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PodcastPD is any time, anywhere educator professional development. PodcastPD is hosted by AJ Bianco, and Christopher J. Nesi.
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    Goodbye 2021-2022 - PPD121

    Goodbye 2021-2022 - PPD121

    Living and teaching in a post-pandemic (almost) world has presented some obstacles and new approaches to education.
    Returning to school full-time in September of 2021 was undoubtedly welcome for many educators and now that we've gone through the school year it is time to reflect on the year.
    Chris and AJ discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the last year.

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    • 36 min
    Planning Summer PD - PPD120

    Planning Summer PD - PPD120

    Non-educators typically look at summer vacation as a free time where teachers aren't working and just sitting around. While part of any educator's Summer is undoubtedly used for rest and relaxation time is also used to learn and grow and plan for the next school year.
    In the episode, Chris and AJ discuss Summer professional development, some opportunities that are available, and some of their plans for their upcoming break.
    Discussion Points:
    Do good in your piece of the world.Is it acceptable to do nothing during Summer?Summer Conferences - Live/Virtual (TeachMeets, EdCamps)Twitter Chats, Podcasts...BooksOur Personal PD GoalsChris - Freshen up World History Course, ReflectionAJ - PBIS, Building Culture, and ClimateWhat Are We Listening To?Chris
    Code Switch School ColorsAJ
    Everybody Pulls The Tarp
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    • 44 min
    Teacher Appreciation 2022 - PPD119

    Teacher Appreciation 2022 - PPD119

    Teacher Appreciation Week is always a welcome time of year for teachers across the country and this year is no different. Classroom teachers have worked in challenging conditions for more than two years and a little appreciation goes a long way.
    Our conversation in this episode revolves around what we will be experiencing this week. AJ shares the perspective of the average administrator and Chris shares what's happening at his high school to celebrate teachers.
    What Are We Listening To?Chris
    Good Morning Podcasters!AJ
    60 Songs That Explain the 90sFirst Gen Teacher LensNo Quit Living - Episode 348Teaching ChampionsLive Chat Suggestions
    Jay Strumwasser - Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey & David Spade, Smartless with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, & Sean Hayes, Life is Short with Justin Long

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    • 46 min
    GRIT & Accountability in Education - PPD118

    GRIT & Accountability in Education - PPD118

    Featured ContentJake Thompson is the founder of Compete Every Day and your Chief Encouragement Officer! A show designed to help driven people build a winning mindset, so they can build their winning life. 
    Jake’s goal is to help you be GREAT! Join the Compete Everyday Podcast to help you re-discover a strong mindset as well as find the skills you need to win your career, training, and life. 
    Topics Discussed:
    What is GRIT and Accountability?
    Grateful, Reps, Inspire, TenacityBe mindful and focus on the PRESENT
    Be intentional
    Shift your thinking
    "Have to" vs "Get to"Busy vs ProductiveHow can Educators fit into the Compete Every Day model and mindset?
    Classroom Culture - We MUST be a team!Consider how we can support each other and be a team!How are you asking yourself questions?How will you respond?Are you a victim or a victor?
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    • 48 min
    Taking A Stance On Stale Practices - PPD117

    Taking A Stance On Stale Practices - PPD117

    Featured ContentToby Price is a VP from Mississippi who was recently fired from his position for reading the acclaimed children's book "I Need A New Butt."
    Topics Discussed:
    Toby's story and where's he's at in the process with his former districtTaking risks in education as leaders and teachersNew opportunitiesThe unplanned paths that life presents usResources:
    GoFundMe - https://gofund.me/2d206543What We're Listening ToChris - The GaryVee Audio Experience
    AJ - The Compete Everyday Podcast
    Toby - Partial Credit Podcast. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Canadian True Crime

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    • 42 min
    Rogue Leader: Take Control of Your PD - PPD116

    Rogue Leader: Take Control of Your PD - PPD116

    Featured ContentRich Czyz has written a new book and he joins Chris and AJ to discuss professional development and how educators can and should take more control over their growth in this profession.
    Topics Discussed:
    Pushing the Pessimist - How do we reach those who are not engaged in their own professional learning?The Professional Development Championship Belt Working with the NaysayersStaff Meeting Syndrome - Are teachers suffering? How do we fix it? Switching Up Staff MeetingsPodcasts and PedometersAdministration support?Resources:
    Purchase the book: Rogue Leader: Make the Rules, Inspire Others, and Take Control of Your Own Professional Development DestinyBook resources: https://bit.ly/ROGUELeaderBookClubCustom Championship BeltsWhat We're Listening ToChris - Art of Manliness episode #784: The Secrets to Making the Perfect Pizza
    Rich - LinkedUp: Breaking Boundaries in Education The Science of Writing for Busy People

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    • 48 min

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33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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I love Podcast PD! Chris, Stacey and AJ are so personable and relatable. They invite high-quality guests with actionable tips. The variety of topics appeal to educators in various roles. This is my new favorite show. Thanks for creating this!

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