In the Mind Of Education

In the Mind Of Education

By Josh
In the Mind of education is hosted by elementary school teacher Josh Hendrickson. Hendrickson gives listeners a chance to see the world through the eyes of educational stakeholders. Each week, Hendrickson sits down with a group of students, teachers, educators, administrators, and everything else in between! Through these conversations laughter, thoughtfulness, and fun ensues! Tune in each week for a new adventure in education.
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Why Be a Teacher: Mr. Patrick Mencke
In the final episode of season one I sit down with Patrick Mencke to discuss his reasons for being a teacher. Through the questions I try to bring some positive light to the education profession and Patrick does a great job at discussing his path to teaching, his dream field trip, and all of the amazing things that he is doing as a teacher in 2020!
42:32
May 13, 2020
Why Be a Teacher: Madison Woodward
In this weeks episode I sit down with Madison Woodward to discuss her reasons for being a teacher. Through the questions I try to bring some positive light to the education profession and Madison does. great job at discussing her path to teaching, her dream field trip, and all of the amazing things that she is doing as a teacher in 2020!
29:30
May 6, 2020
School Lunch and Big Green
In this episode I take a deep dive into school lunch and discuss some unique programs across the country that provide quality, nutritious, and healthy lunches for kids! I also interview Jonathan from Big Green to discuss their mission, and the impact they have on the communities they serve.  https://biggreen.org/ https://foodtank.com/news/2016/02/sixteen-school-lunch-programs-making-a-difference/
43:36
April 29, 2020
When Am I Ever Going to Use This?!
In this weeks episode we take a DEEP dive into the dreaded topic of Math. On top of that we answer the age old question "Teacher! When am I ever going to use math in my real life?!" You want to cook something? You need math! You want to go to the store? You need math! You want to use a coupon to get 2 for 1? You need math! Math is all around us and in this episode we talk about just that! 
21:48
April 22, 2020
Mackinac Island Field Trip
In this episode we are going on a field trip to Mackinac Island. On this trip we will talk about the history of the island, island scenery, where to eat, and what to see! There was a lot to get through so this episode is a little bit longer than usual! This field trip takes the place my 5th grades scheduled Mackinac Island trip so I made this episode especially for them! Resources used on this episode: https://www.mackinacparks.com/more-info/mackinac-island-state-park-natural-wonders/ https://www.mackinacisland.org/maps-guides/#requestaguide https://www.britannica.com/place/Mackinac-Island
41:41
April 15, 2020
Putting Yourself First and Other Struggles of Educators
In this episode I set down with Ms. Michelle Victoria! We discuss the importance of putting yourself first and finding your new normal within this unprecedented time we are currently living in! Below is some information about Michelle About Michelle ..... I am a passionate mental health advocate. I would love the opportunity to forward the mental health conversation with you because I have personally been impacted by mental illness.  I have the “trifecta” of mental health experiences.  1)  I grew up loving and caring for my bipolar mother.  2) I helped build the largest mental health employee resource group at a fortune 500 company.  3) I experienced depression due to a life event reminding me that nobody is immune to mental illness at any given point in their life.  My life’s purpose is to be a massive contribution in eliminating the mental health stigma and creating more compassion. I am out to use my experiences to elevate the conversation and empower others to become conduits for real change in the workplace and in the community. I am committed to causing more open conversations and empowering people and companies to cause more compassionate environments for people living with invisible disabilities. I am on a mission to cause cultures of compassion at work, in community, and in our classrooms so that everyone can be their full authentic selves and thrive in compassionate inclusive cultures!  Why?  Mental illness is a topic that desperately needs more attention given the statistics of 1 in 5 Americans suffering annually from a mental health condition like anxiety or depression and that 8 of 10 Americans are not seeking treatment. My book Breaking Into My Life was written to help myself—along with the rest of us—better understand the world of mental illness. I hope my story of perseverance and triumph helps challenge and transform the “suffer in silence” dynamic, and makes mental illness more understood, treated and accepted.  And… Mental disorders are the single most expensive category of health costs for many employers across all industries. $17 billion USD is lost annually in productivity due to unaddressed mental health concerns. I am committed to causing change in the workplace where we spend so many hours of our lives and proactively shaping how our youth relate to brain health. Resources for people suffering mental illness - NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - Keep talking: A free online, peer to peer community for those navigating a brain health challenges called www.18percent.org. Free, anonymous and at your fingertips on your phone. Keep talking. My websites: www.michelleedickinson.com www.breakingintomylife.com Instagram -@michelledickinson71 Twitter- @mdickinson13 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/michelle.dickinson.146?ref=bookmarks Free chapter of my book: http://breakingintomylife.com/excerpt/
34:24
April 8, 2020
Performing E-Learning Miracles through a Global Pandemic
In this weeks episode I welcome Andrew Mills back to discuss our top ten free resources to take advantage of during distance learning, or any kind of learning! There are a handful of "non-educational" based apps that you can use to stay fit or relaxed! A list of links to all the resources we discussed are below! Top Ten Resources: Google Classroom - https://classroom.google.com/ Zoom/Google Hangouts/Google Meets/GoToMeeting https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478 https://hangouts.google.com https://meet.google.com https://www.gotomeeting.com Khan Academy - khanacademy.org Legends of Learning - https://www.legendsoflearning.com/ Hoopla-https://www.hoopladigital.com/ Kahoot - https://kahoot.com/ Loom - www.loom.com Prodigy - https://www.prodigygame.com/ Gimkit  - https://www.gimkit.com/ https://blog.gimkit.com/blog/gimkit-guide-to-remote-learning EdPuzzle - https://edpuzzle.com/ Honorable Mentions Audible - https://www.audible.com/ Quizlet - https://quizlet.com/ DownDog - https://www.downdogapp.com/ Symbaloo - https://www.symbaloo.com/startLogin.do Microsoft Math App - https://math.microsoft.com/en/ Google Teacher Tribe - https://googleteacherpodcast.com/
30:12
April 1, 2020
Teacher Anxiety and the Coronavirus
In this weeks episode I sit down with fellow teacher Andrew Mills and discuss with him the anxieties that teachers face. We discuss real feelings, real questions, and most importantly spread out real positive messages from teachers all over the country. This is part one of a three part series on the coronavirus. I hope that this episode provides a glimmer of hope, happiness, and provides a time to pause this crazy life we are currently living in! Please don't forget to like, review, and share! Resources for Pre-K teachers -Khan Academy Kids https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/ -Starfall https://www.starfall.com/h/ -ScrapBox in Ann Arbor is doing curbside pick up for craft kits www.scrapa2.org -Science Experiments https://www.mkewithkids.com/post/here-are-two-weeks-worth-of-fun-and-easy-science-experiments?fbclid=IwAR2-FFGqr3wElGUPI5UMGxa4t5Fk-tY1O_6pIR5GgGQKBLsUZX3z2ZldXfw -Gross Motor fun with GoNoodle  https://www.gonoodle.com/ -Cosmic Kids Frozen Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2n7Fco9ZA_yeF6b8iM_TUk9HHl7m-BRgVT_XCRdk6deM-NLSW1FvO2xZY -Video Call with loved ones with Zoom, Skype, Facebook, GoogleHangout Ways to talk to your kids about Corona: -"We're working together to keep more people from getting sick by pausing school and other crowded places. It's so awesome so many people are working together to help one another out!" -Be honest, in a kid-friendly way. Children have the right to truthful information about what is going on, but also be sensitive to their level of anxiety, watch their reactions, and explain things slowly. -Assure them that they are safe. -Emphasize things you can do in your home to keep germs away. -Listen to their questions. Validate their feelings. resources: -https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR2iWNwI45VxKNGDh87N21V7zle_40iE36GFkTsTGATZVPl9FayHsu_tfXY -https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR3KdttouZvPEq1s3-6fsiBfZ4OmZDhdVC0Y46B8BEBZO-PfZscJ7o69Pkw -https://www.tinabryson.com/news/coronavirus-talking-points-for-parents-amp-teachers-with-the-whole-brain-child-approach?fbclid=IwAR0LR5LsDi2o0PtOweqy45oNyZxQZ1dWIJOeBTHknhg6Fln0Tgy7od0_9Lg
39:52
March 25, 2020
Video Game Insider
In this week's episode, I sit down with students to discuss what would happen if they got sucked into their favorite video game! I will ask students about Crash Bandicoot, Roblox, and Minecraft, In the dramatic reading of fifth-graders writing, I read a story that will leave you wanting more. about a 1v1 battle in Fortnite. Finally, in the coffee corner, I discuss 3 more March is reading month tips to make this March is reading month the best one ever! Please check out our new website designed using wix.com by following our link tree.  https://linktr.ee/Inthemindofpod Please subscribe, review, and share our podcast to help us grow! We have a goal to hit all 50 states by June 17th!
34:36
March 18, 2020
Wait, I Can Explain
In this weeks episode I sit down with students to discuss how they get out of their chores! In this weeks coffee corner I discuss some tips on how to make this March is reading month your best one yet!
27:19
March 11, 2020
The Greatest Invention
In this week's episode, I sit down with 5th-grade students to discuss the world's greatest invention. There are some interesting responses and surprisingly not one student said Fortnite. In the coffee corner this week I sit down with Mr. Robson to discuss The Michigan Context and Performance Report Card to discuss the great improvements that Global Heights Academy has made and the improvements we have planned for the future.  Michigan Context Link https://www.mackinac.org/new-report-card-ranks-michigans-elementary-and-middle-schools
29:20
March 4, 2020
Bradlee W Skinner
In this week's episode, I sit down with a very accomplished educational professional by the name of Bradlee W. Skinner. In this episode, we will discuss the purpose of school, the changing role of teachers, what an educated person looks like, what it means to be a champion for students, and whether or not there is a strong link between the performing arts and the classroom! I want to thank Bradlee for participating in the podcast and would very highly recommend that you visit his website and book him for your next PD and follow him on social media!  Website https://bradleeskinner1.wixsite.com/website Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bradleewskinner/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AStarkRealization/ Twitter https://twitter.com/BradleeWSkinner
34:45
February 26, 2020
Too Much Homework
In this week's episode, I sit down with 5th-grade students to discuss and challenge their thoughts on the topic of homework. Is there too much? Is there not enough? From there, in this week's coffee corner I feature an article on a thing called "Global Play Day" and why it is important sometimes to just sit back, take a breathe and play! Global Play Day Article: https://www.hometownsource.com/monticello_times/community/monticello/day-of-play-eastview-students-put-t he-fun-in-school/article_903e2e9c-4de6-11ea-9fe9-9b3df3edf61b.html
34:40
February 19, 2020
The Best Kind of Friend
In this episode, I talk to 5th graders about their good friends and even better memories. Some students decided to talk about birthday parties, some students talk about being helped out in a pinch, and there is a really endearing story about meeting up with an old friend! In this week's coffee corner we talk about a unique school setting in Eminence Kentucky! Eminence Story: https://spectrumnews1.com/ky/lexington/news/2020/01/11/eminence-independent-schools-surprise-and-delight-philosophy Twitter Handle @EminenceSchools
34:01
February 12, 2020
If you could be anyone for the day.
In this week's episode, I sit down and ask 5th-grade students who they would be if they could be anyone for a day.  With that being said I sit down in this episode with Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, and The President of the United States. Additionally, a new segment starts this week called "Coffee Corner" where I sit down and discuss exciting news at the school or in education nationally! Pennies For Patients: https://www.penniesforpatients.org/ Leukemia and Lymphoma Society https://www.lls.org/
19:33
February 5, 2020
Teacher for the day!
In this episode, I sit down with 5th-grade students and discuss with them what THEY would do if they got to be a teacher for a day. There are a lot of typical responses in this episode about all-day recess, and ice cream parties. However, I think you'll be surprised by one student who says they would stick to the schedule and keep all things focused on learning!
22:37
January 29, 2020
Always Learning
The topic of this episode is "Always Learning" You might be thinking wow! a teacher talking about learning how original! Well, I might surprise you on where my opinions and thoughts go on this topic because learning does not just take place in the classroom!
12:42
January 23, 2020
In the Mind of a Fifth Grader
Hi, my name is Joshua Hendrickson. I am a fifth-grade teacher in Michigan and this is my podcast In the mind of a fifth-grader. This is a short preview of our brand new bi-weekly series where we ask questions to real 5th graders!  So subscribe now and look out for our first episode coming out January 2020. 
00:46
December 11, 2019