The ED Podcast
Conversations About the Teaching Life
Ed is a weekly podcast about the teaching life. No lists, no inspirational quotes: just honest convo's about the lives of teachers.
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In her career, Jennie Magiera has filled many roles: classroom teacher, district administrator, author, instructional coach, and founder of the non-profit organization Our Voice Alliance. Through it all, she’s been driven by a passion to make…

This week, I’m joined by Rebecca Clark. Rebecca works with students with disabilities as they transition out of school. Her approach is diverse and passionate, covering tech, entrepreneurship, social skills and so much more. She shares her journey…

Jeremy joins me this week all the way from Dubai, where he heads up a school filled with international students. We talk about the impact of having kids from over 40 different countries, and the opportunities that such cultural diversity provides. In…

This month, me and Tanya go off the deep end as we think what we would do with unlimited resources. It’s pure flight of fancy, but our conversation also highlights many of the problems of the underresourced classroom, as well as some of the systemic…

When Staci Lamb decorated her classroom as a labour of love for her students, she had no idea that a video of her work would go completely viral. With over 2 million views of her Harry Potter-inspired classroom makeover, Staci’s grade 9 room is now…

This week, I speak with teacher and leader Danny Steele. Known by many for his highly re-tweetable thoughts on Twitter, Danny and I talk about his role as an encourager of teachers, plus how his digital presence has shaped the educator he’s become. We…

Kyle McCormick does not have a Twitter account. He is not a thought leader. But he is a teacher, and he does think deeply about education. In this episode, we talk about the importance of approaching pedagogy from a critical standpoint. Being…

There’s games and there’s gamification. Zack Hartzman is about the former. He talks with me about his experiences bringing videogames into his classroom and how it has helped his students – mostly recent immigrants and ELL’s – to engage with English…

When Typical Educelebrity began in June of 2019, he never imagined that the account would suddenly gain such notoriety. Yet within a month, his unique brand of parodic humour had garnered over ten thousand followers. This week, the anonymous teacher…

This month I’m joined by Tanya, Jeremy, and Jon as we ponder the role that safety plays in the classroom. Can a space be too safe? We peel back the layers of helicopter parenting, risk taking, failure and the difference between safety and pampering….

Nicholas Ferroni appears regularly on large media outlets, including Fox News, and The View. But despite being big on the national media stage, he is and continues to be a teacher, first and foremost. We talk about his surprising steps into fame, and…

Kristin Leong is a former teacher who now works in a not-for-profit context. Still, her teacher heart beats true even as she has stepped out of the classroom. Her biggest passion lies in helping students and teachers find common ground through her…

In this super-sized episode, New York Times bestselling author Jessica Lahey joins me to talk about the developing minds of our young students. We dive deeply into neurology, cognitive development, and addiction. Her well runs deep with not just…

Andrew Scott is a teacher and host of the “It’s a Conspiracy” podcast. We’ve joined forces for this special episode where we talk all about the biggest conspiracy of all: is education a left-wing liberal-making machine run by the leftist elite?…

Susan Jachymiak is heading into her second year of teaching, so we got together to reflect on her previous year’s experiences. Susan shares about all the things she learned and – most importantly – the ways in which she felt the most supported. We…

In honour of this being our 42nd episode, we thought we’d focus on the biggest answer to the biggest question: what’s the answer to great teaching? Surprisingly, we get remarkably close to a viable answer. Along the way, we discuss work-life balance,…

Tim Cavey is a teacher and podcaster in Surrey, BC. When he’s not interviewing teachers on his show, Teachers on Fire, he’s helping his kids achieve their best in his classroom. We talk about podcasting, project based learning, and the power of yet….

After twelve years of classroom teaching, Jessica Gentry decided to call it quits. When she shared her reasons for leaving the profession in an empassioned Facebook post, she didn’t expect that it would go viral, prompting a largely sympathetic…

Adam Welcome is a former teacher and principal who now travels across the country relating his experiences and insights. The author of three books, Adam has a wealth of knowledge to share. In this episode, we talk about the importance of staying lean…