077: Manage Students without Meanness

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In this episode It’s a misconception that if you want classroom discipline with clear boundaries then you have to be mean-spirited. In fact, old ideas of intimidation and anger are no longer effective. Students have changed and educators must change and grow as well. Guest Doug Campbell shares approaches to discipline and classroom management that […]


076: Using education an antidote to poverty

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In this episode Some wonder why any developed country would invest in education in poorer countries. Guest Brad Brasseur explains how this investment pays off for everyone. He also shares strategies for building bridges to help educators mine the potential of any student anywhere. Education is an antidote to getting out of poverty.


075: Inspiring kids to change the world

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In this episode Are you making learning memorable for your students? Guest Michael Morrison explains how to tap into the passion for learning and teaching by encouraging moonshot thinking. Make sure you celebrate your learning too. By helping teachers tap into why they got into teaching and engaging students in projects that make a meaningful […]


074: The 3 M’s for Creating a Global Classroom

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In this episode Every young person benefits from learning about their own culture and how they connect with other societies and nations. From the conversations you have, to wall displays, to food festivals, or inviting in key partners, there are many strategies for developing global citizens. Guest Jesse Rizzo explains the 3 M’s of cultural […]


073: Let’s Go Outside for Life-Centered Learning

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In this episode Being student-centered is a fantastic practice for helping young people learn but what about being life-centered? You can excite learning and activate new thinking if you take the opportunity to bring innovation outside through activities such as a school garden. Guest Derek Rhodenizer explains how to bring an exciting experiential, life-centered approach […]


072: The Power of Making Mistakes

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In this episode Making and sharing mistakes is one of the most powerful tools for learning. However, many adults and students do all they can to avoid and hide those mistakes. Guest Jon Harper explains how to strengthen your courage to discuss mistakes so you and the young people you influence most can become learners […]


071: Student voice & choice through innovation and, yes, cardboard

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In this episode Wonder how you can engage students in learning for hours at a time without teacher instruction or videos then get your license to take risks! Guest Christopher Weiss explains how personalized learning and self-regulation can go hand-in-hand when you increase student ownership through innovative practices such as the Global Cardboard Challenge. Increase […]


070: Developing Empowered & Aware Girls

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In this episode Breaking boy & girl stereotypes in the classroom. Everyone contributes to building the self-confidence and self esteem of girls. Media images and messages play a key role but how we speak to them in the classroom also has a big impact. Dr Jennifer Hartstein explains how we have to challenge our own […]


069: Growth Mindsets Change Thinking & Change Lives

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In this episode Fixed mindsets are not what many kids are born with, yet that changes as we teach them to play the game of school with compliance, our grading practices, and even how we speak. So how do we foster a growth mindset instead? Guest Brad Weinstein explains how to encourage growth in any […]


068: Three Keys to Safer & Happier Schools

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In this episode Every school, no matter where it is, has to deal with incidents of exclusion, put downs, intimidation, and social media drama. But we can all take actions to create a safer, more accepting, and happier school. In this special episode, learn 3 specific ways to create a school that is both emotionally […]