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Conversation 54 - Jordie Maxwell - A Curriculum of Love

June 21st, 2018

Jordie Maxwell is the campus pastor at my school, and the first to come on Ed. We talk about his role as both educator and counsellor, alongside the many other more nebulous duties he fulfills. Our conversation focuses on how Jordie dovetails his Christian faith with his role as an educator. We also get into the purpose of Christian education and why it matters. This is an episode that is all-too-short, as we can only scratch the surface of a very large set of issues. If you're looking for a good starting point to that conversation, this episode is a great place to start.

 

Links:

The Ed Podcast on Twitter

 

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ATB Financial
The Alberta Podcast Network

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Conversation 53 - Doug Robertson - Breaking Stuff

June 14th, 2018

In this super-sized episode, I'm joined by The Weird Teacher himself, Doug Robertson. Doug is a 5th grade (soon to be 4th grade) teacher and an author of four books. In our wide ranging conversation, we touch on the importance of student teacher/mentor teacher relationships, grammar, makerspaces, and how Doug came to be called The Weird Teacher and how that relates to his habits of bucking the norm. Doug also gets into his habit of breaking things to make them work better (or at least in unexpected ways). We don't stop there, though. Doug and I get into music, movies, the importance of exposing yourself to challenging material, and finally, we land on Twitter: we discuss what's great about it and what's broken. There's a lot to go over in this one, but it's all fantastic, so buckle up, plug in, and join us for a great conversation!

 

Links:

He's the Weird Teacher
The Teaching Text (You're Welcome)
A Classroom of One
The Unforgiving Road
Cloud Atlas
Upstream Color
Jessth on Twitter
Shana White on Twitter
Josh Stumpenhorst on Twitter

Doug Robertson on Twitter
hestheweirdteacher.blogspot.com
facebook.com/theweirdteacher
theweirdteacher@gmail.com

Sponsored Link:

The Well Endowed Podcast - Episode 22

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Conversation 52 - Emily Wong - The Sarah Factor

June 7th, 2018

Emily Wong is a first-year teacher candidate with a strong digital presence. She and I chat about her current educational career, her future plans, plus team teaching, being authentic, and the need for better mental health education for teachers. We also discuss the all-important Sarah Factor.

Links:

Emily on Twitter
Ed on Twitter
Emily's Blog

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Rotary Club of Edmonton's District Conference: https://www.conference5370-2018.ca/

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Check-in 29 - Those Who Can’t

June 1st, 2018

It's often said that "Those who can't do...teach." While, as teachers, we may bristle at this adage, myself, Jon and new panelist Jackson sit down to dive deep into the implications of this idea. Moving past our knee-jerk reactions, it's an honest look into cultural attitudes towards teachers and teaching, the role of the teacher past and present, and what our responsibilities are in an ever evolving profession.

Links:

Jon on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

Laura Dekker's IdeaCity talk
Not Another D&D Podcast

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Conversation 51 - Randall Black - Sharing Our Stories

May 24th, 2018

Fellow podcaster Randall Black, host of The Randall Black Show, joins me to talk about his passion for sharing stories. We also discuss failure, what makes great PD, and the three different kinds of teachers there are when it comes to tech in the classroom. Randall is a vibrant, thoughtful educator who is working to make things better for everyone he meets, which makes conversation 51 a convo worth listening to.

Links:

Randall on Twitter
Randall's Website

 

Sponsored Link:

Rotary Club District 5370 Conference

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Conversation 50 - Geoff Ruggero - The Leading Edge of Change

May 17th, 2018

Self-described Learning Commons Wizard Geoff Ruggero joins me for conversation 50. We talk about the new-found centrality of libraries in learning and how makerspaces are revolutionizing the library space and the actual profession of librarians. With pedagogy pushing further into PBL, design-based thinking, and 21st century competencies, Geoff outlines how his role is essential to pushing the forefront of education. We also talk a lot about cardboard.

Links:

Geoff on Twitter
Makedo
Nintendo Labo

Sponsored Link: YESS Painting

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Conversation 49 - Derek Rhodenizer - Constructive Failure

May 10th, 2018

After doing several episodes together on the side, it's finally time to bring educator, podcaster and VoicEd man-about-town Derek Rhodenizer into the official Ed fold. We talk about podcasting, the value of reflection, teacher evaluation, and the best ways to mess with kids heads - and maybe even why you should.

 

Links:

EduThoughts (Derek's Podcast) 
Derek on Twitter
DerekRhodenizer.ca
AutoCrat (Google Sheets Add-on)

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Check-in 28 - The Student Teaching Experience

May 1st, 2018

In an unusual turn, our normal panel of hosts is out, and in their stead, I'm joined by three student teachers. This episode, we talk about the wins and fails of their early teaching experiences, what works, what doesn't, and why board games aren't popular in British Columbia. It's an honest and inspiring look at the future of the teaching profession.

Links:

Splendor (Boardgame)
Settlers of Catan (Boardgame)
The Secret of Kellsf

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Conversation 48 - Leanne Hanson - Let’s Blame Francis Bacon

April 26th, 2018

Leanne Hanson bills herself as a, "bad influence, corrupting the world, one classroom at a time". Along with unpacking what that means, we talk about the need for educational reform, teacher catharsis, why acronyms are so cool, and why we ought to blame Francis Bacon for everything.

Links:

Leanne on Twitter
Bad Teacher on YouTube
James Veitch TED Talk

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Conversation 47 - Allison Fuisz - Teaching Outward

April 19th, 2018

For this prime-numbered episode, I'm talking with Allison Fuisz. Don't worry - we get name pronunciations cleared up right away. Allison is a passionate educator devoted to helping students develop healthy worldviews. We talk about helping students to develop and maintain a curious attitude and how we can help them to be independent learners. We eventually wind up talking about what is perhaps most central to her practice: the UN Sustainable Development Goals; why their important, and how they can help students to become better learners and citizens.

 

Links:

Allison on Twitter
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky
UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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