Teach More, Hover Less with Miriam Plotinsky

Miriam Plotinsky is an instructional specialist with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, and the author of Teach More, Hover Less: How to Stop Micromanaging Your Secondary Classroom. She joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about what drove her to write the book.

In a thought-provoking conversation about the tactics that allow for more student agency and voice, we explore topics like teacher burnout, building trust and student engagement, and the advantages of a more intentionally “hands-off” approach that yields surprising results. We also connect Miriam’s perspectives on what works in the classroom to what works for parents and in our professional lives Don’t miss it!

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Episode References



Plotinsky, M. (2022). Teach More, Hover Less: How to Stop Micromanaging Your Secondary Classroom. W. W. Norton & Company.

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