Beginning Teacher Talk

Dr. Lori Friesen

"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.

All Episodes

Teaching is challenging. There's no doubt about that. As the holidays approach, your job may even feel more difficult than ever. If you are counting down the days until winter break and desperately need some time off, or maybe even considering quitting, that is very normal. Your feelings about teaching will ebb and flow throughout the year. In fact, you will hear how common it is to experience these feelings as I share the phases of first-year teachers' attitudes towards teaching from August through July.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/first-year-phases Grab a copy of my Out-of-Control, Chatty Class Rescue Bundle: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/rescue-bundle Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Nov 24

31 min 45 sec

If you are new to teaching English Language Learners, it can be challenging to navigate. You may wonder how to best support them and ensure that they feel like a valued member of your classroom community, especially if they aren't speaking very much English yet. I have some practical and effective ways that you can provide your ELL students with the tools they need to learn and thrive while they are in your classroom and for years to come. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/english-language-learners Check out my First-Year-Teacher-Bundle for November: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/November-First-Year-Teacher-Bundle-New-Teacher-Bundle-2nd-4th-Grade-7369276 Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Nov 17

21 min 4 sec

Children spent a lot of time learning from home in the past year and a half. Now that they are back in the classroom, it's a difficult adjustment for everyone. If you are struggling to take control of a chatty class this year, it's not too late to push the reset button on your classroom management. I have three simple and proven strategies for you that will help you regain a sense of order for you and your students right away. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/chattyclass Get a copy of my Out-of-Control, Chatty Class Rescue Bundle: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/rescue-bundle Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Nov 10

27 min 53 sec

There's a lot of negativity in the world right now, especially within the education space. Teachers are being challenged like never before, and I get it if that has resulted in you feeling stuck in the heaviness of it all. Today I want to remind you of all the light and joy going on in the world and in your classroom every single day. Practicing gratitude of what we do have, and teaching our students to do the same, can have a lasting impact on our overall happiness. This episode will give you 10 fun and simple ways that you can cultivate more gratitude in your students this season and beyond. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/thanksgiving-season Watch my free masterclass, 10 Ways to Uplift and Inspire Your Students this Thanksgiving: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Nov 3

33 min 21 sec

It's easy to get caught up in the constant rush of the day to day. There's always something more to do, but have you ever thought that maybe you're over scheduling yourself? I invite you to pause and give yourself some grace if you're feeling like you have too much on your plate and you're unable to get it all done. When you consistently build more white space into your schedule, you just may find that you'll become inspired and even more productive. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/whitespace Watch my free masterclass, 10 Ways to Uplift and Inspire Your Students this Thanksgiving: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Oct 27

25 min 39 sec

There are so many creative Halloween books and activities that you can bring to your classroom during the month of October. You know that I always want to save you time and make things a bit easier for you, so I've done the groundwork by creating a list of my top 10 favorite activities using Halloween literature. This list includes options for book-specific activities as well as activities that you can use with books of your choice. I hope these ideas spark some inspiration in you and your students this season! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/halloween-activities Sign up for my free masterclass, 6 Ways to Make October Spooktacular (Even if you can't use the word "Halloween" in your classroom): https://www.drlorifriesen.com/october-spooktacular-masterclass-2021-opt-in Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Oct 20

26 min 47 sec

If COVID has taught us anything, it's that we all need connection. We want to feel safe, loved, and that we're a part of a community. The same goes for our students. Holding a morning meeting every day is the perfect way to accomplish these things for our students and start the day off in a peaceful and positive way. Whether you are already implementing morning meetings, or have yet to start, I'm sharing why morning meetings are so special and my top tips for running them daily! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/morning-meetings Join my FREE 8-day challenge: Your First 8 Steps as a New Elementary Teacher When You're Hired Mid-Year (or Want a Do-Over): https://www.drlorifriesen.com/challenge Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Oct 13

31 min 33 sec

Are you feeling like you are too busy and overwhelmed to even listen to this podcast episode? If the answer is yes, then you most definitely need to listen to this podcast episode! Your teacher to-do list may be endless, but you can't work yourself so hard that you reach burn out. When you begin to give yourself grace, prioritize your tasks, and set boundaries, you'll find your mental load a lot lighter. Today I'm offering you a few strategies that will help you take the first steps towards separating your work from your life.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/separating-school-from-life Join my FREE 8-day challenge: Your First 8 Steps as a New Elementary Teacher When You're Hired Mid-Year (or Want a Do-Over): https://www.drlorifriesen.com/challenge Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Oct 6

25 min 12 sec

It's hilarious that I can devote an entire podcast episode to pencil management, but here we are! Truthfully, having a system in place for students' pencils is a critical piece of classroom management. If you have students who constantly lose their pencils, get up to the sharpen them at inappropriate times, or even eat them (ew, gross), then this episode is for you. :)  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/pencil-management Join my FREE 8-day challenge: Your First 8 Steps as a New Elementary Teacher When You're Hired Mid-Year (or Want a Do-Over): https://www.drlorifriesen.com/challenge Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Sep 29

23 min 39 sec

Teachers, how are you doing? It's the beginning of the year, so I can assume that you are likely feeling a rush of overwhelm. I have been there and I want to help. That's why I am dedicating an entire episode to talking about how to reduce the stress and anxiety that you are experiencing. My hope is that you will be able to use these strategies throughout the entire year, not just at the beginning. Just remember, I am here to support you and am cheering you on every step of the way! :-)  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/stress-and-anxiety-as-a-new-teacher Watch my FREE, On-Demand Masterclass: 6 Ways to Make October Spooktacular: https://www.drlorifriesen.com Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Sep 22

30 min 8 sec

Halloween is coming and I am probably just as excited as your students! As October approaches, I'm giving you my 6 most spooktacular strategies to refresh creativity and engagement for both you and your students. And here's the best part: many of these activities will work for you even if your school doesn’t allow you to do any type of Halloween activities. :-)  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/6-ways-to-make-october-spooktacular Watch my FREE, On-Demand Masterclass: 6 Ways to Make October Spooktacular: https://www.drlorifriesen.com Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Sep 15

34 min 31 sec

As a teacher, you have the unique opportunity to educate your students on all the career possibilities that are available to them! Our special guest today, Holly Sharp, is talking to us about how teachers can purposely help develop kids’ career interests without feeling like it’s adding more work and stress to your day. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/help-develop-kids-career-interests Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Sep 1

31 min 13 sec

As you begin a new school year, you may feel prepared for classroom set-up, curriculum planning, and even behavior management. But do you feel prepared for helping students process big emotions in a healthy and effective way? Coach and indie-author, Jo Dodd, is on the show today to share her incredibly simple "4-S approach" to supporting your students when they feel anxious, angry, worried, scared, or any other emotion!  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/big-emotions Grab your FREE Newsletter & Home Reading Program Templates here: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/firstdaynewsletter Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Aug 25

33 min 23 sec

When you're a beginning teacher, preparing for the first weeks of school can be extremely overwhelming. You don't have endless files to pull from and past experiences to rely on. That's where I step in! Today I'm unlocking my virtual filing cabinet and sharing my seven favorite tips for starting your year off on the right foot. Take a deep breathe, push play, and remember that you've got this!  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/7-hot-tips-for-success-this-september Grab your FREE Newsletter & Home Reading Program Templates here: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/firstdaynewsletter Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Aug 18

25 min 32 sec

I hate to be the one to tell you this, being a new teacher at a new school can sometimes make you feel like you're right back in high school. However, as the daughter of a Canadian R.C.M.P. officer (whose family moved every 2 years growing up) I've learned a few things about how to make friends quickly at a new school. Let's talk about how you can fit in AND stand out in your new position! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/how-to-fit-in-stand-out-at-your-new-school  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Aug 11

23 min 5 sec

If you're getting ready to set up your first classroom and you're wondering if you're doing what you need to create a classroom community that loves reading, you're going to love these four practical, high-level strategies from literacy expert Sara Marye! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/community-of-readers  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist  

Aug 4

31 min 13 sec

If you're getting ready to teach your first (or second, or third) year of elementary school, you will thank yourself for creating a substitute teacher binder and sub station BEFORE you get sick during the busy school year. Let's talk about exactly what to include and how to prevent the overwhelm that can come with not being prepared! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/planning-for-subs Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Jul 28

25 min 14 sec

If you're a new teacher and you're doubting yourself, let's talk about 6 steps to take (inspired by Entrepreneur Magazine) towards becoming the teacher you've always dreamed of being! I'll give you a hint: they're probably not what you think. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/six-steps-to-success Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Jul 21

22 min 11 sec

I get asked all the time, "What should I be buying for my first classroom?" and so today, I thought it would be fun to talk about twelve of the essentials that I recommend teachers consider purchasing as they prepare for the school year. Go to the Show Notes to check out these items on my New Teacher Amazon Wishlist! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/new-teacher-wishlist  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori  

Jul 14

23 min 48 sec

If you're struggling with confidence as a new teacher, let's talk about 3 things we often tell ourselves as first-year teachers that will help boost your confidence and start enjoying teaching more (even if you feel like you have no idea what you're doing and you have no idea where to start)! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/3-things-to-stop-telling-yourself  Sign up for the FREE Masterclass: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/masterclass  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Jul 7

28 min 34 sec

Have you been hearing about Desk Pets all over the internet & are wondering if you should try them out in your classroom? Learn how to use desk pets effectively, including seven classroom management hacks to help make desk pets a positive experience for you and your elementary students! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/desk-pets-in-your-classroom Join the FREE 7-Day Challenge: Your First 7 Steps BEFORE Setting Up Your First Elementary Classroom: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/challenge Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Jun 30

20 min 36 sec

If you're a new teacher who's concerned about classroom management in your first classroom, you're going to love these seven classroom management hacks from experienced educators for everything from keeping students engaged and managing blurting to ensuring that your students STOP EATING THEIR PENCILS! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/7-fantastic-classroom-management-hacks-from-experienced-teachers Get your FREE copy of The Complete Interview Guide for New Elementary Teachers: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/interview-guide  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S.       

Jun 23

26 min 10 sec

If you are feeling overwhelmed when it comes to preparing for your first year of teaching, let's talk about 6 steps to take right away to start organizing all your ideas! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/organize-your-ideas Get your FREE copy of The Complete Interview Guide for New Elementary Teachers: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/interview-guide  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist  

Jun 16

26 min 39 sec

Why do new teachers struggle after completing a four-year degree? Why do first-year teachers feel so unprepared when it comes to getting ready for the school year and setting up their first classroom? Let's talk about what you can do this summer to bridge the gap between college and your first classroom. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/college-to-classroom Get your FREE copy of The Complete Interview Guide for New Elementary Teachers: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/interview-guide  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Jun 9

22 min 29 sec

There are so many fabulous books out there for new teachers. However, the most common topics most first-year teachers struggle with are classroom management, interacting with parents, and developing confidence. So, let's talk about my 3 top picks for summer reading to help you develop competence in these areas while lounging poolside or in your favorite hammock this summer.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/3-summer-must-reads-for-new-teachers Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Get your FREE copy of The Complete Interview Guide for New Elementary Teachers: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/interview-guide  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Jun 2

25 min 50 sec

When you see a classroom theme that you love, it's easy to commit to that theme right away and build an entire classroom around it. However, here are 7 things I've learned to look for in a classroom theme to ensure that you're not wasting time or money, and to ensure that you're creating an inclusive space for your students.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/classroom-theme  Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Get your FREE copy of The Complete Interview Guide for New Elementary Teachers: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/interview-guide  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

May 26

26 min

I've been fielding a lot of great questions about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, and I want to ensure that you get the answers to your most burning questions so you can make an informed decision about whether or not the Academy is a good fit for you. Join me inside this episode as we talk about the 9 most common questions teachers ask before they enroll! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/your-most-burning-questions-answered  Join the Beginning Teacher Talk Private Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

May 19

27 min 47 sec

If you're a new elementary teacher teaching 1st - 5th grade, you're in your first, second, or third year of teaching, and you really want to join R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy but you aren't sure you can afford it, let's talk about 5 ways you can get the Academy for FREE so you can get the support you need as a new teacher. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/academy-for-free Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes   Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

May 12

21 min 10 sec

If you're a new teacher and you're thinking about how to create a fantastic community inside your new elementary classroom, you're going to love these five heart-centered, classroom-tested strategies to build relationships with (and among) your students in the first weeks of school! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/student-relationships Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

May 5

33 min 18 sec

If you're a new teacher and you're concerned about how to develop positive relationships with parents (even when you're struggling with imposter syndrome - like I did), you're going to love these 5 simple things you can set up from the start of the school year to make a great first impression with parents! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/parent-relationships  Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Join the FREE 7-Day Challenge: Your First 7 Steps BEFORE Setting Up Your First Elementary Classroom: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/challenge Don't miss out on the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year! Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Apr 28

33 min 57 sec

If you're feeling exhausted and overwhelmed and you're having a hard time being creative and finding ways to get and keep your students engaged, grab your favorite sparkly gel pen and get ready to take loads of notes. I'm going to share all the goodies - practical, time-and-classroom-tested tips, tricks, and strategies that have worked in my own classroom and that I've gathered over the past 20 years of being in the field of education. Let's talk all about how to increase student engagement in your classroom right away! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/four-keys-to-ultimate-student-engagement  Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Join the FREE 7-Day Challenge: Your First 7 Steps BEFORE Setting Up Your First Elementary Classroom: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/challenge Don't miss out on the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year! Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now! I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Apr 21

44 min 42 sec

If you're a student teacher or an elementary teacher in your first years of teaching and you're struggling with classroom management, let's talk about the common mistakes so many of us make when it comes to managing our classrooms in the first few years and how you can prevent them! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/classroom-management-mistakes  Learn more about Your Chaos to Confidence Classroom Management System here: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/confidence Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Don't miss out on the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year! Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Apr 14

42 min 10 sec

If you're a new teacher in your first years of teaching (or if you're a student teacher) who's struggling with confidence, you're in for such a treat! Inside this episode, you'll learn game-changing strategies that have made a world of difference in boosting my own confidence that you can apply to your life right away. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/how-to-feel-more-confident-as-a-new-teacher  Don't miss out on the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year! Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Apr 7

46 min 39 sec

If you're a new teacher who's in the midst of the job search process or you are already teaching and you really want to know how to get a permanent contract at your school, you're going to love this show! Inside this episode, learn 5 things your principal is (really) looking for when they hire and how you can stand out from the crowd while staying true to yourself. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/what-your-principal-is-really-looking-for-in-a-new-teacher Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Get your FREE copy of The Complete Interview Guide for New Elementary Teachers: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/interview-guide  Don't miss out on the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year! Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Mar 31

35 min 1 sec

If you're in the midst of your teacher job search, this is for you! Learn 3 mistakes teachers often make with their portfolios and 3 secrets to using your portfolio most effectively during your teacher interviews. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/3-secrets-to-using-your-portfolio  Get your FREE copy of The Complete Interview Guide for New Elementary Teachers: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/interview-guide  Don't miss out on the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year! Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori    

Mar 24

37 min 7 sec

If you're a new teacher who's getting ready to start your teacher job search, this is for you. Whether you're looking to land your very first position or are maybe thinking of changing schools, I'll share 3 questions that often trip new teachers up during their interviews and how to answer them so you can feel fully confident. Show notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/3-teacher-interview-questions-that-might-throw-you-off Get your FREE copy of The Complete Interview Guide for New Elementary Teachers: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/interview-guide  Don't miss out on the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year! Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now. I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Mar 17

36 min 33 sec

If you're a new teacher who's had to deal with switching from in-person to online teaching and back again, all while dealing with the "I'm not doing enough" voices in your head, you're going to love this honest conversation with Julianna about what her first full year of teaching has been like with Covid. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/1st-year-teacher-interview-with-julianna-morell  Get your FREE copy of The Complete Interview Guide for New Elementary Teachers: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/interview-guide  Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and get notifications about the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori  

Mar 10

38 min 24 sec

If you're a new teacher and you've been struggling with how to collect and organize student data, you're going to love this episode with Dawn Ellis. Let's talk about 5 ways you can set up your IEP data collection efficiently and effectively, whether you're teaching in-person or online.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/exceptional-data-framework Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist  

Mar 3

30 min 7 sec

If you're a substitute or supply teacher and you're looking for some great ideas for how to keep the students engaged and manage the class more effectively, you're going to love this! Let's go for a walk and talk about my top 11 tips for substitute and supply teachers. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/my-top-11-tips-for-substitute-or-supply-teachers Learn more about Your Chaos to Confidence Classroom Management System here: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/confidence Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Feb 24

41 min 11 sec

Whether you're student teaching in-person or online, there's a lot to think about and to learn as you learn the skills you need to become the teacher you've always dreamed of being. Inside this episode, I share the 4 keys to success as a student teacher based on supporting (and evaluating) hundreds of student teachers! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/student-teacher-success Learn more about Your Chaos to Confidence Classroom Management System here: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/confidence Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now! I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Feb 17

28 min 33 sec

You might be surprised to learn that the level of success of our classroom management system is directly tied to how we use our voice inside our classroom. Learn what my students taught me over 10 years of classroom teaching about how to use my voice powerfully and effectively to help manage my classroom peacefully and positively! Show notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/your-voice-is-the-secret  Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy here: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes Learn more about Your Chaos to Confidence Classroom Management System here:https://www.drlorifriesen.com/confidence Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk):https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $10 TpT Gift Card)!I hope you have a wonderful week and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Feb 10

32 min 56 sec

When I tutored an adorable, 6-year-old student named Doris in Hong Kong more than 20 years ago, I never could have imagined that we would still be connected on FB all these years later - but even more so, what she would teach me about becoming a teacher (long before I earned my degree). Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/she-was-featured-in-forbes  Learn more about Your Chaos to Confidence Classroom Management System here: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/confidence Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist

Feb 3

27 min 16 sec

What better way to celebrate our 100th episode than with my favorite 100th Day of School ideas? I'll walk you through an entire day of fun ways that you can celebrate with your students - and share with you how you can get my day plans and all the activity templates to go with them! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/my-favorite-100th-day-of-school-ideas  Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist  

Jan 27

24 min 14 sec

The world watched thousands of Trump supporters storm the U.S. capitol building on January 6, 2021, and the very next day, you were expected to help your students process all that they were seeing and hearing about on the news. You are a beginning teacher, and there is no right way to handle any of this. This week's show is my gentle offer of support during what I know is yet another very challenging time in the time of Covid. Show notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/how-to-talk-to-students-about-the-storming-of-the-u-s-capitol-on-january-6-2021 If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here or on the link below to leave your review now (and be entered into our contest for a scholarship for the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Jan 20

31 min 31 sec

If you struggled with your classroom management during your student teaching placement (or in your first few years of teaching), know that you're not alone. Inside this episode, learn my secrets for developing my very own bag of classroom management teacher tricks over 10 years of teaching! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/your-bag-of-classroom-management-tricks If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here or on the link below to leave your review now (and be entered into our contest for a scholarship for the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori  

Jan 13

31 min 57 sec

If you've had a student who has experienced a death in their family due to Covid (or even the death of a pet), let's talk about how children process grief and 12 practical strategies you can use with kids to help them deal with trauma and grief. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/how-to-help-students-deal-with-trauma-and-grief  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helpful for you, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here or on the link below to leave your review now (and be entered into our contest for a scholarship for the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori  

Jan 6

30 min 11 sec

If you've never created vision boards with your elementary students, you're in for a real treat! Let's talk about why vision boards are the perfect way to help students create crystal clear goals and imagine possibilities for their futures that they could never have imagined.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/why-vision-boards-are-especially-meaningful-this-year-for-your-students  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here or on the link below to leave your review now (and be entered into our contest for a scholarship for the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Dec 2020

28 min 41 sec

If you're a new teacher and you're looking for an effective classroom management strategy that also helps you to develop fantastic relationships with the parents of the students you teach, you are going to love learning about class auctions! Find out how I set these up inside my classroom and how Parent Communication Books worked in partnership with auctions to get parents on my side.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/class-auctions  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here or on the link below to leave your review now (and be entered into our contest for a scholarship for the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Dec 2020

30 min 22 sec

Congratulations! You just landed your first elementary teaching job. But wait - how do you prepare for your first classroom when you are hired in the middle of the year? Get ready to take lots of notes because I'm about to share all the juicy details for the 6 essential steps you need to take to prepare for your first classroom over the winter break! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/when-you-are-hired-mid-year  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here or on the link below to leave your review now (and be entered into our contest for a scholarship for the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Dec 2020

35 min 10 sec

So many fast finisher activities are just designed just to keep kids busy, and I always thought that there must be a better way to use children’s time. I believe that children need more opportunities to flex their creative muscles, to think outside the box, to investigate and explore topics that may not be part of the curriculum, but that light kids up and inspire them to want to do more, be more, and think more creatively. Let's talk about how! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/imagination-station  If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here or on the link below to leave your review now (and be entered into our contest for a scholarship for the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 Learn more about the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/yes  Connect with Lori and other new teachers by joining our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori

Dec 2020

32 min 10 sec