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.
E99: Hamilton/11 Life Lessons from Alexander Hamilton
Molly and Weston talk about 11 life lessons we can learn from Hamilton, and whether or not we are teaching our kids those lessons.
E98: Creed/The "Steeling Effect" and How We Teach Resilience
Molly and Weston discuss the science behind overcoming adversity and why we need to make sure the "steeling effect" takes hold in our homes and classrooms.
E97: Step Brothers/The Science Behind Why We Connect With Some and Not Others
Molly and Weston talk "Coupling" and the science behind why we have better connections with some than others.
E96: Jurassic Park/Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should Do These 6 Things
Molly and Weston talk Jurassic Park and what we shouldn't be doing, even though we can.
E95: Up/Lessons We Can Learn From Young and Old
Mo and Wes talk Up, and the lessons each of us can learn from old and young alike.
E94: Big/How Has Pandemic Forced Us To Grow Up?
Mo and Wes talk Big and how global pandemic and online learning has forced parents, kids, and schools to grow up.
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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 !
Movie lover and teaching? 2 of my favs!
I can’t say that I’m a consistent listener but whenever I do listen in —like today— on a road trip —when I heard the episode on blackfish ... I’m not only getting a great movie to think about showing my kids( and/or watching myself !) I get a quick connection to some great ideas around parenting and teaching, yay! So ... thank you Weston and Molly! Dr. Jenny Severson