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Conversation 42 - Dave Burgess - Parlay with a Pirate

February 22nd, 2018

Teacher, leader, author, consultant, pirate: Dave Burgess wears many hats (or tricorns), but at the heart of what he does - whether it's leading teachers in a keynote session or publishing the latest book of hot educational ideas - is a true passion to see that students get the best possible education and that educators have fun doing it. Dave and I settle in to unpack the Pirate philosophy. We discuss what drives him and what drives teachers in general. We also get into his background as a magician, plus some unexpected chapters of his college life that influence him to this day. 

 

Links:

Dave on Twitter
daveburgess.com
daveburgessconsulting.com

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Conversation 41 - Sheldon Soper - Ahead of the Curve

February 15th, 2018

Sheldon Soper wears a few hats: teacher, innovator, dust kicker-upper, tech enthusiast, writer and much more. In sitting down with him for this episode, I discovered that all of these roles are bound up in a single man who is passionate about education. We talk about technology, writing (and why you should change the door code to your garage at least once a month), plus - surprisingly - why he thinks paper ought to have a stronger presence in the digital classroom. Our conversation is enlightening, entertaining, and above all, edifying for anyone interested in expanding their own calling in the teaching profession.

Links:

How is This Still a Thing - Christopher Columbus? (NSFW)
Encounter by Jane Yolen
Sheldon on Twitter
Sheldon's Website

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Bonus Episode 4 - Burn It All Down

February 12th, 2018

Every now and then, it's nice to pause and ask the big questions. For this bonus episode, I'm joined by Brad Shreffler of the Planning Period Podcast to ask perhaps the most fundamental question of all: do we even need public education? Over the course of our chat we get beyond the knee-jerk reactions and really dig in to what public education does right, what it does wrong, and the necessity for change in what we believe is an outdated if not outright broken system. Listen up, and don't forget to add your voice to the mix - reach out on Twitter and tell us what you think!

Links:

Brad on Twitter
Brad's homepage (where you can find his show, The Planning Period Podcast)

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Conversation 40 - Jon Harper - Shedding Our Shields

February 8th, 2018

Jon Harper is the host of the My Bad podcast, so it's only natural that we focus on mistakes and failures. What make's Jon's approach stand out is that he doesn't simply use failure as a building block for future success; he also looks at what other positives our mistakes can create - things like empathy, confidence, and connection. Jon also opens up about his own experiences with anxiety and how he learned to deal with this challenge.

 

Links:

Jon on Twitter
"She Ran Home and Other Stories of Hope" (Kindle Book)
My Bad - Jon's Podcast

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Check-in 25 - Riding Horses

February 1st, 2018

This month, I'm joined by Shaun and Jessica to talk about anxiety. We explore our own experiences with what seems like the increasing prevalence of students on the edge, be it from exams, over-scheduling, or difficult life circumstances. As the title suggests, we also talk - a lot - about riding horses.

Links:

Shaun on Twitter / Instagram
Blackwood Crossing (Videogame)

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Conversation 39 - Sarah Lalonde - Doing What You Love

January 25th, 2018

Sarah Anne Lalonde, while already a force to be reckoned with in the educational environment, has a secret: she's not a teacher. Not yet, anyways. Sarah is in her final semester at the U of Ottawa, working towards her Bachelor of Education. In addition, she is a podcaster, the community manager for VoicEd Radio, and itinerant guest on podcasts such as Ed and others. We talk about her experiences working for Disney, and then get into the nitty-gritty of what it's like to be a teacher candidate in 2018. She shares her goals, her weaknesses, her dreams and why she is so incredibly passionate about her chosen profession.

 

Links:

Sarah on Twitter
Sarah's Website

 

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Conversation 38 - Kasey Bell - Preaching to the Choir

January 18th, 2018

Kasey Bell has established herself as a Google Educator par excellence, on top of being an expert in all things tech. This episode, we talk about the implications of using tech in the classroom, it's evolving role in education, and using tech to go beyond what we think is possible. Kasey is smart and thoughtful, eschewing the past practices of "preaching to the choir" and instead thinking about how best to empower students with the skills and tools they need to succeed on their own terms.

Links:

Stop Stealing Dreams by Seth Godin (free ebook!)
Tacoma - videogame by Fulbright Company
Black Mirror - sci-fi anthology series on imdb
Kasey on Twitter
Kasey's Website, ShakeUpLearning.com
GoogleTeacherTribe.com

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Conversation 37 - Jaime Donally - Riding Dinosaurs

January 11th, 2018

Strap on your headset and join me and Jaime Donally for a great convo all about AR and VR. Aside from elaborating on what that actually means, we explore the possibilities beyond the 'wow factor' that immersive experiences like this bring.

 

Links:

Jaime on Twitter
Jaime's website ARVRinEdu
Aurasma - AR app

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Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies

January 1st, 2018

The latest check-in welcomes back Jessica to the show, as ell as panel regular Joe Reimer. To kick off 2018, we're talking New Year's Resolutions. Inexplicably, we also talk an awful lot about babies and work-life balance.

 

Links:

Joe on Twitter
Shane on Twitter
Ball & Chain smoked bock
Pixar's Coco

 

 

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Conversation 36 - Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions

December 21st, 2017

This time out, I'm joined by Todd Nesloney, principal and author of Kids Deserve It. At the heart of our conversation is Todd's belief that, no matter what, teachers must honour the many talents, abilities and interests that kids bring to the table. Beyond that, our conversation expands outwards to Todd's philosophy of never saying no, which leads him to ask crazy questions like "Would it be possible to build a chicken coop for our school?" A passionate and nationally recognized leader, Todd brings his wisdom to bear in this episode and will serve as worthwhile listening for any and all teachers and admin who wonder what the path towards a better school culture looks like.

Links:

Todd on Twitter
Todd's Website

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