I am all about teaching 21st Century skills in the classroom. If we want students to become the leaders of the future, we need to start shaping them into being innovators today. So when I was assigned to Speech this year, I saw it as a great opportunity to integrate these skills into the ELA classroom. Podcasts are trendy and fun, but also an art form. it takes a lot of craft to plan, host, and edit a podcast. They also are a great way for students to share about their unique interests. Listening to my students podcasts is one of my favorite things to do because I get the opportunity to hear them being clever, curious, and passionate about their favorite things!
I've compiled the resources that I use to teach podcasting to my students below!
The Enneagram for Teachers
The Enneagram is a powerful tool to learn more about yourself and those around you. Growing up, my mom gave Enneagram Retreats and I always tagged along to help her. I ended up learning a lot from that and it's shaped the way that . From the time I was nine, I constantly made all my friends take Enneagram quizzes as a way to understand them more. The Enneagram can also be an excellent, but often overlooked, tool for teachers to learn more about their themselves, their teaching styles, and their classrooms.
If you aren't familiar with the Enneagram, I encourage you to take a free (or paid) quiz online. After you've done that, read through descriptions and decide which type you identify most with. The information below will be most helpful if you already know what your type is, however, it might also be helpful in developing your understanding of what type you may be.
I'm Megan and I teach high school ELA. I'm all about literature, creativity, and aesthetics!