Episodes
Welcome back to part 3 of an AMAZING interview with our friend Daniel Patterson. Today we're talking about grace. What does giving yourself and others grace really look like? How do earn the trust of our students so that we might be able to properly show them grace? Should grace be tailored to each individual, or should it look the same across the classroom? -- Did you know you can book a mini Get Your Teach On conference for YOUR school? When you book a Mini GYTO, we'll customize an...
Published 09/20/21
We are back with Daniel Patterson to hear more about teacher wellness and mental health in education. On this episode we wanted to focus on boundaries: how to set them and the intention behind them. "No" is a complete sentence! By setting boundaries we express our needs and stop getting ourselves into binds. Start your week off right and Get Your Teach On! -- Did you know you can book a mini Get Your Teach On conference for YOUR school? When you book a Mini GYTO, we'll customize an experience...
Published 09/13/21
We're back! And we have a new look and a new name - welcome to Get Your Teach On! This is still the same podcast, don't worry guys, we will still be giving you teaching strategies and ideas and all the real talk and stories about what it means to be an educator in this season. For our first episode back we wanted bring one of our very good friends on the show this week, who has been such a huge inspiration in our lives when it comes to wellness and mental health. Welcome Daniel Patterson to...
Published 09/06/21
Please enjoy this episode from the archives! Happy July 4th! In this day and age, it is SO easy to get lost in comparing our lives to friends, coworkers, or influencers that we see on social media. Today we want to talk to you about the comparison trap because we know how difficult it can be to overcome. If you've been struggling lately to keep your eye on YOUR purpose, to stay grateful for what you have, or even to remember the context of the situation, listen up for our tips on escaping the...
Published 07/05/21
On this episode we have Kori Markussen back with us! We wanted to be able to bring her back on to talk about how her journey continued after we talked about teaching through something as difficult as the pandemic experience that we all shared, in different ways. Start your Monday off right with this episode of The New Edu. -- Need a game plan for your new first year? Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or you're in the same boat as us (both!), we've got the ultimate virtual lesson for you!...
Published 06/28/21
We are so excited to have the amazing Dr. Jody Carrington with us on the podcast again! We talk teacher exhaustion, and how that effects the classroom and the reliance of healthy child psychology on healthy adult psychology. Teachers cannot show up well for their students if they aren't taking care of themselves. We have to focus on filling up the people who serve those they educate. You have to have an ability to say 'now is the time to breathe'. Jody has a new book coming out later this...
Published 06/21/21
Ya'll asked and we delivered! Today on the podcast we sit down with our good friends Jared and Amy! We have a super joyful conversation about planning the ultimate Disney vacation - where to stay, must-dos, and all the things you need to make the most out of your Disney trip. Everyone does Disney different, so how can you keep everyone happy? Kick your Monday off with this special episode about the most magical place on earth! -- Need a game plan for your new first year? Whether you're a...
Published 06/07/21
Happy Memorial Day, New EDU-ers! We are so excited to have one of our very good friends on the podcast this episode, Brandon Fleming. He has a brand new book coming out, TODAY! Miseducated, A Memoir is the story of Brandon's transformation from a "drug dealing dropout to an award winning Harvard educator" all before the age of 27. We have a great conversation about the lifelong effect of education on every single child and how the world relies on teachers, showing up, despite the conditions....
Published 05/31/21
We are doing something really fun for the next couple of episodes - we are interviewing our spouses, aka each other! We decided, why not dive in and ask all the questions and help you guys find out a bit more about each of us? This time it's Hope's turn to interview Wade, and we talk about Hope's thoughts on all things cooking, alternative careers Wade would have pursued, and much more. Start your Monday off right with us! -- Need a game plan for your new first year? Whether you're a parent,...
Published 05/24/21
We are doing something really fun for the next couple of episodes! We are interviewing our spouses, aka each other! Why not dive in and ask all the questions and help you guys find out a bit more about each of us?! On this episode Wade interviews Hope and we talk about our relationship, the experiences that have equipped Hope in being an educator, and much more. Start your Monday off right with us! -- Need a game plan for your new first year? Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or you're in...
Published 05/17/21
Please enjoy this episode from the New EDU Archives! If you follow Hope on Instagram, you might remember seeing her have a live conversation with Kori Markussen. Well, we got such great feedback from that event that we decided to turn it into a deeper conversation here on the podcast! Today we're getting real and talking about how hard it has been to be an educator during this pandemic. If you've been feeling discouraged, broken, or anxious, you are NOT alone! We wanted to bring Kori on the...
Published 05/10/21
Happy Teacher Appreciation week! We are so excited to talk about showing appreciation and gratitude to your colleagues, or your family, or your own educators. Celebrating and investing in each other - not just the people we see eye to eye with - is crucial to creating a great work environment and school culture. Appreciation needs to be authentic to make an impact, and we want to give you four different ways that you can pour into those around us. -- Need a game plan for your new first year?...
Published 05/03/21
Today we checking in with priorities and ensuring we have the time and space for the important things. We're talking about how to let go and prioritize, to make teaching a sustainable profession. How can you show up as your best self, accept there is no such thing as balance and instead, it's all about identifying what you truly value and making moves in that direction. -- Need a game plan for your new first year? Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or you're in the same boat as us (both!),...
Published 04/26/21
This week we are going to continue our conversation about Mindfulness Practices and how that affects social and emotional learning in the classroom. Have you ever considered the difference between sympathy and empathy and the role it plays in our understanding of one another and within your classroom? Sympathy is not just about feeling sorry for someone, it's about doing the work to try to understand each other. Part of being present and mindful is hard, and it takes work and emotional...
Published 04/19/21
So many people see the word 'mindfulness' and disengage. Today we want to rediscover and reframe what mindfulness means, and how it can transform a classroom when it is used correctly and intentionally. Just because kids walk into a school building, it doesn't mean that their social and emotional needs are left at the door. In this episode we want to give you tips and practices that will help set you up to better adjust to what is happening in the moment, and show up for your students. We're...
Published 04/12/21
Here is one from the archives! We have a very special guest on the podcast: Dr. Jody Carrington, also one of our favorite people EVER! On this episode we're talking about emotions. Have you ever noticed how the moment you can identify what's making you feel a certain way, the path to solving the problem becomes much clearer? We sure did. Maybe you're feeling emotions right now that you've never felt before. Maybe you're feeling the same things but in new ways. No matter what you're feeling...
Published 04/05/21
On this episode we're talking about leading by purpose, not problems! We love talking about the power behind your 'why' and the idea of teacher health. In the hard seasons of teaching, or life in general, we often become driven by our problems, so to help you combat that we outline four key principles to finding and holding your meaning and your purpose as an educator. -- Need a game plan for your new first year? Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or you're in the same boat as us (both!),...
Published 03/29/21
How do you form a connection, engage students and ensure growth if all you can see are rows of black boxes? Students not having their cameras on during virtual learning is becoming a huge issue in the classroom. We sit down with Sarah Plumitallo, educator and ESL teacher, and talk about the pressure that students learning in the pandemic are under and how to uncover the reasons that children aren't actively engaging in class and how we can build trust with and between students in the age of...
Published 03/22/21
On today's episode we have the super inspiring Brad Cooper, the Lead Pastor at NewSpring Church in South Carolina. We talk through consistency in showing up and controlling the controllable in our classrooms. Are we consistent in leading with love? Brad reminds us that if you want to make a difference, you have to be different. For more from Brad Cooper, check out the NewSpring website: https://newspring.cc/staff or catch him on Instagram @bradcooper or Twitter @BCoop. -- Need a game plan for...
Published 03/15/21
We are gearing up for the Get Your Teach On Next Level Conference on March 13th–on this episode we focus on leveling up your instruction, through engagement, best practices and academic rigor. Not teaching fast but teaching in depth. -> www.getyourteachon.com/levelup -- Need a game plan for your new first year? Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or you're in the same boat as us (both!), we've got the ultimate virtual lesson for you! In this course you'll get four incredible lessons about...
Published 03/08/21
Today we're talking all about leveling up your teaching while focusing on your passions with our good friend Juan Gonzalez Jr. His passion: reading! Juan is a huge advocate for not only teaching kids reading skills, but giving them opportunities to love reading as much as they love things like watching movies or playing video games. It may not be an easy task, but once your kid discovers a love for reading on their terms, there's no turning back! To keep up with Juan, check him out on...
Published 03/01/21
Welcome back, y'all! Have you been feeling like you're trying to do all the things, but you just don't have the time? You are NOT alone. Today we want to talk to you about making the most out of time and how to identify the things that are sucking away the precious moments that you could be using in better ways. -- Need a game plan for your new first year? Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or you're in the same boat as us (both!), we've got the ultimate virtual lesson for you! In this...
Published 02/22/21
Y'all, please welcome Amelia Capotosta and LaNesha Tabb to the New EDU! These lovely ladies are incredible educators and extremely crucial parts of the Get Your Teach On team. Today we're talking about standardized testing. You may be worried about how your children or students will perform, and you may be worried that their performance will reflect on you and bring you down. We're here to answer questions you may have and give you some new perspectives in order to stay at ease during this...
Published 02/15/21
Get ready for some SERIOUS encouragement today, y'all! Hayward and Starlette Jean are our personal friends and one of our favorite couples. Today we're talking all about growing young leaders. Whether you're a parent or an educator (or BOTH!), chances are you will have an opportunity in your life to be an encourager to the next generation of difference makers. To keep up with these two, check out their Instagrams @jean_starlette and @hayward_jean! -- Need a game plan for your new first year?...
Published 02/08/21
Think about how you find joy in the classroom. For some of you, this is a piece of cake. For others, you might go days, weeks, or months without feeling joy when you step into your classroom. Today, we're breaking down our top tips for finding and maintaining a positive mindset all year long. From giving yourself a cheat day to finding a community that will uplift you, we hope you find the content of this episode helpful! -- Need a game plan for your new first year? Whether you're a parent, a...
Published 02/01/21