Faculty of Education

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Faculty of Education

Popular Podagogy

A podcast for the teachers, by the teachers.

Popular Podagogy is a podcast from the Queen’s University Faculty of Education that brings big ideas in teaching and education to life. Our guests include top researchers and instructors from our Faculty and beyond, as well as practicing teachers to combine innovative educational ideas with the everyday life of being a teacher. 

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Have a Classroom Confession you wish to share? Email us at popular.podagogy@queensu.ca and you may be featured in a future episode.


Episode 11 Steven Gottlieb: Teen Whisperer

Steven Gottlieb

Featuring special guest Steven Gottlieb

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Steven Gottlieb, Director of the Boundless School, self-professed teen whisperer, and the keynote at our upcoming Knowledge Forum Conference, shares his approach to teaching, his experiences working at the Boundless School, and how a Seinfeld episode illustrates part of his approach to teaching.

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Episode 10 Intercultural Education

Dr. Ben Bolden Episode 9

Featuring special guest Alison Cummings

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

In this episode Alison Cummings – instructor and designer of CTE’s Intercultural Educators Training Program (IETP) and Training Coordinator for Queen’s University Human Resources – discusses intercultural education, the importance of self-reflection, and tips for teachers on accommodating diversity in their classrooms.

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Episode 9 Composing and the Classroom

Dr. Ben Bolden Episode 9

Featuring special guest Dr. Ben Bolden

Monday, February 4, 2019

Hear Dr. Ben Bolden talk about his love of podcasts (and how to bring them into the classroom), how he uses music and emotion in his research, the joy of composing music, and how he supports arts education through his UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning.

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Episode 8 From ATEP to Sweden: The Experiences of a Recent B.Ed. Graduate

Caroline Reid Episode 8

Featuring special guest Caroline Reid

Friday, January 11, 2019

Hear recent B.Ed. graduate Caroline Reid reflect on life as a B.Ed. student, her alternative practicum at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and her experience with the Teacher Overseas Recruitment Fair (TORF) and Options that led to her first teaching job in Sweden.

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Episode 7 Teachers as Change Leaders

Dennis Sumara and Rebecca Luce-Kapler Episode 7

Featuring special guests Dr. Rebecca Luce-Kapler and Dr. Dennis Sumara

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Listen to Dr. Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Dean of the Queen’s Faculty of Education and Dr. Dennis Sumara, Dean of the Werklund School of Education as they discuss the past, present, and future of teaching on the eve of the Faculty’s 50th Anniversary Conference.

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Episode 6 Computational Thinking in the Classroom

Brian Aspinall Episode 5

Featuring special guest Brian Aspinall

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Teacher, author of Code Breaker, and professional speaker with three TEDx talks, Brian Aspinall, joins us to talk about celebrating and embracing failure to encourage kids to take risks, how to integrate coding as a tool for learning, his favourite app Twiducate, and a new book that he is writing.

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Episode 5 How to be awesome through music

The Harmony Club How to be awesome album cover Episode 5

Featuring special guest The Harmony Club

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Teacher Candidates Noah, Alex, Evan, Jillian and Juno Nominee Gary Rasberry, discuss their album How to be Awesome produced as part of their alternative practicum at Queen's Faculty of Education. How to be Awesome helps guide young listeners to become the best versions of themselves.

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Episode 4 The Wheels on the Bus

Sawyer Hogenkamp Episode 4

Featuring special guest Sawyer Hogenkamp

Friday, September 7th, 2018

In this episode, Queen’s M.Ed. student Sawyer Hogenkamp shares valuable advice for anyone starting their masters, and discusses the Queen's graduate community, his 3-Minute Thesis, and his research on bullying and school buses.

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Episode 3 Adapt and Change

Paul Hannah Episode 3

Featuring special guest Paul Hannah

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Queen's AQ instructor Paul Hannah stops by the CFRC studio to discuss how he became a teacher, his time at Queen's, how education has changed over time and his classroom confession.

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Episode 2 Play-Based Learning as a Spectrum

Kristy Timmons Episode 2

Featuring special guest Kristy Timmons

Friday, July 6th, 2018

In this episode, Kristy Timmons stopped by to talk about how she keeps busy in Kingston, play-based learning, self-regulation strategies, and the importance of small and large group activities in early childhood education.

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Episode 1

Lee Airton Episode 1

Featuring special guest Lee Airton

Friday, June 1st, 2018

In our first episode of Popular Podagogy, we have Lee Airton drop by the CFRC studio to discuss their James Bond-like hobbies, debating in the classroom, the No Big Deal Campaign, blogging and more.

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