The Teaching Experience Podcast
By John Hodsdon : Education Consultant, Author, Trainer
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An interview program that focuses on teachers and their experience inside and outside of the classroom. Our guests share their experience, teaching tips and recommended resources to help the listener become a better and more effective teacher. Our guests discuss the issues facing teachers today including classroom management, parental relationships, student engagement, discipline, academic achievement, student testing and administrative support.
||Episode 046: Terry Owens interviews Sue Hall - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Sue Hall is a librarian at Fabra Elementary School in Boerne, TX.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 45: Karen and Terry Discuss how to use “Theme Contest” - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Karen and Terry talk about the “Theme Contest” and how they use it as a Classroom Management Tool. For more information, click on Theme Contest.||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 44: Karen and Terry Discuss “Fairy Tales on Trial” - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Karen and Terry discuss how they use “Fairy Tales on Trial” for project based learning and a way to encourage creativity and confidence. To learn more about Fairy Tales on Trial click this link.||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 43: Karen and Terry Discuss Figurative Language - The Teaching Experience Podcast||In this episode Karen and Terry discuss how they use figurative language to re-enforce positive character traits. For examples of figurative language posters, click this link.||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 42: Karen and Terry Discuss “The Gritty Kid” – Part 2 - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Karen and Terry continue their discussion on the need to develop a “Gritty Kid” mentality in your students by stressing work ethic, accountability and perseverance. For more information regarding Theme Contest, click on this link.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 41: Karen and Terry Discuss “The Gritty Kid” – Part 1 - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Karen and Terry begin a two part series on the importance of developing qualities of persistence, perseverance, confidence and a strong work ethic to help children succeed in and out of the classroom.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 40: Karen and Terry Discuss Self control – Part 2 - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Karen and Terry are back with more discussion on why it is so important to train your students for self-control. In this episode they talk about the impact of a safe learning environment and what that means in the classroom and for student engagement.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 39: Karen and Terry Discuss Self control – Part 1 - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Karen and Terry team up to talk about the importance of teaching your students self control. They discuss various tools and techniques that they have used to teach self control as a way to achieve a self-managed classroom.||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 038 : Dr. Francis Gonzales-Garcia - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Introducing Dr. GG Frances Gonzalez-Garcia, Ph.D., is a children’s and literacy advocate that has been in the education sector for 18 years with experience including that of a classroom teacher, Master Reading Teacher, District Job Embedded Trainer,||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 037: Miriam Martinez - The Teaching Experience Podcast||In this episode Terry Owens talks to Miriam Martinez about her journey into teaching and her role bringing technology into the classroom. Miriam on her story: “I work in the beautiful small town of Boerne, Texas, north of San Antonio.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 036: May Beasley - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Meet May Beasley: May is a fifth grade teacher with a passion for teaching in disadvantaged urban schools. May is a graduate of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN where she attended on a softball scholarship and received a Bachelors in Early Childho||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 035: Larry Phifer - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Larry Phifer: Larry is a full-time real estate attorney in El Paso, Texas, and a part-time picture book author. After his mother passed, he wrote a picture book, World on a String, to help young people deal with loss in a positive way.||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 034: Joy Fisher Hein - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Joy Fisher Hein: Our guest explains why we need wasps and reveals some little known details of Davy Crockett’s early life. Joy Fisher Hein created the art for the multi-award winning book, MISS LADY BIRD’S WILDFLOWERS; How a First Lady Changed Ameri||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 033: Kelly Murguia - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Kelly Murguia: Kelly served as an English as a Second Language teacher, Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Representative and organization sponsor at Luther Burbank High School in San Antonio, TX. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Commerce,||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 032: Gretchen Bridgers - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Gretchen Bridgers: Gretchen (Schultek) Bridgers is author of Always A Lesson. In German translation, Gretchen’s last name “Schultek” means ‘Teacher.’ It must have been fate that she is an educator today! She is a general education teacher of||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 031: Denise Ramirez - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Denise Ramirez: A career change, her young son and a desire to follow a life passion led Denise from the financial industry to the classroom. Going back to school as a full time student and a parent of three young children she obtained her bachelor’s||5/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 030: Terry Owens Revisited - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Terry Owens: In this episode we talk to Terry as she is preparing to make a presentation to the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association in Austin Texas. Terry and Karen Aitken will be presenting on various elements of their character d||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 029: Karen Aitken Revisited - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Karen Aitken: Karen is a repeat guest and joins us for a new episode to discuss the importance of filling your students “emotional tank”. Karen believes that it is important to develop a relationship with her students and let them know that she kno||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 028:Linda Kardamis - The Teaching Experience Podcast||“Don’t let those little things go and start the year with a vision of how you want your classroom to look like.” Linda Kardamis Our guest took her first year experience in the classroom and wrote a book to help prepare other teachers to not o||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 027: Virginia Bigler - The Teaching Experience Podcast||Virginia Bigler: Virginia Bigler is a self-professed bibliophile on a mission to change the way students experience the library. After stepping away from the classroom to raise her children, Virginia found her ideal career in education as a high school.||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Full of Heart
A one on one interview style podcast based around teaching is not something I've heard before. Although after a few episodes of The Teaching Experience, I could certainly see myself perusing the internet for more. It provides a fascinating perspective on an occupation that I'm sure many of us take for granted.
John Hodsdon does a fine job posing questions, and the guests are always more than eager to speak. It makes the whole 20 minutes very personable and charming. Reminding you that these are people who genuinely care about the well being of their students.
The Teaching Experience podcast is certainly new, but don't let that stop you from giving it a listen. Because that in itself is something special.
It's nice to hear from teachers. They're helping pave the way for future generations.
Highly recommend this!!!
Really enjoyed these podcast episodes. Very refreshing to hear the experiences and advice from other teachers, both seasoned and fairly new to the profession. Well done!