101: Finding The “Why” Before the “What” – Stephanie Howell chats with us about focusing on the “why” in education and then finding the “what” that aligns with it. 

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Instructional Technology Coordinator, Stephanie Howell, chats with us about focusing on the “why” in education and then finding the “what” that aligns with it.

Stephanie shares the challenges she’s faced as a younger teacher in a leadership role, the power of connecting with others that can help you grow, and the importance of remembering what you said you were going to do when you were in the interview chair.

'I was using the what, and I wasn't going after what their why was in education.' - @mrshowell24 from episode 101 of #TeachBetterTalk #Podcast #TeachBetter Click To Tweet

Episode Highlights

  • 1:28 – Chatting about supporting teachers when they start podcasting with students or with themselves.
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  • 4:00 – Highlighting a few of our featured speakers coming to the Teach Better Conference. Use code “PodcastTalk” to save  $50
  • 8:45 – Previewing the episode with Stephanie Howell.
  • 11:36 – Stephanie introduces herself.
  • 12:55 – Stephanie’s failure: Not focusing on her teachers’ “why” in education.
  • 16:08 – Stephanie’s success: “ISTE Distinguished District” award in 2018. Going to Google Innovator.
  • 18:21 – What’s got Stephanie excited about education right now: Seeing technology help students close learning gaps.
  • 21:19 – Stephanie’s advice for teachers: Start with creating relationships.
  • 23:03 – How to reflect back to your “why.”
  • 24:41 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 26:22 – Stephanie’s “Go to” podcasts:
  • 29:44 – How to connect with Stephanie.

Stephanie’s Recommendations

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