Ed - Conversations About the Teaching Life
By Shane Lawrence
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Ed is a weekly podcast about the teaching life. No lists, no inspirational quotes: just honest convo's about the lives of teachers.
||CleanConversation 67 - Caterina Rylance - Surviving Teaching||Caterina is a three-year veteran of teaching and a newly minted masters student. An ELA and Social Studies teacher, she is passionate about language and culture. We talk about how those impact her teaching and her success with establishing a cultural ce||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 66 - Tonya Gilchrist - Curiosity at the Core||Tonya Gilchrist is a language & literature teacher, an instructional coach, a literacy consultant and a speaker. Our conversation hinges on what happened after Tonya became disatisfied with teaching in America and how that lead her to where she is toda||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheck-in 33 - Blow it Up!||Sometimes tweaks just won't do. Instead, we're faced with the option of either abandoning ship or completely rebuilding from scratch. On today's show, I'm joined by Shaun and Joe as we talk about those times where we just want to burn it all down and st||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEd Stories - Volume 1 - Brad, Brian & Eric||Every teacher knows that the life of a teacher can get pretty weird. We all have "those" stories. Well this special edition of Ed, called "Ed Stories" is all about that: the weird, the funny, the touching. This is a series that will run intermittently,||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 65 - Jacinta Yanders - How to Make a Student||Jacinta Yanders is a podcaster and PhD candidate with a focus on TV, film and pop culture. This week, we got to talk about why it's so important for our students (and ourselves) to understand these things. Of course, we also branched out to touch on how||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 64 - Ramona Meharg - Ice Cream & Armour||Podcaster and educator Ramona Meharg joins me this week to talk about her experiences in the Special Ed classroom - we cover the ins and outs of what it's like to be in a room with every student having special needs, the challenges and the rewards, and||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 63 - Levent Erdogan - The Ultimate Authentic Task||In the world of education, Levent Erdogan is a rare bird, despite his very common (Turkish) name. Located in Hong Kong, Levent is a teacher of physical education, music, and film. It is this last subject which occupies the lion's share of our con||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheck-in 32 - Is School Work?||For this special Check-in, I'm joined by fellow podcasters Ramona Meharg of I Wish I Knew EDU and Leanne Hanson of EDUNauts to unpack the question of what school is: we often define our students role as that of employees in a workplace, but is that rea||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 62 - Raymond Steinmetz - Blended Learning||Raymond Steinmetz is the multi-hyphenate co-host of the brand new Instant Relevant Podcast, alongside being an education writer and a math teacher in a blended learning classroom. In our conversation, Raymond shares his personal journey towards becoming||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 61 - Eric Kallenborn - Better than Romeo & Juliet||For the first time ever, this episode marks the return of a previous "Conversations" guest, Eric Kallenborn. For the past year, Eric has reviewed a new graphic novel every day. We discuss that journey, the deeper magic of comics, plus tips for aspiring||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 60 - Emily Langerholc - Music for Rebels||Emily is a music teacher with a style all her own. What makes her unique is her use of pop music in her band program - but not in the way you might think. We talk about empowering students in a music classroom, music analysis, why Emily is still mad at||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 59 - Tatiana Adurias - Homeschool Stereotypes||When first faced with the possibility of homeschooling her kids, Tatiana was decidedly against it. After presented with a strong case from her son, however, she began her journey of schooling her six kids herself. Our conversation does much to dispel st||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheck-In 31 - Positivity||Check-In 31 is yet another team-up between myself and frequent guest/co-host/co-conspirator Brad Shreffler. This time out, we set our sights on positivity: everything from how its pedagogical impact, to it's effect on student self-efficacy. Links: Brad||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode 5 - Dress Codes||Dress codes are a big deal - a complex issue with many ins and outs touching on appropriateness, empathy, sexism, misogyny, and the very definition of school itself. For Bonus Episode 5, we've convened a panel of big thinkers - Noa Daniel, Brad Shreffle||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 58 - Mile Zero Dance - Let's Dance!||In a first-ever cross-over episode, I'm joined by the host of I Don't Get It, Fawnda Mithrush as we chat with Gerry Morita and Jody Vanderkerkhove of Mile Zero Dance. Functioning both as a cutting edge dance ensemble and an in-school residency program,||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 57 - Brian Aspinall - And Coding for All||Brian is a former classroom teacher, now special evangelist for coding in all areas of curriculum. Well spoken, thoughtful, and downright funny at turns, Brian and I have a great conversation about why coding is an important skill and why it's not neces||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 56 - Jennifer Binis - Changing the Narrative||Jennifer Binis, host of the EdHistory101 Podcast, is an educator and amateur historian. She joins me this week to talk history (or course) and the importance of knowing the foundations of our modern education system. We cover everything from the influen||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 55 - Peg Grafwallner - Reading & Relationships||Peg is an instructional coach and reading specialist. Her philosophy of helping other teachers incorporate literacy is truly refreshing; she believes in helping to augment teachers' work, not in adding to it. She also is the author of Lessons Learned f||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheck-in 30 - The Value of Zero||Assessment has always been a challenging subject, so we take it on this month. Based on our own experiences with assigning zeros and handling late work, myself, Joe and Aaron dig in to the ins and outs late policies, student motivation, and project desi||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation 54 - Jordie Maxwell - A Curriculum of Love||Jordie Maxwell is the campus pastor at my school, and the first to come on Ed. We talk about his role as both educator and counsellor, alongside the many other more nebulous duties he fulfills. Our conversation focuses on how Jordie dovetails his Christ||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This Show is Groovy
I don't know too many people who still say "groovy" in 2017, but the one I do is a really great guy who has some powerful conversations with educators.
Shane's show consists of 3 conversations a month, and they are him sitting one-on-one with another educator talking about their interests and passions. Shane has a very loose format, focusing in on what interests him and his guest at the moment instead of a pre-set list of questions or thoughts. Teacher stories are a powerful way to be reminded of how great our profession is, and this show delivers!