#SMWay Podcast

by Daniel Bader

We can all learn something, right? The #SMWay podcast answers questions from South Milwaukee parents about education, how the school district operates, what challenges are in front of us, and what we as a community can do about it. When we're not answering parent questions, we're sharing what's best about our schools - our student successes, and our teachers' dedication.  

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E06 - The Budget

    S01 E06 - The Budget

    This week we’re talking about the budget. When it comes to schools, it’s vitally important to know how we pay for our students to be educated. Knowing how school funding works sheds light on what we’re able to provide for students...

    31:42
  • S01 E05 - Foundations for Success - a Middle School Class

    S01 E05 - Foundations for Success - a Middle School Class

    Any job you have in your career, whether it's hands-on like construction or in an office setting or anywhere in between, employees who are most successful can manage their stress productively and in a healthy way, respond appropri...

    31:19
  • S01 E04 - R-E-A-D-I-N-G, READING, Reading

    S01 E04 - R-E-A-D-I-N-G, READING, Reading

    Learning to read is one of the most important skills students learn at school. It’s the base upon which everything is built. How we learn to read and write is a subject of constant study and how we teach it changes, too. In this e...

    30:07
  • S01 E03 - School Nursing in Modern Education - Removing Barriers to Learning

    S01 E03 - School Nursing in Modern Education - Removing Barriers to Learning

    Meet District Nurse Supervisor Stephanie Cahlamer. She's a pediatric critical care nurse, Pediatric SANE Forensic nurse, and Project Adam Advocate with experience as a flight nurse, an EMT and a Firefighter. She's also the head of...

    24:10
  • S01 E02 - Episode 2 - STEM at the Middle School

    S01 E02 - Episode 2 - STEM at the Middle School

    Science Technology Engineering and Math. STEM. STEM is about the scientific method, and why these fields matter. It's also about life skills: trying, failing, troubleshooting, trying again -- really becoming invested in a project ...

    28:39