Season 4, Episode 9: Penny Pedagogies and Side Quests


Have you ever been to a professional development and told to “TEACH DIFFERENTLY!?” but walked away feeling simultaneously overwhelmed and underprepared to do exactly that? Far too often, traditional PD drops teachers into the brave new world of an uncharted instructional strategy, and yet we are given little more than a scarce breadcrumb trail to find our way to some sort of way forward. Not to worry gang: this week, Penny Pegagogies and Side Quests are here to help!

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 9: Penny Pedagogies and Side Quests
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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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