• Ep 57: Special Education

    The WTWA gang dive into the world of Special Education with Lydia, colleague of Jacob, as a guest on the podcast. They explore the realities, struggles, and benefits of special services in schools.

    E57 - 40m - Jun 7, 2024
  • Ep 56: Building Your Program

    In this episode the WTWA gang sits down with podcast friend, Melissa Tate, and discuss how they grew their programs (e.g. clubs and co-curriculars).

    E56 - 47m - May 24, 2024
  • Ep 55: Master's Degrees

    The WTWA gang is joined again by Melissa Tate as they talk about their experiences pursuing master's degrees and beyond.

    E55 - 45m - May 10, 2024
  • Ep 54: 1st Year Teacher: The Return of Melissa Tate

    The WTWA gang sit down with former guest Melissa Tate to chat about her experience of being a 1st year teacher. We first visited with Melissa back in March of 2023 about her student teaching experience. We were thrilled to be able to check with her as she closes out her first year of teaching and delve into what worked and what didn't.

    E54 - 48m - Apr 26, 2024
  • Ep 53: Even More Hot Takes

    In this short episode the WTWA gang react to more teacher hot takes and this time Jacob left all the flagged content in.

    E53 - 23m - Apr 12, 2024
  • Ep 52: Teacher Wellness

    The WTWA gang is joined by Dr. Brad Snow, director of bands for MSU again as the tackle the topic of teacher wellness. They talk about their experiences with wellness programs in their districts, what works and what isn't working, and tips on how to improve your own wellness.

    E52 - 51m - Mar 29, 2024
  • Ep 51: Dr. Snow - Education Beyond K-12

    The WTWA gang sits down with Dr. Brad Snow, Director of Bands for Missouri State University and how his time as a K-12 music teacher influences his role at the higher education level. In this fascinating episode, Dr. Snow talks about how he runs the largest music program in the state/region and how he teaching/learning play such a major in role in his success.

    E51 - 54m - Mar 15, 2024
  • Ep 50: 2nd Semester Check In

    The WTWA gang check in with a how it started and how its going in second semester of the 23-24 school year.

    E50 - 25m - Mar 1, 2024
  • Ep 49: Hot Take Reactions

    The WTWA gang react to teacher hot takes from Reddit! Sure your hot takes with us at wtwa@277media.com .

    E49 - 24m - Feb 16, 2024
  • Ep 48: Surviving 2nd Semester

    The WTWA gang share how they make it through the dark days of January and February, the craziness of spring sports, trip, and testing to get that miracle last day of school.

    E48 - 35m - Feb 2, 2024
  • Ep 47: Data. data. data

    The WTWA talk data, where they get, how they get, and what they do with it.

    E47 - 55m - Jan 19, 2024
  • Ep 46: Middle School and Elementary School

    Jacob flies solo and he takes WTWA on the road to meet with a group of experienced teachers to talk about teaching middle school and elementary school students.

    E46 - 49m - Jan 5, 2024
  • Ep 45: The Unexpected

    The WTWA gang chats about some the fun and unexpected things that have popped up in their teaching experiences.

    E45 - 36m - Dec 22, 2023
  • 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.

    E44 - 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.

    E43 - 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!!

    E42 - 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,

    E41 - 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).

    E40 - 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.

    E39 - 58m - Sep 29, 2023
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