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Check-in 36 - New Years Resolutions

January 1st, 2019

Happy new years! Nadine Young and myself kick off 2019 with our own set of edu-focused resolutions. For Nadine, it's all about supporting students better. For me: marking. We break down our own desires to be better teachers and really get into the pitfalls that we both encounter day to day. As always, there's wins/fails and timeouts, too.


Links:

The Ed Podcast on Twitter
The Final Table on Netflix


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Conversation 77 - Kristyn Borrero - A Thirst for Learning

December 27th, 2018

Kristyn Borrero is a teacher and the CEO of CT3, a company specializing in creating meaningful PD for teachers and administrators. Our conversation uncovers her incredible passion for teaching teachers through research-based best practices. In particular, we hit upon relationships and the value of instant feedback from coaches. It's an inspiring and info-filled convo that will inspire you to do better every day.


Links:

Kristyn on Twitter
CT3 Education
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Ed Stories - Volume 2

December 25th, 2018

It's time for another round of teacher stories. Our storytellers this time around are Ramona Meharg and her tale of plant murder; Caterina Rylance with her adventures in mis-interpretation; and Emily Langerholc with the weirdest story involving termites you'll likely ever hear.


Links:

The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 76 - Tara Martin - Gas for the Fire

December 20th, 2018

This week, I'm joined by cannonballer extraordinaire Tara Martin. A former classroom teacher and instructional coach and now a media and communication director with Dave Burgess Consulting, she joins me to talk about helping teachers make the most of...well, everything. Tara's energy is explosive and contagious and we talk about where she gets her energy from and how she helps others to get that energy. We cover the role of enthusiasm in teaching plus the importance of forging genuine relationships.

Links:

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


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Conversation 75 - Jessica Roberts - That Vivacious Feeling

December 13th, 2018

Jessica Roberts is a Film Production teacher from Memphis Tennessee. She's also a troublemaker. We talk about that, plus how to organize a large, complex problem-based task like creating a film. Jessica shares her decade of experience working with students to help them tell their stories, and how she helps them stay organized and on-task.

Links:

Jessica on Twitter
AHSTigerLife.com
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 74 - George Evans - Changing the World

December 6th, 2018

George Evans teaches English and Social Studies in Japan. And while we begin our conversation focused on the peculiarities of his position, where we ultimately arrive is at the very heart of what it means to be a teacher. George strongly believes that the purpose of a teacher is to take part in world-changing events through helping our students become better people. An inspiring and informative conversation, this is one not to be missed.

Links:

George on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter
These Six Things by Dave Stewart Jr.


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Check-in 35 - At What Cost?

December 3rd, 2018

There's a lot of great educators out there, but there's also a lot of burned out ones, too. This month, me, Shaun and Nadine gather round the mic to consider the costs of being truly excellent, and how to weigh our own desires to be great educators against the emotional and relational costs. 


Links:

Shaun on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Back to School Again Podcast
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Conversation 73 - Dani Bostick - A Necessary Conversation

November 29th, 2018

Our students' sense of self is extremely important and perhaps there are fewer who appreciate that more than former counsellor and now teacher Dani Bostick. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Dani brings her life experiences and passions to bear on the grievous injuries that our students may be bearing each day as they enter the classroom. She shares her insight on how to have difficult discussions as a class, alongside tips for teachers as they find themselves entrusted with the traumas that some of our students may share with us. Dani is a passionate educator and fierce defender of students' rights to feel safe and loved at school.

Links:

Dani on Twitter
DaniBostick.net
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 72 - Shauna Pollock - Saving Tomorrow

November 22nd, 2018

For part II of our conversation (see part I here) me and Shauna Pollock get together to talk more directly about Blue Sky School, its founding principles as inspired by Walt Disney (the man, not the company) and we also go through some of the big questions about Blue Sky and its role in the educational world. It's a great deep dive into the mind of a truly revolutionary educator: Shauna is dead-set on doing what's best for students, even if that means creating an entirely new way educational system from the ground up.

Links:

Shauna on Twitter
Blue Sky School
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 71 - Shauna Pollock - Tiger Speed!

November 15th, 2018

Tigers have two settings: off, and high. Shauna Pollock is definitely a tiger. A teacher with a thousand tales to tell, this conversation represents the first of a two-part conversation all about her adventures as an educator. We discuss her origins as a teacher and why she felt alienated by the education system; her various exploits in education in varied settings; her philosophy of education and how that led to the formation of her latest endeavour, Blue Sky School. It's a big journey, but one that will inspire and motivate!

Links:

Shauna on Twitter
Blue Sky School
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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