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A Podcast for Middle School Teachers

Meet the Hosts

Brittany - The Colorado Classroom

Hey there, I’m Brittany! I taught for 17 years, all in 6th grade, but half of it was in an elementary school set-up, and half was in a middle school. I’ve taught every subject, but history and math are my loves. I’ve been making teacher curriculum since 2013 and enjoy helping teachers grow and thrive. When not working, I am a wife to my high school sweetheart and a mother to two wonderful kids.

Ellie – Cognitive Cardio Math

I’m Ellie, a wife, mom, grandma, and dog ‘mom,’ and I’ve spent just about my whole life in school! With nearly 30 years in education, I’ve taught: All subject areas in 4th and 5th grades as well as Math, ELA, and science in 6th grade (middle school).

I’ve been creating resources for teachers since 2012 and have worked in the eLearning industry for about five years as well!

Recent Episodes

It’s that time of the year when we reflect on all the growth and memories made throughout the school year. But before we get too sentimental, let’s talk about some...
Today, we will discuss the dreaded summer slide learning loss and how we, as teachers, can help prevent it. Let’s slide right in. Topics Discussed What is summer slide? Why...
Today, we’re tackling a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of education, especially in middle school: Skills for Executive Functioning. It’s about helping our students not just academically but also in...

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