Third Grade teacher Sarah Reed never imagined becoming a teacher after seeing the enormous amount of work that her parents endured as educators themselves. Sarah eventually became a pre-school teacher after leaving a high paying job as a paralegal. Her lifestyle changed so much that she had to sell her car and ride her bicycle to get around town. In 2015, Sarah was named Kentucky Teacher of the Year.
The New Teacher Podcast features interviews with nationally recognized teachers, the latest authors, and educational leaders. Become inspired by hearing the stories of their success and failures. Each episode features The Final Minute before the final bell, where guests share personal preferences during the final 60 seconds of the show.
When high school Latin teacher Steve Perkins was in 5th grade, he wrote a list about what he would do if he were to become a teacher someday. Keeping manila folders, not allowing comic books, no throwing paper wads and having a good sense of humor were some of the items on his Top 10 list.
Thirty-five years later, Steve Perkins became the Indiana State Teacher of the Year and he shares with listeners how much the list he made as a 10 year old is still relevant in today's classroom.
Despite what most people might think of Latin, Steve shares his passion for Latin with Anthony Arno and President Obama's reaction to what the name Obama means in Latin when spelled backwards.
Each episode of The New Teacher Podcast also features The Final Period before the final bell, where guests share personal preferences during the final 60 seconds of the show.