Punk Rock Preschool Podcast
By Jarred Geller, Punk Rock Preschool
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Welcome to the Punk Rock Preschool Podcast where we are changing the world one classroom at a time; that classroom...is your classroom! Together, we are going to design the perfect classroom to inspire your students and make school a rockin' place because in the Age of Information, teachers can have an impact that changes the world! Think about it: in today's world, a child with a passion and a love of learning can grow up to be anyone and anything they want to be. Imagine how much a passionate child can learn with the knowledge available on the internet. Imagine how much a passionate child can accomplish with direction and purpose at a young age. And imagine how much a passionate child can change the world with a head start on finding what they love. The possibilities are limitless! On the Punk Rock Preschool podcast, we will work together to design the perfect classroom where students are banging down your door every morning and leaving with a FOMO for school every afternoon! It all centers around three big ideas -- to imagine, to inspire, and to empower. 1) IMAGINE – Now is the time to dream big! Imagine new potentials and possibilities for all of your students. If you can dream it, they can do it. Their potential is as infinite as their imaginations! 2) INSPIRE – Inspire kids to pursue their biggest & wildest dreams. Tell them they can do anything they set their minds to! By working hard in school and never giving up, nothing is out of their reach! 3) EMPOWER – Give your students the tools and strategies to achieve their dreams! Empower your students with knowledge, stories, tools, passions, mindsets, habits, and much more to make their big & wild ambitions comes true. A child's potential is unlimited. If students are sponges, it’s time to help them absorb all they can. On the Punk Rock Preschool podcast, get the most unique perspectives on rethinking preschool, pre-k, ECE, Kindergarten, etc. to challenge and excite your classroom. Early Childhood Education should aim to inspire passions and make the greatest first impression of school. Join me on this adventure as we rethink preschool together!
||CleanEducation & Television: How to Make it Work! – Interview with Linda Simensky, VP of Children’s Programming at PBS – Ep. 025||Welcome back! I know it’s been a long time since our last episode but the Punk Rock Preschool Podcast is returning in spectacular fashion! This week, I am thrilled to share with you my interview with Linda Simensky,||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst-Year Teacher Tips: How to Plan the Perfect First Week of School – Ep. 024||For a first-year teacher, your first week of school can be a doozy! Even though you may have tons of experience student-teaching, I don’t know any programs that let you walk into a classroom and student-teach on the first day of school. Therefore,||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Teach Computer Science in Early Childhood – Interview with Kiki Prottsman of Code.org – Ep. 023||If you want to bring the skills of the 21st century into your classroom but don’t know where to start, drop what you’re doing and listen to this episode right now! This week, we have a special guest – Kiki Prottsman – who is the Curriculum Devel||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31 Classroom Jobs for ALL Your Student Helpers – Ep. 022||The best way to learn about personal responsibility is to live it! With this long list of classroom jobs, every student will have an opportunity to contribute to your classroom’s success! To choose jobs each week,||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 Inspiring Classroom Themes Your Students Will Love – Ep. 021||If you’re looking for the perfect themes to plan in your classroom, look no further! Bring a new theme to the classroom each week and help your students find their passions! Expose kids to the most interesting,||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Author & Entrepreneur Christopher Hines – How to Grow to Your Goals – Ep. 20||Today we are doing our first interview on the Punk Rock Preschool Podcast, and it is not one you want to miss. Our guest today is Author, Podcaster, Graphic Designer, Coach, Entrepreneur, and Creator, Christopher Hines.||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Public Trackers Work? – Ep. 019||Has anyone ever told you that public trackers “don’t work?” I’ve heard this plenty, but I’ve seen public tracking work with my own two eyes, for myself and for other teachers. I’ve also seen teachers run their class exceptionally without||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Toddlers Self-Control & Self-Discipline – Ep. 018||How do kids learn self-control and self-discipline? How can they take ownership of their educations and remind themselves to make great choices in school? Self-discipline can’t happen by accident! It comes from teachers modeling discipline and being||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResilience & Grit in Preschool: How to Challenge Yourself and Be the Best You Can Be – Ep. 017||“There are two things a person should never be angry at: what they can help and what they can not.” Plato knew the deal. This wisdom has existed for centuries! Let’s pass it on to our students so they have the work ethic and mindset to create the||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Lesson Plan with a Purpose – Ep. 016||How do you pick the themes you teach? Do you lesson plan yourself or with a team of teachers? Do you use your school’s provided lessons or do you create your own curriculum and teach what you love? If you want more freedom and flexibility,||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmpower Parents: A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media – Ep. 015||Teaching and parent communication don’t have to be separate things. For Mother’s Day, give moms (and dads) the best gift ever – an opportunity to see their child’s growth every single day! Most parents wish they could spend the day with their ch||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnleashing Potential: ACT III of your Perfect School Year – Ep. 014||Are you ready for a breakthrough? At the end of the year, it’s more likely we are going to be having a breakdown! In this episode, learn how to unleash your students’ full potential in the final part of your school year so they are inspired to lea||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPersonal Responsibility in Preschool – Never Break a Crayon Again! – Ep. 013||Do you want to save money, teach kids personal responsibility, and make the school day run much smoother all at the same time? If this sounds too good to be true, you are going to love what you learn in this week’s episode!||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Customize your Curriculum – Ep. 012||What does your perfect curriculum look like? I’m not asking about THE perfect curriculum, because there is no such thing! There is only YOUR perfect curriculum. What works for you? What do you want to teach? How can you bring energy, passion,||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnlocking Potential: ACT II of the Perfect School-Year – Ep. 011||Your perfect school-year continues in this episode of the Punk Rock Preschool Podcast! After your class discovers that learning is everywhere – in the classroom, in their home, in their community, in the world,||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Simple Way to Increase Participation in Preschool – Ep. 010||“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Ben Franklin, as always, dropping wisdom. And as I’ve found, listening to actual philosophers usually affords the best teaching philosophy. In this case, it’s spot-on||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscovering Potential: ACT I of the Perfect School-Year – Ep. 009||What does your perfect year look like? As you and your students embark on all of your learning adventures, what will be the story of your classroom? How does your journey begin and how do you want it to end?||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Teach Critical Thinking in Preschool – Ep. 008||What is critical thinking and how do you explain it to a class of four and five-year-olds? One of my students summed it up best when she said, “Mr. G! My brain is talking!” Yup, that’s pretty much the best explanation of “thinking” I can imag||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Parents Proud – Ep. 007||A happy parent can tell you so much more than any evaluation from an administrator. Now that I am out of the classroom, I can say that without having to worry that putting my parents’ happiness above all else can somehow harm my job status.||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass Field Trip to Beauty & the Beast – Ep. 006||A field trip to the movies can actually be one of the most effective ways to spend your time. If that sounds counter-intuitive or maybe just flat-out wrong, then you may be surprised by what you hear in this episode of the Punk Rock Preschool podcast.||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Secrets to Building FOMO for your Classroom – Ep. 005||What’s more important? Going over the same calendar and weather routine every single day (and boring kids half-to-death) OR changing things up and bringing something fresh and new to school each morning? Would you rather fill your day with monoto||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21st Century Skills for Success – Ep. 004||Did your education prepare you for life in the 21st century? If I asked you to come up with a list of “things I didn’t learn in school,” I bet you’d have no problem running off a number of essential life-skills you had to learn on your own. Me||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Build a Growth Mindset Culture – Ep. 003||In our class, everyone knew to always “do your best.” These three magic words changed everything. In this episode, get all the tools and mindsets to build a classroom culture around effort and growth. It really is amazing… when you praise kids||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInspire the Future Leaders of the World – Ep. 002||Before you teach a topic, always ask yourself: “Will this make my students fall in love with learning?” As preschool teachers, we shouldn’t obsess over repeating the calendar and weather every morning because this sends the wrong kind of messages||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating the Classroom of Your Dreams – Ep. 001||It’s your classroom and you’re in total control! You can teach what makes you happy. If for some reason things aren’t going the way you planned or the way you like, all you have to do is make a change. It’s that simple!||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Resource for the ages/future generations
Great podcast. Shows how to prepare our youth and students for a changing world- one we sure don't know how to control.
PRP introduces skills and learning techniques that many of us adults didn't learn about until maybe college or in the work world.
Strongest Point: the current curriculum for kids these days just isn't up to par. Not in 2017 -- it's a competitive world, whether you want to be a part of it or not, and it needs kids that grow into strong men and women, to help keep our society strong and functioning. This is probably the start of an early education reform in the form of podcasts and lesson plans. Definitely worth a listen, even if you don't have children!
Jarred is challenging future generations!
Too often our children hear what their potential is rather than discovering it! Rather than allowing the agenda focused education system to mold minds as it sees necessary/fit, Punk Rock Preschool gives children the tools to develop self confidence through hard work, dedication, and discovering a craft he or she loves. It doesn't allow children to step away from challenges or earn false self confidence; instead it gives a kid the resources to learn the craft, the time to practice, and the challenges to prove he or she is capable! Thanks to Punk Rock Preschool, children will finally learn the value of hard work and dedication to building a life they love.
Where was this twenty years ago?
This curriculum is like nothing I experienced when I was first starting school. In fact, it's like nothing I experienced at any point during my education. Mr. Geller is uniquely passionate and charismatic and any kids that get to partake in this kind of learning are extremely lucky.