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Living On The Edge of Chaos
34 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
058: Ryan Longenecker: Leadership from Student Perspective
This is another special episode for me. I interviewed a former student of mine who I was blessed to work with for almost half of this education career through our gifted program, FIRST LEGO League, student voice organizations, and more. In this episode, we explore the topic of leadership and his story about how a young man at this age has been able to develop and understand the qualities of leadership. As you listen to this podcast, remember that Ryan was 16 at the time. We recorded this episode back in August of 2017. Ryan is now a year older and wiser and heading into his senior year. I have been holding on to this episode for this new season and am so excited to finally get to the ears of others. I hope this episode reminds all of us in education how powerful and insightful our students can be if we support them Enjoy! Topics We Explore What is leadership? How do you rise about the crowd of sameness? How do we learn how to lead? What is his current WOW project of the moment? How do we create enrollment in our ideas? How do we take the first step in leadership? Show Notes & Quotes "Leadership is someone who drives other people to their passions" "Leadership is helping others rise up" "Most successful people in life stood out and stopped blending in." Current Read - A Colony and a Nation and This Town Book To Gift Others - You're More Powerful Than You Think A Person To Follow - Eric Liu Spirit Animal - Bernie Sanders Find Ryan Online Twitter @LongeneckerRyan IowaSLI
4 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
057: Intro to New Season
This is a brief podcast explaining all the awesomeness to come in the new season of the podcast.
43 minutes | Feb 26, 2018
056: Living on the Edge of Chaos Podcast with Doug Bergman
Check out shownotes and all information from this conversation with Doug Bergman at www.coffeeforthebrain.com/podcast056
32 minutes | Nov 28, 2017
055: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Living By Leading with Laurel Braaten
38 minutes | Oct 15, 2017
054: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Living Your Passion
Check out the show and episodes on iTunes Another great episode speaking with my good friend Todd Beard who is helping to change the education landscape of STEM across the nation. Jen Goetz Junior High Special Education Teacher Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for Pleasant Valley Show Notes How do define the word leadership? (4:15) What is the process to become a leader? (5:45) Self Confidence Self Motivation Lifelong Learner How do you create enrollment into the vision?(8:30) As a leader you are the front cover of the book for them to decide where they choose to read and continue on or not! How do you sustain the passion? (10:30) Balance your life Rest Get away from the passion Failure drives and fuels the passion What is your WOW project of the moment? (13:20) How to deal with haters and those who don't agree (21:00) Difference between successful and unsuccessful leaders (22:30) How does someone get started with leading? (25:00) How does one cross the swamp without fighting all the aligators?(25:00) Lightning Round 10. What are you reading right now Leaders Eat Last Grit to Great 11. Who is someone we should all follow and learn from? PJ Fleek(Minnesota head coach - check spelling) 12. Gift one book to someone what would it be? The Energy Bus 13. What is your spirit animal? Lion 14. Final Thoughts or Nuggets of Wisdom Love Tough
48 minutes | Oct 3, 2017
053: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Hacking STEM with Todd Beard
Todd Beard MIE Fellow He also works with Youth Spark and a host of other job details as part of the Microsoft Philanthropy. Todd is also part of the Hack STEM team. Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeacherBeard Show Notes 8:00 - How Todd taught grades k-12 Computer and adapted ideas to the real world 14:00 - As STEM is becoming more a buzzword, there are still many singletons trying to figure out what it all means. How have schools been able to implement successfully and not just another add on? 24:00 - Exciting stories from STEM in the fields. "STEM solves the workforce issue" "STEAM" is what makes America great!" SAIL - Successful Attempt In Learning 32:00 - What is your WOW project? Lightning Round Current Read - Gary Paulsen Brian's Winter Follow these people Join a group such as BreakoutEDU and Makered Spirit Animal Eagle Final Thoughts Be an educational advocate Check out the show and episodes on iTunes
7 minutes | Sep 19, 2017
052: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Head Thoughts
In this episode I share the battle we all face with the voice in our head. We speak to ourself more than anyone else so it is important what we say in these conversations. And I challenge you to frame your words in a way that has worked for me to check myself before I wreck myself.
9 minutes | Sep 12, 2017
051: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Don’t Compare Yourself
In this episode I share an insight I gained while running bright and early one morning last week prior to the grand opening. It is an important lesson for all of us to remember as I am sure at some point we have compared ourselves to others. Don't do it. Let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear from you. Check out our 212 STEAM Labs website
8 minutes | Sep 6, 2017
050: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Don't Settle
In this episode I am sharing out the importance of not settling. This episode is one that I have listened to my own words as my stress levels have gone up preparing for the Grand Opening and all that needs to be done. I am learning to listen to my own advice as I have moments where I doubt the journey I am on, but I know that I am creating something of value for the community and have to ride out the bumps in the road. Let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear from you.
9 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
049: Living On The Edge of Chaos – How To Leverage Technology For Authentic Learning Part 1
In this episode I am sharing one of the ways to leverage technology to enhance authentic learning for students. This is not a list of apps or tools, but examples of teachers who have crafted quality projects and infused technology to take learning to the next level by empowering students to take the driver seat in learning. This was part of a hour long Skype call I held with a college education masters program.a Check out the show and episodes on iTunes Shownotes To learn how to search Twitter without an account I have provided a video tutorial Examples of projects where technology was used to leverage the learning to authentic experiences
41 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
048: Living On The Edge of Chaos – How To Be Miserable with Randy Paterson
We have been reading the book, How To Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use, in our Coffeechug Mastermind Group and we have had our ideas and habits challenged with this book by Randy Paterson. Check out the show and episodes on iTunes I would love it if you would review and rank the show and/or the episodes. It greatly helps us gain traction to bring in more people to the show. I reached out to Randy asking for a chance to ask him some question for the podcast based on the conversations we have had online in the group. In this episode we discuss the following: How did this book concept come to reality? How did it develop based on his work? Does self esteem exist? People with high self esteem are not doing positive affirmations. They are doing nothing. Why the list of self affirmations are lies How do we remove the plug and stop thinking negatively? How do we ingest a proper balance of proper social nutrients to stop isolating ourselves by staying online? How we actually use our 24 hours in a day? Average American consumes 10 hours of screen time Mix in sleep of 8 hours We are not left with many hours left! Is there a correlation between isolation vs. mental health issues How a Men in Black Activity will make you rethink your habits How to rethink the mental healthy system to allow for better heath Why it is easier to label a person with a disorder vs. personality? You can his work on his website that will lead you to all of his work, books, social media and more. Here is a link to the video that started it all. Join our Coffeechug MasterMind Group Buy the book, How To Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1626254060?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393185&creativeASIN=1626254060&linkCode=shr&tag=cofothbr-20&linkId=NIY7GB3WC2KBZECN&qid=1503229374&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+be+miserable
11 minutes | Aug 18, 2017
047: Living On The Edge of Chaos - Fear and Excitement are Confusing
In this episode I am sharing a big learning moment I have had as I attempt to launch a non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub called 212 STEAM Labs. In this particular episode I am finally able to announce that we are actually moving into the space. The dream is becoming an official reality and it makes me sweat a bit as reality is setting in for my vision. When doors don't open, all is safe and not risky Open doors means you have to put your money where your mouth is! Fear and Excitement - when these emotions catch you off guard! Let me know what you think. How does this connect to your life and your thoughts? What questions do you have? What do you think about sharing the behind the scenes podcast episodes?
4 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
046: Living on the Edge of Chaos - Wishy Washy
In this episode I am sharing another learning moment I have had as I attempt to launch a non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub called 212 STEAM Labs. In this particular episode I was working to learn how to speak in business meetings and make sure that the communication between both sides are clear to avoid any misunderstandings. I learned this the hard way in a few meetings I was part of as I was trying to figure things out. Wishy Washy is a form of communication in education Business world has no time for wishy washy as you will get ignored Clear and effective communication starts with a vision and bit of confidence Let me know what you think. How does this connect to your life and your thoughts? What questions do you have? What do you think about sharing the behind the scenes podcast episodes?
11 minutes | Aug 16, 2017
045: Living on the Edge of Chaos - Risk Sucks!
In this episode I am sharing another learning moment I have had as I attempt to launch a non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub called 212 STEAM Labs. In this particular episode I was working to learn how to create a flyer to promote classes and how expensive things can be. Even more importantly, I talk about Risk Sucks Why most people avoid risk Why we must be passionate about our work Let me know what you think. How does this connect to your life and your thoughts? What questions do you have? What do you think about sharing the behind the scenes podcast episodes?
8 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
044: Living on the Edge of Chaos - No Job Is Too Small
In this episode I am sharing another notch on my journey attempting to create and develop a non-profit education center focused on STEAM education. I am working to record the journey so people can follow along and understand what it takes. You can learn more about 212 STEAM Labs at www.212steamlabs.com Be sure to let me know what you think as well as any questions or topics you would like for me to explore.
9 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
043: Living on the Edge of Chaos - New Direction and Bigger Goals
Please remember to leave a rating and feedback. We would love it if you took 3 minutes to leave us a rating In this episode I will be discussing new changes coming to the podcast. Don't panic, it is nothing too crazy and actually all changes are for the better. I will discuss the new direction of the show in regards to the non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub I am trying to launch called 212 STEAM Labs (https://www.212steamlabs.com/) We will also discuss how I will be sharing the behind the scenes of how to actually launch a non-profit. We will finally discuss the types of guests we will be adding to the show. Be sure to leave a comment or email if you have someone who you think would be a good fit for the show. Finally, let me know what you think about this episode and where things are headed. I am excited and hope you are too. Until next Tuesday, stay awesome
13 minutes | Apr 11, 2017
042: Living on the Edge of Chaos - Goals, S-Town, Mindset, and Sun Dials
This episode covers some ideas that have been on my mind lately. Goals vs. process oriented Sundial mottos Fear of failure S-Town Make it happen
37 minutes | Mar 18, 2017
Living On The Edge of Chaos Roundtable talk on The OA
In this episode the crew assembles once again for a roundtable discussion on our favorite show, The OA. If you have not watched the show, then stop what you are doing and go binge watch right now. If you have watched the show, then you must check this episode out and leave a comment sharing your ideas and thoughts. As always please give us a like and review on iTunes to help people learn about the show. You can learn more at www.coffeeforthebrain.com
44 minutes | Mar 3, 2017
040: Living On The Edge of Chaos Podcast with Brian McCormick
Listen to the Show and access all links at www.coffeeforthebrain.com Check out the show and episodes on iTunes In this episode we discuss: How do we work to change how we as coaches and teachers change our perception of teaching? Why we need to change the perception on how we do the things we are currently doing. Understand the problems when players/students don't see the reason WHY they are being asked to do the things they are being asked to do. The fear of charting down the paths that nobody else is doing and dealing with the following: What is the biggest difference in athletic mindsets today versus 10 years or 20 years ago? How do we deal with the idea of continuing to do the wrong things right instead of the right things wrong? Why children should play multiple sports instead of specializing in one. What are skills needed to be successful in life and on the court? [shareable]If you do things differently, then you are on an island on your own and if you are not successful you are screwed.[/shareable] Resources Discussed in the Podcast Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth Anders Ericsson Check Out His books The 21st Century Basketball Practice: My book review 21st Century Basketball Practice by Brian McCormick 21st Century Guide to Individual Skill Fake Fundamentals Blitz Basketball: Find Brian McCormick at the following places https://180shooter.com/ http://learntocoachbasketball.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/thecrossovermovement
29 minutes | Feb 27, 2017
039: Living on the Edge of Chaos Podcast with John Cole
John Cole, founder of Dexter Industries joins us for the latest episode of the podcast. In this episode we learn a great deal about life, learning, and entrepreneurship. What I love best about this particular episode is how he is able to share a glimpse of his journey into how he has arrived at his current point in life. This journey connects to so many students who are trying to navigate their interests and passions. We discuss the following: How did he end up as the founder of Dexter Industries? The key skills needed to be adaptable and mobile in the job market and being successful in life. Why there is no discussion of the specific content needed to be hired for a job. Focus on the traits companies are looking for and no so much on what content you contain in your head. What is missing from the next wave of people looking for a job?(hint: you must be able to WRITE) Building a portfolio of perseverance and grit. We must prove our worth! [shareable]There is an advantage to being an amateur because you don't know any different.[/shareable] [shareable]You inherit an institution knowledge when viewing problems with a master's eye which could cost you from finding the solution.[/shareable] [shareable]Force yourself to write a comment for each line of code to exercise your brain to explain what you are doing![/shareable] Check out the show and episodes on iTunes
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