Season 1 Episode 29: New Horizons

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 29 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the New Horizons that are emerging with new learning experiences becoming available to students through E-Learning platforms. The team talks about all the different ways that this new experience has been described, from distance ed, to remote learning and e-learning – Chey and Pav feel like the learning that is currently happening with students in this climate is more about crisis management than learning. 
The duo goes over several different ways that they are thinking about tackling their new online learning environment – what kinds of work will they offer their students, what will be the expectations from the learning that they do. They discuss what assessment will look like, what evaluation might look like, and what sorts of things teachers should avoid that might cause them undue stress. 
Chey and Pav discuss the fact that all teachers lie on a particular spectrum when it comes to their experience with technology, and not everyone is on a level playing field, and therefore students will be in different places with their abilities with online learning. Because of all these factors, it cannot be expected that all teachers and all students will be able to master these new environments for learning readily. 
The Dynamic Duo introduces Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, High School Assistant Principal from Massachusetts for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, as she talks about advocating for mental health strategies for student struggling with anxiety and depression.
Remember to Inspire, Don’t Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies.
You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, Author of Anxious at:
Twitter:
@RavesiWeinstein
Website: https://www.ravesiweinstein.com/
“Anxious” is available here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/194821220X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qc.HEbN9G7V15
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Chey & Pav on Voice Ed Radio:
https://voiced.ca/project/thestaffroom/
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
https://schoolrubric.com/publications/articles/itemlist/user/318-thestaffroompodcast
Chey & Pav are part of the ONPodcastMedia group: https://www.onpodcastmedia.com/
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Stay in touch with Chey and Pav Through Email and Social Media
Email:
thestaffroompodcast@gmail.com
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/staffroompodcast/
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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