Episode #215: Aaron Else

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Aaron Else has been principal since ‘14, AP since ‘08. Also, he works as an Adjunct Prof at U of N Texas. Aaron is an enthusiastic optimist entering his 23rd year in education. During his time in education, he has taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades. He is principal at Hosp Elementary in Frisco ISD. Aaron is married to Heather, … Read More

Episode #209: Rob Dunlop

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Robert Dunlop is a middle school teacher and technology & assessment consultant. His experiences in the classroom and throughout his district have given him a deep insight into the importance of teacher happiness. He credits working with thousands of educators as paramount to his research for this book. Robert’s teaching journey has been one of peaks and valleys. His work … Read More

Episode #207: Megan Balduf

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Megan Balduf is a middle school English teacher with nineteen years’ experience. Being a teacher has always been Megan’s dream, and her dedication to students and their learning opened opportunities to become a teacher-leader. Megan continues to grow and learn to be a better teacher today than she was yesterday. Since entering the classroom, Megan has earned an MA in … Read More

That Perfect Cup of Tea: Feminism for Today’s Generation!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Things to consider when teaching about feminism is an important reflection point. Lesson ideas to inspire inquiry questions. Consider the importance of male support in the feminist movement. Equity and Inclusion Reflection Questions: Why has the world continued to function without gender equality? What discussion points would you be comfortable bringing up in your classroom to consider making a … Read More

LOVE is in the Air! — Celebrating Holidays

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: The next few months have several holidays to celebrate friends, family members, and loved ones. Make those moments count by counting all loved ones in! I can count down the end of winter once February comes along, which is exciting. But more importantly, as teachers, we get long overdue time with family, friends, and loved ones. We get to … Read More