Teachers on Fire

Teachers on Fire

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Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support


171 - SPARK - We Already Have Google Classroom. Why Do We Need Seesaw?
Oct 12 • 14 min
These two learning management systems are a partnership made in LMS heaven. Wherever your loyalties currently lie, I think you’ll find this discussion helpful and interesting. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite…
170 - Stephanie Edmonds: Passion, Engagement, and Content Creation
Sep 26 • 45 min
STEPHANIE EDMONDS. Stephanie is a passionate high school educator in the Bronx, NY. She’s a mom, a content creator, YouTuber, a hockey player, an activist, and - as her brand indicates - a disruptor! Follow Stephanie On Twitter @classdisrupti0n…
169 - SPARK - Top Ten Learning Tools for the Digital Classroom
Aug 31 • 14 min
Back to school has never looked like this. Teachers, students, parents, and districts across the globe face an uncertain future as they navigate the experience of learning through a pandemic. Thankfully, schools with a baseline of internet access and…
168 - Gabriel Carillo: Family, Collaboration, and the Power of YET
Aug 24 • 54 min
GABRIEL CARRILLO is an Instructional Technology Specialist in San Antonio, TX. He currently supports teachers with all of their EdTech needs in the classroom including troubleshooting, planning lessons/units with teachers, modeling lessons for teachers,…
167 - SPARK - We’re About to Teach Our Students a Massive Lesson on Mindset
Aug 23 • 3 min
In a few days, for districts headed for F2F instruction, hundreds of students will fill our buildings. They’ll come with spanky new shoes and that first-day sense of nervous excitement. And they’ll look to their teachers for the same things they always…
166 - Brian Aspinall: Coding, Assessment, and Taking Risks
Aug 16 • 50 min
BRIAN ASPINALL is a globe-trekking educator on a mission to encourage everyone to take risks in their learning! Brian is a TED-X speaker and has authored several books, including Code Breaker, Block Breaker, and Risk Taker. Follow Brian: On Twitter…
165 - SPARK - It’s About the People Next to Us
Aug 15 • 6 min
My new position has me psyched to start new initiatives, explore the greatest pedagogies, and experiment with the latest learning tools. But a lot of that will have to wait. The reality is that we face chaotic circumstances. There is so much uncertainty.…
164 - Ann Kozma: Empower Every Voice with Flipgrid
Aug 11 • 34 min
ANN KOZMA is the Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid and presents regularly at education conferences across the country including CUE, ISTE, and many others. Her heart beats for student voice, choice, agency, and inclusion for all. Her personal blog is…
163 - SPARK - Inspiring Stories of Adversity and Triumph: How Great Educators Overcome
Aug 2 • 12 min
Doubt, discouragement, and disillusionment: as education professionals, most of us have experienced these emotions at one time or another. Deep in those periods of adversity, it can be tempting to only see the success stories. The victories. The stories…
162 - Erika Sandstrom: SEL, Green Screens, and Big Dreams
Jul 27 • 58 min
ERIKA SANDSTROM is where green screens meet social-emotional learning. She is a digital media teacher and instructional coach for 6-8th grades who loves nothing more than sharing her creative passions with students of all ages. Erika is the founder of…
161 - SPARK - 10 Productivity Hacks, Habits, and Mindsets for Teachers
Jul 26 • 9 min
In this turbulent season of education and with more demands on us than ever before, teachers and education leaders need to find efficiencies wherever possible. Our mental, physical, and social health depend on it. With that in mind, here are some of the…
160 - Rebecca Gibboney: Coaching, Gamification, and Professional Development
Jul 23 • 24 min
REBECCA GIBBONEY is a curriculum specialist at BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 in Williamsport, PA. She is also the author of The Tiebreaker: A Scouting Report on Building a Culture of Gamification in Professional Learning. Rebecca is passionate about two…
159 - SPARK - It’s Time to Embrace the Asynchronous Mindset
Jul 19 • 13 min
My interviews with educators on the Teachers on Fire podcast are simply conversations that could be enjoyed between two professionals over a phone call. But instead, they’re being heard thousands of times by educators everywhere. And perhaps that is the…
158 - Bruce Reicher: Creation, Communication, and Collaboration
Jul 14 • 64 min
BRUCE REICHER is a dad, husband, author, technology teacher, sportscaster, state presenter, and Google Certified Educator. He is also an edtech master and has certifications from Brainpop, Wevideo, Wakelet, and other platforms. Bruce is a co-author of…
157 - SPARK - Self-Reflection as Professional Development
Jul 11 • 7 min
What might it look like if as a professional learning community, we took ten minutes out of every week to answer these questions from the context of our professional practice and shared our results with each other? 1. What are you currently learning about…
156 - Pawan Wander: Finding Your Voice, Lifelong Learning, and Building Relationships
Jul 5 • 57 min
PAWAN WANDER, or “Pav,” as she is known around Twitter, is a middle school math and science teacher in Toronto, a co-host of The Staff Room Podcast (@StaffPodcast), and a co-host of The Drive with Chey and Pav, a real-time radio show for educators. FOLLOW…
155 - SPARK - From Surviving to Thriving: How I’m Finding My Fire
Jul 3 • 9 min
To help educators think strategically about moving from surviving to thriving, Grace Voo (@GraceLoVoo) put together a beautiful graphic that illustrates 50 Strategies to Move from Surviving to Thriving. Inspired by her collage, I’ve decided to share some…
154 - Dr. Francois Naude: Content Creation, Growth Mindset, and Building Excellence
Jul 1 • 38 min
DR. FRANCOIS NAUDE is an award-winning teacher, education engineer, co-founder of the Work Integrated Learning tracker, speaker, presenter, author, podcaster, consultant, mentor, entrepreneur, and Crossfit fan. FOLLOW Francois … On Twitter…
153 - SPARK - Schools Should Look Like Their Students
Jun 21 • 6 min
I’ve taught in schools in four cities. In each context, the student populations have been majority non-white while the staff populations have been majority white. Take my two stepsons, for example. They are finishing tenth and eighth grade. Their father…
152 - Mike Washburn: Learning with Minecraft, Live Streaming, and Reimagined Professional Development
Jun 7 • 62 min
MIKE WASHBURN is a Microsoft in Education expert, the Director of Engagement at @Participate, co-host of the fabulous @OnEducationPod, and the co-founder of the @OnPodcastMedia podcast network. When you visit Mike’s website you encounter this phrase:…
151 - SPARK - So You’re Thinking of Becoming a Teacher
Jun 4 • 10 min
Recently a friend reached out to me with a question. “I’m thinking of becoming a teacher,” he shared. “What do you think?” I’m 41, and I’ve been teaching for 19 years, so I have a pretty good sense of this profession. But education looks different for…
150 - Evan Whitehead: Equity, SEL, and Wellness
May 30 • 51 min
EVAN WHITEHEAD is a school district administrator, national consultant for the Aha Process, and an advocate for equity, mental health, mindfulness, and the UN sustainable development goals in education. FOLLOW Evan … On Twitter @EvanWhitehead00…
149 - SPARK - Remote Learning Must Get Horizontal
May 24 • 7 min
Back in the normal classroom, I seat students in groups because it’s in their engagement, their interaction, their support of each other’s work that they develop the 5 Cs each and every day. They learn to communicate effectively. They learn to collaborate…
148 - Shannon Schinkel: Drama, Equity, and Assessment
May 17 • 68 min
SHANNON SCHINKEL is an inclusive BC high school drama teacher, progressive assessment maker, part time actor, blogger, and reader. She is also the creator and administrator of two Facebook groups called Beyond Report Cards and Humanities Zone on Facebook.…
147 - SPARK - Here is Your Permission to Stop Doing So Much
May 15 • 8 min
Drawing boundaries with our time isn’t easy, and I’ll admit that there are ebbs and flows in the course of the school year. But I believe it’s essential, because Parkinson’s Law is a thing. Give this work more time, and it will take it. I’ve learned to…
146 - Andrea Ferrero: Equity, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy
May 3 • 24 min
ANDREA FERRERO brings over a decade of experience in teaching and learning, curriculum and program development, and community capacity building together to design award winning educational programs and digital products. She holds a teaching credential in…
145 - SPARK - We Need to Use Our Own Brains
Apr 26 • 6 min
Teaching is partly about loving kids enough to empower them. It’s about teaching them how to fish instead of just tossing them more fish. And in the remote learning environment, there’s never been a better time for students to learn how to learn. To use…
144 - Rabbi Michael Cohen: Creativity. Design. Innovation.
Apr 24 • 42 min
RABBI MICHAEL COHEN is a designer, educator, creativity instigator, podcaster, YouTuber, speaker, and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He’s also the Director of Innovation at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys High School and the author of Educated by…
143 - SPARK - 9 Ways That Corona Will Improve K-12 Education
Apr 19 • 15 min
9 Ways That Corona Will Improve K-12 Education: 1. Improved responses to learning inequities. 2. Increased attention to the social-emotional needs of learners. 3. Refined assessment practices. 4. Increased emphasis on skills over content. 5. Greater…
142 - Dr. AnnMarie Thomas: Playing, Learning, and Making
Apr 17 • 32 min
DR. ANNMARIE THOMAS is the director of the Playful Learning Lab, creator of Squishy Circuits, author of Making Makers, co-founder of OK Go Sandbox (co-PI), and a professor of Engineering and Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. Dr. AnnMarie…
141 - SPARK - Reflections from the Front Lines of Remote Learning
Apr 13 • 10 min
Featured in this episode: routines that are working, apps that are crushing, and questions I’m left with. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections,…
140 - Elena Aguilar: Coaching, Equity, and Resilience
Apr 10 • 34 min
ELENA AGUILAR is an accomplished presenter, speaker, and author. She strives to help leaders learn, be their best selves, and serve students well. In 2018, Elena published Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators, and she will soon release…
139 - SPARK - A Corona Lament: Giving Shape to Our Struggle
Mar 30 • 6 min
As educators, we will do what we can during this crisis. We will acknowledge the shape of our sadness. And we will love kids. We will serve parents. We will support each other. Where we find problems, we will form solutions. Where we lack resources, we…
138 - Evo Hannan: Agency, Innovation, and Inspiration
Mar 28 • 42 min
EVO HANNAN is an educator, education leader, freelance designer, and speaker. He is passionate about promoting confidence in students through innovation and agency. You’ll find him on Twitter at the hashtags #Agents4Agency and #CrazyPLN. Follow Evo … On…
137 - SPARK - My Letter to Parents
Mar 24 • 4 min
We are facing unprecedented challenges, but there is still much to be thankful for and much to look forward to. With remote learning around the corner, listen to the letter I wrote to the parents of my 28 8th graders today. Welcome to SPARKS:…
136 - Riley Dueck: Faith, Learning, and Creative Work
Mar 21 • 48 min
RILEY DUECK is a sixth grade teacher in Surrey, BC, Canada. He’s a second year educator, speaker, innovator, blogger, and the host of the Not Many of You Should Become Teachers podcast. He’s also a colleague, a friend, and source of personal inspiration.…
135 - SPARK - Ohana: A Hawaiian Prescription for Education Communities
Mar 20 • 6 min
Love, learn, and laugh: ten days in Hawaii gave me fresh perspective on what really matters in education. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections,…
134 - Jesus Huerta: 3D Printing, Entrepreneurship, and Inclusion
Mar 14 • 68 min
JESUS HUERTA is an elementary school teacher, instructor for the Krause Center for Innovation, a 3D print enthusiast, a futurist, and a believer that technology is for everyone. Follow Jesus … On Twitter @JesusH1979 (https://twitter.com/jesush1979) On…
133 - SPARK - Unbox the Learning
Mar 8 • 4 min
Have you ever made statements like this? I’m not an artist. I’m just not a tech person. I’m not really a writer. Most of us have. But a closer look at what these statements imply should make us think twice. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to…
132 - Kellie Bahri: MS Teacher, Podcaster, and Elevator of Others
Mar 1 • 51 min
KELLIE BAHRI is a 5th grade teacher who is is committed to making a difference. She’s a supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals, a member of Nohea Kindreds, an Agent 4 Agency, and a co-founder of the @CrazyPLN. She’s also the cohost of the EDU…
131 - SPARK - Stop Treating Grades as Wages
Mar 1 • 8 min
Here’s what happens when we treat grades as wages: 1️⃣ Teachers try to grade EVERYTHING 2️⃣ Teachers feel compelled to give marks for effort 3️⃣ Teachers put zeroes in gradebooks 4️⃣ Quantity > quality 5️⃣ Bonus marks distort the assessment picture…
130 - Wendy Turner: SDGs, Growth Mindset, and Social-Emotional Learning
Feb 24 • 30 min
WENDY TURNER is a 2nd grade teacher and the 2017 Delaware Teacher of the Year. She is interested in trauma-informed practices, global education, social-emotional learning, and works to spark empathy in education. Follow Wendy … On Twitter @MrsWendyTurner…
129 - SPARK - No, I Won’t Assign Homework for Your Family Vacation
Feb 23 • 6 min
When parents make the decision to take their children on family vacation during school days, should they ask their children’s teachers for homework for the road? In this episode, you’ll hear my five reasons why I think vacation homework is a bad idea.…
128 - Julia Fliss: ELA Teacher, Networker, and SDG Ambassador
Feb 22 • 38 min
JULIA FLISS is a 6th grade ELA teacher, activist, world changer, Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador, lifelong learner, creative, and yogi. She’s an encourager, amplifier, networker, lifelong learner, and she’s passionate about leveraging education…
127 - SPARK - Why We Should Sit with Our Students
Feb 19 • 9 min
Do you ever sit with your students? How does it affect the learning environment? Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the…
126 - Andrew Canle: Podcasting, Writing, and Formative Assessment
Feb 10 • 25 min
ANDREW CANLE is an Assistant Principal at Shaw Avenue School in Valley Stream, New York. He’s a three-time champion coach NBA Math Hoops, a program that engages students in math and social-emotional learning through the game of basketball. And most…
125 - SPARK - Assessment Should Be a Conversation
Feb 9 • 12 min
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this…
124 - Chanel Johnson: STEMinism, #GirlDads, and Technology
Feb 2 • 34 min
CHANEL JOHNSON is a STEMinist, an ASCD Emerging Leader, published author, K-12 Math and Science Program Specialist, instructional tech coach, and keynote presenter based in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow Chanel … On Twitter @DC_STEMtastic…
123 - SPARK - Shipped is Better Than Perfect
Feb 1 • 5 min
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this…
122 - Marisa Thompson: Engagement, TQE, and the Joy of Reading
Jan 26 • 27 min
MARISA THOMPSON is a mom, wife, HS English teacher, professional development facilitator, instructor at the University of San Diego, traveler, and a liver of life! Marisa has done a lot of work on something called the TQE Method, a process that leads…
121 - SPARK - Twelve Google Classroom Strategies to Start Using Today
Jan 25 • 12 min
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this…
120 - Dr. Christine Younghusband: Assessment, Weaving, and Relationships
Jan 19 • 64 min
CHRISTINE YOUNGHUSBAND is passionate about teaching and learning and the role of leadership in enhancing the student learning experience in K-12 and in higher education. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017 from Simon Fraser…
119 - SPARK - Model That Metacognition
Jan 17 • 7 min
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this…
118 - Kristin Merrill: Activity, Engagement, and the Joy of Learning
Jan 12 • 31 min
KRISTIN MERRILL is a fourth grade teacher in Florida who specializes in language arts and strives to make lessons interactive through engagement and the use of ed tech. She and her husband make a dynamic duo in primary education and recently published a…
117 - SPARK - My One Word for 2020: Write
Jan 9 • 6 min
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post at…
116 - Caitlin Krause: Wellness, Mindfulness, and XR Technologies
Jan 5 • 92 min
CAITLIN KRAUSE is a learning and design specialist, education leader, keynote speaker, and an authority on VR, AR, and AI. She is also the author of Mindful by Design: A Practical Guide for Cultivating Aware, Advancing, and Authentic Learning Experiences…
115 - Jonathan Alsheimer: Grit, Relationships, and Next Level Teaching
Dec 30, 2019 • 55 min
JONATHAN ALSHEIMER is a family man, 7th grade teacher, keynote speaker, and the author of #NextLevelTeaching: Empowering Students and Transforming School Culture. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @Mr_Alsheimer (https://twitter.com/mr_Alsheimer) and on Instagram…
114 - Julianne Ross-Kleinmann: Diversity, STEM, and the Power of the PLN
Dec 23, 2019 • 44 min
JULIANNE ROSS-KLEINMANN is passionate about instructional technology to support teaching and learning, sharing what she’s learned with others, and community service — her focus for over 30 years as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Julianne formally…
113 - Dr. Jennifer Pieratt: Crafting Authentic Learning Experiences
Dec 15, 2019 • 28 min
DR. JENNIFER PIERATT is an educator, mom, speaker, coach, and project-based learning nerd. She offers tips, tools, and inspiration for Project Based Learning and is the author of three books, including Keep It Real With PBL, Secondary: A Practical Guide…
112 - Daniel Bauer: Leadership, Vision, and Growth
Dec 9, 2019 • 52 min
DANIEL BAUER is on a mission to unlock the potential of global school leaders. He’s a speaker and the host of the Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast. He’s also the author of The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap: Small Ideas that Lead to Big…
111 - Abigail French: Snakes, Assessment, and Community
Dec 2, 2019 • 58 min
ABIGAIL FRENCH is a mother of four, a teacher of sixth graders, an advocate of public education, and an explorer of the natural world in Woodstock, VA. In our conversation, Abby recalls the how and why behind the jaw-dropping snake capture video pinned to…
110 - Dr. Douglas Fisher: Literacy, Credibility, and Visible Learning
Nov 25, 2019 • 45 min
Dr. DOUGLAS FISHER is a Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and is the recipient of an International Reading…
109 - Vernon Wright: Connect, Impact, and Scale
Nov 18, 2019 • 119 min
VERNON WRIGHT is an education leader, administrator, speaker, host, editor, coach, and consultant. He’s a voice for the people, he pours into relationships, and he lives to serve, motivate, and inspire others in authentic ways. In our conversation, Vernon…
108 - Deanna Lough: Equity, Advocacy, and Assessment
Nov 10, 2019 • 47 min
DEANNA LOUGH is an English teacher, aspiring leader, kid Mom, puppy Mom, Mrs, theater lover, and lover of all things inspiring and positive. In our conversation, Deanna recalls a period in her career when she was pushed to the brink by the weight of her…
107 - Trevor MacKenzie: Inquiry, Assessment, and Lifetimes of Learning
Nov 4, 2019 • 55 min
TREVOR MACKENZIE is a learner, teacher, speaker, consultant, and outdoor enthusiast. He is regarded by many as the preeminent voice on inquiry-based learning today, authoring Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice…
106 - Andrew Arevalo: Legacy, Design Thinking, and the Transformative Power of Experiences
Oct 28, 2019 • 62 min
ANDREW AREVALO is an educator, speaker, innovator, and game designer with passions for blended learning, design thinking, and gamification. Andrew has his Master’s degree in education and has been recognized as a CUE Emerging Teacher. In our conversation,…
105 - Tiffany Ott: Mastery, Communication, and Relationships
Oct 20, 2019 • 48 min
TIFFANY OTT is a high school Math teacher, a Director of Curriculum Development with the Teach Better Team, and the founder of #MasteryChat. She’s also a co-author of the recently published book Teach Better, and she’ll be playing a big role to play in…
104 - Dr. Will Deyamport III: EdTech, Impact, and Entrepreneurship
Oct 14, 2019 • 52 min
DR. WILL DEYAMPORT III is an edtech specialist, documentary producer, and the producer and host of the Dr. Will Show, a podcast for educators looking to improve their impact and increase their quality of life. In our conversation, Dr. Will describes a…
103 - Lisa Johnson: Creativity, EdTech, and Productivity
Oct 7, 2019 • 53 min
LISA JOHNSON is an educator by day, blogger by night, and the author of Creatively Productive: Essential Skills for Tackling Time Wasters, Clearing the Clutter, and Succeeding in School—and Life! In our conversation, Lisa recalls the time she was…
102 - Dr. Jacie Maslyk: Creativity, STEAM, Leadership, and Maker Education
Sep 30, 2019 • 32 min
DR. JACIE MASLYK is an educator, speaker, and author at ISTE, SolutionTree, and Steam-makers.com. She’s an Assistant Superintendent for the Hopewell Area School District in Aliquippa, PA, with a passion for #STEM education, makerspaces, literacy,…
101 - Nancy Frey: PLC+, Literacy, and Visible Learning
Sep 23, 2019 • 50 min
NANCY FREY is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Literacy at San Diego State University and an instructor at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She has also authored or co-authored a number of books, including PLC+: Better Decisions and…
100 - Celebrating 100 Episodes!
Sep 15, 2019 • 43 min
In this special episode of the pod, long-time supporter of the podcast Bryon Carpenter takes over the microphone and interviews me, Tim Cavey, using the same questions I’ve used to interview my 99 previous guests. I share about the challenges of…
99 - Dan Kreiness: Leadership, Growth Mindset, and Lifelong Learning
Sep 8, 2019 • 43 min
DAN KREINESS is an Instructional Coach at Norwalk Public Schools and a doctoral candidate at the American College of Education. He was also recognized as an ACSD Emerging Leader 2017 and is the host of the Leader of Learning podcast. In our conversation,…
98 - Chris Woods: STEM, Curiosity, and Relevance
Sep 1, 2019 • 32 min
CHRIS WOODS is a high school math teacher, STEM presenter, and host of the STEM Everyday podcast. Chris likes to remind his students and followers that STEM is everywhere around us … we just have to learn to recognize it. In our conversation, Chris shares…
97 - Nina Pak Lui: Equity, Humanity, and Assessment
Aug 25, 2019 • 79 min
NINA PAK LUI has taught at the middle and high school levels and today she instructs pre-service teachers at the School of Education at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, Canada. Nina views teaching as a sacred calling, and she’s dedicated to…
96 - Jeffery Frieden: English Teacher, Author, and Podcaster
Aug 19, 2019 • 53 min
JEFFERY FRIEDEN is a teacher, blogger, presenter, and podcaster. He enjoys connecting teachers and building professional relationships in order to intensify impact on learning. He is also the author of Make Them Process It: Uncovering New Value in the…
95 - Justin Belt: Purpose, Podcasting, and Relationships
Aug 11, 2019 • 41 min
JUSTIN BELT is a husband, father of five, and teacher of thousands! He’s an aspiring leader, innovator, musician, and he’s part of our great writing team over at the Teachers on Fire Magazine on Medium. Last but not least, Justin is the host and producer…
94 - Janelle McLaughlin: Growth, Coaching, and Leadership in Education
Aug 5, 2019 • 38 min
JANELLE McLAUGHLIN is a keynote speaker, education consultant and strategist, and educational leadership coach. She is a former classroom teacher, district administrator, and high ability coordinator. She loves to learn, laugh, connect, and make…
93 - Jorge Valenzuela: PBL, STEAM, and Robotics
Jul 29, 2019 • 32 min
JORGE VALENZUELA is both a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student at Old Dominion University and the lead coach at Lifelong Learning Defined. He is a national faculty member of the Buck Institute for Education and a national teacher…
92 - Shane Lawrence: Artist, Teacher, and Podcaster
Jul 21, 2019 • 49 min
SHANE LAWRENCE is a high school educator in Alberta, Canada who specializes in film studies but also teaches digital media and art courses at the 7th and 8th grade levels. Shane is the host and producer of The Ed Podcast. In our conversation, Shane shares…
91 - Latezeon Balentine: Empathy, Literacy, and Empowerment
Jul 14, 2019 • 38 min
LATEZEON BALENTINE is a mom of three boys, teacher, and founder of September Chances, Inc. - a nonprofit organization created to show the joy in reading and increase reading fluency and literacy. Latezeon is also a Donors Choose Teacher Ambassador, dog…
90 - Scott Nunes: Creativity, Technology, and Communication
Jul 7, 2019 • 34 min
SCOTT NUNES is a dad, teacher, coach, Schoology ambassador, and CCCUE board member. He’s also Nearpod certified, MIE certified, a site leader, rapper, and co-host of the TNT EdTech podcast! In our conversation, Scott describes the challenging experience…
89 - Lynmara Colon: Leadership in Equity
Jun 30, 2019 • 42 min
LYNMARA COLON is a dynamic leader committed to student learning and growth. She is passionate about technology, access, and equity for all students, and was named in the NSBA 20 to Watch for Innovative Practices. As a former teacher, assistant principal,…
88 - Alicia Ray: Innovator, Blogger, and Lifelong Learner
Jun 23, 2019 • 46 min
ALICIA RAY is the Lead Digital Learning & Media Innovation Facilitator at Surry County Schools, NC. Possibly THE most committed reader and reviewer of the education books from Dave Burgess Consulting, Alicia is also the author of the soon-to-be-released…
87 - Kristen Nan: Disruptor, Risk Taker, and Idea Generator
Jun 16, 2019 • 35 min
KRISTEN NAN is a 3rd Grade teacher who serves near Pittsburgh, PA. She’s a blogger, presenter, and award winning educator for innovative practices. Kristen describes herself as a believer in goodness, idea generator, risk taker, and disruptor in…
86 - Pernille Ripp: Teacher, Blogger, and Author
Jun 9, 2019 • 57 min
PERNILLE RIPP is a prolific blogger, highly recognized speaker, literacy expert, creator of the Global Read Aloud, and the author of several books, including Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child. She’s also a Danish educator…
85 - Andrew Milne: Speaker, Blogger, and Health Ed Teacher of the Year
Jun 2, 2019 • 29 min
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84 - Jennifer Wolfe: Loving Fiercely, Teaching Audaciously, Thinking Deeply
May 26, 2019 • 67 min
*I need your help! As a listener of the Teachers on Fire podcast, please contribute to my MEdL research on educational podcasting and impacts on professional practice by completing this survey: https://forms.gle/kQk6wdLFcyRe6zPEA. It should take no longer…
83 - Travis Jordan: Connection Over Conformity
May 19, 2019 • 37 min
TRAVIS JORDAN is a husband, father of four, superintendent, education commissioner, speaker, aspiring author, conformity breaker, and status quo shaker. How’s that for disruption in education? In our conversation, Travis shares a tragic story from his…
82 - Tara Martin: #BookSnaps Creator, Speaker, and Author of Be REAL
May 12, 2019 • 62 min
TARA MARTIN is an educator, administrator, coach, and speaker. She’s also the founder of #BookSnaps, the @DBC_Inc Media & Communications Director, and author of Be REAL: Educate from the Heart. In our conversation, Tara shares about a tragedy that struck…
81 - Kelly Croy: Educator, Author, and Podcaster
May 5, 2019 • 66 min
KELLY CROY is a committed husband, father of four girls, educator, speaker, Apple Distinguished Educator author of Along Came a Leader and the producer of The Wired Educator podcast. Follow Kelly on Twitter @KellyCroy and @WiredEducator, and visit his…
80 - Kevin O’Shea: Primary Teacher, Outdoor Educator, and Podcaster
Apr 28, 2019 • 39 min
KEVIN O’SHEA is a primary teacher currently in Beijing, China who will be moving to a school in Shenzhen, China in the fall. Kevin is a big fan of nature, outdoor education, inquiry, and photography. He’s also the producer of the Just Japan Podcast and…
79 - Karen Caswell: Apple Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, and Founder of #TLAPDownUnder
Apr 21, 2019 • 36 min
KAREN CASWELL is a 4th grade teacher in Australia. Her favorite themes in education include relationships, reading, kindness, and global connections. She’s also an Apple Certified Teacher, Seesaw Ambassador, and the founder of #TLAPdownunder! Follow Karen…
78 - Aaron Blackwelder: HS Teacher and Assessment Leader
Apr 14, 2019 • 38 min
AARON BLACKWELDER is a high school English teacher and golf coach at Woodland Public Schools in Woodland, Washington. He’s the founder of the Teachers Going Gradeless website and Twitter chat @TG2Chat and #TG2Chat. He’s also a father, husband, autism…
77 - Adam Welcome: Runner, Author, and Speaker
Apr 7, 2019 • 38 min
ADAM WELCOME is a former teacher, principal, and director of innovation. He’s also a recognized education leader, speaker, and the author of Kids Deserve It and Run Like a Pirate. Follow Adam on Twitter @MrAdamWelcome. In our conversation, Adam recalls…
76 - Kali Slusser: Instructional Coach, Blogger, and Reader Extraordinaire
Mar 31, 2019 • 38 min
KALI SLUSSER is an instructional coach, fitness obsessor, and kombucha fanatic! She is also a wife of a fellow teacher and a mom of three. Connect with Kali on Twitter @KaliSlusser and follow her ongoing reviews of the DBC books with Greg Moffitt at…
75 - Annick Rauch: French Immersion Teacher, Blogger, and Global Collaborator
Mar 24, 2019 • 32 min
ANNICK RAUCH is a Grade 1 French immersion teacher in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She’s a loving mom to 4 boys and wife to the man who allows her to do it all! Her passions in education include growth mindset, global collaboration, and all things…
74 - Susan Jachymiak: Rookie Teacher, Leader, and Author
Mar 17, 2019 • 24 min
SUSAN JACHYMIAK is a 4th grade teacher in Orland Park, IL. She’s a rookie this year, and she’s clearly on fire! Follow her on Twitter @MsJachymiak and visit her blog at http://msjachymiak.weebly.com. In our conversation, Susan recalls a couple of…
73 - Rae Hughart: Teacher, Podcaster, and Consultant
Mar 10, 2019 • 39 min
RAE HUGHART is a middle school Math teacher, educational consultant, Director of Training & Development for the Teach Better Team, and a co-host for the Teach Better Talk Podcast - and if you haven’t given Teach Better Talk a listen, you need to! Connect…
72 - Tisha Richmond: EdTech Integrator, Speaker, and Author
Mar 3, 2019 • 38 min
TISHA RICHMOND is a Technology Integration Specialist serving 19 schools in Medford, Oregon. She’s also a speaker and author of Make Learning Magical: Transform Your Teaching and Create Unforgettable Experiences in Your Classroom. In our conversation,…
71 - Rose Pillay: Education Consultant and Learner on Fire
Feb 24, 2019 • 73 min
ROSE PILLAY is an education leader and curriculum consultant for the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese. Her One Word for 2019 is SMILE, and Rose keeps educators inspired on her mission to serve, support, and celebrate growth and…
70 - AJ Juliani: Speaker, Author, and Director of Learning and Innovation
Feb 17, 2019 • 34 min
AJ JULIANI is a dad, a sought-after speaker, and prolific author of several education books, including The PBL Playbook, Empower and Launch. He is a recognized authority on design thinking, genius hour, growth mindset, IBL, PBL, and all things innovation…
69 - Mike Paul: MS Math Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist
Feb 10, 2019 • 24 min
MIKE PAUL is a middle school math teacher, edtech leader, Google Certified Innovator, and the co-founder of Edcamp Kentucky. Follow Mike on Twitter @mikepaul and check out his blog at https://pikemalltech.com/. In our conversation, Mike recalls the…
68 - Dr. Brad Gustafson: Principal, Speaker, and Author
Feb 3, 2019 • 31 min
DR. BRAD GUSTAFSON is a National Distinguished Principal, best-selling author, and speaker. He is also a Digital Innovation in Learning Award winner and a member of the National School Boards Association “20 to Watch.” Brad recently released a new book…
67 - Dr. Erik Youngman: Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Jan 27, 2019 • 16 min
DR. ERIK YOUNGMAN has been a first grade teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Today, he’s the director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Libertyville School District in the Greater Chicago Area. He advocates for continuous…
66 - Dr. Sarah Thomas: Technology Coordinator, Speaker, and Publisher
Jan 20, 2019 • 25 min
DR. SARAH THOMAS is a regional technology coordinator in Maryland and serves as affiliate faculty at Loyola University. In 2014, Sarah founded the EduMatch Project, and she has spoken and presented at numerous conferences since. Find out more about Sarah…
65 - Kate Lindquist: Artist & HeARTist
Jan 13, 2019 • 29 min
KATE LINDQUIST is the founder of PeaceLoveArt, which is all about “Enriching heARTS thru self expression and soul connection.” With a Master’s degree in Education, Kate is a passionate educator, artist, consultant, speaker, and contributor to…
64 - Jennifer Casa-Todd: Teacher-Librarian, Author, and #DigCit Expert
Jan 6, 2019 • 28 min
JENNIFER CASA-TODD is a mom, wife, teacher librarian, speaker, a coordinator for Google Educator Groups of Ontario, an ISTE Librarians leader, and an @ONedSschat advisor. She is also the author of Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to…
63 - Greg Moffitt: Elementary Principal, Blogger, and Pirate Reader
Dec 30, 2018 • 24 min
GREG MOFFITT is a dad, husband, and the principal at Winters Elementary School in Winters, California. He’s also a doctoral student at UC Davis and a big education geek. Greg has set the audacious goal of reading through all of the books from Dave Burgess…
62 - Beth Houf: MS Principal, Speaker, and Author
Dec 23, 2018 • 35 min
BETH HOUF is a mom, middle school principal, passionate leader & learner, and forever teacher. She’s also the co-author of Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff. Interact with her on Twitter @BethHouf and engage with ideas…
61 - Chris Chappotin: MS Principal, Engage2Learn Coach, and Rapper
Dec 16, 2018 • 19 min
CHRIS CHAPPOTIN is the principal at Steam Middle School in Burleson, TX. He’s a husband, father, Engage 2 Learn Coach, certified Google educator, and big sports fan. He’s also a bit of a rapper as well! Follow Chris: On Twitter at…
60 - AJ Bianco: MS Social Studies Teacher, Aspiring Leader, Podcaster
Dec 9, 2018 • 18 min
AJ BIANCO is a husband, father of two boys, aspiring leader, and middle school teacher at Harrington Park School in Bergen County, NJ. A fan of the flipped classroom and blended learning, AJ is also a co-host of another great education podcast called…
59 - Dr. Sam Fecich: Professor, EdTech Innovator, and Author
Dec 2, 2018 • 32 min
DR. SAMANTHA FECICH is a former special education teacher and now a professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She’s also a mom, edtech innovator, and most recently, the author of Edumagic: A Guide for Pre-Service Teachers (https://amzn.to/2U47UtD).…
58 - Michael Drezek: Technology Integration Specialist, Blogger, and Podcaster
Nov 25, 2018 • 23 min
MICHAEL DREZEK is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Lake Shore Central School District in upstate New York. Michael is in his 15th year as an educator and is the host of the Quest 4 Edlightenment podcast. He is a former teacher of the year and…
57 - Ari Flewelling: EdTech Integration Specialist, Blogger, and Speaker
Nov 18, 2018 • 24 min
ARI FLEWELLING is a staff development specialist at Riverside Unified School District in Riverside, California. A former high school English teacher, Ari holds a Master’s degree in Education Technology and is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator. She…
56 - Jon Harper: Assistant Principal, Blogger, and Podcaster
Nov 11, 2018 • 26 min
JON HARPER is an Assistant Principal at Sandy Hill Elementary School in Cambridge, Maryland. He’s the smooth-sounding voice of the My Bad Podcast & Co-Host of the Teachers Aid podcast. Follow Jon online here: TW: https://twitter.com/Jonharper70bd IG:…
55 - Dr. Todd Schmidt: Elementary Principal and Education Innovator
Nov 4, 2018 • 33 min
DR. TODD SCHMIDT is the principal of Harbor View Elementary School in Corona del Mar, CA. Follow Todd on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/tsschmidty and catch his thoughts on education at http://tsschmidty.blogspot.com/. In our conversation, Todd recalls the…
54 - Jeff Kubiak: Elementary Principal and Blogger
Oct 28, 2018 • 19 min
JEFF KUBIAK is the principal of Nelda Mundy Elementary School in Fairfield, CA. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffreykubiak and catch his blog posts at http://principalkubiak.blogspot.com/. In our conversation, Jeff recalls feeling so broken and unsupported as…
53 - Curtis Wiebe: Elementary Teacher and EdTech Innovator
Oct 21, 2018 • 20 min
CURTIS WIEBE is an elementary school teacher in Surrey, BC, Canada. He’s interested in the ways that technology augments learning, boosts creativity, and creates new opportunities for learners. Follow Curtis on Twitter https://twitter.com/DivisionW and…
52 - Paul Stevens-Fulbrook: HS Science Teacher and Blogger
Oct 15, 2018 • 22 min
You might know Paul Stevens-Fulbrook better on Instagram as @TeacherofSci. Paul is a father of five and head of Year 7 and 8 Science at his school in the UK. He writes at teacherofsci.com with the mission of “supporting teachers’ lives through strategy,…
51 - Mandy Froehlich: EdTech Innovator, Speaker, and Author
Oct 7, 2018 • 29 min
MANDY FROEHLICH is the Director of Innovation & Technology for the Ripon Area School District in Ripon, WI. She is a blogger, speaker, and co-host on the @bamradionetwork’s Teacher’s Aid podcast. She is also the author of The Fire Within: Lessons from…
50 - Bethany Petty: HS Social Studies Teacher, EdTech Innovator, and Author
Sep 30, 2018 • 16 min
BETHANY PETTY is a teacher, coffee fanatic, and 2017 EdTech Digest School Leader Finalist. She writes about thoughtful uses of technology in education at http://usingeducationaltechnology.com/ and is also the author of Illuminate: Technology Enhanced…
49 - Colby Sharp: Elementary Teacher, Reading Advocate, and Author
Sep 23, 2018 • 24 min
COLBY SHARP is a husband, father of five, fifth grade teacher, avid reader and book reviewer, runner, and self-proclaimed nerd. He is the author of The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (https://amzn.to/2zpzGZf) and 2018’s Game…
48 - Craig Kemp: Digital Innovator, Blogger, and Speaker
Sep 16, 2018 • 18 min
CRAIG KEMP is a head of Digital Learning and Innovation, teacher of teachers, blogger, workshop facilitator, and speaker. Although he hails from New Zealand and now calls Singapore home, Craig is truly a global force for innovation in education. In our…
47 - Kimberly Snodgrass: MS Teacher and Edu GIF Master
Sep 10, 2018 • 29 min
KIMBERLY SNODGRASS is a 7th grade ELA teacher. She advocates for creative thinking, BookSnaps, Sketchnotes, Edu GIFS, and other creative ways for students to represent their learning. In our conversation, Kim recalls the challenge of beginning a high…
46 - Katelynn Giordano: MS Teacher and Blogger
Sep 2, 2018 • 24 min
KATELYNN GIORDANO is a sixth grade language arts teacher in Sugar Grove, IL. You can find more of her insights on learning, reading, and writing at https://curriculumcoffee.com/ - a written shot of espresso for educators. Katelynn recalls the time early…
45 - Jarrod Dumas: MS Assistant Principal and Author
Aug 26, 2018 • 28 min
JARROD DUMAS is an assistant principal at Oak Hill Middle School in Sabattus, Maine. He recently published Unlocking Excellence: A Guide to Becoming an Extraordinary Educator. Check it out at https://amzn.to/2woY9Lh. In our conversation, Jarrod recalls a…
44 - Joshua Stamper: MS Assistant Principal and Podcaster
Aug 22, 2018 • 18 min
JOSHUA STAMPER is an assistant principal, husband, father, blogger, and graphic artist in Frisco, TX. He’s also the host of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast. You’ll find his writing at https://joshstamper.blogspot.com/. In our conversation, Josh…
43 - David McFarland: HS Humanities Teacher
Aug 19, 2018 • 29 min
DAVID McFARLAND is a high school IB humanities teacher at Pacific Academy in Surrey, BC, Canada. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MrMcFteaches. In our conversation, David talks about how “We don’t even know you!” challenged him to rethink the…
42 - Jamie Osborne: Teacher-Librarian, Blogger, and Podcaster
Aug 16, 2018 • 19 min
JAMIE OSBORNE is a middle school teacher-librarian in Richmond, BC, Canada. She writes at https://thebiblioz.wordpress.com/ and recently published her first episode of The Biblioz podcast for teacher librarians. In our conversation, Jamie addresses the…
41 - Jarod Bormann: Tech Integration Specialist and Author
Aug 11, 2018 • 29 min
JAROD BORMANN is an advocate for educator empowerment, a tech integration specialist, adjunct professor, learning designer, speaker, blogger, and the author of a new book, Professionally Driven: Empower Every Educator To Redefine PD. In our conversation,…
40 - Kristin Hundt: MS Teacher and Blogger
Aug 8, 2018 • 18 min
KRISTIN HUNDT is a devoted wife and mother of four boys, a 6th grade teacher, lifelong learner, and global citizen. Her passions include genius hour, project-based learning, the outdoor classroom, the 40 book challenge, and student voice. In our…
39 - CJ Reynolds: HS Teacher and YouTuber
Aug 4, 2018 • 33 min
CJ REYNOLDS is better known by his YouTube channel, Real Rap with Reynolds, where he talks teaching, relationships, and life. As a passionate educator and creator, his two truths in teaching are #1 Relationships Are King, and #2 It’s Only Ever About the…
38 - John Sowash: Author of The Chromebook Classroom
Aug 1, 2018 • 32 min
JOHN SOWASH is an educator, freelancer, presenter, husband, and dad. He is also the author of The Chromebook Classroom, which you can check out at http://chrmbook.com. In this conversation, John describes how a dead end in his high school context launched…
37 - Dan Jones: MS Teacher, Trainer, Author
Jul 28, 2018 • 29 min
DAN JONES is a 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher in Mansfield, OH. He is the K-12 Editor for Flipped Learning Review Magazine and the author of Flipped 3.0 Project Based Learning: An Insanely Simple Guide. In this conversation, Dan tells us about…
36 - Andi McNair: Speaker, Trainer, Author
Jul 25, 2018 • 18 min
Andi McNair is a keynote speaker and trainer specializing in edtech, genius hour, and innovation in education. She is also the co-founder of #makeithappenEDU and the author of Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry. In…
35 - Joy Kirr: MS Teacher, Author
Jul 21, 2018 • 18 min
Joy Kirr is a 7th Grade ELA teacher in Elk Grove, Illinois. She writes at http://geniushour.blogspot.com/ and in 2017 published Shift This!: How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom. In this conversation, Joy takes us to a…
34 - Sarah Johnson: Author, Speaker, Consultant
Jul 18, 2018 • 21 min
Sarah Johnson is an author, speaker, and consultant in the areas of instructional leadership and personal-professional balance. With experience as an English teacher and principal, she likes to laugh, sing, and makes a habit of running every day. She is a…
33 - Bryon Carpenter: HS Teacher
Jul 14, 2018 • 37 min
Bryon Carpenter is a high school teacher at the Abbotsford Virtual School in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. As a trained scientist, passionate creator, and lifelong learner, Bryon serves in the spaces of library, math, science, and ADST (Applied Design and…
32 - Jeff Bradbury: Educator, Speaker, Broadcaster
Jul 12, 2018 • 34 min
Jeff Bradbury has been recognized as an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, and digital innovator. The founder of TeacherCast.net, Jeff has spoken at TEDx and other conferences, provides training and consulting for educators across…
31 - Jeff Gargas: Educational Consultant
Jul 7, 2018 • 32 min
Jeff Gargas is the COO/Co-founder of Progressive Mastery Learning and The Teach Better Team. Jeff works with teachers across the United States to help them improve their practice and “reach the unreachable student.” An entrepreneur at heart, Jeff shares…
30 - Nicholas Amaral: District Technology Coach
Jul 4, 2018 • 13 min
Nicholas Amaral is the district staff development coordinator at the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District in Bergen County, NJ. Nick’s passion is education technology: helping teachers help students create and innovate in their classrooms. In…
29 - Soney Day: Elementary Teacher
Jun 30, 2018 • 26 min
Soney Day is a 2nd grade teacher at Coy Miller Elementary School in Frisco, TX. As a teacher, mom, tech integrator, proud Texan, and Seesaw ambassador, Soney enjoys advocating for young learners and strives to have an innovator’s mindset. In our…
28 - Jordan Potrzeba: Elementary Teacher
Jun 28, 2018 • 25 min
Jordan Potrzeba is a 4th grade teacher at Walter Caldwell Elementary School in Auburndale, FL. Imagine being told by your principal in your first year of teaching that you were different and didn’t belong. After experiencing just that, Jordan moved from…
27 - Tonya Gilchrist: Language Teacher and Literacy Coach
Jun 23, 2018 • 43 min
Tonya Gilchrist is a language teacher and literacy coach at Tokyo International School in Tokyo, Japan. An experienced speaker and presenter, Tonya advocates for learner agency, the inquiry mindset, and joyful leaders. Tonya knew she wanted to become a…
26 - Bobby McCutcheon: Elementary Principal
Jun 20, 2018 • 24 min
Bobby McCutcheon is the principal of Randall Elementary School in Independence, MO. He’s a husband, father, #GeniusHour advocate, travel junkie, Royals fan, and occasional political expert. After teaching for several years at the middle and high school…
25 - Dan Ryder: Author, HS Teacher, Education Director
Jun 16, 2018 • 33 min
Dan Ryder is the co-author of Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom and is currently the Education Director of the Success & Innovation Center at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, ME. In our conversation, Dan shares about what ignites his…
24 - Christopher Nesi: HS Teacher, Professor, Podcaster
Jun 13, 2018 • 24 min
Christopher J. Nesi teaches 9th grade history at New Brunswick High School in New Jersey and is a Professor of Communications at Rutgers University. He also hosts the House of EdTech and Podcast PD podcasts and operates the Education Podcast Network. In…
23 - Danielle Peters: Elementary Teacher
Jun 10, 2018 • 17 min
Danielle Peters is an elementary teacher at Westerman Elementary School in Surrey, BC, Canada. Recently completing her Master’s in Ed. Tech., Danielle is passionate about helping kids learn, create, and innovate using technology. In our conversation,…
22 - Diana Williams: Elementary Teacher
Jun 6, 2018 • 33 min
Diana Williams is an elementary teacher at Bayridge Elementary School in Surrey, BC, Canada. She is also a speaker, a consultant for her district, a student of PBL, award winner, and constant innovator. In our conversation, Diana speaks candidly about the…
21 - Brooke Moore: District Principal
Jun 2, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we speak with Brooke Moore. Brooke is the District Principal of Inquiry and Innovation in Delta, BC, Canada. She is also an instructor at Vancouver Island University and the editor-in-chief of UBC’s…
20 - Lindsey Danhoff: Elementary Teacher
May 30, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast we speak with Lindsey Danhoff. Lindsey is a first grade teacher (soon to be third grade) at Evening Street Elementary School in Worthington, Ohio. Lindsey shares about the challenges and rewards of working…
19 - Gallit Zvi: Elementary Principal Intern
May 27, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast we speak with Gallit Zvi. Gallit is currently a principal intern in Surrey, BC, Canada, and a co-author of The Genius Hour Guidebook. Gallit describes how she overcame the challenges of transitioning into a…
18 - Lynn Thomas: HS English Teacher
May 23, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast we speak with Lynn Thomas. Lynn is the department head of English and Library and Digital Lead Learner at Dunnville Secondary School in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. In this conversation, Lynn shares candidly…
17 - Caterina Rylance: MS Languages Teacher
May 19, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast we speak with Caterina Rylance. Caterina is a middle school languages teacher and ESL coordinator at St. Theresa Catholic Middle School in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada. Still in her second year of teaching,…
16 - Maria Thompson: MS Teacher
May 16, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast we speak with Maria Thompson. Maria is a middle school teacher at Snow Hill Middle School in Snow Hill, Maryland. Maria is an expert in Summit Learning, a program that personalizes learning and supports…
15 - Adam Miller: MS PE Teacher
May 12, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast we speak with Adam Miller. Adam is a middle school physical education teacher in Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. In this conversation Adam tells a hilarious story of having to manage a swim class…
14 - Antonio Vendramin: District Principal
May 9, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast we speak with Antonio Vendramin. Antonio is the District Principal of Communicating Student Learning in the Surrey School District of BC, Canada. In this conversation, Antonio discusses the exciting…
13 - Adam Moler: MS History Teacher
May 5, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Adam Moler. Adam is a middle school history teacher at New Richmond Middle School in New Richmond, OH, USA. In this conversation, Adam speaks openly about what it was like to address some…
12 - Roy Smith: HS English Teacher
May 2, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Roy Smith. Roy is an English teacher and department chair at Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas, USA. In this interview, Roy describes what it was like to fight thyroid cancer while…
11 - Terry Jones: HS Vice Principal
Apr 28, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Terry Jones, vice principal at JL Crowe Secondary School in Trail, BC, Canada. In this interview, Terry describes the incredible influence that positive and supportive leadership can make…
10 - Adi Aharon: Technology Integration Specialist
Apr 25, 2018 • 16 min
In our tenth episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Adi Aharon, technology integration specialist at the top-rated Crofton House School in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In this interview, Adi discusses the challenge of working with everybody but…
9 - Jade Ingels: MS Teacher
Apr 22, 2018 • 29 min
In our ninth episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Jade Ingels, middle school classroom and PE teacher at St. Theresa School in Wabasca, Alberta, Canada. In this interview, Jade talks about a significant behaviour challenge she faced in…
8 - Steve Lai: Primary French Teacher
Apr 18, 2018 • 23 min
In our eighth episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Steve Lai, primary French teacher at Richmond Christian School in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and author of teachingwithipad.org. In this interview, Steve talks about Apple’s new…
7 - Jane Silversides: Primary Teacher
Apr 14, 2018 • 16 min
In our seventh episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Jane Silversides, primary classroom and dance teacher at White Rock Elementary School in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. In this interview, Jane fills us in on what’s special about…
6 - Clayton Mollica: HS Teacher
Apr 11, 2018 • 17 min
In our sixth episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Clayton Mollica, high school teacher at Fort Nelson Secondary School in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. In this interview, Clayton talks about challenges and opportunities he sees…
5 - Sarah Robinson: HS Vice Principal
Apr 7, 2018 • 15 min
In our fifth episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Sarah Robinson, high school vice principal at Fort Nelson Secondary School in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. In this interview, Sarah talks about what really excites her in…
4 - Adam Stefiuk: HS Teacher and Acting VP
Apr 4, 2018 • 21 min
In our fourth episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Adam Stefiuk, high school teacher and acting vice principal at the Energetic Learning Campus, part of the North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada. In this…
3 - Simon Murti: MS Teacher
Mar 31, 2018 • 23 min
In our third episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Simon Murti, middle school teacher at Bayridge Elementary School in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. In this interview, Simon shares openly about a discouraging experience that he faced…
2 - Cordell Ware: HS Humanities Teacher
Mar 29, 2018 • 21 min
In our second episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Cordell Ware, high school humanities teacher at Fort St. James Secondary School in Fort St. James, Canada. In this interview, Cordell shares candidly about the low moments he experienced…
1 - Stephanie Langlois: HS Math and Science Teacher
Mar 24, 2018 • 18 min
In this first-ever episode of the Teachers on Fire podcast, we chat with Stephanie Langlois, high school math and science teacher at Rock Ridge Secondary School in West Vancouver, Canada. Stephanie shares candidly about how she fought through a low moment…