AsktheFLN Podcast Episode 038 – Bonni Stachowiak

--Originally published at Ask the Flipped Learning Network

Show Notes

In this episode, Ken chats with Bonni Stachowiak (@bonni208 on Twitter). Bonni is an educator, blogger and a podcaster who has been a great influence on my own work.

A long time ago, Bonni asked me to be a guest on her podcast for episode 114 which was publish in August of 2016 with the episode title of “Engage the Heart and Mind Through the Connected Classroom".

We talk about this during the episode but I also met Bonni in person at OpenEd 2017 in Anaheim, California and if we are lucky we should be meeting up again at another conference.

This episode was recorded on June 24, 2019.

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About our Guest

Note: Excerpt provided by Bonni from her media kit. Again, I should be so organized as Bonni is. 🙂
“Bonni Stachowiak gets the privilege of speaking with exceptional educators on a weekly basis, as the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Since 2014, her podcast has provided a space to explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. Teaching in Higher Ed also explores how to improve our productivity, so faculty can have more peace in our lives, and be even more present for our students.
Bonni is the Dean of Teaching and Learning at Vanguard University of Southern California. She’s also an Associate Professor of Business and Management and teaches a few times a year in an Educational Leadership doctoral program. She’s been teaching in-person, blended, and online courses throughout her entire career in higher education.
Bonni and her husband, Dave,are parents to two curious kids, who regularly shape their perspectives on teaching and learning.”


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I’ve been personally negligent in not pursuing an option to improve accessibility with transcripts of the show. I see the work that Bonni Stachowiak has done with her “Teaching in Higher Ed” podcast as well as the work of Deepak Shenoy on his podcast “Open Education Rising”. The trick here is cost and I don’t know the solution just yet. Producing about 90 minutes of podcasts per month would require about USD$100 per month. We would love to have a sponsor for that or perhaps link that as one of our goals on our Patreon Page.

Podcasters and Guests

We now have a stable crew of two podcast hosts on the network. I (Ken Bauer) will be hosting the bulk of the AskTheFLN episodes but we may have some other hosts popping in from time to time. Lately, Matthew Moore has been busy with his own podcast “The Teachers Lounge” which is also hosted here at the Flipped Learning Network. You should check out that podcast as well. I hope to personally keep a bi-weekly schedule going forward.

If you would like to join us as a guest on the podcast or would like to suggest someone to be a guest, please contact either Matthew or myself via Twitter.

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Ken’s Take

My choice of quote from the conversation that particularly resonated with me.

On teach and learning being messy in reference to her episode 262 of the Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast with Peggy Stevenson:

“We mess, no it doesn’t always go like she means it to go. It’s messy and I think sometimes people can make it look too easy. It was so nice to hear like ‘Oh, it messes up for her? Not going as perfectly as it sounds’ ” 

There is much more to that quote which at about 28:10 into the episode.




The music (titled Aloft) clip at the start and end of the podcast is copyright by Kelly Walsh and used with permission.

Podcast Logo Credit

The image of a microphone used in the logo for our podcast is courtesy of Eric Harvey.

Featured Image Credit

Bonni Stachowiak in her podcasting studio

Bonni Stachowiak in her podcasting studio.

Again, all rights reserved and provide by Bonni.

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