Wins and Losses w/Phil Strunk

Today’s episode features Phil Strunk (@MrPStrunk). Phil is a 7th grade social studies teacher at Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, VA. He is also the host of the Wins and Losses podcast ( and founder of the #waledchat on Twitter. Phil, despite being early in his career, has a tremendous grasp on reflection as a […]

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Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 3 w/Tamara Westfall

Today’s episode is the final in a three part series on Coding and Computer Science Education. Today’s guest is Tamara Westfall. She is a Physics and Forensics teacher at Huntington High School in Huntington, WV. She has been working to directly implement aspects of coding and computer science into her classroom while also sponsoring the […]

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Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 2 w/Teena Hine

Today’s episode is part two in the series focused on coding and computer science education. The guest today is Teena Hine (@STEAMPoweredWV). Teena is a third grade teacher and technology integration specialist at Tomahawk Intermediate School in Berkeley County, WV. She joins the show today to talk about some of the great things she is […]

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Coding and Computer Science Education, Part 1 w/Cindy Modecki

This episode is the first of three in a series looking at coding and computer science education by speaking with three educators from West Virginia who are implementing coding into their classrooms and schools. Today’s episode features Cindy Modecki (@ReadingCindy), a Technology Integration Specialist at North Elementary School in Morgantown, WV. She shares her experiences […]

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Coding and Computer Science in Education Series: Trailer

Coming soon, The Randall Black Show will be sharing three episodes in a series on Coding and Computer Science Education. This three part series will feature three WV Educators sharing their experiences in implementing coding and computer science education into their classrooms and schools. The educators sharing their experiences are: Cindy Modecki – North Elementary School, […]

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The Randall Black Show: Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 of The Randall Black Show comes out on January 22, 2018. Be sure you’re subscribed in the pod-catcher of your choice to hear each new episode when it drops.

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Telling your Story as an Educator w/Mat Deveaney

On today’s episode I’m joined by Mat Deveaney (@TheMrDevizzle). Mat grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and now teaches 8th grade math at Weir Middle School in Weirton, WV. We discuss how educators can share their story and how that he is doing so daily with his Vlog on YouTube. I share several responses from the […]

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Podcasting in Education w/Jeff Bradbury

Today’s podcast features a conversation with Jeff Bradbury of the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network (@teachercast and Jeff also serves as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Westwood Regional School District where he works with teachers and students to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom. We discuss the idea of podcasting in education by looking […]

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1:1 in Pickerington Local Schools w/Brian Seymour

Brian Seymour (@seymoureducate) is the Directory of Instructional Technology for the Pickerington Local School District (PLSD) in Pickerington, OH. PLSD is the largest district in the state of Ohio to have a 1:1 initiative providing a device for every student. On this episodes of the show, we discuss the program, preparation, and an upcoming Google […]

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Podcast, Blog, and Health Updates

Some of my podcast listeners and blog readers may not know about the tale that was my summer.  It was trying, tested my resolve, and I have come back out better on the other side. So let me quickly share some of that with you today in order to understand some of the inconsistencies that […]