14 episodes

Dial into the interesting, the unique, and the extraordinary stories of real-life risk-takers and change agents of learning.

Join Cate Tolnai and Jen Gibson as they offer insightful strategies for educators, side-giggers, and entrepreneurs when it comes to figuring out how to live their BEST professional life. Listen in as they tackle problems and ask questions from different generational perspectives and professional backgrounds, and learn how to grow a professional network that fills you as much as you fill it.

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    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Dial into the interesting, the unique, and the extraordinary stories of real-life risk-takers and change agents of learning.

Join Cate Tolnai and Jen Gibson as they offer insightful strategies for educators, side-giggers, and entrepreneurs when it comes to figuring out how to live their BEST professional life. Listen in as they tackle problems and ask questions from different generational perspectives and professional backgrounds, and learn how to grow a professional network that fills you as much as you fill it.

    Episode 14: Personal Branding with Ben Cogswell

    Episode 14: Personal Branding with Ben Cogswell

    In this episode, Jen and Cate dive deep into the world of personal branding. We ask some questions about putting yourself out there, defining your why, and sharing your passion project/s with others in an authentic way. Who better than to walk-and-talk with us that our friend, Ben Cogswell. He has spent the last 5 years openly sharing and amplifying the amazing work he does with educators and now, some of our youngest learners. Your heart will be full of good juju and your mind full of good ideas! 

    We'd love to hear your shiny moments from the week! Let us know on our SHINY MOMENTS FORM and we’ll share it on our podcast!

    For show notes, bios, and contact info, visit bit.ly/buoycastEP14! 


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    • 34 min
    Episode 13: Flipgrid Fever & Fun with Ann Kozma and Adam Parker Goldberg

    Episode 13: Flipgrid Fever & Fun with Ann Kozma and Adam Parker Goldberg

    In this episode, Jen and Cate hang out with the one and only Ann Kozma and Adam Parker Goldberg of Flipgrid Engagement Team. Ann and Adam have messages of inspiration and encouragement for educators and flipgridders near and far. We also talk about ways that Flipgrid serves remote learners at this crazy COVID-19 time. We literally cannot say enough amazing things about this team. You’ll be smiling from beginning to end!

    “Flipgrid is Microsoft's free video discussion tool for all educators, learners, and families. Engage and empower every voice by recording and sharing short, awesome videos together! Sign up at at flipgrid.com and learn more about amplifying and connecting your community at blog.flipgrid.com/gettingstarted/.

    Towards the end of the episode, we discuss the Flipgrid Disco Library where you can find 15,000+ free, ready-to-use discussion prompts for your scholars including partner content from The Met, California State Parks, BBC Learning, Wonderopolis, BreakoutEdu, and more! Simply log in to your Flipgrid Educator Account and click on the "Disco Library" tab to explore.” (says Adam)

    We'd love to hear your shiny moments from the week! Let us know on our SHINY MOMENTS FORM and we’ll share it on our podcast!

    For show notes, bios, and contact info, visit bit.ly/buoycastEP13!


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    • 39 min
    Episode 12: The Launch of #BUOYcast

    Episode 12: The Launch of #BUOYcast

    In this episode, Jen and Cate decide to pivot and launch a new concept around the #Quaranteaching podcast: meet #BUOYcast, your Education Lifeline! We're taking the best elements of remote learning and blending them with storytelling to bring the best of education to your earbuds. During the pandemic and after, they are here to uncover new pathways of learning and leading so that you can experience your best professional life! 

    We'd love to hear your shiny moments from the week! Let us know on our SHINY MOMENTS FORM -- bit.ly/shinymoments!

    For show notes, bios, and contact info, visit bit.ly/buoycastEP12!


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    • 14 min
    Episode 11: Life Skills Your Family Should Learn While Quarantined

    Episode 11: Life Skills Your Family Should Learn While Quarantined

    In this episode, Jen and Cate suggest some life skills that will give you and your fambam a whole quality of life at home! Need a haircut? Check out YouTube for some solid support. Have a running toilet? You can fix it DIY style. Let us take a moment to remind you that YOU FREAKING ROCK, and you got this #quarantinelife like a boss!

    We'd love to hear your shiny moments from the week! Let us know on our SHINY MOMENTS FORM -- bit.ly/shinymoments!

    For show notes, bios, and contact info, visit https://bit.ly/3dZ1s0I!


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    • 18 min
    Episode 10: Top 10 Guide to the Quarantine for Sanity

    Episode 10: Top 10 Guide to the Quarantine for Sanity

    In this episode, Jen and Cate run through their favorite ways to beat this virus both emotionally and mentally at home. Learn about new ways that cardboard boxes might change your life, elephant toothpaste, the deets on #Sketch50 4.0, and tater tot waffles… there’s no stopping this duo!

    We'd love to hear your shiny moments from the week! Let us know on our SHINY MOMENTS FORM -- bit.ly/shinymoments!

    For show notes, bios, and contact info, visit https://bit.ly/3bLrdzZ!


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    • 23 min
    Episode 9: Going Somewhere in a Time of Nowhere

    Episode 9: Going Somewhere in a Time of Nowhere

    In this episode, Jen and Cate discuss the presumed constraints we are all feeling when it comes to our personal freedom to roam the Earth. Rather than letting this virus control our worlds, we have some suggestions that will help you feel the big bad world in a different way.

    We'd love to hear your shiny moments from the week! Let us know on our SHINY MOMENTS FORM -- bit.ly/shinymoments!

    For show notes, bios, and contact info, visit https://bit.ly/3bLrdzZ!


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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Koolestgrrlukno ,

Very entertaining

I love this podcast! They are very entertaining and the daily post gives me one more thing to look forward to during this strange time. Definitely recommend!

halpertbuddy ,

Great perspective from educators

Cate and Jen have a great rapport. Their conversation flows very well and is real. I enjoy listening to their perspective on not only education but surviving through this pandemic.

Bshjshxhxhndisch ,

Real & Raw

Cate & Jen tell the story of being quarntined from their perspective and invite guests to share as well. I loved hearing ideas for educating at home as well as survining in a very isolating time. This is great for parents and teachers as well as anyone who cares about education in a time like no other.

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