Join Weston, Molly, and a bottle of wine as we use iconic teaching moments from movies and television as a vehicle to reflect on instructional practice. We invite you to laugh, agree or disagree, and work toward discovering exactly who you are and where you stand as an educator.
Weston is a former high school teacher and administrator who now works as a Senior Fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education. His work as a keynoter and instructional coach has afforded him the opportunity to learn alongside teachers and administrators from all 50 states and more than 30 countries around the world.
Molly is a former elementary and middle school teacher who now works with teens and young adults in parochial education programs around Colorado. She and Weston are the parents of two elementary aged children who provide additional fodder for an ed-centric podcast.
E115: Coach/Characteristics of the Best Instructional Coaches and Leaders
Mo and Wes talk Craig T. Nelson, Weston's affinity for Iowa, and the characteristics of the best instructional coaches. Listen now!
E114: Toy Story/Should We Encourage Kids to Follow Their Passions? Our Answer May Surprise You
Molly and Weston discuss the pros and cons of teaching kids to follow their dreams versus follow their effort.
E113: Ferris Bueller/Are Our Kids Under Too Much Pressure?
Wes and Mo discuss how we can alleviate some of the pressures our kids are under and why we are already late to the party.
E112: SNL/5 Habits of Highly Creative People
Molly and Weston talk creativity, and things we can all start doing now to create more joyful, engaging, and successful learning experiences for kids.
E111: Doogie Howser, M.D./Is your child gifted? 7 Signs
Mo and Wes discuss the issues they have with the notion of "gifted" children. We also highlight 7 questions you can ask to determine whether or not your child or student might be gifted.
E110: Role Models/Building the Perfect Role Model
Molly and Weston discuss the character traits of a great role model and build the ideal version from scratch. Did we name the same traits you would for you or your kids?
They mentioned Wood Harris who plays Avon Barksdale in The Wire playing a part in the movie. Wonder if they realize Michael B Jordan is in The Wire as well...anyway great podcast!
Humorous but with quality content
This was my first time listening to your Podcast and I am your newest fan! I love how you take a moment from a movie as the basis for a discussion about the teaching profession. You bring up some really great discussion points and it's authentic that you don't have the same opinion! Can't wait to listen to more!
Awesome time this morning!!! Taking about the Dark Knight , that’s was a easy and exciting breakdown !