Top of the Class

By Emily Pottinger and Dr. Meredith Critchfield

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This podcast was developed by educators for educators of all kinds, so whether you’re an undergraduate student studying to become a teacher, maybe you’re a paraprofessional, a classroom teacher, a master’s student, or an administrator, you are welcome here and we hope you’ll join us each month.

Episode Date
Top of the Class-Episode 4-Rising Up: Becoming a School Leader
This month we’re chatting about rising up and becoming a school leader with special guest, Dr. Debbie Rickey. We all know leadership comes in many forms in the field of education and the world of teaching. So, we are here to chat about some tips on how to become a “teacher leader” or school leader, and maybe even some trials and errors that might occur when being a leader. We look forward to you joining us in our discussion. Please feel free to also tweet us any thoughts or ideas on Twitter using our new handle @GCU_TOTC. 
Aug 06, 2018
Top of the Class-Episode 3-Tech Trends
Join us, Emily Pottinger and Dr. Meredith Critchfield, in Top of the Class. This podcast was developed by educators for educators of all kinds, so whether you’re an undergraduate student studying to become a teacher, maybe you’re a paraprofessional, a classroom teacher, a master’s student, or an administrator, you are welcome here! This month we’re chatting with field experts and assistant professors, Jillian Hartman and Brandon Juarez, about Tech Trends. We’ll focus on what’s new and useful in educational technology. We’ll also chat about what’s worth spending our time and resources on in terms of tech in the classroom -- and what’s not worth our time.
Jul 02, 2018
Top of the Class-Episode 2 (Part 2)-Tales from the Teachers’ Lounge
In this special two part episode we’re chatting about Tales from the Teachers’ Lounge. We have guests, Stacy Rucker and Dr. Ben Vilkas here to discuss all about making connections in your school and building positive relationships. This is part 2. So, join us as we finish the conversation we started with Stacy and Ben. If you have requests for podcast topics or want to respond to anything we’ve talked about, tweet us at @gcu_coe.
Jun 20, 2018
Top of the Class-Episode 2 (Part 1)-Tales from the Teachers’ Lounge
In this special two part episode we’re chatting about Tales from the Teachers’ Lounge. We have guests, Stacy Rucker and Dr. Ben Vilkas here to discuss all about making connections in your school and building positive relationships. This is part 1; keep your eye out for part 2 later this week! If you have requests for podcast topics or want to respond to anything we’ve talked about, tweet us at @gcu_coe.
Jun 13, 2018
Top of the Class-Extra Credit-Five Reasons you Make a Difference as an Educator
In this session, we will chat about 5 reasons why you make a difference every day as an educator.  In light of everything going on in the field of education, we know it can sometimes be easy to forget how big of an impact we make on  a daily basis. So, this is our personal podcast love letter to all of our fellow educators.
May 23, 2018
Top of the Class-Episode 1-Elevating the Profession
In this first episode, we will look at ways we can elevate teaching as a profession and we welcome our guest, Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, Dean of the College of Education at Grand Canyon University.
Apr 09, 2018