048: First Year Teacher Truths: 3 Lessons Every Teacher Must Remember

Welcome to Episode 48 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast.  It is essential to never forget or lose the passion and enthusiasm we all had as new teachers.  In this episode, I talk about THREE truths we can learn from a first year teacher and the importance of remembering to live them out each day.

Whether you’ve been in the classroom a few years, you’re a veteran teacher,  or even if you are an administrator,  we can all benefit from these simple reminders from a First Year Teacher.

Take a minute today and reflect on them to help you become even more unforgettable.

047: Two Minute Timeout For Teachers… Be Good!

Welcome to Episode 47 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast.  This is a Two Minute Timeout for Teachers!  In this episode, I share a quote from Dr. Minor Myers Jr. that will inspire and encourage you to BE GOOD!

This year I will be implementing a quick bi-weekly Two Minute Timeout for Teachers between our regular episodes for the month.  The goal is to provide you with a dose of inspiration that you can take with you into your day.

Today’s episode features a quote from Dr. Minor Myers Jr. that says, “Go into the world and do well, but more importantly go into the world and do good.”

046: Teaching at the Chef’s Counter: 3 Ingredients Every Teacher Should Use

Welcome to Episode 46 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast.  In this episode I talk about 3 powerful elements of this Chef’s Counter that every teacher can implement right away, so they can make their classroom an experience that students will never forget.

There is so much power that can be found when we teach our classes the way a master chef handles their most valuable table.  If we took on the mindset of looking at our student as honored guests, it could make all the difference in the world.

045: A Teacher’s Summer Playlist: The Final Note… 3 Lessons Every Teacher Must Learn

Welcome to Episode 45 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast.  In this final episode of this Summer Playlist Series, I am going to talk about 3 Lessons every teacher must learn that we can take from music.

044: A Teacher’s Summer Playlist: Taylor Swift… Ignore the Naysayers!

Welcome to Episode 44 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast.  In this episode, I will be focusing on a message that Taylor Swift often sends to her millions of fans in order to uplift and inspire them!

So many times as teachers we face negativity and push back from people who are the naysayers in our lives. Be inspired today by Taylor’s message to Shake it off and Shine!

043: A Teacher’s Playlist: Beyonce… Leave Your Mark!

Welcome to Episode 43 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast.  In this episode, I will be focusing on a compelling song from Beyonce, entitled ‘I Was Here,” and unpack the crucial lyrical lessons found inside to empower you, encourage you, and remind you of just how impactful you are by being HERE everyday.

This is our 3rd installment of our ‘Teacher’s Summer Playlist’ series.  By the end of this episode, my hope is that you are filled with inspiration, motivation, and power.  So as you listen to these three ways teachers leave their mark, listen carefully to the lyrics Beyonce shares, let them sink in to encourage you, and relate them to your not only your teaching but also your life.

There are so many ‘Lyrical Life Lessons’ found within Beyonce’s hit song “I Was Here.”

Listen to this episode to delve into these three ways YOU can leave your mark today!


Leave Your Mark by Teaching with No Regrets

Leave Your Mark by Teaching with Love

Leave Your Mark by Teaching with Excellence

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042: A Teacher’s Playlist: Tim McGraw… 3 Forgotten Lessons

Welcome to Episode 42 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In this episode, I focus on three lyrical life lessons found within the words of Tim McGraw’s award winning hit… ‘Humble and Kind’ that can truly change the world.

This is a powerful song, filled with timeless lessons that I feel the students we teach and the adults we encounter, can learn from as we navigate a world that is constantly changing. If we simply remember these lessons, and the underlying theme found within each one, we can truly change the world around us for the better.

There are so many ‘Lyrical Life Lessons’ found within Tim McGraw’s hit song “Humble and Kind.”

Listen to this episode to delve into these three lyrical lessons and be encouraged!


Let Yourself Feel Pride

Erase Bitterness From Your Life

Remember Your Roots

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041: A Teacher’s Playlist: Vanilla Ice… Eliminate Mediocrity

Welcome to Episode 41 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In this kickoff episode of our summer series, I focus on 3 ways to eliminate mediocrity in our lives so that we don’t commit the ‘felony’ of giving less than our best each day.

This episode will be the first in our Teacher’s Summer Playlist series.  This summer I will be taking one powerful line from songs we all know and cherish, and hopefully inspire and encourage you with the lyrical lesson found deep inside. The format for the  summer will be a new episode every other week so make sure to subscribe so you can catch them all.

I kick off the series with a lyric from a 90’s classic by Vanilla Ice, ‘Ice Ice Baby.’  “Anything less than the best is a felony…”

Eliminate Mediocrity

Take Ownership

Don’t Follow the Majority

Leave Your Comfort Zone

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040: After the Last Bell: 4 Steps Teachers Forget to Take

Welcome to Episode 40 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. In this episode, I talk about 4 steps that teachers often forget to take after the last bell rings.  These steps are so crucial to include while you plan if you want to enjoy your well deserved summer break even more!

Teachers are planners.  Whether you teach in the classroom full time or you lead others in their educational careers, the fact is that in order to be successful and impactful in this profession, or even in life, you must have a plan.

Once the last bell rings, we often become filled with emotions and excitement.  Many times we already begin laying out our plans for the summer or we begin to anticipate the great things we plan to accomplish.  This is natural, and really is a great thing to do, but don’t forget to take these simple four simple steps as well.

STEP ONE: Just breathe and take a moment to relax, reflect, and rest

STEP TWO: Plan in “Me Moments” and schedule in a little time for YOU weekly.

STEP THREE: “Snub the Screen’ and set aside 30 mins to an hour to disconnect your devices and reconnect to what matters most

STEP FOUR: Make a difference and be intentional to help someone else’s day shine a little brighter each week.

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039: TEACH UP: 3 Strategies to Increase Impact

Welcome to Episode 39 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast.  In this episode, I focus on three quick ways to ‘TEACH UP’ and delve into specific ways to make them happen.

In order to reach our students where they are, we must be able to TEACH UP and adopt a child like mentality.  We must do our best to think like our students do and create what is needed to teach them where they are each day.  Simply remember these three TEACH UP strategies to begin your journey.

TEACH UP by taking the positive path and transform your impact.

TEACH UP by embracing your imagination and find your inner creativity.

TEACH UP by losing your limits and be fearless in your approach each day.

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