On the Blog…December 2021

Hello, December


On the Editor’s Desk…

Do you know Melissa Dean? If not, you need to! Melissa’s first book, Unschooled is on the editor’s desk this month. Stay tuned to our socials for release date updates.

“We all want our math classes to be bursting with dynamic, engaging, worthwhile learning experiences, and Melissa Dean shows you how to create this. Unschooled is her master class in how to level up, disrupt, and bring to life the experience of learning math.”

Allison Dillard | Math professor | Author
Host of Allison Loves Math Podcast


New on the Bookshelf

November saw the release of Fired Up Teachership by Michele Rispo Hill and Dr. Frank Rudnesky. We were met with rave reviews on this first release for Michele and second under Code Breaker for Frank. Dr. Christopher Jones, Educator, Speaker, and Author had this to say…

“Fired Up Teachership is an inferno! Dr. Frank Rudnesky and Michele Rispo Hill offer a roadmap to not only becoming a more balanced influential leader no matter your position, but does so in a step by step fashion so that the reader understands the bigger picture and is provided the tools to take inspired action! Starting with defining a passion that builds into the legacy you desire, Frank and Michele have filled these pages with Points to Ponder, personal anecdotes, and questions on which to reflect. If you are looking to level up by examining every aspect of your leadership from culturally responsive instructional spaces to community involvement you need to read this book. They not only say that “one of the biggest forms of identity theft is telling someone they cannot accomplish something,” but breathe life into the opposite by providing the means to achieve a level of servant and transformational leadership to which many strive.”


#CSEdWeek

December 6 – 12th, 2021 marks Computer Science Education Week. Called the largest learning event in history, Computer Science Education Week aims to get K-12 students excited about computer coding.

From CSEdWeek.org, The CSEdWeek theme this year highlights the impact that computer science is making everywhere and the relationship that computer science has to different subjects, industries, career paths, and our everyday lives. CS has helped unlock mysteries in math and medicine, it’s been used to create art. CS built your phone, the internet, your favorite games, movies, and tv shows. CS helped us eradicate diseases and enables us to explore the depth of space.

Computer Science is fundamental for student success. Studies show that those students who study computer science perform better in other subjects, excel at problem-solving and develop essential life skills that set them up for success! Share your #CSEdWeek activities all next week on Twitter with #CodeBreaker! And check out our socials for some great #CSEdWeek contests!


Happy Birthday Code Breaker

November 29th saw the fourth book birthday of the book that started it all! 4 years ago #CodeBreaker hit bookshelves across the globe!

From its author, Brian Aspinall, Four years ago today my dream of being a publisher author came to life. Today I am honoured, humbled and proud to have done the same for countless rockstar educators across North America and beyond.

On the Blog…November 2021


The Team Continues to Grow

This past month we signed Jonathan So and Scott Nunes to the Code Breaker Leadership Team. Look for their upcoming books projects in 2022! In the meantime, check out our library from our incredible authors at codebreakeredu.com/books.


Every book in our catalogue is available at a discounted rate in bulk orders. Looking to stock a school, district, or event?

Fill out this order form and a member of our team will get back to you with a quote!


Ambassador Program

Does this sound like you? Join our growing group of rockstar educators!


The Innovator’s Lounge

Our Code Breaker Leadership Lounge welcomes leaders in education from around the globe to collaborate, expand connections and grow their PLN.

Our weekly meetings – Fridays at 10amEST and every other Monday at 7pmEST – are a space for leaders to laugh, share, learn, vent, and connect with other leaders around all things education. Our host, Matthew X. Joseph, poses challenges that get all members thinking about what it means to lead.

Sign up at CodeBreakerEDU.com/TheLounge

to get a weekly link sent right to your inbox!


Connections Without Borders

Join @MatthewXJoseph & @sandra_donaghue for the Connections without Borders weekly Twitter #SlowChat. Follow #CodeBreaker for Qs & Flipgrid links every other Monday.


Shop ROCKSOLAR
with Code Breaker

ROCKSOLAR was founded in the United States of America by a group of battery engineers. The crew later established the R&D Center, Industrial Design Center, Quality Control Center, and has been cooperating with manufacturing bases in China. ROCKSOLAR provides professional Portable Power Station solutions and system services for end-users. The crew’s expertise is in BMS (Battery Management System) design for the Lithium battery pack and DC to AC inverter technologies.

ROCKSOLAR’S mission is to provide portable power solutions to a global audience. Developed by a team of battery engineers, ROCKSOLAR is equipped with the latest innovations and provides tough design, elevated performance, exceptional quality, fumeless, and noiseless portable power stations. Visit our Code Breaker shop for discounts on ROCKSOLAR and more!


New Gracie Resources

Visit DiscoverGracie.com for new no-tech coding resources to use with your early learners in K-3 classrooms. Looking to add coding to your early learning program? Brian Aspinall and Daphne McMenemy bring a wealth of personal and professional experience in the K-3 and EdTech space. Fill out a contact form for inquiries and information about this and many other consulting and professional development opportunities.

On the Blog…October 2021

Our latest release hit shelves last month!

When Passion Meets Project

Follow Brian’s twenty year adventure as an educator and entrepreneur. From flipping computers in high school, to flipping apps in his twenties, to flipping real estate in his thirties, you won’t want to miss this roller coaster of a ride. Brian is transparent in his own learning and shares many secrets to financial freedom through his natural storytelling, humour, and passion. There is no such thing as failure when you hustle. The secret to growth is watching the landscape and learning to pivot. Click here to pick up your copy today! Available in e-book, paperback, and hardcover.

Welcome to our newest
Code Breaker Ambassadors

The Code Breaker Ambassador Program strives to lift the voices of those who embody our motto. Our ambassadors are risk takers. They disrupt the status quo. Code Breaker Ambassadors are a part of a global community of leaders in education who understand the importance of educating the whole child – mind, body and soul.

We’d like to welcome Brandon Perry, Ryan McGinnis, Kevin Pye, and Sandra Donaghue!

The Innovator’s Lounge:
Same Space, New Name

This past year we opened the Code Breaker Leadership Lounge. This sparked interest from educator’s around the globe, so we opened the Educator’s Lounge! This past summer we brought both together for our Summer Lounge Series. As we’ve welcomed back the school year, we renamed the space to the Innovator’s Lounge! It’s the same space, with a new name!

The Code Breaker Innovator’s Lounge, hosted by Dr. Matthew X. Joseph, is a weekly safe space for leaders in all facets of education to connect and collaborate with others and grow their PLN. This is a virtual space for classroom, building, and district leaders to laugh, share, learn, vent, and connect with other leaders around all things education.  

Connect with leaders from around the globe
Fridays 10amEST
Every other Monday at 7pmEST

#CodeBreaker Chat

Our weekly chat happens Tuesdays at 8pmEST. Our half hour chat follows the standard Q&A format from topics ranging across education. Do you have a great topic to share? Want to host a chat? Check us out on Twitter and DM us your details!

On the Editor’s Desk…

Up next on the Editor’s Desk is Fired Up Teachership by Michele Rispo Hill and Frank Rudnesky! This leadership reads aims to ignite the passion of our newest educators in the field and takes readers on a journey of remembering their “why”.

Erik Youngman brings us The Magic of Growth Mindset. This book empowers readers to focus on thinking, actions, and feelings to empower learning and improvement when encountering a misunderstanding, challenge, or mistake.

Matthew Woods brings us his series, I Wanna Be…
Have you ever imagined what you will be when you grow up? Hilton has. Have you ever wondered about all of the things you’ll need to do? Hilton has. Every night Hilton imagines what he will be when he grows up.

Visit codebreakeredu.com to browse our full library.