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

Conversation 93 - Elisabeth Bostwick - Rethinking Culture

April 25th, 2019

Teacher and author Elisabeth Bostwick joins me this week to talk about school culture, creating a valuable experience for students, and the power of neuroscience to help define best practices for teachers. Elisabeth is the author of Take the LEAP: Ignite a Culture of Innovation. Our conversation dives into why innovation is still an important word for us as educators and how we can help to transform our school culture to make each classroom a welcoming space where our students can learn and grow.


Links:

Elisabeth on Twitter
elisabethbostwick.com
Take the LEAP on Amazon on DBC.com
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 92 - LaTezeon Balantine - The Whole Student

April 18th, 2019

She'll tell you herself that she's "nothing special" when it comes to teaching. But after listening to LaTezeon for 30 minutes, it's clear that she is all-too-modest. LaTezeon shares her story of how she impacts her kids daily. Everything from being a listening ear to founding a school pantry to help feed hungry students. She also shares her experiences with Donors Choose and how it's helped her to help her kids. She also shares her own strategies for staying healthy and happy in her hectic life and why faith plays such an important role in all of it.

Links:

LaTezeon on Twitter
LaTezeon on DonorsChoose
LaTezeon's Blog
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 91 - Sarah Anne Lalonde - Year One

April 11th, 2019

One year ago, Sarah Anne Lalonde was a superstar pre-service teacher, adding podcasting, blogging and networking into already busy student life. Now, she's more than half-way through her first year of teaching. This episode, I check in with the superstar to see what she's learned, what's changed, and what holds true as she navigates the challenging waters of first-year teaching.


Links:

Sarah on Twitter

SarahAnneLalonde.com
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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The Alberta Podcast Network

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Conversation 90 - Sean Robinson - Making the Connection

April 4th, 2019

Sean Robinson is a Varkey top-50 Global Teacher Prize teacher. We talk about what that means, how he got there, and the value of leveraging opportunity to better the world. Sean is passionate about helping students make connections with each other, with their community, and with their world. When connections are made, problems are solved and lessons are learned - that, says Sean, is where true authenticity comes from.


Links:

Varkey Global Teacher Prize
Sean on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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The Alberta Podcast Network

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Check-in 39 - Quotable

April 1st, 2019

There are so many quick and easy "teacher quotes" floating around out there that we decided it was high time to take some of them on. Sourced from many teachers on Twitter, this month me, Shaun Smith and Jessica Moen gather together to discuss the snippets of wisdom culled from the internet. This episode features quotes from:

@noasbobs
@try_rebooting
@theweirdteacher
@pingelmichael
@bill_huber
@kavitabatra
@mrpstrunk
@heARTISTatWORK
@stephen_hurley


Links:

Shaun on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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The Alberta Podcast Network

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Conversation 89 - Carol Salva - On the Right Track

March 28th, 2019

Carol Salva is a literacy education expert and is passionate about bringing literacy to those who lack opportunity. We talk about the empowering nature of literacy, dealing with the whole student, plus the four essential statements that underlie her whole philosophy. It's an engaging and empowering look at the importance of helping ELL students to read and understand in both English and their own languages.

Links:

Carol on Twitter
Carol's Website
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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The Alberta Podcast Network

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Conversation 88 - Maire Cervenak & Janet French - The Stories We Tell

March 21st, 2019

This episode brings together former teacher Maire Cervenak and education reporter Janet French. Both have a distinct experience to share when it comes to how stories about teachers are told in the media. Our conversation is a frank and open discussion on how stories are made, which ones get to be told, and how some of those stories impact their subjects.

Links:

Maire on Twitter
Janet on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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The Alberta Podcast Network

 

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Conversation 87 - Sara Candela - Podtalk

March 14th, 2019

Sara Candela recently jumped coast lines as part of what can only be described as a big change. A veteran of classroom teaching for 14 years, she decided to leave that behind, cross the country, and pursue podcasting full time. Her gamble paid off and she is now a podcast producer working in California. But her passion for students and teaching hasn't left her. As we explore her journey, we come back around to the importance of giving a voice to students and the opportunities that podcasting can provide for real learning and reflection.


Links:

Sara on Twitter
From Bell to Bell Podcast
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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The Alberta Podcast Network

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Conversation 86 - Don Goble - Broadcast

March 7th, 2019

Don Goble has been teaching journalism and broadcasting for fourteen years. We talk about his passion for enabling student voice and helping students to think for themselves. Don's passion is for using media creation as a way for students to explore their ideas and express their thoughts in creative and powerful ways.


Links:

Don on Twitter
DonGoble.com
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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The Alberta Podcast Network

 

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Check-in 38 - Podcasting for PD (LIVE!)

March 4th, 2019

In our first ever live podcast, I get together with Joe, Jeremy, and Shaun - plus our audience - and we talk podcasting for PD. As professionals, we often question the value of traditional professional development settings because their value is often so limited. We open the door to the possibility that maybe personal PD just might be a better solution. As we dive in, we try to disentangle the benefits from the drawbacks and look for a way forward that might accommodate both traditional and non-traditional PD formats.


Links:

Jeremy on Twitter
Shaun on Twitter
Joe on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter
Dave Burgess Consulting
Into the Spider-Verse
Unsolved Mysteries (via Amazon Prime)


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Park Power
ATB Financial
The Alberta Podcast Network

 

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