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059: Develop a Leadership Mindset & Stop Second-Guessing Yourself

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Stop second guessing yourself and learn to ask the right questions of yourself and others. Every situation is an opportunity to develop a leadership mindset by focusing on growth and reflection over blame and guilt. Guest Sean Thom explains how to stop mentally beating up on our students, or ourselves, and shift to reflection and growth to develop relational leadership skills.
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058: Publish Like a Pirate & Get Your Writing Out There

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Do you have a book inside you that’s dying to get out? With all the new tools and distribution avenues available it’s easier than ever to write, edit, and sell your new book. The book-publishing world is being disrupted and democratized. You don’t have to be accepted by a traditional publisher, guest Dave Burgess shares the numerous options to express yourself and get your book out into the world.
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057: Set your PD Free! How to build capacity, not just skills

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Professional development can be a blessing or a bane. Most educators are professional learners but feel constrained by traditional PD. Coaching has demonstrated the greatest impact on our growth. Guest Svetlana Sutic explains how to find your tribe, develop yourself, and leverage the resources that are around you right now.
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056: What is a soul? How to help students cope with loss and grief

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Adults struggle with how to help young people separated from a parent or loved one due to a death or a divorce. Discussions of spirituality or a higher power have to be handled delicately in education but they are important. Guest Karen Herrick shares her powerful story of an exchange with her own grandson who was worried about her dying and how you might navigate that discussion with your students or even your own child.
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055: Make Learning Relevant to Transform Classrooms & Communities

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There are districts around the US that are reshaping learning and what it means to be prepared for the world upon graduation. Marion City Schools, with support from our guests Lori Vandeborne and Stephen Fujii, are reshaping education by creating “Next Generation Learning Environments” that prepare students not just for graduation but empowering them to be equipped and contributing citizens.
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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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