Check for new episodes, new stories every Monday during Season 1, Semester 1, and Season 1, Semester 2.
S2:E15 Teacher Surfer Writer Builder Poet: Jonathon Mederios
What do teachers need from their administrators? According to Jonathon Mederios, a bit of magic. What magic, you ask? To be known, really known, and respected for the experiences they bring to every conversation about students and learning. Jonathon writes: Too often, while teachers are reaching toward our students, inviting them in and making them … Continue reading "S2:E15 Teacher Surfer Writer Builder Poet: Jonathon Mederios"
S2:E14 Traveling to Two Moons, with Matthew Tom
What can we educators do to insure that kids coming out of elementary school don’t have their natural, innate curiosity, creativity and ingenuity crushed out of them by middle school, and later, high school? What is student-driven learning and what is the real meaning of student agency? In this episode I interviewed Matthew Tom, a … Continue reading "S2:E14 Traveling to Two Moons, with Matthew Tom"
S2:E13 Unrulr’s Capturing Learning, with Fred Delse and Will Reppun
What is the purpose of an education? When and where does learning happen? What does it mean to evaluate learning? What does “assessment” mean? What does it mean when we talk about “capturing” learning (as if learning is some sort of fish in the sea)? What is the relationship between student and teacher when student-driven … Continue reading "S2:E13 Unrulr’s Capturing Learning, with Fred Delse and Will Reppun"
S2: Teacher Voice Special #3: Susannah Johnson
On October 25th, 2020 the Honolulu Star Advertiser published a column by Susannah Johnson, founder of Individualized Realized LLC, co-founder of IMPACT Bound and former educator at Assets School. The column was titled: Reimagining education with purpose is needed in a pandemic, and for the future. In this Teacher Voice Special #3, Susannah reads her … Continue reading "S2: Teacher Voice Special #3: Susannah Johnson"
S2: Teacher Voice Special #2, with Jon Medeiros
In an October 28th, 2020 blog post at XanEdu Jonathon Mederios wrote about about curiosity as a planning tool for educators. It’s a fabulous blog post. Here, in this Teacher Voice Special #2, he does an out loud “semi dramatic” reading of his post. It is my intention that when educators publish in public places, I … Continue reading "S2: Teacher Voice Special #2, with Jon Medeiros"
S2:E12 Aaron Jamal Schorn, Capstone Man
My guest today for this final episode of Semester 1 of Season 2 is Aaron Jamal Schorn, Nalukai Foundation Program and Academy Startup Camp Director, and Capstone Coordinator at Hawai’i Preparatory Academy on Hawai’i Island. At Nalukai, Aaron creates and implements curriculum, hustles to find mentors and teaches digital storytelling. Outside of Nalukai he is focused … Continue reading "S2:E12 Aaron Jamal Schorn, Capstone Man"
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