Episode 15 – Living the dream

Lainie and Katherine

From raining in the classroom to making a lung model, Lainie and Katherine Owen use hands-on learning and create cross-curricular lessons to make learning memorable.

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All in the Family – Episode 14

Beth and Robin take a selfie at National Debate Championship

Having a family member that works with you, or teaches the same subject, can be quite helpful. Today’s guests feature a mother and daughter who teach the same subject at different levels and schools and a husband and wife who teach the same grade level at the same school . Beth Askins coached her daughter, […]

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Engineering classroom learning – Episode 13

Picture of train

Listen to the podcast to hear Karen Bilak and Denise Bustamante discuss their school’s unique qualities.

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Veteran teachers share longevity secret – Episode 12

Chartine and Tammi with Hungerford sign

As the district commemorates its 150 anniversary, Chartine and Tammi celebrate their combined 70 years of experience within OCPS.

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How being inclusive builds a positive school culture – Episode 11

MILO robot

No matter a student’s disability, these three teachers work to ensure all students feel a sense of belonging.

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Teaching the code to problem solving – Episode 10

Priscilla Reyes accepts award

Kyle Dencker and Priscilla Reyes discuss the importance of mastering problem solving and how computer science helps students learn this valuable life skill.

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OCPS’ 2020 Teacher of the Year shares her intense focus on students with special needs – Episode 9

Acceptance speech

Learn why Melissa Pappas, the current Orange County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, chose to teach students who cannot advocate for themselves.

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New teachers find their rhythm – Episode 8

Posing for award photo

Two teachers discuss being new to the profession and the challenges and successes they experienced.

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Trying something new – Episode 7

Stay Puft Marshmallow

Sometimes it takes mixing things up to realize how versatile we can be. Listen to hear Jennifer Fontaine and Megan O’Dell discuss how their unique partnership helped them and their students learn and grow.

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Passion and purpose – Episode 6

Jeffery Redding headshot

Dr. Jeffery Redding, West Orange High School choral director, shares his passion for music and teaching.

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