Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

By Jamie Sears

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This is a podcast for busy teachers who want to engage their students in meaningful hands-on learning. You will receive simple, innovative and practical teaching tips and ideas for teaching math, reading and writing.

Episode Date
Why You NEED a Writing Workshop
27:26

How do you currently teach writing? Do you give prompts and projects? Do you have a center? Do you just do a little writing in social studies?

If that's the case, I want you to hear all of the reasons that you really NEED to add a writing workshop to your routine. (Spoiler Alert: Your students will be far better writers!)

Make sure that you listen until the end because I have a BIG announcement! Woot!

Free Guide:
Bit.ly/NotSoWimpyGuide

Writing Units:
bit.ly/NotSoWimpyWrite

Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass is coming on June 10th! Would you like to be notified when it is available? Use the link below:
bit.ly/NotSoWimpyMC

May 20, 2019
Simple Tips for Grading Student Writing
15:35

Grading student writing samples can be so time consuming! It was always my least favorite thing to grade. I am sharing four strategies that made grading writing a little more manageable. Plus, I am giving you a FREE copy of my writing rubrics.

FREE Writing Rubrics:
https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/457803?v=7

May 13, 2019
Why in the world do you need math centers?
15:59

Math centers have always been my jam. I can't think of a better way to teach and practice math skills in a diverse classroom. No matter what curriculum you use, math centers and small guided groups will make differentiation so much easier! In this episode, I share five of my favorite reasons for having math center time in your classroom.


Math Center Video Series:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQFF0pyvywj7B-zUQzKv86ITBfCHTLwyW

Math Practice Sites:
https://xtramath.org
https://www.zearn.org
https://www.mobymax.com

May 10, 2019
Simple Ways to Review Grammar Skills
14:46

Do your students need to review all of those language and grammar skills? Are you looking for free, low-prep and engaging ways to give them that review? I have several fun ideas for you!

Grammar Units:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Weekly-Grammar-and-Language-Activities-Year-Long-BUNDLE-3639360

Price of Admission:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-1bTt76B52oY25VRDZEaWlHRkk/view

Free Posters:
https://www.notsowimpyteacher.com/2018/06/free-grammar-posters.html

May 09, 2019
6 Things I Screwed Up When Teaching Writing
33:39

I was the worst writing teacher. It's embarrassing, but I am all about being real. In this episode, I am sharing six of the big mistakes I made in my early years of teaching writing and the changes that I eventually made. If you are struggling with teaching writing, you are NOT alone! There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Free Guide:
bit.ly/2JdnYaV

Facebook Groups:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/NotSoWimpyTeacher/groups

May 08, 2019
3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a TpT Sale
06:37

Happy teacher appreciation day! We are celebrating with a huge sale. On the podcast, I am sharing three tips for getting the most for your dollar during a TPT sale. Enjoy!

 

Promo code: GIFT4YOU

Store: bit.ly/NotSoWimpyTeacher

May 07, 2019
End of Year Tips from 18 Teachers
21:44

Check out these tips for behavior management and activities for the end of the year from 18 different experienced teachers!

May 03, 2019
5 Things You Need to Do Before Summer Break
13:10

I know that it is the end of the school year and you are super tired. However, if you do these five things now, you are going to be able to enjoy your summer break more!

May 02, 2019
13 End of Year Student Gift Ideas
21:44

Teachers in my Facebook groups are starting to ask for end of year student gift ideas. I want you to know that giving a gift to your students is NOT mandatory. Choosing not to give a gift does not mean that you don't love your students! But, if you do want to give a gift, make it meaningful. I have five simple and inexpensive gift ideas for you!

Student Awards:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-Year-Awards-EDITABLE-80-Color-and-BW-1147705

May 01, 2019
12 End of Year Classroom Theme Days
27:30

The end of the school year can be so busy and stressful. We have so many things on our to do list, but the most important thing should be having fun with our students and making memories that they will cherish! Theme days are the perfect way to have fun and still squeeze in some academic lessons. I have twelve different theme day ideas and suggestions for activities!

More information:
https://www.notsowimpyteacher.com/2017/04/end-of-year-class-theme-days.html

Apr 30, 2019
11 Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year
22:42

It's the end of the school year!

The end of the year can be super fun, but it can also be incredibly challenging!

How will you keep your students engaged at the end of the year? I have ten tips and activities to share with you that are sure to keep the kiddos learning and having a blast. The great news is that none of these activities will require much teacher prep.

Need more information about any of the activities that I mentioned? Click on this link to grab all of the details.
https://www.notsowimpyteacher.com/2016/04/keeping-students-engaged-at-end-of-year.html

Apr 29, 2019
10 Helping Your Dyslexic Students
38:25

Did you know that 1 out of every 5 students has dyslexia? Dyslexic students struggle with basic reading skills, writing, spelling and language. How can you identify a dyslexic student? How can you help your dyslexic students?

In this episode, I had the I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Hoover. Kelly spent 20 years in the classroom (grades 1, 2 and 3) and now she is a reading therapist. Kelly is passionate about helping dyslexic students and has all kinds of practical advice for any teacher!

https://www.ascendlearningcenter.com/

Overcoming Dyslexia:                                        https://amzn.to/2KTc7zz

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NotSoWimpyTeacher/

Website:
www.notsowimpyteacher.com

Apr 22, 2019
09 Preparing for a Substitute
21:30

Preparing for a substitute teacher can be more work than just going to school sick. I have four tips that made my sub prep so much easier and improved my class behavior for the sub.

Apr 15, 2019
08 Why I Ditched the Writing Prompts
19:09

I stopped using writing prompts and projects in my classroom. When I stopped telling my students WHAT to write about, amazing things happened in the classroom. Listen for the three reasons I ditched the prompts and answers to common questions including how to prep students for standardized writing tests.

Apr 08, 2019
07 Word Problem Solving (FREE POSTERS)
18:02

Word problems! Yuck! They can be such a struggle. I'm excited to share my four step word problem solving process with you. Also, be sure to grab the FREE posters to go along with it at www.notsowimpyteacherpodcast.com

Apr 01, 2019
06 Seven Ways to Save Money on Teachers Pay Teachers
12:40

I love that Teachers Pay Teachers has thousands of resources that save me some valuable time and keep my students engaged and learning. But we aren't raking in the cash, folks. Let me give you some ideas that can save you money on TpT!

Mar 25, 2019
05 What to Teach During Writing (FREE GUIDE!)
05:08

Do you struggle with what to teach during writing workshop? Do you read student writing and not know how to help them? I've got the perfect FREE resource for you!

Grab the guide:
https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/454538?v=7

Mar 18, 2019
04 How do you find time to teach writing?
23:09

Do you wish that you had more time to teach writing? I have some ideas! I hope I can help you to make time for a successful writing workshop.

Mar 11, 2019
003 Differentiating Grammar
11:27

Do you have any students who struggle with grammar? I have some tips for you!

My grammar units: Bit.ly/NotSoWimpyGrammar

Mar 05, 2019
002 How to Teach Students to Write About Math
23:04

Writing about math helps to deepen your students' math understanding. It also helps them to just get better at word problems in general. But how do you teach students to write more than a word or two? I have a five step process for you!
https://www.notsowimpyteacher.com/p/not-so-wimpy-teacher-podcast.html

Mar 05, 2019
001 Why bother with test prep?
13:13

Is test prep necessary? Do great teachers still need to do test prep with their students? The answer is simple: YES! Let me share some of my thoughts about standardized testing, three reasons why test prep is valuable and a fun test prep activity.

Feb 26, 2019
000 Welcome
04:22

Welcome to the Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast.

Feb 26, 2019