127: Impact beyond the classroom. – Toney Jackson chats with us about making an impact beyond your classroom, exploring everything in education, and why he thinks now is one of the  most exciting times to be a teacher.

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4th grade teacher, poet, and author, Toney Jackson, chats with us about making an impact beyond your classroom, exploring everything in education, and why he thinks now is one of the most exciting times to be a teacher.

Toney shares how he brings his passions into his classroom, how we can accept criticism and use it to be better, and why we need to strive to be at the level of significance.

'For any teacher to say I teach, is to say I do a ton of jobs, most of which I probably don't get credit for.' - @HeRymesWithMe from episode 127 of #TeachBetterTalk #Podcast #TeachBetter Click To Tweet

Episode Highlights

  • 2:41 – Avoiding the “early check out” of being close to Winter break.
  • 6:42 – Previewing the episode with Toney Jackson.
  • 10:14 – Toney introduces himself.
  • 11:27 – Discussing how Toney brings hip-hop and poetry into his classroom.
  • 12:38 – Toney’s failure: A story from before her started teaching, when he was in a hip-hop group.
  • 16:11 – Toney’s success: A story about a poet that Toney looks up to, crediting Toney as an inspiration.
  • 18:10 – What’s keeping Toney excited about education: Seeing that what I do in the classroom has an impact beyond the classroom.
  • 19:40 – Toney’s advice to teachers: Explore the edu-world.
  • 23;37 – 6  questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 26:27 – How to connect with Toney.

Toney’s Recommendations

Links to Connect With Toney

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