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Rethinking Learning Podcast

Author: Barbara Bray

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Join Barbara Bray in her conversations with inspirational educators, thought leaders, and change agents to define their WHY and reflect on how they learned from their experiences and challenges. Each conversation is complemented with a post on her site that includes images, videos, links, and more that illustrate the stories of their lives. Join Barbara and her special guests as they share their personal journeys that will inspire you, touch your heart, and might even touch your heart.
126 Episodes
Natalie Reeves Billing lives in Liverpool, UK, and is an inspirational teacher, creative author. lyricist, and social entrepreneur. She has a wicked sense of humor and writes fantastical stories for young audiences. Natalie enjoys map making, pranking people, and munching on jelly beans.
Jillian DuBois teaches 2nd grade in Clearwater, FL, a learner, and infuser of JOY. Education has been her passion and heartbeat for 20 years where she loves guiding and partnering with her littles and colleagues to help them be all that they can with diligence and patience. This reflection is about her why to impart JOY, her book Liv's Seashells, and her story about her sister who influenced her book.
Just listen to Dr. Basil Marin, "JT" Taylor, and Barbara Bray share their thoughts about why now is the time to disrupt the status quo. It sounds as if they're sitting on a porch having a drink or coffee while sharing ideas. It goes deep. Enjoy!
Episode #112 is with Rich Simpson, a Year 6 teacher, Literacy Lead, from the Isle of Wight in the UK. He blogs about books and kindness and started the hashtag #kindnessripple on Twitter. After talking with Rich about his growing up in Northern Ireland and learning a little about his story, you will want to learn more.
Episode #111 is with Kendrick Thomas (KTTeeV), an Asst. Principal in Houston, certified life coach, speaker, mentor,  podcast host of Daily K, and the host of the KTTeeV Radio show.
Why we want to talk about Humanizing Distance Learning  Most of us have little choice now about incorporating digital pedagogy into our teaching. But that doesn’t mean we have to succumb to the dehumanizing effects of individualized or digitally driven education technology. We don’t have to force students to use web-based adaptive tools ...
Chip Baker is a fourth-generation educator, a speaker, host of the Success Chronicles Podcast, host of the Radio 111.7 Show, a Coach/Trainer for the John Gordon Power of Positive Leadership, and is the author of multiple books, videos, and resources.  What it was like growing up I was born in Dallas, Tx. My parents ...
Tommaso Lana is a performance and consulting artist and creator of Embodied Learning that is a multidisciplinary experiential training program that transforms educators’ communication and collaboration through sensory play, movement, and imagination. If you want to have joy in your life, check out what Tommaso (Tom) is doing to find resources behind the wall to design the future.
Enjoy Reflection #10: Barbara Bray's conversation with Chris McNutt, a 9th-grade digital design and media educator and Executive Director of the Human Restoration Project, on how to build a more human-centered classroom amidst a pandemic.
Joshua (Josh) Stamper, a middle school administrator in North Texas, provides strategies on trauma-informed practices and how to develop a restorative mindset. Josh hosts the Leadership Development Podcast and created the A.S.P.I.R.E. model, which is the staple in his new book, “Aspire to Lead”.
Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler shares her journey in Episode #107 as she became a teacher, staff developer, trainer, and professor of educational technology. She works with school sites and with cadres of learners at National University and at San Diego County Office of Education.
Barbara Bray reflects on empathy during this pandemic. She shares her journey when she lost her purpose and came back by reaching out for help and learning mindfulness strategies. Read her post for her story and tips to have empathy for you.
Episode #106 is with Derek Wenmoth who is regarded as one of New Zealand education’s foremost future-focused thinkers, and works extensively with schools and systems in New Zealand and elsewhere as they seek to prepare students for their future.
Episode #105 is about Turning Potential into Power. Experiences such as the Director of Digital Learning and Innovation in Milford Public Schools (MA), the elementary school principal in Natick, MA and Attleboro, MA, classroom teacher,  and district professional development specialist have provided Dr. Matthew X. Joseph incredible insights on how to best support teaching and learning.
Episode #104 with Olivia Van Ledtje (“LivBit”) and Cynthia Merrill, a mother-daughter team work together to inspire others to think about the power of citizenship online and student voice. They are co-authors of Spark Change: Make Your Mark on the Digital World.
This guest post is a cross-post of Matthew Weimann's post on Intersectionality from his website, The Captain of Class along with a reflection with Matt and Barbara.
Episode #103 is with Steve Sostak is co-director of Inspire Citizens, author of the Global Impact School Self-Study, designer and director of the IC Master Teacher Endorsement, co-director of , and a global education facilitator, implementing  @SDG2030 into school wide learning experiences.
Barry Sommer is a Licensed Educational Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. He recently retired as the Director of Advancement at Lindsay Unified School District where he was responsible for Lindsay Leads which was the CyberSchool reimagining learning at Lindsay Unified. Currently, Barry and Kelley Layton are consultants advancing ...
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 ...
Team Teaching Sisters, Michaela Loo, and Tricia Pettis shared their journey as personalized learning coaches and classroom teachers at South View Middle School in Edina, MN. They detail three components of the unit guide: the 3Ps, proficiencies, pathways, and profile that begins with an essential question as a great place to incorporate voice and choice.
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