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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.
If you have watched the show, then you must check this episode out and leave a comment sharing your ideas and thoughts.
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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
My book review 21st Century Basketball Practice by Brian McCormick
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:
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
Games and Distraction
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 #, MIE Surface Expert #, Microsoft Cert. Ed, and SMART Exemplary Ed #
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
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
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:
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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Season 3 of Living on the Edge of Chaos podcast is ready to knock your socks off with none other than Tammy Dunbar talking Genius Hour.
It has been a long time since season 2 ended. In that void of episodes I had a series of small side podcasts(all on the same channel) testing things out.
After some learning, revision, and moving into action Living on the Edge of Chaos is here.
I cannot be more excited to start off season 3 with anyone other than Tammy Dunbar. Tammy is a 5th grade teacher from California who also teaches technology and does a ton of trainings for teachers around the world. She is one who not just talks the talk, but walks the walk.
In this episode we discuss Genius Hour. Genius Hour has been covered many times, but this episode looks at the bigger picture of Genius Hour.
Below are the links to all references in the podcast to learn more.
We hope you enjoy. As always please reach out with questions, ideas, thoughts, and reviews by leaving a comment on iTunes or leaving a comment on the blog(coffeeforthebrain.com)
Enjoy this episode and be ready for an amazing season of pushing our thoughts on the status quo of education.
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3. If you care to watch the video version, then here you go!
Liberating Genius OneNote Journals/Lessons by Tammy
Liberating Genius Into Sways by Tammy
Free eBook “Liberating Genius” By Angela Maiers & Mark Moran
Liberating Genius by Angela Maiers
If looking for a list of pretty much everything Genius Hour, then check out this LiveBinder put together by Joy Kirr
A list of all previous episodes can be found here