Christopher J. Nesi teaches 9th grade history at New Brunswick High School and is a Professor of Communications at Rutgers University. He also hosts the House of EdTech and Podcast PD podcasts and operates the Education Podcast Network.
In our conversation, Chris shares his passion to see educators and learners of all ages take up the endeavor of creative work. “You don’t have to share it with the world … but just create – you never know what’s going to happen when you create something that didn’t exist before you tried it,” he says. Chris also shares a personal habit that contributes to his success and gives us some awesome recommendations for accounts to follow on Twitter, the best maker channels to subscribe to on YouTube, books to read, and more.
Find more of Chris’s content on these great platforms:
- TW: @MrNesi, @HouseofEdTech, @PodcastPD, @EduPodNet
- Websites: ChrisNesi.com, HouseofEdTech.com, PodcastPD.com, edupodcastnetwork.com
In this episode, Chris discusses …
- 1:14 – his current teaching situation
- 2:14 – the challenge of fully investing in the present while waiting for the future
- 5:18 – encouraging educators and learners of all ages to “just create!”
- 8:01 – a personal habit that contributes to his success: taking ten minutes of quiet reflection each day
- 9:31 – two educators to follow on Twitter: Stacey Lindes (@IRunTech) and AJ Bianco (@AJBianco)
- 11:31 – his edtech tool recommendation: any tool or app that allows you to create
- 13:23 – a book recommendation: How to Win Friends and Influence People (by Dale Carnegie)
- 14:25 – his podcast recommendations: The 5 AM Miracle (with @JeffSandersTV), House of Ed Tech, and Podcast PD (Chris hosts and co-hosts the last two)
- 19:17 – his favorite maker channels on YouTube: I like to Make Stuff (by @ILiketoMakeStuf), Make Something (by @DrunkenWood), April Wilkerson, John Peters Art & Home
- 21:26 – his current pick on Netflix: The Toys That Made Us
- 22:47 – the best places to go to follow more of Chris’s content (see above)
Song Track Credits
Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)
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