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Teacher of the Ear

27 EpisodesProduced by Chris FriendWebsite

The aural side of Hybrid Pedagogy, listening for ways to empower educators and champion student agency

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July 19th, 2022


Chris Friend (Kean University) talks with Brenna Clarke Gray (Thompson Rivers University) about finding hope in education, even—or especially—in today’s world. Along the way, Brenna explains the importance of learning …


June 10th, 2022


Chris Friend (Kean University) talks with Cate Denial (Knox College) about her pedagogy of kindness and ways to make teaching easier by trusting …


February 24th, 2022


Laura Gibbs believes feedback—giving advice and support—makes learning and growth the center of any class. Hear her thoughts on providing meaningful …


February 1st, 2022


In October 2021, the University of Michigan hosted a panel discussing Critical Digital Pedagogy. Moderated by Jesse Stommel, the panelists included Sean Michael Morris, Ruha Benjamin, and Martha Fay Burtis. In that …


January 5th, 2022


Back in October 2021, Jessica Zeller posted a tweet about a particular class session. She said her class “went everywhere” and that she already …


December 17th, 2021


Hear from Kaitlin Clinnin (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and sarah madoka currie (University of Waterloo) as they discuss the problems and prospects of attending to our own mental-health needs as the global pandemic …

Public Scholarship

December 2nd, 2021


I talk with Dr. Mia Zamora about ways the work we do at our institutions should benefit others outside our disciplines, our silos, even our …


November 10th, 2021


In this episode, I talk with the Pedagogy of the Digitally Oppressed Collective, which fosters queer, feminist, and anti-colonial approaches to …

Scholarly Communication

October 13th, 2021


In August 2021, the Digital Pedagogy Institute took place online, hosted by the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto Scarborough, Ryerson University, and Brock University. I was one of two plenary speakers at …

Introducing Hybrid Teaching

October 1st, 2021


This bonus episode of HybridPod brings several exciting announcements:

  1. This show's name is changing from HybridPod to Teacher of the Ear.
  2. A new …


June 16th, 2020


Classes moved online for the pandemic, even those that rely on in-person interaction. How can we maintain connection with students? Sherri Spelic explains.

Active Gratitude

April 1st, 2020


What is the nature of gratitude? What does it challenge — or allow — us to do? And how does it change when we think of it as being *active*? I talk with Amy Slay and Kate Bowles to learn more.


June 12th, 2019


Cheryl E. Ball shares how she blends professional editing, modern publishing, and digital pedagogy to create meaningful courses beyond the classroom …


December 4th, 2018


Chris Gilliard walk us through concerns he has about the state of online surveillance, dangers lurking behind asking students to work in online platforms.

Asking The Right Questions

June 21st, 2018


Asking the right questions — from teachers and students alike — can make all the difference in helping us connect with one another and our courses.


March 7th, 2017


What does it take to access an education? I spoke with Robin DeRosa about this broad issue that affects the way we do things in our classrooms and …


August 3rd, 2016


Students ask about our interests and lives to understand & connect with us. What happens when the answers reveal more about us than we’re ready to share?

Questioning Learning

May 18th, 2016


Amy Collier emphasizes the importance of questioning — as a means of improving our teaching, enhancing student learning, and understanding our …

Responsive Teaching

April 20th, 2016


Our teaching should be responsive, adapting to the situation, the students, and the semester, not determined by the textbook.


January 21st, 2016


I talk with Bonnie Stewart about networks in education and society, plus how they work with activism, identity, and power relations.


October 29th, 2015


This episode of HybridPod explores the idea of collaboration — how it works, what it is, and how we can facilitate it in our classes.

Digital Pedagogy, Part 2

September 12th, 2015


New technology may make it too easy for us to focus on novelty, not on implications, in our digital pedagogy. What are risks & benefits of tech …

Digital Pedagogy, Part 1

August 6th, 2015


Have we moved from analogue to digital teaching? We talk about transitioning learning into today’s technological era — about digital pedagogy.


May 18th, 2015


This episode explores the assertion that “play is serious business" and tests the ways in which it can be applied to today’s educational environments.

Assessment and Generosity

March 20th, 2015


Kris Shaffer and Asao Inoue discuss generous ways to assess student work, and we’ll hear from Lee Skallerup Bessette to consider institutional assessment, empathy, and student needs.

Compassion and Integrity

February 23rd, 2015


Common systems that check finished work for signs of plagiarism turn it into a punitive situation, rather than a teaching opportunity. That’s the big difference between the student experience of plagiarism and the …

Listening to Students

January 26th, 2015


Much of the conversation about modern education discusses what we as teachers can sayor do within our classrooms. Relatively little attention is paid to what we can hear from our students. In this episode, we’ll explore …

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