So many of our students (and parents and educators) have moved to Instagram for some of the great features it presents. Trevor talks about how he uses this platform for podcasting and Inquiry provocations. Follow him at @tntmackenzie
In this episode, I speak to the grade 9 student who created the film, Numb about Life in Quarantine. You can find her on Instagram @livmcneil_ and Twitter at @libbyyliv Here is a link to her powerful film.
Amber Coleman Morley is the director of social engagement at iCivics, a former teacher, a mom, and the future author of Fearless in the Face of Race published by DBC. Find her at @MomofallCapes Listen to her podcast with her children @LetsK12Better
In this episode, I speak with Mila and Matthew, two University of Western students who created a program to help seniors feel connected. They look for submissions of videos, letters, postcards, etc... Check out their website here and check them out on Instagram and Facebook.
In this episode, I interview psychotherapist, Lauren Muriello, founder of The Well being Therapy Center. She shares about a unique daily live stream support for teens, Talk About Real Things. We talk anxiety, teens, and parenting.
Such a great conversation with a student who has created an Instagram account to compliment the students at his school. Please note that this account is not officially affiliated with the school or District.
In this episode I interview Michael Hernandez, an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBS Lead Digital Innovator, and three of his students: Vanessa Lulla, Jennifer Kerr, and Sarah Harati and talk about a project in which students interviewed someone they didn't know to unpack assumptions about them. You can search the #mchsphoto hashtag to see all of the students' daily challenge photos.
Here is a link to one of the ebooks mentioned in the episode. You can find Michael on Twitter: @cinehead, Instagram: @changing.the.narrative
Loved my conversation with 15 year old Ethan Duncan who is trying to push up against stereotypes of male dancers with his YouTube channel. You can find him on Twitter (@Glitcher1313) and check out his YouTube channel here.
In this episode I talk with Adam Hill (@AdamHillEDU), a PYP educator and award-winning education blogger from the UK, now working in Hong Kong. Media By Example is his Google Certified Innovator project that was born at the Sydney Innovator Academy in May 2019.
Author Tamara Letter shares about the kindness Passion projects and her ideas for building a culture of kindness in time for World Kindness day (and every day). Check her out on Instagram & Twitter (@TamaraLetter) or Join her Facebook group, A Passion for Kindness. She also uses the hashtag #PassionforKindness to share out kindness ideas.
My conversation with the past and current president of ThisClubSavesLives from Carmel High School is awesome. You can find them at ThisClubSavesLives.org on Twitter at @ThisClubSavesLives on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Connect with them to start your own club.
Keeley Aird is the co-founder of @StemKidsRock (with her brother Aidan who you might remember from Social LEADia) and an advocate for women in STEM. Here are a few of her recommendations for awesome women in STEM:
In this episode I chat with Louie DaCosta (@artfulouie)and his mom Diana (@dmdacosta13) who speak about Louie's YouTube channel, Saturday Sketches and his mom's mentoring role. You can find his YouTube channel here.
In this episode I speak with Margaret Atkinson's (@fmargret) class about their Upstander brand project. Connect with them on Twitter @UpstanderBrand and check out Real World Scholars @RWScholars who have provided the class with #EdCorps grants in order to be able to do this work.
In this episode I interview students from John Polanyi Collegiate Institute's Change Impacting Toronto Youth (CITY) club. Find out more about their YYZ t-shirts and their past and present initiatives at jpci.org
In this episode I speak with Rebecca Chambers and her students Mackenzie, Rebecca Hayley, and Renee about how they "fail to learn". If people are interested in seeing the evolution of their passion based classroom they can check out Rebecca Chamber's blog here .
In this episode Grayson McKinney (@GMcKinney2) and Zach Rondot (@mrrondot) and I talk about the "4th Grade Innovators" and the "5th Grade Futurists" and their journey to podcasting with their students. Be sure to check out the podcasts and connect with them.
In this episode, I get to speak with Audrey F and Brayden P as well as their teacher-advisor, Hans Appel (@hansappel094) about The Award Winning Culture Podcast. You can find them online at awardwinningculture.com @awculture and @EMSWildcats1 on Twitter, and EMS Wildcats on Facebook.
In this episode I speak to the adorable 8 year old Nate who talks to us about meeting Ellen, his first podcast, The Show about Science and his new podcast The Show about Politics. Follow him on Twitter @NatePolitics
I was excited to chat with Julie and Jillian Parsons and their teacher mentor, Tisha Poncio, who spoke about the SWAT tech team: what it is, and what impact it has made. You can find out more about them by checking out all of their social media accounts here: linktr.ee/cisdswat
Tisha's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org