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054: Five EdTech & Social Media Experts’ Tips & Insights; Greatest Hits Part 2

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We continue to celebrate our Edspiration anniversary this month. In gratitude to you and our guests, we share essential excerpts from some of this year’s popular interviews on the subject of technology and social media in education. Hear insights and tips in show highlights from Sean Gaillard, Brett Salakas, Lee Kolbert, Alec Couros & Katrina Keene. You’re going to love the valuable contributions shared by these guests and thank you for an amazing year.
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053: Forging a Path to Personalize Student Learning

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Too many students are disengaged in the classroom and not enough schools are engaged with their communities. But Marion City Schools are overcoming these challenges as innovators in creating personalized learning environments. Guest Gary Barber shares how schools can bring educators, businesses, and families together to help students feel more connected to learning and to their communities on their journey to graduation.
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052: Greatest Hits Part 1: A Year of Edspiration

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This week we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Edspiration. In appreciation, we share essential excerpts from some of this year’s popular interviews. Hear insights and tips in show highlights from Alfie Kohn, Jon Bergmann, Alec Couros, Eoin Lenihan, Allen Mendler, and Angela Maiers. You’re going to love these clips and thank you for an amazing year.
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051: Take Risks & Embrace the Freedom to Fail

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Failure can be valuable and, yes, even enjoyable. When we do things that don’t work, we learn. So how do we foster risk taking and innovation in our students? We can create the freedom to “fail forward” and develop a climate where everyone learns through questions, experience, fun, and failure. Guest Andrew Miller describes how adults can help young people grow and learn through constructive failures and proper feedback.
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050: Inspire Intercultural Awareness and Adventures

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Having cultural adventures can shape and color or our life in unexpected and fantastic ways. But developing multicultural awareness isn’t just about an isolated experience; it requires observation, reflection and feedback before, during and after the event. Whether you go across the ocean, across town or across your neighborhood, guest Sarah Behm explains how you can help students grow their intercultural skills to be more capable and courageous citizens of an ever-changing world.
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049: Tell the World Your School Rocks!

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Many schools do amazing things but don’t know how to share great news in engaging ways. Most schools use ineffective newsletters or other tools that get overlooked or even stuck in the bottom of a backpack. Author and guest Ryan McLane explains how schools can engage parents and the community by creatively sharing their positive student and school news in exciting ways.
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048: Get Your Spring Back by Getting More from Breaks

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Educators get breaks this time of year to put a spring back in their step and in their instruction. Are you taking full advantage of your time away from the school or classroom? In this special episode, we want you to get your REI to recuperate, educate and invigorate. It critical that you take full advantage of your time away to refuel so you can continue to fuel others.
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047: Cooking up White Space: An Educator’s Recipe for Downtime

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Are you carving out space for yourself somewhere in your busy life? If not, you need rethink the way you spend your time so you can refuel to educate others. Sit down to dinner with guest Mark French, the principal who cooks, as he serves up a gourmet list of great ideas to create white space and reenergize yourself.
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046: Unleash Creativity & Start Having Fun Again

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Most of us have seen an educator or presenter who wasn’t creative, interesting or fun. You may have even found yourself in a rut where you felt you weren’t tapping your own creativity and had even forgotten to have fun as you led a lesson or workshop. Award winning artist and educator Tim Needles outlines easy ways to put creativity and fun back into your class, your profession and your life.
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045: Should schools care about customer service?

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Do you give everyone who walks into your school, class, or office a positive first impression? A positive or negative school environment is shaped by individual attitudes and attention to service. But being service focused is more than just meeting someone’s needs. In this special episode, learn about a powerful shift to help you, your school, and even your relationships reach a new level of connectedness, satisfaction, and productivity.
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