By Tom Mullaney
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Tom Mullaney has worked with students in grades 4 through 12 in urban, suburban, and rural schools during his more than thirteen years in education. On Sustainable Teaching, he talks with fellow educators about making the profession sustainable and the school day exciting for students.
||CleanEpisode 21 - The Teacher Running for Congress with Sean A. Thom||I am honored to have Sean A. Thom join me to talk about his campaign to represent New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district in the US House of Representatives. Listen to us discuss his inspiration for running, what he believes in and my many frustrations with politics. References from the episode: Sean on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SeanAThom Sean’s Campaign Site: http://www.seanathom.com Sean’s BamRadioNetwork EdWord Blog Posts: https://www.bamradionetwork.com/edwords-blog/blogger/listings/seanathom||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - All Things ELA with Susan Hitt||I am honored to have New Hanover County Schools ELA Lead Teacher Susan Hitt join me to talk English Language Arts. We talk about ELA in the modern classroom and educational technology. Listen to us discuss Silent Sustained Reading - yea or nay, and why. References from the episode: Susan on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SusanHitt Susan’s Education Celebration ELA blog - http://educationcelebrationela.blogspot.com/ Edcampbeach (New Hanover County, NC) - https://sites.google.com/a/nhcs.net/edcamp-beach/ Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers - https://www.amazon.com/Disrupting-Thinking-Why-Read-Matters/dp/1338132903 Flipgrid for giving students a platform to share what they have learned - https://info.flipgrid.com/ ThingLink - https://www.thinglink.com/ Padlet - https://padlet.com/ The #TeacherTip Twitter hashtag - https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeacherTip?src=hash Keith Hughes, author of great #TeacherTip tweets - https://twitter.com/hiphughes||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Edtech Makes PE Awesome with Carlos Galvez||I am honored to have the great pleasure of speaking with one my favorite PE teachers, Carlos Galvez who joins me from Shenzhen, China. Carlos and I discuss the value of edtech for Physical Education. Listen has Carlos tells me about using technology with my students and melts my skepticism about 360° cameras in education. References from the episode: Look, Mom, I’m Writing a Term Paper on My Smartphone (The Wall Street Journal) - https://www.wsj.com/articles/look-mom-im-writing-a-term-paper-on-my-smartphone-1455729046 DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter (Carlos’s Drone) - https://www.amazon.com/DJI-CP-PT-000312-Phantom-4-Quadcopter/dp/B01CFXQZD0 HoloBuilder for making 360° digital breakouts - https://www.holobuilder.com/ ThingLink - https://www.thinglink.com/ ThreeSixtyEDU (educational resources for - 360° cameras) - https://www.threesixtyedu.com/ Carlos on Twitter - https://twitter.com/clos_gm||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - The Value of Music in Education with Corey McPherson||I am honored to have the great pleasure of speaking with one my favorite music teachers, Corey McPherson. Corey and I discuss the value of music in education and ways music teachers can use technology to light a spark in their students. References from the episode: Corey on Twitter - https://twitter.com/coreyonthekeyz Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - One of Mr. Mullaney’s favorite tools for teaching about Vietnam and Richard Nixon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1PrUU2S_iw Smart Music - Great app for teaching students music and assessment - https://www.smartmusic.com/ Soundtrap - Great for students to edit music. I edit this podcast in Soundtrap. - https://www.soundtrap.com/ Adobe Spark - https://spark.adobe.com/ Canva - https://www.canva.com/ Yousician - learn how to play guitar in an app! Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yousician.yousician&hl=en iTunes Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yousician/id959883039?mt=8 Corey on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/corey.mcpherson9||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - A Love of ELA and Each Other with Cristie Watson and Tom Watson||I am honored to have my former colleagues and married ELA teachers Cristie Watson and Tom Watson join me for episode 17. Cristie and Tom share great practices for the ELA classroom and how successfully manage marriage and working in the same school. References from the episode: Cristie on Twitter - https://twitter.com/CristieWatson Tom on Twitter - https://twitter.com/UVMELON Google Expeditions - https://edu.google.com/expeditions/ My blog post about leading students (including Cristie’s) on Google Expeditions - https://tommullaney.com/2017/02/08/have-ipads-use-them-for-google-expeditions/ Google Classroom - https://classroom.google.com August 2017 Updates to Google Classroom blog post - https://www.blog.google/topics/education/10-ways-were-making-classroom-and-forms-easier-teachers-school-year/ KidBlog - https://kidblog.org/ Grammarly Google Chrome extension - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grammarly-for-chrome/kbfnbcaeplbcioakkpcpgfkobkghlhen?hl=en John Green - An Open Letter to Kids Returning to School - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x78PnPd-V-A Verso for class discussion - https://app.versoapp.com/ BreakoutEDU - https://www.breakoutedu.com/ Bitmoji Chrome extension (use for book talks and summaries) - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bitmoji/bfgdeiadkckfbkeigkoncpdieiiefpig?hl=en TripAdvisor - Use the reviews to teach tone! - https://www.tripadvisor.com/ 9 Mistakes New Teachers Make by Cristie Watson - Education Week Teacher - http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2015/08/04/9-mistakes-new-teachers-make.html Key Questions for New Teachers and Their Schools by Cristie Watson - Education Week Teacher - http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2016/10/05/key-questions-for-new-teachers-and-their.html Fostering a Long-Lasting Love of Teaching by Cristie Watson - Education Week Teacher - http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2017/02/14/fostering-a-long-lasting-love-of-teaching.html||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - History, Edtech, and Innovation with Adam Juarez||I am honored to have innovative technology integrator Adam Juarez join me for episode 16. We talk about edtech in the history classroom, how Adam coaches teachers on using technology and his Cardinal Innovation Center. We wrap up by geeking about my device of choice, Chromebooks. References from the episode: Adam’s website - https://sites.google.com/view/techcoachjuarez/ Adam on Twitter - https://twitter.com/techcoachjuarez Google MyMaps - https://www.google.com/maps/d/ Google Classroom teaser video (2014). It turns out Google has taken it down. Here is another Google posted in 2014 to tease Google Classroom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUiLc0If0CI The Great War YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar DocHub for manipulating PDFs - https://dochub.com/ Cardinal Innovation Center - cardinalinnovationcenter.org EquatIO (Awesome Google Chrome extension for Math) - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/equatio-math-made-digital/hjngolefdpdnooamgdldlkjgmdcmcjnc Squid (Android app for notetaking) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.steadfastinnovation.android.projectpapyrus&hl=en #cvtechtalk on Twitter - https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cvtechtalk&src=typd CVTechTalk Google+ Community - https://plus.google.com/communities/101802845904987855179||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Excited About Teaching with Chrystal Hoe||I am honored to have innovative technology integrator Chrystal Hoe join me for episode 15. We talk about how she used educational technology in her French classroom and her dream that all teachers are excited about teaching, connecting with peers, and furthering their practice. References from the episode: Chrystal’s website - http://www.chrystalhoe.com/ Chrystal on Twitter - https://twitter.com/cehoerun Google Voice for having students leave voicemails - great for world language! - https://voice.google.com/ Google Expeditions - https://edu.google.com/expeditions/ Lead Like a Pirate by Shelley Burgess - https://www.amazon.com/Lead-Like-PIRATE-Amazing-Students/dp/1946444006/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1496343454&sr=8-1 Google Photos for school photo albums - https://photos.google.com/ Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros - https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Mindset-Empower-Learning-Creativity/dp/0996989617/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1496343755&sr=8-1 MA Student Privacy Alliance - https://secure2.cpsd.us/mspa/participants.php National Student Data Privacy Consortium - https://privacy.a4l.org/||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - VR is the Future of Education with Heidi Bernasconi||I am honored to have innovative high school science teacher Heidi Bernasconi join me for episode 14. After Heidi establishes her credentials as a rigorous teacher with high standards (at the expense of high school Tom) we discuss how she uses educational technology and virtual reality with her students. Listen and learn about how VR will impact the future of education. References from the episode: Heidi on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BioBernasconi Google Expeditions - https://edu.google.com/expeditions/ TES Teacher Resources - https://www.tes.com/en-us TES Lessons to accompany Google Expeditions - https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?&q=%23GoogleExpeditions A Walk Home Through Dementia (360° Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Rcbj_qR4g Remind App - https://www.remind.com/ New York Times VR app - http://www.nytimes.com/marketing/nytvr/ New York Times 360° Videos - https://www.nytimes.com/video/360-video||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Choosing to Give Kids What They Deserve with Jenny Conrad||I am honored to have innovative math coach Jenny Conrad join me for episode 13. Jenny and I talk about how educational technology lets teachers give kids what they deserve. References from the episode: Jenny on Twitter - https://twitter.com/jenny_conradj Jenny’s Website - http://jconradedtech.weebly.com/ EdPuzzle - https://edpuzzle.com/ Jenny’s Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides blog post - http://jconradedtech.weebly.com/blog/choose-your-own-adventure Slides Carnival to make beautiful Google Slides - http://www.slidescarnival.com/ How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant (MindShift) - https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/12/09/how-to-ensure-students-are-actively-engaged-and-not-just-compliant/ Autocrat Google Sheets add-on for feedback https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autocrat/ppgnklghfnlijoafjjkpoakpjjpdkgdj?utm_source=permalink The Power of Feedback by John Hattie (PDF) - http://growthmindseteaz.org/files/Power_of_Feedback_JHattie.pdf||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - When the Teacher has Cancer with Justin Birckbichler||I am honored to have innovative teacher Justin Birckbichler join me for episode 12. Justin and I spoke about his experience with testicular cancer. Listen to hear how he handled this situation with his students and how he made it through chemotherapy. Justin explains that society needs to start speaking about testicular cancer and that men need to check themselves and see their doctor. References from the episode: How to self-check for testicular cancer: http://www.testicularcancerawarenessfoundation.org/self-exam-how-to/ Justin on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Mr_B_Teacher Justin’s A Ballsy Sense of Tumor blog - http://www.aballsysenseoftumor.com/ Justin’s A Ballsy Sense of Tumor Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aballsysenseoftumor/ Justin’s Education blog - http://blog.justinbirckbichler.com/ Justin’s GoFundMe for medical bills - https://www.gofundme.com/hm-justins-medical-fund Justin’s e-mail: email@example.com Explain Everything iPad App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classic-explain-everything/id431493086?mt=8 Google Keep: https://keep.google.com/ GoNoodle for learner brain breaks: https://www.gonoodle.com/||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - The Beauty of Teaching Your Students Visual Literacy||I am honored to have Katie Diebold join me for episode 11. Have you ever been horrified by a student presentation? Good news! Katie has a solution that beautifies student work while giving learners invaluable 21st-century skills. Katie and I discuss her unique career and the benefits of teaching students principles of design. Enjoy the episode and tweet Katie @katiediebold ideas for naming her visual literacy project using the hashtag #designprojectname. References from the episode: Katie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieDiebold MathSpace: https://mathspace.co/ Adobe Color CC for color scheme: https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/ FontPair.co (not font.co) to pair Google fonts: http://fontpair.co/ Canva to create imagery: https://www.canva.com/ Tom’s blog post about Canva: https://tommullaney.com/2017/02/01/why-this-teacher-loves-canva/ Colorzilla Google Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/colorzilla/bhlhnicpbhignbdhedgjhgdocnmhomnp?hl=en||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Deprogramming Ourselves with Derek McCoy||I am honored to have Derek McCoy join me for episode 10. Derek and I spoke in person at EdCampBeach in April 2017. This is my second in-person interview for the podcast. Derek shares great insights about deprogramming ourselves and ending the practices such as tracking that deny students opportunities. References from the episode: Derek on Twitter - https://twitter.com/mccoyderek Derek’s Website - https://mccoyderek.com/ Modern-Day Segregation in Public Schools - The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/11/modern-day-segregation-in-public-schools/382846/||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Awesome EDU Blogger Meagan Kelly||I am honored to have Meagan Kelly join me for episode 9. We talk about innovative math instruction and her blog i-heart-edu.com, an exemplar of a teacher sharing game-changing resources. References from the episode: Meagan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/meagan_e_kelly Meagan’s website/awesome blog - http://www.i-heart-edu.com/ Screencastify in the Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/screencastify-screen-vide/mmeijimgabbpbgpdklnllpncmdofkcpn?hl=en EdPuzzle: https://edpuzzle.com/ Donors Choose: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Tom’s Digital Breakouts: https://sites.google.com/view/tomsdigitalbreakouts Meagan’s Frayer Model Google Slides: http://www.i-heart-edu.com/frayer-model-google-slides-vocabulary-slide-deck/ Simon Sinek’s Start with Why TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action Meagan’s 5 Google Slide Tips and Tricks: http://www.i-heart-edu.com/5-google-slide-tips-tricks/ Meagan’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWvCgK0a_KVMjvthpj1iGZw||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Doing Things Differently with Dr. Sandy Chambers||I am honored to have innovative principal Dr. Sandy Chambers join me for episode 8. We talk about creating a welcoming atmosphere for students and teachers and the pressing need to do things differently in education. Learn about why Tom fears observations and Dr. Chambers’s practices for making the observation process a positive for teachers. References from the episode: Dr. Chambers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSandyChambers Dr. Chambers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drsandychambers/ Hortons Creek Elementary (Opening Fall 2017): http://wcpss.net/hortonscreekes Hortons Creek Elementary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hortons-Creek-Elementary-School-1425390230838388/ Horton’s Creek Elementary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HortonsCreekES Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/ GoNoodle to get kids moving: https://www.gonoodle.com/ Watch Dr. Chambers at her new school opening in August on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rPfFNnZGKA I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word by Suli Breaks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-eVF_G_p-Y Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson TED Talk on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LelXa3U_I How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek TED Talk on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Awesome Inclusion with Sarah Christesen||I am honored to have my former colleague and awesome inclusion teacher Sarah Christesen join me for episode 7. We talk about how inclusion teachers can be efficacious in their practice and example of our principal using data to pump up teachers. References from the episode: Sarah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowPolymathic Sarah’ Growing Polymathic blog: http://growingpolymathic.blogspot.com/?_sm_au_=iQVFHD10W15FZ1PQ Our principal Eric Yarborough on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericyarbrough2 Six approaches to co-teaching from SERC: http://www.ctserc.org/index.php/co-teaching/item/184-six-approaches-to-co-teaching Intervention Central: http://www.interventioncentral.org/||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Fired Up About Teaching with Jane Highley||I am honored to have secondary Social Studies teacher and fellow educational podcaster Jane Highley join me for episode 6. We talk about how Jane uses technology to engage students and how she uses podcasting to document great things at her school. Plus, you’ll hear Tom talk about his appreciation of immigrants to our country such as Jane. References from the episode: Jane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/highleyjane Jane’s Our Best Stories Podcast which documents the work she and her colleagues are doing at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy: https://soundcloud.com/user-484386561 Sutori for timelines: https://www.sutori.com/ Chris Aviles on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechedUpTeacher Google for Education Training Center to get Google certified: https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/ Screencastify for screencasting: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/screencastify-screen-vide/mmeijimgabbpbgpdklnllpncmdofkcpn?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-search Voxer: http://voxer.com/ Podcasting audience statistics: http://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-measurement/the-5-key-2016-podcast-statistics/ Blog post about Grudgeball: http://toengagethemall.blogspot.com/2013/02/grudgeball-review-game-where-kids-attack.html||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Becoming Better with Phil Echols||I am honored to have Phil Echols join me for episode 5. Phil and I spoke in person at EdCampWake in March 2017. This is my first in-person interview for the podcast. Phil shares great insights into supporting both students and teachers as they strive to become better. References from the episode: Phil on Twitter - https://twitter.com/PhilEchols Phil’s Website - http://philechols.weebly.com/ The Become Better Website - http://becomebetter.tv/ Phil’s Become Better Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/user-512863928 The problem with that equity vs. equality graphic you’re using - http://culturalorganizing.org/the-problem-with-that-equity-vs-equality-graphic/||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Effective Technology Integration with Joe Benvenga||I am honored to have high school Global Science teacher Joe Benvenga join me for episode 4. We discuss our transition from special education to regular education, the value of connecting on Twitter, and how Joe and his colleague collaborate to be an awesome two-person PLC. References from the episode: Joe on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BenvengaJoe Joe’s website - https://mrbresources.com Docent - https://docentedu.com/ WeVideo - https://www.wevideo.com/ Screencastify - https://www.screencastify.com/ EdPuzzle - https://edpuzzle.com/||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Effective Coaching with Ali Halsey||I am honored to have instructional coach and fellow former secondary Social Studies teacher/vegan Ali Halsey join me for episode 3. We talk about ed tech in the elementary classroom, effective coaching, some great ways to incorporate technology into Social Studies (and more) and our love of vegan food. References from the episode: Ali on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alihalsey Ali’s Sanger Ed Tech site: http://sangeredtech.blogspot.com/ Seesaw for student consumption and creation: https://app.seesaw.me/ Seesaw online PD: http://web.seesaw.me/professional-development/ Canva for having students make beautiful art and learn visual literacy: https://www.canva.com/ Michael Hernandez on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cinehead Michael Hernandez’s website: http://www.michael-hernandez.net Khan Academy Storytelling: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/storytelling||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Pilot||I introduce myself and the Sustainable Teaching podcast. After thirteen years in education, I started this podcast to advance the causes of making the profession sustainable and the school day engaging for students. References I make during this episode: Diane Ravitch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeRavitch Valerie Strauss on Twitter: https://twitter.com/valeriestrauss ROAR for Good: http://www.roarforgood.com/ The Birth Lottery Does Not Define You| Yasmine Mustafa | TEDxPhiladelphia : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLMlxvCroP0 Rick Lavoie F.A.T. City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZf8mfQFz-A My John Green Crash Course reference: https://youtu.be/tkdF8pOFUfI?t=6m21s School is a Prison and Damaging Our Kids (Salon.com): http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/school_is_a_prison_and_damaging_our_kids/ Pam Selle, The Webivore: http://thewebivore.com/||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Giving It Away with Kendra Tyler||I am honored to have Kendra Tyler join me for episode 2. Kendra makes awesome lesson using hyperdocs - and gives them away for no financial reward. We talk about her career and the approach of making great lessons and giving them away for free. References from the episode: Kendra’s Teaching Without a Quill blog: https://teachingwithoutaquill.wordpress.com/ Kendra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kendraltyler Kendra’s To Kill A Mockingbird Hyperdoc: goo.gl/rwBLV4 Read&Write for Google Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google-chro/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?hl=en-US The Great War on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar Hyperdocs.co: http://hyperdocs.co/ My Paul Jarvis reference is from episode 4 of the Anthony’s Desk podcast: http://www.anthonysdesk.com/category/podcasts/ StorySphere: http://www.vrstorytelling.org/creating-a-storysphere/ Sutori: https://www.sutori.com/ Stanford History Education Group Read Like a Historian: https://sheg.stanford.edu/rlh DocsTeach: https://www.docsteach.org/ Google Arts and Culture: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/ TED-Ed: https://ed.ted.com/||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I learn something new every time I listen!
I have enjoyed listening to Tom and his guests. Every episode has something that can be used right away in the classroom and something else I want to learn more about. Highly recommend!
Great Ideas and Interviews!!!
Take 20 minutes and listen to this podcast! Every episode will leave you thinking about how you can make yourself better as a teacher! Tom has a great framework that he shares and follows and helps to make change feel attainable and sustainable! A must listen!!