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Beginning Teacher Talk: A Podcast for New Elementary Teachers

"Just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one." Welcome to Beginning Teacher Talk, the weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Lori Friesen, where we talk about all of the things you wish you learned in college about teaching elementary school. We feature kid-tested classroom management techniques, organizational strategies, creative ways to motivate your students, how to work with colleagues, seasonal gems, and how to de-stress and eliminate the overwhelm that too often accompanies your first years of teaching.

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Should Teachers Use Rewards in Their Classrooms? Part One: A Second Look at Six Beliefs about Classroom Rewards
As I started to look at research on rewards in the classroom, I was astounded by the amount of research and information that was outdated. I started to see some common arguments against using a reward system in the classroom. With all my new findings, I’m starting the first episode in the series and sharing six beliefs teachers or schools commonly hold about classroom rewards. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/rewards  The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
22:58 4/10/24
Teacher Spring Cleaning Series Part Three: The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist
Over the last two episodes, we’ve talked about ways you can do some spring cleaning and declutter and organize your teacher desk and filing cabinet. However, we know from teaching in our classroom all year long that those aren’t the only two areas that need a good clean.  That’s why, in today’s episode, I’m sharing my ultimate spring cleaning checklist so you can feel refreshed and renewed in your own classroom until the end of the year. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/spring-cleaning  The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset Organizational Labels: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk/Search:labels  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
20:46 4/3/24
Teacher Spring Cleaning Series Part Two: How to Organize Your Filing Cabinet
To me, it feels good to clean and get things cleared out, for it provides a clear mental space for the busy time of the end of the school year. To continue the series, I want to discuss a place to organize that can accumulate a lot of clutter and documents, which is your filing cabinet. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/organize-your-filing-cabinet The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset Organizational Labels: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk/Search:labels  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
21:05 3/27/24
Teacher Spring Cleaning Series Part One: How to Organize Your Teacher Desk
Since cleaning and organization can be a weakness and struggle for many teachers, I thought it was fitting to do a teacher spring cleaning series.  In the first episode of the series, I’m sharing six easy steps to organize your teacher desk. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/classroom-organization  The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset Organizational Labels: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk/Search:labels  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
24:39 3/20/24
Can We Just Take a Breath? Proof that Mindset Matters
Instead of filling your brain with more resources and practical ways to be more effective in your classroom, today, I’m filling your brain with positive thoughts.  I’m going to show you how to begin intentionally focusing on changing our minds for the better with positive thoughts that will bring you joy and happiness throughout your day. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/mindset-for-teachers  The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
22:14 3/13/24
WOW Observation & Interview Lessons – Your 10-Point Checklist
With interview season upon us, I thought it would be the perfect time to refresh those interviewing skills so you make the best impression and land the job! Even if you’re currently in the classroom and not looking to switch jobs, most of you still have observations you’re completing for your administrators. Don’t worry, this episode is for you as well! Whether you’re interviewing or conducting an observation, in today’s episode, I’m sharing my 10-point checklist that will help you think through how effective your lesson is going to be.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/teacher-interview-tips  The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset Teacher Interview Resource Library: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/offers/gNTPZRn6  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
24:15 3/6/24
How to Stop Yelling (and Use Your Voice More Effectively)
Part of our job as teachers is to get students’ attention as we transition from one activity to the next, line up from recess, or give further instructions when students are working in groups. And for most of us, our natural instinct to get the attention of our class is by yelling or speaking in a louder tone. I’ll admit, I was guilty of this at the beginning of my career, but I soon realized that the sound of my voice didn’t have to be loud in order to be powerful.  In today’s episode, I’m sharing seven strategies you can start using in your classroom that don’t involve you yelling. Instead, you’ll be able to start using your voice as a powerful tool to manage your classroom more effectively. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/stop-yelling  The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
23:49 2/28/24
Understanding IEPs, 504s, and ELLs
When you’re a new teacher coming into the educational field, it can be overwhelming to remember and understand all of the different acronyms and terms that are used in education. Today, I want to help make this easier for you! I’m sharing an introduction to the three most common terms, as they relate to students: IEPs, 504s, and ELLs. You’ll hear about these terms, plus strategies and tips to help you feel more equipped to support these students in your classroom. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/elementary-special-education  The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
21:41 2/21/24
Managing the Sunday Night Scaries
You’ve finally made it to the weekend where you’re able to breathe and relax from a long and stressful week at work. You take full advantage of living your life outside the classroom where you get to hang out with friends and family and catch up on some sleep. But then Sunday rolls around and this horrible pit in your stomach starts to grow as the day goes on. You’re flooded with emotions and begin to feel anxious and stressed. Sound familiar?  What you’re feeling are the Sunday night scaries. This very common and normal occurrence is a feeling every teacher has experienced whether they’re beginning teachers or veterans. Even though you love your job, why are you experiencing doubt and uncertainty going into a new week? There are many ideas that I dive into this episode, but the most common catalyst of anxiety is fear. Today I’m sharing five ways you can combat the Sunday scaries and look forward to the week ahead. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/sunday-night-anxiety  The 5-Step Classroom Management Reset: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/the-5-step-reset  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
22:28 2/14/24
How Elementary Teachers Can Use ChatGPT to Save Time
As beginning teachers, we’re always looking for ways to save time on things like lesson planning, preparing engaging activities, creating practice worksheets or assessments, and so much more. Until now, the only way to truly get time back was after having years of experience in the classroom. But with the use of ChatGPT, you can instantly save time as an elementary teacher while also generating creative lessons for your students. In today's episode, I share specific examples of how you can utilize ChatGPT in your elementary classroom! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/chat-gpt   Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
23:58 2/7/24
How to Prepare for Field Trips: The Elementary Teacher's Guide
We probably all remember going on field trips when we were students, but knowing how to adequately plan and execute a field trip as an elementary teacher is all brand new. In today’s episode, I’m walking you through exactly how to prepare for field trips so that it’s a huge success and a memorable experience for your students. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/field-trips  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
25:15 1/31/24
12 Ways to Manage ODD Students in Your Elementary Classroom
ODD, or Oppositional Defiant Disorder, is a neurological pattern that is responsible for a person’s reasoning, judgment, and impulse control. Teaching students with ODD can be extremely challenging. Today I’m sharing 12 ways to manage these students and make them feel successful in the classroom. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/odd-students  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
30:34 1/24/24
Achieving Work-Life Balance
If you’re a beginning teacher, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the last ones to leave the school and one of the first ones to arrive in the morning. I get it. You have so much to do and I know you want to be the best teacher you possibly can be. But guess what? There’s more to you than just being a teacher.  Achieving work-life balance as a teacher is so challenging, but we have to remember that teaching is your job and not your entire life. In this episode, I share 11 practical strategies to help you finally achieve work-life balance. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/work-life-balance  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
23:56 1/17/24
Managing Defiant Students: What to Do When a Kid Says NO
Before we were educators, we dreamt about our students and how they would love and be engaged in all of the lessons and activities we created. But in reality, it doesn’t always happen that way. Sometimes, we have those students who are defiant and refuse to participate. Whether you’re a novice teacher, or frankly even a veteran teacher, a student’s refusal can stop you in your tracks. In today’s episode, I’m sharing steps you can take to manage these defiant behaviors. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/defiant-students  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
28:59 1/10/24
Plan Your 100th Day of School with Me
Celebrating the 100th day of school is fun! I’ve found that the best way to make it a success is to plan early, so I want to share some 100th day of school activities that you can use to celebrate this milestone in your classroom. These ideas are engaging, interactive, thought-provoking, can involve movement, and spark creativity. Happy 100th day of school planning! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/100th-day-of-school  100th Day of School Plans & Activities: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/100th-Day-of-School-Plans-Editable-and-8-Activity-Templates-6529374  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
21:08 1/3/24
Preparing Your Students for a Sub
There are times throughout the school year when you have to be out of your classroom and will have a substitute in your room for the day. When that time comes, you may be prepared and leave all the right materials and lesson plans, but have you prepared your students for a sub? Sometimes that’s the missing key to making sure your sub has a good experience and your students' behavior is what you’d expect. In this episode, you’ll hear how to prepare your students for substitute teachers. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/preparing-for-subs  Your Classroom Management Reset: Love Teaching More in 2024: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/reset  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
24:57 12/27/23
Ask Dr. Lori's Husband
Today I’m excited to introduce you to one of my most devoted listeners of the podcast…my husband Keith! I thought it would be a fun episode to not only have him as a guest on the podcast, but to ask him classroom management questions to see how much he has learned just from listening to each of my podcast episodes.  Since my passion resides in helping beginning teachers, I ask Keith questions surrounding the five main areas of classroom management, which are crucial when you’re starting your own classroom.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/elementary-classroom-management  Your Classroom Management Reset: Love Teaching More in 2024: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/reset  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
41:18 12/20/23
So Many Exciting Things!
Friends, I have so many exciting, new, and fun things I want to share with you! So many big moments have been happening in both my personal and professional life and I finally have the opportunity to share all about them. Most importantly, there’s an important message that has been consistent throughout each one of these experiences, which is the power of positivity. Among the many new and exciting things happening in my life is a gift I want to give you! The first week of January I’m hosting a live event called Your Classroom Management Reset: Love Teaching More in 2024. This is a free event where each day I’m focusing on one area of classroom management and mindset shifts. You’ll get practical strategies, takeaways, and support for a new or refined 2024! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/exciting-things  Your Classroom Management Reset: Love Teaching More in 2024: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/reset  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
23:34 12/13/23
My Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure: A Narrative Writing Project
We should all be able to experience the light, gratitude, imagination, and possibility of this season. It’s in this spirit that I want to share a very special project with you. I just know that your students will absolutely love it. It’s called “My Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure”, and it is a narrative writing project that I’ll give you step by step directions for in today’s episode.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/winter-writing-project  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
27:00 12/6/23
10 Ways to Infuse Movement into Your Classroom for Better Engagement and Focus
As we move into the time of year when students are excited about the upcoming holidays and school breaks, they tend to become more restless and less focused in the classroom. Instead of fighting their restless bodies and minds, why not create opportunities for movement throughout the day? Not only is infusing movement in your classroom fun for students, but it’s scientifically proven to improve memory retention and stimulates brain activity. In this episode, I'm sharing 10 ways that you can accomplish this in your classroom! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/movement-in-your-classroom  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
26:26 11/29/23
Trauma-Informed Teaching: A Quick-Start Guide
When getting a teaching job, you prepare for the lessons, activities, classroom management, and setting up your classroom, but knowing how to support students experiencing trauma probably wasn’t something you thought about. Speaking to teachers in my Classroom Management Club, a lot of teachers are struggling with trauma-informed teaching and how to effectively support students academically while they’re processing their trauma. Whether trauma-informed teaching is a new term for you or something you’ve already been practicing, know that we’re all learning how to support and help you on this journey. This is a jam-packed episode that discusses what trauma-informed teaching really is, why it’s important, and how you can get started with this in your classroom right away.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/trauma-informed-teaching  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
27:30 11/22/23
Feeling Disillusioned About Teaching? Here's Why
Research shows you experience six different phases as first year teachers. These phases can dramatically impact your feeling toward teaching and question your ability to teach. The third phase is disillusionment, which typically happens in the months of November and December. In this episode, I’ll share about this phase and give you three strategies to help you navigate the disillusionment phase and how they can change your mindset Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/first-year-teachers Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
33:09 11/15/23
Ultimate Student Engagement in Your Elementary Classroom: Part Two
When I was a young teacher, I believed two things about student engagement: kids would automatically be interested in what I was teaching and the role was on the kids, not the teacher. Well, I turned out to be wrong! I realized that if I wanted my students to be engaged, I needed to ignite their spark of curiosity for learning. In last week’s episode, I started this series on sharing ideas for creative strategies for ultimate student engagement, and in today’s episode, I’m going to continue with more ideas surrounded by one overarching idea: student-led lessons. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/student-engagement-strategies  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
25:52 11/8/23
Creative Strategies for Ultimate Student Engagement in Your Elementary Classroom: Part One
Getting your students interested in what they’re learning is the key to keeping them engaged in a well-managed classroom. I want your students to enjoy what they’re learning in fun and creative ways. These next few episodes are going to be an idea dump of all the ways that you can effectively enhance your lesson plans that fosters student engagement. Think of it as a buffet of ideas to choose from when your activities, lessons, review, and more need to be fun! Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/student-engagement  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
26:04 11/1/23
Supporting Autistic Students in Your Elementary Classroom
I want to make sure that you feel supported and have all the information you need to support students with autism in your classroom. By understanding the general idea behind autism, you will be able to identify challenges they face and then make subtle changes that make them feel successful and supported. In this episode, I share several strategies for supporting autistic students in your elementary classroom. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/supporting-autistic-students   Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
23:17 10/25/23
15 Ways to Use Task Cards in Your Elementary Classroom
Task cards bring a fresh approach to learning and provide new ways to review concepts as a whole class, small group, or as partners. Additionally, they’re easy to differentiate and portable, which also makes them beneficial for teachers. If you haven’t used task cards at all or are looking for new ways to utilize them in your classroom, this episode is for you! I’m sharing 15 different and creative ways to use task cards that are both fun and incorporate learning with your students. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/classroom-management-strategies  Free Download! The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
22:27 10/18/23
How to Use Data to Drive Instruction
Teachers need direct and simple ways on how to use data to drive instruction. In this episode I discuss the three types of data and how they can be used in your classroom, along with three ways to efficiently collect data. It’s important to have these tools so you can begin to understand and analyze all of the data you collect. Plus, I share what you should look for in order to adjust and drive your instruction. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/data-to-drive-instruction   Free Download! The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
23:28 10/11/23
Understanding ADHD: 10 Strategies for Classroom Management
As teachers, we’re not responsible for diagnosing a child with ADHD, but sometimes we are the first to notice and identify early warning signs. So if you do notice some of these behaviors or tendencies in your students, there are some strategies you can implement in your classroom. In today’s episode, I’m sharing my most effective strategies that help manage and support students with ADHD. Additionally, I provide signs of ADHD in the classroom that you should be aware of.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/adhd-and-classroom-management   Free Download! The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
24:32 10/4/23
Mastering the Art of Giving Clear Directions in Elementary Classrooms
Raise your hand if you think you’re being crystal clear when giving directions, but afterwards find yourself answering multiple questions about the instructions you just gave. If you’re like me, I’m raising my hand very, very high!  This was challenging for me when I was in the classroom, and it took me a few years to figure out what I needed to do to fix this issue. In today’s episode, I’m sharing 15 strategies that help you master the art of giving clear directions in elementary classrooms.  Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/giving-clear-directions  Free Download! The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
26:56 9/27/23
13 Strategies to Constructively Channel Your Chatty Class’s Energy and Enthusiasm
Do you have a chatty class this year? In last week’s episode, episode 261, I shared 15 troubleshooting strategies to help figure out how you can prevent the chatter when your students need to be focused on the lesson or activities. It’s important for students to recognize when their chatter is disruptive, but on the flip side, sometimes students’ chatter means engagement and a sign of learning. Today I’m sharing 13 chatty class strategies that will help you to see how chatter can actually become a valuable tool in your classroom. Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/chatty-class-strategies  Free Download! The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist  Join The Classroom Management Club: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/club  Join our Beginning Teacher Talk Private FB Group now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeginningTeacherTalkGroup/ Check out Lori's TpT store (Beginning Teacher Talk): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beginning-Teacher-Talk  Connect with Lori on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drlorifriesen/ Connect with Lori on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginningteachertalk If the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast is helping you in your teaching and if you're feeling extra loving, I would be so grateful if you would leave a positive review for the show! Your kind words mean the world to me. Just click here to leave your review now (and be entered into our draw for a $25 Amazon Gift Card)! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beginning-teacher-talk/id1456137677 I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember - just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one. Xo Lori P.S. Do you have your copy of my FREE Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist? Get yours by clicking here now! https://www.drlorifriesen.com/ultimate-classroom-management-checklist
19:52 9/20/23

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