215 episodes

Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

Teachers on Fire Tim Cavey

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

    214 - It’s OKAY to Be MESSY at the START

    214 - It’s OKAY to Be MESSY at the START

    Guess what, administrators. If you want your educators to teach responsively, dynamically, and sustainably, then you’ve got to create safe spaces for experimentation.

    That means that it has to be okay for teachers to try some new things. To leave the familiar from time to time. To make spontaneous decisions. And to make mistakes.

    That means that it has to be okay for you as an administrator to walk into a classroom where the lesson plan hasn’t been completely defined. Where the learning activity has yet to appear in a unit plan. Where the teacher asks students to try out new technologies that don’t work exactly as intended.

    That has to be okay with you. Because if it’s not — if every instructional decision has to be planned, defined, and described in advance — then experimentation simply won’t happen as often. Or ever.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/its-okay-to-be-messy-at-the-start-c4471dc2888c.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

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    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 6 min
    213 - The OVERLOOKED SKILL That No One Is Talking About in Education

    213 - The OVERLOOKED SKILL That No One Is Talking About in Education

    Think for a moment.

    What if there was a physical skill that could actively determine an adult’s willingness to write virtually anything of length for any reason?

    What if this single skill determined whether basic academic tasks required minutes or hours?

    And what if proficiency in this same skill dramatically limited or expanded the number of academic options available to students outside of high school?

    Wow. That’s huge, right?

    If such a skill existed, you would think it would get a LOT of attention in our K-12 education systems.

    I believe such a skill does exist.

    But it hardly receives a mention.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/the-overlooked-skill-that-no-one-is-talking-about-cd3ce10a5dc.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 7 min
    212 - LEVEL UP Your SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS with This Checklist

    212 - LEVEL UP Your SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS with This Checklist

    Put your K-12 assessment tools to the test with 15 powerful questions.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/level-up-your-summative-assessments-with-this-checklist-3f05312b7ba2.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 5 min
    211 - We Are ALL Developing Learners

    211 - We Are ALL Developing Learners

    We’re all developing learners. Every last one of us.

    As adults, we often have the luxury of walking away from learning that proves difficult or doesn’t interest us. Students in our current models of K-12 (or at least K-8) don’t usually have that option.

    So when we see our kids in the learning pit, let’s not panic or shame.

    Instead, let’s engage in thoughtful conversations. Let’s ask helpful questions. And let’s see what we can do to give them a helping hand.

    And we’ll celebrate the growth that follows.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/we-are-all-developing-learners-4cc3288aea63.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 8 min
    210 - Are We Using TOO MANY APPS in Education?

    210 - Are We Using TOO MANY APPS in Education?

    In 2017, I attended ISTE in San Antonio, Texas. ISTE, or The International Society for Technology in Education, hosts the largest conference for educational technology in the world.

    My first visit to the exhibitors’ hall was eye-opening.

    Wow, I thought. There are a lot of edtech companies in education right now.

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/are-we-using-too-many-apps-in-education-430819c86ae3.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    • 7 min
    209 - My Students Are Actually Thinking About LEARNING TARGETS

    209 - My Students Are Actually Thinking About LEARNING TARGETS

    I first read Ron Berger’s Leaders of Their Own Learning in 2018, and I’ve been sold on the power of learning targets ever since. I believe they’re an essential part of successful instruction, assessment, and student learning.

    I post learning targets on my Google Docs. On Slides. On Classroom. On Seesaw. I try to refer to them often in my instruction. And I ask students to use our targets to assess their own learning.

    But how much attention do students really give to learning targets? Do they actually mean anything or do they just amount to irrelevant teacher talk and background noise?

    Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com.

    Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/my-students-are-actually-thinking-about-learning-targets-da90d8db352c.

    My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today.

    CONNECT with ME

    On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire)

    On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/)

    On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/)

    On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire)

    On Voxer @TeachersOnFire (https://web.voxer.com/u/teachersonfire)

    On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwcavey/

    Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/.

    SONG TRACK CREDIT

    Flight to Tunisia by Causmic

    Tangled by Emmit Fenn

    Road Tripzzz by Ofshane

    Fast and Run by Nico Staf

    *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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🔥This podcast is on fire!🔥

Really impressed with the host and guests. Love the variety of content and format!🙌🏼
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GotTechED ,

Empowering Podcast

Such a relateable podcasts for all teachers. I would consider myself a power-listener of this podcast and I learn something new each episode! I would highly recommend this podcast to all!

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Listen Now!

This podcast is one of the “can’t miss” podcasts I subscribe to. I look forward to every episode. Tim puts his heart and soul into producing an amazing podcast, and profiling incredible educators. THANK YOU Teachers on Fire for all that you do!

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