118 episodes

What’s better than a good story? A story with a message! Join Brent and a different guest each episode as they share a story or two from their experiences in education, along with the lessons they've learned that have helped them grow as educators. So pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy as Brent sits down with other teachers and administrators to share some entertaining and inspirational stories of growth.

Teaching Tales w/ Brent Coley Brent Coley

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

What’s better than a good story? A story with a message! Join Brent and a different guest each episode as they share a story or two from their experiences in education, along with the lessons they've learned that have helped them grow as educators. So pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy as Brent sits down with other teachers and administrators to share some entertaining and inspirational stories of growth.

    E118: Kevin Honeycutt & The Value of the Arts in Education

    E118: Kevin Honeycutt & The Value of the Arts in Education

    Kevin grew up in poverty, attending school in more than 20 states before becoming the first high school and college graduate in his family. For 13 years, he taught K-12 art, summer art camps, and wrote and directed high school plays. He is currently a technology integrationist and staff developer based in Colorado Springs. In this episode, Kevin shares some incredible stories about how music and the arts can be the spark in students’ lives.

    • 1 hr
    E117: Contagious Joy

    E117: Contagious Joy

    Ever encountered someone who just exudes joy, who brightens your day when you’re in his or her presence? What if we were able to be that kind of person for those around us? In this episode, Brent shares a recent experience and how it can remind us that every one of us, regardless of position, has the opportunity to share contagious joy.

    • 9 min
    E116: Find Your Pollo

    E116: Find Your Pollo

    In this episode, Brent shares a personal story to remind us that not only is it important to take care of ourselves so we can better serve others, but that self care can look different for each of us. As silly as it sounds, it might even take the form of a fast food restaurant. 

    • 11 min
    E115: The Best Parts of Being a Teacher

    E115: The Best Parts of Being a Teacher

    This episode will put a smile on your face as six amazing educators share heartwarming stories that remind us not to focus on the challenges of the job, but rather on the best parts of being a teacher. 

    • 22 min
    E114: The Value in Looking Back

    E114: The Value in Looking Back

    At some point in your life, you may have received the following advice – “Never look back!” While we definitely don’t want to live in the past, in this episode, Brent uses a personal story to make the case that looking back isn’t just okay, it’s necessary to remember and appreciate how far we’ve come.

    • 9 min
    E113: Tisha Richmond & Finding Joy in What We Do

    E113: Tisha Richmond & Finding Joy in What We Do

    Tisha is an innovative district Student Engagement & Professional Development Specialist, international speaker, Canva Learning Consultant, and Canva Education Creator from Southern Oregon. Previously, she served as a district Tech Integration Specialist and taught Family & Consumer Science for 25 years. Tisha is also a podcast host and author of Make Learning Magical. In this episode, Tisha and Brent talk about the importance of looking for the joy in what we do, as that joy can be contagious.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Next Best Person to Mr. Rogers

Brent Coley’s stories touch my teacher/principal heart every time! I learn. I grow. I am encouraged.

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Teaching Tales Rocks

Brent's podcast is excellent. He always does a great job telling stories and interviewing others as they share their stories. I get so much out of his podcast! Teaching Tales influences my thinking, my leadership, and how I relate with those around me. Keep up the good work Brent. Thank you!

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A Must Listen for Educators

Brent is a pro at both being a principal and creating powerful podcasts. His guests are experts in the field and the shows are always engaging. I am always inspired to be a better teacher after listening to Teaching Tales. Subscribe!

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