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Osprey Reading Experience

Osprey Reading Experience

By Brian Santimaw
Hello listeners! And welcome to the Osprey Reading Experience Podcast - a podcast dedicated to cracking the code to get kids to experience the joy and journey of reading. I seek out educators who are meeting the challenge of building a reading culture in their classrooms and in their schools.
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Episode 19: Melissa Campesi
Welcome to Episode 19 of the Osprey Reading Experience! It's been a minute. In this episode, recorded at the start of the schoolyear, I had one of my favorite conversations with multicultural author and advocate - Melissa Campesi. Melissa is an educator with a passion for ESL students - hers, mine AND yours. Yes, all of them. We'll talk about ways to involve ESL students in your classroom and school reading culture, pathways to empathy, authentic storytelling and the importance of establishing classroom community. After listening be sure to check out her book - I am an English-Language Learner: The Real and Unique Stories of Immigrant Children in America and give her a follow on Instagram. Enjoy!
33:19
December 15, 2021
Episode 18: Melinda Arnost
Welcome to Episode 18 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode, recorded way back at the start of the schoolyear, I have a conversation with teacher and author - Melinda Arnost. Melinda is a strong advocate for inclusive classrooms. We'll talk about the buzz around inclusion, the importance of empathy and how reading plays its part. After listening be sure to check out her book - Empowering Inclusion and give her a follow on Instagram. Enjoy!
29:08
October 25, 2021
Episode 17: Tim Cavey
Welcome to Episode 17 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode, I have a conversation with the host of the Teachers on Fire Podcast, Tim Cavey. Tim had a lot to say about reading culture. We'll discuss reading goals, "guilt lists," the role of all teachers as reading leaders (of learning) and a whole lot more. After listening be sure to check him out on his Podcast/blog/Youtube channel - he's everywhere! Enjoy!
46:30
July 27, 2021
Episode 16: Claudio Zavala Jr.
Welcome to Episode 16 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode, I have a conversation with Claudio Zavala Jr. about the power of creativity and reconnecting with the creator in all of us. We'll discuss Adobe creative tools and how students can use them to share and enhance their reading experience. After listening be sure to check him out on his Youtube channel or go to Iamclaudius.com. Enjoy!
44:51
June 24, 2021
Episode 15: Jake Miller
Welcome to Episode 15 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I sit down with Jake Miller about merging reading and Edtech. Jake is the host of the Educational Duct Tape Podcast and has a book coming SOON. In our conversation, he pairs his educational duct tape philosophy with the student reading experience, adds his take on school reading culture and shares his own reading experience. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!!
39:59
May 05, 2021
Episode 14: Joe & Kristin Merrill
Welcome to Episode 14 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I have the good fortune to sit down with Joe and Kristin Merrill. Joe and Kristin have authored two books - The Interactive Class and Flipgrid in the Interactive Class. in our conversation, they share some great ideas for using Flipgrid as a tool to get kids sharing their reading experiences, speak to the importance of student voice and choice and share their own reading journeys. Hope you enjoy!! 
42:29
April 29, 2021
Episode 13: Rosa Alo
Welcome to lucky Episode 13 of the Osprey Reading Experience Podcast! In this episode I take the reading conversation to Tokyo, Japan with my guest Rosa Alo. Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode and in this chat we cover bookstagrams, reading goals, audiobook recording and a whole lot more. Enjoy! PS. Since recording this interview, Rosa has debuted her own podcast - Readswithrosa! Show her some love y'all.      
59:33
April 11, 2021
Episode 12: Trevon Davis
Welcome to Episode 12 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I get to sit down with my colleague Trevon Davis. Trevon is a Golden Apple finalist here in SWFL and is always putting his kids first. Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode and in this chat we cover Trey's reading focus, his AR frustrations and the importance of representation in reading. Enoy!
26:45
March 28, 2021
Episode 11: Andrew Urnezis
Welcome to Episode 11 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I get to sit down with my colleague Andrew Urnezis. Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode and in this chat we focus on the role science teachers can play in building a reading culture. Enjoy!
30:20
March 08, 2021
Episode 10: Vinson Johnson
Welcome to Episode 10 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I get to sit down with my colleague Vinson "Wordsworth" Johnson. Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode and in this chat we focus on the connection between reading and music. Enjoy!
44:60
February 18, 2021
Episode 9: Kea McElfresh
Welcome to Episode 9 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I interview drama teacher Kea McElfresh. Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode and in this chat we focus on the connection between reading and theater. Enjoy!
53:30
February 09, 2021
Episode 8: Ashley Chervinski
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I interview Ashley Chervinski Bonus: Stick around at the end for a new segment! Book Spills! Teachers spill their guts on a book or books that impacted them. This week we hear from Christopher Bailey. Enjoy! HInt: Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode.
31:25
January 24, 2021
Episode 7: Shayne Murphy
Welcome to Episode 7 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I interview Shayne Murphy. This episode breaks from our usual content to focus on another growing culture in our school community...a culture of service. We'll be talking about Project Oakstrong and its effects on our students, staff and our community. I am thrilled to be able to spotlight the efforts of Shayne and all who are involved.    Enjoy! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram - @mrsantimaw
25:23
January 17, 2021
Episode 6: Olivia Zimny
Welcome to Episode 6 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I interview Olivia Zimny Bonus: Stick around at the end for a new segment! Book Spills! Teachers spill their guts on a book or books that impacted them. This week we hear from Kimberly Bradford. Enjoy! HInt: Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram - @mrsantimaw
35:10
January 11, 2021
Episode 5: Jaclyn Garing
Welcome to Episode 5 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I interview Jaclyn Garing. Enjoy! HInt: Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram - @mrsantimaw
32:60
January 03, 2021
Episode 4: Jonathan Musci
Welcome to Episode 4 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I interview Jonathan Musci. Enjoy! HInt: Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram - @mrsantimaw
36:05
December 21, 2020
Episode 3: Brandie Della-Luna
Welcome to Episode 3 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I interview Brandie Della-Luna.  Bonus: Stick around at the end for a new segment! Book Spills! Teachers spill their guts on a book or books that impacted them. This week we hear from Alicia Morris. Enjoy! HInt: Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram - @mrsantimaw
29:15
December 13, 2020
Episode 2: Jennifer McMillan Barnes
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I interview our principal Jennifer McMillan Barnes. Enjoy! HInt: Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram - @mrsantimaw
23:11
December 06, 2020
Episode 1 : Brittany Gardiner
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I interview my colleague Brittany Gardiner. Enjoy! HInt: Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram - @mrsantimaw
39:15
November 29, 2020
Episode 0 : Origins
Welcome to Episode 0 of the Osprey Reading Experience! In this episode I reveal the origins of the podcast and lay out what you can expect in future episodes. HInt: Getting kids reading is THE topic each and every episode.  Follow me on Twitter and Instagram - @mrsantimaw
06:09
November 28, 2020