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The Staffroom Podcast S1E17: #OneWord2020

The Staffroom Podcast with Chey and Pav Season 1 Episode 17: #OneWord2020

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In Season 1 Episode 17, Chey and Pav come back from their holiday hiatus to record their first full-length episode of 2020, with the topic of #OneWord2020, an idea they came across on Twitter not too long before. In this Episode, Chey and Pav reflected on their One Word, which was “Us.” Pav talked about how the journey for the Staffroom began on Twitter about 6 months prior to this episode, and concepts like #OneWord2020 were totally new to them at the time. They had only just come across the whole idea a few weeks before the new year, and thought it was a wonderful idea, and something they could definitely get involved with. Chey and Pav thought that the word “Us” best encapsulated their partnership from the beginning of their podcasting journey, but also captured the inclusion of their professional learning community on Twitter as well. Going forward, they also wanted it to include everyone else in the field of education; administration, caretaking staff, office staff, occasional teachers – everyone that is involved in creating the perfect environment, and the ideas and philosophies behind the field of teaching altogether.

In this Episode, Chey and Pav reflected on their One Word, which was "Us."
In this Episode, Chey and Pav reflected on their One Word, which was “Us.”

Pav talked about using the One Word as a Mantra to meditate on for the year. This is how she presented the concept to her class, and was a way to be able to show her students the way to really be intentional with the word over the course of the year. Chey brought up the fact that the word should be a way to define a person’s mindset over the course of the year, and also beyond.

The pair talked about some of the words they had come across from other people on Twitter. Pav discussed a word that a fellow podcaster presented in his blog, which was “Water.” Chey talked about a favourite word from our 3 Enlightened Minutes guest Tony Coppola, which was “Punchline.”

Chey and Pav introduce their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment, in which Tony talks about his journey to a new teaching philosophy, and finding the Joy in teaching.

The duo talked about how they incorporated #OneWord2020 in their own classrooms, and gave some examples of some of the great words they came across in their classes.


3 Enlightened Minutes Guests: Tony Coppola

Blog: Mrcoppola.home.blog

Chey and Pav, two experienced middle school teachers from the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, take listeners through the in’s and out’s of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Through their anecdotal, yet often comedic banter, laced with caring insightfulness, they take their audience into a conversation that is surely eye-opening and entertaining, while tackling some of the real, and ever-changing issues that exist in Education. Come join Chey and Pav; partake in the Staff Room chatter that all teachers and educators can connect with.

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