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Episode 12: #NCTE18 Changed My Life On Day 1

Mr. DeLay attends day one of the National Council of Teacher's of English conference and finds himself changed in so many ways.


Episode 11: Why She Read and Why Everyone Should Write

We have Professor Monica Fuglei from Arapahoe Community College with us and she's talking about her own story with education (including how her folks got a call b/c she was "reading too much") and how came to be a professor. Monica also talks about dealing with the teaching experience as a first year and beyond. She also pontificates pointedly about diverse literature and the need for it. We wrap up our extended conversation about integrating creative writing with STEM - and we hit upon...


Episode 10 : Paul the Educational Outsider

We've made it to ten episodes! And to that end, we bring in an outsider to education. Paul joins the program to talk about distance learning, business model stuff, and how do we change, fix, upgrade, address, and/or triage education without losing the plot? Be ready to be challenged plenty by Paul and his view of the world of education.


Episode 9: New Teachers - The struggle, the learning, and the future

Join Kris (English) and Clint (Social Studies) as we talk about the job search, being a non-traditional student, our relationship with school, and what we are both worried about and excited about - AND MORE! Give it a listen. You'll learn something. We promise.


Episode 8: Gentrification, Segregation, and Education

The longest podcast YET but this one is filled to the brim. Come for Julia Torres, a Denver Public Schools teacher who has lived in Denver since 2007 and taught in the schools - and has a very deep, solid, and passion filled perspective on the dangers of Gentrification and Segregation in Education. Joining her is a local Denver activist, writer, podcaster, and Denver historical expert - Bree Davies. Bree's been doing the work in her communities with pushing back against the shadow of...


Episode 7 - Setbacks and Classroom Management

Ms. Val Durfee is our guest and she's talking about starting her career at 50 and being a non-traditional student throughout the journey. She also points out the glaring lack of discussion when it comes to being a teacher marked with a non-renewal status. She finishes up this extended episode with a practical examination of her first year of teaching and how her classroom management was at the start and at the end - and how she managed to learn, change, and become a better teacher through it.


Episode 6 - Culturally Aware in a Social Studies Setting

Kelley McGuire is back for another podcast with a unique and interesting perspective - how do we grapple with our cultural awareness in our classrooms for all? Hear her stories of working with a Cherokee student and the trail of tears, a English student and the American Revolution, and a German student and the Holocaust. A challenging conversation, and a perspective bore out of experience in the classroom.


Episode 5 - Later in Life Teacher

Come for the conversation with Kelley McGuire in which she talks about the pros and cons of becoming a teacher later in life and what's its like to navigate through that in your early 40's. Stay for the insightful discussion about what she would have done during her student teaching in order to be better prepared for the job hunt. Great advice and discussion for future, student, and new teachers - and even veterans!


Episode 4 - All Good Things Part 2

Mr. DeLay does a final reflection on what he's learned in his four years at Metropolitan State University of Denver in this solo episode. He name checks Michelle Obama and Indiana Jones because they're awesome, that's why. Listen in for advice for college students and life in general. For the first part of this series, check out -


Episode 3 - Where The Home Is

It's a solo episode where Mr. DeLay talks about how the theme of home has been interwoven in his journey to becoming a teacher and even being a teacher.


Episode 2: Student Teachers No More

Come for the advice, the encouragement, the stories, the hope, the dreams, and the idea that student teaching is the best and the worst of times. Stay for everything being viewed through a growth mindset lens and the laughter every so often. Our Resident Grandma makes her debut and Ms. Campbell returns for her second episode. Any student teacher, future teacher, college student looking to be a teacher should listen to this podcast.


Episode 1 - Almost Student Teachers

Come for the honest conversation about student teaching, becoming a teacher, and what we're (Mr. DeLay and guests) are doing to prepare for a semester of student teaching, stay for the comedy styling of Ms. Curtis as we regale you with the sorta true story of her dog Hank and his erstwhile letters to the (late) Patrick Swayze. We're still working out the recording kinks, so pardon some echo-ey bits here and there.