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Brittany and Ellie explain why you will love The Teaching Toolbox by sharing their family, backgrounds, educational experiences, and more. Get acquainted with The Teaching Toolbox.
The Teaching Toolbox Introduction
Brittany: The Teaching Toolbox podcast is the ultimate resource for upper elementary and middle school teachers seeking time-tested strategies and ideas. With knowledgeable teacher-guests, this podcast offers invaluable teaching tips and strategies that are sure to enhance your classroom experience.
Ellie: Tune in for expert advice from Brittany and Ellie, that’s me, on everything from lesson planning to classroom management. With over 50 years of teaching experience between us, we have the knowledge, expertise, and real life know how to get through any classroom day.
Brittany: Hey there! I’m Brittany. I am married and have two adult kids, two dogs, two cats, and two bearded dragons. We like to joke that we’re like Noah’s ark. I’ve taught, co-taught, lead grade levels, and created resources for 5th and 6th grade for 25 years. I spent 17 years teaching 6th grade. Those years were in a self-contained classroom, a middle-school classroom, and in a hybrid situation. I also spent one year co-teaching fifth grade, and one year subbing in third through sixth. In addition to that, acting as the grade level team leader for 11 of those years was a pleasure and a joy of mine. I hope you’ll love hearing us each week as we give you advice on the middle school classroom.
Ellie: Hi, I’m Ellie. I’ve been in education, teaching, working with teachers, and creating resources for about 30 years. For 12 years I taught all subjects at the elementary level – 5th grade, 4th grade and 2 years at 2nd grade. and then I spent 12 years teaching 6th grade in a middle school. During those years I taught different combinations of subjects… I taught language arts and science, then LA, science and math, then language arts and math. And then for the last few years I taught only math (my favorite) to 5 sections a day. Beside being a teacher and working with teachers, I’m a wife, a mom of 3 adult children and a grandma, and a dog mom of 2.
Brittany: We can’t wait for you to join us in this podcast journey talking about all things upper elementary and middle school.
Ellie: Make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss an episode! You can also find The Teaching Toolbox on IG and FB for updates about new episodes.
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