53 – Reality Check on the “Real World” (w Dr. David Finch)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

For too long, the “real world” has been a mythical place that only exists in schools when teachers are trying to make students do things they don’t want to do. Stories of the real world create a culture of compliance. It begs the question… what’s it really like in the world of work beyond school? Dr. David Finch is a … Read More

51 – Ungrading in a High School STEM Classroom (w Chris Sarkonak)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

One of the most persistent narratives of the school system is that it’s a place where students do work in exchange for grades. However, what would school look like if grades didn’t exist? Chris Sarkonak is one of many teachers involved in the grassroots movement called “ungrading” to move school away from a culture of compliance, towards a culture of … Read More

49 – The SECRET to rehumanizing education…

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

  Welcome to season 3 of #EduCrush! As a primer for the season, we are talking about the secret to “rehumanizing” education. It’s something we ALL do naturally yet don’t understand well. Learn what this powerful tool is and how it helps to elevate our consciousness, build empathy, and create a positive culture. Follow the #EduCrush podcast: Twitter | Instagram … Read More

2022 Teach Better Podcast Summit Recap

Joshua StamperBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: The Teach Better Podcast Summit provided an opportunity for educational podcasters to showcase the work they do. These podcasters provided a plethora of amazing resources, experiences, and advice for educators around the world. As summer began, the Teach Better Team showcased some of the most successful educational podcasters in the industry for our podcast network to learn from their … Read More

39 – oh, i’m a quitter, alright

Jillian DuBoisMoments of ImpartED Joy Podcast

I’m a quitter. And I’m really ok with that label. In May, I walked out of my classroom for the last time, said goodbye to my friends, and left the profession of teaching after 20+ years. It was an emotional choice, but there was something inside of me that just knew it was the right time + space to give … Read More