With two, full seasons of “3Ps in a Pod” complete, the hosts of the education podcast share their favorite episodes and why. If you haven’t heard, we joined the podcast party. The widespread way to pass time has enabled us to take professional development to a whole new level. To support educatorsMar 09, 2018
With two, full seasons of “3Ps in a Pod” complete, the hosts of the education podcast share their favorite episodes and why.
If you haven’t heard, we joined the podcast party. The widespread way to pass time has enabled us to take professional development to a whole new level. To support educators along the continuum and across the nation, the Arizona K12 Center developed “3Ps in a Pod” to further dissect Practice, Policy, and Passion in the field of education.
Voiced by the organization’s Professional Learning Directors and Associate Director of Programs, Danielle Brown, Donnie Dicus, Mary Field, and Angelia Ebner, "3Ps in a Pod" features guests with ideas, perspectives, and stories relevant to what educators do both in and out of the classroom.
And although the “don’t play favorites with your students” rule is one we suggest you follow, we have no shame in naming our favorite episodes. Here’s what our hosts have to say:
The Host: Angelia
The Episodes: Arizona’s School Letter Grades (Season 1, Episode 4)
To Be Informed Is To Be Empowered (Season 2, Episode 7)
The Inspiration: “My favorite episodes are the ones that connect educators to policy that makes an impact on their daily practice. I’ve enjoyed bringing Chris Kotterman into the studio and learning more about the policies that could affect educators. Not only does it impact educators and their ability to be informed, but also it teachers them to use their voices to be agents of change. The conversations allow them to form opinions based on well-rounded knowledge and facts. Teachers can make well-articulated statements to stakeholders about the impacts of these policies, which is what educators need to do to ensure that they are able to create teaching and learning environments that are most conducive to growth and success.”
The Host: Mary
The Episode: Restorative Justice Transforming Our Schools (Season 1, Episode 6)
The Inspiration: “This was an absolute show stopper in my book. The emotion behind Elma Dzanic’s passion, experiences, and stories helps listeners to think about the impact of punitive discipline, not only in the school setting, but also within society. I love podcasts that keep me thinking, and this one was on my mind for days following the recording!”
The Host: Danielle
The Episode: Power of Educator Self-Care (Season 1, Episode 7)
The Inspiration: “My favorite interview is the one that appreciates and paints teachers for the humans they are. The episode with Marian Mellen from The ZenBird was one that caused me to pause and reflect on how I am caring for myself. Knowing that part of being my best professional-educator-teacher self is dependent on being my best self was an important message. Self-care matters!”
The Host: Donnie
The Episode: No Such Thing as a Math Gene (Season 2, Episode 5)
The Inspiration: “My favorite episode, thus far, was with Kim Rimbey. Teachers have so much apprehension about teaching math. Hearing an accomplished math teacher like herself state that there is no such thing as a math gene was eye opening. Anyone can learn math, and any teacher can learn to be a great math teacher.”
As you’ve heard, this is a conversation, not a lecture. No need to pack school supplies, but be ready to share. If you’re tardy to the party, have no fear — “3Ps in a Pod” can be picked up anywhere, anytime.