Author Archives: John Linney

066: Finding Time for Fitness

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In this episode When we spend so much time and energy tending to the needs of others it’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves. But making sure we are taking the best care of our own wellbeing is the best way to be of service. Guest Lori Vandeborne from #FitnessEdu discusses the resources […]


065: How to Help Kids with Trauma

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In this episode Abuse, neglect, drug use, divorce or parents in prison can have a dramatic effect on student behavior, focus and achievement. As an educator you will meet and have to teach students who’ve had traumatic experiences. In this interview, Jethro Jones explains how to preempt outbursts by taking a trauma sensitive approach that […]


Equipping Adults to Prevent and Intervene in Bullying at the 21st Century

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Listen to this brief and powerful story told by John Linney in his “Equipping Adults to Prevent and Intervene in Bullying at the 21st Century” at a Conference for Afterschool Centers on Education.


064: Cultivating Kindness, Acceptance & Service; Hope After Orlando

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In this episode When tragic events, pain, and violence dominate the news cycle, we can all go back to what Mr. Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” Teaching kindness, supporting LGBTQ youth, and developing empathy are just a few practices we can use to stop cycles of hurt while renewing our faith in others. Don’t […]


063: Overcome ADHD Challenges & Stress – Part 2

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In this episode ADHD is a unique planning disorder that affects managing important school tasks. So how do we work with students or even our own children with ADHD in school systems that are not optimized for them? In Part two of our interview, Dr. Mark Bertin offers advice for task management and overcoming challenges […]


062: Stop Spirals of ADHD Stress – Part 1

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In this episode Working with students and adults with ADHD has many challenges but we can communicate more effectively and cultivate harmony with the right strategies. ADHD expert Dr. Mark Bertin explains how practicing mindfulness can stop spirals of stress to make better choices. Listen in and be introduced to new awareness and skills you […]


061: How You Can Adapt to Change

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In this episode Education can get stuck in an implementation culture that disempowers educators and inhibits innovation. However, you don’t have to be at the whim of the next education trend. Listen to guest David Geurin discusses using possibility thinking and exercising your innovation muscles so you do have a voice and can lead from […]


How To Leave a Podcast Review In iTunes

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Like anything on social media and many other internet sites these days, leaving a review or rating in iTunes goes a long ways toward keeping my content at the forefront of my niche. Authors, musicians, and other content providers know the importance of these reviews! While leaving an iTunes review may not be quite as […]


060: Ways to Create a Teacher Powered School

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In this episode Educators have been disempowered and de-professionalized over time with the increase on standardized teaching and testing. But there are steps any school could take to increase the voice and morale of educators. Guest Deyonne Jackson explains what a Teacher Powered School can do for you and how to create one.


059: Develop a Leadership Mindset & Stop Second-Guessing Yourself

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In this episode Stop second guessing yourself and learn to ask the right questions of yourself and others. Every situation is an opportunity to develop a leadership mindset by focusing on growth and reflection over blame and guilt. Guest Sean Thom explains how to stop mentally beating up on our students, or ourselves, and shift […]