Michael Ralph of the Two Pint PLC

Hello, and welcome to Episode 70 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Michael Ralph, a STEM Teacher Trainer within the UKanTeach program at the University of Kansas. Focuses on the scientific process for others to be able to bring that into their own classrooms. He is also the host of the Two Pint PLC podcast, where he and his co-host Laurence Woodruff discuss educational research while drinking a pint of beer (how cool is that?).

Michael and I talk about educational research and what teachers should do with it, the differences between K-12 and college education, professionalism of educators and where it is lacking internally and externally, why teachers don’t reflect enough on their practice, what true reflective practice looks like, the role of planning on the teaching and reflection process, and the need for teachers to have a general understanding of educational research and theory.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 70 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Michael Ralph.


Michael, thank you again for being on the show. I look forward to working with you and the Two Pint PLC more.

To connect with Michael, you can find him @ralphcstem on twitter and twopintplc.com for the Two Pint PLC podcast.

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

Until next week, go out and support teachers in service of their autonomy.

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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