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Make Your Reading Lessons More Engaging

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 03/09/2020

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Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   Today we are talking about one of my very favorite topics: writing.    I know that writing isn't everyone's favorite subject to teach, but it is my favorite topic to help teachers with. Whenever I go on social media and ask what your least favorite subject to teach is, writing always wins out.   I'm here to make teaching your least favorite subject so much easier.    I know what it feels like to hate it. I used to hate it too. But I want to give you the tools and strategies you need to build confidence, and maybe...

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Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   Do you love teaching reading? Whether your answer is yes or no, I know you will find so much value in this episode!   I invited a good friend of mine, Sara Marye, to join us on the podcast today. Sara is a former teacher and administrator and she has a huge love for teaching reading. More specifically, she really wants to help her students find their love for reading and has so many great strategies to share!    Today we are specifically going to talk about using different genres to get our students excited about reading....

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Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   Do you find teaching grammar kind of a nightmare? Are you scouring the internet for new fun grammar activities every week?   Yeah, I was you once too.    Until I found a much easier way to teach grammar that saved me time and made learning easier for my students. So that’s what I want to share with you today.    This episode is for you if you teach grammar in grades 2, 3, 4, or 5. And be sure to stay tuned until the end, when I’ll be sharing a freebie that I’ve created just for you.    Episode 81...

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Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   Are you feeling a bit exhausted from perpetually being told what to do as a teacher lately?   Don’t worry, you’re not alone and you deserve a break! That’s why, in this episode, I’m going to be sharing a handful of things that you probably have been doing in the classroom but really don’t need to be doing. Did you just take a sigh of relief?   We’re going to discuss how to decrease your prep and planning time every week, which activities are helping your students the most developmentally, and how to still be an...

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Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   Is teaching math kind of a struggle sometimes?    I have just the girl for you.    Today we are joined by Brittany Hege from Mix and Math. Brittany has a Master’s in Elementary Mathematics Education and she is incredibly passionate about teaching students math, as well as inspiring other math teachers to be more confident in the classroom.    In this episode she is sharing her best tips for helping students with their word problems.    She knows how difficult it can be to get your students to...

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Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   Are you struggling to get your students excited about reading?   Today, I am going to be sharing some of my very favorite ways to make reading lessons more engaging for your students.   Deciding what to talk about on the podcast has been a little tricky lately because school just looks so different for everyone! Some of you are teaching in your classrooms, some of you are teaching virtually, and some are combining the two.    So today we’re talking about four of my favorite ways to make reading lessons engaging for...

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Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   Today we’re going to talk about the election. Did you groan? If you did, I don’t blame you. I get it. But I want this to be exciting for you to talk about, because it is for me!    We’re going to explore how to talk to your students about the election without getting political, the importance of having an unbiased lesson about it, and how you can help your students understand the importance and privilege of having elections.    I know it can be scary, but stick with me, and we’re going to make it a whole lot...

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Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   Do you miss book clubs with your kids since going virtual? Maybe you’ve never done book clubs before at all but want to start?   Well, I heard you guys asking, so I’m here to bring some answers. Today on the podcast, we are going to chat all about how to run book clubs in a virtual classroom.   In case you didn’t already know, I am a very proud bookworm. I love to read, and I truly believe that it’s because I had teachers who were passionate about sharing reading experiences in the classroom. When I became a teacher, I...

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Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   So…….. virtual teaching. How are you feeling? A little overwhelmed? Yeah, I see you.   I know that you feel like you’re drowning with all the new technology, new strategies, and new concerns that come with teaching virtually. I have heard it over and over. Teachers feel like they are drowning, and I don't want anyone drowning on my watch! I'm not a very good swimmer, so I can’t be a good lifeguard, but I got together with my team and we brainstormed some ways to make virtual teaching easier.   These tips will give you...

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Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!   Raise your hand if you went to college to major in virtual education. Anyone? No, didn’t think so.    In this episode, I want to chat about ways that you can make learning fun, even if you're teaching virtually. In fact, I'm going to be sharing seven different ways to make virtual learning more fun for your students.   None of us really went to school and trained for this, but at a moment's notice we all became online teachers, and many teachers are now teaching online AND in person, which is just crazy!   So now...

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Are your students truly engaged in your whole group reading lessons? Are they excited to read and talk about text together?

If not, no worries! I’ve got you covered with three of my favorite ways to make your reading lessons more engaging.

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