Welcome to Education Suspended,

a podcast focused on exploring, engaging, and dialoguing with those in education who are passionate about changing the status quo and evolving the archaic system we have inherited.

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The Latest Episodes

Episode 51: Justin Toomer

Welcome to season three of Education Suspended! We kick off this season with Justin Toomer. Justin dives into the role curriculum should play in opening doors and uncovering new content. He highlights the reality that the better school experience students have, the more likely they are to consider becoming educators. Justin reminds us to use data in a way that doesn’t just tell the story that has already been written for so many of our students.

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Episode 50: William Tucker

In our last episode of Season Two we connect with William Tucker, who challenges all of us to stop, and ask ourselves, why do we educate? William focuses on shifting our archaic system away from memorization and aims to provide students an educational system that promotes understanding. He specifically specializes in literacy and shares why equipping students with a solid foundation of literacy and comprehension is vitally important to all future disciplines.

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Episode 51: Justin Toomer

Welcome to season three of Education Suspended! We kick off this season with Justin Toomer. Justin dives into the role curriculum should play in opening doors and uncovering new content. He highlights the reality that the better school experience students have, the more likely they are to consider becoming educators. Justin reminds us to use data in a way that doesn’t just tell the story that has already been written for so many of our students.

Read More »

Episode 50: William Tucker

In our last episode of Season Two we connect with William Tucker, who challenges all of us to stop, and ask ourselves, why do we educate? William focuses on shifting our archaic system away from memorization and aims to provide students an educational system that promotes understanding. He specifically specializes in literacy and shares why equipping students with a solid foundation of literacy and comprehension is vitally important to all future disciplines.

Read More »

The Team

hosted by:

Jessica Paola Pfeiffer

Jessica is a mother, wife, school social worker, and educational consultant. She has been working with students, teachers, schools, and districts for over 19 years. She is the founder of Intricate Roots, an educational consulting company who supports educational systems in embedding a neurodevelopmental lens into the work they do. She works directly with Steve and the Neurosequential Network in training educators from around the world. 

hosted by:

Steve Graner

Steve is a father, grandfather, and a veteran middle school teacher of 33 years.  He now works directly with Dr. Bruce Perry and Neurosequential Network as the NME Project Director, delivering training to a variety of educators on the intersection of neurodevelopment and effective school practice. This training, which began humbly at a North Dakota middle school, now extends to educators across the world who are grappling with the unique challenges faced by systems no longer adequate to handle the stressors of our evolving world.

produced by:

Jamie Higa

edited by:

Wyatt Rider, PSSC Intern

Wyatt is a senior at the Puget Sound Skills Center and an aspiring sound editor.
graphics by:

Katie Kaneen