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Bringing a punk rock mindset to the classroom! Schools need passion, community, and some DIY attitude!

Each week Mike Earnshaw (principal from Illinois) and Josh Buckley (teacher from Arizona) will discuss how punk rock shaped their education philosophy and show educators, punk or not, how they can bring a punk rock mindset into their classrooms and their schools!

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    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Bringing a punk rock mindset to the classroom! Schools need passion, community, and some DIY attitude!

Each week Mike Earnshaw (principal from Illinois) and Josh Buckley (teacher from Arizona) will discuss how punk rock shaped their education philosophy and show educators, punk or not, how they can bring a punk rock mindset into their classrooms and their schools!

    Throwback Episode 17 - Circle Pits Are for Classrooms

    Throwback Episode 17 - Circle Pits Are for Classrooms

    Punk Rock Throwback

    Josh and Mike are taking a little summer vacation so here is one of their favorite episodes!

    Episode Seventeen of the Punk Rock Classrooms Podcast!

    "Circle Pits are for Classrooms!"

    Don't we want our classrooms and schools to be places that are engaging, active, and moving together with a common mission? Well, then we want them to be just like circle pits.

    In this episode Mike and Josh discuss how schools and classrooms are the perfect place for circle pits. Kids up and engaged, moving together, and picking each other up when they "fall" in the learning. We all have a role to play in the pit. You might be the band on the stage or maybe your administrator is. Heck, the kids can even be directing the pit from the stage. The key is that we are all in it together, we are working in unity, and we are their to pick each other up.

    So...let open up the pit.

    Intro music - "C.E.B." by No Innocent Victim
    Outro music - "Caught in a Mosh" by Anthrax

    Find us at:
    www.punkrockclassrooms.com
    www.teachbetter.com/podcasts/punk-rock-classrooms

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/mikerearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

    Check out our PRC Playlist here for all of the rad tunes we use:
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    • 34 min
    Reflection 28 - Mike: It's Okay to Stop

    Reflection 28 - Mike: It's Okay to Stop

    Punk Rock Reflection 27 - Gabbi and Josh: What to Keep and What to Leave Behind

    On this Punk Rock Reflection, Mike shares two separate stories. One is professional and one is personal but they both taught him the same lesson. Sometimes it's okay to stop. We don't need to chase every thing, push as hard as we can, or do more than healthy. That is true for us all as educators and as humans.

    So, pump the brakes, slow down, and as a wise man once said "life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

    Intro/Outro music - "A Walk" by Bad Religion

    Find us at:
    www.punkrockclassrooms.com
    www.teachbetter.com/podcasts/punk-rock-classrooms

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/mikerearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

    Check out our PRC Playlist here for all of the rad tunes we use:
    bit.ly/PRCPlaylist

    • 16 min
    Episode 36 - Summer Is For Getting Better

    Episode 36 - Summer Is For Getting Better

    Episode Thirty Six of the Punk Rock Classrooms Podcast!

    "Summer is For Getting Better"

    The punks are done with the 2020-2021 school year and on this episode they discuss what they want to do over the summer to get better. Just like a bands take the time between tours to write albums and get better, we as educators can do the same thing. Mike and Josh share what they want to do to improve their practice professionally and what they plan on doing to improve themselves personally.

    So break out the beach towels and the sunscreen and get ready for the show.

    Intro music - "California Sun" by The Ramones
    Outro music - "Beach Party" by The Cootees

    Find us at:
    www.punkrockclassrooms.com
    www.teachbetter.com/podcasts/punk-rock-classrooms

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/mikerearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

    Check out our PRC Playlist here for all of the rad tunes we use:
    bit.ly/PRCPlaylist

    • 30 min
    Reflection 27 - Gabbi and Josh: What to Keep and What to Leave Behind

    Reflection 27 - Gabbi and Josh: What to Keep and What to Leave Behind

    Punk Rock Reflection 27 - Gabbi and Josh: What to Keep and What to Leave Behind

    On this Punk Rock Reflection, Josh enlists the help of his amazing principal wife, Gabbi! After the last year and a half of being pandemic educators, they reflect on what things from the last school year that they want to leave behind and what things they want to keep and carry with them into the next school year.

    So, make your list because were packing a bag and putting 2020-2021 behind us...except the stuff we wanna keep.

    Intro/Outro music - "A Walk" by Bad Religion

    Find us at:
    www.punkrockclassrooms.com
    www.teachbetter.com/podcasts/punk-rock-classrooms

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/mikerearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

    Check out our PRC Playlist here for all of the rad tunes we use:
    bit.ly/PRCPlaylist

    • 20 min
    Episode 35 - Wrapping Up The School Year

    Episode 35 - Wrapping Up The School Year

    Episode Thirty Five of the Punk Rock Classrooms Podcast!

    "Wrapping Up the School Year"

    Josh's school year is all over and Mike is wrapping up his in just over a week. What do the punks think about wrapping up this year, how is it a little like the aftermath of a good concert, and what do they do to close out the year? Well, if you're listening to this episode...you'll find out.

    So clean off your desk and throw all the leftover copies you made in the recycling bin because it's time for the show!

    Intro music - "Cheap Shot Youth Anthem" by Kid Dynamite
    Outro music - "Keep Quite" by Lemuria

    Find us at:
    www.punkrockclassrooms.com
    www.teachbetter.com/podcasts/punk-rock-classrooms

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/mikerearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

    Check out our PRC Playlist here for all of the rad tunes we use:
    bit.ly/PRCPlaylist

    • 31 min
    Reflection 26 - Mike: Appreciating Those Around You

    Reflection 26 - Mike: Appreciating Those Around You

    Punk Rock Reflection 26 - Mike: Appreciating Those Around You

    On this Punk Rock Reflection, Mike talks about remembering to say thank you to the people you appreciate and the people who make a difference in your life. He talks about something he heard recently that lifted him up and how he needs to remember to give appreciation to the amazing people around us.

    So find that person to say thank you to today. They need to hear it.

    Intro/Outro music - "A Walk" by Bad Religion

    Find us at:
    www.punkrockclassrooms.com
    www.teachbetter.com/podcasts/punk-rock-classrooms

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/mikerearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

    Check out our PRC Playlist here for all of the rad tunes we use:
    bit.ly/PRCPlaylist

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

AndersonEdTech ,

Passion, Unity, & DIY

The Punk Rock Classrooms Podcast is the show I never knew I needed! Josh & Mike bring it every week and show just how closely related education and punk really are. A must listen for all educators, even if you aren’t into punk.

Elijah Carbajal ,

Punk!

Mike and Josh really break down what having a #punkrockclassroom should be like, even if you aren’t a punk. The lessons and reflections they share can be applied to every classroom and every educator.

SusanB7 ,

So Fun!!

These guys have so much awesome energy like a great punk song! Love the awesome conversations. Would of loved to have them as my teachers.

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