powerED Up Podcast
Show One: A Journey Begins
Welcome to the powerED Up Podcast! Listen to this episode to meet your host Ken Ehrmann and his co-host Matt Rogers. We will discuss our goals and vision for the podcast as well as provide some background information on our experience as classroom educators. Join us on our journey where we focus on talking to classroom teachers to find inspiration in their success to improve our craft as educators. You can find us on any podcast app with this information: https://anchor.fm/s/426f32f8/podcast/rss
Show 2: Branding a Classroom Culture
We interview Mike Creed, an incredible elementary teacher. We follow his unconventional journey into education while being inspired by his work ethic to launch his career. Most of all, we learn about Mike's classroom culture, which he has branded as Creeds Crew. Mike provides our listeners with actionable steps to raise the game in your lessons and how to focus on student development. His differentiation strategies exemplify how we can support all students.
Show 3: Taking Risks on Student Choice
In this episode, we interview Rhett Oldham, a secondary social studies teacher from Missouri. Rhett provides the listeners with inspirational lessons and actionable takeaways for classroom instruction. He thrives on creating an atmosphere where students are passionate to learn, excited to share, and encouraged to offer ideas.
Show 4 Advocating for Student Success
In this show Wade dives deep into the strategies and programs in place to advocate for student success; especially in a struggling rural community. Wade will provide the listeners with actionable steps to implement a more differentiated and personalized approach to instruction. He completes the interview by sharing his "dream lesson" he plans to implement with students.
Show 5: Being Vulnerable to Find Success
Ken and Matt interview Susan Jachymiak, a third-year teacher from Illinois. She brings authentic insight, raw discussions, and insightful reflections for such a young teacher. We dive deep into her use of social media and how vulnerability has helped her grow. This can serve as a guide for young teachers and a reminder to our veteran teachers of what is important to remember for a classroom.
Show 7: Lesson Smackdown "Ken vs Matt"
Ken and Matt go toe to toe in a "look at a lesson" smackdown! Watch and listen as they duke out one of their favorite experiences they provide for students! Okay, so there are no figure-four leg locks or chokeholds in this show, but Ken and Matt dive deep into what is becoming the most popular segment of the show, you know, the one that has a different name every episode. Ken and Matt have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the lessons of the guests, so they run through the questions with each other.
Show 8: The Truth of Kinesthetic Learning
Kinesthetic learning is an instructional strategy much deeper and more important than brain breaks. The author of the book The Kinesthetic Classroom, Mike Kuczala, tells the truth about this teaching style. He provides actionable tips and specific lesson examples of what kinesthetic teaching looks like and how to best integrate it into any classroom. This instructional style was a core component of Ken's classroom, and the conversation is rich with authentic reflections. Mike shares the 6 core foundations of kinesthetic learning and provides specific examples for each pillar.