Connect with Students: Getting and Staying In Touch with Every Student

An Every Classroom Matters Episode


How can we connect with our students every single day? Teacher Jennie Magiera reflects honestly about how she killed creativity but brought it back from the dead. She shares how a simple Google form changed everything about the relationship with her students. Her insights about kids working below grade level are helpful to every teacher who struggles to reach them. A White House Champion for Change, you’ll be inspired to connect with your students in new ways after listening to this episode.

Important Takeaways

  • How a mood check-in gave Jennie a “qualitative shift” in her relationship with her students. (BYOD schools take note)
  • 5 Ideas for how to do mood check-ins (even without technology)
  • How Jennie pursued Ken Robinson’s dream to move towards creativity only to realize she had “broken” her students
  • How to empower and engage kids who are far below grade level.
  • How to help kids want to learn.

Educator Resources

Quotes

"I realized I had essentially broken my students. They were looking for rubrics and checklists. I had robbed them of their ability to make choices. They didn't feel comfortable anymore, they were so reliant on me. I had to undo that overscaffolding and show them how to be their own educational agents of change on their own educational journey."

“I realized I had essentially broken my students. They were looking for rubrics and checklists. I had robbed them of their ability to make choices. They didn’t feel comfortable anymore, they were so reliant on me. I had to undo that overscaffolding and show them how to be their own educational agents of change on their own educational journey.” Jennie Magiera

I encourage teachers to move beyond their school walls and work with a school in a setting unlike theirs so we can share the learning across school types. Jennie Magiera

Connect with Students: Getting and Staying in Touch with Every Student is Episode 175 on Every Classroom Matters

Connect with Students: Getting and Staying in Touch with Every Student is Episode 175 on Every Classroom Matters with guest Jennie Magiera.

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