31 episodes

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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    • Education
    • 5.0, 18 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!

    No Episode - We want to pass the mic

    No Episode - We want to pass the mic

    In light of the murder of George Floyd and the protests around the country this weekend, we believe it wouldn't be right for us to put out the original episode we had planned for this week and put these events aside for us and our listeners.

    We can't pretend to be experts on this. We want to pass the mic this week. So please listen to educators of color and the black community. Find a place to be supportive and help. Reflect on how you as an educator can have an impact.

    Be an anti-racist.

    • 3 min
    Episode 17 Circle Pits are for Classrooms

    Episode 17 Circle Pits are for Classrooms

    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.

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/educhefearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

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

    Check out our PRC Playlist here for all of the rad tunes we use:
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    • 33 min
    Punk Rock Collaboration 03 with Gabbi Buckley

    Punk Rock Collaboration 03 with Gabbi Buckley

    Punk Rock Collaboration 03 with Gabbi Buckley

    One of the awesome things we would see in punk is at shows when musicians from different bands would join forces on stage or when one of your favorite punk singers would lend their growl to some gang vocals on another band's record.

    We wanted to create that same thing here at PRC.

    For this Punk Rock Collaboration, Josh sits down with his wife, Gabbi Buckley, to talk about being a first year principal at the school she went to as a student and having that first year end with COVID-19 school closures.

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/educhefearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

    Intro and outro music - "Sidekick" by Rancid

    Find Gabbi online
    Twitter -
    twitter.com/principal_gabbi

    • 28 min
    Episode 16 Shows Can Happen Anywhere

    Episode 16 Shows Can Happen Anywhere

    Episode Sixteen of the Punk Rock Classrooms Podcast!

    "Shows Can Happen Anywhere!"

    The beauty of a punk show is that you didn’t need a fancy venue or really any venue. Shows in bowling alleys, church basements, house shows, someone’s backyard, a warehouse, an old grain silo, parking garages. It didn’t matter. If you had passion, instruments, and the drive to make it happen...a show was going to be put on.

    Education and learning can and should be the same. We don't have to confine what we do or where we teach our students to just the "classroom." There are so many more venues where our students can learn, connect, and grow.

    So lets take this show on the road!

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/educhefearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

    Intro music - "Middle Name" by MXPX
    Outro music - "Amanecer Amanecer de los Muertos" by Leftover Crack

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

    • 36 min
    Punk Rock Reflection 10 Mike on Flexibility with Your Crew

    Punk Rock Reflection 10 Mike on Flexibility with Your Crew

    Punk Rock Reflection 10

    "Mike on Flexibility with Your Crew"

    It's punk rock reflection time again!

    On this Punk Rock Reflection Episode, Mike save the day when things got to crazy this week for the boys to record a full episode together. So what a better thing to talk about than being able to change things up and do things differently.

    So when life give you lemons, turn them into punk rock lemonade...it's like regular lemonade but it wears a wallet chain.

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/EduChefEarnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

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

    • 12 min
    Punk Rock Collaboration 02 with Jeff Kubiak

    Punk Rock Collaboration 02 with Jeff Kubiak

    Punk Rock Collaboration 02 with Jeff Kubiak

    One of the awesome things we would see in punk is at shows when musicians from different bands would join forces on stage or when one of your favorite punk singers would lend their growl to some gang vocals on another band's record.

    We wanted to create that same thing here at PRC.

    For this Punk Rock Collaboration, Jeff Kubiak joins Mike to talk about spreading positivity in education and empowering leadership in everyone. They also discuss Jeff's book "One Drop of Kindness" and his upcoming book as well.

    So get ready to spread kindness and one drop at a time!

    Twitter
    twitter.com/punkclassrooms
    twitter.com/educhefearnshaw
    twitter.com/JoshRBuckley

    Intro and outro music - "Sidekick" by Rancid

    Find Jeff online
    Twitter -
    twitter.com/jeffreykubiak
    Instagram -
    www.instagram.com/jeffkubiakauthor
    Website -
    www.jeffkubiak.com

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

MSidebotham ,

Energy and positivity

Josh and Michael bring all the energy of a great punk show to the grownup field of education. They are relentlessly real and keep it positive. Always a great listen!

Teacher Saves World ,

Punk rock girl

You had me at the Black Flag pencil logo! Education pods and sites can tend to be a little....uh lame...dry...nerdy? This podcast is NOT that. Hip, cool and, most importantly, genuine and inspiring are the words that come to mind. Keep it up. Love a 50 year old punk chick. :)

Chappenstance ,

Love this show.

The hosts are great and take an awesome approach to education. Glad I found it when I did. The energy and positivity are like a shot in the arm during the month of March.

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