The Teacher Recharge Podcast
Marshmello W/ Lanie Matula

Marshmello W/ Lanie Matula

August 19, 2019

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Today's Guest: Lanie Matula

My name is Lanie Matula and I was born and raised in Austin, Texas!  I have been teaching 4th grade for five years and love every minute of it!  My students are my world! They are loving, caring, compassionate, inquisitive, and sometimes hyper! As a class, we build a community so we can rely on one another at any point and time. We build trust with restorative circles and hold each other accountable for our actions! When the day ends, we all know we care for each other and will be there for one another no matter what.   

I work with a very diverse population, where most students come from low-income families.  The schools I’ve worked at are considered to be Title 1 schools, meaning that they receive federally funded support. For some of my students, school is the only place they will receive a meal and have as a safe space with someone to trust. Throughout the year I personally purchase my students supplies, backpacks, coats, clothes, books and snacks. 

Teaching comes with its own struggles – but being a lesbian teacher tends to have more.  I am out to my students and their parents, and it has had its hardships and challenges, but this year showed me that what I am doing IS right. For me and for those students that might need reassurance that it’s okay to be ‘different,’ that those feelings you have are normal, and that you don’t have to hide if you don’t want to.

Here’s why:

I had a student tell me that they were scared of life and who they were until they found out I was a lesbian. She smiled at me and said, ‘Thank you. Thank you so much for being you. You made me realize that I wasn’t weird. That something wasn’t wrong with me. You saved me and I can’t thank you enough for that.’  If I can save one child’s life, that’s enough for me.

This next year I would like to start a leadership and support program for anyone that would like to join! I want to make sure that the students of my school have a safe place to go to. All children need to learn about acceptance, empathy, kindness, communication and love. 

 

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Lanie Matula:

Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/BPEQPPB5UUND?&sort=default


Instagram: @Matulas_Minions

This Year, A Parent Tried to Get Me Fired: WeAreTeachers.com

Email: laniemarie82@gmail.com

FREE Audiobook and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

 

Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

 

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Real Rap W/ CJ Reynolds

Real Rap W/ CJ Reynolds

August 11, 2019

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Today's Guest: CJ Reynolds

CJ Reynolds teaches high school literature and The History of Hip-Hop in West Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Rowan University and has been in the classroom for 15 years. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Real Rap with Reynolds.

This channel is aimed at helping new and burned out teachers be the teacher they always wanted to be. As an educator CJ's bare bones teaching philosophy is simple, in the classroom "relationships are king" and the job of a teacher is "always only ever about the students.

 

 

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CJ Reynolds:
Website: www.realrapwithreynolds.com
iTunes: Real Rap With Reynolds
Instagram: @realrapwithreynolds
Facebook: Real Rap With The Reynolds
Twitter: @realrapreynolds
Snapchat: realrapreynolds
Soundcloud: Real Rap with the Reynolds
Pinterest: Real Rap With Reynolds
Amazon Store: Real Rap with Reynolds
FREE Audiobook and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

 

Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

 

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Wild Bunch Boys W/ Gary Vaden

Wild Bunch Boys W/ Gary Vaden

May 20, 2019

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Today's Guest: Gary Vaden

 

Gary is currently an Admissions Counselor at The University of Alabama in Distance Learning Programs.

He is a Retired Educator in Texas where he was a Band Director for 12 years and a High School Counselor for 18 years.

He grew up in Monahans, Texas and attended college at Angelo State University to earn his Bachelors in Music Education. He then obtained his Masters from Sul Ross State University in Education with a concentration in Counseling.

Philosophy-If you can make a difference in a child’s life and help them achieve their goals then you are making a difference in their lives. 

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Gary Vaden:

Email: garyv.bama@ua.edu 

Phone Number: (205) 348-0089

FREE Audiobook (such as  "The Fearless Organization" by Amy C. Edmondson) and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

 

Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

 

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Fred Solo Cup 2: A Season in Review

Fred Solo Cup 2: A Season in Review

May 12, 2019

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FRED KOEPP 

 Fred is a Speaker, High School Soccer Coach, and Student Success Agent who believes in the power of acknowledgement.

 
In seventh grade, he was bullied to the point of taking his own life, but joined an amazing student council where he heard a speaker who helped spark a change in his attitude toward the people bullying him. Instead of trying to fight back, Fred said, "If you need anything, let me know."
The bullying ended soon after.
 

Since seventh grade, he has focused on increasing community within the schools he was attending. He led his student council in ninth grade and was class president his senior year of high school. He started doing activities for students every Monday in high school such as "Trivia-Monday", "Life-Saver Monday", and "Selfie-Monday" to help build fellowship between his peers.

In college, he was a Resident Assistant that focused on building community through events and connecting in the lunch room. He created a table where he would invite people sitting by themselves or in small groups to come join him. The group caught on and eventually grew to have over 50 members.

He called it the Table of Love.

Fred is thankful that he was taught the power of acknowledgement and would now like to return the favor and help others find their own Table of Love.

  

Join the “Acknowledge Someone” Movement!

Use the code "TEACHERRECHARGE" and receive 10% off your entire purchase: 

http://www.fredmotivates.com/shop/

 

 Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

FREE Audiobook and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

 

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Side Hustle Teachers W/ Stacey Ogden

Side Hustle Teachers W/ Stacey Ogden

May 6, 2019

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Today's Guest: Stacey Ogden

Stacey Ogden is the founder of Side Hustle Teachers and the creator of Side Hustle Summer Camp. Her mission is to help teachers build businesses outside the classroom to provide them with financial security, alternative means to support themselves, and a way to follow their passions.

Her clients are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to run successful businesses.

When not in the classroom or helping other teachers, Stacey can usually be found at home with her husband and daughter, and their dog, Toby.

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Join the “Acknowledge Someone” Movement!

Use the code "TEACHERRECHARGE" and receive 10% off your entire purchase: 

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Stacey Ogden:

Website: side-hustle-teachers.com

Summer Camp: 2019 Side Hustle Summer Camp

Blog: creatingmyhappiness.com

FREE Audiobook (such as  "Always Looking Up" by Michael J. Fox) and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

 

Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

 

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Rules of Engagement W/ Emily Pickert and Cameron Rhodes

Rules of Engagement W/ Emily Pickert and Cameron Rhodes

April 29, 2019

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Today's Guests: Emily Pickert &
Cameron Rhodes

 

 

Emily Pickert is in her third year teaching Kindergarten at Woodland Health and Wellness Magnet in Wichita, KS.
 
Cameron Rhodes is the school social worker at Caldwell Elementary in Wichita, KS.

 

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Join the “Acknowledge Someone” Movement!

Use the code "TEACHERRECHARGE" and receive 10% off your entire purchase: 

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Emily & Cameron:

Instagram: @camrho

Facebook: Emily Pickert ; Cameron Rhodes

FREE Audiobook (such as  "George Washington; A Life") and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

 

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Chocolate Chips W/ The Daring English Teacher

Chocolate Chips W/ The Daring English Teacher

April 22, 2019

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Today's Guest: The Daring English Teacher

 

Christina, The Daring English Teacher, is a full-time high school English teacher, wife, and mother.

With more than a decade of teaching experience, she focuses on providing engaging, robust, and differentiated learning experiences to her students and the educational community.

She has experience teaching English to all high school grade levels, including honors, inclusion, and ESL classes.

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Christina:

Instagram: @thedaringenglishteacher

Website: thedaringenglishteacher.com

FREE Audiobook (such as  "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson) and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

 

Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

 

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Miss Rainbow Fairy W/ Rachel Weinstock

Miss Rainbow Fairy W/ Rachel Weinstock

April 15, 2019

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Today's Guest: Rachel Weinstock

Rachel Weinstock is an elementary school teacher, public speaker and artist. She has been working in the education field for over fifteen years and is known as "Miss Rainbow Fairy" because of her alternative approach to education. She speaks about how to create emotionally safe and empowering spaces in the classroom and beyond with parents, educators and caring adults. 

 

Join the “Acknowledge Someone” Movement!

Use the code "TEACHERRECHARGE" and receive 10% off your entire purchase: 

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Rachel Weinstock:

Website: rachelweinstock.com

Instagram: @miss_rainbow_fairy

FREE Audiobook and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

 

Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

 

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Railroaders W/ Robin Montano

Railroaders W/ Robin Montano

April 7, 2019

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Today's Guest: Robin Montano

Robin graduated from Newton High School in 2003 and  played soccer at Butler Community College and Bethel College. After student-teaching, Robin graduated with a major English and minor in business administration. She worked for a local business as the office manager until her dream job became available. While working full-time, she returned to NHS to begin her coaching career as the assistant soccer coach for the girls and boys teams.

After patiently waiting four years, Robin took a position as an English teacher at Newton High in 2012. While teaching English gave Robin a great way to connect to her students through their writing and discussions, she knew that it would not be here forever home. 

Three years ago, Robin was approached about the vacant journalism position. Her own experience as editor in high school made it a familiar and favorable change. Robin now advises the yearbook, news magazine and teaches an introductory courses for journalism. 

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Robin also serves as a senior class sponsor, Do Crew Sponsor and FCA sponsor. She loves building relationships with her students and enjoys seeing how their experiences in journalism helps them prepare for any post-secondary plans.

 

Join the “Acknowledge Someone” Movement!

Use the code "TEACHERRECHARGE" and receive 10% off your entire purchase: 

http://www.fredmotivates.com/shop/

 

Robin Montano:

Twitter: @robinmontano7

Coaching Twitter: @coachmontano

Railer News: @railernews

Video Feature: Facebook

FREE Audiobook (such as Angie Thomas' "The Hate U Give") and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

 

Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

 

You can also listen on:

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Fred Solo Cup

Fred Solo Cup

April 1, 2019

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FRED KOEPP 

 

Fred is a Speaker, High School Soccer Coach, and Student Success Agent who believes in the power of acknowledgement.
 
In seventh grade, he was bullied to the point of taking his own life, but joined an amazing student council where he heard a speaker who helped spark a change in his attitude toward the people bullying him. Instead of trying to fight back, Fred said, "If you need anything, let me know."
The bullying ended soon after.
 

Since seventh grade, he has focused on increasing community within the schools he was attending. He led his student council in ninth grade and was class president his senior year of high school. He started doing activities for students every Monday in high school such as "Trivia-Monday", "Life-Saver Monday", and "Selfie-Monday" to help build fellowship between his peers.

In college, he was a Resident Assistant that focused on building community through events and connecting in the lunch room. He created a table where he would invite people sitting by themselves or in small groups to come join him. The group caught on and eventually grew to have over 50 members.

He called it the Table of Love.

Fred is thankful that he was taught the power of acknowledgement and would now like to return the favor and help others find their own Table of Love.

  

Join the “Acknowledge Someone” Movement!

Use the code "TEACHERRECHARGE" and receive 10% off your entire purchase: 

http://www.fredmotivates.com/shop/

 

 Fred Koepp:

Twitter/Instagram: @fred_nation

Business Account: @teacherrecharge

Facebook: Fred Motivates

Website: www.fredmotivates.com

Podcast Website: www.teacherrecharge.podbean.com

Email: teacherrechargepodcast@gmail.com

FREE Audiobook and a FREE 30 Day Trial: Audible

Self-Care Wheel: olgaphoenix.com

 

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