triumph amidst the struggle to teach todd nesloney

How to Triumph Amidst the Struggle to Teach #mondaymotivation

To be remarkable teachers, we must learn to rise above our problems and bring our best self to the kids. Have you ever struggled to get out of the car to walk into school on Mondays? I have. As for me, I needed this Monday morning pep talk from Todd Nesloney, author of the book Kids Deserve It!.

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Todd is giving away a Kids Deserve It! Book, bracelet and sticker! Thanks Todd!

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Teaching is important. It is awesome. But teaching is hard. (If you teach, you don't need me to tell you. You live the struggle.)
In today's show Todd and I discuss:
  • Leaving your stress in the car when you head into school
  • Getting parents excited to receive your phone calls
  • Unleashing student intrinsic motivation
  • How to deal with failure
  • The biggest mistake educators often make when trying to reach struggling kids

I hope you enjoy this episode with Todd.

Need some more Monday Morning Motivation? Check out last week's show with Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate.

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Full Bio

Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney @TechNinjaTodd is the Elementary Principal at Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas. He is a White House Champion of Change and the Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Teacher and Elementary Principal of the year. He is also the co-author of the best-selling book Kids Deserve It!

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BOOK GIVE AWAY: Todd is giving away a Kids Deserve It! book, bracelet, and sticker!

Manner of Selection of Winners: All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between February 27, 2017, and midnight on March 1, 2017, will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.

Geographic Area and Eligibility: This is being shipped by the author and the location that is being shipped to should be commensurate with the shipping cost to North America. If it is not, an alternate winner may be awarded.
Dates: February 27, 2017 – March 1, 2017 at midnight EST.
How Prizes Will be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews on iTunes during this review period will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator.
Determination of date of winner: March 3, 2017, the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified.
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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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