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Once Upon a September

For those of us who were alive or conscious enough to witness it – there is a day in September…

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What I Wish

What I wish to say to the teaching world as a whole is that we have lots of work to…

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Let Me Tell You

What a year. What an experience. I started this job in the opening days of August 2018 as a new…

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Why It Matters To Me

I started off this year with 6th graders. It is my first year teaching. Some would suggest I had lost…

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Beware The One Direction

Oh my giddy aunt. I think I’ve had it. I’m done. I quit. I resign, effective immediately. I cannot take…

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Episode 13 – Answering Teacher Interest Q’s for PLCs!

Our grade level PLC’s asked us to answer some teacher interest questions using three different methods – I figured podcasting…

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Episode 12 – #NCTE18 Changed My Life On Day 1

Mr. DeLay attends day one of the National Council of Teacher’s of English conference and finds himself changed in so…

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Episode 11 – Why She Read and Why Everyone Should Write

We have Professor Monica Fuglei from Arapahoe Community College with us and she’s talking about her own story with education…

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Episode 10 – Paul the Educational Outsider

We’ve made it to ten episodes!  And to that end, we bring in an outsider to education.  Paul joins the…

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Episode 9 – New Teachers – The struggle, the learning, and the future

Join Kris (English) and Clint (Social Studies) as we talk about the job search, being a non-traditional student, our relationship…

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The End and The Begin

How do you measure a year? In the now cult classic musical Rent, they measure a year in song and…

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You Will Hit a Wall

It’s December. Two weeks to go until winter break. As a new teacher, you need to be ready for this…

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61 Days

There’s plenty of markers I’ve made a note of in my head as my first year of teaching has hurtled…

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When @thelivbits became a mentor text in my classroom

There are moments as a teacher when you wonder if the crazy idea that pounced on you as you rolled…

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It’s been two weeks

4 years and change. Endless hours of homework, essay writing, field experience hours, stress filled days of student teaching, and…

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Am I Ready?

Am I ready? It’s the question I’ve been asking as the countdown to that ephemeral first day of classes ticks…

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Episode 8 – Gentrification, Segregation, and Education

The longest podcast YET but this one is filled to the brim. Come for Julia Torres, a Denver Public Schools…

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Episode 7: Setbacks and Classroom Management

Ms. Val Durfee is our guest and she’s talking about starting her career at 50 and being a non-traditional student…

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Episode 6: Culturally Aware in a Social Studies Setting

Kelley McGuire is back for another podcast with a unique and interesting perspective – how do we grapple with our…

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Get Back On The Bike!

I have loved riding bikes since I was a little kid in Aloha, OR shredding the dust in my one…