064: Teach Better 2019

Coachella. Cannes. Comicon. Every once in a blue moon, the stars align and standouts from their respective fields converge for a game-changing summit that brings together some of the most passionate, creative minds in the business. Such was the case this past weekend at Teach Better 19, where world class educators from 23 states descended on the town of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to make magic happen in the world of education and teacher professional development. Check out this week’s podcast for a full recap of the event! And be sure to follow these amazing educators on Twitter: Dave Burgess (@burgessdave), Shelley Burgess (@burgess_shelley), Tara Martin (@TaraMartinEDU), Dan Tricarico (@thezenteacher), Alicia Ray (@iluveducating), Tiffany Ott (@TechieTeachOtt), Rae Hughart (@RaeHughart), Chad Ostrowski (@chadostrowski), Jeff Gargas (@jeffgargas), Adam Welcome (@mradamwelcome), Adam Renard (@Renard_Teach), Phil Strunk (MrPStrunk), Patrick Haussamann (@PHausEDU), Ryan Sheehy (@sheehyrw), Jeff Kubiak (@jeffreykubiak), Jacie Maslyk (@DrJacieMaslyk), Katie Alvarez (@freshfromthe4th), Rachelle Dene Poth (@Rdene915), and CJ Reynolds (@realrapreynolds).

Recorded in bumper-to-bumper traffic to and from my daily work as a high school instructional coach just outside of Washington D.C., Talk to Mee in the Car is where a brainstorm and a good old-fashioned brain dump collide to help educators hone their skills and become leaner, meaner, 21st century teaching machines. Join me for a quick hitting 11(ish) minute episode every Monday for tips, tricks, and strategies to change the game in your classroom TODAY with high-energy, student-centered teaching that actually works.

Because one size fits all professional development simply doesn’t.

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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