Among my favorite memories of this past year are the incredible conversations I've had with educators from around the world. I've compiled ten of the most listened to episodes of 2020. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
#1 Rodney Turner
In this episode I chat with my dear friend, Rodney Turner. Rodney Turner is a Father, Explorer, Connector, Blogger, Podcaster, and Project Manager at #ClassLink. 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!!
Connect with Rodney:
Twitter and Voxer @techyturner
#2 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!
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#3 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 new releases,Tech Like a Pirate and Do More with Google Classroom. 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
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
#4 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!
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#5 Dave Burgess
In this episode I chat with the incredible, Dave Burgess! Dave 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. I loved chatting with Dave about how #TLAP chat came into being, navigating uncharted waters, the importance of self-care, parallels between education and an octopus, taste testing books, finding and playing your drum, the spirit of reciprocity, and what's new on the horizon at DBC, Inc! You will get fired up after this incredible episode with the captain!
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#6 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.
Connect with Tara:
Learn how to create snaps for learning
Tara's Gratitudesnaps 2020 Blog post
#7 Dr. Sarah Thomas
In this episode I chat with the amazing, Dr. Sarah Thomas! 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
#8 Jon Corippo
In this episode I chat with the incredibly innovative, Jon Corippo! Jon has served as a teacher, assistant superintendant, IT director and opened up a 1:1 PBL Google-based high school. He is also known for his work with CUE in cfreating the CUE Rock Star concept of professional development and lead the development of the CUE Launch program and CUE BOLD Symposium. Additionally he co-authored two incredible DBC, Inc books: Eduprotocols Field Guide 1 and 2 with Marlena Hebern. There is so much to unpack in this episode! Hear the story of how SpringCUE went virtual, the magic of #EDUprotocols & more! Guaranteed you will be inspired!!
Connect with Jon:
Twitter & Instagram: @jcorippo
#9 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
#10 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:
Mindfulness Course: divergentedu.thinkific.com
So many more incredible guests to learn from!
I have enjoyed every single one of my 60 episodes from season 1 and 2! I'd love for you to listen! Find the Make Learning Magical podcasts on the platform links below. If you enjoy, please subscribe and leave a review! I look forward to many more magical conversations in the year ahead!
Student Engagement & PD Specialist in Southern Oregon, Canva Learning Consultant, Canva Education Creator, and author of Make Learning Magical. I'm passionate about finding innovative ways to transform teaching and create unforgettable experiences in the classroom.