024 What Makes an Effective Teacher Effective?

We examine the various qualities an "effective" teacher should have and who sets those standards. We also discuss the national board certification process! But wait! Is certification even the ultimate sign of effectiveness? How about certifying...

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006 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...

005 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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002 Grade This!

Show Notes In this episode we start with a little about the history, the how and the why, of grading. (Did you know that grades were originally A, B, C, D and E?? Where did F come in?).  Then we talk about grading practices used today and how...

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