Season 1, Episode 5.
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 and thank you for joining us for week 5! This week T-Free will start us off with a connection activity based on Goal Setting. Next, we have a conversation about why do we even show up daily to teach? What’s the point of education? We will challenge some old beliefs, question some current practices, and give our final thoughts. Then, to finish up, Dave will close us out with a story about how he finished out his first group of the year virtually (Dave’s district has chosen to teach a full year curriculum in one semester and students take half of their classes first semester, the other half second semester). We know it’s a little long this week, but we hope you will enjoy it and think about your own beliefs and answers to “What’s the point to education?” Feel free to leave us comments or send us an email. Thank you for listening!
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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 music! Check ’em out!
MUSIC LINK Give by Silent Partner https://youtu.be/KGE5ZoafsY8