I Wish I Knew EDU
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Join host, Ramona Meharg (@RamonaMeharg) as she and her guests explore what it might look like if they knew then what they know now.
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This Week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to 2019 Teacher of the Year Rachel Murat @MrsMurat about Digital Citizenship, #PositivelySocial, honouring the curiosity of our Ss and helping them make a difference in the world.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Sarah Lalonde @sarahlalondee about the transition from BEd to 1st yr T, how you have to reach them to teach them, the magic of Disney, and planting the seeds of risk taking.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, It’s Part 2 of my conversation with Rolland Chidiac @rchids about podcasting – the why and how of it, the Google Innovator experience and how it’s OK to not get what you want.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, It’s Part 1 of my conversation with Rolland Chidiac @rchids about putting actions into the decision to quit or push through difficult times, becoming a math person when that’s not your strength and blogging for purpose…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Alyssa Gilbert @MsAGilbert about astrophysics, her journey from the stars to the classroom, #SpedEd, taking risks in math class and the need to fail better.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Leigh Cassell @LeighCassell about the Digital Human Library, Live Learning Canada, A Kid’s Guide to Canada, #OnEdMentorsConnect, #ONedSsChat, Walk with Us and much more.

This Week on I Wish I Knew EDu, I’m talking to Carol Fusco @mrfusco about Internet Safety, how curriculum is not a checklist, teaching in New Zealand, the silos are coming down and making learning personal.

This Week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Dr. Sarah Thomas, @sarahdateechur about the magic of EDUmatch, the EdCamp Experience, EdTech, Work/life balance and being authentic with students.

This week on I wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Kyle Anderson @AndersonEdTech about taking risks, what using edTech can do in your classroom, writing blogs and books and his podcasts #Sons ofTechEDU and #BeerEDU.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Michael McVey @TrusteeMcVey, about Emerging Educational Technology, changing the way we storytell, #ISTE, International Teaching, and having the courage to follow the roads opened to us.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU I’m talking to Brett Bigham @2014ORTOY about #GlobalSPED, making small adjustments to allow for greater inclusion, Ability Guidebooks, being a champion for Equity, #SpeED and how sometimes our lives are not what we planned.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Amber Grohs @amber_grohs about Special Education, sketch noting, getting Googly in the Classroom, working on keeping work/life balance and being open to happy accidents.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m back with Rebecca Chambers @MrsRChambers to reflect on a year of 100% Passion Based Learning in her classroom. We talk about what went well and what still needs some tweaking and hear about some of the inspiring…

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This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Tonya Gilchrist @Mrs_Gilchrist about the highs and lows of teaching in Japan and Internationally, being open to opportunities, knowing when…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to astro physicist Dr. Parshati Patel @ParshatiPatelabout the Science Exploration Outreach Program at Western U, the diversity & vastness of space, letting space be the spark that ignites S and the…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Kiersten Wrona @ms_wrona about taking risks, S led EdCamps, the Ignite experience, the importance of Global Skills, keeping kids pumped up for EQAO and letting primary Ss be leaders.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Beth Lyons @mrslyonslibrary about creating a school wide maker culture, that it’s ok to abandon a book, promoting inquiry mindsets in our Ss and going deep with the curriculum.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona is talking to Deanna Williams @DWilliamsTeachabout her TLLP, filling in the gaps of our own learning, getting Ss to create, education being an opportunity to make each other better and creating an environment…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Emily Wong @MsEmilyWong about being a newly minted Educator, the highs and lows of the BEd experience, and her hopes for her future in Education.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Alicia Ray @iluveducating about her upcoming book Educational Eye Exam, her love of @dbc_inc books, research vs living it, valuing experience and how the best PD is in the classroom down the hall.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Sarah Sanders @sarahsanders33 about the role of FNMI Instructional Coach, resources to help get it right, looking at the EDU system in a new way and helping Ss understand they are “perfectly who they are,…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, It’s Part 2 of my talk with Chris Cluff @chrisjcluff about Special Education, “those kids”, exploring puzzles, field trips, change/moving and “Now what?”

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, It’s Part 1 of my talk with Chris Cluff @chrisjcluff about podcasting, the difficulty of “the ask”, riffing on @VirtualGiff , audio vs irl connections, and a bit of his EDUbio.

This Week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Lesley Robertson @mountsfieldLC about Slime 2.0, that it is not the space – it’s the mindset, building a toolbox for our students, and how there are no limits for Ss in the Library Learning Commons.

This Week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Rola Tibshirani @rolat about podcasting, inquiry learning, building student passion via trust and community, going organic with our work, and helping Students and Teachers see the world through a…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU I’m talking to Brenda Sherry @brendasherry about technology in the classroom, Minds on Media, Code to Learn, What can be learned if the environment is right, Pappert’s Mindstorms, knowing we have the permission to take…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona talks to Karen Caswell @kcasw1 about how and why it’s important to make Global Connections, #tlapdownunder, blogging, creating relationships with students and the #KindnessCrewCRSS Read Aloud.

This Week on I Wish I Knew EDU is Part 2 of my talk with @JCasaTodd where we talk about being in the personal constellation of our Ss, how curling (and golf) relate to teaching, reaching out for every opportunity and her hopes for EDU.

This Week on I Wish I Knew EDU is Part 1 of my talk with @JCasaTodd where we talk about our shared McHistory, Social LEADia, podcasting, facing fear of change (our own and others) and the lost opportunities of banning Social Media and cell phones in…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona talks to Heidi Solway @HSolway about #tvdsb LitCon, great literacy instruction, blogging, great PD and being a connected educator.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona talks to Principal and author, Allyson Apsey @AllysonApsey about The Path to Serendipity, happy accidents, that you can’t be neutral in a relationship, and how to love the path you are on.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona talks to Peter Skillen @peterskillen about taking charge of your own learning, CanCode, his EDU passions, the Minds on Media approach to PD and the importance of pedagogy before technology.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, it’s Part 2 of Ramona’s chat with Jen Apgar @JenApgar about Technology Empowerment, the possibilities for ECOO, respecting legacy while moving forward, and teaching kids how to question themselves.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, it’s Part 1 of Ramona’s chat with Jen Apgar @JenApgar about Technology Empowerment, the possibilities for ECOO, respecting legacy while moving forward, and teaching kids how to question themselves.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona talks to Stephen Hurley @Stephen_Hurley about the voicEd Radio Community @voicEdcanada, podcasting, enacting hope, metaphors and letting our hearts grow through our relationships with students.

It’s Episode 50 for I Wish I Knew EDU! In celebration of this milestone, Ramona hands over the mic (and total control), to First Year Teacher, Sarah Anne Lalonde @sarahlalondee ! Listen as Sarah asks Ramona (@RamonaMeharg) about those things I Wish I…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona is talking to Derek Rhodenizer @DerekRhodenizer about showing gratitude, sharing publicly, podcasting, unrestricted bathroom breaks and peaches.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona talks to Peter Cameron @cherandpete about the Natl Geo Ed Ambassador program, #MADpd, protecting our water through #JuniorWaterWalkers and the endless opportunities for education that surround us.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Dr. Sam Fecich @SFecichabout her book, EDUMagic, preparing Preservice teachers for the classroom, virtual EDU co-ops and why we teach.

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This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona is talking to Christy Hopcroft @cdhopcraft and Kristen Fitzsimmons @k_fitzsimmons_ about Project Based Learning, making connections in rural areas, High Tech High and helping students solve real world problems.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona is talking to Annick Rauch @AnnickRauch about connecting classrooms through events like #MindsetMondayLRSD (running right now and for the month of January), creating culture in a new building, Innovator’s…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona is talking to Donna Miller Fry @fryed about living and working in Newfoundland & Labrador & Northern Ontario, eLearning and the opportunities for connected Educators, leadership and how to inspire each student,…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Brian Aspinall @mraspinall about coding, his book Code Breaker, his new book coming out in 2019, going gradeless, and integrating coding with great pedagogy in the classroom.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona talks to Sean Gaillard @smgaillard about The Pepper Effect, applying the Beatles to our classrooms, the importance of positivity, not having to stand on a table to be effective and making a positive impact on the…

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona is talking to Dr. David Booth @ProfDavidBooth about teaching Literacy all day, the OSSLT, the importance of having a full toolbox, What Makes a Good Teacher and how we all live under the same moon.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona speaks with Dr. Debbie Donsky (@DebbieDonsky) about the importance of equity and community in our spaces, putting kids first, and doing small things with great love.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona talks to Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) about the joys of being a Principal, building a new school and culture from scratch, being open to new opportunities and the importance of community building.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU I’m talking to Australian Educator Jonathan Nalder @jnxyz about Future We and the Future Literacies, the Edunauts Podcast and his First on Mars Project.

Talking to Katie Stephens about teaching in the desert, getting Googlefied, how technology in the classroom makes a difference and the importance of sharing with and building a PLN.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Linda Edwards @LindaEdwardsi about the Home School program, being connectEd, the value of Social Media, and Twitter Chats.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU I’m talking to @MsWakem about how Farmer’s need to read, the importance of empathy in the classroom, working and building relationships in a rural school and how to warm hearts through inquiry in the elementary classroom.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Tara Martin (@TaraMartinEDU) about Be Real: Educate from the Heart, #BookSnaps, the need to amplify, moving from dreamer to doer and “Cannonballing in.”

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to Linda Weir (@expeditionyogi) about life after retirement, “holding the space,” mental wellness and the benefits of Goat Yoga.

This Week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona is talking to Carol Salva @MsSalvac about ESL, Boosting Achievement, how a Texas gal gets roped into #HotSauceEd, www.voicEd.ca and harnessing the many gifts that students bring to our classrooms.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, Ramona talks to Diana Maliszewski @MzMollyTL about the Library as a Learning Commons, the AQ experience, podcasting with Primary Students and her hopes for the future of education.

This week, Ramona is talking to Outdoor Educator Dan Arppe about Environmental Ed, the #TVDSBWild Experience, Getting Kids outdoors, and making connections with and without technology.

Ramona Meharg speaks with “Shukes and Giff” – Kim Pollishuke & Jen Giffen about capacity building, all things Googley, being Innovators, great partnerships, podcasting and the Shukes & Giff podcast.

Ramona Meharg talks to Shane Lawrence (@theedpodcast) about Team Teaching, Summer, what makes a good podcast and how everyone has a story to share.

This week Ramona talks to Marc Hodgkinson (@Mr_H_Teacher) about Summer School, School demolition, life as a Math instructional coach, “it’s not about the floor”, and advice to new teachers.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I’m talking to @JoyKirr (Joy Kirr) about her book Shift This, Passion Projects/Genius Hours and the small changes you can make that have huge impact in classrooms.

This week on I Wish I Knew EDU, I talk to Lisa Noble(@nobleknits2) about (of course) knitting, the joys of a self funded leave, the importance of relationships and making the choice to measure, or matter.

Ramona Meharg in conversation with Laura Collins about all things Google-ly, the importance of inquiry learning, GEGOntario, working in a Section 23 environment.

Ramona Meharg speaks with Lisa Corbett about math, how Cathy Fosnot is always right, TLLPs, blogging and so much more…

In Episode 20, Ramona speaks with Brad Shreffler about Podcasting, the power of Social Media, #MadPd, the EdCamp Experience and what it’s like to be a part of the VoicEd Radio community.

In this episode, Ramona chats with the authors of the newly released, “Cultivating Readers: 6 Essential Steps to Foster the Will to Read”. Anne Elliott and Mary Lynch speak with Ramona about the process of writing the book as well as their reflections…

Ramona’s guest on the podcast this week is Ontario educator, Jay Dubois. The conversation explores Jay’s passion for teaching, what he would like to tell his younger self, and his hopes and dreams for the future.

n this episode, it’s Ramona Meharg in conversation with Melanie Mulcaster and the past, present and future of her teaching career.

Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt, co-author of “Inquiry Mindset” is this week’s guest on I Wish I Knew EDU. Ramona speaks with Rebecca about how she brings the principles and approaches of inquiry alive in her classroom.

A wonderful conversation with Margaret Boersma about the past, present and future of her career in education.

Ramona Meharg connects with Ontario educator, Andrea Hansen about her memories of teaching, the things she wish she knew when she was first beginning, and the things to which she is still looking forward.

Ramona Meharg connects with Ontario educator, Eva Thompson about her memories of teaching, the things she wish she knew when she was first beginning, and the things to which she is still looking forward.

In this episode, Ramona engages Ontario Educator, Derek Tangredi in a interesting conversation about his memories and learning as a teacher and some of the things that he wishes he had known when he first began.

In this episode, Ramona connects with Ontario Educator, Julie Balen, about her thoughts, memories and the pieces of advice she wished she had been given when she was a beginning teacher.

Ramona Meharg chats with Ontario educator, David Carruthers about his career, what he wishes he knew when he began and some of the powerful high points that he’s experienced.

In today’s episode, Ramona Meharg (@RamonaMeharg) speaks with Leanne Hanson (@LeanneHanson) about her work as an educator in Australia, some of what she has learned in teaching disengaged youth, as well as the things that are still to come in her…

In today’s episode, Ramona Meharg (@RamonaMeharg) speaks with Dawn Telfer (@DawnTelfer), learning Technologies & Library Learning Commons Coordinator @TVDSB, about what she has learned in the profession.

Ramona Meharg is on a mission to discover what veteran educators wish they had known when they first began their careers. In this episode, Ramona connects with Ontario educator, Doug Peterson.

Join host, Ramona Meharg (@RamonaMeharg) as she and her guests explore what it might look like if they knew then what they know now. In this first episode, Ramona is joined by educator Heather Jakobi.

Join host, Ramona Meharg (@RamonaMeharg) as she and her guests explore what it might look like if they knew then what they know now. In this episode, Ramona is joined by educator T. Scott