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Menntavarp / The Innovative Educator Podcast

  1. Tell me about your environment growing up (If your childhood had a smell, what would it be?)
  2. Who has been the most important person in your life? Can you tell me about him or her?
  3. What was the happiest moment of your life? The saddest?
  4. Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you?
  5. Who has been the kindest to you in your life?
  6. What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
  7. What is the best lesson your father or mother taught you?
  8. What had the biggest impact on you growing up that made you who you are today?
  9. How do you normally start your day?
  10. Favourite memory from your own education
  11. Was there a teacher or teachers who had a particularly strong influence on your life? Tell me about them.
  12. What is obvious to you (about education, teaching or learning) but many others don’t see/understand?
  13. What did your favourite teacher do better/differently than everyone else?
  14. Why did you become a teacher/work in education?
  15. When and why did you decide to become a teacher?
  16. Tell me about your first day as a teacher.
  17. How is teaching different from how you imagined it to be?
  18. Tell me about a time when teaching made you feel hopeful.
  19. What are the most challenging and/or funniest moments you’ve experienced in the classroom?
  20. How would you like your students to remember you?
  21. Was there a teacher or teachers who had a particularly strong influence on your life? What did you learn about teaching from them?
  22. Looking back, what advice would you give to yourself in your first year of teaching?
  23. What do you wish you could tell yourself 10 years ago?
  24. If you could design a school/education around one thing, what would it be and why?
  25. If you could remove one thing from education, what would it be and why?
  26. If you could give one advice to a recent teaching graduate, what would it be?
  27. Tell me about your favourite project you’ve done with students.
  28. What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
  29. If you could teach one class and one subject, what would you teach and why?
  30. What are some small things that make your day better?
  31. Where do you go to learn new things?
  32. What do you wish you knew more about?
  33. What article have you shared the most/sent to friends?
  34. Your best investment of less than $100 in the past year?
  35. Your best investment every day/week or month (of time or money)
  36. Tell me about what excites you now.
  37. What do you do for a living?
  38. Tell me about how you got into your line of work.
  39. Do you like your job?
  40. What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
  41. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  42. What lessons has your work life taught you?
  43. If you could do anything now, what would you do? Why?
  44. Do you plan on retiring? If so, when? How do you feel about it?
  45. Do you have any favorite stories from your work life?
  46. What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
  47. There are two types of people in this world. What are the two types?
  48. If your life was a book, what would its title be?
  49. Where can people go to learn more about you?
Ingvi Hrannar Ómarsson

Creator | Educator | Designer | Everything I produce is work in progress | Currently @Stanford Learning, Design & Technology Twitter: @IngviOmarsson / @IngviHrannar

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