83: Wannabe Teacher – Kathleen Trace chats with us about motivating new teachers, changing the narrative around teaching, and pushing through fear.

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High School English teacher, and author, Kathleen Trace, chats with us about motivating new teachers, changing the narrative around teaching, and pushing through fear.

Kathleen talks about the importance of changing the perception of being a teacher, the excitement of seeing changes in education, and why it’s great to not know all the answers.

Episode Highlights

  • 1:44 – Chatting with Rae about changing the narrative of being a teacher, mentorship, etc.
  • 6:00 – Previewing the episode with Kathleen Trace.
  • 9:34  – Kathleen introduces herself.
  • 10:24 – Kathleen shares a little about her books:
  • 11:28 – Kathleen’s failure: Planning an awesome feedback experience without realizing her students did not know how to provide strong feedback.
  • 15:48 – Kathleen’s success: A student who struggled with writing now being an award-winning journalist.
  • 18:14 – What’s got Kathleen excited about education right now: Starting to see changes in education, versus staying the same. She mentions a cool organization called School Retool.
  • 19:55 – Rae recalls some amazing notes from Episode #33 with LaVonna Roth.
  • 20:58 – Kathleen’s advice for new teachers: Know you are so needed.
  • 23:38 – Discussing how we change the perception of the life of being a teacher, so more people are attracted to the industry.
  • 29:48 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 33:24 – How to connect with Kathleen.

Kathleen’s Recommendations

Links to Connect With Kathleen

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