044: Living on the Edge of Chaos – No Job Is Too Small

In this episode I am sharing another notch on my journey attempting to create and develop a non-profit education center focused on STEAM education.

I am working to record the journey so people can follow along and understand what it takes.
You can learn more about 212 STEAM Labs at www.212steamlabs.com

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043: Living on the Edge of Chaos – New Direction and Bigger Goals

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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.

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042: Living on the Edge of Chaos – Goals, S-Town, Mindset, and Sun Dials

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041: Living On The Edge Of Chaos Roundtable Talk on The OA

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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Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_OA

https://www.netflix.com/title/80044950

http://time.com/4605895/the-oa-explained-netflix/

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheOA/

 

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040: Living On The Edge of Chaos with Brian McCormick

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In this episode we discuss:

  1. How do we work to change how we as coaches and teachers change our perception of teaching?
  2. Why we need to change the perception on how we do the things we are currently doing.
  3. 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.
  4. The fear of charting down the paths that nobody else is doing and dealing with the following:
  5. What is the biggest difference in athletic mindsets today versus 10 years or 20 years ago?
  6. How do we deal with the idea of continuing to do the wrong things right instead of the right things wrong?
  7. Why children should play multiple sports instead of specializing in one.
  8. 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

Anders Ericsson

Check Out His books

The 21st Century Basketball Practice:

My book review 21st Century Basketball Practice by Brian McCormick 

21st Century Guide to Individual Skill 

Fake Fundamentals

Blitz Basketball:

Find Brian McCormick at the following places

https://180shooter.com/

http://learntocoachbasketball.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/thecrossovermovement

 

 

 

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039: Living on the Edge of Chaos Podcast with John Cole

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:

  1. How did he end up as the founder of Dexter Industries?
  2. The key skills needed to be adaptable and mobile in the job market and being successful in life.
  3. 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.
  4. What is missing from the next wave of people looking for a job?(hint: you must be able to WRITE)
  5. Building a portfolio of perseverance and grit. We must prove our worth!

 

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038: Living On The Edge Of Chaos 2nd Roundtable Insanity Talk

We are back. Another Friday. Another crazy week. It was perfect to get together and make this episode happen. It was so fun and great way to end the week. Once again we had a blast with some crazy topics that will lead to great thinking, discussion, and further questions. Take a listen, and let us know what your answers are by leaving a comment. We would love to hear from you as well as what you thought about our ideas.

We would love to know two things

  1. What is your favorite topic of discussion this week?

  2. What questions do you want us to discuss? We are creating a random topic generator and need your ideas.

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The image you see above was one of many paintings done on the Original Buddha Board.(buy one if you don’t own one). This has been a room favorite the last two weeks and during this show many paintings were created.

Shownotes

Topic 1: If you could pull one object out of any movie, then what would you pick and why? Here are our answers. Which one do you like best?

  1. Harry Potter Magic Wand
  2. Dr. Who Screwdriver
  3. Pulp Fiction briefcase
  4. Avenger Spaceship

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Sidenote chat

  • Government plans for alien discovery

Topic 2: Is inspiration useful?

  • different from ambition
  • does it actually lead to action?
  • goals of education conferences to inspire – is this enough?
  • personal stories of inspiration and how they have carved a path for our current jobs and future goals

Topic 3: Are rappers modern day poets?

Topic 4: Mandela Effect

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037: Living On The Edge Of Chaos Roundtable Talk of Insanity

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.

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OR

If you want to watch the first 25 minutes(ran out of battery) in 360 Virtual Reality video go here

 

Shownotes, Topics, and Resources

  1. Dual consciousness – in case you don’t understand this topic(like me!) start here in Wikipedia
  2. Corpus callosotomy – 8:00 minute mark
  3. Idle Hands – 8:30 minute mark
  4. When you write something with a pencil and then erase it…..where does it go? – 9:00 minute mark
  5. Inside Out
  6. Would you wait in line physically for 2.5 hours for an object or experience?
    1. Is the wait worth it?
    2. The bonding of strangers in line around you
    3. Is it a follower mentality?
    4. Being in line is such a major part of your life
    5. Cutting in line
  7. Would you rather….
    1. do something somewhat important and get credit? OR
    2. do something completely revolutionary such as cure cancer and never get credit?
    3. Hard part is this question has a socially accepted answer!
    4. Into the Badlands
    5. Fever 1793
  8. Could it be possible that Apple has their own hackers that create virus for Windows machines AND is ethical?
    1. Ethics is a category in Billy Madison
    2.  Does this even happen?
    3. Why is it that Macs never have a virus?

Games and Distraction

  1. One Night Ultimate Werewolf by Bezier Games
  2. Kanyezone.com
  3. Reddit Thread – explain it like I am 5
  4. Reddit Thread – change my view
  5. Giphy Tab

How to pronounce gif?

 

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036: Living On The Edge Of Chaos with Sarah Loomis

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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035: Living on the Edge of Chaos with Todd Flory

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

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