216: Bonus Edition- Interview with Mandy Rice

Teach On A Mission is a company Mandy built to help teachers build sustainable classrooms so they can stay there longer. After ten years in the classroom, she’s now dedicating her time to helping teachers flip their classrooms so they can confidently get through their calendar and do more than lecture in class. She’s supporting AP Psych teachers in her monthly coaching membership, and elevating teachers as the experts in the field of education.  Mandy lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, who is a high school principal, and her three boys, all 6 and younger. In her free time, she’s coaching her sons’ baseball teams, crafting in her craft room or snuggled up with a good book.

Interview with Mandy RiceQuotables

  • The “it factor” is a teacher’s mindset on how effective they believe they can be, with a healthy dose of reality as well.
  • Hustling until you make it is not something that is going to keep someone in the classroom longer. It is finding that healthy balance between knowing what you can control and how you can be effective but also knowing what you can’t control and burning yourself out.
  • I did some research to find how I could increase student accountability in my room while providing more time to do something different than just lecture and that is what landed me on the flipped classroom.
  • 99% of my students get 99% of the content and I don’t think you can say that about a traditional non-blended, non-flipped classroom.

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.