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Rethinking Learning Podcast

Author: Barbara Bray

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Join the innovative education specialist Barbara Bray in her conversations with educators, leaders, and change agents to discuss the future of learning. Join Barbara and her special guests as they share their personal journeys that will inspire you, make you giggle, and even touch your heart.
107 Episodes
Craig Shapiro has been teaching for 30 years. He is a health and fitness instructor at William Tennent High School in the Centennial School District, PA. Craig also coaches Cross Country, Wrestling, and Track at William Tennent. Craig is the host the #teachpos on Sunday evenings at 7:30p ET, and, I have to say, Craig ...
This post and PDF from Barbara Bray and Hedreich Nichols is a "work in progress" that was created from a conversation they had around systemic racism. There are resources, scenarios, ideas about what or what not to say or do in different situations.
Laura Robb, an author, teacher, coach, and speaker who has completed more than 43 years of teaching in grades 4-8 and has written more than 25 books for teachers. She presently coaches teachers in reading/writing workshop at Powhatan School in Virginia and coaches teachers in grades K-8 in Staunton, Virginia, Long Island, and Ann Arbor, ...
I have known Joan Young over 10 years and realize through her background in psychology and teaching that we needed to connect. After talking for a few minutes on May 31st, we decided it was a good idea to discuss some of the issues around emotional health during this pandemic and issues around ...
Episode #99. Elisabeth Bostwick is a multi-award-winning educator who is passionate about creating the conditions to spark curiosity and unleash creativity to empower learning. She is the author of Take the L.E.A.P.: Ignite a Culture of Innovation and speaks nationally and internationally.
I am so honored to know Kecia McDonald and to learn why mental health awareness is important all the time. Kecia is Curriculum Coordinator at Kealakehe Intermediate School and a certified health teacher for K-12. I reached out to Kecia to reflect on positive mental health.  What is good mental health? Why is ...
Episode #98 is with Dr. Michael Crawford who is the co-founder of EdSpace, the social learning network for the world of education. At EdSpace, he's the lead on product development, strategy, and community engagement. Enjoy the deep conversations with Michael and Barbara in this episode.
Episode #97 is with Roman Nowak, an HS ELA Teacher in Rockland, Ontario, Canada who is passionate about student success, school transformation, and building HOPE in schools through authentic learning experiences. Roman is the host of BuildHOPEedu and among many other things, a Fitness Enthusiast.
Barbara Bray and Ilene Winokur were sharing ideas during a podcast and decided to record their reflections on our sense of belonging and re-defining our WHY during COVID-19
Jennifer Appel has been teaching for 21 years and is a teacher and coach at Enterprise Middle School in West Richland, Washington. She helped launch a blog about School Culture and helped roll out a student-led leadership podcast called the Award-Winning Culture. Jennifer as part of the coveted Teach Better Speakers Network presents at conferences, ...
I’ve been staying at home for over a month. I have experienced being alone and working from home for some time — actually years. I have been able to do this because I have the Internet. I’m privileged to have the resources and fortunate to have connections to family, friends, and people around the world. ...
What do you do if your child fails first grade? The system can label your child. That label then defines your child. That happened to Lois Letchford’s son, Nicholas, and Lois decided to change the label and his mindset to overcome the odds so he believed in himself. I asked Lois if she could share ...
Your school closed because of Covid-19. You found out that your students will be off for the next few weeks. You still have to teach them or provide resources so they continue to learn. You may not have taught any classes online. This could be all-new for you. If so, it can be scary and ...
George Couros shares in Episode #94 podcast about his passion to do what is the best for kids. This conversation was so insightful about what kids can do if we give them the opportunity and access. He shared stories about his books and some of the stories in his books where kids used empathy to solve problems. Enjoy!
Carissa Duran is an innovator, coach, teacher, and advocate for equity and for young people to have a voice in their learning. Carissa shares in Episode #93 her story of overcoming homelessness and changing mindsets on what school needs to be for all students.
Episode #92 is with Andelee Espinosa, a special education teacher, who has been supporting students in high school regular education classrooms for 20 years. She currently supports students in Physics and Biology classrooms at Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Andelee has a passion for personalized learning and teaching students to use their voice.
Patricia Gartland has been Superintendent of Schools for School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) since 2015, British Columbia's third-largest school district with over 32,000 students and 4,000 employees in over 70 schools and facilities. Patricia instituted what has become one of the most successful revenue-generating International Education Programs in B.C.
In Episode #90 Podcast, Barbara Bray has a great conversation with Aidyn Grice who goes to Norris Academy in Wisconsin. Just learning how Aidyn took control of his learning was very impressive for a 6th grader. Make sure you check out the post that goes with the podcast for pictures and links.
Ramsey Musallam shares with Barbara on Episode #89 about how learners need to be curious first. Motivation and engagement are symptoms of curiosity. Listen to Ramsey share the 3 Rules to Spark Learning and his amazing story.
Episode #88 Podcast and Post with Dr. Michael Salvatore, Superintendent of Long Branch Public Schools in New Jersey. Mike firmly believes affording children access to modern technology and high-quality content creates learning opportunities far beyond the school walls. Mike shares in the podcast how it does take everyone to make the culture change.
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