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! You are a rock star. As a teacher, your impact echoes out and creates an impact that can change the world. Together, we are going to reimagine the the perfect ECE classroom because your children deserve the absolute best. 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 discovering what he or she loves. The possibilities are limitless! On the Punk Rock Preschool Podcast, we will discuss the most innovative, inspiring, and empowering strategies for you to create the classroom of your dreams! With incredible guests from every field and outside-the-box thinking, your classroom will be the place to be! Students will be banging down the classroom door every morning and leaving with a FOMO for school every afternoon! Once we allow ourselves to reimagine a classroom that doesn't just instruct or educate, but rather inspires and empowers, we have entered into life-changing territory. Early childhood is the time to dream big, imagine new potentials, and introduce children to the world of possibilities that exists for each and everyone of them. If you can dream it, they can do it. A child's potential is as infinite as their imaginations! The philosophy behind Punk Rock Preschool is simple -- inspire kids to pursue their biggest & wildest dreams. We must reshape expectations so students know that they can do anything they set their minds to, whether it is "developmentally appropriate" or not. On this podcast, we will discuss how to give your students the tools and strategies to discover their passions and achieve their dreams! Through interviews, insights, and intuition, you can empower your students with knowledge, passions, mindsets, habits, and much more to make their big & wild ambitions comes true. A child's potential is only limited by our own imaginations. This is why we must dream big. 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, and education in general so you can challenge and excite your classroom every day. Subscribe now and join me on this adventure as we rethink preschool together!
||CleanCatch Up Boys – How Eric Newman Nurtures Exceptional Husbands, Fathers, and Men||What is a catch up boy? A catch up boy is a young man who has gone his entire life without guidance of a competent, confident and consistent adult male. And then, something terrible happens. It could be any number of traumas: the death of someone close.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Create Forward Momentum in Your Life – Interview with Ed Latimore – Ep. 034||At 28, Ed Latimore was stuck. At 33, Ed Latimore is on top of the world. How did he do it? By harnessing the power of momentum and pushing forward to change his life. Ed is an inspiration. In five years he joined the army, thrived as an amateur boxer,||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 Kanye West Tweets To Live and Teach By – Ep. 033||#1. Dream Big I’ve always had a desire to do things people wouldn’t even think to do — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 24, 2018 #2. Trust Your Intuition Don’t follow crowds. Follow the innate feelings inside of you. Do what you feel not what you||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Develop Intuition: The Missing Piece in Education – Interview with Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes – Ep. 032||Are we raising kids who are prepared for an unpredictable and changing world? We tell children to follow their heart and go with their their gut, but are we giving kids the tools to even listen? Intuition can’t be taught from a textbook but it can b||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming the Black Mr. Rogers – Interview with Mr. Dwayne Reed – Ep. 031||Meet the Black Mr. Rogers! Mr. Dwayne Reed, a first year teacher on the West Side of Chicago, has already made a profound impact on so many students and teachers around the world. And he does so by bringing the positivity, freedom,||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Growth Mindset Playbook – Interview with Annie Brock, Author of The Growth Mindset Coach and The Growth Mindset Playbook – Ep. 030||Do you want the playbook to unlock your student’s full potential? Lucky for you, today’s guest is Annie Brock who literally wrote the book on growth mindset in the classroom! She actually wrote multiple books on growth mindset! In this episode,||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Teach Artistically: The Art of Transformation – Interview with Enrique Feldman, Author, Artist, and Speaker – Ep. 029||Teaching is an art form. When you live and teach artistically, magical things will happen in your classroom. Today’s guest is Enrique Feldman, an artist, author, conductor, singer, speaker, composer, musician, and educator.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKids Deserve It: Tell Your Story – Interview with Todd Nesloney, Author of Stories from Webb – Ep. 028||What are the stories that you want to share with the world? Telling your story and sharing parts of yourself is how we learn, connect, and build empathy. No matter the context, whether in a personal or professional setting, your story matters.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Teach Big and Kick Ass – Interview with A.J. Juliani, Author of Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning – Ep. 027||Kids live in a world where they don’t have to wait for anything. But in school, we tell them what they have to do, when they should do it, and how it needs to be done. There are few opportunities for student choice and even fewer opportunities for stu||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDitch That Textbook – Interview with Matt Miller, Author of Ditch That Textbook – Ep. 026||It is time to retake control of your curriculum! As teachers, we must be true to ourselves in everything we do in the classroom. Sometimes this means trying new things, and sometimes this means not knowing if they’ll work or not.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
Mr. G is the preschool teacher I WISH I had, such great content, interviews, and tips for new and experienced teachers!
Passionate and Brilliant!
Yes!!! Finally - thank you for taking the time to breathe life back into the preschool education mindset. I heard you first on The Preschool Podcast. I look forward to interviewing you myself in order to spread the word further among my parents and fellow educators. Your passion gets me pumped!!
Learning is easy when teaching is this much fun!
Get excited about teaching again! Teaching what you love instills a love of learning in your students. Great ideas, and check out the website for complete lesson plans, how to videos, and much more of Jarred's awesome online classroom.