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 Sep 27, 2020

Today’s episode is the final part of my interview with Chris Jacobs. In it we consider the future of the iLab and how learning expeditions can form the foundation for future instruction. We speculate on the differences in approach when faced with issues of remote learning, social distancing, and other challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We finish with some advice for teachers about what they can do to begin to innovate and meet the needs of today’s learners. You can see how they are adapting and what is happening in the iLab by following them on Twitter @GRHSiLab.   If you want to learn more about Chris’ work, you can follow him on Twitter @ChrisJacobsGRHS This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of 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. That’s w w w dot e d j a c e n t dot o r g. 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. 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. I love to read what you have to say. Or if social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop and on Instagram as markdiacopoulos You can find suggestions for topic titles, show notes, and 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. This podcast is available in iTunes. Subscribe with this URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-teatimeteachings-podcast/id1497468044   For other podcatchers, subscribe with this one: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml    

Sunday Sep 13, 2020

Last week’s episode was well received. Chris’ story is interesting and the work he is doing now is groundbreaking. In today’s episode we will listen to the second part of our conversation. In it we talk about the interdisciplinary approach he and his colleagues take to planning and organizing learning. We hear some examples of the community connections that help to shape the experiences of his students, how they deal with issues of standards and accreditation, and we hear about how the iLab pivoted to emergency learning in the Spring. As an update, the school system where the iLab is located has started the school year remotely, in a slightly different model than that adopted in the spring. If you want to know how they are adapting to these exceptional circumstances, or if you want to know more about the ilab, you can follow their official Twitter account @GRHSiLab.   If you want to learn more about Chris’ work, you can follow him on Twitter @ChrisJacobsGRHS This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of 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. That’s w w w dot e d j a c e n t dot o r g. 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. 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. I love to read what you have to say. Or if social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @markdiacop and on Instagram as markdiacopoulos You can find suggestions for topic titles, show notes, and 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. This podcast is available in iTunes. Subscribe with this URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-teatimeteachings-podcast/id1497468044   For other podcatchers, subscribe with this one: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  

Sunday Aug 30, 2020

I’ve been looking forward to releasing this episode all Summer. Today’s episode features the first part of an interview with someone who I find truly inspirational. When I interviewed Chris Jacobs back in lockdown, our discussion was absolutely fascinating, and I wanted to release it at a time when we could all use a bit of inspiration. As we return to school, whether that is in person, or remotely, it is worthwhile listening to his teacher’s story and finding out a little more about the work he and his colleagues do to create an innovative environment in his school. Chris has been an educator for as long as I have. He is currently the lead teacher in an interdisciplinary high school experience know as the Innovations Lab, or I-Lab for short. It is, in my opinion, a groundbreaking and humane way to approach learning in a high school setting. I encourage you to find out more about the iLab, details will be at the end of the podcast. For now, I’ll let Chris tell you more as we begin this interview recorded a few weeks into lockdown, at the end of April. If you want to know more about the ilab, or learn more about Chris’ work, you can follow him on Twitter @ChrisJacobsGRHS.  The Ilab also has its own twitter account. They do daily updates of all the goings on @GRHSiLab. This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of 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, if you have stories to share, comments to make, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com. I love to read what you have to say.   Or if social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @Markdiacop and Instagram @markdiacopoulos   You can find suggestions for topic titles, show notes, and 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.   This podcast is available in iTunes. Subscribe with this URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-teatimeteachings-podcast/id1497468044   For other podcatchers, subscribe with this one: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  

Sunday Aug 16, 2020

In this episode we discuss whether schools were truly closed in the pandemic and whether they need to reopen. We also ask whether schools serve society, as envisioned by Horace Mann, or the economy? To contribute to Alex' GoFundMe: https://gf.me/u/ycpfst   This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of 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, if you have stories to share, comments to make, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com. I love to read what you have to say.   Or if social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter @Markdiacop and Instagram @markdiacopoulos   You can find suggestions for topic titles, show notes, and 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.   This podcast is available in iTunes. Subscribe with this URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-teatimeteachings-podcast/id1497468044   For other podcatchers, subscribe with this one: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml

Sunday Jul 19, 2020

You may have noticed that we haven’t put an episode out for a short while. Effectively we’ve been on an unenforced hiatus. Don’t worry, there are plenty more episodes ready to release, but I will be putting those off until August and our anticipated return to school. So why the hiatus? Well, apart from it being the Summer, and we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and with all the uncertainty of if, when, and how, schools and colleges will reopen in the fall, which entails even more planning for multiple models of course delivery, which takes up even more time than normal. Plus the professional development and scholarship that teachers and teacher educators have to do during the summer, we’ve also had a family emergency.  Please share or contribute to Alex' GoFundMe page: https://gf.me/u/ycpfst  This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of 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, if you have stories to share, comments to make, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com. I love to read what you have to say. Or if social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @markdiacop You can find suggestions for topic titles, show notes, and 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. This podcast is available in iTunes. Subscribe with this URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-teatimeteachings-podcast/id1497468044 For other podcatchers, subscribe with this one: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml  

Sunday Jun 07, 2020

In today’s episode we will address responses to the recent political situation and ask the question, is teaching political? This topic arises comes from an online communication I had with a colleague this week. It prompted me to write a blog post, published by our friends in Edjacent, and addressed in this podcast as a Dear Doctor D question. To read the blog, and follow links to the research and other podcasts mentioned in the show, follow this link: https://edjacentlyspeaking.edjacent.org/2020/06/teaching-is-political-act.html This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of 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, if you have stories to share, comments to make, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com. I love to read what you have to say.   Or if social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @markdiacop   You can find suggestions for topic titles, show notes, and 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.   This podcast is available in iTunes. Subscribe with this URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-teatimeteachings-podcast/id1497468044   For other podcatchers, subscribe with this one: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml

Tuesday May 26, 2020

In today’s episode we will wrap up our conversation with Meghan Raftery. We talk about how educators can be agents for positive change, and we consider what how we might do schools and schooling a little different once the restrictions caused by the Covid 19 pandemic are lifted. Meghan talks about parent’s perspectives of homeschooling both before and during this pandemic, the role schools play beyond filling kids with facts, and how we think about meeting society's new needs in the future can be a catalyst for critical conversations about the way forward in education. Change is a recurring topic in this episode.

Sunday May 10, 2020

In today’s episode we hear some more from Meghan Raftery, as she describes her life working outside the world of public education, and then we talk about how to create change and innovate in an environment where it seems impossible to do so.  You can follow Meghan on Twitter @meg5han. This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of 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, if you have stories to share, comments to make, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com. I love to read what you have to say. Or if social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @markdiacop You can find suggestions for topic titles, show notes, and 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. This podcast is available in iTunes. Subscribe with this URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-teatimeteachings-podcast/id1497468044 For other podcatchers, subscribe with this one: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml google-site-verification: google931ada31ea617933.html

Monday Apr 27, 2020

In today’s episode we hear a teacher’s story. Meghan Raftery shares her quite unique career path from that of an elementary teacher, to her new role in the private sector. Her’s is a fascinating and unconventional path. We talked via Zoom in the first week of the coronavirus lockdown. As sometimes happens with these tools, sound quality can be patchy. But I think her story is valuable and insightful. You can follow Meghan on Twitter @meg5han. This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of 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, if you have stories to share, comments to make, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com. I love to read what you have to say. Or if social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @markdiacop You can find suggestions for topic titles, show notes, and 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. This podcast is available in iTunes. Subscribe with this URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-teatimeteachings-podcast/id1497468044 For other podcatchers, subscribe with this one: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml google-site-verification: google931ada31ea617933.html

Monday Apr 06, 2020

In today’s episode I share part two of my conversation with Theo, Brenna, Aisling, and Phaedra.  We talk about how they feel about assessment of their work in this tricky time, testing, what might happen in the future, and they give advice for teachers, parents, and other students. This podcast is a proud member of Edjacent, a design collaborative made up of educators who dream of a better world for our students and their teachers. We create, write, talk, teach and learn about the things that matter most in education. Learn more at edjacent.org. If you would like to contribute to the pod, if you have stories to share, comments to make, or just want to say “hi”, you can send an email to TeachersTeaTimePod@gmail.com. I love to read what you have to say. Or if social media is your thing, you can follow me on Twitter and Insta @markdiacop You can find suggestions for topic titles, show notes, and download previous episodes of the podcast at www.teachersteatimepod.com The new podcast artwork was created by Phaedra. Opening and closing music is by Bryan Boyko. This podcast is available in iTunes. Subscribe with this URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-teatimeteachings-podcast/id1497468044 For other podcatchers, subscribe with this one: https://feed.podbean.com/teatimeteaching/feed.xml google-site-verification: google931ada31ea617933.html

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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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