Teachers in America

Teachers in America

A podcast for K-12 educators covering the ever-changing learning landscape. From educators in the classroom to leaders outside of the field of education, every moment is a chance to create connections, share stories, and explore the ideas and innovations that will influence the future. Teachers in America is produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Learning Company™, inspiring the thinkers and doers of tomorrow.

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May 4, 2021 44 min

Meet Angelica Moreno, a Spanish kindergarten teacher at the Dual Language Academy at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary in El Paso, Texas. This week's discussion includes the struggles of students (and their parents) as they learn a new language, the effect of the El Paso Walmart shooting on the community, and the school's reaction to losing one of their own to  COVID-19.

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Meet Juliana Urtubey, co-teacher and instructional strategist at Kermit R. Booker Senior Innovative Elementary School in Clark County School District, Nevada.  Juliana is the 2021 Nevada Teacher of the Year and one of the four finalists for the 2021 National Teacher of the Year. Join us as we learn more about educational policy, and how our guest came to be known as "Ms. Earth."

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Meet Anthony Swann, a fifth grade teacher in Rocky Mount, Virginia. From ages 9 to 21, Anthony lived in the foster care system. Today, he is an advocate for hope and empathy when it comes to students contending with trauma, and has been named the 2021 Virginia Teacher of the Year.

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Meet CJ Reynolds, a high school teacher at an all-boys school in inner city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By creating the teacher YouTube channel Real Rap with Reynolds, he has discovered that what might be ordinary for his classroom, could be someone else's extraordinary.

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Meet LaNesha Tabb, a kindergarten teacher at the Metropolitan School District in Lawrence Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. After starting a blog called Education with an Apron, LaNesha turned her sights on writing a book about the importance of teaching social studies.

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February 10, 2021 1 min

Find out what's up next on Season 3 of Teachers in America. Host and former teacher Noelle Morris gives you the scoop!

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Meet Danielle Riha, a middle school teacher at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in Anchorage. She is passionate about equity, indigenous languages, and culturally relevant lessons. She was the Alaska Teacher of the Year and one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year Award in 2019.

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Meet Karen Johnston, an elementary school teacher at Harriet Tubman Montessori in New Orleans, Louisiana. Karen studied at The University of Southern Mississippi before she began her 14-year career in education. Montessori schools utilize student-directed activities with mixed grade level classes and Karen currently teaches grades K through 2. She serves as the Chief of Staff for the Blue Campus at her school, where she helps build...

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Meet Karl Grubaugh, a former AP economics teacher and advanced journalism advisor at Granite Bay High School, part of the Roseville Joint Union High School District in California. In 2020, Karl retired after almost 40 years as an educator and over 30 years in the journalism business. The student newspaper that he advised, The Granite Bay Gazette, has been inducted into the high school journalism Hall of Fame and is the recipient of...

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Meet Margarita Lezama, a middle school ESL and ESOL teacher at Brownsville Middle School, part of Miami-Dade Public Schools in Miami, Florida. When she was a child, Margarita and her family fled the political situation in Nicaragua and immigrated to Mexico before seeking asylum in the United states in 1983. She now teaches a large immigrant population and relates with her students on topics like coping with culture shock, learning ...

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Sharon Biava joins us once again to discuss virtual learning during COVID-19, and how she adapted to her new digital classroom with the help of her students. Sharon discusses strategies for mastering virtual learning, creating digital classroom rules, and taking time for self-care during this stressful time. 

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Meet Sharon Biava, a 4th grade math teacher at Silver Lakes Elementary in Miramar, Florida, part of Broward County Public Schools.

A proud single mother of twins, Sharon has been an educator for 18 years after two successful careers in finance and healthcare marketing. She is a coach for both the speech and debate team and the chess team, and is passionate about literacy, civics, and equity for all students.

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Meet Dr. Chris Emdin an Associate Professor of Science Education at Columbia University.

Chris is the founder of Science Genius and HipHopEd, a nonprofit educational organization that boosts student voice by utilizing youth culture. His articles can be found in the New York Times and The Atlantic. He is also author of White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too, a New York Times best-seller. 

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Meet Priyank Bhatt, a lead math teacher at West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. This week he joins us for a follow-up episode to discuss his experiences with virtual learning as an urban educator, and the social-emotional learning required in the age of COVID-19.

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Meet Priyank Bhatt, a lead math teacher at West Side High School, part of the Newark Public Schools in New Jersey. 

When he was a child, Priyank moved from India to the U.S., and learned English with the help of a dedicated ESL teacher and by watching cartoons with his friends. Even while he was struggling with the language barrier, Priyank discovered that math was universal, and began to tutor his friends when they struggled in cla...

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Meet Kelly Harper, a third-grade teacher at Mary Bethune Elementary, part of Fulton County Schools in Georgia.

After winning the 2019 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year Award and being named one of four finalists for the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Kelly moved from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, where she employs social-emotional learning to work toward dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. Kelly champions student v...

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Meet Sarah Lerner, an advisor for the yearbook and an English and journalism teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

On February 14th, 2018, 17 individuals at the school lost their lives to gun violence. In the aftermath of this tragedy, Sarah and her students wrote and published an award-winning yearbook in the space of a few months honoring the victims.

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This week on HMH Learning Moments, we are joined by a middle school educator out of Washington state for an important minisode of Teachers in America. Bianca Cole discusses what it is like to teach not only her class, but her son, during these times of change. From the effects of COVID-19 on Seattle to the BLM protests that have taken place across America, 2020 has already presented Bianca with ample teaching moments outside of her...

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Meet Debra Liese, our very first minisode guest, who met with Noelle to discuss Homeschooling during COVID-19. Debra is a publishing professional with a background in education who, like many parents, has been working remotely full-time while helping to teach her children whose public schools have been shuttered during the COVID-19 crisis. Currently the Curator of Ideas at Princeton University Press, Debra previously homeschooled o...

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Meet Chris Dier, a teacher of World History and AP Human Geography at Chalmette High School in St. Bernard’s Parish, Louisiana. A Louisiana native, Chris was uprooted by Hurricane Katrina in his senior year of high school, but eventually returned to earn two Master’s degrees from the University of New Orleans. Now working in the same high school where his mother taught before him, Chris’s focus is to provide an equitable and multic...

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