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The Chey and Pav Show: Teachers Talking Teaching

The Chey and Pav Show: Teachers Talking Teaching

By Chey & Pav Educational Services, Inc.
Chey Cheney and Pav Wander are two middle school teachers from Toronto, Canada. They have a passion for elevating and amplifying student voice while honouring students lived experiences and identity. "The Chey and Pav Show" takes educators and listeners through the “ins and outs” of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. With their anecdotal and inviting banter, laced with caring insightfulness, the audience engages in a conversation that is surely eye-opening and impactful while tackling some of the real and ever-changing issues in Education!

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Dwayne Morgan on the Power of The Spoken Word - 111
In Episode 111, Chey and Pav speak to Dwayne Morgan, spoken word artist and musician from Toronto, Ontario Canada. Dwayne talks about his journey through poetry and spoken word from early in his career and the power and importance of storytelling, 30 years ago when he started and also now.  Dwayne Morgan is a two-time Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion. He began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993.  In 1994, he founded Up From The Roots entertainment, to promote the positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists. Morgan is a 2022 finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation Celebration of Cultural Life Award, the 2018 winner of the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for Career Achievement in the Spoken Word, a 2016 finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2013, Morgan was inducted into the Scarborough Walk of Fame. Dwayne’s work ethic has taken him across Canada, the United States, Jamaica, Turkey, Trinidad, Bermuda, Barbados, England, Scotland, Belgium, Budapest, Germany, France, Norway, Ghana, and Holland. His emphasis on quality has driven his success and has made him a well-respected component of Toronto’s urban music community, as well as the North American, and Global, spoken word scenes. Find out more about Dwayne Morgan:  Website dwaynemorgan.ca Twitter @dwayne_morgan Instagram @dwayne_morgan Facebook theofficialdwaynemorganpage YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/DwayneMorganCreates The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as always, be a part of it by tagging @Staffpodcast #CheyandPav on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections.  Check out our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development, or a seminar or keynote address for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com.  Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
01:16:57
May 16, 2022
The Magnificent Microphone - 110
In Episode 110, Chey and Pav celebrate the launch of The Magnificent Microphone - their very first picture book! In this episode, the Dynamic Duo discusses the book creating process, why the story was meaningful to them as well as the pertinent themes that manifest through the story. Chey and Pav also talk about upcoming plans for the book, which include translating it to multiple languages in an effort to be more inclusive and responsive to the learning community.  Purchase the book here  Visit the Codebreaker Edu page to see The Magnificent Microphone as well as many other incredible picture books!  The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as 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 our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a seminar for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com. Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.
59:52
April 17, 2022
Monsieur Steve Talks about his Journey in Education! - 109
In Episode 109, Chey and Pav talk to Steve Massa - also known as Monsieur Steve! The trio has a great conversation about Steve's journey of becoming a French teacher and then a content creator for French resources. His YouTube channel has taken off in recent years, and Chey and Pav talk to Steve about why that has been the case. There are lots of great connections made to creating spaces where students feel seen and heard, creating content in ways that lead to more belonging for students and also some acts of self-care. Its a wonderful conversation with a wonderful person!  The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as 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. Connect with Monsieur Steve!  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjoE10wU8rrEoXlxqvtQLg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monsieur_steve_/?hl=en Check out our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a seminar for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com. Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.
01:04:15
April 03, 2022
Safe Spaces or Brave Spaces? - 108
In Episode 108, Chey and Pav talk about Safe Spaces versus Brave Spaces - what’s the difference between the two? How can we be setting up a space for students to engage in meaningful conversations using one or both of these? What are the implications of setting up a space that's "safe" and is that even possible? Chey and Pav touch on many topics as they relate to social justice issues - identity, oppression, power and privilege - and how these are affected by the language we use when advocating for spaces where we can have Courageous Conversations (Singleton, 2005).  https://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/843249C9-B1E5-BD47-A25EDBC68363B726/from-safe-spaces-to-brave-spaces.pdf The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as 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 our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a seminar for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com. Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.
54:49
March 20, 2022
The Hip Hop Headucatorz talk Rhythm.And.Poetry - 107
In Episode 107, Chey and Pav speak with three members of The Hip Hop Headucatorz from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Apologette, Tigz and MikeAll, teachers and real, live Emcee's sit down to talk to the Dynamic Duo about the importance of Spoken Word poetry, Oral traditions and the impact of bringing storytelling into more than just the language arts curriculum. Each member had so much to contribute to this amazing conversation, from the literary connections to rap music, to the empowering acts of providing outlets and access points for students. Find out more about each of these awesome emcees, and the others in the crew, and look out for their newest album, dropping March 11, down in the links below!  *Trigger Warning* - There is a brief discussion of suicide, and how difficult life situations (such as suicide) can humanize teachers and allow them show vulnerability to their students. Time stamp: 47:20 - 49:00. Connect with The Hip Hop Headucatorz!  MAIN https://hiphopheaducatorz.com/ INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/hiphopheaducatorz/ YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCr3VLKyZOGDoWfhSGsq7aw The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as 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 our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a seminar for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com. Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. Check out our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a seminar for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com. Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.
01:17:48
March 06, 2022
Using TikTok in the Classroom - 106
In Episode 106, Chey and Pav take a look at TikTok - a social media and information platform that has become a phenomenon of this generation - and how teachers are, or can be, incorporating its use in the classroom. Chey and Pav discuss a few different pillars of the way TikTok can be integrated into learning, starting with honouring that it IS, in fact, a valid space for students to learn from. Pav brings up the three ways in which she has encountered its use, student content creation, student content consumption, and then teacher content creation. The dynamic duo goes back and forth with lots of great anecdotes and stories to support and highlight the many ways that the platform has created impact in their learning spaces. The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as 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 our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a seminar for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com. Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.
56:10
February 20, 2022
Setting Up A Culture of Reading - 105
In Episode 105, Chey and Pav question how teachers can go beyond traditional language arts programming in order to establish meaningful connections to reading in all areas of the curriculum. Creating a "culture of reading" goes beyond the ritualistic and hierarchical reading programs that we have been accustomed to teaching. It involves incorporating reading in its many forms daily and in all areas of the curriculum. It involves going beyond the science to encompass a balanced approach. Chey and Pav talk about their experiences with establishing reading culture in their classrooms, with some fun anecdotes along the way.  The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as 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 our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a seminar for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com. Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.
01:00:11
February 06, 2022
The Value of Honouring Oral Content - 104
In Episode 104, Chey and Pav discuss the value of oral communication and content in the classroom. This can include podcasts, storytelling, presentations, conversations, dialogue, debates, and the list goes on. Thee are so many ways that we can be infusing these practices as a means for creating valuable content in the learning environment, and the Dynamic Duo takes a dive and an in-depth look at what this actually can look like!  From embracing the oral content, to dismantling hierarchy of literacy skills, honouring stories and accounting for social justice conversations, Chey and Pav really get into the nitty-gritty of this topic. The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as 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 our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a seminar for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com. Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.
55:18
January 23, 2022
One Word 2022: Responsive - 103
In Episode 103, Chey and Pav discuss their One Word for 2022: Responsive! They first reflect on the words they had selected in previous years as their One Word, "Us" in 2020 and "Amplify" in 2021, and talk about how these words have impacted their journey, as well as propelled them forward to reaching the point where they are at now. Chey and Pav talk about the impact of their new one word - Responsive - and how it is impacted in several areas of their lives, their partnership, towards other educators, students, the quality of their teaching as well as their impact as content creators.   The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as 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 our podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show, "The Drive on VoicEd Radio," our Blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!  If you're looking for dynamic presenters for professional development or a workshop for a conference, please reach out to us at info@cheyandpav.com.  Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
57:49
January 09, 2022
The Hoodie Episode - 102
In Episode 102 of The Chey and Pav Show, the Dynamic Duo reflect on a specific item of clothing that has caused so much stir among educators in the school setting - and that is the hooded sweatshirt. Hoodies on students in the classroom have been contentious for quite some time, and Chey and Pav talk about the reasons why students should be allowed to wear them in class, while also discussing the reasons why sometimes they are not. Chey and Pav bring many perspectives to the conversation and uncover the history of the "hoodie policy" that has existed in so many classrooms and educational spaces for so many years. The Chey and Pav Show! 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! Are You Looking for Presenters? As we embark on an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer at reasonable rates, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling: Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.  Sponsorships: of
53:42
December 24, 2021
How Do We Teach in a "Post-Pandemic" Canada? - 101
In Episode 101 of The Chey and Pav Show, the Dynamic Duo reflect on a question posed to them, and other educator podcasters connected to the VoicEd Radio platform, by the EdCan Network advisory board. This big idea encapsulates so much of what we do in education - as researchers, policy makers and active practitioners within the realm of education - and it is, "How will we teach in a post-pandemic Canada?" Chey and Pav discuss the many ways that they have adjusted to teaching during the pandemic, and also the ways in which teaching might look different when the pandemic is behind us all.  Enjoy this look down memory lane, and hear about all the ways in which The Staffroom Podcast has left a permanent dent in the growth and evolution of this pair of middle school teachers from Toronto. The Chey and Pav Show! 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! Are You Looking for Presenters? As we embark on an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer at reasonable rates, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling: Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
01:06:07
December 13, 2021
The 100th Episode: Looking Back - 100
In Episode 100 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav officially launch the new name for the podcast - The Chey and Pav Show!  In this reflective episode, the Dynamic Duo goes back and compares their most impactful episodes from the past 2.5 years. Chey and Pav discuss some of these highly resonating episodes, and then adds some new fresh learning that has come from the community that they have built around the podcast, both the listenership as well as the social media community that has embraced the team so warmly.  Enjoy this look down memory lane, and hear about all the ways in which The Staffroom Podcast has left a permanent dent in the growth and evolution of this pair of middle school teachers from Toronto.  The Chey and Pav Show! 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! Are You Looking for Presenters? As we embark on an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer at reasonable rates, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling: Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
01:09:01
November 28, 2021
EP99: How Are We De-Centring Remembrance Day?
In Episode 99 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the evolution they have gone through in their teaching practice in regards to De-Centring Remembrance Day. In an effort to create an atmosphere where the students and their students are centred with their stories and lived experiences, Chey and Pav think about how they have perhaps been centring a single and dominant narrative in their early years of teaching. Combining their knowledge and understanding of Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy, they have developed a very meaningful activity that utilizes photography to create digital stories that truly highlight and exemplify the identities of the students.  Here are a few links to articles that we used in our research of Reframing Remembrance Day: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13825577.2020.1844411 https://kojoinstitute.com/reframing-remembrance-day-an-equity-informed-approach-for-educators/ https://artmuseumteaching.com/2019/05/31/interrupting-white-dominant-culture/ 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! Are You Looking for Presenters? As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer at reasonable rates, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
50:23
November 13, 2021
EP98: Embedding Identity Work in Our Teaching
In Episode 98 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on a task that ballooned into incredible Identity and Social Justice work in the classroom. Starting with learning about Bilquis Abdul-Qaadir, an American basketball player that fought international bans on wearing the hijab on the court, Chey and Pav were able to take their learning even further with the inclusion of live webinars for the class, and then furthermore, with the introduction of actual, impactful social justice work, initiated by the students and their outrage. This episode provides a very authentic and organic look at how learning opportunities provided by a district, school or colleague can blossom into the most meaningful and culturally driven topics of conversation, resulting in real change in the community and greater society.  Here are a few links to articles that we used in teaching about Bilquis Abdul Qaadir:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/she-fought-to-give-hijabs-a-place-in-basketball-now-she-s-training-muslim-girls-in-london-ont-1.5779996 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/abdul-qaadir-basketball-denied-canadian-residency-1.6221404 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! Are You Looking for Presenters? As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer at reasonable rates, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
57:44
October 30, 2021
EP97: Technology Under Review featuring Guest Host Lainie Rowell
In this very special episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey is joined by Lainie Rowell, educator, author, consultant and host of the Lemondade Learning podcast, co-hosting all the way from Huntington Beach, California for Part 2 of a phenomenal conversation series centred around EdTech. Episode 97 continues the conversation of the value and hype that come with EdTech tools, from integrated teaching tools to social media platforms. Chey and Lainie discuss EdTech hype, the over-abundance of EdTech tools and lastly social media, which can be a sensitive topic for so many educators, but also can be of such value in the teaching space.   This conversation is not only informative, but also filled with lots of fun comedy to keep you fully entertained!  Be sure to stay in touch with Lainie through her website, podcast, books and all the incredible work she is doing within Education!   Website: https://www.lainierowell.com/ Podcast: http://lemonadelearning.us/ 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!  Are You Looking for Presenters? As we embark on an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
54:40
October 16, 2021
EP96: Technology Under Review featuring Guest Host Tim Cavey
In this very special episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Pav is joined by Tim Cavey, educator and host of the Teachers on Fire podcast, co-hosting all the way from Vancouver, British Columbia for a great conversation centered around EdTech. Episode 96 brings into focus the value and hype that come with EdTech tools, all the way from integrated teaching tools like Padlet and Seesaw, to social media platforms like TikTok. Tim and Pav start by discussing whether or not EdTech is indeed way too "hyped" in our Covid teaching experience, and talk about the perspectives of agreement, and then also explore the opposite stance. They then discuss the abundance, or perhaps some would say, over-abundance of EdTech tools that are available to educators today. Tim and Pav round out their conversation by discussing Social Media, which can be a sensitive topic for so many educators, but also can be of such value in the teaching space.  This conversation is not only informative, but also filled with lots of fun comedy to keep you fully entertained! Be sure to stay in touch with Tim through his website, podcast and all the incredible work he is doing within Education!  Teachers on Fire website The Podcast 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! Are You Looking for Presenters? As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
47:40
October 03, 2021
EP95: How do you use Empathy Maps?
In Episode 95 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on their use of Empathy Maps at the start of the school year. Inspired by Educational Consultant Jorge Valenzuela and his article and video on Edutopia.org, Chey and Pav brought Empathy Maps into their middle school classrooms to work on some goal setting as well as relationship and culture building in the classroom. The results were fantastic in many different ways. Listen to find out more of how they were used and the results of their exploration.  Here's Jorge's work on Edutopia, which was referenced during the episode, in case you'd like to give it a go in your space!  https://www.edutopia.org/video/building-relationships-empathy-maps 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! Are You Looking for Presenters? As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
47:17
September 18, 2021
Pav’s Interlude: Is “Teaching Loss” a myth, too?
Pav talks about an idea called “Teaching Loss”
18:34
September 13, 2021
EP94: Are Icebreakers Worth the Hype?
In Episode 94 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the use of Icebreakers with students at the start of the school year. They talk about some of the pitfalls we potentially face when we introduce activities which the students may not be keen to participate in. Chey and Pav go over a few different ideals for the use of icebreakers and even talk about how we may want to to continue to have them as common practice, even if we don't like them, as long as there are some norms in place - consistency being one of them!  Here's an article that Pav referenced during the episode, in case you'd like to read it!  "Back to School Icebreakers are Awkward but They Work" https://www.thecut.com/2016/09/back-to-school-icebreakers-are-awkward-but-they-work.htm 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! Are you looking for Presenters? As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces  Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting  Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces  Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice  Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
45:11
September 04, 2021
The Summer Series with Rabia Khokhar
In the seventh episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Rabia Khokhar, elementary teacher and equity consultant from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rabia talks to us today today about the impacts of books and storytelling with students when doing social justice work in the classroom A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about curating inclusive classroom libraries, equity and social justice work in our schools! Here's how you can get in touch with Rabia: Twitter: @Rabia_Khokhar1 Website: https://www.rabiakhokhar.com/ Here are some books that Rabia referenced during the conversation: Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie Going Up! by Sherry J. Lee Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. Are you looking for Presenters?As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
52:54
August 28, 2021
The Summer Series with Tom Schimmer
In the sixth episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Tom Schimmer, educational author, keynote speaker, & consultant from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Tom talks about the evolution of assessment practices, going gradeless, and the value of feedback in the classroom.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about Assessment and Feedback in great detail! Here's how you can get in touch with Tom: Twitter: @TomSchimmer @TomSchimmerPod Website: https://tomschimmer.com/ Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. Are you looking for Presenters?As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
48:53
August 21, 2021
The Summer Series with Andrea Samadi
In the fifth episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Andrea Samadi, Educator, Author and Host of the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast in Chandler, Arizona, but originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada! The Dynamic Duo talks to Andrea about the links between Neuroscience and SEL, and all the great learning she has done in this area through her podcast and personalized learning journey as it pertains to education and even sports! A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about Social and Emotional Learning from a more scientific and research-based lens.  Here's how you can get in touch with Andrea: Twitter: @AndreaSamadi Website: https://www.achieveit360.com/episodes/ Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. Are you looking for Presenters? As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! 
49:58
July 31, 2021
The Summer Series with Ardo Omer
In the fourth episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Ardo Omer, who is the Kids Coordinator at the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). She’s also a writer, and co-host of the podcast “Put a Blurb on It,” as well as advisor to the Canadian Comics Open Library, here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With Ardo, Chey and Pav talk about some of the impacts that comics have on youth in literacy, as well as the writing and publishing scene for authors today, especially in the realm of comic books.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about literary diversity and the importance of differentiated reading materials in our classrooms! Here's how you can get in touch with Ardo: Twitter: @ArdoOmer @FoldKids @PutaBlurbonit Website: https://ardoomer.ca/ Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. Are you looking for Presenters?As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
18:34
July 24, 2021
The Summer Series with Kevin Leichtman
In the third episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Kevin Leichtman, who is an Author, Educational Consultant, the Co-founder of TLC Educate, and the Director of Academic Mindset in Chesterland, Ohio, and with him we will be talking a little more about his book, “The Perfect 10.” With Kevin, Chey and Pav talk a little more about his book, and the many topics within education that have motivated and driven him to do the work that he is doing, along with his wife, Anala Leichtman.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about the influence we have as educators, and also on how we can continuously be bettering ourselves and our practice through our reflection and engagement with educational content!  Here's how you can get in touch with Kevin: Twitter: @KevinLeichtman @TLCEducate @AcademicMindset Website: https://tlceducate.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-leichtman-ph-d-290157164/ Purchase his book: "The Perfect 10" Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you.
50:04
July 17, 2021
The Summer Series with Tim Stephenson
In the second episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Tim Stephenson, who is the Host of the podcast Science360. He is a Prime Minister's Award recipient, author and astronomy teacher from Langley, British Columbia, Canada, and with him Chey and Pav talk a little more about his book, “Beyond the Classroom" and the experiences that led him to write it.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about our WHY in education, about how we can jump in with our endeavours, no matter what they are, and also about they authoring experience!  Here's how you can get in touch with Tim: Twitter: @astrostephenson Email: astrostephenson11@gmail.com Purchase his book: "Beyond the Classroom" Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you.
45:45
July 10, 2021
EP93: School's Out! A Year In Review
In Episode 93 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the school year that just wrapped up for them both a few days prior. The reflection episode included lots of the most impactful and memorable moments from the year. They talked about some of the best edtech tools they tried and gained mastery with, tools they would like to try going forward, and some of the edtech tools that had the most versatility. Chey and Pav also discussed some of the moments that stood out to them and students. They discussed their growth, both with the podcast and also with the opportunities they had access to. They wrap up with some assessment ideas that worked really well this year. The reflective episode is a crucial one to wrap up the school year and Chey and Pav truly consolidated this disjointed year 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!
50:47
July 03, 2021
EP92: Have we Bridged the Equity Gap During the Pandemic?
In Episode 92 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about bridging equity gaps in school communities over the past year and a half during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The past year has been a challenging one, and also has provided educators with many opportunities to bring students forward in terms of access to technology and providing specific professional development for teachers. Chey and Pav offer many insights with respect to their stance on this idea. What are some key takeaways from Episode 92? Don't slow down - keep looking for inequities. Don't take what Chey and Pav offer as the end of the conversation - keep the conversation going by reading more, and engaging in other conversations about bridging the equity gap. Also, let's stop saying "we need to go back to normal." The landscape has changed.  Chey and Pav refereed to a number of articles, which are linked here:  https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-and-social-sector/our-insights/covid-19-and-learning-loss-disparities-grow-and-students-need-help# https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/05/17/years-dont-wait-them/increased-inequalities-childrens-right-education-due-covid https://www.epi.org/blog/the-coronavirus-will-explode-achievement-gaps-in-education/ https://monitormag.ca/articles/ontarios-plan-for-education-hurts-the-most-marginalized-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!
43:12
June 26, 2021
The Summer Series with Jason To
In the first episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Jason To, a Secondary Math & Academic Pathways Coordinator for the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Dynamic Duo talks to Jason about Destreaming, or De-tracking, in High School, and the relationships between streaming and anti-racist education, particularly towards Black and Indigenous students of colour.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking further about the impacts of streaming on the education system as it exists today, and what we need to do as educators to dismantle the expectations to create new norms for the students that we teach.  Here's how you can get in touch with Jason: Twitter: @Jason_To Blog: https://mrjasonto.wordpress.com/ Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. 
44:12
June 22, 2021
EP91: How Are We using Spreadsheets in the Classroom?
In Episode 91 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the ways in which they have been using spreadsheets, more specifically Google Sheets, to document student progress and monitoring goals. The presentation of a unique circumstance this past year and a half has forced educators to alter their practice, and this is one way that Chey and Pav have evolved their practice to encompass the use of spreadsheets. In this way, feedback and assessment in the virtual space, but also in the physical space, have become very prominent. The dynamic duo highlights that spreadsheets offer them with flow, organization and an