The Partial Credit Podcast

The Partial Credit Podcast

Partial Credit is the podcast that brings together education, pop-culture, and shenanigans! Your hosts, Jeffery Heil, Donnie Piercey, and Jesse Lubinsky, span 3 generations and they've got you covered coast to coast. Sit back, relax, and earn your partial credit.

Recent Episodes

Our Mandy-Festo: Raising the Bards and Rejecting Bans with Mandy Perez - PC102

April 16, 2023

Mandy Perez, the 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year joins the boys to talk about her work.

Guest: Mandy Perez

Lands of the Lost with Bradley Lands - PC101

March 6, 2023

This week, the boys are joined by educator and author Bradley Lands to discuss his new book, KnowledgeABLE.

Guest: Bradley Lands

The "Poddy" Awards: A 100th Episode Celebration - PC100

Feb. 5, 2023

Join special guest host Jim Sill and the guys as they celebrate 100 episodes of talking education, pop culture, and shenanigans with the first ever Partial Credit "Poddy" awards! There's laughter, tears, and some useless web…

Guest: Jim Sill

A Robot Wrote These Show Notes with Matt Miller - PC099

Dec. 27, 2022

This week, the boys are joined by Matt Miller to talk about ChatGPT as well as the present and future of AI in education.

Guest: Matt Miller

Chasin' Chacos with Autumn Rivera - PC098

Oct. 3, 2022

This week, the guys are joined by the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year, Autumn Rivera. Will Donnie lose his claim to fame as the biggest Chaco fan on the show? Tune in to find out!

Guest: Autumn Rivera

Partial Credit LIVE in New Orleans! - PC097

July 5, 2022

Donnie and Jesse were joined by a multitude of guests including friends of the podcast Lisa Highfill, Dee Lanier, Kenneth Shelton, and Jim Sill at the ISTE 2022 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana for a live recording of th…

About the Hosts

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Keith Kelley

Chief Meme Officer

A Maine educator for more than 30 years, Keith Kelley is currently teaching Integrated Technology. Having taught Language Arts, Social Studies and serving as the School Librarian, he is now teaching IT and 6th Grade Social Studies. His students make Skateboards, fly drones, 3D print, code Robots, Computer Games and build Guitars. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education at UMaine. He has coached soccer, track and various tech camps. In his free time he enjoys riding around in his classic mustang with his wife and dogs.

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Donnie Piercey

Co-host (aka "The One Who is a Terrible Fantasy Sports Commissioner")

The 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Donnie Piercey works as a fifth grade teacher in Lexington, Kentucky. He likes dinosaurs, obscure films from the 80s and 90s, and useless things that he finds online. He went to Antarctica once with National Geographic, which was pretty sweet. His bio wasn’t as long as Jeff and Jesse’s, so he added this sentence to make himself seem more important. You can find him on Twitter at @mrpiercey.

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Jeffery Heil

Co-host (aka "The One Who Had Lunch with Robocop") & Producer

Jeffery Heil lives and works in sunny San Diego, California. He is a father, an educator, education consultant and speaker, podcaster, as well as a hand and foot model. In 2020, he was inducted into the Dad Jokes Hall of Fame. Jeff has a passion for social justice, believes that building relationships with students are imperative, and is obsessed with all aspects of teaching and learning. He, along with Partial Credit co-host Donnie Piercey, co-wrote the seminal book on virtual reality, The Google Cardboard Book (Google has since deprecated their VR viewers but the book lives on in infamy on Amazon). In his spare time, he loves snowboarding, travelling, taking and sharing pictures on social media (#instajeff), and spending time with his daughters. As a former bartender, his claim to fame was serving drinks to Axl Rose and Slash from Guns N Roses and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin. You can find him on all social media at @jheil65

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Jesse Lubinsky

Co-host (aka "The One With the IMDB Page")

Jesse Lubinsky (he/him/his) is currently an Education Evangelist with Adobe. He is an education technologist, teacher, certified school administrator, and doctoral student based out of Westchester County in New York. Prior to entering the learning space, he was a technology consultant for Fortune 500 companies specializing in network engineering and software development projects. Jesse is co-author of Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality and The Esports Education Playbook: Empowering Every Learner Through Inclusive Gaming. Jesse is a frequent keynote speaker and presenter who has recently done educational technology presentations across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Australia. He has a Bacon Number of 3.