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075: Inspiring kids to change the world

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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 impact, we can inspire kids to change the world.
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074: The 3 M’s for Creating a Global Classroom

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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 awareness because all children deserve to learn about their heritage and have it honored.
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073: Let’s Go Outside for Life-Centered Learning

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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 to education and break free of ho-hum patterns of teaching and learning.
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072: The Power of Making Mistakes

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

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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 your students’ abilities to problem-solve and learn and find yourself enjoying teaching more.
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070: Developing Empowered & Aware Girls

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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 views and overcome conversations around “locker room talk” and then challenge young people to be critical thinkers and actors themselves.
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069: Growth Mindsets Change Thinking & Change Lives

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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 student by changing our language and creating opportunities that allow them to create, fail, and persevere.
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068: Three Keys to Safer & Happier Schools

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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 AND physically safe.
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067: Focus on your Mission not Mandates

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Are you and your colleagues clear about why you work in education? Guest Amy Fast explains how you can keep the fire for teaching and learning alive. Teaching and learning is an emotional endeavor. When you can tap into the “why,” you will gain purpose, energy and motivation. After all, it’s not about the mandates, it’s about your mission.
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066: Finding Time for Fitness

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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 and supports available to help us stay motivated to meet our fitness goals.
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