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Teaching Tomorrow is a show for educators who earnestly desire to become more awesome at what they do. Middle level educator Celeste Kirsh speaks to experts about the future of teaching and learning so you can get practical ideas that you can literally use tomorrow in your classroom.

Teaching Tomorrow Podcast Celeste Kirsh

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    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Teaching Tomorrow is a show for educators who earnestly desire to become more awesome at what they do. Middle level educator Celeste Kirsh speaks to experts about the future of teaching and learning so you can get practical ideas that you can literally use tomorrow in your classroom.

    83. Literacy as liberation with Nikolai Pizarro of Raising Readers

    83. Literacy as liberation with Nikolai Pizarro of Raising Readers

    How can education be a way to create more belonging and contribution for young people? Today, I have the delight of sharing Nikolai Pizarro of Raising Readers.

    For full show notes, visit:
    https://cohort21.com/teachingtomorrow/2023/07/17/episode83/

    • 50 min
    82. Critical media literacy in action with Erin Oxland

    82. Critical media literacy in action with Erin Oxland

    How might teachers respond when truth seems to be increasingly devalued in what young people read online? I am joined by Erin Oxland to discuss this question and many others along the way.

    Erin Oxland is the First Vice President, Lead Negotiator, and Grievance Officer for the Kawartha Pine Ridge Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. Prior to stepping into this fascinating role (which we totally get into, by the way), Erin was a middle school teacher in Port Hope Ontario. In her practice, she prioritized authentic, rich, and relevant learning experiences for her students, which included deeply investigating the intersections of fake news, media literacy, and journalism.

    Whether you are interested in exploring one teacher’s experience with critical media literacy or hearing about her transition from the classroom to being an elected union official, this conversation has something for everyone.

    For full show notes, visit:
    https://cohort21.com/teachingtomorrow/2023/07/04/episode82/

    • 36 min
    81. Teaching Writers Speak: Embracing Digital Multimodal Composing

    81. Teaching Writers Speak: Embracing Digital Multimodal Composing

    This episode was originally published on the Teaching Writers Speak podcast—which is part of the Toronto Writing Project. I am a producer of this show and so it felt necessary to not only formally introduce Teaching Tomorrow listeners to the show, but also to transplant this conversation as a way to explain some of the questions behind the research project I am wading into.

    To check out The Toronto Writing Project:
    https://www.torontowritingproject.com/

    To listen to all of the Teaching Writers Speak podcast episodes:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/teaching-writers-speak/id1615880288

    • 55 min
    80. Nurturing democracy with Ken Boyd from CIVIX Canada

    80. Nurturing democracy with Ken Boyd from CIVIX Canada

    How can educators nurture a functional democracy when young people struggle to find reliable sources of information? To dig into this question, I am joined by Ken Boyd from CIVIX Canada.

    For Full Shownotes, Visit: https://cohort21.com/teachingtomorrow/2023/05/29/episode80/

    Ken Boyd is the Director of Education at CIVIX, a Canadian charity that develops experiential learning programs to help students develop skills and habits of informed citizenship. He researches and develops materials for two programs: PoliTalks, a program that helps students develop the skills needed to have constructive discussions about political and social issues, and CTRL-F, a digital media literacy skills program that helps students identify mis- and disinformation online. He also runs training sessions and workshops with teachers and students to teach them about digital media literacy and how to navigate an increasingly complex online world.

    Ken holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto. Before moving to the non-profit sector, he taught philosophy at a number of universities across Canada, and was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern Denmark, where he worked on research projects about the barriers to communicating scientific information online. He is also a writer of public philosophy, and a regular contributor to The Prindle Post, a digital publication focused on ethical issues in the news.

    • 53 min
    79. Digital literacy and social justice with Dr. Kristen Hawley Turner

    79. Digital literacy and social justice with Dr. Kristen Hawley Turner

    How is digital literacy related to social justice? Today on the show I have the honour of sitting down with a leading thinker in education, Dr. Kristen Hawley Turner.

    Dr. Kristen Hawley Turner is a professor of education at Drew University and she is the director of the Drew Writing Project, which is a chapter of The National Writing Project. In this conversation we explore the terrain of digital literacy, its links to social justice, and how teachers must reimagine what our essential job descriptions are if we are going to meet the needs of the learners in our classrooms.

    As we are both parents, Kristen and I also get into our roles with our children and what can be done in the home to augment and reinforce critical digital literacy to help our young people thrive.

    I think you will find yourself nodding along in agreement as you listen to Dr. Hawley Turner explains her work and thinking in this conversation that I am so delighted to share with you.

    For Full Shownotes (and all the links to things mentioned), visit:
    https://cohort21.com/teachingtomorrow/2023/05/16/episode79/

    • 44 min
    78. Oh here I am: a solo episode / PhD update

    78. Oh here I am: a solo episode / PhD update

    Back in the fall of 2021, I left my dream job for another dream: to dig deep into questions that I had been just scratching at throughout my classroom teaching experience.

    Well, now almost two years into my PhD program (and over a year since my last update episode–you can find that one on episode 67), I’m here to share the highlights, the challenges, the hiccups, and the mini-victories.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

lontos lMa ,

What a treat

It’s a great sign that I want to binge listen to all the episodes. The episode with Carina Stone and Kiera Brant Birioukov were so great and gave me hope and inspiration for some next steps in my own life. I’m super grateful. Thank you Celeste and guests.

A Macrae ,

Empathy building conversations ❤️

Just finished listening to episode 48 and had tears in my eyes listening. What an amazing message to teachers and students and administrators - that mental health matters and being open about it helps to normalize and further develop empathy for everyone. What could be more important?

So happy to hear that BSS was so receptive to feedback and caring about the community.

Celeste is a wonderful host who finds a variety of topics and voices to share the whole story about education. Always looking forward to the next episode.

Trayctray ,

A must listen

What Celeste is doing with the teaching tomorrow podcast is something everyone should be paying attention too- especially if you are in education. She brings to life crucial topics in a manner that makes the listener feel like they are part of the conversation. I am in educational leadership and I have used her podcasts to start PD sessions, shared them with my faculty in our weekly faculty letter, and have personally learned and reflected due to this podcast. Every episode has something to offer, so just hit the play button! Way to go Celeste, don’t every stop making these!

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