61: Create More. – Tim Cavey shares why he is focused on creating content, learning, and relationships.

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Listen to episode 61 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast

18 year veteran teacher, and host of the Teachers On Fire Podcast, Tim Cavey, chats with us about his journey to podcasting, why you should have an “education only” Twitter account, and how his district has implemented gradeless assessments.

Tim shares how a low moment in his life has led to positives, why you might want to start podcasting, the power of perspective and empathy, and why he is focused on creating more content, more learning, and more relationships.

Episode Highlights

  • 1:56 – Don’t forget to submit your proposal for the Teach Better Conference.
  • 3:00 – Rae sings “I Saw The Sign” by Ace Of Base.
  • 3:15 – Chatting about Standards-Based Grading (SBG).
  • 6:21 – Previewing the episode.
  • 8:21 – Jeff and Rae chat about what it’s like going on other podcasts, as a host of our own.
  • 9:56 – Tim introduces himself.
  • 11:22 – We chat about Tim’s podcast, Teachers On Fire.
  • 15:09 – Tim encourages us all to start podcasting.
  • 16:51 – Tim’s failure.
  • 20:57 – Tim chats about gradeless assessments in his district.
  • 22:30 – Tim’s success. Tim recommends the book “Mindset” by Dr. Carol S. Dweck
  • 26:34 – What’s got Tim excited about education right now. Tim recommends WeVideo for creating videos with your students.
  • 28:27 – Tim’s advice to new teachers.
  • 30:52 – 6 (actually, 7) questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 34:25 – We discuss the magic that is Sarah Johnson (@sarahSaJohnson
  • 35:10 – How to connect with Tim.

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