“I’m not bashing social media, I just want to make sure I’m using it to add value to our lives.” – Johanna Annunziata
We are so happy to have Johanna as our guest in today’s episode not only because she is doing something very noble, but her energy is just invigorating and inspiring. She is an educator who also runs a non-profit organization called Give Gratitude. We know her from being part of the Next Level University family and throughout this episode, you will see her glow as she speaks about her students and her passion for teaching. Today she shares her insight into what it is like to teach in this day and age when most students have and are mostly glued to their social media accounts.
It would mean the world to Johanna and to Belmont Street Community School if you visit https://www.instagram.com/givegratitude2all and check out https://give-gratitude-shop.square.site/ as well.
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[1:09] Introducing our guest for today
[2:30] Students and social media
[7:20] How to understand and connect with the younger generation in order to influence them?
[10:53] The importance of asking questions and listening to your tone of voice
[11:45] On dealing with students using their phones during classes
[15:11] The questions Johanna gets about life
[18:57] How did Johanna become the Johanna she is now?
[23:11] Handling being the “middle” in school
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[25:48] On being consistently positive every single class day and giving students the ownership to make their days better
[28:50] Heartfelt message Johanna will give to her students
[32:02] Creating the dynamics that Johanna has on other classrooms
[36:28] Why is your “why” important and how NLU is important to Johanna?
[38:12] If given a chance, would Johanna do something different other than teaching?
[40:50] Johanna’s non-profit: Give Gratitude and where to find it
[45:16] Pinball concept