Episode 8 – Steve Lai

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STEVE LAI is a primary French teacher at Richmond Christian School in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and author of teachingwithipad.org.

In this interview, Steve talks about Apple’s new iPad for Education and what it means for educators. He also shares some great edtech tools, strategies, and encouragement for teachers looking to grow, and gives us his recommendations for books, podcasts, Netflix, and more.

Follow Steve on Twitter @sly111, Instagram @ipad_gadgets, on Facebook at TeachingWithiPad.org and of course on his blog at teachingwithipad.org.

In this episode, Steve discusses …

  • 1:11 – his current teaching situation
  • 1:53 – a challenging experience early in his career
  • 4:31 – what excites him about education today
  • 8:50 – a simple habit that works well in the classroom
  • 10:47 – his favourite edtech tools at the moment
  • 15:24 – a book recommendation (Sketchnote for Educators, by Sylvia Duckworth)
  • 16:52 – a podcast recommendation (After Buzz TV)
  • 18:14 – what he might do if he wasn’t teaching
  • 19:27 – a Netflix recommendation (The Layover)

Song Track Credits

  • Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
  • Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)

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Episode 7 – Jane Silversides

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JANE SILVERSIDES is a primary classroom and dance teacher at White Rock Elementary School in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada.

In this interview, Jane fills us in on what’s special about second graders, recalls a funny story from her early days in the classroom, and shares about what’s igniting her passion in education today. She also answers the question of “If you weren’t in education, what would you be doing?” and gives us great recommendations for a Twitter account to follow and a book to check out.

Follow Jane on Twitter at @janeteacher2.

In this episode, Jane discusses …

  • 1:11 – her current teaching assignment
  • 2:07 – a challenging experience early in her career
  • 4:10 – her passion for portfolios on FreshGrade
  • 5:57 – a Twitter recommendation (Antonio Vendramin)
  • 7:10 – what she would do if she wasn’t teaching
  • 8:39 – a personal habit that contributes to her success
  • 10:20 – an edtech tool that works well in her classroom
  • 11:40 – a book recommendation (Mindset, by Carol Dweck)
  • 14:49 – a YouTube channel recommendation (TED Talks)
  • 15:37 – the best ways to follow her online

Song Track Credits

  • Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
  • Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)

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Episode 4 – Adam Stefiuk

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ADAM STEFIUK is a high school teacher and acting vice principal at the Energetic Learning Campus, part of the North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada.

In this interview, Adam shares his solution to the challenges he faced with classroom management early in his career. He also tells us what excites him about the new BC curriculum and gives us some great recommendations for edtech tools, books, YouTube channels, and more.

Follow Adam on Twitter at @Adam6foot6.

In this episode, Adam discusses …

  • 1:07 – his current teaching situation
  • 2:30 – a challenging moment in his teaching career
  • 5:12 – a passion in education
  • 6:47 – a Twitter recommendation
  • 8:40 – more about his unique school environment: the Energetic Learning Campus
  • 12:12 – If he wasn’t an educator …
  • 13:40 – a key to his personal success
  • 14:41 – a favourite edtech tool
  • 17:02 – a book recommendation
  • 18:46 – a favourite YouTube channel
  • 19:54 – what he’s watching on Netflix

Song Track Credits

  • Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
  • Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)

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Episode 3 – Simon Murti

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SIMON MURTI is a middle school teacher at Bayridge Elementary School in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

In this interview, Simon shares openly about a discouraging experience that he faced early in his teaching career – and how he overcame it. He also tells us what excites him about the new BC curriculum and where he goes to get a good laugh at the end of the day.

Follow Simon’s regular adventures from the classroom on Instagram (his preferred platform) @thesmurtiteacher and on Twitter @SmurtiTeacher.

In this episode:

  • 1:13 – his current teaching situation
  • 1:50 – a low moment in his career
  • 7:43 – a passion in education
  • 10:33 – other career interests
  • 11:53 – a personal habit that works
  • 15:25 – an edtech tool recommendation
  • 18:20 – a Youtube channel recommendation
  • 19:59 – a Netflix recommendation

Song Track Credits

  • Intro: Relax (by Simon More)
  • Outtro: Starley – Call on Me Remix (by DJ Zhorik)

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