Make Learning Magical

Make Learning Magical

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Conversations about making learning MAGICAL through: Memorable Beginnings, Authenticity & Agency, Gamified strategies, Innovation, Creativity, Collaboration, & Curiosity, Authentic Audience, and Legacy.


Rodney Turner
May 28 • 58 min
In this episode I chat with my dear friend, Rodney Turner. I loved our conversation about the significant part he’s made in my own education journey, the power of connection, strategies for recharging, the future of education, and more!! You will LOVE…
Teresa Haley
May 20 • 53 min
In this episode I chat with amazing elementary teacher, Teresa Haley. Teresa’s joy and enthusiasm is infectious! I loved chatting with her about her experience as a contestant on the TV game show “Let’s Make a Deal”, her Over the TOP teaching philosophy,…
Sarah Thomas
May 14 • 40 min
In this episode I chat with the incredible, Sarah Thomas! Sarah is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Maryland. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the EduMatch movement, a project that empowers…
Matt Miller
May 12 • 45 min
In this episode I chat with the incredible, Matt Miller! Matt is a teacher, blogger, and author of four incredible books: Ditch That Textbook, Ditch That Homework, Don’t Ditch That Tech, and the brand new release, Tech Like a Pirate. We had a wonderful…
13. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Snehal Bhakta
May 12 • 46 min
In this episode I chat with Snehal Bhakta, an incredible CTE administrator in Clark County, Nevada; the 5th largest district in the United States. I loved our conversation about the importance of connection, providing meaningful experiences for students,…
12. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Ben Garcia
May 11 • 51 min
In this episode I chat with Ben Garcia, an Educational Coordinator for Southern Oregon Public Television and a middle school PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs teacher. I loved hearing his journey into education, how he helping to develop a PBS…
11. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Elissa Widomski
May 9 • 44 min
In this episode I chat with an innovative Family and Consumer Science educator from New York. I loved her ideas, perspective, and honesty as she shares the reality of teaching project based learning from home while balancing her role as mom to a 4 year…
10. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Scott Raedeke
May 8 • 34 min
In this episode I chat with a good friend and incredible CTE Department Lead and STEM teacher, Scott Raedeke. Scott is shares his journey into education, his experience designing a popular board game Cranium, Design Thinking, Code.org, Code Academy,…
9. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Jesse Holcomb
May 6 • 43 min
In this episode I chat with high school Career & Technical educator, Jesse Holcomb, about his incredible manufacturing program, his experience manufacturing parts for Disney, how he’s navigating remote learning, and more! He even made me tear up as he…
8. PBL in A Pandemic Series-Barbara Scully
May 5 • 46 min
In this episode I chat with innovative Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Barbara Scully about her educational journey and how she’s navigating project-based learning in a remote learning environment. Learn how she’s using Flipgrid, Canva, and other…
7. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Sheri Smith
May 4 • 37 min
In this episode I chat with Sheri Smith, an amazing high school Pathways to Pre-Education teacher from Southern Oregon. We had a fabulous conversation about the incredible program she designed, how she’s empowering her students during our time of remote…
6. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Chris Peters
May 2 • 28 min
In this episode I chat with Family and Consumer Science teacher, Chris Peters. I loved chatting with her about how she is navigating remote learning in her project based classes. I was touched by her honesty, perspective and courage to step out of her…
5. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Sasha Roble
May 1 • 35 min
In this episode, I chat with joyful educator, Sasha Roble. Sasha is incredibly innovative and her enthusiasm is contagious. You will love her ideas for connecting and creating incredible learning experiences for students while teaching remotely. Connect…
4. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Justin Eagar
Apr 30 • 33 min
In this episode I chat with, Justin Eager, an incredible high school construction technology teacher from Southern Oregon. Hear his story of building his CTE program from the ground up and transitioning to teaching from a career in the plumbing industry.…
3. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Julie Rice-Johnson
Apr 29 • 28 min
In this episode I chat with innovative educator, Julie Rice, about how she is navigating remote learning in her family and consumer science classes. She shares her favorite ways to connect with her students from a distance, her most magical COVID19…
2. PBL in a Pandemic Series: Phil Cropper
Apr 28 • 39 min
In this episode I chat with Phil Cropper, an extraordinary career and technical educator, chef, and business owner from Maryland. Phil’s passion for teaching is inspiring and he has great ideas for navigating teaching and learning remotely and creating…
1. PBL in a Pandemic Series: Lauren Compton
Apr 27 • 33 min
In this first episode of our special series, PBL in a Pandemic, I chat with Lauren Compton; a fabulous Family and Consumer Science Teacher from Missouri. She shares so many innovative ideas for connecting with students and creating incredible learning…
Mike Washburn
Apr 23 • 66 min
In this episode I chat with the incredible, Mike Washburn. Mike is the Director of Engagement for Participate and host of the popular education podcast: OnEducation. He is a speaker and engaging professional learning specialist. As a former Computer…
Jon Corippo
Apr 16 • 49 min
In this episode I chat with, Jon Corippo, an incredibly innovative, passionate, and enthusiastic educator who just makes you happy being around him. He has served a decade teaching at the K-8 grade level, opened a 1-1, PBL, Google-based high school,…
John Meehan
Apr 10 • 41 min
In this episode, I chat with John Meehan. John is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…
Russ Richmond
Apr 4 • 39 min
In this episode, I interview an incredible high school ceramics teacher who also happens to be my amazing hubby! Listen as we chat about COVID19, how to create virtual learning experiences in project-based classes, self care and more! Connect with Russ on…
Jennifer Mckenzie
Mar 27 • 37 min
In this episode I chat with Jennifer Mckenzie. Jen is an extraordinary high school Teacher Librarian in Medford, Oregon. In fact she is so extraordinary that she was awarded Oregon state Secondary Teacher Librarian of the year by the Oregon Association of…
Robert Kaplinsky
Mar 20 • 33 min
In this episode I chat with the incredible Robert Kaplinsky. Robert has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for the Downey Unified School District, an instructor for University of California, LA, and a presenter at…
Jon Spike
Mar 13 • 42 min
In this episode I chat with one of the funniest educators I know, Jon Spike. Jon is an extraordinary Coordinator of Instructional Technology Integration Services at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He is also a national speaker and host of the…
Jennifer Casa-Todd
Mar 5 • 32 min
In this episode, I talk with the amazing Jennifer Casa-Todd. Jennifer is wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora, a former Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District School Board, and the author of…
Tyler Cienfuegos
Feb 29 • 50 min
In this episode, Tyler Cienfuegos, an extraordinary high school ELA teacher and BACH school lead in Medford, OR shares how he is bringing incredible innovative learning and gamification into his classroom. Shout out to John Meehan & Michael Matera! Listen…
Lisa Johnson
Feb 21 • 41 min
In this podcast episode, I chat with the incredible Lisa Johnson. Lisa is an educator I’ve admired since the beginning of my EDUjourney but have never had a chance to meet until today. She is the CEO and founder of TechChef4u, an Educational technologist,…
Tamara Letter
Feb 14 • 31 min
In this episode, I chat with the joyful and inspirational, Tamara Letter. Tamara has vast experience in education including elementary teacher, differentiation specialist, tech integrator, and instructional coach. She spreads joy and her passion for…
Ashley Anderson
Feb 7 • 38 min
In this episode, I chat with Ashley Anderson, an incredible Sparker Starter and third grade teacher from Medford, Oregon. Learn about Ashley has integrated Empatico, Classroom Champions, and Flipgrid in her classroom to inspire and empower your students…
Adam Welcome
Jan 31 • 31 min
In this episode, I chat with Adam Welcome. Adam has served in many roles in education including elementary teacher, elementary principal, and Director of Innovation in a district of 35,000 students. Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To…
Andrew Arevalo
Jan 24 • 35 min
In this episode, I have an incredible conversation with Andrew Arevalo aka @gameboydrew. We chat about FETC, CUE, esports, Augmented and Virtual Reality, and so much more!!! Listen now and be inspired! Follow Andrew on Twitter @gameboydrew and check out…
Andrew Easton
Jan 19 • 40 min
In this episode I chat with Andrew Easton. Andrew is an amazing English teacher and personalized learning collaborator from Westside Community Schools in Nebraska. He is also an upcoming Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc author and a speaker and consultant on…
Rachael Mann
Jan 10 • 36 min
In this episode I chat with the incredible Rachael Mann. Rachael is passionate about all things related to education, technology, and science. She is an “edufuturist” who believes in the importance of shaping the educational philosophies and spaces of…
Ed Steiger
Jan 2 • 42 min
In this episode I chat with an incredible teacher who also happens to be my former culinary student! Ed Steiger is a 4th grade teacher in Medford, Oregon as well as a Spark Starter on our district innovation team. We chat about a funny (& scary) classroom…
What a Difference a Decade Makes
Dec 29, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode I reflect on this past decade and how much growth I’ve experienced from stepping out and trying new things.
Mandy Froehlich
Dec 13, 2019 • 36 min
This week I chatted with the incredible, Mandy Froehlich. Mandy is a former Director of Innovation and Technology, the author of The Fire Within and DivergentEDU, a national speaker and consultant, and co-host for Teacher’s Aid podcast on BAM network. In…
Tara Martin
Nov 28, 2019 • 50 min
This week I chatted with author, speaker, #booksnaps founder, Public Relations & Communication Director, and my bestie…Tara Martin! I love this convo where we share the origin of our friendship, the power of social media and being connected educators,…
Laura Steinbrink
Nov 22, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode I talk to the amazing educator and wearer of many hats, Laura Steinbrink! So many shoutouts, digital tools, and ideas they are too numerous to mention!
Heather Marrs
Nov 2, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode I chat with elementary educator and instructional coach, Heather Marrs! Shout outs to: Seesaw, gamification, ios Keynote, Sketchnoting, #OrEdChat, Sylvia Duckworth, Michael Cohen, and Laura Steinbrink!
Alicia Ray
Oct 24, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, I chat with Alicia Ray. Alicia is anLead Digital Learning & Media Innovation Facilitator and author of the book #EduEyeExam! Follow her on Twitter at @Iluveducating and #EduEyeExam and at aliciaray.com
Becky VanDuker
Oct 18, 2019 • 34 min
Becky is an incredible elementary teacher in Southern Oregon who creates MAGICAL learning experiences in her classroom through play, room transformations, and gamified learning! Follow her on Twitter @sixthisgoal Follow her on Twitter @sixthisgoal
Scott Nunes
Oct 10, 2019 • 24 min
Scott Nunes is an inspiring and innovative ELA teacher from Modesto, CA! Follow him on: Twitter @MrNunesTeach Instagram @IamMrEdtech Linked In http://bit.ly/2M4ZhNd Facebook http://bit.ly/2VvJVVa
Letting Go of Perfect
Sep 27, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode I share my thoughts on letting go of perfectionism.
Starting Strong: Relationships, procedures, and fun!!
Sep 27, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode my husband and high school ceramics teacher, Russ Richmond, and I chat about ways to start off the year strong with relationship building, procedures, and fun!
Creating classroom magic using GlideApps with special guest, Alyssa Marie Brown
Sep 26, 2019 • 31 min
Family and consumer science teacher, Alyssa Marie Brown, shares how she’s creating classroom magic with Glideapps and shares her current favorite podcasts, digital tools, & sources of inspiration.
Refuel & Recharge to go the Distance for our Students
Aug 31, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode my husband and ceramics teacher, Russell Richmond, discuss ways to refuel and recharge so we can maintain our energy for our students throughout the school year.
Take a Leap!
Aug 30, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode my husband and ceramics teacher, Russell Richmond, and I discuss the magic that happens when we take a leap out of our comfort zone and try something new!
Creating Magical Beginnings
Aug 30, 2019 • 14 min
In this first episode my husband and ceramics teacher, Russell Richmond, shares how he created magical moments on his first day of classes. Find my blog and resources to the Favorite Things activity here…