Nicole DeLuca, History Teacher Extraordinaire

Planning Period Podcast
Planning Period Podcast
Nicole DeLuca, History Teacher Extraordinaire

Hello, and welcome to Episode 52 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Nicole DeLuca. Nicole is a teacher at my school, and is constantly blowing me away with the things she does in the classroom. I always know that I can pop into her room on a day where visitors want to see the best we have to offer, or if I’m having a rough day and just need to see great teaching and amazing conversations.

DeLuca and I talk about making history relate-able, trying new things, why it’s always good teachers that burn out, balancing the test with enjoying teaching, the rigid structure of education, the push of all students toward college, choice paralysis, the need for reading complex text, and balancing work and life.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 52 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Nicole DeLuca.


DeLuca, thank you so much for talking with me. I will genuinely miss working with you next year, but I know that I will still call on you when I need help supporting another Social Studies teacher.

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

Until next week, try to stay in the moment you are in and focus on that part of your life.

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (
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