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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…

Ep 135: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Game Show

Aug. 8, 2022

Aviva Levin of Lesson: Impossible joins forces with Jamie the Unprofessional Development Superfan to conquer a game show!  First, they have to determine if a quote is from Common Core, Nerdcore, or the Marine Corps.  Then, t…

Ep 134: Edupodlooza 2022 Three Teacher Traits

Aug. 2, 2022

We asked Twitter to pick their top three characteristics that make a great teacher-- and now we're going to judge them!  Join us as we discuss what makes a good teacher, how important content knowledge is, and how Mealey dab…

Ep 133: Edupodlooza 2022 Radio Drama: MURDER AT HOMLES HIGH!

July 25, 2022

Our scripted radio drama, Murder at Holmes High!   Written by Mealey, Tudisco, and Aviva Levin.   Starring: OFFICER SPARROW… CHRISTOPHER TUDISCODETECTIVE VINSCOLEY … NICK ZAVERIANNETTE DALLAS (PRINCIPAL)… BATSHEVA FRANKELBLA…

Ep 132: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Round Table Part 2

July 18, 2022

EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Mealey and Tudisco have teamed up with education podcasters from around the world to share, reflect, and be unprofessional. This is part two of our round table of edupodcasters to ask one question:  how has…

Ep 131: EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Round Table Part 1

July 11, 2022

EDUPODLOOZA 2022! Mealey and Tudisco have teamed up with education podcasters from around the world to share, reflect, and be unprofessional. For our first segment, we host a round table of edupodcasters to ask one question:…

Ep 130: Nolad Higdon, Let’s Agree to Disagree

July 4, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco talk with Dr. Nolan Higdon, an author and a university lecturer at Merrill College and the Education Department at University of California, Santa Cruz. We discuss how to disagree respectfully, how to sett…

Ep 129: Shane of the Ed Podcast

June 27, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco are taking today off to get ready for EDUPODLOOZA!  Instead of a normal episode, here is an episode of The Ed Podcast featuring Shane-- a soon to be host of Unprofessional Development!   Check out the Ed P…

Ep 128: Coach Victor Hicks, Coding with Culture

June 20, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco meet Coach Victor Hicks, the coach, coder, and educator!  We discuss how to incorporate culture into coding, the pros of HBCU's, and why tokenism may just be bad...   Follow Coach Hicks on Twitter @CodingW…

Ep 127: Rhetoric Warrior Daniel French

June 13, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco meet Dr. Daniel French-- a rhetorician, author, comedian, and teacher.  We discuss how we use rhetoric for good and evil, the difference between persuasion and manipulation, and how Daniel is basically a j…

Ep 126: Bastard Teacher

June 6, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco meet our Twitter friend, Bastard Teacher!  We discuss our controversial grading strategies, how teachers act as bureaucrats, and Mealey snitches on his friends...   Follow him on Twitter @BastardTeacher   …

Ep 125: The Math Nerds, Shelby and Justin

May 30, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco meet the Math Nerds, Shelby Strong and Justin Aion!  We discuss how to fix math curriculum, why real life math is so important, and whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich...   Check out Shelby's website at…

Ep 124: Beth Donahoe, Union Rep

May 23, 2022

Mealey and our guest host, Shane Lawrence from The Edpodcast, inteview Beth Donahoe, a Maine teacher and teaching union rep.  We discuss common misconceptions about union reps, what teachers can do to help their unions, and …

Ep 123: Art Markman, The Guy on Your Head

May 16, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco get schooled by professor, author, podcaster, psychologist, and musician Art Markman!  We discuss the psychology tips all teachers should know, why projects and unanswered questions are important, and how …

Ep 122: Anthony Colannino, Leading with Head and Heart

May 9, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco meet Anthony Colannino, an educator, administrator, author, and full blooded Bostonian.  We discuss how to teach with head and heart, how admin can really create student growth, and what "chitlins" means..…

Ep 121: Rebecca Kaplan, Stand-up Comic Tutor

May 2, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco pick the brain of Rebecca Kaplan, a stand-up comedian and a tutor for children and adults.  We discuss how stand-up is like teaching, why it's important to acknowledge shame as a part of education, and the…

Ep 120: Chelsea Verrette, Teaching New Habits Without Shame

April 25, 2022

Mealey and Tudisco crack up with Chelsea Verrette, the educator, consultant, and habit wizard who shows us how to start and stop habits.  We discuss teaching in a trauma-informed space, why habits should never start with neg…

Ep 119: Ohio Senator Teresa Fedor

April 18, 2022

Hey Ohio-- election day is May 3rd.  GET OUT AND VOTE!   Mealey and Tudisco talk with Senator Teresa Fedor, the veteran, former elementary school teacher, and (oh, yeah) Ohio senator representing District 11 who is running f…