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3Ps in a Pod

Dec 21, 2017

Thanks for joining us for the season finale of “3Ps in a Pod.” While we’re guessing you’re in need of rest and relaxation during winter break, we’re positive your heart, mind, and soul will feel refreshed after listening to today’s guest. Marian Mellen is a former teacher and founder of the Zen Bird, a...


Dec 18, 2017

Thanks for joining us for the bonus episode of our first season. We’re thrilled to have Elma Dzanic in the “3Ps in a Pod” studio to discuss restorative justice practices in the Phoenix Union High School District. We first explored this subject during episode two with Dr. Dominique Smith. We were left more...


Dec 14, 2017

Holidays in the classroom can look and feel different for everyone. What might be a jolly season for some, may leave others feeling confused, excluded, and undervalued. Listen, as we discuss the importance of inclusive and thoughtful classroom planning. Donnie and Mary hear personal stories from two teachers in...


Dec 7, 2017

Students aren’t the only ones anxiously awaiting their grades — schools are too. State law requires all Arizona district and charter schools be assessed and given a letter grade by the Department of Education. This week, “3Ps in a Pod” hosts, Angelia and Donnie, discuss the newly amended evaluation process with...


Nov 30, 2017

Let’s talk about the importance of building strong relationships in education. First, Mary and Angelia share their best tactics for making classrooms like a second home for learners. Next, they interview Dr. Dominique Smith, a leading expert on the topic of restorative practice. Together, the three discuss what it...