Our Episodes

  • Published On: June 18th, 2024

    “If you burn the candle at both ends, it only lasts half as long.”- Brian Washburn Having a “work life balance” is a term we commonly hear. Jenny Copeland, host of The Teacher Edition Podcast and veteran educator, Brian Washburn, discuss the topic of establishing balance in family, ministry and education.  Finding

  • Published On: June 11th, 2024

    “God placed this child in your classroom for some reason."-Anita PleasantsAddressing extreme behaviors inside the classroom may not be a topic widely discussed but it is becoming more and more prevalent in the classroom.   If you know an educator who hasn’t been listening to the Teacher Edition podcast, here is your chance

  • Published On: June 4th, 2024

    “With all the stuff that [middle schoolers] are going through…they struggle…they just want someone on their side. They want someone to love them and value them and show them they're important. So this retreat was twofold for me: it showed these students we're going to emphasize Christ.”- Caroline Anderson In this heartwarming

  • Published On: May 30th, 2024

    “Active classrooms are for education, period. It definitely belongs in the secondary world just as much as the elementary world.”- Brandon Risinger Active classrooms are not just for the elementary level student. There is something for every age and stage- even seniors! Using active learning strategies will transform classrooms. In today’s Teacher

  • Published On: May 28th, 2024

    “A classroom needs to have active engagement, especially a classroom for today.” - Brandon Risinger Are you a teacher or administrator looking to transform your classroom into an engaging, active classroom? This week on the Teacher Edition podcast, Jenny connects with Brandon Risinger, a friend, fellow educator and dedicated principal to share

  • Published On: May 23rd, 2024

    In the second part of Jenny’s conversation with guest Becky Teruel, they continue to unlock the secrets to cultivating a profound love for reading among students. Discover innovative strategies, such as literary "speed dating" and "book doctors" to implement in your classroom. Learn how to create an environment that breathes literature within

  • Published On: May 21st, 2024

    Step into the world of literature with Jenny and experienced educator Becky Teruel in this fun and engaging episode. Discover the transformative power of fostering a genuine love for reading in students. Gain inspiration for practical ideas to foster a genuine passion for reading in students. Learn how to cultivate a reading-friendly

  • Published On: May 16th, 2024

    Welcome to Teacher Edition with your host, Jenny. In this enriching episode, we're honored to feature Gail Nicholas, a distinguished educator renowned for her expertise in speech and debate coaching. Join us as Gail Nicholas unveils the transformative process of integrating oratory and argumentation disciplines into the fabric of Christian educational institutions.Here's what

  • Published On: May 14th, 2024

    Welcome to Teacher Edition with your host, Jenny Copeland. In this week's episode, we have the privilege of hosting Gail Nicholas, a distinguished educator renowned for her expertise in speech and debate instruction. Join us as Gail Nicholas delves into the intricacies of integrating oratory and argumentation disciplines into the fabric of Christian

  • Published On: May 6th, 2024

    Welcome to Teacher Edition, where insightful conversations shape the future of Christian education. In this episode, Jenny engages in a scholarly dialogue with Edward Earwood, exploring the intriguing migration of educators from public to Christian schools.Here's what's in store:Unveiling the Trend: Dive into the reasons behind this movement, from personal motivations to the

  • Published On: May 2nd, 2024

    Welcome to Teacher Edition with host, Jenny. In this episode, Jenny engages in a profound dialogue with Andrew Broere, the principal of Fourth Baptist Christian School in Plymouth, Minnesota, as they delve into the transformative power of professional development in the realm of education. Here's what you can expect: Educational Journey and

  • Published On: April 30th, 2024

    Welcome to Teacher Edition with host, Jenny. In this episode, Jenny engages in a profound dialogue with Andrew Broere, the principal of Fourth Baptist Christian School in Plymouth, Minnesota, as they delve into the transformative power of professional development in the realm of education. Here's what you can expect: Educational Journey and

  • Published On: April 25th, 2024

    Unlock the transformative power of prayer and spiritual formation in education with this episode! Jenny along with guests Christie Peterson and Sarah Stortro explore the profound impact of prayer in building a foundation for students to emulate and embody the teachings of Jesus. This episode of Teacher Edition offers practical insight to

  • Published On: April 23rd, 2024

    Unlock the transformative power of prayer and spiritual formation in education with this episode! Jenny along with guests Christie Peterson and Sarah Stortro explore the profound impact of prayer in building a foundation for students to emulate and embody the teachings of Jesus. This episode of Teacher Edition offers practical insight to

  • Published On: April 16th, 2024

    As Christians, we know that God has a plan for us, but saying “yes” and surrendering to His plan and embracing new challenges can be daunting. What would happen if you said “yes” to Him in your journey as a Christian educator? That’s what Laurel Santos did. From Korea to the United States,

  • Published On: April 9th, 2024

    In this episode of Teacher Edition, host Jenny and seasoned educator Damian Ahrens discuss the intricacies of maintaining the success of Christian schools amid unprecedented challenges, notably the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what you can expect: Rich Educational Journey: Damian Ahrens shares his rich journey in education, highlighting the importance of upholding a

  • Published On: April 2nd, 2024

    Embark on a journey with Jenny and guest speaker Gail Grab as they delve into the dynamic realm of innovative lesson planning in education. In this engaging podcast episode, Gail, an experienced educator, advocates for lessons that transcend traditional boundaries, promoting critical thinking and engagement. Learn from real-world examples that ignite curiosity

  • Published On: March 28th, 2024

    In this second part of the thought-provoking conversation, Jenny and guest Doug Dawson delve into the profound significance of fostering connections within Christian educatio Balancing Administrative Priorities: Delve into insightful discussions on balancing administrative responsibilities while upholding a strong biblical foundation in educational institutions, ensuring alignment with Christian values in all aspects

  • Published On: March 26th, 2024

    In this insightful first part of the conversation, Jenny and guest Doug Dawson delve into the profound significance of fostering connections within Christian education. Here's what you can expect: Prioritizing Personal Connections: Explore the significance of fostering personal connections over content in Christian education, highlighting how relationships can profoundly impact student growth

  • Published On: March 19th, 2024

    How can you make learning fun? Where can you find inspiration to implement new creative teaching strategies? How can you make your classroom environment inviting and engaging for students? Embark on an educational adventure in this episode with Jenny and guest LeAnn Thorpe, a seasoned teacher with a flair for making learning irresistibly fun. LeAnn

  • Published On: March 14th, 2024

    Join us on Teacher Edition for an insightful conversation that delves into the intersection of faith, education, and compassion. In this episode, host Jenny sits down with Dan Riley, a devoted Christian school administrator and parent of a special needs child, to explore the challenges and triumphs of navigating the world of special

  • Published On: March 12th, 2024

    Join us on Teacher Edition for an insightful conversation that delves into the intersection of faith, education, and compassion. In this episode, host Jenny sits down with Dan Riley, a devoted Christian school administrator and parent of a special needs child, to explore the challenges and triumphs of navigating the world of special

  • Published On: March 7th, 2024

    Embark on a compelling exploration of teaching teenagers in this enlightening podcast episode featuring host Jenny and special guest Pam Litzenberger, a seasoned middle school math teacher.  How can educators build positive relationships with their students? In this episode, Jenny and Pam will share practical tips on how to influence students' lives through

  • Published On: March 5th, 2024

    Embark on a compelling exploration of teaching teenagers in this enlightening podcast episode featuring host Jenny and special guest Pam Litzenberger, a seasoned middle school math teacher.  How can educators build positive relationships with their students? In this episode, Jenny and Pam will share practical tips on how to influence students' lives through

  • Published On: February 27th, 2024

    Welcome to another enlightening episode of Teacher Edition! In this installment, host Jenny engages in a captivating dialogue with Ledi Walusayi, the dean of students at the Academy of Excellence in Milwaukee, unpacking the profound significance of instilling responsibility in our students.Here's what you can expect:Understanding Responsibility: Delve into a comprehensive exploration of

  • Published On: February 21st, 2024

    Join us in this enlightening episode of the Teacher Edition podcast, where Jenny and guest Jeni DeYoung, an experienced teacher, delve into the crucial realm of classroom management. Discover the art of crafting a positive classroom climate that nurtures comfort and support for both students and parents. Jeni underscores the pivotal role of a

  • Published On: February 19th, 2024

    Join us in this enlightening episode of the Teacher Edition podcast, where Jenny and guest Jeni DeYoung, an experienced teacher, delve into the crucial realm of classroom management. Discover the art of crafting a positive classroom climate that nurtures comfort and support for both students and parents. Jeni underscores the pivotal role of a

  • Published On: February 14th, 2024

    Dive into the complexities of modern education with Jenny and guest Cindy Dickinson, a seasoned educator. Uncover the challenges educators face in the digital age, from the influence of technology and social media to battling student apathy.This episode tackles many hard questions facing educators today. How do teachers keep students engaged in a digital

  • Published On: February 12th, 2024

    Dive into the complexities of modern education with Jenny and guest Cindy Dickinson, a seasoned educator. Uncover the challenges educators face in the digital age, from the influence of technology and social media to battling student apathy.This episode tackles many hard questions facing educators today. How do teachers keep students engaged in a digital

  • Published On: February 5th, 2024

    As the importance of standardized testing looms large in the academic landscape, Jenny is joined by Jeff Walton, the executive director of the American Association of Christian Schools, to unravel the intricacies of this vital aspect of education.Join them as they embark on a journey to demystify the purpose behind achievement tests, dissecting

  • Published On: January 29th, 2024

    In this eye-opening podcast episode, Jenny engages in a crucial conversation with electronic crimes expert Rick Floyd, delving into the intricate web of technology and its profound impact on students' lives. Unraveling the complexities of social media, they explore potential pitfalls such as cyberbullying and the sharing of inappropriate images, shining a light

  • Published On: January 22nd, 2024

    In this episode, Jenny and special guest Cathy Dotson explore the art of fostering family engagement in schools. With a focus on building a two-way bridge of communication, they explore innovative strategies to ensure parents are actively involved in their children's education. As an experienced elementary principal, Cathy shares the power and secrets of

  • Published On: January 15th, 2024

    Dive into the captivating world of generative AI and its profound implications on education in this thought-provoking podcast episode. As Jenny sets the stage for an enlightening discussion, you’ll discover the power of AI tools and their potential impact on classrooms.Educational technology expert Andrea Baer joins the conversation, unraveling the complexities of generative

  • Published On: January 10th, 2024

    Go to Part 1 In the second part of Jenny’s compelling interview with Dr. Ken Ham, the esteemed founder of Answers in Genesis, they continue the conversation, exploring the critical realm of a biblical worldview in Christian education.In this episode, Jenny and Dr. Ken Ham tackle hard questions like…How can Christian schools help

  • Published On: January 8th, 2024

    Go to Part 2 In a compelling episode of the Teacher Edition podcast, host Jenny engages in a profound conversation with Dr. Ken Ham, the esteemed founder of Answers in Genesis, exploring the critical realm of a biblical worldview in Christian education. The episode kicks off by underlining the paramount importance of

  • Published On: January 1st, 2024

    Join Jenny and Natalie Hardy in this insightful podcast episode as they delve into the transformative power of mindset in education. Discover the contrasting forces of fixed and growth mindsets and how they influence the dynamics of teaching and learning. Uncover the secrets to cultivating a thriving classroom community that nurtures strong relationships. Natalie

  • Published On: December 25th, 2023

    Get ready to be inspired as Jenny sits down with Paul Brenner, head of school at Wayne Christian School in North Carolina, for a heartwarming and eye-opening episode. Paul’s journey into education is nothing short of remarkable, starting from a background in math and computer science to discovering his true passion for coaching

  • Published On: December 18th, 2023

    There’s nothing quite like feedback directly from students! Join Jenny and special student guests, Karleigh and Mallory, as they share their favorite ways to learn, their fun memories, and their best advice.  They offer insights into strategies that teachers can employ to help students navigate the often challenging path of learning difficult

  • Published On: December 12th, 2023

    Are you ready to delve into the vibrant world of education from a student's perspective? In this episode, Jenny converses with high school students Jonas and Ivy. Join us as we unpack their unique perspectives and experiences, unearthing insights from their educational journeys. Jenny, Jonas, and Ivy grapple with several popular questions

  • Published On: December 4th, 2023

    Ready to challenge what you know about dyslexia? Join us on an enlightening journey with Terrianne Hawks as we ask: What's the real truth behind dyslexia? Are there early signs that can lead to prompt diagnosis? How can we debunk popular misconceptions about this condition? Can parents and teachers transform the lives of dyslexic

  • Published On: November 27th, 2023

    Prepare to embark into the depths of faith as we delve into the transformative power of prayer and reading in our connection with God. Join us on the Teacher Edition Podcast as we explore the reasons why we often neglect these essential practices and the profound benefits that await those who make

  • Published On: November 20th, 2023

    Embark on a journey of pedagogical wisdom in this episode, as Jenny converses with Don Sherwin, a seasoned educator. In this conversation regarding contributors to job satisfaction in education, of job satisfaction in education, Don delves into several cornerstones of a thriving classroom – including student motivation and effective classroom management. Through

  • Published On: November 13th, 2023

    Being an educator is demanding work, and a conscientious health awareness is vital in order for educators to be their best in the classroom. Join us on the Teacher Edition Podcast as the show host and health expert, Dr. April Treas, delve into the profound importance of prioritizing self-care physically, mentally, emotionally, and

  • Published On: November 6th, 2023

    Play and learning make a powerful duo.  Join us on the Teacher Edition Podcast as we delve into the transformative power of playtime in education. Brace yourself for insightful exploration of its definition, value, and practical strategies that unlock the full potential of every child. In this captivating episode, our guest Rebeka defines play

  • Published On: October 30th, 2023

    Are you curious about how to build meaningful connections with students? Then join Jenny and special guest, Emily Snodgrass, as they unravel the profound importance of fostering genuine connections with students. Join Emily, a dedicated missionary in Peru, as she shares her rich experiences and underscores the role of educators as ambassadors for

  • Published On: October 23rd, 2023

    How do we minister to children who have endured the darkest corners of adversity? Brace yourself as we delve into the depths of trauma and explore how Christian school educators can be the guiding lights that illuminate the path to healing and resilience. Welcome to a profound episode of the Teacher Edition

  • Published On: October 16th, 2023

    Dive into the world of technology in education with the newest episode of our podcast, hosted by Jenny. In this exciting installment, Jenny has an enlightening conversation with Carol Riddle, a dedicated teacher from a Christian school in North Carolina, recognized for integrating cutting-edge technology programs into her curriculum. Carol unfolds her

  • Published On: October 10th, 2023

    Do you ever wonder how you can best support students who face challenges with speech or language in your classroom? Join us on a transformative episode of the Teacher Edition Podcast as we delve into the heart of this topic, offering practical guidance and heartfelt encouragement. In this episode, Jenny and speech-language

  • Published On: October 3rd, 2023

    Uncover strategies and heartfelt commitment to safety in schools in this enlightening podcast episode. Join us as Jenny and Deputy Dan Bybee, a dedicated school administrator and assistant pastor, share his profound insights on fostering a secure environment for students and staff. Delve into the art of risk assessment and the crucial

  • Published On: September 25th, 2023

    Step into the world of parent-teacher conferences with the latest episode of the Teacher Edition podcast. In this captivating conversation, our host, Jenny, welcomes Dr. Jason Harrison, the head of Florida Christian School in Miami. Jason brings invaluable experience and keen insights into the often-complex dynamics of parent-teacher relationships. During their discussion,

  • Published On: September 19th, 2023

    Embark on an exciting journey through the world of education in this enlightening podcast episode. Join Jenny and Mark Cronemeyer as they unravel the intricate challenges and opportunities faced by administrators and teachers joining a new school. Through the insightful lens of Mark's experiences, listeners gain a profound understanding of the most prominent areas

  • Published On: September 12th, 2023

    Unlock the secrets to seamless days away from the classroom in this insightful podcast episode. Join Jenny and Barbara Shimmel, a seasoned substitute teacher, as they delve into the world of substitute teaching. With the spotlight on teacher preparation, Barbara reveals the must-haves for every substitute teacher's toolkit. From meticulous lesson plans

  • Published On: September 4th, 2023

    Prepare to be impacted and challenged as we embark into the world of first responders, and specifically as it relates to the classroom. Join us on the Teacher Edition Podcast as we delve into the powerful story of Master Trooper Tom Genco, a Christian in law enforcement, and gain insights into the

  • Published On: August 29th, 2023

    Are you struggling to motivate your students? Do you find it challenging to keep them engaged and eager to learn? We have the solution practical strategies for you! In this episode of the Teacher Edition podcast, we dive deep into different theories of motivation, including Maslow's hierarchy of needs and self-determination theory, and

  • Published On: August 22nd, 2023

    Are you ready to embark on a riveting journey that will challenge your perceptions and ignite your passion for education? Join us on the Teacher Edition Podcast as we dive deep into the captivating realm of combined classes, where boundless opportunities for growth and transformation await. In this episode, Jenny and guest

  • Published On: August 15th, 2023

    In this podcast episode, host Jenny Copeland welcomes Dr. Shane Blanton, the executive director of the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools, to discuss post-pandemic education. They explore the main challenges faced by schools and teachers, including academic struggles and the need for the right curriculum and professional development. Shane highlights the importance of

  • Published On: August 8th, 2023

    Are you an educator looking to incorporate critical thinking and a biblical worldview into your curriculum? Do you know what truth, beliefs and tether balls have in common? Then you won't want to miss this podcast episode featuring Renton Rathbun.The podcast episode features Renton Rathbun, BJU Press National Consultant and director of the

  • Published On: August 1st, 2023

    Curious about the power of school culture and connection in education? Join Jenny and special guest, Kevin Cyprian, principal of Newport Christian School in California, as they explore school culture within Christian education! What does a school brimming with camaraderie, dedication, and a love for learning look like? How did Kevin transition

  • Published On: July 25th, 2023

    Prepare to be captivated by an emotionally-charged episode of the Teacher Edition Podcast as we delve into the awe-inspiring realm of teacher language and its profound impact on students. Brace yourself for a transformative journey where every word becomes a catalyst for growth, connection, and empowerment. Join Jenny and esteemed guest, Katie

  • Published On: July 1st, 2023

    Are you looking for practical ways to enhance your students' learning? Get ready to take your brain to the weight room! While you may or may not be a fitness fanatic, our brains are like a muscle, so how do we help our students get mentally strong and move past the light lifting?

  • Published On: July 1st, 2023

    Attention all Christian educators! It's time to equip your students with a biblical worldview that will guide them through a world filled with technology and secularism. In the latest episode of The Teacher Edition podcast, Jenny interviews Bryan Smith, Director of Biblical Worldview Formation at BJU Press, to discuss the crucial role

  • Published On: July 1st, 2023

    “We’ve lost them. 80 to 90% of them we’ve lost. I mean the millennials. It’s insanity to do the exact same thing we’ve been doing and expect different results. And the one element that the church, the Christian evangelical family in America was missing, was the school.” This is why Christian education

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