65: Relationships Over Content – Wilkie Law chats with us about his unique journey to becoming a teacher, and why we need to cherish the human side of people.

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Listen to episode #65 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast with Wilkie Law III

Math skills specialist, and c0-founder of the LED Project, Wilkie Law III, chats with us about his unique journey to becoming a teacher, the importance of understanding a person before we judge, and how his struggles in school taught him a valuable lesson.

Wilkie shares a powerful story about one of his students, why he teaches relationships over content, and how we need to cherish the human side of people.

Episode Highlights

  • 0:42 – Shoutout to Barb Baker (@jawesomebaker) for the word to introduce Jeff with!
  • 2:08 – Chatting about workshops and what makes PD effective.
  • 14:52 – Shoutout and happy birthday to Wilkie’s brother, Cedric.
  • 15:09 – Wilkie introduces himself.
  • 16:21 – Wilkie shares the different careers that lead him to a career in education.
  • 20:35 – Wilkie’s failure: Failing in school, and learning from that experience, the importance of understanding the person before judging.
  • 23:50 – Wilkie’s successful moment: The growth of a student who had never passed a state test.
  • 26:44 – What’s got Wilkie excited about education right now: His students.
  • 30:17 – Wilkie’s advice for other educators: Focus on relationships.
  • 33:17 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 36:59 – How to connect with Wilkie.

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