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Lead. Learn. Change.
38 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
Megan King - Learning is THE World Language
5:05 – the meaning of engagement, with an emphasis on relationships 6:30 – engagement, challenge, reflection, and learning 7:35 – initial awareness of the concept of working on the work 8:25 – theory, practical application, and context for a student-centric approach 9:40 – a book is borne out of a passion for teaching 10:55 – sharing content on the internet is easy but taking it to the next level takes effort 12:35 – what it means to be a teacher leader 13:10 – leadership cultivates an environment that models for learners how to maximize learning’s benefits 14:25 – technology increases connections and provides a platform for interaction with many others 15:10 – it’s important to convey to students the value of what they are learning 16:10 – learning world languages can have an impact beyond the classroom 16:45 – literacy’s broad significance 17:55 – colonialism’s intersection with language and identities 18:30 – “Who are we?” and “Where do we come from?” are sometimes answered inside a study of world languages 20:30 – design qualities – the most important ones are those that appeal to the learners and draw them into the work 21:20 – novelty and variety – a great idea, when properly leveraged 24:20 – young people, to be successful, need to understand that their voices matter 25:25 – students need to realize the consequences and impacts of their decisions 26:45 – teachers need to be intentional about creating a classroom where every student is heard and valued 27:50 – ensuring that student talents and interests have a platform in the classroom 30:00 – the organization of the book is intended to provide a spectrum of support from Why? to What can I do tomorrow? And 30:45 – Mr. Bob Pollock, Lakeside High School, DeKalb County Schools, Georgia – storytelling as a teaching tool 32:30 – the importance of the backstory and highlighting connections that are sometimes missing in some educational materials 33:20 – the call to action – make sure that student voice and student empowerment are part of each student’s school experience 35:00 – read the book, use the book, one bite at a time, and it will make a difference in your teaching Megan’s website Designing the Modern World Language Classroom: How to Guide Students to Proficiency The Schlechty Center Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators David’s LinkedIn page
53 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Robbie Swale - Twelve Minutes to Make a Difference
SHOW NOTES 3:40 – learning contains all of human potential 4:20 – learning can occur at any age 4:50 – little fulfillment correlates with little learning 5:05 – Carol Dweck - growth mindset vs. fixed mindset 6:20 – Mrs. Ramsay’s influence 6:55 – one of the benefits of going to school 7:45 – Mrs. Ramsay’s caring approach 8:05 – family response to Robbie’s first school report 8:35 – Robbie’s creative future assessed 9:40 – carrying the wrong story around for many years 10:35 – Mrs. Ramsay’s assessment corrected 11:15 – our memories aren’t very accurate 13:00 – the relationship between coaching and change 14:00 – commitment to a coaching process 15:00 – how coaching changes the world 15:45 – coaching’s connection to teaching 16:40 – coaching’s connection to leadership 17:15 – coaching’s connection to learning (curiosity) 17:50 – listen to learn 19:05 – does learning drive change or does change drive learning? 19:50 – individual learning leads to change in the world 20:55 – Ingrid Goff-Maidoff poem 22:30 – coaching is a creative endeavor 22:55 – creativity is creating a change 24:45 –what is one’s most meaningful pursuit? 26:00 – coaches want to see the impact of their work 26:45 – impeccable commitments 27:50 – when you can’t keep your word, honor your word 30:25 – maybe create a twelve-minute podcast 31:00 – everything starts with a decision 32:00 – changing careers, securing the support of a coach, and address obstacles 33:00 – create accountability - make a significant commitment 34:30 – sometimes what you are resisting is what you should be doing 35:15 – how the number twelve became a pivotal piece of the 12-minute method 37:45 – what makes a great teacher great? 38:20 – The Inner Game of Tennis 39:20 – we’re naturally inclined to learn 40:15 – creating a space where students want to be 40:30 – the best teachers taught more than subject area content - they taught about life 41:30 – another twist on BLT 43:00 – more books on the way 45:00 – a project around honor 48:15 – inspiration is all around us 50:00 – confidence comes after you do something, not before 50:30 – small actions can add up to a meaningful body of work 51:05 – share your work www.robbieswale.com email@example.comHow to Start When You're Stuck: Practical inspiration to get your idea off the groundHow to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up: Practical inspiration to help you create good habits and stay focused – even when it’s hard Mailing list for updates on Robbie’s coaching and writing The Coach's Journey podcast David Gemmell’s work – referenced by Robbie Ingrid Goff-Maidoff – God Spoke Today in Flowers and other poems The Inner Game of Tennis (Timothy Gallwey) Conscious Business (Fred Kofman) Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators David’s LinkedIn page
12 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
Selections from the book: pages 1 to 18
SHOW NOTES 1:25 - Dedication page 2:05 - Table of Contents samples 2:40 - Preface 5:05 - Acknowledgments 8:00 - One (quote) 8:10 - One (Dr. Magill) Lead. Learn. Change. the book Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators David’s LinkedIn page
42 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Terri Tomoff - Keeping the Faith. Focus. Fight.
SHOW NOTES 4:35 – 35th wedding anniversary 5:25 – key qualities to a strong and meaningful relationship 6:00 – team approach 6:45 – facing unexpected fears, head on, one day at a time 7:25 – discovering inner strength 7:55 – Olivia, the amazing daughter and sister 9:05 – Special Love, Inc., Tom and Sheila Baker 9:35 – BRASS Camp 11:10 – Ryan, first cancer diagnosis at two years old 11:35 – ordinary family with an extraordinary circumstance 11:50 – leukemia meets it match with Ryan’s grit 15:00 – choosing hope is choosing life 15:15 – Make-a-Wish trips 16:15 – leading through advocacy 17:05 – management is key 17:45 – gratitude for such remarkable support – it kept us going, it keeps us going 19:25 – Camp Fantastic (Special Love, Inc.) 20:15 – no one wants to join the club of parents of children with cancer 21:00 – adult skills learned as a child through trial and error 23:30 – rhythm of life, impact on traditions, a roller coaster of life 24:35 – bringing home a puppy in the midst of the challenges 25:45 – ready to go to the hospital on a moment’s notice 27:10 – selecting quotations that capture the essence of one’s thoughts and intended message 29:05 – meeting Ryan’s bone marrow donor, Scott Harris 31:05 – consider joining the bone marrow registry 32:00 – graft versus host disease can be deadly 32:40 – Sharon and Lee Johnson, the ultimate role models and friends 35:15 – manufacturing sunshine 36:00 – Ryan’s loud pants 37:05 – writing a second book (Joyride Journeys) 38:30 – naming our cars and upcoming cross-country driving trip 39:20 – post-traumatic growth and gains 40:05 – how do we channel our loss? 41:40 – advocate for yourself Focused Fight book Ryan’s speech Camp Fantastic Bone Marrow Registry Terri’s website Post-Traumatic Growth article Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators David’s LinkedIn page
5 minutes | May 31, 2022
The Next 1096 Days
May 31, 2019 - Episode 1 May 31, 2022- Episode 39 Changes Constants Learning Public school students Public school teachers What can and will you do? The unknown inside the known Make a difference Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/ Grad numbers 2019 - https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/66-point-2-percent-of-2019-high-school-graduates-enrolled-in-college-in-october-2019.htm Grad numbers 2020 - https://www.thinkimpact.com/high-school-statistics/ Grad numbers 2021 - https://www.thinkimpact.com/high-school-graduates-that-go-to-college/ Number of students in U.S. public schools - https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=372 US population - https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/
13 minutes | May 6, 2022
Great Teachers – Everyone Knows One!
SHOW NOTES Joy Robinson (1:40) Dale Rogers (2:30) Felicia Mayfield (3:10) George Wurtzel (4:05) Maria Xenidou (4:55) Howard Malitz (8:05) Lana Camiel (9:00) Ivana Isailovic (9:25) John Tanner (10:20) Joy Robinson - We need more Joy in teaching! https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/joy-robinson-we-need-more-joy-in-teaching Dale Rogers - School, Industry, School - Always a Teacher https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/dale-rogers-school-industry-school-always-a-teacher Felicia Mayfield - A Class Act: Lessons For All of Us https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/felicia-mayfield-a-class-act-lessons-for-all-of-us George Wurtzel - Woodworker, Teacher, Athlete, Visionary https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/george-wurtzel-woodworker-teacher-athlete-visionary Maria Xenidou - Share Now. Teach Now. https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/maria-xenidou-share-now-teach-now Howard Malitz – What kind of chemistry? A former scientist answers this question. https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/what-kind-of-chemistry-a-former-scientist-answers-this-question-howard-malitz Dr. Lana Camiel - Rx for Health, Living, and Learning https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/lana-camiel-rx-for-health-living-and-learning Ivana Isailovic - Minimizing Bias, Acknowledging Diversity, and Fostering Empathy https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/ivana-isailovic-minimizing-bias-acknowledging-diversity-and-fostering-empathy John Tanner - Accountability is About the Future https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/john-tanner-accountability-is-about-the-future Episode 34 - Many Voices, One Message: Teachers Matter (Teacher Appreciation 2021 episode) https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/many-voices-one-message-teachers-matter Episode 7 - H.O.M.E. - Host On Mic Episode - Teachers Matter (a 2019 teacher appreciation episode but not released during the official week of recognition) https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/highlights-from-the-insights-lessons-learned-host-on-mic-episode-1 Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/
68 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
George Wurtzel - Woodworker, Teacher, Athlete, Visionary
SHOW NOTES (2:30) Biscuits vs. bread pudding (3:00) Bio (4:25) George reminds the audience that he is blind (5:10) Writing desk project (5:30) Ten years and now ready to bring the idea to fruition (7:30) Finding the right desk for the project (9:30) The dream – collaborating with 100+ blind and deaf-blind craftsmen (10:00) Donation to a fund established by Helen Keller (11:25) Residential school for the blind – 200 miles from home (12:00) Skills, talents and abilities are based on who you are, not on your blindness (14:00) Being asked to never tune a piano again (16:00) Losing your vision doesn’t’ mean you’ve lost your knowledge, expertise, and wisdom (16:40) Teaching artisanship vs. teaching “how to be blind” (17:15) Using industrial arts as a tool to teach confidence (18:30) Rebuilding confidence (19:00) Only accept advice from people who are invested in the advice they are giving (19:45) Courteous audience members trying to get George’s attention (20:20) Highland Hardware, a scorp, a recommendation, and an unexpected encounter (22:15) “Meet the Masters” video series – honored to be a featured guest (22:45) Prediction from the 1970’s comes true – featured in Fine Woodworking magazine (23:30) The resilience of young people (23:55) Blind students and experiments on the school ship – totally capable (25:00) Fish species identification (26:45) Plankton identification, shell identification and a blind experts on shells (27:30) Sometimes we think something is difficult and that turns out not to be true (28:30) Using one’s senses to identify wood, including a lesser known method or two (31:20) Maple vs. birch, with a nod to black walnut (33:30) Safety issues when operating machinery – learning is the key (35:00) The table saw blade is not the issue, it’s your hand movements (36:30) How to avoid a sudden reaction to “wood failure” – again, learning and experience are key (39:30) Moms have great “blindness skills” – being aware of your environment (40:45) Great teachers assess learner skills and talents and adjust teaching methods to match student learning (43:35) Musicians’ talents translating to woodworking skills (45:15) Building Stevie Wonder’s coffee table (46:15) Cabinet building school wouldn’t let blind students enroll (46:30) Never said “I don’t know how.” Instead, “I can do that.” And then go learn. (47:30) Former students - Emilie Gossiaux – a serious artist who stretched George’s teaching skills. (49:15) Making the shift from drawing to sculpture (to express ideas) (51:10) If you are active in the world, you learn every day (51:30) If I know how to do something and you want to learn how, I will teach you (51:45) Every person I’ve ever taught to carve wood has ended up a better carver than I am (52:25) Two ways of looking at how things are put together in the world – reductive vs. cumulative (54:00) From skiing for fun to the Paralympic Games to world travel (55:30) Sticking with it – finishing in the last spots in a race, but many others dropped out (58:30) Persistence, longevity, effort, and adapting to change. (59:15) If you are static in your thought processes you will not go very far (1:01:00) Cutting a pencil line in half on a bandsaw (1:02:00) Mr. Rosnowski – Georges’ idol and role model – a great teacher (1:03:00) Find a mentor and spend time with them (1:03:30) One thousand and one hundred attempts at composite skis that outperform wooden skis (1:04:30) Final thoughts: write a book? I’ve done a lot of cool things in my life (1:05:00) My picture of success (1:05:45) If you want help with woodworking, let me know and I will help you EPISODE-SPECIFIC LINKS George Wurtzels’ website - www.gmwurtzel.com Helen Keller Foundation - https://helenkellerfoundation.org Subaru TV ad (30 second version) - https://www.ispot.tv/ad/dwTL/subaru-outback-see-the-world Highland Woodworking, episode #44, “Meet the Masters series”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTZdzPqjHUM Former student – blind entrepreneur Jason "JJ" Meddaugh - runs a technology access company (for the blind) atguys.com Former student - artist Emilie Gossiaux <http://www.emiliegossiaux.com/> - struck by a truck while cycling and lost her vision as a result of that collision Former student - Dr. Josh Miele – read his story here - https://www.rd.com/article/joshua-miele-inspiration-from-an-unthinkable-crime/, and here https://forward.com/news/476159/joshua-miele-went-blind-at-4-now-hes-a-macarthur-genius/ Can You See How I See? Documentary PREVIEW - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeqgeRJnOO8 George’s friend Jeff Thompson – blind podcaster – www.blindabilities.com Woodworking for the blind – www.ww4b.org and https://www.facebook.com/ww4b.org Be My Eyes - https://www.bemyeyes.com Greenville Woodworkers Guild - https://www.greenvillewoodworkers.com Recurring Links Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/ Instagram - lead.learn.change
35 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
John Beede - Keep on Climbing!
SHOW NOTES John’s background via audio clips and an intro (0:55) The connection between mountain climbing and public speaking (3:55) The origin of interest in mountain climbing – scouting (4:55) The beginning of John’s writing (6:10) Goal setting, choose your summit, go! (6:40) Feedback from readers (7:00) My purpose in life (7:15) Why is kindness mentioned first in the title? (8:20) There’s always more strength (8:40) Lessons from the mountain (10:20) Greatest obstacle as a writer (11:25) An accomplishment when working with young people (12:20) A significant surprise on the journey (13:45) Turning back (15:00) Identifying one’s battle crew (16:05) Failure and current circumstances are not the end (16:35) Stepping up (17:15) Warrior Challenge – the book – call to action (20:00) The mountains (21:45) Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia, and warring factions (22:00) Malaria (24:20) Kindness in the classroom (27:10) Courage in the classroom (27:55) Grit in the classroom (28:30) John’s favorite teacher (29:15) A final word – a call to action reemphasized (32:00) Contact information (33:00 and Show Notes) After the closing music – place of learning (34:10) John’s contact information and book information: Twitter at @johnbeede Instagram at @johnbeede Online at johnbeede.com www.WarriorChallengeBook.com John’s Amazon page The Warrior Challenge Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view of Altmünster am Traunsee, Austria, by photographer Simon Matzinger, published on www.unsplash.com Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page
37 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Julia Roland - An Artist's Audio Self-Portrait
SCAD (3:30) – Savannah College of Art and Design Introduction to art via one’s environment (4:30) Art Direction as a career option (5:00) Deciding to be an artist (6:15) A fine arts magnet school experience (6:30) Presenting one’s work at an early age (7:15) Garrison Middle School and Savannah Arts Academy (7:30) Painting? (8:00) Varied interests and art opportunities (8:50) Access to materials as a factor for the pursuit of art (9:30) Why keep learning? (11:00) How is college different from high school? (11:45) Basketball with no high school team (13:00) Turning point moments in art (15:45) Believing in one’s potential, plans, and possibilities (16:15) A parent’s support (16:45) COVID’s impact on schooling (18:00) A high school principal’s generous act (18:30) An unexpected benefit of the changes resulting from the pandemic (19:15) Greatest influencers (20:30) Artists inspiring others (21:00) José Lucio (21:20) Julia’s ongoing affection for the worm sticker (22:00) The beginning of requests for art from friends and family (23:00) Commissioned work for the Taste of the Junction Festival in Iowa (24:15) From a shy child to speaking with others about her art (25:15) Make art, local recognition, meaning, and impact (26:00) Rafiki (26:45) Parents’ wedding portrait (27:30) The lobster’s interview (28:30) Self-Portraits (29:45) A great teacher, Margo Ecke (32:30) The learning needs to connect to the student and the teacher (34:45) Julia Roland on Instagram @j.r.art_ Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts https://spwww.sccpss.com/schools/efg/Pages/default.aspx Savannah Arts Academy https://spwww.sccpss.com/schools/saa/Pages/default.aspx Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) https://www.scad.edu/ SCAD Atlanta https://www.scad.edu/locations/atlanta Margo Ecke https://www.scad.edu/academics/faculty/margot-ecke America’s Team https://www.amteamsport.com/ Jose Lucio http://www.joselucio.com/ and firstname.lastname@example.org Taste of the Junction Festival, West DesMoines, Iowa https://www.tasteofthejunction.org Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/
15 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Many Voices, One Message – Teachers Matter
Links and episode descriptions below (for the Lead. Learn. Change. episode where the speaker was a guest of a full-length installment) for each person featured in this Teacher Appreciation Episode:Information listed in the same order that each guest appeared in today’s episode. Episode 23- Vamsi Reddy and Akul Munjal - Future Surgeons, Lifetime LearnersPublished 5/22/20Minutes - 35https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/akul-munjal-and-vamsi-reddy-future-surgeons-lifetime-learnersEpisode SummaryMedical school is an intense, focused, and sometimes seemingly unrelenting endeavor. However, when the investment of time is viewed through the lens of lasting benefits, and when the chosen specialty intersects with one’s area of high interest, the journey is potentially more fulfilling. And, as with all other learning experiences, teachers matter. Medical students Akul Munjal and Vamsi Reddy share a few of their thoughts about teaching and learning, and they each tell us about their favorite teacher. Episode 33 - Debbie Reynolds - Diving into Data Privacy with the Data DivaPublished 3/29/21Minutes - 42https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/debbie-reynolds-diving-into-data-privacy-with-the-data-divaEpisode SummaryFacial recognition, rebooting your computer, your online twin, the GDPR, and FIDO – Debbie Reynolds the Data Diva shares common-sense guidance as well as updates about regulations, algorithmic bias, controlling your data, and many more facets of virtual privacy. Apps copying your clipboard, passwordless access to digital vaults, and how events in World War II led to legislation and robust conversation about privacy as a human right are just a few of the issues that Debbie highlights for listeners. A highly informative episode! Episode 15 - Maria Xenidou - Share Now. Teach Now.Published March 5, 2020Minutes - 42https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/maria-xenidou-share-now-teach-nowEpisode SummaryMaria Xenidou, host of the Impact Learning podcast, explores how great teachers expertly balance resources, guidance, coaching, and discovery to create opportunities for students to learn. Maria’s mom created a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning and Maria’s teachers served as leaders and mentors, influencing her thinking to this day. Maria created the Impact Learning Fund and supports that endeavor in a way that truly defines dedication and commitment. Episode 4 - Howard Malitz – What kind of chemistry? A former scientist answers this question.Published August 16, 2019Minutes - 38https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/what-kind-of-chemistry-a-former-scientist-answers-this-question-howard-malitzEpisode SummaryScientist-turned-teacher Howard Malitz touches on the chemistry that matters most – the chemistry of connections and relationships between people. Howard describes just how fulfilling life can be when leading young people on the path to adulthood and success. And, he shares his thoughts with an honesty and intensity that will really make you think. There are many reasons that people pursue this noble calling, and if you are grappling with a career choice, or know someone who is, this conversation may provide the guidance needed to make this life-changing decision. Episode 8 - Ivana Isailovic - Minimizing Bias, Acknowledging Diversity, and Fostering EmpathyPublished November 1, 2019Minutes - 35https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/ivana-isailovic-minimizing-bias-acknowledging-diversity-and-fostering-empathyEpisode SummaryIn this, the first of two episodes with this guest, Ivana Isailovic, Ph.D., reflects on the path she has taken from Yugoslavia to France to the United States and beyond. Along the way she offers keen insights about how teachers can successfully navigate increasingly diverse classroom learning environments. Ivana’s childhood was a happy and fulfilling one, even as military and civil conflict consumed much of the region where she was born. Her thoughts on education will resonate with anyone interested in what matters most in teaching and learning. Read the Show Notes for more details! Episode 9 - Ivana, Part 2 - Students as Customers?Published November 14, 2019Minutes - 37https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/ivana-part-2-students-as-customersEpisode SummaryIn this, the second of two episodes with this guest, Ivana Isailovic, Ph.D., flips the conversation and temporarily fills the role of host, pushing David’s thinking deeper into the principles that undergird teaching and learning exchanges. Ivana also highlights differences she has observed during her educational experiences in Europe and the United States. Read the Show Notes for more details! Episode 10 - Mark Garrison - Guilty! Of making a difference. Professional learning that matters.Published November 30, 2019Minutes - 66https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/mark-garrison-guilty-of-making-a-difference-professional-learning-that-mattersEpisode SummaryDr. Mark Garrison, of West Texas A&M, founder of NewEdu, and research partner with the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, highlights what he has discovered after spending time with some great teachers, administrators and students in Georgia’s public schools. The conversation touches on many topics, including the origins of standardized tests, practical steps policy makers can take–immediately–to support educators, the importance of listening to what teachers have to say, and the value of a new approach to professional learning. Episode 27 - Joy Robinson - We need more Joy in teaching!Published 7/2/20Minutes - 37https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/joy-robinson-we-need-more-joy-in-teachingEpisode SummaryGraduating at the age of sixteen from a high school in a “failing school district,” lifting lessons from the Sankofa bird, and learning from those who taught her and from those she teaches now, Joy Robinson’s passion for building relationships and community shines through in a wonderful way during this insightful and inspiring interview. If you want to catch a glimpse of what great teachers do every day, you owe it to yourself to listen to this high-energy, optimistic and dedicated teacher-leader as she shares her story and her perspective. Episode 5 - Scott Perry - Meaning, Purpose, Passion, ImpactPublished September 6, 2019Minutes - 31https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/scott-perry-meaning-purpose-passion-impact-URjk_hfEEpisode SummaryCreative on Purpose founder Scott Perry shares his thinking about finding meaning in one's work, and highlights core principles that maximize the impact of one's service to others. Today's guest emphasizes why relationships are vital to the teaching process, and how collaboration is a critical element of change. Author Scott Perry believes that we can all lead from where we are if we truly know "What's now?" and "What's next?" Episode 2 - Anjelika Riano – Hope and Vision in a New World - Part 1Published June 18, 2019Minutes - 31https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/hope-and-vision-in-a-new-world-part-i-anjelika-rianoEpisode SummaryFrom the Soviet Union to Chattanooga, Tennessee, listen to the story of Anjelika's incredible journey from one world to a very different one. Glean valuable insights about what learners truly need to be successful, and rediscover the universality of human resilience. Episode 3 - Anjelika Riano – Hope and Vision in a New World - Part 2Published July 17, 2019Minutes - 26https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/https-soundcloudcom-davidreynolds3560-hope-and-vision-in-a-new-world-part-2-anjelika-riano-s-d6txi-0ZiB6za_Episode SummaryThe final segment of a two-episode interview with educator Anjelika Riano. Anjelika extends her story–one that started in the former Soviet Union and is now playing out in Chattanooga, Tennessee–as she shares with us her vision for newcomers to our United States. Anjelika eloquently emphasizes the tremendous talent that teachers tirelessly leverage on behalf of their students, in the service of learning, and highlights a few examples of the success resulting from such an investment of effort, caring, and compassion. Episode 1 - Hannah Talley – One Great Teacher’s Insights Published May 31, 2019Minutes - 20https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/one-great-teacher-s-insights-hannah-talEpisode SummaryListen in on a phone conversation with Hannah Talley, a mom, wife, veteran public school educator, teacher, media specialist, and a true lifelong learner. Hannah shares her thoughts on what leads to learning–and what stifles it–and addresses the importance of adjusting to changes in technology and shifts in students' needs. She challenges us to embrace new opportunities for learning and to engage in self-reflection in order to maximize learning for ourselves and for others. Episode 25 - Dale Rogers - School, Industry, School - Always a TeacherPublished 6/12/20Minutes - 48https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/dale-rogers-school-industry-school-always-a-teacherEpisode SummaryNational Board Certified Teacher Dale Rogers, a self-described technology evangelist, and an early adopter of teacher created video tutorials (before YouTube was “a thing”), has always viewed teaching through the lens of the learner. Join the conversation for some educator insights–from a perspective you may not have previously considered. Episode 6 - Vlada Galan - Success at the Intersection of Leadership, Learning, Change, and Hard WorkPublished September 26, 2019Minutes - 39https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/episodes/vlada-galan-success-at-the-intersection-of-leadership-learning-change-and-hard-workEpisode SummaryPolitical consultant and public school graduate Vlada Galan shares her perspective on working hard, beating the odds, and serving as a catalyst for significant change. The story of Vlada’s world provides a glimpse into the complex array of components that comprise an election campaign and highlights the incredible value of education–and of the great teachers
42 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Debbie Reynolds - Diving into Data Privacy with the Data Diva
Accomplishments and learning to cook (3:30) Chicago, Illinois - Gary, Indiana - parents valued education (4:50) Mother’s reading of a book led to initial interest in data privacy issues (5:30) Personal interest and “hobby” is now a career (6:00) The Nazi’s practices gave rise to the undergirding principles of the GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation (7:00) GPDR – EU’s first law that could impose large monetary fines on corporations (7:30) Privacy as a fundamental right – EU and the US (7:55) More details about GPDR’s connection to events of World War II (9:00) High school or college coursework and connections with current events (10:10) Drama courses and the significant impact on life and career (11:40) “A right to be forgotten” (13:10) The GDPR covers individuals when they are in the EU (13:25) An individual’s GDPR rights travel with their data (13:50) What should students learn about data privacy? (14:50) At what age should students learn about data privacy? (16:10) Any tips for parents? (16:20) The need for educators to be aware of data privacy issues (17:55) Avoid the co-mingling of your personal and professional work online (18:45) Use multiple browsers, avoid clicking on links, keep software up to date, reboot your computer regularly (19:20) Passwords, password managers (20:30) FIDO – accessing information without passwords (22:05) Differentiating awareness, information, and detail based on client knowledge and need (24:10) Collect only the data you need (24:45) A teacher who could demystify for their students (26:10) Attention commands attention (26:25) Debbie’s journey to become the Data Diva (27:25) Speaking in the Big Mac room (28:20) The law follows the technology (29:45) Apple’s iOS14 – impact on advertising (30:30) Apps reading your clipboard, including passwords (31:10) Debbie’s mentors and colleagues - Dawid Jacobs, Pia Tesdorf, Emma Lindley (33:00) Fake identities, digital twin, bias in algorithms (33:40) How educational organizations be prepared for the next digital change (35:40) Temperature data, archived information, schools and businesses, transparency (36:00) Facial recognition, bias, false positives, mistaken identity (37:00) Computers only do what the programmers tell the computer to do, industry standards (38:40) People, not statistics – the ripple effects of error rates (39:40) Favorite teacher -high school drama (40:10) Communicate, convey information, and learn how to move through the world (40:30) Debbie Reynolds Consulting Debbie Reynolds LinkedIn The Right to Privacy, by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy Emma Lindley LinkedIn Pia Tesdorf LinkedIn Dawid Jacobs Linkedin Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators David’s LinkedIn page
64 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
Vladimir Munk - Life Before, During, and After the Holocaust
Vladimir’s audio clips (0:55) Julie and Vladimir – opening banter, welcome (5:10) Vladimir’s background/intro (8:30) 24 months in concentration camps, 1300 months of life (10:40) Childhood memories – an only child, sports, scouts, a good life (11:30) The Nazis occupy Czechoslovakia when Vladimir was fourteen years old (11:50) Jewish children no longer allowed to attend public school (12:00) Taking the train 300 miles to take exams (12:20) Vladimir and his friend receive their test results (13:45) Remembering his first, third, and fifth grade teachers (14:30) Seventh grade chemistry teacher and the academic “contest” with Vladimir’s father (15:00) March 15, 1939 – the Nazis came to Pardubice (16:00) Instant implementation of anti-Jewish laws (16:30) Czechoslovakia split and Bohemia became part of Germany (16:50) Banishment from theaters, organizations, scouts, and forced to work at age sixteen (17:10) Jews and non-Jews separated at work – building radios, and a chance to hear the news (18:00) Called to be transported to Terezín, the ghetto concentration camp (19:25) Conflicting interests in the war as the Germans were winning against fascism (20:00) Disappointment with France and Great Britain, and a lack of belief in other countries’ promises, fed into a type of [initial] support for Germany's war efforts (20:45) The difficulty of maintaining public friendships after the occupation (21:45) Vladimir’s dad turns down help with luggage to keep friends from getting into trouble for assisting Jews (23:10) Difficult to talk about family, parents (23:45) Swimming and skating with his mother, and skiing on vacation, and playing on the mounds of coal at the factory at home (24:00) Spending time with his dad in the laboratory at work, learning about analytical balances (24:30) A valuable lesson from his dad about hypotheses and data (25:30) Stolpersteine commemoration of Vladimir’s parents (27:30) Life at Terezín (29:30) From Terezín to Auschwitz, October 1944 (30:45) “Selection” at Auschwitz and separation from his father (31:00) Face to face with Josef Mengele (32:15) Learning about the reality of Auschwitz (-Birkenau) (33:30) Waiting for his mother (34:30) Vladimir’s future wife Kitty (35:00) How does someone survive such an experience? (36:00) The death march to Blechhammer (39:00) Waking up to a virtually empty camp, and the ensuing barrage from tanks (40:00) Bread (42:00) Momentary fast-forward to bread baking after retirement (43:45) January 26, 1945 – taking a chance with some guards (44:30) True liberation at last, bumazhka, and cooking without water (46:20) A hospital stay, then back home to Pardubice (48:55) More audio clips to introduce the closing segment of the conversation (49:30) The beginning of a professorship in the United States (52:00) Soviet occupation in 1968 leads to Plattsburgh, New York (53:00) Teaching keeps you young – Forty-four years old for fifteen years (54:45) A decision to retire (56:00) “Every chemist is a good cook” (56:40) Vacations and travel with Kitty (57:30) Tragedies may not always and forever be in a foreign country (58:30) Live a normal life, not the life of a Holocaust survivor (59:20) The shared ordeal at Terezín created a special bond with Kitty (1:00:00) Students’ stories, students’ interest in his story, student letters (1:01:00) LINKS Film documentary Homepage: Return to Auschwitz | Home and, Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGIWje7EzYs&feature=emb_logo and, the GoFundMe site for the documentary: https://www.gofundme.com/f/r3jpq-return-to-auschwitz-the-survival-of-vladimir-munk The working title for Julie Canepa’s book is Vlada and Kitty: A Holocaust Love Story. Slated for completion and publication in 2021. You can visit Julie's website to read excerpts of the book. smalltowngirlproduction.com General information about the Stolperstine project can be found online. Here are a few starter links: http://www.stolpersteine.eu/en/home/ https://theculturetrip.com/europe/germany/articles/stumbling-upon-europes-stolpersteine/ Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David's LinkedIn page
44 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Dr. Lana Camiel - Rx for Health, Living, and Learning
The many hats of Lana Camiel (3:20) Lover of dogs (3:50) A dog’s joy of snow leads to a life lesson (5:30) Pharm D or Registered Pharmacist? (6:15) Herbalist or? and? pharmacist (8:05) Two valid paths to wellness (9:00) Exploring herbal solutions to address a significant situation (9:15) Prevention is an important component of quality of life (10:00) Integrative medicine is closer than the horizon (11:00) A wise combination of approaches is “good medicine” (11:30) An immigrant at the age of sixteen (12:25) Computers, medicine – a shift in interests (13:05) Great-grandmother – homeopathic pharmacist in Kiev, Ukraine (13:25) Great-grandfather – conventional pharmacist (13:40) Childhood memories of remedies administered by mother and grandmother (14:00) Pharmacy school’s demanding coursework (15:00) A hot August afternoon and being overwhelmed (15:30) Anxiety attack (16:00) Success, but with questions (16:25) An awareness of the need for self-care (16:35) Seeking out mentors with an interest and understanding of natural medicines (17:00) Experimenting and creating personal experiences (17:50) Maintaining a pharmacist’s mindset and practice - adverse effects, indications, interactions (18:00) Herbal medicine is a living medicine (18:10) We are here because of plants (18:25) Grandmother taught Russian language and literature for fifty years (19:10) Have to look for solutions – as a teacher or in survival mode (19:45) Being generous with others is a big part of living a good life and a long life (20:10) Curiosity inherited from grandmother (20:30) Chernobyl explosion, relocation, earthquake in Moldova (20:50) Plants where you might not expect them (23:15) The resilience of plants and their medicinal benefits – weeds?! (23:50) Disturbed soil and disturbed environments mitigated by plants (24:30) Plants as aids to digestion and central nervous system issues (26:50) Peter Rabbit and herbal medicine (26:25) COVID-19, stressors, and advice for these difficult times (27:30) Need more emphasis on vitamin D, physical activity (28:30) Medicinal mushrooms and the immune system (29:05) Plants can help deal with stress (29:45) The best way to learn is to create experiences, focus on how things go together (31:10) Experiment to learn (32:00) Apply learning to your own life (33:00) Curiosity is a main connection to learning (34:00) What do you want to learn? What is your passion? What are you trying to solve? (34:30) The first step in learning must be incredibly meaningful (35:15) PlantLoveRadio.com – deep and wide content (35:50 Aging gracefully, stress, chocolate, sleep, city living, vegetarianism (36:15) Medicine making, clinical use, cooking and eating (37:00) Herbs as adaptogens, cognition boosters, wild remedies (37:45) Herbs can enter your life in many ways – tea, spices (39:15) Smuggling herbs into your life – a free downloadable guide (40:00) Favorite teachers and mentor - grandmother – kind, giving, community (41:00) Another favorite teacher and mentor – simplify, early wins, build (41:35) Lana’s LinkedIn page Lana’s podcast page and website Brain boosters Plant Love Radio podcast episode Wild remedies Plant Love Radio podcast episode Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Free Downloadable Guide – Smuggling Herbs Into Your Life Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators David’s LinkedIn page
11 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
In a Moment - 34 Across
34 Across I was speaking with my dad recently. During our phone call I asked him about crossword puzzles, because I wanted to know more about his interest in them. As a young child, and as a teenager, I often saw him complete the crossword puzzle in the daily or Sunday newspaper. This glimpse into his world of skills and interests helped me see, although I didn’t fully recognize it at the time, how my dad‘s mind worked and what his talents were, and this was not an easy conclusion to draw, as he would readily tell us, or anyone who asked, that he really had no hobbies or specific pursuits he would be spending his time on once he retired (which was quite a long way off at the time). So, crossword puzzles it was, apparently, Not golf, fishing, running in local 5K road races, or even reading the classics or writing his autobiography. Crossword puzzles. Once, a number of years after I had left my childhood home, my wife and I were visiting my parents and I was in my dad‘s office area in the basement. On the back of the door leading to his workspace, there was a giant crossword puzzle thumbtacked there. I recall that I counted the number of spaces in this behemoth of a grid, this Crossword Challenge that was, based on the ratio of filled in:blank squares, on its way to succumbing to my father’s eventual conquering of it, demonstrating his superiority over the clever clue creators that posed their hints for the novice or skilled puzzle warriors. I didn’t file away a mental note of the exact number of words required to complete this puzzle, but a new calculation today, based on the size of the door and my recollection of the size of each square, AND factoring in the typical percentage of shaded squares (for an American style grid), it is completely reasonable to estimate that there were nearly 6,500 blank squares to fill. No matter how you slice it, that’s a lot of words. So, during our call the other day, I asked my dad a bit more about his crossword puzzle habits. That simple question opened the door for some interesting insights and, naturally, his answers to some of my queries ended up spinning off into other topics of discussion. We ended up having a very enjoyable chat. I discovered that my dad has been purchasing packages of crossword puzzle books. I didn’t even know that was a thing. He indicated that he could appreciate the nicer, higher quality books–those printed on better paper and with a substantial front and back cover. He also spent some time highlighting the differences in difficulty levels based on the publisher and/or the newspaper in which the puzzles are printed. At one point, some quick math generated the number 15,000 as the likely quantity of puzzles my dad has completed over the years. Our phone call left me with a better understanding of what he enjoys, as well as what he does not find frustrating. For example, I asked about his accuracy rate and his completion rate, and he shared with me that he does not (can not) fill in every square in every puzzle, nor, when he is able to do so, are all of his answers always “correct.” He went on to say though, that, of course, sometimes the “wrong” answer is in fact nevertheless accurate and works very well as a right word for the given clue. Then, at one point during the call my dad said that my mom wanted to talk to me for a few minutes. Mother got on the phone and we chatted about a few things and then she handed the phone back to my dad. He told me that while he was away, he had started and completed a crossword puzzle, and that he checked it against the answers and he had indeed, on this one, gotten all of the answers correct. He then qualified his statement by telling me that this was one of the easy ones, though, and that the more puzzles you work, the more frequently you will see similar clues and similar answers. It was almost as if he did not want to take credit for his puzzle prowess. He does have more time now to complete puzzles, and he did say that doing so keeps one’s mind sharp and helps you think, and that “just for fun,” he sometimes flips through a completed book of puzzles and checks accuracy of every sixth or eight page (or even twenty or so random pages) to see what his general “score “is overall. As it turns out, at least based the numbers he humbly shared with me, his expertise is quite impressive. He also quizzed me by posing three of the clues from the puzzle he completed during my brief chat with my mother. Granted, I had the distinct disadvantage of not looking at the puzzle in question or knowing the letters of any perpendicular and connected words, but I was able to correctly answer one of the three clues. Given those constraints, we both considered my 33% score to be quite acceptable. The last thing I remember my dad telling me about puzzles was that sometimes he puts the book or newspaper aside, and doesn’t pick it up until the next day, or even a few days later. Then, looking again at one of the clues for a missing word going across or going down, the “fresh eyes” seem to make a difference. On occasion, for some reason, the way the clue is worded lands differently in his mind the second or third time around, and it triggers a new thought or a potential answer. When that new word is penciled into the appropriate squares, it often turns out to be correct and has a cascading effect of generating multiple correct answers where there were no good ideas before. Along the same lines, he told me that sometimes an answer to a particularly difficult clue simply pops into his mind, seemingly out of the blue, and it may be while he is engaged in some seemingly unrelated task. That moment of inspiration typically ripples into the completion of other words and the once stalled puzzle is revived and on its way to becoming another successful venture. So, aside from a fun and engaging conversation with my 86-year-old dad, what did I learn? Other than going down a rabbit hole and reading some material about how crossword puzzles are created and how these word games differ slightly from country to country, there were more than half a dozen takeaways for me. First, alleged perfection–achieving 100% on every task–is an unreasonable standard, and is not necessary to find fulfillment, generate learning, or create satisfaction. In the same vein, a “poor score” may be good enough, if you learn something and no harm is done. Second, there are often multiple solutions that are correct, that work well with other ideas with which they intersect, and they can serve as an indicator of a learner’s creativity and knowledge base. Third, persistence matters. A temporary roadblock is just that, temporary. A new perspective can create a new lens, and an alternative solution can work as well as the one originally intended by others who are involved in various phases of the same project. Fourth, if you spend time with a student, colleague, family member, or client, and truly listen, that allows you to extend the discussions (based on what you hear), and you can get to know the other person even better. This deeper understanding creates opportunities to support them–and delight them–in ways that you may not have previously imagined. Fifth, taking an interest in what someone else finds fascinating may pull you toward your own new learning path, and who knows where that might lead! Keep an open mind! Maybe Subject X or Book Y is, in fact, interesting after all, and perhaps diving into it will yield unexpected benefits for you and your work, via connections not considered before. Sixth, you tend to spend time (either through work or activity that is visible to others, or via intense thought) pursuing what interests you and challenges you. The learning that results from this focus begets more learning, and the cycle continues. Seventh, it’s okay–even beneficial–to occasionally place some tasks on pause and engage in other work. Ideas frequently surface in one area that rhyme with or collide with other projects or problems, producing possibilities for potential progress and laying the foundation for future endeavors. Approaching life, our work, and our relationships through our talents, skills and interests keeps us mentally sharp and productive, and opens doors to help others do the same. Are there some colleagues, clients or students that could benefit from you knowing more about them—what makes them tick? How could your progress on a current or planned project gain new momentum as a result of learning more about those with whom you work? What moments can you capitalize on to make your next interaction a win-win for everyone involved? Take a moment to learn more about your own work. Take a moment to learn more about those you serve. My final thought. 34 across. Six letters. Four clues. 1: a tiny slice of today; 2: an instant in time; 3: a pivotal second; 4: you can lead, learn or change in one of these. Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. www.unsplash.com Professional Association of Georgia Educators David’s LinkedIn page Interesting information about crossword puzzles
40 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Dr. Hayward Cordy - Choosing to Rise Above
Dr. Hayward Cordy, executive director of the Oconee Regional Educational Service Agency in Georgia, and former teacher, principal, and superintendent (2:00) Hayward’s book, Damaged Goods: Lessons Learned in Poverty, Applied to Life. (3:25) Large family, sharecroppers, living in intense poverty (3:30) Surrounded by love and support (4:20) 18 people in one three-bedroom home, with no bathroom (4:45) No bathroom tissue (5:00) Importance of personal hygiene, a reflection of who you are as a person (6:00) Bathing in a #3 washtub – using sunshine to heat the water (6:30) Newspaper vs. Charmin (7:15) Things don’t make you – our worth comes from giving back (7:50) Father was a first-grade dropout and wanted all of his children to excel in school and life (9:00) Education as the equalizer (9:35) Report card day (9:50) A black male, growing up in poverty, brought challenges that had to be overcome (10:20) Rise above mediocre to move beyond one’s current situation (10:40) Poverty is temporary and changeable (11:20) Teaching to the souls of children (11:45) Soul – thoughts, will, emotions – must be in alignment with one’s goals (12:00) You are capable, you can be successful, you must persist with your desire to succeed (12:30) “The bottom rail will come to the top one day” (13:15) Born a chronic stutterer (14:20) Standing on the sidelines (15:00) The power of words (16:00) Struggles taught me persistence (16:40) We all have shortfalls – we all stammer at times (16:45) Race? Who owns the problem? (17:00) Not letting those who have issues with race define you (17:40) There are good and bad people – choosing to believe that most are good (18:15) Dented cans, damaged goods (19:00) I saw everybody else as perfect, and me as imperfect (20:20) How value is truly determined (20:50) I held my view of me in my own hands (21:10) Diddy Waah (21:45) “High-minded poor boy” or reminder of big dreams, potential and promise? (22:45) Grandmother Carrie Lily – a special bond with “Boy” Hayward (23:50) Making me feel special, among fifteen children (24:30) Working, fighting spirit, a bastion of hope (25:15) My mother’s persistence and determination (26:00) Oldest siblings worked the fields two days each week, and attended school the other three days (27:00) Able to love all fifteen children with a special love (27:30) Balanced, skills, and being somebody is based upon what’s in your heart (27:40) Dr. Mays – always have goals, and set them high (28:00) Dedication (Hayward’s thoughts), foreword (Dr. Allene Magill) – book excerpts (29:35) Mentoring others, starting in high school (30:30) Be for others in their life, what I missed in mine (31:00) “I didn’t choose…where I was born, or my family, but I can choose my destiny” (31:30) Reaching the hearts of people matters most (32:00) First grade teacher Ms. Williams looked beyond the stuttering to see a gifted child (32:10) Troy Taylor, from the alternative school – from suicide attempts to published author and working in the medical field, serving the underserved (32:40) French fries – a simple act that changed a life (33:30) “That’s what it’s about. Changing lives. It’s not about me.” (33:50) Reginald, in the hallway – one of six godsons who call still Hayward “dad” – a question and a word of encouragement (34:30) Life was changed – now a successful contractor, and visits Hayward in Wrightsville, GA to this day (35:00) Ms. Nadine Hunt – the El dog and her approach to life, modeling what Diddy Waah dreamed (36:00) “Life is not perfect, but life is worth living.” (36:55) “Become hope for those who are hopeless.” (37:25) “I was born poor, I am still black, and I was born a chronic stutterer, but I chose to make life better for myself. It wasn’t easy, but it is possible…The question has to be, ‘How badly do you want to make life better for yourself and for others? We have a choice.” (37:45) “I am not a victim. I am a victor, in life.” (38:30) Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com.
8 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
In a Moment - Stand Up!
Brothers go on a rafting trip A bodysurfing challenge Impending tragedy How to navigate trouble Mutual support Stand up Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/
36 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Joy Robinson - We need more Joy in teaching!
The many accomplishments of Joy Robinson (3:30) Early thoughts about becoming a teacher (4:30) My teachers were my role models (5:20) Why students are the best part of my job (5:55) I also come to school to learn from my students (6:15) Peer tutoring as an elementary, middle, and high school student (7:10) Understanding? “The more you read it…” (8:25) Kindergarten? No. (10:00) Finding the right grade level (10:10) Learning starts with relationships, not with lessons (11:30) Truly knowing one’s students (11:45) Stretch students to outside their comfort zone (12:30) Pull things out of students that they didn’t know they could do (12:50) When students use their learning in an authentic way (13:15) Determining teacher effectiveness (14:00) The most important gauge of student growth (14:40) Kindness, maturity, participation as indicators of progress (14:55) Passion, walk the talk, specific examples (15:45) Visit my classroom (16:15) Sense of community is huge in the classroom (16:30) Professional learning must be specific, appropriate and applicable (18:50) Adult learners must also be met at their point of interest, need, and motivation (19:30) Teacher-leaders are passionate and vocal about things that matter (21:15) Connection is a vital component of relationships and teaching (22:00) Where we are now has a lot to do with where we came from (23:15) The Sankofa bird’s message about blending the past and the future (23:30) Growing up in a rough neighborhood in a “failing school district (24:00) A graduating class of success stories (24:30) The absolute best teachers, serving in the face of naysayers (25:00) Collecting experiences and ideas from one’s teachers (26:00) Great teachers, by grade level and name (26:50) “Stretching” students, humor, competitive, music while journaling, conversational, authenticity (26:50) Teaching and learning is give and take (29:45) Learn from your students – be open-minded (30:00) Why the passion, joy, and look to the future? Great teachers are born (30:45) Don’t forget why you teach (31:30) Teaching more than seventy students every day (33:00) What next? Immediately, teaching! (34:30) Board of Director Bio Joy Robinson, a fourth-grade teacher at Lake Park Elementary School in Lowndes County, represents District 8 on the PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) board of directors. As a board member, Robinson said she will be a voice on PAGE, representing and communicating the interests of educators and students in her southeastern Georgia district.The life-long learner and participant in PAGE Professional learning maintains that knowing your students is at the core of effective lesson design. “Knowing one’s students and their families gives an educator great insight, enabling the teacher to truly design instruction that caters to each student’s needs,” she recently told PAGE One magazine. “Having a relationship with student families further reinforces trust that the educator will share helpful information about the student and that the information will be received well. When all the pieces are in place and operating smoothly, authentic learning will occur — and with it, the byproduct of increased student achievement.”Considered a teacher leader and an influencer amongst her colleagues, Robinson takes an active role and interest in education at all levels. In her community, Robinson has served as a member of the Parent Action Committee and the Community Partners in Education committee, which she has chaired. She has also served on her school’s redesign and improvement teams. On the district level, the Google-certified educator has served on the system technology committee and learning management system committee, as well as on the district’s instructional framework committee and advanced ed strategic planning committee. On the state level, she presented at the Georgia Reading Association forum on standard implementation and served on the Georgia Milestones review team. She was instrumental in developing standards-based social studies units for her school leading to proficiency gains. And in her role as part of PAGE's South Georgia School District Network, she has fond memories of working closely with the late Dr. Allene Magill on Burke County’s district transformation initiative. Robinson is a career-long member of PAGE, beginning in college. She also serves as her school’s PAGE building representative. “All of my experiences with PAGE have aided in molding me as an effective educator,” she added.Robinson earned a degree in early childhood education from Valdosta State University, graduating magna sum laude. In 2018, she was named her school’s teacher of the year. Sankofa bird Teacher website Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/
9 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
In a Moment - Which Gear?
The 1969 Mercury Grand Marquis Never really driving Driver’s education A humiliating moment, but a learning moment Applicable observations Knowing the people that you serve You have choices Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/
47 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Dale Rogers - School, Industry, School - Always a Teacher
My favorite principal, Mr. Ed. Worley (3:05) Fairly smart until eighth grade (4:00) Drafting class with applied geometry led to thoughts of being an educator (5:00) Collaboration with colleagues as a goal, in the service of student learning (5:30) Leading edge of technology? (7:00) You need to understand the basics before tech is useful (7:50) The county’s first 3-D printer, in 2013 (9:30) STEM, first used as a term in 2001(10:30) STEM described for students, parents, and others (11:00) Student competitions – robotics, plus (12:15) Teaching students and teaching teachers – professional career goal realized (12:30) Frankel students coming off of a first-place finish in 2019 (14:15) 2020 competition cancelled due to the coronavirus (15:10) Technology evangelist (15:45) Moving from the classroom to industry (17:40) Developing teacher-made video tutorials – years before YouTube (19:15) Developing video tutorials for employees on the manufacturing plant floor (20:00) Human Resources becomes yet another role (20:15) Skills gap resulting from the push for all high school graduates to attend college (23:00) Creating an initiative to incentivize the pursuit of a manufacturing career (24:00) The Kalamazoo Promise concept leads to the Tribar Promise (24:45) Connecting learning institutions and industry for mutual benefit (25:30) The host puts words in the guest’s mouth – Ha! (26:55) Society’s view of what teachers do (27:15) Respect for educators (27:45) Teachers’ challenged with 30+ students in a class are now tasked with designing work in a new way (29:00) Technology resources need to be used and we need to support teachers in the transition to new tools and learning formats (30:15) Stepping up to the plate with technology and generosity, to help during a time of crisis (32:15) An expected “no” turns into a “yes” and accelerates production (35:30) Navigating school guidelines and timelines, and intersecting with others to assist medical providers (36:00) Guest blogger on Education week (37:30) Inspection vs. quality processes (38:00) Consider changes to core components of the teacher preparation structures (38:30) A shout out to some great teachers (39:00) Acknowledgment matters, greatly (40:30) Relationships matter more than rules (41:30) The 40-40-40 concept (42:45) Getting to know one’s students and allowing one’s students to know you (44:45) Dale Rogers – LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dale-rogers-nbct/ Dale Rogers – blogpost – the flipped classroom https://lookatthiscowbell.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-flipped-classroom-its-not-just.html Dale Rogers – Education Week guest column https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teacher_in_a_strange_land/2013/08/run_schools_like_businesses_sure_heres_how.html TV news spot about the face shields from 3-D printers https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2020/04/07/staff-at-west-bloomfield-school-make-face-shields-with-3d-printers/ The Frankel Jewish Academy https://www.frankelja.org/ Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/
5 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
In a Moment - Thank You!
One year podcast anniversary Pilot episode guest Hannah Talley’s huge contribution Teacher-leaders help others move forward Great teachers are consistently generous Step by step–and interaction by interaction–is how meaningful change happens We all have teachers around us, whether we are “in school” or not Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com. Professional Association of Georgia Educators: www.pageinc.org David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0a36/
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