16 episodes

What if we designed schools like Disney designs theme parks? Join Thomas Riddle for inspiring conversations held at the crossroads of learning and design! Each week, we will provide pertinent commentary on relevant issues and informative interviews with leaders and practitioners from the fields of education, entertainment, technology and more.
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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

What if we designed schools like Disney designs theme parks? Join Thomas Riddle for inspiring conversations held at the crossroads of learning and design! Each week, we will provide pertinent commentary on relevant issues and informative interviews with leaders and practitioners from the fields of education, entertainment, technology and more.
New Episodes: Every Monday @ Noon EST.
Listen ad-free at bramblejamplus.com

    Episode 15: Go Rogues! The Story of “Star Wars in the Classroom” (Feat. Wes Dodgens)

    Episode 15: Go Rogues! The Story of “Star Wars in the Classroom” (Feat. Wes Dodgens)

    Guest: Wes Dodgens
    It’s time to “Go Rogue” with Thomas and Wes as they continue with a retrospective on their teaching adventures by telling the story of their internationally acclaimed education initiative, Star Wars in the Classroom. Discover the benefits, and challenges, of inspiring students’ learning with connections to pop culture and the power of connecting with fellow educators who share a common interest in teaching beyond the textbook. #GoRogues

    Social Media
    Twitter: @StarWarsinClass
    Facebook: StarWarsInTheClassroom
    Instagram: starwarsinclass

    • 42 min
    Episode 14: Adventures in Learning with Indiana Jones (Feat. Wes Dodgens)

    Episode 14: Adventures in Learning with Indiana Jones (Feat. Wes Dodgens)

    Join Thomas and Wes for a trip down memory lane as they reflect on the origins of their innovative
    teaching initiative, Adventures in Learning with Indiana Jones and discover how incorporating George Lucas’ groundbreaking series, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, into their classrooms not only influenced their careers, but also impacted the lives of the students they’ve taught for nearly 30 years.

    Social Media
    Website: Adventures in Learning with Indiana Jones
    Twitter: @IndyInTheClass
    Facebook: IndyintheClassroom
    Additional Resources
    Lucasfilm’s Tuskegee Airmen Resources

    • 41 min
    Episode 13: The Jedi Mind (Feat. Amy Ratcliffe)

    Episode 13: The Jedi Mind (Feat. Amy Ratcliffe)

    Guest: Amy Ratcliffe
    Does life have you feeling less like Yoda and more like Vader? Then join us for an inspiring conversation about the importance of mindfulness with Star Wars author Amy Ratcliffe as we discuss her newest book, The Jedi Mind: Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace and examine how practices inspired by characters from that galaxy far, far away can help you gain, and maintain, a balanced life.

    Social Media
    Website: amyratcliffe.com
    Twitter: @amy_geek
    Podcast: Lattes with Leia

    Books:
    Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy
    The Jedi Mind: Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace

    • 43 min
    Episode 12: Learning in a Virtual World (Feat. Jesse Lubinsky)

    Episode 12: Learning in a Virtual World (Feat. Jesse Lubinsky)

    Guest: Jesse Lubinsky
    Author and Ed Tech leader Jesse Lubinsky leads us through an exploration of the benefits of
    incorporating augmented and virtual reality into the classroom, as well as explaining the rise in
    popularity of bringing eSports into schools to reach a diverse cross-section of students.
    Social Media
    Website: readylearner.one
    Twitter: @jlubinsky
    Instagram: @jlubinsky
    Pocast: partial.credit
    Books
    Reality Bytes: Innovative Learning Using Augmented and Virtual Reality
    The Esports Education Playbook: Empowering Every Learner Through Inclusive Gaming

    • 50 min
    Episode 11: Skills for Life (Feat. Joyce Krebs)

    Episode 11: Skills for Life (Feat. Joyce Krebs)

    Guests: Joyce Krebs
    Join us for an inspiring conversation with Family and Consumer Sciences educator Joyce Krebs as she shares how she has “re-imagineered” her hands-on classes during the time of Covid, while modeling valuable skills such as resiliency and grit for her students and fellow teachers alike.

    Social Media: Twitter
    @JoyceKrebs
    @KrebsKlass
    @PodcastStardust
    Social Media: Instagram
    @krebsklass
    @podcaststardust
    Social Media: YouTube
    Podcast Stardust
    Mike Rowe Works
    www.mikeroweworks.org
    Success in the New Economy
    https://bit.ly/3cZJQBO

    • 53 min
    Episode 10: Playing and Making and Writing, Oh My! (Feat. Angela Stockman)

    Episode 10: Playing and Making and Writing, Oh My! (Feat. Angela Stockman)

    Author and Instructional Designer Angela Stockman joins us for an inspiring conversation about the powerful role of play and creativity within the learning process and how to encourage reluctant writers to develop and express their ideas through a host of non-traditional means.

    Social Media (Angela Stockman)
    Website: angelastockman.com
    Twitter: @AngelaStockman
    Instagram: @angelastockman
    Facebook: Building Better Writers with Angela Stockman

    Books
    Make Writing: 5 Teaching Strategies That Turn Writer's Workshop into a Maker Space
    Hacking the Writing Workshop: Redesign with Making in Mind
    Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom
    Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

snl014 ,

Truly insightful!

A refreshing point of view from someone who is clearly passionate. Informative and entertaining.

All-You-Can-Eat ,

Keeping it fresh

Kids change, how we educate must change too!

MayBee25 ,

Thank you.

I teared up listening to this podcast. I was left responsible for teaching/being accountable to myself at 9. Roper Mt Science Center was one of the most magical places on earth to me. Learning was such a burden but there it was always fun. I’m so excited for all the ideas behind this podcast and for what changes it will make in the world.

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