The Teacher Tunnel Podcast
About This Show
The Teacher Tunnel Podcast is an entertaining and authentic look at the teacher-leaders in education and beyond. What are their habits, routines, and strategies? As a teacher and learner, Jon Belt wants to bring great people and thinkers to the surface and share their thoughts and insights about teaching, learning, self-improvement, & education. .
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#13 - 2017 Mississippi Teacher of the Year and Southern Hospitality - Jodi McKenzie
3 days ago
In this episode, we meet Jodi McKenzie. Jodi is an English II Teacher at Gautier High School in the Pascagoula School District and the 2017 Mississippi Teacher of the Year. She serves as the Department Chair and represents Student Council at her school. Jodi received her Bachelor’s from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Master’s from William Carey College both in Elementary Education and Teaching. She loves cultivating relationships with her students and gives some insights on how she does this, as well as some great student stories she's had along the way. Show Notes Jodi’s hidden talent The compounding moments that led Jodi to into teaching Teachers that made an impact Learning from Hurricane Katrina as a 2nd-Year Teaching Favorite Exercise Les Mills Class - Body Pump Her Senior Project that helped with her teaching How to begin the process of cultivating relationships Quote “We are a family, this is your safe place” Jodi McKenzie What makes a good Department Chair? Quote “Not a leader that is going to tell you what to do, and how to do it all the time, but a leader that is going to get in there and do it with you.” Jodi McKenzie Getting feedback Simplifying Writing Favorite Technology Chromebooks No Red Ink Google Classroom Slate and Active Board + Clickers Profession other than teaching Moving teachers to be considered professionals Teacher of the Year Schedule Morning Routines Agenda Thought of the Day “Something to Think About” Writing and Speaking Processes Student Stories Contacting an author What would you take if your house went up in flames? Favorite Podcasts Contact Jodi Twitter: @jodi_mckenzie Facebook: @