Ashley McBride – Episode 18

Planning Period Podcast
Planning Period Podcast
Ashley McBride - Episode 18

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, an Instructional Technology Facilitator out of North Carolina. Ashley and I met randomly at ISTE during a session for EdTech Coaches, and we quickly bonded over the fact that we both run podcasts. She is the host of the APlusEdTech podcast, a great variety show covering instructional technology topics.

This episode was also another live episode that we did with the VoicEd Radio Network. It was recorded a couple months ago, and the recording process was done on air, with mistakes and all. It is also another episode where I was a guest on the guests show. You’ll be able to check me out on the APlusEdTech Podcast on October 9th.

Ashley and I talk about representation of teachers, the contradictions of acceleration, the need for personalization in education, and the disconnect between what we think teaching is and what it actually is. We really go through a lot of topics, and the conversation is excellent.

Before we get into the interview, I do have one quick announcement. I’m trying to catch FlipGrid Fever, and in order to encourage me, I decided to create a FlipGrid for the podcast. If you have questions, thoughts, comments, or suggestions to share, checkout the feedback page at

Sorry for the kinda abrupt ending there. We talked about some things live that didn’t fit in the recorded version, and had another guest pop-in whose audio didn’t get recorded, so it made for a choppy ending. Still, thanks again to Ashley for being a guest on my show and being so great.

If you’d like to connect with Ashley, find her on Twitter, @APlusEdTech. Also, be sure to checkout her podcast, the APlusEdTech Podast. And again, I will be a guest on her next episode of the podcast, which will release next week. Her and I sat down and talked about my Student Tech Support class that I run, and it turned into an interesting conversation.

As always, if you like what you’ve heard, do me a favor and give me a review on iTunes. It is the best way you can help out the show. Head over to and you’re right where you need to be.

You can also connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler. I always love to hear from you. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show.

Until next week, remember, if you have the most kids on the team, you have to be the coach.

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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