Hot Mess Teacher Express Podcast

The day to day life of a teacher is a journey. A journey where you have no idea where you are going but you do know how you are going to get there… All aboard the Hot Mess Teacher Express! This podcast is for teachers who need to know they are not alone in their hot messes, empty plan books, mile-long to-do lists and just need a laugh or moment of understanding. Miss Jess Smith, your Conductor on this journey, is here to live, listen and relate to real teacher life and chat with some of your favorite teachers along the way. Grab your teacher fuel of choice, put that hair in a messy bun and welcome aboard the Hot Mess Teacher Express. Choo choo!

00:33:44 2022-03-03
Hubby and high school history teacher joins me today for a Q&A sesh from you, our listeners! Also... COME SEE ME LIVE AT THE BT COMEDY TOUR! Spring break tickets on sale now and summer break shows coming out soon! Big news hot messes... You can catch ...
00:32:59 2022-02-17
In this episode, I go off on everything that's wrong with this ridiculous Indiana Bill, but first...... COME SEE ME LIVE AT THE BT COMEDY TOUR! Spring break tickets on sale now and summer break shows coming out soon! Big news hot messes... You can catch m...
00:57:09 2022-02-11
You may know her from TikTok where she has amassed a million followers! Join me and the lovely Ms. Frazzled for a fun conversation about social media pressure, pandemic teaching, and her personal outlook on her rise to fame on social media.Support the sho...
00:27:12 2022-02-03
In this episode, I talk about parents around the country signing up to fill in the substitute teacher shortage and why all teachers need at least one teacher bestie in their life! --- This episode is supported by Meemic Insurance - affordable auto and hom...
00:26:07 2022-01-07
This episode was inspired by a TikTok video I found from Dr. Zeisner whose idea for how new teachers work schedules should be set up might just be the best idea I've heard from any admin... ever!Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/hotmessteacherexpr...
00:19:18 2021-12-04
In this episode, I share some reminders for the teachers that are feeling the weight of this year. Whether you're struggling to walk into your classroom or thriving as an educator right now. If it’s your first year or 50th year, this episode is for ...
00:53:30 2021-11-26
On this episode of the Hot Mess Teacher Express, I sit down with my New England friend, avid reader, and amazing special educator Braelan Martin, @thatspecialeducator!  We talk all about her experiences and expertise as a special education teacher. W...
00:46:37 2021-11-17
In today’s episode, I sit down with the one and only Teaching Third with Mr. G, Juan Gonzalez to talk about all things books and the relatable reality of teaching. Juan shares where he is at with teaching this year and how he is handling it mentally...
00:52:01 2021-10-23
You may have heard of her...  Ms. Sutherd's viral TikToks about "Oh Crap" teaching moments and her students' crazy requests got responses from NFL teams, Tony Hawk, Jack Black, and many more. And today, she's hopping aboard the Hot Mess Teacher Expre...
00:27:56 2021-10-09
Riding the solo train for this episode as I read off some of the hundreds of heartbreaking messages I've been receiving from Hot Mess Teacher Express listeners/teachers about their struggles this school year. We praise an amazing superintendent that recen...
00:33:59 2021-09-27
In this episode, we get to know one of my favorite TikTok teachers, Mr. Ben Porpilia. We talk about a few of his hilarious TikToks including his Friday Turn-ups and how his students, admin, co-workers, and the parents react to his TikTok fame. Stay tuned ...
00:44:56 2021-09-18
In this episode, I'm not only joined, but inspired by a teacher-turned-millionaire, super mom of 5, TPT queen, and the founder of The CEO Academy herself, Kayse Morris. She tells us all about where she started, how she tripled her teaching salary and made...
00:50:00 2021-09-10
In this episode, my one and only makes a debut appearance aboard the Hot Mess Teacher Express, and graces us with his ever-so-interesting high school history teacher presence! We explore the antagonizing mystery of his 80-minute daily planning period but ...
00:53:30 2021-09-05
In this episode, I'm joined by a hilarious high school math teacher and student engagement guru, Esther Brunat (@estherbrunat) for a conversation full of laughter and inspiration. Tune in to hear all about her classroom engagement hacks, her amazing stori...
00:48:53 2021-08-26
In this episode, we go way back to the beginning of my career. I'm joined by my teacher besties from my first year of teaching to reminisce about the glory days, share our honest experiences, talk about the mistakes we made, and the expectations of a firs...
00:20:02 2021-08-20
Thank you so much to everyone for all the support and kind messages I received after Episode #5! In this episode, we recognize Simone Biles' courageous act and the example she set for everyone putting their job before their mental health. And then we get ...
00:44:29 2021-07-17
In this episode, we have a difficult but important conversation about teacher burnout. We listen to the stories of real teachers who had the hardest decision of their lives and what the overall main reason was for them hanging up their teacher shoes. BREA...
00:41:01 2021-05-19
In this episode, another one of my favorite teachers on the gram Halee Sikorski from @alattelearning joins me to have the discussion all teachers need to hear this school year more than ever! Listen to Halee's intelligent take on self-care and toxic posit...
00:36:41 2021-04-28
In this episode, I'm joined by Christina (@thedaringenglishteacher) and Emily (@readitwriteitlearnit) to talk about their social media campaign #CancelStateTesting2021 this year and the many reasons why. We talk about how inconsistent instruction has been...
00:35:06 2021-04-07
I'm SO excited about this episode! Today, I'm joined by one of my favorite teachers/people/friends... Brittany Root aka @miss5th on IG. Join us as we dive into what it's like to be a new mom in the pandemic teaching world, hear what she has to say about h...
00:16:15 2021-03-20
In today’s episode, Jess dives into reflecting on this year and what made her become a teacher. She also shares what classes she wishes she had when studying to become a teacher on a special segment of the Hot Mess Teacher Express School of Educatio...
00:01:08 2021-03-12
This podcast is for Hot Mess Teachers who are riding the hot mess express with their hot messy buns on top of their heads. We will be talking real teacher life... Like that one time I found a 2-day old donut left in the teachers' room and I had it for lun...