Episode 62: I want to be a teacher so I went “Back to School!”

Trending News The US gives up on preventing school shootings. Yes. Now I want all of your guns. Give Oliver North some Ritalin. Feature Interview: So you want to be a teacher. Why? We talk to returning adult students—Wally Longo, Alex Morry, and Brian Ward—about why the left the private sector and came “Back to… Read more »

Episode 61: Nurturing the Heart and a Hunger Strike

Trending News: Wisconsin governor Scott Walker want to “shake things up” in Milwaukee Public Schools Milwaukee Teacher Education Association’s Alex Brower is on a hunger strike for health care.  We talk to him. Feature Interview: Howard Glasser created the Nurtured Heart Approach to help “find the greatness in intense children.”  Listen as he goes deeper… Read more »

Episode 60: Educators Amplified and Licensed Teachers need NOT Apply

Trending News: Teachers of the Year attempt dialogue with Betsy DeVos. Give teachers guns so they can sell them for supplies? Michelle Wolf. 1 school closed and 40 teachers without jobs. “If only I knew?” Someone Has to Say It!: Keep politicians out of our classrooms. Feature Interview: Joanna Rizzotto and Ted Kraig preview the… Read more »

Episode 59: The “Go to Hell” Episode

Trending News: Pay “our” teachers damn it! Mall cops for our schools “Go to Hell” Someone Has To Say It! 15 Years teaching experience and a Master’s degree a no job. Sorry but we don’t have a “teacher shortage.” Feature Interview: Jessica Marks She was fired from KIPP in Texas and the named Teacher of the… Read more »

Episode 58: Mike McCabe take 2 and a Special Kohn’s Zone

Trending News Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin “connects” teachers strikes and child abuse.  Huh? Stoneman Douglas teacher forgets to holster gun while going number 2. NAEP scores flat. Time to consider “test and punish” a failure. Someone Has To Say it: Time to move “Beyond Discipline.” Feature Interview:  He’s Back!  Democratic Candidate for Governor Mike McCabe… Read more »

Episode 57: Marching with the 50 Miles More students

Photo courtesy of Joe Brusky Trending News: 50 Miles More students from Wisconsin What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about students protesting and having their own opinions? Someone Has To Say It: Democrats dismantling and demoralizing the teaching profession. Feature Interview: BustED Pencils goes out on the road with the 50 Miles More students and talks about their mission and their… Read more »

Episode 56: Betsy Bonanza

Trending News: Did she really say that?  Between SNL and 60 minutes Betsy DeVos had a tough time communicating.  Is it real or is it parody? Special Guest:  Double E. Defends Betsy, or as he likes to call her “Tootsie.”  You know what the say about the “woodwork.” Spotlight Interview #1: Paul Thomas joins us… Read more »

Episode 55: “57 minutes!” Stoneman Douglas High school Moms Remember that Day!

Trending News School Policy and student walkouts Students walk out across the country to protest gun violence The AR- 15 is a killing machine Someone Has to Say It: People who post stupid comments about gun violence on my Facebook page are…? Feature Interview: Rosemarie Jensen and Cathi Rush started the day on Feb. 14th,… Read more »

Episode 54: Teacher Shortage or Teacher Demoralization?

Trending News: They were trained for this moment Teacher with a white nationalist podcast Teen mental health and cell phones Someone Has To Say it:  Teacher Shortage?  Not really. Leadership shortage? Oh Yeah! Feature Interview: Doris Santoro from Bowdoin College spends time with Tim talking about her new book–Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love… Read more »

Episode 53: No More Thoughts and Prayers!

Trending News 1) Idiot accuses shooting victims of being “coached.” 2) Conspiracy crackpots dump more pain on Florida shooting victims by claiming they are really just actors. Someone Has To Say It! John Pavlovitz. The ‘Emotionally Immature’ Teenagers Saving America’s Soul Feature Interview:  In this special episode we talk to teacher Jen Greenwald, Wisconsin Public Education… Read more »