Talk to Mee on Spotify and iTunes!

Talk1Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all. And if you’re not able to take part in a service opportunity on this annual day of tribute to one of the most influential leaders in our nation’s great history, I hope you’re enjoying a day of rest and reflection all the same.

In the spirit of recharging and digging deeper into the mission behind our calling, I wanted to share few small items of housekeeping stuffs for educators interested in taking fuller advantage of some new features that this site will have to offer in the weeks to come.

THING 1: Talk To Mee in the Car is now available on Spotify
Each week, I try to turn a bumper-to-bumper commute home from school into an action-packed podcast with instructional coaching on-demand. And now we’re on Spotify! So if you’re looking for some bite-sized PD on the go…

THING 2: Talk to Mee in the Car is likewise available on iTunes
Each week, we put together eleven quick minutes of ideas that you can put in your classroom TODAY. If you haven’t yet had the chance to check the podcast out, feel free to find Me(e) on iTunes. Big things poppin’ every Monday!

THING 3: Big thanks to everyone who voted in the Twitter poll regarding cover formatting preferences as we enter the next stages of publication layout and design. I’ve been working with the graphic designers on the early stages of the EDRENALINE RUSH cover art! Will be posting updates mid week.

THING 4: No spoilers — but feel free to take this as a sneak peek bit of insider info regarding the official book release date. Word on the street is that EDrenaline Rush should be arriving on Amazon and in stores just about four months from today!

THING 5: Starting next week, I’ll be stepping in for an extended stretch as a long term substitute teacher for an eleventh grade religion class. Can we turn a full semester’s study of morality into an interactive role playing game? Challenge accepted. The secret to great teaching is that we don’t teach content, we teach people. And so I’m very excited to put my money where my mouth is in an effort to bring high-energy teaching strategies and a handful of gamified classroom activities to a content area totally outside of my usual wheelhouse.

Stay tuned!

Author: John

John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife, Laura, a high school music teacher and fellow graduate of The Catholic University of America, and a giant-sized Maine Coon cat named Jack.

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