Episode 4: The First Chapter

The First Chapter | Turning the Page | Episode 4 of ICTE’s YO TEACH Podcast

Written & Produced by Austin Hall

Originally posted June 4, 2017

Welcome to Episode 4 of the YO TEACH Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Episode 4 Show Notes


Maureen Snook, Rafael Benitez, and Vanessa Horstman just completed their first year teaching. All three share their experiences throughout the 2016-17 school year and provide us with a variety of things to consider and learn from as we all reflect on the past year.

A special thanks to members of the ICTE Executive Board — Melanie Wirtz, Jess Cakrasenjaya, Rafael Benitez, Haley Moehlis, Erin Miller, Missy Springsteen-Haupt, Jen Paulsen, Allison Berryhill, JoAnn Gage, and Kirstey Ewald — for their contributions to the Yo Teach! segment.


Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel


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