Skip to main content
Teachers on Fire

Teachers on Fire

By Tim Cavey
Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Castbox Logo

Castbox

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

PodBean Logo

PodBean

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Stitcher Logo

Stitcher

TuneIn Logo

TuneIn

Currently playing episode

34 - Sarah Johnson: Author, Speaker, Consultant

Teachers on Fire

1x
171 - SPARK - We Already Have Google Classroom. Why Do We Need Seesaw?
These two learning management systems are a partnership made in LMS heaven. Wherever your loyalties currently lie, I think you'll find this discussion helpful and interesting. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/we-already-have-google-classroom-why-do-we-need-seesaw-bca4a79c2ffb?source=friends_link&sk=be7a47084b95fd0ffc33cc7bc34d0e6a. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena True Messiah by DJ Freedem Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
14:23
October 12, 2020
170 - Stephanie Edmonds: Passion, Engagement, and Content Creation
STEPHANIE EDMONDS. Stephanie is a passionate high school educator in the Bronx, NY. She’s a mom, a content creator, YouTuber, a hockey player, an activist, and - as her brand indicates - a disruptor! Follow Stephanie On Twitter @classdisrupti0n (https://twitter.com/classdisrupti0n) On Instagram @Class.Disruption (https://www.instagram.com/class.disruption) On Facebook @TheClassDisruption (https://www.facebook.com/theclassdisruption) On YouTube at Class Disruption (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFsqeatY7gJGYLPYc-AXslQ) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena True Messiah by DJ Freedem *all tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music Podchaser Code: ksz19NHdsbXX7xD6NhkR
45:15
September 27, 2020
169 - SPARK - Top Ten Learning Tools for the Digital Classroom
Back to school has never looked like this. Teachers, students, parents, and districts across the globe face an uncertain future as they navigate the experience of learning through a pandemic. Thankfully, schools with a baseline of internet access and technology resources can turn to a growing host of apps and platforms that create new opportunities for learning. For schools, districts, and educators looking to improve their K-12 instructional programs, here are my top ten digital tool recommendations. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/top-ten-learning-tools-for-the-digital-classroom-5b3fefc861b3?source=friends_link&sk=b8ae27283b4dc33f25a06aca03f1c252. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz Other tracks I use frequently (although not in this episode): I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena True Messiah by DJ Freedem Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
14:10
August 31, 2020
168 - Gabriel Carillo: Family, Collaboration, and the Power of YET
GABRIEL CARRILLO is an Instructional Technology Specialist in San Antonio, TX. He currently supports teachers with all of their EdTech needs in the classroom including troubleshooting, planning lessons/units with teachers, modeling lessons for teachers, and providing professional development. He's presented at various AZTEA conferences in Arizona as well as FETC and TCEA. He is also the creator and host of the EdTech Bites Podcast where he has blended his two passions, Educational Technology and food. Follow Gabriel On Twitter @EdTechBites (https://twitter.com/EdTechBites) On Instagram @EdTechBites (https://www.instagram.com/edtechbites) On Facebook @EdTechBites (https://www.facebook.com/edtechbites) On his website at https://edtechbites.com/ On YouTube at Gabriel Carrillo (https://bit.ly/3j6Iebu) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena True Messiah by DJ Freedem Flight to Tunisia by Causmic *all tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
54:22
August 24, 2020
167 - SPARK - We’re About to Teach Our Students a Massive Lesson on Mindset
In a few days, for districts headed for F2F instruction, hundreds of students will fill our buildings. They’ll come with spanky new shoes and that first-day sense of nervous excitement. And they’ll look to their teachers for the same things they always have: a passion for teaching, care for their well-being, interest in who they are, and belief in their unlimited potential. Let’s welcome them with enthusiasm. With optimism. With smiles. Let’s let these children know that we’re thrilled to see them. That we could not be happier to be back to school. And let’s show our students what life in the shadow of a pandemic can look like: a life of faith, love, gratitude, and an abundance mindset. Not a mindset that ignores the challenges ahead. But one that says we will find a way through a challenging situation, and we will make the best of it together. It just might be the biggest lesson we teach all year. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/were-about-to-teach-our-students-a-massive-lesson-on-mindset-56356f4423b9?source=friends_link&sk=419954df98f43f07fe54374ab28a9c45. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz Other tracks I use frequently (although not in this episode): I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
03:33
August 23, 2020
166 - Brian Aspinall: Coding, Assessment, and Taking Risks
BRIAN ASPINALL is a globe-trekking educator on a mission to encourage everyone to take risks in their learning! Brian is a TED-X speaker and has authored several books, including Code Breaker, Block Breaker, and Risk Taker. Follow Brian: On Twitter @MrAspinall (https://twitter.com/mraspinall) On Instagram @MrAspinall (https://www.instagram.com/mr.aspinall/) On YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/brinall1 On his blog at http://brianaspinall.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena True Messiah by DJ Freedem *all tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
50:40
August 17, 2020
165 - SPARK - It’s About the People Next to Us
My new position has me psyched to start new initiatives, explore the greatest pedagogies, and experiment with the latest learning tools. But a lot of that will have to wait. The reality is that we face chaotic circumstances. There is so much uncertainty. And again, so many questions. What will we do when staff members test positive for the virus this year? What will we do about substitute teachers? How can we effectively manage student supervision without burning out our staff? The list goes on and on. Students are anxious. Parents are anxious. Teachers are anxious. Administrators are anxious. For many, this is a time of fear. And learners of all ages don’t learn, they don’t grow, they don’t thrive in contexts of fear. Long ago, the apostle John wrote that “Perfect love casts out all fear.” A simple but profound thought, and perhaps never more timely. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/its-about-the-people-next-to-us-165c62d8a49e?source=friends_link&sk=7433be654e1cb211306be5da4b2120d9. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
06:18
August 15, 2020
164 - Ann Kozma: Empower Every Voice with Flipgrid
ANN KOZMA is the Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid and presents regularly at education conferences across the country including CUE, ISTE, and many others. Her heart beats for student voice, choice, agency, and inclusion for all. Her personal blog is titled Tech, Travel, Teach, and that sounds like a winning formula, too! Follow Ann: On Twitter @AnnKozma723 https://twitter.com/annkozma723 On Instagram @AnnKozma723 https://www.instagram.com/annkozma723/ On Facebook @AnnKozma723 https://www.facebook.com/annkozma723 On her website at http://www.techtravelteach.com/ On YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/babybirds4brainpower Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena Flight to Tunisia by Causmic *all tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
34:09
August 11, 2020
163 - SPARK - Inspiring Stories of Adversity and Triumph: How Great Educators Overcome
Doubt, discouragement, and disillusionment: as education professionals, most of us have experienced these emotions at one time or another. Deep in those periods of adversity, it can be tempting to only see the success stories. The victories. The stories of achievement and accomplishment. And we can forget that others have faced their demons, too. With that in mind, here are ten stories of adversity from great educators and guests of the Teachers on Fire podcast. They’ve faced burnout, depression, and everything in between, and they’ve found ways to survive, thrive, and overcome. You can, too. This piece features stories of adversity from these great educators: Kellie Bahri Julia Fliss Andrew Canle Marisa Thompson Dr. Christine Ho Younghusband Jonathan Alsheimer Juli Ross-Kleinmann Andrew Arevalo Tiffany Ott Dr. Will Deyamport Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/stories-of-adversity-and-triumph-how-educators-overcome-f04998577bf7?source=friends_link&sk=d57604ccd9daa69ffd421a68c19a5804. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena Roots of Legend by Density & Time Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
12:04
August 2, 2020
162 - Erika Sandstrom: SEL, Green Screens, and Big Dreams
ERIKA SANDSTROM is where green screens meet social-emotional learning. She is a digital media teacher and instructional coach for 6-8th grades who loves nothing more than sharing her creative passions with students of all ages. Erika is the founder of @ClubMindful and #LogOff4Living. Her motto? "Cultivating CompassionThrough Creativity.” Follow Erika On Twitter @GreenScreenGal (https://twitter.com/GreenScreenGal) On Instagram @GreenScreenGal44 (https://www.instagram.com/greenscreengal44) On Facebook at Green Screen Gal (https://www.facebook.com/GreenScreenGal) On her website at https://www.greenscreengal.com/ On YouTube at Erika Sandstrom (https://bit.ly/2WIEaFh) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena Flight to Tunisia by Causmic *all tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
58:12
July 27, 2020
161 - SPARK - 10 Productivity Hacks, Habits, and Mindsets for Teachers
In this turbulent season of education and with more demands on us than ever before, teachers and education leaders need to find efficiencies wherever possible. Our mental, physical, and social health depend on it. With that in mind, here are some of the productivity hacks, habits, and mindsets that former guests of the podcast rely on. This piece features thoughtful advice from these great educators: Wendy Turner Chanel Johnson Kristin Merrill Caitlin Krause Jenny Pieratt Daniel Bauer Dr. Douglas Fisher Vernon Wright Deanna Lough Trevor MacKenzie Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/10-productivity-hacks-habits-and-mindsets-for-teachers-c6fe8d12dffd?source=friends_link&sk=68dcf7d60c92f65374fbaecc479e269b. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
09:17
July 26, 2020
160 - Rebecca Gibboney: Coaching, Gamification, and Professional Development
REBECCA GIBBONEY is a curriculum specialist at BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 in Williamsport, PA. She is also the author of The Tiebreaker: A Scouting Report on Building a Culture of Gamification in Professional Learning. Rebecca is passionate about two things in life: education and sports, and she combines both passions in ways that benefit educators. FOLLOW Rebecca On Twitter @GibboneyRebecca (https://twitter.com/GibboneyRebecca) On Instagram @GibboneyRebecca (https://www.instagram.com/gibboneyrebecca/) On her blog at https://rebeccagibboney.com At her book, The Tiebreaker: A Scouting Report on Building a Culture for Gamification in Professional Learning: https://amzn.to/3hnfEkY Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena *all tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
24:33
July 23, 2020
159 - SPARK - It’s Time to Embrace the Asynchronous Mindset
My interviews with educators on the Teachers on Fire podcast are simply conversations that could be enjoyed between two professionals over a phone call. But instead, they’re being heard thousands of times by educators everywhere. And perhaps that is the simplest way to summarize the contrast between synchronous and asynchronous learning: an in-person exchange versus one that is recorded, saved, and published. The conversation is the same in both. But the shape and scope and power of the learning that can follow is very, very different. It’s time for educators to embrace the power of The Asynchronous Mindset. I’m excited about what’s ahead. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/its-time-to-embrace-the-asynchronous-mindset-37f0fc960d95?source=friends_link&sk=4c3e2e08a35d076149af19e37c8b8535. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time Species by Diamond Ortiz Anthem by The Grand Affair Flight to Tunisia by Causmic *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
13:20
July 19, 2020
158 - Bruce Reicher: Creation, Communication, and Collaboration
BRUCE REICHER is a dad, husband, author, technology teacher, sportscaster, state presenter, and Google Certified Educator. He is also an edtech master and has certifications from Brainpop, Wevideo, Wakelet, and other platforms. Bruce is a co-author of Scripted: An Educator’s Guide to Media in the Classroom, which is set for release on August 11, 2020. This episode is sponsored by PHIDGETS. Get your FREE Phidgets starter coding kit today at bit.ly/phidgetsonfire! FOLLOW Bruce … On Twitter @BReicher (https://twitter.com/breicher) On Instagram @BReicher10 (https://www.instagram.com/breicher10) On Wakelet at https://wakelet.com/@reicher On his website at https://sites.google.com/view/brucereicherpd/home Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time I Did That by Diamond Ortiz I Don’t Wanna Wait by Nana Kwabena *all tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
1:04:43
July 14, 2020
157 - SPARK - Self-Reflection as Professional Development
What might it look like if as a professional learning community, we took ten minutes out of every week to answer these questions from the context of our professional practice and shared our results with each other? 1. What are you currently learning about professionally? What problem are you wrestling with in your practice? Which skills are you trying to master? 2. How is that learning going? How do you know? 3. What do you think are your next steps of professional growth? Sharing might look like small physical groups circling up at the end of a staff meeting. It might mean responding to a quick Google Form at the end of every week. Reflections could even happen on Google Slides, Flipgrid, Padlet, or Twitter — all amazing tools of collaborative learning. However it rolled out, I think it could be a powerful practice. Remember: students learn more when they are active, invested, and involved in the process. When they are given agency and ownership. Teachers are no different. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/self-reflection-as-professional-development-881a72652ea4?source=friends_link&sk=dab11d0217ab5bbdce8bdd02602cb23f. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time Species by Diamond Ortiz Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
07:39
July 11, 2020
156 - Pawan Wander: Finding Your Voice, Lifelong Learning, and Building Relationships
PAWAN WANDER, or “Pav,” as she is known around Twitter, is a middle school math and science teacher in Toronto, a co-host of The Staff Room Podcast (@StaffPodcast), and a co-host of The Drive with Chey and Pav, a real-time radio show for educators. FOLLOW Pav … On Twitter @PavWander (https://twitter.com/PavWander) On Instagram @___pav___ (https://www.instagram.com/___pav___/) On The Staff Room Podcast on Twitter @StaffPodcast (https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast) On The Drive with Chey & Pav on Twitter @TheDriveVoicEd (https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time Anthem by The Grand Affair Memory Rain by Yung Logos Species by Diamond Ortiz *all tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
57:07
July 5, 2020
155 - SPARK - From Surviving to Thriving: How I’m Finding My Fire
To help educators think strategically about moving from surviving to thriving, Grace Voo (@GraceLoVoo) put together a beautiful graphic that illustrates 50 Strategies to Move from Surviving to Thriving. Inspired by her collage, I’ve decided to share some of the ways that I intend to restore my soul and bring back my fire this summer. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/from-surviving-to-thriving-how-im-finding-my-fire-cd1e022e40b8?source=friends_link&sk=c448efde5515ed0ac9ee71b65221a2a4. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time Species by Diamond Ortiz Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
09:31
July 4, 2020
154 - Dr. Francois Naude: Content Creation, Growth Mindset, and Building Excellence
DR. FRANCOIS NAUDE is an award-winning teacher, education engineer, co-founder of the Work Integrated Learning tracker, speaker, presenter, author, podcaster, consultant, mentor, entrepreneur, and Crossfit fan. FOLLOW Francois … On Twitter @Super_Teacher_F (https://twitter.com/Super_Teacher_F) On Instagram @Super_Teacher_F (https://www.instagram.com/super_teacher_f/) On Facebook at Super Teachers Unite (https://www.facebook.com/SuperTeachersUnite) On YouTube at Super Teachers Unite (https://www.youtube.com/superteachersunite) On his podcast at Super Teachers Unite (https://www.buzzsprout.com/899437) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Roots of Legend by Density & Time Memory Rain by Yung Logos *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
38:56
July 1, 2020
153 - SPARK - Schools Should Look Like Their Students
I’ve taught in schools in four cities. In each context, the student populations have been majority non-white while the staff populations have been majority white. Take my two stepsons, for example. They are finishing tenth and eighth grade. Their father is white and their mother is Filipino, although to see them you might assume that they are not white at all. Yesterday I asked them if they have ever had a teacher of Filipino or East Asian descent from Kindergarten through eighth grade. Nope. Not a one. Think about that. In their first nine years of education, they have never had a teacher or administrator who looked like them. They’ve had a lot of nice teachers and administrators, sure. Great people, even. But compare my experience to theirs. I almost always had teachers who looked like me. They never have. Does that effect privilege white kids? I think it has to. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/schools-should-look-like-their-students-16994d96bf3e?source=friends_link&sk=f37ab415341cd2350f154b5beb61adfa. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time Species by Diamond Ortiz Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
06:53
June 21, 2020
152 - Mike Washburn: Learning with Minecraft, Live Streaming, and Reimagined Professional Development
MIKE WASHBURN is a Microsoft in Education expert, the Director of Engagement at @Participate, co-host of the fabulous @OnEducationPod, and the co-founder of the @OnPodcastMedia podcast network. When you visit Mike’s website you encounter this phrase: Passionately Educating, Constantly Learning - and that really summarizes Mike’s whole attitude and approach to education. FOLLOW Mike … On Twitter @MisterWashburn (https://twitter.com/misterwashburn) On Instagram @MisterWashburn (https://www.instagram.com/misterwashburn/) On Facebook at OnEducation (https://www.facebook.com/OnEducationPod) On Twitch at InsideParticipate (https://www.twitch.tv/insideparticipate) At Mike’s website (https://www.mikewashburn.net/) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Roots of Legend by Density & Time Memory Rain by Yung Logos *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
1:02:42
June 8, 2020
151 - SPARK - So You’re Thinking of Becoming a Teacher
Recently a friend reached out to me with a question. “I’m thinking of becoming a teacher,” he shared. “What do you think?” I’m 41, and I’ve been teaching for 19 years, so I have a pretty good sense of this profession. But education looks different for everyone. The stakes are high in this field. It takes a lot to get into teaching, and it takes even more to stay in. And the stakes are even higher for students. So instead of giving my friend a flat yes or no, I decided to lay out the pros and cons as well as I could. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/so-youre-thinking-of-becoming-a-teacher-818cb87cceb9?source=friends_link&sk=03167419b7d64493686fb85a44f56a4e. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time Species by Diamond Ortiz Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
10:27
June 5, 2020
150 - Evan Whitehead: Equity, SEL, and Wellness
EVAN WHITEHEAD is a school district administrator, national consultant for the Aha Process, and an advocate for equity, mental health, mindfulness, and the UN sustainable development goals in education. FOLLOW Evan … On Twitter @EvanWhitehead00 (https://twitter.com/EvanWhitehead00) On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/evan.whitehead.794 At the Aha Process at https://www.ahaprocess.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Roots of Legend by Density & Time *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
51:54
May 31, 2020
149 - SPARK - Remote Learning Must Get Horizontal
Back in the normal classroom, I seat students in groups because it’s in their engagement, their interaction, their support of each other’s work that they develop the 5 Cs each and every day. They learn to communicate effectively. They learn to collaborate and negotiate. They learn to critique each other’s work kindly, helpfully, and respectfully. Their creativity inspires their neighbors and their passions spur new curiosities and wonder. So how do we replace all of this in the remote learning environment? Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/remote-learning-must-get-horizontal-a5ddff4019e7?source=friends_link&sk=16f1ad39ddbd2bf8bab03a07a6eb5bf4. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time Species by Diamond Ortiz Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
07:49
May 24, 2020
148 - Shannon Schinkel: Drama, Equity, and Assessment
SHANNON SCHINKEL is an inclusive BC high school drama teacher, progressive assessment maker, part time actor, blogger, and reader. She is also the creator and administrator of two Facebook groups called Beyond Report Cards and Humanities Zone on Facebook. Follow Shannon on Twitter @DramaQueenBRC, on her blog at https://mygrowthmindset.home.blog/, and on her Facebook group, Beyond Report Cards. FOLLOW Shannon … On Twitter @dramaqueenbrc (https://twitter.com/dramaqueenbrc) On Instagram @DramaQueenBRC (https://www.instagram.com/dramaqueenbrc/) On Facebook at Beyond Report Cards (https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyondreportcardsbc) On Facebook at The Humanities Zone (https://www.facebook.com/groups/812356858974004) On her blog, My Growth Mindset (https://mygrowthmindset.home.blog/) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Roots of Legend by Density & Time Jane Fonda by The Grand Affair* *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
1:08:19
May 17, 2020
147 - SPARK - Here is Your Permission to Stop Doing So Much
Drawing boundaries with our time isn’t easy, and I’ll admit that there are ebbs and flows in the course of the school year. But I believe it’s essential, because Parkinson’s Law is a thing. Give this work more time, and it will take it. I’ve learned to draw boundaries instead. I’ve learned to pursue some personal passions. And the result? I’ve gone from burnout to a teacher on fire. For your sake and the sake of your learners, I hope you’ll do the same. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/here-is-your-permission-to-stop-doing-so-much-e3e289773cea?source=friends_link&sk=bac19e05e0f3774d4b9a787018d59820. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time Memory Rain by Yung Logos Jane Fonda by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
08:52
May 15, 2020
146 - Andrea Ferrero: Equity, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy
ANDREA FERRERO brings over a decade of experience in teaching and learning, curriculum and program development, and community capacity building together to design award winning educational programs and digital products. She holds a teaching credential in PreK-12th grade multiple subjects and two Master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction with Multicultural Contexts. Leading Pockets Change, Andrea works with schools, organizations, and businesses to make finance fun through innovative educational approaches and meaningful ed-tech tools. She has served as a delegate to the World Innovation Summit in Qatar, the ASCD Supervision and Curriculum Development Delegation in China, the Multi-Age Learning Institute in New Zealand, and the Mozilla Open Leaders in England. Andrea is also a board member of the California Jump$tart Coalition. FOLLOW Andrea … On Twitter @PocketsChange (https://twitter.com/PocketsChange) On Instagram @PocketsChange (https://www.instagram.com/pocketschange/) On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pocketschange On her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVWs8LRcYVusiwPoWcisxfg On her website at https://www.pocketschange.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Jane Fonda by The Grand Affair* *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
24:15
May 3, 2020
145 - SPARK - We Need to Use Our Own Brains
Teaching is partly about loving kids enough to empower them. It’s about teaching them how to fish instead of just tossing them more fish. And in the remote learning environment, there’s never been a better time for students to learn how to learn. To use their own brains. Educators are all tech people. We’re all on a journey of learning right now. And now, more than ever, we need to learn how to learn. We need to take ownership of our professional learning journeys. We need to teach ourselves what we need to know. We need to use our own brains. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/we-need-to-use-our-own-brains-9e949d3d5fdd?source=friends_link&sk=88f4a4f2da01a872d66a9928aa902421. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Roots of Legend by Density & Time Memory Rain by Yung Logos *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
06:58
April 26, 2020
144 - Rabbi Michael Cohen: Creativity. Design. Innovation.
RABBI MICHAEL COHEN is a designer, educator, creativity instigator, podcaster, YouTuber, speaker, and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He’s also the Director of Innovation at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys High School and the author of Educated by Design: Designing the Space to Experiment, Explore, and Extract Your Creative Potential. FOLLOW The Tech Rabbi … On Twitter @TheTechRabbi (twitter.com/thetechrabbi) On Instagram @TheTechRabbi (https://www.instagram.com/TheTechRabbi/) On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheTechRabbi/ On his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/thetechrabbi On his website at https://thetechrabbi.com/blog At his book at http://techrabbi.me/buythebook Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! CONNECT with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Species by Diamond Ortiz *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
42:22
April 25, 2020
143 - SPARK - 9 Ways That Corona Will Improve K-12 Education
9 Ways That Corona Will Improve K-12 Education: 1. Improved responses to learning inequities. 2. Increased attention to the social-emotional needs of learners. 3. Refined assessment practices. 4. Increased emphasis on skills over content. 5. Greater investment in asynchronous teaching practices. 6. Increased reliance on horizontal sharing and learning in community. 7. A clarified vision of teachers as learners. 8. Increased flexibility and choice in high school schedules. 9. Strengthened student agency, autonomy, and empowerment. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/9-ways-that-corona-will-improve-k-12-education-fd8a33296997?source=friends_link&sk=5ec06f308988ee35cef95d1b2fd3c8e5. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
15:46
April 20, 2020
142 - Dr. AnnMarie Thomas: Playing, Learning, and Making
DR. ANNMARIE THOMAS is the director of the Playful Learning Lab, creator of Squishy Circuits, author of Making Makers, co-founder of OK Go Sandbox (co-PI), and a professor of Engineering and Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. Dr. AnnMarie has also given a number of TED Talks and was the 2020 recipient of the international LEGO prize. Follow AnnMarie … On Twitter @amptMN (https://twitter.com/amptMN) On Instagram @AnnMarie.P.Thomas (https://www.instagram.com/annmarie.p.thomas/) On her website at https://www.annmarie-thomas.com/ On her Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/AnnMarieThomas1979 At her book, Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation (https://amzn.to/3exG1UY) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Species by Diamond Ortiz *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
32:47
April 18, 2020
141 - SPARK - Reflections from the Front Lines of Remote Learning
Featured in this episode: routines that are working, apps that are crushing, and questions I’m left with. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/reflections-from-the-front-lines-of-remote-learning-a27a6ba38929?source=friends_link&sk=5018d4bd49faa98eb060b67ddd913805. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
10:33
April 13, 2020
140 - Elena Aguilar: Coaching, Equity, and Resilience
ELENA AGUILAR is an accomplished presenter, speaker, and author. She strives to help leaders learn, be their best selves, and serve students well. In 2018, Elena published Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators, and she will soon release Coaching for Equity: Conversations That Change Practice. Follow Elena … On Twitter @BrightMorningTM (https://twitter.com/brightmorningtm) On Instagram @Bright_Morning_Team (https://www.instagram.com/bright_morning_team) On her website at brightmorningteam.com Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Species by Diamond Ortiz *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
34:18
April 10, 2020
139 - SPARK - A Corona Lament: Giving Shape to Our Struggle
As educators, we will do what we can during this crisis. We will acknowledge the shape of our sadness. And we will love kids. We will serve parents. We will support each other. Where we find problems, we will form solutions. Where we lack resources, we will improvise. Where we need to change strategies, we will innovate. It won’t look perfect, but it will be our best. And in the struggle that our societies and schools face right now, that’s all we can do. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/a-corona-lament-giving-shape-to-our-struggle-5625f12625e3?source=friends_link&sk=f95e8fb19e10aa230ec75879af9445f3. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair Species by Diamond Ortiz *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
06:30
March 31, 2020
138 - Evo Hannan: Agency, Innovation, and Inspiration
EVO HANNAN is an educator, education leader, freelance designer, and speaker. He is passionate about promoting confidence in students through innovation and agency. You’ll find him on Twitter at the hashtags #Agents4Agency and #CrazyPLN. Follow Evo … On Twitter @Evo_Hannan (https://twitter.com/Evo_Hannan) On Instagram @Project.Decade (https://www.instagram.com/project.decade/) On his blog at https://www.evohannan.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Coupe by The Grand Affair Species by Diamond Ortiz *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
42:31
March 28, 2020
137 - SPARK - My Letter to Parents
We are facing unprecedented challenges, but there is still much to be thankful for and much to look forward to. With remote learning around the corner, listen to the letter I wrote to the parents of my 28 8th graders today. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/my-letter-to-parents-2d851284b4b2?source=friends_link&sk=4199ed22f65d0f89b6db14a4f4e92a9e. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
04:34
March 25, 2020
136 - Riley Dueck: Faith, Learning, and Creative Work
RILEY DUECK is a sixth grade teacher in Surrey, BC, Canada. He’s a second year educator, speaker, innovator, blogger, and the host of the Not Many of You Should Become Teachers podcast. He’s also a colleague, a friend, and source of personal inspiration. Follow Riley … On Twitter @MrRileyDueck (https://twitter.com/MrRileyDueck) On Twitter @NotManyOfYou (https://twitter.com/notmanyofyou) On Instagram @RileyGoldenBoy (https://www.instagram.com/rileygoldenboy/) On his blog at http://www.rileydueck.com/ On his podcast at https://www.notmanyofyou.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Coupe by The Grand Affair *tracks courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
48:41
March 21, 2020
135 - SPARK - Ohana: A Hawaiian Prescription for Education Communities
Love, learn, and laugh: ten days in Hawaii gave me fresh perspective on what really matters in education. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/ohana-a-hawaiian-prescription-for-education-communities-ece3f94c6ae4?source=friends_link&sk=8180643370f1af56bf05f6e9ceb0c3f0. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair Species by Diamond Ortiz *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
06:22
March 21, 2020
134 - Jesus Huerta: 3D Printing, Entrepreneurship, and Inclusion
JESUS HUERTA is an elementary school teacher, instructor for the Krause Center for Innovation, a 3D print enthusiast, a futurist, and a believer that technology is for everyone. Follow Jesus … On Twitter @JesusH1979 (https://twitter.com/jesush1979) On Instagram @MrHuertasClass (https://www.instagram.com/mrhuertasclass/) On his class blog at https://mrhuertasclass.weebly.com/. On his 3D Printing Resources Page at https://www.easyas123d.org/. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* Coupe by The Grand Affair Species by Diamond Ortiz *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music)
1:08:00
March 14, 2020
133 - SPARK - Unbox the Learning
Have you ever made statements like this? I’m not an artist. I’m just not a tech person. I’m not really a writer. Most of us have. But a closer look at what these statements imply should make us think twice. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/unbox-the-learning-bfceac2b48d5?source=friends_link&sk=50f9a27a596ddc9a5161c272afd242d5. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
04:35
March 8, 2020
132 - Kellie Bahri: MS Teacher, Podcaster, and Elevator of Others
KELLIE BAHRI is a 5th grade teacher who is is committed to making a difference. She’s a supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals, a member of Nohea Kindreds, an Agent 4 Agency, and a co-founder of the @CrazyPLN. She’s also the cohost of the EDU Exchange Pod podcast. Follow Kellie … On Twitter @KBahri5 (https://twitter.com/Kbahri5) On Instagram @KBahri6 (https://www.instagram.com/kbahri6/) On her blog at https://writersnotebook.blog/ On her podcast at https://eduexchangepodcast.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org)
51:16
March 2, 2020
131 - SPARK - Stop Treating Grades as Wages
Here’s what happens when we treat grades as wages: 1️⃣ Teachers try to grade EVERYTHING 2️⃣ Teachers feel compelled to give marks for effort 3️⃣ Teachers put zeroes in gradebooks 4️⃣ Quantity > quality 5️⃣ Bonus marks distort the assessment picture Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/stop-treating-grades-as-wages-758818081a89?source=friends_link&sk=0eb2bee907e214fd7dddc12bf6fec889. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair Jane Fonda by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
08:27
March 1, 2020
130 - Wendy Turner: SDGs, Growth Mindset, and Social-Emotional Learning
WENDY TURNER is a 2nd grade teacher and the 2017 Delaware Teacher of the Year. She is interested in trauma-informed practices, global education, social-emotional learning, and works to spark empathy in education. Follow Wendy … On Twitter @MrsWendyTurner (@MrsWendyMTurner) On Facebook @2017DETOY (https://www.facebook.com/2017DETOY) On LinkedIn at Wendy Turner (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-turner-1200905/) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org)
30:10
February 25, 2020
129 - SPARK - No, I Won’t Assign Homework for Your Family Vacation
When parents make the decision to take their children on family vacation during school days, should they ask their children's teachers for homework for the road? In this episode, you'll hear my five reasons why I think vacation homework is a bad idea. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/no-i-wont-assign-homework-for-your-family-vacation-e3310eeb78ed?source=friends_link&sk=2b3365578097433665847c6e388ac1f6. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair Jane Fonda by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
06:57
February 23, 2020
128 - Julia Fliss: ELA Teacher, Networker, and SDG Ambassador
JULIA FLISS is a 6th grade ELA teacher, activist, world changer, Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador, lifelong learner, creative, and yogi. She’s an encourager, amplifier, networker, lifelong learner, and she’s passionate about leveraging education to make the planet a better place for learners of all ages. Follow Julia … On Twitter @JuliaFliss (https://twitter.com/JuliaFliss) On Instagram @JuliaFliss (https://www.instagram.com/juliafliss/). Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org)
38:52
February 22, 2020
127 - SPARK - Why We Should Sit with Our Students
Do you ever sit with your students? How does it affect the learning environment? Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/why-we-should-sit-with-our-students-964f5b9966de?source=friends_link&sk=6ccf6e79ff55441d00f02e105eef53f2. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Species by Diamond Ortiz Lullaby by Yung Logos *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
09:03
February 19, 2020
126 - Andrew Canle: Podcasting, Writing, and Formative Assessment
ANDREW CANLE is an Assistant Principal at Shaw Avenue School in Valley Stream, New York. He’s a three-time champion coach NBA Math Hoops, a program that engages students in math and social-emotional learning through the game of basketball. And most recently, he’s the creator of the #EDUCanle podcast! Follow Andrew … On Twitter @AJCanle (https://twitter.com/AJCanle) On his podcast at https://anchor.fm/EDUCanle. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org)
25:26
February 10, 2020
125 - SPARK - Assessment Should Be a Conversation
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/assessment-should-be-a-conversation-6de77e710c9d. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair Species by Diamond Ortiz Sunny Morning by Bruno E *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
12:53
February 10, 2020
124 - Chanel Johnson: STEMinism, #GirlDads, and Technology
CHANEL JOHNSON is a STEMinist, an ASCD Emerging Leader, published author, K-12 Math and Science Program Specialist, instructional tech coach, and keynote presenter based in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow Chanel … On Twitter @DC_STEMtastic (https://twitter.com/DC_STEMtastic) On Instagram @DC_STEMtastic (https://www.instagram.com/dc_stemtastic/) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org)
34:55
February 2, 2020
123 - SPARK - Shipped is Better Than Perfect
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/shipped-is-better-than-perfect-5f0e4bd03f0c?source=friends_link&sk=c55d462a5ba96e67133581d77ab85801. Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Species by Diamond Ortiz Lullaby by Yung Logos *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
05:26
February 2, 2020
122 - Marisa Thompson: Engagement, TQE, and the Joy of Reading
MARISA THOMPSON is a mom, wife, HS English teacher, professional development facilitator, instructor at the University of San Diego, traveler, and a liver of life! Marisa has done a lot of work on something called the TQE Method, a process that leads students through the generation of Thoughts, Questions, and Epiphanies gleaned from their reading of texts and is followed by organic engagement and further exploration of those ideas. It’s a marked departure from traditional comprehension exercises and allows for deeper level thinking and higher engagement. If the TQE Method is new to you or if you’d like to learn more, make sure to visit her blog at https://www.unlimitedteacher.com/single-post/2018/07/10/were-killing-the-love-of-reading. Follow Marisa … On Twitter @MarisaEThompson (https://twitter.com/MarisaEThompson) On Instagram @marisa.e.thompson (https://www.instagram.com/marisa.e.thompson/) On her blog at http://unlimitedteacher.com. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org)
27:44
January 27, 2020
121 - SPARK - Twelve Google Classroom Strategies to Start Using Today
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/12-google-classroom-hacks-to-start-using-today-d9c067fac4fb. Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Anthem by The Grand Affair Species by Diamond Ortiz Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Sunny Morning by Bruno E. *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
12:23
January 26, 2020
120 - Dr. Christine Younghusband: Assessment, Weaving, and Relationships
CHRISTINE YOUNGHUSBAND is passionate about teaching and learning and the role of leadership in enhancing the student learning experience in K-12 and in higher education. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017 from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in the B.Ed. Teacher Education Program and M.Ed. Leadership Program. Christine remains connected to SFU as an Affiliate Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) and member of the Academic Council at the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, and Education (CIRCE). Christine’s research interests include subject matter acquisition, mentorship. assessment, professional learning, mathematics education, culture and mathematics, policies and practice, and transformative leadership. In addition to her work at UNBC, Christine is an independent educational consultant, sessional instructor at St. Mark’s College and SFU, and co-moderator of #BCedchat on Twitter. Her 25-year career in education includes teaching secondary mathematics and science in BC public schools and contributing to the provincial Math curriculum redesign. Christine is a LEARNER first. Her teaching practice is guided by her inquiry and curiosity. She “learns by doing” with a willingness to try, take risks, and try again. Christine values learning experientially, is open to ongoing formative assessment, and engages regularly in reflection as a reflective practitioner. Follow Christine … On Twitter @ChristineYH (https://twitter.com/ChristineYH), On Instagram @ChristineHoYounghusband (https://www.instagram.com/christinehoyounghusband), and On her blog at https://christineyounghusband.com/. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunny Morning (by Bruno E., courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org)
1:04:49
January 19, 2020
119 - SPARK - Model That Metacognition
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/model-that-metacognition-5a527be679dd. Get the Seesaw activity mentioned here at https://bit.ly/30qH0PS. Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Species by Diamond Ortiz Lullaby by Yung Logos *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
07:47
January 17, 2020
118 - Kristin Merrill: Activity, Engagement, and the Joy of Learning
KRISTIN MERRILL is a fourth grade teacher in Florida who specializes in language arts and strives to make lessons interactive through engagement and the use of ed tech. She and her husband make a dynamic duo in primary education and recently published a book, The Interactive Class: Using Technology to Make Learning More Relevant and Engaging in the Elementary Classroom (https://amzn.to/3a1VTN6). Follow Kristin on Twitter @FriendsInFourth, on Instagram @FriendsInFourth, and on the blog that she shares with her husband Joe at themerrillsedu.com. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) Sunrise Drive (by South London Hifi, courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library) Jane Fonda (by The Grand Affair, courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library)
31:45
January 13, 2020
117 - SPARK - My One Word for 2020: Write
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/my-one-word-for-2020-write-e42db52639a6. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Species by Diamond Ortiz Jane Fonda by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.
06:52
January 9, 2020
116 - Caitlin Krause: Wellness, Mindfulness, and XR Technologies
CAITLIN KRAUSE is a learning and design specialist, education leader, keynote speaker, and an authority on VR, AR, and AI. She is also the author of Mindful by Design: A Practical Guide for Cultivating Aware, Advancing, and Authentic Learning Experiences (https://amzn.to/2O051ry). Follow Caitlin on Twitter @MindWise_CK (https://twitter.com/MindWise_CK), on Instagram @mindwise_ck (https://www.instagram.com/mindwise_ck/), and visit her website at https://caitlinkrause.com/. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Intro: Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Outtro: Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org)
1:32:51
January 6, 2020