The aka Teacher project recognizes the many hats educators today wear - several of which are never included in any job description. The project has grown and changed with every educator we've talked to and we are excited to offer this podcast as one created with and for educators like you to explore the joys, challenges, and questions that come with being an educator today.
Ep 15: Celebrating the Learning Journey
It’s the time of the year when we look back on how our students have grown as learners, but also how we’ve grown as educators. This week we discuss celebrating accomplishments and ways we like to send students off on their continuing journey.
Ep 14: I Used to...and Now
Many things we think are good teaching practices change over the course of a career. On this episode our hosts talk about the changes they’ve made to the way they teach. Plus we chat about different ways you can use your time during the summer months.
Ep 13: Teacher Representation in Media
Do you have a favorite or least favorite fictional teacher? This week our hosts discuss how teachers are represented across media, from news, movies, and television shows like Abbott Elementary. Plus we talk about some of the biggest challenges when it comes to teaching.
Ep 12: Engaging Students with Technology
Is technology a tool or a hindrance in the classroom? This week we discuss ways educators can use tech tools to increase student engagement, plus we hear from a teacher who is navigating communication boundaries with students and families.
Ep 11: The Relationship Between Teachers and Administrators
This week we dive deep into how relationships between teachers and administrators impact our work as educators, how we get to know and trust our admin and colleagues, and the challenges that add complexity to those relationships. We also reflect together on parent communication and engagement strategies that support learning.
Ep 10: Fight, Flight, or Freeze
This week Angie and Joanna talk about the ways preparing and maintaining safe school environments have impacted them as teachers. Plus we hear from a teacher who is questioning how to discipline a student. Please note: we discuss some intense moments in this episode related to school lockdowns.