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!

Embrace the Messy

13 – Livia Chan Embraces the Messy – February 19, 2024
Fellow BC educator, Shannon Schinkel, has a new podcast and I was blessed to be a guest! Our conversation centered around relationships and community, how learning is a journey that takes patience and time, the role that joy and gratitude play, and my chapter in Because of a Teacher plus much, much more. Please listen here!

Teaching Champions

Connection, Celebration, and Introspection with Meghan Lawson and Livia Chan – February 14, 2024
Have a listen as we dive into:

  • The power of connection and what it means inside our schools. 
  • The importance of celebrating our goals, effort, and progress. 
  • Teaching students about the comfort zone, stretch zone, and not yet zone.
  • Why we should be looking for the good. 
  • The most important work we do is the work we do on ourselves.
  • The need to be conscious of our self talk.

Teaching Champions

Connection, Community, and a Legacy of Learning with Meghan Lawson and Livia Chan – February 7, 2024
Working collaboratively on a special February project with Brian Martin and Meghan Lawson to support and uplift educators. Listen here to learn more!

OnED Mentors

Living the Leadership – November 14, 2023
Noa Daniel is the host who guided us through meaningful conversation about our reflections and experiences as leaders in our communities. Other guests one this panel include Rola Tibshirani and Dean Campbell.

Design Lessons

57 How Atomic Interactions Create Your Relationships – March 11, 2023
I met Dr. Michele Schmidt Moore at the Teach Better Conference in 2022 and then had the great pleasure to connect on her podcast to talk about relationships, the relationships we have with ourselves, and how to enrich our lives through our connections with each other. Listen here!

Wisdom & Productivity

January 4, 2023
It was such a pleasure and a joy to speak with Efraín Martínez, EdD on his podcast Wisdom & Productivity. We talk about who I am, advice I would give to a younger version of myself, productivity hacks, how I counter imposter syndrome, and more! I also explain what atomic interactions means in building the kind of relationships you want to have that bring you joy. Listen here!

Teaching Champions

Episode 152 – January 1, 2023
Brian Martin is a teacher, encourager, podcaster, and friend who inspires others every day. What a heartwarming conversation we had as fellow grade 2 teachers. We talk about seeing every day gifts, atomic interactions, relationships, and so much more! Listen here!

Tom Schimmer Podcast

Episode 82 – September 19, 2022
I had the greatest honor and blessing to have a conversation with my dear friend, Tom Schimmer, about the importance of strong relationships students and being kind to yourself. I share some key beliefs about relationships among other ideas.

Relationships are gifts.
Be impeccable with your words.
Live your life like a role model.
Be consistent over time.

These core beliefs apply to ALL relationships, personal and professional so this podcast is not only for educators. Every ATOMIC interaction is a building block for the kind of relationship we want to have with others. Listen here!

ImpartED Joy

Uplift with Atomic Interactions (Episode 40) – August 29, 2022
How do you cultivate JOY in others? How does your JOY grow and thrive from others? These were the two questions my dearest friend, Jillian DuBois, asked me to answer. She shared it one her podcast ImpartED Joy. Listen here!

Gratitude Blooming

Atomic Interactions (Season 2, Episode 3) – June 27, 2022
In every atomic interaction, we have an OPPORTUNITY to intentionally UPLIFT others through our love, kindness, and gratitude to help make their day a brighter one. Make every moment count. I thoroughly enjoyed binge listening to Omar Brownson and Belinda Liu so I was honored and grateful to be on their podcast Gratitude Blooming. Listen here!

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!