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75: Bonus Edition- Interview with Chuck Poole


Chuck Poole is a 15 year veteran teacher and athletic coach in New Jersey. He has coached at the middle school level in various sports such as soccer, basketball, softball, and baseball. Chuck’s passion is to impact kids and those that teach them everyday.  His podcast is called Teachonomy Talks, found on iTunes and Stitcher Radio, in which it provides nuggets of value every Tuesday in under 10 minutes for busy educators everywhere!


  • Educators are some of the most generous people when it comes to mentorship
  • The best tools we have are each other
  • I’ve become an effective teacher because of the people in my life
  • Have thick skin and seek out trusted mentors
  • When we struggle we learn but we only internalize lessons we learned if we find a way to remember them
  • Write down your “Why”

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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.