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…

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The New Childhood | Jordan Shapiro

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50th Episode, Episode! | Nate Green

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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.

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