taboo

Eight courageous education thought leaders candidliy discuss the issues we often avoid. 

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Disillusioned and Teaching with a Broken Heart Because I Must

Rae Pica with Jesse Hagopian, Vicki Davis, David Franklin, and Nancy Blair

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Even the best teachers feel disillusioned about teaching at times. However, some are brokenhearted and dispirited about what teaching has become, yet continue teaching because they have limited alternatives. Is there a solution? 

Follow: @blairteach @JessedHagopian @coolcatteacher @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

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Self-Promotion, Part 1: Educators' Changing Views on Humility, Humble Bragging, and Sharing Successes Through Social Media

Rae Pica, Tom Whitby, Eric Sheninger, Joe Mazza, Tony Sinanis, Joe Sanfelippo

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It's a relatively new phenomenon: educators sharing their successes on social media. For some this is a major breach of the humility many educators feel is required of those in the profession. But a new generation of educators is pushing back on this notion and using PR and marketing strategies to brand their schools and tell their stories. We invited five educators on the leading edge of this issue to talk with uncommon candor about the culture clash between traditional educator values and those of the social media culture.

Follow: @tomwhitby @NMHS_principal @Joe_Mazza @TonySinanis 
@Joesanfelippofc @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

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Confession: I Don't Like All of My Students and Some I Really Dislike

Rae Pica, William Chamberlain, David Bloomfield, Nancy Blair, Joan Young

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It is a generally accepted belief that teachers should love working with all of their kids. Fact is, sometimes teachers don't like some of the kids in a classroom and sometimes teachers may even dislike an entire class, but are hesitant to admit this. This often creates deep feelings of shame, dissonance and doubts about being fit to teach. Our panel talks openly about this dilemma.

Follow: @blairteach wmchamberlain @flourishingkids @BloomfieldDavid 
@bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

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Show Notes From: Joan Young

Taboo: Talking About the Education Issues We Often Avoid

Rae Pica, Marilyn Rhames, Vicki Davis, Nancy Blair, Joan Young, John Spencer

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Welcome to Taboo, a thought-provoking and insightful new series. In this premier segment, six courageous education thought leaders explain why they chose to co-host a show discussing the issues we often avoid. 

Follow: @blairteach @MarilynRhames @coolcatteacher @flourishingkids @edrethink 
@bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

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Show Notes from: Marilyn Rhames | Joan Young

When Protecting the Profession Clashes with Righting What's Wrong in Education

Rae Pica, Tom Whitby, Nancy Blair, Mary Beth Hertz, Marilyn Anderson Rhames 

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In a climate that many believe is openly hostile to teachers, there's a widespread sentiment that educators should put a positive face on the profession no matter what. But others feel that unwavering positive spin in the face of obvious wrongdoings is hurting the teaching profession. What's your take? 

Follow: @blairteach @tomwhitby @MarilynRhames @mbteach @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

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