Intersection Education - Toward Better Teaching and Learning

Intersection Education - Toward Better Teaching and Learning
The Intersection Education Podcast speaks about teaching and learning to insiders and outsiders in the education field seeking to help improve schools.

Line Groot Degner - Transformative Coaching
Oct 21 • 58 min
Line Degroot Degner speaks about coaching and how to create a culture of improvement in organizations.
Cale Birk - Observable Impact
Sep 24 • 42 min
Cale Birk speaks about his new book, PLC 2.0, and how schools can increase their observable impact.
Dr. Steven Katz - The Intelligent, Responsive Leader
Jun 18 • 46 min
Dr. Steven Katz of OISE speaks about school leadership.
Kurtis Hewson - Collaborative Response
Jun 3 • 45 min
Kurtis Hewson talks about collaborative response and how it can change how you approach meeting student needs.
Andrew Baxter - Student Mental Health
May 27 • 33 min
Andrew Baxter, the Lead for the Alberta Mental Health Literacy Project in Alberta, speaks about how schools can help with mental health.
Dr. Leanne Peters - Leaders as Learners
May 19 • 40 min
Dr. Leanne Peters speaks about continuing learning for school leaders.
Katherine Mann - Communicating Assessment
Mar 24 • 33 min
Katherine Mann speaks about assessment and tips for communicating student progress.
Dr. Jim Brandon - School Leader Learning
Feb 4 • 47 min
Dr. Jim Brandon speaks about ongoing School Leader Professional Learning.
Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty - Schools and Reconciliation
Jan 28 • 36 min
Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty speaks about her work helping teachers bring indigenous perspectives to life in the classroom.
Dr. Jenni Donohoo - Collective Efficacy
Jan 21 • 21 min
Dr. Jenni Donohoo speaks about what collective efficacy is and how to use it for increased student performance in schools.
2019 - Year in Review
Jan 14 • 47 min
We review all 27 conversations that we hosted in 2019 and look forward to next year.
Scott Onuczko - Creativity, Communication, & Technology
Oct 31, 2019 • 56 min
Scott Onucko, Prime Minister’s Teaching award winner, speaks about authentic learning with Communication Technology.
Dr. Bonnie Stelmach - Creating School Communities
Oct 15, 2019 • 41 min
Professor Bonnie Stelmach talks about research regarding building school communities.
Joey Feith - Teaching Physical Education
Oct 1, 2019 • 49 min
Joey Feith, physical education teacher and creator of, speaks to us about the finer points of teaching physical education.
Adrian Piccoli - Education from a Minister’s Perspective
Sep 10, 2019 • 46 min
Former Minister of Education for New South Wales speaks about viewing education from public office.
Lynn Leslie - School Planning That Has Impact
Aug 27, 2019 • 20 min
Lynn Leslie speaks about educational planning and how to make it more impactful to schools.
What Great Schools Do #2 - Schools Where Students Want to Be
Aug 20, 2019 • 30 min
The second episode in our series about What Great Schools Do focuses on creating schools where students want to be and discusses the following aspects: relationships, academic engagement, fun, safety, fairness & equity, and voice.
Brad Langdale - “Doing” Physics
Aug 13, 2019 • 32 min
Brad Langdale speaks about the importance of science and ways he has learned to connect the sciences with students.
What Great Schools Do #1 - Teacher Professional Learning
Aug 6, 2019 • 21 min
The first episode in our series “What Great Schools Do” focuses on Professional Teacher Learning
Nicole Lakusta - Technology for Learning
Jul 9, 2019 • 55 min
Nicole Lakusta speaks about using technology to impact student learning.
Dr. Simon Breakspear - Learning Sprints and Teacher Expertise
Jun 25, 2019 • 47 min
Dr. Simon Breakspear speaks about how Learning Sprints can be used to increase teacher expertise and ultimately, student performance.
Langston Evans - Increasing Equity in Schools
Jun 10, 2019 • 47 min
Langston Evans speaks about the AVID program and how they are increasing equity in schools.
Dr. Randy Hetherington, Bryn Spence & Corey Haley - Leader’s Roundtable
Jun 1, 2019 • 47 min
Bryn Spence, Dr. Randy Hetherington, and I speak about issues facing school administrators today and discuss solutions to important questions.
Richard Gerver - A Manifesto for Change
May 23, 2019 • 42 min
Richard Gerver speaks about creating the schools we want for our kids.
Aaron Dublenko - Innovate for Citizenship and the Environment
May 17, 2019 • 48 min
Aaron Dublenko, a teachers from Edmonton, speaks about innovation in schools.
Dr. Jody Carrington - Kids These Days
May 9, 2019 • 44 min
Dr. Jody Carrington speaks about how teachers are heroes and how they need to take care of themselves.
Dr. Jed Richardson - Program Evaluation
May 2, 2019 • 65 min
Dr. Jed Richardson speaks about how we might measure the impact of teaching and programs.
Diane Lander - Concept-Based Instruction
Apr 25, 2019 • 39 min
Diane Lander explains concept-based learning and how it might improve teaching.
Brian Torrance - Everactive Schools & Healthy Communities
Apr 4, 2019 • 41 min
Brian Torrance speaks about how Everactive schools works to create healthy schools and communities.
Janelle Allen - Engaging Adult Learning Online
Mar 28, 2019 • 36 min
Janelle Allen, from Zen Courses, speaks about engagement, adult learning, online delivery and creating learning communities.
Tal Thompson - Building Character and Academics
Mar 21, 2019 • 29 min
Tal Thompson speaks about developing the building blocks of character in students, while also raising achievement.
Dr. Randy Hetherington, Bryn Spence, and Corey Haley - Leading Schools
Mar 14, 2019 • 47 min
Dr. Randy Hetherington, Bryn Spence, and Corey Haley speak about the issues administrators face in schools and solutions for these obstacles.
Dr. Marian Small - Numeracy and Math
Mar 6, 2019 • 23 min
Dr. Marian Small speaks about increasing students performance in mathematics.
Supt. Rob Hill - Police and Schools Working Together
Feb 27, 2019 • 40 min
RCMP Superintendent speaks about how police and schools can work together to create better communities.
Jennifer Gfroerer - Leading STEM Implementation
Feb 20, 2019 • 41 min
Jennifer Gfroerer, principal of Valley Catholic Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon, speaks to us about the advantages of STEM education and shares her implementation story.
Dr. Kate Storey - Healthier Students & Communities
Feb 6, 2019 • 43 min
Dr. Kate Storey shares ways we might increase the health of our students and communities through schools.
Justin Jackson - Engaging Adults in Learning
Jan 30, 2019 • 64 min
Justin Jackson speaks about adult learning, skills we can teach to prepare students for careers in tech and the importance of mental health.
Dr. Jennifer Tupper - Educating Future Teachers
Jan 23, 2019 • 34 min
Dr. Jennifer Tupper, Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, speaks about what goes into developing the program for educating future teachers.
George Couros - What The Innovator’s Mindset Brings to Good Teaching
Jan 16, 2019 • 46 min
George Couros speaks about the Innovator’s Mindset and how it can improve teaching and learning.
Review - Education Lessons from Our Past Guests
Jan 10, 2019 • 24 min
A short review of episodes #21-30. Corey speaks about the essential messages and take-aways from our guests.
Anti-resolution Episode
Dec 28, 2018 • 19 min
Our guests from this past year give suggestions for small incremental improvements that you can make today.
Jennifer Waring - Instructional Coaching
Dec 19, 2018 • 22 min
Jennifer Waring speaks about successful instructional coaching in schools.
Ramona Big Head - Colonialism from an Indigenous Perspective
Dec 13, 2018 • 56 min
Ramona Big Head speaks about what colonialism is to her as a Blackfoot woman and the effects on her life today.
Dr. Phil McRae - Curriculum Implementation, Class Size & Technology
Dec 6, 2018 • 43 min
Dr. Phil McRae speaks about the new Alberta curriculum, the effect of class sizes on learning and mindful use of technology.
The Third Path - Dr. David Tranter, Lori Carson, & Tom Boland
Nov 29, 2018 • 70 min
The authors of The Third Path speak about the importance of relationships in schools.
John McGettigan - Teachers Leading Learning & Citizenship
Nov 15, 2018 • 36 min
John McGettigan speaks about teachers leading learning, using Learning Sprints to improve teachers practice and citizenship education.
Discussion with Bryn Spence
Nov 1, 2018 • 35 min
A discussion with Bryn Spence on current issues for school leaders.
Gordon Campbell - French Immersion Leadership
Oct 17, 2018 • 46 min
Gordon Campbell speaks about lesson he learned leading French Immersion schools and his new book about Leadership.
Jesse McLean & Travis McNaughton - Personalized Learning
Oct 11, 2018 • 48 min
Jesse & Travis speak about their experience leading change and how they believe personalized learning should be increased in schools.
Dr. Jason Jay - Breaking Through Gridlock
Oct 3, 2018 • 60 min
Dr. Jay gives tools to find the middle ground in polarized conversations and move forward on contentious issues.
Summary and Review 1
Sep 27, 2018 • 20 min
A summary of our first 19 episodes highlighting the main themes that were discussed.
Dr. Valin Jordan - Social Justice and Education Leadership
Sep 19, 2018 • 41 min
Dr. Jordan speaks about ensuring schools are socially just places for all students.
Carolyn Cameron - Leading Learning
Sep 13, 2018 • 41 min
Carolyn Cameron speaks about leading improvement in teaching practice and making better schools.
Dr. Suzanne Squires - Mental Health for Students and Teachers
Sep 6, 2018 • 46 min
Dr. Suzanne Squires, a family physician, speaks about strategies to help those who are dealing with mental health issues at school.
Dr. Nancy Wise - Inclusion in French Immersion
Aug 29, 2018 • 31 min
Dr. Nancy Wise speaks about the French Immersion program and meeting the needs of all learners.
Dr. Dwayne Donald - Indigenous Perspectives
Aug 22, 2018 • 56 min
Dr. Dwayne Donald speaks about bringing indigenous perspectives into education and shares stories about how we can make schools more inclusive to indigenous students.
Andrew Milne - Health Literacy
Aug 16, 2018 • 36 min
We speak with Andrew Milne, the SHAPE America Health Teacher of the year in 2017, about ways to make Health education relevant and impactful for students.
#13 - Dr. Natalie Keefer - Global Citizenship and Social Justice
Aug 9, 2018 • 38 min
Dr. Natalie Keefer speaks about developing citizenship in students and using other practices to increase performance in Social Studies.
#12 - Dr. Dean Kriellaars - Physical Literacy
Jul 31, 2018 • 56 min
Dr. Dean Kriellaars speaks about physical literacy and ways that we can improve the overall health of students through changes to how we deliver Physical Education in schools.
#11 - Dr. Eric Anctil - The TechnoHuman Future
Jul 19, 2018 • 51 min
Dr. Eric Anctil from the University of Portland shares his thoughts on the use of “machines” in our lives and gives some strategies to become more mindful of how we use them.
#10 - Felicia Ochs - Wellness, Resiliency, and Community
Jul 10, 2018 • 39 min
Felicia Ochs is the Wellness Coordinator at Parkland School Division in Stony Plain, Alberta. We speak about why schools and teachers should be concerned with wellness and how we might improve the health of our students.
#9 - Dr. Joanne Blannin - Educational Technology
Jun 26, 2018 • 39 min
Dr. Joanne Blannin speaks about using technology in teaching and learning.
#8 - Shelagh Pyper - Nature@School
Jun 19, 2018 • 28 min
Shelagh Pyper speaks to use about Nature based play, why we should get outside with our students and some ways to make it happen.
Bronwyn Ryrie Jones - Assessment to Improve Learning
Jun 12, 2018 • 46 min
Bronwyn Ryrie Jones speaks to us about assessment and how to improve our practice to better create learning for students.
#6 - Dr. Amy Samuels - Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Jun 5, 2018 • 40 min
We speak with Dr. Amy Samuels from the University of Montevallo about equity in schools and how we might ensure that schools serve all of our students.
#5 - Dr. Duncan Symons - Getting Inquiry Right
May 28, 2018 • 73 min
Dr. Duncan Symons talks about using inquiry effectively, dialogical approaches to teaching and teaching in rural settings.
#4 - Dr. Randy Hetherington - The Power of Relationships
May 22, 2018 • 62 min
Dr. Randy Hetherington talks about his approach to being a principal and his move towards educational research. He highlights the importance of relationships and giving your all for your students.
Kristie O’Neill - Improving Teaching and Learning
May 16, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode, we speak with Kristie O’Neill about improving teaching and learning. Kristie works with teachers in New South Wales, Australia.
Terri Lynn Guimond - Using Learning Sprints
May 8, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, we focus on Learning Sprints with Terri Lynn Guimond from Evergreen Catholic Schools in Spruce Grove, Alberta.
Dr. Ryan Dunn - Getting a Better Sense of How
May 3, 2018 • 41 min
We speak with Dr. Ryan Dunn about research on teaching and learning. Ryan shares his insight having worked under Dr. John Hattie, as well as in the Australian states of Victoria and Queensland, in New York City, in California and now in the Canadian…