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The Dr. Will Show Podcast
75 minutes | Dec 8, 2022
Connie Hamilton (@conniehamilton) - How To Hack Educational Consulting
Connie Hamilton has served the field of education as a teacher, instructional coach, elementary and secondary principal, and district curriculum director. She is the author of four books including the latest, 7 Mindshifts for School Leaders. Connie is known for hands-on, practical approaches to solving instructional snafus. Educators love how she offers specific strategies that actually work and can be used immediately. Often referred to as “The Questioning Guru”, Connie has a unique ability to coach administrators and teachers to guide them through reflection and professional discovery for an amazing PD experience.
57 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Yaritza Villalba (@inc_ yv) - Never Be Satisfied; Stay Grinding
President and Founder of YV Educational Resources Inc. 501(c)3, Yaritza Villalba has thirteen years of experience in education. She started her career teaching Social Studies to high school students in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout the years, she has developed culturally responsive sustaining resources (CRSE) for educators, districts, and parents. She later became an Assistant Principal of an Expeditionary Learning School where she furthered her knowledge of project based learning and mastery based assessments. Yaritza is currently an Educator Innovation Lead (EIL) at Flip, Microsoft. Her overall mission is to provide an array of strategies and resources that spark critical thinking and meaningful conversations in and out of the classroom.
67 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
Philippa Wraithmell (@MrsWraithmell) - What Does It Mean To Be Digital First?
Philippa is an Author and Educator who specializes in digital strategy, teaching, and learning in schools. She has extensive experience in developing policies for government entities as well as bespoke frameworks for schools globally. Philippa is an Apple Distinguished Educator, intel train the trainer, Google certified, and Microsoft educator. Having taught for 13 years, 6 in the Middle East and the UK both primary and secondary with a focus on STEAM, Design Technology & Computer science. She regularly reviews international awards for sustainability, environmental awareness & digital innovation. She is passionate about positive school leadership, integrating meaningful technology, and safeguarding in schools.
19 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Dr. Will (@iamDrWill) - Solo Update
Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. is a District Instructional Technologist for Hattiesburg Public School District, serving grades K-12. He is also a digital transformation strategist, writer, and podcaster. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Dr. Will was a social media strategist for a career development company. He is best known for his work in assisting educators in going digital and has helped teachers leverage the power of technology to reimagine the learning experiences of their students. In 2016, Dr. Will was one of three educators selected as a Mississippi Spotlight Speaker at the Mississippi Educator Computing Conference and served as a Schoology Ambassador from 2015 - 2018. Dr. Will speaks and presents often at conferences about the effective use of technology in the classroom. In addition to his speaking, Dr. Will has written for Schoology Exchange, District Administration, EdSurge, iNACOL, and TechEdge magazine. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Radio, TV, and Film and Child and Family Studies from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University. Dr. Will is the director of The Edupreneur, a documentary that explores the lives and careers of educators who have become educational consultants.
33 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
Sarah Said (@MrsSaid17) - Building Vulnerable Spaces
Sarah Said is an educator who has served in various roles: Teacher, Assistant Principal, Dean, Curriculum Coordinator and Multilingual Coordinator. Sarah is an advocate for the students she serves and is a strong voice in education. She has been published in various publications such as Edutopia,Learning for Justice, EdWeek Teacher, The Teaching Channel and on Confianza.
44 minutes | Oct 21, 2022
Laura Williams, MAT, M.ED ELPS. (@mrswilliams21c) - You Have To Decide
Laura Williams (MAT, M.ED ELPS)is your resident authentic learning expert, facilitates the Iowa Authentic Learning Network, and is the founder of the Authentic Learning Alliance. She also is a Project Manager of a statewide project board for PK-12 Students across Iowa serving the Iowa Area Education Agencies. Her educational background includes B.A. in Interdepartmental Health Studies: Emphasis on Multidisciplinary Sciences, M.A.T. in Secondary Science Education, and Principal Licensure and M.A. in Ed. Leadership and Policy Studies. Over the past 10 years, she’s dedicated herself to transforming education through incorporating authentic learning experiences with area partnerships into PK-12 classrooms as an educator, consultant, and 21st Century Learning Specialist. She believes that education can be “the great equalizer” if we can leverage our student’s interests and passions. “We have ~6.5 instructional hours a day and I believe we can be the difference. We just have to dedicate the time, space, and connections to "up the ante" for students. I believe we can help each learner find their superpowers and help them develop 21st Century skills to be successful in living, learning, and working. We can help learners develop a mindset that they can be and do whatever they want in order to find their greatest human potential and live in their element.” Follow Laura on Twitter @mrswilliams21c or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
47 minutes | Oct 19, 2022
Lily Jones, MA (@educatorlily) - How To Expand Your Impact
Lily Jones is a curriculum developer, education writer, and the founder of Educator Forever, where she empowers teachers to expand their impact beyond the classroom, and Educator Forever Agency, where she works with a team of educators to create inspiring curricula. Holding an MA in Education from UC Berkeley, Lily spent seven inspiring and exhausting years as a kindergarten and first-grade teacher, then left the classroom to work as a curriculum designer, instructional coach, education consultant, and social media strategist. In everything she does, Lily hopes to support kids to love learning and teachers to love teaching.
36 minutes | Oct 14, 2022
Katherine Cheng (@katherinechengx) - Magma Math
We are a global team of educators, tech innovators, life-long learners, and self-proclaimed math mavericks. We believe in mathematics as a creative subject that serves as both a window and a mirror for students across the world. Magma Math enables teachers to apply best practices for mathematical instruction, and students get to work through rich problem-solving tasks with multiple entry points. Magma classrooms are centered around joy, collaboration, and productive struggle.
68 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
Ilene Slatko (@DSSConsulting1) - Dollars And Not So Common Cents
DSS Consulting has been guiding clients to a better understanding of money, finances, and investing since 2010. Our practice focuses on two primary areas. The DSS Consulting coaching model engages individuals through highly personalized action plans to assist them in becoming more financially masterful and guiding those clients through the tasks to achieve their goals. We specialize in assisting clients to better understand and harness their approach to money and then teaching them better behavioral and financial decision-making skills. Our educational model incorporates multiple channels of outreach to foster better financial literacy and money mastery. Our streaming TV show reaches hundreds of thousands of young women each month; our retirement programs are highly valued by federal and corporate audiences; and our online webinars are available through our association with MyCPE.com. Finally, in furthering our goal to strengthen financial literacy, we work behind the scenes lending our expertise to online financial apps and newsletters.We're all on a path. Let us help you build yours. We are here for you.
35 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Dr. Roy Pope - Know Your Market
Dr. Roy Pope has served as a teacher, coach, college professor, and school administrator in the United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for more than two decades. When Dr. Roy and his wife, Dr. Risa, moved to the UAE 9 years ago, they saw a global need for an efficient, effective, multilingual professional development platform for educators. As a result, they created EdGuru. EdGuru began as the source for English and Arabic online professional development and has now expanded to meet the needs of educators, entrepreneurs, and other professionals worldwide. The services that EdGuru offers are: EdGuru OPD: online professional development for schools and organizations, Virtual academies for schoolteachers and leaders, My Time English: an AI English language learning platform, GURU 4 YOU: instructor-led and self-paced classes to earn CEUs, and EdGuru Edge: a multilingual blog for educators, parents, and students. Dr. Roy is the author of 9 Ways to Increase Student Achievement and School Success, which details best practices educators can apply to achieve professional and academic growth. In 9 Ways, he details the specific tools needed for educators to get to know their students and their learning styles and to make their classrooms safe, engaging, enjoyable learning environments. Dr. Roy has been honored as Principal of the Year, the City Councils’ Outstanding Citizen, and the City’s Star Principal. He has also received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award and hosted former FLOTUS Michelle Obama as the guest speaker during her “Let’s Move” campaign. When he is not fulfilling his duties as CEO of EdGuru, he enjoys traveling with his wife, reading, and watching documentaries. Dr. Roy considers himself a fervent, global educational leader and a lifelong learner with a zeal for motivating others to succeed and achieve their goals!
38 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
Elyssa Woods (@dynamic__music) - Are You Striking The Right Chord With Your Customers?
Elyssa launched Dynamic Music Lessons in 2022 to innovate the way music lessons are taught, disrupting the status quo. Elyssa challenged the outdated model of structured method book teaching with something more dynamic and engaging. The result is a music education framework that is student-centred, fun, and more effective. Students are thriving by choosing the music they learn, playing educational games, performing, and composing. Elyssa is scaling her business, hiring additional teachers, and will be publicly launching her curriculum in 2023 so more music educators can become Dynamic Music Teachers. Instagram: @dynamic_music_lessons Website: https://www.dynamicmusiclessons.com.au Twitter: @dynamic__music
46 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
Elana Leoni, MBA (@elanaleoni) - What Are You Chasing?
Elana Leoni has dedicated the majority of her career to improving K-12 education. Prior to founding LCG, she spent eight years leading the marketing and community strategy for the George Lucas Educational Foundation where she grew Edutopia’s social media presence exponentially to reach over 20 million education change-makers every month. Here are the LCG links: LCG: website | Twitter | Linkedin Elana: Twitter | LinkedIn All Things Marketing and Education podcast
49 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
Dr. Katherine Helm (@DrKatherineHelm) - Don't Just Be
Katherine Helm, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling at Lewis University, Romeoville, IL. She is also a practicing psychologist in part-time private where she sees individuals and couples. Katherine has authored several publications about racial and cultural issues in mental health, couples’ issues, and pedagogy in multicultural courses and has an extensive background in facilitating counselor trainings. Katherine has had several media appearances on radio and video and is a TEDx speaker. She is a sought-after author, presenter, public speaker, professional trainer, and clinical supervisor. Dr. Helm can be found at @DrKatherineHelm on Twitter and DrKatherineHelm on Instagram. She is also on LinkedIn. Katherine Helm: Revolutionize Your Relationship: A Little Goes a Long Way | TED Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5lhoEErIMA Dr. Katherine Helm - Couples Therapy, Psychologist (drkhelmconsulting.com) Column: Toxic Relationships Can Destroy your Mental Health (theblackwallsttimes.com)
73 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
Erin Hansen (@ErinHansen_) - Like Breathing
Erin Hansen has worked with parents and children of celebrity and high profile clientele for over 25 years. She is nationally recognized as an educator and parenting expert, and her work extends to coaching families on how to connect despite difficult circumstances. Erin has studied coaching and conducted research on child development and parenting. She holds advanced degrees and certifications, including being trained by Tony Robbins. Erin is known for her ability to connect with people from all walks of life. She has worked with over 1500 parents, taught over 2000 students, presented workshops for over 450 educators, coached over 98 teachers, and spent over 40,000 hours educating teachers, parents, and students. Erin is passionate about changing lives, connecting people, and supporting them in understanding one another better. Book description: The Motivated Middle Schooler: A Guide for Parents by Erin Hansen Copyright 2022 , Erin Hansen Parents of middle schoolers often feel like they are in uncharted territory. They may have difficulty understanding their child's behavior, feel disconnected from them, and struggle to know how to best support them. The Motivated Middle Schooler is a guidebook that can help parents navigate this challenging time. It takes parents through three stages: understanding their middle schooler, ways to connect with them, and developing key family systems. In each stage, the book provides practical strategies and ideas that parents can use to motivate their tween or teen. By following the advice in this book, parents can develop a closer relationship with their child and create a family system that is supportive and motivating. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erin.r.hansen You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5t103z9lEddcLOFbFrt_NQ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamerinhansen/ Twitter - erinhansen_ LinkedIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-hansen-28b737212/ Website - www.middleschoollifecoach.com
54 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
Kendra Elaine (@MsKendraElaine) - Rerelease of episode 208: How To Get Clear On What You Want
Kendra Elaine is the self-proclaimed recovering jobahoic turned entrepreneur. With over a decade of work experience that includes a revolving door of positions and companies, Kendra has accumulated a large body of experience. She uses that experience to help others. Her entrepreneur journey started with helping single women build confidence and have a thriving dating life. She then transitioned into career coaching, helping young people find their passion and increase their motivation. She helps build corporate confidence for those still in the workforce, and she empowers those looking to transition. Her current focus is helping companies attract, lead, and retain high-performing millennial talent. Kendra equips company leaders with her tools and strategies to connect with and lead young people in a multi-generational environment. A published author and highly sought-after speaker, Kendra was honored as one of St. Louis’ Top 100 Urban Influencers. Contact her at Kendra@kendraelaine.com and visit her website at www.kendraelaine.com.
38 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
Janelle Clevenger McLaughlin, M.A. (@Ms_Mac4) - Treat It Like A Business
Janelle Clevenger McLaughlin, M.A., is a Senior Partnerships Consultant for Advanced Learning Partnerships working with districts all across the United States. She is a former curriculum director and classroom teacher. She has been a full-time consultant since 2015 where her experiences range from job-embedded coaching for teachers and administrators, to leading reflective collaborations and facilitating leadership development. Ms. McLaughlin has a strong belief in the power of education and the role leaders play in building a strong foundation for the organization. She has worked with educational leaders in over thirty-five different states and two countries. She has presented on numerous topics at national and international events. Janelle’s first book, Leadership at Every Level: Five Qualities of Effective Classroom, Building and District Leaders, was released by Solution Tree Publishing in January of 2022. Her second book, co-authored with Matt Rhoads and Shannon Moore, Instruction Without Boundaries, was released by EduMatch Publishing on August 15, 2022. Both titles are available on Amazon. Ms. McLaughlin holds a B.S. and M.A. in elementary education from Ball State University. She has obtained further licenses in school leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University, and gifted/talented education from Manchester University. Connect with Janelle on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. All links are available at her website: www.janelleclevenger.com.
50 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
Dalila Tahirovic, M.Ed. (@PureEvidencovic) - Work In Faith
Author of "What Teachers Need," a timely response to the mass exodus of teachers leaving the profession during covid19, Dalila Tahirovic is a self made edupreneur. Graduating from University of Southern California with her Master's Degree teaching gifted education, special education, and bilingual education. Dalila's passion for teaching stems from her religious tradition, personal upbringing, and entrepreneurial spirit.
38 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Allison Gaines Psy.M. (@queenie4rmnola) - How To Be A Freelance Writer
My name is Allison Gaines. I am a writer, editor, and Black scholar. I am one of the co-founders of WEOC, Writers and Editors of Color, and I am the Editor-In-Chief of Cultured, a publication where writers redefine culture through their writing. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology. You can find my bylines at Oprah Daily, Momentum, ZORA, LEVEL, and their new publication, LEVELMAN.
44 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Sheila Foster, LNHA MHA - Don't Work Scared
Shelia Foster LNHA MHA. Shelia became a licensed nurse in 2000. This jump-started her career. She later continued her education by returning to college and eventually getting her Masters in Healthcare Administration with a minor in education. Her love for teaching and helping others led her into a licensed nursing home administrator career. She later opened a Nurse Aide School after the death of her mother. Mrs. Foster again developed a love for entrepreneurship and started a consulting business that develops other nurses called MDS Time LLC.
57 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
Kathy Fernandez, M.Ed. (@lovetolearn_kf) - Reflect To Course Correct
Kathy Fernandez has been an educator for 20 years. She has a Masters in Education in the area of Teaching and Learning, which is her passion. She has been a classroom teacher, special education teacher, teacher of English language learners, mentor and curriculum, and course writer for educators. She founded KEZ Education with a mission to work with teachers in reducing their overwhelm and workload by prompting them to reflect on their practice, use their time to prioritize what’s important, and grow as professionals. All of this is framed around being reflective, understanding that all students are capable of learning and that relationships matter. Currently, this is being done through the creation of the Guided Teacher Planner. More than just an organizational tool, the Guided Teacher Planner helps overwhelmed teachers use their time to focus on what’s important, prompting them to reflect on their practice to meet the needs of their students so they can feel organized and have more time for themselves. Twitter and IG handles @lovetolearn_kf
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