Education

Our mission is simple: to empower teachers by discussing real struggles in education while having a positive outlook.

Episodes

Amidst the school closures due to COVID19, educators everywhere are making the jump to teaching online also known as remote learning.  Join us as we discuss how to effectively teach outside of your traditional classrooms.

For more ideas and resources, search #remotelearning on Twitter!

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Special Update

We take a break from our regularly scheduled podcast to bring you this short update on the state of our country.

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In our first episode of Diversity Discussions, we dive in deep and ask the questions many have been hesitant to ask.  Jonathan and Whitney discuss with Dr. Christy Whittlesey the basics of the sexuality spectrum and how educators can support all students regardless of their sexuality.  This is a tough topic and a discussion you don't want to miss!

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Tune in next week for the next installment in our Diversity Discussions where we continue cross barriers to better educate ourselves and to better understand our students.

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Christy Whittlesey, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) has been an educator in settings ranging from PreK-higher education for the past 17 years, and is currently a PreK-12 Fine and Performing Arts Administrator and a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Arts Ambassador in Massachusetts. In addition to her work in the arts, Dr. Whittlesey regularly collaborates with school districts and organizations to update policy and lead professional development to create gender-friendly schools where all students can thrive, regardless of gender.  Her book, It’s Ok to Say “They”: Tips for Educator Allies of Transgender and Non-Binary Students, is published by Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., and is available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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HRC Welcoming Schools: Lesson plans, Definitions, Videos, Book recommendations, and more, including guidance on how to have age-appropriate conversations with students

Madison Metropolitan School District, "Guidance & Policies to Support Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender-Expansive Students" - Model school policy

"They is My Pronoun" page by Dr. Lee Airton - lots of information and opportunities to ask anonymous questions

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This episode will have you rolling on the floor with funny stories from the classroom of amazing educators like yourself.  If you'd like to submit your funny story, visit bit.ly/TTWTfunny today!

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February 24, 2020

Play in the Classroom

What's the role in play in the classroom?  Should it be part of our students' experiences?  Listen as one teacher tells us her view and how she covers content while still incorporating play.

View Miss Ringer's TikTok account @the_ms.ringer_experience or follow her on Twitter @maddyringer11

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February 16, 2020

METC Recap & Takeaways

This week, Jonathan and Whitney revisit the 2020 Midwest Educational Technology Community's annual convention in St. Charles, Missouri.  Even if you didn't attend, we have some great ideas and takeaways that you can use in your classroom today including random generators and Wakelet. 

🎙️ Submit your funny teacher stories at bit.ly/TTWTfunny to be featured on a future episode. 🎙️ 

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February 10, 2020

Top 5 Tech Tools

Join us this week as we discuss the top five hottest edtech tools including Wakelet, GoNoodle, iOS Shortcuts, Merge Cube, and RealWorldMath.

Want to know more about GoNoodle? Check out our previous episode where we dive in deep to the brain energizers from this amazing resource.

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February 3, 2020

Sub Shortages

In the trenches of flu season, many districts are facing sub shortages. Join us as we discuss how this is affecting teachers and what districts are doing to help recruit more qualified individuals to sub.

Special guest Sally Handcock.

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Getting and, more importantly, keeping students engaged can be tough no matter your grade level or subject matter.  Listen in as we discuss ways to help increase engagement in our classrooms.  Do you have another strategy or tip? Let us know!

Special guests include Julie Gambill and Steve Edwards.

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In this episode, Jonathan and Whitney share where they are personally and professionally.  You are sure to learn something new about our quirky co-hosts.  There are big things coming in 2020!

(10:23) A Confession

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