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Beginning Teacher Talk: A Podcast for New Elementary Teachers

Apr 17, 2024

In last week’s episode, I talked about six beliefs about rewards and what the current research is saying about them now.

To further our conversation in the series, I'm sharing the impact of rewards on learning motivation in school and with students and current research on rewards. 

Show Notes: 


Apr 10, 2024

As I started to look at research on rewards in the classroom, I was astounded by the amount of research and information that was outdated. I started to see some common arguments against using a reward system in the classroom.

With all my new findings, I’m starting the first episode in the series and sharing six...


Apr 3, 2024

Over the last two episodes, we’ve talked about ways you can do some spring cleaning and declutter and organize your teacher desk and filing cabinet. However, we know from teaching in our classroom all year long that those aren’t the only two areas that need a good clean. 

That’s why, in today’s episode, I’m...


Mar 27, 2024

To me, it feels good to clean and get things cleared out, for it provides a clear mental space for the busy time of the end of the school year.

To continue the series, I want to discuss a place to organize that can accumulate a lot of clutter and documents, which is your filing cabinet.

Show Notes:


Mar 20, 2024

Since cleaning and organization can be a weakness and struggle for many teachers, I thought it was fitting to do a teacher spring cleaning series. 

In the first episode of the series, I’m sharing six easy steps to organize your teacher desk.

Show Notes: https://www.drlorifriesen.com/blog/classroom-organization 

The...