165: Bonus Edition- Interview with Cole Alexander

Cole graduated from the University of Houston – Downtown with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Education. She spent the last 7 years teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten in Title 1 schools in Houston, Texas and the last two years teaching in the STEAM lab in an Early Childhood Center. Cole is passionate about giving students hands-on learning experiences and differentiating instruction. When she is not teaching, you can find her chasing around her sweet 1 year old boy, drinking LOTS of coffee, creating products to share with other educators, or catching up on her guilty pleasure – reality TV!

Quotables

  • Have a passion and love for kids
  • Show up and do your best for kids every day
  • Be consistent with the quality of lessons you put out
  • Kids thrive in an environment when they know what is expected of them
  • Curveballs are thrown at you all the time…expect the unexpected and roll with the punches
  • Learn as much as you can, but don’t try to implement what you learned all at once

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I am an educator of almost a decade, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.