My EdTech Life

Recent Episodes

Oct. 14, 2021

Episode 92: Why Do I Have to Learn This?

In this episode, we are joined by Beau Neal who grew up in a small town with no aspirations of being an educator. However, he lat…

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Oct. 9, 2021

Episode 91: Saturday Is for VR!

Turning a classroom that was once in person into an online classroom was hard enough but turning that online classroom into a vir…

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Oct. 7, 2021

Episode 90: Workplace Relationships

In this show, Natalie Conway and Ashely White talk about the importance of workplace relationships. Workplace relationships can h…

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Oct. 2, 2021

Episode 89: Coding to Kindness

Valerie Sousa is a Kindergarten teacher at Meadow Brook School in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She began coding with her stude…

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Sept. 25, 2021

Episode 88: Leadership: Transform Classroom Culture and School Culture

I will be joined by Mike Earnshaw who is a principal and the author of The EduCulture Cookbook. We will talk about how important …

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Sept. 18, 2021

Episode 87: Leadership-Inspire Your Community

Josh Tovar will join me and share how the use of social media (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Periscope/Snapchat), allowed for the sc…

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Sept. 11, 2021

Episode 86: Augmenting The Reality of Learning in Higher Education

Dr. Morris is the Morehouse College’s 2021 Winner of the Vulcan Teaching Award of Excellence who launched her Advanced Inorganic …

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Sept. 4, 2021

Episode 85: Maximizing Imagination

Dennis Mathew is a husband, father, elementary school speech pathologist, singer-songwriter, and author. For over 20 years Dennis…

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Aug. 28, 2021

Episode 84: Passion, Unity & The DIY Classroom

Mike and Josh are cohosts of the Punk Rock Classrooms Podcast. Mike is an elementary teacher in Lansing, IL and Josh is a title I…

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Aug. 21, 2021

Episode 83: Navigating EdTech & Personal Growth

We are joined by my great friend Matt Rhoads Ed.D. who has released his second book Navigating the Toggled Term: A Guide for K-12…

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Aug. 14, 2021

Episode 82: EdTech, Podcasting & Family

Jake Miller is an Edtech and learning enthusiast who hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast and shares #EduGIFs at @JakeMillerTe…

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Aug. 7, 2021

Episode 81: How to Foster A Culture of Innovation

In this episode, we are joined by Sue Tranchina an amazing educator that trains other education leaders on how to integrate techn…

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July 29, 2021

Episode 80: Cultivating Creation

Nicte Cuevas is an award-winning Latina Brand Strategist and Graphic Designer who uses empathy-driven methods to evolve, invigora…

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July 24, 2021

Episode 79: I Wanna Be...

Matt has served in various roles within K-12 education. His professional experience includes being a high school social studies t…

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July 17, 2021

Episode 78: Transition: Classroom to Platform

As an educator for over 15 years, Jamie has constantly worked to improve her methods of teaching and believes the learning proces…

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July 10, 2021

Episode 77: Unlock The Middle

Join host Alfonso Mendoza in a conversation with Massachusetts principals and podcast hosts of Unlock the Middle, Dean Packard, a…

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July 9, 2021

Episode 76: Maker Magic

Mario is a NY-based touring family performer with an all-ages theater show and New York Times-recommended virtual experiences ful…

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June 26, 2021

Episode 75: Podcaster On Fire

Tim Cavey is a husband, stepfather of two, 8th-grade teacher, assistant principal, and the host of the Teachers on Fire podcast. …

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June 25, 2021

Episode 74: Failing Forward Into Innovation

Patrick Hausammann is a perpetual optimist and believer in the power of a #growthmindset to #failforward en route to creativity a…

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June 19, 2021

Episode 73: My Secret EdTech Diary

Al Kingsley’s 30-year career in technology is global and local. Globally, his company’s products run 18 million devices. Locally,…

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June 12, 2021

Episode 72: Amplify Creativity

In this episode, we were joined by my great friend and educator Omar Lopez. Omar shared his story of how he used creativity to he…

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June 5, 2021

Episode 71: Transform

Debbie Tannenbaum is an amazing and passionate education leader, blogger, author, and EdTech Coach that is genuine and authentic …

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May 29, 2021

Episode 70: Power of Connections

In this episode, we had a wonderful and genuine conversation with Dr. Matthew X. Joseph. He shared his journey from classroom to …

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May 28, 2021

Episode 69: What are NFTs?

In this episode, we are joined by Joshua Garza, founder of Tezotopia, and he gave us some insight to what NFTs are and aren't. Ch…

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May 27, 2021

Episode 68: Passionate Learner

In this episode, we are joined by my great friend and podcaster Bryon Carpenter. Bryon talked about his transition from Chemist t…

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May 22, 2021

Episode 67: EdTech, Podcasting & Food

Gabriel Carrillo is an Educational Technology Specialist. He currently supports and coaches educators with implementing innovativ…

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May 20, 2021

Episode 66: Online Education, Life & More

Natalie Conway is an online special educator, mentor teacher, instructional coach, and podcast host. She has been teaching for 16…

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May 15, 2021

Episode 65: Imparted Joy

Jillian DuBois serves as an elementary educator in Clearwater, FL. She has been in the field of education for two decades. She is…

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May 13, 2021

Episode 64: Creating from Within

This week I spoke with independent artist & designer, Joe Cavazos. Joe works as an independent artist on Instagram, YouTube, and …

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May 8, 2021

Episode 63: Work, Life and Creativity

Katie Fielding, an Instructional Technology Coach in Prince William County Schools, takes joy in building capacity in others so t…

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Recent Blog Posts

Growth Mindset + Vulnerability

Growth Mindset + Vulnerability This blog post was inspired by Episode 90 of My EdTech Life Vulnerability and Growth Mindset are two concepts that shoul…

6 Warning Signs of a Toxic School Culture

If you are a teacher or school administrator, you know that there can be many good reasons for teachers to leave the profession. Some of these incl…

How to Engage Students in Their Own Learning

A blog inspired by an appearance on the Unlock the Middle Sunday roundtable discussion The world of education is constantly changing and …

About the Host

Fonz Mendoza M.Ed.

I am an Instructional Technologist & Google Innovator from South Texas, U.S.A. with 15 years of experience in education. I am a K-12 Instructional Technologist. I also have a Masters in Educational Technology along with a graduate certificate in E-Learning and a graduate certificate in Technology Leadership in Education. I am a servant leader and am always looking for ways to help my learning community use the power of technology.