084: The Empty Classroom

Welcome to Episode 84 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In today’s episode, I talk about the empty classroom that all teachers face on the last day of school, and focus on how powerful standing in that moment can truly be.


Three Points to Ponder When Standing in Your Empty Classroom

An empty classroom at the end of the year represents a chapter in a book our students write. As a teacher, you have helped to write the lines that they will highlight and come back to time and time again.

 

The empty room at the end of the year signifies a job well done. When you leave everything you have in the classroom, and give all you can give, your students will not soon forget your impact.

 

An empty classroom that is packed up and ready to remain silent for a while has one goal: to be filled again very soon. Take the time you need to rest and recharge, so that you can come back ready to fill the lives of your students with a year they will never forget.

 


 

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082: The Fitting Room Perspective

Welcome to Episode 82 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In today’s episode, I want to encourage you to take on a Fitting Room Perspective in your teaching and take a moment to reflect on the importance of the little things we do each day as teachers.


Three Key Points of a Fitting Room Perspective

  1. When we pay attention to individual goals, we can bring joy.

  2. When we are honest, we build trust and respect.

  3. When we are willing to patiently wait, we become the support that is often needed the most. 


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077: Two Minute Timeout For Teachers… Be a Rainbow

Welcome to Episode 77 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In today’s Two Minute Timeout for Teachers I want to encourage you to “Be a Rainbow in Someone’s Cloud.” Take a moment today to intentionally reach out to someone in your life who is in need of some positivity and brighten their day.


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076: Teach with the Sunrise

Welcome to Episode 76 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. We can learn a lot from a Sunrise. In today’s episode I talk about THREE very important lessons that teachers can learn to help them shine their light and increase their impact each day.


Teach with the Sunrise

Find time to rest in order to be most effective for those you serve

Shine your light as much as possible so that your students feel the warmth of your character and the comfort of your light during even the toughest of days.

Make the choice to find joy in each new day.


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072: Climb the Mountain

An Encouragement for Teachers

Welcome to Episode 72 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. Today’s episode is designed to encourage you to embrace your strength as a teacher and realize that no matter what may come your way, you can climb the mountain.


YOU can climb the mountain

  1. Face your mountain and have confidence in your abilities.

  2. Focus on each step of the climb, and master the ‘movements in the moment’ with pure joy.

  3. Embrace the lessons you can view from the summit that have made you stronger and wiser than ever before.


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070: The POWER of Patience in a Teacher’s Commute

Welcome to Episode 70 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In this episode I focus on the ‘Teacher’s Commute’ we all share, and encourage you to embrace the journey. By the end, you will be able to reflect on HOW the POWER of Patience can transform the experience you offer to your students each day.


Today’s Episode ‘written preview.’

 

Sometime we face brake lights…

In order to make learning truly meaningful to our students we need to show them that we will not bypass what concerns them in the moment. When we sit in traffic, we know it is only temporary and that eventually we will get to the destination we seek. When our students step on the brakes, we know that we will be able to get them to where they are going, we just may need to pause and slow down in order to make it happen. Teaching in the moment is what will help them get to the future we are trying to prepare them for.

Sometimes we face a ‘delayed’ green light…

When we base our ability and our success on what others are doing, we will always end up either disappointed or judgmental. Neither of which is beneficial.

It is through our patience, our persistence, and our passion that we will impact. Every student is different. Some students will grasp things quicker than others, yet all of them can succeed. Sometimes we simply need to take a moment to delay and wait for the green light. That delay may include collaboration with colleagues, finding new strategies to use, or simply slowing the pace down a bit to reach students. Regardless, it is important to understand that a delay is not a sign of weakness, but rather it is evidence that you are willing to do whatever it takes to make a difference in the lives of those you teach. It is evidence that YOU are an amazing teacher.

Embrace the Power of Patience…

When we are patient and we teach in the moment, we will see things that others don’t see. We will reach our students where they are, which will help prepare them to succeed where they are going.


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066: Iron Sharpens Iron… There is POWER in the Process

Welcome to Episode 66 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In this episode I talk about the saying “Iron Sharpens Iron” and discuss the deeper meaning behind it so that, as teachers, we can do our best to sharpen each other day by day. The goal is to challenge you, make you think, and inspire you to be the Iron that Sharpens Iron.

064: Teaching In The Rain

Facing the drizzle and downpour head on!

Welcome to Episode 64 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In today’s episode I talk about the drizzle and the steady downpour that we all experience in teaching. The goal is to reflect on, and remember, the powerful lesson that comes at the end.

Learn and grow from the drizzle, surround yourself with a support system to help you through the downpour, and remember that there is beauty to be found once the rain has passed.

062: The Impact of YOUR Teaching Shadow

Welcome to Episode 62 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In this episode I talk about the impact of your Teaching Shadow, and how positioning yourself correctly can help you grow.


The Impact of YOUR Teaching Shadow

If you choose to walk away from the light, your shadow will be cast in front of you. If you choose to walk toward the light, your shadow will be cast behind you.

Where does YOUR shadow lie?

Teaching on the Island of Misfit Toys

Watching the 1964 TV special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas tradition for many people around the world.

It is the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who is bullied for being different. He teams up with a toy-making elf who wants to be a dentist, and they set out on an adventure to find a place that will accept them. On their journey, they discover an island of misfit toys that have been tossed aside due to the slight ‘defects’ they possess. Unwanted and rejected, the toys live in sadness on the island waiting for the day that someone will want them as their own. Rudolph and Hermey (the elf dentist) understand the plight of the toys and promise to return and save them all. In the end, Rudolph learns that greatness can be achieved by anyone, even those that are least expected to succeed, and he saves the day by finding a home for each misfit toy.

Watching it now as a teacher reminds me of the importance of creating a home for the students we teach who feel as though they are misfits.