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Now displaying: February, 2017

The Teacher Tunnel Podcast is a real, entertaining and enlightening look at teacher and leaders in education and beyond. We learn from these leaders narrative, daily rituals, habits, and routines. As a teacher and life-long learner, Jon Belt wants to bring great people and thinkers to the surface and share their story. 

Feb 23, 2017

On Episode 9 of the podcast, you get to know Jennifer Wise and the 2017 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Jennifer is in her ninth year teaching mathematics to 7th and 8th grade students at Hand Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina. Before beginning her career as a teacher she received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Teaching Secondary Mathematics. She’s worked at Princeton with the Educational Testing Services and has served on different Mathematics committees and review boards, as well as having served leadership roles within her district.  Jennifer's love for math and the respect and admiration she has for the ever-changing middle school student is glaring throughout our conversation

  • The moment Jennifer decided she wanted to be a teacher.
  • Math mentality
  • Why Middle School?
  • Jennifer’s daily teacher schedule.
  • Jennifer’s independent action research project
    • Improvement with her EL population
  • Writing Process and why the custodians at her school were
  • An overwhelming moment her first year
    • Something’s burning
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Speaking in front of an audience
    • Jennifer’s process with public speaking
      • “I think what captures people the most is when they get see or experience your classroom through your words.”
  • Morning Person
    • Jennifer discusses her morning routines
    • Exercise routine on the school track
    • Exercises after school and “Reflect on the day….what went well, what are 5 things I can take away from the day that will make today great, and what are some things that maybe I want to do differently next time
  • 5-Minute Journal
  • Home therapy with HGTV
  • Bedside table catch-all!
  • Best Purchase under $100 dollars
  • Favorite Smartphone App
  • Book Recommendations
    • The Giver (For Students)
    • The Hunger Games (For Older Students)
    • Teach Like a Champion
  • Theme music when walking into the classroom
  • Message to Teachers in Education

 Items mentioned in this episode include:

Music

Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque)

Artist: Grapes

Album: ccMixter

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Feb 7, 2017

Erica Hilliker is an MSU Spartan and teacher leader that has created a one-stop shop for all things EL (English Learners) and SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol). The website is simple to navigate and beautifully designed to make searching resources stress-free. Join us for another great episode with another great leader in education.

 

Show Notes

  • What Erica really wanted to do in High School
  • What changed?
  • Erica's teacher schedule
  • How ELL's process learning a different language

Larry Ferlazzo Blog

Erica's Website

  • Use the glossary
  • Quiet Mornings
  • Writing her Agenda
  • Advice to her younger self
  • Best purchase under $100
  • Erica's mentor in college

Exit Tickets

  • Theme music from the TV Show "The Greatest American Hero."
  • Song: "Believe it or Not"

by Mike Post (music) and Stephen Geyer (lyrics) and sung by Joey Scarbury

  • Erica's message to teachers

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Music

Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque)

Artist: Grapes

Album: ccMixter

 

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