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Talks with Teachers brings you the stories and inspiration behind America's great English educators. Each episode features a master ELA/Literacy/English teacher sharing what worked, what didn't and the wisdom gained from their years of classroom experience. Intended to boost morale and help teachers find joy and purpose, Talks with Teachers is a great resource for K-12 English, Literacy, and ELA teachers

Talks with Teachers brings you the stories and inspiration behind America's great English educators. Each episode features a master ELA/Literacy/English teacher sharing what worked, what didn't and the wisdom gained from their years of classroom experience. Intended to boost morale and help teachers find joy and purpose, Talks with Teachers is a great resource for K-12 English, Literacy, and ELA teachers
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Talks with Teachers brings you the stories and inspiration behind America's great English educators. Each episode features a master ELA/Literacy/English teacher sharing what worked, what didn't and the wisdom gained from their years of classroom experience. Intended to boost morale and help teachers find joy and purpose, Talks with Teachers is a great resource for K-12 English, Literacy, and ELA teachers

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Episodes

Kathy Keyes — Episode #98

10/1/2019
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Kathy Keyes taught English for 36 years—at a rural high school, at an urban university, and at a college preparatory Catholic high school. A graduate of Purdue and Indiana University, Kathy recently stepped out of the teaching profession for a “gap year” in order to reevaluate and process the joys and challenges of teaching. She served as co-chair of the English department where she mentored teachers. She taught AP Literature for 17 years, was an AP reader, and served on the AP Lit...

Duration:00:41:21

Erik Powell — Episode #97

9/1/2019
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This fall, Erik begins his 26th year of teaching, most of them at Ferris High School in Spokane. He loves working with passionate, intelligent, and innovative colleagues who are committed to helping students each day. Erik teaches English 10 and AP English Literature & Composition and has coached soccer, basketball, and track. In addition to his work at Ferris, Erik has served as a member of ASCD's Understanding by Design cadre, helping schools across the country implement backward design in...

Duration:00:44:03

Brandon Abdon — Episode #96

8/28/2019
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Originally from Greenup, Kentucky - a small town in Appalachia - Brandon now lives in Cincinnati with Angela, his wife, and their 2 sons, Hilton (9) and Dorian (6). After high school, he attended Ashland Community College as a nursing major before transferring to the University of Kentucky. He graduated in 2002 with degrees in English Education and Classics. Since then, he has taught public school in a variety of settings - urban, rural, suburban - and worked with teachers and students at...

Duration:00:40:19

Roy Smith — Episode #95

8/14/2019
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Roy F. Smith is the English Department Chair at Round Rock High School and teaches AP English Literature and Dual-Credit English. Roy is an AP English Literature College Board Consultant. He is also a consultant for the National Math and Science Institute (NMSI). In 2015, he was named Round Rock High School and the Round Rock ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, running and playing with my grandsons, Lincoln and Harrison. The post Roy Smith — Episode #95...

Duration:00:37:49

Donna Carpenter — Episode #94

8/7/2019
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Donna Carpenter is committed to lifelong learning and student-centered teaching. She earned her Bachelors from Gettysburg College and her Masters from University of Pennsylvania. Following a successful career in publishing, Donna returned to the classroom at Kingsway High School in Southern New Jersey where she has taught ninth grade English, Film Studies and her greatest passion: AP English Literature and Composition. In 2010-2011, she was named Teacher of the Year in her district. While...

Duration:00:23:43

Elizabeth Matheny — Episode #93

7/30/2019
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Elizabeth Matheny has taught for Maryland Public Schools for thirteen years. She currently teaches English 9 and AP Language and Composition. When she’s not teaching, she’s usually hiking or exploring independent bookstores with her husband and son. You can find her and what’s happening in her classroom on Twitter @matheeli. The post Elizabeth Matheny — Episode #93 appeared first on Talks with Teachers.

Duration:00:29:22

Megan Neville — Episode #92

7/29/2019
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Megan is an English Teacher and Department Coordinator at Cuyahoga Heights High School. She has been teaching English language arts to high school students near Cleveland, Ohio since 2004, earning her master's degree from Kent State University in 2007 and achieving National Board Certification in 2013. She has ventured beyond her own classroom to work with urban youth through the Akron based organization Alchemy, Inc. and has also traveled to Istanbul, Turkey to work with teachers and...

Duration:00:28:05

Dave Stuart Jr. — Episode #91

8/6/2018
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Dave Stuart Jr. is a husband and dad who teaches high schoolers in a small town. He is animated by a simple belief: all students and teachers should flourish. Every article he write, every lesson he teaches, and book he reads is driven by the certainty that that can, and must, happen. He is the author of These 6 Things: How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Most (Corwin Literacy), he shares his work on his blog, www.davestuartjr.com, and reaches teachers through his newsletter. In...

Duration:00:36:58

Alex Kajitani: Episode #90

5/10/2018
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Fifteen years ago, Alex Kajitani was a struggling new teacher in one of California’s poorest neighborhoods. He’d left a potentially lucrative career in restaurant management to pursue his teaching dream, and now his inner-city middle school students were unmotivated, unengaged and uninterested in the math he was teaching. Demoralized and desperate, he set out on a journey to turn his class, and his life, around. Today, Alex holds the title of California Teacher of the Year and a Top-4...

Duration:00:35:19

#89 Jim Burke of the English Companion

10/17/2017
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Jim Burke is the author of numerous bestselling books, including the English Teacher’s Companion and What’s the Big Idea? The question he’s always tried to answer is “How can we teach our students better?” He seeks these answers daily through his work in his own classroom at Burlingame High School in California where he still teaches after twenty years. Jim has received numerous awards, including the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award, the NCTE Conference on English Leadership Award, and the...

Duration:00:56:47

Shanna Peeples: 2015 National Teacher of the Year

9/30/2017
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Shanna Peeples, is now a graduate student at the Harvard School of Education. She was a high school English teacher from Amarillo, Texas, and was named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. Peeples taught AP English at Palo Duro High School, where she served as the English department chair as well as an instructional coach for other teachers. In this Talks with Teachers episode you will learn: How Shanna took a circuitous route to the classroom. She worked as a disc jockey, medical...

Duration:00:28:39

David Miller: AP Literature Chief Reader

9/24/2017
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David Miller -- Episode #87 An insightful thinker, an incredible scholar and well-respected English teacher at Mississippi College for more than two decades, David Miller received accolades as MC’s Distinguished Professor of the Year in 2013. Miller graduated summa cum laude graduate at 3,400-student Nyack College that’s known as New York’s Christian college. Founded in 1882 in New York City as a training school for missionaries, the school bills itself as the first Bible college in North...

Duration:00:41:35

Chris Bronke

2/28/2017
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Episode #86 Christopher Bronke has been teaching English for 13 years and is in his 5th year as English Department Chair at Downers Grove North. In this role he teaches 9th-grade honors, evaluates teachers, oversees the literacy coaching program, plans and implements PD, and works with other district leaders on CCSS integration/implementation and common assessments and rubrics. He has presented nationally on CCSS integration across all subject areas, creating a teacher brand, blogging to...

Duration:00:31:09

Monica Burns: Class Tech Tips (Episode #85)

2/12/2017
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Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. As an educator, Monica was part of her school’s Federal Magnet Funding leadership team and was a vocal advocate for bringing 1:1 technology into her 5th grade classroom. During her tenure as a classroom teacher, Monica used iPads to create engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Realizing the power of tech tools in the...

Duration:00:21:56

Mentor Texts with Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell

9/28/2016
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Episode #83 of the Talks with Teachers podcast Allison Marchetti (Co-Founder of Moving Writers) currently teaches English 8 and Reading Writing Workshop 9 at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia. Previously, she taught English 9, 10, Creative Writing, and AP Language at James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia. Allison earned her B.A. in English with a Poetry Writing Emphasis and her Master of Teaching from the University of Virginia. Allison is a professional development...

Duration:00:27:32

#83 Sean Gaillard and Natalie Krayenvenger

8/28/2016
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Sean Gaillard is Principal of John F. Kennedy High School in North Carolina. He founded#EdBeat and #CelebrateMonday, and is a#Read4Fun co-founder. He is also a co-organizer for EdCamp Global. Natalie Krayenvenger is the sherpa of learning to some amazing 4th graders in Maryland. She is a reader, blogger, positive warrior, presenter for Kahoot! and #Buncee Ambassador. In this episode you will learn: The power of being a connected educator How to get started on Twitter How you can...

Duration:00:27:56

Les Burns: Responsive Teaching

8/13/2016
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Les Burns is an Associate Professor of Literacy at the University of Kentucky and a former high school English language arts teacher in rural and suburban Kansas. He is the Program Chair of English Education for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Les served as the chief curriculum consultant for the state of Kentucky’s P-12 Model Curriculum Framework for all content areas and grade levels, which was awarded the John I. Wilson National Award for Innovation in Education in 2010. He...

Duration:00:37:06

Episode #81 — Jodi Rice

4/17/2016
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Jodi Rice teaches AP Language and Composition, a social science course online, administers the online courses at The Bishop Strachan School. She also works on the AP Language and Composition Test Development Committee and coaches the Public Speaking and Debate team. In this episode you will learn: -- How Jodi incorporate more nonfiction into a Literature-based course -- How to understand the construction of arguments, whether implied or explicit -- Why English teachers should read...

Duration:00:59:55

Episode #80 with Anita Jordan

3/27/2016
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Listen to all episodes of the Talks with Teachers podcast on Anita Jordan is a skilled, caring professional to work with educational professionals building effective programs and strategies for Advanced Placement English. In this episode you will learn: how she knew she was best suited for teaching high school instead of middle school why middle school kids are neither fish nor fowl how she was able to get her students to think for themselves why a teacher should not answer...

Duration:00:33:26

#79 Dan Tricarico — The Zen Teacher

2/11/2016
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Dan Tricarico is The Zen Teacher. He has been a member of the West Hills High School English Department for over twenty years. He is author of The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom and the teaching methods text You're a Teacher. . .So Act Like One! Improving Your Stage Presence in the Classroom (Writer's Club Press 2002). Additionally, he spent a full year as columnist for the writing website Scribophile. In his spare time, he enjoys writing fiction,...

Duration:00:20:08