Classroom Brew

Teacher happy hour in podcast-form! This is not your typical teacher podcast. Each week, we discuss weird and funny teacher experiences, including Weird Student Questions & Confessions, Comment Hero of the Week, Teacher Pep Talks, and more!

Taking Papers for a Ride (Teacher Pep Talk)

November 24th, 2022

277: This T.P.T. covers taking papers on a ride home [and the guilt that comes with not doing anything with them].

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Substitute Storms Out of Classroom [Into a Bar?]

November 17th, 2022

276: Truly never a dull moment in the world of teaching...even for a substitute teacher... So let's get into the New York City trip, generic feedback from classroom observations, our 2-week review of Magic Mind, some Reddit questions/advice, hilarious substitute teacher moments, avoiding rule-benders, and so much more!

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“You Doin’ Too Much”

November 10th, 2022

275: Ever have a parent complain about you, yet rely on you way too much? What about cyber security and nosy administration? Any innocuous student behaviors/sayings that really pet your peeve? Definitely check this episode out for all this and much more. You'll also hear Ryan's 1-week review of Magic Mind in this episode!

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Self-Proclaimed Life-Changers

November 3rd, 2022

274: Exciting stuff coming on the horizon; plus, Ryan tackles some teacher advice and questions from Reddit: everything from yelling principals and pet peeves, to teacher break downs and contract hour issues.  

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Snapping at Students? Here’s Why

October 27th, 2022

273: We take a look at some teacher advice on whether teachers give up on some students, what to do when parents' religious beliefs conflict with curriculum, an interesting home schooling option for parents... some gas leaks in the building, the closing of Ryan's last season as a football coach (early retirement?), and more!

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The Greatest Moment That Almost Didn’t Happen

October 20th, 2022

272: Refs are the worst... But student-athletes saved the day. Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers don't get enough credit, the district did something good... but then ruined it with micromanagement, and some sad news, as well.

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Teach More, Hover Less (ft. Miriam Plotinsky)

October 13th, 2022

271: Miriam Plotinsky is the author of "Teach More, Hover Less" and joins the podcast to talk about her past and present experiences as a fantastic teacher, instructional specialist, and author! Be sure to check out her website and her new book (with another one on the way!).

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Education Aggravation (ft. Leslie K. Brooks)

October 6th, 2022

270: Leslie joins the podcast to talk about her new book, its origins during her time in the world of education, and more!

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Deodorant Swipes (ft. Dad)

September 29th, 2022

269: Typos on school t-shirts, the trauma of alarm clock sounds, weird parent email account names, pep rallies, deodorant, and so much more!

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The Audacity of Aramark

September 22nd, 2022

268: Adult ego can be a major issue in schools... Plenty to unpack in this episode, such as the audacious moves from Aramark, historic yearbooks from Ryan's school, and more!

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The Good Ole Aramark Special

September 15th, 2022

267: Let's talk about the moment Ryan realized teaching was what he wanted to pursue (all thanks to a rude concierge), the lack of school building preparation, some teacher tips during a teacher shortage, and more!

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Teacher Pep Talk: Truancy

September 8th, 2022

266: This Pep Talk is about chronic absenteeism, aka "truancy." Enjoy!

(All teacher pep talks are for entertainment purposes only).

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Big Yikes to Start the School Year

September 1st, 2022

265: So this year got off to a weird start... let's talk about it! Also discussed: some updates and a cringey look back at a demo lesson Ryan attempted when interviewing for his first teaching job.

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Teacher Pep Talk: First Week of School

August 25th, 2022

264: Best year everrrrrrr...

(All teacher pep talks are for entertainment purposes only).

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Top of the Totem Pole

August 18th, 2022

263: The frustration of how teachers are ranked by subject, career changes, under-utilized school buildings, over-utilized teachers, teacher loan forgiveness, the teacher shortage, the 4-day school week: what better cure for the end-of-summer blues than Classroom Brew?!

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