Social LEADia: Celebrating Awesome on and offlineNov 13, 2019
Episode 34: Namya Joshi, grade 9 Diana Award Winner & Minecraft EDU wiz
In this episode, I speak with Namya Joshi, an impressive young lady who is the recipient of the 2021 Diana Award, UN Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador and a Minecraft EDU expert who has in-serviced thousands of teachers and created countless lessons. Find her on Twitter at @WonderNamya and her resources and other information can be found on her website: namyajoshi.com
Episode 33: An interview with Global Educational Student Chat Leader
Episode 32: Connection, Community & Kindness On and Offline with Melisa Hayes
Episode 31: Living Hyphen
In this episode I interview Justine Abigail Yu, founder of Living Hyphen, a community that explores the experiences of hyphenated Canadians (and Americans). It is a magazine which amplifies the rich inner lives of diverse communities
Find them on social media channels: @LivingHyphen
Episode 30: Student Created Organization --> Bleed the North
These students are passionate about a topic that many people consider taboo. Check out my conversation with Mia and Evelyn from Bleed the North. The event they reference can be found here and takes place on Friday, May 28th, 2021.
Chuffed (donation platform): https://chuffed.org/project/btn-mhdraffle
Episode 29: A Conversation with Valerie Lewis about Pros In Training (P.I.T.)
Episode 28: Impact Without Contact
In this episode I speak with an inspiring group of high school students who have created an opportunity for volunteers to support people impacted by Covid19. Learn more and volunteer by checking out their website here and listen to their podcast here.
Episode 27: A conversation with Trevor MacKenzie about Inquiry provocations on Instagram
So many of our students (and parents and educators) have moved to Instagram for some of the great features it presents. Trevor talks about how he uses this platform for podcasting and Inquiry provocations. Follow him at @tntmackenzie
Episode 26: Life in Quarantine with Liv McNeil
In this episode, I speak to the grade 9 student who created the film, Numb about Life in Quarantine. You can find her on Instagram @livmcneil_ and Twitter at @libbyyliv Here is a link to her powerful film.
Episode 25: With Amber Coleman Morley (LetsK12Better)
Amber Coleman Morley is the director of social engagement at iCivics, a former teacher, a mom, and the future author of Fearless in the Face of Race published by DBC. Find her at @MomofallCapes Listen to her podcast with her children @LetsK12Better
Episode 24: Stay in Touch Initiative
Episode 23: Talk About Real Things (for Teens)
Episode 22: Carter Compliments
Such a great conversation with a student who has created an Instagram account to compliment the students at his school. Please note that this account is not officially affiliated with the school or District.
Episode 21 : Photography and Empathy
In this episode I interview Michael Hernandez, an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBS Lead Digital Innovator, and three of his students: Vanessa Lulla, Jennifer Kerr, and Sarah Harati and talk about a project in which students interviewed someone they didn't know to unpack assumptions about them. You can search the #mchsphoto hashtag to see all of the students' daily challenge photos.
Here is a link to one of the ebooks mentioned in the episode. You can find Michael on Twitter: @cinehead, Instagram: @changing.the.narrative
Episode 20: Ethan Duncan
Episode 19: Adam Hill & Media By Example
In this episode I talk with Adam Hill (@AdamHillEDU), a PYP educator and award-winning education blogger from the UK, now working in Hong Kong. Media By Example is his Google Certified Innovator project that was born at the Sydney Innovator Academy in May 2019.
Episode 18: A Passion for Kindness
Author Tamara Letter shares about the kindness Passion projects and her ideas for building a culture of kindness in time for World Kindness day (and every day). Check her out on Instagram & Twitter (@TamaraLetter) or Join her Facebook group, A Passion for Kindness. She also uses the hashtag #PassionforKindness to share out kindness ideas.
Episode 17: Wonder Ananya's journey to self-publishing
Episode 16: This Club Saves Lives
My conversation with the past and current president of ThisClubSavesLives from Carmel High School is awesome. You can find them at ThisClubSavesLives.org on Twitter at @ThisClubSavesLives on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Connect with them to start your own club.
Episode 15: Keeley Aird & STEM Kids Rock
Keeley Aird is the co-founder of @StemKidsRock (with her brother Aidan who you might remember from Social LEADia) and an advocate for women in STEM. Here are a few of her recommendations for awesome women in STEM:
Episode 14: Artfulouie
Episode 1: Olivia Van Ledtje
Check out the first episode featuring @TheLivBits She will inspire you as she has inspired many.
Episode 2: Alicia Pascual
Episode 3: Ayush Chopra
Episode 4: Isaiah Sterling
Episode 5: Josh Feinsilber
In this episode, Josh talks about project based learning and his educational game, Gimkit which is a great tool for review, assessment, and fun! You can find Josh at @joshgimkit
Episode 6: Upstander Brand
Episode 7: ONEDSschat
Episode 8: Change Impacting Toronto Youth (CITY)
Episode 9: Rebecca Chambers & Students at John McCrae SS
Episode 10: 4th Grade Innovators & 5th Grade Futurists (Student Podcasting)
In this episode Grayson McKinney (@GMcKinney2) and Zach Rondot (@mrrondot) and I talk about the "4th Grade Innovators" and the "5th Grade Futurists" and their journey to podcasting with their students. Be sure to check out the podcasts and connect with them.
Episode 12: Award Winning Culture Podcast
In this episode, I get to speak with Audrey F and Brayden P as well as their teacher-advisor, Hans Appel (@hansappel094) about The Award Winning Culture Podcast. You can find them online at awardwinningculture.com @awculture and @EMSWildcats1 on Twitter, and EMS Wildcats on Facebook.
Episode 11: Nate and the Show About Politics
In this episode I speak to the adorable 8 year old Nate who talks to us about meeting Ellen, his first podcast, The Show about Science and his new podcast The Show about Politics. Follow him on Twitter @NatePolitics
Episode 13: SWAT Tech team
I was excited to chat with Julie and Jillian Parsons and their teacher mentor, Tisha Poncio, who spoke about the SWAT tech team: what it is, and what impact it has made. You can find out more about them by checking out all of their social media accounts here: linktr.ee/cisdswat
Tisha's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org