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Rethinking Learning Podcast

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Conversations on Learning with Barbara Bray


Reflection #4 on Mental Health Awareness All Year Long with Kecia McDonald and Barbara Bray
May 16 • 26 min
I am so honored to know Kecia McDonald and to learn why mental health awareness is important all the time. Kecia is Curriculum Coordinator at Kealakehe Intermediate School and a certified health teacher for K-12. I reached out to Kecia to reflect on…
#98: Learning + Connection + Human Flourishing with Dr. Michael Crawford
May 6 • 45 min
Dr. Michael Crawford is the co-founder of EdSpace, LLC, the social learning network for teachers. A researcher by training, with passion at the intersection of human development, social impact, and entrepreneurship, Michael drives all things product and…
#97: Build Hope and Spread Kindness to Impact Globally with Roman Nowak
Apr 30 • 34 min
Roman Nowak is a High School English Teacher in Rockland, Ontario in Canada. He is a Student Success Leader, an Agent of Transformation, and is also a fitness enthusiast. I am fortunate to know Roman because of Twitter as the host of BuildHOPEedu and also…
Reflection #3: Belonging and Our WHY during this Pandemic with Ilene Winokur and Barbara Bray
Apr 23 • 16 min
Dr. Ilene Winokur runs a podcast called Journeys to Belonging. When this is published, Ilene will be flying back to Kuwait. She has been with her mom in Buffalo, New York since before the stay at home order. Her mom is 95-years-old and will be 96 in July.…
#96: Creating an Award-Winning Culture Leading with Kindness and Empathy with Jennifer Appel
Apr 6 • 41 min
Jennifer Appel has been teaching for 21 years and is a teacher and coach at Enterprise Middle School in West Richland, Washington. She helped launch a blog about School Culture and helped roll out a student-led leadership podcast called the Award-Winning…
Reflection #2: My Why While Staying at Home by Barbara Bray
Apr 5 • 8 min
I’ve been staying at home for over a month. I have experienced being alone and working from home for some time — actually years. I have been able to do this because I have the Internet. I’m privileged to have the resources and fortunate to have…
#95: Overcoming the Odds for Struggling Learners with Lois Letchford
Mar 30 • 38 min
What do you do if your child fails first grade? The system can label your child. That label then defines your child. That happened to Lois Letchford’s son, Nicholas, and Lois decided to change the label and his mindset to overcome the odds so he believed…
Reflection #1: Teaching Online –– in this time of crisis with Barbara Bray
Mar 14 • 7 min
Your school closed because of Covid-19. You found out that your students will be off for the next few weeks. You still have to teach them or provide resources so they continue to learn. You may not have taught any classes online. This could be all-new for…
#94: Empowering Learners by Innovating inside the Box with George Couros
Mar 10 • 45 min
George Couros is an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, speaker, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset” and “Innovate Inside the Box.” Formerly, he was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with…
#93: Why Schools Need to SEE Students with Carissa Duran
Feb 23 • 31 min
Carissa Duran is a Teacher, an ELD/Literacy/EdTech Instructional Coach, and Testing Coordinator at Del Lago Academy in the Escondido Union High School District in the San Diego, California area. I met Carissa at the Aurora Institute where she was awarded…
#92: Creating Student Agency, Ownership, and Empowerment with Andelee Espinosa
Feb 12 • 45 min
Andelee Espinosa is a special education teacher and has been supporting students in high school regular education classrooms for 20 years. She has a passion for personalized learning and teaching students to use their voice. She currently supports in…
#91: Guiding Global Citizens, Becoming Tomorrow’s Leaders with Patricia Gartland
Jan 29 • 32 min
Patricia Gartland has been Superintendent of Schools for School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) since 2015, British Columbia’s third-largest school district with over 32,000 students and 4,000 employees in over 70 schools and facilities. Patricia instituted…
#90: Being the Controller of My Learning with Aidyn Grice
Jan 16 • 21 min
Aidyn Grice is a 6th-grade doing 9th-grade math and is a student at Norris Academy in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. I met Aidyn and his mom, Nicole, at the Aurora Institute (past was iNACOL) conference in October 2019 in Palm Springs where Aidyn who was an…
#89: Spark Learning to Unlock and Harness the Power of Student Curiosity with Ramsey Musallam
Jan 6 • 33 min
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. He runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students and delivers keynotes, webinars and facilitates workshops for teachers nationally and…
#88: Ensuring that Children Matter Most with Dr. Michael Salvatore
Nov 22, 2019 • 41 min
Dr. Michael Salvatore is Superintendent of Long Branch Public Schools in New Jersey. Mike firmly believes affording children access to modern technology and high-quality content creates learning opportunities far beyond the school walls. In 2014, the Long…
#87: Becoming Agents of Student Agency with Evo Hannan
Nov 15, 2019 • 35 min
Evo Hannan is the MYP Design Teacher and Spark Tank Coordinator at Dwight School in Dubai. He is dedicated to promoting design and abstract thinking, innovation and the UN SDGs in education and beyond. His passion for design and innovation is about…
#86: Bringing Your Imagination to Life with Stephen Hurley
Nov 8, 2019 • 38 min
Stephen Hurley currently lives at the intersection of two passions. A life-long love of radio (since Grade 4) and a 30-year career in public education in Ontario, Canada. Stephen is the architect and chief catalyst behind voicEd Radio—a 24/7 radio station…
#85: Writing to Uplift, Inform, and Bridge Understanding with Nicole Biscotti
Oct 21, 2019 • 37 min
Nicole Biscotti is proud to be an educator and believes that everyone should have access to a quality education that connects them with their purpose. She seeks to bridge understanding, spark conversations, and inspire through her writing. Nicole is…
#84: Make Learning Meaningful in a Global Society with Leigh Zeitz
Oct 7, 2019 • 40 min
Leigh Zeitz (Dr. Z) is an Associate Professor, Instructional Technology & Coordinator for the Instructional Technology division at the University of Northern Iowa College of Education, Iowa. He has had the opportunity to teach all grade levels from 1st…
#83: Demystifying Learning So We are Designed to Learn with Dr. Lindsay Portnoy
Sep 22, 2019 • 37 min
Dr. Lindsay Portnoy is a cognitive scientist, educator, associate professor, and author who is working to translate the science of learning into powerful and intentionally crafted experiences tailored to each unique learning community. Lindsay writes and…
#82: Connecting By Heart with Barbara Gruener
Sep 9, 2019 • 39 min
Barbara Gruener loves the challenge of being an educator and staying current as things trend in and out of our field. She is a coach, mentor, consultant, speaker, and author of What’s Under Your Cape. Barbara especially enjoys working with people as they…
#81: Providing a S.P.I.R.I.T.E.D. Environment Where Students Thrive with Dan Jackson
Sep 5, 2019 • 39 min
Dan Jackson is an experienced reflective learner and strategic thinker with an ongoing track record of innovative, adaptive leadership in education and business management. Dan is a high school business and marketing instructor in North Carolina where his…
#80: Learning from Each Other to Inspire Others to Do the Same with Sarah Thomas, Ph.D.
Aug 20, 2019 • 31 min
Dr. Sarah Thomas is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince Georges County, MD, and Affiliate Faculty at Loyola University. Sarah’s passion has also expanded to helping educators connect globally that led the EduMatch project that she founded in…
#79: Leadership, Innovation, and Divergent Teaching with Mandy Froehlich
Aug 12, 2019 • 36 min
Mandy Froehlich is a speaker, consultant, and author from Wisconsin. She is the Director of Author Success for EduMatch Publishing and a co-host of the podcast Teacher’s Aid on BAM Radio with Jon Harper. Mandy is the author of two books, The Fire Within…
#78: Reclaiming Personalized Learning with Paul Emerich France
Jul 22, 2019 • 35 min
Paul Emerich France teaches third grade and is a National Board Certified Teacher (#NBCT) who contributes to the education conversation regarding personalized learning and social justice education. Paul helps debunk many of the myths of personalized…
#77: Ask Questions, Make Connections, Create Systems with Connie Hamilton
Jul 11, 2019 • 40 min
Connie Hamilton Ed.S. is a curriculum director in Saranac, MI and educational consultant working with school districts across the United States. She is a certified trainer in effective classroom questioning, teacher evaluation tools, visible learning and…
#76: Leading by Hand, Heart, and Mind with Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran
Jun 18, 2019 • 41 min
Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist. She is a researcher, keynote, international speaker and TEDxYouth speaker. Marialice is a pioneer in digital citizenship and…
#75: Start with the Why: Purpose-Based Learning with Tara Linney
May 27, 2019 • 38 min
Tara Linney is a Google Certified Innovator, Mentor, and Trainer, currently working as an EdTech Coach in Paris, France. Tara has a passion for advocacy and equity which is what led her to write the book “Code Equity: Keying Girls into Coding.” I was so…
#74: Like Never Before: Learning in the Modern Classroom with Cary Harrod
May 23, 2019 • 37 min
Cary Harrod started as an elementary teacher, was a gifted specialist for 19 years and spent 10 years as the instructional technology specialist for Forest Hills School District, Ohio. In 2016, she decided to re-enter the classroom, where it all began and…
#73: Great Minds Don’t Think Alike: Embracing Learner Variability with Nancy Weinstein
May 15, 2019 • 37 min
Nancy Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mindprint Learning, has an MBA from Harvard Business School with an extensive background in business, including work at Goldman Sachs, The Walt Disney Company Corporate Strategic Planning, Bristol…
#72: Fostering Comprehension and Joy through Visual Texts with Trevor Bryan
Apr 18, 2019 • 33 min
Trevor Bryan is a K-5 Art Teacher in a New Jersey Elementary School who has two core beliefs about the arts. The first is that the arts foster joy and connection, especially when times or topics are tough. And the second is that the arts help us to make…
#71: Amplifying Inquiry, Honoring Agency with Tonya Gilchrist
Apr 5, 2019 • 39 min
Tonya Gilchrist is an internationally experienced educator, presenter, consultant, instructional coach, and curriculum specialist. She specializes in amplifying inquiry across reading and writing workshops and effectively utilizing the workshop model in…
#70: Taking Risks and Learning from Students Taking the Lead with Rachelle Dene Poth
Mar 18, 2019 • 35 min
Rachelle Dene Poth is a Spanish and STEAM: What’s nExT in Emerging Technology Teacher at Riverview Junior-Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. She is the host of the weekly #formativechat. Rachelle is the President of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and…
#69: Using Technology to Close the Opportunity Gap with Ira Socol
Mar 14, 2019 • 42 min
Ira Socol is Senior Provocateur and Learning Environment Specialist at Socol Moran Partners LLC. He is a co-author of Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools with Pam Moran and Chad Ratliff. Ira presents…
#68: An Educator’s Journey to Spark the Learning in Others with Meredith Johnson
Feb 28, 2019 • 37 min
Meredith Johnson has over 40 years as a teacher, principal, administrator, and now connector of book lovers through social media. Meredith seeks out others to work collaboratively within the integration of 21st Century Learning skills. Meredith loves…
#67: Sharing Vulnerability is a Sign of Strength with Jon Harper
Feb 24, 2019 • 33 min
Jon Harper is a former elementary school teacher and current assistant principal at Sandy Hill Elementary at Cambridge, Maryland on a mission to help people of all ages realize that it is okay to make mistakes; especially really big ones. Jon hosts two…
#66: Educate, Be Real, and Live with your Heart with Tara Martin
Feb 18, 2019 • 37 min
Tara Martin is an inspirational speaker and author of Be REAL: Educate from the Heart. Tara firmly believes machines and artificial intelligence will never replicate an individual’s REAL identity–the unique strengths, talents and life experiences of every…
#65: Lead with Empathy, Design for Innovation with Dr. Winston Sakurai
Feb 11, 2019 • 37 min
Dr. Winston Sakurai is Principal of The Prep at St. Andrews School in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was named 2016 @NASSP National Digital Principal and 2016 HASSA Hawaii Principal of the Year, and is moderator of the Twitter chat #PrinLeaderChat Sunday evenings…
#64: Timeless Learning by Listening and Observing How Kids Learn with Dr. Pam Moran
Feb 6, 2019 • 43 min
Dr. Pam Moran served as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia from January 2006 through June of 2018. She now serves as the Executive Director at the Virginia School Consortium for Learning. Pam has a clear vision of what…
#63: Magical Learning by Creating Unforgettable Experiences with Tisha Richmond
Jan 29, 2019 • 38 min
Tisha Richmond is a passionate and innovative Tech Instructional Coach and high school Culinary Arts teacher from Southern Oregon. She is passionate about infusing joy, passion, play, and gamified strategies into classrooms to make learning MAGICAL. Tisha…
#62: EduProtocols for Infinite Student-Centered Learning Possibilities with Jon Corippo
Jan 22, 2019 • 44 min
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director of CUE, past Innovation Officer, and was the Chief Instigator of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps for CUE. He began his teaching career in Clovis Unified and has had multiple positions as a teacher, administrator,…
#61: Learning Personalized: Habits of Mind, Attributes, and Dispositions with Allison Zmuda
Jan 15, 2019 • 45 min
Allison Zmuda is an education consultant specializing in curriculum, assessment, and instruction. She works with national and international educators to design learning experiences that are relevant, meaningful, challenging, and appropriate. Previously,…
#60: Start with Why and Stay with Why with Dr. Jim Rickabaugh
Jan 7, 2019 • 41 min
Dr. Jim Rickabaugh serves as the Senior Advisor to the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. Jim formerly served as the Director of the Institute for six years and as a…
#59: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership with Jennifer Casa-Todd
Dec 21, 2018 • 38 min
Jennifer Casa-Todd is a Teacher-Librarian in Aurora, Ontario Canada, and author of the book, Social LEADia, published by Dave Burgess Consulting. Before this, she spent six years at the District level as a Program Resource Teacher for Literacy and…
#58: Culturize: Do Whatever It Takes for Each and Every Student with Jimmy Casas
Dec 6, 2018 • 39 min
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader. He is a best-selling author, speaker, leadership coach, and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Drake University teaching a graduate course on Educational Leadership. Jimmy is the CEO and…
#57: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement with Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Dec 1, 2018 • 33 min
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is a middle school ELA teacher, 21st Century Learning Instructional Coach, curriculum design geek, and PBL coach. She has written many books including her latest, Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement. Heather blogs on…
#56: Outrageous Teaching Like a PIRATE in a Class on Fire with Dave Burgess
Nov 14, 2018 • 25 min
Dave Burgess is the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE, co-author of P is for PIRATE, and the president of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. which delivers powerful, inspirational, and innovative books, keynotes, and professional…
#55: Reading the World: Librarianship for the Digital Age and Beyond with Julia Torres
Oct 18, 2018 • 39 min
Julia Torres is a Librarian and Language Arts teacher at a public high school in Denver, Colorado and writes and publishes on Medium.com for her students and the wider audience. As an advocate for all students and public education, Julia facilitates…
#54: Create an Awarding Winning Culture with Hans Appel
Oct 10, 2018 • 35 min
Hans Appel has been a Counselor at Enterprise Middle School in the Richland School District in WA for the past 17+ years. Recently, Hans launched his own blog about School Culture and this fall rolled out a student-led leadership podcast called Award…
#53: Leadership and Why Mindset Matters with Evan Robb
Sep 18, 2018 • 31 min
Evan Robb is Principal of Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, Virginia, is a recipient of the Horace Mann Educator of the Year Award and served on the N.C.T.E. National Commission for Reading. He is an author of the Principal’s Leadership…
#52: Stories from the Heart and Sparks in the Dark with Todd Nesloney
Sep 15, 2018 • 35 min
Todd Nesloney was a classroom teacher for seven years before taking the leap straight from classroom teacher to campus principal at John C. Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas. Todd took over a struggling campus and brought in a brand new staff. He used…
#51: Meaningful Progress to Put Learners First with Kerry Gallagher
Aug 25, 2018 • 30 min
Kerry Gallagher is the St. John’s Prep Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, ConnectSafely Director of Education, an EdSurge Columnist, ASCD Emerging Leader, a TEDx and Keynote Speaker, and an attorney. I was fortunate to do an Ignite at ISTE in…
#50: Being Joyful and Finding your Awesome with Bethany Hill
Aug 12, 2018 • 31 min
Bethany Hill serves as Lead Learner, Chief Energy Officer, and Chief Storyteller at Central Elementary in Cabot, Arkansas. She has been in education for 19 years in the roles of kindergarten, first, second, and third-grade classroom teacher, curriculum…
#49: Create an Innovation Ecosystem that Empowers All Learners with Katie Martin
Jul 24, 2018 • 28 min
Dr. Katie Martin is the Head of Partnerships-West at AltSchool. Over the last 5 years, she has worked in diverse contexts to learn, research, and support deeper learning for all students. She has served as a middle school English language teacher,…
#48: Diving Deep into Inquiry Mindset with Trevor MacKenzie
Jul 16, 2018 • 26 min
Trevor MacKenzie is a high school teacher, Instructional Coach, speaker, and author of two books, Dive into Inquiry and Inquiry Mindset. He teaches at Oak Bay High School in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. I was excited to receive a preview copy and…
#47: Why Choose to Matter with Angela Maiers
Jul 11, 2018 • 36 min
Angela Maiers is a world-renowned author, entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and educator, whose transformative message of the importance of mattering has the power to unleash the genius in us all. I’ve known Angela for many years, followed her…
#46: Enriching Learning through Global Collaboration with Jan Zanetis
Jul 2, 2018 • 26 min
Jan Zanetis is the Managing Director at the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration and is currently serving on the ISTE Board of Directors as the Board Secretary. In 2015, Jan was awarded the coveted “Making IT Happen” award from ISTE. I have…
#45: Pump the Positive with Dr. Rena Hawkins
Jun 19, 2018 • 26 min
Dr. Rena Hawkins is the principal of Maple Elementary School in the Smithville School District in Missouri. She was recently honored by being selected as a 2018 Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals Exemplary New Principal. Rena co-hosts…
#44: Build a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Don Wettrick
Jun 7, 2018 • 33 min
Don Wettrick is known for his award-winning work as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker. Don is the CEO and founder of StartEdUp, author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation…
#43: Competency-Based Education as a New Architecture for K-12 with Rose Colby
Jun 6, 2018 • 33 min
Rose Colby is the author of Competency-Based Education: A New Architecture for K-12 Schooling and co-author of Off the Clock. She is a Competency-Based Learning and Assessment specialist and serves as a national advisor and contributor to…
#42: Embrace a Culture of Joy with Dean Shareski
May 16, 2018 • 31 min
Dean Shareski is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada since 2012. From 2002-2012, he worked as a Digital Learning Consultant with the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. Previous to that Dean taught grades K-8 for 14…
#41: Supporting and Mentoring Teachers with Ilene Winokur Alzaid
May 10, 2018 • 27 min
Ilene Winokur Alzaid, Ed.D is a passionate educator and supportive mentor who has lived in Kuwait since 1984. She was an Elementary School Principal, English Foundation Program University Director and Accreditation Steering Committee, Chairperson. I met…
#40: Asking Good Questions and Separating Fact from Fiction with Sara Armstrong
May 2, 2018 • 31 min
Sara Armstrong, Ph. D. is an educational consultant, keynote speaker, presenter, and writer working to provide resources and tools for change in education. With over 44 years as an educator, Sara has developed and implemented workshops on many topics,…
#39: Scaling Innovations with Ted Fujimoto
Apr 30, 2018 • 31 min
Ted Fujimoto is President of Landmark Consulting Group, Inc., a management and investment consultancy for scaling innovations in learning. Ted helped to design and create the replication systems and strategy for several of the highest performing public…
#38: Keeping the Spark Alive with Kevin McLaughlin
Apr 24, 2018 • 28 min
Kevin McLaughlin works as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln. Before that, he taught in Primary Schools for twenty years and also worked as a Deputy Headteacher in England and Spain. Kevin is also a Google…
#37: Hope, Unity, Education, and Democracy with Dr. Darryl Adams
Apr 7, 2018 • 26 min
Dr. Darryl Adams is the Rock & Roll, Hip Hop & Soul Superintendent, Thought Leader and a Technology Evangelist! His goal for education is to help make this a better world by inspiring everyone to participate in providing equity, equality, and opportunity…
#36: Shift This! to Implement Gradual Change with Joy Kirr
Mar 21, 2018 • 35 min
Joy Kirr, a middle school teacher, author, and speaker, was nominated for a Golden Apple award for excellence and teaching in Illinois. Joy has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2007 and is the author of Shift This: How to Implement Gradual…
#35: Finding Your Why and Telling Your Stories with Cate Tolnai
Mar 13, 2018 • 27 min
Cate Tolnai is the Director of Member Engagement for CUE and is in her 15th year in k12 education. She taught middle school and worked as a district TOSA as well as district and county level administrator. She is dedicated to making the lives of teachers…
#34: Dream, Create, and Learn with Dave Truss
Mar 6, 2018 • 39 min
David Truss is Principal at The Inquiry Hub Secondary, Coquitlam Open Learning and Suwa’lkh in Coquitlam, BC, Canada. Dave’s website, Pair-a-Dimes, received numerous awards and has his own podcast show. Dave is an amazing presenter and keeps pushing the…
#33: Making, Creating, and Innovating with Personalized Learning with Travis Lape
Feb 28, 2018 • 33 min
Travis Lape is the Harrisburg School District’s Innovative Programs Director and was the recipient of the TIE Technology Leader Award for the State of South Dakota. He co-hosts the Movers & Makers Podcast and helped host over 8 Edcamps in South Dakota in…
#32: Connect, Collaborate, Create with Sylvia Duckworth
Feb 14, 2018 • 24 min
Sylvia Duckworth is an author, sketchnoter, AIM French teacher recently retired, Tech Coach, Google Certified Innovator, and Apple Distinguished Educator. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience in the public and independent school systems in…
#31: Awakening Wisdom with Linda Inlay
Feb 8, 2018 • 30 min
Linda Inlay started an independent school in Hawaii in 1986 called Ho`āla. Ho`āla in Hawaiian means, “awakening of the self,” an apt name for the transformation of teachers, students, and parents to grow in the Four Rs: responsibility, respect,…
#30: Innovation, Technology, and Human-Centered Design with Naomi Harm
Feb 4, 2018 • 31 min
Naomi Harm is a Tech Innovation Specialist, ISTE Instructional Coach, and Google Certified Innovator in Fairfield, California. She is an educational thought leader and influencer and Strategic Outreach Manager in Education for Wonder Workshop. When it…
#29: Learn about the World with the World with Julie Lindsay
Jan 30, 2018 • 29 min
Julie Lindsay is based in Australia as a consultant, presenter and workshop leader, is Director of Learning Confluence, Founder and CEO of Flat Connections, co-author of Flattening Classrooms, and author of The Global Educator. I am fortunate to have…
#28: The Why and The Way of Inquiry and PBL with Ross Cooper
Jan 21, 2018 • 32 min
Ross Cooper is the Elementary Principal of T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School in the Old Tappan School District in New Jersey, co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning and was the Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12 in the Salisbury Township…
#27: Authenticity, Transparency, and Culture with Abbie Forbus
Jan 16, 2018 • 29 min
Abbie Forbus is the Director of Teaching and Learning for KnowledgeWorks. She taught for 15 years in Lindsay Unified School District in California starting in K-2, then high school counselor and eventually became Dean of Culture. In her new position,…
#26: Focus on the What Ifs for a Culture of YES with Eric Sheninger
Jan 11, 2018 • 36 min
Eric is an author, innovator, and speaker. He is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education and before that he was Principal at New Milford High School in NJ. Eric formed the Pillars…
#25: Building the Why for Learning with Mike Mohammad
Jan 5, 2018 • 35 min
Michael Mohammad, a high school science teacher in Elmbrook School District in Wisconsin, is passionate about personalizing learning for all learners. Mike writes a blog post, Mo Physics, Mo Problems about his own journey to personalize learning and…
#24: Video Production for Education and Social Impact with Krista Moroder
Dec 19, 2017 • 28 min
Krista Moroder is co-founder of NonQuixote, LLC, a video production company & brand storytelling agency. She is an educator, district-level administrator, and former project director on a storytelling & technology program at Digital Promise. I met Krista…
#23: Inspiring Kids to Greatness with Darren Ellwein
Dec 6, 2017 • 32 min
Darren Ellwein has been principal of Harrisburg South Middle School, Harrisburg, South Dakota for eight years. He has always had a passion for technology. Darren believes technology and personalized learning has a transformational potential for growth in…
#22: Collaboration and Creativity in Education with Leigh Hynes
Dec 2, 2017 • 32 min
Leigh Hynes is from Taupo, New Zealand. She has been employed by the University of Waikato as a Digital Fluency Facilitator since 2013, and her role is working in schools to build capability in using digital technologies. Her long background in secondary…
#21: Modeling Behaviors We Want to See with Starr Sackstein
Nov 27, 2017 • 28 min
Starr Sackstein is Director of Humanities K-12 in West Hempstead Union Free School District in New York. She is Social Media Manager of ECET2 and manages the Twitter account to build the brand as the voice of @ECET2natl. She is the author of several books…
#20: A Sense of Wonderment with Linda Ullah
Nov 17, 2017 • 24 min
Linda Ullah is an Online Instructor at Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA and has been a coach for Friday Institute in NC, New Tech Network, and Personalize Learning, LLC. I’ve known and followed Linda for over 20 years.…
#19: A Passion for Storytelling and Equity with Ken Shelton
Nov 11, 2017 • 30 min
Ken Shelton has been an educator for over 14 years and holds an M.A. in Education in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering…
#18: Cultivating Creativity with Michelle Baldwin
Nov 6, 2017 • 31 min
Michelle Baldwin is a Lead Teacher at Anastasis Academy in Centennial, Colorado. She believes in inspiring students to follow their natural curiosity and take ownership of their learning through inquiry, problem-based and experiential learning, and the…
#17: Imagining Together at City Neighbors with Bobbi Macdonald
Oct 29, 2017 • 26 min
Bobbi Macdonald is the founder and served as the first board president of City Neighbors Charter School in Baltimore, MD. She was selected by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as one of 16 leaders from across the country for the 2013-2014 Children and Family…
#16: Professional Learning going ROGUE with Rich Czyz
Oct 22, 2017 • 26 min
Rich Czyz is Principal of the Yardville Elementary School in New Jersey and Co-Founder of FourOClockFaculty.com and the author of his book, The Four O’Clock Faculty: A Rogue Guide To Revolutionizing Professional Learning. I started following Rich Czyz and…
#15: Digital Citizenship with Sue Thotz
Oct 16, 2017 • 30 min
Sue Thotz is the Los Angeles Education Program Manager for Common Sense Education. She works with districts to create a foundation of digital citizenship that fits with their vision. I met Sue several years ago at the CUE and ISTE conferences. Her…
#14: Global Collaboration Projects with JoAnn Jacobs
Oct 11, 2017 • 24 min
JoAnn Jacobs is a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Mid-Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. Entering her forty- second year, she looks forward to continuing learning with her students and members of her sixth-grade team and helping to make the world a better…
#13: Connecting Connected Educators with Dr. Will Deyamport
Sep 28, 2017 • 30 min
Dr. Will Deyamport, Instructional Technology Specialist, Hattiesburg Public School District, Mississippi, and founder of The Dr. Will Show. The Dr. Will Show is a podcast dedicated to driving the conversation of what it means to go digital. Each episode…
#12: Intentionally Designing for Tomorrow’s Schools with Thomas C. Murray
Sep 22, 2017 • 39 min
Tom Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. and is co-author of the new ASCD book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools,…
#11: Shift Your Paradigm with Randy Ziegenfuss
Sep 17, 2017 • 32 min
Episode #11 Randy Ziegenfuss, Ed.D. is Superintendent at Salisbury Township School District and Clinical Adjunct Professor at Moravian College in Pennsylvania. Randy is a blogger, speaker, and podcast host at TLTalk Radio and Shift Your Paradigm. I have…
#10: Be the One for Kids with Ryan Sheehy
Sep 4, 2017 • 24 min
Episode #10 Ryan Sheehy is principal of Highlands Elementary School in Concord, CA. He is in charge of executing the school’s vision, building and implementing an instructional framework, and collaboratively working with staff and community to design a…
#9: Framing the Path with Alex Corbitt
Aug 29, 2017 • 29 min
Rethinking Learning Episode #9 Alex Corbitt is a middle school English teacher in The Bronx, New York. His work focuses primarily on socio-emotional learning, gamification, education technology, and literacy. Alex’s passion for teaching will thrive as…
#8: Framework for Maker Education with Dr. Jackie Gerstein
Aug 24, 2017 • 25 min
Rethinking Learning Episode #8 Dr. Jackie Gerstein has been teaching in-person and online for several decades. Currently, she teaches master’s level online courses in educational technology for Boise State, Walden, and Western Governors’ Universities as…
#7: Building Wings on the Way with Noa Daniel
Aug 16, 2017 • 29 min
Episode #7 Noa Daniel, MEd Teacher, is a consultant, coach, and passionate educator from Ontario, Canada, co-host of #ONedchat, Chief Building Officer of Building Outside the Blocks (BOB) and hosts the Personal Playlist Podcast. I follow Noa Daniel on…
#6: Passionate about Digital Learning: Shelly Sanchez Terrell
Aug 7, 2017 • 21 min
Rethinking Learning Episode #6 Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an international speaker, adjunct professor, and the author of three books. Her newest book is Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Her most…
#5: Running Because Kids Deserve It with Adam Welcome
Aug 2, 2017 • 25 min
Rethinking Learning Podcast Episode #5 Adam Welcome is currently the Director of Innovation and Technology for Mount Diablo Unified School District in California, and former Elementary Principal for six years. He is the co-founder of Kids Deserve It with…
#4: Conversations about PBL with Paula Ford
Jul 27, 2017 • 21 min
Rethinking Learning Podcast Series Episode #4 Conversation with Paula Ford, Kindergarten teacher in Cupertino School District, San Jose, California, who facilitates collaborative global projects with her kids. Paula shares with Barbara that most of her…
#3: My Journey into Inquiry by Shelly Vohra, Ph.D.
Jun 23, 2017 • 16 min
Guest post by Shelly Vohra Ph.D., Instructional Coach, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Rethinking Learning Podcast Series Episode #3 Conversations with Shelly Vohra on Her Journey into Inquiry Shelly Vohra, Ph.D. @raspberryberet3 shares with Barbara why inquiry…