A few days ago, I had the opportunity to be interviewed as a guest on the Well PlayED podcast, hosted by Michael Matera, author of eXPlore Like a Pirate. We talked about the challenges that come with the nonstop array of ed tech gimmicks, cutting through the perpetual sea of educational snake oil salesmen, and making the jump to a fully gamified classroom. The episode hit the airwaves this morning, and so I wanted to share this link with you here. You can also check out the podcast on iTunes!
John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife, Laura, a high school music teacher and fellow graduate of The Catholic University of America, and a giant-sized Maine Coon cat named Jack. View all posts by John