Tobin K-8 School podcast hosted by long-time teacher Mr. Gordon. Mr. Gordon answers questions from members of our school community and interviews students, teachers, family members, administrators, and other valued members of our school community.
For the Season Finale, Ms. Rosa turns the tables on Mr. Gordon and plays host, while Mr. Gordon is this week's guest. We then have a fond farewell from a beloved member of the Tobin who is retiring. Finally, to wrap up the season, Mr. Gordon reveals the first annual Tobin Podcast Awards.
Our City Connects Coordinator Ms. Jannet stops by for an impromptu conversation in which she discusses her path from Starbucks manager to the Tobin, her love of Rhode Island, and the challenge of joining our school in the midst of a pandemic.
Beloved former Tobin Playworks Coach "Coach D" discusses what he's been doing since passing the Tobin torch to Coach Sam, how he initially got involved in Playworks, and what to make of this disappointing Celtics season. Then Mr. Gordon answers a listener question and welcomes back 6th grader Octavius for the Drip segment.
Beloved kindergarten teacher Ms. Robinson discusses why she loves kindergarten, explains why she would NOT want to be in the British Royal Family, and shares some of her favorite children's books. Then Mr. Gordon reveals the brand new Drip segment, co-hosted this week by 6th grader Octavius.
8th grade ELA teacher Ms. Cennamo discusses her struggles with being a perfectionist, traveling to the Amazon, and making, canning, and consuming exorbitant amounts of salsa. Then Mr. Gordon answers a listener question, and, lastly, shares a beard anecdote in lieu of this week's Beard Power Rankings.
Science/Math specialist Ms. Carter discusses her love of the scientific method, her issues with The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and her former job delivering pizzas for Domino's. Then our phenomenal 6th grade student Elihu joins Mr. Gordon to talk about a podcast project he's been working on. Lastly, Mr. Gordon reveals this week's Beard Power Rankings.
3rd grade Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) teacher Ms. Robledo stops by to discuss her approach to teaching English Language Learners, having a growth mindset in her own life, and Guy's Grocery Games. Then Mr. Gordon chats with 7th grade student Ugonna about being back in the building after a year of remote learning. Lastly, Mr. Gordon reveals this week's Beard Power Rankings.
Beloved long-time lunch mothers Ms. Maria and Ms. Josefina discuss their fascinating journeys from Puerto Rico to the Tobin School, working with multiple generations of Tobin families, and their lifelong friendship. Then Mr. Gordon answers a listener question, in which he accepts the challenge to write a limerick. Lastly, Mr. Gordon reveals this week's Beard Power Rankings.
Longtime Pre-K paraprofessional Mr. Patrick drops by and discusses his high school experience, what he loves about being a paraprofessional as opposed to a teacher, and being a father of twin 2-year-old girls. Then Mr. Gordon reveals this week's Beard Power Rankings.
Fourth/fifth grade Humanities teacher Ms. Sikder discusses how living in Jordan and Palestine influenced her decision to become a teacher, her involvement with the Boston Teachers Union, and bird watching. Then Mr. Gordon reveals this week's Beard Power Rankings.
Special Education teacher Mrs. Macdonald stops by to discuss her first career in journalism, share her daughter Zoe's inspirational story, and talk food. Then Mr. Gordon answers listener questions and a beloved Tobin teacher calls in to say farewell.
Beloved third grade teacher Ms. Scott drops in to talk about her path from Ghana to the Tobin School, her faith, and her love of old gameshow reruns. Then Mr. Gordon answers listener questions and returns with the Beard Power Rankings after a one-week hiatus.
P.E. teacher Ms. Rosa stops by to discuss the creative ways she's been teaching Physical Education remotely, her love of comics and fantasy, and how dogs don't give enough personal space. Then Mr. Gordon answers listener questions and explains why the Beard Power Rankings are on a one week hiatus.
Middle school Special Educator and 6th grade science teacher Ms. Ogarra stops by to talk about her various roles working with young people in Boston, her own high school experience and how it informs her teaching and parenting, and the most recent addition to her family, something called a "Maine coon kitten." Then Mr. Gordon answers a listener question, and former podcast guest Ms. Harvey returns to reveal her very own Beard Power Rankings.
Ms. Harvey stops by to discuss her various roles at the Tobin over the years, her love of SpaghettiOs, and the legendary "Coin Flip" story. Then Mr. Gordon answers listener questions and welcomes a new face to the Beard Power Rankings.
For a special holiday episode, Mr. Gordon welcomes our beloved former Tobin Tiger Ms. Kinney, who discusses her current work with Boston youth, reminisces about her time at the Tobin, and catches us up on her life. Mr. Gordon then answers listener questions, and, of course, reveals his Week 10 Beard Power Rankings.
Ms. Fisher stops by to chat about her journey from California to Boston, her hockey fandom, and getting married during a global pandemic. Mr. Gordon then answers listener questions and, of course, reveals this week's Beard Power Rankings, during which he welcomes a new face to the rankings.
Ms. Miranda stops by to discuss her experience in Boston Public Schools as both a student and educator, her unofficial role as social director at the Tobin, and what "refills her soul." Mr. Gordon then answers listener questions, introduces a brand new segment called "Remote Learning Tips," and, as always, reveals the Beard Power Rankings.
Ms. Patilla stops by to talk about a multifaceted curriculum she has been developing called "Uprisings," her unique fashion sense, and her mentality as an only child. Then Mr. Gordon answers listener questions and, as always, reveals the Beard Power Rankings.
Ms. Connery stops by to discuss her work with students with autism, her belief in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program, and her passion for cosmetology, Christmas movies, and singing. Then Mr. Gordon answers listener questions, and, of course, reveals the Week 6 Beard Power Rankings.
Ms. McNamara and Ms. McKendall stop by to talk about their career paths, their first memories at the Tobin, and their typical breakfasts. Then Mr. Gordon answers listener questions and, as always, reveals this week's Beard Power Rankings.
Veteran Tobin teacher Ms. Gaffny stops by to talk about her long tenure at the Tobin School, coming from a family of educators, her work as a Boston Teachers Union representative, and the lasting impact of past students and mentors. Mr. Gordon then answers listener questions, gets deep about The Giving Tree, and reveals the Week 4 Beard Power Rankings.
Ms. Gray stops by to discuss her fascinating family history, her experience growing up in Roxbury but attending school in Brookline through the METCO program, and her connection to Paul Pierce. Then Mr. Gordon answers listener questions, and, as always, reveals his weekly Beard Power Rankings.
Our old friend and new assistant principal Ms. Ekhomu stops by to talk about her early years as a teacher, her focus on race and equity, and most importantly, trashy TV. Then, Mr. Gordon answers listener questions about the Tobin School construction, Ray Allen, and which teachers he'd choose to appear on a hip hop track. And, of course, he reveals this week's Beard Power Rankings.
Mr. Toledano stops by to chat about his path to becoming a principal, being a father, what makes the Tobin special, and a TV show called "Wild Kratts." Then, Mr. Gordon tries his best to answer questions from our listeners.