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Empowered Educator: Leadership in Motion | Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, Teachers as Leaders, Teacher Transition

Author: Mel Vandevort - Educational Leadership, Teacher Transition Coach, Educational Administration, Empowered Entrepreneur

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Welcome to Empowered Educator

 

*Are you ready to move into a different type of job in education?

 

*Do you have interests and ambitions that you want to pursue, but feel like you don’t know how take that next step?

 

*Maybe you want to start your own coaching or consulting agency?

 

 Then this is the place for you!

 

I'm Mel and I help educators define their career path through growth mindset, career clarity, and goal achievement.

 

You can find information and resources at www.empowereducator.com and follow me on Twitter @MelVandevort

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Make today about thanksgiving and gratitude. Join me for a quick devo and start and end your day with thanksgiving in your heart!Empowered EducatorBook: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the P...
This episode is the newest episode of my other podcast, Choose Your Best Yes! Are you struggling with anxiety and identifying your triggers? Everyone struggles with anxiety at some point, but not everyone reacts in such a strong way that they physically struggle. Join me today on the journey to understanding your anxiety, identifying what triggers your episodes, and how to manage this spiritual warfare. Let's go, friend! Love and Blessings,MelEmpowered Educator-Choose Your Best Yes!Be S...
Join Mel as she interviews Daphne McMenemy, educator, Managing Director of Code Breaker Inc, and author of the Gracie series about a young girl whose learning is brought to life when her teacher introduces her to coding and a new way of thinking. Ignite Leadership Virtual Summit, March 11-13, 2021The purpose of the summit is to empower and strengthen leadership skills for educators across the world. This year’s fully virtual conference will feature some of the most well-known speakers a...
Are you an educator who wants to ensure your students are receiving the very best you have to give them through instruction? Welcome to Empowered Educator Podcast. In this episode find out who Mel Vandevort is and why I am passionate about personalizing professional learning for all educators. Join me as I talk about empowering educators to take control and ownership of their own professional learning. So power up for Personalized Professional learning to go.www.empowereducator.comBook: Educa...
Today, I sit down with Shaneice Thomas, a dedicated educator and resilient leader who turned her childhood trauma into a driving force for positive change. Shaneice shares her remarkable journey from a small-town girl in North Carolina to a principal, and now a leader in a faith-based nonprofit. Her story is a testament to the power of perseverance, the impact of mentors, and the importance of aligning one's career with personal strengths and passions. Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educato...
Today on Empowered Educator, we're exploring adult learning and its powerful role in professional development. Join me, Dr. Mel, as we discuss why understanding how adults learn is essential for creating effective training that drives real growth and improvement. Practical Relevance: Always ensure that your training sessions are directly applicable to the participants' jobs. Use real-world scenarios and examples that they can relate to.Integrate Life and Job Experiences: Encourage learne...
In this exciting episode, Dr. Mel Vandevort sits down with Dr. Tania Farran, a seasoned educator and virtual principal, to explore the groundbreaking potential of Rubi AI in education. Dr. Farran shares her journey from teacher to innovative leader and dives into how Rubi AI is transforming classrooms, empowering students, and streamlining administrative tasks. Discover practical insights and tips on integrating AI into educational settings responsibly and effectively. Don't miss this engagin...
In this episode, Dr. Poole shares his insights on navigating DEI work amidst politically charged times and emphasizes the importance of process improvement and stakeholder experience. They discuss how to identify and support students who fall through the margins, the significance of PD, and the need for cultural consciousness over competence. Cameron also highlights the role of data-driven decision-making and intentionality in creating equitable learning environments. Cameron’s call to D...
Today, I'm joined by Karen Janiszewski, a seasoned music educator and advocate, and we explore advocating for professional development as a music teacher.Together, we'll uncover practical strategies for educators to harness the transformative potential of music in their classrooms. Karen shares her insights and expertise on building confidence, fostering inclusivity, and amplifying the impact of music education.Join us as we offer inspiration and actionable advice for music educators at all l...
Today I'm talking about a framework that will set you up for success as you move into leadership positions. We all know that the transition from the classroom to leadership can be challenging, but with the right tools and mindset, you can thrive. So, let's break down the ASPIRE framework, designed to help you Acknowledge Your Strengths, Set Clear Goals, Prioritize Learning, Inspire and Influence, Reflect and Adapt, and Engage with a Mentor. Let's dive right in!Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated...
In this enlightening conversation, Brenda Winkle shares invaluable insights on transitioning from teaching to leadership roles. She emphasizes the importance of self-leadership, highlighting the need to set boundaries, prioritize self-care, and model positive behaviors. Brenda also addresses the pitfalls of gossip and the significance of embodying the qualities of a leader. Through practical tips and mindful breathing techniques, she empowers educators to step into leadership roles with confi...
Join me today as I explore the vital importance of celebrating teachers beyond Teacher Appreciation Week. Discover why consistent recognition throughout the year is crucial for school culture, teacher morale, and student success.I'll share practical strategies for administrators to implement ongoing appreciation for teachers, from fostering a culture of recognition to providing continuous professional development opportunities. Tune in for valuable insights and actionable tips to create a cul...
Dr. Mel Vandevort and Dr. Jim Van Allen discussed the Energy Bus for Schools program, a professional development initiative aimed at fostering positive school culture. Jim, as president of the program, explained how the program, developed in partnership with bestselling author John Gordon, promotes positive leadership and teamwork. The program is designed to be relevant and engaging, with a focus on five main principles, including creating a positive vision and fostering a positive mindset. J...
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Grab your copy: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessBook: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instruct...
In today's episode I talk about my new book and how it can transform your career by starting a freelance company that draws on your skills, experience, interests, and passions. And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career, or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a ca...
In Part 2, we dive deeper into the keys to unlocking your leadership potential. Dr. Daniel shares further insights, practical strategies, and personal experiences to inspire and empower you on your leadership journey. Join us as we explore overcoming limiting beliefs, embracing personal growth, and igniting your inner fire to lead with purpose and impact. Whether you're a seasoned leader or aspiring to step into leadership roles, this episode offers continued guidance and actionable advice to...
In part 1 of our conversation, Dr. Kevin Daniel shares his journey from a childhood marked by poverty to becoming an educator, emphasizing the transformative power of mentorship and support. Reflecting on our shared upbringing on farms, we underscore the importance of discipline and perseverance in achieving success while highlighting the significance of coaching and mentorship in overcoming challenges. We discuss the concept of leadership as service and the need for educators to recognize th...
Cheri Dixon is the owner of Cheri Dixon Consulting LLC, which she started after leaving a 28-year career in public education. Cheri loved the work she did with turnaround schools and continues to take that work into the business world, helping businesses scale their organizations to the next level. In addition, Cheri believes that the leader is crucial to any organization and supports leaders in developing their skills to strive for excellence in this global society. Hey friend. I'm Melinda, ...
Join Dr. Mel in this insightful episode as she explores the challenge of achieving work-life balance. Whether you're navigating a career transition, seeking clarity on your next steps, or simply striving for greater harmony in your daily life, this episode is for you. Dr. Mel shares three practical tips for setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, and aligning with your passions and purpose. Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine...
Dr. David Johnson is a fierce advocate for education and social justice. From Spanish Harlem to esteemed educational leadership, David's story is one of resilience and mentorship. Join us as he shares insights from his diverse experiences, highlighting the power of breaking barriers and the importance of equitable education for all. As the founder of Transform Ed Consulting, David is committed to empowering the next generation of leaders. Don't miss this inspiring conversation on his journey,...
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