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The Teachers Caucus Podcast

The Teachers Caucus

Join Rodney Robinson and Shawn Sheehan as they amplify educator voices and strengthen teacher advocacy by providing diverse perspectives and discussion on the latest in education policy, politics, and current issues that impact the profession. Learn more about the hosts and The Teachers Caucus at www.teacherscaucus.com.

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Teacher Caucus Trailer
Nov 18 2021
Teacher Caucus Trailer
The #TeachingTruth Campaign with Natasha Wilkins & Takeru "TK" Nagayoshi
May 26 2022
The #TeachingTruth Campaign with Natasha Wilkins & Takeru "TK" Nagayoshi
The Teachers Caucus explores the #TeachingTruth campaign led by the Education Civil Rights Alliance. Natasha Wilkins from ECRA and 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, Takeru "TK" Nagayoshi, walk us through the framework of "teaching truth" from educator and legal perspectives.Follow The #TeachingTruth MovementTwitter - @Ed_CivilRightsFacebook - @edrightsInstagram - @ncylnewsLinkedIn - National Center for Youth LawFollow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVAFollow and give us a rating on the app you use to listen to our show.
Changing School Systems & Charter Schools with Mercedes Munoz
May 24 2022
Changing School Systems & Charter Schools with Mercedes Munoz
2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year, Mercedes Munoz, walks us through her journey to Teacher of the Year, her decision to change school systems, and her move to a public charter school.Holla School websiteFollow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVAFollow and give us a rating on the app you use to listen to our show.
The Race for Oklahoma State Superintendent with Jena Nelson
Apr 26 2022
The Race for Oklahoma State Superintendent with Jena Nelson
Jena Nelson, 2020 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, joins the Teachers Caucus to discuss why she's running for State Superintendent of Oklahoma. She shares her priorities for public education and answers a few tough questions about running as a Democrat in an overwhelmingly Republican state.Follow Jena Nelsonwww.nelsonforoklahoma.comTwitter - @Jena4OKFacebook - @Jena4OKInstagram - @Jena4OKFollow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVAFollow and give us a rating on the app you use to listen to our show.
Politics & Teacher Stories with the Too Dope Teachers and a Mic Podcast
Apr 19 2022
Politics & Teacher Stories with the Too Dope Teachers and a Mic Podcast
We level up big time in this episode with our first-ever podcast collaboration with the Too Dope Teachers and a Mic Podcast. Hosts Gerardo Munoz and Kevin Adams join the Teachers Caucus to discuss education politics in Colorado, then we share teacher stories about "Times We Got It Wrong". Follow Too Dope Teachers and a MicPodcast - Spotify or AppleTwitter - @toodopeteachersFollow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVAFollow and give us a rating on the app you use to listen to our show.
Teacher Stories: Wow Moments with Joel Deardorf
Apr 5 2022
Teacher Stories: Wow Moments with Joel Deardorf
Rodney, Shawn, and special guest/Teachers Caucus Podcast Producer, Joel Deardorf, share some of their teacher stories that made them say, “Wow.”Follow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVAFollow and give us a rating on the app you use to listen to our show.
The Politics of Teacher Leadership with Anthony Swann
Mar 29 2022
The Politics of Teacher Leadership with Anthony Swann
We double up on the Virginia love and our guest, Anthony Swann, 2021 Virginia Teacher of the Year, walks us through his journey to being the first currently-practicing teacher to be appointed to on Virginia's Board of Education. Then we learn about the fallout from political backlash that resulted in his removal from the Board.Follow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVAFollow and give us a rating on the app you use to listen to our show.
Live from SXSW Edu 2022 with Congresswoman Hayes & Juliana Urtubey
Mar 15 2022
Live from SXSW Edu 2022 with Congresswoman Hayes & Juliana Urtubey
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT-05) and 2021 National Teacher of the Year, Juliana Urtubey, discuss teacher recruitment and retention issues at The Teachers Caucus' first-ever live recording at SXSW Edu in Austin, Texas.Follow Jahana HayesTwitter - @RepJahanaHayesFollow Juliana UrtubeyTwitter - @JulianaUrtubey3Follow Teacher Cauascuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVAFollow and give us a rating on the app you use to listen to our show.
The State of School Counselors with Sarah Kirk
Mar 1 2022
The State of School Counselors with Sarah Kirk
2019 Oklahoma School Counselor of the Year and American School Counselor Association Board Member, Sarah Kirk, discusses school counselor needs in 2022.Follow Sarah KirkTwitter - @Counselor_KirkLoving Kindness Meditation resources Sarah referenced in the episode.Kids scriptKids videoAdults videoAdults handoutFollow Teacher Cauascuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVASubscribe & Review on Apple PodcastsFollow & Review on Spotify
Arkansans Against School Paddling with Tate Aldrich & Jeffery Burton
Feb 22 2022
Arkansans Against School Paddling with Tate Aldrich & Jeffery Burton
Tate Aldrich and Jeffery Burton of Arkansans Against School Paddling discuss the use of corporal punishment in the state and their call to end the practice. Arkansans Against School Paddling is a chapter of the U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children. Learn more about their work at BanPaddlingAR.com.@BanPaddlingAR#BreakTheCycle, #BanSchoolPaddlingFollow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVASubscribe & Review on Apple PodcastsFollow & Review on Spotify
The Need for Mental Health Resources with Chanda Jefferson
Feb 8 2022
The Need for Mental Health Resources with Chanda Jefferson
2020 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, Chanda Jefferson, gives us local and federal perspectives on the need for more mental health resources for students and educators in 2022.Follow Chanda JeffersonNational Suicide Prevention LifelineFollow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVASubscribe & Review on Apple PodcastsFollow & Review on Spotify
The Teacher Salary Project with Ellen Sherratt
Feb 1 2022
The Teacher Salary Project with Ellen Sherratt
Ellen Sherratt, Board Chair for The Teacher Salary Project, introduces the organization's work and call to action to raise teacher salaries everywhere.Follow Teacher Salary Projectwww.teachersalaryproject.orgTwitter - @teachersalaryFollow Ellen SherrattTwitter - @ellensherattFollow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVASubscribe & Review on Apple PodcastsFollow & Review on Spotify
Supporting Military-Connected Students and Families with Kelisa Wing
Jan 25 2022
Supporting Military-Connected Students and Families with Kelisa Wing
Kelisa Wing, 2017 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year & Chief of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, discusses her experiences working in the DoDEA system and being an author.Follow Kelisa - @kelisawingauthorTwitter - @kelisa_l2teachInstagram - @kelisa_javonYoutube - Kelisa WingFollow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVASubscribe & Review on Apple PodcastsFollow & Review on Spotify
Purpose with Shawn & Rodney
Jan 18 2022
Purpose with Shawn & Rodney
Shawn & Rodney reflect on their teaching and advocacy experiences that helped establish the foundation and purpose of The Teachers Caucus.Follow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVASubscribe & Review on Apple PodcastsFollow & Review on Spotify
Education Policy Needs in 2022 with Freebird McKinney
Jan 11 2022
Education Policy Needs in 2022 with Freebird McKinney
2019 North Carolina Teacher of the Year, Freebird McKinney, gives us the latest on education policy in his state and the Teachers Caucus discusses policy needs in 2022.Follow FreebirdTwitter - @FreebirdsShireNorth Carolina Public Schools - @ncpublicschools#EducatorDiplomatsFollow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVASubscribe & Review on Apple PodcastsFollow & Review on Spotify
Keeping Schools Safe with Rick Joseph
Dec 28 2021
Keeping Schools Safe with Rick Joseph
Rick Joseph, 2016 Michigan Teacher of the Year, discusses the latest in Michigan education and addresses school safety policy needs.Follow Rickwww.rickjoseph.comTwitter - @rjoseph852Follow Teacher Caucuswww.teachercaucus.comTwitter - @TeachersCaucusFacebook - @theteacherscaucusFollow Shawn & Rodney on TwitterShawn Sheehan - @SPSheehan Rodney Robinson - @RodRobinsonRVASubscribe & Review on Apple PodcastsFollow & Review on Spotify
Student Loan Forgiveness, DEI, & LGBTQ+ policies with Takeru Nagayoshi
Dec 21 2021
Student Loan Forgiveness, DEI, & LGBTQ+ policies with Takeru Nagayoshi
Takeru Nagayoshi, 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, shares his thoughts on loan forgiveness for educators, addressing complacency in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) policy, and supporting LGBTQ+ students and educators.Follow TakeruTwitter: @tk_nagayoshiwww.teacherscaucus.com
Teach Plus & The Phoenix Project with Keisha Rembert & Kristen Rhodes Beland
Dec 14 2021
Teach Plus & The Phoenix Project with Keisha Rembert & Kristen Rhodes Beland
Teach Plus Policy Fellow Alums Keisha Rembert and Kristen Rhodes Beland introduce Teach Plus and dive into "The Phoenix Project Report: Building an Equitable Educational System Beyond the Pandemic".LinksThe Phoenix Project Teach PlusFollow on TwitterKeisha Rembert - @klrembertKristen Rhodes Beland - @RhodesBelandTeach Plus - @teachplus
Connecting HBCUs and School Districts with Dr. Richard Warren Jr.
Nov 30 2021
Connecting HBCUs and School Districts with Dr. Richard Warren Jr.
2019 Maryland Teacher of the Year, Dr. Richard Warren Jr., gives us the latest on ed policy in MD and dives into the need for partnerships between school districts and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).Learn more about the Blueprint for Maryland's Futurewww.teacherscaucus.com
Arts Education Policy with Jonathan Juravich
Nov 23 2021
Arts Education Policy with Jonathan Juravich
Emmy Award Winner & 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year, Jonathan Juravich, dives into arts education policy needs and self-regulation strategies.Follow Jonathan!Twitter - @JJuravichDrawing With Mr. Jwww.teacherscaucus.com
Teacher Caucus Trailer
Nov 18 2021
Teacher Caucus Trailer