DBC The DBC Inc. Sunday Seven | 10.18.20

The Sunday Seven is a weekly web-based newsletter from Dave Burgess Inc. that’s shared with thousands of teacher readers from around the world. Each week, teacher authors from the DBC family take a few minutes to share a rundown of items of interest and “getting to know you” type shareables to help fellow educators feel connected, supported and inspired with all of the things that help us do this noble work. In October of 2020, the good folks at DBC gave me the chance to share a handful of things that make me “me.” Check out the link above for the full story.

The R.E.A.L. Journey Show with Tara Martin | 10.03.20

Kansas-based educator and instructional coach Tara Martin is the author of Be Real: Teach from the Heart and the host of The R.E.A.L. Journey Show podcast. In this episode, she invited me onto her program to discuss how I came to find myself in my current role as a teacher, author, speaker and instructional coach, and the various roles I’ve had the chance to play in the public and private school learning settings. We also chat at length about struggles with mental illness, and how the most unexpected of inspirations can help us better relate to others and perform as the leaders and educators we aspire to be!

The Cyber Sisters Podcast: #QRBreakINs with John Meehan | 09.07.20

Allison Keefe (@AllisonKTeaches) and Emily Sattler (@SattlerCyber) are a pair of instructional technologists and virtual classroom educators based out of the great state of Pennsylvania. They are also proud alumnae of the Keystone Technology Innovators (KTI) program, and we had the chance to first meet in person way back in the summer of 2019. In September of 2020, they invited me onto their show, The Cyber Sisters Podcast, and we took a deep dive into #QRBreakIN and a handful of strategies that teachers can use to engage remote learners.

The 8-Bit Instructor Podcast: Social Justice with John Meehan | 08.25.20

Lee Tucker is a high school English teacher based out of Villa Rica, Georgia. This summer he invited me to be a guest on The 8-Bit Instructor, his weekly podcast, where we talked about everything from social justice to social media and how to leverage the power of play in our classrooms whether we’re in person or online! Click the link to join us as we geek out about all sorts of ways to engage students in the classroom and reach the next level of our teaching.

170x170bb Well PlayED Podcast: 50 Ways to Leave Your Landlord | 08.11.20

Michael Matera is the author of eXPlore Like a Pirate and the brains behind the Well Played education podcast. By popular demand of his listeners after the previous week’s episode where we talked about all the problems with classroom games that feel like Monopoly, I was invited back as a guest co host and we spent a full 40 minutes talking about how to un-suck this classic example of outdated play.

fb DBC Fall 2020 PD Series Facebook Live Chat | 08.07.20

Every Thursday night, Dave Burgess and Tara Martin host the weekly DBC Fall PD Series on Facebook Live. And in August of 2020, they invited me on the show to talk about the Class is Lava gamified syllabus and all things EDrenaline Rush as we prepare for the start of a school year unlike any we’ve ever seen! Give a click to the link to check out the interview.

Darcy Tech Tuesday, Season 5 Episode 1 – First Week Idea Round Up | 08.04.20

Darcie Priester is an instructional technology resource teacher based out of northern Virginia. She is also the host of the YouTube series “Tech Tuesday.” And in her first episode of August 2020, she invited me on her show to share an exclusive video of the gamified syllabus activity that I created to help teachers hit the ground running for the new year!

170x170bb Well PlayED Podcast: An Ode to Monopoly | 08.04.20

Teacher, author, YouTuber and classroom gamfication guru Michael Matera is a big fan of playful learning. But he does. not. like Monopoly! In this episode of his podcast, I was invited back as a guest and we devoted the entire show to all the things that the game does wrong — and what lessons teachers can learn from it’s mistakes.

DBC Class is Lava Guest Blog Post | Dave Burgess Consulting 08.02.20

Looking to kick off your school year with an extra splash of heat? Whether you’re back to school in person or teaching remotely, capturing students’ imaginations on those all-important first days of class is essential! And my friends at DBC Inc. offered me the chance to write a guest blog post on how teachers can use the Class is Lava gamified back-to-school syllabus to really hit the ground running.

CUE Microsoft CUE Global EDTech Academy | EDrenaline Rush 07.23.20

All summer long, I’ve had the opportunity to join with the good folks from Microsoft and CUE as part of the Global EdTech Academy. In this session, they invited me to talk about adapting EDrenaline Rush for teachers preparing both for in person and distance learning (apologies for the audio issues. One of the session attendees accidentally left their mic on!).

Ditch 50 Back to School Activities for the Remote Learning Classroom: 07.21.20

Matt Miller’s Ditch That Textbook website is a vibrant hub of learning resources for teachers of all content areas. And this summer, he included our Class is Lava activity in his list of back-to-school essentials for teachers working in schools who’ll be taking a remote learning approach for the fall.

CUE Microsoft CUE Global EDTech Academy | Going the Distance 07.16.20

Through a partnership with CUE and Microsoft, the Global EdTech Academy offered educators around the world the opportunity to receive world-class professional development. This summer, we sought to make help teachers make sense of this time where “adapt and overcome” was the new rule of the day.  In this session, we focused on modifying techniques from EDrenaline Rush with distance learning in mind.

edutopia (1) Meaningful Summer PD at Home | 07.08.2020

This year is shaping up to be a teaching experience unlike any other. And this summer, the good people over at Edutopia put together a really handy crash course article to help educators find worthwhile professional development opportunities that can really change the game for our students. Their article says some really nice things about EDrenaline Rush and this website!

CUE Microsoft CUE Global EDTech Academy | The Fully Gamified Classroom 06.23.20

In mid-March 2020, education shifted. Powerful outside forces fully disrupted the classic paradigm known as “school,” and CUE and Microsoft partnered together for the Global EdTech Academy to offer world class PD to educators hoping to make sense of the “new normal.” Join us this summer as I’ve been offered the chance to present a series of webinars to help teachers get a sneak peek at how EDrenaline Rush might be able to support your instruction in this game-changing time!

170x170bb Well PlayED Podcast: Adaptive Classroom – Physical to Digital and Back Again | 05.26.2020

Michael Matera is a sixth grade teacher, the author of eXPlore Like a Pirate, and the guru of all things gamified — so I was thrilled to be invited back to his podcast to talk about how to use game-based learning to create activities that can adjust seamlessly between the physical classroom and situations where we’ll need to offer online learning.

Sue Ready For an EDrenaline Rush? | 05.29.2020

Sue Ferrara, PhD. is a writer and researcher based out of central New Jersey. She is likewise the brains behind the “Begin With a Question” website, which tackles all sorts of issues related to teaching and education reform. In May of 2020, she had the opportunity to read EDrenaline Rush, and she wrote a blog entry with a really thoughtful review of the book.

AWC Award Winning Culture Podcast: Episode 11: The Beginning of AWC | 05.17.2020

Hans and Jennifer Appel are a husband and wife teacher team and the authors of the 2020 book Award Winning Culture. On the May 16th edition of their podcast, they put together a list of books and educators who model what “Award Winning Culture” looks like in the classroom environment, and EDrenaline Rush got a nice little shout out for teachers looking to bring dynamic life and energy in their classrooms.

MLMagical Make Learning Magical: | 04.10.2020

The Make Learning Magical podcast focuses on strategies for transforming teaching and creating unforgettable experiences in classrooms. In April of 2020, Tisha Richmond, Oregon-based educator and author of the book by the same name, invited me as a guest on her show to talk about ways to keep students engaged both inside the physical classroom and outside of it.

170x170bb Well PlayED Podcast: Play Is For Everyone | 02.11.2020

In February of 2020, I was bouncing between conferences on opposite ends of the country and had the opportunity to connect with my old friend Michael Matera, sixth grade teacher and author of eXPlore Like a Pirate, as a guest on an episode of his weekly Well PlayED podcast. My apologies for the sound quality (I blame a crowded airport!), but it’s a great conversation about the power of playful learning.

Tribe Finding Our Tribe Podcast: Finding Survivor in Gamification | 02.07.2020

Fabian Hofmann and Scott Kazarian are a dynamic teacher tandem who hail from the Hawaiian island of Ohahu. In February of 2020, they invited me on their podcast for a conversation that covered everything from mental health to reality television. Check out this episode to learn more about the origin stories behind EDrenaline Rush, and hear how creating a high-energy lesson plans can send powerful ripple effects through life outside of the classroom.

Ditch The ULTIMATE Google Slides Teacher Resource | 01.30.2020

In Janurary of 2020, the good folks behind the Ditch That Textbook website assembled a massive collection of tools, templates, and teacher resources designed for Google slides. #QRBreakIN is featured as a cornerstone of their classroom gamification strategies, and the site was kind enough to include a really nice blog entry to help introduce educators to this high-energy twist on old school centers!

Sean 40+ Insights from FETC’s 40th Anniversary in 2020 | 01.26.2020

Sean Arnold is a special education teacher and STEM coach in New York City’s District 75. In January of 2020, we had the chance to connect at the 40th annual FETC conference way down in sunny Miami, and he offered 40+ insights from this  gathering of educators from around the world. See what he had to say about #QRBreakIN and EDrenaline Rush in this blog entry.

DwW71YSXQAQFYT8 Magic Potion EDU Podcast: #Booknoting at #FETC with @theipodteacher! | 01.23.2020

In this episode, Ohio-based educator and show host Keven Rinaman discusses his key takeaways from 40th annual Future of Education Technology Conference with Jon Smith (@theipodteacher), Teacher Success Manager for @BookCreatorApp. #QRBreakIN made a huge impression on the team, and conversation about this game-changing pedagogy is high on their list of their conference highlights.

Ashmore Adventures in Education Podcast: Professional Reading Top 10 | 1.03.20

Jason Ashmore is an educator based out of Alberta, Canada. In the first 2020 episode of his weekly “Adventures in Education” podcast, he gives fellow teachers a rundown of the top 10 educational books he’d picked up in the past year, and EDrenaline Rush kicks off his countdown. Check out the episode for a great (audio) write-up on the book!

CTO Check This Out Podcast: Episode 122 | 12.11.19

The Check This Out podcast is a weekly effort from Ryan O’Donnell and Brian Briggs, two California-based educators with a love for all things educational technology. Each week, their podcast highlights innovation, creativity, and collaborative tools that can be used in all sorts of teaching-related endeavors. And in December of 2019, they included my Netflix and Disney + templates in their interactive “Create with Google Chrome Advent Calendar” project.

TBTpodcast Teach Better Talk Podcast: Episode 124 | 11.27.19

In November of 2019, instructional coach, and 21 year veteran teacher, Jennifer Appel stopped by the Teach Better Talk podcast to chat about the little things that can have big impacts, staying open-minded, and why we have to keep learning. At the tail end of her interview, she offered a friendly shout out my way and mentioned that EDrenaline Rush is currently on her education reading list.

Awe In Awe Podcast: Episode 48 | 11.19.19

Michele Hill is a passionate educator who serves as a coordinator of admissions and communications at Burlington County Institute of Technology. In episode 48 of the In Awe Podcast, she shares some of her experiences with cultivating a mindset that focuses on gratitude, and offers a ringing endorsement of EDrenaline Rush as one of her favorite reads of 2019.

Saints Teach Better 2019! A Reflection |11.12.19

In November of 2019, the Teach Better Team gathered a world-class roster of educators to the snowy town of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for the first ever Teach Better Conference. Adam Cottos was one of the 250+ conference guests in attendance, and he had a lot to say about his time in the Buckeye State where we had the chance to connect as fellow Catholic Educators thanks to the one and only Dave Burgess (yes, THAT Dave Burgess). Give a click to read his conference reflections!

Thal 21st Century Teaching – #TeachBetter19|11.11.19

Rebecca Thal is a math and science teacher based out of a breezy shore town in my beloved home state of New Jersey. In November of 2019, she had the opportunity to make the trip to #TeachBetter19 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and we had the chance to connect. Click the link to hear her thoughts from the weekend!

Webb A View of the Web – New Deal Run (Blog Post)|11.11.19

Jill Weber is a teacher at at Maize High School in Goddard, Kansas. In November of 2019, she adapted the #EggDashChallenge and turned it into a high-energy sprint through FDR’s presidency and called it the “New Deal Run!” Check out her reflections on this spirited activity by clicking the link.

TeachBetter Brace Yourself for an EDrenaline Rush! Teach Better Facebook Chat |10.22.19

The Teach Better Team hosted their first annual conference in the fall of 2019. As a countdown to the big event, the group invited me to chat on their Facebook group about the tricks I had up my sleeve for the event. Give a click to the link to hear a sneak peek of what’s in store.

BellRingers Bell Ringers Podcast – Episode 3: Gamification| 10.27.19

Kaelyn Bullock is an Instructional Technology Coach in Northville, MI, and this podcast pairs her with a former student who is just beginning his career as a classroom teacher. So how do you motivate students? This episode of the Bell Ringers podcast is all about gamification! And Kaelyn gives a ringing endorsement of #QRBreakIN to help get teachers (and students) excited to get in the game!

alpin I’ve Found my People — Podcasts! | 10.20.19

Susan Alpin is a Digital Integration Specialist and a National Board Certified Teacher based out of South Carolina. In October of 2019, she wrote a blog entry about educational podcasts and finding like-minded educators through social media, and she gave a shout out to the Talk to Mee in the Car podcast. Check out the link to learn more!

Gimkit Gimkit 4.0 Live Announcement | 09.19.28

In September of 2019, the good people from Gimkit reached out my way and asked if I’d be willing to help them roll out their brand new Gimkit 4.0 platform — which includes a wild new game mode called “Boss Battle” where an entire class can gang up against a single player (like the teacher, perhaps)! Check out their new season launch video and see a cameo from the students in my classroom as we help the team roll out this never-before-seen feature!

Patricia EDrenaline Rush: A Fabulous Read that will Ignite your Teaching! | Patricia Rakovic Blog | 08.15.19

Patricia Rakovic is a Rhode Island-based speech and language pathologist. In August of 2019, she wrote a blog post in which she discussed how she incorporated lessons inspired by EDrenaline Rush into her college classroom and in her work with elementary school students, hailing the book as “a read that you will be constantly referring back to and finding even more ways to incorporate the excitement of learning into the classroom.”

elascd-logo-3 (1) Most Recently Read or Listened To | Tammy Musiowsky Blog | 08.11.19

Tammy Musiosky is a PYP relief teacher at an international school in Singapore the President of the ASCD Emerging Leaders Alumni Affiliate. In August of 2019, she offered a quick review of EDrenaline Rush on her blog, calling the book “a fresh look at student engagement,” and adding that it was “full of ideas.” Check out her review at the link above.

OnEducation EDrenaline Rush! | John Meehan | On Education Podcast 07.15.19

Mike Washburn is a teacher in Barrie, Ontario and the host of the weekly On Education Podcast. His co-host is the show’s creator, Glen Irvin Flores, an instructional coach based out of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. The duo invited me onto their program to talk about EDrenaline Rush in July of 2019.

EdTalkLive Game-Changing Student Engagement with John Meehan | ED-Talk Live Video 07.28.19

Umair Qureshi is a Pakistan-based educator and an ASCD Emerging Leader. Tammy Musiosky is an ASCD Emerging Leader based out of Singapore. Together, they host the ED Talk Live Facebook group, and a regular episodic program where they interview teachers from around the globe to help educators keep tabs on ways to improve their performance in classrooms in all corners of the world. Check out this conversation from July of 2019!

HPT Will The Trend in Gamified Training Keep Growing? |Human Performance Tools Blog 07.11.19
James Newman is a corporate trainer based in Connecticut who owns a training and consulting firm called Human Performance Tools. In July of 2019, he took a look at how gamified education is making a splash in the corporate world, and featured a thoughtful mention of EDrenaline Rush to help his site visitors get a sense of how we’re changing the game in schools and beyond.
Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. Theme Parks, Mud Runs, & Escape Rooms…What an EDrenaline Rush! | Dave Burgess Consulting Guest Blog 07.07.19
The Pirate Captain let me take over the wheel of the DBC blog in July of 2019 to give readers around the world a sneak peek at EDrenaline Rush. Give a click to the link provided to hear what went into making this project come to life!
DwW71YSXQAQFYT8 Magic Potion EDU Podcast | Episode 034: It’s Time to Get Magical with @tishrich| 07.01.19
Tisha Richmond is a Tech Integration Specialist in Southern Oregon and author of Make Learning Magical. Keven Rinaman is the Director of Technology at Calvert Catholic Schools in Tiffin, OH. The two connected for a July episode of the Magic Potion EDU Podcast and featured EDrenaline Rush on their summer reading list. Check it out!
DiceUp Dice Up The Classroom Book Review | 06.25.19
Ryan Reed is a business and technology teacher in Ogle County, Illinois. He also maintains the “Dice Up the Classroom” blog, a YouTube channel, and a Twitter feed with more than 13,000 followers. Check out his video review of EDrenaline Rush at the link above!
latin Colosseum Chaos: A Latin Gamified Classroom | 05.6.19
Amy Skillicorn is a Latin instructor based out of St. Louis, Missouri. In June of 2019, she spent a full day training with me in two sessions at the Summit for Transformative Learning. And two days later, she took a few of the ideas from our sessions and changed the game in her classroom!
ItoL Invitations to Learn Podcast| Episode 18: Gamifying Learning 05.15.19
Nishi Langhorne is a tech coach in the Fairfax County Public Schools not to far from where I teach in Arlington, Virginia. In May of 2019, she dropped in on a handful of my classes and we had the chance to talk shop on ways that teachers can change the game in their own pedagogy!
Springpad The educational blogs chosen by the teachers of Twitter… | 05.24.19
George Stokes is a teacher, blogger, and edtech developer based out of Dubai. He is the creator of a program called Springpad, which is designed to simplify teacher workload, student assessment, and parent communication with digital workbooks. In May of 2019, his readers selected EDrenaline Rush as one of the top 20 blogs in education.
Olathe Olathe Spark Starters| Episode 07: PD Opportunities and Must Read Books Podcast 05.15.19
Jordan Billings is one of the co-hosts of the Olathe Spark Starters podcast, who’s “mission is to inspire innovative ideas and empower educators to cannonball into personalized professional learning.” In May of 2019, the Olathe team gave an enthusiastic endorsement to EDrenaline Rush, naming it one of their must-read books of the summer.
APLitHelp Gamification in the English Classroom | Blog Post 05.05.19
Tia Miller teaches AP Literature and AP Language at Chapmanville Regional High School in southern West Virginia. She is currently working on her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Marshall University. In May of 2019, she blogged about how she’s incorporated elements of gamification into her AP classroom and gave me a great shout-out.
Summit The Crosstrail of Professional & Personal Passions| Blog Post 04.24.19
Ryan Stephans is a middle school educator in Kansas with more than a decade of experience as a social studies teacher. He maintains a blog titled “Summit Seeking” that blends his love of the outdoors and his passion for education. In April of 2019, we connected on Twitter and he offered a thoughtful shout out on his blog.
Hallway Hallway Renegades Podcast | Episode 05: Rethink. Reimagine. Gamify. | 04.23.19
I first met Andrea Quintana, NBCT, when we worked together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Teacher Advisory Council in 2016. In April of 2019, Andrea invited me to be a guest on her podcast and talk about ways that teachers can become a “Hallway Renegade.”
Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. #EggDashChallenge |Dave Burgess Consulting Guest Blog 4.04.18
The good people at Dave Burgess Consulting caught wind of the #EggDashChallenge and invited me to share a quick activity write-up for their website in April of 2019. This post also marked the first “official” announcement of EDrenaline Rush as a member of the DBC line of publications!
30ways 30 Ways to Engage Students Digitally | 4.12.19
Nadine Gilkison is a Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Township Schools, in Indianapolis, Indiana. We had the chance to connect when I presented on #QRBreakIN at ASCD Empower19, and she liked what she saw, so she shared a few of my templates on  her blog.
Beta Tech Tuesday – Season 3, Episode 14, Testing Review Sites | 04.09.19
Darcie Priester is an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher in a small school district in Northern Virginia. We connected through Twitter, and she offered a fun take on some of the activities available on the #EDrenaline Rush site!
Math “Donkey Kong Break In” | Blog Post 04.04.19
Mandi Tolen is a Missouri tech integrator and life-long learner, currently teaching in the secondary math classroom. She put a Donkey Kong twist on #QRBreakIN and shared her thoughts on how the activity helped to motivate students in her classroom.
Keeler “I’m Not a Science Teacher, I’m a Game Master” | Guest Blog Post 03.31.19
Alicia Motter is a science teacher based out of New York state. In March of 2019, she was featured as a guest blogger on Alice Keeler’s Teacher Tech, and she had some nice things to say about #QRBreakIN and my gamified syllabus!
Malchow “Malchow’s Tech Bites”
| Blog Post 03.31.19
Sarah Malchow is an Elementary Digital Learning Specialist in the Pulaski School District in Wisconsin. In March of 2019, she discovered the #EggDashChallenge on Twitter, and spread the word of this high-energy classroom crazy to teachers throughout her district.
Toolbox “Toolbox Thursday” | Teacher PD 03.28.19
Tricia Pettis is a Personalized Learning Coach at South View Middle School in Edina, MN, where organizes professional development for teachers in her school. In March of 2019, she adapted a number of activities shared on my blog, including Text Quest and the digital escape room, to help teachers in her school change the game!
PottyPD Coaching Corner “PottyPD” Vol. 5 | Blog Post 03.27.19
South Carolina educator Pam Hubler is the brains behind the Coaching Corner “PottyPD” newsletter — a bite-sized serving of teacher professional development that you can literally read… anyplace you’d like. The #EggDashChallenge made her highlights in March of 2018.
Google Land Google Land Intro to Google | Teacher PD 03.26.19
Amanda Sandoval is a history teacher and coach based out of Corona, California. She stumbled across the #QRBreakIN templates and adapted it into a Candy Land inspired training exercise to help teachers learn all about the Google “Sweet” for EDU.
Byars “Take a Nap and Then Level Up” | Blog Post 03.26.19
Kathryn Byars is a history teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, California. She’s whip smart, really good at Twitter, and maintains a pretty killer education blog. In March of 2019, she geeked out about some of the stuff I’ve been sharing on social media.
AOH Middle School Matters Podcast | Episode 324 | 3.26.18
Shawn McGirr is a teacher, podcaster, and educational consultant with Vision for Kids. On this episode of his Middle School Matters podcast, Shawn raved about a video I posted on Twitter, and the #EggDashChallenge had begun!
Pride “Pride of the Tribe” | Blog Post 03.25.19
Jennie Flaa is the Principal of Sanger High School in Sanger, Texas. She stumbled upon the #EggDashChallenge on Twitter in March of 2019, and shared the activity with teachers from The Lone Star Sate on her school’s blog.
AOH Behind The Green Curtain | Age of Heroes Blog Post 02.21.18
Jason Howse is a teacher at Seven Stones Community School in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is also the brains behind the brilliant gamified classroom experience called Age of Heroes. If you’re interested in gamification, this blog post is outstanding.
Bookcast The BookCast PD | Volume 1, Issue 1 | 02.12.19
Jon Smith (@theipodteacher) and Keven Rinaman (@kevenrinaman) just launched a NEW form of #PD! Part teacher improvement tool, part multimedia communication platform. With guest stars and clever takeways — The BookCast is loaded with actionable PD.
DwW71YSXQAQFYT8 Magic Potion EDU Podcast | Episode 024: Meet Them Where They Are with @MeehanEDU | 01.04.18
Keven Rinaman is the Director of Technology at Calvert Catholic Schools in Tiffin, OH. We connected on Twitter through the NCEA Social Media Influencers contest, and he invited me to stop in for an episode of the Magic Potion EDU Podcast over the holiday break.
DisruptED TV Teacher Sparks – Turning Your Syllabus into a Game |10.01.18
I met Michelle Hill on Twitter, and she asked me to join her for an episode of Teacher Sparks. Check out her YouTube show for a whole bunch of ideas on how we can continue bringing innovations and excitement into our classrooms.
NCEA 2019 Social Media Influencers Announced | 09.17.18
Beginning Monday, September 24, NCEA will follow the progress of the following nine individuals as they make their mark in the social realm of Catholic education. NCEA will provide a topic each week and influencers will use social media to share, engage and inspire the online community to build a buzz around Catholic school education.
qr-break-in-1 #QRBreakIN: A game-changing approach to old-school centers |Ditch That Textbook Guest Blog 9.04.18
I’ve been fascinated by escape rooms and high-energy classroom activities for a really long time, and so I wanted to create a pedagogy that could help capture all of the fun and excitement of these activities in a plug-and-play format that could be used in any classroom or grade level. Matt Miller of Ditch That Textbook really dug it — check out the guest blog to snag a sample template!
alice-logo-final-sm “A Game-Changing Approach to a Back-to-School Syllabus” | Alice Keeler Guest Blog | 8.20.18
In August, 2018, I had the chance to connect with author, teacher, and all-around Twitter rock star Alice Keeler. She invited me to write a guest post about my gamified Dream Rush approach to a student syllabus on her blog. Give a click and you can even snag a freebie copy of the template!
580b57fcd9996e24bc43c53e “Epic Ideas to Shake Up the First Few Days of School!” | PD4UandMe Twitter Chat Guest Host | 8.18.18
Teresa Gross reached out to me in the summer of 2018 and asked if I’d like to sit in as the guest host for her weekly #PD4UandMe Twitter chat by offering some actionable strategies for a game-based approach to starting the school year off strong. Check out the link to see the Wakelet of the day’s timelines.
170x170bb “Feeling the Jolt of Life!” Well PlayED Podcast Episode 68 | 7.24.18
Michael Matera graciously welcomed me back onto his Well PlayED podcast to discuss ways for teachers to recharge over the summer months as we gear up for another year of full-tilt student engagement. In this episode, we talk games, relaxation, and finding new sources for teaching inspiration. (Note: this podcast is also available on iTunes)
156736 “John Meehan Talks About What Gamification Makes The Students Feel” | Professor Game Podcast Episode 36 | 7.2.18
International podcaster Rob Alvarez and I connected on Twitter towards the tail end of the 2017-2018 school year. In July, he welcomed me to talk shop with him on the Professor Game Podcast, which has previously hosted such gamification luminaries as Yu-Kai Chou, Dr. Richard Bartle, Dr. Pete Jenkins, and Monica Cornetti. (Note: this podcast is also available on iTunes)
170x170bb “Homage to the Greatest Game Ever!” | Well PlayED Podcast Episode 53 | 4.10.18
After running into one another face-to-face in Boston during the ASCD Empower18 conference, Michael Matera invited me back onto his weekly podcast to discuss our shared love of The Legend of Zelda, and how this classic video game can help inspire amazing lessons for classroom teachers. (Note: this podcast is also available on iTunes)
51r86wvksml-_sx331_bo1204203200_ “Skeptic Sees the Light of Gamification Shining Brightly”| Well PlayED Podcast Episode 42 | 1.23.18
In December of 2017 I had the chance to read Michael Matera’s eXPlore Like a Pirate. The following month, I decided to go all in with a fully gamified classroom, and Michael invited me onto his education podcast to discuss the move. (Note: this podcast is also available on iTunes)”
mrqmq0sk 5-Minute PD” Teacher 2 Teacher Guest Blog | 2.24.17
I wrote this post for the Teacher 2 Teacher blog in February of 2017. It’s about the subtle but important difference between a “dialogue” and a “discussion,” and how making note of this difference can propel your students to incredible levels of success.