From the Middle Podcast
Summary: Three middle school teachers discussing love, life, friendship, faith, and teaching.
Episode 19 - We talk about Trunk Club some more, The People Vs. OJ Simpson, Toy Story 4, and some back to school dreams.
Episode 18 - We discuss summer, travel, a little tv, swimsuits, and conferences. Tim Elmore https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Elmore/e/B003Z4FUJ4 Outlander https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3006802/ Southeast Swimwear https://www.southeastswimwear.com AMLE Code https://www.amle.org $50 off A19E5
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” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5ceQJLRp6w Meet the Radkes https://www.usanetwork.com/theradkes/videos https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Cake-Brave-Melissa-Radke/dp/1538712164 Weighted Blanket https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HRJQGXH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Annie F. Downs’s Summer of the Enneagram https://www.anniefdowns.com/2019/05/28/enneasummer-2019-suzanne-stabile/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/that-sounds-fun-with-annie-f-downs/id944925529 If you want to check out our amazing D.C. tour guide Nick: https://instagram.com/nick_kleiner?igshid=6pgdp98hr6uw
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 https://youtu.be/2z7SZwU33ng Work Productivity during March madness https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/ncaa-march-madness-to-cost-employers-13-3b-in-lost-productivity-firm-says The Last Arrow: Save Nothing For the Next Life by Erwin Raphael McManus https://www.amazon.com/Last-Arrow-Save-Nothing-Next/dp/1601429533/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2MV31B1HCUVU&keywords=the+last+arrow&qid=1553304643&s=books&sprefix=the+last+arrow%2Caps%2C153&sr=1-1
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BB5R38P/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 I Declare War by Levi Lusko https://www.amazon.com/Declare-War-Winning-Battle-Yourself/dp/0785220860/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1550702801&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=i+declare+war+levi+lusko&psc=1 Weighted Blanket https://www.amazon.com/YnM-Weighted-Blanket-Material-Insomnia/dp/B073429DV2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=bedbath&ie=UTF8&qid=1537402764&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=weighted+blanket&psc=1&smid=A18IAX87FBBJR5 Socials: Website www.fromthemiddlepodcast.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fromthemiddlepodcast/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/from_middle Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1544513941/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 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. (https://wellspringliving.org/about/)
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 https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Network-Novel-Kate-Quinn/dp/0062654195 “Teaching Failure” by Miguel Gomez and Kalyn Niehoff http://www.amle.org/BrowsebyTopic/WhatsNew/WNDet/TabId/270/ArtMID/888/ArticleID/994/Teaching-Failure.aspx?_cldee=c2FtYW50aGEuc2Nob2VuZmVsZEBtdGJldGhlbGNocmlzdGlhbi5vcmc%3d&recipientid=contact-15cb34eafb30e31182db001d092e6a92-3ec0714c8a654a4fb3f9769c4eaef909&utm_source=ClickDimensions&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=102718%20-%20Newsletter&esid=f68a5d89-54f2-e811-a5b8-0050569142af
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 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097958/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Love Actually https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314331/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Home Alone https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099785/?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Holiday https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457939/?ref_=nv_sr_2 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058536/?ref_=nv_sr_2 A Christmas Story https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Santa Clause https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111070/?ref_=nv_sr_1 The Grinch https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170016/?ref_=nv_sr_2
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 https://www.waituntil8th.org/blog/2018/11/12/middle-school-misfortunes-then-and-now-one-teachers-take?fbclid=IwAR06Iq5E3lfitlWNzgF_WyYY2DRjAWePTkfN-kw25Iv_lf4R0SixkFfh-KU How Empowering Girls to Confront Conflict and Buck Perfection Helps Their Well-Being https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/50485/how-empowering-girls-to-confront-conflict-and-buck-perfection-helps-their-well-being
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" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTPzXwNVc9g&t=120s Alias Grace https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034007/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 The Good Place https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4955642/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 "The Hidden Curriculum of Middle School" https://www.amle.org/BrowsebyTopic/WhatsNew/WNDet/TabId/270/ArtMID/888/ArticleID/681/The-Hidden-Curriculum-of-Middle-School.aspx
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IU8Y0AA/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_NTTOBb3VYRP94 YnM Weighted Blanket https://www.amazon.com/YnM-Weighted-Blanket-Material-Insomnia/dp/B073429DV2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=bedbath&ie=UTF8&qid=1537402764&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=weighted+blanket&psc=1&smid=A18IAX87FBBJR5 Batiste Dry Shampoo https://www.ulta.com/dry-shampoo?productId=xlsImpprod2040049
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.
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_Q2JCcyfgg All the things discussed: Abbadabba shoes (yes, that’s really their website domain
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 https://www.nme.com/news/golden-girls-action-figures-comic-con-2357262 The Crown https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4786824/ House of Cards https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856010/ NCAA College Football Countdown https://days.to/until/ncaa-season I am the cheese by Robert Cormier https://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Cheese-Robert-Cormier/dp/0375840397/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532516774&sr=1-1&keywords=I+am+the+cheese Who Moved My Cheese? https://www.amazon.com/Who-Moved-My-Cheese-Amazing/dp/0399144463/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532516868&sr=1-1&keywords=who+moved+my+cheese Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6911608/
Episode 5 - We catch up about the beach, the lake, Chelsea’s foot surgery, credit card fraud, and the Enneagram. -Enneagram https://www.yourenneagramcoach.com/p/dont-know-your-type https://www.enneagraminstitute.com Book: The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships by Suzanne Stabile https://www.amazon.com/Path-Between-Us-Enneagram-Relationships-ebook/dp/B078T23LJB -Powder Pouch https://powderpouch.com/ -Handmaid’s Tale https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5834204/