165: Bonus Edition- Interview with Cole Alexander

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!


  • 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 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.