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The Staffroom Podcast with Chey & Pav

The Staffroom Podcast with Chey & Pav

By Chey & Pav
Chey and Pav, two experienced middle school teachers from the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, take listeners through the in’s and out’s of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Through their anecdotal, yet often comedic banter, laced with caring insightfulness, they take their audience into a conversation that is surely eye-opening and entertaining, while tackling some of the real, and ever-changing issues that exist in Education. Come join Chey and Pav; partake in the Staff Room chatter that all teachers and educators can connect with.
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EP84: Vision and Mission The Student Connection
In Episode 84 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk Vision & Mission, and how it connects us as teachers to the students we teach. Chey and Pav revisit a conversation they had 70 episodes ago, during Episode 15, only this time, from the teacher perspective - how does having a mission and a vision as a teacher impact the teacher experience? Starting with their traditional anecdote, Pav reflects on what brought them to this conversation, a presentation that Chey and Pav delivered for an additional qualification course taught by Dan Vigliatore at York University. Using their reflections from this presentation, the dynamic duo has dialogue surrounding their understanding of Vision and Mission in their classroom spaces and how this has evolved over time.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
58:17
May 1, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire/Author Talks with Jael Richardson
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Jael Richardson, best-selling author of the book, "Gutter Child" and Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. They talk to Jael about the inspiration behind her new book, and some of the major themes of anti-racism and decolonization throughout this thought-provoking dystopian novel. Tying in many lived experiences of immigration, teaching and learning in a highly racialized community, and dealing with the challenges they continue to face with disruption within education, Jael opens up and provides deep, vulnerable and meaningful learning for Chey and Pav, through her very powerful story.  Listen to Jael in this amazing Author Talk and Amplify & Inspire episode about her work with literacy, through the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) and through her incredible book, "Gutter Child."  Want to reach out and connect with Jael? Here's how: Website www.jaelrichardson.com Twitter @JaelRichardson Register for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), on from May 1, 2021 - May 15, 2021: https://thefoldcanada.org/ Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast!
36:13
April 29, 2021
EP83: Is Growth Mindset Really Equitable for All?
In Episode 83 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Growth Mindset and whether or not it is equitable practice for everyone in our classrooms spaces. Chey and Pav start the episode by talking about the differences between Growth and Fixed Mindset, where and from whom these theories and pedagogies arose, and then go into their own ideas and examples of learning experiences from their teaching environments. Can we truly expect all of our students from benefitting from this idea of Growth Mindset, and if not, what are we going to do to shift the paradigms in order to enable all of our students from benefitting from the theories presented.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
57:17
April 24, 2021
EP82: Do we need to be Culturally relevant and aware with Financial Literacy?
In Episode 82 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Financial Literacy. It is a topic that has been newly added to the Math Curriculum in Ontario, and many teachers have scrambled on how to teach it, even though many agree that it should be included in the curriculum. What kinds of supports do we need to effectively help students with this topic? How should teachers even go about teaching it when they haven't received any professional development on this topic? Chey and Pav cover a lot of ground with this one!  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
50:38
April 17, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Pamala Agawa
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Pamala Agawa, Vice Principal in the York Region District School Board, and disruptor of Education from Ontario, Canada. They talk to Pam about the importance of learning and knowing language within the Indigenous Community, and how we need to be placing more importance on carrying on the stories told by ancestors, as there is so much to be learned about culture and community through the words spoken by the members of the community. Pam also discusses what it means to be a disruptor in education, and how she came to a position in her career and life to be able to do that, with the support of the other strong women doing the same around her. Pam talks about why it's so imperative for educators to be able to do that, but in a safe and protected way.  Listen to Pam talk about the importance of Language and how we can fully start to bring it to the forefront so that Indigenous students can feel empowered, recognized and successful. Listen to find out more from Pamala in this great Amplify and Inspire talk. Want to reach out and connect with Pamala? Here's how: Twitter @agawap Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast!
35:29
April 15, 2021
EP81: How are we Bringing Reciprocity to our Classrooms?
In Episode 81 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Reciprocity. With all the learning they have done with the podcast, reciprocity has been an area of real growth. Chey and Pav talk about their own understandings of Reciprocity, the learning they have done with respect to the Anti-Racist framework, and how it applies to their classroom and school community settings. They bring lots of thoughts and ideas to the mix, including lots of anecdotes from their own experiences, personal and in school.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
56:29
April 10, 2021
EP80: Are Teachers Burned Out?
In Episode 80 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Burnout - more specifically, the Teacher Burnout they have been experiencing over the past year, but more-so lately, with the Spring Break in Toronto being pushed by one month. They talk about what some of the triggers and symptoms may present as, and also some of the ways our students might be manifesting their burnout as well. Chey and Pav end their discussion with some potential strategies that have worked in some ways for them, and more of the strategies they would like to see put into practice by supporters. As always, Chey and Pav wrap up with a great Swag-Bag of Takeaways!  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
01:01:30
April 3, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Sunil Singh
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Sunil Singh, Mathematician, author, disruptor and self-proclaimed music geek from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They talk to him about his work with Math in education, and how we need to shift the way we see math, and the way that our students engage with math. With a huge focus on storytelling, this conversation discusses many aspects of Sunil’s contributions and work on anti-racist math education, Math freedom, math history and most importantly, acknowledging and honouring the stories of our students. Listen to Sunil talk about Math and how we can fully start to bring it to the forefront so that our students can start to feel empowered and successful. What can we be doing more as educators to break down the barriers that are preventing our students from finding success within mathematics? Listen to find out more from Sunil in this great Amplify and Inspire talk.  Want to reach out and connect with Sunil? Here's how: Website: https://mathigon.org/ Twitter @mathgarden Blog: https://sunilsingh-42118.medium.com/ Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast!
36:38
April 1, 2021
EP79: Learning Skills - Creating Competence? Or Colonial Compliance?
In Episode 79 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the Learning Skills as they pertain to the report card. They discuss how the Learning Skills are more of a means for measuring compliance rather than a way to assess student competence. The conversation takes the Dynamic Duo back to looking closely at why we use the learning skills in the first place, and how implicit bias can play a part in the futures of our students.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
50:01
March 27, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Holly Stuart
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Holly Stuart, Grade 8 IB Science & Design teacher from Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. They talk to her about her experiences within Science and Technology, and also as a teacher of students in the STEM fields. Chey and Pav specifically dive in deep to talk about Girls in STEM, and also women and girls of colour in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Listen to Holly talk about STEM and how we can see more from our students, especially girls, in these areas when they don't always see themselves represented. What can we be doing more of as educators to break down the barriers that are being created for our girls and girls of colour in elementary school?  Want to reach out and connect with Holly? Here's how: Twitter @hollyastuart Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast!
28:45
March 25, 2021
EP78: Covid-19: One Year Later...
In Episode 78 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav go way back to March 13, 2020, when life and education changed on a dime. They reflect on what they've experienced, both good and bad, throughout the past year, with respect to their teaching, their students, and their own learning. This conversation ended with a sincere request to hear more from others about what they have also experienced this past year, including their experiences with connection, professional development, and new exposure to useful or non-useful EdTech in the classroom space.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
52:09
March 20, 2021
EP77: What Can We Learn From Imposter Syndrome?
In Episode 77 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav discuss a concept that was new to them on Social Media - Imposter Syndrome. They discuss what the term actually means, address it's medical connotations and then apply their learning of this term to their experiences within the classroom. They also discuss some strategies that can be employed in order to combat when our students experience events of "imposterism." A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
47:31
March 13, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Debbie Donsky
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Debbie Donsky, Artist and Superintendent in the Toronto District School Board. They talk to her about her Sketchnoting, a particular style of artwork that she has shared on social media. Debbie shares her passion for Sketchnoting as well as the joy and understanding that it brings her, among all the other artistry she engages in.  Listen to Debbie talk about social justice, disruption, and why sketchnoting is something that has truly helped her get in touch with her understanding of texts and the world, and what it can potentially do to help students and teachers as well.  Want to reach out and connect with Debbie?  Here's how:  Website: https://debbiedonsky.com/ Twitter @DebbieDonsky Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast! 
36:55
March 12, 2021
EP76: Book Madness - Tournament of Reading
In Episode 76 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav dive into a conversation about a March activity they saw online and discuss how they have adapted it for themselves. The activity is a March Madness for books - a reading competition where books are read and voted on to see which is the ultimate winner for the month! Lots of great discussion on how books are chosen, the complementary activities to go along with it, and how to adapt for the different environments we might be teaching in. Also a great opportunity to highlight the idea of teaching being a "gift economy" - teachers sharing their best practices with one another without the expectation of reward.  Tune into this great discussion, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
46:54
March 6, 2021
EP75: The Power of Stories - Crossover Episode featuring Beth Lyons (Part 1)
Episode 75 is the first Crossover Episode that Chey and Pav have participated in! In this fantastic two-part conversation, Chey and Pav talk with Beth Lyons, teacher-librarian and host of the "Read Into This" podcast about the importance of Stories and Storytelling in our lives and in our classroom spaces. The conversation goes in many different directions, starting with the basis of what stories are and into Culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy.  Tune into Part 2 of the conversation at "Read Into This" to hear the latter half of the conversation, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections. Connect with Beth Lyons about all things READING!  Twitter: @MrsLyonsLibrary Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
36:51
February 27, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Noa Daniel
In this Bonus episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey & Pav go deeper into their themes of Amplify & Inspire with an incredible conversation with Noa Daniel, a teacher, consultant, and Chief Building Officer at Building Outside the Blocks. She is also host of a podcast called the Personal Playlist Podcast and live radio broadcaster of OnEdMentors on VoicEd Radio.  In this conversation, Noa discusses a very insightful activity that she does with her students each week - Decoding Photographs - where photographs are analyzed and discussed in some very meaningful ways. A phenomenal way to discuss pertinent social justice topics with our students, at any age level.  Listen to Noa tell her story and give us more information the importance of photographs in our teaching, and the many ways they can help synthesize learning in our classroom spaces!  Here are some ways to get in touch with Noa Daniel:  Website: https://buildingoutsidetheblocks.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/noasbobs
31:03
February 25, 2021
EP74: Are We Truly Disruptors?
In Episode 74 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav dive into a conversation about Disruption, and what it means to be a disruptor within Education. This episode definitely goes in many directions and also touches on some real deep points with respect to what disruption looks like with the Anti-racist framework, with technology, with hierarchy. Lots of themes are touched upon in this rich conversation, including trauma, trust, privilege, and the growth we have experienced with keeping with disruption. Tune into this great discussion, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
01:05:02
February 20, 2021
EP73: Virtual Conferences and Continued Growth
In Episode 73 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their experience with presenting at their first Virtual Conference - MassCUE 2021, an EdTech conference in the US. They discuss the process of preparing for the presentation, from the evolution of their topic from its inception 10 months ago, to what it had become as of their session. They also discuss the evolution of the Conference Space itself, and what it has the potential to become because of all the shifts due to Covid-19.  Tune into this great discussion, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
40:21
February 13, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Andrea Tessier
In this Bonus episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey & Pav go deeper into their themes of Amplify & Inspire with an incredible conversation with Andrea Tessier, a teacher and wellness coach for educators. She is also the founder of Conscious Classrooms, and has been working to help teachers with burnout. Stemming from her beginnings and experiences with being vastly overworked within the profession, Andrea felt that more needed to be done to support teachers with this very real phenomenon.  Listen to Andrea tell her story and give us more information on how to identify and help with the signs and symptoms of teacher burnout! Here are some very helpful resources provided by Andrea to get started with dealing with Teacher Burnout!  15 Minute Meditation https://www.andreatessier.com/stress-relief-meditation Holistic Help for Burnt Out Teachers Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/consciouseducators 45 min Burnout Prevention Clarity Call https://consciousclassrooms.as.me/claritycall Reach Andrea Tessier, M.Ed here: https://www.andreatessier.com/ Find Andrea on LinkedIn Follow Andrea on Facebook and Instagram for regular posts about how to transform burnout into wellbeing!
30:04
February 11, 2021
EP72: Access is NOT Equity when it comes to Family Engagement
In Episode 72 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about barriers to Family Engagement in schools. Infusing a few personal anecdotes and research on the topic, the duo deep dives into the conversation about what prevents families in our communities from not only participating, but engaging with the school community.  They move from talking about parent Involvement to full-fledged family Engagement and discuss the benefits of this to the development of the "Whole Child"  Tune into this great discussion, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections.  Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! 
47:46
February 6, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Dr. Ruth Beatty & Colinda Clyne
In this Bonus episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey & Pav go deeper into their themes of Amplify & Inspire with an incredible conversation with Dr. Ruth Beatty, Associate Professor at Lakehead University, and Colinda Clyne, Curriculum lead and host of the "Anti-Racist Educator Reads" broadcast on VoicEd Radio.  Chey and Pav have a great discussion with Ruth and Colinda about the inspirational work they are doing around Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy especially around the areas of Math.  This deep and rich conversation is certainly not one to be missed!  Connect further with Ruth and Colinda:  Dr. Ruth Beatty: Twitter: @ruthbeatty11 Colinda Clyne Twitter: @clclyne AntiRacist Educator Reads Broadcast and Podcast Facebook group page for the Next Anti Racist Educator Reads Book Club
28:30
February 3, 2021
EP71: How Easy is it to Form a Good Team?
In Episode 71 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about what makes a good team. Using an article they read about the research Google has been doing to establish great teams within their organization. They took the recommended points from the article and applied those same strategies to our schools and classrooms.  The conversation is rich! Join us, in The Staffroom. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @MrccheneyEP71: How Easy is it to Form a Good Team?
51:20
January 30, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Zara and Rayan Rahman - Rexdale Giveback
In this inaugural episode from the AMPLIFY series of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to two former students, siblings Zara and Rayan Rahman, as they discuss their non-profit initiative to provide essential PPE to front line and highly vulnerable individuals in their immediate community.  Highlighting activism and entrepreneurship, these two bright stars deserve to have their actions and their voices AMPLIFIED.  Here's more about them:  Rayan Rahman is a leader passionate about educating youth about mental wellness. He is a student at the University of Toronto studying Health & Disease and physiology. Rayan is involved with organizations that align with his passions like Kids Help Phone and is a co-founder of Rexdale Giveback. Zara Rahman is an award-winning spoken word artist, international nonprofit organization founder and activist. As a current grade 11 student, Zara is passionate about human rights, and youth empowerment. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in law and politics. Keep in contact with Rexdale Giveback through their Instagram page, @rexdalegiveback for more information about the group, and their initiatives.
17:15
January 28, 2021
EP70: Do We Need to Address Current Events?
In Episode 70 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about whether or not it's important to bring current events into their classrooms, and if so, how they are enabling that conversation within their spaces. They discuss the many reasons they feel it's important to bring events into the classroom, whether positive or negative, and discuss some of the fears that teachers may have in doing so, as well as some strategies to combat those fears. They discuss the importance of civic engagement within the classroom space, and the idea it is indeed possible for rich learning to come out of the conversations that happen with regards to these world events.  The conversation is rich! Join us, in The Staffroom. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
43:27
January 23, 2021
EP69: Screens On or Screens off?
In Episode 69 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their experiences with virtual teaching - especially the issue of cameras being on for students. With their new "twirl" back to teaching students remotely, they, as middle school teachers, have had similar experiences with their students not wanting to turn on their cameras on for the class. The conversation, however, centres around whether or not that's a similar experience for other teachers, and perhaps the reasons behind it, and also whether or not this is ideal for students. They also discuss what different districts are enforcing and mandating with their teachers in terms of virtual teaching.  The conversation is rich this week! Join us, in The Staffroom.  ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
49:04
January 16, 2021
EP68: The New Virtual
In Episode 68 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav revisit their experience with Virtual teaching, as they have recently twirled back to learning this way from Face-to-face teaching, which they have been engaged in for the past 4 months.  They cover all the improvements they have seen with the teaching they are doing, and the supports that are out there for teachers. They also discuss the students perspective, and the increased understanding of what they are able to do, in terms of production of content and creativity.  The 3 Enlightened Minutes guest is Brad Hughes, Elementary Principal from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - and he discusses Self-care for educators, and how to balance all that they have on their plates.  See what Brad is up to here:  Twitter: @brad_hughes Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6wACUZ1BlOeOBy4A31UJKg?si=9wSWmg5AStmBlYPIUIaY-A
50:10
January 9, 2021
EP67: #OneWord2021: AMPLIFY!
In Episode 67 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their #OneWord fo 2021: AMPLIFY! They start the episode by reflecting on their One Word for 2020, which was "US," and then dive into the importance of the word Amplify. What it means for them as a team, what it means for them as individuals. They talk about how Amplification can manifest within their buildings with the teachers they work with and the students they teach. They also discuss the different ways that people can Amplify their message - first, beginning with the message itself.  A great episode filled with lots of reflection, hope and dreams for the future!  ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
45:02
January 1, 2021
BONUS: Author Talks with Dr. Brad Johnson
For our 9th Bonus Episode, we feature author Dr. Brad Johnson, and his book “Dear Teacher: 100 Days of Inspirational Quotes and Anecdotes." In this great talk, we talk to Brad about the inspirations behind this book, and also the rest of the work he does to support teachers and promote servitude in leadership. As a cornerstone for Chey and Pav since they arrived on Twitter, Brad has always provided them with incredible insight and expressed amazing support to all educators along the way. So many wonderful takeaways in this awesome conversation!  Twitter: @DrBradJohnson Website: https://classroomreform.com/ To purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0367622211/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i7
24:45
December 23, 2020
EP66: Why is it Important to De-center Christmas in our Classrooms?
In Episode 66 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their experiences with celebrating holidays - Christmas, in particular - in their classrooms in recent years. The diverse cultures in their classrooms has forced them to be much more mindful of whose culture and traditions are being pushed in our classrooms. They discuss Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy, Equity and the discussion of how they have had these conversations with their students and how they will be more intentional going forward in the new year.  Chey and Pav talk to Jennifer Quattrucci, Educator and Author from Providence, Rhode Island, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. How to get in touch with Jennifer: Twitter: @jenquattrucci Web: https://www.mommyteacherfashionista.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
54:59
December 19, 2020
EP65: Using the Curriculum Document as a Tool for Inquiry and Agency
In Episode 65 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their experience with bringing the Curriculum documents, or standards, into our classroom spaces. We often utilize the curriculum documents to plan our learning as teachers, but rarely ever include them as a part of the teaching and activities to help students learn. Chey and Pav talk about ways that they have employed the documents in their classes, or how they plan to in the future. A great conversation, and a fantastic opportunity to jump off with new ideas to try in the classroom!  Chey and Pav talk to Elijah Carbajal, Grade 4 teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment.  How to get in touch with Elijah: Twitter: @carbaeli Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WlbhIb8WZy8eU5ZyZzeUf?si=6E1xsXKKQv-fBeSD9i_UAQ Blog: medium.com/@carbaeli12 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
40:48
December 12, 2020
BONUS: Author Talks with Thomas C. Murray
For our 8th Bonus Episode, we feature author Thomas C. Murray, and his book “Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime." In this great talk, we discuss the many ways that the relationships that we build with our students can impact their experiences with school. Tom talks about some of the great anecdotes in his book that lead to discussion on Culture building as teachers and administrators. Don't miss this one, it will impact your career as an educator.  Twitter: @thomascmurray Website: https://www.thomascmurray.com/ To purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1948334194/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1948334194&linkCode=as2&tag=thomac.murral-20&linkId=b9b6ec7ba7b526e62984fde56d09ad2f
30:10
December 10, 2020
EP64: How to Get Creative in Your Learning Space Set Up
In Episode 64 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their Learning Spaces during Face-to-face teaching. Both of them experienced lots of change with their classroom, so going back to reflect on the process was very beneficial. They discussed how they have transformed their unconventional spaces to be thriving and opportune for creativity for both of their classrooms. With lots of potential for further growth, they talk honestly about SPACE! ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney 
37:30
December 5, 2020
BONUS: Author Talks with Matt Rhoads
For our 7th Bonus Episode, we feature author Matt Rhoads, and his book “Navigating the Toggled Term: Preparing Secondary Educators for Navigating Fall 2020 and Beyond" In this great talk, we discuss the many new realities that come with learning during the pandemic. We talk about not just surviving, but also thriving with Blended Learning, Hybrid learning and solely virtual. There are so many things to consider, and Matt helps us navigate through them all.   Twitter: @MattRhoads1990 Website: http://matthewrhoads.com To purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CP93DGX
20:54
December 3, 2020
EP63: Toxic Positivity - Is it a Thing?
In Episode 63 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Toxic Positivity. This is a topic that has been brewing with the duo since they began their time on Twitter. The concept has lingered and evolved many times leading up to this conversation, and Chey and Pav debated over the ideas for quite some time before recording. They begin a conversation about the acceptance of the existence of Toxic Positivity, but then also broaden the scope to include other forms of Toxicity that might exist in the social media sphere. Toxic Productivity is one such extension, and the duo discusses this idea at length in the ways that they have encountered it within Education. The conversation is certainly rich, and extends even further past this hour, but it's a great place to start the talk.  Chey and Pav welcome Arik Andersen, EL and Science teacher, from Austin Minnesota for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Arik in all the following spaces: Twitter: @arikandersen08 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
51:36
November 28, 2020
BONUS: Author Talks with Dr. Frank Rudnesky
For our 6th Bonus Episode, we feature author Dr. Frank Rudnesky, and his book “Fired Up Leadership." In this great talk, we discuss all the reasons why Frank's passions have led him to be the amazing leader that he is today. He takes us through his journey into leadership and how we can all be a part of our own journey's into leadership as well.  Twitter: @DrFrankRud Website: https://inspire-leadership.com/ Podcast: https://inspire-leadership.com/the-legacy-lounge-pod-and-video-casts To purchase "Fired Up Leadership": https://www.amazon.ca/Fired-Leadership-Dr-Frank-Rudnesky/dp/1777225558
26:33
November 26, 2020
EP62: Do Students Need to Meditate?
In Episode 62 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the importance of Meditation in the classroom space, and also how they have used it in their spaces this year. They reflect on some of the reasons they have needed to embed some more mindfulness in their classes, especially this year, as it has been rather challenging. Pav discusses how the activity came to fruiting in her space, and the work that Chey has done to explore the topic of meditation. There are lots of great nuggets in this episode, as Chey and Pav truly explore a topic that might be new to a lot of educators!  Learn all about Meditation in the Classroom in this amazing episode! Chey and Pav welcome Daphne McMenemy, Primary Teacher and Managing Director of Codebreaker, Inc from Oakville, Ontario, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Daphne in all the following spaces: Twitter: @McMenemyTweets Web: http://daphnemcmenemy.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
59:50
November 21, 2020
EP61: Can We Elevate our Integrated Arts with Limited Tech?
In Episode 61 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about how we can elevate our integrated arts program with limited access to technology. Using a great activity to highlight the impacts of war on all the students of their classes, Chey and Pav delve deeper about how they used a simple idea like producing double exposure pictures to really create some amazing graphic design and digital photography editing in their classrooms. Encompassing the ideas of Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy, including Social Emotional Learning, applying the ideas of being Creators in our spaces and utilizing free and accessible apps such as Snapseed,  Over and Adobe Spark really helped to establish this unique and highly engaging learning experience.  Learn all about it in this amazing episode!  Chey and Pav welcome Bryon Carpenter, Teacher from Abbotsford, British Columbia, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Bryon in all the following spaces: Twitter: @BryonCar Web: https://bryoncarpenter.com ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
45:27
November 14, 2020
BONUS: Author Talks with Coach Adam Kotowski
For our 5th Bonus Episode, we are feature author Adam Kotwoski, more affectionately known as Coach Adam, and his books “You Are Extraordinary” and "My Extraordinary ADHD." In this great talk, we talk to Adam about learning how to help our students or athletes maximize their unique ways of learning in order accomplish their greatest goals.  Twitter: @coachadam34 Website: https://coachadam34.com/ Podcasts: The Extraordinary Me Program Podcast: https://anchor.fm/coach-adam The Extraordinary Me Mentoring Program Podcast: https://anchor.fm/coachadam34programpodcast To purchase "You Are Extraordinary": https://www.amazon.com/You-are-Extraordinary-Coach-Adam/dp/1688622098/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=you+are+extraordinary&qid=1605146827&sr=8-2 To purchase "My Extraordinary ADHD": https://www.amazon.com/My-Extraordinary-ADHD-Coach-Adam/dp/B08M2G2253/ref=sr_1_1?crid=12XR4WTHGY9GN&dchild=1&keywords=my+extraordinary+adhd&qid=1605146878&sprefix=my+extraordinary+%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1
26:55
November 12, 2020
EP60: Why Should We Include Math Talks in our Programming?
In Episode 60 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about how they have been using Math Talks in their programming, and how they have achieved some greater successes with their students within a subject area that normally causes their students lots of anxiety.  Chey and Pav welcome Traci Browder, Educator, Author and Podcaster from Mansfield, Texas for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Traci in all the following spaces: Twitter: @TraciBrowder Web: https://tracibrowder.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/traci.browder Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracibrowder/ ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
55:06
November 7, 2020
EP59: Do Comic Books Count as Reading?
In Episode 59, Chey and Pav talk about Comic books - and how important they can potentially be in our reading programs!  Chey and Pav welcome Dr. Frank Rudnesky, Educator and Disruptor from Southern New Jersey for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Frank in all the following spaces: Twitter: @DrFrankRud Web: https://inspire-leadership.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrFrankRud Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drfrankrud/?hl=en ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
39:43
October 31, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #4: Author Talks with Gary and Greg Goelz
For our 4th Bonus Episode, we are featuring authors Gary and Greg Goelz and their book “What’s in your Core?: An Educator’s Guide to Plugging into Purpose and Perspective.” In this great talk, we talk to Gary and Greg about the core principles that help educators get back to their core with teaching.  Twitter: @GoelzBrothers To purchase "What's in your Core": https://www.amazon.ca/Whats-Your-CORE-Educators-Perspective/dp/1475856873 USA: https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Gary-Goelz/dp/1475856873
30:36
October 29, 2020
EP58: Why is Questioning So Important?
In Episode 58 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the importance of creating a questioning culture in our learning spaces.  Chey and Pav welcome Lindsay Titus, Behaviour Specialist from Rochester, NY for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment.   Check out Lindsay in all the following space:  Twitter: @ltitus828 Web: https://www.defineyouniversity.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.titus828 Instagram: https://instagram.com/lindsay.titus828?igshid=4zbf3a1tmp7g ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
52:27
October 24, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #3: Author Talks with Craig Randall "Trust Based Observations"
For our 3rd Bonus Episode, we are featuring author Craig Randall and his book "Trust Based Observations: Maximizing Teaching and Learning Growth." In this awesome conversation, we talk to Craig about his experiences with teacher observations. We have a fantastic discussion with Craig about the importance of building trust with teachers prior to effective evaluations. Twitter: @TrustbasedCraig Website: trustbased.com To purchase "Trust Based Observations": https://www.amazon.ca/Trust-Based-Observations-Maximizing-Teaching-Learning/dp/1475853564/ref=sr_1_1?crid=CBYHB81XAB7Z&dchild=1&keywords=trust+based+observations&qid=1603332339&sprefix=trust+based+%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1 USA: https://www.amazon.com/Trust-Based-Observations-Maximizing-Teaching-Learning/dp/1475853564/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=trust+based+observations&qid=1603332461&sr=8-1
20:56
October 22, 2020
EP57: Why do we want to Create with Technology?
In Episode 57 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Creating with Technology. They discuss the many ways that students can go from being consumers of information, to those that interact with content, to those that create content. They make lots of connections to other parts of their lives that seem to have a similar path - such as the SAMR model.  For their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav welcome Rabia Khokhar, ESL teacher in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rabia talks about culturally responsive teaching, especially in respect to English Language Learners in our classrooms.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment with Rabia, Chey and Pav provide lots of great anecdotes and ideas on how they have used creating with technology in their classrooms. Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. Rabia Khokhar, teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  Website: https://www.rabiakhokhar.com/ Twitter: @Rabia_Khokhar1 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
56:56
October 17, 2020
EP56: "Why Should I Start with Inquiry?"
In Episode 56 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Inquiry based learning - more specifically, how we can start our units and learning experiences with inquiry exercises.  Chey and Pav provide lots of great anecdotes and ideas on how they have used inquiry based learning in their classrooms. After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment with Pirate Teacher, Chey and Pav wrap up the episode with some examples and takeaways!  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
46:49
October 10, 2020
EP55: Can We Learn to Code without Computers?
In Episode 55 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about coding, as it is now included in the new Ontario math Curriculum. Coding is something that not many teachers have had the opportunity to be able to teach their students, especially in the younger years. Chey and Pav thought about the ways in which they are able to start teaching students about coding and programming, when they likely have had no exposure to it.  Chey and Pav tried a few coding activities this past week that don't require the use of technology, and they found that the range of knowledge with the students was quite vast. They concluded that all students should really be starting their journey into coding without the use of a computer or tablet to start - in that they need to understand the WHY behind the coding to begin. And also, from an equity standpoint, there's so much disparity between students and their abilities due to the access that students would have to tech.  Chey and Pav introduce Yaritza Villalba, High School Social Studies teacher from Brooklyn, New York, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Yaritza talks about the importance of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with her students, who are, "Overaged and under credited." Working with older students, Yaritza recognizes the importance of being culturally relevant with teaching.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by giving a few examples of the coding work they have done with their students, with and without technology, and some of the learning that has arisen from these experiences.  https://www.extendednotes.com/after-school-activities/5-hands-on-activities-that-teach-coding-without-a-computer Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Yaritza Villalba at: Twitter: @inc_yv Website: yveducationalresources.com ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
42:30
October 3, 2020
EP54: Do We Need to be Prepared for the Stigmas of Covid-19
In Episode 54 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the stigma of having Covid-19. As a response to an incident that hit close to home, Chey and Pav discovered that there are some unintended consequences to teaching face-to-face during the Coronavirus Pandemic. One of these situations surrounds the scenario of stigmas that get associated with students that might have had Covid-19.  Chey and Pav read some really great articles that talk about the mental health issues surrounding being diagnosed with Covid-19, and how to deal with people that might feel alienated and ostracised by their peers because of this. In our case, we apply these strategies and ideas with our students. Chey and Pav discuss being careful and intentional with language with students. Words certainly matter. They discuss the need for us as teachers to be informed with the virus and ensure that students are aware of how it is spread.  Chey and Pav introduce Beth Lyons, Teacher-Librarian in the Greater Toronto Area, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Beth talks about the importance of connecting with staff and students as a Teacher-Librarian, and the role of support staff in the school during such a difficult time in face-to-face teaching, especially when so many districts do not have the privilege of having access to their Libraries. After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by providing a few more strategies on how to help their students be more tolerant, accepting and knowledgeable with Covid-19 and how they treat their peers in the case of an infected student. There are many opportunities to address the trauma and mental health issues that might surround the stigmas of having Covid, or being exposed as well.  Article: https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19/stigma-and-prejudice Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Beth Lyons at: Twitter: @MrsLyonsLibrary ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
52:19
September 26, 2020
EP53:How can we embed SEL into our Math programming?
In Episode 53 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Math and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). The new Ontario Mathematics Curriculum includes SEL as one of the 6 major strands, and therefore there needs to be more of a conversation about what that could look like when embedded in math programming.  Chey and Pav talked about a few different resources they used to direct their conversation. They have both received lots of training at school with respect to the new curriculum, and a major piece of their professional development over the past few weeks was centered around SEL. Chey and Pav also were lucky to be able to catch the OnEd Mentors Podcast with Noa Daniel. This past week, the live broadcast was focused on the new math curriculum, featuring a few amazing guests, who are all well-versed with mathematical pedagogy. Noa referenced a TedTalk focused around math, called "5 Ways to Share Math with Kids" by Dan Finkel.  In this Ted Talk, Dan discusses 5 principles geared towards sharing math with students. There are important points that Chey and Pav discussed, including - Students need time to struggle, in order to deepen curiosity and the ability to take a risk, and Saying YES to students ideas. The ideas presented were very helpful in establishing a great relationship with students and also helping them along the social emotional pathway with respect to math.  Chey and Pav introduce Santiago Meza, principal from Rosamond, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Santiago talks about his experiences growing up, and the lessons he learned from his family. He also speaks about his initiative, #RootedInStrengthCA.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up with some further exploration of what teaching math with embedded SEL might look like. They give lots of great examples of their own experiences as well.  OnEd Mentors Podcast with Noa Daniel: https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/responding-to-the-new-ontario-math-curriculum/ TedTalk with Dan Finkel: https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_finkel_5_ways_to_share_math_with_kids?language=en Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Santiago Meza at: Twitter: @santiagoAM115 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
49:40
September 19, 2020
EP52: How Can We Incorporate Land Based Learning in Our Day?
In Episode 52 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk an article that they read on Flipboard called, "New Study SHows Children Learn Better While Studying Outside," by Matluba Khan. The article discusses the importance of students spending more time outdoors while engaging in their learning, whether it's face to face or online.  Chey and Pav talked about how they have, in the past, taken advantage of the school's outdoor space, and also how they hope to be able to do so when they are back with their students in a few days. Pav talks about what she learned from having Kindergarten and Primary students a few years ago, and how much they learn while outside. Chey discusses the many ways he takes advantage of the outdoors for his physical education program, and how he is looking forward to being able to do this more when school starts, and in other subject areas.  The two discuss the idea of Land Based Learning, which is an environmental approach to learning that recognizes the relationship of Indigenous peoples to the land. They talk about the importance of recognizing that many cultures around the world do not have the traditional and colonial way of learning that we have in our schooling, and therefore, many students inherently don't do well in our system because of this unnatural way of learning.  Chey and Pav introduce Tara Desiderio, elementary principal from Wescosville ELementary School in the East Penn School District in Pennsylvania, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Tara talks about the importance of connecting with people and listening to what your team needs.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by a few examples of ways they have incorporated learning in the outdoors, and some of the tools and items that would help them maximize their time outdoors with their students.  Article: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/new-study-shows-children-learn-better-while-studying-outside-162725 Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Tara Desiderio at: Twitter: @Tara_Desiderio ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
55:28
September 12, 2020
EP51: What is the Value of Summer PD?
In Episode 51 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the value of professional development that many teachers go through during their summer months. They talk about the shift they experienced from their summers in the past to this particular one that just came to an end. Their summer was so filled with valuable professional development, which has already helped them with the return to school.  Chey and Pav talked about the benefits of participating in Twitter edchats, presenting and attending various webinars, reading and listening to lots of informative books, as well as being a part of book clubs, doing weekly zoom check-ins with many educators from around the world, reading lots of articles and blogs, listening to several incredible podcasts and live educational radio shows, and of course, engaging in rich, meaningful dialogue about so many amazing topics.  Chey and Pav introduced Brandon Beck, Ed.D., educator from Tarrytown, New York for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Brandon talks about the value of getting to know his professional learning network on Twitter, and the growth that has come from his work on his book, "Unlocking Unlimited Potential," which will be released this fall.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by outlining specifically which PD they engaged in over the summer. Here are some links and information about some of the incredible resources:  Books: Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle Breath by James Nestor School Rubric Webinar Series: Website - schoolrubric.com Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/SchoolRubric/videos Podcasts and Radio Programs: https://voiced.ca/ Blinkist: https://www.blinkist.com/ Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Brandon Beck, Ed.D. at: Twitter: @BrandonBeckEDU ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
56:49
September 5, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #2: Author Talks with Hal Roberts "Make Waves!"
For our 2nd Bonus Episode, we are featuring Author Hal Roberts and his book "Make Waves! Be a Relentless, Radical, and Ridiculous Leader of Significance" In this awesome conversation, we speak with Hal about his experiences that led him to write this book, as well as become an amazing leader in the educational setting. He gives us lots of tips and ideas on how to achieve these great leadership goals, from "Leading to Serve" to being "Kindlers of Hope."  Hal talks about his time in the NFL and how it helped him become the leader he went on to be.  If you'd like to contact Hal, or pick up a copy of his book, here are the details!  Twitter: @HalLRoberts Web: https://www.edumatchpublishing.com/makewaves To purchase "Make Waves!": https://www.amazon.com/Make-Waves-Relentless-Ridiculous-Significance/dp/1970133333 https://www.amazon.ca/Make-Waves-Relentless-Ridiculous-Significance-ebook/dp/B07XWF89CQ
19:51
September 2, 2020
EP50: A Tribute to Sir Ken Robinson
In Episode 50 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Sir Ken Robinson. Sir Ken passed away earlier in the week, and his passing left Chey and Pav very reflective with his teaching philosophies and ideas towards education. He was a British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts. Most educators would know him from his inspiring Ted Talk entitled, "Do Schools Kill Creativity."  Chey and Pav both provide lots of anecdotal stories and commentary with respect to their experiences with Sir Ken, and the extent to which their teaching philosophies have been based upon their learning from Sir Ken Robinson. Chey talks about how the educational philosophies have been cornerstone to much of the agency and ownership of his grade 8 students within his class every year. Pav talks about some of the reflecting she has done on Ken in the past few days, from re-listening to his Ted Talk to finding some rich discussions in podcasts recorded as recently as a few months ago.  Chey and Pav introduce Jillian DuBois, Grade 2 teacher from Clearwater, Florida for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Jillian talks about the ways in which she has found JOY, from her connections with people on Twitter, to the learning that she has done along her journey within education. Jillian has a brilliant blog, website and podcast that you should certainly check out!  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by briefly talking about their experiences with pedagogy within their spaces, and also where education can potentially go in the future.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Jillian DuBois at: Twitter: @JillDuBois22 #impardEDjoy Website/Blog: bit.ly/impardedjoy Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jillian-dubois/episodes/ Sir Ken Robinson Ted Talk: Do Schools Kill Creativity: https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity?language=en Sir Ken Robinson - The Ted Interview: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0p2oZeBCnv2SdNxfNFFJ4G?si=KzfSwFfLSTSw9-UZ2CS3tg ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
49:30
August 29, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #1: The Daily Drop-In with Jeff & Rae
Chey and Pav participated in the Back-to-School edition of The Daily Drop-In, with Jeff Gargas & Rae Hughart from the Teach Better Team in early August, and this is the recorded audio from that awesome conversation!  There was some great discussion about going back to school with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic, and there was an epic Border Battle that took place between the two Dynamic Duos!  You'll have to tune in to see who won!  Who are Jeff & Rae?  www.teachbetter.com Jeff Gargas: @JeffGargas Rae Hughart: @RaeHughart
01:04:23
August 27, 2020
Season 1 Episode 49: Are You A Helicopter Teacher?
In Episode 49 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about an article they read called "The Curse of Helicopter Teaching" by Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher. In this article, the authors talk about this concept of "Helicopter Teaching" - the act of teaching involving a lot of coddling of students, providing them with explicit lists and step-by-step instructions with regards to writing, specifically. Chey and Pav talk about some of their key takeaways from the article, including their thoughts on the process of Helicopter Teaching, as well as how they can see it being a part of teachers' practice (often unknowingly) and what they sometimes do to be steering clear of it.  Pav talks in detail about how this concept of Helicopter Teaching can be universally applied to other areas of the curriculum, and she has most often seen it in Mathematics. Chey discusses how the concept of Helicopter Teaching can be compared to helicopter parenting, and also Lawnmower Teaching, or parenting. They go on to discuss many other parts of the article, which can be read here: https://flip.it/oEzhYZ Chey and Pav introduce Monsieur Steve, Grade 3 French Immersion teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Steve talks about the ways in which the classroom, starting at the primary level, can be made to be a fully inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for all students.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by briefly reviewing their reflections on Helicopter Teaching. They think about the ways they might have lent themselves to being Helicopter Teachers, or perhaps how they've emerged from that way of teaching over the years.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Monsieur Steve, from Toronto, Canada at: Twitter: @MonsieurSteve1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/monsieursteveisfun?app=desktop ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
40:52
August 22, 2020
Season 1 Episode 48: How can we Collaborate at Ground Zero?
In Episode 48 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav discuss the need for teachers, administrators, students, custodians and families to Collaborate during this unprecedented time of going back to work. In Ontario, Chey and Pav are preparing to go back to school face-to-face, with no real reduction in class sizes (as of yet). No one has experience with this task and therefore it will be increasingly important for all stakeholders to take this opportunity to really work together in order to develop a plan for students that works.  This is truly a time when no one knows what to expect, and no one understands what the results of their actions might possibly be, and therefore it is genuinely a time for everyone to be able to work together to try and develop potential solutions.  Chey and Pav introduce Jared Hamilton, Mathematics teacher from Fort St. John, British Columbia for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Jared talks about the ways in which Mathematics programs can be delivered in ways the increase participation and engagement with students.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by briefly reviewing their reflections on going back to school face to face and the importance of being able to collaborate during this time.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Jared Hamilton, from Fort St. John, British Columbia at: Twitter: @mrmakemathsense ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
50:30
August 15, 2020
Season 1 Episode 47: What's your Teaching Philosophy?
In Episode 47 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav discuss their best practices as teachers. They talk about what their fallbacks are, whether it is a certain pedagogy, a certain book or resource that they like to draw upon time and time again, or a particular style of teaching that they tend to extrapolate from subject area to subject area.  They discuss some of the different resources that they have come across over their 15-20 years of teaching, and which ones have stuck and been impactful in developing great teaching in the classroom. Chey discusses his exposure to Kylene Beers and her resources on Reading in the middle school classroom. Pav talks about when she took a math course with Trevor Brown, who has done lots to improve math instruction. Teachers often have a go-to, a fallback when it comes to their own teaching practice and educational philosophy.  Chey and Pav introduce Luciana Gravel, Grade 8 teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Luciana talks about trauma and how it impacts students and teachers in the learning environment in so many different ways.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by discussion some additional ways that they feel that education is evolving with regards to teaching practice, and how much their journey has adjusted the way they teach, but also that they have their fall-backs that they will always resort to when teaching.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Luciana Gravel, from Toronto, Canada at: Twitter: MSGGrade7_8 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
46:04
August 8, 2020
Season 1 Episode 46: Oh, Sketch Notes!
In Episode 46 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Sketch Notes! They discuss their experience, or lack thereof, with respect to Sketchnoting prior to learning more about it through individuals on Twitter. They talk about some of the benefits to Sketch Noting, deliberate doodling, visual notetaking, and how it can be embedding into their teaching practice a little better.  Chey and Pav introduce Dawn Harris, Secondary English Language Arts teacher from SW Ohio for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Dawn talks about Activism, Advocacy and Allyship within education, and what Anti-Racism work educators can be doing. in the classroom.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by discussing a few more ways they can think to incorporate sketch noting into their teaching practice, and also their own personal lives. Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies.  You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Dawn Harris, from Springboro, Ohio at:  Website: root2canopy.com Twitter: @DHarrisEdS -----------------------------------------------------------  The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/  Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story  https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast  Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/  -----------------------------------------------------------  Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media  Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies  Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
46:39
August 1, 2020
Season 1 Episode 45: To Plan, or Not to Plan?
In Episode 45 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav discuss some of their concerns about what the return to school might look like. They start the episode by talking about how they should be planning for the start of the new school year, when they don't quite know how they will be returning. Many districts and areas have not received notification on whether or not they will be back in the schools, or whether they will be teaching remotely, or a hybrid of the two.  Chey and Pav highlight some of the concerns they have with a return to face-to-face school, especially in light of already high or increasing numbers of COVID-19. They also discuss the benefits of embracing distance learning with all the new knowledge of technological resources that are available to us as teachers now. We have a real opportunity to put all this learning now into practice. Chey and Pav introduce Livia Chan, elementary school educator from Vancouver, British Columbia for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Livia has the experience of being a teacher that has returned to school during the Covid pandemic, and she discusses the way the school was able to make this happen, and many of the protocols that have been followed.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by discussing more of the issues that could arise with a return to face-to-face schooling, when the risk of Covid still greatly exists.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests, Livia Chan, from Vancouver, BC at: Website: livchan.com Twitter: @LiviaChanL ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
41:03
July 25, 2020
Season 1 Episode 44: Exploring Teacher Blogs
In Episode 44 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav explore some of the amazing blogs written by teachers that they have used to help them learn about all things "education."  Chey and Pav highlight the benefits of using teacher voice to express their own thoughts and feelings, but in this episode they focus more so on teachers that are sharing their blogs, and how much we have learned from them.  Chey and Pav introduce Chef Devan Rajkumar, Executive Chef of ChefDev in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Devan talks about the influence of varying educational experiences in his learning environments growing up, as well as his teaching experiences with young children in the culinary arts across the city in his career as a chef. His Instagram teaching videos have been outstanding in helping to get people, including children, inspiring a new generation of new chefs! After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by discussing some of the benefits of reading teacher blogs to be able to gain more perspectives on the different areas of education.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests, Chef Devan Rajkumar from Toronto, Canada at: Website: https://www.chefdev.ca/ Instagram: @chefdevan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevanRajkumar/ Twitter: @ChefDevan ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
43:11
July 18, 2020
Season 1 Episode 43: Where do we get Inspiration?
In Episode 43 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about where they find sources of inspiration for their Podcast episodes. They discuss two particular sources, a current events curating app called Flipboard, and an app that allows for easy borrowing of ebooks and audiobooks from the public library called Libby. Chey talks about his use of the Flipboard app. With this app he is able to select interests for the stories he sees on the board. Then he can flip through many articles and blog posts, opinion articles, editorials to be able to put together a "magazine" of his own. This magazine can be made public or it an be private, or shared with a select few individuals. It becomes a great way for Chey and Pav to be able to share articles with each other, which offer lots of discussion topics for the podcast. Pav talks about the about the ability to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the public library system using an app called Libby. Overdrive is another common one that allows borrowing. The app allows you to put several books on hold, and several can be borrowed at a time. It has made it easier to read many of the amazing books that are available for leadership and education. Pav talks about a few of the books that she has read. Chey and Pav introduce Joey and Kerri, owners of 25/8 Coffee from Texas, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Joey and Kerri talk about their coffee company that gives back to teachers purchasing supplies for their classrooms. After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by discussing a few of their favourite takeaways about their favourite places to get some inspiration for the podcast!  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests, Joey & Kerry from 25/8 Coffee at: Twitter: @258coffee 258coffee.com ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
43:23
July 11, 2020
Season 1 Episode 42: The Power of the Book Talk
In Episode 42 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about The Power of the Book Talk. Chey and Pav participated in a fantastic Book Talk meeting with a group of educators and the author of the book "From the Ashes," Jesse Thistle. During this conversation, Chey and Pav both learned a tremendous amount about the major themes of the book, as well as many other perspectives surrounding the memoir. Jesse offered so much insight into the writing of his memoir, including some of the interesting logistics with writing, as well as with recording the audio book. He provided the participants of the book talk with insight on how he wrote the book and what were the themes involved in writing it.  Book talks offer an incredible amount of value with regards to expanding teachers or readers deeper understanding of books. They allow for the reader to be able to see and understand perspectives that they would otherwise not be able to see. Book talks also offer teachers a deeper understanding of differing themes sot that they can teach a book better to their students. They also offer an opportunity to engage in discourse surrounding the parts of a book that otherwise would not emerge if we were simply reading and understanding a book on their own.  Chey and Pav introduce Natalie Vardabasso, an Instructional Designer from Calgary, Alberta, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Natalie talks about assessment and how it can create a more vibrant classroom and school culture.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by discussing a few of their favourite takeaways from their book talk with Jesse Thistle, author of "From the Ashes." Find out more about Jesse Thistle here: https://jessethistle.com/ Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest Natalie from Calgary, Alberta at: Twitter: @natabasso ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney Sponsorships: off for this episode
36:50
July 4, 2020
Season 1 Episode 41: Virtual Graduation
In Episode 41 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Moving On ceremonies for students that have graduated during the Remote Learning experience. They discussed how they set up their Virtual Graduation for their students leaving from Grade 8 to transition to Grade 9. The experience of the virtual graduation went from being a very simple presentation for the graduates, to an elaborate live ceremony complete with recorded videos, moments shared by teachers, and even presentations created by students. The celebration was not only a great way for students to end their journey with the school, but also a culmination of their journey with remote learning.  Chey and Pav introduce Shelli Ann, a Teacher-Librarian in Texas for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Shelli talks about the different ways that the Library space can be utilized to be a more effective resource space for students and teachers.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by talking about their experience with their Virtual Graduation as their moving on ceremony.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest Shelli Ann from Texas at: Twitter: @ann177345 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney Sponsorships: off for this episode
48:45
June 27, 2020
Season 1 Episode 40: Reflections from a Monumental Year
In Episode 40 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the past school year, and all that it brought forth. They started the conversation by discussing what it was like for them as educators to start their own podcast. They discuss that they have they have connected with teachers all over the world, been invited to participate in conversations and chats that have led to some of the most high quality learning they have ever experienced in their careers, due to the podcast and The Drive radio show.  From there, they went on to discuss the monumental change in their teaching practice with the onset of Covid-19. From Crisis Learning, to new technologies, to the development of a teaching platform that has evolved from something that was barely functional to something that might be sustainable, was a huge shift for all teachers.  There was then the tragic event of George Floyd's murder, followed by a reawakening for many educators on the dire need for anti-racism work in their classrooms. Chey and Pav reflected on the learning they have done, and the conversations they have been able to have with their students and colleagues on Black LIves Matters and Equity work. They reflected on what this means for them, and other educators, going forward.  Chey and Pav introduce Jamie Brown, a VP at Holmdel High School in New Jersey for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Jamie talks about Social Emotional Learning in schools, and working with the Whole Child.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by talking about the fear that exists now, for returning to a regular school program when so much has shifted during this remote learning time.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Jamie Brown from New Jersey at: Twitter: @VP_JBrown Website: https://t.co/eDZur5S8Zt?amp=1 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
55:34
June 20, 2020
Episode 39: How Do We Get to Action?
In Episode 39 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the conversations in the past week, in regards to anti-racism and equity. They discuss some of the dialogue and discourse that they have engaged in, coupled with the real pain and emotion felt by so many people in their professional learning networks. Chey and Pav talk about this range of emotions, as well as what it has been able to lead us to going forward; a true sense of community, shared experience, as well as the understanding that bigger steps need to be taken in order to dismantle systemic racism. They talk about some of the small wins that have occurred within society; examples such as NASCAR and sports organizations that have begun to take steps to dismantling the issues that have been occurring for long periods of time. Chey and Pav emphasize that there are so many ways that action can take place in the classroom, but that we shouldn't be fooled into thinking it will be easy. Action in the classroom is hard work. It takes a lot to build up the trust in the classroom, to create a safe environment to be able to open up with students, and also have them open up in return.  Chey and Pav introduce Dan Vigliatore, a Physical Education teacher with the Toronto Catholic District School Board  for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Dan talks about the idea of Educational Resolutions with respect to introverted athletes. After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up their takeaways about taking action. They recognize that there is a lot of groundwork to be done before students are able to understand the importance of Action, and this is work we should be prepared to do. Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Dan Vigliatore from Toronto, Canada at: Twitter: @PhysEdDynasty Blog: https://t.co/ewEk6Tfqjl?amp=1 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
47:04
June 13, 2020
Season 1 Episode 38: Reflecting on Anti-Racism
In Episode 38 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the events of the past week, starting with the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and how it really changed the course of conversations in many spheres, including within education. Chey and Pav touch on many subtopics, starting with the discussion about Voice; specifically their own voice. Chey and Pav recognize that they have the privilege of a platform, and they intend to use it in every way they possibly can. They also talk about being able to amplify the voices of others, namely the marginalized individuals around us. Chey and Pav then move on to talk about what anti-racist conversation looks like in the classroom. They discuss the hesitancy that they experienced this past week from their own students, and possibly why they may have experienced this. They also discuss the challenge of not being in front of their students at this time, and having discussions with their students sitting with them in the room.  Chey and Pav talk about the pace at which they can engage with their students, and even with others with respect to the conversations that need to be had. They talk about what it looks like to have the difficult conversations, and then have to move on to the action portion. They need to be able to move past the difficult stages of anger and discomfort and then move on the action part of change. They wrap up by talking about the long work that lies ahead of them. There is a lot that needs to be done. If society is failing, then somewhere along the way, education is failing. There is much work to be done.  Chey and Pav wrap up by giving a few takeaways from the episode. They highlight the 5 main areas that were discussed and highlight that the difficult conversations are the first step, and then the action in the classrooms must begin.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
48:33
June 6, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #30: Be an Ally
Pav reflects about performative allyship, and how we can move past it towards true allyship.
10:05
June 4, 2020
Season 1: Episode 37: A Great Time for Appreciation
In Episode 37 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the incredible work that has been done by teachers, students, administrators, families - in the face of crisis learning, in the hopes of moving towards remote learning. Education had to pivot on a dime in the face of this pandemic, and teachers, first and foremost, had to completely change the way they did everything for their students in their classrooms. And they did it extremely well. On their morning radio show, The Drive on VoicEd Radio, Chey and Pav had a two-part dedication episode, during which they had an incredible amount of educators submit dedications to other educators, students, parents and administrators - to thank them for the incredible work they have done in the past year with respect to building something incredible for their students during such a difficult time.  Chey and Pav emphasize that sometimes the need from appreciation for educators, students and families arises from some negative criticisms that might occur. We use this as an opportunity to reinforce and dedicate some appreciation for our peers at this time.  Chey and Pav introduce Dustin Pearson, a SPED Teacher and Coach from Kansas City, Missouri for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Dustin  talks about his initiative called #WeAreOneTeam - focusing on the culture and relationship building that needs to occur to Increase Student Achievement!  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up their takeaways about appreciation. They discuss the necessity for showing appreciation towards all of the parties involved with this difficult school year, as we have all needed to pivot on a dime in order to make everything work.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Dustin Pearson from Kansas City, Missouri at: Twitter: @DustinPearson2 Blog: http://weareoneteameducation.wordpress.com ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
46:11
May 30, 2020
Chey’s Interlude 29 - It’s Time to Build and Create
Chey shares the ups and downs necessary to build something new and fresh
11:54
May 28, 2020
Season 1 Episode 36: Conversations on Conflict
In Episode 36 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav recap the chat conversation that was hosted by Education Never DIes on Twitter a few days prior. They use the chat as a way to work a little deeper into the topic of what conflict truly is. Chey and Pav discuss the fact that conflict resolution among educators can only be attempted when the school culture and relationship building has occurred and a safe space has been set up. They also discuss the necessity of the sometimes difficult dialogue that needs to happen in order to be able to attempt to resolve conflicts. The culture of the conflict itself is also discussed. We don't want conflict to disappear - conflict is indeed necessary in order to help us grow as an organization. Differing perspectives help us to develop a greater sense of how we are attempting to reach our goals, or work towards our vision and mission statement.  Chey and Pav talk about how good leadership plays a big role in ensuring that all voices of of the staff are being heard when there are conflicts that need to be resolved, or problems that need solving.  Chey and Pav introduce Clarissa Dovalina, a Writing Instructional Specialist from San Antonio, Texas for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Clarissa talks about the importance of feedback during distance learning, as opposed to numerical grades. After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up their reflections and takeaways about conflict. They discuss the necessity for a positive and safe environment and culture within the building.in order to have courageous conversations. They talk about giving every party member voice during conflict.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Clarissa Dovalina from San Antonio, Texas at: Twitter: @ClarissaD005 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
47:47
May 23, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #29: Check Yourself or Wreck Yourself: A Conversation on Pride
Pav dives deep into the conversation on Ego, Self-Esteem and Pride.
15:22
May 21, 2020
Season 1: Episode 35 - Is It Time to Get Rid of Grading?
In Episode 35 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the #EducationNeverDies chat they hosted a few days prior, on the topic of Grading versus Feedback. The conversation they had with all the attendees was very enlightening, and there were so many great subtopics discussed. During this episode, Chey and Pav took some time to reflect on some of the major themes they found to emerge from the chat.  Chey and Pav discussed some of the major themes, such as working towards Mastery Based Learning, verus chasing grades. Another area they highlighted was the conversation surrounding when was a good time to start assigning grades. There was a lot of conversation around the idea that there is a need to prepare our students to be able to do well in high school, college and university, and therefore grading has to become part of the equation at some point. They also talked about the need to develop some intrinsic motivation within their students, and how this can become more of a philosophical conversation for many educators, as motivation tends to be extrinsic for most students.  Chey and Pav introduce Dr. Kevin Leichtman, an ELA teacher that also work with Academic Mindset in order to work on burnout and mindset training with students.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up their reflections and takeaways from the #EducationNeverDies chat, and conclude that although it would be an ideal scenario to be able to have a gradeless system, we would be doing our students a disservice by not preparing them for the expectations of higher education. We need to have a balance of grades and feedback.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Dr. Kevin Leichtman from Academic Mindset at: Twitter: @KevinLeichtman @academicmindset Web: linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/academicmindset ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
41:26
May 16, 2020
Chey’s Interlude #28: I Have an Ego
Chey talks about embracing ones ego as an educator - it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing!
11:22
May 15, 2020
Episode 34: Perseverance and Resilience during Distance Learning
In Episode 34 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the importance of Perseverance and Resilience during this time of Distance Learning. Teachers must work towards resiliency as they climb up out of the valleys of the remote learning lows. The battle to thrive with regards to learning new technology to help assist students, as well as tackling social emotional needs has been a great challenge for so many educators. Teachers have also been struggling with being able to get feedback from students in order to drive their instruction. With all of these obstacles and challenges it has been very hard for educators to thrive in this new learning environment. The Dynamic Duo talks about such hurdles such as Anxiety, loneliness and even dealing with sick family members during this time when so many people around them might be dying. These issues can be difficult for teachers to cope with.  Chey and Pav introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest, Amy Valentine, from Castle Rock, Colorado, who talks about Future of Schools and Increased access for teachers and students for innovative practices. Future of Schools offers scholarships for students and grants for teachers to be able to empower them to embrace new challenges within education!  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav discuss some of the strategies and ways to be able to persevere with so many of the challenges they have encountered. Having a support team, keeping a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset, and SMART goal setting are some of the ways that teachers can fight the hurdles that they may encounter. It's much easier to persevere when there are some of these basic strategies being met.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Amy Valentine from Future of Schools from Colorado at: Twitter: @amyvalentine555 @Futureof_School Web: futureof.school ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
39:11
May 9, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #28: Guide on the Side
Pav talks about some of her thoughts on being a Guide on the Side, and not a Sage on Stage, in regards to Professional Development, Leadership & Mentorship.
12:13
May 6, 2020
Season 1 Episode 33: "How do we receive Professional Development"
In Episode 33 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on how we as teachers differ so greatly in our abilities to receive professional development. We are all on different paths with learning for our profession, and oftentimes, the perception is that if there is not active engagement by teachers in a particular professional learning situation, the assumption is made that learning has not necessarily occurred. It's important as teachers to recognize that learning for educators looks different from so many different angles. The development of relationships is important, the use of exit tickets needs to be re-assessed, and engagement needs to be measured in many ways. Chey and Pav talk about processing time, the need to step away from learning and be able to absorb the takeaways from a PD session in order to apply learning appropriately. They discuss being a Guide on the Side as opposed to being a Sage on Stage, and the different it makes to assist teachers with the learning they want to do on their own terms. Pav discusses the different ways that she likes to deliver PD to her staff, and how it echoes the way that she likes to learn. Chey talks about how important it is for PD leaders to not mistake quiet during a session for lack of engagement or learning. Teachers all learn in very different ways, and we have to be able to accommodate for all of them!  Chey and Pav introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest, Hedreich Nichols, Middle School Technology teacher from Arlington, Texas, who talks about equity and race and discussing all the difficult "heartwork" that goes into creating inclusive practice.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Hedreich Nichols, Middle School Tech teacher from Texas at: Twitter: @Hedreich ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
39:38
May 2, 2020
Chey’s Interlude #27: “How to Lead Remotely”
Chey talks about some of the principles guiding leadership during Distance Learning
09:25
April 30, 2020
Season 1 Episode 32: Teachers on the Fringe
In Episode 32 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on how support teachers might be feeling a little on the outside, or on the fringe, during this time of remote learning. Support staff members, such as Rotary teachers, Special Education Resource teachers, ECE's and EA's, ESL teachers, Teacher-Librarians, Guidance counselors, and so many other integral parts of the in-school system, have been finding it difficult to work their way in to the world of remote learning, when the classroom teacher tends to be the one leading the charge with all the students. Resource and support teachers are normally deeply embedded into the classroom culture in an in-school environment, however, they may have been finding it a little bit difficult to be able to connect with students right now, when there doesn't seem to be a good place for them to fit in with students.  Chey and Pav discuss the idea that the panic mode of setting up for distance learning is finally starting to settle, and now that classrooms are starting to get into a particular routine, it is a good time to start integrating the support staff, who so desperately want to be connected to students again. Some of the ways that teachers have been involved have included Support teachers starting their own classrooms for the students they service, holding small group video conferencing, offering resources to students in large group, small group and even individual scenarios.  Chey and Pav introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest, Cathline Tanis, high school teacher who talks about a course she created and teaches called "Race & Gender in Literature," through many interesting and enriching problem based scenarios.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Cathline Tanis, High School Course supervisor from New Jersey at: Twitter: @TanisLeads ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
37:51
April 25, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #27: Know Your Role
Pav talks about the evolving ideas surrounding Leadership
12:43
April 23, 2020
Season 1 Episode 31: The Counter Revolution - What Can't be Replicated in the Online Classroom
In episode 31 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on what is working in today's remote teaching experience.  From staff meetings to lessons and student work, we have made valuable and important gains that have taken us on a new path towards remote E-Learning. However, as we make gains and further embed our skills and efficiencies in designing remote initiatives, there is a likelihood that as we bridge some gaps, such as with technology, we may be creating new ones with other areas of learning. Chey and Pav wrap up the episode reflecting on the “Counter Revolution” that may descend upon students, families and teachers; as we dive further into the remote/e-learning environments, inevitably there will be push back and demand for going back to face-to-face learning. Chey and Pav introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest, Kevin Stoller, the founder of Kay-Twelve Education, who discusses how to create better learning environments in the classroom, based from problem solving strategies.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Kevin Stoller, Founder of Kay-Twelve Education at: Twitter: @KevinStoller Website: https://t.co/8hbjJfwFMs?amp=1 ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
35:26
April 18, 2020
Chey’s Interlude 26 “Embracing Remote Failure”
Chey’s Interlude 26 “Embracing Remote Failure”
07:41
April 16, 2020
Season 1 Episode 30: Online Class Culture Building
In Episode 30 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about establishing a connection with students in the new Online world of teaching. Going into this new way of teaching was, for many, very short notice and abrupt. There was no time to ease students into the idea of it. Much of the culture building that happened in the face-to-face classrooms was disrupted and completely came to a halt once teachers started setting up their online classrooms.  In this episode, Chey and Pav discuss the need for relationship building - to ensure that students are engaged and find meaningful reasons to want to participate in a classroom environment that can feel so isolating at times. It brings students closer to the work, and closer to each other again, when it is so easy to become and remain so distant.  The duo talks about some of the ways that they have been able to lure their students into participating on discussion online, by providing them with some simple prompts that allow them to talk about things they want to discuss. Simple things, like talking about a book they are reading, or they music they are listening to, can be great ways to hook and engage kids to want to be online, and to pick up talking with their friends like they once had.  Chey and Pav introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest, Kavita Tanna, Deputy Director of Inspire Citizens, who discusses the Why of learning in schools with students from around the world. In these more challenging times, Kavita talks about how the organization has had to alter their message and their means for disseminating it. Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Kavita Tanna, Deputy Director of Inspire Citizens at: Twitter: @KavitaTanna Website: InspireCitizens.org  ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
37:15
April 11, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #26: Maslow before Bloom
Pav talks about taking care of ourselves, and focusing on making connections with our students before worrying about the content during times of difficulty.
12:59
April 9, 2020
Season 1 Episode 29: New Horizons
In Episode 29 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the New Horizons that are emerging with new learning experiences becoming available to students through E-Learning platforms. The team talks about all the different ways that this new experience has been described, from distance ed, to remote learning and e-learning - Chey and Pav feel like the learning that is currently happening with students in this climate is more about crisis management than learning.  The duo goes over several different ways that they are thinking about tackling their new online learning environment - what kinds of work will they offer their students, what will be the expectations from the learning that they do. They discuss what assessment will look like, what evaluation might look like, and what sorts of things teachers should avoid that might cause them undue stress.  Chey and Pav discuss the fact that all teachers lie on a particular spectrum when it comes to their experience with technology, and not everyone is on a level playing field, and therefore students will be in different places with their abilities with online learning. Because of all these factors, it cannot be expected that all teachers and all students will be able to master these new environments for learning readily.  The Dynamic Duo introduces Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, High School Assistant Principal from Massachusetts for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, as she talks about advocating for mental health strategies for student struggling with anxiety and depression. Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, Author of Anxious at: Twitter: @RavesiWeinstein Website: https://www.ravesiweinstein.com/ "Anxious" is available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/194821220X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qc.HEbN9G7V15 ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
35:44
April 4, 2020
Chey’s Interlude 25 “Further Inequalities”
Going beyond tech and the inequalities highlighted with COVID 19 Chey highlights being diligent and focused on finding more inequalities in our teaching spaces. Because they do exist.
07:23
April 2, 2020
Seaons 1 Episode 28: Creating the Perfect at Home Learning Environment
In Episode 28 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their at-home learning environment for their kids. They discuss what the atmosphere has been like, what they have established as their schedule for the day, and what they predict schedules will be like once the distance ed programs begin with school.  They duo talks about the importance of "Soft Schedules," dedicated time to make and create during the day, and the need for students to have lots of unstructured time. The day cannot be as rigid as it was while we were in school - at home we have to give our children some loose time schedules and frameworks to work around. There should be lots of time during the day to play, there should be opportunity to learn some life and home skills, and there should be time to read. We want to be able to get quality learning out of our children, but we have to remember the social and emotional factors that affect our kids on a daily basis.  Chey and Pav offer some strategies that can be employed once distance learning begins for them in the home, and how to go about creating a working atmosphere that works for everyone in the household.  The Dynamic Duo introduces Chuck Moss, Principal of Dinwiddie Middle School in Virginia for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, as he talks about building upon school culture in an at-home learning environment.  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies.  You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Chuck Moss, Principal at Dinwiddie MIddle School at: Twitter: @dcpsmoss Website: https://t.co/YvzYVTXYnX?amp=1 ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
33:52
March 28, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #25: The Covid-19 Community Connection
Pav talks about her breakthrough connection moment with students on the last day of school.
10:57
March 25, 2020
Season 1 Episode 27: Agency: A Conversation with Evo Hannan
For Episode 27, Chey and Pav go way out of the box to conduct their very first guest Interview on the podcast. And ultimately, it was an incredible guest! Evo Hannan, from the Agents for Agency global movement joined the Dynamic Duo to talk about his upcoming Webinar "Agency Ed Talks" on March 28, 2020 live from Dubai.  Evo outlines some very crucial points during his conversation with Chey and Pav. He starts by talking about the origins of the Agency, and how it evolved over time. He then discusses the loss he experienced from the cancellations of his worldwide tour to deliver his message, and what he needed to do in order to bounce back from that kind of monumental setback.  He wraps up the chat with Chey and Pav by talking about what the future holds for The Agency - and where he will go into the future with his message. Evo's positive and upbeat attitude proves to be quite infections for Chey and Pav as they wrap up their discussion.  Inspire Don't Require Always be a Humble Servant Education Never Dies Information on Evo Hannan Website: https://www.evohannan.com/ Twitter: @Evo_Hannan #Agents4Agency Agency Ed Talks - Live from Dubai 28th March 2020 SFO - 8AM HOU - 10AM NYC - 11AM LON - 3PM DXB - 7PM HKG - 11PM ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
34:02
March 21, 2020
Chey’s Interlude #24: We Need to Evolve
Chey talks about the need to evolve during the current educational crisis
11:25
March 19, 2020
Season 1 Episode 26: The Trouble with School Closures
In Episode 26, Chey and Pav talk about some of the challenges they faced this week when having to prepare for shutting schools down for preventative measures surrounding COVID-19. They discuss some of the Social Emotional learning that is affected when students have a hard time understanding what is going on. Student stress and anxiety can sometimes be too much to bear, and they need a lot of reassurance that all will be fine. As teachers, Chey and Pav talk about their responsibilities in ensuring that students are receiving information, and are are being supported in terms of their Social Emotional learning.  They also discuss many of the ways they have been supporting students before leaving for a long period of time with regards to school work. Chey and Pav talk about several things they did on the last day of school to support students with their learning. From allowing them to borrow books and writing supplies, to providing paint and canvas paper so that they can engage in self-directed activities while off.  The duo also talked about the many equity challenges they face as a school in an underprivileged area with respect to e-learning. As much as they would like to be able to send students home with online work, they are unable to because students would not all have access.  Chey and Pav introduce Vernon Wright for their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest. They talk about a few online ways to keep in touch with students while away, and provide them with some supplementary work. ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Vernon Wright, the Wright Leader from The Zero Apology Zone at: Twitter: @theWrightLeader Website: zeroapologyzone.com ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
34:33
March 14, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #24: A Woman In a Woman’s World
Pav commemorates International Women’s Day with some of her thoughts and feelings about the role of women in teaching.
18:37
March 10, 2020
Season 1 Episode 25: Poetry
In Episode 25, Chey and Pav talk about poetry, and the evolution of the strand in their Language Arts programs. Poetry can be an area of the language program that some teachers don't feel comfortable teaching, since it is such a topic of vulnerability. Chey and Pav talk about how they have gone out of their comfort zones to develop a great program for students, and really put in the time and effort to learn the ins and outs, so that they don't feel out of place, and so that they are able to do a great job teaching the unit to their students.  There are many ways that students can use their voice and choice in order to work on and present their poetry. Teachers can use a lot of accommodations for students so that they do not feel nervous or awkward about presenting their poems to the class. They can be presented in many ways, overtly or more privately as well. They can write about so many different things, and in many different styles, and using different mediums, too. The good thing about poetry is that there is no real right or wrong, so we can emphasize that to our students as well.  Pav talks about the concept of Insta-Poetry and the idea that younger generations have connected to poetry because of its quick and visual availability on Instagram and other Social Media platforms. Since it is so easy for people to write short poems and make them instantly available to readers and followers, it is easy to therefore receive instant feedback.  Chey and Pav welcome Melvin & ShaRon Dukes, from the After School Talk Podcast for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment.  Chey talks about his Poetry Soiree from his classroom before wrapping up the episode. ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Melvin & Dr. ShaRon Dukes, from the After School Talk Podcast at: Twitter: @DrShaRonDukes @2DukesUp Website: https://t.co/VoFrMLYA4r?amp=1 ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
36:25
March 7, 2020
Season 1 Episode 24: The 6 Habits of Super Learners
In Episode 24, Chey and Pav reflect on a popular article that was in circulation this past week titled The 6 Habits of Super Learners. It was a fantastic article highlighting 6 areas to develop if trying to develop or learn a new skill. The duo started the episode by going over the traits, which include: 1. Super learners tend to read a lot, 2. The learning process is a journey, 3. Learners have a growth mindset, 4. They are able to teach others what they know, 5. Effective learners take care of their brain, 6. Learners take breaks, early and often, during their learning.  Pav and Chey proceed to go over a few of the traits that stood out most to them. Pav started by talking about Students being able to teach one another things that they have learned in order to reinforce their learning. Chey followed up with the value of reading as much as possible in order to gain as much knowledge and understanding as possible. Pav continues by discussing Brain health and some of her own experiences with super foods, and Chey wraps up by talking about the importance of rest and sleep for brain health. Chey and Pav introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest, Bradlee W. Skinner, who talks about the importance of the inclusive classroom, particularly with theatre. Chey and Pav wrap up the episode by talking about a few concepts that they felt could have fit into the article as extensions. Pav brings up the idea of Discourse, and Chey talks about Pacing, with regards to learning.  Article Featured in the episode: https://medium.com/personal-growth/6-habits-of-super-learners-63d466a254fd ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Bradlee W. Skinner at: Twitter: @BradleeWSkinner Website: https://t.co/kiSiDPiWc6?amp=1 ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
36:16
February 29, 2020
Chey’s Interlude #23: Comfort Zone
Chey talks about getting out of his comfort zone.
10:05
February 28, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #23: Where’s the Drive
Pav talks about the struggle to stay motivated.
06:49
February 28, 2020
Season 1 Episode 23: Teacher Voice - A Debrief
In Episode 23 of The Staffroom, Chey and Pav revisit the #EducationNeverDies Twitter chat they moderated a few days prior. The chat was centered around Teacher Voice - how to amplify it, why it is meaningful, what areas of the school do teachers feel voice is most meaningful. The chat was highly successful, organized by the @EduNeverDies group of educators, focused on developing a culture of dialogue and conversation amongst all on Twitter.  Chey and Pav found that there were three themes that emerged from the chat. The first one was the notion that Teachers want their voices heard in regards to student advocacy. Chey discussed that he found many teachers felt it was necessary for them to exercise their voices in order to help students get the resources and supports they need in order to succeed. The students needed teachers to advocate and be there for them to be able to thrive.  Pav discussed next that teachers felt they needed their voices heard more so in regards to making changes regarding policy within the school. Teachers felt that there was more of a need to be involved in decision making within the school, and be a part of developing committees, school vision and mission statement, working as a part of staffing committee and developing the scheduling, and so many more areas of the school. Chey and Pav introduced their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest, Taylor Armstrong from Alabama, who talks about his "Be The Compass" initiative. Taylor is one of the founding members of the "Education Never Dies" group, along with Chey and Pav, and several other incredible educators.  Pav comes back to discuss some of the ways that teachers can exemplify their voice with their administrators, since many of them might not feel comfortable with the idea of open forums to voice their opinions.  They discuss how teachers can model Voice to their students as well before wrapping up. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Taylor Armstrong at: Twitter: @TAYLOR_does_IT Website: zeroapologyzone.com ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast Pav Twitter: @MrsWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney ---------------------------------------------------------------
29:53
February 23, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #22: The Waiting Game
Pav refers back to a few comments and blog posts from the past week. https://onestepedu.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/wait-time/ https://schmittou.net/2020/02/11/the-tortoise-and-the-hare-does-speed-matter/ http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/32-the-tortoise-and-the-hare
09:20
February 20, 2020
Chey’s Interlude 22 “The Push”
Chey’s reflects on how he has been pushed and who he has pushed
08:28
February 19, 2020
Season 1 Episode 22: Introverted Learners
In Episode 22, Chey and Pav talk about Introverted Learners, and how to accommodate for them appropriately in our classrooms. We all have students with varying learning styles in our rooms, and those with Introverted tendencies tend to experience the most strain. The classroom experience is traditionally set up for Extroverted learners. Introverted learners often get left behind in this situation.  Chey and Pav discuss that Introverted learners have their own character traits and shouldn't necessarily be trying to strive for extroverted learning traits - sometimes we as teachers unintentionally push all students to try and fit into this box of being extroverted - that this is the ideal personality for success, but that's not necessarily the case.  The duo talk about some of their experiences, both personal and in the classroom, that have led to them changing up some of their teaching styles and best practices in order to engage in more equitable practice for all kinds of learners in the classroom - starting with the set-up of the physical space, to include more areas in the room to use as reflection zones, so that introverted learners can be comfortable and thrive in their classrooms. We want to celebrate Introverted learners and how they learn and differentiate our instruction so that even in collaborative settings, they still have the ability to thrive. The pair introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Dr. Cristobal Sandana, administrator from the Austin area in Texas. Links to his twitter and blog are located below. Chey and Pav talk about their classroom experiences before ending the episode. Article Featured in the episode: https://www.wabisabilearning.com/blog/connecting-introverted-students ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Dr. Cristobal Saldana at: Twitter: @saldanact Website - Blog: https://t.co/IjCgmYXaki?amp=1 ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast Pav Twitter: @MrsWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney ---------------------------------------------------------------
34:03
February 15, 2020
Season 1 Episode 21: Too Much Technology?
In this episode, Chey and Pav discuss the idea that there might be too much technology in the classroom for students today, and that the abundance of it is taking away from students being able to engage in true Social Emotional Learning. They are suffering in terms of their communication skills, and not necessarily engaging in true community and culture building because they are constantly hiding behind a screen.  Chey and Pav refer to an article from the New York Post (link provided below), where the author discusses the idea that there is too much tech, and not enough development of social skills. They agree that in some ways, students can become too dependent on the technology in the classroom, but there are many different ways that students can engage with one another with their technology, based on how it is being used.  They introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest, Evan Whitehead, who talks about his 3 B's - Balance, Boundaries, Brakes.  They discuss a few of their own anecdotal stories and thoughts about how tech can be used to support SEL, and also how Social Media plays a big impact on students and their mental states.  --- Article Featured in the episode: https://nypost.com/2020/01/31/more-tech-is-the-last-thing-our-classrooms-need/?utm_campaign=partnerfeed&utm_medium=syndicated&utm_source=flipboard ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Evan Whitehead at: Twitter: @EvanWhitehead00 Website: ahaprocess.com ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/ Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast Pav Twitter: @MrsWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney ---------------------------------------------------------------
27:55
February 8, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #21: A History of Self-Care
Pav talks about her own thoughts and feelings on Self-Care
10:10
February 6, 2020
Chey’s Interlude 21 “Greatest Asset”
Chey’s talks about how he uses sticky notes to accommodate almost any task and thus is reminded that we are the greatest assets in our classrooms
08:47
February 5, 2020
Season 1 Episode 20: Explicit Teaching vs. Problem Based Learning
In Episode 20 of Season 1, Chey & Pav discuss the benefits of Explicit Teaching Strategies and Problem Based Learning Strategies. They talk about why it is important to understand that it is necessary to use both aspects in order to run a good program in class. Students are not able to fully process the rich tasks until they have enough of their foundational skills covered. Chey and Pav refer back to an article they read, to which the link is provided below. In the article, the author, Andrew J. Martin talks about how it is possible to teach the basics and attack problem based learning at the same time. Teachers can effectively do this by using Load Reduction instruction.  With this principle, teachers use a very specific method to optimally teach a foundational skill - through lots of guided practice and feedback, until the skill is stored in the long term memory, and thus does not need to be processed each and every time it is utilized in a problem based scenario.  The topic is important as there has been long-standing debate about whether Explicit teaching is more important than the Problem based approach - and so Chey and Pav ensure to stress that both must work in conjunction with one another in to have more effective teaching.  Chey and Pav welcome James Tucker, teacher from Costa Rica, as their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest - and he talks about the exact same topic: the importance of Explicit teaching alongside Problem Based Learning.  Chey and Pav end the episode with some anecdotal stories from their own experience in the classroom.  Inspire, don't Require Always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: James Tucker at: Twitter: @JtuckerJames https://educationresearchandpractice.blogspot.com/ Article referenced by Chey and Pav in this Episode: https://phys.org/news/2020-01-kids-problem-solving-boost-back-to-basics.html ----------------------------------------------------------- Chey and Pav are part of the School Rubric team. Check out their Origin Story in InterACT magazine here: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story They also post weekly articles based on their most recent episodes! Catch those in the Perspectives section of the School Rubric website here: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast Pav Twitter: @MrsWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney ---------------------------------------------------------------
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February 1, 2020
Pav’s Interlude: Lessons from Muay Thai
Pav talks about some of the links she has made with lessons she has learned from Muay Thai to teaching
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January 30, 2020