64: We all have to shine. – Jeffrey Austin shares why he had to completely ditch everything he was doing, how powerful really meaningful, personalized, timely feedback can be to a student, and why we all need to shine.

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Listen to episode 64 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast with Jeffrey Austin.

World Humanities teach, Writing Center Director, and English Department Chair, Jeffrey Austin, chats with us about getting students passionate about reading and writing, building the Skyline Writing Center, and why equity and inclusion are his biggest priority.

Jeffrey shares why he had to completely ditch everything he was doing, how powerful really meaningful, personalized, timely feedback can be to a student, and why we all need to shine.

Episode Highlights

  • 0:44 – Shout out to Adam Peterson (@teacherslearn2) and the “On My Way to School with Adam Peterson” podcast.
  • 2:10 – Jeff sings “Sticky Shoes.”
  • 2:20 – Talking about how getting sick is just part of life, and how sometimes you need to “show up” even when you don’t feel great. But it’s also okay to take a “mental break day” and do what you need to do to work on you.
  • 6:23 – Previewing the episode with Jeffrey Austin.
  • 9:00 – Start of conversation with Jeffrey.
  • 9:49 – Jeffrey introduces himself.
  • 11:57 – Jeffrey’s failure.
  • 14:33 – Some of the changes Jeffrey has made to better serve his students.
  • 16:32 – Jeffrey’s success.
  • 19:25 – What’s got Jeffrey excited about education right now.
  • 26:12 – Jeffrey’s advice for teachers.
  •  29:26 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 32:19 – How to connect with Jeffrey.

Jeff’s Recommendations

  • EdTech Tool: Mentimeter
  • Book: The Source of Self-Regard” by Toni Morrison
  • Who to Follow: Chris Erickson (@EricksonEnglish) and Kristal Jaaskelainen (@kjaaskel12)
  • YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Teaching Tolerance.
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Providing students timely, meaningful, usable formative feedback, even if it’s just plus/delta.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: You’re the grown up in the room; if you don’t like something, it’s probably your fault, and it’s within your agency to change.

Links to Connect With Jeff

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