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Cup of Joe

41 EpisodesProduced by Joseph HamerWebsite

Author and elementary teacher, Joseph Hamer, brings together inspiring educators to discuss how we can cultivate a more connected and compassionate community of learners.

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Genuine Joy with Pam Allyn

April 12th, 2021


Episode 40's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on creating this absolute joy for our children while at school. In this conversation, Pam and I will take a …

EDU Mental Health with Mandy Froehlich

April 5th, 2021


Episode 39's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on the mental health of educators. (brace yourself)
But really! Educators are building the boat as they sail and learning how to thrive in this environment. Unfortunately, many …

Mindful Community with Phyllis Fagell

March 29th, 2021


Episode 38's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on the positive possibilities that are created by mindful adults - both teachers and parents who practice …

WellCheq with Jodi Miller

March 22nd, 2021


Episode 37's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on the most practical resource that Joseph has ever used to check in with his kids - no matter if he was remote or face to face.  This is a resource that he believes EVERY …

PLCommunity with Chad Dumas

March 15th, 2021


Episode 36's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on the community part of PLC or the network part of a PLN.  Whether you’re running one or following a …

Restorative Practices with Nathan Maynard

March 8th, 2021


Episode 35's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on taking a restorative approach to school discipline.  Nathan breaks down the relationship and community …

SEL and The Brain with Marilee Sprenger

March 1st, 2021


Episode 34's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on one of my biggest passions, social-emotional learning! Marilee Sprenger dives into the brain and how SEL strategies help our children thrive.

Pandemic Observations with Dr. Doug Green

January 25th, 2021


Episode 33's #EducatorCoffeeTalk surrounds Dr. Green's 100+ classroom observations this year.  Ranging from kindergarten to twelfth grade, Doug is noticing positive things to take away.  Both remote and social-distanced …

Positivity is Possible

January 18th, 2021


Episode 32's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on staying positive through this pandemic.  The conversation hovers around cultivating positivity through a …

The Need for Change with Vernita Mayfield

January 11th, 2021


Episode 31's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on educators leading the systemic change needed in our culture.  @DrVMayfield explains the terms racism, …

Productive Clarity with Aubrey Patterson

January 4th, 2021


Episode 30's #EducatorCoffeeTalk kicks off the New Year by focusing on creating clarity and decluttering information!  This habit gives you liberty of your time which enables you to be the leader you desire to be.

At-Risk Success with Dr. Basil Marin

December 21st, 2020


Episode 29's #EducatorCoffeeTalk dives into supporting our at-risk children in ways that enable them to succeed. Special guest, Dr. Basil Marin, is well studied and has years of practice, but when he was a child, he was …

Creative Reflection with Tim Cavey

December 14th, 2020


Episode 28's #EducatorCoffeeTalk dives into developing habits of reflection through creative outlets.  There is an immense amount of liberty and growth stored just at your fingertips if you force yourself to create …

Being Decisive with Simon Rodberg

December 7th, 2020


Episode 27's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on cultivating a decisive mindset in ourselves, in our staff, and in our students.

Mentorship with Dr. Matthew X Joseph

November 30th, 2020


Episode 26's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on the polarized topic of mentorship.  Mentorship, at its core, is based upon a strong genuine relationship …

Prioritizing SEL with Joseph Hamer

November 26th, 2020


Episode 25's #EducatorCoffeeTalk is a THANKSGIVING SPECIAL featuring the host, Joseph Hamer.  He speaks on prioritizing social-emotional learning and …

Increasing Equity with Tairen McCollister

November 23rd, 2020


Episode 24's #EdcuatorCoffeeTalk focuses on the equity to be had in what we teach, how we teach, and how we discipline our students.  Educators have a duty to ensure that all children find themselves safe, happy, loved, …

Value Adding with Kyle Hamstra

November 19th, 2020


Episode 23's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on a phrase that Joseph first saw on Kyle Hamstra's Twitter header that reads, “To whom will you add value today?”  

Listen to hear how you can use your strengths to strengthen …

2020 Principal with Allyson Apsey

November 16th, 2020


Episode 22's #EducatorCoffeeTalk is focused on the role of the 2020 principal -- a job that must balance the chaos in the world, the personal stress, …

Remote Learning Strategies with Shelly Sanchez Terrell

November 12th, 2020


Episode 21's #EducatorCoffeeTalk reflects on remote learning strategies and discusses innovative options to consider as we move forward.  Now is a perfect time to reflect and see how we can improve for the next nine …

Breaking Down Walls with Dr. Tony Sinanis

November 9th, 2020


Episode 20's #EducatorCoffeeTalk is focused on breaking down the walls that have been built up and sustained in our culture of education.  Tony …

Anti-Racist Culture with Amber Cook

October 29th, 2020


Episode 19's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on an anti-racist classroom and school culture.  One of the biggest mind shifts for me was when reading that …

Classroom Management with Mike Roberts

October 26th, 2020


Episode 18's #EducatorCoffeeTalk focuses on classroom management.  Successful classroom management supports student growth through a predictable …

Wellbeing with Andrew Cowley

October 22nd, 2020


Episode 17's educator coffee talk focuses on our wellbeing as educators which is really our mental and physical state.  We need to examine if we are growing, happy, and healthy and how we get to that place if we aren’t …

A Grateful Heart with Alana Stanton

October 19th, 2020


Episode 16's educator coffee talk focuses on being an educator with a grateful heart.  This habit of recognition and appreciation can alter our …

Project Based Learning with Ross Cooper

October 15th, 2020


Episode 15's educator coffee talk focused on project-based learning and how educators can incorporate it into any classroom whether it may be …

Gradeless Assessments with Starr Stackstein

October 12th, 2020


Episode 14's educator coffee talk is focused on how we can assess our children’s knowledge without giving a grade. When we think about what kids …

Teaching Self Care with Keeth Matheny

October 8th, 2020


Episode 13's educator coffee talk focuses on teaching children self-care habits and the need for an SEL check-in.  As adults, we all practice (or …

Moving Forward with Jon Harper

October 5th, 2020


Episode 12's educator coffee talk is focused on looking forward with fresh eyes.  How to bounce back and enjoy this year of teaching a little more than you already are. The opportunity to do better is right now.

Passionate Leadership with T.J. Vari and Joseph Jones

October 1st, 2020


Episode 11's educator coffee talk is focused on passionate and compassionate leadership. We take a look at how we can cultivate this enchanting …

The Impacts of SEL with Wendy Turner

September 28th, 2020


Episode 10's educator coffee talk is focused on what we know the powerful impacts of social-emotional learning and how to continue that empowerment …

A Principal's Impact with Jon Wennstrom

September 24th, 2020


Episode 9’s educator coffee talk is focused on the impact that a principal can have on a building and the impact that a teacher can have on a principal.

Innovative Teaching with George Couros

September 21st, 2020


Episode 8's coffee talk is going to be focused on the need for innovation and how it allows us to influence our children in a greater capacity while creating more opportunities for their success.

The Importance of Culture with Jennifer Appel

September 17th, 2020


Episode 7's educator coffee talk is focused on culture and kindness, and empathy.  These three topics are what many educators are clinging to.  In a …

What Counts Most with Jay Billy

September 14th, 2020


Episode 6's educator coffee talk is focused on what counts most this year.  Many districts and buildings have been able to use this abrupt halt in our educational norms to re-evaluate our priorities.  Jay explains his …

The Power of Creativity with Tim Needles

September 10th, 2020


Episode 5's educator coffee talk is focused on the power of creativity and how we can incorporate art remotely.  Listen to learn how creativity is a tendency rather than a talent.

Excellent Teaching with Paul Solarz

September 3rd, 2020


Episode 4's coffee talk is focused on what it takes to be an excellent teacher.  Right now, that definition is being shaken and altered for so many educators yet the core values of excellent teaching are staying the …

COVID Era Children with Dr. Byron McClure

August 31st, 2020


Episode 3's coffee talk is focused on how educators can best support their children while living through this pandemic.  Now more than ever, children need social-emotional support.

Motivating Remotely with Fred Koepp

August 27th, 2020


Episode 2's coffee talk is focused on how educators can stay motivated themselves as well as motivate their students.  This is something that many …

Pandemic Principal with Laura Drouhard

August 24th, 2020


Episode 1's educator coffee talk is focused on being a principal during a world pandemic.  We are all counting on our leaders to guide us and to navigate with us as we cast our sails and begin this journey in the era of …

Cup of Joe Introduction

August 22nd, 2020


Episode 0 introduces you to the Cup of Joe podcast and Joseph Hamer's mission behind it.

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