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Teacher Tunnel Podcast is a real, entertaining and enlightening look at teacher and leaders in education and beyond. We learn from these leaders narrative, daily rituals, habits, and routines. As a teacher and life-long learner, Jon Belt wants to bring great people and thinkers to the surface and share their story.


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Teacher Tunnel Podcast is a real, entertaining and enlightening look at teacher and leaders in education and beyond. We learn from these leaders narrative, daily rituals, habits, and routines. As a teacher and life-long learner, Jon Belt wants to bring great people and thinkers to the surface and share their story.






QUOTEO 5 - Challenges

This week we have quotes from motivational speaker and author, Les Brown, dropping some knowledge on challenges. "A person with the right attitude says to himself or herself, I may be here in this situation, but it doesn’t mean I have to stay here. When faced with a challenge, do you ask: why me? Or do you accept the opportunity for you to grow?" Les Brown https://youtu.be/CdGNh5dKoEM


Quoteo #4 - Public Speaking

Quoteo #4 - Warren Buffet on public speaking


Quoteo #3 - Improvement

Quoteo's come to you every Friday. Super short quotes in audio and video located at https://youtu.be/uj6qGQsxH3s



“Do I want to be right? Or do I want to be happy?” This is a quote from one of my favorite authors; Richard Carlson, from the book Shortcut through Therapy: Ten Principles of Growth-Oriented, Contented Living Letting Go This very idea of 'being right' pops up many time throughout my life. Most people believe they possess an astute sense of self-awareness. Eventually, we uncover our need to be understood, but do we really? Is being understood necessary to be happy? Letting go of being...


#41 - S2 - New Teachers with Katie Grams

Katie Grams is a NEW TEACHER in her first year! She teaches at Olympic High School in North Carolina. She teaches AP Environmental Science and Biology. She is honest and real in this episode from a real new teacher! In the episode: resource Quote of the Week: "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin FOLLOW Katie Grams TWITTER:@squirrel_scouts FOLLOW TEACHER TUNNEL INSTAGRAM:...


#40 - S2 - New Teachers with Adrian Nester

In the episode: 1. Background 2. Personality Type 3. Tips and Tools for New Teachers & Students Teachers Quote of the Week: “Next to love, balance is the most important thing.” John Wooden FOLLOW Adrian Nester TWITTER: @adriantnester WEBSITE: https://adriantnester.com/ EDUTOPIA: https://edut.to/2NqVx6y FOLLOW TEACHER TUNNEL INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2fqoe8k TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2xoORl1 FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2wQqSab WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/2lIbKaI FOLLOW JON...


#39 - S2 - New Teachers with Susan Barber

In the episode: 1. Susan Barber's background and her first years as an educator 2. Favorite Failure 3. Advice to New Teachers and Student Teachers 4. What's she loves about education 5. What she wishes would change about education You can find Susan Barber on Twitter & Instagram @susangbarber. All of her amazing work can be found at susangbarber.com; APlithelp; and Edutopia FOLLOW TEACHER TUNNEL INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2fqoe8k TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2xoORl1 FACEBOOK:...


#38 - Begging for Education with Teresa Danks - Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

In this episode, I speak with the Teresa Danks aka "The Panhandling Teacher. Teresa has been featured on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and even the Harry Connick Jr. Show. Like many teachers in this nation, Teresa was fed up with the lack of respect towards teachers in this state and instead of waiting for someone else to step up she started voicing here concerns — first with panhandling for classroom supplies and then creating a petition after another teacher pay increase in...


#37 - Advice for Oklahoma Teachers from West Virginia - Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

Teacher Tunnel Podcast #37 In this episode, we speak with two West Virginia teachers that made a big impact in their county and state. Catherine Pizzino and Greg Phillips speak about the beginning and end of the West Virginia teacher strike plus give advice to those Oklahoma teachers currently in limbo. Show Notes The Washington Post contacts Cathy "Our worst enemy was ourselves." Greg Phillips "When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by...


TTP #36 Oklahoma Teacher Walkout - Larry Cagle - Oklahoma Teachers United

Teacher Tunnel Podcast Teacher Tunnel Podcast has taken a bit of a break since our last episode, and was planning on pushing out the new season of the podcast later in the month, but due to the current situation in Oklahoma I thought it would be a great time to talk with the leaders of a few movements happening in this great state. In the episode, we discuss the Oklahoma Walkout and the impact it will have on our state, we discuss student walkouts and what to do if your son, daughter or...


S:1 Habits #35 - Getting One Percent Better with Joe Ferraro

Joe Ferraro is getting 1% One Percent Better every day and he's hoping to help you get better with him. Joe's podcast, 1% One Percent Better is helping one individual at a time develop an arsenal of information to get better with every listen. Joe is in his 18th year and he teaches English and Public Speaking to seniors as well as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach. In this episode we discuss Manhattanville College Show Notes Cathy Salit's "The Performance Breakthrough"Tip of the Ande's...


Monday Meditations #11 - Definition of Virtue

Monday Meditations #11 - Definition of Virtue


S:1 Habits #34 - 2017 National Teacher of the Year - Sydney Chaffee

In this episode, we discuss social and emotional learning, her recent Ethiopia trip, and meeting The Batman - Christian Bale but first, we start with the history of her name that leads into her super teacher origin story. -Chelsea morning song ​The 3 Things she's learned from Middle School 1. Don't take it personally 2. Know your Slang 3. "Whatever kids want to read is good!" Sydney Chafee http://www.casel.org/ Ethiopia ​Some of the things we take for granted like: -moving...


S:1 Habits #33 - Network Genius and Hustling with Tallal Gondal

On today’s episode, we have a friend of mine all the way from the UK, Tallal Gondal. Tallal is a Math Lecturer at Brooksby Melton College in the United Kingdom. He was born in Saudi Arabia, lived in Pakistan and now calls the United Kingdom home. He started a YouTube channel less than a year ago called Hustle Is 4 Life Motivation where he brings on "amazing guests from all over the world who are doing awesome things to add value to others." Like me, he is learning from their habits,...


Monday Meditations #10 - Cheer Them On!

"It's in keeping with Nature to show our friends affection and to celebrate their advancement as if it were our very own. For if we don't do this, virtue, which is strengthened only by exercising our perceptions, will no longer endure in us." Seneca, Moral Letters, 109.15 Have you ever caught yourself feeling jealousy or selfishness when looking upon others successes? “If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will...


S:1 Habits #32 - STARTEDUP with Don Wettrick

In this episode, we have the innovation specialist and author of "Pure Genius" - Don Wettrick. Don is leading the way in changing how we think of education. Getting out of the dark ages and into the future with his innovation class and popular podcast - StartEdUp. He has interviewed industry titans like Gary Vaynerchuk, James Altucher, Seth Godin, Daniel Pink, plus a video call from Tim Ferriss with his students. His voice is needed in the 'fix it' mentality when it comes to education. He...


Monday Meditations #9 - Read, Read, and Read - Find Your Author

In this edition of "Monday Meditations," I talk about reading, and why we should stick with one author and dig into their content and life. FOLLOW TEACHER TUNNEL ON TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2xoORl1 INSTAGRAM:http://bit.ly/2fqoe8k FACEBOOK PAGE:http://bit.ly/2hozXVF FOLLOW JON BELT TWITTER:http://bit.ly/2weZ8fH FACEBOOK:http://bit.ly/2fkdlBp INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2wQqSab


S:1 Habits #31 - Talks With Teachers creator Brian Sztabnik

I love all the guests I've had on the podcast so far, but this guest was special because I don't think I would have started this podcasting adventure if it wasn't for the inspiration Brian gave without even knowing me. His podcast "Talks With Teachers" is one of the most popular educational podcasts out there. He brings inspiring stories from some of the best teachers around. When I was still in my infant stage of teaching I started listening to this podcast and realized that it was okay to...


Monday Meditations #8 - Organize - 3 Ways to Organize Your Life and Work

This edition of Monday Meditations takes us to the topic of organization. I list 3 organizing tips I will be working on this week to get my life and work organized. If you need an accountability partner contact me at http://www.teachertunnel.com


Monday Meditations #7 - Weaknesses - Weekly Challenge

Welcome to another edition of Monday Meditations. This week we will focus on a weekly challenge, and this challenge stems from a quote by Knute Rockne “Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.” – Knute Rockne Weekly Challenge 1. List three things that you perceive as your weaknesses 2. List how those perceived weaknesses could become strengths I know that my weaknesses hold me back from so many things in my life, but listing them and seeing them on paper...