This podcast spotlights inspiring and passionate educators from Tennessee, the United States, and across the world. Here, we discuss innovation, technology, pedagogy, and much more.
Coronavirus & Distance Learning
Today’s episode comes to you from a distance. Derrick and I are both recording in separate locations so that we can be protected from COVID-19 and we are talking all about distance learning. Like so many districts around the state of Tennessee and around the country, our local school district is closed until the end of the month, but we will be implementing distance learning. Today we are going to be talking about how to make the most of distance learning and how to make it work for you and your students.
Guess Who's Back
We’re baaaaack! We know you have probably missed us-don’t tell us if you haven’t- but sometimes life gets in the way. It is almost like returning to school after the summer, except it’s March. Oops. We have both had huge life changes since last season, but we are back and excited to bring you some fun content to get you through the rest of the school year. Welcome to season 3!!!!!
A Conversation with a New Teacher: Caroline Davis
On today's episode, we are talking with Caroline Roberts Davis. Caroline is currently finishing up her second year of teaching 6th grade science at the same middle school that she attended as a student. Caroline shares with us the ups and downs of being a new teacher, what her experience has been like, and what some common misconceptions of new teachers are. We really enjoyed this conversation and appreciated the honesty that Caroline brought to the table.
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Q & A
On today’s episode, we are answering listener questions! You guys have posted in our Facebook group, emailed us, and even left us voicemails on our school phones of some questions that you want answered by us. We are sitting down to talk about each of the questions that were sent to us by our listeners and we know that this is going to be a fun conversation.
A Conversation on Student Teaching
Today, we are headed into educational territory that people don’t often talk about. That’s right, we are talking all about student teachers. It is important to remember that we all start somewhere, so we sat down with two student teachers who are just starting out on their teaching journey. Daniel Allen and Luke Saunders are currently serving as student teachers within our school building and we were lucky enough to pick their brains about what their student teaching experience has been like so far.
I Wish Professional Development Was
We are wrapping up the school year and the end is in sight, so the last thing on your mind is professional development. In our experience, someone can mention professional development and a lot of people roll their eyes. We believe that educators have been forced into professional developments that are not applicable to them, aren’t presented well, and sometimes are just plain boring. We sat down together to discuss what we think professional development ought to be and what we wish it was.
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this is a very informative and helpful podcast! 10/10 recommend!
So proud to have had Derrick in class back in the day! He’s teaching this old veteran teacher a lot in every episode! Keep it up!
This show does a great job of conducting educational conversations. I feel like I am in the workroom every time I listen.