On the Blog…April 2021

March 13th, 2021 was a big day in the company’s growing history. On March 13th, 2020, schools across the globe closed their doors, forcing a massive shift in how education and professional development would be delivered for the foreseeable future. Code Breaker Inc. had to pivot to survive. Read our story and find out a computer science grad became the founder and CEO of a global publishing and consulting company.


Lindsay Titus has done it again with her DefineYOUniversity Journal series. A follow up to the 30 Day Journal, Lindsay brings us a 90 Day Journal for three months of intentional reflection for the busiest of educators.

Defining who you are, starts one day at a time. Beyond that, it starts with small, simple, yet strategic moments in time. The Define YOUniversity 90 Day Journal will provide educators moments of time to focus on themselves. The work we do as educators is revolutionary. It’s truly transformative. And it’s time to revolutionize and transform the way that we view ourselves too!  It’s time to commit to serving yourself so that you can serve others with all of who you are. The commitment to defining who we are, starts each morning and continues through the day. And this commitment of our thoughts, our words, and our actions, guides us to creating a life full of purpose and passion inside and outside of the classroom.  Pick up your copy here.

Released TODAY

In Mindset Moments, educator Andrew J. Canlé shares his strategies for overcoming the difficulties of your day to day. This 10-part credo unearths how educators can achieve their best reality to get better results both personally and professionally. From Canlé’s catalogue of riveting tid-bits making you say, “Aha!” you’ll learn how to…

  • Think about your thinking and adjust your perspectives
  • Stay positive amid trials and tribulations of adversity 
  • Overcome any obstacle and be at your best

By the end of Mindset Moments, you’ll have a renewed outlook and be equipped with guiding steps to take on any challenge that comes your way. Canlé recalibrates your thinking to be at your best no matter the circumstances!


Do You Have Your Ticket Yet?

Our Code Breaker Power Summit is just around the corner!

This year’s event is sponsored by Robotical, Wipebook and Rube Goldberg!

Visit the Summit page to learn more about our presenters and their sessions. This year we welcome Dr. Matthew X. Joseph, Chey & Pav of the Staffroom Podcast, Roman Nowak, and #TheEduSisters to name a few. This two-day event promises to deliver live professional development that will inspire and motivate, bringing us all back to our why. Get your tickets today!

Marty Meets Code Breaker

This past month Code Breaker Inc. teamed up with Robotical to put Marty The Robot in the hands of young coders across the globe!

In her blog post, Meet Marty The Robot, Daphne McMenemy gives the low down on all things Marty. From the post…

With such a vast programming environment, I’d consider Robotical’s Marty the Robot a low floor (accessible by many learners) and high ceiling (added complexity for students who are ready for more) piece of technology.  Mitch Resnick, a professor at MIT and the creator of Scratch explains low floor, high ceiling according to his mentor, Seymour Papert, “For a technology to be effective, he said it should provide easy ways for novices to get started (low floor) but also ways for them to work on increasingly sophisticated projects over time (high ceiling).” Marty the Robot is exactly that!

Enjoy An Exclusive FREE Trial Offer With A REAL, Walking Robot At Your School!

Why Put Marty To The Test?

  • Instant Connection – Marty is a humanoid robot with a big personality that creates an instant human connection!
  • STEAM class in a box – Marty comes with lesson plans ready for your classroom
  • Video & chat support with our inhouse experts to train and help you become a STEM champion
  •  Integrates with other areas of learning – Such as Language, Math and Health & Wellbeing
  • Lots of flexibility in use – Marty is best suited for grades 2-8 but the functionality and learning resources supports all students K through 12!


A huge welcome to Georgina Dean who joined the Code Breaker team last month! You can learn more about Georgina and all of the members of our Leadership Team here.

On the Blog…March 2021

Code Breaker Inc. Consulting

February saw many members of our Leadership team taking the virtual stage across North America! We visited schools, districts, and conferences sharing messages of leadership and disruption in education.

Are interested in learning more about our leadership team? Are you looking for speakers for your professional learning event? Visit our website for everything you need to know.

Hacking Through Modern Learning

Did you miss Daphne McMenemy’s keynote at BYTE2021 last month? Daphne explores the world of coding in the classroom as her students become thinkers, innovators, problem solvers, and creators, all while developing a growth mindset.  

The Team Continues to Grow

This past month we signed Christine Ravesi-Weinstein and Ian Landy to the Code Breaker leadership team. Look for their upcoming books projects later this year! In the meantime, check out our library of books from our incredible authors at codebreakeredu.com/books.

On the Editor’s Desk…

Up next on the Editor’s desk is Andrew J. Canlé’s Mindset Moments. Andrew gets readers thinking about how educators can adjust their perspective in order to cultivate a positive mindset amid the challenges and demands of the profession. What if there was a way to recalibrate our thinking to endure any challenge? What if despite the circumstance we could be at our best for ourselves, our colleagues and students?

Mindset Moments will have educators feeling more readily able to face any obstacle that the educational stratosphere presents, and in turn be at their best to collaborate with colleagues and deliver a quality educational experience for their learners. Stay tuned to our socials for a release date.

New Addition to the Bookshelf

Lori Koerner defines leadership as the choices we make, the relationships we establish, and the influence we have on those we serve. She reminds readers that not only does a leader empower and encourage, they also listen actively and make certain that every member of the organization feels heard and valued.

Inspiration and empowerment work in conjunction to propel our intrinsic motivation which is at the center of what fuels our soul. Empowering others has to do with the power of yet and shifting mindsets from, I can’t to I can and I will. Inspiration and empowerment require encouragement and positivity.  Lori Koerner is a great new voice bringing insight, experience and humility to a much needed genre that requires the brightest of lights to be shined on it – women in leadership. Actually, I Can is engaging, relatable and full of practical wisdom and personal stories that both women and men can learn from. To live a life filled with one’s highest choices and brightest outcomes, one should always continue to inspire and empower – and in turn – become inspired and empowered. This book is the ultimate guide in doing so.

The Leadership 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 – held Fridays at 10amEST – are a space for leaders to laugh, share, learn, vent, and connect with other leaders around all things education. Each week, our host, Matthew X. Joseph, poses a challenges that get all members thinking about what it means to lead. Here is last week’s challenge…A man takes his car to a hotel. Upon reaching the hotel, he is immediately declared bankrupt. Why? Tweet us your thoughts at #CodeBreaker.

Sign up at lead.codebreakeredu.com to get a weekly link sent right to your inbox!

Checking In With Osage Community Schools

If you want a firsthand look at how big of an impact coding classes make, check out this visit to Iowa’s Osage Community School District.

In 2017, NewBoCo partnered with Osage and our own Barb Schwamman to bring Code.org curriculum into classrooms of all grade levels. The result? Everything from an e-sports team, to students finding a whole new purpose. 

Power Summit 2021

Our Summit planning is well underway! We are thrilled to announce this year’s featured speaker, none other than Jennifer George, the granddaughter of THE Rube Goldberg. Jennifer spent some time talking about creativity, problem solving, and her grandfather with Chris Woods’ on his STEM Everyday Podcast.

Tickets for the two day event went on sale this past weekend. Visit the Summit page on our website to learn more about this amazing opportunity for learning and professional growth! Stay tuned to our socials for Summit updates and announcements!

On the Blog…February 2021

Monte Syrie is Making Headlines

Monte Syrie and Project 180 have been making headlines since signing with Code Breaker.

Nina Culver, in her article for The Spokesman-Review, wrote “…his tweets caught the attention of Code Breaker Inc., a Canadian company that focuses on elevating the voices of teachers…they reached out and said they were interested in publishing a book based on his blog.” Read the full article here.

Code Breaker Ambassador Recognized as an EdTech Influencer to Follow in 2021

Alfonso Mendoza Jr., better known as My EdTech Life, has been included in Clever Books Official’s list of top 50 Global EdTech Influencers on Artificial Intelligence to follow in 2021! Congratulations!

Our Leadership Lounge Opened Its Virtual Doors This Month

Hosted by Matthew X. Joseph, the Code Breaker Leadership Lounge kicked off last month.

We welcomed leaders from around the globe to collaborate, expand connections and grow their PLN. Our Leadership Lounge is a digital space for leaders to laugh, share, learn, vent, and connect with other leaders around all things education. Join us every Friday at 10amEST. Sign up at lead.codebreakeredu.com to get a weekly link sent right to your inbox!

Define YOUniversity Hits Bookshelves

Lindsay Titus brings us her Define YOUnivserity 30-Day Journal created with educators in mind to ignite the passion for our lives.

She brings us this journal to provide a sense of daily inspiration, intentional reflection, and a place to capture our hearts, our minds, and our souls.  From Lindsay herself, “When YOU use this journal, open your heart, open your mind, to what YOU desire most. To what INSPIRES you. To what IGNITES you! I hope YOU enjoy this journal, but more than that, I hope YOU know how LOVED you are each and every day!” Visit our website to pick up your copy today!

Brian Aspinall Dusts Off His YouTube Channel

From real estate to furry friends, renovations and mental health, Brian brings us a daily dose of A Day in the Life on the shores of Lake Erie. Be sure to visit his channel and subscribe!

We’re Taking the Virtual Stage

This month you can find many of our leaders hosting educators across the continent as they hit the virtual conference stages this month!

The Lenihan Intermediate School in Marshalltown, Iowa welcomes Brian Aspinall on February 15th. He is the Central Alberta Teachers’ Convention keynote on February 18th and the Pine Ridge Math Association will host Brian on February 25th.

Daphne McMenemy delivers her first keynote, Hacking Through Modern Learning, on February 19th at BYTE2021, Manitoba’s largest edTech conference.

OCSB in Ontario, Canada welcomes Brian Aspinall and Daphne McMenemy on February 24th for their third session in a 4-part series on the integration of coding into the elementary curriculum.

Charles Williams will be speaking about Leading through Crisis at TCEA Convention & Exposition’s virtual event on February 1st.

Chris Woods will hit the virtual stage on February 2nd-4th at the Virginia Children’s Engineering Convention, on February 17th at the West Virginia STEM Speaker Series, and on February 26th-27th at Innovation in STEM & Digital Classroom.

Matthew X. Joseph will be speaking on digital leadership and student voice at TCEA on February 6th and IDEAcon on February 22nd and 23rd. On February 26th, you’ll find him at the Leading Beyond Covid Tech & Learning Summit event series.

We wish our leadership team the best of luck this month! Visit the links in the post to register for any of these events.

Are interested in learning more about our leadership team? Are you looking for speakers for your professional learning event? Visit our website for everything you need to know.