212: Bonus Edition- Interview with Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson has 19+ years of edu experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. She holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, & Tech and currently serves as an Educational Technologist for a 1:1 iPad H.S. in Austin, Texas. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBS Digital Innovator. Lisa is passionate about college and career ready skills, instructional design, digital portfolios, research and curation, slide design, social emotional learning, and professional development for students. She is also the author of two books, Creatively Productive: Essential Skills for Tackling Time Wasters, Clearing the Clutter, and Succeeding in School—and Life! and Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students (Corwin Teaching Essentials).

Interview with Lisa JohnsonQuotables

  • You need that piece of self-care. Yes you need to be authentic but it is sometimes hard to be authentic when you are not really understanding who you are and what you value and where you want to go in education and what you want to do with the content and your students.
  • I think you should be open to learn from anybody who inspires you.
  • What I try and do is figure out what are my values, what are my goals, what do I want to learn? Because I don’t think you can stay current in everything, there is not really a way to do that.
  • A lot of times kids just need to know how to be good human beings and to deal with all of these things in the current world that is just thrust upon them. Modeling how we handle situations is really important.

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This episode is sponsored by Power School/Schoology’s Time for Teachers initiative.

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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.