Episodes

Dec. 21, 2017

Teach to Work with Patty Alper - 177

On today's episode, I am talking with Patty Alper the author of Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close th…

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Dec. 14, 2017

TURN Report with Ellen Bernstein - 176

In this episode, I am talking with Ellen Bernstein about the national TURN report. TURN stands for Teacher Union Reform Network a…

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Dec. 7, 2017

Darya Yegorina & The CleverBooks AR App - 175

Today, I'm talking with Darya Yegorina. She has developed an app that makes learning fun through books and AR (augmented reality)…

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Nov. 29, 2017

Marching Off the Map with Andrew McPeak - 174

Marching Off the Map and the Travel Guide   Andrew McPeak   Today, I am talking with Andrew McPeak who co-wrote Marching Off the …

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Nov. 21, 2017

Closing Thoughts About Primary Sources and Jim Spradley's Interview -…

In this episode I draw to a close the series that began with Episode 165 concerning Primary and Secondary sources of information.…

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Nov. 14, 2017

Jim Spradley & Early Business Ventures - 172

Jim was born in Dooley County, Georgia in 1923. This is the part 4 of 4. This episode focuses on his early business ventures foll…

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Nov. 8, 2017

Reflections on Jim's Comments about his Military Service in WWII - 171

Last week you heard Jim talk about the importance of education in his life. This week Jim talks about his experience in the Navy …

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Oct. 31, 2017

Jim Spradley-Part 3; Military Service & World War II - 170

This is part 3 of my interview of Jim Spradley. Today we are talking about his military experience in World War II. Here are some…

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Oct. 25, 2017

Reflections on Jim's Comments, part 2 - 169

This is my reflection on part 2 of my interview with Jim Spradley. If you haven't listened to Part 1, it is episode 166. His focu…

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Oct. 18, 2017

Jim Spradley - Child of Sharecroppers - Education, part 2 - 168

This is part 2 of my interview with Jim Spradley. He was born in 1923 in south Georgia. He is in his 90's. Today we are talking a…

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Oct. 14, 2017

Reflections on Jim's Comments - 167

In episode 165 I talked about the upcoming series of shows that would be focused on my interview with Mr. Jim Spradley. In the fi…

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Oct. 10, 2017

Jim Spradley - Child of Sharecroppers - Rural Georgia - 166

Mr. Jim Spradley was born in 1923. He was the child of sharecroppers in Dooly County, Georgia. This is the first part of my inter…

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Oct. 4, 2017

Primary vs Secondary Resources - 165

Do you take time to explain the difference between primary and secondary sources of information to your classes? Do you require …

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Sept. 28, 2017

Homework - 164

Do you give homework? If so, do you know why you give homework? Today's discussion centers around questioning why we give homewor…

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Sept. 19, 2017

Corey Knight & Classroom Tech Made Simple - 163

Corey Knight is a middle school science teacher in Indiana. He also has created a way for you to get started in using technology …

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Sept. 12, 2017

Sargy Letuchy & The Visual Edge - 162

Sargy Letuchy is a teacher in suburban Chicago and he has created a book that will hook you up with excellent graphic organizers …

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Sept. 5, 2017

John Tibbetts 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year - 161

John Tibbetts is a 21-year veteran of the US Army and he is now the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year.  He served in combat as a t…

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Aug. 29, 2017

Procedures for Electronic Devices - 160

Do you have procedures for the electronic devices that the students use in your classroom? Now I don't mean the cell phones and o…

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Aug. 22, 2017

Attendance, part 2 - 159

Attendance, part 2 - Paying attention and following up. This is a continuation of episode 158 where I talked about the importance…

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Aug. 15, 2017

Attendance - 158

Taking attendance is very important, but it shouldn't take you more than a minute or two. If it is taking you 5 or more minutes t…

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Aug. 8, 2017

First Day of School - 157

The first day and week of school and what you need to do to be ready. Wow! Is it that time already? The first day and week of sch…

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July 31, 2017

Not My Job, part 2 - 156

In episode 155, I introduced the idea that there are many aspects of our jobs as educators that we do not get paid to do. Instead…

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July 23, 2017

Not My Job - 155

So what do we get paid to do as educators? When you sign on to work in schools there may be things that you are expected to do th…

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July 17, 2017

Why do you do what you do? - 154

Why do you do what you do? Have you thought about it? If so or if not, how could you use those thoughts to keep you focused on wh…

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