092: The Game Believes in You

The Coronavirus pandemic has propelled educators everywhere into uncharted waters and the very real likelihood of an indefinite “remote learning” environment where off-site teaching will become the new normal for weeks if not longer. So we’ve upped our production schedule from weekly podcasts to DAILY episodes we’re calling “Talk to Mee in the Coronavirus” designed to help teachers make their way through these uncharted waters of remote learning. Having an instructional coach on demand in times like these is a great way to maintain momentum, clarity, and a peace of mind. So I’m here to help in any way that I can.

Here’s the excellent article from Greg Toppo from the USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/02/coronavirus-home-schooling-video-games-teach-children-column/5099270002/

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.

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