Teaching Keating with Weston and Molly Kieschnick

By Weston and Molly Kieschnick

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Join Weston, Molly, and a bottle of wine as we use iconic teaching moments from movies and television as a vehicle to reflect on instructional practice. We invite you to laugh, agree or disagree, and work toward discovering exactly who you are and where you stand as an educator. Weston is a former high school teacher and administrator who now works as a Senior Fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education. His work as a keynoter and instructional coach has afforded him the opportunity to learn alongside teachers and administrators from all 50 states and more than 30 countries around the world. Molly is a former elementary and middle school teacher who now works with teens and young adults in parochial education programs around Colorado. She and Weston are the parents of two elementary aged children who provide additional fodder for an ed-centric podcast. Cheers!

Episode Date
E42: Juno
28:03

Juno teaches us parenting and teaching lessons in social/emotional awareness on this episode!

Feb 01, 2019
E41: Mad Men
25:11
Why does receiving coaching sometimes make us Mad Men (and Mad Women)? See what we did there. 😉
Jan 17, 2019
E40: Top Gun
28:52

Is competition healthy for kids? Is Top Gun an incredible movie? Yes and yes. Exploring both answers and what one has to do with the other in this episode of Teaching Keating. 

Jan 15, 2019
E39: Bad Moms
28:23

Teachers will consistently struggle to educate kids who aren’t supported at home. Here’s what Bad Moms can teach parents and teachers alike to help kids be their best!

Oct 18, 2018
E38: The Usual Suspects
24:23

Keyser Soze, The Usual Suspects, and the science of storytelling in this week’s episode!

Sep 19, 2018
E37: The Sandlot
27:51

The Sandlot teaches us how to allow kids the space and time they need to develop essential life skills through play. 

Sep 14, 2018
E36: Modern Family
29:44

Phil Dunphy shows us why working to be the effective teacher is a much better idea than trying to be the "cool" teacher.  

Mar 06, 2018
E35: Olympics
28:03

Molly and Weston chat about what Olympians can teach us about developing grit and harnessing the intensity of some of our most challenging kids. 

Feb 28, 2018
E34: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
25:12

What are you doing in your classroom/school to cultivate social emotional health? Taking tips from Mr. Rogers. 

Jan 17, 2018
E33: Friends
30:18

Are you the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with most? Find out who your FRIENDS are with Molly and Weston!

Jan 17, 2018
E32: Kindergarten Cop
26:08

Kindergarten Cop is drowning in rules and starving for consequences on this week’s episode!

Jan 12, 2018
E31: Parenthood
23:34

Molly and Weston talk about Parenthood and what they look for in their own kids’ school. This episode is not to be missed!

Nov 13, 2017
E30: Stranger Things
23:11

Stranger Things shows us how to get kids to board the curiosity train! Nothing to fear with this week's podcast. We promise.

Nov 08, 2017
E29: Game of Thrones
30:05

YES WE DID! Game of Thrones and Education! A perfect pair right? What can the battle for the iron throne teach us about school leadership? Turns out...plenty! Join Molly and Weston and play along as we build the perfect school leader using Game of Thrones characters.

Sep 27, 2017
E28: 30 Rock
22:18

Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock helps us understand the importance of metacognition, the "Think Aloud", and finding more teachable moments within our content objectives. It's after six and Molly and I are in our tuxedos! I mean, what are we, farmers?

Sep 20, 2017
E27: Scrubs
36:07

The art of self-evaluation courtesy of Scrubs! With a challenge for listeners!

 

Jul 14, 2017
E26: The Breakfast Club
34:00

Using the Breakfast Club to help kids peel back the layers and evolve beyond their labels. 

Jul 07, 2017
E25: The Lord of the Rings
22:32

Gandalf, love, and the law of source and resource on this week's episode!

Apr 19, 2017
E24: The Goonies
23:29
Remembering it's their time and teaching our little Goonies with love and logic on this week's episode! 

 

Apr 12, 2017
E23: Finding Forrester
19:32
Finding Forester gives us insight into peer tutoring and maintaining our focus on the main event in our lessons. 
Mar 31, 2017
E22: The Karate Kid
22:06
The power of repetition and the need to teach the whole child on this week's episode!

 

Mar 22, 2017
E21: Star Wars [Yoda]
26:36

Who's your Yoda? Learn you will! Yoda schools Molly and Weston on giving full effort, relinquishing control, and spreading knowledge on this week's episode!

Mar 15, 2017
E20: Legally Blonde
24:05

Can we avoid labeling kids? How much is too much to know about kids before they walk into our classrooms? Legally Blonde provides a few answers. 

Mar 08, 2017
E19: The Wizard of Oz
29:16

The Wizard of Oz shows teachers three things they need to be successful: Heart, Brains, and Courage!

Feb 22, 2017
E18: Braveheart
27:02

Leaders are not born they are made! Talking formal and informal leadership with William Wallace and Braveheart.

Feb 16, 2017
E17: Zoolander
28:58
Derek and Hansel give us insight into digital citizenship, kids as digital natives, and ghost apps on this week's episode!

 

Feb 10, 2017
E16: The Shawshank Redemption
25:42

Andy Dufresne gives us a lesson in persistence. Anything worth having (i.e. knowledge & wisdom) is worth the hard work it takes to attain it. We'd never let students try something challenging and then quit if it doesn't go well the first time. Why should we allow it for ourselves?

Feb 01, 2017
E15: Good Will Hunting
31:30

How do we value all of our students' skills? How do we mitigate cultures of elitism in our schools? How can we help students to understand exactly what plagiarism is and why it's wrong? Good Will Hunting shows us how!

Jan 25, 2017
E14: The Big Short
28:20

Louder and slower is not a strategy. The Big Short shows us how students make meaning by connecting to existing schema. We also talk Professional Learning Networks and why teachers need communities of connected educators to be successful. 

Jan 17, 2017
E13: Mr. Holland's Opus
29:08
Molly & Mr. Holland take me to school in this week's episode. I learn why educators need to be more patient & encouraging when passion is present. Additionally, Molly finally reveals the reason why we have a piano in our house. 

 

Jan 12, 2017
E12: The Hangover
25:28

"It's the weekend. I don't know you. You do not exist." Cure your holiday hangover with Bradley Cooper, The Hangover, & a serious discussion about work/life balance.

Jan 05, 2017
E11: Peanuts
28:11

Molly and Weston talk Charlie Brown teaching. What is it that makes adults so boring to kids? How do we connect with them in ways that are authentic so that we aren't just noise in the room? Are you a big ME little you communicator? Also...can you conquer the Charlie Brown head drawing challenge?

Dec 29, 2016
E10: The Office
31:20
"Last week I gave a fire safety talk and nobody paid any attention. It’s my own fault for using PowerPoint. PowerPoint is boring." 
 
Curiosity is the root of engagement. How do we allow kids to experience curiosity in excellent experiential learning moments? How do we avoid the pitfalls of bad experiential learning. Dwight Schrute and his pals from The Office show us what NOT to do. Molly and Weston guide us toward what great experiential learning looks, sounds, and feels like.
Dec 21, 2016
E9: The Sound of Music
27:51

What can The Sound of Music teach us about engaging students using music? We use music to teach kids the alphabet. It works great! Why do we stop? Maria and the Von Trapp children teach us a lesson in changing our strategy rather than resorting to the old stand by of saying things again, louder and slower. Also, Weston sings. Enjoy! Doe, a deer, a female deer…

Dec 15, 2016
E8: A Christmas Story
22:14

You'll shoot your eye out! Weston and Molly dig in to a Christmas classic to talk about looking at learning through the eyes of a student. We also take a look at the feedback Ralphie gets on his paper. It's about as good as a pink bunny pajama set. Ho ho hope you enjoy this week's show!

Dec 08, 2016
E7: Dr. Kecia Ray - Sheldon Cooper; The Big Bang Theory
46:23

Dr. Kecia Ray is on the podcast! The ISTE Chair and Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education talks Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory, the educators who changed the trajectory of her career, ISTE's annual conference, and her hopes for the future of digital learning in America. This one's a personal favorite! Enjoy!

Jun 09, 2016
E6: Chase Mielke - Mr. Fletcher; Whiplash
32:20

Chase Mielke is on the podcast! We talk about Mr. Fletcher from Whiplash (we use the word a$$hole a few times, so prepare your delicate ears), parenting, teaching, and what a viral internet experience feels like. We also discuss our propensity to romanticize teachers like Mr. Fletcher in hindsight and why that is.

Chase is one of the most talented and recognized teachers in the country. His blogs Affectiveliving.com and Dadishblog.com have been picked up by numerous organizations and his post “What Students Really Need To Hear” went viral in 2014.

Jun 01, 2016
E5: Josh Sexton - Walter White; Breaking Bad
30:42

Josh Sexton talks Breaking Bad's Walter White! Josh, like Walter, is a chemistry teacher. He is also a department chair, teacher of the year, and Google apps expert. We talk relationships, transferring passion from students to teacher, and the moment a college professor changed the trajectory of his life!

Apr 21, 2016
E4: Chris Weber - Professor Snape; Harry Potter
48:37

Dr. Chris Weber is on the podcast! We talk Professor Snape, RTI, and what every teacher needs: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationship! Chris is the author of 10 bestselling books on RTI, a former administrator, and a highly sought after keynote speaker. Hear about his journey from the cockpit to the classroom, and the moment that lead him to become the country's foremost expert on Response to Intervention.

Apr 14, 2016
E3: Molly Kieschnick - Dumbledore; Harry Potter
33:03

Molly's teaching experience brought her from an elite private school to a public school in east Los Angeles. She discusses the similarities and juxtapositions of those two worlds. We talk Dumbledore, mentorship, and the need for trust and authenticity in teaching. Oh yeah...I'm also married to her! I wasn't kidding you when I said I love teaching. I love it so much I became one AND married one!

E3: Podcast Study

  • What are the essential ingredients for a great mentorship program?
  • What mentors have impacted your journey in education? How were they able to do so?
  • We know mentors matter...now what? How do we match kids and adults with great mentors?
Apr 07, 2016