The Summer Series with Ardo Omer

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 the fourth episode of The Staffroom Podcast Summer Series, Chey and Pav talk to Ardo Omer, who is the Kids Coordinator at the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). She’s also a writer, and co-host of the podcast “Put a Blurb on It,” as well as advisor to the Canadian Comics Open Library, here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With Ardo, Chey and Pav talk about some of the impacts that comics have on youth in literacy, as well as the writing and publishing scene for authors today, especially in the realm of comic books. 
A phenomenal conversation to get us thinking more about literary diversity and the importance of differentiated reading materials in our classrooms!
Here’s how you can get in touch with Ardo:
Twitter: @ArdoOmer @FoldKids @PutaBlurbonit
Stay connected with Chey and Pav! Tell us about your reflections from this episode – reach us at or on Twitter @StaffPodcast! We’d love to hear from you.