Podcast Episodes

Here are all of the podcasts that I have had the sheer pleasure to be a guest. I would absolutely love to connect with you to talk about anything that resonated. I crave hearing people’s thoughts. Please feel free to DM me on Twitter @LiviaChanL. It would make my heart feel so happy to connect!


Evolving with Gratitude

Notice, Name, & Nurture the Gifts (Episode 3) – April 26, 2022
Lainie Rowell has become a good friend. We both believe in the great power of gratitude. It is such a great honor for my story to be featured in her newest book Evolving with Gratitude in the very first chapter! So it was also so humbling to be a guest on her new podcast with the same name. I share some effective ways that I naturally incorporate gratitude in the classroom. Listen here!


Aspire to Lead

The Gifts We Give (Episode 175) – January 15, 2022
Joshua Stamper is a leader in many ways. I was so honored to have an opportunity to share about the many gifts we give and the importance of relationships on his Aspire to Lead podcast. Every single interaction is an opportunity to uplift, inspire, encourage, and support others. Listen here!


Rethinking Learning

Episode 120 – Many Gifts to Discover – August 1, 2021
Speaking to Barbara Bray was truly a gift! We talk about my beloved family, me as a student, my involvement in ringette, my educational journey, and my adoration for the Teach Better Team family. We also discuss how I see many things as gifts all around us! Listen here! Read more about me in a blog post about this episode.


Pushing Boundaries

Episode 53 – May 23, 2021
What a fun conversation with Silas Knowles, the host of Pushing Boundaries. I had the greatest pleasure to talk about my chapter on Stop Boredom at All Costs. Watch on YouTube or listen on Anchor.


Innovator’s Mindset

Season 2, Episode 18 – May 2, 2021
I am such a big fan of George Couros! It was surreal to be asked to be a guest on his podcast! I so loved our conversation. We talked about my teaching journey, my role as a Head Teacher, teaching in BC and our revised curriculum, the power of a PLN, and being a part of the Teach Better family. Watch here!


Innovator’s Mindset – 3 Questions

3 Questions on Educators that Inspire with Livia Chan – April 22, 2021 George Couros asks:
Who is a teacher that has inspired you and why? Who is an administrator that has inspired you and why? What advice would you give your first-year teacher self? I have followed George for many years and was truly so humbled and honoured to be his guest! I’m a big fan! Watch here!


The Second Question

Episode 14 – March 30, 2021
What a wonderful time chatting with my new friend Martin Silverman. This was the perfect follow-up discussion after the first blog post for my new monthly blog series on Teach Better was published 3 days prior – Many Gifts to Discover. We talk about the gift of words. Listen here!


The Counter Narrative

Season 3, Episode 12 – March 19, 2021
I loved my conversation with Charles Williams as we talk about standards-based grading, celebrating students’ strengths and growth, offering choice, making learning fun, and listening to students’ voices to inform my practice and to be a better teacher every day. Listen here!


Good News, Brad News

Episode 8 – February 21, 2021
What an amazing gift to connect in conversation with Brad Hughes! Live and lead with your heart. Believe in others until they believe in themselves. When somebody has been put on your heart or your mind, there’s a reason. So ACT on it. Listen on Spotify, Anchor, or YouTube.


Leader of Learning

Every Interaction is an Opportunity – February 1, 2021
… to uplift others through our kindness and gratitude – to help make their day a brighter one. Every interaction is either positive or negative. There is no in-between. I appreciate Dr. Dan Kreiness for his time and conversation. Listen here!


The Principal Leadership

The Reacher Outer – January 25, 2021
I am always grateful to have an opportunity to share my message. In this episode with Dr. Jeffry Prickett and Adam DeWitt, I talk about the importance of being a Reacher Outer and connecting. People are placed on your heart or mind for a reason. Reach out and circle back. Listen here!


The Guiding Principals

Power of Connections – November 23, 2020
What an amazing conversation with my good friend, Rob Breyer. My heart was truly touched at the end when my two friends share their thoughts about me. Listen here!


Define YOUniversity

Share Your Story Series – September 6, 2020
I had the greatest pleasure of speaking with Lindsay Titus about how I see things and people as gifts, my role as an educator, and the power of gratitude and reaching out. Listen here!


Staffroom Podcast

Episode 45: 3 Enlightened Minutes – July 24, 2020
I was given the great opportunity to share what it was like when we reopened schools in June. Listen here! My section begins at 22:37 minutes into the podcast. Follow Pav Wander and Chey Cheney on the Staffroom Podcast.


Teach Better Talk

Podcast Episode #183 – June 21, 2020
What a memorable opportunity to speak with Jeff Gargas and Rae Hughart from the Teach Better Team about my passions! Listen here!