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Episode 45: Public Schools’ Addiction and Free College

Trending News: 1) Betsy DeVos is not going anywhere. 2) Young teachers are leaving the profession. Someone Has To Say It! Teacher Exodus is NOT “fake news.” What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about competency based teacher education? Feature Interview: The legendary John Merrow joins us to talk about his new Book—Addicted to Reform—and the... Read more »

Duration: 04:13:57

Episode 44: Are Teachers Allowed to Write Books?

Trending News: Stop stressing over college. It literally doesn’t pay. Someone Has To Say It! No Tax Cuts for Teachers. What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about “real” personalized learning? Feature Interview: BustED Pencils talks to teacher, blogger, and now book writer Steven Singer. Steven’s new book—The Gadfly on the Wall: A Public School Teacher... Read more »

Duration: 03:32:44

Episode 43: A Gritty Principal and a Bass Ass Teacher!

Trending News: 1) Kindergarten Readiness Gap. 2) Betsy on the Way Out? Someone Has To Say It! Democrats and a “Better Deal?” What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about Democrats and Betsy DeVos? Feature Interview: Linda Nathan talks about her new book: When Grit Isn’t Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart... Read more »

Duration: 04:01:04

Episode 42: Patriotism, Protest, and Personalized Learning

Trending News: 1) Teachers are STRESSED OUT! 2) The “well being gap” in Wisconsin is a tragedy. Someone Has To Say It!: Tim’s rant on the “gap.” The Schools Our Children Deserve: Patrick Sullivan is the director of Ireland’s National Council for Curriculum and Assessment Feature Interview: Vietnam Veteran and Veteran for peace Will Williams dismantles the... Read more »

Duration: 00:35:41

Episode 41: Faster Pussycat, Pit Bulls, and Ponies: We’re Talking Animals in Classrooms

Trending News: 1) New Research on the benefits of animals in classrooms. 2) “Service Ponies” coming to a classroom near you. Someone Has To Say it: I am a Teacher. For Now. Feature Interview: Faster Pussycat lead guitarist Ace Von Johnson talks about Pit Bulls in classrooms and battling stereotypes. You know…”Don’t judge a book... Read more »

Duration: 04:16:17

Episode 40: A “Blue Jean” Democrat for Governor: Mike McCabe @bluejeansgov

Trending News: 1) Does “free speech” on Campus needs protection? 2) Teacher Shortage Solution. Import teachers from the Philippines? What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about importing teachers from the Philippines? Feature Interview: Democrat Mike McCabe is running for governor is Wisconsin. What’s he have to say about the future of public education in the... Read more »

Duration: 00:35:44

Episode 39: @BetsyDeVosED Attacks Title IX. #BustEDPencils Attacks Back.

In this special episode of BustED Pencils we take a deep dive into Title IX. While Ms. DeVos sets up Title IX as a kangaroo court system employed by the Obama administration. BustED Pencils talks to Yohuru Williams (Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Saint Thomas) and Heather Harbach... Read more »

Duration: 03:08:40

Episode 38: Can a Democrat beat Scott Walker? Meet Andy Gronik.

Trending News: 1) Charter Schools and competition in your neighborhood. 2) Public schools and politicians. Someone Has to Say It!: The reality of a “free lunch.” What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about Betsy DeVos and the free and reduced lunch program. Feature Interview: Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin—Andy Gronik— talks to BustED Pencils... Read more »

Duration: 04:10:17

Episode 37: The Reformation of an Education Reformer.

Feature Interview: Dr. Jason E. Glass is the new Superintendent and Chief Learner at Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. However, before becoming “chief learner,” Dr. Glass was a….( Hold your breath)—a reformer. What happened? You’re going to have to listen. Trending News: Can the Democrats get back in the game with a “better deal?” DeVos... Read more »

Duration: 04:16:10

Episode 36: What aren’t We talking about and Why?

Feature Interview: Tim talks to Rich Larson—freelance journalist and the publisher and managing editor of The Next Ten Words. After Chris Cornell committed suicide Rich posted a moving essay—It’s Not What You Think. Come to think of it this entire episode is not what you think, but that’s the way we want it. We’ve lost... Read more »

Duration: 03:38:18

Episode 35: You’re Entering Kohn’s Zone!

Feature Interview: He’s back and he’s staying—Alfie Kohn. From “No Contest” to Alfie shares with Tim some highlights of his 30 year career and chats about his new adventure. What could that be? What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about Kohn’s Zone? Activist of the Week: Denisha Jones talk about the intersection of early... Read more »

Duration: 03:32:00

Episode 34: Speaking “Freely” about Social Justice and Faster Pussycat!

Feature Interview: Dr. Kevin Kumashiro joins Tim to talk about his new adventure as a social justice warrior “consultant.” Trending News with Attitude: Free Speech on College Campuses: “That’s Not Right!” What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about politicians meddling with college courses? Activist of the Week: Justin Oakley talks Education Talk and Faster Pussycat?:... Read more »

Duration: 03:34:54

Episode 33: Can You Say Aistear? Ireland’s Early Childhood Curriculum graduates to the Elementary Grades.

Feature Interview: Patrick Sullivan is the director of Ireland’s National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). He joins Tim to talk about something extraordinary—no not Guinness—moving early childhood curricular ideas up to the primary grades. What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about Ireland taking the lead in pushing early childhood concepts up to the elementary grades?... Read more »

Duration: 03:51:11

Episode 23: Unions. Who Needs Them?

Feature Interview: Dr. Lois Weiner. Director, Urban Education and Teacher Unionism Policy Project New Jersey City University Activist of the Week: Andy Waity, Madison Teachers Inc. What Would Matt Damon’s Mom say about “status quo” teachers? The Schools Our Children Deserve: Michelle Gunderson of the Chicago Teachers Union. Trending News and finally—A Moment of Zinn.... Read more »

Duration: 01:57:07

Episode 22: Looking for the “Heart” of Classroom Discipline

Feature Interview: Paula Wick and Michelle Slekar (My better half) talk about the “Nurtured Heart Approach” with “intense” children as an alternative to traditional discipline. Activist of the Week: Tammy HoltanArnold. What Would Matt Damon’s Mom say about “zero tolerance” discipline? The Schools Our Children Deserve: Emily Kaplan is an elementary teacher and blogger featured... Read more »

Duration: 00:18:58

Episode 21: Democrats and Republicans on Public Education: The Sound of Silence!

Feature Interview: Ruth Conniff (Editor and Chief of The Progressive) gives us a behind the scenes look at what went on at the Democratic and Republican Conventions concerning public education. Big Question: What’s a Progressive to do? Activist of the Week: Dr. Andre Perry from The Hechinger Report. What Would Matt Damon’s Mom say about... Read more »

Duration: 00:25:31

Episode 20: Teacher Education 3.0 with Ken Zeichner

Feature Interview: Ken Zeichner reminds us how the Every Student Succeeds Act promotes “fast track” teacher education and then details how teacher education 3.0 might be the only way to save professional teacher education at the college and university level. Trending News: Another Relay Graduate School of Education opens its doors. #WWMDMS about fast track... Read more »

Duration: 00:15:59

Special Episode of BustED Pencils: What are the Schools Our Children Deserve?

Feature Interview: Alfie Kohn BustED Pencils talks to prolific author Alfie Kohn about his 1999 Book, The Schools Our Children Deserve. After we talk to Alfie get ready! We will ask a who’s who list of education activists the question: What are the schools OUR children deserve. When it comes to talking about the Schools... Read more »

Duration: 00:16:20

Episode 19: Punk Rock + Education = One Kick A$$ Show!

Feature Interview: Punk Rocker and Kick Ass Educator, Martin Atkins! Activist of the Week: DJ Hostettler of Unintimidated Trending News: Releasing well adjusted humans back into society. WWMDMS?: What about those “well adjusted humans?” Moment of Zinn: Inspiring words. LETS BUST SOME PENCILS!

Duration: 00:18:34

Episode 18: It’s “easy being GREEN” for Dr. Jill Stein

Feature Interview: Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate “Presumptive Nominees” Trump and Clinton. But what about Stein? Wait till you hear her powerful ideas on public education! Fully Leaded Education News: Trump the bully Activist of the Week: Emily Kaplan (blogger for Defending the Early Years) — Not just teaching, but making public all things... Read more »

Duration: 00:25:53

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