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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. 

Jul 30, 2018

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: 

  1. Katie's favorite failure
  2. How preparation is KEY
  3. Tips & Tools for new teachers
  4. The resource she endorses and loves

 

Quote of the Week: 

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin

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Jul 19, 2018

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

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Jul 12, 2018

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

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Mar 21, 2018

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 Oklahoma failed on the Senate floor.

We discuss Teresa's journey up until this point, the fear that teachers need to relinquish, and some action steps and advice to those teachers listening.

Show Notes

  • Introduction of Teresa
  • Panhandling for the Classroom
  • Raising $40,000 for teachers
  • After the failure of Step-Up
  • Petition for Walkout 
  • Non-Profit Begging for Education
  • Action Steps Today
    • Call up another teacher, parent, or Oklahoma citizen
    • Make some signs
    • Go on a busy corner and hold up the signs

Quotes from the episode

“A teacher like you is why I'm alive today." Unknown

"You would not believe how hard it is to give away money in education." Teresa Danks Roark

"We have nothing else to lose but have everything to gain and we are worth it." Teresa Danks Roark

"Fears are educated into us, and can if we wish, be educated out."Karl Augustus Menninger

 

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Mar 18, 2018

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 beginning of the walkout
  • Informational Pickets
  • The Washington Post contacts Cathy
  • Get ALL State employees on your side
  • Greg and the stress of the walkout
  • Why we need Unions
  • Get a Megaphone
  • Get Creative with signs and chants

"Our worst enemy was ourselves." Greg Phillips

  • What can teachers do now? 

"When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Mar 12, 2018

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 student is fired up to invoke change and take a stand, and where this state is headed if something doesn’t get fixed. 

Oklahoma Teacher United

Larry Cagle

Topics discussed on the show

"They will not bend; we will have to break them..." Larry Cagle

  • Putting on a concert as a benefit for Oklahoma Education
  • #metoo question
  • Charter Schools & Public Schools
  • Magnet Private Schools

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Nov 11, 2017

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. 

  • Super Teacher Origin Story
  • History of Chaffee and Sydney

-Chelsea morning song

  • She almost was named Lindsay
  • I am a POET! 
  • Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School

​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

 

  • Teacher Of the Year Process
  • Social and Emotion Learning

http://www.casel.org/

  • Ethiopia

 ​Some of the things we take for granted like: 
-moving desks 
-Desks are bolted to the floor
-100 students in the class

  • If you could give a Ted Talk...

Books discussed: 
It Won't Be Easy by Tom Rademacher
For White Folks That Teach In The Hood by Christopher Emdin

  • TedX - Taking and Preparing
  • Secret to a healthy marriage & how she met her husband via internet
    • The BATMAN Story
  • Trends in Education 
  • Favorite Failure
  • The Impostor Syndrome
  • Morning Routine
  • Scariest thing she's done
  • Book that positively impacted her life: 
  • QR Code App
  • CandyCrush


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Oct 6, 2017

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 wants to change the conversation from how can we make it better to how can we change it completely because change is happening all around us daily. My first introduction to Don was an interview he did with Tom Bilyeu on Inside Quest and it completely altered my views on the classroom dynamic.  Watch the interview and you will see what I mean. 

Inside the episode: 

  • Teaching career
  • Cultivating the growth mindset
  • Startedup Vlog
  • Why he didn't want to get into teaching and why he got into teaching
  • First job out of college
  • How to get started with innovation
  • Naveen Jain story in the classroom
  • Connect and Collect Days
  • Lime Green Pants
  • Dancing shirtless on stage
  • Expert in being transparent
  • Don's in charge of Education
  • Seth Godin's Linchpin
  • Key to a healthy marriage
  • Jocko Willnick
  • Twitter Profile
  • Teacher Branding
  • Silicon Valley on HBO
  • Don's Routine
    1. Workout 
    2. Journal 
    3. Cold Shower
    4. Fasting until noon
    5. Two hours of family time uninterrupted 
    6. Floss and Recount day
    7. Email of gratitude
    8. Email himself (Top 3 Goals for the days) 

Books
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Bold by Steven Kotler & Peter Diamandis 
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
Living Buddha Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh
Podcast 
Freakonomics

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Sep 29, 2017

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 fail, some of the best teachers in the nation had bad days and lessons go terribly wrong. In 2013 was when I started listening. I would listen in the car on my way to work, morning runs in the icy cold weather to warm me up - corny I know. But true. It gave me ideas on how to be better, and it also helped me to stop being so hard on myself. 

Along with his podcast and blog, Brian is a contributing writer for Edutopia, creator of aplithelp.com and #aplitchat on twitter. He is in his 13 or 14th  year as an English teacher  - he’s wasn’t sure of the exact number. He currently teaches AP Literature and Composition, creative writing, and public speaking at Miller’s Place High School in Long Island. He’s also a varsity basketball coach, husband, and father of 2. In this episode We talk about finding balance for all the things, the moment he decided he wanted to become a teacher, the book that introduced him to a love of reading, his morning routine, and the new journal he created called the Daily Teacher.

In this episode we discuss

  • His first 3 years 
  • Letters to the New York Times
  • Brian's persistence to pursue
  • Scariest thing he's ever done
  • Love of reading
  • On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Finding balance with all the things
  • Inspiring teachers
  • Talks With Teachers 
  • Writing Process
  • Pearl Jam
  • Morning Routine
  • The Daily Teacher Journal 
    1. What I hope to accomplish today
    2. What will I teach my students
    3. How will I make a difference
  • Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess
  • War of Art by Stephen Pressfield
  • Where are we going as teachers? 
  • #aplitchat

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Aug 21, 2017

In this episode, we talk with The Tech Rabbi: Michael Cohen. Michael is a designer and technologist turned educator. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Trainer who advocates, speaks, writes, and facilitates workshops on creativity and innovation. He works with schools on a local and national level to help them develop a creative mindset to influence and empower individuals in becoming confident and passionate problem solvers. You can hear Michael’s story of creativity and innovation through social media, and conferences such as Apple Education Events, EdTechTeacher SummitsiPadpaloozaISTE, and SXSWEdu. He holds a Master of Science Education (Educational Technology) from California State University-Fullerton and a Bachelors of Fine Art (Printmaking and Design) from California State University-Long Beach.  The Tech Rabbi is not just a brand, but a real thing. He is, in fact, a real Rabbi.

Show Notes

  • Michael did not like school 
  • Did not enjoy school
  • The moment Michael decided he wanted to be a teacher
  • What a classroom should look like with 1:1
  • How to get more organized chaos in the classroom
  • How to be inspired by people that are doing amazing things, and cultivating creativity from work that has existed before.
  • F.A.I.L.U.R.E. ⎮First Attempt in Learning (Unless Reflection Exists) ⎮
  • Empathy the ability to understand and share the abilities of another


⏤It needs to be a huge force in education (differentiation and collaboration needs to be rooted in empathy in order to be successful)

  • Processing reflection
  • What was the challenge presented?
  • I will try and find somebody that’s already done it
  • Mentorships (education, business, spiritual, parenting)
  • The secret to a happy marriage?

"My wife is my better half, my number one fan, the number one committed to making me the best person I am, being open to the belief that the partner is going to make the other better." ⏤Michael Cohen

  • Habits or routines to add and subtract
  • Where is education? And where is it going?
  • “Education needs to be about creating people that are unstoppable learners.”
  • Morning Routines
  • Impactful books

Books mentioned on the show
Bible
The Tanya (Guidebook on how you should view your life and striving for you to love everyone like you love yourself)
Dr. Tina Seelig “What I Wish I Knew When I was 20”
Gary Vaynerchuck “The Thank You Economy” & “Jab Jab Jab Right Hook”
Seth Godin “Linchpin”
Dale Carnegie “How to Win Friends and Influence People”
Napoleon Hill “Think and Grow Rich”
"The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow your passion" by Elle Luna

Podcasts mentioned in the show
Talks with Teachers with Brian Sztabnik
Startedup Podcast with Don Wettrick
Edtech Podcast with Sophie Bailey
Tim Ferriss Show with Tim Ferriss
Gary Vee Audio Experience with Gary Vaynerchuk

Places to find Glenda
http://thetechrabbi.com/
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook

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Aug 14, 2017

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Jul 31, 2017

On today’s episode, we have an English Teacher of thirty-six years - Glenda Funk is an evolving teacher going into her thirty-seventh year as a teacher. She is nationally board certified, has a blog called Evolving English teacher, and created 113 lesson plans and 14 units on the Better Lesson Series website which gets 500 downloads a week. She graduated from SW Baptist University with a degree in Speech Education and a Masters in English from Idaho State University. In this episode we learn about the balance she’s adopted in her work and life, her blog, and the declining retention rate of teachers staying in the profession as well as entering it.

Show Notes

  • This or That
  • Moment Glenda decided to be a teacher
  • Failures in life and the classroom
  • A classroom overwhelming moment
  • Learning from divorce
  • Evolving English Teacher
  • Seth Godin
  • Why start a blog
    • Glenda's writing process
    • "How important it is to be consistent"
    • Keeping notes in phone with blog ideas
    • Writing about what she reads

Books mentioned on the show
"Big Magic"  by Elizabeth Gilbert Better Lesson series
"Spark" by John Ratey
"Readicide" by Kelly Gallagher
"The Art of Slow Reading" by Thomas Newkirk
"Minds Made for Stories" by Thomas Newkirk
"Make it Stick" by Peter Brown
"Deep Work" by Cal Newport
"Debunk it"  by John Grant
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Links mentioned in the show
Better Living Through Beowulf Blog
Better Lesson series
https://www.polleverywhere.com/
Talks with Teachers with Brian Sztabnik
You Are Not So Smart Podcast

Places to find Glenda
Her Blog
Her Twitter

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