Mike is on vacation, but I wanted to keep the magic alive, so I went solo this episode. You will likely miss his Jabba the Hutt style cackle, but hopefully you enjoy the mix of heartfelt, raw, and, of course, humorous stories of my teaching origins. Journey with me through college, lay offs, bogus test scores, and the trails and tribulations of being a new teacher.
We discuss the goth days of Devin (yes, you read that right), and a crazy middle school assault. The court system let’s Mike down, and Devin offers some positive news to the new teachers… for once.
Devin tells the infamous story of taping over his baby videos. Alabama teachers have some training to do, but not anything like you would… wait it is Alabama, you can probably guess. And lastly, we explore the lowest paying jobs in the US and which jobs teachers should envy. All that and more on the newest episode of Crying in My Car: A Podcast for Teachers.
The guys discuss Devin’s glory days as a hall of fame baseball pitcher. Sarcasm included. A veteran teacher gets the can and we dig deep to find out why. Spoiler: We don’t. And lastly Devin gives the commencement speech for teachers that we have always wanted to give. Fireworks included.
Devin heads to Key West and hopes to one day return with a fist full of plastic straws. Mike gives us a preview of his search history and his parents are concerned. And how do we motivate kids to get good grades? Bill the parents. All that and more on this week’s episode.