Brush Up on Behavior Management, Kill it with Kindness, and Stay Happy

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For the Love of Teaching podcast Bronwyn Brady Teach Starter term 4 pandemic teaching

Written by Bronwyn

Welcome to another podcast update!

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When planning content for this season of For the Love of Teaching back in January, I could never have anticipated the challenges the year was to serve up our amazing teachers. None of us could have predicted this rollercoaster of a year or the impact the Covid-19 pandemic would have on us as a collective group of professionals.

Having said that, we always aim to shine a light on passionate, creative, and inspiring educators and this has been the year when you guys have been placed under the global spotlight. There’s no class in college called Pandemic Pedagogy 101, nor was there any PD or preparation for the changes you had to undertake.  It was unexpected, stressful, and challenging – but you have shone.

Teachers, you deserve a fairy clap, a pat on the back, a gold star, and a merit award for your work this year. But we know that intrinsic rewards are the best, so be proud, be open, accept praise, and keep going, knowing how valuable you are to the world.

Behavior Management Tips for Your Classroom and Beyond

Term Four is a great time to revisit behavior management expectations, so I interviewed Ash Curmi, a classroom and PE teacher from Queensland’s Gold Coast. In this episode, Ash takes us through some of the strategies and techniques he’s successfully employed to get into a behavior management flow with his students.

RUOK Day for Teachers

September 10 was RUOK Day, so Sarah Weston, teacher and assistant principal, joined me to talk about how we can use this important day on the calendar to show kindness to our colleagues, our students and ourselves.

How to be Happy in a Pandemic (Live Recording)

… and why it’s totally okay if you’re not.

In this recording, Bron chatted with special guest Sarah from @teacherishappy about how to be happy in a pandemic, as well as overcoming the flatness that this year has brought upon many of us.

Thanks for listening, and please don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe to For the Love of Teaching on your app so that we can reach more teachers!

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