The No-Frills Teacher Podcast

Join the No-Frills Teacher every week as he stumbles through Podcast Land using nothing more than his smartphone to discuss all things education.

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Friday Jul 21, 2023

Bans, books, and festivals, Oh My! Join host Joe Camps and 2021 Golden Apple recipient and author of the YA trilogy, 18 Things Jamie Ayres as they discuss the current climate of education and what it takes to be an ELA teacher navigating the uncharted waters of state mandates while keeping students engaged in reading! This episode is 🔥

Saturday Jul 15, 2023

Educators roll out!! It is time to transform your classrooms for the new school year! Join host Joe Camps and special guest 2021 Golden Apple recipient Melissa Holland as they discuss classroom transformations. Whether you already do classroom transformations, are looking to transform your classroom, or want to learn what classroom transformation is all about, this is the episode for you!

Tuesday Jun 27, 2023

Nothing makes a teacher cringe more than the saying, “Must be nice to get your summers off.” After all, if we are truly being honest with ourselves, teachers do not get a true “summer vacation”. What teachers do get is a pile up of professional development obligations, making ends meet through working second jobs or side gigs, setting up classrooms, learning new state standards, and supporting their school through leadership opportunities.
Episode 14 debunks the myth of summer vacation and brings to light the reality of what it is like to be a teacher during those hot summer months! If you have enjoyed The No-Frills Teacher Podcast, please consider leaving a review and following the podcast.
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Sunday Jun 18, 2023

How do you balance a very full plate as an educator without burning out? Is it even possible? Teacher guilt is real and whether you are a novice educator or a veteran we all have felt it at one point in our career. Join host Joe Camps, and his special guest 2022 Golden Apple Recipient and education rockstar Taylor Ashby as they examine what teacher guilt is and what impact it has on our students and our families. This is an episode you do not want to miss!

Wednesday Jun 14, 2023

To Bribe, Or Not To Bribe? That is the question. Is it better to give that Jolly Rancher, or withhold for internal pride? Dust off that treasure box of yours because we are about to take a deep dive into the world of classroom bribery!

Saturday Jun 03, 2023

In this highly anticipated episode of The No-Frills Teacher Podcast, 2023 School District of Lee County Teacher of the Year and all around great guy Steven McGinley joins us as our very first guest! Our conversation takes a deep dive into the need of reconnecting with educators and students on a professional and personal level post-covid. Joined by host Joe Camps, Steven shares his personal experiences and observations as a Peer Collaborative Teacher on ways to support teachers beyond the first year of teaching and help foster relationships in the education community. This is an episode that you do not want to miss! 🤩

Saturday May 20, 2023

What came first, the content creator or the expert in the classroom? 🤔
Episode 10 explores the possibility of social media content hurting educators instead of helping them. Should there be accountability for best practice content that is shared with errors? Does it really matter if you have a large following? All this and more on The No-Frills Teacher Podcast!

Tuesday May 02, 2023

Who cares about unpaid overtime and taking a pile of work home daily when once a year you can get free food. Episode 9 explores the origin of National Teacher Appreciation Day and what it means to truly be appreciated. So, grab your favorite personalized coffee mug and that candy bar with the clever note that was left in your office mailbox and take a well deserved moment for yourself. After all, today is your day! 🍎

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

I'm all about that apology, 'bout that apology , no trouble. Episode 8 takes a closer look at Meghan Trainor and her “apology” for recent comments made about teachers on her podcast. Is this simply a case of putting her foot in her mouth or does the queen of bass really believe teachers deserve the one finger salute?

Monday Apr 17, 2023

“I don’t get no respect” is the mantra of the Veteran Teacher. Why is that? Episode 7 takes a closer look at the veteran teacher and a few reasons why the veteran teacher is leaving the profession in droves. Buckle up! It is going to be a bumpy ride down truthville!

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