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Learnin'& Yearnin'

Learnin'& Yearnin'

By TCTELA High School Section
Learnin’ & Yearnin’ is an on-going project from the High School Section of TCTELA. Our goal is to advance the literacy growth of all Texas students by developing a network of diverse professionals and by providing professional development based on best practices in education. Former project of TCTELA HSS-Conversations with Literacy Leaders also available-those episodes explore the passion of teacher leaders and lends them a microphone through which they can share their vision.
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Bonus Content- Building Community Pt 1
In this bonus content episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy host a collection of tips, lessons, and resources for building community in the classroom! You will hear from seasoned educators from all over the state: Ande and Ivy, of course, and Educational Consultant-Dr. Shona Rose, Amarillo English Teacher-Clifton Butt, Midlothian TOY-Bethany Dowd, Amarillo A&P/Forensics Teacher-Kisaundra Harris, and TCTELA Board Member-Eva Goins. Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more.
33:57
July 19, 2022
Pride month bookstack
Happy Pride!  And what better way to celebrate than a curated bookstack of great LGBTQIA+ titles to carry you through the summer!  Below is a list of the books recommended in the segment!  Have a great Pride and keep the love going throughout the year! Brave Face by Shaun D. Hutchinson Complicated Love Story in Space by Shaun D. Hutchinson Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer The (Un)popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Flip the Script by Lyla Lea Kiss and Tell by Adib Khorram My Dearest Darkest by Kayla Cottingham Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab Carry On; Wayward Sons; Anyway the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli George by Alex Gino Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile Trans+ by Kathryn Gonzales and Karen Rain Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love by Jared Reck Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender Flamer by Mike Curato Antiracist Writing Workshop by Felicia Rose Chavez
12:02
June 23, 2022
Learnin' & Yearnin' S2 Ep. 1 "Reading and Writing"
In this episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy are back again! Our Hot Topic Discussion this month is related to writing instruction and how pre-service teachers are being set up for success in the classroom with TCTELA Pre-service Teacher Committee Chair, Dr. Jim Warren.  We have an interview with Jolee Maupin, owner of Satisfiction, a boxed books service featuring authors of color and self care items from BIPOC owned businesses. In that interview we also are joined by TCTELA VP of Membership and Affliates, Alissa Crabtree. We ask the kids this month how they feel about banning books in school classrooms and libraries.  Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more.
01:03:49
June 20, 2022
Interview Naomi Shihab Nye-Bonus Content April
In this bonus content, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy interview one of the the conference's keynote speakers, Naomi Shihab Nye. We discuss the importance of discussing what we read, some of our own personal connections to books in our lives, and the importance of culturally diverse texts.  Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more.
17:04
April 19, 2022
Learnin' & Yearnin' Ep. 8-The Conference
In this episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy interview many of the conference's keynote speakers including Kate Roberts, Julia Torres, Dr. Ann David, Kelly Gallagher, and Minh Le.  Instead of What the Kids Say, we have What the Teachers Say in which we discuss attendees feelings about the conference and the most powerful information and support they will take back to their classrooms. We will also have a segment to honor Dr. Teri Lesesne, the winner of the Edmund J. Farrell Award for Distinguished Service and Achievement (posthumous).  This is the last month Ivy and I will be the hosts for this podcast; from now on, it will be an all section podcast and publish content quarterly (June, September, December, and March).  We will have bonus content from time to time-including April's interview with Naomi Shihab Nye. We have really enjoyed producing this podcast for the last year!  Thank you for listening!   Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more
01:09:42
March 21, 2022
Learnin' & Yearnin' Ep. 7 "Rising Leaders Program TCTELA"
In this episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy turn over the production to our Rising Leader crew.  There is an interview with Rising Leader facilitators Caty Dearing, and Alyssa Wilson. We will hear from Rising Leaders from the past and the hot topic discussion this month is about the program and the concept of teacher leaders with past Rising Leaders Eva Goins, Isabel Tuliao, and Lawanda Williams.  Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more.
54:31
February 16, 2022
Learnin' & Yearnin' Ep. 6 "Hopes and Fears"
In this episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy discuss our fears for education currently and our future hopes to fix those issues in the profession.  Our guest for our Hot Topic Discussion this month is educational consultant and TCTELA Professional Development Chair, Dr. Lois Barker.  We have an interview with local healer, Traci Mahannah. The recurring segment, Code Red with Dr. Rose, is about Lucy Caulkins and the usefulness of her lessons. Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more
56:54
January 15, 2022
Bit of a break
Hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy are taking a little break.  It is a busy time of the year for them personally and schoolwise, so the podcast is taking a short hiatus.  We will have a new episode hopefully in December or January, so stay tuned!  Thank you for your understanding and remember you can always email Ande at artsyparlow@gmail.com if you need any support from the high school section.  
01:13
November 30, 2021
Learnin' & Yearnin' Ep. 5 "Being Other"
In this episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy discuss students who are on the fringes-our marginalized pops.  There is an interview with the Managing/Artistic Director of Amarillo Little Theatre, Jason Crespin. We will hear from the kids about their differences and how they are treated at school. The recurring segment, Code Red with Dr. Rose, is about ESSER funds and how best to use them. Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more.
01:10:13
September 28, 2021
Learnin' & Yearnin' Ep. 4 "Getting with the Times"
In this episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy discuss changes that need to happen in order for education systems to be better for our students in the current time and towards the future.  There are interviews with educational consultant, Dr. Lois Barker, and educational guru and professional development author, Pernille Ripp. These interviews focus on how we can move into the 21st century with our educational foundations based on the students and on the changing demands of teachers and classrooms.  We will hear from the kids about how they view teachers and school rules. The recurring segment, Code Red with Dr. Rose, is about the need to start right with our student writers.   Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more.
01:08:07
August 26, 2021
Learnin' & Yearnin' Ep. 3 "Writing miniepisode July"
In this episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy are joined by Dr. Shona Rose to discuss writing.  We also have a segment with Dr. Lois Barker recommending some good writing resources. Finally we will hear from the kids telling us their favorite all time writing assignments. The recurring segment, Code Red with Dr. Rose, is on a summer break but will return in August. Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more.
38:17
July 26, 2021
July Full Writing Resources Recording with Dr. Lois Barker
Dr. Lois Barker, TCTELA Professional Development Chair, shares some insight and resources on writing.
15:01
July 26, 2021
Learnin & Yearnin Ep. 2 "Reading miniepisode June"
In this episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy discuss reading  There are interviews with Richard McGowan, librarian at Tascosa High School in Amarillo, TX, and a look into the Check Me Out; A Podcast for Book Lovers in a talk with hosts Amy Hart and Hilary Hulsey. These interviews focus on challenges in reading and building motivation in readers.  Finally we will hear from the kids recommending some reads they enjoyed this year. A recurring segment, Code Red with Dr. Rose, is on a summer break but will return in August. Student recommended reads from this episode: Flamer Mike Curato How to Hang a Witch Adriana Mather Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Blackthorn Key Kevin Sands Sophomores and Other Oxymorons David Lubar Shadowhunter; City of Bones Cassandra Clare Amulet Kazu Kibuishi Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo Prada and Prejudice Mandy Hubbard Percy Jackson Rick Riordan Selection Kiera Cass Learnin and Yearnin is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more.
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June 07, 2021
Learnin' & Yearnin' Ep. 1 "The Year"
In this episode, hosts Ande Parlow and Ivy Gowdy discuss teaching during a pandemic year.  There are interviews with principal RJ Soleyjacks of Amarillo, TX and North Heights Advocate Melodie Graves also of Amarillo, TX. These interviews focus on challenges from the last year and on increasing equity in our school systems.  A recurring segment, Code Red with Dr. Rose, is about the difference in "instructions" and "instruction" in the classroom post COVID. Finally we will hear from the kids about how virtual learning affected them. Learnin' & Yearnin' is a podcast created by the High School Section of TCTELA.  Its purpose is to support educators of English Language Arts in the state of Texas.  There are interviews and topic discussions with educators, student opinions of hot topic items, and much more.
01:18:49
June 05, 2021
May Full Interview with Melodie Graves
Full interview from May episode of Learnin' & Yearnin' North Heights Advocate, Melodie Graves of Amarillo
46:38
June 04, 2021
May Full Interview with RJ Soleyjacks
Full interview from May episode of Learnin' & Yearnin'. Bivins Elementary Principal, RJ Soleyjacks of Amarillo.
52:43
June 04, 2021
A Chat with Penny Kittle
This time, I have the amazing opportunity to visit with Penny Kittle, and we talk about navigating our new reality.
21:46
April 07, 2020
A Chat with Rebekah O'Dell
Alissa Crabtree and Charles Moore chat with the amazing Rebekah O'Dell.
20:56
February 27, 2020
A Chat With Karen Otto of Southlake, TX.
Today we visit with Karen Otto, a literacy leader from Southlake, Texas, and TCTELA’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. Karen shares some of her favorite books, her journey as an educator, and the big ideas that are driving her literacy passion. You can follow her on Twitter @teachingoutloud. Email mooreliteracy1@gmail.com for info on the HS section.
08:44
September 19, 2019
A Chat with Dr. Helen Becker of League City, TX
Welcome to the TCTELA High School Section Podcast! Today we visit with Dr. Helen Becker, a literacy leader from League City, TX, just south of Houston. Helen shares her book list, her educational journey, and the ideas that are driving her literacy passion. Email mooreliteracy1@gmail.com for info on the HS section.
12:02
August 20, 2019