Talks with Teachers brings you the stories and inspiration behind America's great English educators. Each episode features a master ELA/Literacy/English teacher sharing what worked, what didn't and the wisdom gained from their years of classroom experience. Intended to boost morale and help teachers find joy and purpose, Talks with Teachers is a great resource for K-12 English, Literacy, and ELA teachers
Kathy Keyes — Episode #98
Kathy Keyes taught English for 36 years—at a rural high school, at an urban university, and at a college preparatory Catholic high school. A graduate of Purdue and Indiana University, Kathy recently stepped out of the teaching profession for a “gap year” in order to reevaluate and process the joys and challenges of teaching. She ... Read more...
Erik Powell — Episode #97
This fall, Erik begins his 26th year of teaching, most of them at Ferris High School in Spokane. He loves working with passionate, intelligent, and innovative colleagues who are committed to helping students each day. Erik teaches English 10 and AP English Literature & Composition and has coached soccer, basketball, and track. In addition to ... Read more...
Brandon Abdon — Episode #96
Originally from Greenup, Kentucky – a small town in Appalachia – Brandon now lives in Cincinnati with Angela, his wife, and their 2 sons, Hilton (9) and Dorian (6). After high school, he attended Ashland Community College as a nursing major before transferring to the University of Kentucky. He graduated in 2002 with degrees in ... Read more...
Roy Smith — Episode #95
Roy F. Smith is the English Department Chair at Round Rock High School and teaches AP English Literature and Dual-Credit English. Roy is an AP English Literature College Board Consultant. He is also a consultant for the National Math and Science Institute (NMSI). In 2015, he was named Round Rock High School and the Round ... Read more...
Donna Carpenter — Episode #94
Donna Carpenter is committed to lifelong learning and student-centered teaching. She earned her Bachelors from Gettysburg College and her Masters from University of Pennsylvania. Following a successful career in publishing, Donna returned to the classroom at Kingsway High School in Southern New Jersey where she has taught ninth grade English, Film Studies and her greatest ... Read more...
Elizabeth Matheny — Episode #93
Elizabeth Matheny has taught for Maryland Public Schools for thirteen years. She currently teaches English 9 and AP Language and Composition. When she’s not teaching, she’s usually hiking or exploring independent bookstores with her husband and son. You can find her and what’s happening in her classroom on Twitter @matheeli.
Thank you from a future teacher!
I am a Canadian who is commuting to the US for teacher’s college and I listen to this podcast while I drive. It is so insightful and I truly believe the tips and experiences of the wonderful guest teachers will help to make me a better teacher when I start. Thank you!
love to hear the stories from these awesome educators that is changing the world. thanks for creating this
Amazing resource for teachers!
Great idea and way to connect those who do a very important and often under appreciated job. Way to go!