Hair, nails, and humour got me connected with Doug Robertson AKA @TheWeirdTeacher on Twitter in the first place. 

And the sharp and observant mind behind his tweets and posts pantskicked me into getting him on the podcast.

Our convo swerves all over the road- the funny side of teaching, being liked, and the pain of data were just a few of spaces we busted into.

Check out Doug's books on Amazon ,his EDUblog at  http://hestheweirdteacher.blogspot.ca/  and his music musings at https://earprotein.wordpress.com/author/earprotein/

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: 8bit Detective by Bass Assassin is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

 

At least once a week I find a post in my social that focusses on tracking future jobs. Often it is couched in a convo about our students aiming for a job force that has not even been dreamed of yet. And that future is seeded by helping students embrace the Edtech tools that accelerate their learning and activate their 'moonshot' thinking.

I think Emily Fitzgerald has one of those future jobs. Emily is the Director of Professional Development with   and in the sweet spot of helping learners meet the future with tech training opportunities for teachers.

Please find Emily on Twitter @efitz_edtech or https://sites.google.com/edtechteam.com/emily

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: 8bit Detective by Bass Assassin is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

Welcome to the podcast's 1st year anniversary episode ... or just call it the 'really, really' episode.

Either way, sitting down with with these three guests again, one year later[ish], and reconnecting the dots from our first convo was awesome. When we last met Elif, Diana, and Sarah, each of them was working their way through the teacher candidate maze of experiences. Now, all three are walking more of the talk and seeing EDU with a 'more teacher, less candidate' POV. 

In the podcast we wrestled with questions like: What are the hard convos you would like to be a part of? What are you becoming, besides a content specialist? How do assumptions make simple things become complex? Do you learn best in calm or storm? AND what do you feel is baked into EDU?

I am proud to be a part of their process and wish them the best of luck for their career in education.

Please find Elif Kaynak on Twitter @Ms_Kaynak , Diana Danciu on Twitter @msdanciu , Sarah Lalonde on Twitter @sarahlalondee and her blog https://www.sarahannelalonde.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: 8bit Detective by Bass Assassin is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

Kudos has got to go out to @jenapgar for suggesting I connect with @Chadreay. Somewhere during our first Twitter chat we called out this podcast as a bit of blind date and without the usual profile lurking we dove into an amazing convo about adaptive Edtech, show and share professional development, and the power of relationships. 

Please find Chad Reay on Twitter @Chadreay

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: 8bit Detective by Bass Assassin is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

Trail Mix explores topics of interest from Maddie and Jake.

Trail Mix can be found with Chasing Squirrels on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 

I was sent home the first day                                                                                                                  with a note: Danny needs a ruler.                                                                                                            My father nodded, nothing seemed so apt.                                                                                            School is for rules, countries need rulers,                                                                                                graphs need graphing, the world is straight ahead.

It had metrics one side, inches the other.                                                                                                    You could see where it started                                                                                                                  and why it stopped, a foot along,                                                                                                                how it ruled the flighty pen,                                                                                                                  which petered out sideways when you dreamt.

I could have learned a lot,                                                                                                                  understood latitude, or the border with Canada,                                                                                            so stern compared to the South                                                                                                                  and its unruly river with two names.                                                                                                          But that first day, meandering home, I dropped it.

School by Daniel J. Langton

You can find Leanne Hanson on Twitter @LeanneHanson

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: Fun First by Ketsa is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

"Nature" is what we see—
The Hill—the Afternoon—
Squirrel—Eclipse— the Bumble bee—
Nay—Nature is Heaven—
Nature is what we hear—
The Bobolink—the Sea—
Thunder—the Cricket—
Nay—Nature is Harmony—
Nature is what we know—
Yet have no art to say—
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity. 

by Emily Dickinson

You can find Monica Wand on Twitter @monicawand

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: Fun First by Ketsa is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.

Trail Mix explores topics of interest from Maddie and Jake.

Trail Mix can be found with Chasing Squirrels on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 

The song lalalalala lala lala in this episode is used under Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

A tweet from @derekrhodenizer sets the stage for a conversation about silo smashing in EDU. 

We kind of picked up from where we left off ... but like all great conversations sometimes where you start, inevitably goes to places unforeseen and where you end, doesn't matter so much. I knew this time around even if I didn't get to my list of questions, I did want to talk a little bit more ebout EdTech conferences, learning from failure, and the new podcast project that Jen and her daughter had just started. Most of those bits do come out in the conversation, but I got to tell you, there's still quite a few more topics that I'm looking forward to hashing out with her the next time we meet.

You can find Jen on Twitter @JenApgar

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

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