Stories Teachers Share – MindShift
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Stories Teachers share is a podcast about what it’s like to be a teacher and what we can learn from them. It comes from the team at the wildly popular education blog MindShift, produced out of NPR member station KQED. Teaching is a deeply personal profession. Teachers give so much of themselves to their students, nurturing relationships and trust with students along the way. It’s those intangibles that don’t always show up on standardized tests and rarely get discussed in the media. Few people ever know the truth about what it’s really like to teach or what impact great teaching can have on someone’s life. A lot of those experiences are locked away in classrooms or become sentiments never shared with the ones who might need to hear it the most. Stories Teachers Share will not only paint a picture of the men and women spending more than six hours a day with our children, but will also help reveal how each of us is a teacher and a student at different times in our lives.
||The Epic April Fool’s Day Prank||Teachers Alex Fernandez and Al Julius set up their students for an April Fool’s Day prank that ultimately landed Mr. Julius in handcuffs. Once the prank was over, the teachers learned about their students’ characters in ways they didn't anticipate.||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Makes a Teacher Special to a Student?||Great teachers are constantly evaluating what works to help their students learn. But teachers don't often hear what impact they have made on students.||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Coach||For high school science teacher and basketball coach Jim Clark, coaching went beyond the classroom and the court. More than ten years later, he's still plays a support role for one of his former athletes who wouldn't let go of his dream to become a doc...||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Questions Adolescent Boys Ask About Puberty||For boys, the world of puberty is often a silent one when it comes to meaningful conversations with their dads and adult caregivers. Health educator Dr. Rob Lehman empowers dads and demonstrates helpful ways to answer a boy’s wide-ranging concerns abou.||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Puberty Lady||Sex education is supposed to be for the kids, but Julie Metzger, known as "The Puberty Lady," also targets her message to moms who are often the ones feeling awkward talking about puberty. A mother and daughter open up about their journey of feeling em...||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Wet Sundays||The first year of teaching can be so tough, a teacher can't help but cry on Sundays. Sadie Guthrie recalls her first year of teaching special education and surviving with the help of her mom, boyfriend, and the inspiration she found in her incredible s...||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Creative Writing Assignment||When English teacher Alexa Schlechter gave an assignment to her high school students asking them to think about their personal memoirs, she received details about a student’s life that stunned her.||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is a reminder of the many good teachers there are. Plus it provides funny stories and an overall insightful view of life in the world of educators. If you need a laugh or a heartwarming story this podcast is for you.
Teachers hear the darnedest things
I'm constantly thinking back to my school days and reevaluating what that experience was like. It's nice to hear the other side - what teachers thought. Some fun moments too like boys asking if certain smells go away and then come back. The puberty lady episode is good as is the puberty questions one.
A real education
Too often the conversation about education gets mired in abstraction. Hearing stories straight from the people trying to hold the line on real learning reminds us that people matter more than process.
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