From the Middle Podcast show

From the Middle Podcast

Summary: Three middle school teachers discussing love, life, friendship, faith, and teaching.

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 Episode 19 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:37:27

Episode 19 - We talk about Trunk Club some more, The People Vs. OJ Simpson, Toy Story 4, and some back to school dreams.

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Episode 18 - We discuss summer, travel, a little tv, swimsuits, and conferences. Tim Elmore Outlander Southeast Swimwear AMLE Code $50 off A19E5

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Episode 17 - We apologize for the long delay, Melissa talks about her focus group experience and a trip to Chicago. We talk about a school trip to D.C. Sam’s review of the weighted blanket, and Annie F. Downs's Summer of Enneagram. Holderness Family “Maycember” Meet the Radkes Weighted Blanket Annie F. Downs’s Summer of the Enneagram If you want to check out our amazing D.C. tour guide Nick:

 Episode 16 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:41:08

Episode 16 - #MarchMadness y’all. We have Chelsea’s amazing hubby, BJ guest starring to talk basketball with us. He teaches us all things of what to look forward to this year. There’s also another amazing tooth story that Chelsea shares. Zion Williamson shoe incident Work Productivity during March madness The Last Arrow: Save Nothing For the Next Life by Erwin Raphael McManus

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Episode 15 - We catch up! Bahamas, Lysa TerKeurst, AMLE, and just what’s happening in our lives. As always please rate and review. It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst I Declare War by Levi Lusko Weighted Blanket Socials: Website Instagram: Twitter: Contact us at

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Episode 14 - We are so fortunate to have Mt. Bethel’s Senior Pastor Dr. Jody Ray on with us to discuss his new book Pivot: Embracing the Moments That Change Your Destiny. All three of us have read his book and just loved what he had to say about hitting these pivot moments in our life and using these moments to move towards a positive direction. To purchase Pivot on Amazon: All proceeds of this book are going to Wellspring Living which is an organization that is devoted to safeguarding and empowering domestic sex trafficking victims and those at risk to develop the courage to move forward and the confidence to succeed. (

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Episode 13- This episode we talk about the approaching Christmas break, we discuss the SEC championship, the Atlanta sports curse, The Alice Network, how much work it takes to be a mom, and the importance of learning to fail in middle school. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn “Teaching Failure” by Miguel Gomez and Kalyn Niehoff

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Episode 12 - It’s that glorious time of year, and we have Allyson back on to help talk about all things Christmas. We laugh a ton as we discuss our favorite Christmas movies, traditions, and songs. Christmas Movies: Elf National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Love Actually Home Alone The Holiday Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer A Christmas Story The Santa Clause The Grinch

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Episode 11 - We talk about our own Thanksgiving day traditions, our sadness that football is almost over, and then we discuss some of our thoughts on screen time within education and the importance of community surrounding adolescents. Middle School 2008 vs. 2018 How Empowering Girls to Confront Conflict and Buck Perfection Helps Their Well-Being

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Episode 10 - We have our wonderfully hilarious friend Allyson on the podcast this week. We talk a whole lot about friendship, and have a conversation on hidden curriculum. Madea "Let them go" Alias Grace The Good Place "The Hidden Curriculum of Middle School"

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Episode 9 - This week we talk about road trips with kids, potty training, 3 things we couldn’t live without, music midtown, and weighted blankets. Please feel free to let us know which 3 things you’d pick off the list. 3 Day Potty Training by Lora Jensen YnM Weighted Blanket Batiste Dry Shampoo

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Episode 8 - We’re back with Chip Barber! We discuss the beginning of college football season, a little on other Atlanta sports and mascots, and we have a great conversation addressing some questions related to education.

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Episode 7- We’re back! We discuss back to school, retreat, Taylor Swift, the Tooth Fairy 2.0, and what we’re reading, listening to, and watching. As promised here is a link to a video of Chip and Melissa playing some ping pong at retreat: All the things discussed: Abbadabba shoes (yes, that’s really their website domain

 Episode 6 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:53:39

Episode 6 We have the one and only Chip Barber with us as we discuss the importance of students being known, why there are not more male teachers, being called to teach middle schoolers, our generation’s love of nostalgia, and just a ton of laughs. We also catch up on Chelsea’s foot, Sam’s trip to Indiana, and Melissa’s trip to Nashville. Golden Girls Action Figures The Crown House of Cards NCAA College Football Countdown I am the cheese by Robert Cormier Who Moved My Cheese? Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

 Episode 5 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:41:32

Episode 5 - We catch up about the beach, the lake, Chelsea’s foot surgery, credit card fraud, and the Enneagram. -Enneagram Book: The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships by Suzanne Stabile -Powder Pouch -Handmaid’s Tale


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