Andrew Canlé – Charter Schools and Constant Questioning

Planning Period Podcast
Planning Period Podcast
Andrew Canlé - Charter Schools and Constant Questioning

Hello, and welcome to Episode 111 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Andrew Canlé. Andrew followed me on Twitter and when I saw his profile, I just reached out and asked him to be on the show. So, this is another of my podcasting blind dates. Andrew is an elementary Assistant Principal out of Long Island, in his first year in that role.

Andrew and I talk about his path and how he became an AP, some of his charter school experiences, how the one-size-fits-all model of education is problematic, the importance of proper and constant questioning techniques, the balance between form and function in the classroom,

I would like to take a second to thank our sponsor for this episode, TardEase. TardEase is a new tardy tracking platform that makes it quick and easy for schools to process consequences when students are late to class. TardEase runs as a Google Sheets Add-On, so anyone can set it up, and works by scanning the ID numbers of late students into a Google Form. Then, each night, TardEase sends a formatted PDF of the consequences, with your school letterhead, to be sent home with students for their parents to sign, or given as a detention notice. TardEase is also significantly cheaper than other options on the market, with no special hardware to buy, and no per-student licensing fee. TardEase costs only $600 a year. You can learn more, and start a 30-day free trial now by visiting

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 111 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Andrew Canle. 

Andrew, thank you for joining me on the show and having such a great chat!

To connect with Andrew, find him on Twitter @ajcanle.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on Twitter or Instagram, @BradShreffler. I love to hear from you all there and that’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, checkout the Feedback Page on my website that gives you other options for feedback as well, which you can find at

Until next week, think about ways you can improve your questioning.

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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