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In this episode I will be discussing new changes coming to the podcast. Don’t panic, it is nothing too crazy and actually all changes are for the better. I will discuss the new direction of the show in regards to the non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub I am trying to launch called 212 STEAM Labs https://www.212steamlabs.com/
We will also discuss how I will be sharing the behind the scenes of how to actually launch a non-profit.
We will finally discuss the types of guests we will be adding to the show. Be sure to leave a comment or email if you have someone who you think would be a good fit for the show.
Finally, let me know what you think about this episode and where things are headed. I am excited and hope you are too.
Until next Tuesday, stay awesome.
In this episode the crew assembles once again for a roundtable discussion on our favorite show, The OA.
If you have not watched the show, then stop what you are doing and go binge watch right now.
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In this episode we discuss:
- How do we work to change how we as coaches and teachers change our perception of teaching?
- Why we need to change the perception on how we do the things we are currently doing.
- Understand the problems when players/students don’t see the reason WHY they are being asked to do the things they are being asked to do.
- The fear of charting down the paths that nobody else is doing and dealing with the following:
- What is the biggest difference in athletic mindsets today versus 10 years or 20 years ago?
- How do we deal with the idea of continuing to do the wrong things right instead of the right things wrong?
- Why children should play multiple sports instead of specializing in one.
- What are skills needed to be successful in life and on the court?
Resources Discussed in the Podcast
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
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The 21st Century Basketball Practice:
My book review 21st Century Basketball Practice by Brian McCormick
21st Century Guide to Individual Skill
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John Cole, founder of Dexter Industries joins us for the latest episode of the podcast.
In this episode we learn a great deal about life, learning, and entrepreneurship. What I love best about this particular episode is how he is able to share a glimpse of his journey into how he has arrived at his current point in life. This journey connects to so many students who are trying to navigate their interests and passions.
We discuss the following:
- How did he end up as the founder of Dexter Industries?
- The key skills needed to be adaptable and mobile in the job market and being successful in life.
- Why there is no discussion of the specific content needed to be hired for a job. Focus on the traits companies are looking for and no so much on what content you contain in your head.
- What is missing from the next wave of people looking for a job?(hint: you must be able to WRITE)
- Building a portfolio of perseverance and grit. We must prove our worth!
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This episode has been an idea I have had with some fellow teachers for quite some time. Have you ever that moment where you get going into a deep conversation with fellow teachers during a prep or after school or whenever you can carve out time and afterwards you wish you had those ideas recorded for others to hear and respond to?
After talking about doing a podcast focused on a group of teachers just talking to showcase that we are more than just a Mr. or Mrs. whoever, we finally made it happen.
To keep it authentic we all agreed to bring a topic to the table for us to discuss, but we were not allowed to share the topic until the microphones were turned on. This kept the conversation authentic and fresh.
What you are about to listen to is a podcast that I think is not only awesome, but powerful, funny, and natural. It will hopefully give you something to think about and more importantly we hope you engage with us. Leave a comment, tell us what you agree with or what your answer is to the question.
Enjoy! And we hope you enjoy enough that we get to do this again.
Shownotes, Topics, and Resources
- Dual consciousness – in case you don’t understand this topic(like me!) start here in Wikipedia
- Corpus callosotomy – 8:00 minute mark
- Idle Hands – 8:30 minute mark
- When you write something with a pencil and then erase it…..where does it go? – 9:00 minute mark
- Inside Out
- Would you wait in line physically for 2.5 hours for an object or experience?
- Is the wait worth it?
- The bonding of strangers in line around you
- Is it a follower mentality?
- Being in line is such a major part of your life
- Cutting in line
- Would you rather….
- do something somewhat important and get credit? OR
- do something completely revolutionary such as cure cancer and never get credit?
- Hard part is this question has a socially accepted answer!
- Into the Badlands
- Fever 1793
- Could it be possible that Apple has their own hackers that create virus for Windows machines AND is ethical?
- Ethics is a category in Billy Madison
- Does this even happen?
- Why is it that Macs never have a virus?
Games and Distraction
- One Night Ultimate Werewolf by Bezier Games
- Reddit Thread – explain it like I am 5
- Reddit Thread – change my view
- Giphy Tab
How to pronounce gif?
I am so pumped to share this episode with everyone. Sarah Loomis is an educator that has inspired so many people to be great. I was lucky to meet her this past summer in Colorado and her presentation on Makerspaces and Literacy has motivated me to create these experiences myself by using her ideas and testing out some new ones.
You can find Sarah on Twitter at @dodeastoy2015FOLLOWS She is a Department of Defense Instructional Tech Coach working in Germany. She is also a DoDEA Teacher of the Year, MIE Expert #mieexpert, MIE Surface Expert #surfaceEdu, Microsoft Cert. Ed, and SMART Exemplary Ed #see
My favorite part of this podcast is when she talks about a student who says
and the one question that has stuck with me
In this podcast you will learn about
- Makerspaces and how to make it work with limited supplies
- How to connect books to making
- The power of the lightbulb moment
- How to help students see the world in a new way
- If we don’t limit students, then they will soar
- The importance of wanting students to be creators, not just consumers.
- Two important rules to have in your space
Check out her resources on how to get started
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In this episode I have the pleasure to chat with Todd Flory. Todd is a 4th grade teacher from Kansas. He is doing some amazing work in regards to global education.
This was a fun episode as we explore the ins and outs of expanding your classroom beyond the four walls. This topic has been covered many times, but Todd brings a new level to the conversation as we discuss
- How do you find another classroom to connect with?
- How do you go about finding experts to speak to your students?
- The benefits of mystery skype
- What happens when a global learning moment ignites a spark for a student?
- His latest project of doing a Skype BreakoutEDU
- How to connect global projects to the standards
There are plenty of examples to get you started.
You can find more about Todd at the following
You are in for a treat with this episode. My great friend and educational hero, Ginger Lewman, was kind enough to spend some quality time discussing project based learning, quality learning, and a ton of other powerful concepts in this latest podcast episode.
If you have not check out her work, then you must check the resources at the bottom of this page.
I recently read her latest book and after reading the book, scribbling mass notes in the margins, and being reminded about the key things we must be doing in schools I just had to pick her brain some more.
In this episode we cover some key questions such as:
- What is project based learning?
- What are the common misunderstandings of pbl?
- Are shorter projects better?
- What is the importance of Wows, Hows, and Bows?
- How do we get started with pbl?
- How do we make pbl work within the confines of the school system?
- Why did we get into the profession of teaching in the first place?
Grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and be ready to gain some new ideas to enhance your practice. As always we would love feedback, questions, a nice review on iTunes, and more.
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