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Ep 159: ChatGPT Did Not Write this Episode

Jan. 31, 2023

In a guest-less episode, Shane and Mealey tackle the latest tech on the block - namely ChatGPT. We sample it's scriptwriting skills, discuss the implications of this new tool, and even use it to get a few project ideas acros…

Ep 158: A Cup of Tea with Dr. Poppy Gibson

Jan. 16, 2023

Dr. Poppy Gibson joins us to talk help us understand some of the particularities of education in the UK. Plus, we go deep on our discussion of mental health, grief and loss, and giving educators a voice. Follow Dr. Poppy on …

Ep 157: Donnie Piercey Doesn’t Consume...He Creates!

Jan. 10, 2023

Donnie Piercey is the 2021 Kentucky teacher of the year and he joins us to talk about that experience, plus his fun approach in the classroom. At the centre of his practice is teaching kids to create, rather than to consume.…

Ep 156: Let’s Do Nothing with Constance Kassor!

Jan. 3, 2023

In a world of increasing distraction, Eastern Religion professor Connie Kassor decided to try something radical: teach a class about nothing. Just...nothing. We talk about the huge impact that had which - unexpectedly - went…

Ep 155: Gholdy Muhammad is a Joyful Genius

Dec. 27, 2022

This week, we're releasing a never-before-heard conversation from Shane's days as the host of Ed. In this conversation, Gholdy and Shane talk about Gholdy's experience in education as a student and how important representati…

Ep 154: Two Liars and a Teacher

Dec. 19, 2022

This episode, Shane is presented with two liars who say they're teachers, and one who is the real deal. After asking five questions of each, he must choose the one who actually works in the classroom. Play along and place yo…

Ep 153: Mia Young, Coach on Call

Dec. 12, 2022

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Ep 152: Unprofessional Engineering

Dec. 5, 2022

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Ep 151: Just Us, Together, Simultaneously

Nov. 28, 2022

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Ep 150: Brian Moote Changes His First Diaper

Nov. 21, 2022

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Ep 143: Scott Hershovitz - Philosophy and Drinking Straws

Oct. 3, 2022

Our guest is a philosopher who believes we are all philosophers, especially kids. How can we have philosophical discussions regardless of our content while still covering material we need to get to? Also how many holes does …

Ep 141: Passing the Torch

Sept. 19, 2022

Mealey is Staying Tudisco is Leaving Shane is Joining Lots of laughs and info as we pass the torch/microphone from one Unprofessional to another

Ep 140: Diala, the International Teacher

Sept. 10, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco get to learn about the world from Diala, a teacher who has worked in America, The UAE, China, and Russia.  We learn about the sweet people in Moscow, the nervous students in Shanghai, and how teachers coul…

Ep 139: Geeky Kyle (Part 2)

Sept. 5, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco meet Geeky Kyle, a teacher, podcaster, coach, and brilliant person.  She tells us about how to incorporate podcasts in the classroom, why questioning is important for our students, and that time that she d…

Ep 138: Geeky Kyle (Part 1)

Aug. 29, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco meet Geeky Kyle, a teacher, podcaster, coach, and brilliant person.  She tells us about how to incorporate podcasts in the classroom, why questioning is important for our students, and that time that she d…

Ep 137: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Fixing Pedagogy

Aug. 22, 2022

For the finale of Edupodlooza, Tudisco and Mealey host a round table to fix pedagogy:  what should stay in, what should be eliminated, and where rich podcasters get to visit...   Featuring: Shane from The Edpodcast Mike Yate…

Ep 136: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Poetry Slam

Aug. 15, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco are joined by author, educator, and poet Katie Kinder to host a poetry slam!  Here are some of our Edu-poets: Katie Kinder of Untold Teaching Truths Podcast (Follow her on Twitter @KatieKinder1 and check o…