From the Middle Podcast
Summary: Three middle school teachers discussing love, life, friendship, faith, and teaching.
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/
Episode 4 - We discuss the World Cup, the tooth fairy, and what we’re currently reading this summer. Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, and I Am One by Ginger Zee https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Disaster-Cover-Them-One/dp/1484780426/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1530703637&sr=8-2&keywords=ginger+zee+natural+disaster+book Young Jane Young: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin https://www.amazon.com/Young-Jane-Novel-Gabrielle-Zevin/dp/1616208694/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530703859&sr=1-1&keywords=young+jane+young+a+novel+by+gabrielle+zevin Elin Hilderbrand and her many novels: https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B001IGQLTO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1530703945&sr=1-1&redirectedFromKindleDbs=true Nobody's Cuter than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship by Melanie Shankle https://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Cuter-than-You-Friendship/dp/1414397488/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530703976&sr=1-1&keywords=nobody%27s+cuter+than+you+melanie+Shankle Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life by Melanie Shankle https://www.amazon.com/Church-Small-Things-Million-Little/dp/0310348870/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530704023&sr=1-1&keywords=church+of+the+small+things Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story https://www.amazon.com/Nine-Ten-September-11-Story/dp/1442485078/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530704058&sr=1-1&keywords=nine+ten+a+september+11+story+by+nora+raleigh+baskin Powder Pouch for getting sand off: https://powderpouch.com/ After this podcast was recorded Sam realized that she is wrong as to who Alfonso Maradona (The Argentina guy) is, he is not the head coach of Argentina. Just a former player and manager. We hope y’all have a wonderful 4th of July week!
Episode 3 - We have our very first guest, Christina Cummings from Kidz2Leaders. Christina talks to us about Kidz2Leaders, Camp Hope, and how we can help. We also reveal a few of the comments from last week's What I Wish I'd Known As a First Year Teacher. Kidz2Leaders's Website : www.kidz2leaders.org FB and Insta is Kidz2Leaders Green Mellen Media https://www.greenmellenmedia.com/
Episode 2 - We discuss education/teaching, swimsuits, and tv, and what we wish we had known as first year teachers. Here are some links to some of the things we discussed in this episode: Education article we discuss: http://fox2now.com/2018/05/30/stop-bizarrely-lenient-attitude-toward-disciplining-children-teachers-open-letter-strikes-a-nerve/ Southeast Swimwear: https://www.southeastswimwear.com Handmaid's Tale: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5834204/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Last Tango in Halifax: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2216156/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Episode 1- We tell you who we are, how we met, why we're doing this, and what we wish we knew in middle school.