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

Conversation 107 - Gary Gray Jr. - Finding Identity

August 15th, 2019

Gary Gray is a multi-hyphenate in the teacher space, filling the roles of international teacher, podcaster, vlogger, and soon-to-be author. He’s also a big advocate for his students when it comes to self-discovery. We talk about his experiences traveling and teaching internationally, and about how growing up black in Nova Scotia lead him on his own journey of self-discovery that now so strongly influences his own teaching practice.

 

Links:

Gary on Twitter
Gary’s Vlog
The Gray Area - Podcast
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 106 - BreAnn Fennell - A More Challenging Path

August 8th, 2019

BreAnn Fennell is a grade 1 and 2 teacher with a passion for play. While sometimes we think of play as a leisure activity, BreAnn highlights the important role that play has in helping students maintain healthy lives - emotionally and academically. We talk about the essence of play and the way it opens doors to creativity and self-knowledge. From Lego to nature walks, BreAnn is brimming with great ideas.
 

Links:

BreAnn on Twitter
Books by BreAnn on Amazon
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Bonus Episode 8 - Interrupting Patterns with Jenn Binis

August 1st, 2019

The online teaching community is an overwhelmingly positive space. Teachers support each other, share ideas and resources, and provide encouragement on a daily basis. But can an online space be too positive? In this special bonus episode, I’m joined by Jenn Binis, noted critical thinker and sometimes rabble rouser. We talk about the times when our need to agree and support each other may be detrimental to critical thought, honest debate, and genuine conversation. We also dive deep on influencers, thought silos, and how each of us can help improve the quality of what is already a great community.

Links:

Jenn on Twitter
EdHistory101 on Twitter
Article - Identity, EduTwitter, and Power
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 105 - Alana Stanton - Fear of FOMO

July 25th, 2019

Alana Stanton is an elementary teacher and mother of three. We talk about handling work-life balance and how this nearly got the best of her. Instead, Alana and her husband, in a moment of clarity, discovered the joy of minimalism. Alana talks about how decluttering her life, her family, and her classroom, have lead to a greater sense of wellbeing both for herself and her students.

Links:

Alana on Twitter
More Than a Lesson - Blog
The More of Less by Joshua Becker
The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 104 - Adam Welcome - Lean & Light

July 18th, 2019

Adam Welcome is a former teacher and principal who now travels across the country relating his experiences and insights. The author of three books, Adam has a wealth of knowledge to share. In this episode, we talk about the importance of staying lean and light to effect change, and the trouble with what Adam calls TMI - Too Many Initiatives. We also discuss his new book, Empower Our Girls and why we need to build new opportunities in areas of culture which have been traditionally considered “male” spaces.

 

Links:

Adam on Twitter
https://mradamwelcome.com/
Empower Our Girls on Amazon
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 103 - Jeff Kubiak - Future Focused

July 11th, 2019

Jeff Kubiak is the teacher equivalent of a fist-bump. He's passionate, charged up, excited and focused. Working as a school administrator, he talks about disruption and what the heck that actually means and how to affect real change in the lives of students and teachers. We also get into his book "One Drop of Kindness" and the impact that a single act of kindness an bring to a person's life.

Links:

Jeff Kubiak on Twitter
JeffKubiak.com
One Drop of Kindness on Amazon
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 102 - Dr. Edward Tse - Work Worth Doing

July 4th, 2019

Dr. Edward Tse, with many years of teaching behind him, now works as a consultant for NUITEQ. In this very unique conversation, we focus in on creating value for students by engaging curiosity and giving them opportunities to express their learning in a creative way. Our chat then takes a turn towards talking about the effort it takes to truly succeed in a creative endeavour, whether that's as a YouTuber, podcaster, or any other profession that takes both creativity and grit.


Links:

Dr. Ed on Twitter
NUITEQ.com
Snow.Live
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Ed Stories - Volume 3

July 2nd, 2019

For the third instalment of our sometimes-series Ed Stories, we're taking the inspirational route. While we often tell stories to make each other laugh, we also have tales of everyday heroism. Those moments when we manage to break through and really empower our students and help them know they're special and loved.

Our three storytellers this time around are Jen Cort, who tells the story of  coming from a marginalized community and how a teacher impacted her life; Sam Fecich, and the way that a special project helped to empower her students and their parents; and Tonya Gilchrist who reminds us to never underestimate the kind of life-long impact we can have on our kids.


Links:

Jen Cort on Twitter
Sam Fecich on Twitter
Tonya Gilchrist on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 101 - Justin Garcia - Windows & Mirrors

June 27th, 2019

It's nearly the end of Gay Pride month, but it shant escape the purview if this podcast! This week, I'm joined by teacher Justin Garcia, who, among many aspects of his career, is the founder of #queer_educhat. Our conversation naturally revolves around being an LGBTQ+ teacher and what that status implies in a professional educational setting. We also discuss our students, and the challenges of helping them - LGBTQ or not - understand the sexual landscape. We touch on everything from pronoun usage to selecting content in the classroom. Our conversation is both a confirmation of how far we've come as well as a strong look at the work yet to be done to establish equity in the classroom.

Links:

Justin Garcia on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 100 - Looking Back, Looking Forward

June 20th, 2019

After 100 episodes, it's time to take a pause and take stock of things. This episode, I'm joined by my friend and fellow podcaster Brad Shreffler as we look back on our experiences as podcasters and educators. While we take stock of the things we've learned, we also manage to wander quite a bit - regular listeners who have heard our collaborations before won't be the least bit surprised at the breadth of our discussion. Covering everything from the benefits of podcasting, to inequity in education, to the joys of wine and beer, it's a fitting celebration of the last 100 episodes.;

Thanks to all the listeners who have been with Ed on this journey, and here's to the next 100!


Links:

Brad on Twitter
BradShreffler.com
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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