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Three middle school teachers and their guests share what it’s really like to be in a classroom today, how policies affect teaching and students, and what teachers actually think would work better. Listen in to their off the cuff, unscripted discussions, debates, and sometimes, plain silliness as they discuss today’s biggest issues facing schools. Here’s a look at some of the topics to be covered

  • Why do teachers quit and how this affects the classroom and quality of our schools
  • What do grades really mean? What should parents know about how their children are graded?
  • Should special education students be integrated in mainstream classrooms? What does that look like and what are some of the benefits and issues.
  • How do schools handle issues with discipline? What does it look and feel like from a teacher’s perspective. What does a Vice Principal do anyway?
  • Do universities really prepare teachers for the classroom? What a prospective teacher should know before sinking money into a college loan.
  • What’s the deal with state testing? Does it serve a purpose? Who writes those test questions anyway?
  • Catch up on all of the Transparency in Teaching Episodes!

When Mommy is a Teacher

Our guest co-host, fellow co-worker, and single parent, Angel, joins us today.Mommy or Teacher? She helps her two elementary school-aged children during distance learning, while also wearing the seventh-grade science teacher hat.

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Back to School Covid Style

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Travel Savings for Teachers

Today we get into ways teachers can save money on travel (once travel is a "thing" again!) Never too soon to start planning! We discuss ideas for social distancing conscious travel and how to make your "safer at home" quarantine seem more vacation...

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Restorative Practices Make Perfect

Experienced teachers know confrontation with a student or even a challenging class full of kids, is inevitable. Teachers who have the skills to deal with these situations will make it. Those that don’t will quit. The ability to use restorative...

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Racism in the Classroom?

We talk about the importance of having those difficult, but frank, conversations about bias out in the open instead of behind closed doors. and about holding each other accountable when things are done or said. We also discussed the idea of...

Those That Can’t Do, Teach

Today we focus on all the little and not so little things teachers deal with in the classroom, which those who haven’t spent much time in a classroom may not realize. Little things like, having time to go to the bathroom, or deciding to go to work...

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