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Joe “Mr.D” Dombrowski studies being social, by being social! Join him as he wittily unpacks the wild world of elementary school.

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Joe “Mr.D” Dombrowski studies being social, by being social! Join him as he wittily unpacks the wild world of elementary school.

Let's Watch TV: My Cat From Hell

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This week, Joe and Fran watch an amazing show they'd never heard of called My Cat From Hell! Joe wishes he could be a cat person and Fran can't get enough of all the feline drama!

May 05 2021

20mins

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Behavior Management: New teacher, who dis(respect)?

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This week we hear from 'Sad in Second Grade', and we address a problem that's all too common, especially for new teachers: entrenched toxic environments. Joe can relate with one of his first experiences as a teacher, and he helps give our caller the confidence to make bold decisions.

May 04 2021

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Kindergarten Herbivores

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This week Joe is joined by the 2020 USA Teacher Of The Year, Tabatha Rosproy but not before he explains his love/hate relationship with procrastination and the fact that his kindergartners have decided to munch down on unrecognizable weeds they found on the playground.

May 03 2021

37mins

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Let's Watch TV: The Circle

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Fran accidentally gets hooked on this week's show, The Circle, and Joe think's Mama Fran should try to get on the show herself! Fran learns about emoji's and Joe spills all the inside tea about the show's production!

Apr 28 2021

34mins

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Behavior Management: Working With Crotchety Teammates

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Joe introduces a new segment called Behavior Management, where he helps solve your problems and addresses behavior that needs to be managed! Today we hear from "Miserable in Third" who has some inflexible teachers on her team who are making her life...well...miserable!

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Apr 27 2021

12mins

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PreK Pause

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This week Joe is joined by TikTok & PreK royalty, Tell Williams (@mrwilliamsprek) but not before he hits you with a rant of the pain of planning field trips and the “joys” of teaching kinder remotely.

Apr 26 2021

35mins

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Let's Watch TV: Sister Wives

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This week, Mama Fran gets to watch one of her favorite shows but Joe actually likes it too! Joe learns that he's not cut out for polygamy and Fran talks funeral arrangements much to Joe's dismay!

Apr 21 2021

25mins

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How To Go Potty

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This week, Joe runs into a fan in the wild so he develops a top secret code for the next one of you who sees him out there! Then he heads to a job fair and it turns out things have changed A LOT since he got his first teaching job over 10 years ago! We wrap things up by sharing insights from one of Joe's student's great literary works titled “How To Go Potty!”

Apr 19 2021

29mins

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Let’s Watch TV: 90 Day Fiance

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This week, Joe and Mama Fran dive into the wild and crazy world of 90 Day Fiance. Joe falls in love with Tunisian architecture and Fran learns about polyamory!  

Apr 14 2021

23mins

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The Lock Down

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This week, Joe is sweating bullets because he's been asked to give a speak for the induction of the National Teacher Of The Year even though this week he broke TEACHING RULE NUMBER 1! As punishment, his school has unannounced lock down drill and one of Joe’s students gets a little gassy! 

Apr 12 2021

30mins

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Let’s Watch TV: Catfish

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This week, Joe and Mama Fran watch the MTV reality show Catfish! Fran gives us a rundown on catfishing and we learn that Joe himself has been involved in Catfish schemes more than once!

Apr 07 2021

30mins

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TATB: Teachers Against Tiny Backpacks

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This week Mother Nature gives Joe her karma by striking him with relentless seasonal allergies, all while he’s avoiding tying kindergarten shoe laces and organizing a movement against the unnecessary production of undersized backpacks! THEY’RE USELESS!

Apr 05 2021

24mins

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Let’s Watch TV: Chrisley Knows Best

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This week, LWTV branches out! We start by watching one of Mama Fran’s favorites, Chrisley knows Best! We learn that Fran has a hard time saying “sorry” and Joe embraces his inner southerner, ‘bless his heart!’

Apr 01 2021

31mins

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Liar Liar Pants on Fire

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This week, Joe has his heart broken by one of his kid’s tall tales, another one makes a very informative yet inappropirate how-to manual, and Joe doesn’t know how to speak French, unlike all his kids.

Mar 29 2021

31mins

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CSI: Leprechaun Murder

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This week, Joe simultaneously learns that kinders are addicted to holidays and that his body absolutely cannot handle drinking on a weekday. A horrifying leprechaun makes an appearance in the classroom and the kids react a little.....murdery.

Mar 22 2021

35mins

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Let’s Watch Tv: Batchelor Finale!

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The Batchelor comes to a close and Joe couldn't be happier. Mama Fran is scared of Easter and Joe relives his debut stage role of "shepherd."

Mar 16 2021

19mins

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No Tired like Teacher Tired

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This week, Joe is TIRED and shares some of his favorite tired teacher stories before he gets punk'd during yet another school fire drill, and then reminisces about the time he almost destroyed Michigan's natural habitats when he lost a pack of Giant Madagascar Hissing cockroaches!

Mar 15 2021

29mins

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Let’s Watch Tv: Surprise Departure!

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This week, Joe and Fran are both surprised at who leaves the show, Joe is grossed out by milk-baths and Mama Fran goes to great lengths to celebrate Louis the Golden Retriver's birthday!

Mar 09 2021

26mins

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Kindergarten Divas

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This week, Joe has to use his teacher-features to prove he’s eligible to get a vaccine, before he discusses the finer points of bead safety with everyone and establishes a pen pal program with Mother Nature!

Mar 08 2021

29mins

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Let’s Watch Tv: Tell All Drama!

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On this episode, Joe and Fran discuss Fran's least favorite episode, the Tell All, before making predictions and discussing the future of LWTV!

Mar 02 2021

21mins

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By dvdthhfdtyh - Mar 21 2020
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Funniest person I ever meet so great and creative people love your humor

Love Mr. D’s podcast!

By carimama - Mar 02 2019
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Mr. D’s funny, relevant podcast with fantastic guests is one of my favorites!! Thanks!!!!