15 episodes

Welcome to “Those Who Can’t Do" with host Andrea Forcum (aka Educator Andrea on TikTok), a former high school teacher and now professor at Indiana State University. Each week, hang out in our podcast faculty lounge as Andrea trades notes with teachers, professors, students, politicians, and maybe even some celebrities as we explore what makes a great educator. Along the way, we’ll spotlight heroes, trade resources, share hilarious classroom war stories, and, most importantly, encourage one another as we shape the leaders, innovators, and future of our world. Teaching may be hard, but it’s as rewarding as it is challenging. The one thing it’s not… is driven by those who can’t do!

Those Who Can't Do Andrea Forcum

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 218 Ratings

Welcome to “Those Who Can’t Do" with host Andrea Forcum (aka Educator Andrea on TikTok), a former high school teacher and now professor at Indiana State University. Each week, hang out in our podcast faculty lounge as Andrea trades notes with teachers, professors, students, politicians, and maybe even some celebrities as we explore what makes a great educator. Along the way, we’ll spotlight heroes, trade resources, share hilarious classroom war stories, and, most importantly, encourage one another as we shape the leaders, innovators, and future of our world. Teaching may be hard, but it’s as rewarding as it is challenging. The one thing it’s not… is driven by those who can’t do!

    Teach for America Critiqued with Joe Dombrowski

    Teach for America Critiqued with Joe Dombrowski

    This week I spoke with Joe Dombrowski! He shares his journey from elementary school teacher to full-time touring comedian. Joe shares some wild classroom stories, including his infamous viral April Fool's prank, and offers hilarious insights into the world of teaching and comedy. Plus, don't miss his candid take on Teach for America and why he believes it needs a major overhaul!

    Want to Learn more about Joe Dombrowski? 
    Instagram / Facebook / Twitter: @Joe _Dombrowski
    Tik Tok: @joe_dombrowski_
    Youtube: Joe Dombrowski

    Don’t be shy come say hi: andrea@human-content.com and podcasterandrea.com

    Watch on YouTube:  @educatorandrea

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    A Human Content Production

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Mentor Moments with Mr. Eugene Williams

    Mentor Moments with Mr. Eugene Williams

    This week I spoke with Mr. Eugene Williams! He shares some stories and we reminisce about the early days of my teaching career under his guidance, share some wild and hilarious classroom stories, and discuss the invaluable lessons I learned from his mentorship. From navigating tricky student situations to growing as an educator, Eugene's wisdom and humor made a lasting impact that I can't wait to share with you all.

    Want to Learn more about Mr. Eugene Williams? 
    Instagram / Threads: @eugwilljr
    TikTok: @ewill521

    Don’t be shy come say hi: andrea@human-content.com and podcasterandrea.com

    Watch on YouTube:  @educatorandrea

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    A Human Content Production

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bathroom Fan Encounters with Sam Salem

    Bathroom Fan Encounters with Sam Salem

    This week I spoke with Sam Salem! He shares his journey as a substitute teacher and comedian, his wild experiences on the road, and the challenges of balancing comedy with teaching. From awkward encounters with fans to navigating the unpredictable world of subbing, Sam shares it all with humor and insight. Plus, we swap some unforgettable stories from the classroom that you won't want to miss!

    Want to Learn more about Sam Salem? 
     @samuelsleeves on all social platforms

    Don’t be shy come say hi: andrea@human-content.com and podcasterandrea.com

    Watch on YouTube:  @educatorandrea

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    A Human Content Production

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Navigating Mean Girls and Mischief with Rebecca Rogers

    Navigating Mean Girls and Mischief with Rebecca Rogers

    This week I spoke with Rebecca Rogers! She shares hilarious and heartfelt stories from her early teaching years, the challenges of handling mean girls, and the memorable pranks her students played. Rebecca also opens up about setting boundaries with difficult parents and the surprising experiences that shaped her teaching career.

    Want to Learn more about Rebecca Rogers? 
    Instagram: @rrogersworld
    TikTok: @rebeccarogersofficial
    YouTube/Facebook: Rebecca Rogers

    Don’t be shy come say hi: andrea@human-content.com and podcasterandrea.com

    Watch on YouTube:  @educatorandrea

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    A Human Content Production

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Free Snacks with Carey Arensberg

    Free Snacks with Carey Arensberg

    This week, I had an inspiring chat with Carey Arensberg! She shares the heartwarming story behind her Care Closet, opens up about being diagnosed with ADHD later in life and how an earlier diagnosis could have changed things, and discusses the challenges of navigating social media. Plus, hear about some of the weirdest items she's ever had to confiscate in her career!

    Want to Learn more about Carey Arensberg? 
    Instagram @mrsarensberg 
    TikTok @mrsarensberg4th
    Youtube: mrarensberg4th
    Facebook: Mrs. Arensberg 
    Threads: @mrsarensberg 

    Don’t be shy come say hi: andrea@human-content.com and podcasterandrea.com

    Watch on YouTube:  @educatorandrea

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    A Human Content Production

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Historically Hot Gossip with Lauren Cella

    Historically Hot Gossip with Lauren Cella

    This week I spoke with the amazing Lauren Chela! Discover how she transforms history lessons with storytelling, her memorable experience at Disney's Abe Lincoln exhibit, and her journey from subbing for two years to becoming a full-fledged teacher. Plus, don't miss the hilarious story of how she recreated a battlefield right in her classroom!

    Want to Learn Lauren Cella? 
    Instagram: @laurencella
    TikTok: @laurencella92

    Don’t be shy come say hi: andrea@human-content.com and podcasterandrea.com

    Watch on YouTube:  @educatorandrea

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    A Human Content Production

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

TheProTeacherCoach ,

Truly enjoyable!

I’ve followed Andrea on IG for about a year. Her podcast reflects that vibe, which is a breath of fresh air! Keep it coming!

Starteacher1234 ,

So real and so fun!

Love listening to this pod because it’s so REAL and funny. Literally laughing out loud and agreeing with so many of the stories and anecdotes. Teaching can be hard and fun and heartbreaking and soul lifting… all in the same day! Thanks for reminding us that we are all in this together!

piglet2000 ,

I love this woman!

I’ve been watching her videos on instagram for a few years since I’ve transitioned to HS English. She mixes reality with sarcasm so well and doesn’t take herself too seriously. The podcast is just what I needed once a week to refresh.

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