The Chey and Pav Show
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Chey Cheney and Pav Wander are two middle school teachers from Toronto, Canada. They have a passion for elevating and amplifying student voice while honouring students lived experiences and identity. "The Chey and Pav Show" takes educators and listeners through the “ins and outs” of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. With their anecdotal and inviting banter, laced with caring insightfulness, the audience engages in a conversation that is surely eye-opening and impactful while tackling some of the real and ever-changing issues in Education!

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Large and Complex Classrooms – 135

In Episode 135, Chey and Pav discuss the ever-growing challenge of large and complex classrooms. They talk about how difficult it is to teach with a large class, the benefits of having a smaller, more intimate classroom setting and how classroom…

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Cell Phones – 134

In Episode 134, Chey and Pav explore the timely topic of Cell Phones in the classroom. With the conversation of cell phone bans always looming over the educational setting, the Dynamic Duo contemplates whether we, as teachers, can actually cut out…

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Student Council – 133

In Episode 133, Chey and Pav talk about how they have set up a unique student council this school year at the school where they teach. Leveraging student leadership and initiative, the council space is more than an avenue for fundraising and…

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Deconstructing Photos – 132

In Episode 132, Chey and Pav discuss the many ways they use photographs to create meaningful content in their learning spaces. From minds-on activities, to providing very deep and thoughtful insights about social justice topics, Chey and Pav use…

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Building a Thinking Classroom – 131

In Episode 131, Chey and Pav reflect on how they’ve been implementing “Thinking Classrooms” in their respective learning spaces. The “Thinking Classroom” model has been coined by mathematician Dr. Peter Liljedahl and his work of creating math learning…

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Salima Kassam: Labour and Love – 130

In Episode 130, Chey and Pav speak with Salima Kassam, elementary school principal and anti-racist, anti-oppression educator from Ontario, Canada. Chey and Pav talk to Salima about her journey in education, in particular about her experiences with…

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Back to School for Chey and Pav – 129

In Episode 129, Chey and Pav reflect on their summer and discuss some of the ways they are getting ready for the new school year, as well as the goals they have for themselves professionally. Chey and Pav’s return to the classroom this year means they…

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Amplify Learner Voice through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment – 128

In Episode 128, Chey and Pav speak with Paul Bloomberg, Vivett Dukes, Kara Vandas and Rachel Carrillo-Fairchild – a few of the incredible authors of the book “Amplify Learner Voice through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment.” The guest…

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Judy McKeown: Dismantling Anti-Black Racism – 127

In Episode 126, Chey and Pav speak with Judy McKeown – anti-racist educator, consultant and professional learning facilitator. Chey and Pav talk to Judy about her experience with anti-racist, anti-oppressive, anti-colonial, and culturally responsive…

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Episode 126: Learning Coaches

In Episode 126, Chey and Pav recap their past year as centrally assigned teachers, as well as some of the great work they’ve had the opportunity to engage in before their roles ended a few weeks ago. They discuss the many ways learning coaches impact…

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