Season 4, Episode 7: Get To Know Topia


This week’s episode takes a bit of a departure from our usual routine of high-energy teacher talk to spend some serious thought on the very sobering issue of gun violence and mass shootings. As the world gradually makes it’s way back to pre-pandemic “normal,” once again we’re starting to see devastating reports of unspeakable tragedies in communities all around the U.S. In the past week alone, there have been two high-profile shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, and this week’s podcast takes a closer look on some possible ways that educators can help put a stop to these awful realities of “normal” American life.

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 15 (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.

Talk to Mee in the Car Education Podcast
Talk to Mee in the Car Education Podcast
Season 4, Episode 7: Get To Know Topia
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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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