Mike Washburn – Overcoming Fear in Education

Hello, and welcome to Episode 94 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Mike Washburn, Head of Curriculum and Training for Logics Academy in Canada. He is also the co-host of OnEducation, one of the top education podcasts out there. I had his co-host, Glen Irvin on the show recently and knew I wanted to talk to Mike. And I did, at ISTE. And it was lost. So this is talk number 2.

Mike and I talk about the rise of OnEducation, the problems caused by fear in education, including fears teachers have of failure, administration, school boards and districts, the importance of trust and how it leads to the fear, how important it is to be yourself, the difficulties with accepting feedback, and how a great teacher can change the path of your life.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 94 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Mike Washburn.

 

Mike, thank you so much for not only being on the show once, but joining me this second time too.

To connect with Mike, visit his website at MikeWashburn.net. You can also find him on Twitter, where he is very active and responsive @misterwashburn. And you definitely need to checkout his podcast with Glen Irvin, the OnEducation Podcast, which you can find at OnEducationPodcast.com and @OnEducationPod on Twitter.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler, and now on Instagram @BradShreffler as well. I love to hear from you there. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, the Feedback Page on my website gives you options for feedback as well, which you can find at BradShreffler.com/Feedback.

Until next week, bring your true self to everything you do.

Resources

Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey

Work of Primo Levi

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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