Living On The Edge of Chaos

Living On The Edge of Chaos

This podcast explores the world of education through the lens of story.
What will your story be?

As you prepare to embark on the next chapter in your own story it sometimes helps to hear from others who have done the epic work to get it done! Be inspired by others to empower others!

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    079: Stephanie Richardson of Eat Write Teach

    In this episode I speak with Stephanie Richardson of the website Eat Write Teach. She is an outstanding educator who has so many clever ideas for the classrom that we can all benefit from. She teaches in Indiana where she has recently transitioned from a high school teaching career to the 7th grade level. 

    Be sure to check out her space on this page so you can visually see the ideas she shares in the podcast

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    078: Courtney Carver - How do we become more with less?

    In this episode I speak with Courtney Carver who is one of the leading experts around decluttering and finding a way to live with less to be more. As we listen to her story about her own life situations and stresses and how changing her mindset and life has lead to a much more fulfilled lifestyle. Additionally, we take time to connect the importance of decluttering our personal lives as well as our professional lives and spaces. This episode has hit me on many levels and I know it will for you too!

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    077: Joe Morgan - Should We Teach Coding?

    In this episode I speak with Joe Morgan, a Javascript developer, former librarian, and parent of two small children. He recently had a piece published on the topic of coding that has lead us to a conversation about whether or not we should teach coding in schools.

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    076: Colleen Graves - The power of understanding that we all have awesome inside us!

    In this episode I speak with Colleen Graves who is a former educator and librarian who is now working with Makey Makey to enhance their projects, lessons, and guides as content creator. She is still very much an educator empowering all of us to do more in our spaces with students by exploring new ways of learning with the Makey Makey.

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    075: Octavia Abell and the bigger picture for computer science

    In this episode I speak with Octavia Abell. Octavia is the CS Lead for ISTE and Strategic Advisor for CS4RI. She previously served on Governor Raimondo’s policy team and as the Director of Strategy for the RI Office of Innovation where she led efforts to advance organizational effectiveness and catalyze innovation across Rhode Island. Her successes include leading the initiative to bring CS education to every public school, spearheading a redesign of the state’s digital presence, and launching a leadership development program for state employees. She believes that individuals can be powerful change agents, and is committed to connecting people with the resources necessary to scale impactful work. 

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    074: Dana K. White and How To Declutter Our Spaces with the A Slob Come Clean Method

    In this episode I speak with Dana K. White, A Slob Comes Clean, about her method for decluttering and how we can infuse her methods into our learning spaces. This is such a helpful episdoe especially as educators from around the world are working through our #declutterlearning challenge taking place right now

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    072: Amanda Glover: A story of building an amazing learning space for makers!

    In this episode I speak with Amanda Glover who is exploring how to create powerful learning spaces mixed with makerspaces. She is also a 4th and 5th grade math and science educator. I came across her space on LinkedIn and after seeing the pictures and following the journey I knew I wanted to speak with her to help all of you figure out how to make this happen.

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    071: Dane Barner and the Discussion of Innovation and Engagement

    In this episode I speak with Dane Barner, a music teacher, who has spent many years crafting a philosophy of education and really trying to sift through all the jargon in education to figure out what it all means. In this conversation we dive into the topics of engagement, inquiry, and creating a classroom that is suitable for learning for all kids.

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    070: Steve Isaacs: Minefaire, Education, Gaming, E-Sports

    In this episode I speak with Steve Isaacs. He is someone who I have admired for a long time. Not only does he do amazing work in his classroom, but the outreach and support he creates for communities with MineFaire and other programs is astounding. We tackle some topics that are exciting and I hope you enjoy his story as much as I did.

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