TeacherGoals Podcast Episode 2

Empower Students to Take Academic Risks

"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."

Phyllis Fagell
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


Tip 1:
Focus on Removing Barriers to Make Students Feel More Comfortable

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_

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