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Now displaying: May, 2017

The 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. 

May 31, 2017
On today’s episode, we have the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year - Casey Bethel. Casey is the teacher we all want, and his authentic voice and love for the profession is magnified throughout this episode. We learn about his path to the teaching profession, his love of science, his work vs effort rubric, and the book that changed his paradigm to elevate his love of reading. Casey currently teaches AP Biology, Biology, and Physics at New Manchester High School in Douglasville, Georgia. Before that, he taught at Martin Luther King High School in Lithonia, Georgia. He graduated from Fort Valley State University with a degree in Biology (Pre-Med) and he received his Masters in Agronomy which is (plant genetics) from the University of Georgia. So if you’re listening to this on your way to work, laying by the pool, or while you’re doing chores you’re about to be enlightened by another great leader in his field. 
 
Show Notes
 
  • Icebreakers (This or That)
  • Moment Casey decided to become a teacher
  • Teacher influences on his love of Science
  • Favorite Failures
    • "I had to take the time to learn how to teach." Casey Bethel
    • "We made each other a promise that we would teacher with our classroom doors open." Casey Bethel
  • Building relationships or Knowing your subject
  • Tony Wagner & James Altucher
  • Is the the public education system obsolete? 
  • Something unique about Casey
  • Casey's outlook on life from past to future
  • Jobs before teaching
  • "Teaching is by far the most fulfilling thing I have ever done." Casey Bethel
  • Expert in? 
  • Better at? 
  • What success looks like to Casey...
  • Casey's third and fourth year teaching (I've got this) 
  • Teacher of the Year not once but twice
  • Goals after winning Teacher of the Year in Georgia
  • Writing process
  • Teachers of the Year in Washington D.C. 
  • Public Speaking processes
  • Book that changed his paradigm
  • Habits to add or subtract
  • Grade Versus Effort (student assessment)
  • Grade Versus Effort Rubric (Attachment)
  • "As my effort in class goes up so does my grade..." Casey Bethel
  • Rituals or Routines 
  • Says the same thing every day to his class before and after it begins
  • Mentoring
  • "Some of them know they're my mentors and some of them don't" Casey Bethel
  • Asking a colleague to be his mentor
  • Hidden Talents
    • Finding the cure for Alzheimer's 
    • Authentic Biochemistry Research
  • Book Recommendations
  • Theme Music
  • Question Casey wished I would have asked
 
Podcast mentioned in the show
Teaching Learning Leading K12 by Steven Miletto 
 
Books and Links mentioned in the show 
"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley
"1984" by George Orwell
"Animal Farm"  by George Orwell 
"Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare
"Closing the Attitude Gap" by Baruti Kafele
Superman Theme by John Williams
 
Where to find Casey
Casey's Twitter
Casey's Instagram
Casey's Facebook
Casey's Email

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Music
Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque) 
Artist: Grapes 
Album: ccMixter
 
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May 17, 2017

On today's episode, we have Ruth Arseneault. Ruth is in her eighteenth year as a full-time teacher, although she has been teaching for thirty years - five years of that was as a substitute teacher which is kind of amazing. Ruth graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She earned a Master of Arts in Literature from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been teaching English 11 and 12 for the past ten years at Riverview High School in New Brunswick, Canada. Before that, she taught Theatre Arts and has produced and directed numerous plays. 


-Ruth’s journey in becoming a teacher
-Amateur acting
-Theater Arts Teacher
-Thoughts on the introversion 
-Stress at work and talking with a psychologist.
-Hand Work & Creative Outlets
-Getting students (especially boys)  life-long readers
-The effect of a father reading
-What successful looks like to Ruth
 
“There is no perfect administrator because people are human…”

-Scariest thing Ruth has ever done
-Habit that Ruth wants to get started again
-Ann Davies - Canadian Researcher 
-Do one thing and stick to it
-Bringing our own ideas to the profession, and relying less on the internet
-Ruth’s typical day
-What is a fiddlehead
-42 Fun Facts about New Brunswick
-Nighttime winding down
-Favorite Smartphone App
-Finding a mentor or support group through twitter
-Books to gift
-Favorite quote

Items discussed throughout episode
 “Deep Work” by Cal Newport
 
Podcasts  & App mentioned in the show
Talks with Teachers by Brian Sztabnik
CBC Radio
Voxer

Books and Links mentioned in the show 
“Quiet” – Susan Cain
“Indian Horse” by Richard Wagamese
“A Long Way Gone” by Ismael Beah
“Someone knows my name” by Lawrence Hill
“Seven Myths about Education” by Daisy Christodoulou
The Learning Spy (website)
42 Fun Facts about New Brunswick (website)
Hack Learning (website)
Twitter Chats (website)

 

Where to find Ruth
Ruth’s Twitter

Sponsor
April Mass Photography ⇐ Get candid & fun photography at 10% off if you mention this podcast

Music
Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque) 
Artist: Grapes 
Album: ccMixter
 
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May 3, 2017

We have a first for the show. Not one but two guests are on today, and they are teachers I work with every day. Mandy Deason has been teaching for twelve years and previously graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Elementary Education & Special Education, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Education Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. She is also our Site Teacher of the Year for Mayfield Middle School. Kristen Cawthorne is in her fourth year as a teacher and previously graduated from Michigan State University and received her degree in Elementary Education and Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities plus she received her Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders. You couldn’t have more sweet, caring, and knowledgeable advocates for their students.

Show Notes

  • “Wonder Years”
  • Special Education statistic and their reactions
  • What they hoped people knew about Special Education
  • Co-Teaching
  • Mandy shares a bad experience in the classroom and what she learned from it.
  • My failure in the co-teaching environment

Where can you find Mandy and Kristen? 
Mandy Email
Kristen Email

Books & Music mentioned on the show
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Chicago Bull’s Anthem
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Sponsor
April Mass Photography ⇐ Get candid & fun photography at 10% off if you mention this podcast

Review the podcast on iTunes

Music
Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque) 
Artist: Grapes 
Album: ccMixter
 
Thank you for checking out this episode of the Teacher Tunnel Podcast. Please share these free episodes with friends and colleagues to connect a wider audience. Also, if you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick 5-Star review of the show on iTunes by clicking on the link below. Reviewing the podcast gives us the opportunity to widen our community, in turn, give more value to many. 

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