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Instant Relevance Podcast is an education podcast featuring the latest news and resources to make learning relevant for all students. Hosted by Denis Sheeran (denissheeran.com) and Raymond Steinmetz (blendedlearningnetwork.org). Follow us on twitter: @instantrel
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**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast!  Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview teacher, blogger, and the host of the '10 Minute Teacher Podcast' - Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher).  The hosts talk to Vicki about her passion for helping all teachers reach every student and the importance of self care in a challenging profession.More from Vicki Davis:-- coolcatteacher.com/Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.orgThe Instant Relevance Podcast is a member of VoicEd.ca  and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast!  Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Tech Integrator, Kindness Cultivator, and Author of "A Passion for Kindness" - Tamara Letter (@tamaraletter).  The hosts talk to Tamara about her work creating cultures of kindness in schools for both teachers and students.  Celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13th!  Check out ways to celebrate and spread random acts of kindness to others:-- randomactsofkindness.org/world-kindness-dayMore from Tamara Letter:-- tamaraletter.com/Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.orgThe Instant Relevance Podcast is a member of VoicEd.ca  and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast!  Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Teacher, Author, Podcaster, and Director of Training and Development for the Teach Better Team - Rae Hughart (@RaeHughart).  The hosts talk to Rae about her new 'Teach Better' book and her work advocating for relevance in teacher professional development, the classroom, and beyond.More from Rae Hughart and the Teach Better Team:-- teachbetter.com/-- Teach Better Team on Twitter (@teachbetterteam)Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.orgThe Instant Relevance Podcast is a member of VoicEd.ca  and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast!  Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview research psychologist, speaker, and author of 'How to Raise a Boy’ - Michael C. Reichert (@michreich).  The hosts talk to Michael about his global research on boy’s lives and how to create relational classrooms and schools to end the crisis of boyhood. More from Michael C. Reichert:-- michaelcreichert.com/ Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.orgThe Instant Relevance Podcast is a member of VoicEd.ca  and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**

Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast!  Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview media literacy professor, speaker, and author of 'Master the Media'  - Julie Smith (@julnilsmith).  The hosts talk to Julie about her ongoing crusade to save the world through media literacy and critical thinking.More from Julie Smith:
-- HeyJulieSmith.com/Check out more from Denis:
-- denissheeran.com/

Check out more from Ray:
-- blendedlearningmath.com/

The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca  and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast!  Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview educational consultant and author of 'From Teacher to Leader' and 'Hacking Assessment'  - Starr Sackstein (@mssackstein).  The hosts talk to Starr about her journey to shift to a new paradigm of assessment and replace grades with more wholistic student and parent feedback.More from Starr Sackstein:-- mssackstein.com/Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningmath.com/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca  and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast!  Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Mathematical Jester, Math Learning Specialist at Buzzmath, and author of 'Pi of Life' and 'Math Recess' - Sunil Singh (@Mathgarden).  The hosts talk to Sunil about his quest to change math education, and some of the existential questions about the place math plays in our lives.Human Restoration ProjectMore from Sunil Singh:-- @Mathgarden on Twitter-- Sunil Singh on AmazonCheck out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningmath.com/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca  and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast!  Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Lead Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator and author of Educational Eye Exam: Creating YOUR Vision for Education - Alicia Ray.  The hosts talk to Alicia about the importance of libraries in the 21st century, teaching kids how to create online, and her new book!More from Alicia Ray: -- aliciaray.comEducational Eye Exam on Amazon: -- Educational Eye Exam Check out more from Denis: -- denissheeran.com/ Check out more from Ray: -- blendedlearningmath.com/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca  and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
 **Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Rate and Review us on iTunesOn Episode 31 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) sign off for the summer but not before they discuss the power of online and offline collaboration as well as the DBC Pirate Con scheduled for next summer.  Denis then reminds us to meet students and teachers at their best.DBC Pirate Con:--   daveburgessconsulting.com/dbc-pirate-con/ Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.org/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
  **Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Rate and Review us on iTunesOn Episode 30 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) talk to Calli Wright (@CalliWrights) - Education Engagement Manager for MIND Research Institute (@MIND_Research) .  The hosts ask Calli about the work of MIND Research Institute , their flagship math program STMath, and the power of play in the classroom.  More from MIND Research Institute:--  mindresearch.orgSTMath:-- stmath.comCheck out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.org/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
 **Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Rate and Review us on iTunesOn Episode 29 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) talk to Carlon Howard (@CarlonDHoward) - Co-Director of Breakthrough Providence and Co-Founder of EduLeaders of Color Rhode Island.  The hosts ask Carlon about his work elevating traditionally under served communities through positive community based change.  More from Carlon Howard:--  carlonhoward.com/Breakthrough Providence-- breakthroughprovidence.org/EduLeaders of Color RI--  eduleadersofcolor.org/ Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.org/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
 **Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Rate and Review us on iTunesOn Episode 28 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) talk to Dan Tricarico (@thezenteacher) - Author of The Zen Teacher -  Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom.  The hosts ask Dan about the importance of self care in the education profession and discuss why many teachers don't take time for self care.More from The Zen Teacher:--  thezenteacher.com Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.org/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
 **Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Rate and Review us on iTunesOn Episode 27 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) talk to Paul Toner (@PFToner) - Senior Director for National Policy & Partnerships @TeachPlusMA and @TeachPlusRI and Past President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.  The hosts ask Paul about his experience leading a large teachers union as well as his current education advocacy through TeachPlus throughout New England.TeachPlus:-- teachplus.org/Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.org/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**Rate and Review us on iTunesOn Episode 26 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) are LIVE from the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, RI!  The hosts met in person for the first time and interviewed educators, innovators, and change agents throughout the symposium.  Episode 3 in our 3 part series focuses on tools and techniques for personalization.The hosts begin by interviewing educator and creator of GiveThxApp - Mike Fauteux (@givethxapp) about creating safe spaces for kids to express gratitude.  Next, Jennifer Saarinen (@snej80), Inquiring Minds Teacher and Student Voice Ambassador, talks about the need for explicit social/emotional learning in today's schools.   Then the hosts interview Jason Appel (@jason_appel) about transforming learning in the math classroom through playlists.  And finally, Jennifer Graham (@grahamjennifer2) stops by to talk about her work with the Highlander Institute and the need for educator training in this new world of personalization.More from BPLC19:-- blendedlearningconference.com/ Highlander Institute:-- highlanderinstitute.org/ GiveThx App-- givethx.org/More from Jason Appel--   jasonkappel.com Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.org/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
 **Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**On Episode 25 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) are LIVE from the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, RI!  The hosts met in person for the first time and interviewed educators, innovators, and change agents throughout the symposium.  Episode 2 in our 3 part series focuses on reaching all students regardless of the circumstances.The hosts begin by interviewing author of "Pathways to Personalization - a framework for school change" and Chief Education Officer for the Highlander Institute - Shawn Rubin (@ShawnCRubin).  Next, Jonathan Santos Silva (@j_santossilva), Bridge Fellow with TNTP, talks about overcoming traditional gatekeeping in education and educating for equaity.  Then, Matthew X Joseph (@MatthewXJoseph), leader, educator, speaker, and author of “Power of Us” discusses creating active learning experiences to engage all learners.Check us out next week for Part 3 of 3 where we share resources and techniques for creating equitable learning spaces.More from BPLC19:-- blendedlearningconference.com/ Highlander Institute:-- highlanderinstitute.org/ Pathways to Personalization:-- hepg.org/hep-home/books/pathways-to-personalization Jonathan Santos Silva-- tntp.org/blogMatthew X. Joseph-- http://techinnovation.live Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.org/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
 **Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On Episode 24 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) are LIVE from the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, RI!  The hosts met in person for the first time and interviewed educators, innovators, and change agents throughout the symposium.  Episode 1 in our 3 part series focuses on the question - "Why Personalized Learning?"  The hosts begin by interviewing author of "Pathways to Personalization - a framework for school change" and Director of Research and Development for the Highlander Institute - Cathy Sanford (@csanford42).  Next, Simona Simpson-Thomas (@simonamelanie1), Director of Multiple Pathways and conference keynote speaker, talks about how to reverse traditional labels we place on children in schools.  Then, Paul Emerich France (@paul_emerich), NBCT Teacher at the Latin School in Chicago and Author of "Reclaiming Personalized Learning," reminds us that personalization goes way beyond just using technology in the classroom.Check us out next week for Part 2 of 3 where we delve further into equity and personalized learning.More from BPLC19:--blendedlearningconference.com/ Highlander Institute: -- highlanderinstitute.org/ Pathways to Personalization:-- hepg.org/hep-home/books/pathways-to-personalization Paul Emerich France -- paulemerich.com/ Check out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningnetwork.org/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
 **Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On Episode 23 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Stephen Hurley (@stephen_hurley) - educator, podcaster, and Chief Catalyst at VoicEd Radio.  The hosts discuss how the conversations in education are changing, and how to foster discourse between educators to further our learning.Stephen Hurley:-- stephenhurley.ca/--  VoicEd.caCheck out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningmath.com/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**On the 22nd episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about the phrase "past performance does not an indicator of future success." Follow the conversation and learn from others on Twitter.Check out more from Denis: -- denissheeran.comCheck out more from Ray: -- blendedlearningnetwork.comThe Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network -www.edupodcastnetwork.com
On Episode 21 of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Jon Harper (@Jonharper70bd) - principal, podcaster, and Author of "My Bad: 24 Educators Who Messed Up Fessed Up and Grew".  The hosts discuss how being honest and open about our mistakes and struggles can bring educators together, how to create a culture of forgiveness as a school leader, and the realities of being a male elementary educator.Jon Harper:-- jonharper.blog-- My Bad on AmazonCheck out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.com/Check out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningmath.com/The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network -www.edupodcastnetwork.com
 **Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel**On the 20th episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about a recent scientific study about blowing up an asteroid with an atomic bomb to save humanity.  How would you use this in your classroom?  Follow the conversation and learn from others on Twitter.Vox Article referenced in the episode:-- vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/7/18251559/asteroid-blow-up-how-toCheck out more from Denis:-- denissheeran.comCheck out more from Ray:-- blendedlearningmath.comThe Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of VoicEd.ca and the Education Podcast Network -www.edupodcastnetwork.com
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