• 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):
  • EP #12 - Breaking up with the Internet December 3, 2017 5:49 pm
    The guys talk about missing a week of the podcast and how they dealt with it. Chris reveals that he has sleep apnea and talks about its effects on his health. Rolland and Chris talk about the idea of breaking up with the internet and the compulsion to publish but not to connect.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the Google Hangout on Air here (https://youtu.be/pKs25ukhAuI) :
  • EP #11 - On the 11th Day of the 11th Month November 13, 2017 3:31 pm
    After some small talk the guys talk about Remembrance Day and the fact that their 11th episode happens to fall on the 11th day of the 11th month. Rolland reflects on getting his kids learning in the hallways which leads to some deep discussion. There is some talk about EDU Sherpas and Chris drops some homework.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the GHO here (https://youtu.be/MnJw2jvI9HQ):Music: Maple Leaf Forever https://youtu.be/8kZ5C4YSqZM
  • EP #10 - EDU Prescription Pad November 13, 2017 2:59 pm
    In this episode Chris talks about his new pop filter, the guys revisit the mobile administrator, makerspaces, and Rolland pledges to take his students outside of the four walls of his classroom for some learning "on the road".You can listen to the podcast here.You can also watch our GHO here (https://youtu.be/Pc1QTkfxF-U):
  • EP #9 - Future Teaching October 29, 2017 2:42 pm
    In this episode the guys talk about Future Teaching. The conversation was sparked by a tweet that Chris put out a few weeks ago. He tweeted the link to an article entitled "10 Disruptions that will Revolutionize Education" and asked his followers for their thoughts. You can find the article at https://goo.gl/qFTEMr. Near the end of the podcast Chris and Rolland talk about the teacher performance appraisal and then shut things down for this episode.You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch the YouTube Hangout here:
  • EP #8 - Critical Thinking, Resilience, and Anti Fragility October 29, 2017 1:08 am
    Chris and Rolland talk about hitting the "record" button a lot quicker and the logistics of their respective weekends. The gold nuggets of this podcast revolve around taking the best from other disciplines and applying them to the field of education in order to innovate and become more effective/efficient; the importance of being aware and thinking critically, and the resilience and fragility as two ingredients that lead to life long learning.You can listen to the podcast here.You can also watch the YouTube Hangout here:
  • EP #7 - Learning Spaces October 20, 2017 1:07 am
    Episode 7 starts off with Chris talking about ideas on "the shelf gathering dust" and how the DeCodEd podcast allows him to get to his ideas before they get shelved. The guys explore where the podcast will take them, the learning spaces (ie. classrooms) they work in, the minute to minute changes that happen in teaching, and the flow that teachers establish on their teaching/learning journey. You can listen to the podcast here (https://goo.gl/DZHEk3). You can also watch it on YouTube  (https://goo.gl/FxFWjc).Music in the podcast was found at https://goo.gl/ZyW1Cv. 
  • EP #6 - Thanksgiving Weekend (Canadian) October 11, 2017 1:05 am
    The guys kick things off by reviewing their work week. Rolland talks about two things that energized him while Chris reflects on necessary interruptions. The idea of flexibility is discussed and flipped over. Chris shares a cool experience he had as a speaker at an Ed Can Network gathering and revisits the concept of time. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!You can listen to the podcast here.You can watch our hangout on YouTube.