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Hey boys and girls, this is Mrs. Beyer and I am so excited you could join us today for to the new Authentic Learner Podcast and if you want more fun with us you can join us in the new Authentic Learner Google Classroom! And we’re gonna have all sorts of fun there! We’re gonna read books,  look at maps! And go fishing!


I live in NW Montana so you can explore with me, see some of the cool places I go, learn with some of the bears at Montana Bear School! Becasue I love books! And I love podcasting!

In our camping unit we’re gonna sing campfire songs! Talk about favorite podcasts we’re gonna listen to in the car on the way to campsite!

We’ll learn about birdwatching and learn about animals

Talk about our favorite foods that we like to eat when we go camping!

I’m gonna launch the first 12 episodes, I’m gonna read some of my books that I’ve written and talk about books I get at the libary

I love books! Reading Books! Teaching with books! Learning from books!

I was posting in the youtube page from my music book my teacher taught me!


We were listening to Pat Flynn and his son Keoni’s podcast and they were playing a game called Would You Rather? And Pat’s question was would you rather master a language or master music? Pat said he would like to master music because it’s the universal language!

The best seat on the bus, but good thing the bus driver said, “Madame, you must get off the bus!”

But I digress… The point is I know how to play lots of songs on my guitar but I would like to be able to speak and understand French.

Playing the guitar



Story Time

Then we’re gonna play Win It in A Minute!

You can play along with the puppets and animals at Montana Bear School and win a prize if you get them all right. Mrs. Beyer and the animals will model for you and with practice you should be able to get them correct! We will have lots of challenges for students of grades k-6.

Aled and April Show Podcast

Introducing the Alex and April show!

Number Sense

Confidence in math comes from having strong Number Sense.

I received some of the best number sense training in the country. If you spend 5 minutes a day practicing these 5 minute to win it mental math games you will gain automaticity with numbers. In the beginning you might just want to follow along as Mrs. Beyer and the puppets and animals at Montana Bear School model for you but if you practice any child should develop fluency in mathematics.

ENtER to win

If your child says the math challenge of the day and makes no mistakes you can submit our form to win a prize. We will make sure there are challenges for all levels. You can go at your own pace and download the right challenge for you!

Win It in A Minute Challenge Record Sheet

Minute to Win It Challenge Form Record Sheet

You can enter your email to be notified when the podcast launches and the contests start.  

Enter Today!

While you’re waiting I recommend you order a 100s chart from Amazon or buy one at Lakeshore today!

I highly recommend you get a 100’s chart for practice at home. Worth every penny!


Just go to to learn how to enter!


Win It in A Minute Challenge Record Sheet

Boys and girls I hope you had fun today and you also learned something new! Join us again for episode two of the Authentic Learner Podcast!

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