Personal Playlist Podcast
Three songs—A world of stories
Noa Daniel asks guest educators to share their nostalgic, identity and pick me up songs. Through this songful conversation, we learn so much about the whole person. This is a project that came from Noa's classroom and one she continues to use and share to help students build skill, autonomy, community and connection.
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Craig Shapiro has been a Health and Physical Education Teacher/Coach for 30 years. He’s married with two children and 3 dogs. Being a teacher was a choice that’s completely shaped his life. Making a difference for students each day is an amazing…

Eric Alper started his own PR firm, Eric Alper Public Relations, after being
the Director of Media Relations and Label Relations for eOne Music Canada
for the past 18 years. He’s a regular music industry contributor to
Bell Media, Rogers, Shaw Media,…

Nicole Biscotti is currently a Spanish Teacher and World Languages Department Chair in a public high school. She is also a certified Translator & Interpreter as well. Nicole is writing a book with her 9 year old son about ADHD that is being published…

Teresa Gross is currently a Reading Specialist in Rochester NY and has been in education for 19 years as both a speech therapist and reading teacher. Teresa is active on social media and currently moderates Twitter chats on Tuesday evening and…

Ruthie Sloan is a teacher/learner with Early Years students in the Peel District School Board. Creative problem solving is her superpower and she loves to challenge and re-imagine learning ‘outside of the box’. Ruthie and her husband Dave, have 2…

Hans Appel has worked as a counselor in the Richland School District for the past 19 years and at Enterprise Middle School since it opened. He’s passionate about school culture, servant leadership, and kindness. In 2018, Hans launched his own blog…

Mike is a co-host of the OnEducation podcast and Head of Curriculum & Training for Logics Academy in Canada. He has had the opportunity to share his thoughts and approach to education at ISTE (2015, 2018), BIT (2014), Schoology NEXT (2018), as well as…

Dr. Shelly Vohra is an Educational Coach with the Peel District School Board. She holds an M.Ed in Adult Education & Distant Learning and a Ph.D. in Educational Technology. Dr. Vohra has 20 years of experience in education (K-12) teaching various…

Evin Schwartz is the CEO and Founder of Belouga, a digital platform providing teachers and students with the ability to connect, communicate and collaborate with their peers around the world. The platform is driven by interactive content that gives…

Valentina Gonzalez is a former teacher who has served 20+ years in education in her own classroom, as a district facilitator for English learners, a professional development specialist for ELs and as an educational consultant. Her work’s primary focus…

Sarah Johnson is an educator, podcaster, author, and professional speaker who left a position she loved as a high school principal to seek to teach masses and expand her reach. Her primary areas of focus center on the core values of balance,…

Derek Tangredi is an educator, researcher, maker, and consultant seeking to inspire kids. He is currently an award-winning teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario . Derek is also an instructor at Western University…

This episode of the P3 explores many aspects of Tonya Gilcrest’s professional and personal life, her traits, key memories, and positive outlook through unpacking her three song playlist. She and is an internationally experienced educator, consultant,…

Mandy Froehlich is an educator, and international consultant with school districts and post-secondary institutions in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, mental health support for educators, and how to create organizational…

This 2nd Anniversary episode is a tribute to my students, for whom I created this project many years ago. This year, my first year having a homeroom class in public school (after 23 years in independent schools), I share my grade 8’s reflections and a…

Robert Dunlop is a teacher, speaker, and writer who has a passion for helping other educators love their careers. His work with thousands of teachers, principals and support staff has given him insight into the importance of happiness in education. He…

Recognized as a transformational leader in education, Dr. Jennifer Williams has dedicated herself for over 20 years to the field of education through her roles as a professor, school administrator, literacy specialist, and classroom teacher. In her…

Rebecca Chambers is currently a HS Social Science teacher who has been teaching in the Ottawa area for 16 years. She’s on a mission to change the way we do school and has been on her own unlearning journey since she began. This year she has gone to a…

 

Michael is currently the District Technology Integrator/Teacher Leader for the Lake Shore Central School District in Angola, New York where he is in his 5th year in this role. He spent 10 years as a Mathematics Teacher and a majority of those as…

Now an elementary teacher with HPEDSB, Gavin Foster has worked in Ontario, Quebec and South America. He taught elementary and secondary students in both public and private education systems. As an educator, his passion is the arts, particularly music,…

VaneSSa is the founder and director of The Math Guru, a cool boutique math & science tutoring studio in Toronto, Canada. She is also the author of Math Hacks, a new book that makes math fun, stress-free and relatable for young kids and parents. She…

Manuel Herrera is an educator, an international speaker and doodler. He currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator for the Affton School District, a suburban St. Louis school district. He is an adjunct professor for Webster University teaching…

Sue Kwiecien is an Ontario educator who started out her teaching career supporting students with special needs. Sue believes that valuable resources should be accessible to all educators.  Realizing that educators were always on the lookout for…

Lee “Daredevil” Martin is an elementary teacher in Niagara and an instructor with the Faculty of Education at Brock University. He is the winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM. He is also a consultant and researcher who…

Tina Zita is a modern learning resource teacher with the Peel District School Board now on secondment to the Ontario College of teachers. She is an educational thought leader, a TEDx speaker, as well as an AQ course designer and facilitator for…

Stacie Goldin is an educational consultant for kids’ media across all platforms. She is also the director of marketing for a series of businesses as well as a mindful, movement, meditation and yoga instructor. Stacie had once believed she would be a…

Christian Scarlato officially began his education career in 2005. He always had a love of children’s theatre and a large portion of his first career was in the performance arts. Christian was working with all ages writing and directing published and…

Jay Dubois is an energetic primary/junior teacher and was an Instructional Coach in the Thames Valley DSB.  Last year, he embraced the power of 1:1 iPads and had a blast transitioning his students from consumers into content creators with authentic…

Nick Chernoff’s work in schools began in the Safe Schools Department as a Safe School Liaison, where he spent five years of his career in the Surrey School District in British Columbia. He also worked as an outreach worker for youth at-risk of gang…

Catherine Tang is a teacher with the Limestone District School Board. Most of her teaching has centered around integrated arts, but this year she’s doing something a little different and has taken on the role of a Grade 7/8 Guidance Teacher. She is…

Jim Cash completed his role as a Modern Learning Resource Teacher in the Peel District School Board and is heading back to the classroom. He holds a master’s degree in educational technology and undergraduate degrees in cognitive psychology and…

Joy Kirr is a passionate educator. She is the author of the book Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom, but she is a 7th grade ELA teacher first. Joy enjoys being known as a “Genius Hour Evangelist,” and is…

Doug Peterson is currently the past-president of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario, an organization where he served as President in 2017/18 and was the Bring IT Together Conference Co-Chair in 2013 and 2014.  In his educational past,…

Sarah-Jane Thomas PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools.  She is also a Google Certified Innovator and Google Education Trainer. In 2015, Sarah was named was named Prince George’s County Public Schools…

Karen Steffensen has been in education for over 35 years. Her career spans four teaching divisions within three provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. Her main areas of focus for the development of curriculum material has been Literacy,…

Allison Fuisz is currently a grade 7/8 French Immersion Teacher at Bell High School in Ottawa, Ontario. She is an enthusiastic learner who believes in being as solution focused as possible with a positive mental attitude; She says, ‘We owe it to our…

Tamara Rebick is an education and community design consultant at Coriphery Holistic Consulting Solutions. She is a huge advocate for experiential learning as well as workshop facilitator and presenter.

Jennifer Casa-Todd is a wife, mom, a Teacher-Librarian in Ontario, Canada, a former Literacy Consultant, and the author of the book, Social LEADia. She is an Ontario Google Educator Group leader, a Breakout EDU trainer, a Google Certified educator, a…

 

Renaldo works as a teacher at Glyn School in Epsom, Surrey, England, where he develops and deploys interactive learning resources for staff, faculty, parents, and students as an Information and Communications Technology teacher. He is also the…

Jon Harper is a podcaster, administrator and author of My Bad (of the same name as one of his podcasts), Jon is currently the assistant principal in Dorchester County, Maryland. This is his seventh year serving as an assistant principal at the…

Lois Letchford specializes in teaching children who have struggled to learn to read through numerous commercial programs.  She has worked with students of all ages in Australia, England, and Texas. Her creative teaching methods vary depending on the…

It’s hard to upload this now that she’s gone, but it’s one of my favourite memories of her. Leanne was a poet, educator and podcaster. She had a unique sense of wit. In 2015 Leanne was an Australian finalist in the National Training Awards Language…

Nick Janna is currently the High School Deputy Principal at the International Community School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After a long tumultuous journey in education; from high school dropout himself, to teaching incarcerated youth, then ‘at-risk’ and…

Janelle is an education strategist, consultant, presenter, coach, keynote speaker and trainer.  Over the years she has been a classroom teacher and district administrator. Today, Janelle is also an entrepreneur, author, a social media strategist and a…

Chris Nihmey is a mental illness survivor, motivational speaker and author. He is a Canadian Ambassador with the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health and was selected as one of the five 2017-18 Faces of Mental Illness. This summer, he…

Damien Challenger is the co-founder of Nexus Education – an online hub and educational events platform for over 11,000 teachers across the UK and beyond to share ideas, best practices and experience via blogging and vlogging. Nexus Education…

Craig Kemp is a New Zealand born educator with over 13 years experience both in the classroom and in leadership. He’s an enthusiastic change agent that is passionate about every aspect of education and making a difference. Craig is based in Singapore…

Aviva Fudem is the co-founder and chief theory builder at Thinkin Educational Services. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher with a masters degree in Child Study and Education from the Institute of Child Study at U of T and an honours degree in…

Ramona Meharg has been teaching for what she says seems like 10 minute but is actually 24 years. Some of her early teaching assignments include; teaching English in a Youth Detention Facility, Intermediate math and language arts, High School History…

Alex Corbitt taught middle school English for five years at The Bronx School of Young Leaders in New York City. This past fall he enrolled at Boston College to pursue a doctoral study in literacy instruction. His interests include gamification,…

After a 35 year career with the Waterloo Region District School Board, Mark is now working as an independent consultant in the education and technology sectors. His experience includes serving in a variety of roles: Chief Information Officer, IT…

Lee Araoz is the District Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Lawrence Public Schools in Nassau County, New York. He has 30 years of experience working with elementary, middle and high school students. As a classroom teacher, he infuses…

Kim Pollishuke is a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher (DLRT) in Ontario, Canada, a Google for Education Certified Innovator (MTV16), Trainer and Educator and a keynote speaker. She is also a contributing author of Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A…

This 1st Anniversary Episode of The Personal Playlist Podcast is the first time I share my P3. It sis also hosted by Stephen Hurley and full of surprises by my guests from the 1st year of the show.

Madison Prinzen is a graduate student from Lakehead University in Orillia. She has worked with A Kids Guide to Canada and interns for the Digital Human Library (DHL).  Madi presented on technology tools that foster virtual connection for this year’s…

Helene is a Technology Integration Coach for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

 

Ora Goldin is the founder and lead facilitator of Living Rhythm. She is profoundly inspired to make a positive impact on people’s lives and in their well-being. It was her passion for rhythm, wellness, fostering deep connections and building team…

Sunil Singh was a high school Math and Physics teacher for 19 years before he quit teaching in the classroom in 2013. He had worked in diverse situations such as a socioeconomically challenging inner-city school in Toronto and at a prestigious…

Sean Gaillard is an educator and author. His first book called The Pepper Effect was released in June, 2018, by Dave Burgess Consulting Inc. His twenty-six years in education have spanned from teaching English in various middle and high schools to…

Trevor is a Senior Editor at WeAreTeachers. He is an author, speaker, teacher, and project based learning expert. Trevor is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, one of the leaders of The Education Design Expedition at Fontys…

Donna Miller Fry is heading west to become a superintendent in Manitoba, but she was the Assistant Director of Education for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. Donna was the Provincial Lead for Leading Technology Enabled Learning…

Paul McGuire is a retired educator living in Ottawa, Canada, but he is still deeply engaged and interested in education.  Paul is a podcaster, blogger, advocate, and leader. He is a Discovery Education Network (DEN) Star and part of their Leadership…

Helen DeWaard teaches digital and media literacy at the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University in Orillia. She has completed a Masters of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Education from the…

Greg began his teaching career in an IB school just outside of Lisbon, Portugal. He has taught Kindergarten to Grade 12 and AQ courses for OISE. He was principal in York Region and recently returned to the YRDSB after a secondment to the Ministry of…

David Michael Slater is a teacher and an acclaimed author of over 20 works of fiction for children, teens, and adults. His work for children includes the picture books Cheese Louise!, The Boy & the Book, and Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus; the early…

Arianna Lambert was a Grade 4/5 teacher and Google Innovator in the Toronto District School Board​​ who loves integrating technology and mindfulness in the classroom when we recorded. She is an Excellence Award recipient, an ETFO http://heartandart.ca…

Education is Will Gourley’s 5th career. It’s been a lifelong love of learning that has led him to and through many “incredible experiences” such as real estate, radio, entrepreneurship and more. Since 2009, Will has been an active member of several…

Dr. Will, Will Deyamport the Third Ed.D is a K-12 Instructional Technologist, consultant, coach, writer, and the host of The Dr. Will Show.

Peter Cameron is Teacher, Presenter|, Grovsnor Teacher Fellow, NatGeo Education Ambassador, Google Education Expert and Co Founder #MADPD.

Robert “Lucky” Budd is a dad, oral historian, audio preservationist, award winning author, biographer, musician, goalie, public speaker, former CBC radio host

Ted Sloan is a pre-service teacher studying at Laurier. Having been a radio personality and actor were great preludes to his decision that teaching Shakespeare was only one of the things he wanted do for learners. From 2004-2013, Ted worked in every…

Sean Robinson teaches Science and Digital Literacy at Riverside Secondary in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. He is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. He is also the author and creator of Connections Based Learning and the Co-founder of…

Margaret Boersma is an Arts specialist whose focus is on social-emotional learning through the arts.

Leanne Matlow has spent her entire career working with children as a teacher, Special Education Resource teacher, and CBT counsellor. Leanne is also a Professional Colleague of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. she is the author of Thinking About…

Trevor is a teacher, outdoor enthusiast and the author of Dive into Inquiry and Inquiry Mindset published by @ElevateBooksEdu.

Jennifer Abrams is About Jennifer
Jennifer Abrams
Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant for public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits. She trains and coaches teachers,…

Royan Lee is a Curriculum Coordinator in the York Region District School board. He is a family man and innovative creator of art and music. You can learn more about him at royanlee.com.

Shauna Pollock is the Co-founder and Director of Blue Sky School. She is also the author of Creating Classroom Magic. Shauna is an educational innovator and influencer who received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.

Brad Shreffler is a teacher, tech coach, blogger and the host of The Planning Period Podcast.

Dr. Debbie Donsky was one of my edu-mentors long before we ever met in person. She is an inspirational educator, writer, sketchnoter, and TEDx Speaker. Debbie is presently a principal in Peel. She is also the Associate Editor at Word&Deed Publishers.

Jonathan So is a teacher in Peel District School Board. He is also a keynote speaker, motivator, Math enthusiast, and mentor to many. You can learn more about Jonathan here: https://sites.google.com/raylawsonps.com/jonathanso/home or here:…

Matthew Oldridge is presently on secondment to the Ontario Ministry of Education. He is a an instructor for York University Math AQ’s and is on the board of Learning Forward Ontatio. He writes on mathematics education, productivity, creativity, and…

Leigh Cassell, teacher, edupreneur and creator of Digital Human Library (dHL) is also the co-founder of OnEdMentors connect. She fosters interpersonal connection and learning without borders by leveraging technology, fostering a catalogue of experts…

Sarah Lalonde was a preservice teacher from Ottawa University when we first connected through voicEd. Now, she is finishing her first year as a High School teacher in Cornwall. Sarah is also a sketchnoter, Ignite speaker and podcaster. Here’s a link…

Shane Lawrence is a high school teacher in Alberta and host of The Ed Podcast. Check it out http://theedpodcast.podbean.com/

In this voicEd Anniversary live show, Jen Giffen shares her work as an edtech expert, teacher, sketchnoter and cheerleading coach. You can learn more about her through her site:http://virtualgiff.blogspot.com/.

Carol Slava is an author, consultant, EL trainer and coach, and podcaster. She speaks and writes on Boosting Achievement, the name of her book and podcast. You can learn more about her work through her website: http://salvac.edublogs.org/

Rola Tibshirani is a teacher, thought leader, learner, reflective practitioner and one of my mentors. She hosts her own podcast, called The Missing Link and blogs at https://learningprogression.blogspot.com/

Barbara Bray is an author, speaker, coach, podcaster, and disruptor. She is a person of influence to many, and this episode with her holds a special place in my heart. Discover why.

Mark E Weston PhD is a connected educator, #EdChat Twitter chat leader, and perpetual cheerleader for new and seasoned edu-Tweeps.

Shawn Berry Clark is the co-author of Using Quality Feedback to Guide Professional Learning. She refers to herself as a “High School Dropout Ready to Change Education”. She is presently a coach in Charleston, South Carolina.

Derek Rhodenizer is an administrator in Ottawa. Derek is the co-founder of #MADpd. He is also a podcaster, thinker, and a man of many interests. Listen to this episode of The Personal Playlist Podcast to learn more or read the blog post:…

Chris Cluff is a teacher, podcaster, father, poet and thinker. You can learn more about him here https://chrisjcluff.com/aboutme/ and discover more about this episode with him through the post:…

In this inaugural episode of the #P3, my guest is the architect and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, my producer, and my friend, Stephen Hurley.