In this episode, Catlin Tucker talks with Rachelle Dene Poth, an emerging technology presenter, Spanish/STEAM teacher, author, and lawyer, about the power of relationships in education. They discuss solutions designed to help teachers build stronger connections with students, maximize their time when implementing new technology, and remember their “why” in terms of what they are teaching or asking of their students.
Catlin reminds educators that they are “lifelong learners, teaching lifelong learners” and encourages teachers to have a continuous dialogue with students about what works with a new technology or lesson or what didn’t work. Catlin and Rachelle also wrestle with the question of how do you work a sense of balance into your life when you are juggling so much? Rachelle shares that, in addition to self-care, another important element to achieving balance is to connect with your peers and build your personal learning network (PLN) so that you can share ideas….and have an avenue to vent, learn, and move forward. Listen, rate, and review The Balance so other educators will find this amazing resource.