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Edspiration provides practical tools, useful tips, and new motivation for anyone in education. Hear inspiring guests share bite sized, real-world strategies you can use immediately in your school, classroom, college, organization, and even at home! Each week, author, trainer, and school climate specialist John Linney interviews innovative, on-the-ground leaders and experts, and answers your questions from the Edspiration Inbox. Educators are heroes every day and deserve positive support and fuel year-round.

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Edspiration provides practical tools, useful tips, and new motivation for anyone in education. Hear inspiring guests share bite sized, real-world strategies you can use immediately in your school, classroom, college, organization, and even at home! Each week, author, trainer, and school climate specialist John Linney interviews innovative, on-the-ground leaders and experts, and answers your questions from the Edspiration Inbox. Educators are heroes every day and deserve positive support and fuel year-round.

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Great insightful podcast! Current research and education gurus interviewed on the reg. GREAT WORK!

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Awesome John!!!! Everybody working with youth needs to hear this!

iTunes Ratings

60 Ratings
Average Ratings
58
2
0
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Great!!!

By CoryWWay - Nov 04 2016
Read more
Great insightful podcast! Current research and education gurus interviewed on the reg. GREAT WORK!

review

By 52 Homie - Oct 29 2015
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Awesome John!!!! Everybody working with youth needs to hear this!
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Edspiration

Latest release on Sep 30, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 3 days ago

Rank #1: What every adult needs to know about students who self-harm

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Self-injury in young people is growing with an alarming number of boys and girls who deliberately self harm. Their pain on the inside is being expressed on the outside and every adult needs to know how to help these young people. There are a number of critical do’s and don’ts when it comes to approaching the issue with students. Professional counselor Susan Bowman explains why they self-injure and shares a number of creative methods for helping them start and continue the healing process.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“I’m not sure I am making any impact right now and feeling worn down. What can you share that might help?” “ - Anabelle, West Virginia

About today’s guest

Susan Bowman is a certified school counselor K-12 and a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in helping troubled adolescents and their families. Susan is a former social worker for child protective services, a middle and high school guidance counselor, and Title I counselor for incarcerated youth. She has conducted seminars worldwide on creative strategies for working with troubled adolescents. She has authored and co-authored fifteen books. Her book, See My Pain, was recognized in USA Today.

Recommended Resource(s):

See My Pain! Creative Strategies and Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure by Susan Bowman & Kaye Randall

Why Do I Hurt Myself? by Susan Bowman & Karen Dean (for young children who self-injure)

www.selfinjury.com - Safe Alternatives site

For Students who Self Injure:

The Scarred Soul: Understanding & Ending Self-Inflicted Violence by Tracy Alderman

Cut by Patricia McCormick

Confessions Of A Cutter: A True Story of Sexual Abuse, Self-Mutilation, and Recovery Kindle Edition

by Lisa Verde

Cutters Don't Cry by Christine Dzidrums

See my pain book: http://www.youthlight.com/product.php?id=489

Why do I hurt book: http://www.youthlight.com/product.php?id=2999

Guest Links:

Website: www.youthlight.com

Email: sbowman@youthlightbooks.com

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Nov 04 2015

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Rank #2: Tap the Power of Positive Youth Development & Gratitude

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Do you view students as contributors or consumers? It isn’t any individual’s or organization’s job to develop contributing, caring and healthy young citizens. If it’s true that all kids are our kids then everyone has a role to play. Educators may not realize all the great things they are already doing to build students’ strengths. At the same time, we can all be more intentional using a strength-based approach and tapping into the power of gratitude. Doing so will re-invigorate your teaching and improve your ability to teach and reach young people.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

The Inbox segment returns next week. If you have a question or topic you’d like to see addressed in a future segment please send it to EdspirationPodcast@gmail.com.

About today’s guest

We take a break in our traditional show format this week to discuss a strength-based focus on youth and education. Host John Linney shares his experience from a recent trip to work with over 300 staff members that will remind you of the importance of focusing on gratitude and appreciation for people, experiences and the opportunities around us.  

 Recommended Resource(s):

- Free “Action for Youth” Manual for developing strength based partnerships focused on positive youth development. http://impact-associates.org/publications

- Positive Youth Development Frameworks: http://youth.gov/youth-topics/positive-youth-development

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Nov 25 2015

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Rank #3: Innovative Ideas to Engage Students

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We might think we’re engaging students but they could be pretending. Adults must learn how to be more engaged with students than they are with their content. Neuroscience now tells us if we use creative ways to engage students they’ll learn and retain more. In addition, if you utilize these fresh ideas and resources from Dr. Todd Finley you will enjoy teaching more too.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“I’ve been teaching the same subject for 13 years and I feel like a hit a wall. I need to refresh my instruction. What could I try to get some new perspectives on my teaching?” – Vincent in Florida.

About today’s guest

Todd Blake Finley, PhD, is a professor of English Education at East Carolina University. He has taught elementary and 7-12th grade English and co-developed the Tar River Writing Project. He was selected as one of the Top 12 Global Teacher Bloggers of 2014 by Cathy Rubin in the Huffington Post and is a staff writer and assistant editor for Edutopia. 

Guest Links:

Todd's Brain - Sign up for FREE updates at http://bit.ly/T_BRAIN.

Twitter: @Todd_Finley

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Nov 11 2015

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Rank #4: The 3 M’s for Creating a Global Classroom

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Every young person benefits from learning about their own culture and how they connect with other societies and nations. From the conversations you have, to wall displays, to food festivals, or inviting in key partners, there are many strategies for developing global citizens. Guest Jesse Rizo explains the 3 M’s of cultural awareness because all children deserve to learn about their heritage and have it honored.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“How can you begin to shift a school culture if it feels out of control or it isn’t the kind of school you want?” – School Counselor, California

About today’s guest

Jesse Rizzo, Head of school at BASIS Independent Manhattan believes that our society and education system relies on too much on perfection. Schools can increase empathy, cultural understanding and even international test scores by teaching and understanding global citizenship and the value of diversity.

Guest Links:

Jesse Rizzo

Twitter: @BASIS.ed

www.BasisindependentManhattan.com

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

May 17 2017

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Rank #5: Using Education as an Antidote to Poverty

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Some wonder why any developing country would invest in education in poorer countries. Guest Brad Brasseur explains how this investment pays off for everyone. He also shares strategies for building bridges to help educators mine the potential of any student anywhere. Education is an antidote to getting out of poverty.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“How might I create support to help students’ address their unmet needs like anxiety, depression, loss and more?”

About today’s guest

Brad L. Brasseur is a Canadian educator living in Peru working on education projects in several countries. He has visited over 80 countries as a global traveler and writer including two articles published in over 30 countries including Better Education Can Decrease Wealth Inequality and If Education is the Cure for Poverty, then How do we Make the Antidote?.

Guest Links:

Twitter: @brbrasseur

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradbrasseur/

E-mail:  br.brasseur@gmail.com

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Sep 13 2017

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Rank #6: The Classroom of the Future | How Everyone Can Benefit Now

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Tomorrow’s classroom is here today. Schools and classrooms are all being flattened and expanded into a global learning community where no resource, expert or lesson is out of reach. Guest Jerry Blumengarten, known world-wide as the Cybrary Man, shares his “one stop educational shop” and how you can tap your students’ techspertise to engage them in problem based learning that will excite and energize your schools and classrooms.  

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

How adults uncovered the blind spots on their campus that perpetuated mistreatment and violence. 

About today’s guest

Energetic guest Jerry Rosenblatt taught for 32 years in NYC schools and has written curriculum for school districts, the NYC Board of Education and Open Doors [a school-business partnership]. He is an author, speaker and previous moderator for #edchat and a current co-moderator of many Twitter chats.

Recommended Resource(s):

Thrively - Find your child's genius - http://www.thrively.com

Guest Links:

Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites http://cybraryman.com/index.html

Technology pages http://cybraryman.com/technologylinks.html

Authors page http://cybraryman.com/authors.html

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Nov 18 2015

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Rank #7: Inspiring Kids to Change the World

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Are you making learning memorable for your students? Guest Michael Morrison explains how to tap into the passion for learning and teaching by encouraging moonshot thinking. Make sure you celebrate your learning too. By helping teachers tap into why they got into teaching and engaging students in projects that make a meaningful impact, we can inspire kids to change the world.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“How can I create greater cooperation and engagement of students when giving instructions or directions?”

About today’s guest

Michael Morrison is a leader in rethinking the role technology plays in education. He has over 20 years experience in education and is the Chief Technology Officer for Laguna Beach Unified School District. The CA State Superintendent recently recognized Laguna Beach USD as one of three leading digital districts.

Guest Links:

Twitter: @mytakeontech

http://www.RocketReady.org

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Jun 21 2017

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Rank #8: Empathy Matters | Preventing the Selfie Absorbed

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The root of kindness is empathy. It gives kindness the fuel it needs to be acted out. It’s important to help students by giving them the voice and choice they need to express empathy. Energetic author Barbara Gruener shares her tips and practical ideas to weave empathy into the lives of young people and gives important advice regarding how we can express empathy for ourselves too.  Empathy works so spread it like confetti!

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“What things can we actually manage when it comes to bullying prevention in our school since there seem to be a lot of things out of our control that influence it?” Amanda, Arizona

About today’s guest

Barbara Gruener is an author, speaker, school counselor and character coach at Bales Intermediate in Friendswood, Texas. With 32 years of experience she has worked with every grade level, pre K-12th. Author of the “The Corner on Character” blog and the book, “What’s Under Your Cape? Superheroes of the Character Kind,” Barbara enjoys positively influencing change through her counseling, keynotes and workshops. 

Recommended Resource(s):

What’s Under your Cape? Superheroes of the character kind, by Barbara Gruener

Those Shoes, by Maribeth Boelts

The Sandal Artist, by Kathleen T. Pelley

Dr. Michele Borba: http://micheleborba.com/blog/tag/empathy/

Mary Gordon elevates empathy using babies: rootsofempathy.org

Sesame Street Empathy Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1Rt1R4xbM

Kid President's SOCKtober: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1YIK5UOnOM

Knit For Service club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR8A8f90ufU

Guest Links:

Twittter: @BarbaraGruener

Elevating Empathy Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bgruener/elevating-empathy/

Blog: corneroncharacter.com

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Oct 28 2015

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Rank #9: Let’s Go Outside for Life-Centered Learning

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Being student-centered is a fantastic practice for helping young people learn but what about being life-centered? You can excite learning and activate new thinking if you take the opportunity to bring innovation outside through activities such as a school garden. Guest Derek Rhodenizer explains how to bring an exciting experiential, life-centered approach to education and break free of ho-hum patterns of teaching and learning.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“How do we easily explain climate in education to non-educators?” – Workshop Participant, California

About today’s guest

Derek Rhodenizer is the Academic Director at Westboro Academy in Ottawa, Canada and actively works to stay on education’s leading edge challenging educators to take risks and investigate new possibilities. He harnesses student curiosity and adaptability using the latest technological advances. Derek is an education blogger, podcaster, and manager of the Twitter Chat #OnEdchat.

Guest Links:

EduThoughts podcast: https://soundcloud.com/d-rhodenizer

Blog: http://voiced.ca/beyond-the-staffroom/

Twitter: @DerekRhodenizer

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Mar 22 2017

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Rank #10: The Power of Making Mistakes

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Making and sharing mistakes is one of the most powerful tools for learning. However, many adults and students do all they can to avoid and hide those mistakes. Guest Jon Harper explains how to strengthen your courage to make and discuss mistakes so you and the young people you influence most can become learners for life.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“How can we escape the trap of grading and assessments that don’t measure or appreciate student creativity and innovation?” – Narea, Florida

About today’s guest

Jon Harper is Assistant Principal of Sandy Hill Elementary School and host of the My Bad podcast and blog. This is his 19th year in education, during which time he has taught 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grade. He lives is Cambridge, Maryland with his amazing wife and two awesome kids.

Guest Links:

Twitter: @Jonharper70bd

Voxer: jharpe3658

email: jonharper70@gmail.com

cell: 410-829-7243

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Feb 09 2017

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Rank #11: Student Voice & Choice Through Innovation and, yes, Cardboard

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Wonder how you can engage students in learning for hours at a time without teacher instruction or videos then get your license to take risks! Guest Christopher Weiss explains how personalized learning and self-regulation can go hand-in-hand when you increase student ownership through innovative practices such as the Global Cardboard Challenge.  Increase your students’ abilities to problem-solve and learn and find yourself enjoying teaching more.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“Do we really need to intervene in incidents that some call bullying but are really daily life events such as when a student says, “I don’t want to play with you” or ‘No, I don’t want to hang out with you today?” – Diana, California

About today’s guest

Christopher Weiss is principal of Riverside School, named a "School of Distinction" by the Connecticut State Department of Education and considered a top K-5 school in the state. Riverside School is implementing a 4-year plan focused on the theme of "Innovation." Christopher was recently named a finalist for the Bammy National "Innovator of the Year" Award and has a Twitter following of over 20,000.

Guest Links:

Christopher's email: ChrisWeissCT@gmail.com

Christopher on Twitter @ChrisWeissCT

Christopher's "Innovation in Ed" YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYYgjUGn_mWp-2tJeX85BpQ

Riverside School's website (Genius Hour): http://www.greenwichschools.org/riverside-school/school-information/school-activities/genius-hour

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Dec 21 2016

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Rank #12: Developing Empowered & Aware Girls

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Breaking boy & girl stereotypes in the classroom.  Everyone contributes to building the self-confidence and self esteem of girls. Media images and messages play a key role but how we speak to them in the classroom also has a big impact. Dr Jennifer Hartstein explains how we have to challenge our own views and overcome conversations around “locker room talk” and then challenge young people to be critical thinkers and actors themselves.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“How to help students critically analyze media images that bombard them”  – Special activity and tips

  About today’s guest

Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD, is the owner of Hartstein Psychological Services, a group psychotherapy practice in New York. She specializes in the treatment of high-risk children and adolescents. Dr. Jen is author of several books, is a self-esteem ambassador for Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, and is a psychological contributor for NBC’s Today Show.

Guest Links:

Twitter: drjenonline

www.DrJen.com

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“How to help students critically analyze media images that bombard them”  – Special activity and tips

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Dec 01 2016

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Rank #13: 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.

About today’s guest

Brad Weinstein is the principal at Irvington Preparatory Academy in Indianapolis. He is a former science teacher who helped implement the innovative student-led concept known as Genius Hour into the everyday classroom. Brad is well-known for his student-led learning and growth mindset posts on Twitter on one of the fastest growing educational accounts in the world.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“Why compassion & courage are not enough to stop bullying & mean-spirited behavior.” – Las Vegas, NV

 

Guest Links:

www.teachergoals.org

Twitter handle: @teachergoals and @weinsteinedu

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Oct 26 2016

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Rank #14: 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.

About today’s guest

We take a break in our regular show format this week as host John Linney shares tips to create safer and happier schools and a special resource you can download free.  

Resources:

Free Download: Ten Keys to Safer Schools, by John Linney

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Sep 30 2016

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Rank #15: 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.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“How to find new ways to grow and develop ourselves.” – Cecilia, Washington DC

About today’s guests

Dr. Amy Fast holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and has been an educator for 15 years as an elementary teacher, instructional coach and a HS assistant principal. She is a key contributor to the national conversation on the future of education and is author of “It’s the Mission, Not the Mandates.” Amy inspires others to harness their passions and pursue their purpose in education. 



Guest Links:

Twitter handle: @fastcranny

email: fast.cranny@gmail.com

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Sep 14 2016

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Rank #16: 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.  

 The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“Creating the right mindset to take care of yourself so others can benefit from you at your very best.” – Irene, California

About today’s guests

Lori P. Vandeborne (@MrsVandeborne) is a former Elementary Principal and currently the Instructional Coach and Blended Learning Supervisor with Marion City Schools. She is a passionate educational leader who enjoys innovation and inspiring a growth mindset. With a team of educators she has become the moderator of the #fitnessedu chat to inspire a passion for health and wellbeing in fellow educators.

Guest Links:

Twitter: @MrsVandeborne

The great people behind FitnessEdu:

http://latoyadixon5.blogspot.com/2015/08/to-take-care-of-others-you-must-take.html

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

Twitter: Follow us @schoolclimates

Newsletter: Sign up on sidebar at www.Edspiration.org

Questions / comments for John in the Edspiration Inbox: Edspirationpodcast@gmail.com

Show Sponsors

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Aug 31 2016

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Rank #17: 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.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“What is the single best thing to focus on in the first week of school?” Response from recent keynote address.

About today’s guest

Jethro Jones is the Principal of Kodiak Middle School and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast. Jethro has provided simple solutions to complex educational problems as a principal, district coach, library supervisor, and middle school teacher. Jethro currently serves as the Region 7 Director for the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals. 

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http://transformativeprincipal.org/

Twitter.com/jethrojones

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Aug 18 2016

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Rank #18: Hope After Orlando: Cultivating Kindness, Acceptance, & Service

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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.

About today’s guest

These are highlights from previous episodes but you can hear the interviews in their entirety and find all these guests’ recommended resources in their show notes. This show featured clips from the shows below.

Show clips taken from the following Edspiration episodes:

"Creating Safe Places for LGBTQ Youth: Crucial Advice" -- De Palazzo

"Getting Kids to Care: Teach Empathy & Kindness with Service"-- Sheila Sjolseth

"Making Kindness Contagious: Random Acts of Kindness Tips" -- Carrie Wrubel

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Jul 06 2016

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Rank #19: 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.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“Finding what fuels you to unlock energy and innovation in yourself, in students, or others,” – Jessica, Alaska

About today’s guest

Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based ADHD care.  He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, on the faculty of the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the editorial advisory board of Common Sense Media. 

Guest Links:

Dr. Bertin’s Blog is available through Huffington Post, Mindful.org and Psychology Today. More links and resources at www.developmentaldoctor.com

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Jun 22 2016

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Rank #20: 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.

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

“What you must think about first before you to speak your mind,” Lessons from an adult training experience in California.

About today’s guest

Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based ADHD care.  He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, on the faculty of the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the editorial advisory board of Common Sense Media. 

Guest Links:

Dr. Bertin’s Blog is available through Huffington Post, Mindful.org and Psychology Today. More links and resources at www.developmentaldoctor.com

Connect with Us

Connect with the show at www.Edspirationpodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactschoolclimate

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Show Sponsor

International School Climate Institute – Provides practical training, workshops, coaching, and speaking to create positive school climates. Contact us about school climate improvement, planning and climate survey support, bullying prevention and upstander intervention training, restorative justice practices, school safety, youth development, and more.

Jun 15 2016

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