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An Educator's Legacy

50 EpisodesProduced by Mary SmithWebsite

How being an educator affects your life. Support this podcast:

50 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Award Winning Culture with Hans Appel

October 27th, 2020


Hans Appel is an educator, speaker and writer deeply committed to inspiring the whole child. He's the author or, Award Winning Culture: Building …

Stories From a Homeschool Mom with Angie Muniz Ngo

October 13th, 2020


Listen to this amazing podcast with homeschool veteran Angie Muniz Ngo! 

If you'd like to reach out to Angie, you can do it through Facebook-Angie …

Relationships for Building Character with Dan St. Romain

October 6th, 2020


Dan St. Romain is an educational consultant from San Antonio, TX. He recently retired after working in the school system for the past 30 years. Prior …

Shifting Motivation with Mike Anderson

September 22nd, 2020


Mike Anderson’s mission is to help make teaching and learning more self-directed and joyful for both children and teachers. He has been an educator …

Leading with Love with Brad Hughes

September 15th, 2020


Brad is an elementary school Principal with 25 years’ experience in education. He is currently at Forest Hill Public School in Kitchener, Ontario, …

Trust Your Gut with Todd Whitaker

September 8th, 2020


One of the nation's leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd Whitaker has written over 50 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do …

Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Homeschool/Virtual Experience with Christina Monclova

September 1st, 2020


Christina Monclova is an eight year homeschool veteran. She has taught her 4 girls through trial and error and done an amazing job throughout it all!

Servant Leadership with Meredith Akers

August 25th, 2020


Meredith Akers is a wife, mom, Christ-follower and elementary school administrator who believes that the best way to help others grow is to model …

Ripples in the Pond with Kristi Floyd

August 18th, 2020


Kristi Floyd is a 27 year educator with experience in 1st, 2nd, 4th, SPED, ESL, and is currently a Dyslexia Intervention teacher for a large district in the Houston area. She attended Sam Houston State University before …

Lead On! with Todd Nesloney

August 11th, 2020


Todd is an award-winning author for his work in co-authoring Kids Deserve It! and Sparks in the Dark. He has also written the book Stories from Webb and published a children’s book, Spruce & Lucy. Todd has been …

More Than Just A Yearbook by Mandy Cross

August 4th, 2020


Mandy Cross is beginning her 13th year teaching in a large school district in north Texas. She brings a truly fresh perspective as a middle school …

An Educator's Journey into the Science of Reading with Holly Stripling

July 28th, 2020


Holly began her teaching career in 2000 as a class size reduction teacher for a large school district in south Texas. She worked with third grade …

An Advocate for Children with Whitney Ahern

July 21st, 2020


Whitney Ahern is a 11 year diagnostician that has a heart for children. Her biggest passion is in teaching students to be their own self-advocate. She has spent her career helping students identify their strengths and …

Classroom Heroes with Karl Dunn and Miguel Hernandez

July 14th, 2020


In this week's episode of An Educator's Legacy, we meet two elementary school teachers with vastly different experiences. 

Karl Dunn is a 36 year …

Jump! with Jisha Iyer

July 7th, 2020


Jisha Iyer spent the last 14 years as a resource teacher in a large district in Texas. Previously, she was a teacher in India before she decided to Jump! 

Jisha is currently the owner and operator of Sleek Creperie and …

Unleashed with Kim Gilson

June 30th, 2020


Kim Gilson has had a "long and winding road" in her educational career. She began as a high school band director (just ask her about the  prop that …

A Librarian's Perspective with Adrienne Webster

June 23rd, 2020


Adrienne discusses how she supported educator's during the pandemic as well as her love of reading and history and all things books!

Join us for an …

Charming Readers with Charmion Mohning

June 16th, 2020


Charmion Mohning is a secondary reading coordinator for one of the largest districts in the state of Texas. She was raised on a farm in Iowa but …

White Privilege Explained with Erin Jones

June 9th, 2020


Listen to this week's podcast by Erin Jones as she explains "white privilege". It is enlightening and will give you the tools and insights to better …

Dealing with People with Paul Kessler

June 2nd, 2020


Paul Kessler is a behavior specialist in a large school district in Houston, TX. He has a degree from Central Michigan University in education and 21 …

The Power of Professional Journaling

May 12th, 2020


How can you grow during this time of uncertainty? Journaling! Research shows professional journaling has many benefits including health benefits! As we navigate unfamiliar territory, we may find ourselves struggling …

Bold and Bolder with Molly and Weston Kieschnick

May 5th, 2020


Co-authors Molly and Weston Kieschnick (who also happen to be partners in life) join me on this revealing podcast about some things education and …

De-escalation with Dignity with Jo Mascorro

April 28th, 2020


This week we talk to the behavior lady, Jo Mascorro! She gives specific examples on how to handle difficult behaviors and insight into how her work …

This is not what I expected my first year teaching with Baylee Tolopka.

April 14th, 2020


Baylee is a first year kindergarten teacher, who LOVES her job! She is a Sam Houston Graduate, was recently married and loves dogs, kids and …

The Gift of Leadership with Chelsea Stone

April 7th, 2020


"Never take for granted the difference you can make." One of the quotes from this great school leader. Chelsea talks about the difference she hopes …

Extending the Table

March 31st, 2020


Joshua Truitt is a second year statistics and math model teacher as well as tennis coach. He received the New Teacher of the Year Award and attended Southwestern University. He has a strong belief in teaching young men …

Leaving a Legacy with Susan Brenz

March 24th, 2020


Susan Brenz is a strong believer in building others up and allowing them to be successful! She loves to grow leaders! She sees the potential in …

Surviving the Pandemic with Erin Jones

March 17th, 2020


Erin Jones lives in Washington State, the most affected area of the US for the Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus. She offers insights and strategies to get …

Compliment or Manipulation?

March 11th, 2020


In this episode, we talk about finishing the year strong by cultivating relationships. The focus is on giving and receiving compliments to build …

Tik Tok Teachers

March 3rd, 2020


In this episode, Amanda Lund and a I talk about how education has changed and the challenges faced by the teachers of today. She provides insight into the struggles of the modern day educator. Amanda is a fifth grade …

Do the Right Thing with Dr. Patty Mooney

February 25th, 2020


This week's guest is Dr. Patty Mooney. Dr. Mooney is currently an adjunct professor at Lone Star College and a consultant at Leading School Learning. …

Family Comes First with Ana Lira

February 18th, 2020


Ana began her career as a first and fifth grade bilingual teacher before moving on to supervise bilingual teachers at the district level. She would …

It's Where You're Heart's At with Jodi Barber-Harris

February 11th, 2020


Jodi Barber-Harris began her educational career as a middle and high school science teacher. She soon became an instructional coach for science …

Who Cares? Juan Cares!

February 4th, 2020


Juan Lira is a Bilingual Licensed Vocational Counselor with 16 years experience behind him and a Board-Approved Supervisor. He was a teacher before …

Thrive with Dr. Jenny Severson

January 28th, 2020


Dr. Jenny Severson is a speaker, author and educational consultant with a doctorate in educational psychology. Her latest work, "Thrive" is a book …

Donna Clark-Love

January 21st, 2020


What an amazing woman Donna Clark-Love is! Not only is she out to save us from those bully's out there in the world, but also to save us from our own …

Tami West

January 14th, 2020


Join me for my interview with Dr. Tami West! She is so much fun y'all! You are going to absolutely love her! She does amazing work in supporting …

Pete Hall: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

January 7th, 2020


Pete Hall is an education icon! He is truly an amazing educator and man! I am so fortunate to be able to call him friend AND coauthor! He, Alisa …

Island of Misfits

December 31st, 2019


We’ve all had a class that is just difficult to handle. Sometimes, it’s the students that are off, sometimes it’s the mix of students that creates …

Wardrobe Malfunction

December 24th, 2019


We’ve all had those situations in the classroom where you break a heel off a shoe, or you look down and realize you have on one black shoe and one dark brown shoe. I’m not talking about that silly child’s play. In this …

I believe

December 17th, 2019


 Some people don’t believe in Santa Claus…personally, I do. Santa represents the spirit of generosity, love, kindness, joy and forgiveness, like Jesus Christ, my personal Lord and Savior. In the end, it doesn’t matter …

Keep Your Clothes on Girl!

December 10th, 2019


Small group instruction can be a behavior management nightmare if you don't have effective strategies in place. Join me today as I talk about proven strategies that make small group instruction not only doable, but also …

A Girl and Her Car

December 3rd, 2019


You'll either find a solution or find an excuse. Listen to find out what I learned throughout this experience.

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November 26th, 2019


How you respond or react to unexpected situations says a lot about you as a teacher. Do you see possibilities in the unexpected or do they frighten you?  Join us to hear about Maggots.

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The Look

November 12th, 2019


Learning how to use "The Look" in a classroom is a great tool for managing student behavior. Listen to find out how it affected my life when I …

Losing an Eye on the Playground

November 5th, 2019


Losing an eye on the playground is stressful enough, but when you have to deal with a super grumpy supervising teacher, you learn from it.

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My First Year Teaching

October 29th, 2019


I walked out of college and straight into a year from H&$$! It was rough and I have the appraisal to prove it. Listen to this show to hear about …

How to Ruin an Entire Group of 3rd Graders in Just One Year

October 22nd, 2019


In this episode of An Educator's Legacy, Mary talks about the struggle of learning that she gave at least one student, and possibly many more, the worst year of their academic career, leaving a negative legacy behind.

Trailer for An Educator's Legacy

October 17th, 2019


Thanks for tuning in to An Educator's Legacy. Each week we'll talk about how your decision to become an educator has had an effect on your life. 

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