Welcome to Pedagogy A-Go-Go, a podcast about college faculty sharing what happens in their classrooms and why. Hosted by Dr. Gina Turner, Associate Professor of Psychology at Northampton Community College, and Dr. Thomas O'Connor, an Assistant Dean at Northampton Community College.
Teaching with Grace and Leeway with Sonia Massie
This month Gina and Tom sit down with Assistant Professor of Biology, Sonia Massie. In this episode, Sonia explains the value of teaching with grace and leeway and why she believes this compassion-based pedagogy is exactly what our students need now and moving forward. Listen in as she reflects on why she’s decided to move away from lectures and how this has had a positive impact for both herself and her students. Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @pedagogyagogo.
Humanities in Action—the Hope is You with Dr. Cara McClintock
Welcome back and welcome to the start of season four! Join us as Gina and Tom sit down with Dr. Cara McClintock, Professor of English at Northampton Community College. In this episode, Cara shares her vision of the classroom as a two-way street and how she has learned that by embracing this relationship with her students, they each gain a greater understanding of the meaning of their lives and the roles they can play in enacting change that oftentimes is long overdue. Listen in as she explains how her students learn the value of the humanities and how they realize by the end of class, that everything is gender studies. Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @pedagogyagogo.
Making Space Work Better with Dr. Karen Beck Pooley
In this final episode of season three, Gina and Tom sit down with Karen Beck Pooley, Professor of Practice in Lehigh University’s Political Science department, to discuss strategies for treating the local area like a living laboratory to help students see and understand their built environment. Join us as she explains how her students learn to see city planning everywhere and why it’s important to know that no one actor gets to make all the decisions. Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @pedagogyagogo.
Perspectives of the Mad Scientist with Erin Reilly
In this episode, Gina and Tom sit down with Northampton Community College Professor of Sociology, Erin Reilly as she talks about the value of taking the time to acknowledge the people we’re supposed to serve. Join us as she explains why it’s important to encourage students to take different perspectives and to help them acknowledge that the stories we hold on to are usually confined to the ones we know about. Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @pedagogyagogo.
Remixing to the Tune of Truth and Learning with Andrew McIntosh
This month, Gina and Tom explore the struggles with expectations and the need for giving students choices with Northampton Community College Associate Professor of Sociology, Andrew McIntosh. Join us as he explains the value of hip-hop education and what educators should do when the snow globe is half empty.
Conversations Beyond the Echo Chamber
For the final installment of our pandemic pedagogy roundtable discussions, Gina and Tom sit down with Samuel Chen and Kelly Allen to talk about how the present political atmosphere in the U.S. is impacting the way we teach. Listen in as they discuss strategies for addressing potentially polarizing topics and attitudes in the classroom and why these sometimes difficult conversations are exactly what we need to create an engaged and critical thinking citizenry. In our segment on self-care, it appears that adult beverages are again a popular remedy for dealing with a long day. Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @pedagogyagogo.
Smart and entertaining
Gina and Tom are informative and fun to listen to, plus the interview segment is always great.