UA-68941444-1 Ed - Conversations About the Teaching Life

Conversation 67 - Caterina Rylance - Surviving Teaching

October 11th, 2018

Caterina is a three-year veteran of teaching and a newly minted masters student. An ELA and Social Studies teacher, she is passionate about language and culture. We talk about how those impact her teaching and her success with establishing a cultural centre at her school. We also talk about her favourite hashtag, "survivingteaching" and what it means to be less than perfect, and why it's important to share our imperfect selves with others.

Links:

Caterina's Blog
Caterina on Twitter

The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 66 - Tonya Gilchrist - Curiosity at the Core

October 4th, 2018

Tonya Gilchrist is a language & literature teacher, an instructional coach, a literacy consultant and a speaker. Our conversation hinges on what happened after Tonya became disatisfied with teaching in America and how that lead her to where she is today. We talk about her current role and the way she uses inquiry and creative thinking to help her students find success. We also dive into the way that inquiry changes roles for both students and teachers, plus how to confront fear for everyone finding themselves in a classroom defined by autonomy and curiosity.

Links:

Tonya on Twitter
tonyagilchrist.com
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Check-in 33 - Blow it Up!

October 1st, 2018

Sometimes tweaks just won't do. Instead, we're faced with the option of either abandoning ship or completely rebuilding from scratch. On today's show, I'm joined by Shaun and Joe as we talk about those times where we just want to burn it all down and start over. It may be a unit, a lesson, a methodology, or an entire career; we talk about why we do it, when it's appropriate, and the pros and cons of taking such a drastic approach.

Links:

Joe on Twitter
Shaun on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter
The Florida Project (movie)
Season 2 of Ozark on Netflix


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Ed Stories - Volume 1 - Brad, Brian & Eric

September 27th, 2018

Every teacher knows that the life of a teacher can get pretty weird. We all have "those" stories. Well this special edition of Ed, called "Ed Stories" is all about that: the weird, the funny, the touching. This is a series that will run intermittently, as I gather stories from some of the best educators out there.

This first episode features stories from Brad Shreffler, Brian Aspinall, and Eric Kallenborn.

Links:

 

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Conversation 65 - Jacinta Yanders - How to Make a Student

September 20th, 2018

Jacinta Yanders is a podcaster and PhD candidate with a focus on TV, film and pop culture. This week, we got to talk about why it's so important for our students (and ourselves) to understand these things. Of course, we also branched out to touch on how to better integrate high school and post-secondary institutions, the troubles facing public education, plus a few film and TV recommendations along the way.

Links:

Jacinta's Blog - Teach to Learn. Learn to Teach
Jacinta on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 64 - Ramona Meharg - Ice Cream & Armour

September 13th, 2018

Podcaster and educator Ramona Meharg joins me this week to talk about her experiences in the Special Ed classroom - we cover the ins and outs of what it's like to be in a room with every student having special needs, the challenges and the rewards, and the incredible potential that ice cream has in all areas of education.


Links:

Ramona on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 63 - Levent Erdogan - The Ultimate Authentic Task

September 6th, 2018

 

 

In the world of education, Levent Erdogan is a rare bird, despite his very common (Turkish) name. Located in Hong Kong, Levent is a teacher of physical education, music, and film. It is this last subject which occupies the lion's share of our conversation, as we dig deep into the challenges - for both teachers and students - to take on a major PBL task. Whether you teach film or not - likely not - our conversation is a revealing and helpful look at how to approach the complexity of designing authentic, long-term tasks.

 

Links:

Levent's students' film
edpuzzle.com
WeVideo.com
mrerdogan.com
Levent on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Check-in 32 - Is School Work?

September 4th, 2018

For this special Check-in, I'm joined by fellow podcasters Ramona Meharg of I Wish I Knew EDU and Leanne Hanson of EDUNauts to unpack the question of what school is: we often define our students role as that of employees in a workplace, but is that really an adequate metaphor to describe the school experience? We dive deep into this whilst also rabbit-trailing all over the place - from bears and flushing toilets, to William Shatner and album recommendations.


Links:

The First 15 Lives of Harry August by Claire North
84K by Claire North
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Shindig by Cowbell Brewery

Ramona on Twitter
Leanne on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 62 - Raymond Steinmetz - Blended Learning

August 30th, 2018

Raymond Steinmetz is the multi-hyphenate co-host of the brand new Instant Relevant Podcast, alongside being an education writer and a math teacher in a blended learning classroom. In our conversation, Raymond shares his personal journey towards becoming an educator, plus his insights on going 1:1, and the lessons he's learned from establishing a blended learning classroom.

 


Links:

blendedlearningmath.com
The Highlander Institute
Blended Learning Universe
goformative.com
Raymond on Twitter
Instant Relevant Podcast on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 61 - Eric Kallenborn - Better than Romeo & Juliet

August 23rd, 2018

For the first time ever, this episode marks the return of a previous "Conversations" guest, Eric Kallenborn. For the past year, Eric has reviewed a new graphic novel every day. We discuss that journey, the deeper magic of comics, plus tips for aspiring blogwriters and how best to understand the graphic novel medium.

Links:

Eric's Website
Eric's Top Ten Graphic Novels
Eric on Twitter

The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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