Code Breaker: Brian Aspinall

Code Breaker: Brian Aspinall

Future-ready students need to be creative. They need to know how to communicate their ideas and how to collaborate as problem solvers. To master these and other twenty-first-century requirements, they will need to be critical thinkers. Engaged students…


Code Breaker Power Summit
May 25 • 18 min
In this episode we speak to Don Epps and Daphne McMenemy about the July 22-23 virtual Code Breaker Power Summit featuring thought leaders, school leaders, system leaders and teacher leaders! Listen now and save the date!
Road to Awesome
May 22 • 21 min
In this episode we speak to Colorado Superintendent Darrin Peppard about leading a school district through a pandemic, drive-thru graduation and his upcoming book called Road To Awesome! Two Roads Diverged and I Took the Road to AwesomeWhile Darrin is…
Distancing in Kindergarten
May 19 • 25 min
In this episode we speak to Kindergarten teacher, author and Code Breaker’s Social Media Director & Editor, Daphne McMenemy, about writing books, editing books, creative outlets and personal space in kindergarten.
Essay Jack
May 12 • 21 min
In this episode we speak to Dr. Lindy Ledohowski about academic writing, her start-up, Essay Jack, and her quarantine cat obsession. EssayJack for students:Get better grades. Get over writing anxiety and procrastination. Avoid cheating. Get essay…
Space Oddity
May 8 • 26 min
In this episode we speak to STEM educator Amanda Green about space, student engagement, project based learning and admitting when were don’t know something. It is OK to be where you are. It is NOT OK to stay there. Listen now!
Math Recess
May 6 • 18 min
In this episode we speak to the Mathematical Jester himself, Sunil Singh, about pop up schools, tequila and liquid coronas, and rescuing CDs and VHS tapes from burning buildings. Oh and of course, math anxiety and learning through play. ”We must teach…
Unanticipated Learning
Apr 29 • 21 min
In this episode we speak to grades 7-9 Science & STEAM teacher Julie Arsenault from Edmonton, Alberta about learning from failure and mistakes, the triangulation of data, Macgyvering Frankenstein projects and coding to learn! Listen now!
The Joy of Learning
Apr 23 • 24 min
In this episode we speak to grade 7/8 teacher George Pearce (@GPearceWSD) about the joy of learning, live kahoots, intrinsic student motivation and STEMMING with Micro:Bit! Listen now!
Standardized Testing
Apr 20 • 16 min
In this episode we speak to Mr. Chasing Greatness himself, Don Epps. Don is a middle school principal from Chanute, Kanas, who has a wicked way of engaging kids with state testing. Oh, and his latest project - a book called Finding Lost Smiles. Listen…
The Social Distancing App
Apr 17 • 9 min
In this episode we speak to 7th grader Krishiv Shah from Long Island, NY who has invented an app that pings your phone if you get too close to another person.
Student Choice & Remote Learning
Apr 11 • 21 min
In this episode we speak to grade 6 teacher Michelle Hunter about being vulnerable, taking risks and student choice during remote learning. Shoutout to Mark Labuda and Mme Logan! “Use your house as a canvas!”
Keep Students Engaged, Not Busy
Apr 8 • 16 min
In this episode we speak to STEM consultant Mark Labuda and Kindie teacher Daphne McMenemy about computational thinking during remote learning.
COVID19: Feedback Over Grades
Apr 7 • 7 min
In this episode we talk remote learning, Google Classroom, skipping report cards and the importance of feedback over grades, especially now.
CSEd - Where Do Girls Belong?
Apr 3 • 8 min
In this episode we speak with Daphne McMenemy - author, blogger, keynote speaker and kindie teacher - about her book, girls in STEM, virtual conferences and all things computer science.
Student Privacy & Online Learning
Apr 2 • 6 min
In this episode we discuss chicken farming, real estate investing and protecting our students’ data and privacy with online learning. If you are using a free services, chances are you are the product being sold.
Pursue Your Passions
Apr 1 • 7 min
In this episode we discuss remote learning, my Nana, passion projects / genius hour and that one time in the mid 90s when I built a 2Pac fansite.
Remote Learning
Mar 30 • 6 min
In this episode we explore remote vs. online learning, classrooms pets and our wicked awesome custodial staff!
Hello World!
Mar 29 • 5 min
In this episode we explore all things remote learning, equity, access and of course, COVID19 and its lasting impact on education.
The Future of Professional Development
Mar 29 • 5 min
In this episode we explore the future of professional development after COVID19.