“FACILITATING POSITIVE CHANGE”

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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 […]


067: Focus on your Mission not Mandates

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In this episode 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 […]


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 […]