3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

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S8 Episode 10: Breathe for Change with Dr. Ilana Nankin
Oct 15 • 42 min
Today’s podcast will have you breathing deeper and maybe moving on with your day a little bit more grounded. 3Ps hosts Donnie and Danielle welcome Dr. Ilana Nankin, founder and CEO of Breathe for Change, to share her insights on how to care for…
S8 Episode 9: Growing Together: A Mentor and Mentee Conversation
Oct 8 • 31 min
As you’ll hear in this episode, great mentoring is based on relationships. Today, you’ll join 3Ps hosts Danielle and Kathleen in hearing about the relationship and the learning shared between Ginny Sautner, a new teacher mentor, and Allie…
S8 Episode 8: English Learner Support for Arizona Teachers
Oct 1 • 38 min
Learn about how Arizona’s Language Development Approach can help you better support all students, especially your English Learner students, in today’s episode. Hosts Angelia and Donnie talk with Arizona Department of Education’s Kate…
S8 Episode 7: Distance Learning with Dr. Doug Fisher
Sep 24 • 42 min
Today’s episode features several outstanding educators, including Dr. Doug Fisher and the five finalists for 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year. You likely know Dr. Doug Fisher from the dozens of books and resources he’s helped create or from…
S8 Episode 6, part B: Talking Secondary Civics Instruction with Nate Rios and Liz Schley Evans
Sep 21 • 32 min
3Ps hosts Angelia and Donnie are back with another civics-focused episode, this time focused especially on secondary grades. Prior to the start of this school year, they spoke with Nate Rios, who was then a government and history teacher at Flowing…
S8 Episode 6, part A: Talking Elementary Civics Instruction with Beth Maloney
Sep 17 • 30 min
It’s an election year and the U.S. is experiencing a seemingly more contentious political climate than usual. In this episode of 3Ps in a Pod, hosts Donnie and Angelia discuss how they handled election seasons and politics in their classrooms before…
S8 Episode 4: Building, Flying, and Remodeling the Plane
Sep 3 • 49 min
Now that the 2020-2021 school year is back in session, 3Ps in a Pod hosts Angelia, Mary, and Kathleen talk with two school superintendents, a principal, and a teacher about their hopes, fears, and opportunities related to schooling during the COVID-19…
S8 Episode 3: PD in 30: Optimize Your Live and Recorded Videos
Aug 27 • 28 min
Hang out with tech experts Tony Vincent and Sara Mora in this PD in 30 segment of 3Ps in a Pod. PD in 30 is exactly what it sounds like: a professional development session in 30 minutes or less. This segment is most beneficial if you’re able to…
S8 Episode 2: Returning to School
Aug 20 • 38 min
We are continuing our conversations and reflections about the return to the school in this episode. 3Ps hosts Angelia and Donnie welcome Arizona Education Association Vice President Marisol Garcia and Arizona Department of Education Associate…
S8 Episode 1: New Normal for a New Year?
Aug 13 • 71 min
Teachers and students alike are returning to the classroom carrying a variety of emotions. In this first episode of the eighth season of 3Ps in a Pod, the 3Ps hosts talk with themselves and this week’s two guests about what they have learned and…
S7 Episode 18: Teacher Leadership at the Arizona 12 Center
May 14 • 24 min
This season’s finale episode is packed with information about the Arizona K12 Center’s two biggest summer events. You may have already heard about and going virtual. In this episode, 3Ps in a Pod hosts Mary and Danielle share a few more details…
S7 Episode 17: Will We Emerge in a Community Mindset? with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.
May 7 • 36 min
Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., an educator, speaker, and founder of The Privilege Institute, joins hosts Angelia and Danielle in this episode of 3Ps in a Pod. Angelia and Danielle kick off their conversation with Dr. Moore asking about how teachers can best…
S7 Episode 16: Our Social and Emotional Health with Dawn Baumgartner
Apr 30 • 34 min
Today’s episode is about you and how you’re doing these days. Dawn Baumgartner, a licensed clinical social worker, certified yoga teacher, and trauma specialist, joins 3Ps hosts Angelia and Danielle to talk about how to best care for yourself,…
S7 Episode 15: Transforming Trauma into Hope and Action for Mixed Status Families with Reyna Montoya
Apr 23 • 30 min
How can teachers support students who have experienced immigration-related trauma? In today’s episode, Reyna Montoya shares with 3Ps in a Pod hosts Mary and Angelia about her journey through Arizona schools as an undocumented English language…
S7 Episode 14: Mental Health First Aid
Apr 16 • 26 min
Just as there are often signals that a person may need physical first aid, students’ behavior can indicate that a student may need mental health first aid. In this episode, Arizona Department of Education School Safety & Social Wellness Program…
S7 Episode 13: Stepping Back from the Waterfall: The Impact of Mindfulness
Apr 9 • 39 min
Teachers are dealing with incredible amounts of stress and uncertainty as they navigate work and life during the COVID-19 pandemic. To share how she cultivates mindfulness during her usual, everyday life and this extraordinary time, Principal Allison…
S7 Episode 12: Dear Me: A Letter to My Beginner Teacher Self
Apr 2 • 29 min
Inspired by Jamie Festa-Daigle’s on , this episode of 3Ps in a Pod features four Arizona teachers reading aloud letters to their first-year teacher selves. What do you wish then? 3Ps hosts Donnie and Danielle share what they wish they knew as they…
S7 Episode 11: PD in 30 Creating an Inclusive Classroom Community
Mar 26 • 30 min
How do you build classroom community, even while teaching remotely? In this PD in 30 segment, Hannah Jones, NBCT, assistant technology specialist in Madison School District, and Leah Clark, English language arts teacher in Glendale Union High School…
S7 Episode 10: Celebrating Aspiring Teachers
Mar 19 • 25 min
We’re celebrating Arizona’s aspiring teachers this week on 3Ps in a Pod! Hosts Danielle and Angelia talk with Brianna Winiesdorffer and Katee Hurst, two future teachers and current leaders in Northern Arizona University’s chapter of Educators…
S7 Episode 9: Social Emotional Learning for Staff and Students with Dr. Dominique Smith
Mar 12 • 18 min
You may know Dr. Dominique Smith as one of the authors of or heard him in . Dr. Smith is the Chief of Educational Services and Teacher Relations at Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego, California, and a leader in social emotional…
S7 Episode 8: 2020 Legislative Update with Chris Kotterman
Mar 5 • 28 min
The Arizona Legislature again has several education-related bills on the docket this session, and Chris Kotterman is in the 3Ps in a Pod studio to talk about what these bills mean and where they are in the legislative process. Chris is the Director of…
S7 Episode 7: Teacher Leadership as Inquiry with Kass Minor
Feb 27 • 38 min
Meet one of our three keynotes who will be speaking at the Fifteenth Annual Teacher Leadership Institute: Elevating Student Voice through Teacher Leadership. Kass Minor shares about her unexpected journey into education and how her early experiences…
S7 Episode 6: Upgrade Your Notes with Sketchnoting with Sylvia Duckworth
Feb 20 • 23 min
Do you know about sketchnoting? In this episode of 3Ps in a Pod, hosts Danielle and Donnie discuss how they typically take notes and what they know about sketchnoting. Danielle describes sketchnoting, also known as “visual notetaking,” as tracking…
S7 Episode 5: Fifteenth Annual Teacher Leadership Institute Preview with Cornelius Minor and Cinnamon Kills First
Feb 13 • 28 min
Get a window into what you will experience at the Fifteenth Annual Teacher Leadership Institute: Elevating Student Voice through Teacher Leadership. 3Ps hosts Mary and Angelia introduce two of this summer’s keynotes, Cornelius Minor, who also spoke…
S7 Episode 4: PD in 30: Creating Engaging Learning Spaces
Feb 6 • 39 min
This week’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod puts conversations about classroom engagement into action with “PD in 30.” This special segment is exactly what it sounds like: a professional development session in 30 minutes or less. PD in 30 is most…
S7 Episode 3: Celebrating 20 Years of Supporting Arizona’s Teachers with Dr. Kathy Wiebke
Jan 30 • 34 min
Did you know that this school year is the 20th year of the Arizona K12 Center? In this episode, 3Ps in a Pod hosts Danielle and Mary share how they came to know the work of the Center and how it affected their work as teachers and as eventual partners…
S7 Episode 2: Electrify Any Lesson with Tony Vincent
Jan 23 • 30 min
Get a preview of Camp Plug and Play 15.0 with tech-in-education extraordinare Tony Vincent! Hosts Danielle and Mary talk to Tony about how they first got to know his work before hearing Tony outline what to expect at this summer’s annual tech camp….
S7 Episode 1: The Year Past and the Year Ahead with State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman
Jan 16 • 16 min
Hosts Mary and Angelia start off this new season of 3Ps in a Pod by catching up with Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. Superintendent Hoffman shares about her first year in office, her highlights and challenges, and…
S6 Episode 18: Highlights from Six Seasons of 3Ps in a Pod
Dec 19, 2019 • 29 min
In this final episode of the season, all four hosts are in the studio to discuss their favorite episodes through the past six seasons. Hosts Angelia, Mary, Danielle, and Donnie share clips of their favorite past episodes and what struck them about…
S6 Episode 17: Exploring Equity by Design with Wade Antonio Colwell
Dec 12, 2019 • 39 min
Wade Antonio Colwell is an advocate for equity, inclusion, and excellence and often uses his love of hip hop and poetry to bring that work to schools. In this episode, Colwell shares about his journey into education, his work helping begin the Youth…
S6 Episode 16: The Impact of Grading with Dr. Douglas Reeves
Dec 5, 2019 • 31 min
Dr. Douglas Reeves is an expert in leadership and teaching, with a particular interest and expertise in grading. In this episode, Dr. Reeves shares a bit of history of grading systems, three things he would like to see change about how many teachers…
S6 Episode 15: 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant
Nov 21, 2019 • 25 min
Lynette Stant is the Arizona Education Foundation’s 2020 Teacher of the Year! In this episode, she shares about what her past month as the new title-holder has been like and what she is looking forward to in the next year. Stant also talks about…
S6 Episode 14: Impacting Change through New Teacher Support with Dr. Emily Davis
Nov 14, 2019 • 30 min
Intentional support for beginning teachers impacts students, other teachers, and the entire school. In this episode, Dr. Emily Davis, founder of Teacher Development Network, shares about what quality mentoring for beginning teachers looks like and the…
S6 Episode 13 Digital Leadership to Future-Proof Your Classroom with Eric Sheninger
Nov 7, 2019 • 24 min
Do you get nervous when integrating new technology into your classroom? Award-winning principal and digital leadership pioneer Eric Sheninger shares how he went from outlawing devices in classrooms to embracing social media and technology in his…
S6 Episode 12: Learning and Growing through Work with Refugee Students and Families
Oct 31, 2019 • 20 min
As a mentor to first and second-year teachers in Balsz School District, Kathleen Paulsen’s work includes helping new teachers learn how to support refugee students and their families. One school typically has between 14 and 17 different languages…
S6 Episode 11: Making the Most of Your Standards with Dr. Donyall Dickey
Oct 24, 2019 • 30 min
Dr. Donyall Dickey will inspire you to help your students “climb the ladder of cognitive demand.” With 17 years as an educational leader, Dr. Dickey focuses his work on curriculum, instruction, organizational development, and school…
S6 Episode 10: Building Resilient People
Oct 17, 2019 • 36 min
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can negatively impact a young person’s brain development, cognitive abilities, behavior, and social and emotional wellbeing; and more than half of students may have had at least one ACE. In this episode, you will…
S6 Episode 9: Arizona Dyslexia Screening Policy Updates and their Impact with Sean Ross
Oct 10, 2019 • 23 min
Teachers are talking about what Arizona’s new dyslexia law means for them. In this episode, Sean Ross, Arizona Department of Education’s Director of English Language Arts and Humanities, explains how the passing and signing of SB 1318 affects how…
S6 Episode 8: Arizona English Learner Policy Updates with Kate Wright
Oct 3, 2019 • 22 min
With the signing of SB 1014 earlier this year, this school year brings some major changes for English learners in Arizona schools. Kate Wright is the Deputy Superintendent of the Office of English Language Acquisition Services in the Arizona…
S6 Episode 7: Arizona Teachers Academy at NAU with President Rita Cheng
Sep 26, 2019 • 19 min
How is Arizona approaching the teacher shortage? Hear from Northern Arizona University President Dr. Rita Cheng about Governor Doug Ducey’s Arizona Teachers Academy and how NAU is implementing the program and supporting tomorrow’s teachers….
S6 Episode 6: The Vital Role of Effective Instructional Leadership in Schools with Peter DeWitt
Sep 19, 2019 • 35 min
Today we explore instructional leadership with Dr. Peter DeWitt. DeWitt focuses heavily on the idea of servant leadership and his belief that the best coaching is not based on having all of the answers. He believes the most effective instructional…
S6 Episode 5: Inside the Teacher Clarity Playbook with Olivia Amador
Sep 12, 2019 • 20 min
We are so excited to share one of our first mobile podcasts with our listeners this week! We invite you to come with us and meet Dr. Olivia Amador at the Annual Visible Learning Conference this past summer. This week, we will learn more about the…
S6 Episode 4: Visible Learning in Math with Connie Hamilton
Sep 5, 2019 • 24 min
After several years as an elementary classroom teacher, Connie Hamilton wanted to expand her influence on how children learn in schools. In this episode, you’ll hear about her journey from a young child “playing school” with her stuffed animals…
S6 Episode 3: Learning, Engaging, and Evolving with Geoff Esposito
Aug 29, 2019 • 23 min
This week we have a chance to learn more about Geoff Esposito. We discuss his advocacy work in the area of education, his early interest in politics, and why bow ties have become his staple. Listen in to learn ways that you can connect with…
S6 Episode 2: Project Based Learning for Authentic Learning with Dr. Jenny Pieratt
Aug 22, 2019 • 17 min
Dr. Jenny Pieratt joins us to chat about Project Based Learning (PBL). Angelia and Danielle bring up the importance of involving families in the work and Dr. Pieratt offers some helpful strategies and hints. Dr. Pieratt also shares her experiences and…
S6 Episode 1: 3Ps in a Pod Top 10 Tips for Back to School
Aug 15, 2019 • 20 min
We are back and ready to rock! Join us for a new semester of voices, perspectives, learning, and laughs. We kick off our new season with a top 10 list of tips from teachers around Arizona. Listen in to hear teachers expand on the tips with helpful…
S5 Episode 16: The Fearless and Fabulous Hosts of 3Ps In A Pod
May 16, 2019 • 21 min
Join the fabulous and fearless 3Ps in a Pod hosts as they reflect on their past two years at the Arizona K12 Center. Listen in to learn more about these Arizona teacher leaders as they share memories, personal updates, and the events they are most…
S5 Episode 15: Identifying the Greatness and Potential of Every School with Ted Dintersmith
May 9, 2019 • 30 min
On this week’s podcast, we have the privilege to speak to Ted Dintersmith and learn how our schools and educators can change the narrative around education in the United States. Ted urges us all to look for opportunities to unleash the greatness…
S5 Episode 14: Unpacking Equity Work with Stephen Chang and the National Equity Project
May 2, 2019 • 34 min
On this week’s podcast we are thrilled to host Stephen Chang from and take a deep dive into equity, race, and personal identity and how these impact the ways in which we show up as humans and educators. Stephen shares insightful ways in which we…
S5 Episode 13: The How, What, and Why of the New Arizona Science Standards
Apr 25, 2019 • 27 min
Are you curious about the new Arizona Science Standards, how they came to be, and how they will impact your classroom? On this week’s podcast you will have a chance to better understand the rationale behind the new standards, the idea of…
S5 Episode 12: Courageous Conversations with Glenn Singleton
Apr 18, 2019 • 36 min
On this week’s podcast, Danielle and Angelia explore the work of Glenn Singleton and how Courageous Conversations about race can help bring about systemic change. During this conversation with Glenn, we explore the Four Agreements and the Six…
S5 Episode 11: Updates from the Arizona Legislature and AZ NBCT Network with Chris Kotterman and Dr. Beth Maloney
Apr 11, 2019 • 24 min
Join us this week as we talk to Chris Kotterman and Dr. Beth Maloney about what has been happening at the Arizona State Capitol. Chris is here to update us on new laws that will impact practice next school year and what is still happening on the…
S5 Episode 10: Instructional Leadership with Jennifer Truitt-Lewis
Apr 4, 2019 • 20 min
If you were asked to think of an instructional leader who has had a positive impact on your career and your practice, who would come to your mind? On this week’s podcast, Danielle and Donnie discuss the impact that instructional leadership has on…
S5 Episode 9: Diving Into Inquiry with Trevor Mackenzie
Mar 28, 2019 • 22 min
This week we have the opportunity to hear from a 2019 Camp Plug and Play 14.0 keynote speaker, Trevor Mackenzie. In this week’s podcast, we explore ways to build a classroom practice that not only embraces curiosity, but also scaffolds learning…
S5 Episode 8: Ben’s Bells and Reminders of Intentional Kindness
Mar 7, 2019 • 27 min
How familiar are you with the kindness movement known as Ben’s Bells? In this week’s episode you will have a chance to learn more about the visible and emotional work of the Ben’s Bells movement in Tucson, AZ from the organization’s Director…
S5 Episode 7: Advocating for Education with Stephanie Parra
Feb 28, 2019 • 37 min
Stephanie Parra, a first-generation American citizen, who was born and raised in Yuma, AZ has cultivated her passion for student success in many ways throughout her career. From Stephanie’s experiences, we hope you will learn more about what…
S5 Episode 6: Be Kind to Yourself, Self Care Matters
Feb 21, 2019 • 28 min
As our task lists lengthen and personal time seems less available than ever before, we often forget the importance of self-care. This week we are going back into the vault from the first season of 3Ps in a Pod for a powerful interview with . Marian is…
S5 Episode 5: Arizona Legislature is Back in Session
Feb 14, 2019 • 25 min
This week’s episode is not only informative, but you will have an opportunity to get to know Chris Kotterman of the Arizona School Boards Association on a personal level. Listen in to find out about his hobbies like band and scuba diving! Donnie and…
S5 Episode 4: The New Digital Citizenship 3.0 with LeeAnn Lindsey
Feb 7, 2019 • 30 min
Did you know that the concept of digital citizenship is evolving? LeeAnn Lindsey, from , joins Danielle and Mary as they discuss the history of digital citizenship and where it is headed in relationship to student learning and access. Check out…
S5 Episode 3: Where School Safety Policy and Practice Collide (Part 2)
Jan 31, 2019 • 25 min
Elama Dzanic joins Angelia and Mary to continue the conversation around school safety. Elma champions the idea that the level of connectedness our students feel to our school communities, both emotionally and socially, is just as important as a…
S5 Episode 2: Where School Safety Policy and Practice Collide (Part 1)
Jan 24, 2019 • 35 min
Mary Field and guest host, Elma Dzanic, discuss the topic of school safety with Dr. Carl Hermanns. Dr. Hermanns has vast experience in and across education organizations serving as an educator, principal, assistant superintendent, and now professor at…
S5 Episode 1: The Impact of a Coach Mentality in Education with Jaime Casap
Jan 17, 2019 • 33 min
Welcome back to our Spring Semester! Today, we highlight a previous interview we had with Jaime Casap at the end of our third season. Danielle and Mary emphasize that the messages Casap provides are more timely than ever at this point in the school…
S4 Episode 15: Teacher Leadership and Equity with Cornelius Minor
Nov 29, 2018 • 25 min
Season four concludes with an invigorating conversation featuring Columbia University lead staff developer, Cornelius Minor. The Brooklyn educator joins Mary and Danielle to talk about equity and his educational journey that includes hip hop, video…
S4 Episode 14: 2019 Arizona Teacher of the Year
Nov 15, 2018 • 17 min
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s our privilege to reintroduce to you the 2019 Arizona Teacher of the Year, Kareem Neal. The self-contained special education teacher from Maryvale High School in the Phoenix Union High School District is no stranger to…
S4 Episode 13: Innovative Classroom Flexible Seating
Nov 8, 2018 • 20 min
Do you have trouble sitting still for a two-hour training? Imagine how your students feel during the school day! Flexible seating doesn’t have to be complex, but it surely can impact classroom climate. By changing the physical space for students, we…
S4 Episode 12: Math Changes Things
Nov 1, 2018 • 29 min
Math changes things! Today, Dr. Virginia Bastable, the former associate director of the Mathematics Leadership Programs at Mount Holyoke College, joins Donnie and Mary to discuss the importance of cultivating student curiosity. The #3PsinaPod hosts…
S4 Episode 11: Standing Up and Speaking Out with Nancy Flanagan
Oct 25, 2018 • 25 min
In education, what calls us to step up and speak out? As a teacher, how can you show up for the profession and your students? Today on #3PsinaPod, Nancy Flanagan shares what we need to do if we want policy leaders to hear us — it’s more than…
S4 Episode 10: Culturally Responsive Teaching with Zaretta Hammond
Oct 18, 2018 • 23 min
Zaretta Hammond’s book, , is shifting the way we think about classroom instruction. On today’s episode of #3PsinaPod, Mary and Danielle chat with the author to see why we must refrain from trying to drive our students’ learning, and in turn,…
S4 Bonus Episode: Meet the Candidates
Oct 16, 2018 • 26 min
You’re listening to a bonus episode of #3PsinaPod. Today, we’re interviewing the Republican and Democratic candidates for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. Frank Riggs and Kathy Hoffman talk with National Board Certified Teachers…
S4 Episode 9: Visible Learning in Science
Oct 11, 2018 • 34 min
The scientific process can be daunting. How do you balance fun and content-based instruction? As 21st-century educators, we have to find a way to marry the two. This week on #3PsinaPod, Dr. John Almarode shares practical strategies and best practices…
S4 Episode 8: Supporting Students with Special Needs Across Environments
Oct 4, 2018 • 28 min
Special education is a pivotal arm of our learning communities. As educators, are we truly aware of all that goes into individualized education programs (IEPs)? Whether we think about it daily or not, laws have been put in place for all students,…
S4 Episode 7: Partners Who Champion Education
Sep 27, 2018 • 28 min
Although allies in education might seem few and far between, there are notable groups who rally for the cause. This week on #3PsinaPod, Angelia and Donnie speak with the CEO and President of Expect More Arizona, Christine Thompson. The longtime…
S4 Episode 6: Experienced Teachers’ Passion
Sep 20, 2018 • 30 min
If you’re in need of a professional pep talk, we’ve got a dose for you. This week, Donnie and Angelia talk to three experienced teachers to hear what fuels their passion and practice. Beth Maloney, Sara Wyffels, and Anthony Perez discuss their…
S4 Episode 5: Civics, Discourse, and Engagement
Sep 13, 2018 • 31 min
With elections around the corner, today’s #3PsinaPod guests share the importance of civic engagement. Angelia and Donnie discuss what it means to be an informed and active citizen with Nancie Lindblom, a teaching veteran from Mesa Public Schools,…
S4 Episode 4: Keeping Teachers in the Profession
Sep 6, 2018 • 18 min
Two words: teacher retention. If there was a fairy godmother or magic genie in the world of Arizona education, this might be the first wish we’d want granted. Today, Danielle and Angelia talk about the supports that have kept them in the profession….
S4 Episode 3: John Hattie and 10 Mindframes for Learning
Aug 30, 2018 • 24 min
Settle in because we have a very special guest on #3PsinaPod today. Angelia and Mary chat with professor, researcher, and expert Dr. John Hattie about the truths behind visible learning. Teachers’ own willingness to grow is pivotal to student…
S4 Episode 2: Beginning the Year Successfully
Aug 23, 2018 • 29 min
We’re settling into the school year, which means our classroom management skills must be sharper than ever. Today, the author of Real Talk about Classroom Management, Serena Pariser, joins us to talk about her favorite techniques for student…
S4 Episode 1: New Teachers
Aug 16, 2018 • 40 min
School is back in session and so is “3Psin a Pod.” We kickstart our latest season with a show all about new teachers. Even if you’re not a novice educator, keep listening — our guests share what you can do to help those newest to the…
S3 Episode 8: How Education Disrupts Poverty and Teachers Impact Lives
May 10, 2018 • 30 min
What better time to talk about the power of teachers than during Teacher Appreciation Week 2018? Today, Jaime Casap, the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, chats with Danielle and Mary about what it was like being raised as a first-generation…
S3 Episode 7: Testing, Evaluations, and Budgets (Oh My!)
May 3, 2018 • 34 min
In education, the words “testing, evaluations, and budgets” might cause you to shudder. Fortunately, Chris Kotterman schools us on what each looks like in the context of Arizona’s K-12 education system. Listen, as our hosts, Angelia and Donnie,…
S3 Episode 6: Beth Lewis on Save Our Schools Arizona
Apr 26, 2018 • 29 min
Arizona educators are organizing and mobilizing. The Grand Canyon state is now known for having the lowest teacher pay in the nation and questionable public-school funding. Save Our Schools (SOS) Arizona is an organization created to communicate the…
S3 Episode 5: Taking Math Beyond the Answers
Apr 19, 2018 • 27 min
Are your students giving high fives and fist pumping after solving a word problem? They should be! As teachers, can we make math more engaging. Dr. Mike Flynn is with us on “3Ps in a Pod” to share how we can help students see a real-life situation…
S3 Episode 4: Equity in Montessori
Apr 12, 2018 • 26 min
School choice is hot topic, especially in Arizona. Today, Mary and Donnie talk about students’ diverse needs and learning styles, and how that relates to equity. Mary reminds us that individuals don’t need to travel to an entirely different school…
S3 Episode 3: Making Math Playful
Apr 5, 2018 • 22 min
Playful and dirty probably aren’t adjectives that come to mind when you say math out loud. However, today’s “3Ps in a Pod” guest, John San Giovanni, says we need to freshen up the way students approach the subject. Regardless of who you are…
S3 Episode 2: Equity Through Inclusion
Mar 29, 2018 • 19 min
The effort put forth by teachers to make educational equity a reality for students can be seen in actions, both big and small. Jesse Delgado is a special education mentor in the Tolleson Union High School District where he trains and coaches teachers…
S3 Episode 1: Truth Behind Teacher Salary
Mar 22, 2018 • 33 min
Welcome to season three of “3Ps in a Pod!” Today’s hosts, Donnie and Mary, discuss a fiery topic—teacher salary. Educator pay pushes beyond classroom walls and barrels into teachers’ personal lives. Whether there is a comma on your paystub…
S2 Episode 8: Leading from the Classroom Through FIT Teaching
Mar 1, 2018 • 25 min
You’ve been there, right? You’re sitting, fully engaged, in an extraordinary professional learning opportunity. You feel the teacher high and are linking concepts to your current classroom practices. The synapses in your brain are connecting at…
S2 Episode 7: To Be Informed Is To Be Empowered
Feb 22, 2018 • 29 min
Do you feel like staying up-to-date on policy in the profession is similar to drinking from a fire hose? Today’s hosts, Angelia and Danielle, admit that while life is so much about the hustle, it’s important to find the time to be informed…
S2 Episode 6: Relationships, Relationships, Relationships: The Power of New Teacher Support
Feb 15, 2018 • 29 min
The term “master teacher” can mean a multitude of things to a variety of people. Today, Danielle and Mary define the term according the standards of the Arizona K12 Center. The duo hears from Ellen Moir, the Chief Executive Officer of the New…
S2 Episode 5: No Such Thing as a Math Gene
Feb 8, 2018 • 34 min
Have you ever encountered a person with an aversion toward mathematics? Get ready to rewrite your math autobiography with the Director of Teaching and Learning from the Buckeye Elementary School District and past Chief Learning Officer for the Rodel…
S2 Episode 4: Online Learning Environments with Tony Vincent
Feb 1, 2018 • 29 min
If technology gets you in a tizzy, you’ll come to admire (and maybe envy) our guest. Tony Vincent has been a friend of the Arizona K12 Center for nearly 15 years, and his self-proclaimed, geeky obsession with technology and immeasurable expertise…
S2 Episode 3: How English Learner Policy and Practice Collide with Kate Wright
Jan 25, 2018 • 37 min
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…
S2 Episode 2: To Learn is to Struggle
Jan 18, 2018 • 32 min
Although you’re only a few weeks into the semester, you might feel like you’ve been at it again for months. Stop going through the motions and rekindle your purpose in the classroom with focus and intentionality. Today’s “3Ps in a Pod” guest…
S2 Episode 1: National Board Certification for Today’s Educators
Jan 11, 2018 • 40 min
“3Ps in a Pod” is back in session! Thanks for joining us for the start season two. Today, Angelia and Donnie chat with Amber Parker from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This week, the National Board honors 5,470 new and…
S1 Episode 7: Power of Educator Self-Care
Dec 21, 2017 • 26 min
Thanks for joining us for the season finale of “3Ps in a Pod.” While we’re guessing you’re in need of rest and relaxation during winter break, we’re positive your heart, mind, and soul will feel refreshed after listening to today’s guest….
S1 Episode 6: Restorative Justice Transforming our Schools
Dec 18, 2017 • 30 min
Thanks for joining us for the bonus episode of our first season. We’re thrilled to have Elma Dzanic in the “3Ps in a Pod” studio to discuss restorative justice practices in the Phoenix Union High School District. We first explored this…
S1 Episode 5: Holidays in the Classroom
Dec 14, 2017 • 25 min
Holidays in the classroom can look and feel different for everyone. What might be a jolly season for some, may leave others feeling confused, excluded, and undervalued. Listen, as we discuss the importance of inclusive and thoughtful classroom…
S1 Episode 4: Arizona’s School Letter Grades
Dec 7, 2017 • 22 min
Students aren’t the only ones anxiously awaiting their grades — schools are too. State law requires all Arizona district and charter schools be assessed and given a letter grade by the Department of Education. This week, “3Ps in a Pod” hosts,…
S1 Episode 3: Restorative Practice
Nov 30, 2017 • 23 min
Let’s talk about the importance of building strong relationships in education. First, Mary and Angelia share their best tactics for making classrooms like a second home for learners. Next, they interview Dr. Dominique Smith, a leading expert on the…
S1 Episode 2: Teacher Voice
Nov 22, 2017 • 30 min
Welcome back to “3Ps in a Pod,” a podcast by the Arizona K12 Center. As we chat about Practice, Policy, and Passion, two of our four co-hosts, Angelia Ebner and Donnie Dicus, interview Arizona’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, Josh Meibos. Together,…