GTAcast3

Welcome to episode three of the Guerrilla Teacher Academy Podcast! In the first segment of our podcast, we heard from Michelle King, the Guerrilla Teacher Academy’s self-proclaimed Learning Instigator.

We continue where we left off – right before I asked Michelle what she would change about the current system.

We consider alternative discipline systems and how to keep a community whole.

To close, Michelle invites all members of the education community to join in the conversation.

Hear more from Michelle on twitter @lrninginstigatr or check out some of her projects at teacherjam.org.

The guerrilla teacher academy presents GTAcast, a socially conscious discussion with members of the GTA on topics in education. Join the discussion @GuerillaLrning on twitter or at teacherjam.org/podcast.

Our music is Real Swing Shet by Ménage Quad and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

GTAcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Thank you for listening.

GTAcast2

Welcome to episode two of the Guerrilla Teacher Academy Podcast! In the first segment of our podcast today, we hear from Michelle King, the Guerrilla Teacher Academy’s self-proclaimed Learning Instigator.

We here at the Guerrilla Teacher Academy found ourselves brought together by a question: “What’s breaking your heart about the way we find ourselves engaged in education?” We realized that that was a fast way to spiral into negativity, and quickly amended it to “What’s driving your train?”

What is sacred about learning? How do we create the conditions where slowing down is an acceptable part of education? Remember to continue the lineage of teaching; from teacher to teacher.

Parker Palmer: “We teach who we are.”

We need to champion and celebrate each other.

Stay tuned next week where Michelle and I  find the one simple sounding, but distressingly complex thing that she would change about education.

Hear more from Michelle on twitter @lrninginstigatr or check out some of her projects at teacherjam.org.

Thank you for listening to the GTA podcast.

The guerrilla teacher academy presents GTAcast, a socially conscious discussion with members of the GTA on topics in education. Join the discussion @GuerillaLrning on twitter or at teacherjam.org/podcast.

Our music is Real Swing Shet by Ménage Quad and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

GTAcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Thank you for listening.

GTAcast1

Welcome to the inaugural episode of GTAcast, brought to you by the Guerrilla Teacher Academy. GTAcast is a socially conscious discussion on topics in education.

Today’s guest is Nick Tutolo, teacher, GTA member, and author of the blog intoedupassion.wordpress.com. He tweets @IntoOutside.
Your host is Ashley Capps, teacher, GTA member, and general change agent. She tweets at @derrangedferret.
Our conversation today looks at personal learning plans, the importance of defining your personal teaching goals, and what Nick’s reading these days.

Our music is Real Swing Shet by Ménage Quad and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

GTAcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Learning How To Make A Life

TeacherJam’s co-founder Michelle King was nominated to speak at the 2015 iteration of TEDxPittsburgh. King asked the audience to consider empathy as a way to reconnect with humanity, and challenged us to embrace the scribble.

From the TEDxPittsburgh site:

Michelle King is a learner first and foremost and as well as an instigator of learning. Professionally, she is a middle school teacher aka a professional hostage. She learned and honed her craft in Mt. Lebanon with a fantastic crew of educators and students for over 16 years. In her quest to instigate courageous conversations about learning and children, she has ventured to The Environmental Charter School and their principles (Catalyst. Character. Collaboration. Commitment.)  Currently, she teaches Cultural Literacy, an integrated social sciences and English/Language Arts course. She constantly seeking to create dynamic learning experiences and opportunities that inspire wonder, discovery, contradictions, frustrations, and joy. In making connections locally and globally, Michelle pushes the envelope and boundaries of where learning should occur for all students. Through her partnerships with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, Carnegie Science Center, Hear Me, the Kids+Creativity Network, Remake Learning and other provocateurs; Michelle is helping to create equitable, empathetic, learning experiences for all Pittburghers.

Current Conundrums:  How might we create empathetic institutions that remind us of our humanity?  How might we design learning institutions to build connections? How might we allow those connections help us re-see the worlds we inhabit?  How might we embrace silence in our lives?