Welcome to The Pixel Classroom Podcast. Where we talk about Passion, Innovation, X-Factor, Enthusiasm and Leadership in and out of the classroom in Education. Check us out every two weeks for a brand new episode and special guest. As Andy McIntyre once said: "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
In this special reflection episode, I look at my long eight year journey as a graduate student to completing my dissertation. What happened in that time? What did I learn? What hardships did I face? How did I growth both as an educator and as a person. Where do I go now?
The Pixel Classroom Podcast returns with guest star, Craig Badura. In this episode, Craig talks about getting into a growth mindset and getting out of a fixed mindset. Craig shares his X-Factor, Passion and how he brings that every day to his students, his many Cooking with Craig on Instagram. About going back to Kindergarten and learning and discovering new ways to learn and be innovative. You can learn about Craig right on his website or by following him on social media. This was an incredible episode. Thank you again, Craig for being on.
The Pixel Classroom Podcast is honored to welcome educator, director of innovation and author, Thomas C. Murray to the show. In this episode, Tom talks with me about Empathy and Humility in education and looking for the "Hidden Stories Within". Tom also shares the effective use of edtech, but also talking about what works when districts are spending so much on technology. This was an amazing time with Thomas C. Murray and if you would like to connect with him you can find him at his website https://www.thomascmurray.com/ or on social media @thomascmurray.
In my last episode for January 2020, I review the book: The Wild Card Kids: A Journey to Magic by Hope & Wade King, authors of the The Wild Card and illustrated b y Mat Sadler. In my review I not only talk about the key points in the book, but also reflect on one of the main characters, Piper. How she learns to Celebrate the success of others when it's not your time to shine. I also compare the message to Megan Valentine's book, No Place like Known and how you have the power to make your own MAGIC.
In the ninth episode of the Pixel Classroom Podcast, Mandy Froehlich of author of Divergent EDU and The Fire Within and Co-host for Teacher’s Aid podcast on BAM Radio guest stars. Mandy discusses her career in education, being an author consultant and about reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what is needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking and teaching.
Happy New Year Everyone! We kick off 2020 with my former instructional coach and now current Dean of Students, Joesph Sloan. Joe talks about his career in education, why Social/Emotional Learning is important in create School Culture. Forming relationships with students and the importance of making time for your family and with yourself. It was an amazing podcast with my friend. Please, click and listen to the first podcast for 2020.
In the last episode of 2019, I reflect on my teaching in 2019. The highs, the lows and what I have learned. I want to thank everyone who has made these first seven episodes a joy to create and produce. I look forward to what 2020 brings for the Pixel Classroom Podcast. Enjoy.
In Episode 6 of the Pixel Classroom Podcast, teacher, curriculum leader, journal writer and author, Lisa Johnson guest stars. Lisa talks about her history in education. How she became known as the Tech Chef. How she teachers students to be college and career ready, her love of journal writing, how to focus on content and not just technology. Lisa also talks about publishing her two books, Cultivating Communication in the Classroom and Creatively Productive and more.
Carrie Baughcum, author of My Pencil Made Me Do It! and Doodle Chat host, guest stars on the Pixel Classroom Podcast. Carrie shares with us her history in education, what lead to her becoming a Sketch Noter and how she has used it in her classroom. She also shares the story and origin of Stanley the Hamster (a personal favorite of mine) and how having you visualize your thinking is necessary in learning.
In the fourth episode of the Pixel Classroom Podcast, I welcome my friend and Make Learning Magical, Tisha Richmond to the podcast. We talk about gamification, leadership and how your PLN can be a great support to any teacher or administrator in the classroom. You can check out her website here.
In this episode, I talk about some great Holiday Shopping ideas you can add to your classroom. Including a great set of books you can check out right here: Amazon Shopping List and you can see Journal Like a Pirate on the DBC Inc Website.
Welcome to the second episode of The Pixel Podcast, Passion, Innovation, X-Factor, Enthusiasm and Leadership in Education. In this episode, veteran educator and author, Mark French guest stars on the podcast. Mark talks about his history as an educator, his work on his new book, Principals in Action with Jay Posick and Ryan Sheehy and how sharing with others and reflecting on failure is needed with all educators.
Welcome to our very first episode of the Pixel Classroom Podcast. Pixels stands for: Passion, Innovation, X-Factor, Enthusiasm, and Leadership. In the first episode, I give a little history of what lead me to my teaching career and what PIXELs means to me. I hope you enjoy and I hope you will subscribe as I have a line up of great guest stars in upcoming episodes in the field of Education.