102: Motivate, educate, and differentiate. – Pam Olivieri chats with us about focusing on more than a test score, letting our students see that we’re excited about the content, and the importance of not just building relationships, but also having a plan.

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Pam Olivieri chats with us about focusing on more than a test score, letting our students see that we’re excited about the content, and the importance of not just building relationships, but also having a plan.

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Episode Highlights

  • 1:27 – Chatting about some FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT going on in our private Facebook Group.
    • Previous topics:
      • September 6: 7 Changes That Could Save Your Teaching Career
      • September 10: One Rule to Rule Them All – Purposeful Technology Integration
    • Upcoming Topics:
      • September 17 at 8:00pm EST: Social Basics For Teachers
      • September 24 at 8:00pm EST: Reflecting On Our Summer Goals
  • 7:29 – Previewing the episode with Pam Olivieri.
  • 10:24 – Pam introduces hereself.
  • 12:56 – Pam’s failure: Too focused on relationships, but with no management plan.
  • 15:44 – Pam’s success: Having her admin that was focused on test scores, change their outlook and focus on student growth.
  • 19:10 – What’s got Pam excited about education right now: Taking her business a step further to now offering professional development.
  • 21:20 – Pam’s advice for new teachers:
  • 24:41 – How to get started on TeachersPayTeachers.com.
  • 26:30 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 28:50 – How to connect with Pam.

Pam’s Recommendations

  • EdTech Tool: Tablets
  • Book: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by 
  • Who to Follow on Instagram: @teachersnextdoor @onestopteachershop @createshareteach
  • YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Disney Educational Productions- School House Rocks series. Great for language arts.
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Daily bins. Label them Mon-Fri. Print resources and gather books and materials.  Place them in each day so they are ready to go!
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Always have a reasonable management plan and follow through. Students like knowing your expectations.

Links to Connect With Pam

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