricks 098
    31:57
  1. 9.
    How to Help Students Deal with Trauma and Grief 097
    30:11
  2. 10.
    Why Vision Boards are Especially Meaningful for Students this Year 096
    28:41
  3. 11.
    Class Auction and Home Communication Books 095
    30:22
  4. 12.
    When You are Hired Mid-Year 094
    35:10
  5. 13.
    Fast Finisher Challenges that Are NOT Busywork 093
    32:10
  6. 14.
    Classroom Management 101
    27:31
  7. 15.
    Become Your Students’ Favorite Teacher this Holiday Season 091
    23:21
  8. 16.
    IPP’s, IEP’s and Interventions 090
    24:10
  9. 17.
    Infusing Imagination into Your Teaching 089
    26:31
  10. 18.
    4 Steps to Get Shy Kids to Engage & Participate 088
    27:14
  11. 19.
    How to Stop Doubting Yourself 087
    26:31
  12. 20.
    When You Need to Teach a Subject You Hate 086
    27:08
  13. 21.
    Teaching Writing (Online or In-Person) 085
    31:31
  14. 22.
    Why You're So Tired 084
    31:40
  15. 23.
    A Gentle Reminder for Exhausted Teachers 083
    22:48
  16. 24.
    5 Ways to Keep Kiddos Engaged & Inspired in October 082
    23:19
  17. 25.
    How to Handle Critical, Angry Parents 081
    25:50
  18. 26.
    What is Fair? 080
    27:50
  19. 27.
    7 Ways to Create Community with Peers
    24:11
  20. 28.
    20 Awesome Class Rewards when Teaching Online 078
    26:10
  21. 29.
    Dealing with Haters 077
    25:38
  22. 30.
    How to Manage Stress & Uncertainty 076
    23:16
  23. 31.
    4 Things My Mom Taught Me about Working with Children 075
    24:11
  24. 32.
    Considering Home-Schooling Students This Year? 074
    23:39
  25. 33.
    How to Connect with Your Students 073
    28:43
  26. 34.
    Create a Caring Classroom Community in the First Week of School 072
    27:34
  27. 35.
    How to Get Confident on Video When Teaching Online 071
    21:19
  28. 36.
    Social Distancing In Classrooms 070
    26:40
  29. 37.
    Classroom Management in a COVID Classroom 069
    27:19
  30. 38.
    Re-Opening Schools in a COVID World 068
    19:56
  31. 39.
    How to Prepare for a New School Year with Distance Learning 067
    22:41
  32. 40.
    10 Things I Wish Somebody had Told Me in My First Year of Teaching 066
    26:59
  33. 41.
    How to Prepare for Your First Year of Teaching 065
    26:04
  34. 42.
    How to Be Confident when Communicating with Parents 064
    23:30
  35. 43.
    Your First Classroom 063
    25:30
  36. 44.
    Why My Students Listened to Me
    23:36
  37. 45.
    Classroom Management 101
    22:04
  38. 46.
    How to Dress as a Teacher 060
    24:47
  39. 47.
    How to Get Relief from "I'm Not Doing Enough" when Teaching from Home 059
    22:04
  40. 48.
    How to Deal with Uncertainty and Fear during COVID-19 058
    22:53
  41. 49.
    How to Prepare for a Successful Elementary School Interview 057
    36:54
  42. 50.
    5 Classroom-Tested Ways to Inspire and Engage Student Writers 056
    29:55

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