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September 24, 2020  

Teaching and Tennis, Do What You Love

How are teaching and tennis related? To find out, join Carrie as she explores the importance of doing what you love. In this episode, Carrie focuses on the path of personal and professional growth and how learning to release your brain, humility and a bit of perspective can make all the difference.

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September 18, 2020  

Using Audio in Distance Learning

Join Carrie as she sits down with Marshall Escamilla. Marshall and his wife have an amazing and successful podcast for children, Tumble: A Science Podcast for Kids.

Marshall discusses the why and how of using audio in your classroom, whether you are teaching virtually or in person.  Using audio is a super-easy way to engage students without adding screen time!

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September 1, 2020  

New Teacher Jumpstart: Setting Up Your Classroom

The last episode in the New Teacher Reboot series is here. Carrie keeps it short and sweet as she chats about setting up your classroom (virtually or in-person).


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August 13, 2020  

New Teacher Jumpstart: IEPs and 504s

Join us for the fifth episode of New Teacher Jumpstart in which Carrie sits down with Allie Szczecinski from @_missbehavior to talk about 504s and IEPs. Allie gives us a crash course in understanding special education documents as well as how to NOT get overwhelmed by all of the information a student's files. 

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August 6, 2020  

New Teacher Jumpstart: Curriculum and Planning

Join us for the fourth episode of New Teacher Jumpstart in which Carrie hands over the microphone to Jeanne Wolz from Teacher Off Duty. Jeanne talks about planning out an entire school year without burning yourself out as a new teacher.

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July 29, 2020  

New Teacher Jumpstart: Grading and Assessment

As a new teacher, grading and assessment can be one of the most intimidating and overwhelming topics. Every school and school district has a different policy on grading and assessment, so it is important that you study your district's policies carefully. After you have guidance from your school leadership, take the following tips into consideration before the start of the school year.

Figure out What is Important

Your state or district's learning standards should be at the center of your decision-making when you are deciding what to grade and assess. Take a step back and think "What do my students need to know before they leave this grade level or course?". These overarching learning objectives should be reflected in your grade book.

New Teacher Tip: Ask to see the student report card you will be expected to fill out during the school year. Is the report card grade-based or standard/skill-based.  Also, ask your teammates if you can take a look at their grade book from the previous year. This may help you gain perspective on the number of grades and types of work you should be grading.

Practice vs Assessment

Every day your students are going to be practicing skills and producing work that you could potentially grade. As a new teacher, you will run yourself into the ground if you try to grade every single thing a student produces. Go to a trusted mentor on your team and ask for guidance on which student work you should be giving feedback on and which work you can just simply be practice. Keep in mind that well-planned student practice and on-the-spot student feedback are stepping stones to informal and formal assessments.

New Teacher Tip: Don't assume that the students in your classroom know how to take YOUR tests or assessments. At the beginning of the year, take the first assessments together as a class so that you can make your expectations clear and explain the types of questions students may see on your tests in the future.


Check-in with your school policy on homework before you make any decisions about how you will design, assign and assess homework. Once you know what is expected of you, take a long look at the reason why you are assigning homework. Homework is meant to reinforce learning from the school day. If a child does not understand concepts within the school day, homework is not a way to help a struggling student. Many students do not have a parent at home who will be able to reteach concepts in a new way. Make sure you are assigning homework that can be done independently and does not add stress to an already struggling student's plate.

New Teacher Tip: If you are required to assign homework, do NOT that you need to grade every single piece of homework. You can go over homework as a class or spot-check homework for misunderstandings. Save your time and energy to grade the student work that gives you a TRUE story of each learning such as classwork/projects, exit slips, and/or assessments.

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July 24, 2020  

New Teacher Jumpstart: Relationships

Join us for the second episode of New Teacher Jumpstart in which Carrie sits down with Kristen Harris to chat about school relationships. We are going to talk about relationships with students, parents, administrators, and fellow teachers.


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July 19, 2020  

The ONE Thing Every New Teacher Needs to Be Successful

New Teacher Jumpstart kicks off today with this 6 episode series all about being a new teacher. Today we get self-care tips from Carrie Conover, Heather Campbell, Jeanne Wolz, Kristen Harris and Allie Szczecinski.

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June 18, 2020  

Lessons from a Veteran Teacher

Join Carrie as she interviews Joanna Brumbaugh, a 14-year veteran teacher, as she discusses what she has learned during the 2020 pandemic. Be ready to be inspired by Joanna's tips and tricks before we head back to school this fall.

Joanna has been in education for 20 years, and teaching for 14. She has her B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction. She currently balances teaching second grade, running around as a busy mom and wife, and being an edupreneur. Above all, she loves inspiring others and making a difference in the world around her.

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June 2, 2020  

Create a Resume that Stands Out

Creating a teacher resume can feel like an overwhelming task for many. We recently sat down with Marie Morris on the e2e Podcast to discuss resume writing with the goal to debunk some of the scary parts of the process.

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