May 24, 2019
Laura, a former middle and high school teacher, has focused her educational career on leading transformational change through Design Thinking and real-world connections so that all students have extraordinary learning experiences. She has overseen the implementation of technology-integrated instructional programs, the development of professional development to ensure the ongoing implementation of high standards of instructional practice, and the technical infrastructure to make sure those programs are a success. She’s been recognized as an Innovative Educator, Administrator of the Year, and San Diego County Top Tech Exec, as well as recently winning CUE’s Gold Disk award and the CFF Innovate Award.
Laura shares her ideas by presenting at conferences, including CUE and ISTE, as well as blogging at laurakspencer.com. She also serves as the President of SDCUE, the San Diego affiliate of CUE (Computer Using Educators).
May 15, 2019
Marisa Thompson is an educator living and working in Southern California and considers herself the luckiest person. She has a family she adores, friends who are family, and a life of variety, fun, and joy.
Marisa has an M.A. in Teacher Education and more than a dozen years of classroom experience teaching various levels of English including AP, Honors, College Prep, Remedial English, and Transitional English for English Learners. As a member of her district's Modern Learning Spaces, OER, Digital Portfolios, and ELA vertical teams, she helps assess success and develop curriculum and environmental goals for the secondary level as well as K-12. She is also an online instructor for the University of San Diego, a designated cooperating teacher for a CSU credential program, and a guest collaborator for a credential program at a private university.
Besides teaching, Marisa has worked as a coach and club advisor, and has traveled with students on educational trips to Greece, Turkey, Peru, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Traveling internationally since she was nine, she's been fortunate enough to visit more than twenty countries and nearly every continent.
She believes in the power of education, the transformative effects of travel, and the joy the unexpected can bring. Her children and students prove to her each day we can be optimistic about our future and she is grateful to be a part of their lives.
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May 9, 2019
We're thrilled to welcome a math teacher from a comprehensive public high school to the show, John Wilkes. John has been teaching for 18 years and rumor has it, he really cares about kids. In fact, he has a math equation: more care = better test scores.
May 8, 2019
Healthy, thriving adults are people who celebrate the successes of others and support their friends for better and worse. This episode corresponds to our social-emotional intelligence lesson plan called Good For You. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
May 2, 2019
Mature, healthy, and happy adults are people who put others needs and interests above their own. This lesson plan and episode are designed to help middle and high school students reflect on the assets they have, and how they can put them to use in the service of others.
If you'd like more information regarding our Social-Emotional lesson plans for schools, email us email@example.com
April 24, 2019
There's nothing that wakes someone up like a well-told story. Even more, stories that are vulnerable and relevant. But what stories can you share?
We often hear teachers and leaders tell us: I just don't have any interesting stories. Not true! You just haven't spent the time yet to reflect on the stories from your life, categorize them, or allegorize them. That's where we come in. We have a free giveaway for you called: Your Story Library. It's a simple tool designed to help you to think back in your life to recall stories that can be used later to influence others.
Get your Story Library here.
April 24, 2019
Healthy, thriving adults are ones who think through the big decisions in their lives to make wise, appropriate choices. Before our brains are fully developed, we need to create good processes to think through the major decisions we make about our futures- career paths, college choices, even who we spend time with. That's why we need to learn to think things through.
This student episode corresponds to a social-emotional lesson plan we have available for Middle and High School students. For more info, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
April 12, 2019
Brittany and her small team of essay experts serve clients locally throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and seamlessly across the country and around the globe via email, phone, and video chat.
Until 2012, Brittany spent her professional career working in higher education, and held positions in admissions and student services at the University of Pennsylvania at Penn Law and The Wharton School; Princeton University (undergraduate) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and the Johns Hopkins University-Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She has also served on admissions committees with American Councils for International Education and International Research and Exchanges Board; as an invited speaker to numerous community programs; and as an alumni interviewer and admissions representative for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Brittany is an active Executive Board member and Membership Director of the Penn GSE Education Alumni Association and an Associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.
Brittany received her doctorate in higher education from the George Washington University in 2012. Prior, she attended the University of Pennsylvania for her master’s, and the University of Vermont for her bachelor’s degree—a degree she obtained in three years.
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April 9, 2019
This episode corresponds to one of our social-emotional lesson plans called: It's My Time. Healthy adults manage their own time well.
For any questions you might have about our lesson plans, email us email@example.com
April 8, 2019
If you don't know Joe yet, you should, and you will.
JOE'S SIMPLE MISSION; RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION
Over the last 15 years he's spoken in educational settings all over the world with one simple mission… to reclaim human connection.
Whether it’s a Middle School in Minneapolis, a Professional Development workshop in Montana, or an International Conference in Malaysia…people are craving connection.
It’s only when we stop and slow down, separate from our screens, and truly listen to each other’s stories, that we can course correct, and give our youth the best chance to leave their mark on this world. Greatness lives in every single person. Every student, and every adult.
My mission is to help them discover this greatness, believe they can obtain it, commit to it, and most importantly... share it with others.
Connect with Joe and learn more about his work: Joe's website
Two videos Joe mentioned in the conversation: