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  • 0064 Alicia Pascual - Discussion, Immersion, and Action July 23, 2018 6:13 pm
    Alicia Pascual can be found @aliciajpascual  on Twitter.  Check out Youth for Reconcilliation at https://youthforreconciliation.ca/ and on Intstagram at  https://www.instagram.com/youthforreconciliation/?hl=en The songs in this episode: Ukrainian riddim and Tzizanie by 4bstr4ck3r are used under a Creative Commons [...]
  • 0063 Allison Fuisz - Reflecting in the Moment, Sharing Joy, and Teaching Intermediate Students March 27, 2018 6:45 pm
    Last June Allison and I tried to get something on tape, but tech issues crashed our party … funny thing, we ended up chatting for over 30 minutes through sketchy wifi on a bunch of topics, some of which popped back up in this episode. I love that we are returning to the table like no momentum was lost. Solid remained solid regardless of the time between.  In this epi we re-wander through teacher joy, getting global in the local, and supporting teacher candidates. This conversation was definitely worth it’s ’wait’. Allison can be found @allison_fuisz on Twitter. She is also The Enthusiastic Learner on WordPress. The song played in this episode: Balloons [...]
  • 0062 Brad Shreffler - How to Talk about Guns and School. March 20, 2018 5:34 pm
      When I started this podcast a year ago I had little idea about the what, the how, or even my why in chasing conversations. I quickly cobbled together a list of questions that I thought an EDU podcaster would ask. And even as I struggled through my first episode with Jen Giffen @virtualgiff I realized that I would have to be more open. Open in my question frame, open in my mindset, and open to where the story takes me. As soon as I released a little grip on the wheel, the stories emerged and took over. In this episode I go where a story pulled me. The horrific events of February 14t [...]
  • 0061 Kelly Mackay & Andrea Kerr - The Waiting, the Risk, and the Trust February 20, 2018 1:46 am
      I highly reccommend that you check out The Beast blog on Wordpress at the same time as you listen to this podcast. Kelly and Andrea’s pieces set up a scale to our conversation that cracks open many of the silos that are so easy to lock ourselves into. And at the same time, they offer their vulnerability as a vehicle to go deeper, ask another question, and keep seeking. At every turn in our conversation I was reminded of the necessesities in education - the power to share, the grace of collegial conversation, the getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, and the appreciation that comes from giving from our whole self. So FYI, take a pause or two to dig into the backstory of @thebeastedu and enjoy the podcast. Go find The Beast on Twitter 
  • 0060 German Villegas / Modern Manhood Podcast February 11, 2018 7:10 pm
      I have been thinking a lot about the EDU bubble. Not just the challenges that are created by it or the frustrations that arise from it, but also the composition of it. Honestly, it is way too easy to call out the competitive agendas that exist inside and outside the bubble…but what of the actual bubble? What is it really made of? Its not surprising to me that I have started to look at the stories that emerge from the surface tension on the bubble. The spirit of Chasing Squirrels has always pursued the curious stories  about the relationship between educator and system - more and more the convos have started to include the challenges of creating EDU spaces with the community included as a fully participating role. And I have begun to appreciate the little bits of source code that are being written and rewritten there. The colocation of essential services that could support learning is one sample of the new thinking that is popping in the dialogue [...]
  • 0059 Doug Robertson - Feeling Funny, Being Liked, and Showing Your Colours February 3, 2018 11:20 pm
      Hair, nails, and humour got me connected with Doug Robertson AKA @TheWeirdTeacher on Twitter in the first place.  And the sharp and observant mind behind his tweets and posts pantskicked me into getting him on the podcast. Our convo swerves all over the road- the funny side of teaching, being liked, and the pain of data were just a few of spaces we busted into. Check out Doug’s books on Amazon ,his EDUblog at  http://hestheweirdteacher.blogspot.ca/  and his music musings at https://earprotein.wordpress.com/author/earprotein/ Chasing Squirrels is on iTune [...]
  • 0058 Emily Fitzpatrick - Future Job with Moonshot Thinking January 25, 2018 11:13 pm
      At least once a week I find a post in my social that focusses on tracking future jobs. Often it is couched in a convo about our students aiming for a job force that has not even been dreamed of yet. And that future is seeded by helping students embrace the Edtech tools that accelerate their learning and activate their ‘moonshot’ thinking. I think Emily Fitzgerald has one of those future jobs. Emily is the Director of Professional Development with  #EdTechTeam and in the sweet spot of helping learners meet the future with tech training opportunities for teachers. Please find Emily on Twitter @efitz_edtech [...]
  • 0057 Reunion with Elif Kaynak, Diana Danciu, and Sarah Lalonde January 22, 2018 12:01 pm
    Welcome to the podcast’s 1st year anniversary episode … or just call it the ‘really, really’ episode. Either way, sitting down with with these three guests again, one year later[ish], and reconnecting the dots from our first convo was awesome. When we last met Elif, Diana, and Sarah, each of them was working their way through the teacher candidate maze of experiences. Now, all three are walking more of the talk and seeing EDU with a ‘more teacher, less candidate’ POV.  In the podcast we wrestled with questions like: What are the hard convos you would like to be a part of? What are you becoming, besides a content specialist? How do assumptions make simple things become complex? Do you learn best in calm or storm? AND what do you feel is baked into EDU? I am proud to be a part of their process and wish them the best of luck for their career in education. Please find Elif Kaynak on Twitter
  • 0056 Chad Reay - OK Google, new fluencies, and being ‘that guy’ January 1, 2018 1:20 am
    Kudos has got to go out to @jenapgar for suggesting I connect with @Chadreay. Somewhere during our first Twitter chat we called out this podcast as a bit of blind date and without the usual profile lurking we dove into an amazing convo about adaptive Edtech, show and share professional development, and the power of relationships.  Please find Chad Reay on Twitter @Chadreay Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ [...]
  • 0055 Trail Mix - Maddie is thinking about superheroes December 22, 2017 1:15 am
    Trail Mix explores topics of interest from Maddie and Jake. Trail Mix can be found with Chasing Squirrels on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 
  • 0054 Leanne Hanson - Lived Lessons, the Ageless Classroom, and Subversive Saviours December 18, 2017 4:58 pm
    I was sent home the first day                                                                                                                  with a note: Danny needs a ruler.                                                                                                            My father nodded, nothing seemed so apt.                                                                                            School is for rules, countries need rulers,                                                                                                graphs need graphing, the world is straight ahead. It had metrics one side, inches the other.                                                          [...]
  • 0053 Monica Wand - Camping, Stewardship, and ‘the thing about butterflies…’ December 15, 2017 12:00 pm
    “Nature” is what we see—The Hill—the Afternoon—Squirrel—Eclipse— the Bumble bee—Nay—Nature is Heaven—Nature is what we hear—The Bobolink—the Sea—Thunder—the Cricket—Nay—Nature is Harmony—Nature is what we know—Yet have no art to say—So impotent Our Wisdom isTo her Simplicity.  by Emily Dickinson You can find Monica Wand on Twitter @monicawand Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at 
  • 0052 Trail Mix - Jacob wants to talk about water December 13, 2017 8:50 pm
    Trail Mix explores topics of interest from Maddie and Jake. Trail Mix can be found with Chasing Squirrels on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  The song lalalalala lala lala in this episode is used under Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • 0051 Chasing Squirrels LIVE on VoicEd.ca - Silo Smashing November 6, 2017 3:21 pm
    A tweet from @derekrhodenizer sets the stage for a conversation about silo smashing in EDU. 
  • 0050 Jen Apgar 2.0 - Failing Failure, 8yr Old Curiosity, and Mother/Daughter Podcasting October 18, 2017 5:59 pm
    We kind of picked up from where we left off … but like all great conversations sometimes where you start, inevitably goes to places unforeseen and where you end, doesn’t matter so much. I knew this time around even if I didn’t get to my list of questions, I did want to talk a little bit more ebout EdTech conferences, learning from failure, and the new podcast project that Jen and her daughter had just started. Most of those bits do come out in the conversation, but I got to tell you, there’s still quite a few more topics that I’m looking forward to hashing out with her the next time we meet. You can find Jen on Twitter @JenApgar Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter 
  • 0049 Jennifer Orr - Always a Teacher, Purpose, and Alliances October 10, 2017 5:59 pm
    I started only reading my Twitter feed in the very early morning hours, as I take my dog for a walk. At that time of day even the internet is fairly calm and peaceful. It feels like in the predawn hours I can actually focus on the feed and even find amazing content. Funnily, my dog will lay down and go back to sleep if I stall to long over an engaging post. And it was in this moment that I came across a blog that caught my eye. It grabbed me because of the title and I stayed for the entire whole hearted narrative. Jen has been blogging since the early 2005 and througout her writings the themes of change, student advocacy, and equity come through loud and clear. Her tweet rattled me because of its raw questioning of ‘Am I in a rut?’ A truth in education is that the life of teacher can be long and satisfying, but what happens to a person when change simulatneously becomes necessary and hard to envisage. Please check out Jen’s blog at 
  • 0048 An EdCan Network Conversation - Getting ACCESS October 9, 2017 10:30 am
    On Wednesday October 4th, I shared the story of the program I co-facilitate, the kids that I support, and the context of challenge that wraps around our work. In the room were members of the EdCan Network, comprised of EDU upper leadership from across Canada - directors, superintendents, and corporate heads listened as I unfolded my lived experience from the classroom. Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know. Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( [...]
  • 0047 Michelle Cassidy - Mental Health, Accessible Mindfulness, and true Modern Learning September 22, 2017 11:07 am
    I’ve been thinking about the times in my EDU career when I was witness to a kind of deeper truth or source code. The moments tend to be fleeting and sometimes I missed large parts because my mind was launchd into in a different place than my ears. But, when I held the moment and flowed with the conversation I walked away feeling the satisfaction of truely learning a lesson.  My talk with Michelle, a clinician leading a Mental Health strategy for a large school board, was one of the moments where I think I got a peak behind the curtain and started to understand the inner workings of education. And a truth that emerged was that we just might be coming to place where curriculum, classroom, and mental health are seen as equal and connected components of a larger, life continuum. You can find Michelle on Twitter @mcassidy905 Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes 
  • 0046 Jen Apgar - Getting Reflective, Why Podcast?, and Productive Struggle September 15, 2017 6:18 pm
    I got a process for approaching a podcast. I usually lurk the blogosphere and twitter profiles once I find a person who piques my interest. After that my mind races, I shape questions, and then connect with the potential guest. Remarkably, cold calls and boundless curiosity have brought phenomenal people into my little EDUniverse. The plan for talking with Jen was broad and there were a few checkpoints that I thought we could pass through. As it happens when you meet a kindred thinker, single topics are enough. Jen and I got into the complexities of teacher reflective practice and never completely got out…and I loved it. You can find Jen on Twitter @JenApgar Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter 
  • 0045 Jocelyn Kervin is getting a new job! August 30, 2017 1:43 pm
    When I last chatted with Jocelyn she was heading up a thriving music program and firing on all cylinders -keeping her department connected to the school, the local community, and to each other. In September, she transitions into a new position with her school board as a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher. How she shifted her thinking and sense of self from classroom teacher to board based consultancy is an awesome story. You can find Jocelyn on Twitter @jkervs Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, l [...]
  • 0044 Tanya Murray - Playing and Learning Outdoors August 22, 2017 12:51 pm
    I have tried in the past to get my classrooms outside. Sometimes it works others not so much. I can’t say for sure what anchors a learner to one ideal space for learning, but I can definitely say that I crave to read and write while sitting under a tree moreso than in a desk under fluorescent light. Search out the key term ‘classroom’ online and you are pretty much guaranteed to find standard stuff. Chairs, tables, and a whole lot of indoor spaces fill the top hits. Tanya is an educator that is bringing a different pov to learning design and learning spaces. Part of her new position with her school board is just that - making the outdoors accessible to all learners. And in the short convo we had, I definitely broadened my understanding of what’s possible while playing and learning outside. You can find Tanya on Twitter @InspireOutside and the website mentioned in this episode is th [...]
  • 0043 Chasing Squirrels and Que sera Sarah are talking about Disney August 8, 2017 2:00 pm
    I have been embarrassingly slow to embrace my inner Mickey. Just recently the full weight of my upcoming Disney family trip kinda crashed my system. In spite of the countless communications bounced back and forth between us and the kingdom since last November, I still had a few questions. Sarah and Shauna are probably two of the most die hard Disney fans I know. So in this episode I turned to them to get me in the right headspace to enter the Magic Kingdom. You can find Sarah on Twitter @sarahlalondee  and her blog http://www.sarahannelalonde.com/ You can find Shauna on Twitter @misspollock then check out her book http://www.creatingclassroommagic.com/ inspired by Disney [...]
  • 0042 Sylvia Duckworth - Connecting IRL, Public Speaking, and Sketching out Retirement July 29, 2017 12:21 pm
    Scheduling podcast connections can be challenging. Educators are busy. I first connected with Sylvia back in March to see if she had some time for a convo. She agreed to chat, soon. Between then and now she has been incredibly busy with projects, and conferences, a book release, and a bit of travel. But, patience paid off and  a lesson that I have learned vivdly with this episode is that great stories are worth waiting for. You can find Sylvia on Twitter @sylviaduckworth and her blog sylviaduckworth.com Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at 
  • 0041 Jil Stambolich - Intent, AQ’s, and Mindful Music July 24, 2017 10:25 am
    Jil asked me to come talk with her students about Modern Learning. I offered to build a podcast out of the session. Check out the epi to see where the convos lead to.  You can find Jil on Twitter @jilstam Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know. Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creat [...]
  • 0040 Derrick Schellenberg - 1:1 Classrooms, Authentic Tasks, and The Shifting Core July 20, 2017 11:35 am
    Initally, when I found out that a 1:1 school existed in my board, I was jealous. I wanted a laptop too. I wanted my students to have laptops. Everything would be more awesome if my school became that school. If only my longview had been informed with more savvy, I am sure I could have found ways to build capacity towards Modern Learning thinking instead of bemoaning an EDU shift that I did not fully understand or appreciate. Derrick made it clear that the tech is not necessarily a guarantor for robust learning experiences. The deeper truth that emerges is that when starting a 1:1 program there also has to be a focus on 1:1 culture shift. He has spent several years working through the details of growth within his tech accelerated context and now after a few starts and stops, shows what teachers and students can do when culture and tech approach harmony. You can find Derrick on Twitter @Mr_Schellenberg  Chasing Squ [...]
  • 0039 Arthur Chiaravalli - Grading Less, School as OS , and the Value of Lived Experience July 13, 2017 4:23 pm
    I reallly appreciate the balance that Arthur brought to our topic of teachers going gradeless. In many ways, I intuit, that any classroom that espouses an uber feedback model before numerical, is logistically complex. The tensions to provide an absolute check box come from many constituents. And often, the gains of marks based assessments are frought with equity and cultural problems. In my personal pursuit of implementing a shift from numerical dependency I can see how the conversation is much broader and deeper than just not providing a mark for every assessment. This September, as I wrestle through my own learning in this experience, I will be glad to reach out to Arthur and the TG2 Facebook page for support. You can find Arthur on Twitter @hhschiaravalli and Facebook Teachers Going Gradeless TG
  • 0038 Squirrels Lab - Powered Up Staff Meetings with Richard Erdmann July 11, 2017 12:20 pm
    Chasing Squirrels Lab explores the rules and tools that educators, innovators, and makers use to keep their learning energized. Richard can be found on Twitter @rerdmann Power Up Presentation Slidedeck https://goo.gl/noG8H2 SOURPUSS by Greater Than or Equal To is used under Creative Commons Attribution https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2   You can find me on Twitter 
  • 0037 Trail Mix - Jake in Nature July 8, 2017 6:12 pm
    Trail Mix explores topics of interest from Maddie and Jake. Trail Mix can be found with Chasing Squirrels on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  Podcast images can be found at https://chrisjcluff.tumblr.com/
  • 0036 Jay Dubois - Setting the stage, Choice, and Transformation June 22, 2017 5:38 pm
    Jay and I made fast friends, in truth it would be difficult not to be. His energy is infectious and his view of education draws you in and busts out the wows at every turn. He is rockin’ authentic learning experiences that are cleverly accelerated with digitools. Believe me, his fearless pursuit of the fringes of EDU inspires me to up my game; he’s pushing some of the most critical pieces of modern learning in front of elementary kids and they are totally blowing the roof off of it. You can find Jay on Twitter @Jay__Dubois and his learning blog at 
  • 0035 Theresa Meikle - Confidence, Passion, and New Beginnings June 6, 2017 4:57 pm
    I got a bit ramped up for this convo and I totally forgot to greet Theresa at the beginning of the podcast. Sorry Theresa … but it’s easy to get happy hanging with her. The joy she shares from her stories and experiences in education are what connected me to her in the first place, way back in the day when I was a part of our school board new teacher training. Then, like now, I felt her passion for teaching, learning, and student wellness in every part of our conversation. You can find Theresa on Twitter @T_Meikle Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 < [...]
  • 034 Jonathan So - Fatherhood, the Teacher/Parent, and Feedback June 1, 2017 11:45 pm
    It took a bit longer than usual to push this episode out - life can be like that. My family is pretty busy and in the end, I gotta follow their lead … and it seems like the same deal for Jonathan So. He, like me, is trying to rock the intersection of Fatherhood and Educator. And along the way, we have found that the lessons our own children teach us can sometimes prove to be the most valuable professional development in town. You can find Jonathan on Twitter @MrSoclassroom Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know. M [...]
  • 033 Pam Agawa - Humility, Truth, and Family May 16, 2017 3:59 pm
    Pam honoured me with an honest and authentic peek into her teacher story and personal narrative. In it, she shares what drives her to leap from the intersection of her wisdom,  pedagogy, family, heritage, and her vision for education to be a connector of communities inside and outside of school. Pam can be found on Twitter @agawap Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know. Music in this episode: Ace of Clubs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
  • 032 Squirrels Lab - Supporting English Language Learning through Tiny Tap App with Tina Zita May 10, 2017 4:21 pm
    Chasing Squirrels Lab explores the rules and tools that educators, innovators, and makers use to keep their learning energized. Tina can be found on Twitter @tina_zita and contacted via email at tinazita@gmail.com Tiny Tap App Tutorial https://youtu.be/N5vLFfHocdY Tiny Tap Sketchnote https://twitter.com/ICTjufAnn/status/821643108089729025 Tiny Tap Sample Page 
  • 031 PreSquirrels - Neighbours, PD, and Masterclass May 8, 2017 10:39 am
    Chasing PreSquirrels lays out some of the ideas that I post as VLOGs on Youtube Chasing Squirrels VLOGs Chasing Squirrels Podcast is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and WordPress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know. Music in this episode: Ace of Clubs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rocc [...]
  • 030 Squirrels Lab - Using GForms Assessment on the Fly with Christine Chin April 25, 2017 3:16 pm
    Chasing Squirrels Lab explores the rules and tools that educators, innovators, and makers use to keep their learning energized. Christine Chin can be found on Twitter @MmeChinYRDSB and contacted via email at christine.chinpokoi@yrdsb.ca Check out her GForm assessment tool at https://goo.gl/ykp8sa Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirre [...]
  • 029 Squirrels Lab - Stop Motion Animation in GSlides with Kim Pollishuke April 23, 2017 11:43 pm
    Chasing Squirrels Lab explores the rules and tools that educators, innovators, and makers use to keep their learning energized. Kim Pollishuke can be found on Twitter @KimPollishuke and on her blog http://kimpollishuke.com and via Gmail at kimberly.pollishuke@gmail.com Check out Kim’s HOWTO slide deck at bit.ly/stopmotionwithslides Check out a student stop motion sample at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U24D [...]
  • 028 Squirrels Lab - Capturing Learning Digitally with Aviva Dunsiger April 20, 2017 10:05 am
    Chasing Squirrels Lab explores the rules and tools that educators, innovators, and makers use to keep their learning energized. Aviva Dunsiger can be found on Twitter @avivaloca and on her blog https://adunsiger.com/ Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at https://chrisjcluff.blogspot.ca/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 027 Squirrels Lab - Digital Storytelling with Stephen Hurley April 12, 2017 11:52 am
    Chasing Squirrels Lab explores the rules and tools that educators, innovators, and makers use to keep their learning energized. Stephen can be found on Twitter @Stephen_Hurley Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 026 Debbie Donsky - Honouring Connectivity, Creativity, and Being Seen April 11, 2017 11:23 am
    All that I can say is, spend time with Debbie Donsky. You could read her blog, explore her posts, reach out and ask her questions, just be present with her and her thinking. So much of what modern learning aims to grow- leadership, empathy, creativity, and connectedness is a part of her pedagogy and in her eduportfolio in some form. Her depth of view and drive to create equitable opportunities for all learners, challenges all of us to up our game.  Debbie can be found on Twitter @DebbieDonsky and on Wordpress at http://debbiedonsky.com/ Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Worpress at 
  • 025 Jillian Stambolich - ZPD, Wonder, and Integrative Thinking April 5, 2017 12:00 pm
    Heads up edu-friends check your PLN … make sure that you have cross panel connections! Jill Stambolich is rockin’ the elementary block with innovative and integrative approaches that all levels of student would benefit from. Jill can be found on Twitter @jilstam Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know. Music in this episode: Ace of Clubs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org [...]
  • 024 PreSquirrels - Introductions, Culture, and Retirement April 1, 2017 11:49 am
    First it was a VLOG, then it morphed into a PODCAST. Here’s some of the beginnings for Chasing Squirrels Podcast. Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Wordpress https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know. Music in this episode: Ace of Clubs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/RoccoW/ Memory  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licen [...]
  • 023 Trail Mix - Maddie and the Girl Guides of Canada March 31, 2017 11:59 pm
    Trail Mix explores topics of interest from Maddie and Jake. Trail Mix can be found with Chasing Squirrels on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  Podcast images can be found at https://chrisjcluff.tumblr.c
  • 022 Trail Mix - Jake at the aquarium March 30, 2017 11:20 pm
    Trail Mix explores topics of interest from Maddie and Jake. Trail Mix can be found with Chasing Squirrels on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  Podcast images can be found at https://chrisjcluff.tumblr.com/
  • 021 Rolland Chidiac Theme Song March 29, 2017 1:41 pm
    I could not be happier to finally talk with Rolland. This dude epitomizes the heart of and soul of the connected educator. Add to this that he is gracious and supportive of his PLN in their own edu-pursuits and you have a true inspirator. Please connect with Will on Twitter @rchids or on his blog https://spark.adobe.com/page/XXWFipmyoyidT/ Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at https://chrisjcluff.blogspot.ca/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 020 Rolland Chidiac - Mentor, DigiCitizen, and Authentic PLNs March 28, 2017 10:49 pm
    I could not be happier to finally talk with Rolland. This dude epitomizes the heart of and soul of the connected educator. Add to this that he is gracious and supportive of his PLN in their own edu-pursuits and you have a true inspirator. Please connect with Will on Twitter @rchids or on his blog https://spark.adobe.com/page/XXWFipmyoyidT/ Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at https://chrisjcluff.blogspot.ca/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 018 Will Gourley - Family, Community, and Connecting Learners March 26, 2017 10:57 am
    Will is a part of my mentor list for several reasons. His open and genuine care of the learning communities around him is clear and consistent. And his drive to connect with learners outside of his classroom is evident in his blog writing and association with TED-Ed  Mostly, though, Will has been instrumental in building my confidence to edu-connect beyond the four walls of my classroom and in many ways this podcast would have been further from existence had I not met him. Please connect with Will on Twitter @WillGourley or on his blog https://escheweducationalist.wordpress.com/ Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter 
  • 017 Trail Mix - Maddie and Jake at the ROM March 17, 2017 10:59 pm
    Trail Mix explores topics of interest from Maddie and Jake. Trail Mix can be found with Chasing Squirrels on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 
  • 016 Trail Mix - Maddie and her favourite subjects March 14, 2017 9:59 pm
    Trail Mix explores topics of interest from Maddie and Jake. Trail Mix can be found with Chasing Squirrels on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2   
  • 015 Elif Kaynak - Bravery, Connections, and Asking for Help March 9, 2017 10:50 am
    Elif is a Teacher-Candidate from York University. There are two driving forces motivating Elif to be the best teacher possible. First, is her belief that success at school is about more than reading and writing well. Second, that teacher perfection is a myth and that teachers do not know everything. Armed with these two deep truths  I am sure that she will find herself on the cusp of creating many amazing changes in education. Please connect with Elif on Twitter@Ms_Kaynak Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Wordpress https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the pod [...]
  • 014 Diana Danciu - Family, Trust, and Kindness March 7, 2017 10:44 am
    Diana is a Teacher-Candidate from York University. She is in the final months of her teaching degree and eagerly soaking up learning opportunities in her practicum to the fullest. In a few short months, Diana will be a teacher and I am sure that her future in education will be awesome. I look forward to checking in with her sometime in September to see the connected learning community she is a part of. Please connect with Diana on Twitter @msdanciu Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ [...]
  • 013 AJ Gonzalez - Student Advocacy, Joy, and the Awesomeness of Alternative Classrooms February 17, 2017 5:34 pm
    AJ is an edurockstar. Her teaching experiences are varied and edgy. Currently,  she wears several hats, Personalized Alternative Education, Special Education, and Guidance - all of them let her build deep connections with her students. AJ has also taught abroad and those experiences helped to shape her ‘keep it simple’ mantra. Please connect with AJ at @AJ_Gonzalez13 Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Wordpress https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 012 AJ Gonzalez Theme Song February 17, 2017 3:42 pm
    AJ is an edurockstar. Her teaching experiences are varied and edgy. Currently,  she wears several hats, Personalized Alternative Education, Special Education, and Guidance - all of them let her build deep connections with her students. AJ has also taught abroad and those experiences helped to shape her ‘keep it simple’ mantra. Please connect with AJ at @AJ_Gonzalez13 Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at http://gobeyondbinders.blogspot.ca/  If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 011 Royan Lee Theme Song January 31, 2017 12:49 am
    Royan’s expressive nature brings out the joy in our conversation. Throughout the convo his words leapt to life and held emphasis in the air as he used his hands to finesse his thoughts. His thoughts of being on the other end of his social media posts got me to thinking about all educators responsibility in what and how we #postpositive. It was his genuine concern for the viewer that bolstered my belief that educators need to exist on both sides of the screen as teachers and learners so that we can truly glean all the coolness that social media can bring to our lives. Please connect with Royan at http://royanlee.com/ Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at 
  • 010 Royan Lee - Socially Responsive Media, Differences that Connect, and After TEDx January 30, 2017 5:30 pm
    Royan’s expressive nature brings out the joy in our conversation. Throughout the convo his words leapt to life and held emphasis in the air as he used his hands to finesse his thoughts. His thoughts of being on the other end of his social media posts got me to thinking about all educators responsibility in what and how we #postpositive. It was his genuine concern for the viewer that bolstered my belief that educators need to exist on both sides of the screen as teachers and learners so that we can truly glean all the coolness that social media can bring to our lives. Please connect with Royan at http://royanlee.com/ Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Wordpres at 
  • 009 Andy McClure Theme Song January 14, 2017 9:10 pm
    Andy is a soulful educator. He is connected to education in the more radical sense, less about edtech, more about the heart and mind. Every moment that I spend with Andy is precious. He has been a part of my apprenticeship into the into the art of education since I began teaching back in 2005. In our conversation, he shared that it is okay to take risks on ideas and patterns that feel way over our heads. And that risk is the necessary first step in noticing the relational touch points of deep learning. In these moments he believes that the heart opens and we get a quick glimpse of the bigger picture of the elements that our edu-seeking spirits crave - relationships, play, and creativity.  Please connect with Andy via email @burningstonestudio@earthlink.net Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find [...]
  • 008 Andy McClure - Elders, Honesty, Broken Cameras, and Risk January 14, 2017 4:37 pm
    Andy is a soulful educator. He is connected to education in the more radical sense, less about edtech, more about the heart and mind. Every moment that I spend with Andy is precious. He has been a part of my apprenticeship into the into the art of education since I began teaching back in 2005. In our conversation, he shared that it is okay to take risks on ideas and patterns that feel way over our heads. And that risk is the necessary first step in noticing the relational touch points of deep learning. In these moments he believes that the heart opens and we get a quick glimpse of the bigger picture of the elements that our edu-seeking spirits crave - relationships, play, and creativity.  Please connect with Andy via email @burningstonestudio@earthlink.net Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find [...]
  • 007 Jocelyn Kervin Theme Song January 12, 2017 4:47 am
    Jocelyn is in top form. She is building musical families, creating diverse extracurricular experiences, and digging deeper every day into her professional learning. I have no doubt that her love of teaching and learning makes tremendous impacts in her classrooms.  Please connect with Jocelyn on Twitter @jkervs Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at http://gobeyondbinders.blogspot.ca/  If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 006 Jocelyn Kervin - Pirate, Going For it, and Building Family January 12, 2017 4:46 am
    Jocelyn is in top form. She is building musical families, creating diverse extracurricular experiences, and digging deeper every day into her professional learning. I have no doubt that her love of teaching and learning makes tremendous impacts in her classrooms.  Please connect with Jocelyn on Twitter @jkervs Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at http://gobeyondbinders.blogspot.ca/  If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 005 Derek Rhodenizer - PD, PodC, and being Futureproof January 10, 2017 3:43 pm
    I am so fortunate to have mentors like Derek Rhodenizer in my learning network. From the get go, he was open to sharing his podcast space with my podcast. Our convo went deep into the need for personalized professional development, we hashed out why podcasting is vital to our practice, and ended somewhere way out in the edu-universe trying to get a peek at the future of teaching and learning. Please connect with Derek on Twitter @DerekRhodenizer and on his blog derekrhodenizer.ca and on his podcast Rhodenizer’s Eduthoughts Chasing Squirrels can be found on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter 
  • 004 Derek Rhodenizer Theme Song January 10, 2017 11:52 am
    Please connect with Derek on Twitter @DerekRhodenizer and on his blog derekrhodenizer.ca and on his podcast Rhodenizer’s Eduthoughts Chasing Squirrels can be found on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at http://gobeyondbinders.blogspot.ca/  If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 003 Jen Giffen After Words January 10, 2017 12:29 am
    …a few thoughts that I had after talking with Jen Giffen. Please connect with Jen on Twitter @VirtualGiff and Blogger at http://virtualgiff.blogspot.ca/  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at http://gobeyondbinders.blogspot.ca/  If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
  • 002 Jen Giffen Theme Song January 6, 2017 7:00 pm
    It was pretty amazing to chat with Jen Giffen this past week. The convo flowed from calling out key mentors in her life to the power of saying yes and finally onto how ‘change’ can feel like an alien invasion. All in, this conversation was an incredible start to the Chasing Squirrels Podcast. Please connect with Jen on Twitter @VirtualGiff and Blogger at http://virtualgiff.blogspot.ca/  Chasing Squirrels can be found on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Blogger at http://gobeyondbinders.blogspot.ca/  If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me k [...]
  • 001 Jen Giffen - Mentors, Gratitude, PLN’s, and Aliens January 5, 2017 3:34 pm
    It was pretty amazing to chat with Jen Giffen this past week. The convo flowed from calling out key mentors in her life to the power of saying yes and finally onto how ‘change’ can feel like an alien invasion. All in, this conversation was an incredible start to the Chasing Squirrels Podcast. Please connect with Jen on Twitter @VirtualGiff and Blogger at http://virtualgiff.blogspot.ca/  Chasing Squirrels can be found on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2  You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and Wordpress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.