Teaching Keating with Weston and Molly Kieschnick
By Weston and Molly Kieschnick
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Join Weston, Molly, and a bottle of wine as we use iconic teaching moments from movies and television as a vehicle to reflect on instructional practice. We invite you to laugh, agree or disagree, and work toward discovering exactly who you are and where you stand as an educator. Weston is a former high school teacher and administrator who now works as a Senior Fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education. His work as a keynoter and instructional coach has afforded him the opportunity to learn alongside teachers and administrators from all 50 states and more than 30 countries around the world. Molly is a former elementary and middle school teacher who now works with teens and young adults in parochial education programs around Colorado. She and Weston are the parents of two elementary aged children who provide additional fodder for an ed-centric podcast. Cheers!
||CleanE36: Modern Family||Phil Dunphy shows us why working to be the effective teacher is a much better idea than trying to be the "cool" teacher.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE35: Olympics||Molly and Weston chat about what Olympians can teach us about developing grit and harnessing the intensity of some of our most challenging kids.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE34: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood||What are you doing in your classroom/school to cultivate social emotional health? Taking tips from Mr. Rogers.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE33: Friends||Are you the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with most? Find out who your FRIENDS are with Molly and Weston!||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE32: Kindergarten Cop||Kindergarten Cop is drowning in rules and starving for consequences on this week’s episode!||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE31: Parenthood||Molly and Weston talk about Parenthood and what they look for in their own kids’ school. This episode is not to be missed!||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE30: Stranger Things||Stranger Things shows us how to get kids to board the curiosity train! Nothing to fear with this week's podcast. We promise.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE29: Game of Thrones||YES WE DID! Game of Thrones and Education! A perfect pair right? What can the battle for the iron throne teach us about school leadership? Turns out...plenty! Join Molly and Weston and play along as we build the perfect school leader using Game of...||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE28: 30 Rock||Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock helps us understand the importance of metacognition, the "Think Aloud", and finding more teachable moments within our content objectives. It's after six and Molly and I are in our tuxedos! I mean, what are we, farmers?||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE27: Scrubs||The art of self-evaluation courtesy of Scrubs! With a challenge for listeners!||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE26: The Breakfast Club||Using the Breakfast Club to help kids peel back the layers and evolve beyond their labels.||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE25: The Lord of the Rings||Gandalf, love, and the law of source and resource on this week's episode!||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE24: The Goonies||Remembering it's their time and teaching our little Goonies with love and logic on this week's episode!||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE23: Finding Forrester||Finding Forester gives us insight into peer tutoring and maintaining our focus on the main event in our lessons.||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE22: The Karate Kid||The power of repetition and the need to teach the whole child on this week's episode!||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE21: Star Wars [Yoda]||Who's your Yoda? Learn you will! Yoda schools Molly and Weston on giving full effort, relinquishing control, and spreading knowledge on this week's episode!||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE20: Legally Blonde||Can we avoid labeling kids? How much is too much to know about kids before they walk into our classrooms? Legally Blonde provides a few answers.||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE19: The Wizard of Oz||The Wizard of Oz shows teachers three things they need to be successful: Heart, Brains, and Courage!||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE18: Braveheart||Leaders are not born they are made! Talking formal and informal leadership with William Wallace and Braveheart.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE17: Zoolander||Derek and Hansel give us insight into digital citizenship, kids as digital natives, and ghost apps on this week's episode!||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE16: The Shawshank Redemption||Andy Dufresne gives us a lesson in persistence. Anything worth having (i.e. knowledge & wisdom) is worth the hard work it takes to attain it. We'd never let students try something challenging and then quit if it doesn't go well the first time. Why...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE15: Good Will Hunting||How do we value all of our students' skills? How do we mitigate cultures of elitism in our schools? How can we help students to understand exactly what plagiarism is and why it's wrong? Good Will Hunting shows us how!||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE14: The Big Short||Louder and slower is not a strategy. The Big Short shows us how students make meaning by connecting to existing schema. We also talk Professional Learning Networks and why teachers need communities of connected educators to be successful.||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE13: Mr. Holland's Opus||Molly & Mr. Holland take me to school in this week's episode. I learn why educators need to be more patient & encouraging when passion is present. Additionally, Molly finally reveals the reason why we have a piano in our house.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE12: The Hangover||"It's the weekend. I don't know you. You do not exist." Cure your holiday hangover with Bradley Cooper, The Hangover, & a serious discussion about work/life balance.||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE11: Peanuts||Molly and Weston talk Charlie Brown teaching. What is it that makes adults so boring to kids? How do we connect with them in ways that are authentic so that we aren't just noise in the room? Are you a big ME little you communicator? Also...can you...||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE10: The Office||"Last week I gave a fire safety talk and nobody paid any attention. It’s my own fault for using PowerPoint. PowerPoint is boring." Curiosity is the root of engagement. How do we allow kids to experience curiosity in excellent...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE9: The Sound of Music||What can The Sound of Music teach us about engaging students using music? We use music to teach kids the alphabet. It works great! Why do we stop? Maria and the Von Trapp children teach us a lesson in changing our strategy rather than resorting to the..||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE8: A Christmas Story||You'll shoot your eye out! Weston and Molly dig in to a Christmas classic to talk about looking at learning through the eyes of a student. We also take a look at the feedback Ralphie gets on his paper. It's about as good as a pink bunny pajama set. Ho..||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE7: Dr. Kecia Ray - Sheldon Cooper; The Big Bang Theory||Dr. Kecia Ray is on the podcast! The ISTE Chair and Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education talks Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory, the educators who changed the trajectory of her career, ISTE's annual conference, and her hopes for the...||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE6: Chase Mielke - Mr. Fletcher; Whiplash||Chase Mielke is on the podcast! We talk about Mr. Fletcher from Whiplash (we use the word a$$hole a few times, so prepare your delicate ears), parenting, teaching, and what a viral internet experience feels like. We also discuss our propensity to...||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE5: Josh Sexton - Walter White; Breaking Bad||Josh Sexton talks Breaking Bad's Walter White! Josh, like Walter, is a chemistry teacher. He is also a department chair, teacher of the year, and Google apps expert. We talk relationships, transferring passion from students to teacher, and the moment...||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE4: Chris Weber - Professor Snape; Harry Potter||Dr. Chris Weber is on the podcast! We talk Professor Snape, RTI, and what every teacher needs: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationship! Chris is the author of 10 bestselling books on RTI, a former administrator, and a highly sought after keynote speaker....||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE3: Molly Kieschnick - Dumbledore; Harry Potter||Molly's teaching experience brought her from an elite private school to a public school in east Los Angeles. She discusses the similarities and juxtapositions of those two worlds. We talk Dumbledore, mentorship, and the need for trust and authenticity..||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE2: Amy Valentine - Ms. Norbury; Mean Girls||Amy Valentine is the Executive Director for The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning; Former Spanish Teacher; Parent; & Expert in Online and Blended Learning. She's a travel aficionado who speaks better Spanish AND English than I do. We talk...||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE1: Joe Casarez - Ben Stein; Ferris Bueller's Day Off||Associate Superintendent & President of the CA League of High Schools Joe Casarez talks teaching as an art or science; connecting authentically with students; Ben Stein; and his journey from food service to influential CA...||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Learning! Great Laughs!
An awesome podcast for educators looking to explore the Do's and Don'ts of great teaching in a fun and creative way. Interesting guests and a conversational style make this podcast a joyful opportunity to learn and grow.
A good time for all involved!
Weston does a great job with this podcast. He brings to the broadcast a love for teaching, a commitment to learning for all, and the benefit of being in classrooms all over the country, on a daily basis. This is not a podcast just for teachers or administrators, but really for anyone with an interest in what is happening in education today. And by the way, Episode 1 is BRILLIANT ;-)
All three episodes have been great so far, and Weston's love of teaching shines through. Love it!