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Counting down the days until the end of the year? Escape the stress of school with Class Dismissed, a podcast designed for educators by educators. Each week, we swap real stories - funny and heartbreaking - from our daily lives in school and beyond. Join us to hear lively debate on policy issues, questions from listeners seeking advice, and ridiculous stories from a day in the life of an educator. In a profession that is all-consuming, we need a place to discuss the good and the bad - without censorship or judgement. Tune in on the drive home. These are the conversations that need to be had...after the kids leave. Class Dismissed is hosted by Cristin Kelly, Andy Schmitz, & Cal Wysocki. Follow the show @ClassDismissedu.
||CleanS1 Ep 12 James Troupis||The Class Dismissed team talks to James Troupis, Chief Talent Officer at the Noble Network of Charter Schools, about his approach to hiring and retaining great educators. They also take a call from a teacher who is wondering what to do with...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep 11 Anna Pavechevich||Andy, Cal, and Cristin interview Anna Pavechevich, longtime educator and current Principal at Amundsen High School in Chicago. They also talk about the closure of Hope High School, how childhood trauma can manifest as illness, and the importance of...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep 10 Allison Hansen||The recent school shooting is on everyone's mind, included the educators at Class Dismissed. Andy, Cal, and Cristin also talk to Allison Hansen, the Director of Clinical Experience at Marian University, about how their program marries theory and...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Had a Snow Day! So Here's an Awesome Repeat Episode||Chicago was blasted by some old school snow last week which kept Andy, Cal, and Cristin out of the studio. They will be back in two weeks with a brand new episode, and, in the meantime, leave you with a throwback episode. Please enjoy this episode...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep9 Bill Kennedy||Andy, Cal, and Cristin sit down with Bill Kennedy, the Director of the Urban Teacher Education Program at UChicago, to talk urban teacher residencies and new teacher preparation. They also field a call from a teacher dealing with an intrusive...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinter Break Survey!||Happy Winter Break! Cal, Andy, and Cristin are spending their winter break making Class Dismissed even better for you, but they need your help! Take a listen for how YOU can help contribute to the Class Dismissed content.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep8 Extracurriculars, etc.||Andy, Cal, and Cristin talk about the role of schools in combating sexual harassment, the effects of more CPS school closings, and challenges with conducting instructional rounds. They also chat all things music education with The Shades, a Chicago...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep7 Yipee Ki Yay (Old Habits Die Hard)||The Class Dismissed crew talks the GOP tax plan, the merits of building content knowledge before building reading skill, and potential complications associated with making attendance a high stakes metric for schools. They also sit down with Aylon...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep 6 I Fashion Myself a Teacher Comedian||Andy, Cal and Cristin sit down with Devin Siebold, a teacher by day and comedian by night. He talks about the need for humor in teachers' lives and why he is definitely NOT a comedian in the classroom. They also answer a question from a teacher who...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep5 Tale As Old As Time||Andy, Cal, and Cristin each have something they're thinking about, and that think is old Disney songs. Oh, they also field an email from a new and overwhelmed instructional leader. But, mostly old Disney songs.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep4 What Really Grinds My Gears||Andy, Cal, and Cristin find themselves reminiscing about their favorite books as young adults, debating the positives and negatives of real time coaching, and discussing inequities when it comes to access to sports across schools. They also get the...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep 3 Be the Thermometer, Not the Thermostat||In this episode, Andy makes his glorious return, and the Class Dismissed team talks to a new assistant principal about his transition into an administrator role. They also field an email from a principal dealing with a teacher who has some...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep2 One for You, One for Me||In this episode, Cal and Cristin sit down with Ido Leffler, the Co-Founder and CEO of Yoobi, who talks about his work with underserved communities and his own teacher mother who inspired his work in the first place. They also take calls from a social...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep 1 Principals and Catalysts||In our first episode after summer break, we interview Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn about her path toward becoming the principal of the school where she got her start in education and the impact that having a teacher of the same race can have on students of...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0 Season 1||Teaser||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS0 Ep 6 - Teaching as Activism||Today, we explore the role of a teacher as an activist in the classroom. Our good friend and experienced educator - Aiyeshia Wong - gets at the heart of what it means to be an educator in a polarizing political climate. As a high school English...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS0 Ep 5 - The Power of a Principal||Principal autonomy is important. How do districts strike the right balance between allowing principals to innovate while ensuring they are doing what students need in order to be successful? We also hear from our listeners - a...||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS0 Ep 4 - Past the Presidential Persona, New Policies Trump Progress||Trump's showmanship and polarizing personality constantly capture news headlines, but what are the true implications of his policy changes in the education world? We also hear from callers across the country - an instructional coach motivating a...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS0 Ep 3 - Impersonalized Learning?||In this week's episode, we dive into personalized learning, bantering over its intended purpose and its actual use in classrooms. We also hear from two teachers - one whose administration tends to side with parents over staff and another who is...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS0 Ep 2 - A City Divided Following New Grad Requirements||With Chicago's mayor introducing new high school graduation requirements, the city is divided amidst a heated debate. We explore the proposed changes and potential ramifications. Also, two new callers join us later: a student teacher...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS0 Ep 1 - Class Dismissed Intro, Suspensions & Calls from Teachers||When changes in policy occur, it affects our classrooms - big time. In this episode, Cristin, Andy, and Cal talk about changes to suspension policy and its unintended consequences. How do we preserve instruction while preventing suspension abuse in...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass Dismissed Teaser||Check out this preview of what's to come this season on Class Dismissed.||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally! A podcast that is authentic.
It is so nice to finally listen to a podcast that talks about what it is actually like to work in education - not the fluff that some people makeup. Teaching is really freaking hard. Thank you Class Dismissed!
Breaking down the problems of the Chicago public school system is going to take a lot of episodes. I look forward to more in the future.
This is great for teachers, staff, and educators. Well thought out answers and discussions about experiences in the field of education.