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


Rachel is the creative mind behind Engaging Early Learners. She shares how one little piece of plastic has changed the game for her remote learning needs.  Seriously... check it out.

How To Use The OSMO Reflector

Activities For Distance Learning Using An OSMO


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We discuss why suspension shouldn't be the first go-to with behavior concerns with Sadie Bradshaw, special education teacher.

Connect with Sadie on Instagram @sel_edventureswithmissb

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In this episode, we discuss the racial issues in our society and learn from Samohya Stallons who is a person of color and an educator. She gives us some great things to be thinking about, learning from, and how to build more meaningful relationships with other POC.

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How do we support our students and staff amidst these trying times? How do we help our students deal with what trauma and situations they may have experienced in the time we've been out of school?

In this episode, we dive deep into these topics and more with Counselor of the Year, Olivia Carter!

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With the last six months being nothing but unpredictable, returning to the classroom is full of anxieties for educators, parents, and students alike.  Listen as former teacher and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Stacie Boyar helps us discuss what might be different and how to handle all the changes.

Check out Stacie's podcast, Namastacie!

Our giveaway is still going on.  Listen to last week's episode for more details and visit to enter.

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We are back for a new season and a new school year with special guests.  Rae Hughart and Adam Welcome discuss why teachers deserve it but not in the ways you might think!  They give practical strategies to help create positive change so educators get what we deserve.


Check out our guests on Twitter!

Rae Hughart @RaeHughart

Adam Welcome @MrAdamWelcome


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August 1, 2020

New Tough Talk Season

Our new podcast season will be kicking off Monday! Be sure to check us out on all available podcast apps!

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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!

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  Make sure to like and rate this podcast!

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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