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Dec 19, 2022

In this holiday special, Natalie explores the topic of grading through the lens of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Get ready for a visit from the ghosts of grading past, present and a future yet to come!

Show Notes:

  • The ghost of grading past. (2:29)
  • The ghost of grading present. (11:05)
  • The ghost of...

Dec 12, 2022

On this PodSwap episode, Natalie connects with Peter Hostrawser, one of the co-hosts of the Disrupt Education podcast, to talk about edu-podcasting, the industrial story of school that needs disrupting, and how Spikeview empowers students to tell their story.

Show Notes:

  • Peter’s backstory; what called him into...

Dec 5, 2022

What does a Tarot card reading have to do with leadership? How is our current story of work depressing? What are we getting wrong about change in our schools and organizations? Natalie joins Meghan Donohoe who is a Principal Catalyst at the Southern Alberta Institute for Technology to answer these questions and...

Nov 28, 2022

This week on #Educrush I chat with Drama Teacher Arlene Orchard and Dance Instructor and Teacher Hayley Jonason as we continue our look into how electives and options courses lead students to build confidence and belonging in the classroom. 

Arlene on Instagram: @ArleneOrchard_Writer

Alex on Twitter: @MrAlexNoel


Nov 21, 2022

A story about the permission, vulnerability and challenge inherent in creating an interdisciplinary middle school program. Preston Hickert is a teacher from Kansas City and he joins Natalie to share his story of “playing the mud” to learn with his students.

Show Notes:

  • Despite originally pursuing journalism and...