Mr. Jim LeMire
Mr. Andy LaChance
Year 1 Episodes
In the sixteenth installment of the Bald Eagle Podcast, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance record the podcast in an 8th grade science classroom, where they are studying the transfer of viruses. They are joined by Jacob Behrend, Marshal Brady, and Madison Reed, who are enthusiastic about filming their learning on viruses.
In the first episode after their hiatus, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance are joined by their guest Devyn Green who talks about the importance of gardening and agriculture. LaChance and Devyn Green talk about their process of obtaining the seeds to start a small garden behind the school as a hands on instructional lesson for Life Science.
In this episode of the Bald Eagle Podcast, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance welcome Grace Adams, Brooklyn Davenport, Macy Jensen, and Elise May who are being recognized for their positive behavior in the school. They explain the importance of PBIS (positive behavior intervention and supports), being recognized and demonstrating positive values. Jim and Andy finish the Podcast by reminiscing about what life was like for them growing up during the 80s and 90s.
In this episode, Andy LaChance and Jim LeMire welcome Natalee Overboe, 7th grade teacher. Natalee is a first year teacher and we discuss the thoughts and reflections of teaching through the first year of school. We carry on about looking forward to the second year of teaching after having a year completed. The episode finishes with LaChance and LeMire discussing the first day of WI Forward testing for students.
In this episode of the Bald Eagle Podcast, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance welcome Amanda Jones (Choir Teacher) to the podcast. We begin discuss the early stages of the Edison's production of "High School Musical Jr". The dates for the production are May 10 & 11 at 7pm and May 12 at 2pm. Amanda talks about the working and organizing a show with middle school students. She talks about her background in singing and musicals too. Andy and Jim go on after the interview to discuss the all important WI Forward Exam beginning for Edison on April 1. We talk about what parents can do at home to get their children prepared for this test and the confidence to do well.
In this episode of the Bald Eagle Podcast, Andy LaChance and JIm LeMire discuss the very special Teacher, Parent, Student conference. We welcome Stefanie Schlei, 6th grade teacher at Edison, to talk about a teacher's game plan going into conferences. Edison provides a student led conference and we talk about the benefits of the student taking ownership in their learning and conference. Andy and Jim continue their banter about education and Edison.
In this episode, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance welcome the lead learner for the School District of Janesville Superintendent Steve Pophal. They discuss Steve's vision and the SDJ's path to engaged and empowered learning for all students. The conversation involves engaging the community of Janesville to partner with the SDJ in producing future, successful workers.
In this episode, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance talk about the upcoming UW-Whitewater Observation and Participation program. Approximately 25 beginning education majors, from UWW, will be observing, learning, and collaborating with Edison staff every Tuesday for the next 2-3 months.
In this episode, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance talk about the SHINE Student 3D Design Competition and interview the winners Alex Weeks, a 6th grade student and Adien Van Tuyl, an 8th grade student.
In this episode, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance interview Mr. Carl Schenzel the Technology Education Teacher at Edison to talk about the SHINE Student 3D Design Competition that was won by Alex Weeks and Aiden Van Tuyl, students at Edison. The Janesville Gazette published an article about the students and the competition.
In this episode, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance talk about subject selection and how it ties into career choices in the Janesville area. They interview 2 students currently enrolled at Edison, Dareon Dalton, 7th grade and Kylie LaChance, 6th grade. Both students talk about their passions and how it influenced them in their course selections for next year.
In this episode, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance talk about subject selection and its progression to high school. They are joined by their guest, Alissa Tyrrell, the counselor for 6th and 8th grade. She talks about the new electives that students are presented with when going from 6th to 7th.
In this episode, Jim Le Mire recalls a teacher from High School that influenced his decision to become a teacher. Andy LaChance recalls teachers and connections to teachers as an alumnus of Edison. They talk about how education has changed from the time they were students. They also discuss people's experiences and how to turn them into teachable moments.
In this episode, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance explain the current events going on at Edison. They explain the festivities before the winter break, and their guest, Mr. William LeTourneau talks about discussion-based learning. They talk about the preparation of students for high school and the importance of storytelling for learning.
In this episode, Jim LeMire and Andy LaChance explain the current events going on at Edison. LeMire and LaChance have their first guest, Mrs. Virginia McGinnis, a 7th-grade teacher, explaining about her student's growth in math as a result of students tracking their own progress using data from STAR and Aleks.
Welcome to the inaugural Eagle Podcast, hosted by Mr. Jim LeMire and co-hosted by Mr. Andy LaChance, sharing some intriguing anecdotes . In this episode, LeMire and LaChance talk about their histories at Edison. They share some current events going on in the school along with what the students are learning.