My Disney Class podcast

Howie and Ryan visit with teachers, educators and administrators on how to integrate Disney ideals of creativity, innovation, critical thinking, STEM and MakerSpace into classrooms. Twice a month they share why they are passionate about Disney and how their passions has brought them together in this joint mission to help bring ideas for innovation, storytelling, creativity, and the principal foundations of what makes Disney and great choice for projects and resources in the K-12 Classroom. They also talk about the companion website ( that will spotlight incredible educators from around the globe and be packed with resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.
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Dec 16, 2015

In today’s show Howie and Ryan visit with Award Winning Educator, Tammy G. Parks, Howe Public Schools.

 Her project: The Classroom Dreaming Tree . . . A place for my students and I to visit, think, reflect, and dream!  Inspired by the young Walt Disney's own childhood dreaming tree, this is a place to share our dreams - and YOUR dreams!  As written by @DixonOnDisney, "...chasing a dream ignites your life with a passion and purpose."

 Learn more at

 Ryan and Howie share their favorite Web Sites for the month and their favorite Disney books, an conclude with Tammy sharing what she took away from EdCampMagic 2015 to change her classroom.

Dec 1, 2015

Join Howie and Ryan as they discuss the basics of Passion / Genius hour projects. This is part one of a three part series on passion projects. In this episode Ryan and Howie introduce and talk about what Passion projects are and why you should consider integrating them or at least the basic concepts into your lesson plans. Ryan discusses what he does in his class when it comes to Passion projects and he shares what the challenges are as well as the triumphs.  Howie and Ryan also share several resources and inspirations for implementing Passion projects.  Come along with us as we start this three part journey to understanding, implementing, and conquering passion / genius hour projects.

Listen for the secret CODE for a prize.

Nov 15, 2015

Join Howie and Ryan as they have two fantastic guests, Debbie Fucoloro and Rebecca Hare. Debbie and Rebecca talk to us about how they worked together to create an innovation lab for Debbie’s school. We will discuss how they re-Imagined their classroom and why thinking about the way students learn is essential in classroom design. They also got Debbie’s students involved and invested in the whole process from start to finish. Students even came in on their summer break to finish building and setting up their new space. Come with us as we learn about learning space design and where the the idea for the innovative classroom came from and why it was important to build a new space vs. keeping a normal classroom design.

Oct 29, 2015

Halloween Fun in the classroom and an In depth look at the storyline on Phantom Manor and The Haunted Mansion.

 In today’s show Howie and Ryan are haunted by the idea that good stories and fun Halloween activities can make your classroom a Spooktacular place. In this show Ryan shares some ways he has celebrated Halloween in his class while also engaging his students in some science concepts of the Halloween season.

 In the second half of the show, Howie shares with us his recent trip to Disneyland Paris. Howie takes us on an in depth tour of one of the most famous and beloved attractions of all the Disney parks, The Haunted Mansion or as it is called in Paris, The Phantom Manor! Listen in as Howie and Ryan discuss all the story elements of Phantom Manor and how those elements are similar between the different parks and how they are really different.  

Throughout this show we share lesson ideas that we see as possible connections to this attraction as well as some of the wonderful history of its development.


Oct 14, 2015

Howie and Ryan interview the creators of the covEars.  They talk about the design process, creating and producing the product and so much more..

Covears™ started as a way to breathe new life into our old Mickey Mouse® ear hats.  Part of the magic of going to a Disney® park is wearing your favorite souvineers - pins, sweatshirts, along with your trusty ear hat.


Bringing the same hat into the parks day after day got us thinking - how can we freshen up our hats  to match our style and mood for the day without doing anything permanent to them?  

That's when founders Jason and Taren came up with Covears™.


Covears™ are fabric covers for your favorite pair of Mickey Mouse® ears.  Slip them on for a colorful change and explore any Disney® park in style!  Ready for a new look?  Covears™ are easily removable - just pull them off - and slide another set on.  It's a great way to add some flair to your day!


Sep 29, 2015
Join us as Howie and Ryan share their 5 favorite web sites to incorporate Disney ideas, innovation, creativity and problem solving into the classroom.  They also share their favorite Disney books and give a sneak peek at future shows.
Enjoy the journey as they take us through the process of exploring and developing the classroom ideas and then integrating it.
Sep 20, 2015

Join Ryan and Howie as the visit FMISTEMAcademy in Oakland ,Florida. Barbara Frazier shares how the Academy cultivates the development of academic persistence needed for both college-bound and technical career-bound high school students pursuing careers or degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.  Barbara said, “We have come back from the future armed with plans to prepare your child for high skills, high wage careers.”

Sep 18, 2015

Join Howie and Ryan as they introduce the NEW MyDisneyClass podcast.  They chat about their family, education and career backgrounds and of course their passion for all things Disney. Topics include:  Innovation, Creativity, Classroom ideas and their favorite Disney things.