MAMLE Podcasts

Welcome to our MAMLE podcasts page!

We have TWO MAMLE podcasts available monthly! Mainely Middle is a MAMLE podcast geared towards practicing teachers and administrators. The Future is Now is a MAMLE podcast geared towards beginning and preservice teachers.

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October 2020

“Breathe” with Charise Monroe, current Northeast Florida teacher

Charise talks with MAMLE about motherhood, the pandemic, the craziness of the new semester, and multiple modalities of teaching (hybrid, HyFlex, and F2F during COVID-19). Always a fascinating human to talk to, Charise has some amazing insights on how to balance all.the.things and reminds us to breathe.

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Future is Now Podcast

This podcast is geared towards preservice teachers. Our inaugural Future is Now podcast is now available below.

“Find your People!”


Mindfulness with Dr. Nicole Damico, University of Central Florida, September 2020

Dr. Damico talks to MAMLE about ethical citizenship, the value of mindfulness of both students and middle level teachers, and how mindfulness is impacted by technology. A fascinating, information and resource rich podcast that will help us all take a deep breath as we begin our school year. You’ll even have a chance for a short breathing exercise in the middle of this podcast!

Length- 24 minutes


August 2020

A conversation with Dr. Richard Biffle, Thomas College

We ask these hard hitting questions in this race, equity, and diversity themed podcast. Length– 33 minutes

  1. Is middle school too early to begin discussions about race outside of historical context like slavery?
  2. How do we go beyond teaching about African American history and culture only during MLK day and African American history month?
  3. Maine is the whitest state in the US. How do we have productive conversations about race when most, if not all, of our middle school students are white?
  4. What rationale and conversation should we prepare as we move towards culturally sustaining pedagogy and addition of equity into our curriculum when parents, administration, or colleagues dissent?

Email for the MP3 version. A direct link is available here as well.