Edspiration Podcast

016: Ignite Creative Expression in Every Class

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Understand how to bring new energy and creativity to wherever you work with young people. Using thoughtful ideas from guest Laurie Marshall you can tap the creativity of students to address real-world problems and bring more color and passion to any learning environment.
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015: Cyberbullying Prevention – From Tragedy to Solutions

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Bullying often used to end when the school bell rang. In the digital age, cyber aggression can occur 24 hours a day. With new social media apps and technology every day, how do we help students navigate safely? Guest Carol Todd’s daughter, Amanda, took her life because of cyberbullying & mistreatment but we can prevent new tragedies with the right solutions.
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014: Unlock Innovation in an Hour

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Many talk about the importance of freeing teachers and students to be innovative, but how do we do it? Stop struggling with students’ personal technology and motivation. Learn to create time to fuel creativity and boost passion for teaching and learning in this interview with innovation expert Don Wettrick.
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013: Getting Kids to Care: Teach empathy & kindness with service

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Young people believe that adults are more interested in having students who achieve than having students who care for others. We have to change that belief. Leading with compassion will lead students and others to do the same. Young people often complain, “I’m bored,” but how do you get them to think how they can serve and help others? Guest Sheila Sjolseth explains how life changing service can take just seconds.
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012: The Myth of Summers Off for Educators; Tips to Reinvigorate

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Some are under the mistaken understanding that educators do nothing related to their profession in the summer or out of school months. However, educators are always looking for new ways to reinvigorate their practices. Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares ideas to recharge yourself in times away from school so you can bring your energy and best self forward when you return.
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011: Boost morale through social media & recharge yourself

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What if every school looked forward to Monday and could even #CelebrateMonday? Guest Sean Gaillard explains how to easily find new inspiration and ideas from experts around the world using Twitter and other resources. Sustaining positive learning environments requires conversations. Learn how to easily applaud and appreciate students and staff to improve relationships and boost morale through social media.
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010: Create accountability and community with Restorative Practices

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Since rules without relationship build resentment we cannot punish young people into behaving and learning. Guest Steve Korr shares powerful restorative practices to reduce negative behaviors while increasing time to teach. We also stop the school to prison pipeline when we shift away from punitive consequences alone and allow students to learn about responsibility and community together.
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009: How leaders CAN change a school climate

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If you could create your own school, what would it be like? Listen in to learn the essential questions most leaders in school climate change don’t know, but must ask. Jonathon Cohen explains how to create a collaborative place where everyone can achieve while feeling physically, emotionally and intellectually safe and supported. (more…)


008: Creating safe places for LGBTQ youth: Crucial advice w/ guest De Palazzo

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With an increasingly diverse student population, how do we help all students feel a sense of security and belonging? So every student succeeds, adults must increase their awareness and understand how to support the safety and welfare of LGBTQ young people and others. (more…)


007: Making kindness contagious: Random acts of kindness tips w/ Carrie Wrubel

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Observing bullying behavior is infectious but so is observing kindness. Guest Carrie Wrubel discusses fun, easy ways to incorporate kindness in schools and elsewhere to create places where kindness becomes contagious. (more…)