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Joshua Medcalf on Living That Life of Purpose

Joshua Medcalf is on a mission- to get us out of our own way. To take risks, embrace the struggle and live the life we were intended. You will be inspired. He talks about the lessons from his books, "Chop Wood, Carry Water," and "Pound The Stone," and how they can apply to our lives.


20 Sep 2017

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Ep 127: Inspirational Vs Motivational - Why You Need A Network To Help Know The Difference

Please don't just listen to today's podcast- act on it. When people say that something was "inspirational" they often don't see themselves trying to achieve the concept at hand. BUT- if you are motivated, that is something totally different. Please listen to this short podcast to help you cross over from being inspired to being motivated.


18 Dec 2017

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DisruptED TV: The Education Revolution WILL be Televised

Rich Allen is a teacher that truly understand "positive disruption"- which is exactly why he HAD to start DisruptED TV. This episode you will hear how and why Rich started it, as well as hold up the educators he wants to feature. Please go to https://www.disrupt-edtv.com/ to watch more. (I'm partial to this one: https://vimeo.com/254589519)


13 Apr 2018

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Chris Voss: Never Split The Difference

Chris Voss wrote his best selling book "Never Split The Difference" to help educate people on the art of negotiation. As a former hostage negotiator, Voss knows the subtle non verbals and ques to help you persuade and negotiate your way to a better outcome. In this episode we go over some amazing strategies, as well as talk about what middle and high school students should master- and why we should "teach" negotiation. Lastly, Chris wants to give away a signed copy! Email me at: dwettrick@startedupfoundation.org for your chance to win!Or, go to our Facebook page and leave a comment. www.facebook.com/startedup


17 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Justin Kulla: Constant Learning To Succeed

Justin Kulla is a venture capital and growth equity investor, and entrepreneur and operating executive. He is the Founder and CEO of BusinessBlocks, and previously served as a founding member and principal at Weld North, a venture capital and growth equity firm backed by KKR. He is an investor in #edtech, #fintech, #insuretech and technology businesses. He is also a frequent contributor and speaker at Stanford University, Inc Magazine, and Forbes Magazine.


10 Oct 2018

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We Don't Need Another School Improvement Plan: We Need New Opportunities

We don't need another school improvement plan. That just builds on what already is. What we need are totally new opportunities. Please share if this resonates with you.


22 Oct 2018

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What If We Re-invented School. What would we add & throw out?

What If We Re-invented School. What would we add & throw out? by Don Wettrick


1 Mar 2019

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Dr. Laura Jana - The Developing Brain As a Startup

Dr. Laura Jana is an internationally acclaimed pediatrician, award winning author and renowned health communicator and parenting expert. Having most recently served as Director of Innovation in Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, she now holds a faculty appointment at Penn State University’s Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center. Her new book, The Toddler Brain can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Toddler-Brain-Nurture-Child%C2%92s-Tomorrow/dp/0738218758/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516138278&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Dr.+Laura+Jana


17 Jan 2018

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Why Are Teachers So Darn Humble (and Does it Hold Us Back)?

Teachers are often humble people. However, does that hold us back? Would we make more if we were to "flex" a little more? Jamal & I discuss.


31 May 2019

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Welcome to the Grind- Randall Sampson

Dr. Randall Sampson, author of "Welcome to the Grind," weighs in on the mindset of innovation, along with grit, and accountability in education. Randall Sampson, PhD, ensures equity and access for students through innovative learning models. Dr. Sampson has experience at the K-12 secondary education level as an administrator, teacher and a national transformation specialist. You can follow him on Twitter at: @RandallSampson


7 Mar 2018

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Seth Godin: When Are You Going To Become The Person People Look Up To?

Seth Godin is known for being a pioneer of internet marketing, his books, and his legendary blog. However, what I loved about this interview was the willingness to challenge me- the public teacher. This back and forth with Hunter and I was a great dialogue of what education isn't, but also what it *could be. Also, his "question" at the end is amazing. Listen and profit from this interview. Please comment and share if it brings you value.


25 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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Brian Dickinson: Summiting Mt. Everest, Blind

As a survival expert and former US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer, BrianDickinson, delivers one of the most powerful experiences you will ever hear.His story exemplifies what it takes to face adversity and overcome impossibleobstacles, leaving audiences inspired to conquer their greatest fears.In 2011, Brian soloed the summit of Mount Everest, but then went completely snow blind on the descent. Hand over hand he made his way down blind and alone. What should have taken 3 hours to reach high camp, ended up taking him 7 hours. Brian took a major fall down the south summit and eventually ran out of supplemental oxygen, but through determined faith and focus he survived the impossible!


12 Dec 2018

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Eryka Desrosiers: The Genius of 20% Time

Eryka has been a Canadian K-12 language teacher for 7 years and is currently implementing passion projects and entrepreneurship in her classes. She is constantly looking for ways to bring learning beyond the four walls of the school to help connect education with the needs of today's society. With her bilingual podcast, A Teacher's Shoes/Souliers de prof, she is on a mission to connect and learn with as many people as possible who are working in that direction.Her Podcast:Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/eryka-gallant-desrosiers Itunes: https://apple.co/2qRVS94Google Play: https://bit.ly/2Tlg4gSStitcher: https://bit.ly/2Tk5MgYTo reach me:Twitter: @DesrosiersErykaFacebook: @ErykaDesrosiersLinkedIn: @ErykaDesrosiers


16 Nov 2018

Rank #13

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John Kao: Edge Makers in Innovation, Education

John Kao has spent the better part of 30 years creating compelling learning experiences for emerging innovators and entrepreneurs. His eclectic career mirrors the complexity of innovation and entrepreneurship. He was a professor at Harvard Business School, and he taught at the MIT Media Lab and Stanford’s Bowman House. He was an advisor to countries on innovation policy and is a serial entrepreneur. He also is the best-selling author of books about innovation, a Tony award-winning producer of stage and screen, Yamaha Music’s first “artist in innovation” and a Yale Medical School trained psychiatrist. Each experience has enriched his pedagogical approach. Dubbed “Mr. Creativity” and a “serial innovator” by The Economist, John Kao is a renaissance man and self-styled “innovation activist” whose creativity forms the DNA of EdgeMakers.Some other highlights about John:Global Innovation Advisor to the World Economic Forum and past Chairman of the WEF’s Global Advisory Council on Innovation.Innovation Architect for WEF’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.Recently named Chief Evangelist, Hu-manity.co, a startup focused on human trust, blockchain and owning your own data.Best-selling author of books on innovation.Innovation advisor to countries, including Finland and Singapore, and top-tier business such as Nike, Intel, BASF, and more recently, Salesforce.Harvard Business School professor for 15 years, where he created executive and MBA programs on innovation.Innovation Advisor to U.S. Navy.


27 Jun 2018

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Quentin Allums: LinkedIn Growth

Quentin Allums teachs entrepreneurs, Business Coaches, and Athletes how to build and leverage their personal brand to make more money and attract more opportunities.But "Q" discovered that LinkedIn was the place to be for getting a positive, organic audience. So he decided to go "all in" on this LinkedIn formula. Take a listen to how he is living his transparent journey.Also give him a follow at: www.linkedin.com/in/qallums/Or find out more at: www.madgenie.io


9 May 2018

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ChooseLife.org: One Father's Story

Jason Reid is on a mission to end teen suicide. Obviously this is a big goal, but Jason doesn't want other families to know the pain of losing a child. This podcast is about his journey, and Ryan's story. Their foundation- chooselife.org is determined to reach every parent and every family about the conversation they need to be having with their kids. They are also producing a documentary film that will drive more conversations and open up a much needed dialogue. I ask that you please consider supporting this film and foundation. You can find more information at: https://www.chooselife.org/


15 May 2019

Rank #16

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Pay Yourself First- How To Retire Fast on a Teacher Budget

My dad taught me the simple concept of "paying yourself first" when I was young. Now I want more people to start thinking about maximizing their retirement savings, and pay less in taxes!


26 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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Classroom Economies w/ Thom Gibson

Thom Gibson is our guest today on Crucial Conversations. Since we've been talking money all month, he emailed us and claimed to be a classroom economy buff.Boy is he. This podcast will blow you away. You might want to download this episode, because you'll go back to it several times. In fact, here are some helpful links to start you off:Thom Gibson's Classroom Economy Instructional Video Series : https://thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy/ Thom Gibson's podcast - Stories from the Classroom : https://storiesfromtheclassroom.simplecast.fm/ (Government & Economics episode mentioned : https://thomgibson.com/2018/11/28/collusion-communism-and-catan-the-best-gamification-of-a-gov-econ-class/)Connect with Thom Gibson:Email : gibsonedu@gmail.comWebsite : http://www.thomgibson.comYouTube : http://www.youtube.com/gibsoneduTwitter : http://www.twitter.com/gibsoneduInstagram : http://www.instagram.com/gibsoneducation


26 Apr 2019

Rank #18