Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, episode 15. In this episode, I interview Adam McDonald, a relatively new computer science teacher. Adam just started teaching at Eckstein with me this year and has an interesting background: he studied history in college, taught in Thailand for a few years, worked at a nonprofit to get students into computer science, and on a non-teaching but generally interesting sidenote, is the youngest of 12 kids! Listen to Adam talk about his optimistic outlook on teaching, what computer science education at a middle school looks like, and how history and computer science go hand in hand.
Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, Episode 14. In this episode, I finally interview a school librarian so you can understand what we do and why we do consider ourselves teachers. TuesD Chambers is an energetic, enthusiastic, dynamic school librarian at McClure Middle School in Seattle, WA who has years of experience as a language arts and social studies teacher and who transitioned into a school librarian a year and a half ago. Listen to TuesD talk about the day-to-day life of a middle school librarian, why this profession brings her so much joy, and the impact she has had on a few students in particular.
Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, episode 12. This episode features Chris Bach, a teacher and friend of mine who only started at Eckstein last year but is someone who I feel like I’ve known for a long time. Chris has taught high school, has his principal credentials, is now teaching middle school and what comes across in this interview is his full commitment to education, love of teaching and how he tries every day to make learning both relevant and fun for students. Listen to Chris talk about how he transitioned from someone who was not engaged in school into someone completely motivated to change the world through teaching.
Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, episode 4. In my fourth episode, hear from another good friend of mine who teaches special education and works with me at Eckstein Middle School, Stacey Norman. She inspires me with her creative lesson plans and passion for teaching all different types of students (often at the same time! she is a true model of differentiation), and also makes me laugh constantly, as apparent by this conversation.
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Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, episode 3. In my third episode, hear from my good friend, Hillary Logan, who is a math teacher and works with me at Eckstein Middle School. She is thoughtful, passionate, and also an extremely hilarious person who talks about a lot of things, including some great strategies on how to incorporate students in developing assessments.
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Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, episode 2. In my second episode, hear from my aunt Beth Anderson, who has been a kindergarten or first grade teacher for over 20 years! She is kind, nurturing, and the kind of person anyone would want as their kindergarten teacher.
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