The Bolt is the official podcast of Trinity Basin Preparatory, a charter school in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where we share interesting stories and strategies from across our district.
44. Instructional Technology: "Titans in Tech Teaching"
On this episode we delve into ed-tech one more time with our district's Instructional Technology Coordinator. When we last discussed this topic, it was all the way back in March... of 2020. What could have possibly changed since then?? We talk about the importance of applying meaningful instructional technology, a few apps to add to your utility belt, and get into blue bubbles vs. green bubbles. (This podcast is available to you, no matter which color bubble you like.)
43. Fantasy Holiday Movie Draft - "The Silver Tuna"
The Bolt Podcast welcomes special guests to hold a fantasy holiday movie draft! Choosing from 4 categories, our contestants pick their favorite holiday movies, and holiday hijinks ensues! Here are the 4 categories:
Blockbuster (Over $100 million box office)
Kid's movie (G/PG)
What would you pick? Do you share any picks with us? Let us know and happy holiday movie season!!!
42. Grade Level Changes - “It Keeps it Interesting!”
This episode of The Bolt Podcast was recorded at the end of the 21-22 school year, when many teachers were considering or already planning to change grade levels. This time, Conor and Trey sat down with a couple of teachers who just might have taught every grade level there is to teach. What are the differences across the differing grades, what tricks work in both elementary and middle school, and which is their favorite? "Turn and face the strange... Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!"
41. After 8th Grade - "What are the Options?"
School's out for summer... but The Bolt doesn't take a vacation. As a K-8 charter school, our staff is often asked, "What happens after 8th grade?" In this episode, we talk to our Counseling and Family Engagement Coordinator to discuss the options for high school and how we prepare our students to move on from TBP successfully.
40. Teacher Appreciation - “They Unlock the Potential”
What better way to wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week than with TBP staff stories of our favorite childhood instructors? From our own classroom teachers, to executives, to The Bolt team themselves, we find out about the teachers that made us who we are today. Teachers, we appreciate you this week and always!
39. The Bolt Podcast: Lost in New York - "This is It. Another Christmas in the Trenches."
"We did it again!" Conor, Mr. Trey, and friend of the show Ryan Keser return for The Bolt Podcast's holiday tradition, discussing Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Where do you stand... original or sequel? South Bend Shovel Slayer or Pigeon Lady? Wet Bandits or Sticky? Go scene for scene and try to find out if you'd survive Operation Ho Ho Ho. Listen now, ya filthy animals... and a Happy New Year.
Hey Trey! Lots of fun listening to your podcast. Don’t know if you actually read these but I’m here to say hey👋 it’s your cousin Hunter! love you man keep doing what you are doing!