Your Teaching Career! with C. NorthingtonPurdie, PhD
By C. NorthingtonPurdie
This podcast is for ALL educators. Educators in every career stage find useful information here. In each episode, educational psychologist Dr. C. NorthingtonPurdie provides information on a wide variety of topics including: preparing for your teaching career, behavior and classroom management, online teaching strategies! Like us on Facebook and Instagram @QuickTips4Teachers
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COVID19 has become an uninvited party guest who refuses to leave. As we approach the start of public school, safety has become a major concern for everyone. Many schools are offering online and face-to-face hybrids.
In this episode Dr. Northington Purdie explores the pros and cons of going back into the classroom for the face to face instruction.
Dr. NorthingtonPurdie has been a member of the International academic forum (IAFOR) for several years. This is an excerpt of her presentation on the benefits of podcasting. This presentation is an update of the information presented at the Asian Conference on Education (ACE). Information about IAFOR can be found here: IAFOR.org Her March 2020 presentation is available on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/XvjNoNhfrwE
Mrs. Susan Pope has 20+ years of experience as a certified teacher of dance. She currently teaches in Newark New Jersey. Mrs. pope shares her experience is teaching and preparing lessons during the pandemic. Her ideas and solutions are both innovating and exciting. The following websites and apps were discussed in this episode: Class Dojo. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/classdojo/id552602056 Flip grid. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flipgrid/id756972930 Google classroom. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-classroom/id924620788 Zoom. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
This pandemic has taken its toll on people of all occupations. Teachers and other leaders are expected to model calm confidence because a positive outlook is contagious. Dr. NorthingtonPurdie identifies seven podcasts that offer upbeat, optimistic, encouragement. They might make you smile, or think, or wonder......
The emotional and psychological toll on educators during a pandemic can be significant. In this episode, educators, and students will benefit from Nikki Ham’s insights and strategies for dealing with the stresses of online teaching an learning. Mrs. Ham is a licensed mental health professional with a private practice. She also prepares counseling interns at the university level.
Today’s episode ushers in a new phase of this podcast that will directly appeal to a wider audience. Educators both season starting will continue to find topics of interest here. Seasoned educators will gather tips and ideas that will make their teaching (both online and traditional) more flavorful. Listen! The new podcast theme music (entitled, CNPodcast) is composed by C. NorthingtonPurdie (all rights reserved). Like us on Facebook and Instagram @QuickTips4Teachers
Ms. Jewell Kleman has been teaching history/social studies to public middle and high school students for 20+ years. Her teaching insights, however are spot on in today’s quarantined circumstances. Here are the resources cited in her interview. “Youtube has been a welcome addition to enticing students to think more critically and to spark their curiosity. As all teachers already know, it is critical to preview to make sure the material is appropriate for your age group. I have had success with using Crash Course but you do need to slow the speed down because the different presenters tend to speak quickly. Ted Talks are also great resources. If you teach World History, I highly recommend the historyteachers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAiABuhVSMZJMqyv4Ur5XqA. They take modern songs and change the words to explain historical events. My former high school students loved that.” “Outside of youtube, I suggest https://www.kqed.org/education videos. It presents a variety of topics and allows students to debate them. CNN10 is also a good resource for a quick review of events around the world. If you have the funds, I also suggest https://www.flocabulary.com/subjects/social-studies/ and study.com. They both offer animated lessons on social studies topics. They are expensive.” ~ Jewell Kleman
Pandemic or not, schools are still hiring. Interviews are taking place via Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime. This is your opportunity to present yourself as the “tech savvy” teacher that today’s schools need. How can you do that? Listen!
Quarantines, viral infections, testing, school closures.... This can be a sad time if you let it. But, let’s look at the BRIGHT SIDE. Yes, there is a bright side to all of this. Dr. NorthingtonPurdie will identify an educator’s blessings during this unprecedented pandemic. Listen!
Under normal circumstances teaching is a challenge. During this worldwide pandemic, teachers are now required to deliver the same services online as they would in a traditional classroom. This episode provides more ideas, websites, and apps to make online teaching a reality for the K12 educator. Here are the websites mentioned in this episode. www.prezi.com, www.educreations.com, www.powtoons.com, www.polleverywhere.com
A pandemic or other emergency can necessitate Teaching your class online. It can be a lot more fun than the 20th century ”work packets” of old. Whether you are homeschooling or teaching online because of the spread of an illness, there are PLENTY of resources available to help you. And the best part, they are FREE!!! Listen!
In this episode of Dr. Northington Purdie provide strategies for when the teacher is not the only one who wants to talk! She emphasizes that punishing a student for talking is like punishing a fish from swimming. There are better solutions.....listen!
Behavior and classroom management are a challenge in any school. In this episode, Dr. NorthingtonPurdie provides ideas and strategies to help the class settle down and focus on learning. The strategies discussed are from her book: How to Quiet the Class Quickly: Quick Tips for Teachers which is available in most online book sellers
This episode provides information about stores and other places of business that offer discounts for educators. Dr. Northington Purdie provides information about bookstores, clothing stores, technology and software companies, even hotels that offer discounted prices to teachers across the USA. The discount amounts vary, but it beats paying full price! You will want to share this episode with a friend!
A special education teacher can involve many responsibilities. In the case of Mr. Jones, it entailed teaching survival and life skills to IDEA students in northern Philadelphia, Pa. public schools. Mr. Jones describes his journey toward special education certification and the lifelong learning that being a teacher demands.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is easy to find in K-12 schools worldwide. In fact, 1 out of every 9 students in school have this diagnosis. In this episode, Dr. Northington Purdie describes the symptoms of ADHD, and its current treatments. Most importantly though, she offers practical teaching interventions and strategies for the success of all children.
Every 21st century teacher can expect to teach students who have a classification from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. If you are not trained in special education, meeting those students’ needs may seem challenging. This episode provides an OVERVIEW of the SLD designation and what a teacher can expect in the mainstreamed classroom. Most information on specific learning disabilities can be found here: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/. Thank you for your support!
When meeting with parents, there is no excuse for lack of organization. In this episode Dr. Northington Purdie outlines best practices for the new teacher as well the seasoned teacher. Her research for this episode includes the following: www.hfrp.org (Harvard Graduate School of Education), www.teachhub.com, www.thoughtco.com, www.scholastic.com, www.tolerance.org, www.commonsense.org
The field the teaching is full of great opportunities. Sabbatical is one of those great opportunities. In this episode Dr. Northington Purdie discusses the benefits, the activities and the timetables for sabbatical application.
After graduating from Harvard University, Mr. Drew St. Lawrence has chosen to teach in New York City. His experiences and lessons learned will inspire and motivate those in the field and education. His description of global opportunities will excite those considering a career in education.
Cursive handwriting instruction usually begins in grade 3 and ends in grade 5. In this digital age, it has been questioned whether or not it should be taught at all. Or perhaps replaced by keyboarding. With standardized testing and nearly everything else taking place online, should teaching cursive handwriting be taken as seriously as it was in the last century?
The popular teacher preparation program helps those who want to become educators, but have not completed a certification program. Many people in higher education are offended by the teach for America. It is not popular with teacher’s unions either. But...why?
Having a paraprofessional in your classroom can be a win-win situation for students. This episode will show you how to make it a win-win scenario for both of you! Dr. NorthingtonPurdie provides suggestions for a paraprofessional’s input during class and in preparation for the school day. Working with a paraprofessional is like a 10-month MARRIAGE. Make it work.
In response to your messages and questions, Dr. Northington Purdie explains the Praxis exam review websites for both sections (Core I &II). She also highlights companies that offer money-back guarantees. Some of the websites mentioned include: www.4tests.com, teacherstestprep.com, mometrix.com, examedge.com/praxis, Careertrend.com, and kaptest.com. Listen for the full list in the episode.
Dr. NorthingtonPurdie speaks with business owners, counselors, mentors, biological and environmental specialists that all have one thing in common: they are EDUCATORS. A teaching career does not have to be limited to the classroom. Opportunities to teach are everywhere! Passing the Praxis and earning tenure are NOT the only pathS to a fulfilling teaching career. Listen!
Becoming a teacher is just the BEGINNING! Ms. Sondra Diodonet began her career in education as a teacher in the public schools. Through persistence, a willingness to get involved and what she calls “being nosy”, she has been given greater responsibility and prestige. You can too!
Teaching is often portrayed as a “dead end” profession, but it is NOT. There are many opportunities for advancement within the field of education. Some positions are available after only two years as a classroom teacher! Leadership and service are highly regarded in education. Listen!
Ms. Williams is a newly retired principal of a kindergarten - 8th grade school in inner-city Philadelphia. Her successes as an administer and educator have more than prepared her to advise those entering the teaching profession. Listen to this.....!
We live in an age where social media plays a role in everyday life. Posting pictures of friends, personal opinions, activities etc can teach a potential employer a lot about you. Use social media with YOUR SUCCESS in mind. In this episode, Dr. C. Northington Purdie identifies the beat platforms for your job search.
EdTPA is an assessment that is gradually making its way across the USA as a requirement for teacher certification. In this episode, Dr. Northington Purdie will provide an overview of what EdTPA is and what it entails.
The Praxis is required for traditional certification all across the USA. In this episode Dr C Northington Purdie explains what the test is, how it is scored, and how to avoid it and STILL have a teaching career.
21st century classroom management is non-punitive. What does that mean? It means that teachers use positive and innovative alternatives to the old school punishments; suspension, detention, and expulsion options. This episode focuses on what administrators want to hear. It gives recommendations for background research before attending the interview. After listening to this, you will know how to answer the “classroom discipline” question.
In an interview situation it is important to be prepared to answer any question, even if the question is illegal. In this episode C. Northington Purdie will identify questions that do NOT require an answer during an interview. This episode offers suggestions for responding to an illegal question in a professional manner.
The episode is the first of several episodes tackling the questions that teachers are typically asked during an interview. This episode focuses on the question, “Why should we hire you?” It can also take the form of, “What specific qualities do you have that other candidates do not?”
First impressions are very important! Studies have shown that companies know who they will hire within 15 minutes of the average interview! Ace your interview by walking in dressed as a professional teacher. This episode will discuss the right colors to wear (and not to wear), clothing, and grooming with a surprise guest at the end.
Charter schools have reached a high level of popularity all across the USA. They offer prospective teachers a choice between traditional governance and an independent, often radically different approach to educating children. This episode will explore the pros and cons of teaching in a charter school vs the alternative.
There are MANY ways to find a teaching job in the United States. You just need to know where to look, and how to look. You will explore all the options for finding a teaching position; both on and offline. This segment will give you the resources you need to begin your search.
Have you considered teaching in an unfamiliar locale? A different state? A different country? Fantastic! There is no limit to the possibilities available to teachers. Teaching in another country is a broadening and enriching experience. Living and working abroad can change personal perspectives in a myriad of ways. Wondering where to look for teaching positions abroad? We’ve got you covered!
A professional portfolio is no longer an option for a teacher. It is a necessity. The various styles of portfolios, and the items that it should be included will be discussed at length. After listening to this segment, a teacher will come away will the tools for marketing professional teaching skills in an increasingly competitive employment field.
The amount of documentation required to qualify for any position can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. This segment can serve as a checklist of the paperwork you will need. In future podcasts, the items in this segment will be discussed in more detail.
Have you decided to pursue a career as a teacher? Preparing yourself to enter the field of education can be daunting without guidance. In this podcast we will discuss topics like what to include in your employment portfolio, how to change your resume into an educational curriculum vita, the interview and more!