The Stories of How
By Katie Norton
The Stories of HowJul 12, 2020
S2 E13: Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, and a fierce advocate and educator
Within this episode, you will learn more about Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera. Her story is powerful. Her knowledge, poise, passion, and drive are contagious. You will hear about her time in the classroom, her role as a principal, her research and the 5 strands to keep in mind. She discusses how all students deserve to be in a school that values their authenticity, how we need to actively remove barriers that hinder success, and reflect on how you've been conditioned to view racial differences. You will hear about ways to discuss racism with our youngest learners, and what Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera is learning right now.
Book Recommendation: We Want to do More Than Survive by Bettina L. Love
S2 E11: Cora Neyhart- All Things Preschool and What's Most Important
Cora Neyhart is a Curriculum Director and Lead Teacher at Littler Explorer's, a preschool here in Fishers, IN. She will talk all things preschool, what to look for when searching for a preschool, the important questions to ask, why play is best for kids and how you can tie in academics into play. She will inspire you with ideas, her favorite memories, ways to connect your preschoolers to their future kindergarten schools and teachers. She is all about building relationships and making that the foundation.
Little Explorer's Preschool --> http://lepreschool.com
A Letter to My Teacher
S2 E10- Kelli Collins- 6-8th grade Engineering, Video Productions, and Technology Teacher
Kelli Collins has such an amazing and unique role at HIJH. She will explain the classes she teaches, discuss when students are being active and engaged in their learning, they really take ownership, and in turn there are less behavior issues and more engagement. She is an expert at getting to know her students, and building a foundation to grow on.
Books to read:
A Framework to Understand Poverty
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Today I Make a Difference
S2 E9: Torres, an English and Mass Media HS Teacher. Teaching is an art form.
Follow Torres at:
Youtube- Torres Tales
Twitter: @MrServeandLearn, @FishersSIA, @catshse
SIA students: You Broke It, Let's Fix It
Season 2 Episode 8: Mary Auger, an accomplished Math teacher who wants to promote and change how we think about Math.
Mary Auger is a 7th and 8th Math teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. She believes success breads success and how important it is to be a guide on the side. She is an expert at helping those student's who struggle with math and changing their math self-talk. She can connect with them, correct misunderstandings, and push them to where they didn't think possible. She gives us insight into her 7th graders Math Mates Grant they received and how they plan on using that. She is a wealth of knowledge, that will truly inspire you!
- Teaching Numeracy
- Math Recess
- Limitless Mind
- Necessary Conditions
Season 2 Episode 7: Amy Murch the Teacher in Residence at Conner Prairie- Kids can learn anywhere.
Season 2 Episode 6: Amber Harling- an outdoor learning and PBL expert.
Amber has been teaching for 18 years and has a passion for taking her teaching outdoors. You will gain some great ideas and insights into Amber’s classroom, and how she truly values her student's voices.
Books to read:
Shift This by Joy Kirr
There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather by Linda Akeson McGurk
Vitamin N by Richard Louv
Follow Amber on Instagram and Twitter @harlingroom29.
Soon you can hear her students podcast on Anchor, titled, 29 Rain or Shine.
Season 2 Episode 5: Leslie Hopper- an amazing teacher librarian who loves to be uncomfortable, show that KIDS CAN, and collaborate with others.
Leslie Hopper is in her 20th year of teaching and has taught first grade and is currently a teacher librarian in Hamilton Southeastern Schools at Thorpe Creek Elementary. Her heart is to serve teachers and students in her role. She believes all KIDS CAN and that reading is reading! She uses her role to be an advocate, to collaborate, facilitate, and support. Leslie is passionate about diverse books and book access. You will walk away from this episode with so many nuggets of knowledge and truth!
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Season 2 Episode 4: Shannon Edwards, a 2nd grade teacher who is digging deeper, investing in her own learning, and igniting passion in her students.
Shannon Edwards has 15 years of teaching experience and currently teaches 2nd grade. She is passionate about the trust and relationships she builds during community circle, and the learning and growth she sees during Writer's Workshop time. She has grown from scripted lessons to really listening to her students, and integrating standards into their personal interests and passions. She shares failures, why being honest with your kids is so powerful, how investing in her own learning has changed her teaching career, and why digging deeper is so important.
"Planning was for me."
"Stop, be in the moment, and LISTEN!"
Follow on Twitter:
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Season 2 Episode 4: Jackie Renick- how to just be, she shares her knowledge, is reflective and intentional.
People to follow on Twitter:
Season 2 Episode 3: Laura Hiett on moving from rigid to a growth mindset and building deep relationships.
Laura Hiett has 19 years of teaching experience and currently teachers first-grade. She is passionate about building deep relationships with her students and spending time with them to build trust. She has moved from being rigid to having more of a growth mindset. Laura will share with us about how her students have started their own podcast and how she is taking chances this year. How Laura views her students will inspire you and remind you to value who they are and where they are in their learning from behavior to academics.
“What they hear, is what they believe.”
People to follow on twitter: @BreneBrown, @StuartShanker
Season 2 Episode 2: Susan Drumm: A lifelong learner, listener, and leader.
“We move with those who want to move.”
People to follow on Twitter: @mrdearybury @LPI_Learning @dintersmith
Season 2, Episode 1: 20 years of wisdom and experience with Laura Christie
Audio Blog: I Failed, and it sucks.
What was your most recent failure? Was it big or small? Did it have to do with what's best for your students?
Listen in to my recent failure and why I'm scared to fail.
Episode 13: Jeff Gargas Shares His Story
Episode 11: A Conversation with Maria Kussy
Episode 12: Chad Ostrowski: CEO and member of the Teach Better Team, Author, speaker and more!
Episode 10: Rae Hughart from the Teach Better Team
Episode 9: Tiffany Ott: Author, speaker, HS Math teacher, and more!
Episode 8: A Student's Perspective from Salma Mohammad
Episode 7: Conversations with Kelsey Habig
Episode 6 Conversations with Brian Behrman
Blog: The View From 518
Episode 5- Conversations with John Hochstetler
Episode 4: Conversations with Danielle Thompson
Episode 3: Conversation with Brooke Daniel
Episode 2: I Need Inspiration
Find out why I wanted to start a podcast and quick tips on how to empower your students.