OnEducation Podcast

Teachers, we need to talk.

Listen, we get it.

There's a lot going on. Technology, grading, policy, planning, DeVos, grading, iPads, conferences, grading, Trump, classroom management, grading, curriculum, special needs, and did we say grading? - we get it. OnEducation is here to help. We have honest conversations about teachers, teaching, and everything in between. It's time we talked, and we're hoping you will join the conversation.

Meet Mike and Glen. We're educators. We've been everywhere you've been. Mike is Canadian, Glen is American. We cover all the bases. This isn't your normal teacher conversation, this is the staff room (the good ones). We are real, honest (sometimes brutally) and we are hoping, informative. Join us as we talk to world-class educators, take questions, and tell you what's new.

This is OnEducation. We're glad you're here. Let's roll.

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Your Hosts

Mike Washburn

Mike is the Head of Curriculum & Training for Logics Academy in Canada. In his prior role as a Computer Science teacher, he created a custom-made curriculum, using elements of game design and game-based learning, to captivate and engage his students. Read More…

Glen Irvin

Glen Irvin has been an educator for 20 years, he currently works as a technology integrationist and instructional coach in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. Glen was previously a Spanish teacher. Read More…

Recent Episodes

Block Breaker | Brian Aspinall & Gameboydrew Andrew Arevelo

In this episode, Mike and Glen discuss the college admissions scandal, the education programs Trump wants to cut, why we should emphasize student growth over grades and we have two amazing guests: Brian Aspinall and Andrew Arevalo.

Eanes Like Beans | Carl Hooker

In this episode, Mike and Glen discuss teacher-centric approaches to professional development, why teachers keep on striking, how to attract new teachers and our guest this week is the amazing Carl Hooker from Eanes ISD in Austin, Texas

The New Childhood | Jordan Shapiro

In this episode, Mike and Glen discuss what high stakes tests are required by each state, how to go from building cities in games to building cities in real life and our guest this week is educator and author of the amazing book “The New Childhood” Jordan Shapiro.

Loser Teacher | Sarah Merchlewitz Kuhner & Noah Zeichner

In this episode, Mike and Glen discuss the one year anniversary of the Parkland School Shooting, how extra arts education is boosting writing scores, the results of the Denver Strikes and our guests this week are NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows Sarah Merchlewitz Kuehner and Noah Zeichner.

Creatively Productive | Lisa Johnson

In this episode, Mike and Glen discuss schools that are helping their teachers pay down their student loans, why charter  school graduation rates are so low, should we be giving zeros to students and our guest this week is an amazing educational technologist and author Lisa Johnson.

Fact vs. Ficton | Jennifer LaGarde

In this episode, Mike and Glen discuss why 21st Century Skills matter, differentiating instruction without losing your mind, the potential strike this week by Denver teachers, and our guest this week is co-author of the book Fact vs. Fiction, Jennifer LaGarde

All Past Episodes

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