68 episodes

Education research has a problem. The work of brilliant education researchers often doesn’t reach the practice of brilliant teachers. But the questions and challenges from teachers’ practice sometimes don’t become the work of education researchers. Classroom Caffeine is here to help. In each episode, listeners hear from a leading education researcher or practitioner who shares what they want others to know about their work. Each conversation offers new insights into teaching and learning.

Classroom Caffeine Lindsay Persohn

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Education research has a problem. The work of brilliant education researchers often doesn’t reach the practice of brilliant teachers. But the questions and challenges from teachers’ practice sometimes don’t become the work of education researchers. Classroom Caffeine is here to help. In each episode, listeners hear from a leading education researcher or practitioner who shares what they want others to know about their work. Each conversation offers new insights into teaching and learning.

    A Conversation with Sarah McCarthey

    A Conversation with Sarah McCarthey

    Dr. Sarah J. McCarthey is known for her work in the areas of writing and writing instruction within the context of education policy and global education. Sarah’s work has been funded by the National Writing Project, the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has won multiple awards for her teaching and research throughout her career, including the Career Teaching Award, Distinguished Senior Scholar, and the Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sarah has served as co-editor of Research in the Teaching of English alongside former Classroom Caffeine guest Mark Dressman. Dr. McCarthey is currently the Sheila M. Miller Professor and Department Head of Curriculum and Instruction at University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana.

    To cite this episode: Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Dec. 6). A conversation with Sarah McCarthey. (Season 3, No. 13) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests. DOI: 10.5240/7DA4-4529-AB30-2445-16A5-6 
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    • 40 min
    A Conversation with Mandie Dunn

    A Conversation with Mandie Dunn

    Dr. Mandie Bevels Dunn is known for her work in the area of teacher wellness. In particular, she studies how teachers who were grieving a death managed their emotions in the context of teaching in English language arts classrooms. In studying teachers’ grief-related emotions, she focuses on how power dynamics between teachers and students influence what teachers disclose or hide about loss experiences when they talk, read, or write with students, and how these power dynamics are further influenced by identity positions such as race, class, and gender.  Her article Teaching Literature Following Loss: Teachers’ Adherence to Emotional Rules, published in English Teaching: Practice and Critique in August 2021, won the 2022 Literati Outstanding Paper award from Emerald Publishing. 

    To cite this episode: Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Nov. 22). A conversation with Mandie Dunn. (Season 3, No. 12) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests. DOI: 10.5240/A984-8A74-8A84-715E-DAE8-A
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    • 21 min
    A Conversation with Marcus Croom

    A Conversation with Marcus Croom

    In this episode, Dr. Marcus Croom talks to us about relationships between racialization and literacies, an ecology of mastery, and having real talk around race and education. Marcus is known for his work utilizing research and experiences to help individuals and groups develop racial literacies in order to advance the justice, antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of schools, universities, businesses, organizations, and communities. He is the author of Real talk? How to discuss race, racism, and politics in 21st century American schools and will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Literacy Research Association annual conference.

    To cite this episode: Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Nov. 8). A conversation with Marcus Croom. (Season 3, No. 11) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests. DOI: 10.5240/00A5-B2C8-C285-9489-D23E-6 
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    • 48 min
    A Conversation with Susan Bennett

    A Conversation with Susan Bennett

    In this episode, Dr. Susan Bennett talks to us about building relationships, social justice, equity, and multicultural education. Susan is known for her work in multicultural children’s literature, arts and creative literacies, and culturally-responsive literacy practices. Her research and teaching are driven by issues of social justice. Notably, Dr. Bennett has worked with incarcerated youth to improve literacy rates and mental health.

    To cite this episode: Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Oct. 25). A conversation with Susan Bennett. (Season 3, No. 10) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests. DOI: 10.5240/3DD7-7D5C-8F9C-7CF1-9F0D-C
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    • 26 min
    A Conversation with Michelle Townley

    A Conversation with Michelle Townley

    In this episode, Michelle Townley talks to us about community, relationships, school culture, and the spirit of collective efficacy. Michelle is known for her work in schools, supporting teachers and school leaders, coordinating curriculum, and supporting school operations. Mrs. Townley has worked in public education for nearly 25 years. She has served as a classroom teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and Principal, and in a number of district wide roles as Director of Literacy, Regional Assistant Superintendent, and as Acting Chief Academic Officer. Most recently, Michelle took the opportunity to fulfill her career-long goal of opening a new school in her hometown as Principal.

    To cite this episode:
    Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Oct. 11 ). A conversation with Michelle Townley. (Season 3, No. 9) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests. 10.5240/97F5-79B1-C48D-D863-B370-X
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    • 25 min
    A Conversation with AnnMarie Alberton Gunn

    A Conversation with AnnMarie Alberton Gunn

    In this episode, Dr. AnnMarie Alberton Gunn talks to us about supporting kids and families, multiple pathways to finding reading success, and the need for diverse books in our classrooms and our worlds. AnnMarie is known for her work in multicultural education, multicultural literacies, and culturally-sustaining teaching pedagogies. She studies multicultural literature in teacher education, investigates the culturally-sustaining pedagogies in early childhood education settings, and studies the familial impacts of adult males who were incarcerated while developing literacy programs for adult male inmates. Dr. Gunn is an Associate Professor for Reading and Literacy Studies in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.

    To cite this episode: Persohn, L. (Host). (2022, Aug 27). A conversation with AnnMarie Alberton Gunn. (Season 3, No. 8) [Audio podcast episode]. In Classroom Caffeine Podcast series. https://www.classroomcaffeine.com/guests. DOI:10.5240/1C80-DD87-F0C8-5488-60C2-5
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

EchoLake723 ,

Amazing resource for educators

I just discovered this podcast because I have a Google scholar alert set for Peter Johnston and his podcast episode somehow got picked up by Google. What a delight it was to listen to him talk about his research, as always. And now I’ve gone and downloaded all the past episodes. Wow, it’s like a Who’s Who‘s list of significant and influential educational researchers. Can’t wait to listen to all the interviews. Thank you for offering this valuable resource to educators!

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