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Exploring the stories and research of professionals in teacher preparation

Where to Listen

You can find The Teacher Education Podcast anywhere you listen to your podcasts. 

About The Podcast

There aren’t many podcasts for a teacher preparation audience—that’s why we created The Teacher Education Podcast. It’s a space to share important stories and research across the country. We discuss topics like preparing candidates for certification, strategies fo improving teacher retention, tips for supervisors, and the latest research on teaching methodologies. 

Each episode includes a pithy, in-depth interview with a teacher preparation professional. We know you’re busy, so we try to keep our podcasts under 20 minutes. It’s the perfect length for your work commute or work-out session.

The Teacher Education Podcast is presented by GoReact.

Episode 11

20 Years of Preparing Candidates Online: A Workshop with Dr. James Mitchell

With 20 plus years of experience preparing teacher candidates online, Dr. James Mitchell is an invaluable resource for teacher prep professionals looking to create a sustainable online learning environment for their candidates this fall.

00:40   Paradigms for Online Education

04:34   Tips to Support Candidates Online

06:04   Common Online Teaching Concerns

08:44   Equity and Accessibility in Online Courses

10:38   Fostering Teacher-Candidate Relationships Online

12:28   Preparing Teacher Candidates for Online Supervision

14:30   Debunking Online Education Myths

16:03   A Healthy Transition to Teaching Online

19:09   Q&A Session

Link to full transcript: https://blog.goreact.com/2020/06/05/online-teaching-tips-workshop/

Link to video: https://youtu.be/zjhNodLLY4Y

Episode 10

The Illusion of Strengthening Equity in Education with Dr. Paul Gorski

With all of the discussion, research, and effort around equity in education, are we making any headway? Dr. Paul Gorski provides teacher prep programs with ideas of how to strengthen their equity efforts.

01:22  How Equity in the Classroom Has Evolved

04:09  The Illusion of Equity in the Classroom

07:13  Entering Teacher Education With Integrity

10:23  Advice for Teacher Ed Programs

15:25  EdChange and the Equity Literacy Institute

16:43  Lightning Round

Link to full transcript: https://blog.goreact.com/2020/05/26/equity-literacy-paul-gorski-podcast/

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrJrTOW0yBw

Episode 9

Educators Rising Looks to Fill the Teacher Shortage 

Can teacher academies help solve the current teacher shortage? Lennon Audrain shares his perspective, research, and experience with teacher academies and Educators Rising.

01:01  Educators Rising and Lennon Audrain

04:06  Are Teacher Academies Helping the Teacher Shortage?

08:19  3 Ways to Modernize Teacher Academies

12:01  Clinical Practice and Pre-Collegiate Teacher Candidates

13:18  Partnering with Teacher Prep Programs

18:14  The Magic Wand Question

19:15 Lightning Round

Link to full transcript: https://blog.goreact.com/2020/05/12/educators-rising-teacher-shortage/

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIgdhdBg6uI

Episode 8

Navigating edTPA with Dr. Lisa Barron 

As more and more programs and states adopt edTPA standards, teacher preparation professionals are thrown into the proverbial deep end. To help you navigate those edTPA waters, we interviewed Dr. Lisa Barron.

01:26  Coronavirus and Educational Inequities

02:51 Sylvia Robinson

04:49 Know Your Students

07:34 The School-to-Prison Pipeline

12:39 Teacher-Student Relationships

14:40 Equity and Teacher Preparation Programs

17:04 Diversity in the Teaching Profession

21:00 3 Ways to Build Equity in the Classroom

25:17 The Magic Wand Question

26:50 Lightning Round

Link to full transcript: https://blog.goreact.com/2020/04/14/equity-in-the-classroom-rodney-robinson-podcast/

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mrzWiZdHAQ&feature=youtu.be

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Episode 7

Equity in the Classroom with National Teacher of the Year, Rodney Robinson 

What should equity in the classroom look like? For some perspective, we interviewed the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Rodney Robinson.

01:26  Coronavirus and Educational Inequities

02:51 Sylvia Robinson

04:49 Know Your Students

07:34 The School-to-Prison Pipeline

12:39 Teacher-Student Relationships

14:40 Equity and Teacher Preparation Programs

17:04 Diversity in the Teaching Profession

21:00 3 Ways to Build Equity in the Classroom

25:17 The Magic Wand Question

26:50 Lightning Round

Link to full transcript: https://blog.goreact.com/2020/04/14/equity-in-the-classroom-rodney-robinson-podcast/

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mrzWiZdHAQ&feature=youtu.be

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Episode 6

Challenges of Online Learning with Tierney Barcarse

Teaching online this semester? Tierney Barcarse shares her experiences and tips for teaching online courses to prepare teacher candidates at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

00:42 Teacher Preparation in Hawaii

02:35 Challenging Supervisions

06:18 A Solution for Remote Supervisions

08:50 Tips for Teaching Online Courses

15:15 Online Learning in Teacher Preparation

16:46 The Magic Wand Question

17:55 Lightning Round

19:22 Career Advice for Teacher Preparation

Link to full transcript: https://blog.goreact.com/2020/03/31/teaching-online-courses-podcast/

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDtpZitiREs

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Episode 5

Why We Stay: Teacher Retention with Suzanne Beasterfield

Teacher retention is a perennial topic these days. In order to better understand why certain teachers stay, we chatted with Suzanne Beasterfield about her research.

00:49  Introducing Dr. Lisa Barron and Austin Peay State University

05:20  Challenges in Teacher Preparation Programs

07:20  The Early Learning Teacher Residency Program

09:49  Impacting the Teacher Shortage

11:42   edTPA Implementation

13:21  Advice for Piloting edTPA

15:17  The Benefits of edTPA

18:55  The Magic Wand Question

19:58  Lightning Round

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Episode 4

Talking CAEP with Dr. Christopher Koch, President of CAEP

Today we talk all things accreditation with CAEP’s president Dr. Christopher Koch. He shares some useful CAEP tips and his perspective on accreditation in the United States.

0:42 Introducing Dr. Christopher Koch and CAEP

02:55 The Makeup of CAEP

04:21 Challenges and Looking Forward

07:00 CAEP vs. Other Accrediting Bodies

08:46 Resources and Advice

17:30 The Magic Wand Question

18:43  Lightning Round

CAEP Website: http://caepnet.org/

Link to full transcript: https://blog.goreact.com/2020/03/03/caep-accreditation-president-podcast/ 

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Episode 3

100 Years of ATE with ATE President Dr. Christie McIntyre

The Association of Teacher Educators is turning 100! We sat down with ATE president, Dr. Christie McIntyre, to discuss ATE’s legacy, current policy initiatives, and the exciting future of micro-credentialing.

0:36 Introducing Dr. McIntrye and ATE

 

2:56 Today’s Modern ATE

 

5:43 Teacher Performance Assessments

 

8:37 Micro-Credentialing in Teacher Preparation

 

13:25  The Magic Wand Question

 

16:42 A Playbook for State Leaders

 

18:26 Lightning Round

 

19:57  ATE Annual 2020 Meeting
 

ATE Website: https://ate1.org

 

Link to full transcript: https://blog.goreact.com/2020/02/13/association-of-teacher-educators/

 

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Episode 2

You Can’t Handle the Feedback!

Can preservice teachers handle hard feedback? Dr. Amy Broemmel and Dr. Jennifer Jordan say they can. These two professors from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville explain the roles of hard feedback and autonomy to foster professional development in teacher candidates.

1:37 The Role of Supervisors and Feedback

7:07 Diversity at The University of Tennessee

9:58 The Enrollment Problem 

13:54 Teacher Preparation Ten Years in the Future

14:53 The Magic Wand Question

18:13 Lightning Round

Episode 1

Interns and Mentors: A Perfect Match

A little matchmaking may save you time in the long run. Dr. Michelle Adler, the Elementary Education Program Chair at Wichita State University, shares her strategies to strengthen candidate relationships with faculty and mentors.  

2:02 Welcome to Wichita State University 

3:14 Matching Interns and Mentors

7:42 The Enrollment Shortage

10:28 Building Relationships With Candidates

12:30 Teaching Strategies

13:48 The Role of Technology in Teacher Prep

15:52 The Magic Wand Question

17:50 Lightning Round