The Staff Room with Chey and Pav
The In's and Out's of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
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.
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In Episode 29 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about the New Horizons that are emerging with new learning experiences becoming available to students through E-Learning platforms. The team talks about all the different ways that this new…

Going beyond tech and the inequalities highlighted with COVID 19 Chey highlights being diligent and focused on finding more inequalities in our teaching spaces. Because they do exist.

In Episode 28 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their at-home learning environment for their kids. They discuss what the atmosphere has been like, what they have established as their schedule for the day, and what they predict…

For Episode 27, Chey and Pav go way out of the box to conduct their very first guest Interview on the podcast. And ultimately, it was an incredible guest! Evo Hannan, from the Agents for Agency global movement joined the Dynamic Duo to talk about his…

In Episode 26, Chey and Pav talk about some of the challenges they faced this week when having to prepare for shutting schools down for preventative measures surrounding COVID-19. They discuss some of the Social Emotional learning that is affected…

In Episode 25, Chey and Pav talk about poetry, and the evolution of the strand in their Language Arts programs. Poetry can be an area of the language program that some teachers don’t feel comfortable teaching, since it is such a topic of…

In Episode 24, Chey and Pav reflect on a popular article that was in circulation this past week titled The 6 Habits of Super Learners. It was a fantastic article highlighting 6 areas to develop if trying to develop or learn a new skill. The duo…

In Episode 23 of The Staffroom, Chey and Pav revisit the #EducationNeverDies Twitter chat they moderated a few days prior. The chat was centered around Teacher Voice – how to amplify it, why it is meaningful, what areas of the school do teachers feel…

Pav refers back to a few comments and blog posts from the past week. https://onestepedu.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/wait-time/ https://schmittou.net/2020/02/11/the-tortoise-and-the-hare-does-speed-matter/…

In Episode 22, Chey and Pav talk about Introverted Learners, and how to accommodate for them appropriately in our classrooms. We all have students with varying learning styles in our rooms, and those with Introverted tendencies tend to experience the…

In this episode, Chey and Pav discuss the idea that there might be too much technology in the classroom for students today, and that the abundance of it is taking away from students being able to engage in true Social Emotional Learning. They are…

Chey’s talks about how he uses sticky notes to accommodate almost any task and thus is reminded that we are the greatest assets in our classrooms

In Episode 20 of Season 1, Chey & Pav discuss the benefits of Explicit Teaching Strategies and Problem Based Learning Strategies. They talk about why it is important to understand that it is necessary to use both aspects in order to run a good program…

In Episode 19, Chey and Pav talk about the benefit of using Textbooks in the classroom. They begin the episode by talking about the different ways that they use textbooks in the classroom. They discuss how teachers have evolved and have moved away…

In Episode 18 of The Staffroom Podcast with Chey and Pav, the duo talks about Wellness in the classroom program, as well as a school-wide initiative.  They start the episode by talking about the importance of paying attention to student wellness, and…

In Season 1 Episode 17, Chey and Pav come back from Holiday Hiatus to record their first full-length episode of 2020, with the topic of #OneWord2020, an idea they came across on Twitter not too long ago. In this Episode, Chey and Pav reflect on their…

Chey’s chats about how he wants to embed kindness in everything he does to facilitate rich meaningful conversations and learning.

In Episode 16, Chey and Pav follow up on their Twitter Edchat #TeachPos by talking about Positive and Authentic Feedback. They start the episode by recapping the chat that happened a few days prior, and discuss a little but about the topic and what…

Chey and Pav discuss all the things that influence the development of a great School Vision, and how it can be implemented effectively with all the parties involved. 
For their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment, Chey and Pav feature Megan Richardson and…

In Episode 14 of The Staffroom, Chey and Pav talk about what qualities they look for from the Administration in order to foster a positive school culture. They discuss 5 different qualities that they would like to see in the school leadership team, so…