The No-Frills Teacher Podcast

Welcome to "The No-Frills Teacher Podcast," where we bring you insightful interviews, trending topics, and invaluable stories from the world of education. Our tagline says it all: No Studio, No Frills, All Education. Join us as we dive deep into the heart of teaching, exploring a diverse range of topics with experts and educators who share their wisdom, experience, and humor. From innovative teaching methods to navigating challenges in the classroom, each episode offers practical insights and meaningful conversations that inspire and empower educators everywhere. Whether you're a seasoned teacher or just starting your journey, "The No-Frills Teacher Podcast" is your go-to resource for education without the fluff. Tune in and join the conversation as we explore education with insight, heart, and a touch of humor.

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Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

Are you living in the Valley of Despair? Kid trash your classroom? Never ending PLC? We’ve all been there! Join host Joe Camps as he navigates the first livestream episode of The No-Frills Teacher Podcast. Make no bones about it, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!

Saturday Sep 16, 2023

Overworked and severely underpaid , this is the life of a Lee County teacher. State mandates keep increasing, classroom behaviors are getting worse, coverage for classes is lacking, yet teachers are expected to do more without adequate compensation. When will we collectively reach a breaking point? If teachers are expected to meet the basic needs of students, should we not have our own basic needs met as well?
Join host Joe Camps and special guest Teacher Association of Lee County Secretary Anna Whitten as they discuss the financial struggles of teachers and share the ongoings of current negotiations to improve teacher pay.

Monday Sep 04, 2023

Can you smell the smug in the air tonight? Actually, it isn’t smug at all but rather self-righteousness in education. What is a traditional teacher to do?!

Monday Aug 28, 2023

Beneficial or pointless? Where do you stand on the lesson plan debate? On the Season 2 premiere of The No-Frills Teacher Podcast, host Joe Camps does the improbable and questions the point of planning for planning’s sake! It is a season premiere that you don’t want to miss! Love The No-Frills Teacher Podcast? Make sure to follow us on all major podcast platforms! Have a suggestion for a future episode? We are all ears! Is there something you’d like to say about a particular episode? Reviews are appreciated!

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

Get those tissues ready because it is back to school baby! Whether you are overly enthusiastic and skipping down those newly waxed floors or grabbing your t.v. remote a little tighter, there is no denying the magic and stress of returning to work after summer break.

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

Poor pay, micromanaging, and no flexibility in teaching. These are just a few issues that are plaguing the teaching profession and causing educators to leave the profession in droves. When will this stop? Or, is it too late to save the profession of education in America?

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!

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