100 episodes

Welcome to the Teacher's Pep Rally. We often find ourselves having so many conversations about work and the education system that we thought it might be something you want to talk about too. Sometimes we peak behind the curtain to reveal the hard truths and struggles but this space is mostly to lift each other up, collaborate, and celebrate. So put on your spirit wear and grab a bleacher. Let's talk about life and learning!

The Teacher's Pep Rally Erin King, Fred Aebli, Leticia Jones, Pete Bush

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to the Teacher's Pep Rally. We often find ourselves having so many conversations about work and the education system that we thought it might be something you want to talk about too. Sometimes we peak behind the curtain to reveal the hard truths and struggles but this space is mostly to lift each other up, collaborate, and celebrate. So put on your spirit wear and grab a bleacher. Let's talk about life and learning!

    S7 E109: Ready for Summer Break

    S7 E109: Ready for Summer Break

    🎉 Welcome to the Teacher's Pep Rally! 🎉
    Join us as we discuss our state of mind, while we switch gears towards summer break. We continue to cheer on our fellow educators who have had another school year supporting students and staff in life and learning.
    We took some time to review what it has meant to continue these conversations with you. This year we reached over 100 episodes and for that we are thankful for your support and conversations. If you have something you want us to talk about or you want to be a guest on the show, please reach out to us. 
    Happy Summer!
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    Let's rally together and remind people why teaching is awesome!

    • 47 min
    S7 E108: Instruction by Design with Eduaide.AI

    S7 E108: Instruction by Design with Eduaide.AI

    We had the pleasure of welcoming Thomas Hummel and Thomas Thompson, two passionate middle school teachers who are revolutionizing the educational landscape with their innovative platform, Eduaide.AI. With a shared dedication to easing the burdens faced by educators, they've channeled their passion into creating a solution tailored to save teachers valuable time while enhancing the quality of education.
    Eduaide.AI serves as a cutting-edge AI platform designed to support teachers in instructional design. Its primary aim is to act as a thought-partner, providing invaluable assistance in creating lesson plans, generating teaching resources, and developing assessments. By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, they're empowering educators to streamline their workflow and focus more on the art of teaching itself.
    During our discussion, we explored the myriad ways in which AI can augment the teaching process, offering insights and suggestions that complement the expertise of educators like Thomas and Thomas. Their vision for the future of education is one where technology seamlessly integrates with pedagogy, enhancing the learning experience for both teachers and students alike.
    Join us as we delve into the groundbreaking work of Thomas Hummel and Thomas Thompson, and discover how their pioneering platform is reshaping the landscape of education one lesson at a time.
    Whether you watch us LIVE or watch a replay of the video, you, OUR COMMUNITY, will now have the capability to see our guests as they share their stories. 
    Come join the conversations and play games LIVE every month on the first 3 Wednesdays! 
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    • 55 min
    S7 E107: The Importance of Music Programs

    S7 E107: The Importance of Music Programs

    In our latest podcast episode, we had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Drew Cowell, a dedicated high school music teacher and the Director of Vocal Music & Choirs at Belleville East High School. Dr. Cowell shared his unwavering passion for supporting music and performing arts programs, reflecting on his 18 years in music education.
    Throughout our conversation, Dr. Cowell offered valuable advice for aspiring educators, emphasizing the importance of nurturing a genuine connection with students and fostering a supportive learning environment. He also shared his enriching experience with the Disney Imagination Campus, where his students found inspiration and joy through immersive musical experiences. Notably, they had the opportunity to showcase their talents with a demo performance of an excerpt from The Lion King.
    Adding a touch of fun to our discussion, we engaged in a lively game called "Name that Disney Tune." Everyone demonstrated their quick wit and musical knowledgeby selecting fitting Disney songs for real-world educational scenarios, highlighting the power of music to captivate and engage learners.
    Overall, our conversation with Dr. Drew Cowell was an inspiring journey into the world of music education, showcasing the transformative impact of passionate teaching and creative learning.
    Whether you watch us LIVE or watch a replay of the video, you, OUR COMMUNITY, will now have the capability to see our guests as they share their stories. 
    Come join the conversations and play games LIVE every month on the first 3 Wednesdays! 
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    • 58 min
    S7 E106: A Catch Up and Kahoot

    S7 E106: A Catch Up and Kahoot

    In this episode of the Teacher's Pep Rally, hosts Erin, Pete, and Fred reunite to share their recent endeavors and upcoming plans.
    Pete kicks off the conversation, exhilarated from overseeing multiple productions with his young students, including renditions of Moana Jr. and Peter Pan Jr. He eagerly anticipates the upcoming summer performing arts camp under PSB Creative Arts Education.
    Fred delves into his deepening interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications for education. He's exploring ways to integrate AI concepts into teaching through initiatives like Get Me Coding.
    Erin shares her journey towards obtaining her Black Belt certification in Six Sigma, highlighting her upcoming presentation at the Miami Learning Summit on "Using 'The 3 Little Pigs' for Strategic Decision Making." She also extends an invitation to her educator's conference, Main Street PD, scheduled for June in Orlando.
    Whether you watch us LIVE or watch a replay of the video, you, OUR COMMUNITY, will now have the capability to see our guests as they share their stories. 
    Come join the conversations and play games LIVE every month on the first 3 Wednesdays! 
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    Teacherpeprally.com - Visit the site
    The Teacher's Pep Rally Facebook - Join the community and share your thoughts and questions LIVE
    Teacher's Pep Rally Podcast - Watch us LIVE or on replay at our Youtube Channel

    • 1 hr
    S7 E105: Lead It Like Lasso - Leadership Lessons with Marnie Stockman and Nick Coniglio

    S7 E105: Lead It Like Lasso - Leadership Lessons with Marnie Stockman and Nick Coniglio

    In this episode, we delve into the art of leadership with special guests Dr. Marnie Stockman and Nick Coniglio, the brilliant minds behind Lead It Like Lasso. Their book introduces 11 essential rules for effective leadership, drawing inspiration from the beloved character Ted Lasso. We explore three of these rules, offering actionable insights for aspiring and seasoned leaders alike.
    Our hosts, Erin, Pete, and Fred, embark on a journey of self-discovery by taking the leadership assessment provided on www.leaditlikelasso.com. Drawing parallels to characters from Ted Lasso, they uncover valuable insights into their leadership styles and strengths. Dr. Stockman and Nick Coniglio join the conversation, providing expert analysis and guidance on leveraging these insights to enhance leadership effectiveness.
    Additionally, we inject some fun into the episode with an activity inspired by Ted Lasso's iconic locker room sign "Believe." Join us as we explore the intersection of leadership, self-awareness, and the power of belief in this engaging and enlightening discussion.
    Tune in to discover practical strategies for leading with purpose, authenticity, and the spirit of Ted Lasso himself!
    You can purchase their book on Amazon here. 
    Whether you watch us LIVE or watch a replay of the video, you, OUR COMMUNITY, will now have the capability to see our guests as they share their stories. 
    Come join the conversations and play games LIVE every month on the first 3 Wednesdays! 
    _________________________
    Teacherpeprally.com - Visit the site
    The Teacher's Pep Rally Facebook - Join the community and share your thoughts and questions LIVE
    Teacher's Pep Rally Podcast - Watch us LIVE or on replay at our Youtube Channel

    • 58 min
    S7 E104: Our Survival List

    S7 E104: Our Survival List

    In this episode, educators Erin, Fred, and Pete delve into the challenges faced by both educators and students during the notorious month of March. As March rolls around, maintaining focus and motivation becomes increasingly difficult with the anticipation of Spring Break followed by the impending testing season and the long stretch before summer vacation.
    To shed light on strategies for navigating this challenging period, the hosts engage in a survival scenario game, drawing on insights from Mark Wanvig, a former instructor in survival training for the Reconnaissance School of the 101st Division of the U.S. Army. Currently conducting wilderness survival training programs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wanvig's expertise lends a unique perspective to the discussion.
    The survival simulation game, commonly utilized in military training classrooms, provides a framework for evaluating essential items for enduring challenging circumstances. By applying this framework to the context of education, the hosts offer practical insights into prioritizing tasks, managing stress, and fostering resilience during the demanding March period.
    Whether you watch us LIVE or watch a replay of the video, you, OUR COMMUNITY, will now have the capability to see our guests as they share their stories. 
    Come join the conversations and play games LIVE every month on the first 3 Wednesdays! 
    _________________________
    Teacherpeprally.com - Visit the site
    The Teacher's Pep Rally Facebook - Join the community and share your thoughts and questions LIVE
    Teacher's Pep Rally Podcast - Watch us LIVE or on replay at our Youtube Channel

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Lauren Gaggioli ,

Excellent Support For Educators

This podcast is fantastic and offers such a wide array of creative topics and support for educators. I love the camaraderie among the hosts and the guests are top notch. Thank you for a great podcast!

Ydrsouthpaw ,

Great podcast

As a teacher, I find many of these episodes valuable.
As someone who used to be a reporter, I wish I could have listened to this back then.
Bravo.

Angie K Robinson ,

A podcast for all!

I am not a teacher. But as a parent, community member and a human (😀) - I know how important and impactful educators are to our youth, parents and our world at large. This podcast not only gives me a deeper insight and appreciation for the lives of educators- I take many things away from every episode that apply to my own business and life in general.

AND…Erin, Pete, Fred and Leticia are so fun to listen to! They ask great questions and have awesome camaraderie!

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