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The Staffroom Podcast with Chey & Pav

The Staffroom Podcast with Chey & Pav

By Chey & Pav Educational Services, Inc.
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. Chey & Pav Educational Service, Inc.
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EP95: How do you use Empathy Maps?
In Episode 95 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on their use of Empathy Maps at the start of the school year. Inspired by Educational Consultant Jorge Valenzuela and his article and video on Edutopia.org, Chey and Pav brought Empathy Maps into their middle school classrooms to work on some goal setting as well as relationship and culture building in the classroom. The results were fantastic in many different ways. Listen to find out more of how they were used and the results of their exploration.  Here's Jorge's work on Edutopia, which was referenced during the episode, in case you'd like to give it a go in your space!  https://www.edutopia.org/video/building-relationships-empathy-maps A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! Are You Looking for Presenters? As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
47:17
September 18, 2021
Pav’s Interlude: Is “Teaching Loss” a myth, too?
Pav talks about an idea called “Teaching Loss”
18:34
September 13, 2021
EP94: Are Icebreakers Worth the Hype?
In Episode 94 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the use of Icebreakers with students at the start of the school year. They talk about some of the pitfalls we potentially face when we introduce activities which the students may not be keen to participate in. Chey and Pav go over a few different ideals for the use of icebreakers and even talk about how we may want to to continue to have them as common practice, even if we don't like them, as long as there are some norms in place - consistency being one of them!  Here's an article that Pav referenced during the episode, in case you'd like to read it!  "Back to School Icebreakers are Awkward but They Work" https://www.thecut.com/2016/09/back-to-school-icebreakers-are-awkward-but-they-work.htm A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! Are you looking for Presenters? As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces  Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting  Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces  Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice  Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
45:11
September 4, 2021
The Summer Series with Rabia Khokhar
In the seventh episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Rabia Khokhar, elementary teacher and equity consultant from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rabia talks to us today today about the impacts of books and storytelling with students when doing social justice work in the classroom A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about curating inclusive classroom libraries, equity and social justice work in our schools! Here's how you can get in touch with Rabia: Twitter: @Rabia_Khokhar1 Website: https://www.rabiakhokhar.com/ Here are some books that Rabia referenced during the conversation: Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie Going Up! by Sherry J. Lee Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. Are you looking for Presenters?As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
52:54
August 28, 2021
The Summer Series with Tom Schimmer
In the sixth episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Tom Schimmer, educational author, keynote speaker, & consultant from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Tom talks about the evolution of assessment practices, going gradeless, and the value of feedback in the classroom.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about Assessment and Feedback in great detail! Here's how you can get in touch with Tom: Twitter: @TomSchimmer @TomSchimmerPod Website: https://tomschimmer.com/ Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. Are you looking for Presenters?As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
48:53
August 21, 2021
The Summer Series with Andrea Samadi
In the fifth episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Andrea Samadi, Educator, Author and Host of the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast in Chandler, Arizona, but originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada! The Dynamic Duo talks to Andrea about the links between Neuroscience and SEL, and all the great learning she has done in this area through her podcast and personalized learning journey as it pertains to education and even sports! A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about Social and Emotional Learning from a more scientific and research-based lens.  Here's how you can get in touch with Andrea: Twitter: @AndreaSamadi Website: https://www.achieveit360.com/episodes/ Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. Are you looking for Presenters? As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! 
49:58
July 31, 2021
The Summer Series with Ardo Omer
In the fourth episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Ardo Omer, who is the Kids Coordinator at the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). She’s also a writer, and co-host of the podcast “Put a Blurb on It,” as well as advisor to the Canadian Comics Open Library, here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With Ardo, Chey and Pav talk about some of the impacts that comics have on youth in literacy, as well as the writing and publishing scene for authors today, especially in the realm of comic books.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about literary diversity and the importance of differentiated reading materials in our classrooms! Here's how you can get in touch with Ardo: Twitter: @ArdoOmer @FoldKids @PutaBlurbonit Website: https://ardoomer.ca/ Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. Are you looking for Presenters?As we embark on a new school year, and an evolving way of teaching and learning, there's value in finding great teacher created professional development to deliver to peers. Chey and Pav offer a few great presentations that they offer, and can do for your school or district, either in person or virtually. Here are some of the topics they currently are covering for staff and administrators: Math and Social Emotional Learning: The Key Elements, Teaching Pedagogy and Assessment Pieces Rediscover Your Voice: Enhancing your Teaching Practice through Podcasting Addressing Racism, Supporting Identity Work and Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces Vision and Mission: Application to Teaching Practice Digital Storytelling - Culturally Responsive Photography and Photo-Editing There's so much to talk and learn about! Chey and Pav can develop a PD session or conversation starter based on any topics they've discussed on The Staffroom Podcast! Please reach out to us at info@CheyandPav.com for more information and to schedule your learning session with this Dynamic Duo! Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc. 
18:34
July 24, 2021
The Summer Series with Kevin Leichtman
In the third episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Kevin Leichtman, who is an Author, Educational Consultant, the Co-founder of TLC Educate, and the Director of Academic Mindset in Chesterland, Ohio, and with him we will be talking a little more about his book, “The Perfect 10.” With Kevin, Chey and Pav talk a little more about his book, and the many topics within education that have motivated and driven him to do the work that he is doing, along with his wife, Anala Leichtman.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about the influence we have as educators, and also on how we can continuously be bettering ourselves and our practice through our reflection and engagement with educational content!  Here's how you can get in touch with Kevin: Twitter: @KevinLeichtman @TLCEducate @AcademicMindset Website: https://tlceducate.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-leichtman-ph-d-290157164/ Purchase his book: "The Perfect 10" Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you.
50:04
July 17, 2021
The Summer Series with Tim Stephenson
In the second episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Tim Stephenson, who is the Host of the podcast Science360. He is a Prime Minister's Award recipient, author and astronomy teacher from Langley, British Columbia, Canada, and with him Chey and Pav talk a little more about his book, “Beyond the Classroom" and the experiences that led him to write it.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about our WHY in education, about how we can jump in with our endeavours, no matter what they are, and also about they authoring experience!  Here's how you can get in touch with Tim: Twitter: @astrostephenson Email: astrostephenson11@gmail.com Purchase his book: "Beyond the Classroom" Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you.
45:45
July 10, 2021
EP93: School's Out! A Year In Review
In Episode 93 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav reflect on the school year that just wrapped up for them both a few days prior. The reflection episode included lots of the most impactful and memorable moments from the year. They talked about some of the best edtech tools they tried and gained mastery with, tools they would like to try going forward, and some of the edtech tools that had the most versatility. Chey and Pav also discussed some of the moments that stood out to them and students. They discussed their growth, both with the podcast and also with the opportunities they had access to. They wrap up with some assessment ideas that worked really well this year. The reflective episode is a crucial one to wrap up the school year and Chey and Pav truly consolidated this disjointed year with this one!  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
50:47
July 3, 2021
EP92: Have we Bridged the Equity Gap During the Pandemic?
In Episode 92 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about bridging equity gaps in school communities over the past year and a half during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The past year has been a challenging one, and also has provided educators with many opportunities to bring students forward in terms of access to technology and providing specific professional development for teachers. Chey and Pav offer many insights with respect to their stance on this idea. What are some key takeaways from Episode 92? Don't slow down - keep looking for inequities. Don't take what Chey and Pav offer as the end of the conversation - keep the conversation going by reading more, and engaging in other conversations about bridging the equity gap. Also, let's stop saying "we need to go back to normal." The landscape has changed.  Chey and Pav refereed to a number of articles, which are linked here:  https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-and-social-sector/our-insights/covid-19-and-learning-loss-disparities-grow-and-students-need-help# https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/05/17/years-dont-wait-them/increased-inequalities-childrens-right-education-due-covid https://www.epi.org/blog/the-coronavirus-will-explode-achievement-gaps-in-education/ https://monitormag.ca/articles/ontarios-plan-for-education-hurts-the-most-marginalized-students A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
43:12
June 26, 2021
The Summer Series with Jason To
In the first episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Jason To, a Secondary Math & Academic Pathways Coordinator for the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Dynamic Duo talks to Jason about Destreaming, or De-tracking, in High School, and the relationships between streaming and anti-racist education, particularly towards Black and Indigenous students of colour.  A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking further about the impacts of streaming on the education system as it exists today, and what we need to do as educators to dismantle the expectations to create new norms for the students that we teach.  Here's how you can get in touch with Jason: Twitter: @Jason_To Blog: https://mrjasonto.wordpress.com/ Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode - reach us at info@cheyandpav.com or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We'd love to hear from you. 
44:12
June 22, 2021
EP91: How Are We using Spreadsheets in the Classroom?
In Episode 91 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the ways in which they have been using spreadsheets, more specifically Google Sheets, to document student progress and monitoring goals. The presentation of a unique circumstance this past year and a half has forced educators to alter their practice, and this is one way that Chey and Pav have evolved their practice to encompass the use of spreadsheets. In this way, feedback and assessment in the virtual space, but also in the physical space, have become very prominent. The dynamic duo highlights that spreadsheets offer them with flow, organization and an opportunity to monitor the advancement of explicit learning skills that have been taught in class! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
41:59
June 19, 2021
EP90: How Do We Talk About Racism and Oppression with Students?
In Episode 90 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the importance of talking to students about racism and oppression, and offer strategies on how to introduce some of the heavy topics and conversations. Chey and Pav discuss the ways in which we can do this in a way that isn't reactive or performative, and makes an impact with students. They discuss ways in which educators can honour and celebrate the identities of students, and keep the conversations local and as close to the community as possible. We must also attempt to embed the conversation everywhere we can within the curriculum and school environment, always coming at the conversation with an asset lens, and not a deficit. A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
53:58
June 12, 2021
EP89: How are YOU Using Scavenger Hunts?
In Episode 89 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about using Scavenger Hunts in their classrooms as a method of getting greater engagement from students in the remote learning space, but then also realize the many ways they were also using various forms of scavenger hunts in their face-to-face classrooms as well. The Dynamic Duo also talks about the many ways that Scavenger hunts can be adapted to be quality learning opportunities in many different areas of the curriculum, from math to the arts to science.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
40:31
June 5, 2021
EP88: Is Learning Loss Something We Need To Worry About?
In Episode 88 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about a concept known as "Learning Loss," and whether it should be something of concern for teachers as we emerge from Covid 19. There have been many conversations regarding Learning Loss for years, as it has traditionally been a topic of conversation for summer vacations, however, it has become significantly heightened as we come out of 18+ months of "disrupted" learning.  Chey and Pav refer back to their first exposure to this idea a few months ago through a blog post written and shared by Sunil Singh @Mathgarden. It was through this learning that they began to consider the story behind Learning Loss and how it affects students and teachers in educational systems.  Read the blog post Chey and Pav referenced by Sunil Singh here: “Falling Behind” Is A Dangerous Myth of Compliance and Control in Education A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
45:53
May 29, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Brian Romero Smith
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Brian Romero Smith, husband and father, educator and school partnership manager for Nearpod and Flocabulary, Brian is an avid musician and also a podcast host of the show "Making Learning Addictive." Brian talks to Chey and Pav about his experiences with teaching, as well as the importance of Culturally Responsive Teaching, starting with building trust and relationships with his students and also with reaching students in ways that are relevant and meaningful to them. Brian discusses his work with Nearpod and Flocabulary, and discusses the impact that music education has on students, both in helping them grasp concepts and also connecting to culture and relevancy. Listen to Brian in this amazing Author Talk and Amplify & Inspire episode about his work in Education, through his work with Nearpod and Flocabulary, as well as his podcast, "Making Learning Addictive."  Want to reach out and connect with Brian? Here's how: Website https://www.brianromerosmith.com/ Twitter @BrianRSmithSr Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast!
36:00
May 27, 2021
EP87: Google Drawings and Mosaic Portraits
In Episode 87 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about how they have integrated Google Drawings into the classroom program, and how students have used it to create some incredible Mosaic Art. Chey and Pav start out by discussing the power of the PLN, and how they have found this task through learning from other teachers from around the world that have shared their work. Chey and Pav adapted this idea in their programs, and through this episode, they examined how the activity went and what they learned about their students, and about themselves, along the way!  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
43:36
May 22, 2021
EP86: Are They MY Students?
In Episode 86 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about a topic that arose during a broadcast of "The Drive" - whether or not we should be referring to students as "MY" Students. The conversation takes us into anti-oppressive and anti-racist language use, intergenerational trauma, and the inclusive or exclusive words that teachers use in the classroom. They refer to several anecdotes and experiences from their own lives and teaching careers, and also refer back to conversations had with PLN members. Look for Lise Farquhar's blog post on this topic at CheyandPav.com/blog!  Chey and Pav referred to a few articles during the episode. Read them here: Naming Students in Positive Ways by ResponsiveClassroom.org Teaching for Social Justice: Translating an anti-oppression approach into practice by Deirdre Kelly A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
46:13
May 15, 2021
EP85: Is There Value of Having Music in the Classroom?
In Episode 84 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk Music in the classroom, and how it connects to us as teachers to the students we teach. Chey and Pav revisit several conversations over the past few weeks, as well as reflect on their love of Music which they bring. to the conversation on a weekly basis on The Drive. With several great takeaways about the benefits and results of bringing music into the classroom space, in a variety of different ways, Chey and Pav dive into some research and reading outlining how uses have evolved over the years.  Chey and Pav also feature, this week, a fantastic 3 Enlightened Minutes segment with Alex Valencic, educator from Freeport, Illinois. Reach out to Alex on twitter @AlexTValencic. Read is blog at https://coordinatingthecentury.wordpress.com/ A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
01:00:26
May 8, 2021
EP84: Vision and Mission The Student Connection
In Episode 84 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk Vision & Mission, and how it connects us as teachers to the students we teach. Chey and Pav revisit a conversation they had 70 episodes ago, during Episode 15, only this time, from the teacher perspective - how does having a mission and a vision as a teacher impact the teacher experience? Starting with their traditional anecdote, Pav reflects on what brought them to this conversation, a presentation that Chey and Pav delivered for an additional qualification course taught by Dan Vigliatore at York University. Using their reflections from this presentation, the dynamic duo has dialogue surrounding their understanding of Vision and Mission in their classroom spaces and how this has evolved over time.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
58:17
May 1, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire/Author Talks with Jael Richardson
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Jael Richardson, best-selling author of the book, "Gutter Child" and Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. They talk to Jael about the inspiration behind her new book, and some of the major themes of anti-racism and decolonization throughout this thought-provoking dystopian novel. Tying in many lived experiences of immigration, teaching and learning in a highly racialized community, and dealing with the challenges they continue to face with disruption within education, Jael opens up and provides deep, vulnerable and meaningful learning for Chey and Pav, through her very powerful story.  Listen to Jael in this amazing Author Talk and Amplify & Inspire episode about her work with literacy, through the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) and through her incredible book, "Gutter Child."  Want to reach out and connect with Jael? Here's how: Website www.jaelrichardson.com Twitter @JaelRichardson Register for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), on from May 1, 2021 - May 15, 2021: https://thefoldcanada.org/ Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast!
36:13
April 29, 2021
EP83: Is Growth Mindset Really Equitable for All?
In Episode 83 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Growth Mindset and whether or not it is equitable practice for everyone in our classrooms spaces. Chey and Pav start the episode by talking about the differences between Growth and Fixed Mindset, where and from whom these theories and pedagogies arose, and then go into their own ideas and examples of learning experiences from their teaching environments. Can we truly expect all of our students from benefitting from this idea of Growth Mindset, and if not, what are we going to do to shift the paradigms in order to enable all of our students from benefitting from the theories presented.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
57:17
April 24, 2021
EP82: Do we need to be Culturally relevant and aware with Financial Literacy?
In Episode 82 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Financial Literacy. It is a topic that has been newly added to the Math Curriculum in Ontario, and many teachers have scrambled on how to teach it, even though many agree that it should be included in the curriculum. What kinds of supports do we need to effectively help students with this topic? How should teachers even go about teaching it when they haven't received any professional development on this topic? Chey and Pav cover a lot of ground with this one!  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
50:38
April 17, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Pamala Agawa
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Pamala Agawa, Vice Principal in the York Region District School Board, and disruptor of Education from Ontario, Canada. They talk to Pam about the importance of learning and knowing language within the Indigenous Community, and how we need to be placing more importance on carrying on the stories told by ancestors, as there is so much to be learned about culture and community through the words spoken by the members of the community. Pam also discusses what it means to be a disruptor in education, and how she came to a position in her career and life to be able to do that, with the support of the other strong women doing the same around her. Pam talks about why it's so imperative for educators to be able to do that, but in a safe and protected way.  Listen to Pam talk about the importance of Language and how we can fully start to bring it to the forefront so that Indigenous students can feel empowered, recognized and successful. Listen to find out more from Pamala in this great Amplify and Inspire talk. Want to reach out and connect with Pamala? Here's how: Twitter @agawap Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast!
35:29
April 15, 2021
EP81: How are we Bringing Reciprocity to our Classrooms?
In Episode 81 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Reciprocity. With all the learning they have done with the podcast, reciprocity has been an area of real growth. Chey and Pav talk about their own understandings of Reciprocity, the learning they have done with respect to the Anti-Racist framework, and how it applies to their classroom and school community settings. They bring lots of thoughts and ideas to the mix, including lots of anecdotes from their own experiences, personal and in school.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
56:29
April 10, 2021
EP80: Are Teachers Burned Out?
In Episode 80 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Burnout - more specifically, the Teacher Burnout they have been experiencing over the past year, but more-so lately, with the Spring Break in Toronto being pushed by one month. They talk about what some of the triggers and symptoms may present as, and also some of the ways our students might be manifesting their burnout as well. Chey and Pav end their discussion with some potential strategies that have worked in some ways for them, and more of the strategies they would like to see put into practice by supporters. As always, Chey and Pav wrap up with a great Swag-Bag of Takeaways!  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
01:01:30
April 3, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Sunil Singh
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Sunil Singh, Mathematician, author, disruptor and self-proclaimed music geek from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They talk to him about his work with Math in education, and how we need to shift the way we see math, and the way that our students engage with math. With a huge focus on storytelling, this conversation discusses many aspects of Sunil’s contributions and work on anti-racist math education, Math freedom, math history and most importantly, acknowledging and honouring the stories of our students. Listen to Sunil talk about Math and how we can fully start to bring it to the forefront so that our students can start to feel empowered and successful. What can we be doing more as educators to break down the barriers that are preventing our students from finding success within mathematics? Listen to find out more from Sunil in this great Amplify and Inspire talk.  Want to reach out and connect with Sunil? Here's how: Website: https://mathigon.org/ Twitter @mathgarden Blog: https://sunilsingh-42118.medium.com/ Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast!
36:38
April 1, 2021
EP79: Learning Skills - Creating Competence? Or Colonial Compliance?
In Episode 79 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the Learning Skills as they pertain to the report card. They discuss how the Learning Skills are more of a means for measuring compliance rather than a way to assess student competence. The conversation takes the Dynamic Duo back to looking closely at why we use the learning skills in the first place, and how implicit bias can play a part in the futures of our students.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
50:01
March 27, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Holly Stuart
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Holly Stuart, Grade 8 IB Science & Design teacher from Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. They talk to her about her experiences within Science and Technology, and also as a teacher of students in the STEM fields. Chey and Pav specifically dive in deep to talk about Girls in STEM, and also women and girls of colour in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Listen to Holly talk about STEM and how we can see more from our students, especially girls, in these areas when they don't always see themselves represented. What can we be doing more of as educators to break down the barriers that are being created for our girls and girls of colour in elementary school?  Want to reach out and connect with Holly? Here's how: Twitter @hollyastuart Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast!
28:45
March 25, 2021
EP78: Covid-19: One Year Later...
In Episode 78 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav go way back to March 13, 2020, when life and education changed on a dime. They reflect on what they've experienced, both good and bad, throughout the past year, with respect to their teaching, their students, and their own learning. This conversation ended with a sincere request to hear more from others about what they have also experienced this past year, including their experiences with connection, professional development, and new exposure to useful or non-useful EdTech in the classroom space.  A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
52:09
March 20, 2021
EP77: What Can We Learn From Imposter Syndrome?
In Episode 77 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav discuss a concept that was new to them on Social Media - Imposter Syndrome. They discuss what the term actually means, address it's medical connotations and then apply their learning of this term to their experiences within the classroom. They also discuss some strategies that can be employed in order to combat when our students experience events of "imposterism." A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
47:31
March 13, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Debbie Donsky
In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Debbie Donsky, Artist and Superintendent in the Toronto District School Board. They talk to her about her Sketchnoting, a particular style of artwork that she has shared on social media. Debbie shares her passion for Sketchnoting as well as the joy and understanding that it brings her, among all the other artistry she engages in.  Listen to Debbie talk about social justice, disruption, and why sketchnoting is something that has truly helped her get in touch with her understanding of texts and the world, and what it can potentially do to help students and teachers as well.  Want to reach out and connect with Debbie?  Here's how:  Website: https://debbiedonsky.com/ Twitter @DebbieDonsky Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know! Reach us at cheyandpav.com, send us an email at info@cheyandpav.com, or connect with us on Twitter @StaffPodcast! 
36:55
March 12, 2021
EP76: Book Madness - Tournament of Reading
In Episode 76 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav dive into a conversation about a March activity they saw online and discuss how they have adapted it for themselves. The activity is a March Madness for books - a reading competition where books are read and voted on to see which is the ultimate winner for the month! Lots of great discussion on how books are chosen, the complementary activities to go along with it, and how to adapt for the different environments we might be teaching in. Also a great opportunity to highlight the idea of teaching being a "gift economy" - teachers sharing their best practices with one another without the expectation of reward.  Tune into this great discussion, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
46:54
March 6, 2021
EP75: The Power of Stories - Crossover Episode featuring Beth Lyons (Part 1)
Episode 75 is the first Crossover Episode that Chey and Pav have participated in! In this fantastic two-part conversation, Chey and Pav talk with Beth Lyons, teacher-librarian and host of the "Read Into This" podcast about the importance of Stories and Storytelling in our lives and in our classroom spaces. The conversation goes in many different directions, starting with the basis of what stories are and into Culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy.  Tune into Part 2 of the conversation at "Read Into This" to hear the latter half of the conversation, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections. Connect with Beth Lyons about all things READING!  Twitter: @MrsLyonsLibrary Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
36:51
February 27, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Noa Daniel
In this Bonus episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey & Pav go deeper into their themes of Amplify & Inspire with an incredible conversation with Noa Daniel, a teacher, consultant, and Chief Building Officer at Building Outside the Blocks. She is also host of a podcast called the Personal Playlist Podcast and live radio broadcaster of OnEdMentors on VoicEd Radio.  In this conversation, Noa discusses a very insightful activity that she does with her students each week - Decoding Photographs - where photographs are analyzed and discussed in some very meaningful ways. A phenomenal way to discuss pertinent social justice topics with our students, at any age level.  Listen to Noa tell her story and give us more information the importance of photographs in our teaching, and the many ways they can help synthesize learning in our classroom spaces!  Here are some ways to get in touch with Noa Daniel:  Website: https://buildingoutsidetheblocks.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/noasbobs
31:03
February 25, 2021
EP74: Are We Truly Disruptors?
In Episode 74 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav dive into a conversation about Disruption, and what it means to be a disruptor within Education. This episode definitely goes in many directions and also touches on some real deep points with respect to what disruption looks like with the Anti-racist framework, with technology, with hierarchy. Lots of themes are touched upon in this rich conversation, including trauma, trust, privilege, and the growth we have experienced with keeping with disruption. Tune into this great discussion, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
01:05:02
February 20, 2021
EP73: Virtual Conferences and Continued Growth
In Episode 73 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their experience with presenting at their first Virtual Conference - MassCUE 2021, an EdTech conference in the US. They discuss the process of preparing for the presentation, from the evolution of their topic from its inception 10 months ago, to what it had become as of their session. They also discuss the evolution of the Conference Space itself, and what it has the potential to become because of all the shifts due to Covid-19.  Tune into this great discussion, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!
40:21
February 13, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Andrea Tessier
In this Bonus episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey & Pav go deeper into their themes of Amplify & Inspire with an incredible conversation with Andrea Tessier, a teacher and wellness coach for educators. She is also the founder of Conscious Classrooms, and has been working to help teachers with burnout. Stemming from her beginnings and experiences with being vastly overworked within the profession, Andrea felt that more needed to be done to support teachers with this very real phenomenon.  Listen to Andrea tell her story and give us more information on how to identify and help with the signs and symptoms of teacher burnout! Here are some very helpful resources provided by Andrea to get started with dealing with Teacher Burnout!  15 Minute Meditation https://www.andreatessier.com/stress-relief-meditation Holistic Help for Burnt Out Teachers Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/consciouseducators 45 min Burnout Prevention Clarity Call https://consciousclassrooms.as.me/claritycall Reach Andrea Tessier, M.Ed here: https://www.andreatessier.com/ Find Andrea on LinkedIn Follow Andrea on Facebook and Instagram for regular posts about how to transform burnout into wellbeing!
30:04
February 11, 2021
EP72: Access is NOT Equity when it comes to Family Engagement
In Episode 72 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about barriers to Family Engagement in schools. Infusing a few personal anecdotes and research on the topic, the duo deep dives into the conversation about what prevents families in our communities from not only participating, but engaging with the school community.  They move from talking about parent Involvement to full-fledged family Engagement and discuss the benefits of this to the development of the "Whole Child"  Tune into this great discussion, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast! Tell us what you think, and give us your feedback and reflections.  Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav's radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com! 
47:46
February 6, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Dr. Ruth Beatty & Colinda Clyne
In this Bonus episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey & Pav go deeper into their themes of Amplify & Inspire with an incredible conversation with Dr. Ruth Beatty, Associate Professor at Lakehead University, and Colinda Clyne, Curriculum lead and host of the "Anti-Racist Educator Reads" broadcast on VoicEd Radio.  Chey and Pav have a great discussion with Ruth and Colinda about the inspirational work they are doing around Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy especially around the areas of Math.  This deep and rich conversation is certainly not one to be missed!  Connect further with Ruth and Colinda:  Dr. Ruth Beatty: Twitter: @ruthbeatty11 Colinda Clyne Twitter: @clclyne AntiRacist Educator Reads Broadcast and Podcast Facebook group page for the Next Anti Racist Educator Reads Book Club
28:30
February 3, 2021
EP71: How Easy is it to Form a Good Team?
In Episode 71 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about what makes a good team. Using an article they read about the research Google has been doing to establish great teams within their organization. They took the recommended points from the article and applied those same strategies to our schools and classrooms.  The conversation is rich! Join us, in The Staffroom. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @MrccheneyEP71: How Easy is it to Form a Good Team?
51:20
January 30, 2021
BONUS: Amplify & Inspire with Zara and Rayan Rahman - Rexdale Giveback
In this inaugural episode from the AMPLIFY series of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to two former students, siblings Zara and Rayan Rahman, as they discuss their non-profit initiative to provide essential PPE to front line and highly vulnerable individuals in their immediate community.  Highlighting activism and entrepreneurship, these two bright stars deserve to have their actions and their voices AMPLIFIED.  Here's more about them:  Rayan Rahman is a leader passionate about educating youth about mental wellness. He is a student at the University of Toronto studying Health & Disease and physiology. Rayan is involved with organizations that align with his passions like Kids Help Phone and is a co-founder of Rexdale Giveback. Zara Rahman is an award-winning spoken word artist, international nonprofit organization founder and activist. As a current grade 11 student, Zara is passionate about human rights, and youth empowerment. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in law and politics. Keep in contact with Rexdale Giveback through their Instagram page, @rexdalegiveback for more information about the group, and their initiatives.
17:15
January 28, 2021
EP70: Do We Need to Address Current Events?
In Episode 70 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about whether or not it's important to bring current events into their classrooms, and if so, how they are enabling that conversation within their spaces. They discuss the many reasons they feel it's important to bring events into the classroom, whether positive or negative, and discuss some of the fears that teachers may have in doing so, as well as some strategies to combat those fears. They discuss the importance of civic engagement within the classroom space, and the idea it is indeed possible for rich learning to come out of the conversations that happen with regards to these world events.  The conversation is rich! Join us, in The Staffroom. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
43:27
January 23, 2021
EP69: Screens On or Screens off?
In Episode 69 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their experiences with virtual teaching - especially the issue of cameras being on for students. With their new "twirl" back to teaching students remotely, they, as middle school teachers, have had similar experiences with their students not wanting to turn on their cameras on for the class. The conversation, however, centres around whether or not that's a similar experience for other teachers, and perhaps the reasons behind it, and also whether or not this is ideal for students. They also discuss what different districts are enforcing and mandating with their teachers in terms of virtual teaching.  The conversation is rich this week! Join us, in The Staffroom.  ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
49:04
January 16, 2021
EP68: The New Virtual
In Episode 68 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav revisit their experience with Virtual teaching, as they have recently twirled back to learning this way from Face-to-face teaching, which they have been engaged in for the past 4 months.  They cover all the improvements they have seen with the teaching they are doing, and the supports that are out there for teachers. They also discuss the students perspective, and the increased understanding of what they are able to do, in terms of production of content and creativity.  The 3 Enlightened Minutes guest is Brad Hughes, Elementary Principal from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - and he discusses Self-care for educators, and how to balance all that they have on their plates.  See what Brad is up to here:  Twitter: @brad_hughes Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6wACUZ1BlOeOBy4A31UJKg?si=9wSWmg5AStmBlYPIUIaY-A
50:10
January 9, 2021
EP67: #OneWord2021: AMPLIFY!
In Episode 67 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their #OneWord fo 2021: AMPLIFY! They start the episode by reflecting on their One Word for 2020, which was "US," and then dive into the importance of the word Amplify. What it means for them as a team, what it means for them as individuals. They talk about how Amplification can manifest within their buildings with the teachers they work with and the students they teach. They also discuss the different ways that people can Amplify their message - first, beginning with the message itself.  A great episode filled with lots of reflection, hope and dreams for the future!  ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
45:02
January 1, 2021
BONUS: Author Talks with Dr. Brad Johnson
For our 9th Bonus Episode, we feature author Dr. Brad Johnson, and his book “Dear Teacher: 100 Days of Inspirational Quotes and Anecdotes." In this great talk, we talk to Brad about the inspirations behind this book, and also the rest of the work he does to support teachers and promote servitude in leadership. As a cornerstone for Chey and Pav since they arrived on Twitter, Brad has always provided them with incredible insight and expressed amazing support to all educators along the way. So many wonderful takeaways in this awesome conversation!  Twitter: @DrBradJohnson Website: https://classroomreform.com/ To purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0367622211/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i7
24:45
December 23, 2020
EP66: Why is it Important to De-center Christmas in our Classrooms?
In Episode 66 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their experiences with celebrating holidays - Christmas, in particular - in their classrooms in recent years. The diverse cultures in their classrooms has forced them to be much more mindful of whose culture and traditions are being pushed in our classrooms. They discuss Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy, Equity and the discussion of how they have had these conversations with their students and how they will be more intentional going forward in the new year.  Chey and Pav talk to Jennifer Quattrucci, Educator and Author from Providence, Rhode Island, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. How to get in touch with Jennifer: Twitter: @jenquattrucci Web: https://www.mommyteacherfashionista.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
54:59
December 19, 2020
EP65: Using the Curriculum Document as a Tool for Inquiry and Agency
In Episode 65 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their experience with bringing the Curriculum documents, or standards, into our classroom spaces. We often utilize the curriculum documents to plan our learning as teachers, but rarely ever include them as a part of the teaching and activities to help students learn. Chey and Pav talk about ways that they have employed the documents in their classes, or how they plan to in the future. A great conversation, and a fantastic opportunity to jump off with new ideas to try in the classroom!  Chey and Pav talk to Elijah Carbajal, Grade 4 teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment.  How to get in touch with Elijah: Twitter: @carbaeli Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/5WlbhIb8WZy8eU5ZyZzeUf?si=6E1xsXKKQv-fBeSD9i_UAQ Blog: medium.com/@carbaeli12 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
40:48
December 12, 2020
BONUS: Author Talks with Thomas C. Murray
For our 8th Bonus Episode, we feature author Thomas C. Murray, and his book “Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime." In this great talk, we discuss the many ways that the relationships that we build with our students can impact their experiences with school. Tom talks about some of the great anecdotes in his book that lead to discussion on Culture building as teachers and administrators. Don't miss this one, it will impact your career as an educator.  Twitter: @thomascmurray Website: https://www.thomascmurray.com/ To purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1948334194/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1948334194&linkCode=as2&tag=thomac.murral-20&linkId=b9b6ec7ba7b526e62984fde56d09ad2f
30:10
December 10, 2020
EP64: How to Get Creative in Your Learning Space Set Up
In Episode 64 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their Learning Spaces during Face-to-face teaching. Both of them experienced lots of change with their classroom, so going back to reflect on the process was very beneficial. They discussed how they have transformed their unconventional spaces to be thriving and opportune for creativity for both of their classrooms. With lots of potential for further growth, they talk honestly about SPACE! ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney 
37:30
December 5, 2020
BONUS: Author Talks with Matt Rhoads
For our 7th Bonus Episode, we feature author Matt Rhoads, and his book “Navigating the Toggled Term: Preparing Secondary Educators for Navigating Fall 2020 and Beyond" In this great talk, we discuss the many new realities that come with learning during the pandemic. We talk about not just surviving, but also thriving with Blended Learning, Hybrid learning and solely virtual. There are so many things to consider, and Matt helps us navigate through them all.   Twitter: @MattRhoads1990 Website: http://matthewrhoads.com To purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CP93DGX
20:54
December 3, 2020
EP63: Toxic Positivity - Is it a Thing?
In Episode 63 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Toxic Positivity. This is a topic that has been brewing with the duo since they began their time on Twitter. The concept has lingered and evolved many times leading up to this conversation, and Chey and Pav debated over the ideas for quite some time before recording. They begin a conversation about the acceptance of the existence of Toxic Positivity, but then also broaden the scope to include other forms of Toxicity that might exist in the social media sphere. Toxic Productivity is one such extension, and the duo discusses this idea at length in the ways that they have encountered it within Education. The conversation is certainly rich, and extends even further past this hour, but it's a great place to start the talk.  Chey and Pav welcome Arik Andersen, EL and Science teacher, from Austin Minnesota for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Arik in all the following spaces: Twitter: @arikandersen08 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
51:36
November 28, 2020
BONUS: Author Talks with Dr. Frank Rudnesky
For our 6th Bonus Episode, we feature author Dr. Frank Rudnesky, and his book “Fired Up Leadership." In this great talk, we discuss all the reasons why Frank's passions have led him to be the amazing leader that he is today. He takes us through his journey into leadership and how we can all be a part of our own journey's into leadership as well.  Twitter: @DrFrankRud Website: https://inspire-leadership.com/ Podcast: https://inspire-leadership.com/the-legacy-lounge-pod-and-video-casts To purchase "Fired Up Leadership": https://www.amazon.ca/Fired-Leadership-Dr-Frank-Rudnesky/dp/1777225558
26:33
November 26, 2020
EP62: Do Students Need to Meditate?
In Episode 62 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the importance of Meditation in the classroom space, and also how they have used it in their spaces this year. They reflect on some of the reasons they have needed to embed some more mindfulness in their classes, especially this year, as it has been rather challenging. Pav discusses how the activity came to fruiting in her space, and the work that Chey has done to explore the topic of meditation. There are lots of great nuggets in this episode, as Chey and Pav truly explore a topic that might be new to a lot of educators!  Learn all about Meditation in the Classroom in this amazing episode! Chey and Pav welcome Daphne McMenemy, Primary Teacher and Managing Director of Codebreaker, Inc from Oakville, Ontario, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Daphne in all the following spaces: Twitter: @McMenemyTweets Web: http://daphnemcmenemy.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
59:50
November 21, 2020
EP61: Can We Elevate our Integrated Arts with Limited Tech?
In Episode 61 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about how we can elevate our integrated arts program with limited access to technology. Using a great activity to highlight the impacts of war on all the students of their classes, Chey and Pav delve deeper about how they used a simple idea like producing double exposure pictures to really create some amazing graphic design and digital photography editing in their classrooms. Encompassing the ideas of Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy, including Social Emotional Learning, applying the ideas of being Creators in our spaces and utilizing free and accessible apps such as Snapseed,  Over and Adobe Spark really helped to establish this unique and highly engaging learning experience.  Learn all about it in this amazing episode!  Chey and Pav welcome Bryon Carpenter, Teacher from Abbotsford, British Columbia, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Bryon in all the following spaces: Twitter: @BryonCar Web: https://bryoncarpenter.com ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
45:27
November 14, 2020
BONUS: Author Talks with Coach Adam Kotowski
For our 5th Bonus Episode, we are feature author Adam Kotwoski, more affectionately known as Coach Adam, and his books “You Are Extraordinary” and "My Extraordinary ADHD." In this great talk, we talk to Adam about learning how to help our students or athletes maximize their unique ways of learning in order accomplish their greatest goals.  Twitter: @coachadam34 Website: https://coachadam34.com/ Podcasts: The Extraordinary Me Program Podcast: https://anchor.fm/coach-adam The Extraordinary Me Mentoring Program Podcast: https://anchor.fm/coachadam34programpodcast To purchase "You Are Extraordinary": https://www.amazon.com/You-are-Extraordinary-Coach-Adam/dp/1688622098/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=you+are+extraordinary&qid=1605146827&sr=8-2 To purchase "My Extraordinary ADHD": https://www.amazon.com/My-Extraordinary-ADHD-Coach-Adam/dp/B08M2G2253/ref=sr_1_1?crid=12XR4WTHGY9GN&dchild=1&keywords=my+extraordinary+adhd&qid=1605146878&sprefix=my+extraordinary+%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1
26:55
November 12, 2020
EP60: Why Should We Include Math Talks in our Programming?
In Episode 60 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about how they have been using Math Talks in their programming, and how they have achieved some greater successes with their students within a subject area that normally causes their students lots of anxiety.  Chey and Pav welcome Traci Browder, Educator, Author and Podcaster from Mansfield, Texas for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Traci in all the following spaces: Twitter: @TraciBrowder Web: https://tracibrowder.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/traci.browder Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracibrowder/ ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
55:06
November 7, 2020
EP59: Do Comic Books Count as Reading?
In Episode 59, Chey and Pav talk about Comic books - and how important they can potentially be in our reading programs!  Chey and Pav welcome Dr. Frank Rudnesky, Educator and Disruptor from Southern New Jersey for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Frank in all the following spaces: Twitter: @DrFrankRud Web: https://inspire-leadership.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrFrankRud Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drfrankrud/?hl=en ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
39:43
October 31, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #4: Author Talks with Gary and Greg Goelz
For our 4th Bonus Episode, we are featuring authors Gary and Greg Goelz and their book “What’s in your Core?: An Educator’s Guide to Plugging into Purpose and Perspective.” In this great talk, we talk to Gary and Greg about the core principles that help educators get back to their core with teaching.  Twitter: @GoelzBrothers To purchase "What's in your Core": https://www.amazon.ca/Whats-Your-CORE-Educators-Perspective/dp/1475856873 USA: https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Gary-Goelz/dp/1475856873
30:36
October 29, 2020
EP58: Why is Questioning So Important?
In Episode 58 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the importance of creating a questioning culture in our learning spaces.  Chey and Pav welcome Lindsay Titus, Behaviour Specialist from Rochester, NY for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment.   Check out Lindsay in all the following space:  Twitter: @ltitus828 Web: https://www.defineyouniversity.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.titus828 Instagram: https://instagram.com/lindsay.titus828?igshid=4zbf3a1tmp7g ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
52:27
October 24, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #3: Author Talks with Craig Randall "Trust Based Observations"
For our 3rd Bonus Episode, we are featuring author Craig Randall and his book "Trust Based Observations: Maximizing Teaching and Learning Growth." In this awesome conversation, we talk to Craig about his experiences with teacher observations. We have a fantastic discussion with Craig about the importance of building trust with teachers prior to effective evaluations. Twitter: @TrustbasedCraig Website: trustbased.com To purchase "Trust Based Observations": https://www.amazon.ca/Trust-Based-Observations-Maximizing-Teaching-Learning/dp/1475853564/ref=sr_1_1?crid=CBYHB81XAB7Z&dchild=1&keywords=trust+based+observations&qid=1603332339&sprefix=trust+based+%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1 USA: https://www.amazon.com/Trust-Based-Observations-Maximizing-Teaching-Learning/dp/1475853564/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=trust+based+observations&qid=1603332461&sr=8-1
20:56
October 22, 2020
EP57: Why do we want to Create with Technology?
In Episode 57 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Creating with Technology. They discuss the many ways that students can go from being consumers of information, to those that interact with content, to those that create content. They make lots of connections to other parts of their lives that seem to have a similar path - such as the SAMR model.  For their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav welcome Rabia Khokhar, ESL teacher in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rabia talks about culturally responsive teaching, especially in respect to English Language Learners in our classrooms.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment with Rabia, Chey and Pav provide lots of great anecdotes and ideas on how they have used creating with technology in their classrooms. Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. Rabia Khokhar, teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  Website: https://www.rabiakhokhar.com/ Twitter: @Rabia_Khokhar1 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
56:56
October 17, 2020
EP56: "Why Should I Start with Inquiry?"
In Episode 56 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Inquiry based learning - more specifically, how we can start our units and learning experiences with inquiry exercises.  Chey and Pav provide lots of great anecdotes and ideas on how they have used inquiry based learning in their classrooms. After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment with Pirate Teacher, Chey and Pav wrap up the episode with some examples and takeaways!  Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
46:49
October 10, 2020
EP55: Can We Learn to Code without Computers?
In Episode 55 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about coding, as it is now included in the new Ontario math Curriculum. Coding is something that not many teachers have had the opportunity to be able to teach their students, especially in the younger years. Chey and Pav thought about the ways in which they are able to start teaching students about coding and programming, when they likely have had no exposure to it.  Chey and Pav tried a few coding activities this past week that don't require the use of technology, and they found that the range of knowledge with the students was quite vast. They concluded that all students should really be starting their journey into coding without the use of a computer or tablet to start - in that they need to understand the WHY behind the coding to begin. And also, from an equity standpoint, there's so much disparity between students and their abilities due to the access that students would have to tech.  Chey and Pav introduce Yaritza Villalba, High School Social Studies teacher from Brooklyn, New York, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Yaritza talks about the importance of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with her students, who are, "Overaged and under credited." Working with older students, Yaritza recognizes the importance of being culturally relevant with teaching.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by giving a few examples of the coding work they have done with their students, with and without technology, and some of the learning that has arisen from these experiences.  https://www.extendednotes.com/after-school-activities/5-hands-on-activities-that-teach-coding-without-a-computer Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Yaritza Villalba at: Twitter: @inc_yv Website: yveducationalresources.com ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
42:30
October 3, 2020
EP54: Do We Need to be Prepared for the Stigmas of Covid-19
In Episode 54 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the stigma of having Covid-19. As a response to an incident that hit close to home, Chey and Pav discovered that there are some unintended consequences to teaching face-to-face during the Coronavirus Pandemic. One of these situations surrounds the scenario of stigmas that get associated with students that might have had Covid-19.  Chey and Pav read some really great articles that talk about the mental health issues surrounding being diagnosed with Covid-19, and how to deal with people that might feel alienated and ostracised by their peers because of this. In our case, we apply these strategies and ideas with our students. Chey and Pav discuss being careful and intentional with language with students. Words certainly matter. They discuss the need for us as teachers to be informed with the virus and ensure that students are aware of how it is spread.  Chey and Pav introduce Beth Lyons, Teacher-Librarian in the Greater Toronto Area, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Beth talks about the importance of connecting with staff and students as a Teacher-Librarian, and the role of support staff in the school during such a difficult time in face-to-face teaching, especially when so many districts do not have the privilege of having access to their Libraries. After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by providing a few more strategies on how to help their students be more tolerant, accepting and knowledgeable with Covid-19 and how they treat their peers in the case of an infected student. There are many opportunities to address the trauma and mental health issues that might surround the stigmas of having Covid, or being exposed as well.  Article: https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19/stigma-and-prejudice Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Beth Lyons at: Twitter: @MrsLyonsLibrary ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
52:19
September 26, 2020
EP53:How can we embed SEL into our Math programming?
In Episode 53 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Math and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). The new Ontario Mathematics Curriculum includes SEL as one of the 6 major strands, and therefore there needs to be more of a conversation about what that could look like when embedded in math programming.  Chey and Pav talked about a few different resources they used to direct their conversation. They have both received lots of training at school with respect to the new curriculum, and a major piece of their professional development over the past few weeks was centered around SEL. Chey and Pav also were lucky to be able to catch the OnEd Mentors Podcast with Noa Daniel. This past week, the live broadcast was focused on the new math curriculum, featuring a few amazing guests, who are all well-versed with mathematical pedagogy. Noa referenced a TedTalk focused around math, called "5 Ways to Share Math with Kids" by Dan Finkel.  In this Ted Talk, Dan discusses 5 principles geared towards sharing math with students. There are important points that Chey and Pav discussed, including - Students need time to struggle, in order to deepen curiosity and the ability to take a risk, and Saying YES to students ideas. The ideas presented were very helpful in establishing a great relationship with students and also helping them along the social emotional pathway with respect to math.  Chey and Pav introduce Santiago Meza, principal from Rosamond, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Santiago talks about his experiences growing up, and the lessons he learned from his family. He also speaks about his initiative, #RootedInStrengthCA.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up with some further exploration of what teaching math with embedded SEL might look like. They give lots of great examples of their own experiences as well.  OnEd Mentors Podcast with Noa Daniel: https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/responding-to-the-new-ontario-math-curriculum/ TedTalk with Dan Finkel: https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_finkel_5_ways_to_share_math_with_kids?language=en Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Santiago Meza at: Twitter: @santiagoAM115 ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
49:40
September 19, 2020
EP52: How Can We Incorporate Land Based Learning in Our Day?
In Episode 52 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk an article that they read on Flipboard called, "New Study SHows Children Learn Better While Studying Outside," by Matluba Khan. The article discusses the importance of students spending more time outdoors while engaging in their learning, whether it's face to face or online.  Chey and Pav talked about how they have, in the past, taken advantage of the school's outdoor space, and also how they hope to be able to do so when they are back with their students in a few days. Pav talks about what she learned from having Kindergarten and Primary students a few years ago, and how much they learn while outside. Chey discusses the many ways he takes advantage of the outdoors for his physical education program, and how he is looking forward to being able to do this more when school starts, and in other subject areas.  The two discuss the idea of Land Based Learning, which is an environmental approach to learning that recognizes the relationship of Indigenous peoples to the land. They talk about the importance of recognizing that many cultures around the world do not have the traditional and colonial way of learning that we have in our schooling, and therefore, many students inherently don't do well in our system because of this unnatural way of learning.  Chey and Pav introduce Tara Desiderio, elementary principal from Wescosville ELementary School in the East Penn School District in Pennsylvania, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Tara talks about the importance of connecting with people and listening to what your team needs.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by a few examples of ways they have incorporated learning in the outdoors, and some of the tools and items that would help them maximize their time outdoors with their students.  Article: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/new-study-shows-children-learn-better-while-studying-outside-162725 Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Tara Desiderio at: Twitter: @Tara_Desiderio ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
55:28
September 12, 2020
EP51: What is the Value of Summer PD?
In Episode 51 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the value of professional development that many teachers go through during their summer months. They talk about the shift they experienced from their summers in the past to this particular one that just came to an end. Their summer was so filled with valuable professional development, which has already helped them with the return to school.  Chey and Pav talked about the benefits of participating in Twitter edchats, presenting and attending various webinars, reading and listening to lots of informative books, as well as being a part of book clubs, doing weekly zoom check-ins with many educators from around the world, reading lots of articles and blogs, listening to several incredible podcasts and live educational radio shows, and of course, engaging in rich, meaningful dialogue about so many amazing topics.  Chey and Pav introduced Brandon Beck, Ed.D., educator from Tarrytown, New York for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Brandon talks about the value of getting to know his professional learning network on Twitter, and the growth that has come from his work on his book, "Unlocking Unlimited Potential," which will be released this fall.  After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by outlining specifically which PD they engaged in over the summer. Here are some links and information about some of the incredible resources:  Books: Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle Breath by James Nestor School Rubric Webinar Series: Website - schoolrubric.com Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/SchoolRubric/videos Podcasts and Radio Programs: https://voiced.ca/ Blinkist: https://www.blinkist.com/ Remember to Inspire, Don't Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies. You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Brandon Beck, Ed.D. at: Twitter: @BrandonBeckEDU ----------------------------------------------------------- The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/ Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney
56:49
September 5, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #2: Author Talks with Hal Roberts "Make Waves!"
For our 2nd Bonus Episode, we are featuring Author Hal Roberts and his book "Make Waves! Be a Relentless, Radical, and Ridiculous Leader of Significance" In this awesome conversation, we speak with Hal about his experiences that led him to write this book, as well as become an amazing leader in the educational setting. He gives us lots of tips and ideas on how to achieve these great leadership goals, from "Leading to Serve" to being "Kindlers of Hope."  Hal talks about his time in the NFL and how it helped him become the leader he went on to be.  If you'd like to contact Hal, or pick up a copy of his book, here are the details!  Twitter: @HalLRoberts Web: https://www.edumatchpublishing.com/makewaves To purchase "Make Waves!": https://www.amazon.com/Make-Waves-Relentless-Ridiculous-Significance/dp/1970133333 https://www.amazon.ca/Make-Waves-Relentless-Ridiculous-Significance-ebook/dp/B07XWF89CQ
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September 2, 2020
EP50: A Tribute to Sir Ken Robinson
In Episode 50 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Sir Ken Robinson. Sir Ken passed away earlier in the week, and his passing left Chey and Pav very reflective with his teaching philosophies and ideas towards education. He was a British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts. Most educators would know him from his inspiring Ted Talk entitled, "Do Schools Kill Creativity."  Chey and Pav both provide lots of anecdotal stories and commentary with respect to their experiences with Sir Ken, and the extent to which their teaching philosophies have been based upon their learning from Sir Ken Robinson. Chey talks about how the educational philosophies have been cornerstone to