140: Bonus Edition- Interview with Kayse Morris

Kayse Morris is a teacher by day and a curriculum designer by night. She develops quality resources for teachers grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, a Masters in Instructional Technology and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She has a passion for life and thinks that beauty lies within the simple things. Her philosophy is that ‘Simplicity is where the magic happens.’ Kayse thrives on student relationships and rigorous instruction. Her catch phrase is: “Let’s teach on less, love a little more, and change the world one child at a time. It’s time to bring teaching back to the basics.” Kayse has had the privilege of working with Amazon during this back to school season as a LIVE television host on Amazon Live. In addition, she also worked with Georgia Public Television and the Georgia Department of Education.


  • That’s what we do as teachers, we mold and just do it!
  • Delegate- give duties and responsibilities to students
  • Let go a little bit
  • Love makes the teacher the best they can be
  • If a teacher has great classroom management, then they can teach more
  • Kids don’t get to be kids enough
  • This too shall pass
  • We can get buried in the emotional stress of being a teacher and the drama that goes on in a school building
  • Don’t get caught up in what the classroom looks like
  • The answer is… YES!
  • My goals got bigger and my dreams got bigger
  • It’s always good to have plans A, B, C, and D
  • Life should be easy

Kayse’s Stamp of Approval

  • Foldables
  • Interactive Notebooks
  • “My Time/ Your Time” Clip System
  • Mentors- Shelly Rees and Jen Jones

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.