The Staff Room with Chey & Pav

The Staff Room 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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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
43:22
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
36:49
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
55:33
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
47:03
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
48:32
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
46:10
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
47:46
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.
15:21
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
39:10
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.
12:12
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
39:37
May 2, 2020
Chey’s Interlude #27: “How to Lead Remotely”
Chey talks about some of the principles guiding leadership during Distance Learning
09:24
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
37:50
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
35:25
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
37:14
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
34:01
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
09:19
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 ---------------------------------------------------------------
34:02
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
10:09
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 ---------------------------------------------------------------
30:44
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
09:05
January 30, 2020
Season 1 Episode 19: Textbooks
In Episode 19, Chey and Pav talk about the benefit of using Textbooks in the classroom. They begin the episode by talking about the different ways that they use textbooks in the classroom. They discuss how teachers have evolved and have moved away from being heavily reliant on them. Technology has helped cause this shift away from using textbooks, but also the stigma and judgement that is attached to using textbooks in the classrooms. Teachers are hesitant to admit that they find value in textbooks because it has become "unsexy" to use them in classroom teaching. However, as Chey and Pav note during this episode, there is much value to be gained from many textbooks. There is a place for textbooks in the classroom, and teachers should feel comfortable with saying they find value in utilizing them to their fullest potential in the classroom. Textbooks are written by very credible authors, and the publishing process is a rigorous one that goes through a deep vetting process, and therefore, the content is generally very well thought out and valid. Chey and Pav talk about how teaching and learning websites dedicated to particular subject areas, such as math, have become much more commonplace in the school setting.  However, issues such as equitable access to technology are big issues in schools. Therefore, it is very important to consider textbooks for foundational work in subject areas, to use to springboard and amplify particular learning tasks, and to gain ideas from when it comes to developing deeper lessons.  For their "3 Enlightened Minutes" Segment, Chey and Pav introduce Melissa Wright, a High School Math teacher from Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada. Melissa talks about School Culture and Climate - and making sure that Students and Teachers are getting the best possible learning experience. Her info is provided at the bottom of the details.  Chey and Pav wrap up by talking about some of their text book experiences in the classroom. They always remind their listeners to Inspire, don't Require, to always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies.  ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Melissa Wright at: Twitter: @sighgushgasp Website: https://www.melissawright.ca/ ----------------------------------------------------------- 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: @StaffPodcast 
30:44
January 25, 2020
Chey’s Interlude #19: Cursive Writing
Chey talks about the value of learning Cursive Writing in middle school.
08:59
January 24, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #19: What’s in a Name?
Pav talks about her name - past, present, and possibly future.
11:31
January 24, 2020
Season 1 Episode 18: Wellness
In Episode 18 of The Staffroom Podcast with Chey and Pav, the duo talks about Wellness in the classroom program, as well as a school-wide initiative.  They start the episode by talking about the importance of paying attention to student wellness, and how impactful it can be to take care of wellness in the classroom. Chey and Pav then spend some time talking about the different ways they help take care of wellness in the classroom. It can be through Meditation, free-writing or journaling, or even puzzles and games, like crosswords, word searches and sudoku math puzzles. They talk about the different ways that students can benefit from rolling starts in the morning, and not the hard-set beginnings to the day, where students need to be in their seats, ready to learn right at the first morning bell. Having a slower start to the day can be beneficial to students, especially when they are coming in to school from stressful home situations.  Chey and Pav talk about some other ways they are able to embed wellness into their daily programming, and also some of the benefits these programs have on their lives. They talk about how much the classroom culture can change when students are given outlets to help them deal with internal and external struggles they may be facing.  For their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav welcome Michael Ancona, from Marlboro, New Jersey, teacher and host of The Monarch Experience Podcast - a unique, student-driven podcast. Michael discusses his experience with starting this podcast with his students and how rewarding the whole project has been for him.  Chey and Pav wrap up their episode by talking about the different ways in which their school has incorporated Wellness into its School Improvement Plan, and how it has become a norm that teachers have become comfortable with practicing.  Chey and Pav always finish their episode with a few of their favourite phrases and mottos, including "Inspire, Don't Require," "Always be a Humble Servant," and "Education Never Dies." ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Michael Ancona at: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/monarchexperience Twitter: @theMonarchXP Michael Ancona @TheMancona ----------------------------------------------------------- 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 @MrCCheney @MrsWander
27:30
January 18, 2020
Chey’s Interlude #18: Legacy
Chey talks about his ideas on Teacher “Legacy”
07:49
January 16, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #18: To Desk, or Not to Desk?
Pav talks about her Teacher-desk Journey.
09:05
January 16, 2020
Season 1 Episode 17: #OneWord2020
In Season 1 Episode 17, Chey and Pav come back from Holiday Hiatus to record their first full-length episode of 2020, with the topic of #OneWord2020, an idea they came across on Twitter not too long ago. In this Episode, Chey and Pav reflect on their One Word, which is "Us." Pav talks about how the journey for the Staffroom began on Twitter about 6 months ago, and concepts like #OneWord2020 were totally new to them. They had only just come across the whole idea a few weeks prior to the new year, and thought it was a wonderful idea, and something they could definitely get involved with. Chey and Pav thought that the word "Us" best encapsulated their partnership from the beginning of their podcasting journey, but also captured the inclusion of their professional learning community on Twitter as well. Going forward, they also want it to include everyone else in the field of education; administration, caretaking staff, office staff, occasional teachers - everyone that is involved in creating the perfect environment, and the ideas and philosophies behind the field of teaching altogether.  Pav talks about using the One Word as a Mantra to meditate on for the year. This is how she presented the concept to her class, and was a way to be able to show her students the way to really be intentional with the word over the course of the year. Chey brings up the fact that the word should be a way to define a person's mindset over the course of the year, and also beyond.  The pair talk about some of the words they came across from other people on Twitter. Pav talks about a word that fellow podcaster, Michael Earnshaw presented in his blog: "Water." Chey talks about a favourite word from our 3 Enlightened Minutes guest Tony Coppola, which was "Punchline."  Chey and Pav introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment, in which Tony talks about his journey to a new teaching philosophy, and finding the Joy in teaching.  The duo talks about how they incorporated #OneWord2020 in their own classrooms, and gave some examples of some of the great words they came across in their classes. ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Tony Coppola at: Twitter: @MrCoppola Blog: mrcoppola.home.blog Check our Michael Earnshaw's blog post about his #OneWord2020: Twitter: @mearnshaw158 Blog: principal-on-a-skateboard.blogspot.com ----------------------------------------------------------- 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: @staffpodcast
30:19
January 11, 2020
Pav’s Interlude #17: Pav’s take on Kindness
Pav talks a little more in depth about her feelings on kindness in the teaching industry.
10:24
January 5, 2020
Chey’s Interlude #17 “Kindness”
Chey’s chats about how he wants to embed kindness in everything he does to facilitate rich meaningful conversations and learning.
10:02
January 4, 2020
Chey’s Interlude 16 “What’s my Vision”
Reflecting on 4 months of podcasting and tweeting Chey articulates how his Vision has gained a laser focus
09:19
December 29, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #16: Recaps & Recollections
Pav talks about her perspective into the podcast journey
08:03
December 27, 2019
Season 1 Episode 16: Positive and Authentic Feedback
In Episode 16, Chey and Pav follow up on their Twitter Edchat #TeachPos by talking about Positive and Authentic Feedback. They start the episode by recapping the chat that happened a few days prior, and discuss a little but about the topic and what they hoped to get out of it. They then go over some of the aspects of Positive and Authentic Feedback that are meaningful to them each in their classrooms, and how the culture of the classroom can be made better by having open dialogue, and working on giving each other real and meaningful feedback. Chey and Pav work through a list of ways that teachers can provide positive and authentic feedback in the classroom, and provide some anecdotal stories to highlight these methods along the way.  The duo introduces their "3 Enlightened Minutes" guest, Dr. Matthew X. Joseph, co-author of the book "Modern Mentor," which talks about the relationship between the mentor and the mentee, and how to have a good relationship that will produce results in the end.  Chey gives some fun and fresh anecdotal stories to cap off the episode, and the pair ends their time by using their usual catchprases, "Inspire, don't Require," "Remember to be a Humble Servant," and "Education Never Dies.   ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest: Dr. Matthew X. Joseph at: Twitter: @MatthewXJoseph The book, "Modern Mentor" - purchase here: https://techinnovation.live/power-of-us/ ----------------------------------------------------------- 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------
29:39
December 21, 2019
Pav's Interlude #15 - Gifts
Pav talks about Gifts
08:35
December 19, 2019
Chey's Interlude #15 - Glitter
Chey talks about Glitter
05:49
December 19, 2019
Season 1 Episode 15: School Vision & Mission Statements
Chey and Pav discuss all the things that influence the development of a great School Vision, and how it can be implemented effectively with all the parties involved.  For their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment, Chey and Pav feature Megan Richardson and Deanna Rice of Toledo, Ohio, as they discuss a great trip for the Young Men and Young Women of Excellence Organization of Toledo. They talk about a trip they have organized for students to go to Guatemala to help in an impoverished area, and also to gain insight about the culture and country they are visiting.  ----------------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Megan Richardson and Deanna Rice here: Twitter: Deanna Rice @Chem_Warrior ----------------------------------------------------------- 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------
33:42
December 14, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #14: The Missing Coffee Cup
Chey talks about a coffee cup that goes missing
13:21
December 14, 2019
Pav's Interlude #14 - Student Memories!
Pav includes some students talking about their best teacher memories in this week's interlude! 
06:58
December 14, 2019
Season 1 Episode 14: Administration and School Culture
In Episode 14 of The Staffroom, Chey and Pav talk about what qualities they look for from the Administration in order to foster a positive school culture. They discuss 5 different qualities that they would like to see in the school leadership team, so that the students get the best possible experience from their day. The first one is Permission to be Vulnerable. Teachers want to know that their principals and vice-principals are okay with teachers making mistakes in the classroom - because mistakes are a signal to show that they have tried something difficult and perhaps outside the box. It’s okay that it may not have gone right, but they made an effort to make a positive change, and potentially build relationship, and that is what is most important. The second is Trust, and allow teachers to have Voice. Teachers are have valuable and valid ideas, and good things come out of allowing teachers to run the show the way that they want to run it. The third thing is relationship building. Teachers appreciate the basic pleasantries - the check-ins are meaningful and always help teachers feel more at ease with their day. Freedom is the fourth item on the list - teachers often have great ideas, but aren’t given the freedom from their administration to act on their ideas. Teachers should be allowed to do some things outside our the mainstream so that students gain rich experiences. Micromanaging is what kills a lot of creativity in classrooms. Number 5 is Vision. Administrators need to have a clear, passionate and student-driven and focused vision. If the admin has a strong vision, teachers will buy in, and they will work for it. Chey and Pav introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes guest, The Punk Rock Classroom Podcast. They welcome Michael Earnshaw and Joshua Buckley, the principal and teacher combo with their podcast, that tests the mainstream and brings some Punk into their classroom. Chey and Pav give some examples from their experiences with many different administrators in the past, how the list works and is put into action. “Remember to Inspire, don’t Require, and always be a Humble Servant” ----------------------------------------------------- You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: The Punk Rock Classroom Podcast at: Twitter: @PunkClassrooms Michael Earnshaw @mearnshaw158 Joshua Buckley @joshRBuckley ----------------------------------------------------- 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 -----------------------------------------------------
27:23
December 7, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #13: The Sick Day Scenario
Pav talks about Sick Days.
07:49
December 6, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #13: Strike Action
Chey talks about Strike conditions.
09:51
December 6, 2019
Season 1 Episode 13: Person vs. Program
In this Episode of The Staffroom with Chey and Pav, the duo talks about the Person versus the Program, after they observed some very interesting conversations on the same topic on Twitter a few days prior to recording. When changing the culture of a school, based on a need for change, what role plays a more important role? Is it the person leading the charge, or is it the program that is being implemented to garner the wanted change? Chey and Pav both agree that it’s a complex weave that exists between the person and the program that creates the best kind of change. They talk about “charisma” playing a big role in getting staff to buy in to a particular program. The argument of the individual versus the program is very complex - and the two work hand-in-hand. It’s a complex weave that works together to great the perfect, substantial and sustainable program in the school. You need passionate individuals and also valuable programs to be able to implement drastic change in the school. If a particular strong leader or administrator leaves the school, the program still needs to be able to survive and thrive. Chey relates his understanding of this concept to the math debate - that is - what is more important - problem based learning or learning basic math skills? He emphasizes that there needs to be both in order to have the right balance of learning, even in math programs. Chey and Pav introduce Dustin Staats, of Board Gaming with Education for their “3 Enlightened Minutes” segment. Dustin talks about learning through the use of board games in the classroom, or gamification, and how it can help with student engagement and building classroom culture. The two finish off the episode with the traditional anecdotal story from Chey, and review once more the Important idea that it’s very important for strong leaders to be able to lead the charge with regards to change of school culture, but also, the program needs to be worthy of that change as well. Thank you for joining Chey and Pav on the Staffroom, and remember to Inspire, Don’t Require, and be a Humble Servant to the students. ----------------------------------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------------------------------------- If you’d like to know more about Dustin Staats of Board Gaming for Education, and know more about his Kickstarter campaign, his links are below: Twitter: @bge_games Website: https://www.boardgamingwitheducation.com/ Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1323948974/worldsxp-gamified-learning-experience-classroom-resource?ref=8su27s
30:15
November 30, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #12: Power Cords
Chey talks about Power Cords
05:14
November 29, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #12 - My Classroom Space
Pav talks about her classroom space
11:03
November 29, 2019
Season 1 Episode 12: Vulnerability
Vulnerability - Episode 12 In Episode 12, Chey and Pav talk about Vulnerability, and what it means for teachers to be more vulnerable in their classrooms. Pav talks about getting out of your comfort zone and making mistakes and not striving for perfection in your learning environment. It’s okay to not always be in complete control of every situation. Chey brings up the fact that we, as educators, need to start getting comfortable with the fact that we can be vulnerable, so that kids are getting the best possible learning environment; a safe and comfortable space to maximize their learning. Teachers need to be able to show their weaknesses, so that students can learn to be more comfortable in the learning space. Chey and Pav both discuss a little bit about how they have both become more vulnerable as teachers since they started their professions in education. They began to become much more understanding about why they do certain things. They used to be far more strict and stern with their programs, because these processes were easy to employ and enforce. Everything was black and white, there was certainly no room for grey! Chey goes over some of the characteristics of vulnerability - being a risk taker, exposing limits, and not being afraid of failure. Teachers create a safe space for creating classroom culture, and therefore, it is important to employ all three of these characteristics in order to be able to maximize student growth Pav goes on to discuss an example of how she has overcome her discomfort with student questioning, and has allowed herself to now be more vulnerable so that students are better able to see that she is human, she makes mistakes, and she is willing to work on them in the future in order to make herself better. Everyone becomes more perfectly comfortable in the space, and everyone begins to be okay with their levels of understanding in the room. The duo talks about bringing passion into the classroom, and not faking authenticity. The authenticity is what impacts the learning the most. When we witness vulnerability, we are better able to ourselves be more vulnerable too. Chey and Pav introduce Nick Mann, creator of the TeacherFit program, as he speaks about his amazing program in the 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment of the show. Chey and Pav return to tell a few anecdotal stories about their experiences with vulnerability. ----------------------------------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------------------------------------- Awesome People Featured in this Week’s Podcast: Nick Mann Twitter: @TeacherFit19 Website: www.teacherfit.com Patrick Walters Twitter: @PatrickCWalters YouTube: https://bit.ly/2XGfBYQ Other #champforkids - EdChat
31:26
November 23, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #11 - Clear the Junk
Pav talks about the junk in classrooms.
08:09
November 22, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #11 - White Board Markers
Chey talks about White Board Markers
06:37
November 22, 2019
Season 1 Episode 11: Technology in the Classroom
In Episode 11 of the first Season of The Staffroom with Chey and Pav, the dynamic duo talks at length about Technology in the classroom. They discuss the best types of Tech available to students at the school they are at, and what they feel are the best types of technology for them, and also how much they would like to have access to them. The pair discusses the use of Chromebooks and iPads, as well as the use of different web-based programs, namely Google programs. Pav discusses the ways that teachers can infuse Technology into their current programs, with changing assignments year-to-year, and Chey talks about his optimal technological learning environments that he has created in his English program over the years. Chey also discusses the flexibility of learning that he gets through use of the Chromebooks - research becomes easy to supplement good lessons. Pav mentions the SAMR model, and how many reluctant teachers often use technology as a substitute for things they are already doing in their classrooms, just now with Tech. The pair introduce their third guest onto the “3 Enlightened Minutes” segment, Adam Kotowski, or Coach Adam, as he is lovingly known as to his peers and mentees. Adam talks about his “Extraordinary Me” program, a Motivational and Mentorship program based on 3 pillars - Identity, Mission in Life and Beliefs. Chey and Pav talk about some anecdotal references in regards to technology before wrapping up the episode. There’s always something to talk about in the Staff Room! ----------------------------------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------------------------------------- Adam Kotowski Website: www.coachadam34.com Twitter: @coachadam34
29:15
November 15, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #10: Basketballs
Chey talks about Basketball woes.
06:42
November 15, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #10: Where’s my Coffee?!
Pav talks about her moment of zen: Coffee
07:16
November 15, 2019
Season 1 Episode 10: What's the right Class Size?
In Episode 10, Chey and Pav discuss the optimal Class Size for their middle school class. All teachers want smaller class sizes, but this is not always a realistic expectation. Chey and Pav both agree that a class size of about 25 students is optimal, so long as the special education resources remain within the class. Pav talks about the class size cap that exists in Ontario, and the pitfalls of not carrying that cap over to grades 4 to 8 as well. She discusses that when class sizes exceed a certain number of students, the teacher is not optimally able to reach all students in an effective way. Chey talks about other things that suffer as well. Access to resources is diminished, there isn't enough physical space for the class, money is not always equitably shared and the paperwork that needs to be done for a large class can become highly overwhelming. Chey and Pav welcome their second guest for the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment - Karen Fleming - who speaks about equitable teaching practices and culturally inclusive pedagogy, with the need to reflect her students as much as possible through her classroom resources. The episode wraps up with an anecdotal tale from Chey! As always, there's always lots to talk about in The Staffroom! ------------------------------------------ Our "3 Enlightened Minutes" Guest: Karen Fleming, Honored To Teach Twitter: @honoredtoteach Blog: honoredtoteach.wordpress.com ------------------------------------------ Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast Pav Twitter: @MrsWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ ---------------------------------------------------------------
30:48
November 9, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #9: My Moment of Zen
Pav talks about Anxiety.
05:41
November 8, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #9: Burgers for Snack
Chey talks about some interesting snack choices in his class.
07:16
November 8, 2019
Season 1 Episode 9: The Two Kinds of Professional Development
In this episode of The Staffroom with Chey and Pav, the team talks about a topic that usually has many people unenthused - Professional Development. They discuss the different types of traditional, top-down PD and compare them to more effective and independent ways of researching and implementing new theories of pedagogy - and that is Self-directed professional development. They talk about the peaks and downfalls of each form of professional development, and also how they can be made more effective. In this episode, Chey and Pav feature, for the first time, a new segment called "Three Enlightened Minutes" - where they feature an educator they have met along their journey of podcasting. During the segment, educators tell their story - about what their cause, a topic they are passionate about, or perhaps a special project or endeavour they are proud of. In this episode’s “3 Enlightened Minutes” Chey and Pav feature Allison Carmichael, originator of Second2Arrow, and huge promotor of Mental Health strategies for teachers. Chey and Pav also discuss some fun anecdotes of their experiences with different types of Professional Development. To wrap up their episode, they talk about how top-down PD can be made to be more effective and how teachers can find their own passion projects in order to improve their own pedagogy, and what different routes they can take to improve their learning. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our "Three Enlightened Minutes" Guest:  Allison Carmichael, Second2Arrow Twitter: @second2arrow Instagram: @second2arrow Blog: second2arrow.wordpress.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 Pav Twitter: @MrsWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
30:51
November 5, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #8: Milk Crate Mania
Chey talks about repurposed milk crates
05:10
October 31, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #8: The Paper Towel Problem
Pav talks about Paper Towels
04:53
October 31, 2019
Season 1 Episode 8: Homework!
In Episode 8 of The Staffroom, Chey and Pav talk about a very well-known and loved-hated topic: Homework. How much is too much? What is the school board policy on homework? What kinds of homework should teachers be assigning? Should they assign homework on the weekend? Chey and Pav talk about all kinds of different scenarios that affect students in regards to homework, and which ones they tend to use in their classrooms. Chey talks about an episode on Homework of The Monarch Experience, a podcast that incorporates student voice in its episodes. Pav reviews how she tries to create intrinsic value for homework in her students, by talking to them about why they should be doing homework on a daily basis. Both Chey and Pav agree that homework disrupts necessary recharge time in students and they don't actually like to assign homework for students on weekends. They cover a lot of ground, with regards to homework, and bounce their anecdotes off of one another in this insightful episode.  ----------------------------------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------------------------------------- Check out these Podcasts and Articles we talked about in our episode!  The Monarch Experience Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-monarch-experience/id1451832396 Edutopia Article https://www.edutopia.org/blog/debunking-homework-myths-ben-johnson -----------------------------------------------------------------
24:08
October 26, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #7: Money, Money, Money!
Pav talks about how much money teachers spend on their programs.
07:44
October 23, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #7: The Bus Route
Chey talks about public transportation.
07:33
October 23, 2019
Season 1 Episode 7: Flex & Pose! Staying Fit and Working Out
In Episode 7, Chey and Pav talk about two things that mean a lot to them, staying active and fit, and teaching - and how the two things work hand-in-hand with each other. Stemming from coming across the TeacherFit program (see the link at the bottom) on Twitter, Chey and Pav both agreed that this would be an important and meaningful topic for them to discuss, given all the benefits to staying active. Not only do teachers benefit from eating well, exercising, and/or participation in sport, but their students also gain when their teachers are active and healthy. They also talk about all the different ways that teachers can, in fact, be active at school. Pav provides some background information about the TeacherFit program, and they discuss the part 2 episode where they plan to talk to Nick Mann, who heads the program. Chey provides some anecdotal information about how his teaching experience was changed by a sports injury, and how it was hard for him to feel dialed in and geared up for his class. All-in-all, both Chey and Pav had lots to say about the topic!  ---------------------------------------------------------- Contact Information for Individuals we Mentioned in the episode: TeacherFit Website: https://www.facebook.com/TeacherFitonline/ Twitter: @TeacherFit19 Jonathan Alsheimer Next Level Teaching: Twitter: @mr_Alsheimer Noah Briton Website: https://www.noahbriton.com/ Email: noah.swiderski@gmail.com Twitter: @noahbriton ----------------------------------------------------------- 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------
27:21
October 19, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #5: Glue!
Chey Discusses the the real issue with...glue...
04:54
October 17, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #5: I’m trying to get better!
Pav talks about some things she could be better at as a teacher
08:39
October 17, 2019
Season 1 Episode 6: Read Alouds in Middle School
Chey and Pav talk about the importance of reading aloud, and how to read aloud in the middle school classroom. They both reflect on the starts to their career, and when they began with reading aloud. They talk about the premise of reading aloud and how it is generally something teachers associate with primary students. Pav talks about the book she is currently reading with her class and the dynamics, and how sometimes within middle school - reading aloud sometimes loses its value and place among students. Chey discusses extension to technology and shared experiences with his classroom in regards to reading novels out loud. Pav finds that reading aloud in the class creates a real community building activity. Both Pav and Chey both recognize the positive reactions and positive experiences, filled with enjoyment and connectivity that reading aloud brings to the classroom. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some of the books that Chey & Pav talk about in the episode: "Rebound" - by Eric Walters - http://www.ericwalters.net/novels/rebound/ Twitter: @EricRWalters "The Cheat" - by Amy Goldman Koss - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/288437/the-cheat-by-amy-goldman-koss/ "The Book Thief" - by Markus Zusak - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/196153/the-book-thief-anniversary-edition-by-markus-zusak/9781101934180 "The Giver" - by Lois Lowry - http://www.loislowry.com/index.php?option=com_djcatalog2&view=item&id=17:the-giver&cid=4:the-quartet&Itemid=185 Twitter: @LoisLowryWriter ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Stay in touch with Chey and Pav with 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
29:43
October 12, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #4 v2.0: The last one was trash...
Hear Pav explain why sometimes it’s okay to bomb. Brutal honesty. :)
04:47
October 11, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #4: Where Have You Been?
Pav talks about what happens when she’s pulled from her class...repeatedly...
08:16
October 10, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #4 “whip cream and burning eyes”
Chey talks about Whip cream and burning eyes.
05:43
October 10, 2019
Season 1: Episode 5 - Creating Classroom Culture
Episode 5 of "The Staffroom with Chey & Pav" features discussion about what makes great Classroom Culture. Chey and Pav talk about about the list of 10 items that promote a healthy and positive Classroom Culture by Educational Guru, George Couros. Chey starts by discussing the list - Pav mentions we came across it on Twitter and it had a great impact on both of them - Chey mentions it was key in giving them some validation, in that these are things they were doing already, and so it was nice to know they have been setting up for a healthy classroom setting. They start by discussing greeting students at the door in the morning, and how important that has been for creating a good classroom culture with their classes. Pav gives an anecdotal story about how important the morning greeting has become for her classes. The hosts then go on to talk about making contact with parents early in the year, and also discussing positive phone calls with parents. They discuss decorating the classroom with students assistance and starting the school year with a blank slate. They also talk about tapping into the passions of students, and also utilizing student voice. Chey and Pav give some ideas about what they would include as an 11th item on their list on how to improve Classroom Culture at their school. Join Chey and Pav with their conversation in The Staffroom!  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Stay in touch with Chey and Pav with 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reach out to George Couros, and check out his work! https://twitter.com/gcouros https://www.instagram.com/gcouros/ https://georgecouros.ca/blog/ 
29:45
October 5, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #3: Basketball Hoops
Chey and Pav talk about the little things that make up their days at school.
06:27
September 30, 2019
Pav’s Interlude #3: Go hug your OA.
Chey and Pav talk about some little thugs for their Interludes
05:11
September 30, 2019
Season 1 Episode 4: Extra-Curricular Activities
In Episode 4, Chey and Pav talk about the importance of Extra Curricular activities within the school. They talk about how it is now about 4 weeks into the school year, and they are both in the mind frame of getting started with extra-curricular sports and clubs to get the students involved. They discuss how these activities can result in important relationship and community building within the school - among the students and among the teachers as well. Pav and Chey talk about their own experiences with extra curricular activities, and how they use their own passions to guide their clubs and activities within the school. They conversely talk about how sometimes their extra-curricular activities can lead to them building strengths in areas that they were previously weaker in. Chey gives some anecdotes about his experiences with Volleyball in the past few years. Pav recollects how she didn't know much about coding when she started the Coding club at school. They both go on to discuss their experiences with how extra-curricular activities have helped with discipline in their classrooms, and how the "Radar Theory" is a real and sometimes dangerous concept within a school community. A fantastic episode for the perfect time of year, go listen to Chey and Pav talk about Extra-Curricular activities today on the "The Staffroom." Inspire, don't Require. ------------------------------------------------------------- We'd love to hear from you! Please give us some feedback - visit us at:  Instagram: the_staff_room_podcast "The Staffroom Podcast" Twitter: @StaffPodcast Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Pav Wander: @MrsWander Chey Cheney: @Mrccheney
26:11
September 25, 2019
Pav's Interlude #2
Pav talks about....all kinds of things. 
05:11
September 22, 2019
Chey’s Interlude #2
Chey talks about...some things on his mind
06:34
September 22, 2019
Season 1 Episode 3: Twitter
Chey & Pav talk about their experiences with Twitter within the realm of Education. They discuss the origins of their use with their accounts. Chey outlines how he has used his account with his students, and what he has been able to accomplish in his classroom since he started using Twitter. Pav talks about her beginnings with Twitter, and some cool connections she has made because of using it in her classroom, moreso with older students versus the younger grade 6 students. Pav and Chey both discuss some cool ways to use Twitter to engage students, and then go on to talk about some of the fun ways they find new and innovative ideas. They talk about some of the cool sites that they have come across and have gained a lot of knowledge from, and also a few influencers that they have begun to follow and gain lots of insight from, namely Dr. Brad Johnson. They cover lots of ground with this topic - give it a listen!  ------------------------------------------------ Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Instagram: the_staff_room_podcast Twitter: @StaffPodcast Twitter Chey: @mrccheney Twitter Pav: @MrsWander ------------------------------------------------- Dr. Brad Johnson Twitter - @DrBradJohnson
27:24
September 18, 2019
Chey’s Interlude
Chey talks about...some stuff
06:11
September 16, 2019
Pav’s Interlude
Pav talks a little bit...about stuff.
03:56
September 16, 2019
Episode 2: Music in the Classroom
In Episode 2 of the First Season, Chey and Pav discuss the use of music in the classroom, as a tool for productivity. They talk briefly about how they came across the science and literature to support the use of different forms of music in the classroom, and some of the better genres for getting more out of students. Pav discusses some of her successes and failures with music in her experience, and also how she uses music to get  started for the day at work. Chey presents some anecdotes about the types of music he uses in the classroom, and some of his experiences with the middle school students, and he also shares some stories about how using music in the classroom didn't quite go his way. Chey also demonstrates his outstanding vocal range, in an effort to illustrate his points - so be sure to not miss that!  Join Chey and Pav on their on-going classroom journey this year! Please subscribe to our podcast wherever your listen to podcasts - now on Apple Podcasts! We'd love to hear your feedback - email us; contact info below. ---------------------------------------------------- Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Instagram: The_Staff_room_Podcast Twitter: @staffpodcast ----------------------------------------------------- Articles we've referenced for this episode: 5 types of music that will increase your productivity, according to science https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/5-types-of-music-that-will-increase-your-productivity-according-to-science Is Background Music a Boost or a Bummer? https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/conquering-cyber-overload/201305/is-background-music-boost-or-bummer
19:34
September 10, 2019
Pilot - Intro Episode
In the pilot episode of “The Staffoom,” Chey and Pav introduce themselves and the major themes of the show. They discuss the origins of the show, and their large influencers, namely Jas Takhar and Laura Stewart of the REC Experience Podcast. Chey and Pav also discuss how they prepared for the first day of school, and how they spent their summers getting ready for the new year. They continue by discussing what the upcoming podcast episodes will be about, and what listeners can expect in the coming months. Inspire, Don’t Require! anchor.fm/staffroompodcast thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Instagram: The_staff_room_podcast Twitter: @StaffPodcast -------------------------------- REC Experience with Jas Takhar & Laura Stewart Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeTC3EpDmLXarqYKNOWyCvA Instagram: REC Experience @jastakhar13 @laurastewartto
29:19
September 2, 2019