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"The Bulldog Educator" with Kirsten Wilson

"The Bulldog Educator" with Kirsten Wilson

By Kirsten Wilson
This is the musings, passions, and reflective learning of an educator. Tenacious in spirit and commitment to ensure all students have the access and opportunity to learn. We will specifically explore online learning, how educators develop collective efficacy in an online world of instruction, and ultimately how we connect with our learners (both students and fellow educators). Join me in this adventure and make The Bulldog Educator your "best friend!"
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Episode 5, Season 1: Space to Pivot

"The Bulldog Educator" with Kirsten Wilson

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Episode 19, Season 1: Fundamentals of Feedback from the Student Learner Perspective
In this episode, The Bulldog Educator podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, interviews her own daughter, Emmarie Wilson, a senior in high school. They primarily discuss the impact of feedback on her as a learner and the types of feedback that have helped her the most. We also dive into why feedback can make a learner desire to take a class they may not be "good" at, as well as why online learning has been beneficial to her as a learner with dyslexia. This is an episode you don't want to miss as Emmarie shares some great insight that all teachers (online or in person) can take away something for enhancing their methods of feedback. Join us soon for another look at the UDL framework and discuss the final tier of the guideline infographic, where we discuss "Internalize" and examine how self-regulation, comprehension, and executive functions work to progress leaners to expert learners. Listeners can post comments, questions, or if they would like to be a guest to contact Kirsten on The Bulldog Educator social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, YouTube or email her at thebulldogedu@thebulldogedu.org.
24:15
April 24, 2021
Episode 18, Season 1: Fostering a Foundation on the BUILD in the UDL Framework
In this episode of The Bulldog Educator podcast, host Kirsten Wilson, focuses on the "middle" of the UDL Framework that addresses "BUILD" she highlights what happens across the middle part of the framework in regard to multiple means of engagement, representation, and action/expression. This continues a focused series on different elements of the UDL Principles. Kirsten id excited about this series as The Bulldog Educator continues to share insights and learns along with listeners. In this podcast she quickly touches on the importance of effective feedback and shares that in the next podcast she will be interviewing student and daughter, Emmarie Wilson, on the impact of effective feedback with a learner. Listeners can post comments, questions, or if they would like to be a guest to contact Kirsten on The Bulldog Educator social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, YouTube or email her at thebulldogedu@thebulldogedu.org.
15:17
March 21, 2021
Episode 17, Season 1: Creating Rubrics that Support UDL
In this episode of The Bulldog Educator podcast, host Kirsten Wilson, interviews colleague and rubric expert, Rainbow Bagsby on the characteristics of a quality rubric and how it supports various aspects of UDL principles. This continues a focused series on different elements of the UDL Principles. Kirsten (and Rainbow) are excited about this series as The Bulldog Educator continues to share insights and learns along with listeners. Listeners can post comments, questions, or if they would like to be a guest to contact Kirsten on The Bulldog Educator social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email her at thebulldogedu@thebulldogedu.org.
12:42
February 24, 2021
Episode 16, Season 1: Dissecting the Details on Access in the UDL Framework
In this episode, we turn the tables on The Bulldog Educator Podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, and have colleague, Rainbow Bagsby interview her on the elements of Access in the UDL Framework. In this episode she identifies some of the things we are already doing to ensure access, the things that are easy to implement, and some of the things we may unknowingly be doing to create unintentional barriers for learning. In the podcast she references the UDL Guidelines Framework interactive Infographic from CAST. This is the beginning of a focused series on different elements of the UDL Principles. Kirsten is excited about this series as she continues to share insights and learns along with her listeners. Listeners can post comments, questions, or if they would like to be a guest to contact her on The Bulldog Educator social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email her at thebulldogedu@thebulldogedu.org.
17:50
February 24, 2021
Episode 15. Season 1: Intro to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Series
In this episode, podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, shares how her newfound understanding of The Universal Design for Learning will become a brief series with "The Bulldog Educator Podcast" where she will dive deeper into the different aspects of the UDL Principles and Guidelines as a Framework for learning. Listen as she shares her enthusiasm and launches the series. Listeners may also want to check out the CAST website where it provides an interactive info-graphic on the UDL Guidelines (https://udlguidelines.cast.org/). Kirsten is excited about this series as she shares insights and learns along with her listeners. Listeners can post comments, questions, or if they would like to be a guest to contact her on The Bulldog Educator social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email her at thebulldogedu@thebulldogedu.org.
05:34
February 22, 2021
Episode 14, Season 1: Random Thoughts and 10 Things Learned in January
In this episode The Bulldog Educator podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, vulnerably shares some of her struggles with the podcast, the lessons, and self-preservation strategies she has acquired in the month of January. At the end of the podcast, she asks her listeners for ideas and topics that they would like to see in future episodes. You can locate the podcast on the original platform, Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and others. Additionally, you can follow The Bulldog Educator on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Recently podcasts have been uploaded to the Bulldog Educator YouTube channel, and you can find additional content on The Bulldog Educator Blog. In addition to these platforms, you can also email the podcast at the following: thebulldogedu@thebulldogedu.org
30:41
February 19, 2021
Episode 13, Season 1: 20 Reflections for 2020, Loving Others, and #oneword for 2021
In this episode, The Educator Bulldog podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, shares her 20 reflections from the 2020 year. In this episode she shares her own thoughts, transformation of ideas she had over the 2020 year through the pandemic, her heart for youth, and finally her #oneword for 2021. She shares, unashamed her learning... some may be considered controversial, and her belief that over everything we need to love one another. She also hopes that listeners will continue to connect with her through her podcast. To continue to listen to other podcasts by The Bulldog Educator, be sure to subscribe to your preferred podcast platform.  You can find "The Bulldog Educator" through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as well as via "The Bulldog Educator Blog."
17:39
January 6, 2021
Episode 12, Season 1: Remembering Our Strengths
In this episode, Bulldog Educator Podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, talks about remembering our strengths as educators. In the current situation is is very easy for us to forget the gifts and strengths we bring to the our learning environments. She reminds us to know ourselves so we can in turn help our students discover their strengths. Ultimately, she encourages us to rise by lifting up those around us. To continue to listen to other podcasts by The Bulldog Educator, be sure to subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. You can also connect with The Bulldog Educator through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
10:47
December 11, 2020
Episode 11, Season 1: Impact and Determination
In this episode, "The Bulldog Educator" Podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, discusses the value of focusing on impact vs. determination. In the podcast she references Educational Thought Influencer and Leader, George Couros, and recent guest on his podcast, "Innovator's Mindset", Meghan Lawson. Listen in as Kirsten reflects and challenges us all to seek the impact for ourselves and for others. You can find "The Bulldog Educator" through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as well as via "The Bulldog Educator Blog."
07:20
October 28, 2020
Episode 10, Season 1: Reaching Out
In this episode TBE host, Kirsten Wilson, shares how she’s trying to cope through this ongoing pandemic and how we can make a not-so-good time as educators a little better by just reaching out. Connect with TBE on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
09:35
October 9, 2020
Episode 9, Season 1: You Matter, a Word of Encouragement to Educators
Thank you for your continued support of The Bulldog Educator Podcast! This episode was a solo cast from our host, Kirsten Wilson. This episode is a dedication to all the educators that are making it one day at a time, teaching in the most unusual of situations during the COViD 19 Global Pandemic. We encourage you to connect with us via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as connect with other educators. You are not alone!  Also, if you have an idea or a topic you wish for The Bulldog Educator to address if future podcasts, please email us at thebulldogedu@thebulldogedu.org .
13:05
September 17, 2020
Episode 8, Season 1: Share the Mic with Jasmine Wilson- Student Voices
Host note: This particular episode is dedicated to all the lives that have been lost. This episode was recorded on the night of the shooting of Jacob Blake. In this episode The Bulldog Educator host, Kirsten Wilson, hands over the mic to fellow educator, civic leader, and friend, Jasmine Wilson. Jasmine facilitates a discussion with three young people who share their heart, their fears, and their wisdom. We hope that listeners hear the heart of these youth, their passion, their hope, and their want for a better world. We hope you will follow The Bulldog Educator Podcast. In addition, you can find more information about The Bulldog Educator on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also read our blog which recaps many of the episodes from The Bulldog Educator Podcast at The Bulldog Educator Blog. As always, Thank you for listening!
52:05
September 1, 2020
Episode 7, Season 1: A Chat with Karen Norton about Being a First Year Teacher in a Pandemic with bonus tips for Veteran Educators and Administrators
In this episode guest, Karen Norton- Recruitment and Retention Specialist at Arch Ford ESC, shares with podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, ideas, suggestions, and advice for first-year educators as they begin their career in education. In the conversation, it is discussed the unique start to this year in the midst of a pandemic, along with additional advice for veteran educators and administrators. Educators that would like to connect with Karen Norton, can find her on Twitter: @nortnik or on Facebook: Karen Beal Norton In the podcast we also mention the Facebook Page: Self Care for Educators that is run by educator, author, and speaker Tina Boogren. For more information about this podcast and other Bulldog Educator Podcasts you can connect via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and through The Bulldog Educator blog. Please share with your fellow educators and follow The Bulldog Educator Podcast to continue to receive content through our podcasts.
30:19
August 16, 2020
Episode 6, Season 1: An Instructional Model in Online Learning
In this episode The Bulldog Educator Podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, shares her heart's work regarding an Online Learning Instructional Model incorporating several aspects including the triangle of learning between the teacher, curriculum, and student. The lesson line for determining how instruction should be both delivered and received, and the importance of alignment, evaluation of the instruction, and a guaranteed viable curriculum.  To access the blog post that has links to the interactive instructional model and other resources along with cited works, please visit the parallel blog post to this podcast "An Instructional Model in Online Learning" from the blog The Bulldog Educator (https://thebulldogedu.org/2020/07/30/an-instructional-model-in-online-learning/). You can also connect with the host via social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
12:20
July 31, 2020
Episode 5, Season 1: Space to Pivot
In this episode, The Bulldog Educator Podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, shares about the need for space to pivot in our present circumstances. You can find this podcast and previous episodes on multiple podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, and Pocketcast. For additional content and connection to The Bulldog Educator, follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also read more about The Bulldog Educator and education-related topics via The Bulldog Educator Blog. Please follow/like/download our podcast! 
07:11
July 17, 2020
Episode 4, Season 1: Exploring the World of Sketchnoting
In this episode "The Bulldog Educator" host, Kirsten Wilson, shares her journey of discovering the benefits of sketchnoting. She also shares with listeners the primary influencers on her for sketchnoting, including author of "The Pencil Made Me Do It: A Guide to Sketchnoting" Carrie Baughcum (@HeckAwesome on Twitter). Learn about her learning mascots, the #DoodleandChat community, and the seven things she has come to learn about sketchnoting. You can connect with The Bulldog Educator via Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram. You can also subscribe to the blog "The Bulldog Educator" at thebulldogedu.org.
09:33
July 2, 2020
Episode 3, Season 1: The Seriousness of Self-Care... Seriously!
In this episode, The Bulldog Educator Podcast host, Kirsten Wilson, shares her personal journey with self-care, her own misunderstandings about what self-care is, and what ways she is taking self-care seriously through consistency, joy, permission slips, leaning in/getting curious, and goals with grace. Resources mentioned in the podcast are: Brene' Brown's book Braving the Wilderness Tina Boogren's books 180 Days of Self-Care and Take Time for Yourself. Facebook group "Self-Care for Educators." You can follow "The Bulldog Educator" on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The Bulldog Educator blog can be found at thebulldogedu.org
20:09
June 23, 2020
Episode 2, Season 1: Influencers of The Bulldog Educator
Get to know the host of The Bulldog Educator, Kirsten Wilson, as she shares some of the influencers that have shaped her as an educator and her passion as a learner over the years. She will share known social media education influencers, authors, podcasters, and individuals who have had a profound impact on her. For details and links to some of the authors, social media influencers, and podcasters, visit "The Bulldog Educator Blog" at thebulldogedu.org. You can also find The Bulldog Educator on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @thebulldogedu. Thank you for taking the time to listen. We look forward to you joining us for Episode 3 where we will chat about the importance of self-care.
29:05
June 17, 2020
Episode 1, Season 1- TBEP Core Values
In this episode, host, Kirsten Wilson, shares the core values of The Bulldog Educator podcast. Learn more about TBEP values on collaboration, self-care, communication, vulnerability, and student voice. You can also read about the 10 Core Values of The Bulldog Educator at The Bulldog Educator Blog. Recording platform Anchor.FM Content and recording created by Kirsten Wilson Producer David Galvez Music created by David Galvez
23:26
June 9, 2020
Bonus Episode: What can I do better?
This bonus episode is to give voice to the racial injustice brought to light by the murder George Floyd and other POC. It is an honest conversation by host Kirsten Wilson as she seeks to be an ally for the black community.  For other places to follow look up "The Bulldog Educator" on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @thebulldogedu and the blog thebulldogedu.org .
09:29
June 3, 2020
Introduction to The Bulldog Educator Episode 0 Season 1
Welcome to The Bulldog Educator Podcast, hosted by Kirsten Wilson. In this episode you will get to know a little more about the host and her experience as an educator, as well as what you can expect in upcoming podcasts. For other places to follow look up "The Bulldog Educator" on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @thebulldogedu and the blog thebulldogedu.org .
12:30
June 2, 2020