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Common Sense Podcast

Summary: Antonia and Patrick are dynamic early career teachers dedicated to having unfiltered conversations about the state of the American education system and the highs and lows of being classroom teachers.

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 Everywhere You Look | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:52:51

Patrick and Antonia discuss the overemphasis of college in K-12 schools. Then, they dive into pressing questions to reveal more of themselves to the listeners. Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @MsAdamsTeaches Website: Leave a review!

 She Said What She Said | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:59:18

Antonia and Patrick discuss the complexities of celebrating holidays in schools. *Sorry for the sound quality in this episode* Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @MsAdamsTeaches Website: Twitter Chat for Black Boys: #SOBTC

 Our Top 3 Fictional Teachers (Special Episode) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:25:42

In this special episode, Antonia and Patrick countdown their favorite fictional teachers. Patrick, Antonia, and the Common Sense Podcast team does not own the audio in this episode. Patrick: @Presidentpat Antonia: MsAdamsTeaches Website:

 Ubuntu | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:47:28

Patrick and Antonia reflect on their time at NCTE 2018 and the importance and shortcomings of attending national conferences/conventions or whatever you call them. Period. Yikes. You know what I'm saying! Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @MsAdamsTeachers Website:

 Swipe Right | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:54:27

Patrick and Antonia discuss the realities of teaching while dating. It can be a real life struggle. Then, the hosts dig into the viral school violence, structuring classrooms for SPED Students, and supporting students who don't want to go with college. Leave us your feedback! Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @MsAdamsTeaches Website:

 Mask Off | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:51:07

Patrick and Antonia discuss the roles our career has on our identities as individuals, even outside the classroom. Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @MsAdamsTeaches Website:

 Help Wanted | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 01:06:51

Patrick has a huge announcement in regards to his career. Then, Patrick and Antonia discuss the realities of teacher turnover for Black and Brown communities and the teachers that leave (or are forced out). Please make sure Antonia knows about the Schoolhouse Rock!! Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @MsAdamsTeaches Website:

 Lacrosse and Horseback Riding | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:55:02

Patrick and Antonia dig into the history and the reality of standardized testing on their students and more. The Baseball Theory: State Spending on Assessments: Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @MsAdamsTeaches Website:

 Stranger In My House | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:52:50

Patrick and Antonia get together to record their first episode in person! LIVE from Philadelphia, Patrick and Antonia question the role of principals in schools and the importance of teacher leadership. Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @msadamsteaches Website:

 The Rainbow Fish | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:56:39

Antonia and Patrick dig into some harsh realities for LGBTQ students and brainstorm ways to best support them in our schools. All really means all. Also, should parents be able to follow you on social media? And what should you do when your administrator doesn't have nearly as many years of experience as you? See yall in Philly! Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @msadamsteaches

 A Change Gone Come | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:45:38

Happy 25th Birthday Antonia!! Patrick and Antonia discuss how the latest Senate Hearings impact teachers and students. Also, they touch on co-workers not holding their weight and the importance of secondary education! They also fail miserable on 'common sense' black history questions. Follow us on Social Media Patrick: @PresidentPat Antonia: @msadamsteaches Send us your questions and subscribe at and Leave a rating and review!

 All My Life I Had to Fight | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 01:00:17

Antonia and Patrick detail their recent experiences with signs of teacher burnout. Also, should teachers refrain from posting their students' faces on social media? The hosts also give advice to undergraduate teachers studying education. Links: Hosts: Patrick (@PresidentPat) Antonia (@msadamsteaches)

 Flying Desks! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 01:04:09

Antonia and Patrick recall student meltdowns in their career and how their mindset has changed over the years. Also, they discuss the latest Time Magazine Article (, the validity of African-American Vernacular, and the need for more educators to be at the table at large scale events. Be sure to leave a review, rating and comment! We love reading those!

 The Clock is Ticking | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:56:52

Antonia and Patrick have a passionate discussion on protecting your joy at work. Also, do you confront negative coworkers or hide underneath your desk? Not to mention, Antonia and Patrick share startling statistics and information on the history and state of public schools in New Orleans, post-Katrina. Don't forget to Protect Your Joy!! Reference: TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY JIM CROW SCHOOLS: The Impact of Charters on Public Education

 You get a car! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:55:51

Patrick and Antonia break down the current headlines in Education. And prepare your self for tons of laughter in this episode. Thank you all for listening! Read Further: Send your questions to: or Follow us: @PresidentPat @MsAdamsTeaches


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