Instant Relevance Podcast

Instant Relevance Podcast

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Instant Relevance Podcast is an education podcast featuring the latest news and resources to make learning relevant for all students. Hosted by Denis Sheeran (denissheeran.com) and Raymond Steinmetz (blendedlearningnetwork.org). Follow us on twitter: @instantrel


43 - Be the One with Ryan Sheehy
May 2 • 23 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview educator, principal, speaker, and author of “Be the One for Kids” - Ryan Sheehy (@sheehyrw). The hosts talk to Ryan…
42 - Crazy Math with Nancy Estepa
Feb 1 • 31 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview educator and math specialist - Nancy Estepa (@nancy_estepa). The hosts talk to Nancy about her work advocating for…
41 - Copyrighteous with Diana Gill
Jan 18 • 24 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview educator, speaker, and author of “Copyrighteous - A Catalyst for Creativity in the Classroom” - Diana Gill…
40 - Opening the Middle with Robert Kaplinsky
Dec 14, 2019 • 27 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview math educator, speaker, and author of “Open Middle Math: Problems that Unlock Student Thinking’ -…
39 - Reaching All Students with Vicki Davis
Nov 30, 2019 • 30 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview teacher, blogger, and the host of the ‘10 Minute Teacher Podcast’ - Vicki Davis…
38 - A Passion for Kindness with Tamara Letter
Nov 12, 2019 • 27 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Tech Integrator, Kindness Cultivator, and Author of “A Passion for Kindness” - Tamara Letter…
37 - Teach Better with Rae Hughart
Nov 2, 2019 • 20 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Teacher, Author, Podcaster, and Director of Training and Development for the Teach Better Team -…
36 - Teaching Boys with Michael Reichert
Oct 19, 2019 • 28 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview research psychologist, speaker, and author of ‘How to Raise a Boy’ - Michael C. Reichert…
35 - Mastering the Media with Julie Smith
Oct 14, 2019 • 29 min
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Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview media literacy professor, speaker, and author of ‘Master the Media’ - Julie Smith…
34 - Rethining Assessment and Grades with Starr Sackstein
Sep 28, 2019 • 22 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview educational consultant and author of ‘From Teacher to Leader’ and ‘Hacking Assessment’ - Starr…
33 - Humanizing Math Education with Sunil Singh
Sep 20, 2019 • 24 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Mathematical Jester, Math Learning Specialist at Buzzmath, and author of ‘Pi of Life’ and ‘Math…
32 - Educational Eye Exam with Alicia Ray
Sep 14, 2019 • 24 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Lead Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator and author of Educational Eye Exam:…
31 - Meet Them at Their Best with Denis and Ray
Jun 1, 2019 • 19 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Rate and Review us on iTunes On Episode 31 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) sign off for the summer but not before they discuss the power of online and offline…
30 - The Power of Play with Calli Wright
May 25, 2019 • 25 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Rate and Review us on iTunes On Episode 30 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) talk to Calli Wright (@CalliWrights) - Education Engagement Manager for MIND Research…
29 - Promoting Positive Change with Carlon Howard
May 18, 2019 • 23 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Rate and Review us on iTunes On Episode 29 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) talk to Carlon Howard (@CarlonDHoward) - Co-Director of Breakthrough Providence and…
28 - The Zen Teacher - Dan Tricarico
May 11, 2019 • 27 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Rate and Review us on iTunes On Episode 28 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) talk to Dan Tricarico (@thezenteacher) - Author of The Zen Teacher - Creating Focus,…
27 - TeachPlus with Paul Toner
May 4, 2019 • 26 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Rate and Review us on iTunes On Episode 27 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) talk to Paul Toner (@PFToner) - Senior Director for National Policy & Partnerships…
26 - Live from BPLC Providence 3 of 3 - Tools and Techniques for Personalization
Apr 20, 2019 • 53 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Rate and Review us on iTunes On Episode 26 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) are LIVE from the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, RI! The…
25 - Live from BPLC Providence 2 of 3 - Reaching All Students
Apr 13, 2019 • 46 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On Episode 25 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) are LIVE from the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, RI! The hosts met in person for the first…
24 - Live from BPLC Providence - Part 1 of 3 - Why Personalized Learning?
Apr 7, 2019 • 41 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On Episode 24 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) are LIVE from the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, RI! The hosts met in person for the first…
23 - Changing the Conversation with Stephen Hurley
Mar 29, 2019 • 22 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On Episode 23 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Stephen Hurley (@stephen_hurley) - educator, podcaster, and Chief Catalyst at VoicEd Radio. The hosts discuss…
22 - Instant Relevance Mini-Moment #7
Mar 23, 2019 • 10 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the 22nd episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about the phrase “past performance does not an indicator of…
21 - My Bad with Jon Harper
Mar 15, 2019 • 29 min
On Episode 21 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Jon Harper (@Jonharper70bd) - principal, podcaster, and Author of “My Bad: 24 Educators Who Messed Up Fessed Up and Grew”. The hosts discuss how…
20 - Instant Relevance Mini-Moment #6
Mar 9, 2019 • 12 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the 20th episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about a recent scientific study about blowing up an asteroid…
19 - Reclaiming your Calling with Dr. Brad Gustafson
Mar 1, 2019 • 21 min
Welcome to the 2nd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview principal, podcaster, and Author of Reclaiming your Calling - Dr. Brad Gustafson - about creating a positive culture in schools and…
18 - Young Educators Society with Erin Hall
Feb 16, 2019 • 19 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 2nd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview teacher, education advocate, and Young Educators Society founder - Erin Hall- about her work…
17 - Instant Relevance Mini-Moment #5
Feb 8, 2019 • 8 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the 17th episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about re-purposing things in the classroom. What is it that…
16 - VoicEd.ca Live with Alice Keeler
Feb 2, 2019 • 29 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the live VoicEd.ca 2nd Anniversary Radio Marathon, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview teacher, innovator, author, and tech advocate - Alice Keeler - about her new chrome extensions and what…
15 - Seekers and Peekers with Don Wettrick
Feb 1, 2019 • 28 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 2nd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast! Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview teacher, podcaster, StartEdUp Founder, and Author of Pure Genius: Building a Culture of…
14 - Instant Relevance Mini Moment #4
Dec 22, 2018 • 6 min
On the 14th and final episode of Season 1 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about what you would do if you couldn’t talk in your classroom. Who’s voice is…
13 - Defending Math with Shane Lawrence
Dec 14, 2018 • 39 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the thirteenth episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview teacher, podcaster, tech enthusiast, and relevance advocate, Shane Lawrence (@theedpodcast) about…
12 - Instant Relevance Mini Moment #3
Dec 7, 2018 • 10 min
** Follow us on twitter @instantrel ** On the 12th SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about the curious case of Tesla drivers falling…
11 - Breaking the Code with Brian Aspinall
Nov 30, 2018 • 28 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the eleventh episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Mr. Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) teacher, speaker, and author of code breaker about finding…
10 - Igniting your Education Passion with Rachelle Dene Poth
Nov 16, 2018 • 35 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the tenth episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Writer, Innovator, and Tech Advocate - Rachelle Dene Poth (@rdene915). Rachelle talks about her…
9 - Instant Relevence Mini Moment #2 + Episode 10 Preview
Nov 9, 2018 • 8 min
** Follow us on twitter @instantrel ** On the ninth SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about the firing of the Cleveland Browns…
8 - Instant Relevance Mini Moment #1
Nov 2, 2018 • 9 min
** Follow us on twitter @instantrel ** On the eighth SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss different strategies for dealing with the age old issue of homework.…
7 - Ditch that Homework with Matt Miller
Nov 2, 2018 • 40 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the seventh episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Matt Miller (@jmattmiller), author of Ditch that Homework and Ditch that Textbook (@DitchThatTxtbk)…
6 - The Opportunity Myth with Denis and Ray
Oct 19, 2018 • 33 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the sixth episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss a new research report from The New Teacher Project (@TNTP) called The Opportunity Myth. Are students…
5 - Teach Better with Tiffany Ott
Oct 6, 2018 • 40 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the fifth episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss navigating current and former trends in the classroom and how to make relevant learning experiences. The…
4 - Professional Development with Rich Czyz
Sep 22, 2018 • 44 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the fourth episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss motivating teachers to take on new initiatives through the Jobs to Be Done Theory from the Christensen…
3 - LeBron James with Kareem Farah
Sep 8, 2018 • 43 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the third episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss how LeBron James opening a school can be used as a #MakeItReal moment. Later in the podcast, the hosts…
2 - Back to School with Quinn Rollins
Aug 27, 2018 • 40 min
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the second episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss how to start the year with a growth mindset for ourselves and our students. Later in the podcast, the…
1 - Welcome to the Instant Relevance Podcast
Aug 9, 2018 • 34 min
Follow us on Twitter - @instantrel. In this first episode, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Ray (@blended_math) talk about the ways that teaching has changed in the past few years and how teaching in a more relevant manner can reach more students. Denis shares a…