55: Bonus Edition- Interview with Mandy Taylor

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Mandy has a degree in Education. She has spent seventeen years in the classroom, grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. She recently transitioned out of the classroom into an Instructional Coaching position and has a passion for literacy, a love for learning, and a fascination with public speaking. She also has become a Teacher Consultant with the Central Texas Writing Project where she also serves on the Leadership Board. Her belief statement relates to relationships, humor, authenticity, and love. She’s a very connected educator through Twitter, Voxer, and Google.

Quotables

  • Coaches are in a weird purgatory- where’s my identity?
  • With teaching, the stakes are always high
  • Listen, Listen, Listen
  • It’s not about me. It’s about what is best for kids.
  • What can my impact be?
  • Even tasteful leopard can be executed professionally
  • Equal parts accountability and follow up
  • Find your people/tribe/PLN…we all want to connect with somebody
  • Take your passion and make it happen
  • The space between….

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  • #personalizedPD

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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.