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Learning Civics and Government as an Adult

Learning about civics and government is overwhelming as an adult. Civic education has evolved over time and as adults, some may feel cheated. The good news is it’s never too late to learn! Podcasts Straight up, just start with the National Constitution Center for podcasts, readings, and their Interactive Constitution. It’s charted by Congress and…

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The Story Behind the Podcast & It’s Name

I am an avid podcast listener and used them quite often in my classroom. I’ve always wanted to do my own, and I finally decided it was time after being a guest on so many. After reading the Cult of Pedagogy’s post and asking questions of my professional learning network (PLN), I dove right in.…

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Three Things To Focus on When You’re Short on Time

We’ve all been there. Short on time, stressed, and rushed. I started a whole (pre-pandemic) series about it, but even before then, teaching this class in a semester is difficult. ESPECIALLY in the spring. One year, I sat down and thought about what really needed to happen and came up with this. We cannot possibly…

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Teaching History, Politics, and Stuff Podcast

About Liz Evans, NBCT

Hello, I’m Liz and I love talking about teaching AP Government as well as tips I’ve learned through my 18 years in education. Welcome!

Stress and Secondary Trauma with Becky Krumm, MSW, M. Ed Teaching History, Politics, and Stuff

On this podcast, I talk to Becky Krumm, MSW, about stress and why we should care about it, and what to do when you get stuck in that stress cycle as an educator. It's ok to have stress and to be stressed, but the stress needs to be addressed. Becky Krumm, MSW, M.Ed., has nearly two decades of social work experience, holding various positions in child welfare and mental health treatment.  Through her own experience with burnout and secondary traumatic stress, she developed a passion for talking to other helping professionals about the impact of stress and the importance of self-care.  Becky has provided training in stress, trauma, and self-care to over 5,000 professionals, as well as a workshop presenter at the Child Abuse Prevention Conference.Free self-inventory to examine your professional quality of life: https://www.proqol.orgThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s information and resources for coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress:https://www.nctsn.org/trauma-informed-care/secondary-traumatic-stressGreg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Essentialism-Disciplined-Pursuit-Greg-McKeown/dp/0804137382Mindful.org's Guide to starting a mindfulness practice: https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/National Institute of Mental Health guide: 5 Things You Should Know About Stress: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/19-mh-8109-5-things-stress_142898.pdf
  1. Stress and Secondary Trauma with Becky Krumm, MSW, M. Ed
  2. Students! Harness Your Political Power To Make Change! with Trevor Malzewski
  3. Three Things to Focus on When You're Short On Time
  4. Cultivating Teacher Relationships and Curating a Positive Circle of Colleagues with Brigette Burge
  5. Letter From A Birmingham Jail and the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. J. Michael Butler