Rolland Chidiac – Transitioning and Change

Planning Period Podcast
Planning Period Podcast
Rolland Chidiac - Transitioning and Change

Hello, and welcome to Episode 60 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Rolland Chidiac, a classroom teacher, grades 4 and 5, and education podcaster out of Ontario, Canada. He is passionate about integrating technology into his classroom. I’ve known of Rolland since I started working with the VoicEd Radio network, but we haven’t ended up being on a show together until now, and I knew his voice would be a great addition to the show.

Rolland and I talk about the weird process of transitioning from one school to another, the reflection process, how we as professionals deal with change, good and bad, and the dreaded “them” and how “they” affect teachers.

Rolland is now only the second guest to ever get the distinction of a 2 part episode. The first was Rolland’s friend, and Decoded Co-Host Chris Cluff. This week’s episode is all the lead-up to my typical three questions, and next week will be the second half.

That’s right, next week! I am officially back to school and that means the Planning Period Podcast will go back to its usual every week release. If for no other reason than to avoid the regular emails from my dad complaining about having to go on a bike ride without a new episode, I’m so glad to be back for the second year of the show!

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 60 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Rolland Chidiac.


Rolland…wow. There was so much greatness in this episode. Thank you so much for talking with me. And I can’t wait to release Part 2 next week!

To connect with Rolland, find him on Twitter @rchids. Also, be sure to check out his podcast with Chris Cluff, the DecodEd Podcast on iTunes or YouTube. You can also checkout his digital landing page at

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

Until next week, don’t be afraid to get out of auto-pilot and make a change!

Music provided by:

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

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