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The Rod Class Podcast
54 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
S2Ep5 - Wife of a Teacher ft. Mrs. Rod
In this episode, I speak with my wife about her perspective of being married to a teacher and how my career has impacted her life. We also discuss what we wish we would have learned in during school and wishful thinking of our future offspring's education and activities.
66 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
S2Ep4 - Christina Moreno
In this week's episode my guest is one of my best friends, Christina Moreno. We discuss teaching different demographics, changing schools, Spanish immersion programs, building friendships with colleagues and balancing the teacher life and mom life.
55 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
S2Ep3 - House of Rios ft. Jordy Rios
This week I chat with Jordy Rios, a fourth grade teacher from Houston, Texas. In this episode we talk about building relationships with students, spreading positivity in our campuses and promoting diversity and equality in our classrooms. You can follow Jordy:Instagram: @House.of.RiosTikTok: House_of_Rios
30 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
S2Ep2 - Student Perspective - Learning in a Pandemic (w/ former students)
In this episode of The Rod Class Podcast I get the opportunity to interview two of my former third grade students. Ryan and Daniel share their perspective of learning virtually and face to face during a global pandemic. We also learn about the pros and cons of having a parent as a teacher, and interesting possible career choices for the near future.
68 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
S2Ep1 - Victoria Rojas
We are back for season 2! My first guest for the new season is my good friend Victoria Rojas. In this episode we discuss how our school year has been going so far, technology in the classroom and our Top 5 Stupidly Humorous Movies.
43 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
Ep. 23 - Erika Garfias (4th Grade)
In this week's episode, I speak with friend and former colleague, Erika Garfias. We discuss how her experience has been teaching virtually for the past three weeks and teaching synchronous and asynchronous lessons. We also discuss what inspired her to become a teacher and where to draw the line between work and personal life.
51 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Ep 22 - Let's Get Virtual... Again pt. 2
In this episode, me and Stacy wrap up our discussion on virtual learning and how we can do our best to support teachers, students and parents. We also discuss her concerns as a teacher and parent with COVID-19 and the choice of sending her children back to school. And lastly as a fun treat, we discuss our Top 5 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson films.
46 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Ep. 21 - Let's Get Virtual... Again pt. 1 w/ Stacy Macias
This week's episode is part one of a two part series featuring my good friend Stacy Macias. We focus on distance learning and how our strategies will be modified for this coming school year. We examine what worked and what didn't work in the spring and discuss how to help support students, teachers and parents with limited technology and skills.
45 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Ep. 20 - Facts or Myths of Teaching
In this week's episode we have a virtual round table discussion with three guest teachers. We discuss certain generalizations about the education business that non-educators may believe are fact or a myth. This week our listeners will get to hear it straight from the horse's mouth.
55 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Ep. 19 - Maria Rodriguez (Elementary PE Coach)
In this week's episode of The Rod Class Podcast, I speak with Maria Rodriguez. Maria is an elementary PE coach and just so happens to be my sister in law as well. We discuss some of the activities she did to keep her students active and engaged during distance learning, founding a running club on campus for students, structured recess, and the lasting relationships that have been made through her years of teaching.
58 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Ep. 18 - Immigrating & Education w/ Alfonso Colín
In this week's episode of The Rod Class Podcast, I speak with Alfonso Colín. Alfonso is currently working as the Partnership Marketing Manager of the Los Angeles FC. We discuss his story of immigrating to the United States as a child and adjusting to not only a new culture but different style of education. We also discuss his journey from the classroom, studying abroad and to his current career in the business side of professional soccer.
49 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Ep. 17 - Homeschooling w/ Debbie Garza
In this episode of The Rod Class Podcast, I speak with former high school Spanish teacher and now home school educator to her two boys. We discuss the reason why her family decided homeschooling would be the best option for them, the flexibility of daily scheduling, and the benefits that homeschooling could have on students.
68 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Ep. 16 Quaran-teaching w/ Ryan David
This week on The Rod Class Podcast I speak with Ryan David. Ryan is currently teaching in Los Angeles, California during this current pandemic. In this episode he discusses his daily routine of cleaning, following social distancing guidelines in his classroom, and teaching during these crazy times. We also break down our top five Disney films.
48 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Ep. 15 - Maria Ramirez (Art Teacher - Elementary)
In this week's episode I speak with my good friend, Maria Ramirez. We discuss the importance of the fine arts, her transition from teaching junior high to elementary and our prediction of what changes are to come for next school year due to COVID-19.
75 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Ep. 14 - Do All Lives Matter? Pt. 2 w/ Melissa
In part two of this series me and my friend Melissa discuss the effects of COVID-19 on education, the Black Lives Matter movement, and how we can bring what we are learning through protests into our classrooms.
78 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Ep. 13 - Do All Lives Matter? Pt. 1 w/ Cordell Carter
In part one of this series me and my friend Cordell discuss the effects of the current events in our country, the BLM movement, relationships with law enforcement and how certain events can impact our classrooms.
60 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Ep. 12 - Michael Janerico (4th Grade)
In this week's episode of The Rod Class Podcast, I discuss with fellow teacher, Michael Janerico the importance of creating strong relationships from the very beginning of the school year. We compare our experiences of teaching in different states, and discuss the importance of creating safe and fun learning environments for our students.
49 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Ep. 11 - Michelle Cavazos (Elementary Principal)
In this week's episode of the Rod Class Podcast, I speak with Principal Michelle Cavazos. We discuss the best and most difficult things about being a principal, her journey into education and building relationships with all students.
55 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Ep. 10 - The Joys of Teaching w/ Kara Trostman (1st Grade Teacher)
In episode 10 of the Rod Class Podcast, I speak with my good friend and first grade teacher, Kara Trostman. In this week's episode we discuss the best and most difficult things about being a teacher, how we are managing teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss our top 5 teacher themed movies.
58 minutes | May 25, 2020
Ep. 9 - Shelia Dennis (Fourth Grade)
In this week's episode of the Rod Class Podcast, I speak with my good friend Shelia Dennis. We discuss the best and worst things about being teachers, her journey into education, and participate in a new segment called Random Questions.
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