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Welcome to the Let’s Talk, Teacher to Teacher podcast. My name is Dr. Gina Pepin - and I am so happy to meet you. I am a mom, teacher, professor, supervisor for teacher candidates, a reading specialist and a whole lot more! I am the 2023-2024 Region 1 Michigan Teacher of the Year - and also served in this role as part of the very first group of Regional Teachers of the Year in 2018-2019. But what I want you to know the most about me is… I have a great passion for early literacy and teacher p ...
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"Please, Don’t Underline Your Words in Earwax" This new podcast series stems from my original idea to share practical make and takes - easy tips along with real life shared stories - so that you can easily create joyful experiences in your classroom, daycare centers, and homes right away. In this series I am excited to talk with you about what is r…
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This new podcast series stems from my original idea to share practical make and takes - easy tips along with real life shared stories - so that you can easily create joyful experiences in your classroom, daycare centers, and homes right away. In this series I am excited to talk with you about what is really happening in education right now. I am al…
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Find out some very easy ways families can incorporate reading into a morning routine! You can learn more about me - my experiences, availability for speaking etc. at www.ginapepin.com I am excited to share with you practical make and takes - easy tips along with real life shared stories - so that you can easily create joyful shared reading experien…
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10 Easy Ways to Build Stamina, Joyfully, in Any Learning Space Let’s Talk, Teacher to Teacher about stamina. Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic we see how much our children are struggling. This struggle is all over the news. Our students are highly distracted, very emotional, and most of all - they lack significant stamina to learn effec…
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Education provides an incredible opportunity to share your passion for teaching and a love of learning. You get to connect authentically with some of the most amazing people on this earth. As we begin this school year I would love to share with you a few of my favorite teaching tips - even though these are designed more so for new teachers… I am ho…
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In this podcast you will learn easy tips along with real life shared stories, and make and takes - so that you can easily create joyful shared reading experiences in your classroom, daycare centers, and homes right away. Learn 10 easy ways to a use songs in any learning space! You can learn more at www.ginapepin.com. I am here to help you make powe…
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In this podcast you will learn easy tips along with real life shared stories, and make and takes - so that you can easily create joyful shared reading experiences in your classroom, daycare centers, and homes right away. Learn 10 easy ways to a use puppets in any learning space! You can learn more at www.ginapepin.com. I am here to help you make po…
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In this podcast you will learn easy tips along with real life shared stories, and make and takes - so that you can easily create joyful shared reading experiences in your classroom, daycare centers, and homes right away. We all know our students need opportunities to wiggle - learn 10 easy ways to activities that include wiggling in a dynamic learn…
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In this podcast I share with you 10 practical make and takes - easy tips along with real life shared stories - so that you can create joyful shared reading experiences in your classroom, daycare centers, and homes right away. You will have all the tools, ideas, and reasons why - so you can easily incorporate ways to help your students become more f…
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Our classrooms are filled with little people, which means they are filled with big hopes and real fears. Let’s talk about how to help our students overcome their reading fears. Learning to read stirs up a great deal of fear and anxiety in many of our students, and it requires social-emotional skills to overcome them. Find out more about this at www…
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Combining play-based earning and the Joyful Reading Approach for powerful learning opportunities We know that learning is a deeply human experience. Therefore, effective practices that incorporate joyful play-based learning and collaboration between peers, family members, and loving caregivers and/or adults is key to student success. Learn more abo…
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Encouraging and supporting a child’s love for reading can be one of the most powerful things parents can do. Providing opportunities for their child, or children, to experience positive and inspiring literacy activities after school is something anyone can easily do! Check out this blog post by Scholastic: https://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-a…
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Even though students may begin with strong early literacy skills - these skills do not automatically develop into complex skills that enable students to read proficiently specialized and sophisticated reading of literacy, science, history, and mathematics because students at the secondary level are still learning to read! Learn practical - fun, eng…
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We do not need to “sell” books and reading to children. They already love them. We just need to make sure we don’t diminish their natural joy. Children do not automatically stop loving books as they get older…. we destroy the joy of reading by frustrating them. And because we are always learning to read - it is so important to take the frustration …
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This podcast is about classroom expectations and how you can turn something as simple as classroom rules into routine, joyful shared reading experiences through songs, chants and so much more! Let’s turn our classrooms into reading playgrounds—optimal learning environments that invite human interactivity around print and immerse students in books, …
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Connecting academic language and interdisciplinary approaches through joyful shared reading experiences is going to be the most powerful thing you can do for your students. You may be wondering….. How can I do this, easily and practically? Let’s talk, Teacher to Teacher. Because the answer is simple and the way to do this is super easy. Let me tell…
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Now more than ever, we must fill our virtual and in-person classrooms with joyful reading experiences. Because of the profound challenges of the pandemic and social distance learning, we need this now more than ever. With the added pressure of ‘catching kids up' - academically- a rapid loss of joy in the classroom surrounds us . However, we have th…
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