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The stories teachers tell in the workroom, the barroom, and the coffee house. You might learn something as well about teaching or life.

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

The stories teachers tell in the workroom, the barroom, and the coffee house. You might learn something as well about teaching or life.

    Ep 135: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Game Show

    Ep 135: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Game Show

    Aviva Levin of Lesson: Impossible joins forces with Jamie the Unprofessional Development Superfan to conquer a game show! 

    First, they have to determine if a quote is from Common Core, Nerdcore, or the Marine Corps. 
    Then, they have to spot which story from the classroom is from a movie and which are from our podcast. 
    Last, they have to answer some Unprofessional multiple choice questions. 

    Can they get to 30 points to win the game?

     

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    • 30 min
    Ep 134: Edupodlooza 2022 Three Teacher Traits

    Ep 134: Edupodlooza 2022 Three Teacher Traits

    We asked Twitter to pick their top three characteristics that make a great teacher-- and now we're going to judge them!  Join us as we discuss what makes a good teacher, how important content knowledge is, and how Mealey dabbles in the youth culture...

    This round table features...

    Aviva Levin of Lesson Impossible

    Jack of Educhaos

    Nick Zaveri of Can We Please Talk?

    Mealey and Tudisco of Unprofessional Development

     

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    • 54 min
    Ep 133: Edupodlooza 2022 Radio Drama: MURDER AT HOMLES HIGH!

    Ep 133: Edupodlooza 2022 Radio Drama: MURDER AT HOMLES HIGH!

    Our scripted radio drama, Murder at Holmes High!

     

    Written by Mealey, Tudisco, and Aviva Levin.

     

    Starring:

    OFFICER SPARROW… CHRISTOPHER TUDISCO
    DETECTIVE VINSCOLEY … NICK ZAVERI
    ANNETTE DALLAS (PRINCIPAL)… BATSHEVA FRANKEL
    BLAKE BROWN (VICE-PRINCIPAL).... AVIVA LEVIN
    JIM GARCIA (PE TEACHER).... JACK
    DREW DALLAS (CHEMISTRY TEACHER).... WILLIAM MEALEY
    VALERIE HALL (STUDENT).... LINDY MEALEY
    BOB LEUNG (CUSTODIAN)… CHRISTOPHER TUDISCO
    LEE DAVIS (CAFETERIA MANAGER)… AVIVA LEVIN

     

    Support Our Stars:

    Aviva Levin of Lesson Impossible

    Batsheva Frankel of Overthrowing Education

    Jack of Educhaos

    Nick Zaveri of Can We Please Talk?

    Mealey and Tudisco of Unprofessional Development

     

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    • 22 min
    Ep 132: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Round Table Part 2

    Ep 132: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Round Table Part 2

    EDUPODLOOZA 2022!

    Mealey and Tudisco have teamed up with education podcasters from around the world to share, reflect, and be unprofessional.

    This is part two of our round table of edupodcasters to ask one question:  how has podcasting changed you and your teaching?

    This is only Part 1 of the Round Table.  Check back next week for Part 2!

    THE ROUND TABLE:

    Aviva Levin of Lesson Impossible

    Rob Baier of Debate Math

    Jack of Educhaos

    Nick Zaveri of Can We Please Talk?

    Mealey and Tudisco of Unprofessional Development

     

    Sponsors:

    Goodniks is a podcast series exploring the journey and meaning of doing good in the world — for people who do good or are just thinking about it.

     

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    Don't forget to like and subscribe, and follow us on Twitter @unprocast

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    • 38 min
    Ep 131: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Round Table Part 1

    Ep 131: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Round Table Part 1

    EDUPODLOOZA 2022!

    Mealey and Tudisco have teamed up with education podcasters from around the world to share, reflect, and be unprofessional.

    For our first segment, we host a round table of edupodcasters to ask one question:  how has podcasting changed you and your teaching?

    This is only Part 1 of the Round Table.  Check back next week for Part 2!

    THE ROUND TABLE:

    Aviva Levin of Lesson Impossible

    Rob Baier of Debate Math

    Jack of Educhaos

    Nick Zaveri of Can We Please Talk?

    Mealey and Tudisco of Unprofessional Development

     

    Sponsors:

    Goodniks is a podcast series exploring the journey and meaning of doing good in the world — for people who do good or are just thinking about it.

     

    Support Us:

    Don't forget to like and subscribe, and follow us on Twitter @unprocast

    Have a funny story or suggestion? Email us!

    Get your Unprofessional Development Merchandise! 

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    • 52 min
    Ep 130: Nolan Higdon, Let’s Agree to Disagree

    Ep 130: Nolan Higdon, Let’s Agree to Disagree

    Mealey and Tudisco talk with Dr. Nolan Higdon, an author and a university lecturer at Merrill College and the Education Department at University of California, Santa Cruz. We discuss how to disagree respectfully, how to settle disagreements with people of different authority levels, and what exactly is covered in his book...

     

    Check out his four books, including Let's Agree to Disagree

    Follow his work on Project Censored!

    Read his publications on Anthro(dendum) (formally Savage Minds)!

    Follow him on Twitter @Nolan_Higdon

     

    And, just for fun, what color do you think the dress is?

     

    Sponsors:

    Goodniks is a podcast series exploring the journey and meaning of doing good in the world — for people who do good or are just thinking about it.

     

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    Don't forget to like and subscribe, and follow us on Twitter @unprocast

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

mskerrygraham ,

Teachers, we deserve this

I listen to this podcast and I laugh, feel affirmed, and remember that I do, in fact, know what I’m doing. Can I please listen to these episodes instead of attending PD?

Frans2bama ,

Entertaining yet professional (despite the name of the show)

Love listening to these guys. They are spot on about education and so funny. Great banter!

SusanB7 ,

Funny and Inspiring

These guys make me laugh all of the time, but are also committed and kind educators who inspire me as much as entertain me on their show. These are the guys I would totally want to hang out with in the faculty lounge.

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