In today’s episode of the Home Grown Podcast we’re experiencing the magic of Disney and how to bring that magic into the classroom! We welcome guests Brian Collins, a former Disney Imagineer, Thomas Riddle, the Assistant Director of the Roper Mountain Science Center, Faith Plunkett Instructional Technology Coach in Decatur City Schools in Decatur, Alabama, and Ryan Boeckman middle school teacher and co-host of an educational podcast called “My Disney Class”. Moderated by Keep Indiana Learning Digital Learning Coach Tim Wilhelums.

Resources mentioned during today’s episode:



Social Media:

Facebook Group: Educators Who Love Disney

Facebook Group: The Mouse and the Imagineer

Faith Plunkett @faithplunkett89

Ryan Boeckman @DisEdDesign

Thomas Riddle @ImagineeringEd

Brian Collins @BrainstormInst

Professional Development:

P.D. Magic Trip Info


Designing Disney Inspired Classrooms. Contact Ryan directly via email at and he can send a book directly to you at the cheapest price. Just mention the Home Grown podcast from Keep Indiana Learning!

Brain Storm by Don Hahn

Designing Disney by John Hench

The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity by Disney Books

The Imagineering Workout by The Disney Imagineers

A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger von Oech

Dream It! Do It! By Marty Sklar

One Little Spark! By Marty Sklar

Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell

Who’s the Leader of the Club by Jim Korkis

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