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3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Oct 14, 2021

Think back on your first years in the classroom and how we can all support those newest to the profession in this episode all about the first year of teaching!

3Ps in a Pod hosts Angelia and Kathleen start off sharing about their memories from their first years of teaching before welcoming Katee Hurst to the podcast. A first-year teacher, Hurst teaches second-grade at Faith Mathew Sossamon Elementary School in Queen Creek. As Angelia and Kathleen note, Hurst is the focus of a series of Arizona K12 Center blog posts this year about her first year of teaching. You can find the first post of that series at this linkand last year’s series following then first-year teacher Brianna Winiesdorffer at this link.

Hurst shares about how her year is going so far and the variety of ways different mentors are supporting her. She shares her insights about what she has learned so far in her first year of teaching full time and what advice she has for both pre-service teachers currently in undergraduate programs. She also reflects with Angelia and Kathleen with how she works to stay positive during the challenging days.

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