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SUMMER BLAST #10 – Small Town Teaching with Haley Curfman

August 13, 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to Teach Me, Teacher’s SUMMER BLAST of inspiration! I cannot express how excited, pumped,
and inspired I am right now for next year, and I want you to join me and my AMAZING guests in our quest to bring some
positivity into the teaching world.

Today, I am talking with my good friend Haley Curfman, more commonly known as The Weary Teacher, and we hit on a lot in this thirty minutes!

We discuss her experience with covid at her school, how small towns are reacting differently to the pandemic than big cities, and how we seem to never get answers to questions when it comes to going back in the fall!

If you want to listen to my previous talk with Haley, you can do so here. 


This episode is sponsored by Heinemann and their book, Classroom management.

After decades of teaching, Nancy Steineke passionately believes this much to be true: a collaborative classroom environment is essential for student learning, and for teachers’ well -being. In this guide for every teacher, Nancy makes a powerful argument that we can dramatically reduce the stress of classroom management and improve student achievement when we cultivate classroom communities built on student-centered collaboration.

Laying out a plan for collaborative classroom management across a semester or a whole school year, Nancy offers teaching moves and student activities that:

* build strong relationships between students and teachers, and between each other
* help students develop, invest in, and uphold positive classroom norms
* show students the importance and real-life value of soft skills, including what those skills look and sound like in action.

Nancy’s strategies can easily be integrated into your classes as you teach required content. “By threading community-building work through your schedule,” Nancy explains, “you show your students that they matter as individuals, and that social skills are intertwined with academic success.”

If you’re wasting precious class time addressing classroom management issues and want to foster a more meaningful, productive place to learn, give Nancy’s time-tested moves and activities a try. There’s never been a more important time to create collaborative classroom communities where every student is seen, heard, and believed in.

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