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April 3, 2017

138: Educator Means Lifelong Learning

When we become educators we sign on to be lifelong learners. Whether you knew it or not it is a major aspect of what we do. We have to keep learning. By the way, notice that I said educators. That …

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March 27, 2017

137: Michael Miller-Tutoring, Test Prep, and Photography

Today, I'm talking with Michael Miller of Michael Miller Solutions. He is an entrepreneur, tutor, and photographer. Michael and I go way back. I was an assistant principal at his high school. By the way, he never was in trouble …

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March 20, 2017

136: Visitors, Customers, and Guests, part 2

This is part 2 of Visitors , Customers, and Guests. Today, I am talking about our schools not other organizations. Have you ever taken a close look at your school to observe how people are greeted and treated? We have …

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March 14, 2017

135: Does Your Organization Treat Visitors as Guests?

Do you treat your visitors like guests? Do you pay attention to how your staff answer the phones or treat people as they walk through the door? You should. Today, I am talking about several bad experiences which I had …

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March 7, 2017

134: Jake Collins Talks PLC's and On-Line Support Tools

Mr. Jake Collins is a high school math teacher from Statesboro, Georgia. He likes "being in the classroom and seeing the light come on when the kids enjoy the mental exercise of mathematics." Additionally, he knows that the kids don't …

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Feb. 27, 2017

133: The ABCs of How We Learn with Dr. Jessica Tsang

Today, I am talking with Dr. Jessica Tsang, one of three authors of the book The ABCs of How We Learn (2016). The other two authors are Dr. Dan Schwartz and Dr. Kristen P. Blair. All three are colleagues in …

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Feb. 21, 2017

132: Fishing and Protecting Alaska with Anders Gustafson

Anders Gustafson is a fishing guide, wilderness protector, and entrepreneur. Wait for Alaska! He is a father and husband. He has made an incredible life for himself by not following the program. Listen and you will hear him explain …

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Feb. 13, 2017

131: Learning Centers with Tammy Cook

Tammy Cook is a 3rd grade teacher at East Laurens Elementary School in Laurens County, Georgia. She currently is in her 20th year of teaching. Her career has been in two school systems where she spent 9 years in Wilkinson …

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Feb. 5, 2017

130: Rock and Roll Academy with Mark Galbo

Mark Galbo is the CEO and founder of Rock and Roll Academy. Mark has been an educator and artist for over 30 years. From private schools in Boston to reservation schools in Arizona, Mark has had the opportunity to work …

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Jan. 30, 2017

129: Positive Athlete with Ryan Pederson

It is awesome when an organization takes time to work with kids and to recognize what magic they can make happen. It is also wonderful when a company makes it's purpose to celebrate those young people. Positive Athlete does just …

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Jan. 23, 2017

128: The Reading Intervention Toolkit with author Laura Robb

Laura Robb is an author, teacher, and coach and speaker. She has more than 40 years of teaching in grades 4-8. She has written more than 25 books on literacy. Today, we are talking about her book The Reading Intervention …

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Jan. 16, 2017

127: 3 + 1 Ways to Not Show Frustration with the Kids

Do you ever just get so incredibly frustrated with one or two kids? Today’s show is all about recognizing when you are frustrated and how to deal with it. Especially, when you know that it is one kid who is …

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Jan. 5, 2017

126: Vision 2020 with Matt Jones

Today, I am talking with Matt Jones, the Chief of Staff for the Georgia Department of Education. He is a former teacher and technology director from Toombs County, Georgia. We get a chance to talk about what he does as …

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Dec. 24, 2016

125: Taking a Week Break-See You in 2017.

Hey, just wanted to let you know that we were taking a week break. There will not be a regular show from December 25th through December 31st. See you in 2017! Enjoy the family and friends and celebrate! Best wishes! …

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Dec. 19, 2016

124: 5 Tips to Get Refreshed and Recharged During the Day

Does your energy ever just leave you? Do you feel tired and in need of and extra burst of energy? Well, there are ways that you get an extra burst of energy and it doesn't require putting an excessive dose …

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Dec. 12, 2016

123: Full Classrooms, Empty Selves with Jeremy S. Adams

Jeremy S. Adams is a teacher, author, speaker, and family man. He is the author of two books: The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Instruction that Works in Every Generation published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2016 (Check out my interview with …

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Dec. 5, 2016

122: with Sherry MacBury

Today I am talking with Dr. Sherry MacBury from Sherry is the Director of Partnerships in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC for Better Lesson. She was a turnaround principal of two different high schools among...

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Nov. 28, 2016

121: 7 Items for Your Substitute Folders

Do you have a sub folder? If not-time to get one. If you do-have you updated it recently? Ok, so at some point you are going to be absent. Really! Whether you are sick, you have a sick child who …

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Nov. 21, 2016

120: Infinity Systems with Del Johnson

Del Johnson is the Director of Business Development with Infinity Systems Inc. Del successfully ran the college and career center for Minneapolis Public Schools, leading to the implementation of district-wide Career Centers. He also has an extensive bac...

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Nov. 14, 2016

119: Six Procedural Systems You Should Have in Place in Your Classroo…

Ok, so this was the year that you were going to get everything together. You were going to overcome your problems of not keeping up. You were going to be better organized. Do you create piles for your piles? You …

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Nov. 7, 2016

118: David Voss & Communications Consulting

David Voss is the president of Voss and Associates. They specialize in Communications Consulting, Media Campaigns and Training. Voss and Associates has been communicating education since 1999. They represent school districts, education associations,...

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Oct. 31, 2016

117: Casey M. Bethel - 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year

Casey M. Bethel is a science teacher in Douglasville, Georgia at New Manchester High School. He is also the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year!!!! Wait until you hear his passion for teaching and working with kids! You will be …

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Oct. 23, 2016

116: Contacting Parents - 3 Reasons Why You Should Contact Them Now

You don’t understand. You don’t have kids! I will never forget these words. A frustrated parent who was angry at a member of our team of teachers. She blasted me with these words. Even though I have forgotten the reasons …

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Oct. 15, 2016

115: Classroom Management- Top 5 Classroom Procedures You Should Have…

Kids want and need to know how you do things. You. The classroom teacher. That is just one of the reasons why you should have procedures ready to explain to your kids on the first day of class. That way …

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