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The Reading Teacher's Playbook with Eva Mireles

The Reading Teacher's Playbook with Eva Mireles

By Eva Mireles
Are you a reading teacher in grades 3-5 thinking about how to teach all the components of your literacy block? Looking for a little guidance navigating the reading teacher journey? Welcome to the Reading Teacher's Playbook where we talk all things #readingteacherlife. Join your host, Eva Mireles as she talks about helping busy reading teachers become confident in their ability to create intentional and engaging lessons for their students.She'll give you tips and tools to put into practice today, she also shares her own journey of juggling being a mom, educator and a business owner.
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Recharging Your Batteries with Erin Myres
In This Episode: I interviewed Erin Myres and we talked about ways teachers can recharge this summer. Erin has been teaching for 8 years and has experience in both elementary and middle school. She will be stepping into a new position in the fall as a program coordinator and will be working with teachers to further develop the curriculum we teach. Listen as Erin shares: The benefits of habit stacking to recharge. The difference between relaxing and rest and how both play a vital role in physical and mental recharging in order to avoid burnout. How we need to be intentional in our efforts to recharge because it is possible to still feel burned out after time off. How tapping into our inner child can be the secret to recharging before we jump into the next school year. Ways to stay in touch with Erin: On twitter and Instagram: @erinmyres@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/erinmyres Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
28:51
July 9, 2021
Redefining Rest and Reflection with The Afro Educator
In This Episode: I interviewed Alexis from The Afro Educator and we talked about all things teacher rest and reflection this summer. This episode is jam packed with solid advice and tips for teachers who are completely off for the summer as well as those that have to work. Alexis Shepard is a veteran educator from South Carolina with a decade of teaching experience in the elementary and middle school settings. Alexis is no stranger to burn out. After multiple encounters with burn-out, a desire to take steps towards more personal and professional development began the journey of teacher self-care and wellness. She created, The AfroEducator to facilitate connections with like minded educators. Very quickly though, a passion was ignited in Alexis to help teachers manage burnout. She recognized that through her own journey, she could empower teachers to reframe the narratives that contribute to the overwhelm so many teachers face daily in classrooms. She champions teacher self-care through education, reflection, and dialogue.  Alexis believes that by sharing stories, she can inspire and empower teachers to teach and live authentically Listen as Alexis shares: -Her definition of self care -How to align your summer to do list with your values -Tips for scheduling rest into your week -Ideas for how to practice mindfulness throughout your busy day -How to reflect on this year in a way that doesn’t leave you feeling guilty ….and so much more Ways to stay in touch with Alexis: www.theafroeducator.com On twitter and Instagram: @theafroeducator Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Ways to stay connected with me and our community:  Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
40:43
June 23, 2021
Summer Bucket List Planning for Teachers and Students
In this episode- We talk about how we often head into summer exhausted and don’t really have an idea for how we want summer to go except that we need a break. Then we wonder why we start our school year harried and not really feeling any better than when the school year ended. Let’s not have that be our reality this year. Let’s create a summer plan that empowers us to take care of ourselves and embark on a little learning all while enjoying the lazy days of summer. Listen to the podcast to learn more.  Miss any details read the blog: Summer Bucket List Planning for Teachers and Students  Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Summer Bucket list Planning and Comeback Better Challenge E2E summer reboot July 16th-18th. Coaching Transformed- July 7th Stepping Into Coaching- July 12th-14th The Literacy Workshop by Maria Walther and Karen Briggs-Tucker Writing about Reading by Janet Angelillo Raising the Standards Through Chapter Books Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
08:58
June 2, 2021
End of the year ideas: Finish Strong
In this episode- Learn how to turn the end of the year slump into an opportunity to finish strong. Let’s not abandon ship on all the best teaching practices that we have used all year. Let’s do the things we need to do and give our students meaningful activities to end the year with. Cast a vision for how you want your school year to end and make a: Front and Center Plan Community Building Plan Back End Plan Listen to the podcast to learn more.  Miss any details read the blog: End of the year ideas: Life After State Testing Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Finish Strong challenge Bingo End of the year book awards blog post Setting Reading Goals Books to read list for summer and beyond  Graphic organizers to use with buddy readers  Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
15:17
May 16, 2021
A Day In The Life of Test Prep
In this episode I chat about what a possible frame work that could be used in the reading classroom during test prep season:  Read Aloud Mini Lesson Small Group  Independent Reading I also chat about the test prep instructional strategy that I made digital to help boost engagement. Resource Mentioned in the episode: Reading Test Prep Strategy  Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at @msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
09:28
April 29, 2021
Make Test Prep Fit Into Your Reading Block
In this episode- I chat about my journey in the land of test prep and how I navigated it and how I incorporated it into my literacy block. Spoiler alert you can test prep and still do what is best for kids.  -My journey in the land of state testing -How it started -The shift -Follow the data -Making test prep workbooks work -Resources -Using reading response choice boards for test prep Mentioned in the blog: -lead4ward/Lead4ward Virtual -Reading Response Choice Boards If you prefer to read your content here is the corresponding blogpost. Make Test Prep Fit Into Your Reading Block Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
16:31
April 15, 2021
Tips and Tricks for Virtual Guided Reading
In this episode- I interview one of my teaching besties about what guided reading looks like in this new world. We talk about everything from how at first she did not want to do it, to how she organized herself in order to make her time with students more productive. Join us as we bring you tips and tricks about virtual guided reading.  Want more tips? Here is a blog post about guided reading: https://evamireles.com/use-data-to-drive-instruction-in-the-reading-classroom/ Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
25:31
April 1, 2021
Guided Reading Basics
In this episode- Before starting this podcast I surveyed teachers in grades 3-5 to ask them what they needed help with most and they said guided reading, so in this episode we talk answer the following questions: What is guided reading? When do I use it? How do I do it? I mention that planning is king in guided reading and recommend using a template. I also talk about my go to resource for guided reading, The Next Steps Forward in Guided Reading. (affiliate link) Prefer to read the content? Here is a blog post on the same topic: https://evamireles.com/use-data-to-drive-instruction-in-the-reading-classroom/ Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
09:43
March 25, 2021
Teacher Self Reflection: Go from Surviving to Thriving with a Reflective Practice
In this episode- I talk about how developing a habit of reflection took me from surviving to thriving as an educator.  I share the two questions you need to start asking yourself to develop your own reflective practice. Prefer to read the content instead of listen? Check out this blog post: https://evamireles.com/teacher-self-reflection-go-from-surviving-to-thriving-with-a-reflective-practice/ Template mentioned in the podcast Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
13:06
March 18, 2021
The simple tool that changed my teaching
In this episode- I talk about the one tool that made me stop being long winded and helped create a sense for urgency when learning.  I also talk about ways that you can use this in your classroom and give you tangible next steps.   Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
09:41
March 18, 2021
Meet Your Coach
In this episode you will learn a little about me and why I decided to start a podcast for you, upper elementary reading teachers hint I've been  there.  Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
04:22
March 15, 2021