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  • Podcast: Flex on Them Fridays with Perry Hollins

    Podcast: Flex on Them Fridays with Perry Hollins

    Meet Perry Hollins, a forth grade teacher and former DJ who has spent the past 11 years infusing an African-centered pedagogy into the curriculum. Perry utilizes his education to create a culturally responsive, project-based learning environment for independent, flexible thinkers.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    September 14, 2021

  • The Best Teacher Podcasts for 2021

    The Best Teacher Podcasts for 2021

    Whether you are a first year teacher or about to retire, explore your podcast options when it comes to the K-12 educational space.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    July 29, 2021

  • Podcast: Summer Hiatus and Podcast Awards

    Podcast: Summer Hiatus and Podcast Awards

    Summer Announcement! Make sure to vote for the Teachers in America podcast this July in the 16th Annual Podcast Awards for the education category.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    July 19, 2021

  • Podcast: Creativity, Community, and Pride with Owen Bondono

    Podcast: Creativity, Community, and Pride with Owen Bondono

    Meet Owen Bondono, a high school ELA teacher and the first known transgender Michigan Teacher of the Year. He uses his platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ student spaces and anti-racist teaching practices.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    June 08, 2021

  • Podcast: Lessons in Language and Loss with Angelica Moreno

    Podcast: Lessons in Language and Loss with Angelica Moreno

    Meet Angelica Moreno, a Spanish kindergarten teacher at the Dual Language Academy at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary in El Paso, Texas. This week's discussion includes dual language learnering, the El Paso Walmart shooting, and the school's reaction to losing one of their own to COVID-19.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    May 04, 2021

  • Podcast: Creating Classroom Content Worth Watching with CJ Reynolds

    Podcast: Creating Classroom Content Worth Watching with CJ Reynolds

    Meet CJ Reynolds, a high school teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By creating the teacher YouTube channel Real Rap with Reynolds, he has discovered that what might be ordinary for his classroom, may be someone else's extraordinary.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    March 09, 2021

  • Podcast: Shaking Up the Kindergarten Curriculum with LaNesha Tabb

    Podcast: Shaking Up the Kindergarten Curriculum with LaNesha Tabb

    Meet LaNesha Tabb, a kindergarten teacher at the Metropolitan School District in Lawrence Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. After starting a blog called Education with an Apron, LaNesha turned her sights on writing a book about the importance of teaching social studies.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    February 23, 2021

  • Podcast: On Embracing Native Culture in Alaska with Danielle Riha

    Podcast: On Embracing Native Culture in Alaska with Danielle Riha

    Meet Danielle Riha, a middle school teacher at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in Anchorage. She is passionate about equity, indigenous languages, and culturally relevant lessons. She was the Alaska Teacher of the Year and one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year Award in 2019.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    December 01, 2020

  • Podcast: A Seat at the Peace Table with Karen Johnston

    Podcast: A Seat at the Peace Table with Karen Johnston

    Meet Karen Johnston, an elementary school teacher at Harriet Tubman Montessori in New Orleans, Louisiana. Karen helps build a comfortable and open learning environment for her students by utilizing student-directed activities in mixed grade level classes.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    November 17, 2020

  • Podcast: Retiring During COVID-19 with Karl Grubaugh

    Podcast: Retiring During COVID-19 with Karl Grubaugh

    Meet Karl Grubaugh, a former AP economics teacher and advanced journalism advisor at Granite Bay High School in California. A journalist and editor himself, Karl advised for the award-winning student newspaper The Granite Bay Gazette, and retired in 2020 after almost 40 years as an educator.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    October 27, 2020

  • Podcast: Finding Acceptance as an Immigrant Student with Margarita Lezama

    Podcast: Finding Acceptance as an Immigrant Student with Margarita Lezama

    Meet Margarita Lezama, an ESL and ESOL teacher at Brownsville Middle School in Miami, Florida. Originally from Nicaragua, Margarita now teaches a large immigrant population and relates with her students on topics like coping with culture shock, learning English, and facing discrimination.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    October 06, 2020

  • Podcast: Virtual Learning During COVID-19 with Sharon Biava

    Podcast: Virtual Learning During COVID-19 with Sharon Biava

    Sharon Biava joins us once again to discuss virtual learning during COVID-19, and how she adapted to her new digital classroom with the help of her students. A 4th grade math teacher at Silver Lakes Elementary in Florida, Sharon is passionate about literacy, civics, and equity for all students.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    September 22, 2020

  • Podcast: On Being a POC in Academic Spaces with Dr. Chris Emdin on Teachers in America

    Podcast: On Being a POC in Academic Spaces with Dr. Chris Emdin on Teachers in America

    Meet Dr. Chris Emdin, an Associate Professor of Science Education at Columbia University in New York, NY. He is the founder of Science Genius and HipHopEd, and the author of of White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll Too. Chris works to support diverse students and educators in their STEM learning through an understanding of race and culture.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    September 09, 2020

  • Podcast: From ELL Student to HS Math Teacher with Priyank Bhatt on Teachers in America

    Podcast: From ELL Student to HS Math Teacher with Priyank Bhatt on Teachers in America

    Priyank Bhatt, a lead math teacher at West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey, discusses his personal and professional journey, which began in India. From learning English with the help of a dedicated ELA teacher—and American cartoons—to excelling in math class and eventually tutoring his friends, Priyank forged a path rooted in education.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    August 11, 2020

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