28 episodes

Three teachers. One Mic. All Schools. We believe in public education and have been teaching for six to eight years in elementary and high schools on Hawai'i Island. We believe that every child deserves an excellent education. Join us in our journey to discover powerful educators and teaching strategies to empower teacher and student voice. We develop relationships to strengthen our collective sense of BREATH from the Nā Hopena A'o framework. Check us out www.maestrosvibe.com

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Three teachers. One Mic. All Schools. We believe in public education and have been teaching for six to eight years in elementary and high schools on Hawai'i Island. We believe that every child deserves an excellent education. Join us in our journey to discover powerful educators and teaching strategies to empower teacher and student voice. We develop relationships to strengthen our collective sense of BREATH from the Nā Hopena A'o framework. Check us out www.maestrosvibe.com

    Sabbatical with Lisa Morrison

    Sabbatical with Lisa Morrison

    This week we are joined by our colleague, Lisa Morrison, from Maui Waena Intermediate. She shares her thoughts and insights from what she has learned from the job. Our bulk of conversation lies in her sharing about her recent semester long sabbatical where she focused on traveling to learn more about Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports around the state. We leave our discussion in our literature circle where we are introduced to the book, "If You Meet the Buddha on this Road, Kill Him." Check it out, rate, and review us!

    • 50 min
    Salary Struggles with Osa Tui Jr.

    Salary Struggles with Osa Tui Jr.

    On this vibe, we are joined by HSTA Vice President, Osa Tui Jr. He shares his reflections about what he has learned through his different roles. We move into our economics block to discuss the teacher shortage crisis and take a look at the differentials that are currently implemented to help teachers in chronic areas at 19:19. Then, we learn from our guest as he shares his reflections on what inspired him in his younger days at 36:00. This week's Literature Circle is based on the University of Hawaii Center for Labor Education and Research where we take a look at their resources that include the history of unions in Hawaii at 43:00. Lastly, shoutout to the organizers of Institute Day and we hope everyone has a great experience at their Institute Days across the state!

    • 51 min
    Then and Now with Ms. Hyppolite

    Then and Now with Ms. Hyppolite

    In this vibe, we are joined by guest and fellow educator, Ms. Hyppolite. We have a reflective conversation on passion where we start with introductions at 1:14. We take a look at the topic of electives and how they are applied to schools and personal lives at 10:28. Then, we move into advisory and share advice to our younger selves at 29:29. Finally, we end in our literature circle where we examine To Kill a Mockingbird at 37:44. Thanks for tuning in!

    • 52 min
    Education of the 7th Generation with Mr. Vasquez

    Education of the 7th Generation with Mr. Vasquez

    We are back with another Maestros Vibe featuring our colleague, Mr. Vasquez. We begin our conversation learning the history behind the 7th Generation Principle. We take a deep dive into the Wounded Knee Massacre and how that has led to the 7th Generation Principle. Then, we examine how this principle applies to education at 15:00. Finally, we discuss how we have to keep in mind the 3 R's, relationships, relevance, and responsibility when educating the 7th Generation at 27:50. Hope you enjoy! Rate and review us!

    • 57 min
    STEAM with Chen

    STEAM with Chen

    On this Maestros Vibe, Mr. Chen returns to talk about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Aina, and Mathematics). We start in our homeroom discussing the underrepresentation of the arts in schools at 2:30. Then, we talk about the effects of STEAM education and ponder where the funding comes from at 9:40. Lastly, we finish in our literature circle analyzing place based STEAM and the post-high school STEAM opportunities for our students at 27:50. Thanks for tuning in!

    • 45 min
    Advanced Calculus for Life with Mr. Wild

    Advanced Calculus for Life with Mr. Wild

    Welcome back! On this vibe, we are joined by guest, David Wild, a high school teacher and triathlete. We start with introductions at 0:42. We talk about the Go Wild Scholarship at 6:16. Then, we jump into our homeroom and take a look at when is doing too much, too much? at 11:00. We transition to discuss the equation for teacher growth 24:00. Finally, we do our first film study and analyze the Netflix documentary, The Game Changers, at 45:37. Thanks for tuning in, rate and review us!

    • 1 hr 2 min

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