"And so I want to make sure that while we're focusing on helping students learn, that we don’t lose sight of the fact that they learn best when they feel a sense of belonging that makes them feel confident."
School Counselor & Author
Welcome back to the Teacher Goals Podcast! In today’s episode, I am super excited to bring you all today our guest Phyllis L. Fagell, who is going to be sharing our strategies that we can implement not only as teachers, but also as parents in order to help middle school students thrive. Get ready to learn how to empower middle school students to take academic risks!
3 TeacherGoal Tips
Focus on Removing Barriers to Make Students Feel More Comfortable
Students will be more cooperative and collaborative when they are empowered to take academic risks
Create activities that incorporate more opportunities for students to socialize
This Episode Features...
Phyllis L. Fagell
Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC is the author of Middle School Matters, a full-time, practicing school counselor and psychotherapist, and a frequent contributor to publications including The Washington Post, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Psychology Today and Working Mother.
Her ideas have been shared in outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker and NPR.
Phyllis lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and their three children.
Erica Terry, Host
Erica Terry is a 20-year educator and co-author of the Eva the Diva Girl rhyming picture book series written with her daughter, to empower young girls to build confidence and grow in self-love. She is also the founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she equips teachers with actionable tools and resources to start a profitable online business and build generational wealth without stress.
You can find her hanging out on Instagram @ericanterry_