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The Brian Mendler Show

Changing lives one teacher and student at a time

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Changing lives one teacher and student at a time

An Inclusive World

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Genia Stephen, Good Things in Life Podcaster and special needs advocate, shares her passion for creating a disability positive community, why she isn’t a fan of self-contained classrooms and the alternatives that can be applied in our schools.

May 03 2021

42mins

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Working For A Queen

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The most interesting educator in the world, Raul Hinojosa, tells us what it was like running a school in Kazakhstan, Costa Rica and working for a queen in Qatar where some kids had million dollar allowances.  He discusses pushing boundaries, taking risks and never being afraid to try something new.  Learn his number one strategy to assimilate and connect with any student in any culture.

#SEL, #ThatOneKid #MostInterestingEducatorInTheWorld

Apr 19 2021

42mins

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Keep That Dream Alive

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James Smithson, Para Educator, discusses what it felt like to go from perfect vision until the age 23 to legally blind almost overnight, and how sharing those obstacles helps him connect with his middle school students.

Apr 05 2021

40mins

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Kids First

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Jennifer Sey, Film Producer of Netflix’s award winning documentary Athlete A, talks about growing up in the abusive culture of elite gymnastics, her inspiration behind her decision to make the film, and why she is so passionate for giving all kids the choice to return to school full-time!

Mar 22 2021

45mins

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Teachers are Magicians

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Jeff Kubiak, Assistant Principal & Author, talks about the struggle & joy of growing up with 30 foster brothers & sisters, how the sorrow of missing the Olympics by .12 of a second led to his downward spiral of addictive behaviors, & how one teacher changed his life.

Mar 08 2021

43mins

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The Joy Factor

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Featured on the Today Show and Ellen, Kyle Smitley, Founder, and Mario Lemons, Head of School, from Detroit Achievement Academy, discuss how truth and transparency are their best tools when communicating with parents, their relentless pursuit of humans first, and how to get kids super hyped about learning.

Feb 23 2021

52mins

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Where Greatness Hides

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Jacob Chastain, Teach Me Teacher author, podcaster and 7th grade teacher, talks about lessons learned from growing up in a dysfunctional household, navigating life in a Title 1 classroom and why all teachers are not cut out for every school.

Feb 15 2021

54mins

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A Million Dollar Strategy

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Sonsee Sanders and Mike Lastra, district administrators, discuss how they helped change the culture at a failing school, specific tips for involving teachers in the decision making process, and a million dollar strategy for cultivating new ideas.

Feb 01 2021

53mins

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It’s All About Your Mindset

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Jennifer Garrison, Superintendent and Veteran, discusses why opening schools may not be an easy decision for all districts and how the military prepared her to be the leader she is today.

Jan 19 2021

54mins

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Listen, Learn, Lead

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Katie Ralston, Principal, shares her 4 rules for successful classroom meetings and how the phrase “you repeat what you don’t repair” guides her behavior management plans.

Jan 04 2021

45mins

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New fan!

By TiffJolly - May 13 2020
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Love how real and inquisitive Brian is. My favorite podcast is hearing him interview his 8 year old son Eli!

Always something new to think about

By shelsmith1 - Apr 07 2020
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I love this podcast. It always makes me think out of the box!