I've wanted to start a podcast for a very long time. However, I allowed fear to keep me from doing so. Well, not anymore. It's official...A Meaningful Mess Podcast is a thing and I can't wait to share it with all of you! Here is where you will find show notes, resources, and details related to each episode. I look forward to sharing and learning with you all as we come together to meaningful ways to engage today's learners, even when it's messy.
Episode 9 - Using the 3 Es to Design Meaningful Learning Experiences
Episode 10 - A New Approach to PD
Episode 11 - The Messy Middle of Genius Hour
Episode 12 - Thought Partners in the Classroom
Episode 13 - Learning Life Ready Skills through Thought Partnership
Episode 14 - Thought Partnership and the 6 Ps of Genius Hour
Episode 15 - Differentiation: A New Perspective
Episode 17 - Genius Hour and SEL
Episode 18 - Finding Meaning in Your Mess
Episode 5 - Genius Hour in the Classroom with Don Wettrick
Don Wettrick is the Founder CEO of StartEdUp, podcast host, author of Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and an international speaker/ presenter. I have learned so much of what I know to be true about passion-based learning from him and I was so excited to have him as a guest on the podcast!
Episode 4 - Learning by Doing and Through Failure in a Makerspace with Melissa Pardun
Episode 3 - Opportunities to Share their Learning with Marlialice Curran
In Episode 3, I had the privilege of interviewing Marialice Curran. Marialice Curran is the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute and a great friend of mine. As a mother and a connected educator, she has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist. As a pioneer in digital citizenship, she developed and created the first 3-credit digital citizenship course for teachers in the United States. She co-founded the digital citizenship chat in Twitter (2011) and the Digital Citizenship Summit (2015). She chairs the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) digital citizenship PLN and is a researcher, keynote and TEDxYouth speaker. On today’s episode, we will take the time to explore practical ways for students to share their work beyond the walls of the classroom.
Mrs. Jalland @ellieprimary1
Timmy Sullivan @TimmySull1van
Amy Storer @techamys
Twitter Handle - @mbfxc
Website - www.mbfxc.com
Digital Citizenship Institute
Episode 2 - Opportunities to Experience New Learning
In this episode, learn five practical ways to give your students opportunities to experience new learning as well as understand why this was such a priority in my own classroom.
3 Reasons that Every Student Deserves an Opportunity to Experience New Learning
1. No Fun - It's no fun to sit through something that you already know.
2. Missed Opportunities - Every moment spent sitting through something that they have already mastered is a missed opportunity to reach a deeper level of understanding or learn something new
3. Growth - Every learner deserves an opportunity to grow, not just struggling learners. Just because a student understands or has mastered a concept, doesn’t mean that there is not an opportunity for growth.
5 Practical Ways to Give your Students Opportunities to Explore New Learning
1. Coding - Scratch and Scratch Jr.
2. TED Talks - TED Connections from Mensa for Kids
4. Chess - ChessKid
5. Writing - Book Creator
To experience new learning as an educator, please visit Learn with Andi on my website.
Episode 1 - Identifying Core Beliefs to Anchor your Teaching Practices
In this episode, I share a little bit about why I am starting the podcast, my story, and how my core beliefs became an anchor for me as I began to take risks and do things differently in my own classroom. My core beliefs are...
⚓ I believe that every student deserves an opportunity to experience new learning.
⚓ I believe that every student deserves an opportunity to share their learning.
⚓ I believe that every student deserves an opportunity to learn from failure.
⚓ I believe that every student deserves an opportunity to learn by doing.
⚓ I believe that every student deserves an opportunity to pursue their passion during the school day.
Below are the five steps to not only identifying, but activating and sharing your own core beliefs.
1. Take some time to focus on what you believe to be true about education.
2. Write down 3-5 of those beliefs that you believe deserve your focus and attention.
3. Think about the ways that your beliefs can be "activated". In other words, how can you make it happen?
4. Post your core beliefs in a place that you will see them every single day.
5. Share your beliefs on Twitter using #makeithappenEDU and with anyone else that will listen.
You can read more about my core beliefs and creating your own on my blog.