Season 1, Episode 26.
Welcome to Little Things are Big Things Education with K-Dub and T-Free. I’m Tim Freeburg, I teach high school math in Bowling Green, KY and am working on my 7th year of teaching in the classroom. In addition, I have facilitated social and emotional learning workshops around the country for 2 years with a group called Challenge Day. And I am David Kilpatrick-White. I have taught both middle school and high school social studies and am working through my 10th year. I also have coached primarily football, soccer and track over the past 20 years. I have been both a head coach and a department head. We both want to welcome you to a conversation about how valuable relationship building is with our students in the classroom. We will cover topics like; connection activities, how relationships can be used to encourage student growth, and sharing our favorite memories from teaching. Everything we have accomplished in our classrooms goes back to the relationships we build with our students and is totally replicable. Feel free to use, share, adapt everything we provide here. And if you would like to go even deeper, we would love to have you join our Live Monthly Group, called the “Teacher Vault,” where we go live, with you, every month for an hour and deep dive into the latest research and tools available for you to use in your classroom and connect with students. You will also have access to teacher resources we have created and use in our classrooms. Now, without further ado, let’s get on to this week’s episode.
Welcome back to Motivation Week as we dive a little deeper into our big idea. Money is motivating! Check out the free resources this week for the “Value of My HS Education” and see that by just graduating high school sets you up for about $400,000 of additional life time earnings potential. What other things motivate us? Job satisfaction, treating school like a job, good student discounts, keep doors open, scholarships, athletic eligibility, structure and routines, phone/headphone privileges, seating chart vs free seating goals, build a team mentality, making the classroom a place our students belong! And then have awareness. What things are built into the system that creates a lack of motivation for your students and how can you help better that situation/environment? There is power in never giving up as a motivator. And there is the potential to destroy a student by shutting the door on their hope of success. Keep their doors open.
For additional resources and to join our Teacher Vault, please check out our website at https://LittleBigEd.com and https://PeakStateMathematics.com.
Until next week,
“Remember to always learn in a Peak State.” ~ T-Free
“Make it a great day!” ~ K-Dub. __________________________________________________________________________
Big thank you and shout out to the artist that is providing today’s intro music! Check ’em out!
MUSIC LINK Give by Silent Partner https://youtu.be/KGE5ZoafsY8