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What I Wish I knew my First year – Toby Murphy

What I Wish I knew my First year – Toby Murphy

Toby Murphy, who's spent 10 years as a language arts teacher in New Jersey, addresses hindsight bias - he's traveling back to the beginning of his career to find out what he wishes he knew then and what he might do differently if given the chance.
Handling the Tough Parent Meetings

Handling the Tough Parent Meetings

Robert Rodriguez, a 15-year educator and now special education teacher from San Bernadino, CA, talks best approaches and strategies when it comes to having difficult meetings with parents.
ESPs and Teachers Working Together

ESPs and Teachers Working Together

Carol Peak, an education support professional from Ventura, CA, talks about the critical role ESPs play as part of the education team and how both early career and new ESPs can find their voice.
Connecting with Students and Parents

Connecting with Students and Parents

Java Robinson, currently a second grade teacher from Montgomery County, MD with 25 years of experience, discusses forming positive relationships with students and parents.
Working With Administrators in Your School

Working With Administrators in Your School

Mitzie Higa, currently a curriculum coordinator and new teacher mentor with 17 years of classroom experience, shares her insights about working with the administrators in your school and making sure they have your back.
What I Wish I Knew My First Year

What I Wish I Knew My First Year

Sabrina Gates, national board certified teacher from Tampa area, shares what she wish she knew early in her career.
Lessons learned away from the classroom

Lessons learned away from the classroom

April Reisma has almost 13 years of teaching under her belt; she started teaching but took a break for another career. Now back to teaching, she shares perspectives gained during her time away.
Using Humor in the Classroom

Using Humor in the Classroom

Dan Jordan, an elementary school teacher from Seattle, discusses how to incorporate humor in the classroom and use as a relationship builder and learning tool.
Parent Meetings

Parent Meetings

Michele Johnson, currently a middle school principal in Prince George's County MD, shares tips for parent meetings, adding insight as both a classroom teacher and administrator.
Finding Your Passion

Finding Your Passion

Zach Patterson, a math and pre-engineering teacher in Ohio, talks about surviving his first year in the classroom, and offers a fresh look about finding your passion.