On today’s episode we have the 2017 Michigan Teacher of the Year - Tracy Horodyski - Tracy is the the outgoing teacher that is always learning and growing with her students, colleagues and all others she gets the pleasure to meet. Tracy is a product of the Grand Rapids Public School system in which she went through from K-12. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Group Science with and Masters in General Education. She is currently an Instructional Coach - teacher consultant with the Lake Michigan Writing Project and working towards National Board Certification. We discuss what occupies her time in the summers, the process of getting nationally board certified, and she shares a student success story of the method she used to get him to enjoy poetry and many other topics.
Podcast mentioned in the show
Hidden Brain Podcast
Books and Links mentioned in the show
“Opening Minds Using Language to Change Lives” by Peter Johnston
“Making Thinking Visible” by by Ron Ritchhart (Author), Mark Church (Author), Karin Morrison
“How are You Feeling Today?” by Jim Borgman
“Jesus Calling” by Sara Young
“Comprehension Through Conversation” by Maria Nichols
Where to find Tracy
April Mass Photography ⇐ Get candid & fun photography at 10% off if you mention this podcast
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The Teacher Tunnel Podcast is an entertaining and authentic look at the teacher leaders in education and beyond. What are their habits, routines, and strategies? As a teacher and learner, Jon Belt wants to bring great people and thinkers to the surface and share their thoughts and insights about teaching, learning, self-improvement, and education.
Jon Belt is a middle school teacher in Oklahoma City, and the host of the Teacher Tunnel Podcast.
If you're not struggling, you're not living, you're not learning."