- Ep 44: Late Work
The WTWA gang (sans Eric) delves into the topic of late and the many approaches they have seen over their careers. They explore what works and what should never be tried ever again....but probably will.33m | Dec 8, 2023
- Ep 43: Grades
The WTWA gang, sans Eric, chat about what grades are supposed to be and what they actually end up being.36m | Nov 24, 2023
- Ep 42: Don't Smile Before Christmas!
The WTWA gang and Misty talk about the old teacher adage of "Not Smiling Before Christmas" and if there is any truth to it. Our answers might just surprise you!!34m | Nov 10, 2023
- Ep 41: Teacher / Parent
The WTWA gang talk with Misty about what it like to be a teacher of your own children. She shares the many upsides of having your kids in your school and a few of the awkward disadvantages too. We have a great conversation the explores her role as mom to her kids and school-mom to many other students and novice teachers too,46m | Oct 27, 2023
- Ep 40: Business Educator Extraordinaire
The WTWA gang sit down with an expert of business education and all around amazing colleague to talk about of business education, FBLA, GOCAPS, and Career and Technical Education (CTE).48m | Oct 13, 2023
- BONUS: Conversation with a Cooperating Teacher
Eric took the WTWA podcast on the road to the annual MMEA (Missouri Music Educators Association) conference. Eric chats with Dan who served as his cooperating teacher during student teaching experience about the his role as a cooperating teacher cultivating the next generation of music educators.37m | Sep 29, 2023
- Ep 39: "Retired" Teachers Mentoring Student Teachers
The WTWA gang sit back down with Kay and Mitzi, two of the most masterful teachers in the education field, to talk about their experiences in supporting people who are new to field of education.
Be sure to check out our BONUS episode in which Eric chats with his cooperating teacher from his student teacher days that is also releasing.58m | Sep 29, 2023
- Ep 38: "Retired" Teachers
The WTWA gang sits down with two retired teachers that are still actively serving as educators in some form in their communities. These masterful teachers share insights into how education has changed for better and worse. They also share heartfelt insights into what it takes to be successful in an industry where many people are leaving. This a great episode for education newcomers, the seasoned professional and everyone in between.51m | Sep 15, 2023
- BONUS: Eric takes on the Midwest Clinic: International Band and Orchestra Conference
Eric takes WTWA on the road to Chicago, as he attends the 77th annual Midwest Clinic, THE international band and orchestra conference. He reflects on his strategies for getting the most of his experience at a massive conference and what he hopes to gain from the many offerings for professional development.51m | Sep 8, 2023
- Ep 37: Q and A Summer Session: Superlatives and Fluff
This is the firth and final episode in the Summer Session Series where the WTWA gang answer questions about a plethora of topics. In this episode you can get to know the WTWA gang as they answer the fluffiest questions yet.1h 6m | Sep 1, 2023
- Ep 36: Q and A Summer Session: Student Trends
This is the third episode in the Summer Session Series where the WTWA gang answer questions about certain topics. In this episode you can get to know the WTWA gang (sans Eric) as they answer questions about student trends.42m | Aug 18, 2023
- Ep 35: Q and A Summer Session: Life Inside of School
This is the second episode in the Summer Session Series where the WTWA gang answer questions about certain topics. In this episode you can get to know the WTWA gang (sans Eric) as they answer questions about their lives during the school day.48m | Aug 4, 2023
- Ep 34: Q and A Summer Session: Life Outside of School
This is the first episode in the Summer Session Series where the WTWA gang answer questions about certain topics. In this episode you can get to know the WTWA gang (sans Eric) as they answer questions about their lives outside of school.57m | Jul 21, 2023
- Ep 33: 1 Year of WTWA
The WTWA gang look back on their first year of podcasting together, going over the highs and lows of the past year of the podcast. They also discuss the future goals and plans for Where the Whiteboards Area.39m | Jul 7, 2023
- Ep 32: Teacher Hacks
The WTWA share some teachers hacks to make your life as a teacher just a little bit easier but along the way they get sucked down funny rabbit-holes and topic detours that everyone has come to love.50m | Jun 23, 2023
- Ep 31: Summer Break
Ah, the sweet sound of the final school bell, marking the start of summer break for teachers. But what really happens when the classroom doors close and the students head home for the summer? In this episode, we take you behind the scenes to uncover the truth about teachers' summer break.
Join us as the WTWA gang explore the lesser-known aspects of teachers' lives during this seemingly endless stretch of free time. We dive into the realities of teacher duties that continue even during the break, such as lesson planning, curriculum development, and professional development. Discover how teachers invest their summer in honing their skills, attending workshops, and finding new and innovative ways to engage their students come fall.
But it's not all work and no play. We also delve into the much-needed respite that summer break brings. Experience the joy of not having to set an early alarm, the freedom to explore personal hobbies and passions, and the ability to recharge and rejuvenate away from the demands of the classroom.53m | Jun 9, 2023
- Ep 30: Transforming Education: Game-Changing Ideas for a Better System
Join the WTWA gang as they gather for an insightful discussion centered around a crucial question: "What single change would we make to improve the education system?" Prepare for an engaging and lively episode as the WTWA crew, known for their authentic, heartfelt humor, shares their candid perspectives. Not only will you be treated to their thought-provoking responses, but also enjoy some exciting bonus content along the way. Tune in to gain fresh insights and be entertained by the delightful banter of the WTWA gang.41m | May 26, 2023
- Ep 29: Bathrooms!
The WTWA gang gets real in this requested episode! They discuss what it's like to be a teacher and not have free access to a bathroom. This hilarious episode heavily on TMI. Thanks to Jasmine Claros for the episode suggestion!!28m | May 12, 2023
- Ep 28: What's Next for the WTWA gang?
The WTWA discuss changes in their careers for for 23-34 school year along with why people are leaving the education industry.40m | Apr 28, 2023
- Ep 27: The Truth About Snow Days
The WTWA gang discusses what teachers really think about snow days, their rituals to evoke a snow day, and how they spend those glorious days away from school.48m | Apr 14, 2023