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We talk with Kendrah Butler, a musician, composer, and elementary school teacher.  We discuss why you don't want a piano in your classroom, what Levar Burton is really like, and we...

We get to talk with Liz Gallo, a former teacher who runs Whymaker to help teachers and schools build makerspaces.  We discuss the maker education mindset, helping kids deal with cr...

Mealey and Tudisco joke around this week with teacher, author, and professional developer Jed Dearybury!  We discuss the importance of creativity in your classroom, how to use the ...

We sit down with Lanny, a friend of the show who works as a corporate trainer teaching those elusive creatures called adults.  We discuss how adults struggle to learn, what types o...

We sit down with Dr. Samantha Fecich-- teacher, author, professor, and podcaster who runs Edumagic!  We discuss why a syllabus is useless, how to bounce back from a bad lesson, and...

Mealey and Tudisco talk with Joe Dombrowski, an amazing elementary educator, stand-up comedian, and viral video star!  We discuss the advice Ellen DeGeneres gave him, the worst com...

It's a clip show! Mealey and Tudisco proudly present the 2020 Georgie Awards!  We look back at a year of podcasting and give out the following awards (click for a link to the episo...

It's a clip show! Mealey and Tudisco proudly present the 2020 Georgie Awards!  We look back at a year of podcasting and give out the following awards (click for a link to the episo...

Our last guest of 2020 is Janet LoSole-- author, certified ELL teacher, and world schooler!  We find out how world schooling works, what it's like to sleep in the jungle, and how t...

Mealey and Tudisco talk with Ryan Tibbens-- English teacher, podcaster, and creator of the ClassCast Podcast.  We discuss how bad policies get created, why some comedies age better...

Ep 49: Papa Mealey

Today we interview Mealey's dad to hear about his 39 years of classroom experience!  We discuss surviving unfair administration, the power of running extra curriculars, and how to ...

Mealey and Tudisco were very excited to chat with Jennifer Gonzalez who runs the Cult of Pedagogy blog and podcast.  We discuss getting started with podcasting, what really matters...

This week, we podswap with Aviva Levin of Lesson Impossible!  We discuss what Martin Luther didn't nail to a door, play an improv game, and define the word "hyperpolyglot."   To le...

Ep 46: Andrew Canle

Mealey and Tudisco interview Andrew Canle, a former teacher and current administrator with a YouTube channel for SEL lessons.  In our discussion, we define the core four, find out ...

This week, our guest is Nicole Anthony from Big Brother 21 and 22.  We discuss how being an educator helped her in the Big Brother house, we learn some nuts-and-bolts of the realit...

Mealey and Tudisco Podswap with Punk Rock Classroom!  We sit with Josh Buckley to discuss teaching in different geographic areas, the teacher who inspired us, and we find out the w...

Ep 43: Larkyn Simony

This week, we get to know Larkyn Simony.  She discusses mental health, publishing a book, and then we have fun with puns and games...   Follow her @LarkynSimony Check out her indep...

It's just us!  Mealey and Tudisco catch up on virtual teaching during the pandemic, debate where to draw the line with failing students, and figure out the three genres of teacher ...

Ep 41: Dave Jackson

This week, we interview author, podcaster, and analogy extraordinaire, Dave Jackson!  We ask him about the subtleties of teaching adults, the connections between podcasting and tea...

Part 2 of our podswap with Kevin Adams and Gerardo Muñoz of the Too Dope Teachers and a Mic podcast.  We can't stop laughing as we answer two important questions:  first, what is t...

On this episode, we podswap with Kevin Adams and Gerardo Muñoz of the Too Dope Teachers and a Mic podcast.  We can't stop laughing as we answer two important questions:  first, wha...

Ep 38: Dahl

Today, we sit with a good friend of ours, Amy Dahl.  We discuss nutty math professors, the benefits of tutoring, and how to teach in tandem with the wildlife.   Don't forget to lik...

Ep 37: Bruce Dixon

Our guest this week?  Bruce Dixon:  entrepreneur, education advocate, and global citizen.  We have him pitch his company as we play Shark Tank, he explains his journey from the cor...

Ep 36: Sarah Mullins

We sit down with Sarah Mullins:  teacher, trainer, and author from the U.K.  She discusses teacher training in England, putting together a great book, and   You can check out her Y...

Ep 35: Paulk

Mealey and Tudisco get to catch up with their personal friend, Blake Paulk.  They discuss writing essays in math class, using sports analogies in a classroom, and how to blow off s...

Ep 34: Alexandria Adams

Our guest this week is the dramatic English teacher Alexandria Adams.  We discuss being a nerd in the classroom, all the books we hate to teach, and the birthing process of giraffe...

Ep 33: Keenan Lee

Today we sit down with elementary educator Keenan Lee.  We discuss how to keep up with 1st graders, racial bias in the classroom and society, and what to do when kids wet themselve...

Ep 32: Aida Hadzovic

Our guest this week, Aida Hadzovic, teaches in Brooklyn, runs a successful Twitch account, and has a teacher Twitter account where she occasionally runs teacher give-aways.  We dis...

Ep 31: Derek Coghlan

We have a hilarious interview with Derek Coghlan, an English teacher in Florida by way of Ireland.  We discuss the drinking habits of poets, passive-aggressive Irish upbringing, an...

No guest-- just us!  Today, we read some lovely fanmail we've received... or might receive theoretically...   Websites referenced: https://edpuzzle.com/ https://www.deltamath.com/ ...

Ep 29: Chris Smith

This week, we interview our first Scottish guest, Chris Smith!  We discuss being the Scottish teacher of the year, creating a successful math newsletter, and why it's a boon to be ...

This week, our two guests are Toronto's own Chey "The Gym Guy" and Pav "Wonder Woman" of the Staffroom Podcast.  They come on to discuss podcasting, making rules matter, and what t...

Ep 27: Crap Headteacher

Today we talk to the self-proclaimed Crap Headteacher.  We discuss messing with teachers, observations, and all the reasons to keep marijuana locked up in a school. Find him on twi...

Ep 26: Louise Moczulski

Today, we talk with Louise Moczulski, founder of Thrive Education.  We discuss neurodiverse students, building relationships with students with special needs, and we try to give Me...

Our guest is the fabulous Toria Claire Bono, the founder of the #TinyVoiceTuesday and TinyVoiceTuesdayUnites movement.  We discuss staying positive on Twitter, why we need to be gl...

Ep 24: Tony Danza Part 2

The Good Teacher.   Today, we finish our conversation with Tony Danza about his first year teaching, which became a tv show and a book!  We discuss Tony Danza's cook book, getting ...

Ep 23: Tony Danza Part 1

Who's the Teacher? Today, we sit down with the one and only Tony Danza!  We discuss the first year teacher experience, why the arts are important, and why schools and reality shows...

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Hey listeners,   We've been seeing the unrest around our country and didn't want to keep posting our, let's be honest, consistently side-splittingly hilarious podcast while ignorin...

We sit down with Batsheva Frankel of the Overthrowing Education podcast.  We discuss how schools can work without grades, how to plagiarize properly, and we give her a quick quiz o...

Ep 20: Teaching in Juvie

We sit down with Cerise, a teacher in a juvenile hall.  We discuss Mouseketeers, providing structure to kids in crisis, and kickball.   Brad Morrow's IMDB page: https://www.imdb.co...

We love listening to podcasts as well as making them. Here are some of our favorites. And we have the tangents you've come to know and love. Podcasts about podcasts.  School of Pod...

Our guest today is Shane of The Ed Podcast.  We talk movies, getting students into groups, and light arson.  To find out more about Shane and the Ed Podcast, find him on Twitter @t...

Ep 17: Robert Kaplinsky

Hey Unprofessionals!  Today, Tudisco and Mealey sit down with and actual expert of Professional Development:  Robert Kaplinsky.  We talk about his "Open Middle" questions, his Gras...

Tudisco is outnumbered!  Today, we have three math teachers on the podcast.  Kyle Pearce and Jon Orr of Making Math Moments That Matter fame join us to discuss problems with mathem...

On today's podcast, it's double trouble:  Tudisco and Mealey interview Mealey's other (better?) brother.  He talks about teaching phys. ed, coaching soccer and golf, a horrible way...

Ep 14: Hands Up Guys

Our guests are the hosts of another very funny teacher podcast from across the pond. Hands Up is the name of their podcast and their names are Mr. Firth and Mark. We do a top 5 and...

Ep 13: Mr. Administrator

Hey there, unprofessionals!  Today, we interview our first administrator to talk to us about observations, fights, and good resources for learning more about your craft. https://ww...

Ep 12:Berenfeld

Debates about pets First year fun Random Tangents Here is the link to the  Survey

Welcome, unprofessionals!  Today on our supplemental learning session, Tudisco and Mealey get into a debate on how to grade students based on effort or ability.  Please take our su...

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