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. .
Most Recent Episode
#17 - Snake Charmer & 2017 New York Teacher of the Year - Amy Hysick
4 days ago
Amy Hysick is the teacher we all wanted in High School. Amy isn't afraid to be goofy and fun in class. From the outrageous outfits, funny tees, and a collection of reptiles that hang out in her room. Amy makes the learning fun and unique every day. Amy Hysick the 2017 New York Teacher of the Year and lover of snakes, which totally gives me the heebee-jeebees - we dive into this in the beginning of the show. Amy graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Biology, and a Master in Education. She attended Cicero-North Syracuse High School AND now she teaches there! She is in her 13th year at Cicero and loving every minute of it. Show Notes - Icebreakers Love and Fear of Snakes The switch that went off during her undergrad coursework "If you were a doctor you could use most of your talents if you were a teacher you could use all of your talents." Substituting "If you are in a different classroom every day, there' s no opportunity for you to build anything of permanence - there's no opportunity to build a relationship with any of the students." Working as a chemist, microbiologist, and technical director of the microbiology lab. Following a recipe Mom's advice "In what other position do you get the opportunity to start over and press the reset button once a year?" Knowing yourself as a teacher Teaching like a pirate Needing permission to fail - look at it as feedback A time-out during a lesson Creating all materials from scratch Teaching the whole child Goals after winning Teacher of the Year Moment she was most proud as a teacher Superpowers What reading means to Amy Knitting Meditation (Brain Hat) Best Purchase under $100 Using different parts of your brain in the classroom Researching neuroscience of learning Scariest thing Amy has ever done Where can you find Amy? facebook