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The Staffroom Podcast with Chey and Pav Episode 42: The Power of Book Talks

The Staffroom Podcast with Chey and Pav Episode 42: The Power of Book Talks


In Episode 42 of the Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about The Power of the Book Talk. Chey and Pav participated in a fantastic Book Talk meeting with a group of educators and the author of the book “From the Ashes,” Jesse Thistle. During this conversation, Chey and Pav both learned a tremendous amount about the major themes of the book, as well as many other perspectives surrounding the memoir. Jesse offered so much insight into the writing of his memoir, including some of the interesting logistics with writing, as well as with recording the audio book. He provided the participants of the book talk with insight on how he wrote the book and what were the themes involved in writing it.

Book talks offer an incredible amount of value with regards to expanding teachers or readers’ deeper understanding of books. They allow for the reader to be able to see and understand perspectives that they would otherwise not be able to see. Book talks also offer teachers a deeper understanding of differing themes so that they can teach a book better to their students. They also offer an opportunity to engage in discourse surrounding the parts of a book that otherwise would not emerge if we were simply reading and understanding a book on their own.

Chey and Pav introduce Natalie Vardabasso, an Instructional Designer from Calgary, Alberta, for their 3 Enlightened Minutes segment. Natalie talks about assessment and how it can create a more vibrant classroom and school culture.

After the 3 Enlightened Minutes segment, Chey and Pav wrap up by discussing a few of their favourite takeaways from their book talk with Jesse Thistle, author of “From the Ashes.”

Find out more about Jesse Thistle here:

Remember to Inspire, Don’t Require, always be a Humble Servant, and Education Never Dies.

You can Check out our 3 Enlightened Minutes Guest Natalie from Calgary, Alberta at @natabasso

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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