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Syndication

This time in the lounge we share our experiences solving conflict with students and we set a new release schedule.

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_73.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51 PM

This week in the lounge we discuss some playing favourites and dealing with students who hate us. Also we shout out to some great independent comic creators: Rob Xara, Jamie Me and Michael Sharkey (@RobReplicator @JamieMeWrites and @mjsharkey on the Twitter). You should check them out.

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_72.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 11:27 PM

This week in the lounge we talk to special guest Asvini (AKA Pavlov's Dogg @esvinee on the Twitter) about white privilege and making the adjustment from high school to university.

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_71.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 5:05 PM

This week in the lounge we have Prime back in the house to school us on Black History month and why it should really be called Moorish History Month.

Find the link to Prime's excellent powerpoint HERE

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_70.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 9:31 PM

This week in our very special bonus episode we go back to the kids to talk about the state of race relations.

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_69_Bonus.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 10:59 PM

Have you ever wondered why are there so many racist sexist homophobic trolls and outraged sanctimonious blowhards on the internet? The answer may be easier than you think.
 
1. Social media provides a variable reward system. This is the system used in gambling. Imagine that a post is a wager. Some posts will get no attention, some will get a little and a few, a lucky few, will go viral. And if we are lucky enough to post something that gets that much attention it feels SOOOO GOOOOD. And like gambling, some of us become addicted to social media.
 
Find out more about how social media is addictive:
 
 
2. Trolls and Blowhards are social media attention addicts who have come to recognize negativity gets that attention. 
 
Explore the psychology behind the internet's race to the bottom:
 
 
There it is, two steps to the answer. Troll and Blowhards are like card counters who have learned to game the system. They are addicted to attention and, like any addict, willing to do whatever it takes to get their fix. 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 1:55 PM

This week in the lounge Dave tries to get the group to "bond" over his love of science, the "reactions" were not what he wanted, they seem to lack "chemistry"

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_69.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 7:52 PM

This week we open up the lounge to explore education from the other side of the desk with part two of the first in our special series on Unforgettable Students.

This week we finish our interview the inimitable Mon Like the Canadian Clondike AKA Mon Like Deez AKA Damien McIntosh 

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_Unforgettable_Students_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26 PM

This week in the lounge Lisa and Aaron join Dave in a very extra special episode talking about Mental Health in honour of Bell Let's Talk Day. 

Direct download: Staff__Loungin_Special_Episode_-_Talking_Mental_Health.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18 PM

This week in the lounge we talk about what school board reformation would look like if it were initiated at the school level.

Direct download: Staff_Loungin_68.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 6:02 PM