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Join me, Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters, Scijinks, Seekers of Science) while I work to amplify the BAMF Females Behind the Builds, one interview at a time. On this podcast, I will cover the entire spectrum of what constitutes a Maker including but not limited to traditional garage skills, crafting and cosplay design, metal working, YouTube and Instagram Making, STEM careers like Engineering and Technology Development as well as the creatives here in LA LA Land . I am on a mission to normalize ...
 
Has someone hurt you to the point where you cannot/will not forgive them? Has unforgiveness kept you from achieving/becoming/receiving all that God has for you? Then this podcast “The Power of Forgiveness” is for you... I will discuss my personal story of how I forgave my biological mother and other stories in the Bible of forgiving family, friends, peers, and ourselves. I want to let you know that you can receive joy, healing and freedom from pain, anger, heartbreak and every other weight t ...
 
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Do you love Traveling, Skill Sharing and general Maker Shop Talk? If so, join Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters, Maker Science, Seekers of Science) as she kicks off with a Tech Talk about Stick Welding then sits down with Carpenter, Machinist, Globe Trotter and elusive Maker Mary Welch. Topics they cover include (but are surely not limited to): - Our f…
 
Even before COVID-19, older adults in Canada faced higher rates of depression, isolation and loneliness. This week, Tamara speaks with Dr. Joy Masuhara, an LGBTQ+ trailblazer and family physician with Vancouver Coastal Health, who has devoted her long career to caring for elders. They discuss Dr. Masuhara’s work as an advocate and healthcare provid…
 
In this episode, Susan Lambert sits down with Kareem Weaver to discuss change management for educators implementing the Science of Reading. Kareem Weaver is a member of the Oakland NAACP Education Committee and a leader of the organization Full and Complete Reading is a Universal Mandate (FULCRUM). He was also an award-winning teacher and administr…
 
There’s the perfectly Instagrammable version of motherhood, and then there’s the reality of what that drive to be perfect does to a woman’s mental health. In this episode, Tamara engages Amanda D. Watson, bestselling author and lecturer, in a frank discussion about the unrelenting pressures of motherhood and how to address them with honesty and a f…
 
New Year Episode - Season 2 Finale Show Notes: "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." John 8:36 New King James Version (NKJV) "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 NKJV "Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath," Ephesians 4:26 NKJV "“For if you forgive men the…
 
In this episode, we join Susan Lambert as she revisits a conversation she had during season 1 with Dr. Nancy Nelson, a research assistant professor at the Center on Teaching and Learning at the University of Oregon. They discuss myths and misconceptions around Response to Intervention (RTI), Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and universal scr…
 
Do you love Custom Designs, Snarky Signs, and general Maker Shop Talk? If so, join Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters, Maker Science, Seekers of Science) as she kicks off with a Tech Talk about the Scroll Saw then sits down with Instagram Queen, Snark Supreme and Maker Extraordinaire Laney from Pine.and.Birch. Topics they cover include (but are surely n…
 
I interviewed Joseph James who is a former U.S. Marine and Law Enforcement veteran, business owner, father, motivational speaker and life coach who has helped thousands of people understand their purpose in life. Joseph is now coaching people that have gone through life’s struggles, pain and trauma to help them not just find their purpose through p…
 
In this episode, we join Susan Lambert as she talks to 10th grader Hadyn Fleming about his experiences growing up with dyslexia. Hadyn shares his story of moving around a lot and what it took in his educational journey to feel like he had the tools and resources to be successful. Hadyn openly discusses the experiences that made a difference in his …
 
As the World Juniors approaches, the mental well-being of elite athletes is in the spotlight. In this episode, Corey Hirsch, Olympic Silver Medalist and former NHL goalie, tells his mental illness story, and joins Dr. Diane McIntosh, psychiatrist, author and TELUS’ Chief Neuroscience Officer, for a spirited discussion with Tamara. Together, they hi…
 
Governor General award-winning Winnipeg author and sought-after speaker, David A. Robertson has published over 25 books, including many children’s stories. David talks to Tamara about his Norway House Cree Nation identity, which he learned about later in life, and he delves into how writing about the love, culture, and resilience of Indigenous peop…
 
I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Latasha Thomas! She is an Author, Worth Coach, Motivational Speaker and Restoration Strategist who helps women achieve success in relationships and engage in personal development. She comes to us with a story about reflecting, releasing and pursuing after her divorce. Her story and wisdom was amazing and neede…
 
In this episode, we join Susan Lambert as she talks to Ricky Robertson about building systems of support for students impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the educators who work with them. Ricky is an educator, author, and consultant who has worked with alternative and traditional schools. The episode focuses first on how teachers c…
 
Marc Brackett is a research psychologist, Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. He’s also the best-selling author of Permission to Feel, which describes his evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning. Marc breaks down what it means to ask “how are yo…
 
When Ashley Bristowe was told her son, Alexander, would never walk or speak as a result of a rare genetic disorder, her life changed forever. Ashley’s memoir, My Own Blood, chronicles her years as Alexander’s caregiver and advocate, in a Canadian system that often disregards disabilities. Today, Alexander has subverted expectations and regularly at…
 
Good Morning everyone! I have a special treat for you all today! I interviewed Bobby and Cheryl Love! If you know who they are (even if you don't) they went viral for their story on the Humans of New York Instagram account. Bobby had his first run ins with the law at thirteen, by his early twenties he was a master thief with a serious criminal reco…
 
Do you love Vintage Camera's , 3D Printer's, Epic Nerf Guns and general Maker Shop Talk? If so, join Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters, Maker Science, Seekers of Science) as she kicks off with a Tech Talk about Skateboards then sits down with Creator of Awesome (and many other things), Alice Tyrell. Topics they cover include (but are surely not limited…
 
In this episode, we join Susan Lambert as she rewinds the tape and highlights some of the standout learning moments that have occurred throughout this season of the podcast. Guests like Sue Pimentel, Julie Washington, Nadine Gaab, and more have all taught us invaluable lessons about the Science of Reading. You’ll hear top takeaways from each of the…
 
Writer and Director Michael Mankowski and producer Charmaine Hammond created the animated short film Back Home Again to show the world how a community could come together and rebuild after a devastating wildfire. The film, set in Fort McMurray in Northern Alberta, has an all-star voice cast and a universally hopeful message, and Michael and Charmai…
 
Amy Chan is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, mental health advocate and the Founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp, the world’s first and only breakup bootcamp. After leaving the corporate world, Amy’s company grew to success and has been featured across national media including Good Morning America, Vogue and the front page of The New York Times. In t…
 
Good Morning Everyone! I spoke with everyone's favorite cousin on TikTok: Stacey Robertson! She came to us with a story on how she forgave her mother before she passed away, and she also spoke on when her mother said to her: "You're the mother I always wanted to be..." WOOOOO!!!! That was powerful! This is an episode you do not want to miss!!! Stac…
 
In this episode, Susan Lambert joins Dr. Nadine Gaab to discuss dyslexia and the developmental progression of the brain and behavior of students as they learn to read. Dr. Gaab, an Associate Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, focuses on both typical and atypical learning trajectories from infancy to adulthood, with …
 
Fabrice Grover is a non-profit specialist who has worked in the communications industry through some of the most vital global initiatives, such as the UN Climate Change Conference and World Humanitarian Day. He is instrumental in developing Innovations for Learning in Canada, the world's largest virtual reading program for children. In this episode…
 
Schuyler is the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. In this episode, he explores his historic choice to transition, showing all of us how to honour our authentic selves. His advocacy has since evolved into rallying for inclusion, body acceptance and mental health awareness. His novel, Obie Is M…
 
Hello everybody! I was going to drop this episode on Monday, but it was SO GOOD that I HAD to drop this episode! Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Crystal Currie a licensed clinical mental health professional and founder of Compass Life Skills & Counseling. As an Emotional Wellness Specialist, Crystal finds herself continuously inspired by …
 
In this episode, Susan Lambert is joined by Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities presented when teaching multilingual learners how to read. Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan is a bilingual speech language pathologist and a certified academic language therapist. She is also the director of Valley Speech Language and Learning Cente…
 
Social entrepreneur Suzanne Stevens calls for purpose and giving back to become more embedded in our businesses and our culture. In this episode, Suzanne dives into her initiative YouMeWe, and showcases the plethora of opportunities for social change and how to truly connect our actions to what we care about. She urges us to view giving as a long-t…
 
Nick North was assigned female at birth, had four children and came out as a transgender man in his 30s. In this episode, Nick explores themes of traditional masculinity, femininity, and assigned gender roles and encourages parents to create a safe space for their children to question everything. His documentary, Just Another Beautiful Family, show…
 
Do you love Old Fashion Tools, Fluffy Butts and general Maker Shop Talk? If so, join Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters, Maker Science, Seekers of Science) as she kicks off with a Tech Talk about Dividers then sits down with Farmer, Builder and Educator Anne of All Trades. Anne, known as Anne of All Trades, is a farmer, builder, and educator intent on p…
 
In this episode, Susan Lambert is joined by Dr. Julie Washington to discuss linguistic variety and dialects as difference, not error, and how to best support all students as they learn to read. Dr. Washington, professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and a speech-language pathologist, offers practical advic…
 
In 2016, Judge Marion Buller was appointed the Chief Commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The inquiry looked into the systemic violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people, and it was the first of its kind in Canada. Judge Buller describes her experience of hearing over 2,300…
 
Did you know that there are 6 different types of forgiveness??? I didn't either! I will explore the 6 different types in this new series that I am doing, join me! This is something you do not want to miss! Show Notes: "Three Types of Forgiveness" by Pastor Timothy Nutt (https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/d7a059b7-d8cd-4f37-9d22-37ccf9ab0553/downloads…
 
Do you love Metal Fabrication, Aerial Artistry and general Maker Shop Talk? If so, join Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters, Maker Science, Seekers of Science) as she kicks off with a Tech Talk about the Aerial Cube then sits down with Fabricator, Aerialist, Metal Worker and Maker Extraordinaire Thea Ulrich. Topics they cover include (but are surely not …
 
RoseAnne Archibald made history by becoming the first woman to serve as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. She shares her perspective on the upcoming National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and says it gives non-Indigenous Canadians a day to reflect on why we have this new statutory holiday. She asks allies to pressure the governmen…
 
Forgiving yourself is something we all have to practice, myself included... Come listen to this episode where I tell 2 stories that happen to me recently where I had to forgive myself: I was involved in a car accident with my son in the back seat AND where I got scammed out of $3500. This episode is a must listen! Show Notes: "And He said to me, “M…
 
In this episode, Susan Lambert joins elementary educator Lindsay Kemeny for a conversation about her journey of discovery with the Science of Reading. A current second grade teacher with ten years of experience in elementary education, Lindsay Kemeny has been published in the Reading League Journal and spoken alongside literacy experts like Emily H…
 
Rebekah Taussig wrote Sitting Pretty, a memoir about having a body that looks and moves differently in the world. She recognized that disabled lives are almost always portrayed as tragic or triumphant when actually the experience of having a disability is quite ordinary. She challenges some of the attitudes people have toward disabilities, many und…
 
Today, I interviewed my good friend Stephanie Martinez a New York native, now living in the sunshine state where she learned how to go from a sad girl, to a resilient woman. She came today with a story about forgiving her ex-husband. She saw how her father was a forgiving man, and since he was the example she was able to forgive those who hurt her.…
 
Andrea Paquette founded the Stigma-Free Society in 2010 after being hospitalized for bipolar disorder and losing her home. She was hoping to address the significant stigma around mental illness, and created customized workshops, mental health toolkits and presentations to support people too embarrassed or ashamed to speak up about their experiences…
 
GUESS WHO IS BACK!!!! ME!!! For real this time! I am back from moving and just taking a break and I have missed you all... I did an interview with a friend and fellow classmate of mine Jonas Bull who is a polymath: anthropologist, technologist, podcaster, ultra-runner, and terrible guitarist. His reason for being is simple: present knowledge to oth…
 
In this episode, Sue Pimentel—co-founder of the nonprofit StandardWorks, founding partner of Student Achievement Partners, and lead author of the Common Core State Standards for ELA—joins Susan Lambert to discuss her new report "Reading as Liberation—An Examination of the Research Base." Sharing key insights, she expands on her findings about perso…
 
Dr. Dominik Nowak joins us again to talk about how “social prescribing” can complement medical treatment and help provide better health outcomes for everyone. Social prescribing addresses issues like loneliness, poverty, and job insecurity and ties them into formal recommendations from health professionals for mental and physical support resources.…
 
In this episode, Susan Lambert sits down with Lauren Trakhman and Patricia Alexander, professors from the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology within the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, to discuss their research on the effectiveness of teaching reading in print vs. digitally. Their conversat…
 
Do you love Magic, Home Improvement and general Maker Shop Talk? If so, join Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters, Maker Science, Seekers of Science ) as she kicks off with a Tech Talk about Hot Air Balloons then sits down with DIYer, Magician, Woodworker and Maker Extraordinaire Lindsay Zuelich (Wood Brain). Topics they cover include (but are surely not …
 
This episode features Dr. Sheila Clonan discussing her work with identifying learning disabilities (particularly dyslexia) in children. Dr. Clonan also explores the mental and emotional effects of learning to read with dyslexia and how it impacts behavior and self-concept, providing two insightful analogies that illustrate what it feels like for st…
 
The son of a residential school survivor, artist and master carver Carey Newman has spent the past decade working on The Witness Blanket, an art installation created with artifacts gathered from Indigenous communities across the country that have been affected by Canada’s dark legacy of the residential school system. In this episode, he speaks abou…
 
This is a great interview... I had the pleasure of interviewing Danida Cibulka! Danida is a saved felon, stay at home raising her kids Gods way, and has been married for 4 years. She is building a ministry called God's Chosen Loner for those who have felt invisible their whole lives and wants people to know the power of forgiving those who destroye…
 
When hockey player Kori Cheverie became Assistant Coach of the Ryerson Rams in 2016, she made sports history as the first woman to hold that role with a men's university-level hockey program. Kori shares her trailblazing experience, the differences between coaching women’s and men’s teams, and why professional sports could benefit from more diversi…
 
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