Talks with Teachers

An Education and K-12 podcast
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Talks with Teachers brings you the stories and inspiration behind America's great English educators. Each episode features a master ELA/Literacy/English teacher sharing what worked, what didn't and the wisdom gained from their years of classroom experience. Intended to boost morale and help teachers find joy and purpose, Talks with Teachers is a great resource for K-12 English, Literacy, and ELA teachers

Recent Episodes

Dave Stuart Jr. — Episode #91
Dave Stuart Jr. — Episode #91
Dave Stuart Jr. is a husband and dad who teaches high schoolers in a small town. He is animated by a simple belief: all students and teachers should flourish. Every article he write, every lesson he teaches, and book he reads is driven by the certainty that that can, and must, happen. He is the author of These 6 Things: How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Most (Corwin Literacy), he shares his work on his blog,, and reaches teachers through his newsletter.   In this episode you will learn about: his teaching mentors his fundamental beliefs about reading how he creates genuine connections with students how he develops teacher credibility how he creates great classroom discussion how he creates his pop-up debates why he writes books and what his goals are with his blog  the people that have influenced his teaching the common habits of master teachers how to create an Everest statement     The post Dave Stuart Jr. — Episode #91 appeared first on Talks with Teachers.
Alex Kajitani: Episode #90
Alex Kajitani: Episode #90
Fifteen years ago, Alex Kajitani was a struggling new teacher in one of California’s poorest neighborhoods. He’d left a potentially lucrative career in restaurant management to pursue his teaching dream, and now his inner-city middle school students were unmotivated, unengaged and uninterested in the math he was teaching. Demoralized and desperate, he set out on a journey to turn his class, and his life, around. Today, Alex holds the title of California Teacher of the Year and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year, 2009, and is lauded for his innovation and “real talk” as a teaching and leadership speaker and trainer nationwide. Follow Alex on Twitter: @AlexKajitani website: The post Alex Kajitani: Episode #90 appeared first on Talks with Teachers.
#89 Jim Burke of the English Companion
#89 Jim Burke of the English Companion
Jim Burke is the author of numerous bestselling books, including the English Teacher’s Companion and What’s the Big Idea? The question he’s always tried to answer is “How can we teach our students better?” He seeks these answers daily through his work in his own classroom at Burlingame High School in California where he still teaches after twenty years. Jim has received numerous awards, including the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award, the NCTE Conference on English Leadership Award, and the California Reading Association Hall of Fame Award. He served on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Committee on Adolescence and Young Adulthood English Language Arts Standards. He founded the English Companion Ning, described by Education Week as “the world’s largest English department” and winner of several Edublog Awards for Best Social Network for Education. In addition to the EC Ning, Jim offers a steady stream of recommended resources through his website ( and Twitter (@englishcomp) where he is ranked in the top 100 educators to follow at the top within the online English teacher community. The post #89 Jim Burke of the English Companion appeared first on Talks with Teachers.
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Aug 25th, 2014
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Aug 6th, 2018
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