Teacher Talk

1st & 3rd Tuesday of Each Month

Teacher Talk, sponsored by the Columbus Education Association (CEA),  is a biweekly talk show featuring educators, project leaders, administrators, and students from central Ohio. Host Sue Misiak, a retired high school teacher from Columbus City Schools, and her guests keep listeners informed about the latest developments in education, as well as future projects within the school district. Join us for Teacher Talk on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month on WCBE!

To listen to previous episodes of Teacher Talk recorded prior to November 2012 , please visit CEA's website. 

Since Sue Misiak is retiring as host of Teacher Talk, CEA President Rhonda Johnson turns the table and hosts this program with Sue as guest. They will discuss Sue's teaching career, her position as host of Teacher Talk since 1987, most memorable guests, and her future plans. 

Recently new CEA officers Tracey Johnson and Phil Hayes appeared on this program to discuss some of the big issues currently facing the district. On this edition of Teacher Talk, Superintendent Dr. Dan Good joins host Sue Misiak to give his viewpoints on similar topics, such as school closings, the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee, and a future levy. He'll also weigh in on the choice of CEA President Rhonda Johnson being selected as Education Director by Mayor Michael Coleman.

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak welcomes the newly-elected team of Tracey Johnson and Phil Hayes to their first Teacher Talk interview as President and vice-president of the CEA. We will learn more about them, their leadership styles, and the issues they plan to tackle as Rhonda Johnson retires and Tracey and Phil take office.

CEA President Rhonda Johnson joins host Sue Misiak on Teacher Talk. She is retiring at the end of this school year and will then become Mayor Michael Coleman's Education Director. In her last appearance on Teacher Talk as CEA President, we're going to look at Rhonda's career as an education advocate and as a cheerleader for all those teachers who are dedicated to helping children.  

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak speaks with Mark Real, President of KidsOhio.org. an online resource center for policy makers, educators, parents and community groups interested in improving education in Ohio. They'll discuss the defeat of the levy and what that means to the Columbus City School District, the role of charter schools and their impact, and  Mayor Coleman’s appointment of Rhonda Johnson as Education Czar.  

On this broadcast we’re going to learn about Triad 21. Through this program, COSI, The Columbus Museum of Art, and The Ohio Historical Society are providing professional development to help local teachers impact students’ 21st century learning.

On our last program, we learned about City Year which strives to change attitudes and help those students who may be at-risk for dropping out of school. We're going to continue the conversation as we look specifically at the City Year program at Linden McKinley STEM Academy and talk with a corps member and a student. 

Teacher Talk, March 4th, 2014: City Year

Apr 2, 2014

The slogan for City Year is - Give a Year, Change the World. That's a pretty ambitious goal and Executive Director of City Year, Todd Tuney, will explain how they intend to achieve it - right here in the Columbus City School. 

On today's program, we consider the impact of sustainable, green buildings and how they influence teaching and learning. The guest today are Tyler Steel, President of the U.S. Green Building Council, Center Ohio Chapter. 

In the 21st century classroom, learning and technology go hand in hand. On this program, host Sue Misiak talks with Cindy Wright and 2 other Columbus City School teachers about an iPad project that is changing the way teachers teach and the way students learn. 

Host Sue Misiak speaks with the Program Director of Mosaic, Steve Shapiro and two of his students. We discuss Mosaic, a unique program which provides a humanities-based education experience beyond the classes at their home school. It is sponsored by the Education Council. 

Teacher Talk, January 7, 2014: John Farley

Jan 7, 2014

Host Sue Misiak talks to John Farley, CEO of the Educational Council. In this interview we'll learn about the Council's efforts to prepare all students in Franklin County for success in college, careers and life through interdistrict programs and services.

Teacher Talk, December 17, 2013: Rhonda Johnson

Dec 18, 2013

On this edition of Teacher Talk, host Sue Misiak speaks with the president of the Columbus Education Association, Rhonda Johnson. They discuss the CEA-sponsored Martin Luther King banquet, which honors individuals who have been so important to our community and to our schools.

Teacher Talk, December 3, 2013: Dr. Dan Good

Dec 4, 2013

Host Sue Misiak speaks with Supt. Dr. Dan Good. In this interview they focus on the Good News from the Columbus City Schools - positive programs, achievements, and recognitions that don’t always make the newspapers or TV reports.

Teacher Talk, November 19th, 2013

Dec 4, 2013

The Columbus International High School is an innovative facility which opened its doors this fall on the site of the historic North High School. On Teacher Talk we’ll learn more as we talk with Principal Ameer Kim El-Mallawany and teacher Deliana Soto. 

I Know I Can's Blueprint College Program helps parents plan for their child's college education. Executive Director Katina Fullen explains that volunteers conduct workshops and provide resources to aid Columbus families. 

Tonight's program features I Know I Can, an organization which helps students get into college as well as aids them in finding  the money to pay for it. Executive Director Katina Fullen also tells us about the organization's 25th anniversary and a major gift from the Huntington. 

Dr. Dan Good, interim Supt. of the CCS has taken the time to join host Sue Misiak on Teacher Talk to discuss the upcoming operating levy and bond issue. Through our discussion we will also learn about the man, the educator, and the administrator, Dr. Good.

Host Sue Misiak speaks with Amy Burt, a CCS special education teacher. We’ll learn about the passion that Columbus educators bring to their work and Amy’s own efforts to help her students.

CEA President Rhonda Johnson is tonight's guest as we begin the 2013/2014 school year. We welcome back our students and the teaching staff. We also discuss recent personnel changes, the new interim superintendent, and the November levy.