Episode 18 – Ashley McBride

Hello, and welcome to Episode 18 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler. This week, I speak with Ashley McBride, … Read More ›

Las Vegas Thoughts – Change We Can Make

58 people are dead in another of a myriad of senseless attacks on innocent people. And like every other time this has happened, we are … Read More ›

October 3, 2017

Episode 17 – Sarah Anne Lalonde

Hello, and welcome to Episode 17 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler. This week, I talk with Sarah Anne … Read More ›

Episode 16 – Beth Scanlon

Hello, and welcome to Episode 16 of the Planning Period Podcast, the #EdBreakroom, I’m your host Brad Shreffler. In this week’s episode, I talk to … Read More ›

Automated Google Appointment Calendar Follow-Up Emails

Do you use Google Appointment Slots and wish you could have an automated thank you message with a survey link included each day? Well, you … Read More ›

September 19, 2017

Episode 15 – Brent Coley

Hello, and welcome to the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom, I’m your host Brad Shreffler. This week, I chat with Brent Coley, elementary principal in … Read More ›

Episode 14 – Tami Jimenez from Time To Teach

This week on the Planning Period Podcast, I talk with Tami Jimenez. Tami is the host of the “Time to Teach” podcast and pre-first teacher … Read More ›

High School Football Fan – A Troll or a Patriot?

It’s the Friday Night Lights time of year, and among many of the “other duties as assigned” for me is being at the games to … Read More ›

September 2, 2017

Episode 13 – Planning Period Round Table

On Wednesday, August 30th, VoicEd Radio did a 15 hour long, live radiothon. As a member of the VoicEd family, I was invited to join … Read More ›

Flipped PD – Day 1

Today it started. This morning, I tweeted out my nervousness, because when I got to work, I published the first Flipped PD course and sent … Read More ›

August 28, 2017

Episode 12 – Vicki Davis, The Cool Cat Teacher

Welcome to Episode 12 of the Planning Period Podcast, the break-room of education podcasts. In this week’s episode, I talk to the one and only … Read More ›

Episode 11 – Mandy Taylor

Hello, and welcome to Episode 11 of the Planning Period Podcast. I am so glad to be back with you guys every week again! This … Read More ›

Episode 10 – My Dad, Bob Shreffler

I’m thinking about Episode 10 as the start of Season 2, or maybe Season 1.5. Either way, I have had a blast making the first … Read More ›

The Connected Educator Back-to-School Blues

Most teachers lament returning to work. While parents are ready for their little darlings to stop harassing them every hour of every day about going … Read More ›

August 9, 2017

Lamenting the Loss of Audio

After Jennie Magiera talked so passionately during her ISTE Keynote about telling our students’ stories, and our true stories, I decided that I would make … Read More ›

July 30, 2017

Episode 9 – Evan Jones and Other Students

My summer break is over. In just a few days, I will be back to school again, with two weeks of work to be done … Read More ›

Flipped PD and The Future of this Blog

My summer is over. Let’s all lement that for a moment. Ok, moment is over. Time to talk about the future. Listeners of the podcast … Read More ›

July 20, 2017

Episode 8 – Allison Keskimaki

Hello, and welcome to Episode 8 of the Planning Period Podcast. Thank you all for joining me so far, and to all my new listeners … Read More ›

Episode 7 – ISTE with Toby Hurst

This is a special episode this week, as I just spent the last 5 days or so in San Antonio, Texas for ISTE, the International … Read More ›

#ISTE17 – Flipping PD to Create More Powerful Face-to-Face PD Opportunities

This is my last session for today, possibly overall. I’m probably most excited about this, as throughout these last few months, knowing the role I’m … Read More ›

June 27, 2017

#ISTE17 – EdTech Insights: Teacher Hacks

This session takes place in the middle of the Expo Hall, which is really odd. It’s loud and distracting. They are organizing the session into … Read More ›

June 27, 2017

#ISTE17 – Tuesday Keynote Jennie Magiera

The keynote opened with things I didn’t see. There was a delicious breakfast involved and I regret nothing (Panchito’s for breakfast tacos…get the Lyft over, … Read More ›

June 27, 2017

#ISTE17 – 5 Key Trends Transforming Teaching Today

If I’m being honest, I’m mostly in this session because Vicki Davis is hosting. She is a full time teacher who has a DAILY podcast … Read More ›

June 26, 2017

#ISTE17 – Snapshot: Podcasting, Vodcasting & Vlogging

I came to this for obvious reasons, but also because I want to encourage my students to start creating podcasts next year. When I mentioned … Read More ›

June 26, 2017

#ISTE17 – How to Expand Learning into the Social Media Sphere

My first impression on this session was walking into “What Does the Clock Say?” an Ylvis spoof of the viral sensation. So yeah, that happened. … Read More ›

June 26, 2017

#ISTE17 Opening Keynote – Jad Abumrad

After some interesting musical choices and a rousing speech from the new ISTE CEO, Richard Culatta about the vision of ISTE and upcoming surprises (maybe … Read More ›

June 25, 2017

#ISTE17 Ignite Round 1

The stage is set, I just enjoyed a delightful pineapple popsicle, and I’m ready for my favorite session: Ignite! For anyone that doesn’t know what … Read More ›

June 25, 2017

Episode 6 – Gretchen Bridgers

In this episode of the Planning Period Podcast, I interview Gretchen Bridgers of the Always a Lesson Podcast. Gretchen has been a great help to … Read More ›

Episode 5 – David Knuffke

In this episode of the Planning Period Podcast, I interview David Knuffke, the Curriculum Associate for Science and Technology for the Secondary Level in Deerpark, … Read More ›

What We Can Learn as Teachers from Challenging Administrators

We all have said the words that relationships with students, especially relationships based on mutual respect, are critical to getting the best performance out of … Read More ›

May 30, 2017

Episode 4 – Nicole Mutters

In this episode of the Planning Period Podcast, I interview Assistant Principal, former dean and history teacher, Nicole Mutters. Nicole is a great friend of … Read More ›

Episode 3 – Michael Coleman

Episode 3 already. Not sure why, but this feels like a milestone to me. Sure, it’s only 3 episodes, but still. Anyways, on this week’s … Read More ›

Episode 2 – Kristen Iannuzzi

In this second episode of the show, I sit down with Kristen Iannuzzi. She is one of the most powerfully passionate educators I have ever … Read More ›

Future of EdTech Coaches

Last night I participated in the #EdTechChat on Twitter, in which the topic was Ed Tech Coaches. As a full-time Digital Instructional Coach, the topic … Read More ›

May 9, 2017

Episode 1 – Jay Cvetko

In my first episode of the Planning Period Podcast, I interview Jay Cvetko, a veteran teacher now teaching Economics at my school. In this interview … Read More ›

Planning Period Podcast is Coming!

Followers of my blog, twitter, or just life in general, will know that I haven’t shut up for the last couple months about starting my … Read More ›

April 28, 2017

What I’m Learning From Listening to Education Podcasts Part 2

My podcast listening is now officially bordering on obsession. In addition to #EdChat Radio and Cult of Pedagogy, I have now started listening to (and … Read More ›

April 26, 2017

What I’m Learning from Listening to Education Podcasts

I’m planning on starting my own podcast soon talking about education. I’ve been wanting to do this for a little over a year now, and … Read More ›

April 13, 2017

Creating an Open Source Curriculum Instead of Textbooks #EdChat

A few weeks ago, I participated in #EdChat to discuss Open Source Curriculum (more specifically, the question posed was “Is it possible to create a modern, … Read More ›

April 6, 2017

ISTE2016 Summary – Closing Keynote with Michelle Cordy

Michelle opened with the title slide: “Show Up and Refuse to Leave.” She explained the story of how she started a 1:1 pilot program, and … Read More ›

June 29, 2016

ISTE2016 Summary – Genius Bar: Promoting Student Leadership

As a teacher of what is loosely based off the Genius Bar model (more tech assistants truthfully) I am excited to get to see how … Read More ›

June 29, 2016

ISTE2016 Summary – Ruha Benjamin Keynote

I wasn’t sure I was going to make the Tuesday keynote, mainly because I went to Denver Biscuit Company and ate myself into an unbelievably … Read More ›

June 28, 2016

IST2016 Summary – EdTekTalks

This is another multi-presenter session. In an hour and 45 minutes, you see 5 mini keynotes from distinguished EdTech leaders. First presenter is Amelia Rose … Read More ›

June 27, 2016