Episode 019 -- Tim "The Shop Teacher" Gregory -- On Why We Need Shop Class, Vo-tech, Hard Work, & Failure (& More -- Full Ep.)
ClassCast Podcast Episode 019 features Tim "The Shop Teacher" Gregory, a beloved educator with a diverse skill set, critical mind, disarming sense of humor, and intense dedication to learning and teaching. He talks with host Ryan Tibbens about TechEd, shop class, expanding vo-tech programs, project-based learning, girls in STEM, post-secondary education, fatherly wisdom, books, and more.
Five highlight clips have already been released, and in just a few days with no real promotions, they are already among the most-streamed ClassCast segments. This discussion hits on many, many major issues in public schools today without ever getting too deep into the weeds, too distracted by terms or trendy pedagogies. This is what the ClassCast Podcast is all about.
In this highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.012, host Ryan Tibbens and world traveler Sierra Wharton discuss her experiences attending college abroad, how it can actually save money, and how credentials earned in foreign countries can (or can't) function in the United States.
Ryan Tibbens, the creator and host of the ClassCast Podcast, has had a big year. In 2019, he's been recognized in the Loudoun 40 Under 40, Loudoun 100, and Best of Loudoun -- Best Teacher. The Loudoun 40 Under 40 event was hosted at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia the evening of 9/12/2019. Because of Mr. Tibbens' increased visibility, we're taking this opportunity to share a compilation of short clips from the first six episodes of the ClassCast Podcast as a way to invite and initiate new listeners. Now that the 2019-2020 school year is underway, we plan to record and post a new episode approximately every three weeks (more when possible). Watch for the release of the full audio of Episode 006 -- US Army Sergeant Brandon Middleton -- later this week. (And remember -- ClassCast episodes are now available to stream on YouTube, via ReadThinkWriteSpeak.com, AND FOR DOWNLOAD. Save your data -- download on wifi and listen later!)
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