Archive for the 'season 1' Category

I have tried in the past to get my classrooms outside. Sometimes it works others not so much. I can't say for sure what anchors a learner to one ideal space for learning, but I can definitely say that I crave to read and write while sitting under a tree moreso than in a desk under fluorescent light. Search out the key term 'classroom' online and you are pretty much guaranteed to find standard stuff. Chairs, tables, and a whole lot of indoor spaces fill the top hits. Tanya is an educator that is bringing a different pov to learning design and learning spaces. Part of her new position with her school board is just that - making the outdoors accessible to all learners. And in the short convo we had, I definitely broadened my understanding of what's possible while playing and learning outside.

You can find Tanya on Twitter @InspireOutside and the website mentioned in this episode is the York Region Nature Collaborative

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Captive_Portal/ This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

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I have been embarrassingly slow to embrace my inner Mickey. Just recently the full weight of my upcoming Disney family trip kinda crashed my system. In spite of the countless communications bounced back and forth between us and the kingdom since last November, I still had a few questions. Sarah and Shauna are probably two of the most die hard Disney fans I know. So in this episode I turned to them to get me in the right headspace to enter the Magic Kingdom.

You can find Sarah on Twitter @sarahlalondee  and her blog http://www.sarahannelalonde.com/

You can find Shauna on Twitter @misspollock then check out her book http://www.creatingclassroommagic.com/ inspired by Disney and finally please keep an eye on the new school she is opening in September 2017 https://blueskyschool.ca/

The Flipgrid with questions from this episode can be found at flipgrid.com/diznee

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Captive_Portal/ This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

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Scheduling podcast connections can be challenging. Educators are busy. I first connected with Sylvia back in March to see if she had some time for a convo. She agreed to chat, soon. Between then and now she has been incredibly busy with projects, and conferences, a book release, and a bit of travel. But, patience paid off and  a lesson that I have learned vivdly with this episode is that great stories are worth waiting for.

You can find Sylvia on Twitter @sylviaduckworth and her blog sylviaduckworth.com

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Captive_Portal/ This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

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Jil asked me to come talk with her students about Modern Learning. I offered to build a podcast out of the session. Check out the epi to see where the convos lead to. 

You can find Jil on Twitter @jilstam

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Captive_Portal/ This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

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Initally, when I found out that a 1:1 school existed in my board, I was jealous. I wanted a laptop too. I wanted my students to have laptops. Everything would be more awesome if my school became that school. If only my longview had been informed with more savvy, I am sure I could have found ways to build capacity towards Modern Learning thinking instead of bemoaning an EDU shift that I did not fully understand or appreciate. Derrick made it clear that the tech is not necessarily a guarantor for robust learning experiences. The deeper truth that emerges is that when starting a 1:1 program there also has to be a focus on 1:1 culture shift. He has spent several years working through the details of growth within his tech accelerated context and now after a few starts and stops, shows what teachers and students can do when culture and tech approach harmony.

You can find Derrick on Twitter @Mr_Schellenberg 

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Captive_Portal/ This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

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I reallly appreciate the balance that Arthur brought to our topic of teachers going gradeless. In many ways, I intuit, that any classroom that espouses an uber feedback model before numerical, is logistically complex. The tensions to provide an absolute check box come from many constituents. And often, the gains of marks based assessments are frought with equity and cultural problems. In my personal pursuit of implementing a shift from numerical dependency I can see how the conversation is much broader and deeper than just not providing a mark for every assessment. This September, as I wrestle through my own learning in this experience, I will be glad to reach out to Arthur and the TGFacebook page for support.

You can find Arthur on Twitter @hhschiaravalli and Facebook Teachers Going Gradeless TG2 and on Medium https://medium.com/@hhschiaravalli

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Captive_Portal/ This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

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Chasing Squirrels Lab explores the rules and tools that educators, innovators, and makers use to keep their learning energized.

Richard can be found on Twitter @rerdmann

Power Up Presentation Slidedeck https://goo.gl/noG8H2

SOURPUSS by Greater Than or Equal To is used under Creative Commons Attribution https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  

You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/  

If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

 

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Jay and I made fast friends, in truth it would be difficult not to be. His energy is infectious and his view of education draws you in and busts out the wows at every turn. He is rockin' authentic learning experiences that are cleverly accelerated with digitools. Believe me, his fearless pursuit of the fringes of EDU inspires me to up my game; he's pushing some of the most critical pieces of modern learning in front of elementary kids and they are totally blowing the roof off of it.

You can find Jay on Twitter @Jay__Dubois and his learning blog at mrdsadventuresinteaching.wordpress.com

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Captive_Portal/ This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

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I got a bit ramped up for this convo and I totally forgot to greet Theresa at the beginning of the podcast. Sorry Theresa ... but it's easy to get happy hanging with her. The joy she shares from her stories and experiences in education are what connected me to her in the first place, way back in the day when I was a part of our school board new teacher training. Then, like now, I felt her passion for teaching, learning, and student wellness in every part of our conversation.

You can find Theresa on Twitter @T_Meikle

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 

You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

Music in this episode:

Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Captive_Portal/ This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

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It took a bit longer than usual to push this episode out - life can be like that. My family is pretty busy and in the end, I gotta follow their lead ... and it seems like the same deal for Jonathan So. He, like me, is trying to rock the intersection of Fatherhood and Educator. And along the way, we have found that the lessons our own children teach us can sometimes prove to be the most valuable professional development in town.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @MrSoclassroom

Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 

You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.

Music in this episode:

Ace of Clubs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/RoccoW/

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