3Ps in a Pod
By Arizona K12 Center
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Being an educator in the 21st century is indescribably complex. There’s a constant pressure to meet standards and help students achieve, but there’s also a need to allow learners to color outside the lines in an effort to prompt creativity. The Arizona K12 Center believes effective teaching and learning is grounded in quality teacher development and teacher leadership. To support educators along the continuum, the Center developed “3Ps in a Pod” to further dissect practice, policy, and passion in the field of education. Voiced by the organization’s Professional Learning Directors and Associate Director of Programs, Danielle Brown, Donnie Dicus, Mary Field, and Angelia Ebner, "3Ps in a Pod" will feature numerous guests with ideas, perspectives, and stories relevant to what educators do both in and out of the classroom. This is a conversation, not a lecture. Ditch your notebook, but be ready to share. There’s no need to cram for a pop quiz, but we hope you’ll pledge to be a lifelong learner.
||CleanS4 Episode 1: New Teachers||School is back in session and so is “3Psin a Pod.” We kickstart our latest season with a show all about new teachers. Even if you’re not a novice educator, keep listening — our guests share what you can do to help those newest to the...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 8: How Education Disrupts Poverty and Teachers Impact Lives||What better time to talk about the power of teachers than during Teacher Appreciation Week 2018? Today, Jaime Casap, the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, chats with Danielle and Mary about what it was like being raised as a first-generation...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 7: Testing, Evaluations, and Budgets (Oh My!)||In education, the words “testing, evaluations, and budgets” might cause you to shudder. Fortunately, Chris Kotterman schools us on what each looks like in the context of Arizona’s K-12 education system. Listen, as our hosts, Angelia and Donnie,...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 6: Beth Lewis on Save Our Schools Arizona||Arizona educators are organizing and mobilizing. The Grand Canyon state is now known for having the lowest teacher pay in the nation and questionable public-school funding. Save Our Schools (SOS) Arizona is an organization created to communicate the...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 5: Taking Math Beyond the Answers||Are your students giving high fives and fist pumping after solving a word problem? They should be! As teachers, can we make math more engaging. Dr. Mike Flynn is with us on “3Ps in a Pod” to share how we can help students see a real-life situation..||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 4: Equity in Montessori||School choice is hot topic, especially in Arizona. Today, Mary and Donnie talk about students’ diverse needs and learning styles, and how that relates to equity. Mary reminds us that individuals don’t need to travel to an entirely different school..||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 3: Making Math Playful||Playful and dirty probably aren’t adjectives that come to mind when you say math out loud. However, today’s “3Ps in a Pod” guest, John San Giovanni, says we need to freshen up the way students approach the subject. Regardless of who you are...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 2: Equity Through Inclusion||The effort put forth by teachers to make educational equity a reality for students can be seen in actions, both big and small. Jesse Delgado is a special education mentor in the Tolleson Union High School District where he trains and coaches teachers...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 1: Truth Behind Teacher Salary||Welcome to season three of “3Ps in a Pod!” Today’s hosts, Donnie and Mary, discuss a fiery topic—teacher salary. Educator pay pushes beyond classroom walls and barrels into teachers’ personal lives. Whether there is a comma on your paystub...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 8: Leading from the Classroom Through FIT Teaching||You’ve been there, right? You’re sitting, fully engaged, in an extraordinary professional learning opportunity. You feel the teacher high and are linking concepts to your current classroom practices. The synapses in your brain are connecting at...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 7: To Be Informed Is To Be Empowered||Do you feel like staying up-to-date on policy in the profession is similar to drinking from a fire hose? Today’s hosts, Angelia and Danielle, admit that while life is so much about the hustle, it’s important to find the time to be informed...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 6: Relationships, Relationships, Relationships: The Power of New Teacher Support||The term “master teacher” can mean a multitude of things to a variety of people. Today, Danielle and Mary define the term according the standards of the Arizona K12 Center. The duo hears from Ellen Moir, the Chief Executive Officer of the New...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 5: No Such Thing as a Math Gene||Have you ever encountered a person with an aversion toward mathematics? Get ready to rewrite your math autobiography with the Director of Teaching and Learning from the Buckeye Elementary School District and past Chief Learning Officer for the Rodel...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 4: Online Learning Environments with Tony Vincent||If technology gets you in a tizzy, you’ll come to admire (and maybe envy) our guest. Tony Vincent has been a friend of the Arizona K12 Center for nearly 15 years, and his self-proclaimed, geeky obsession with technology and immeasurable expertise...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 3: How English Learner Policy and Practice Collide with Kate Wright||Today, we dive into the policy behind English learners in the state. The Arizona Department of Education’s Deputy Associate Superintendent for the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS), Kate Wright, talks about the importance being..||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 2: To Learn is to Struggle||Although you’re only a few weeks into the semester, you might feel like you’ve been at it again for months. Stop going through the motions and rekindle your purpose in the classroom with focus and intentionality. Today’s “3Ps in a Pod” guest..||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 1: National Board Certification for Today’s Educators||“3Ps in a Pod” is back in session! Thanks for joining us for the start season two. Today, Angelia and Donnie chat with Amber Parker from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This week, the National Board honors 5,470 new and...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 7: Power of Educator Self-Care||Thanks for joining us for the season finale of “3Ps in a Pod.” While we’re guessing you’re in need of rest and relaxation during winter break, we’re positive your heart, mind, and soul will feel refreshed after listening to today’s guest....||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 6: Restorative Justice Transforming our Schools||Thanks for joining us for the bonus episode of our first season. We’re thrilled to have Elma Dzanic in the “3Ps in a Pod” studio to discuss restorative justice practices in the Phoenix Union High School District. We first explored this...||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 5: Holidays in the Classroom||Holidays in the classroom can look and feel different for everyone. What might be a jolly season for some, may leave others feeling confused, excluded, and undervalued. Listen, as we discuss the importance of inclusive and thoughtful classroom...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 4: Arizona's School Letter Grades||Students aren’t the only ones anxiously awaiting their grades — schools are too. State law requires all Arizona district and charter schools be assessed and given a letter grade by the Department of Education. This week, “3Ps in a Pod” hosts,...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 3: Restorative Practice||Let’s talk about the importance of building strong relationships in education. First, Mary and Angelia share their best tactics for making classrooms like a second home for learners. Next, they interview Dr. Dominique Smith, a leading expert on the...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 2: Teacher Voice||Welcome back to “3Ps in a Pod,” a podcast by the Arizona K12 Center. As we chat about Practice, Policy, and Passion, two of our four co-hosts, Angelia Ebner and Donnie Dicus, interview Arizona’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, Josh Meibos. Together,...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 1: Teacher Leadership||And we’re live! Welcome to “3Ps in a Pod,” a podcast by the Arizona K12 Center. Together, we’ll talk Practice, Policy, and Passion, as it pertains to the 21st-century educator. In this first episode, we introduce two of our four co-hosts, Mary..||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Mary||Meet National Board Certified Teacher, Mary Field, one of the voices behind our new podcast. As a Professional Learning Director for the Arizona K12 Center, Mary connects with educators and experts to create a sense of purposeful and professional...||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Donnie||Let us introduce you to National Board Certified Teacher, Donnie Dicus. As one of the Professional Learning Directors for the Arizona K12 Center and a co-host of “3Ps in a Pod,” the former elementary teacher looks forward to chatting with you...||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Danielle||Meet National Board Certified Teacher Danielle Brown, one of our “3Ps in a Pod” hosts. As a Professional Learning Director for the Arizona K12 Center, Danielle rallies those around her to strategically engage in conversations that will drive...||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Angelia||Meet one of our “3Ps in a Pod” hosts, Angelia Ebner. As a National Board Certified Teacher and the Associate Director of Programs for the Arizona K12 Center, Angelia works to bring education experts to our state in an effort to inspire and...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
In such a busy world, teachers need an accessible way to stay up-to-date on policy in the profession. What a great way to make your commute more productive and powerful.
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I’m so excited to have a positive place to listen and learn about things that impact me, my child, and my students!
I love that this is a podcast by teachers, for teachers! I can't wait to learn more about policy and practice!