THE NEW TEACHER PODCAST
If you’re a new teacher interested in hearing about the latest tips and tricks to inspire you in the classroom, you’ve come to the right place. The New Teacher Podcast features interviews with award winning classroom teachers, the latest authors, and educational leaders recognized for their proven teaching techniques and strategies. Hear the stories of their success and failure.
EPISODE 22: Ashley Preston
2017 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year
It is very rare for a preschool teacher to be selected as a state Teacher of the Year, but New Hampshire educator Ashley Preston did exactly that.
Join Anthony Arno on The New Teacher Podcast as he talks with Ashley about the importance of preschool teachers, who are more than just daycare providers.
EPISODE 21: Shanna Peeples
2015 National Teacher of the Year
What would prompt a newspaper reporter to enter the teaching profession? Shanna Peeples is not only a Texas Teacher of the Year, but also the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.
Join Anthony Arno on The New Teacher Podcast as he talks with Shanna about her role as National Teacher of the Year and her experiences traveling 300,000 miles on behalf of all teachers in the United States and beyond.
EPISODE 20: Roger King
2016 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year
Roger King, Wisconsin Teacher of the Year, provides an unusual perspective into his teaching role as a high school Agri-Science teacher.
Join Anthony Arno on The New Teacher Podcast as he talks with Roger about the difference his students can make by literally feeding the world should they decide on a career in Agri-Science.
EPISODE 19: Sean McComb
2014 National Teacher of the Year.
Sean McComb was the Maryland Teacher of the Year and would later become the National Teacher of the Year in 2014.
Join Anthony Arno on The New Teacher Podcast as he talks with Sean about some of the struggles that he faced as a child and what he tries to do for every student that enters his classroom.
EPISODE 18: Ditch that Textbook
with Matt Miller
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger presenter, and author of the book Ditch That Textbook. After trying to do the traditional “teach by the textbook” for a few years, he launched into a textbook-less path where learning activities were often custom-produced for his students as well as infused with technology.
EPISODE 17: Anthony Grisillo
Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
Anthony Grisillo talks about his background as both an Enrichment Teacher and Media Specialist.
EPISODE 16: Nate Bowling
Washington State Teacher of the Year
As the Washington State Teacher of the Year and finalist for the national title, Nate Bowling was selected to host Presidnet Xi of China during his visit to the United States. Hear exactly what that experience was like.
EPISODE 15: June Scobee Rogers
REMEMBERING THE CHALLENGER: Wife of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Dick Scobee
June Scobee Rogers watched in horror on the morning of January 28, 1986, as her husband faced catastrophic results immediately after lift-off on the Space Shuttle Challenger. Even more disturbing, aboard the shuttle was the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe, and tens of thousands of children had been watching the launch in schools across the country and around world.
June has faced many hardships as a child, including poverty and homelessness, but today she will tell us the inspiring story of her life and her faith; her marriage to her teenage sweetheart at just 16 years old, and how she has created The Challenger Center, which has benefited over 4 million children. She was a classroom teacher herself and even a college professor.
EPISODE 14: Sarah Loomis
Dept. of Defense Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the Year Sarah Loomis is part of the Department of Defense network of teachers around the world who teach the children of parents who are serving in the military. She’s currently a Technology teacher teaching in Kaiserlauterm, Germany.
EPISODE 13: Shawn Sheehan 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year
Shawn Sheehan is a special education math teacher who describes himself as a Filipino male who was adopted by a proud, Irish, hockey loving military family that would sing Fleetwood Mac songs in their family car. Shawn hoped to join the Air Force like his father, but due to medical reasons he had to choose another occupation- teaching.
EPISODE 12: Chelsea Collins 2016 New Jersey Teacher of the Year
It wasn’t until Chelsea Collins saw the dedication that her niece personally received from both healthcare workers and her classroom teacher during an illness, did she consider quitting her job in marketing and becoming a classroom teacher.
EPISODE 11: Doug Robertson
The Weird Teacher
He’s the Weird Teacher, Doug Robertson. Doug takes all the creative energy and zany antics he uses to inspire the students in his classroom and has channeled it into a humorous guide to teaching.
EPISODE 10: Jeffrey Baxter 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year
Jeffrey Baxter was separated from his mother at birth for what was considered standard practice of the day. He became Kansas Teacher of the Year at age 64, only after postponing his retirement due to a personal struggle that was taking over his life. You will become inspired hearing Jeff talk about his upbringing and career as an educator.
EPISODE 9: Sandra Hall 2016 Delaware Teacher of the Year
She did not take the traditional route to become a teacher, as her background is in business administration. Her husband served in the US military and they lived for 10 years in Germany.
EPISODE 8: Dorina Sackman 2014 Florida Teacher of the Year
She went from managing Victoria’s Secret to becoming a state Teacher of the Year to one of three finalist for the National Teacher of the Year. Hear my talk with Dorina as she tells about her high school teacher coming into class the very next day after loosing his son in combat, her thoughts of never being evaluated as a highly effective teacher, and the biggest mistake of her teaching career.
EPISODE 7: James Ford 2014 North Carolina Teacher of the Year
James Ford is a North Carolina history teacher. James has also been named as the Charlottean of the Year, going up against world famous ballerina Patricia McBride, and a prosecutor who successfully put away a former Charlotte mayor.
EPISODE 6: Thomas Whaley 2014 NY Teacher of the Year & NPR 50 Great Teachers
Thomas Whaley teaches second-grade on Long Island. Thomas has been named as both a NY Teacher of the Year and one of NPR’s 50 Great Teachers. In addition, Thomas has also written Leaving Montana, a novel that has won very impressive awards as a first time effort.
EPISODE 5: Anna Baldwin Montana Teacher of the Year
Anna Baldwin teaches high school English on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana. In addition, Anna has also given a TED talk encouraging teachers to find their inner voice.
EPISODE 4: Sarah Reed – 2015 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
Sarah Reed never considered teaching as a career after seeing how much work her parents put into their profession as educators. Sarah eventually became a pre-school teacher after leaving a high paying job as a paralegal. Her lifestyle changed so much that she had to sell her car and ride her bicycle to get around town. In 2015, Sarah was named Kentucky Teacher of the Year.
As a 10 year old Steve Perkins made a list of what he would do as a classroom teacher. Thirty-five years later, Steve Perkins would become the Indiana State Teacher of the Year. Steve discusses his Top 10 list on The New Teacher Podcast.
EPISODE 2: Chuck Yarborough – NPR 50 Great Teacher Series
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High school history teacher Chuck Yarborough starts his Tales from the Crypt project with his history class each year at the local cemetery where students will research the life of a deceased community member. The culmination of the a graveside performance at the local cemetery where over 2000 community members show up for theatrical reenactments of those once living performed by the students.
EPISODE 1: Julia Thompson – The First Year Teacher’s Survival Guide
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Veteran teacher and The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide author Julia Thompson is our guest on our first episode of The New Teacher Podcast. As we launch, we will be at the New Jersey Teachers Convention in Atlantic City.