Carrie Conover is one of my new “online friends!” We *virtually* met when she reached out to me about recording a podcast for her show, Educators 2 Educators. We agreed to record back to back for each of our shows, which I was a little nervous about because…I like to talk, but I knew it would be A LOT of talking! But I think I lucked out. We recorded for Simply Teach second, so we were in our groove. And y’all, she brought so much good stuff to the table!
We started out by talking about her new course, Teacher Summer Reboot (which I highly encourage you to go check out!). She shared some deeply personal struggles that she has endured which lead her to leave her job in the EdTeach industry (no worries..she explains what that is on the show) and pursue her own business, supporting and encouraging teachers.
I was super encouraged by her because she has only been doing this whole podcast/online business a few more months than me and she like…super has it together. So maybe that means I can get there too! 🙂
How to Maintain Relationships in the Classroom
The meat of our convo was focused around how to maintain relationships in the classroom. When she said that in our classrooms, all the problems of our country is facing right now are present, I was like WOW! So true! And so eye opening to me.
We talked about how we can build relationships with our students. But also our parents and our administrators. Because teaching isn’t just about the relationships we have inside the four walls of our classroom.
I was reminded of that excited, new teacher, me who thought everyone would like me- parents, students, other teachers. And how quickly I realized that is not the case. Especially with parents. I know that any new teachers (or veteran teachers, too!) that are listening will be encouraged with the reminder that not everyone will like us, as teachers, and that is okay!
We also talk about ways to approach administration and remain positive despite the things they may be asking us to do that we don’t always agree with or like.
If you haven’t already, I would highly encourage you to hop over to Carrie’s podcast and give it a listen. In fact, on the topic of relationships with administrators, I recommend listening to this episode, Trust in Schools!
Resources Related to Relationships in the Classroom
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Simply Teach with Dr. Kagan: Building relationships in the classroom through Cooperative Learning
Positive Discipline in the Classroom: A book on Class Meetings
Simply Teach #11- 4Must Have Behavior Management Plans: Building relationships in the classroom through classroom management routines
I’d love for you to have a listen HERE! And I would especially love it if you shared it with your other teacher friends!!!
Links From The Show
No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert
Connect with Kelly
Connect with Carrie
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Until next time,
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