• EP #37 - Transition Talk June 10, 2018 4:18 pm
    Rolland and Chris talk about what they are thinking and feeling as they prepare to leave one school and start at another. How are people reacting? Does decision making happen in a bubble? Listen in to see hear how these guys are working through and processing the upcoming changes in their work lives.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/fMnpg9ZQbCo.
  • EP #36 - The show about nothing? June 10, 2018 3:58 pm
    In this episode Rolland and Chris talk about the DeCodEd Podcast and what it is about. They know what is should be about but have things played out the way that they expected???You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch our recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/BvZEoBFqAxk.
  • EP #35 - Transitioning into Transitioning and Season 2 of the Podcast May 30, 2018 6:56 pm
    Chris and Rolland talk about Chris' busy week, a second season to this podcast, and how you know when you are ready for a change.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/jQGvGAc5MPE.
  • EP #34 - Breaking down EDU and Career Cataloguing May 26, 2018 8:14 am
    The guys had a major on ramp this week that led to some good talk about breaking down what happens in education, the idea of having our careers catalogued, and the hierarchy that exists in classroom and schools.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/YocSYt6pFLo.
  • EP #33 - Podcast Spaces and Building Skillsets May 26, 2018 7:55 am
    Chris and Rolland talk about podcast spaces, streamlining, and preparing for the end of the school year.You can listen to the episode here.You can watch the recorded hangout at https://youtu.be/bdbsC7vvXvE.
  • EP #32 - NPDL and Blogging May 19, 2018 11:09 am
    More technical issues this week. The guys trudge through without video but end up making an episode. The talk on this episode is around NPDL and blogging.You can listen to the episode here.You can watch our brief recorded hangout at https://youtu.be/9aRGDt1jSsY.
  • EP #31 (part 1 & 2) - It's a Gongshow and Adjusting Expectations April 29, 2018 9:08 pm
    Well, episode 31 was/is a gongshow. The technical issues caused us to try a podcast on Saturday but that didn't work so we tried again Sunday morning and ended up getting two different parts. The audio has been pieced together for you but the video is in two different parts. For what it's worth, Chris and Rolland talked about adjusting expectations and how their tech issues can be applied to everyday life in and out of the classroom.You can listen to the audio portion of the episode here.You can watch part 1 of the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/uGw-avV246Y and part 2 at https://youtu.be/nsZAYdECeII. 
  • EP #30 - Snow Days, Mobile Dad stories, and the Future is Now April 21, 2018 8:19 pm
    On this episode of DeCodEd Chris and Rolland talk about snow days, dad stories, innovation and the future, moonshots and making things happen, and the future of podcasting.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/1vrM_GtaYgw.
  • EP #29 - Post Social Media Evolution April 21, 2018 7:54 pm
    On this episode the guys talk about what it is like to live post social media, cell phone use and Chris' new experience, awareness and meta cognition, and creativity and collaboration. Chris poses the question "Is social media social learning?". It's not homework but Chris dropped it anyway. You can listen to the episode here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/wcwS2ThoF9M.
  • EP #28 - Ontario Summit and the first Guest on DeCodEd Podcast April 8, 2018 1:28 pm
    This episode has Chris and Rolland chatting in the same Region! The early morning podcast had Chris in the Region of Waterloo (Cambridge) at the EdTechTeam "Ontario" Summit. The guys talk about the Summit - his sharing and his learning, his decision to leave Twitter within the next month or so, and the guys have their first guest on the podcast (impromptu) who talks about her experience at the Summit!You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/Tt_moAi8-go.
  • EP #27 - Awareness, Learning, and Leaving Twitter April 21, 2018 8:18 pm
    In this episode the guys talk about heightened awareness in the moment, Chris' experience in his ASL course, some reflection on the Ontario Regional Exchange experience, and Chris' decision to leave Twitter.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/beFdI62r36M.
  • EP #26 - Back in the Saddle, OnRamps, and CrossBorder Connections March 29, 2018 7:31 pm
    The guys are back after a couple of weeks off. Listen in as Rolland and Chris talk about the "on ramp" that leads them to their conversation on the podcast and their talk about guns and school.You can listen to the episode here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/TyggGZbIb5Q.
  • EP #25 - EdCamps, being relatable, lessons from ASL March 29, 2018 7:24 pm
    The guys jump in quick! They talk about Edcamp, conversations vs interviews, coding in the classroom, working with ELL students, and some ASL talk.You can listen to the episode here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/ShDxz3qDHwI.
  • EP #24 - Culture & Language and Code Switching February 25, 2018 4:17 pm
    On this episode the guys talk about culture and language, Chris asks the question "How do we (educators) define ourselves with respect to the work that we do (code switching), and Chris talks a bit about his learning struggles with ASL.You can listen to the episode here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/AKFk_ezJvm0.
  • EP #23 - Conversations, Coding, ELL February 18, 2018 12:49 am
    In this episode Chris and Rolland talk about conversations vs interviews with respect to podcasting. They also end up talking about coding in the classroom and working with English Language Learners.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/TsSCXlymB5Q.
  • EP #22 - Podcasting Fluencies February 17, 2018 1:50 pm
    In this episode the guys talk about Podcasting and their journey to becoming fluent with it at an amateur level.You can listen to the episode here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/e_5f92H03Mw.
  • EP #21 - Fatigue and the 7am Phone Call, Elementary vs Secondary School February 17, 2018 12:23 pm
    In this episode the guys talk about the feeling they get when something goes wrong at the last minute, the workings of Elementary vs Secondary school, and the idea of relationships creeps back into the conversation.You can listen to the episode here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/R3WPCKLfkNs.
  • EP #20 - Being a Closer, Body Cameras, Hard Conversations, and the Good Ole Days January 21, 2018 4:32 pm
    The guys kick things off with some talk about the week they just experienced. Chris' dilemma revolves around the concept of closing out a semester while Rolland is mentally prepared to wear a body camera. As the conversation develops they end up talking about challenging conversations (aka hard conversations, tough conversations, etc) and end things off with the "Good Ole Days".You can listen to this episode here.You can watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/b4oMu8-_oKM
  • EP #19 - Morning Surprises and Consistency vs Redundancy January 13, 2018 3:10 pm
    The guys need an "on ramp" today so they chat a bit before they hit the broadcast button. Once they get into it, they chat about sick days/personal obligation days and morning surprises and how to deal with them. Are you about contingency or redundancy?You can listen to the episode here.You can watch the recorded Hangout at https://youtu.be/A7v4gGAbumw
  • EP #18 - Staying Grounded, Snowballs, and Returning to Work January 13, 2018 2:44 pm
    The guys kick things off with almost no downtime prior to hitting "broadcast". A little bit of talk using snowballs as an analogy connected to teaching and life. We also stumbled on the topic of student teachers and whether we could take one on.....and we asked each other the big question - are you ready for Monday?You can listen to the episode here.You can watch the recorded Hangout at https://youtu.be/WWxUizZ7bFU
  • EP #17 - Happy New Year and will Teaching be your last job? January 1, 2018 5:35 pm
    The guys kick things off by talking about the new year and what it means to them. They ended up moving into whether teacher will be the last job they have in their career.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the GHO at https://youtu.be/OF8_PmO9M34.
  • EP #16 - Tech Challenges, Muppet Hats, and Making Small Spaces Visible December 27, 2017 3:36 am
    No lack of humour with the way this podcasts starts. Chris experiences some technical difficulties and Rolland comments on how this seems to be a weekly experience for Chris. Once things get going the topic of discussion focuses on Chris' head wear and then moves into the mystery and intrigued that seems to surround the type of work that Chris does with suspended and expelled students.You can listen to the episode here.You can also watch the recorded GHO at https://youtu.be/i_75N8Pzafs.
  • EP #15 - Year End Round Up Part 1 December 27, 2017 3:22 am
    Rolland and Chris start this episode off by talking some tech but the majority of time is spent on revisiting some of the ideas that have been presented in the podcast since they started back in August. In particular, they spend time talking about the "bag of work" and the "parent-teacher dilemma".You can listen to the episode here.You can also watch a recording of their GHO at https://youtu.be/RkOrXeadMSk.  
  • EP #14 - Emergency Plans and that ONE kid December 16, 2017 2:01 am
    In this episode Chris and Rolland talk about what it looks like when they can't go to work. The guys get into some detail about the thinking process and the planning that goes into being away from school. They also talk about that "one" kid - you know, the one that you still think about years after you taught them. Questions like: Did I do enough? How could I do more? Where do I get the tools I need to do my work? come up as Rolland and Chris discuss that "one" kid.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the Google Hangout on Air of this episode at https://youtu.be/pve7BsmUGNQ:
  • EP #13 - Bridges, Buckets, and Preparing the Soul December 4, 2017 1:47 am
    Chris and Rolland kick things off by talking about the past three months of school. They connect back to the start of the podcast and how they continue to break things down along the way. They spend some time talking about what the month of December looks like within their context and Chris talks about the reality of continuous enrollment in the program he teaches within.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the Google Hangout on Air here (https://youtu.be/HVhvd12giaA):