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Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

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Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

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English


Episodes

182 - The EDU SISTERS: Women on a Mission to Change the World

1/25/2021
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with four female educators united by passion, values, and a commitment to make the world a better place through education. Guests included Abigail French, Hedreich Nichols, Bonnie Nieves, and Kellie Bahri. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. QUESTIONS THAT GUIDED OUR CONVERSATION Q1. Who are you and what is your current CONTEXT in...

Duration:00:49:13

181 - Building a new WELLNESS HABIT: The 10,000 Push-Up Challenge

1/17/2021
On January 1, 2021, host Tim Cavey tweeted “All right, educators. Who’s up for the 10,000 push-up challenge this year? We’ll need to average 28 per day and track our progress together.” At the time, he hoped that maybe a few educators might join him. To his surprise, the tweet was liked hundreds of times, and over 170 educators joined him in a Google Sheet to track their push-up progress together. By January 16, 2021, challenge participants had combined for 66,357 recorded push-ups! As fun...

Duration:00:34:29

180 - SPARK - My One Word for 2021: STREAM

1/11/2021
What’s YOUR One Word for 2021? This year, I want to simultaneously stream and be a stream: flowing with consistency, connecting others, and bringing life. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at...

Duration:00:06:09

179 - What's Your ONE WORD for 2021?

1/9/2021
What’s YOUR One Word for 2021? Join host Tim Cavey and seven educators for a heart-warming conversation of shared hopes and dreams for growth and transformation in 2021. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. HERE WERE the QUESTIONS THAT GUIDED OUR DISCUSSION Q1 - Who are you and what is your current CONTEXT in education? Q2 - As we say goodbye to 2020, what's one thing you're taking with...

Duration:00:59:45

178 - RECENT AUTHORS Discuss Their Books and Best Practices for Writers

12/28/2020
Have YOU got a book in you? Join host Tim Cavey and authors Rachelle Dene Poth, David Frangiosa, and Jillian DuBois for a conversation about inspiration, going for it, and best practices for publishing. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. QUESTIONS that GUIDED our DISCUSSION Who are you and what is your current CONTEXT in education? Please introduce yourself. Tell us about your BOOK: why...

Duration:00:56:09

177 - TAMMY BREITWEISER: Learning, Writing, and Embracing Rejections

12/26/2020
TAMMY BREITWEISER is a primary teacher, prolific writer, and podcaster. Her commitment to the learning of her students is matched only by her dedication to personal growth; complacency is not a word you will ever associate with Tammy. On her Twitter profile, she writes “I am the Accidental Inspirationalist and a writer who is a Force of Nature.” After following her content for any length of time, you’ll see that she is exactly that. FOLLOW Tammy On Twitter @TLBreit...

Duration:00:35:04

176 - EDTECH PODCASTERS Shout Out the Best Learning Tools of 2020

12/25/2020
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with six inspiring educational technology podcasters to discuss the best learning apps and tools of 2020. In this year of unprecedented challenges, which companies and innovators stepped up to support learning? Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. QUESTIONS that GUIDED our DISCUSSION: Q1 - Who are you and what is your current...

Duration:00:54:00

175 - SCHOOL LEADERS Reflect on the Wins and Lessons of 2020

12/25/2020
2020 began with so much promise. But we all know how that went. Even with the chaos, disappointments, and impossible challenges, what were the wins? What can we celebrate? How did we learn and grow? Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. Q1. Who are you and what does your learning community look like right now? Tell us about your context. Q2. As you look back on the last 4-5 months of...

Duration:00:59:35

174 - TEACHER FITNESS: How can we make it happen?

12/14/2020
Teacher FItness. We KNOW it's important. But as the days get shorter and our stress gets higher, it's JUST. SO. HARD. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. QUESTIONS THAT GUIDED OUR DISCUSSION contextimpactedwhystrategiesinspireconnect FOLLOW THESE FIT LEADERS on TWITTER Tara Martin @TaraMartinEDU (https://twitter.com/TaraMartinEDU) Mark Ryan @RunEducator...

Duration:00:59:37

173 - SPARK - Embrace Professional Comparison

11/16/2020
When it comes to professional comparison, we have two choices. We can indulge in the judge-and-be-judged framework by avoiding the work of other education professionals in order to protect our self-confidence. Or we can embrace the learn-and-help-learn framework by engaging in professional comparison and building professional competence. It’s a question of mindset. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on...

Duration:00:07:30

172 - Dr. Hayley Watson from Open Parachute: Mental and Emotional Wellbeing for School Communities

11/9/2020
DR. HAYLEY WATSON is the founder of Open Parachute, an organization that supports the mental and emotional wellbeing of teachers, parents, and students. She is a clinical psychologist, entrepreneur, and documentary filmmaker with a PhD in bullying interventions, and she’s been creating and delivering programs for youth and practitioners in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia for the past 15 years. Her aim is to bring reflective psychological skills outside of the therapy room and into the...

Duration:00:44:43

171 - SPARK - We Already Have Google Classroom. Why Do We Need Seesaw?

10/12/2020
These two learning management systems are a partnership made in LMS heaven. Wherever your loyalties currently lie, I think you'll find this discussion helpful and interesting. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at...

Duration:00:14:23

170 - Stephanie Edmonds: Passion, Engagement, and Content Creation

9/27/2020
STEPHANIE EDMONDS. Stephanie is a passionate high school educator in the Bronx, NY. She’s a mom, a content creator, YouTuber, a hockey player, an activist, and - as her brand indicates - a disruptor! Follow Stephanie On Twitter @classdisrupti0n (https://twitter.com/classdisrupti0n) On Instagram @Class.Disruption (https://www.instagram.com/class.disruption) On Facebook @TheClassDisruption (https://www.facebook.com/theclassdisruption) On YouTube at Class Disruption...

Duration:00:45:15

169 - SPARK - Top Ten Learning Tools for the Digital Classroom

8/31/2020
Back to school has never looked like this. Teachers, students, parents, and districts across the globe face an uncertain future as they navigate the experience of learning through a pandemic. Thankfully, schools with a baseline of internet access and technology resources can turn to a growing host of apps and platforms that create new opportunities for learning. For schools, districts, and educators looking to improve their K-12 instructional programs, here are my top ten digital tool...

Duration:00:14:10

168 - Gabriel Carillo: Family, Collaboration, and the Power of YET

8/24/2020
GABRIEL CARRILLO is an Instructional Technology Specialist in San Antonio, TX. He currently supports teachers with all of their EdTech needs in the classroom including troubleshooting, planning lessons/units with teachers, modeling lessons for teachers, and providing professional development. He's presented at various AZTEA conferences in Arizona as well as FETC and TCEA. He is also the creator and host of the EdTech Bites Podcast where he has blended his two passions, Educational Technology...

Duration:00:54:21

167 - SPARK - We’re About to Teach Our Students a Massive Lesson on Mindset

8/23/2020
In a few days, for districts headed for F2F instruction, hundreds of students will fill our buildings. They’ll come with spanky new shoes and that first-day sense of nervous excitement. And they’ll look to their teachers for the same things they always have: a passion for teaching, care for their well-being, interest in who they are, and belief in their unlimited potential. Let’s welcome them with enthusiasm. With optimism. With smiles. Let’s let these children know that we’re thrilled to...

Duration:00:03:32

166 - Brian Aspinall: Coding, Assessment, and Taking Risks

8/17/2020
BRIAN ASPINALL is a globe-trekking educator on a mission to encourage everyone to take risks in their learning! Brian is a TED-X speaker and has authored several books, including Code Breaker, Block Breaker, and Risk Taker. Follow Brian: On Twitter @MrAspinall (https://twitter.com/mraspinall) On Instagram @MrAspinall (https://www.instagram.com/mr.aspinall/) On YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/brinall1 On his blog at http://brianaspinall.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for...

Duration:00:50:40

165 - SPARK - It’s About the People Next to Us

8/15/2020
My new position has me psyched to start new initiatives, explore the greatest pedagogies, and experiment with the latest learning tools. But a lot of that will have to wait. The reality is that we face chaotic circumstances. There is so much uncertainty. And again, so many questions. What will we do when staff members test positive for the virus this year? What will we do about substitute teachers? How can we effectively manage student supervision without burning out our staff? The list...

Duration:00:06:18

164 - Ann Kozma: Empower Every Voice with Flipgrid

8/12/2020
ANN KOZMA is the Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid and presents regularly at education conferences across the country including CUE, ISTE, and many others. Her heart beats for student voice, choice, agency, and inclusion for all. Her personal blog is titled Tech, Travel, Teach, and that sounds like a winning formula, too! Follow Ann: On Twitter @AnnKozma723 https://twitter.com/annkozma723 On Instagram @AnnKozma723 https://www.instagram.com/annkozma723/ On Facebook @AnnKozma723...

Duration:00:34:09

163 - SPARK - Inspiring Stories of Adversity and Triumph: How Great Educators Overcome

8/2/2020
Doubt, discouragement, and disillusionment: as education professionals, most of us have experienced these emotions at one time or another. Deep in those periods of adversity, it can be tempting to only see the success stories. The victories. The stories of achievement and accomplishment. And we can forget that others have faced their demons, too. With that in mind, here are ten stories of adversity from great educators and guests of the Teachers on Fire podcast. They’ve faced burnout,...

Duration:00:12:04