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 tool to better himself as an educator to help his students.

The question of the show from the Coding and Computer Science Education series received some great response from Derek Oldfield and Andrea Rush. The question of the show for this episode is “Who is an administrator or teacher that inspired you to reach further and what did they do for you?” Share your responses by going to and looking for the 3/5/2018 Question of the Show grid. Responses may be used on a future episode of the podcast.

The Robb Review Podcast features Evan and Laura Robb sharing some type of insight on a topic in a succinct way. Evan is the principal at Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, VA. Laura is a retired educator who still consults directly with educators across the country. You can check out their blog at and their podcast at

I recently came across an article about facilitating a classroom Twitter chat on Edutopia. The article gives 21 distinct tips, divided into three categories of pre-chatt planning, implantation, and post-chat planning. You can check it out here:

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