Teach Me, Teacher

Teach Me, Teacher

#148 End the Teacher Bashing (Chris Pombonyo pt.2)

January 27, 2020

Hello everyone! Today, I am continuing my talk with Chris Pombonyo, and it is FILLED with ideas, inspiration, and perspective on why we should all stop bashing teachers for doing their jobs their way, when their way is working for them and their students.

Other topics we discuss:

* Why watching other teachers teach is a practice we should all incorporate.
* Why counting down the days for break in front of students and the general public might be doing more harm than good.
* Why we should support each other.
* Apparently, Chris and I are related... 

...wait what?

Well, you'll have to listen to find out what's up!

If you missed part one: Chris is a teacher, coach, the creative director of Get Your Teach On, and all around ball of inspiration. His dedication to his craft, and his drive to help teachers embrace their passions is phenomenal.


This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and their professional book, 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle.

180 Days was inspired by a teacher’s question: “How do you fit it all in?”

To answer that question, Kelly and Penny spent an entire school year planning, teaching, and reflecting together.

Through their collaboration, they identified the most essential everyday practices for helping middle and high school students become more engaged readers and writers.

180 Days maps out a year of the most powerful, engaging literacy practices.

It provides insights about time management, teaching strategies, and how to effectively use both whole class and independent work.

You’ll also find a library of accompanying videos that support each chapter.

So, if you want to make every moment matter in your classroom, and empower your students to live more literate lives, visit Heinemann.com to download a sample from 180 Days or order your copy.