Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ep 21 - Dee Lanier: "Start with questions, hear their story, build context"

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In this episode I connect with Dee Lanier (Lin-ee-er). Dee is a STEM specialist (Technology 2nd-5th grade) with a team called QUEST at Charlotte Lab School, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Listen in to what Dee has to say about his work in education, what a QUEST class is, his start in High School (and a special guest appearance by Ken Shelton!!) and how it led to some great opportunities, how he became a teacher (deep interest in College), his work with UNCOMMEN, and what he would say to someone to help them find motivation. 

You can see Dee's TEDx Talk:

You can listen to the Podcast here.

You can connect with Dee via Twitter - @deelanier 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ep 20 - Dave Guymon: "Talk about their concerns and find their wins"

In this episode I chat with Dave Guymon, an Instructional Technology Coach in Idaho. Dave started his teaching career as a 3rd and 6th grade teacher, moved into the role of an online middle school teacher, then became a Digital Innovation Coordinator, and now is an instructional tech coach role. He has written a book called "If You Can't Fail, It Doesn't Count", holds a Master's Degree in Educational/Instructional Technology, and has a little family that keeps him busy and upbeat. 

Listen in to what Dave had to say about Idaho potatoes, how he got into education, what he is currently doing as an educator, the role of tech in the classroom, taking risks, how he got into his current role as a technology coach, the book he wrote years ago, thinking about writing another book (about the changes he has recently made in his life), his journey to becoming healthier (eating and running), what kept him going as he changed his lifestyle, his growing family, and what he would say to someone to help them find their motivation.  

You can listen to the Podcast here.

You can connect with Dave via Twitter - @DaveGuymon

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ep19 - Rusul Alrubail: "Find out why you feel that way and take a step back"

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In this episode I chat with Rusul Alrubail. Rusul is an education writer, consultant, and blogger who is currently working on The Writing Project, a platform that fosters and nurtures student literacy and voice. Prior to her work with the Writing Project Rusul was a Professor at Seneca College who taught English and literature courses to first year college and undergraduate students. Rusul is a big believer in the power of student voice to create positive changes in people's lives. 

Listen in to what Rusul had to say about her current work - going from being a college Professor to working with #Educolour and Edutopia (building communities at the Writing Project), pronouncing her name properly and the importance of addressing people by their proper names, her story and the motivation/inspiration to do a TED talk, #EduColor (inclusive collective that focuses on issues of race and culture in education), the positives and negatives of her work with EduColor, her experiences/perspectives with racism (via gender), the importance of hearing diverse stories (getting to know different cultures and who people really are), her blog site, and what she would say to someone to help them get motivated/inspired (become aware of why you don't feel motivated and then take a step back). 
You can listen to the Podcast here
You can connect with Rusul via Twitter (@RusulAlrubail) and her blog site