Design Cast – Episode #95 – Dr. Barbara Wrightson – Are UX/LX the Future of Education?

Jason ReaginDesign Cast Podcast

On this episode of Design Cast, I had the pleasure of chatting with my longtime friend and colleague Dr. Barbara Wrightson.  Spanning more than 25 years in the field of education, Barb’s career has encompassed a myriad of roles in PK-12 schooling, ranging from a teacher (of multiple Secondary subjects) to Curriculum Coordinator to Administrator. Additionally, she teaches and trains … Read More

Design Cast – Episode #94 – Fonz Mendoza – My EdTech Life

Jason ReaginDesign Cast Podcast

On this episode of Design Cast, I was fortunate enough to chat with Fonz Mendoza. Fonz is the charismatic host of the popular podcast “My EdTech Life”. He currently serves as an Instructional Software Specialist at a public school district in south Texas.  A student himself, Fonz has been able to see first-hand how technology can be used to create … Read More

Design Cast – Episode #93 – Levi Allison – Recess Duty

Jason ReaginDesign Cast Podcast

Levi Allison grew up in a small town in Kansas with dreams of traveling the world. He attended the University of Kansas and obtained a BA in Music Education. His love of music inspired him to join the Marching Jayhawks, the school marching band, during his 4 years at KU. Immediately after university, Levi took a leap (or a plane) … Read More

The Secret of Building Resilient Kids: Growth Mindset

Pamela HallBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Learn to teach kids that failure is a process and never a final state. Mistakes are opportunities to learn, to fail forward, and keep growing. Use picture books to teach resilience and grit. Growth Mindset: No More Giving Up! So often, kids say, “I can’t” or “It’s too hard.” So how do we instill the notion that failure is … Read More

51 – Ungrading in a High School STEM Classroom (w Chris Sarkonak)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

One of the most persistent narratives of the school system is that it’s a place where students do work in exchange for grades. However, what would school look like if grades didn’t exist? Chris Sarkonak is one of many teachers involved in the grassroots movement called “ungrading” to move school away from a culture of compliance, towards a culture of … Read More