Living On The Edge of Chaos

033: Living on the Edge of Chaos with Tammy Dunbar

Episode Summary

I am back! Season 3 of Living on the Edge of Chaos podcast is here in the now and ready. It has been a long time since season 2 ended. In that void of episodes I had a series of small side podcasts(all on the same channel) testing things out. After some learning, revision, and moving into action it is here. And I cannot be more excited to start off season 3 with anyone other than Tammy Dunbar. Tammy is a 5th grade teacher who also teaches technology and does a ton of trainings for teachers around the world. She is one who not just talks the talk, but walks the walk. In this episode we discuss Genius Hour. Genius Hour has been covered many times, but this episode looks at the bigger picture of Genius Hour. How does one connect this concept to the standards? How do we move away from it being a "pocket of innovation" into the culture of innovation for a school? Can implementing a program like this actually raise test scores? What happens when we treat students as more than simply a number and data plot? Below are the links to all references in the podcast to learn more. We hope you enjoy. As always please reach out with questions, ideas, thoughts, and reviews by leaving a comment on iTunes or leaving a comment on the blog(coffeeforthebrain.com) Last, you can reach out to Tammy on her website or on Twitter. Enjoy this episode and be ready for an amazing season of pushing our thoughts on the status quo of education. Show Notes CV: https://docs.com/tammy-dunbar/about Liberating Genius OneNote Journals/Lessons by Tammy https://docs.com/tammy-dunbar/8170/liberating-genius-onenotes Liberating Genius Into Sways by Tammy https://docs.com/tammy-dunbar/3662/liberating-genius-sways Free eBook “Liberating Genius” By Angela Maiers & Mark Moran https://choose2matter.org/liberatinggenius Liberating Genius by Angela Maiers http://amzn.to/2ezyRBj

Episode Notes

I am back! Season 3 of Living on the Edge of Chaos podcast is here in the now and ready. It has been a long time since season 2 ended. In that void of episodes I had a series of small side podcasts(all on the same channel) testing things out. After some learning, revision, and moving into action it is here. And I cannot be more excited to start off season 3 with anyone other than Tammy Dunbar. Tammy is a 5th grade teacher who also teaches technology and does a ton of trainings for teachers around the world. She is one who not just talks the talk, but walks the walk. In this episode we discuss Genius Hour. Genius Hour has been covered many times, but this episode looks at the bigger picture of Genius Hour. How does one connect this concept to the standards? How do we move away from it being a "pocket of innovation" into the culture of innovation for a school? Can implementing a program like this actually raise test scores? What happens when we treat students as more than simply a number and data plot? Below are the links to all references in the podcast to learn more. We hope you enjoy. As always please reach out with questions, ideas, thoughts, and reviews by leaving a comment on iTunes or leaving a comment on the blog(coffeeforthebrain.com) Last, you can reach out to Tammy on her website or on Twitter. Enjoy this episode and be ready for an amazing season of pushing our thoughts on the status quo of education. Show Notes CV: https://docs.com/tammy-dunbar/about Liberating Genius OneNote Journals/Lessons by Tammy https://docs.com/tammy-dunbar/8170/liberating-genius-onenotes Liberating Genius Into Sways by Tammy https://docs.com/tammy-dunbar/3662/liberating-genius-sways Free eBook “Liberating Genius” By Angela Maiers & Mark Moran https://choose2matter.org/liberatinggenius Liberating Genius by Angela Maiers http://amzn.to/2ezyRBj