“FACILITATING POSITIVE CHANGE”

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Edspiration Podcast

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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065: How to Help Kids with Trauma

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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 helps young people refocus and learn.
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064: Cultivating Kindness, Acceptance & Service; Hope After Orlando

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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 miss this special show featuring memorable excerpts from De Palazzo, Sheila Sjolseth, and Carrie Wrubel.
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063: Overcome ADHD Challenges & Stress – Part 2

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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 associated with ADHD so you can help students and parents while reducing stress.
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062: Stop Spirals of ADHD Stress – Part 1

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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 can use to manage ADHD more effectively.
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061: How You Can Adapt to Change

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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 wherever you are.
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060: Ways to Create a Teacher Powered School

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Educators have been disempowered and de-professionalized over time with the increase on standardized teaching and testing. But there are steps any school could take to increase the voice and morale of educators. Guest Deyonne Jackson explains what a Teacher Powered School can do for you and how to create one.
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