Hot Four Teachers Episode 0
This is Episode 0 – “The Test Pancake”.
It is a well known fact that the first pancake, the test pancake, almost never turns out perfectly. This is our first pancake. In the inaugural episode of the Hot Four Teachers Podcast, Emmanuel and Angie join me in discussing reasons for getting into teaching and how we rationalize staying in teaching. We also talk about a few challenges facing classroom teachers that may make teacher retention difficult – one of the main factors being the issue of voice. And finally, we finish up by talking about what’s making us happy.
Links to Stuff We Mentioned
- Nearly 1000 Teachers Resign (WBTV, 23 June 2015)
- “My Own Life”, Oliver Sacks on learning he has terminal cancer (NY Times, Feb 2015)
- TEACHER TURNOVER RATE DECREASES IN 2013-14 (NCDPI, Nov 2014)
- Teacher Attrition Costs United States Up to $2.2 Billion Annually, Says New Alliance Report
About the Podcast
Hot Four Teachers was recorded in conjunction with Red 4 Ed NC – an education demonstration in progress. Red 4 Ed is a special project of Public Schools First NC, supporting North Carolina’s public schools through information, education, and engagement. Our in and out music, “Believe in Me”, was provided by Ryan Little. Believe in Me (Ryan Little) / CC BY 4.0
You can find Red 4 Ed NC on Facebook or Twitter (@Red4EdNC). Red 4 Ed is a special project of Public Schools First, NC. You can visit them online at publicschoolsfirstnc.com or follow them on Twitter @PS1NC.