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Coping with Covid: A Conversation with New Teacher Julianna Morell

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Show Notes:

If you're a new teacher and you've been feeling alone throughout this entire year as you try to navigate teaching with Covid in our lives, you're going to love this conversation with Julianna Morell.

I learned so much about what Juliana and what teachers like her (& like you) are going through this year, and our conversation helped me to gain a clearer understanding of ways that I can better support you as teachers during this very strange time in our history.

Inside this episode, you're also going to hear us talk about other ideas for upcoming episodes and ways that I can further support you.

If you have an idea for an episode that you'd love to share with me, reach out to me, either on my Beginning Teacher Talk Private Facebook group, or @Beginning Teacher Talk on Instagram and let me know what you think would make a great idea for a podcast episode that would really benefit you.

Be sure to listen for our idea towards the end of our interview together, and let me know if this is something that you also would be interested in exploring together.

Also, I wanted to remind you that I’m planning a very exciting, FREE Beginning Teacher Training Series that’s going to be starting on Monday, March 15th.

I’m going to be hosting 8 weeks of premiers on Facebook, one training each week on Monday evenings at 8:00 pm EST, where we are going to be doing a deep dive into topics that so many new teachers have been asking me about.

If you aren’t a member of my private Beginning Teacher Talk FB group, be sure to come and ask to join that group because you’ll get all of the juicy details inside that group!

Just click here to ask to join our private Beginning Teacher Talk FB group now.

 Inside this week's episode, you will learn:

  • One thing that's worked well for Julianna this year when it comes to building relationships with her students (and what her biggest challenges have been when it comes to relationship-building with Covid in her teaching life).

  • Her simple, effective, and positive strategy for staying in communication with parents during this very challenging time. 

  • Her smart alternative to saying "masks up!" 153,000 times every single day.

  • Julianna's great advice for other new teachers who may need to start the year in 2021 with Covid restrictions in place.

I know you'll enjoy hearing from a fellow new teacher who is part of our community. Julianna is a member of our FB group, so when you join, we can continue the conversation inside our group so we can continue to help and support each other!

Finally, if you're a new teacher who is just starting your job search, be sure to grab your FREE copy of my Complete Interview Guide so you can remove the stress, get step-by-step guidance and support, and stand out from the competition:

I hope you have a wonderful week and remember, just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one - even during Covid.

πŸ’› Lori

Dr. Lori Friesen | Beginning Teacher Mentor

Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, Dr. Lori Friesen has mentored thousands of beginning teachers across the country through her workshops and courses. Host of the popular podcast, Beginning Teacher Talk, and creator of the innovative literacy program for 1st and 2nd grade, Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed, Dr. Lori is dedicated to serving educators and inspiring learners. Learn more at and at


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