Season 1 Episode 47: What’s your Teaching Philosophy?

By Chey Cheyney & Pav Wander

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 47 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav discuss their best practices as teachers. They talk about what their fallbacks are, whether it is a certain pedagogy, a certain book or resource that they like to draw upon time and time again, or a particular style of teaching that they tend to extrapolate from subject area to subject area. 
They discuss some of the different resources that they have come across over their 15-20 years of teaching, and which ones have stuck and been impactful in developing great teaching in the classroom. Chey discusses his exposure to Kylene Beers and her resources on Reading in the middle school classroom. Pav talks about when she took a math course with Trevor Brown, who has done lots to improve math instruction. Teachers often have a go-to, a fallback when it comes to their own teaching practice and educational philosophy. 
Chey and Pav introduce Luciana Gravel, Grade 8 teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Luciana talks about trauma and how it impacts students and teachers in the learning environment in so many different ways. 
After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by discussion some additional ways that they feel that education is evolving with regards to teaching practice, and how much their journey has adjusted the way they teach, but also that they have their fall-backs that they will always resort to when teaching. 
Remember to Inspire, Don’t Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies.
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