Crash, Burn, & Learn - PPD061

Dec. 4, 2019

We’re starting to wrap up 2019 and that means the 12 Days of PodcastPD is coming soon! From December 25 – January 5 we will be sharing 1 podcast recommendation per day. We’d love for you to be a part of it and contribute! Go to podcastpd.com/feedback to send us audio and tell the PodcastPD communit…

Why Podcast? Dan Kreiness - PPD060

Nov. 20, 2019

Featured Content Welcome to the first in an ongoing series we’re calling “Why Podcast?” In this and future editions, we will be speaking to podcasters in and out of education about their podcasts. We will get into there why and talk about how they podcast. Our first guest in this series is Dan Krei…

Every Educator Needs A PLN - PPD059

Nov. 6, 2019

Featured Content Reasons you need a PLN: Find great resources, lesson plans, and conferences Share your resources & ideas Following amazing educators and their blogs Get support when needed Make international connections Flatten your classroom walls Collaborate globally on projects Find round-the-c…

Teachers Supporting Teachers: How To Be A Great Colleague - PPD058

Oct. 23, 2019

Featured Content Teaching is about relationships. While students, parents, and administrators all expect you to partner with them, your connections with colleagues will play the largest role in your ability to enjoy your work and grow as a professional. Tracy from Rhode Island, our guest from episo…

Is Twitter (still) Valuable for Educators? - PPD057

Oct. 9, 2019

Featured Content In 2008, Twitter came on the scene as a micro-blogging platform that asked its users, “What are you doing?” The social media platform quickly became a tool and resource used by educators around the world. In this episode, we discussed the relevance and value of Twitter to educators…

Putting Students in the Drivers Seat - PPD056

Sept. 25, 2019

Featured Content Tracy Enos is lucky enough to spend her days surrounded by energetic 8th graders. Tracy an 8th Grade ELA teacher and she is entering her 11th year of teaching English in West Warwick, RI at Deering Middle School. She’s honored to be teaching in the district she grew up in, she is f…

Our Start to the 2019-2020 School Year - PPD055

Sept. 11, 2019

Featured Content Chris, AJ, and Stacey start season 3 of Podcast PD busier than ever before! Two of us are starting the year in new positions, one of us is on the move (literally). We can’t wait to get another school year and another year of Podcast PD underway! AJ is a new administrator serving as…

Building a Brand and Telling Your School's Story - PPD054

June 20, 2019

Featured Content In our final regular episode for the school year we connect with JP Prezzavento of the Bits and Bytes of Education Podcast ( @bitsandbytesedu on Twitter). He shares his transition from Instructional Technology Coordinator to Communications and PR Director. We talk “brands”, telling…

What Works for Kids Conference 2019 - PPD053

June 6, 2019

Featured Content Chris and AJ recently participated in the 2019 What Works for Kids Conference at Bergen Community College (NJ). This conference is a result of planning by Northern Ignite. AJ has been an active member of the group for a number of years. The main conversation features Chris, AJ, and…

Shake Up PodcastPD with Kasey Bell - PPD052

May 22, 2019

Featured Content Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow…

ISTE Tips and Tricks with ISTE Our Ticket Winner!

May 8, 2019

Congratulations to our ISTE Contest Winner…CAROL PERSIN!


April 29, 2019

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If You Could Only Listen to One Podcast... Celebrating 50 Episodes - PPD050

April 24, 2019

We are celebrating our 5oth show and 4 years of PodcastPD! In this episode you tell US what show you couldn’t live without and we share our own must listens! Thanks for sharing your recs and thanks for spending the last four years with us! Featured Content We asked the internet, “If you could only …

10 Ways To Unwind And Recharge Your Educator Batteries - PPD049

April 10, 2019

Need to unwind and recharge? Looking for some ideas on how to do that? Join us as we discuss 10 ways to unwind and recharge your educator batteries. Featured Content Read Play with your own kids Play Golf Go for a run/walk outside – geocaching Get lost in anything other than education Watch sports …

The Socratic Oath - PPD048

March 27, 2019

Matt Daly from the Academy of Professional Teachers joins us to share the Socratic Oath that he and John Madden developed. Featured Content Matt Daly has been teaching and coaching for over 15 years. He is an Instructional Leader, Educational Consultant, Writer, and Speaker. He holds degrees in Eng…

Pineapple Charts and #ObserveMe - PPD047

March 13, 2019

Join us as we get into Pineapple Charts and the benefits of watching and learning from your colleagues. Featured Content Pineapple Charts & #ObserveMe WHAT IS A PINEAPPLE CHART? – From the Cult of Pedagogy… A Pineapple Chart is a system that allows teachers to invite one another into their classroo…

March Book Madness - PPD046

Feb. 28, 2019

Chris and Stacey interview Tony Keefer and Scott Jones, creators of March Book Madness (MBM), a bracket-style book competition that serves to engage students in conversations surrounding books from three areas, Picture Books, Middle Grades and YA. AJ was on special assignment during the interview, …

Educational Crowdfunding - PPD045

Feb. 13, 2019

Chris shares his experience getting a grant funded through Donors Choose . He shares how his grant came to be, what equipment was included in the request, and his plans for the future. Check out the Zebra Podcast Network to see how Chris is already putting his grant to good use! What We’re Listenin…