Ep. 62 - Hope Dies Last with Maria Vamvalis
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by Tim Stephenson
1w ago
Maria Vamvalis is a doctoral candidate and instructor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) where she is researching climate justice pedagogies that nurture learner well-being. She is a former public school educator who continues to support teacher education and teacher professional learning. Maria has worked with diverse not-for-profit organizations engaged with the intersections of transformation, education and systems change. The underlying paradigm? We just aren’t in a healthy, sustainable relationship with the land or each other… I’d like to start by ..read more
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Ep. 60 - Teaching To the Human-Storied Brain with Dr. Sandy Bonny
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by Tim Stephenson
1M ago
Sandy Marie Bonny is a writer, visual artist, and earth scientist (PhD 2007, UAlberta; MSc 2002, UAlberta; BSc 2000, UBC) whose creative practice is grounded in interdisciplinary perspectives and engages the storied media of paper, pigment, and stone. Her writing has appeared in academic and literary journals and anthologies, including The Shape of Content—Creative Writing in Mathematics and Science (2008) and Coming Attractions 11 (2011); as well as two book-length publications, The Sometimes Lake (stories, 2012) and Yes, and Back Again (novel, 2015). Sandy is an advocate of interdisciplinar ..read more
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Ep. 59 - Soundscapes with Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin
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by Tim Stephenson
1M ago
This was a really neat discussion as it centred on something that I’ve never directly thought about. However, it is something that I’ve noticed and that is soundscapes. I’ve never referred to sounds as a soundscape, but after talking with Tara-Lynne, it makes total sense. The sounds that make up our surroundings, coming from both nature and urban settings, constitute the sonic diversity that makes up our soundscape. Tara-Lynne blends her academic training with art, being influenced by what she calls her indigineity. Her research into the acoustic ecology highlights our relationship to sound ..read more
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Ep. 58 - From Ocean Anxiety to Agency with Scott Bohachyk
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by Tim Stephenson
1M ago
I had the chance recently to sit down with Scott Bohachyk. He’s the Youth Director at Oceanwise which is a non-profit conservation organization inspiring action to conserve our oceans. They describe themselves as an organization whose vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing, bearing in mind of course that its the ocean that gives us the air we breathe and the wonder of life. Scott has built a global network that includes governments, industry, universities and non-profits all in the name of solutions to the complex environmental challenges of our time. His focus areas re ..read more
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Ep. 58 - Ocean Anxiety to Agency with Scott Bohachyk
Science 360
by Tim Stephenson
1M ago
I had the chance recently to sit down with Scott Bohachyk. He’s the Youth Director at Oceanwise which is a non-profit conservation organization inspiring action to conserve our oceans. They describe themselves as an organization whose vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing, bearing in mind of course that its the ocean that gives us the air we breathe and the wonder of life. Scott has built a global network that includes governments, industry, universities and non-profits all in the name of solutions to the complex environmental challenges of our time. His focus areas re ..read more
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Ep. 51 - Why I Create Content (and you should too!)
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by Tim Stephenson
3M ago
Recently, I have been creating a YouTube channel called Science360 - Beyond the Sky. This comes on the heels of my podcast Science360 (this one obviously), a book I wrote called Beyond the Classroom and many, many blog posts found on the Teach Better website. Why do I do these things? That's what this episode is about. But it's also about why everybody should be adding to the body of knowledge so we can all benefit from your expertise. Here are the podcasts that I mention in the episode. I'm not linking to them because not everyone uses Apple and/or Spotify and they are all easy to find with ..read more
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Space Talk with Mars One Candidate Christian Knudsen Part 1
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by Tim Stephenson
3M ago
Christian is a tech expert with great insight into space exploration from his time training to be on the Mars One mission. This was a privately funded mission to put a community on Mars, pushing the envelop of exploration further than publicly funded NASA could do. Presently, that mission is on hold so Christian is working in the tech sector in Germany, while taking every opportunity he can to share his knowledge, hoping to inspire the next generation of space travellers. This is a two part series. The first part deals with general themes of education, the Mars One background, Christian's ins ..read more
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Ep. 57 - Everything Space with Bill Burnyeat
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by Tim Stephenson
3M ago
Wow! This one has a lot of information in it. We get into all kinds of things about space and teaching astronomy. You may want to take notes!! If you like space, want to learn more OR if you teach science with an astronomy unit, then this one is for you! There was enough in here that I felt it would be a good idea to include a vocabulary list so that you could reference it, as I'm sure Bill or I used words that might be unfamiliar. So here's the list: Synodic Period - the time it takes to complete one orbit or revolution relative to the position of the Sun Ecliptic - the line that connect th ..read more
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Ep. 56 - Being Intentional About Wellness
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by Tim Stephenson
3M ago
In this episode, rather than interviewing a teacher from our school, I read a blog I wrote for the Teach Better Team. I'm sharing it as a word of encouragement and maybe a touch of "I needed that". I hope you have a wonderful summer and here's a few thoughts to kick it off. Science 360 Episode 54 - Burning Bright, Not Out https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Ua8IGz2INiLStxp6EwBPJ?si=1eb7c518951e4eaa Earthy Chats Episode 13 https://open.spotify.com/episode/6f8I4ehCN6Q0aZRWmotrm2?si=85c74ac841ae4d7e Teach Better Team https://www.teachbetter.com/blog ..read more
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Ep. 55 - Talking Science Education with Becky Schnekser and Holly Stuart
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by Tim Stephenson
3M ago
One of the wonderful things about the PLN is getting to expand your horizons and meet teachers from all sorts of places. It was through connections, largely coming out of my work with the Teach Better Team, that I "met" Becky and Holly. Being super impressed by their work, as viewed through Twitter and Teach Better blogs and Becky's book, they seemed like a natural fit to have on the podcast. But speaking to them for selfish reasons and my own personal enjoyment were not the only reasons I set this up. I wanted to hold this conversation up as an example of how teaching ought to be. Full of lo ..read more
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