Classroom Brew

Teachers chat about the realities of their career & classroom over a couple of beers.

Ep 40: Let’s Hear from Students about Urban Education!

June 21st, 2018

STUDENTS ON THE PODCAST! For the first time ever, Classroom Brew features student guests.  In the first of THREE episodes featuring students, Jerry, a high school senior, chats with his teacher (Ryan) about his experience in Urban Education.  Check out this episode and upcoming episodes 41 and 42 to get a look into a student's life today.



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Ep 39: Stairway to Nowhere (ft. Anna)

June 14th, 2018

Anna rejoins Classroom Brew to reflect on the END OF THE YEAR, cleaning out the classroom, summer, the first days of school the Stairway to Nowhere, field trips, testing, projects, "oh shit moments," funny stories, and more!

Episodes still released every Thursday, with a few bonus episodes coming throughout the summer!

Happy summer and Class dismissed!

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Ep 38: Jake Paul Aces Being a Jackass

June 7th, 2018

Hey, no one taught him not to be a jackass, so why not blame his teachers? Today's episode includes Jake Paul's diss video, student narcissism, commuting to and from work, problems with Fox News, upcoming PD's in Plainfield and Houston, spreading the word on the podcast, prom, and the year winding down. Until next week, Class dismissed!

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Ep 37: Thanks for Trying (ft. Sam)

May 31st, 2018

Part 3 with Sam concludes this week! Topics range from self care to moments where you really "step in it," home-work separation, JOB INTERVIEW stuff to disclosure of beliefs; I do, you do, we do on vaping? (you'll get it in the episode), and more!

Thanks for listening, thanks for the support; KEEP SPREADING THE GOOD WORD and until next week, Class dismissed!

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Ep 36: ‘Huh?’ Moments (ft. Sam)

May 24th, 2018
Sam rejoins to discuss transgender identity as a teacher, grief, disclosure and boundaries, self care, pronouns like Mr, Ms, Mrs, and Mx, what our impact truly is for students, and job searching endeavors. Check out part 3 on Episode 37!
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Ep 35: Vaping in Class (ft. Sam)

May 17th, 2018

Vaping in class?! Imagine encountering this issue in your first two weeks of student teaching! Welcome back Sam, who rejoins Classroom Brew for the first time since Episode 12!  Conversation flows from "oh shit" moments to student disclosure and advocacy, behavior management strategies in weird situations to group-work accountability, and more!

Check out Part TWO of this three-part series next week on Episode 36!  Until then, Class dismissed.


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Ep 34: We’re Human, Too (ft. Diana)

May 10th, 2018

Diana and Ryan chat about classroom management, apologizing, work-life balance, after school programs, and more! Class dismissed!

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Ep 33: Gentrified 2 Centz (ft. Diana)

May 3rd, 2018

Two teachers discuss naivity in teachers, lack of resources and uphill battles in public/private education, funny stories, behavior management, goths vs. emos, and more!

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Ep 32: The Lazy Teacher Podcast (ft. Brian)

April 26th, 2018

Brian from The Lazy Teacher Podcast joins Classroom Brew to discuss kindergarten programming, podcasting, and more.  Very fun episode to record remotely and we are looking forward to hearing from Brian soon.  Until next time: Class dismissed.

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Ep 31: You’re Dead to Me (ft. Francois)

April 19th, 2018

Francois joins Ryan once again to talk about stuff.  Mainly: tenure, family connections to teaching, unanswered job openings, college options, language supports for struggling readers, THE COOKIE CAKE, impactful interactions with students and patients, code greens, funny stories, and Francois' existential crisis about Betsy Devos and animal knowledge.

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Music credit to bensound.  Until next week, class dismissed!


Ep 30: Fight Fire w/Water (ft. Francois)

April 12th, 2018

Ryan and Francois discuss the psychiatric/education facility in the hospital, working with high-needs/high-risk students, meaningful connections, student violence, interpersonal relationships, coping, career trajectory, and more!

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Until next time, class dismissed.


Ep 29: The Curious Incident of BIll Nye in Wakanda (ft. Chip & Steve)

April 5th, 2018

Chip, Steve, and Ryan (on TMS February 20th) discuss Black Panther, Bill Nye, "The Disaster Artist," upcoming movies, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon, the life of teachers, and more!  Huge thank you to Chip and Steve for having Classroom Brew on their show! @ClassroomBrew @MuchScrolling on Instagram and Twitter.  We return to our usual programming with Francois on Episodes 30 and 31.  

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Ep 28: Teaching Is Fun to Complain About (ft. Jack)

March 29th, 2018

Jack and Ryan look at public v. private school environments, assessment and standardized testing, supporting English as a Second Language students (ESL), the interview process, reconciliation, old versus new ways of teaching, coaching and directing programs in schools, and more!

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Music cred to bensound.  Until next week: Class dismissed.


Ep 27: Arming Nuns in Schools (ft. Jack)

March 22nd, 2018

Jack joins Classroom Brew to discuss differences in public and private schools, arming teachers, being a carnie and other former jobs, working as a carnie, conspiracy theories, nuns in Catholic schools today, supporting ESL students, the national walk out from March 14th, discipline and school fights. Episode release day is moving from Fridays to THURSDAYS!

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Ep 26: Coach Snoop on Bagpipes

March 16th, 2018
Ryan on student walk-outs for gun violence, simulation field trips and punctuality, "Coach Snoop," the LOUD scent of marijuana in the school hallway (unacceptable), bagpipes on St. Patty's, student and parent accountability, funny things kids say, and coaching weight-lifting. music cred to bensound.
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Class dismissed!