The TeatimeTeaching's Podcast

A podcast of stories for and about teachers, teaching, students, and everyone who ever went to school.

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Sunday Dec 19, 2021

Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  In today’s episode, we conclude our conversation with retired principal and Edjacent designer, Cheryl Zigrang. Cheryl takes a positive spin on the pandemic, describes her new role post-retirement as she develops her skills as a life coach, and we look at what we can change when we exit the pandemic. Cheryl also gives some empowering advice to educators. If you would like to get in touch with her, you can email her directly at cheryl@edjacent.org This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative that connects teachers to their legacy. If you are looking for community, coaching, or content based around your needs, point your browser to www.edjacent.org and become a member for less than the cost of a peppermint mocha a week. So if you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say. If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.

Sunday Dec 05, 2021

This podcast is available in iTunes, Google, Spotify, and many other pod catchers. Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml   In today’s episode, we begin a conversation with retired principal and Edjacent designer, Cheryl Zigrang. Cheryl has had a long and illustrious career in education, and I wanted to know more about her story.  If you would like to get in touch with Cheryl, you can email her directly at cheryl@edjacent.org. This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative that connects teachers to their legacy. If you are looking for community, coaching, or content based around your needs, point your browser to www.edjacent.org and become a member for less than the cost of a peppermint mocha a week. One thing we all have in common is that we’ve been to school. Everyone has an educational story to share. So if you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say. If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.  

Monday Nov 01, 2021

In today’s episode, we share the final part of my conversation with Edjacent designer Jared Fritzinger. We’ve been talking about Capstone projects, and the ecobus in particular. Today we will conclude by investigating the idea of educators as artists. I always enjoy chatting with Jared, and we talk about so many things in our time together. If you haven’t listened to the previous parts of the interview, I suggest you go back and listen to Episodes 29 to 31. They will give you context as to where today’s conversation is coming from. If you want to contact Jared directly you can get in touch via twitter @jaredfritzinger or email him at jared@edjacent.org. This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative that connects teachers to their legacy. If you are looking for community, coaching, or content based around your needs, point your browser to www.edjacent.org and become a member for less than the cost of a pumpkin spice latte a week. Everyone has an educational story to share. So if you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say. If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko. This podcast is available in iTunes, Google, Spotify, and many other pod catchers. Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml   

Sunday Oct 10, 2021

This podcast is available in iTunes, Google, Spotify, and many other pod catchers. Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  In today’s episode, we share another part of my conversation with Edjacent designer Jared Fritzinger. Last time we talked about his student’s capstone project and how they conceptualized, then refitted and ecobus to help teach other schools about sustainability. If you haven’t’ listened to episode 31 yet, I suggest that you do. It’s a fascinating conversation. Today, though, we talk about how the ecobus project developed through the pandemic and how that and other capstone projects align to the true purpose of education. We also touch upon how the act of breaking boundaries is a key part of the good work that educators should do. If you want to contact Jared directly you can get in touch via twitter @jaredfritzinger or email him at jared@edjacent.org.  This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative that connects teachers to their legacy. If you are looking for community, coaching, or content based around your needs, point your browser to www.edjacent.org and become a member for less than the cost of a pumpkin spice latte a week.   One thing we all have in common is that we’ve been to school. Everyone has an educational story to share. So if you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say.  
If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com 
The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra.  
Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.     

Monday Sep 27, 2021

This podcast is available in iTunes, Google, Spotify, and many other pod catchers. Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  In today’s episode, we continue our conversation with Edjacent designer Jared Fritzinger. Last time he told us a little about the capstone experience that he provides for his students. Today we will learn about the first two years of implementation of just one of those student driven experiences, and we find out some interesting information about using cooking oil instead of diesel. You can contact or follow Jared on Twitter @jaredfritzinger This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative that connects teachers to their legacy. If you are looking for community, coaching, or content based around your needs, point your browser to www.edjacent.org and become a member for less than the cost of a pumpkin spice latte a week. One thing we all have in common is that we’ve been to school. Everyone has an educational story to share. So if you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say. If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.

Monday Sep 13, 2021

This podcast is available in iTunes, Google, Spotify, and many other pod catchers. Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml    In today’s episode we speak to Edjacent designer Jared Fritzinger. Jared was on our pub talk episode (way back in episode 14) so you’ve met him before. I suppose this now makes him a “Friend of the pod” as they say in the podcasting world. Whenever I get a chance to talk with Jared, we always talk for hours about so many things. In our conversation shared over the next few episodes we talk about capstone projects, sustainability, using cooking oil as fuel, punk rock, independent record labels, and why educators should be treated as artists. But for today’s episode we get to know Jared a little better as he shares his teacher story and introduces us to the eighth-grade capstone experience.   You can contact Jared on Twitter @jaredfritzinger If you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say. If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.

Sunday Aug 29, 2021

This podcast is available in iTunes, Google, Spotify, and many other pod catchers. Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  In today’s episode, we finish our conversation with Jamie Kurowski, one of Edjacent’s designers. This is a great conversation where we look ahead to the things that we would like to change, and we talk about helping teachers to be brave. I think I’m going to take Jamie’s advice this semester and be ok when things are not perfect, to be brave, and to reflect as much as possible. If you want to see Jamie’s work, go to www.shemakes.art .  We also recently persuaded Jamie to open a twitter account, so go ahead and follow her @jlskt to stay up to date with all that she does. This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative that connects teachers to their legacy. If you are looking for community, coaching, or content based around your needs, point your browser to www.edjacent.org and become a member for less than the cost of a pumpkin spice latte a week. For me, it’s the stories of teachers, students, and school communities that matter. As such, this podcast is only possible with the help and support of its listeners. Please leave positive reviews wherever you are able. If you are an iTunes or Spotify subscriber, leaving a good review can really help our visibility.  Also, please don’t keep this podcast to yourself. Tell your friends to subscribe and listen too.  One thing we all have in common is that we’ve been to school. Everyone has an educational story to share. So if you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say. If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.

Thursday Jul 01, 2021

This podcast is available in iTunes, Google, Spotify, and many other pod catchers. Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  In this episode, Jaime reflects on what has been a challenging year for educators by sharing two of her writings.  I’ll say no more except to pay attention to all the things that are expected of teachers described in these writings, then I dare you to tell me that teaching as a profession is self-evident… I’m pretty sure Jaime would also like to hear what you thought about her work. So, if you would like to get in touch with her, you can email her at Jaime@edjacent.org This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative that connects teachers to their legacy. We create, write, talk, teach and learn about the things that matter most in education. To find out more, point your browser to www.edjacent.org One thing we all have in common is that we’ve been to school. So, if you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say. If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.

Sunday Jun 13, 2021

This podcast is available in iTunes, Google, Spotify, and many other pod catchers. Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  You can contact today's guest at: Jaime@Edjacent.org In the last episode we wrapped up the history of education in the ancient world. We learned how fundamental the control of knowledge as a currency was to the development of ancient civilizations, so now is a good time to take a breath and shift our attention back to stories about teachers and teaching. In this episode we feature the teacher story of Jamie Kurowski, one of the designers at the Edjacent collaborative. Hers is a cautionary tale about what the stresses of standardized testing can do to our health. Jaime is really into the doing and teaching of writing, so I took the opportunity to find out her insights into how we might help reluctant writers engage in the process. As the last few episodes demonstrated, writing is a key component of a knowledge currency, and as a reluctant writer myself, I found this a fascinating conversation. If we make writing a chore, and I will admit, I really don’t like the process myself, then we lose the ability to communicate creatively and effectively. I’m glad that educators like Jaime are trying to help kids experience some joy in themselves and the process. If you would like to get in touch with her, you can email her at Jaime@edjacent.org. Next time, Jaime will share some of her writings, based on her experiences of teaching during the pandemic. This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who exist to connect teachers to their legacy, thus creating a better world for our students and their teachers. We create, write, talk, teach and learn about the things that matter most in education. To find out more, point your browser to www.edjacent.org If you would like to contribute to the pod in any way, if you have a story to share, long, short, tragic, or comic, if you have comments to make about the podcast, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say. If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.  

Monday May 31, 2021

This podcast is available in iTunes, Google, Spotify, and many other pod catchers. Subscribe with this URL: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  In this episode we will complete our quick tour of education in the Ancient World by looking at what went on in Ancient Rome.  As we have seen in our brief foray into the ancient world, early civilizations relied on a knowledge currency that centered on the ability to record information – writing, and use that information to organize society and find out how the world worked. By the time we got to the Ancient Greeks, we began to see how this knowledge currency could be leveraged to encourage people to be productive citizens and future leaders, as in the Athenian systems, or to train citizens to be good soldiers and fulfil their duty to the state, as in the Ancient Spartan system. We also saw examples in both Athens and Ancient China of how encouraging young people to ask questions and think critically was sometimes thought of as dangerous and unpatriotic, as it might lead to younger generations wanting to change things. It’s amazing how this struggle between those that want to use education as a tool for progress and change, versus those that want to use education to preserve the status quo, has continued over the centuries. This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who exist to connect educators to their legacy, thus creating a better world for our students and their teachers. We create, write, talk, teach and learn about the things that matter most in education. To find out more, point your browser to www.edjacent.org. You can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com or alternatively you can send emails to me directly using mark@edjacent.org I love to read what you have to say. If social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop. You can find our contact information, copies of the show notes, and you can download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com The podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko.

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Welcome to the Teacher's Teatime Podcast.

This podcast is about, by, and for anyone who has ever had anything to do with schools and education. That’s probably almost everybody.

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