EP50: A Tribute to Sir Ken Robinson

By Chey Cheney

Chey and Pav, two experienced middle school teachers from the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, take listeners through the in’s and out’s of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Through their anecdotal, yet often comedic banter, laced with caring insightfulness, they take their audience into a conversation that is surely eye-opening and entertaining, while tackling some of the real, and ever-changing issues that exist in Education.

In Episode 50 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about Sir Ken Robinson. Sir Ken passed away earlier in the week, and his passing left Chey and Pav very reflective with his teaching philosophies and ideas towards education. He was a British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts. Most educators would know him from his inspiring Ted Talk entitled, “Do Schools Kill Creativity.” 
Chey and Pav both provide lots of anecdotal stories and commentary with respect to their experiences with Sir Ken, and the extent to which their teaching philosophies have been based upon their learning from Sir Ken Robinson. Chey talks about how the educational philosophies have been cornerstone to much of the agency and ownership of his grade 8 students within his class every year. Pav talks about some of the reflecting she has done on Ken in the past few days, from re-listening to his Ted Talk to finding some rich discussions in podcasts recorded as recently as a few months ago. 
Chey and Pav introduce Jillian DuBois, Grade 2 teacher from Clearwater, Florida for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Jillian talks about the ways in which she has found JOY, from her connections with people on Twitter, to the learning that she has done along her journey within education. Jillian has a brilliant blog, website and podcast that you should certainly check out! 
After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by briefly talking about their experiences with pedagogy within their spaces, and also where education can potentially go in the future. 
Remember to Inspire, Don’t Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies.
You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest, Jillian DuBois at:

Twitter: @JillDuBois22 #impardEDjoy
Website/Blog: bit.ly/impardedjoy
Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jillian-dubois/episodes/
Sir Ken Robinson Ted Talk: Do Schools Kill Creativity: https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity?language=en
Sir Ken Robinson – The Ted Interview: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0p2oZeBCnv2SdNxfNFFJ4G?si=KzfSwFfLSTSw9-UZ2CS3tg
The Drive with Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio: https://voiced.ca/project/the-drive-with-chey-and-pav/
Chey and Pav are a part of the School Rubric team: https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/perspectives/item/105-the-staffroom-podcast-with-chey-and-pav-an-origin-story
Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/
Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media
Email: thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_staff_room_podcast/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StaffPodcast https://twitter.com/TheDriveVoicEd https://twitter.com/EduNeverDies
Pav Twitter: @PavWander Chey Twitter: @Mrccheney