Teach More, Hover Less with Miriam Plotinsky

Lisa R. Parker

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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