150: STEAMing up the classroom – Tori Cameron chats with us about learning how to fail, surrounding yourself with positive people, and the power of saying yes.

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STEAM teacher, podcaster, and author, Tori Cameron, chats with us about learning how to fail, surrounding yourself with positive people, and the power of saying yes.

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Episode Highlights

  • 3:20 – Highlighting D. Valerie Camille Jones.
  • 7:21 – Previewing the episode with Tori Cameron.
  • 9:58 – Tori introduces herself.
  • 12:05 – Talking about Tori’s podcast, “STEAM Up the Classroom.
  • 14:30 – Talking about how Tori started working with a school in Somalia.
  • 16:35 – Tori’s failure: I’d love to chat about lessons that fail and how I teach my students that failure is ok. A huge part of STEAM is failing, fixing and trying again. We don’t even have erasers in the STEAM lab!
  • 19:57 – What’s keeping Tori excited about education right now: STEAM lab- steam family event. I’m excited more schools and programs are integrating STEAM.
  • 22:26 – Tori’s advice for teachers: Surround yourself with people are positive. It’s not always easy. Give yourself some grace.
  • 24:16 – Talking about Tori’s book, and how YOU can win a FREE COPY.
  • 27:14 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 31:08 – How to connect with  Tori.

Tori’s Recommendations

  • EdTech Tool: Flipgrid
  • Book: All Harry Potter.
  • Who to Follow on Social Media:
  • YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Erika Sandstrom
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Greeting students everyday. Checking in on colleagues. Reaching out to PLN on Twitter.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Say yes and put yourself out there.

Links to Connect With Tori

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