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The Drive

The Drive

The Drive

I spend a lot of time in my car – over two hours a day when I commute to OSU.  I listen to a lot of podcasts: TED Radio Hour, Edsurge, Freakonomics, Techlandia, This American Life, TED Audio, Podcast on Your Plan, Hardcore History…

These have all given me unique and interesting things to consider as I teach and work on my course work.  Tons of ideas have developed inside my brain from listening to all of these brilliant people.

I have consumed long enough…

Time to give back.  I know, I know…Yet another person putting out a podcast.  What makes this one any different?  Why would you want to listen….

This podcast, called The Drive, will be recorded in my car once or twice each week.  It will be less than 20 mins and will focus on providing ideas for teachers to use in the classroom, educational technology ideas, flip class ideas, gamification ideas, team building ideas and if it is similar enough to my blog, the occasional rant…..

The Drive represents what I am doing while recording the podcast.  But there are several things that this phrase could represent for teachers.  The Drive to be the most amazing teacher you can be.  The Drive to reach every student in your classroom everyday no matter what.  The Drive to overcome any obstacle that is in your way.  The Drive to make a difference on future generations.  The Drive to finish.  The Drive to _____________.

The first episode will be recorded during the upcoming week…watch this space to see where you can listen in.

Feedback is appreciated – your thoughtful comments will make this better for everyone!

Check out the Artwork – from my colleague and artist extraordinaire Jime.  Check her website here.

the drive


About Scott

My name is Scott. After 18.5 years as a high school math teacher in public education I have made the move to become a full time PhD student. This decisions was difficult, but has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. Teaching in high school was an incredible experience for me, so leaving an environment that I loved for the unknown was a challenge. As I high school teacher, I taught almost every math course that could be offered. I was able to earn National Board Certification in Young Adult Math. I was honored as my building Teacher of the Year, no mean feat at Edmond Memorial High School!! My career changed as I became fascinated with educational technology and all of the things that it can do for teachers. I flipped my class. I used iPads and blogging (in high school math!!). I started using gamification and mastery learning. I changed my practice. I chose to go back to school to learn as much as I could. To bring that knowledge from academia and research to the teacher on the front line. I have had the opportunity to present at several conferences and share what I have learned with others. Its through these connections that we can be the best teachers we can for our students. They deserve it and we sell ourselves short when we don't give it. I love talking with teachers about change. About incorporating educational technology. About the power that they have to change lives. My blog space is me, it shares my passions and frustrations, my joys and my learnings. If you are interested in what I am studying, please visit my graduate school pages. If you are interested in the flipped classroom, I have some links to get your started. I would love to meet you! Do not hesitate to reach out! I would enjoy the opportunity to work with your staff or trade ideas with your teachers - let me know! Have a great day! #BeBrilliant


One thought on “The Drive

  1. Agree: When listening (or reading) most any topic, it is very obvious for the effective learner to both have lots of great ideas AND want to share them – not for anything other than a desire to increase the value of this transfer for all involved. I look forward to the podcasts. The future is anything but guaranteed but the potential is unlimited …

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    Posted by jcbjr9455 | July 25, 2015, 9:28 pm

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