Mini Episode #1: What's In A Name?

Teaching Artist Podcast

Sep 2 2020 • 12 mins

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These mini-episodes are a way to share more art by amazing teaching artists as well as some resources and tips, challenges, shout outs, and wisdom from my 5 year old. The goal is to make these weekly, but we'll see how that goes!

I’ve been working on more ways to support and highlight teaching artists and one idea that I’m starting right away is a weekly featured artist opportunity. Featured artists will have their work shared on our social media and website as well as mentioned here on these mini-episodes of the podcast! Yay! You can apply here.

Paula Liz shared an incredible lesson to start the year! Whether you're just starting or are a little way into your school year, this is a great way to learn your students' names and help them get to know each other. I talk about the lesson and the importance of names and pronunciation and my daughter shares her name.

Paula Liz recommends the book Teach Us Your Name: Empowering Children to Teach Others to Pronounce their Names Correctly by Huda Essa.

She created a fantastic bilingual Spanish/English video for this lesson and you can get the lesson on TpT.

Follow her @ms.paulaliz and subscribe to her YouTube channel for more amazing lessons.

Here's another great book to use for this lesson: Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow.

Here are a few articles and books on translanguaging:

Online school... My daughter started online kindergarten last week. Whew! Beyond the technology, working through the emotions she's going through right now has been quite a challenge. If you also have a kindergartener, I would love to connect! In this episode, I talk about it a bit and she chimes in.

Here, I read a review and give a shout out to an amazing listener. I always mention how reviews help get the podcast seen by more people. This is because of the way Apple Podcasts ranks and recommends podcasts… and that’s about all I know about it.

I also just love to hear your thoughts! What do you like about this show? What should I do more of? Leave a review and let me know! Thanks!

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