03: a “Grown-up Middle Schooler” – Josie Bensko shares what she considers a “success” in teaching, and some awesome advice.

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Episode 03 - Josie Bensko - Teach Better Talk Podcast

In this episode, we have a blast with middle school science teacher, Josie Bensko, who describes herself as a “grown-up middle schooler.”

Josie shares a big failure from her first year of teaching, what she considers a “success,” and some really awesome advice.

Episode Highlights

  • 1:44 – Josie discussed the reactions she gets when she says what she does – And we embarrass here!
  • 3:14 – Josie’s big failure in her first year of teaching.
  • 5:46 – Rae and Josie’s mentor’s awesome quote.
  • 6:44 – When Josie feels the most successful.
  • 8:08 – What’s keeping Josie energized about education: Social media.
  • 12:12 – One of Josie’s goals for this year.
  • 13:51 – Josie’s advice for what teachers should be doing early in their career to really be effective.
  • 16:15 – 6 questions in 15 seconds or less….and go!
  • 18:08 – Rae’s requested drumroll…

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