The largest, and fastest growing podcast exclusively about shop class by yours truly, and Mr. Grosinger. 

Shop class with Mr. G and Mr. Barbercheck

Changing Content Areas, Teacher Isolation, Burnout, Classroom Maintenance and More with Woods Teacher: Justin Dietrich (Sun, 26 Jan 2020)
Justin Dietrich has been teaching for over 12 years under the content umbrella of Building Trades and has just recently switched over to teaching Woodworking. Justin is a co-host of the Obey the Grain podcast and is an extremely passionate wrestling coach, commited father, and an all-around, all-american, awesome dude.  Listen in to part one of Ron and I's conversation of this shop teacher journey as we share ideas, laughs, and stories for your entertainment and educational value.  Justin Dietrich can be found on instagram under his personal handle: https://www.instagram.com/jdietrich76/ and his classroom handle https://www.instagram.com/railsplitterwoodshop/. Referenced topics:  The Humane Society Project: https://www.lincolncourier.com/article/20100929/NEWS/309299947 Instagram home of Todd Clippinger (AmercianCraftsmanWorkshop) https://www.instagram.com/americancraftsmanworkshop/ Cult of Pedagogy Podcast: https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/pod/ Like what you hear? Prove it. Order this mug: https://teespring.com/shop-class-podcast-mug?pid=658&cid=102941 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Let's Build It! (Tue, 26 Nov 2019)
Listen to highlights from conversations that took place between Ron and I during the Let's Build It institute. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Writing and Woods (Sat, 26 Oct 2019)
Connecting multiple classrooms across hundreds of miles.  An English teacher and shop teacher in Republic, MI work with a shop teacher from West New York, New Jersey and students to facilitate a communication challenge testing the students abilities to output clear technical directions, and to receive technical directions.  Despite any lack of clarity in the communication challenge, a level of clarity of success and failure showed in the final products. Take a listen and enjoy. Shoutouts:  Keven Wit. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kwitwoodworks/ Shannon Miller. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.not.so.english.teacher/ Hosts: Matthew Barbercheck https://www.instagram.com/jack.of.all.learning/ Ron Grosinger https://www.instagram.com/mrgsworkshop/ https://www.instagram.com/shopclasspodcast/ Schedule a time to be on our podcast, or simply consult Ron and I about teaching the trades, talking shop, or sharing ideas. https://calendly.com/shopclasspodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Cars for Careers - Let's Get Our Kids Some Wheels (Thu, 26 Sep 2019)
They say a teacher performing in the 85th percentile can generate $400,000* in economic benefits per 20 student class.  After our conversation with these two educators, I am convinced they have doubled, tripled, and quadrupled that number. These educators have gone above and beyond the call of duty.  The impact of these educators is monumental. A dose of inspiration awaits, do listen.   And if you would, support our podcast pursueing continuous improvement of the listening experience, and, the craft of teaching... craft.  https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support Facebook page of the great Gary Bronson and his class: https://www.facebook.com/laureloaksdiesel/ *https://www.educationnext.org/the-enormous-economic-returns-to-a-good-teacher/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Season 2 Release Date and Content (Fri, 05 Jul 2019)
Season 2 will be released at the start of the school year and will include episodes highlighting an awesome program helping to provide cars to students in need, shop program pen pals, highlights from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Let's Build It Institute, and much more. As always, please reach out with topic ideas: shopclasspodcast@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Announcement (Fri, 10 May 2019)
Season 2 coming soon.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2019 Competition Announcement (Sun, 07 Apr 2019)
In this episode, Ron and I get the opportunity to sit down with Tae Kang who is working with an organization that is kicking butt in supporting shop teachers. One of those ways is by annually rewarding a total of one million dollars to a total of 18 shop teachers and shop programs around the country. You have the chance to apply: Open to all U.S. public high school trades teachers. Applications may be started April 17 and must be submitted by June 17. If someone has a technical question, please contact Tae Kang at (424) 363-1783 or prize@hftforschools.org . Visit hftforschoolsprize.org for more information and to apply! Twitter: HFTforSchools  Instagram: hftforschools Instagram: @shopclasspodcast @jack.of.all.learning @mrgsworkshop Twitter: @RonGrosinger @JackOfAllLearnn Facebook: Shop Class Podcast Connect with us on LInked in as well: Matthew Barbercheck and Ron Grosinger. Thanks! Enjoy.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 33, Business vs Education (Sun, 31 Mar 2019)
In episode 33, we get a special chance to talk with Barbercheck's dad who now retired, still pursues work as a business coach. As you know that title gets thrown around, however I really did feel that his questions and approach were helpful to an educator like myself. Hope you enjoy too. If you want more information on Senior (Richard) Barbercheck, follow this link... https://strategicorientation.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 32, From special education to shop specialist. Josh Klomp's story. (Wed, 27 Mar 2019)
In Episode 32, Barbercheck interviews fellow shop teacher Josh Klomp about his path to becoming a shop teacher. From special education to shop specialist. Josh Klomp's story. check out Josh's shop class Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/schsshop/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 31, Barbercheck reflects on Mr.G Alumni (Thu, 07 Mar 2019)
In episode 31, Mr. Barbercheck reacts to an interview with my Alumni, Chris Ortiz, from episode 30. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 30, Alumni recalls teacher impact (Mon, 04 Mar 2019)
Mr. G's alumni and current friend, Chris Ortiz, reflects on what it was like to be in class with Mr.G Here is the link to the song that Chris and I listened to. Wood by Alice in Chains. https://youtu.be/Nco_kh8xJDs and here is a link to Chris's YouTube channel where he interviews me about a similar topic. https://youtu.be/Xf6CrWA9tmw --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 29, CTE vs Industrial Arts (Mon, 25 Feb 2019)
In Episode 29, we discuss the known differences between CTE vs Industrial Arts. CTE can receive more funding and it might be a more focused vocational training program. Industrial Arts, might have less funding but can cover a much broader range of topics for projects. There are also differences in job training requirements. Feel free to contact us with any feedback. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 28, subjective versus objective, project-based learning. (Sun, 10 Feb 2019)
In episode 28, Mr. Barbaracheck and Mister G dissect the competitive and non-competitive projects available to students in shop class. Real-world world projects verse internal competitions. and everything in between. Some of the inspiration for this episode came from Esther Wojcicki. Check out her Ted Talk on project-based learning https://youtu.be/uQxsLPf1s0k --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 27, TCNJ shop teacher college major Harrison D'Amico (Sun, 27 Jan 2019)
In episode 27, we interview Harrison D'Amico, a college senior that will become a shop teacher next year. We asked about his path, and preparation for the future. https://instagram.com/mr_damico?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=bnt2pu6w9nyw --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 26, Shop Class Horror Movie! (Tue, 22 Jan 2019)
In Episode 26, we interview Hart Snider about his film "Shop Class". A horror film animation from an 8th grade point of view of a reluctant boy in Shop Class. Here is the link to the 8 minute movie: https://youtu.be/vrSDmJdDX1s --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 25, Don't be a grease monkey! (Sat, 12 Jan 2019)
In Episode 25, Barbercheck and I discussed his article "The hierarchy of knowledge", which covers career path influence. And Bonus, we interview Tim Zavacki a shop teacher from Northwest New Jersey. Here are some links from the show: Barbercheck's article https://hawkshop.jimdo.com/2019/01/12/the-hierarchy-of-knowledge/ The movie "shop class" by Hart Snider. https://youtu.be/vrSDmJdDX1s Mr.G's project preparation questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CFYMB0Za6yK-WI7cSnAxn2zVUoD-6CZoTyXR3mkD07o/edit?usp=drivesdk Tim Zavacki Instagram: https://instagram.com/zavacki_tech_ed?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=15k70ffa3ewgm --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 24, AP shop class??? and Instagram Shop Teachers (Tue, 08 Jan 2019)
Have you wondered what to call your course? We talk a little about that and more about the stigma of shop knowledge.  Prompted by the observation of a future teacher, Ron and I discuss some of our favorite Instagram shop teachers giving them a shout out and a little love. We ponder ways to improve and accelerate some of the awesome collaboration taking place among ourselves.  We don't cover everybody of course but included below is a list of all the shop teachers I've found on Instagram. If we're missing anyone, let us know! Use this link and view the comments to get active links to all of the Instagram handles below: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsZFOSGArq-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link @mrgsworkshop  @jdietrich76  @desertwestwoodshop  @karennicolejordan  @mr.terpak @jijbenson  @gratuitoussshopteacher  @eclipsetherose  @tncl_weldfab_ltd_  @provohighschoolwelding  @lehman_te_and_stem  @shopclasspodcast  @encurtis  @raulamojukka  @ms.a_theshopteacher  @westholmes_bt  @techedfireman  @projectbuildstuff  @tyson_vo  @zavacki_tech_ed  @hh_tech_ed  @moodyteched  @schsshop @mzseares  @we_build_stuff  @spartanbuilders @jack.of.all.learning @doublej304 @robertallanwhelan @ums.it @mark.smith.educate @danielkkern @erniemarmalade @tim.the.shop.teacher @jakeofalltrades73 @mr.guckenbergsshop @lockridgedesigns @mrnorthteched @perk_valley_tech_edu @crexcreations @operation_shop_class @driftlessjoinery @ejkleindl --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 23, Makerspace vs. Industrial Arts (Sun, 16 Dec 2018)
In Episode 23, Mr. Barbaracheck and Mr G, discuss the differences between a Makerspace and an industrial arts class. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 22, short versus long student relationships (Sun, 09 Dec 2018)
Episode 22, short versus long student relationships. Barbercheck and Mr. G talk about the dynamic relationships established between a student and a teacher. We start by discussing our different environments, get into staying in touch with students after they graduate, initiating those relationships with fresh faces, remaining authentic, setting boundaries, and managing emotions. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 21, Barbercheck wins an award from Harbor Freight (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Episode 21, A Win Win Barbercheck and Shopteachers This episode, Barber check talks about his recent second-place win in the Harbor Freight Grant challenge. An in-depth application process was beneficial to him and other shop teachers alike. Listen to find out his journey and a triumphant finish. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 20!!!, College vs Trade School (Sun, 04 Nov 2018)
In Episode 20!!!, we discuss guiding students on a College vs Trade School "track". --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 19, Shop Safety (Tue, 30 Oct 2018)
In Episode 19, after a brief intro of Ron's current class project, we discuss the culture of safety in a high school or middle school workshop. Link to Mr. Barbercheck's safety checklists: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GGMnYM0_GTcwBDlqfGXLMPusG1xLBhlD?usp=sharing Virinia Tech Lab safety referenced by Mr. Barbercheck: https://www.alce.vt.edu/signature-programs/team-ag-ed/teacher-resources.html IG: @shopclasspodcast Facebook: Shop Class Podcast Twitter:shopclasspodcas Fail Safe wiki page as referenced by Ron G: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fail-safe Mr. G IG: @mrgsworkshop Mr. Barbercheck IG: @jack.of.all.learning Shoutouts: @doublej304 @jdietrich76, woodshop teacher from Illinois, who will be on The Green Woodworker podcast discussing involving our youth in making. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 18, Social media for teachers? (Tue, 16 Oct 2018)
Episode 18, social media for teachers. In this episode we dive into the different parts of social media and advantages available for teachers. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 17 bicycles in the classroom? (Thu, 11 Oct 2018)
In Episode 17, we cover use of bicycles as a learning tool in the shop teacher classroom. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 16 - "I hate math" (Sun, 30 Sep 2018)
Episode 16, Mr. Barbercheck and I discuss integrating Math into the STEM or industrial Arts curriculum.... Without the kids knowing it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 15, Mr.G goes to Maker Faire (Mon, 24 Sep 2018)
Episode 15, Mr. G goes to Maker Faire. In this episode I discuss my excitement for Maker Faire and the maker movement. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 14, Project Management (Sun, 16 Sep 2018)
Episode 14, project management starts with you. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 13, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools (Tue, 04 Sep 2018)
In Episode 13, we talked to Mr Barbercheck about his semi-finalists positions in the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Grant competition. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 12, Overwhelmed by start of new school year? (Thu, 30 Aug 2018)
Episode 12, Overwhelmed by the start of the new school year? Mr. Barbaracheck and I discuss starting the new year. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 11, Supplies Ordering Budget (Tue, 21 Aug 2018)
In Episode 11, we cover how each of us handle ordering supplies and managing budgets --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 10, why and how to make a podcast (Tue, 24 Jul 2018)
Episode 10, why and how to make a podcast. In episode 10, Barbercheck and I discuss the ins and outs and simplicity of running a podcast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 9, training and Industry advisory (Sun, 15 Jul 2018)
Episode 9, teacher training and Industry influence. In this episode, we talk about summer jobs, training classes and Industry influence. Special guest on this episode, is Manny Menna, ofFresh Innovations Co. Manny specializes in automation solutions for the package industry. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 8, literacy in the shop (Sun, 08 Jul 2018)
Episode 8, literacy in the shop class. In this episode Mister Barbercheck and I discuss how we handle writing and Publishing. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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episode 7: first-year shop teacher (Sun, 01 Jul 2018)
In episode 7, we talked with Kevin Witt, a first-year shop teacher. Mr. Barbercheck and I also discuss what it was like to survive our first years. This episode is valuable to anybody considering being a shop teacher or is in their current first year, or maybe to just reminisce about your first year teaching. Thanks for listening and you can also check us out on Instagram. @mrgsworkshop @theimposterteacher --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 6: small engines (Sun, 24 Jun 2018)
In episode 6, Mr. G and Mr Barbercheck discuss running a small engines project in their classrooms. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Shop Class Setup, Layout, and Maintenance (Mon, 18 Jun 2018)
Every wonder what thoughts go into setting up a school shop, maker-space, or STEAM lab? In this episode, Barbercheck and I discuss workshop setup and equipment maintenance. Shoutouts Harbor Freight Tools For Schools IG: https://www.instagram.com/hftforschools/?hl=en New Jersey Institute of Technology SAE Solar Car Team https://www.instagram.com/njitsolarcar/?hl=en Additional info to references during the show: Barbercheck's first tool wall assignments: https://hawkshop.jimdo.com/2017/02/15/a-place-for-everything-and-for-everything-a-place/ A look at how Barbercheck runs the tool holder design unit: https://hawkshop.jimdo.com/2017/04/12/a-place-for-everything-and-for-everything-a-place-part-3/ KISS Drill Bit Storage System https://goo.gl/JsfQTi Paint marker set: https://goo.gl/bVbSHC --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 4: professional development (Sun, 10 Jun 2018)
In episode 4, we discuss taking Adult Ed classes to improve our craftsmanship and teaching ability --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Year-end review with Mr G and Mr Barbercheck (Sun, 03 Jun 2018)
Year end review. What works, doesn't work, and what will we improve. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 2: Who is Mr.G and Mr Barberchek? (Mon, 28 May 2018)
In this episode we talk about our background and how we got to be shop teachers. plus some other stuff --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Episode 1 What is shop class? (Sun, 20 May 2018)
Episode 1 What is shop class? Welcome to "Shop Class" with Mr.G & Mr. Barbercheck --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/schoolshop/support
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Shop class with Mr. G and Mr. Barbercheck (Trailer) (Sat, 19 May 2018)
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