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The Make Learning Magical Podcast

The Make Learning Magical Podcast

By Tisha Richmond
On this show, Tisha Richmond, chats with educators and thought leaders from around the world to hear stories of how they are transforming teaching and creating unforgettable learning experiences.
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All things Edtech with Jeff Bradbury!
In this episode I chat with Jeff Bradbury. Jeff is a globally-recognized educator, educational broadcaster, public speaker, and entrepreneur whose powerful message has inspired thousands of educators through the TeacherCast Educational Network. I loved our discussion about everything from digital learning, being a tech coach, horizontal learning, resources for blog writing, podcasting, web design, building your EDUbrand and more!  Connect with Jeff: Twitter:  @askthetechcoach @podcastingtoday @jeffbradbury Website:
January 17, 2021
Navigating the Leadership Learning Curve with Dr. Rachael George
In this episode I chat with an incredible DBC, Inc sister and fellow Oregonian, Dr. Rachael George. Rachael is a member of the ASCD Emerging Leaders Class of 2015 and currently serves as the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District. Over the past seven years, Sandy Grade School has moved from being one of the lowest-ranked elementary schools in the state of Oregon to performing in the top 20% of elementary schools. Sandy Grade School has been recognized by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) as a Model School for closing the achievement gap. Prior to serving as an elementary principal, she was a middle school principal of an “outstanding” and two-time “Level 5: Model School” as recognized by the State of Oregon. Shel specializes in curriculum development, instructional improvement as well as working with at-risk students and closing the achievement gap. And, she’s a co-author of the DBC, Inc book: Principled: Navigating the Leadership Learning Curve. We chat about her journey from fire fighting to education, being your authentic self, the power of being a connected educator, navigating rapid change, self-care, and more! Connect with Rachael: Twitter: @DrRachaelGeorge Instagram: DrRachaelGeorge Website: The Comfy shared in the episode
January 9, 2021
"If you Can Dream it, You Can Do it" with guest Scott Nunes
In this episode I chat with educator, tech coach, blogger, and podcaster extraordinaire, Scott Nunes! We discuss everything from turning challenges into opportunities, tips and strategies for making the most of your time, ideation, sandcastles, and bringing games into learning! Listen and be filled with hope and inspiration for the year ahead! Connect with Scott: Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube: @MrNunesTeach
January 3, 2021
Unlocking Unlimited Potential with Dr. Brandon Beck
In this episode I chat with Dr. Brandon Beck about his incredible educational experience teaching in a dual-language program, connecting to your why, goal setting, how he has adapted to teaching in a pandemic, and his new book: Unlocking Unlimited Potential. You will be so inspired by all that Brandon has to share! Bio:  Brandon is a National Board Certified teacher, speaker, consultant, professor, and the author of the soon to be released book Unlocking Unlimited Potential: Understanding the Infinite Power Within to Guide Any Student Toward Success. Connect with Brandon: Website: Twitter: @BrandonBeckEDU Instagram: @BrandonBeckEDU
December 20, 2020
Edcamps, Sketchnoting, and Gamified Learning with Monica Spillman
In this episode I chat with an incredible educator and friend, Monica Spillman. Monica is a teacher and edtech enthusiast with experience teaching pre-k and middle and high school special education in Georgia and Tennessee. She is also a Google certified trainer and an incredible sketchnoter and co-creator of the annual Pass the Sketchnote global sketchnoting collaboration. Loved our conversation about edcamps, sketchnoting, and gamified learning. Connect with Monica: Twitter: @mospillman Teach Like a Pirate Sketchnotes by Monica Spillman Sketchnoting on or off Screen with Monica Spillman, Carrie Baughcum, and Tanny McGregor The Pencil Made Me Do It by Carrie Baughcum Ink & Ideas: Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking by Tanny McGregor How to Sketchnote: A Step-by-Step Manual for Teachers and Students by Sylvia Duckworth Sketchnote books by Mike Rhode
December 12, 2020
“Start Up” your innovative ideas with Darcy Bakkegard
In this episode I chat with Darcy Baakegard, an innovative professional development & tech integration coach with a fascinating background teaching theater, dance, and English internationally. She is also a soon to be published co-author of, The Startup Teacher Playbook. I loved our conversation about interactive teaching strategies, this time of rapid change, and professional development strategies and tools that educators can use to think like start-up entrepreneurs and make innovation a reality. She is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration and you will love hearing what she has to say! Bio: Darcy is the Teacher Ambassador for Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo, ND where she leads professional development workshops, webinars, and 1:1 training for teachers across the state. With 10 years of experience teaching English and Theatre in public and private, rural and suburban, and international schools, she has taught every type of learner. Building from a BA in Theatre and years in educational theatre, Darcy specializes in interactive strategies for the classroom, meaningful technology integration, and how to build meaningful relationships with students. Along with a Master’s Degree in Secondary English Education, Darcy is a Level 1 Certified Google Educator and EdPuzzle Certified Teacher. She has presented workshops at the National Council of Teacher of English National Convention, the International School Conference of Turkey, and the Fargo-Moorhead Metro Area Tech Camp. Connect with Darcy: Website: Twitter: @dbakkegard The Startup Teacher Playbook
December 8, 2020
Featured Guest: Rachelle Dene Poth
In this episode, I chat with Rachelle Dene Poth about productivity hacks, her journey into education, strategies for effective remote and hybrid learning, and more! Rachelle Dene-Poth is a Spanish and STEM teacher at a Junior/Senior high school in Oakmont, PA. She is also an attorney, instructional technology expert, international speaker, ISTE certified educator, blog writer, podcaster, and author of 4 incredible books! She has earned multiple awards and is an active collaborator and expert with a number of communities including Buncee, Edmodo, Nearpod, PioNear, Microsoft, and Google. Honestly, I could go on and on about all of her experience, expertise, and awesomeness. I have nicknamed her Wonder Woman because I truly wonder how in the world she does all that she does and she is just a wonderful human. Connect with Rachelle: Twitter: @rdene915 Instagram: @rdene915 Website: Find her books HERE!
November 29, 2020
Featured Guest: Ryan Read
In this episode I chat with educator, Ryan Read. Ryan is an incredible business & tech teacher, podcaster, and innovator from Illinois who is always pushing the boundaries of what is possible to create magical learning experiences for students. I loved our convo about podcasting, gamification, Perler bead creations, and more! Connect with Ryan: The Pixel Classroom Podcast Dice UP the Classroom Blog Twitter: @Ryan7Read Instagram: @herc78
November 24, 2020
The Joy of Gamified Learning with Michael Matera
In this episode, I chat with Michael Matera. Michael is an extraordinary teacher, gamification guru, author of the book, Explore Like a Pirate, podcaster, game designer, and one of the most innovative educators I know. You will love this episode where we talk about joyful learning through gamification. You will come away inspired and full of ideas to try in your own EDUsetting! Connect with Michael: Twitter: @mrmatera Instagram: @mrmateraedu Website: Youtube: @mrmatera
November 15, 2020
The Science of Gratitude with Mandy Froehlich
In this episode I chat about the science of gratitude with Mandy Froehlich. Mandy is the author of The Fire Within,  Divergent EDU, Reignite the Flames & most recently, The Educator’s Matchbook. She has vast experience as an elementary teacher, a tech integrator, a district administrator, and is currently an Educational Consultant sharing her expertise in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, mental health support for educators, and how to create organizational change. You will come away with a deeper understanding of the importance of practicing gratitude as well as strategies to put into action in your own life and your classroom practice.  Connect with Mandy: Twitter: @froehlichmandy Website: Mindfulness Course: Learn more about Gratitudesnaps
November 8, 2020
Launching Gratitudesnaps 2020 with Tara Martin
In this episode, Tara Martin and I launch Gratitudesnaps 2020! Tara shares the story of how the #Gratitudesnaps movement got started, the science behind gratitude, how to join in this year's Gratitudesnaps challenge, and how to create your own Gratitudesnaps challenge in your school or classroom.  Tara Martin is an enthusiastic educator, administrator, author, international speaker, author of Be Real and Cannonball In, and host of The Real Journey Show.  Connect with Tara:  Twitter: @tarammartin  Instagram: @tarammartin.real  Learn more about Tara at  Learn how to create snaps for learning Tara's Gratitudesnaps 2020 Blog post Tisha's Gratitudesnaps 2020 Blog post Unlock the Magic of this episode and receive some Magical Mail! Click HERE to join in the fun! 
October 28, 2020
Featured Guest: Dr. Will Deyamport
As seen on, Schoology Exchange, District Administration, EdSurge, iNACOL, and TechEdge magazine, Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. is an entrepreneurial educator who specializes in assisting educators in going digital. Dr. Will, as he is better known as, is a podcaster, writer, documentary filmmaker, and District Instructional Technologist for Hattiesburg Public School District. Dr. Will is the creator and host of The Dr. Will Show where he interviews educators and entrepreneurs on leveling up.  In March of 2019, EduMatch Publishing released Dr. Will’s first documentary, The Edupreneur. The video explores the lives and careers of eight educators who have become educational consultants. You can find the documentary on Vimeo OnDemand as well as Amazon Prime. In this episode, I chat with Dr. Will about how he has pivoted during COVID19 to serve his district as a Tech Instructional Technologist, his documentary: The Edupreneur, podcasting, and the power of being a connected educator. Connect with Dr. Will: Twitter: @iamdrwill Linked In: @iamdrwill Podcast: Dr. Will Show Unlock the Magic Listen and "Unlock the Magic" by breaking into these 3 locks from the episode! Magical mail will be sent your way!📬✨
October 26, 2020
Featured Guest: Dave Burgess
In this episode, Dave Burgess shares: The story of how #TLAP chat came into being Navigating uncharted waters: disruption, courage & the spirit of innovation Overwhelm, stress, and the importance of self-care Powerful parallels between education and an octopus Taste testing books Finding and playing your drum Amplifying others and the spirit of reciprocity What's new on the horizon at DBC Dave Burgess is the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE, co-author of P is for PIRATE, and the president of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. which delivers powerful, inspirational, and innovative books, keynotes, and professional development. Connect with Dave: Blogs: Twitter: @burgessdave Instagram: @dbc_inc
October 19, 2020
Rodney Turner
In this episode I chat with my dear friend, Rodney Turner. I loved our conversation about the significant part he's made in my own education journey, the power of connection, strategies for recharging, the future of education, and more!! You will LOVE what Rodney has to share!! Rodney Turner is a Father |Explorer |Connector |Blogger |Podcaster |Project Manager at #ClassLink. He has worn many hats in his time within education. Technology Integration Specialist, Technology Coach, Boys Basketball coach, and Classroom Teacher for multiple public schools in Arizona. Now living in New Jersey, he has shifted to project management. Rodney is blogging, podcasting, and looking forward to sharing more instructional strategies, tips, and tools through those channels. He has presented at local Arizona conferences like GAFE Summit and MOBILE 2013 as well as national conferences like ISTE and FETC. His current goals are to make a difference in classrooms, districts, and individual lives by promoting his vision for cultivating proper and deep relationships with yourself and with others. Connect with Rodney: Twitter and Voxer @techyturner
May 28, 2020
Teresa Haley
In this episode I chat with amazing elementary teacher, Teresa Haley. Teresa's joy and enthusiasm is infectious! I loved chatting with her about her experience as a contestant on the TV game show "Let's Make a Deal", her Over the TOP teaching philosophy, and how she's navigated teaching during COVID19. This conversation will inspire and fill you with joy!  Connect with Teresa: Twitter: @TeacherOver The clip of Teresa on Let's Make a Deal
May 21, 2020
Sarah Thomas
In this episode I chat with the incredible, Sarah Thomas! Sarah is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Maryland.  She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across common areas of interest. She also founded Edumatch publishing, a fast-growing educational publishing company that has 39 titles in it’s incredible library. She has presented internationally, participated in the Technical Working Group to refresh the 2017 ISTE Standards for Educators, and is a recipient of the 2017 ISTE Making IT Happen award.  She is also an Affiliate Professor at Loyola University in Maryland. Sarah is a co-author of the ISTE Digital equity series, Closing the Gap. I loved our conversation about Sarah's journey into education, her story of starting the Edumatch movement and Edumatch publishing, gamification, her thoughts on education beyond COVID19, and more! Sarah is such an inspiration! You will love what she has to share! Connect with Sarah: Twitter & Instagram: @sarahdateechur
May 14, 2020
Matt Miller
In this episode I chat with the incredible, Matt Miller! Matt is a teacher, blogger, and author of four incredible books: Ditch That Textbook, Ditch That Homework, Don’t Ditch That Tech, and the brand new release, Tech Like a Pirate. We had a wonderful conversation about his new book, navigating remote learning, reimagining learning beyond COVID19, and so much more! You are going to learn so much and be greatly inspired by all that Matt has to share!  Connect with Matt:  Twitter & Instagram: @jmattmiller  Website:  Resources for e-learning Click HERE for these free E-books: 101 Practical ways to Ditch That Textbook  101 Practical Ways to Ditch That Textbook with G-Suite  50 Free Templates For Teachers
May 12, 2020
13. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Snehal Bhakta
In this episode I chat with Snehal Bhakta, an incredible CTE administrator in Clark County, Nevada; the 5th largest district in the United States. I loved our conversation about the importance of connection, providing meaningful experiences for students, equity, coding, STEM, and hope for the future of education! You will be so inspired by Snehal's enthusiasm, perspective, and positive, innovative mindset! Connect with Snehal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Linked In: @snehalstocks
May 12, 2020
12. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Ben Garcia
In this episode I chat with Ben Garcia, an Educational Coordinator for Southern Oregon Public Television and a middle school PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs teacher. I loved hearing his journey into education, how he helping to develop a PBS Newshour/Student Reporting Labs program, his work creating television episodes for our district's Anywhere Learning Plan, and more! So much inspiration in this episode!  Connect with Ben:  Southern Oregon PBS Television episodes  Twitter: @BenPBS_TCP_SO Facebook: SO PBS Education
May 11, 2020
11. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Elissa Widomski
In this episode I chat with an innovative Family and Consumer Science educator from New York. I loved her ideas, perspective, and honesty as she shares the reality of teaching project based learning from home while balancing her role as mom to a 4 year old. You will so appreciate all she has to share.  Connect with Elissa: FACS PLC Website Twitter: @ElissaRose7
May 9, 2020
10. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Scott Raedeke
In this episode I chat with a good friend and incredible CTE Department Lead and STEM teacher, Scott Raedeke. Scott is shares his journey into education, his experience designing a popular board game Cranium, Design Thinking,, Code Academy, Unity, online certifications, education after COVID19, and more! Loved our convo so much! Connect with Scott:  As referenced in the episode: Colorado Department of Education - Career Development Incentive Program Career Development Incentive Program Approved Certifications List (2020-2021)
May 8, 2020
9. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Jesse Holcomb
In this episode I chat with high school Career & Technical educator, Jesse Holcomb, about his incredible manufacturing program, his experience manufacturing parts for Disney, how he's navigating remote learning, and more! He even made me tear up as he shared what he misses most about classroom teaching. You'll love this episode! Connect with Jesse:
May 6, 2020
8. PBL in A Pandemic Series-Barbara Scully
In this episode I chat with innovative Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Barbara Scully about her educational journey and how she's navigating project-based learning in a remote learning environment. Learn how she's using  Flipgrid, Canva, and other digital tools to connect and create meaningful learning for her students. Connect with Barbara: Listen to her new podcast series: Facebook group: ConnectFCSed & FCS Tech Tips Facebook and LinkedIn: Barbara Scully Instagram: @connectFCSed
May 5, 2020
7. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Sheri Smith
In this episode I chat with Sheri Smith, an amazing high school Pathways to Pre-Education teacher from Southern Oregon.  We had a fabulous conversation about the incredible program she designed, how she's empowering her students during our time of remote learning, and the hopeful future of education. You will be so inspired by all she has to share!  Connect with Sheri: Learn about the digital tools mentioned: Mursion Adobe Spark Canva Buck Institute-Free Webinars
May 4, 2020
6. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Chris Peters
In this episode I chat with Family and Consumer Science teacher, Chris Peters. I loved chatting with her about how she is navigating remote learning in her project based classes. I was touched by her honesty, perspective and courage to step out of her comfort zone to connect with her students and provide meaningful, relevant learning from a distance. 
May 3, 2020
5. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Sasha Roble
In this episode, I chat with joyful educator, Sasha Roble. Sasha is incredibly innovative and her enthusiasm is contagious. You will love her ideas for connecting and creating incredible learning experiences for students while teaching remotely. Connect with Sasha: Twitter: @sroble62 Instagram & Facebook: @cdramsfcs
May 1, 2020
4. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Justin Eagar
In this episode I chat with, Justin Eager, an incredible high school construction technology teacher from Southern Oregon. Hear his story of building his CTE program from the ground up and transitioning to teaching from a career in the plumbing industry. You will be so inspired by his perspective on teaching, remote learning, and the ways he is connecting with his students during this pandemic.  Connect with Justin:  Instagram: @justinsplumbingservice  Email:
April 30, 2020
3. PBL in a Pandemic Series-Julie Rice-Johnson
In this episode I chat with innovative educator, Julie Rice, about how she is navigating remote learning in her family and consumer science classes. She shares her favorite ways to connect with her students from a distance, her most magical COVID19 moments and more. You will love hearing Julie's story and you will be definitely come away with ideas to bring into your virtual classroom.  Connect with Julie: Twitter: @facs_khs Instagram: @facs_khs & @mrs.jjohnson
April 29, 2020
2. PBL in a Pandemic Series: Phil Cropper
In this episode I chat with Phil Cropper, an extraordinary career and technical educator, chef, and business owner from Maryland. Phil's passion for teaching is inspiring and he has great ideas for navigating teaching and learning remotely and creating magical learning experiences for students! You will be so inspired by his positive perspective and enthusiasm for teaching. Connect with Phil: Youtube: WTHS Culinary Twitter: @pastrychefphil Facebook: Phillip Cropper
April 28, 2020
1. PBL in a Pandemic Series: Lauren Compton
In this first episode of our special series, PBL in a Pandemic, I chat with Lauren Compton; a fabulous Family and Consumer Science Teacher from Missouri. She shares so many innovative ideas for connecting with students and creating incredible learning experiences remotely. Get ready to be inspired! Connect with Lauren on instagram @facswithdrc
April 27, 2020
Mike Washburn
In this episode I chat with the incredible, Mike Washburn. Mike is the Director of Engagement for Participate and host of the popular education podcast: OnEducation. He is a speaker and engaging professional learning specialist. As a former Computer Science teacher, he created a custom-made curriculum using elements of game design and game-based learning culminating in the Grade Eight Game Design Challenge: a year-long project where students made every aspect of their own video game. Mike is not only an extraordinary educator, he truly is an extraordinary human being. You will be amazed and inspired by all he has to share! Connect with Mike: Twitter & Instagram: @misterwashburn
April 23, 2020
Jon Corippo
In this episode I chat with, Jon Corippo, an incredibly innovative, passionate, and enthusiastic educator who just makes you happy being around him. Hear the story of how #SpringCUE went virtual, the magic of #EDUprotocols & more! Guaranteed you will be inspired!! Jon served a decade teaching at the K-8 grade level, opened a 1-1, PBL, Google-based high school, served in two county offices, both as an Assistant Superintendent and an IT Director. Jon has been recognized as a County Teacher of the Year, a 20 to Watch Educator by the NSBA, and was also a finalist in the EdTech Digest Awards. Jon also holds the Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator badges. Jon currently serves as the Chief Learning Officer at CUE in California. His work with CUE includes creating the CUE Rock Star concept of Professional Development. He has lead the development of the very successful CUE Launch program, and the well received CUE BOLD Symposium. Under Jon’s leadership, CUE professional learning has trained over 30,000 educators in only two years. He also has co-authored two incredible DBC, Inc books, Eduprotocols Field Guide 1 and 2 with Marlena Hebern.  Connect with Jon: Twitter: @jcorippo  Website: Find Eduprotocols on Amazon & Barnes & Noble
April 17, 2020
John Meehan
In this episode, I chat with John Meehan. John is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. John is a national presenter and author of the book EDrenaline Rush. He is also a lover of games and adventure like me! You're going to love listening to John's story! Connect with John: Twitter: @meehanedu Website:
April 10, 2020
Russ Richmond
In this episode, I interview an incredible high school ceramics teacher who also happens to be my amazing hubby! Listen as we chat about COVID19, how to create virtual learning experiences in project-based classes, self care and more! Connect with Russ on Twitter @richmondruss and on Instagram @richmond_ceramics!
April 4, 2020
Jennifer Mckenzie
In this episode I chat with Jennifer Mckenzie. Jen is an extraordinary high school Teacher Librarian in Medford, Oregon. In fact she is so extraordinary that she was awarded Oregon state Secondary Teacher Librarian of the year by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. She was selected for being "a creative, artistic, tech savvy, promoter of innovation, compassionate and student-centered, a true book lover, and an enthusiastic advocate for librarians and libraries." During her 17 years in education, Jen has taught at the middle, high school, and college level but has most recently found her passion in the South Medford High School library. Jen has been at South for 10 years and held positions as an ELA teacher, Freshman Academy Lead teacher, and head of the English department. I have had the incredible honor to work in the same district as Jen, so I am able to see firsthand the amazing, immersive, and inclusive learning environment she creates for staff and students. You will be so inspired by her story and her passion. You will also come away with amazing ideas of how you can connect with staff and students and create a positive culture during our global pandemic. Connect with Jennifer on Twitter and Instagram @jenmarymckenzie
March 27, 2020
Robert Kaplinsky
In this episode I chat with the incredible Robert Kaplinsky. Robert has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for the Downey Unified School District, an instructor for University of California, LA, and a presenter at conferences around the world. He co-founded the website Open Middle, has been published in Edutopia and Education Week, is the author of Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, and created the #ObserveMe movement. He is also the president of Grassroots workshops: a company that provides flexible online workshops for educators. Find him on: Twitter: @RobertKaplinsky Instagram: @Robert_Kaplinsky Website:, Workshop:
March 20, 2020
Jon Spike
In this episode I chat with one of the funniest educators I know, Jon Spike. Jon is an extraordinary Coordinator of Instructional Technology Integration Services at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He is also a national speaker and host of the LaughED podcast. He created Gamestorm EDU that allows teachers and students to make their own games. Listen, laugh, and come away with tons of ideas and inspiration! Also, listen for new ✨magical✨ sound effects, credited to Jon’s inspiration. 😄 Find him on: Twitter: @jonathanspike Website: GameStormEDU Podcast: LaughED podcast Board Game subscription mentioned in episode: Awesome Pack 
March 13, 2020
Jennifer Casa-Todd
In this episode, I talk with the amazing Jennifer Casa-Todd.  Jennifer is wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora, a former Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District School Board, and the author of Social LEADia as well as two books releasing this summer: Raising Digital Leaders, and a  children’s book she co-authored called Aubrey Bright: Stories that Connect Us. She is an Ontario GEG leader, a Google Certified Innovator, co-founder of the Global Education Student’s chat, and the lead organizer for a Digital Citizenship conference in Toronto. She is also an international keynote speaker speaking on issues of technology, digital leadership, and parenting in a digital world.  Connect with Jennifer: Twitter: @jcasatodd Instagram: @jcasatodd Facebook: SocialLEADia group Website:
March 6, 2020
Tyler Cienfuegos
In this episode, Tyler Cienfuegos, an extraordinary high school ELA teacher and BACH school lead in Medford, OR shares how he is bringing incredible innovative learning and gamification into his classroom. Shout out to John Meehan & Michael Matera! Listen and take away some awesome activities and gamified strategies to integrate into your classroom learning tomorrow! Follow his journey on Twitter @TylerCienfuego1
March 1, 2020
Lisa Johnson
In this podcast episode, I chat with the incredible Lisa Johnson. Lisa is an educator I’ve admired since the beginning of my EDUjourney but have never had a chance to meet until today. She is the CEO and founder of TechChef4u, an Educational technologist, an international speaker, an Apple Distinguished Educator, author of 2 amazing books: Cultivating Communication in the Classroom and Creatively Productive, and mom of 2 mobile natives. Lisa is such a delight to chat with! Learn and be inspired! Click on the links below to connect with Lisa and find her incredible resources! Resources: TechChef4U Website Books Creatively Productive website Creatively Productive Newsletter Social Handles: Twitter: TechChef4u Instagram: NoteChef4u Facebook: TechChef4u CP Pinterest: TechChef4U
February 21, 2020
Tamara Letter
In this episode, I chat with the joyful and inspirational, Tamara Letter. Tamara has vast experience in education including elementary teacher, differentiation specialist, tech integrator, and instructional coach. She spreads joy and her passion for kindness across the globe as a national speaker and author of the incredible book, A Passion for Kindness. No doubt you'll catch her contagious joy and be ready to start your own kindness journey! Follow Tamara: Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @tamaraletter Website:
February 14, 2020
Ashley Anderson
In this episode, I chat with Ashley Anderson, an incredible Sparker Starter and third grade teacher from Medford, Oregon. Learn about Ashley has integrated Empatico, Classroom Champions, and Flipgrid in her classroom to inspire and empower your students in countless ways! We chat about global collaboration, sparking empathy, socio-emotional learning, self care, and more! Connect with Ashley Anderson on Twitter @andersonschamps and through email at
February 7, 2020
Adam Welcome
In this episode, I chat with Adam Welcome. Adam has served in many roles in education including elementary teacher, elementary principal, and Director of Innovation in a district of 35,000 students. Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, consultant, international speaker, and guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, and many other publications. Additionally, he is the author of Run Like a Pirate and co-author of Kids Deserve It and Empower Our Girls! Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn: @MrAdamWelcome website:
January 31, 2020
Andrew Arevalo
In this episode, I have an incredible conversation with Andrew Arevalo aka @gameboydrew. We chat about FETC, CUE, esports, Augmented and Virtual Reality, and so much more!!! Listen now and be inspired! Follow Andrew on Twitter @gameboydrew and check out his website
January 24, 2020
Andrew Easton
In this episode I chat with Andrew Easton. Andrew is an amazing English teacher and personalized learning collaborator from Westside Community Schools in Nebraska. He is also an upcoming Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc author and a speaker and consultant on personalized learning nationwide. Come away with incredible ways to personalize learning in your classroom and professional development as well as gamified strategies! You will be inspired!  Follow Andrew on Twitter @eastonA1 and check out his website:
January 20, 2020
Rachael Mann
In this episode I chat with the incredible Rachael Mann. Rachael is passionate about all things related to education, technology, and science. She is an “edufuturist” who believes in the importance of shaping the educational philosophies and spaces of today by looking toward the innovations of tomorrow. Rachael is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and events across the country, and she speaks and writes about disruptive technology, education, and careers. She is the author of The Spaces You Will Go and coauthor of Martians in Your Classroom, an educational title about integrating STEM into the classroom utilizing space-related initiatives. You will be so inspired and come away with wonderful ideas, books, digital tools and resources to explore! Connect with Rachael: Twitter & Instagram: @rachaelEDU Facebook: Rachael Mann LinkedIn: RachaelMann M.Ed Website: Books: The Martians in Your Classroom The Spaces You'll Go 
January 10, 2020
Ed Steiger
In this episode I chat with an incredible teacher who also happens to be my former culinary student! Ed Steiger is a 4th grade teacher in Medford, Oregon as well as a Spark Starter on our district innovation team. We chat about a funny (& scary) classroom experience, favorite digital tools & podcasts, and more! Shout out to the Medford School District 549c, Pear Deck, Flipgrid, Gimkit, Ditch Summit, and the EduDuctTape and Ditch That Textbook Podcasts! 
January 3, 2020
What a Difference a Decade Makes
In this episode I reflect on this past decade and how much growth I’ve experienced from stepping out and trying new things.
December 29, 2019
Mandy Froehlich
This week I chatted with the incredible, Mandy Froehlich. Mandy is a former Director of Innovation and Technology, the author of The Fire Within and DivergentEDU, a national speaker and consultant, and co-host for Teacher's Aid podcast on BAM network. In this conversation, we explore the topic of teacher engagement/disengagement, the effect on school climate and culture, and strategies for reigniting your passion for teaching. This is an episode you don't want to miss! Follow Mandy on: Twitter @froehlichm Instagram @froehlichmandy Facebook @Mandy Froehlich Website:
December 13, 2019
Tara Martin
This week I chatted with author, speaker, #booksnaps founder, Public Relations & Communication Director, and my bestie...Tara Martin! I love this convo where we share the origin of our friendship, the power of social media and being connected educators, Cannonballin', #GratitudeSnaps, and more! Follow Tara on Twitter @TaraMartinEDU, Instagram @TaraMartin.real, Facebook @Tara M Martin, and her website:
November 28, 2019
Laura Steinbrink
In this episode I talk to the amazing educator and wearer of many hats, Laura Steinbrink! So many shoutouts, digital tools, and ideas they are too numerous to mention!
November 22, 2019
Heather Marrs
In this episode I chat with elementary educator and instructional coach, Heather Marrs! Shout outs to: Seesaw, gamification, ios Keynote, Sketchnoting, #OrEdChat, Sylvia Duckworth, Michael Cohen, and Laura Steinbrink!
November 2, 2019
Alicia Ray
In this episode, I chat with Alicia Ray. Alicia is anLead Digital Learning & Media Innovation Facilitator and author of the book #EduEyeExam! Follow her on Twitter at @Iluveducating and #EduEyeExam and at
October 25, 2019
Becky VanDuker
Becky is an incredible elementary teacher in Southern Oregon who creates MAGICAL learning experiences in her classroom through play, room transformations, and gamified learning!  Follow her on Twitter @sixthisgoal Follow her on Twitter @sixthisgoal
October 18, 2019
Scott Nunes
Scott Nunes is an inspiring and innovative ELA teacher from Modesto, CA! Follow him on: Twitter @MrNunesTeach Instagram @IamMrEdtech Linked In Facebook
October 11, 2019
Letting Go of Perfect
In this episode I share my thoughts on letting go of perfectionism.
September 27, 2019
Starting Strong: Relationships, procedures, and fun!!
In this episode my husband and high school ceramics teacher, Russ Richmond, and I chat about ways to start off the year strong with relationship building, procedures, and fun!
September 27, 2019
Creating classroom magic using GlideApps with special guest, Alyssa Marie Brown
Family and consumer science teacher, Alyssa Marie Brown, shares how she’s creating classroom magic with Glideapps and shares her current favorite podcasts, digital tools, & sources of inspiration.
September 27, 2019
Refuel & Recharge to go the Distance for our Students
In this episode my husband and ceramics teacher, Russell Richmond, discuss ways to refuel and recharge so we can maintain our energy for our students throughout the school year.
September 1, 2019
Take a Leap!
In this episode my husband and ceramics teacher, Russell Richmond, and I discuss the magic that happens when we take a leap out of our comfort zone and try something new!
August 30, 2019
Creating Magical Beginnings
In this first episode my husband and ceramics teacher, Russell Richmond, shares how he created magical moments on his first day of classes. Find my blog and resources to the Favorite Things activity here —> Shout out to Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate, for inspiring this Favorite Things activity.
August 30, 2019