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S2 Episode 3: How English Learner Policy and Practice Collide with Kate Wright

3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Release Date: 01/25/2018

Teaching While Always Learning with Author Tom Rademacher, S12 Episode 16 show art Teaching While Always Learning with Author Tom Rademacher, S12 Episode 16

3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Today, we welcome author and Minnesota’s 2014 Teacher of the Year to the podcast.  Hosts Donnie and Kathleen talk with Rademacher about his two loves of teaching and writing. His books, and , combine both those aspects of Rademacher’s work. Rademacher shares his reflections about the teacher shortage and what has and hasn’t changed for today’s new teachers compared to when he entered the classroom.   He also discusses how he approaches diversity, equity, and inclusion in his practice as a white male and the need to continue learning. That learning often comes directly...

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This week of Veterans Day, we’re revisiting an episode from November 11, 2020, when hosts Angelia and Danielle welcomed Dr. Nancy Pratt to 3Ps in a Pod to share about her military experience and how that has carried into her education career. Then the Director of Instruction and Innovation at Cave Creek Unified School District, Pratt is now the Director of Instruction at Buckeye Elementary School District. But before realizing her interest in teaching, Pratt was a young woman in a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) military briefing class at Arizona State University, realizing she had...

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One year ago, the Arizona Department of Education and Northern Arizona University came together to announce the creation of the Arizona Teacher Residency. Housed within the Arizona K12 Center, the Arizona Teacher Residency now has its first cohort of residents working in the classrooms of supervising teachers in Osborn, Roosevelt, and Tempe Elementary school districts. Today, you’ll hear from one resident and supervising teacher pair about their experience with the program so far. 3Ps in a Pod host Kathy Wiebke welcomes Arizona Teacher Residency Director Dr. Victoria Theisen-Homer to the...

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Just three days after being named the 2023 Arizona Teacher of the Year, chemistry teacher Ty White joined us for a conversation about what brought him into teaching, how he approaches his practice, and about receiving this exciting honor.  3Ps in a Pod host Josh Meibos welcomes Ty White to the podcast, who talks through the evening he was named the ’s 2023 Arizona Teacher of the Year and shares about the significance of having two of his elementary school teachers join him at the Teacher of the Year celebration. White also shares about some of the larger projects he has coordinated with...

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Arizona has been in a teacher shortage for years, and today we explore this issue with Dr. , a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and expert on the K-12 teaching force, about what he sees as the foundational issues of this shortage and what steps may help us move forward. Ingersoll is recognized for his research in teacher turnover and workplace trends and the impact of beginning teacher induction and mentoring. In this episode, he shares with hosts Kathleen and Kathy about what he sees leading to the teacher shortage seen in Arizona and across the country. He reflects on what changes...

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Today, we’re focusing in on special area teachers and classes by welcoming an art teacher, music teacher, and physical education teacher to the podcast to discuss the importance of these special areas and what they’d like other educators to know. Hosts Josh and Donnie welcome to the podcast Kyle Bragg, an elementary physical education in Scottsdale Unified School District, Rusty Carle-Ogren, a middle school band in Sahuarita Unified District, and Jen Pulbratek, a high school ceramics teacher in Peoria Unified School District. Bragg, Carle-Ogren, and Pulbratek share about the unique...

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Be inspired by the five teacher leaders on today’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod. The five semifinalists from the Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2023 Teacher of the Year consideration join us to share about their teaching journeys, the affirmation they’ve received through this recognition, and what they hope to do with their platform. The 2023 Teacher of the Year semifinalists are Jaime Camero, who teaches at Douglas Elementary in Flowing Wells Unified School District; Zel Fowler, who teaches at Emerson Elementary in Phoenix Elementary School District; Erin Henderson, who teaches at North...

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How do we turn behavior into a teachable moment? That’s a primary question that Dominique Smith, Doug Fisher, and Nancy Frey address in The Restorative Practices Playbook. In this episode of 3Ps in a Pod, Dr. Dominique Smith joins hosts Paula and Kathy to talk about restorative practices and how he went from being a naysayer to an advocate for this work. Dr. Dominique Smith shares about how his own experiences as a student and as a teacher influenced his journey with restorative practice and why this approach to behavior is so important at all levels. He explains how the teacher’s...

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What is drawing Arizona’s future teachers to education, and what are these aspiring teachers’ hopes and fears about teaching here? That’s what we’re talking about today with two Northern Arizona University education students and one of their education professors. Hosts Josh and Juliana welcome NAU College of Education students Alexa Negrete and Ainsley Brubaker and Associate Clinical Professor of Educational Studies Michelle Novelli to the podcast to talk about their excitement about the world of education. Negrete and Brubaker share why they have chosen to join the education...

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As educators, we strive to build a safe and supportive environment for all our students as well as our colleagues. In this extended episode, you’ll hear from a few Arizona educators who identify as gay or lesbian and a former teacher whose son came out as gay during his middle school years as we together discuss the LGBTQ+ experience within the world of education. Host Donnie welcomes Maria and Mike to the podcast to share about the bright moments and the challenges they’ve experienced because of their identities and the impact of that on their teaching and education work, while Stephanie...

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Today, we dive into the policy behind English learners in the state. The Arizona Department of Education’s Deputy Associate Superintendent for the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS), Kate Wright, talks about the importance being intentional and structured when working with this specific student population. As educators, we have to help English learners realize they are becoming bilingual, which is an asset — not a deficit. Let’s change the mindset, fellow educators. Listen, as Wright chats waivers, policies, propositions, statutes, updates to English Language Proficiency Standards, and so much more with Mary and Angelia. Most importantly, our hosts remind listeners to tap into the invaluable resources offered by OELAS. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review “3Ps in a Pod” on iTunes. We’ll see you next week when we hear from technology guru and go-getter, Tony Vincent.