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August 9, 2023
Join us this week as we delve into the dynamic realm of education, both in the present and its future, with a special guest, Laura Boyd. Laura brings a wealth of experience as a middle school Spanish teacher within a public school setting in the year 2023. Tune in to hear Laura's captivating journey into the world of teaching, including her transformative involvement with Teach for America. An ardent advocate of technology-enhanced learning, she shares her enthusiasm for integrating technological innovations into her classroom.
Amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Laura reflects on the trials and triumphs of adapting her teaching methods, shedding light on the creative solutions she employed to ensure her students remained engaged and motivated. Gain valuable insights as she unveils the strategies that have proven effective in captivating her students' attention and fostering meaningful learning experiences.
Laura Boyd stands as a Middle School Spanish Teacher in the esteemed Franklin Special School District. Having successfully completed the rigorous Teach for America program, she proudly holds a master’s degree in education, specializing in World Language and Spanish. With a decade of teaching Spanish under her belt in Tennessee, Laura's passions extend to the realms of educational technology (EdTech), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and amplifying the voices of fellow educators. Her academic prowess shines through her dual focus on World Language and Spanish within her Education Master's.
Beyond the classroom, Laura's dedication extends to leadership roles as the related arts team leader and grant team representative. She also takes charge as the coordinator of the Spirit Night event and mentors first-generation college students through Tennessee Achieves. As a technology advocate, she shares her expertise at district, local, and state levels. With an energetic persona and a fervor for fostering exceptional learning environments and student development, Laura Boyd is not only an avid runner but also an educational trailblazer.
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Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Find out more about Kevin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinstoller/
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Episode 140 of the Better Learning Podcast
Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Learn more about creating better learning environments at www.Kay-Twelve.com.
Who made this episode possible?
Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) - https://www.a4le.org/
Education Leaders' Organization - https://www.ed-leaders.org/
Second Class Foundation - https://www.secondclassfoundation.org/
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