Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
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 will cover big teaching ideas in a way that will allow all teachers (and maybe even some parents) an opportunity to relate on a variety of emotional levels. Our guests will include top researchers and instructors from our faculty and beyond, as well as practicing teachers to combine big educational ideas with the everyday life of being a teacher. We hope that as you listen to this podcast, you will have an opportunity to relate to the lives of other teachers, enjoy some of our stories and maybe even pick up a tip or a trick along the way.

It will feature various topics in education hosted by our own Nathan Cheney and feature our faculty’s research and the experiences of teachers and alumni! Popular Podagogy will keep you informed about the latest research and teaching practices for anyone with a passion for education.

Subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play or listen on our website below.

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 One

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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Episode Two: 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 Three: 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 Four: 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 Five: 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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