Shift Your What?
Innovating the Game of School
Shift Your What? is a podcast for educators, students and parents interested in innovating the game of school. We are well into the twenty-first century and school has some catching up to do. This podcast, a production of the Shift at the Halton District School Board wonders how we can use small shifts in how we do school that lead to big changes in how we teach and learn.
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In this final episode of season 1 of Shift Your What, we sit down with Rossana Bisceglia, Research Specialist at Halton District School Board, Nogah Kornberg, Associate Director of the I-Think initiative and Jacqueline Newton, Superintendent at the…

In this episode of Shift Your What, we talk to English teachers Cait Fehir and Jen Plens about using new integrative thinking tools in their class and challenges and opportunities that come with experimenting and trying something new.

Shift Your What sits down with grade 7 teachers Christine Vanderwal and Michael Marchione, grade 7 students Satwika and Hasnain along with Nogah Kornberg, Associate Director of I-Think, to talk about the Peacebuilders Challenge, and the powerful…

The Shift Team (and many others) are busy planning the Share Your Shift Conference, which is coming up on May 23rd. If you are interested, listen in about what’s in store…but maybe register first, spaces are limited!

Shift Your What talks Outdoor Education with educators Kelly-Ann Mattiaci, Margaret Williams and Stephen Jansz. They discuss the benefits of taking the learning outside, how to overcome challenges, as well as the changes they have seen in their…

Shift Your What sits down with Melissa Hanmer and Pina Juresic, two elementary administrators who have just returned from the Deeper Learning Conference on the campus of High Tech High in San Diego. They talk about finding inspiration in the…

The Shift team sits down with Margaret Napier, Principal of Brookville Pubic School to talk about her upcoming visit to the High Tech High campus for the Deeper Learning Conference. She talks about what she is looking forward to learning, but more…

In this episode, Jamie and Matt sit down with Geoff Sheppard, a teacher in the Community Pathways Program at MM Robinson High School to talk about how to connect with community, leverage technology and help students of all abilities find a place in…

The winter weather is giving us some challenges to overcome this month, but that’s not stopping us from talking about Innovation! In this episode, we are joined by Cindy Cosentino, the Instructional Program Leader for Science for the HDSB as we…

Shift Your What changes format in this episode: The Shift Team, HDSB teachers, and Science program leads and Rotman I-Think Fellows all sit down with Taddy Blecher, educational entrepreneur from South Africa, who has been tasked to implement…

Shift Your What sits down with Kevin Kokerus, co-op teacher and William Baldwin, co-op student to talk about how to empower students in their own learning through a rethink of co-operative and experiential learning.

The Shift Team sit down together to reflect on the past year of innovating (dangerously) and look forward to the year of SHIFTING ahead in Halton District School Board.

Shift Your What? sits down with Amanda Williams-Yeagers and Mark Maunder to discuss their own journey through the power of making in their elementary schools and how we might infuse the energy of a makerspace into more facets of school.

Shift Your What? parachutes into a Halton District School Board Technology Conference to speak about Podcasting with students and teachers. Participants were surprised when we asked them to join us live, to speak about how models of Professional…

Shift Your What? sits down with Stephanie Briggs, Math Teacher and Nicole Jarvis, Instructional Program Leader for Math. They discuss the merits of Peter Lijledahl’s Thinking Classroom and how it has the potential to shift not only math class, but…

Shift Your What? sits down with Katherine Compton-Morgan, English Teacher and Karamjit Sangha-Bosland, the HDSB Instructional Program Leader for Equity and Inclusive Education to discuss what drove them to realize that continuously building community…

In this episode of Shift Your What?, we parachute into the middle of an active classroom to talk with Steve Tolton and Maggie Warneke about their integrated Math / Science program they have branded MMR Engineering.

By keeping the class learning by…

With help from Stephen Hurley from VoicEd Radio, we sat down with Jacqueline Newton, Superintendent of Education for the Halton District School Board to discuss the genesis of The Shift.”