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

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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Conversation 60 - Emily Langerholc - Music for Rebels

August 16th, 2018

Emily is a music teacher with a style all her own. What makes her unique is her use of pop music in her band program - but not in the way you might think. We talk about empowering students in a music classroom, music analysis, why Emily is still mad at Rick Springfield.

 

Links:

Emily's Website - Rebel Music Teacher
Emily on Twitter

The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 59 - Tatiana Adurias - Homeschool Stereotypes

August 9th, 2018

When first faced with the possibility of homeschooling her kids, Tatiana was decidedly against it. After presented with a strong case from her son, however, she began her journey of schooling her six kids herself. Our conversation does much to dispel stereotypes often associated with homeschooling and homeschoolers, as Tatiana shares her experiences, challenges, successes and even doubts. If you've never had the chance to consider this often maligned sector of education, this conversation is definitely worth a listen.

 

Links:

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

 

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Check-In 31 - Positivity

August 1st, 2018

Check-In 31 is yet another team-up between myself and frequent guest/co-host/co-conspirator Brad Shreffler. This time out, we set our sights on positivity: everything from how its pedagogical impact, to it's effect on student self-efficacy.

Links:

Brad on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Bonus Episode 5 - Dress Codes

July 30th, 2018

Dress codes are a big deal - a complex issue with many ins and outs touching on appropriateness, empathy, sexism, misogyny, and the very definition of school itself. For Bonus Episode 5, we've convened a panel of big thinkers - Noa Daniel, Brad Shreffler, and Chris Cluff - to discuss all of this and a wee bit more.

Be sure to check out the link below to the tweet which we discuss in the show.

Links:

The Tweet that Started it All
Noa on Twitter
Brad on Twitter
Chris on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 58 - Mile Zero Dance - Let’s Dance!

July 26th, 2018

In a first-ever cross-over episode, I'm joined by the host of I Don't Get It, Fawnda Mithrush as we chat with Gerry Morita and Jody Vanderkerkhove of Mile Zero Dance. Functioning both as a cutting edge dance ensemble and an in-school residency program, Mile Zero is an incredible example of how the arts can augment and enhance all areas of curriculum. We talk about movement, the ethics of dance, and why I should never actually be seen dancing.

 

Links:

Mile Zero Dance
I Don't Get It
Ed on Twitter

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