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If you're a teacher then you're a leader and a professional public speaker. Let's have a human conversation about what it means to teach.

    Episode 77 -The Teachers of Star Wars

    Episode 77 -The Teachers of Star Wars

    Welcome to the final episode of the School of Thought Podcast! My deepest thanks go out to everyone who has supported this podcast along the way.


    This is also the final installment of School of Thought Goes To The Movies! On these episodes we discuss great movies about teaching and analyze the lessons they have for educators.


    Today we’re breaking down the teachers of Star Wars, the great Jedi masters of Episodes 1-9 from the Star Wars universe. While these are not traditional school movies, education is at the heart of the Star Wars saga and the practice of being a Jedi. Your hosts Ry-Cow Den and Kyle-O Brooks trust their feelings as they reflect on the wisdom that can be gleaned from these profound stories.


    On this episode we discuss:


    Qui-Gon Jinn – The Rogue One

    Obi-Wan Kenobi – A Good Teacher (From A Certain Point of View)

    Yoda – Truly Humble the Mind of a Master is

    Luke Skywalker – A New Hope


     


    Kyle Brooks is a pastor and church planter in California. He has also appeared on Episode 31 of the School of Thought Podcast.


     


    Indiana University Social Studies Interview Project: https://education.indiana.edu/students/graduates/program-specific/social-studies/educator-interviews/index.html

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 76 - Inception

    Episode 76 - Inception

    Welcome to School of Thought Goes To The Movies! On these episodes we discuss great movies about teaching and analyze the lessons they have for educators. Today we’re breaking down Inception, the landmark film from director Christopher Nolan. While not a teaching movie in the traditional sense, this movie has a lot to say about teaching and learning.


     


    Today’s guest is my good friend Dillon Vibbart, director and producer of indie films such as Social Norm and Somniphobia.


     


    Episode Links


    Watch Dillon’s latest film: Somniphobia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju--srCYxO0

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 75 - Frank DeAngelis

    Episode 75 - Frank DeAngelis

    Frank DeAngelis is a writer and speaker who lives in Colorado. He is best known for being the principal at Columbine High School on the day of its fateful mass shooting in 1999. Frank subsequently made a commitment to stay at the school until all the students who had been in the district at the time of the shooting graduated from high school. Frank stayed at Columbine until his retirement. He continues to speak around the nation to teachers, lawmakers, and students, and is a leading voice in the conversation on school violence and safety.


     


    Episode Links


    They Call Me Mr. De: The Story of Columbine's Heart, Resilience, and Recovery: https://www.amazon.com/They-Call-Mr-Columbines-Resilience/dp/1949595064


     


     


     


     


     


     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 74 - Dead Poets Society

    Episode 74 - Dead Poets Society

    Welcome to School of Thought Goes To The Movies! On these episodes we break down great movies about teaching and discuss the lessons they have for educators. Today we're breaking down Dead Poets Society, the GREATEST TEACHER MOVIE EVER MADE. In my opinion. 


     


    I'm joined today by the incomparable and incomprehensible Megan and Andrea, the hosts of the Have You Read This Podcast. It's great. Check it out. 


     


    Please refer to my previous episode with Tom Schulman, who wrote the screenplay for this film.


     


    Episode Links


    More about Tom Schulman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0776114/

    Have You Read This Podcast: https://www.hyrtpodcast.com


     

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 73 - Tom Schulman

    Episode 73 - Tom Schulman

    Tom Schulman is a screenwriter from Los Angeles. He is best known for writing the screenplays for classic films such as Dead Poets Society, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and What About Bob?. His screenplay for Dead Poets Society won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1989, and was his first movie script to reach the big screen. This script is semi-autobiographical, based on his experiences in the classroom of Sam Pickering, one of his teachers at a prep school in Nashville, Tennessee. Pickering himself is a writer of many books, including a very good one on teaching called Letters to a Teacher.


     


    Episode Links


    More about Tom Schulman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0776114/

    Letters to a Teacher by Sam Pickering: https://groveatlantic.com/book/letters-to-a-teacher/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 72 - The Teachers of Hogwarts

    Episode 72 - The Teachers of Hogwarts

    Welcome to School of Thought Goes To The Movies! This is a special edition of the School of Thought Podcast. Today we're discussing the teachers of Hogwarts as they are portrayed across the books and movies of the Harry Potter series. 


    My guest today is Starr Sackstein. She is an education writer, speaker, and consultant based out of New York. She has written widely on educational theory and practice in books and articles for publications like EdWeek. She is also a widely sought-after education consultant who has trained teachers from across the United States.


     


    Episode Links


    Starr Sackstein Website: https://www.mssackstein.com

    Twitter - @mssackstein

    Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: https://www.harrypottersacredtext.com

    • 1 hr 25 min

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33 Ratings

Bush Burning ,

Episode 59--Very much enjoyed this episode; It was interesting to note how quickly each subject came

'I have learned a great deal from these Podcasts. The interviewer's technique is superb--never pushy, never demanding, always providing an opening for the guest to make appropriate comments. The guests are presented at their best and are given the opportunity to present their ideas and insights in a clear, coherent manner.

jaydwag ,

Fantastic Podcast and Great Host

Had the honor of meeting Ryan when he came to Dallas to interview me. I had a fantastic time being on the show. He was SUPER prepared something 95% of podcast hosts don't do ahead of time. We had a "meaty" conversation that was deep and not surface level. We also played my team building game "live", which I offer up to share with the audience vulnerable topics and our experiences. I encourage anyone to check out this show. Scroll through the guests and pick one that reasonates with you. Then listen to it. I'm pretty sure you'll be hitting the subscribe button afterwards.

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Angela Watson

What a great podcast!! I am not a teacher but I still found the content of the podcast generally helpful for my work situation! Thank you for the excellent content and quality!!

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