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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alexis Wright. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alexis Wright, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alexis Wright. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alexis Wright, often where they are interviewed.

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Alexis Wright: Becoming the Lifelong Learners of the Future

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Is our educational system preparing us to be the lifelong learners we need to be for our individual and collective futures? Head of New City School, Alexis Wright, joins host Bill Coppel — Managing Director and Chief Client Growth Officer at First Clearing — to discuss how curiosity and emotional intelligence can help equip us to address unknown future problems.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

Why human interaction is so vital to learning The role of questioning in effective problem solving How to leverage technology in the learning process  

Alexis Wright is the head of New City School, an independent school in St. Louis that helps students discover a love of learning that leads to success not only in school but in life as well. He has more than 20 years of experience in education and is an active member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Alexis has written, consulted, and spoken at professional development workshops on science topics, as well as on diversity within the leadership ranks of independent schools.

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Sep 18 2019 · 50mins
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Alexis Wright

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Alexis Wright is an author of dazzling energy, ambition and imagination.

The publication of her exhilarating 2006 novel, Carpentaria, was a major event in Australian literary history. It won the Miles Franklin Award and became a huge critical and commercial sensation.

That epic novel, and Wright’s two other novels – Plains of Promise (1997) and The Swan Book (2013) – begin in the author’s ancestral country, the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. A Waanyi woman, Wright elevates Indigenous experience, knowledge and forms of storytelling in all her work.

A long-time activist as well as a storyteller, Wright is concerned with Aboriginal resistance and achievement in her non-fiction writing. Her latest book, the critically acclaimed Tracker, is a ‘collective memoir’ about the late charismatic Arrernte elder, Leigh Bruce ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth.

In conversation with Elizabeth McCarthy, Wright talks story, legacy, legend and the life of Tracker.

Books and Ideas at Montalto series sound design and music: Jon Tjhia.

Jan 14 2019 · 1hr 2mins

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Alexis Wright's Tracker

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Great conversations feature conversations with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world.Today's episode features Alexis Wright discussing her Stella Prize winning collective memoir of Tracker Tilmouth.Tracker Tilmouth was an extraordinary individual. An Arrente man, he was born in Alice Springs before being stolen from his family and raised in a state home Darwin. Told through collected remembrances and stories, Wright's biography of Tracker illuminates the huge contribution he has made to Australian life as an activist, leader and thinker dedicated to Aboriginal rights.
Jul 08 2018 · 24mins
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EPISODE FOUR: "Diversity Beyond the Numbers at New City School" with Thomas Hoerr, Alexis Wright, & Stephanie Teachout

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Thomas R. Hoerr, Emeritus Head of School, New City School; Scholar In Residence, UM-St. Louis College of Education

In 1981, Tom became the head of the New City School in St. Louis, a school founded on a commitment to progressive learning and respect for human diversity. Under his leadership, New City began implementing the theory of multiple intelligences (MI) in 1988 and created the world’s first MI Library in 2006. New City hosted four MI conferences attended by hundreds of educators, and produced two MI books of lessons and articles. During Tom’s 34 years at New City, the school raised funds to renovate the building, expand the campus, refurbish the theater, build the MI library, and establish an endowment for need-based financial aid. He was given Emeritus status when he retired in 2015. 
Tom Hoerr is now a Scholar In Residence at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he teaches prospective principals.

Alexis Wright, Head of School, New City School

Alexis began his career as a 5th and 6th grades science teacher at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY, where he also coached middle school baseball and football. He eventually moved into a leadership role as Middle School Principal, before leaving to become Principal of the Middle School at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. After three years in that position, Alexis was recruited back to Rye Country Day School, where he served as the Assistant Head of School and Director of Financial Aid before moving on to Bank Street College.

Originally from New York City, Alexis earned his MA in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami and a BS in Human Ecology from Rutgers University. His wife Ali is a former upper school English teacher. Together they have two daughters, Morgan and Avery.

Stephanie Teachout, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at New City School
Stephanie has a BA from Indiana University and a Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University. Stephanie has presented at the White Privilege Conference and she is a facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League. She serves on the ISACS Equity and Justice Committee and NCCJ – St. Louis’ Board of Directors. Stephanie's curriculum has been highlighted in ASCD's Educational Leadership Magazine and on St. Louis Public Radio - KWMU. esj_-_new_city_school_edited.mp3File Size: 66665 kbFile Type: mp3Download File
Jun 12 2018 ·

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MTalks—'Tracker': Alexis Wright In conversation + book launch • 27 November 2017

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Join Alexis Wright, award-winning author of Carpentaria and The Swan Book, in conversation with Readings bookseller Chris Dite to speak about her new book Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth—to be launched by Indigenous activist Jacqui Katona.

Tracker is a collective memoir of the charismatic Aboriginal leader, political thinker and entrepreneur Tracker Tilmouth, who died in Darwin in 2015 at the age of 62. Tracker was a visionary, a strategist and a projector of ideas, renowned for his irreverent humour and his determination to tell things the way he saw them. Having known him for many years, Alexis Wright interviewed Tracker, along with family, friends, colleagues, and the politicians he influenced, weaving his and their stories together in a biography composed of many voices. The book is as much a testament to the powerful role played by storytelling in contemporary Aboriginal life as it is to the legacy of an extraordinary man.

Tracker is published in November 2017 by Giramondo Publishing.
Dec 10 2017 · 29mins
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#009: Alexis Wright - Helping Busy Families Live Healthier Lives

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In this week's episode, I have the pleasure to sit down with Alexis Wright - a VERY motivated, super mom blogger whom after a series of unhealthy rock bottom experiences, discovered her true calling helping busy families live healthier.  

After ballooning to an unhealthy weight, she realized the party hardy, happy-hour-heavy lifestyle was not the life she wanted to live and made a massive shift for her son, Hudson, and for her own well-being as well.  

Alexis has an amazing family friendly-mommy blog where she helps extremely busy families find the time and resources to eat healthy and stay in shape, check out her site HealthyHud.com and be sure to tune in to this week’s episode of Your Way Weight Loss!

Feb 09 2015 · 52mins