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The Maker Mentality

The Maker Mentality

By Nicholas Provenzano
Welcome to The Maker Mentality, the Maker Education podcast you've been waiting for and you didn't even know it. Each episode will feature an amazing guest who is going to share a fabulous Maker hack, trick, lesson, or tool to support the Maker Mentality in your classroom. We are always looking for content and guests, so feel free to reach out and suggest a topic.
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Talking Creativity with Jaime Casap (@JCasap)
Jaime Casap (@JCasap) joins me for a wonderful conversation on Creativity and its value in out society and it's role in schools. He also talks about his new YouTube channel and the important things everyone needs to know. If you love the episode, please shoot him a message on LinkedIn. Jaime would appreciate it. 
April 25, 2019
Talking Creativity with Clara Galan (@MsClaraGalan)
The amazing Clara Galan from Adobe takes some time to chat with me about Creativity. It is a fun conversation with some great tidbits of information for educators out there looking for resources to support the learning of creative tools. Adobe Spark is a great example of a wonderful tool that has done awesome things in supporting students exploring their creative ideas. Check out the other episodes for more insight into creativity and what it looks like for others. 
April 22, 2019
Talking Creativity with Judd Winick (@JuddWinick)
Here is a little info on my guest for episode 4 of season 2.  Judd Winick, cartoonist-creator of the bestselling HILO graphic novel series, returns to A2CAF for the second time; a self-described reality TV has-been, he’s done all kinds of storytelling ranging from animation to graphic novels to superhero comics to daily comic strips.  We spend time talking about creativity, the writing and revision process, the Monomyth by Joseph Campbell, support student creativity, and other nerdy goodness. Check out HILO because it is amazing!
April 12, 2019
Creativity through curiosity with Andrew Collins
Andrew Collins from the Raspberry Pi Foundation joins me to talk about creativity and really got me thinking about the role of curiosity in creativity. This is why I love doing podcasts. I get a chance to talk to different people and learn something new. Andrew also shares his thoughts on the role of creativity in professional development and how Raspberry Pi works hard to create programs like Picademy and their online courses that spark curiosity and creativity in the teachers that sign up. If you want to know more about Raspberry Pi, check out or reach out to Andrew on Twitter at @ascollins. 
March 25, 2019
Exploring Creativity with Meenoo Rami
In this episode, the amazing Meenoo Rami from Minecraft Education Edition fame joins me to talk about creativity and the roll it plays in STEM/STEAM. You can follow her on the Twitter at @MeenooRami and her website You can also check out her book, Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching, on Amazon!
March 25, 2019
Exploring Creativity with Jessica L. Williams
Kicking off Season 2 with one of my favorite people! Jess is an amazing educator who wears lots of hats. She is a former ELA teacher, she is a tech integrator, media teacher, and overall awesome person. She can be found on the Twitter at @JLenore24 and Keynoting various EdTechTeam events around the globe.  We talk about being creative and how a little improv in class can be a good thing for everyone. Also, if you know where Jess can get wood in Connecticut, drop her a line.  
March 25, 2019
Season 2 Preview
Here is a quick preview of what is in store for Season 2. We will be exploring the idea of creativity and what that looks like in and out of the classroom. I will be connecting with educators and non-educators to get a sense of what creativity means from many different perspectives. 
February 26, 2019
Ep05: Guest Amy Burvall
In this awesome episode, Amy Burvall chats about design and creativity in Makerspaces and all classrooms.
September 21, 2018
Ep:09 Guest Bill Selak
In this episode of The Maker Mentality Podcast, Bill Selak (@BillSelak)and I talk about the process of building a new makerspace and the value of connecting with other makers across the country.
August 26, 2018
Ep:08 Guest Elissa Malespina
Teacher/Librarian Elissa Malespina talks about the value of a Makerspace in a library and how you do not need fancy equipment or tons of space to create an environment for students to make. She also shares a cool website to create AR and VR worlds!
August 22, 2018
Ep07: Guest Jennifer Bond
The amazing Jennifer Bond (@TeamBond) stops by The Maker Mentality to talk about cardboard rollercoasters, Destination Imagination, Making in Elementary School and so much more.
August 22, 2018
Ep06: Guest Widad Luqman
In this episode of The Maker Mentality Podcast, amazing educator and awesome all-around person, Widad Luqman (@TeachLuqman) stops by to share all of the different things you can do with coding in the classroom and why teachers should not be afraid of computer science.
August 20, 2018
Ep04: Guest Todd Burleson
On this episode of The Maker Mentality podcast, Todd Burleson shares great information on creativity in Makerspaces. He shares a wonderful tool, Bloxels, an amazing film program for students, and tips regarding 3D printers.
August 14, 2018
Ep03: Guest Sam Patterson
Master Maker Sam Patterson (@SamPatue) stops by the podcast to talk about Making with papier-mache, puppets, and one of his Maker Mantras. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for more episodes.
August 14, 2018
Ep02: What is a Makerspace?
Before we dive into the amazing guests I have lined up for the podcast, I thought I would dive into an important question for people new to Makerspaces. What is a Makerspace?
August 13, 2018
Ep01: Welcome to reMAKE Education
A quick intro to my new podcast. I look forward to connecting with many great educators to share some thoughts, tips, tricks, lessons to support making in your school.
August 11, 2018