Category Archives : WTOY Radio


How Teachers and Policy Makers Can Collaborate FTW

Episode 008 – Collaborating With Education Policy Makers Beth Maloney Twitter: @DaringToTeach 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Beth Maloney, the 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year. Beth is a 5th grade teacher in Surprise, AZ and a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT.) Beyond preparing youngsters for their transition to […]


Why Loud Wrong Answers Are Better Than Quiet Right Ones

Episode 007 – Authentic Assessment Monica Washington Twitter: @texastoy2014 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Monica Washington, who teaches 11th grade English at Texas High School in Texarkana Independent School District, the 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year. Monica is well known in the lone […]


Why Developing Student Character Outweighs Test Scores

Episode 006: Character Education Jeff Baxter 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year Twitter: @MobyJeff On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Jeff Baxter, an AP Language and Composition Teacher at Leavenworth High School who is the 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year.  Jeff also holds a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of […]


Bringing Down Classroom & School Walls With Technology

Episode 005: Bringing Down Walls With Technology  Josh Stumpenhorst 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Twitter: @stumpteacher On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Josh Stumpenhorst, a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher from Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, IL, who is the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year. In […]


When Students Are Uncertain, This Is How It Can Lead to Deeper Learning 1

Episode 003: Academic Risk Taking & the Power of Being Uncertain Karyn Dickerson 2014 North Carolina Teacher of the Year Twitter: @KDickersonNCTOY On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Karyn Dickerson, an English teacher from Grimsley High School in Greensboro, NC, who is the 2014 North Carolina Teacher of the Year. In addition […]


[SPECIAL]: Understanding By Design – A Tribute to the Work of Grant Wiggins

Episode 002: Understanding By Design and the Work of Grant Wiggins Joey Lee 2014 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Twitter: @JoeyLeeNHTOY On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Joey Lee, a social studies teacher and ice hockey coach at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, who is the 2014 New Hampshire Teacher of […]


The Impact of Teacher Retention on Education Equity

Episode 001: The Impact of Teacher Retention on Education Equity Jonathan Crossley 2014 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Twitter: @joncrossley_ar On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Jonathan Crossley, a high school English and Drama teacher from the Mississippi Delta region of Arkansas, who is the 2014 Arkansas Teacher of the […]