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The Counter Narrative: Changing the Way We Talk (and think) About Education

124 EpisodesProduced by Charles WilliamsWebsite

A podcast dedicated to changing the way we talk and think about education. We all know that the field isn't perfect but there is plenty of awesome work happening everyday. Listen in as I profile educators who are positively impacting their staff, students, and communities. Support this podcast: htt… read more

124 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Episode 122: Pause to Ponder - Where Have All the Folktales Gone?

September 23rd, 2022

15:27

Folktales are a central part of our educational systems ... especially in the early grades. However, these tales reflect the Eurocentric ideologies …

Episode 121: Interview with Shaun Woodly

September 16th, 2022

40:54

In this episode, I chat with Shaun Woodly, a decorated K-12 teacher, university professor, and author whose deep passion and research have allowed him great success as an educator and entrepreneur. He is the architect …

Episode 120: Pause to Ponder - The Duality of Resiliency

September 9th, 2022

16:34

Resiliency is often used to describe strong individuals ... those who push through the toughest of obstacles and emerge victorious. For many, it has …

Episode 119: 7 Mindshifts for Educational Leaders

September 2nd, 2022

1:01:24

In this episode I chat with three phenomenal guests. T.J. Vari, Connie Hamilton, and Joseph Jones have experience as building and district school …

Episode 118: Pause to Ponder - O say can you see...

August 26th, 2022

15:38

America is many things and none of those things are mutually exclusive. Why then, do we often apply that same principal to those who respond …

Episode 117: Interview with Dan Wolfe

August 19th, 2022

53:58

In this episode, I chat with Dan Wolfe, an educational leader who has served in Pasco County, Florida for more than 20 years. During this time, he …

Episode 116: More than Cliches?

August 12th, 2022

12:03

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 115: Interview with Vernon Wright

August 5th, 2022

1:06:46

In this episode, I chat with Vernon Wright, an entrepreneur, speaker, life coach, consultant, and leader. He has over 18 years of experience in …

Episode 114: Pause to Ponder - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

July 29th, 2022

11:37

What happens when you are torn between leaving a company and serving your community? Listen as I share my decision to walk away after 10 years of working at the same company. 

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Episode 113: Interview with Jed Stefanowicz

July 22nd, 2022

47:29

In this episode, I chat with Jed Stefanowicz, a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, Massachusetts who provides job-embedded professional development …

Episode 112: Pause to Ponder - Tell Your Story

July 15th, 2022

9:48

What is your story? Have you shared it?

What is a lesson that you learned? Have you shared it?

What we often consider normal just may be someone else's breakthrough. It is our duty to put out this information so that we …

Episode 111: Interview with Rabia Khokar

July 8th, 2022

41:11

In this episode, I chat with Rabia Khokar, an elementary teacher in Toronto and an education and equity consultant at Rabia Teaches. She is also a …

Episode 110: Pause to Ponder - The NY Yankees and Teacher Retention

July 1st, 2022

14:39

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 109: Interview with Zachary Korth

June 24th, 2022

41:00

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 108: Pause to Ponder - My Hopes for Juneteenth

June 17th, 2022

15:19

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 107: Interview with Carmen Daniel

June 10th, 2022

41:19

In this episode, I chat with Carmen Daniel, the Owner and Founder of Dare 2 Dream: College & Career Consulting in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Carmen is …

Episode 105: Podcast Collaboration with Conceptually Speaking

May 27th, 2022

49:11

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 104: Pause to Ponder - Be A Man!

May 20th, 2022

16:34

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 103: Interview with Dr. LaQuanta Nelson

May 13th, 2022

40:04

In this episode, I chat with Dr. LaQuanta Nelson, a former guest of ours on Inside the Principal’s Office and The Boss (you’ll hear more about that later). She has served in education as a mentor, motivational speaker, …

Episode 102: Pause to Ponder - Star Wars & Mental Health

May 6th, 2022

18:02

What do Star Wars and Mental Health have in common? Apparently a lot more than I originally thought. Though I am a fan of the series and recognized the iconic quotes that can easily be attributed to most areas of life, …

Episode 101: Interview with Anurupa Ganguly

April 29th, 2022

45:53

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 99: Interview with Debbie Tannenbaum

April 15th, 2022

39:47

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 98: Pause to Ponder - April Fool's Day

April 8th, 2022

14:30

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 97: Interview with Lee Hole

April 1st, 2022

38:23

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 96: Pause to Ponder - Shifting from Discourse I to II

March 25th, 2022

17:41

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 95: Interview with Lissette Jacobson

March 18th, 2022

45:21

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 94: Pause to Ponder - Subconscious Stress

March 11th, 2022

20:46

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 93: Interview with Alycia Worthy

March 4th, 2022

49:31

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 92: Pause to Ponder - Building Background Knowledge

February 25th, 2022

14:10

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 91: Interview with Lindsay Titus

February 18th, 2022

39:03

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 90: Pause to Ponder - Remember the Alamo

February 11th, 2022

24:05

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 89: Interview with Ryan Tibbens

February 4th, 2022

52:03

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 88: Grace & Accountability - A Delicate Balance

January 28th, 2022

16:34

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Episode 87: Interview with Rick Holmes

January 21st, 2022

38:26

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 86: Pause to Ponder - MLK Day: A Time for Remembrance

January 14th, 2022

11:57

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 85: Interview with Cale Zuiker

January 7th, 2022

35:36

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 84: Pause to Ponder - Three Questions for 2022

December 31st, 2021

14:43

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 83: 2021 Holiday Episode

December 24th, 2021

1:09:01

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 82: Pause to Ponder - Return to Remote?

December 17th, 2021

16:24

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 81: The 2020 Holiday Special

December 10th, 2021

59:44

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 80: Pause to Ponder - Drunk Shakespeare

December 3rd, 2021

16:01

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 79: Interview with Katie Kinder (part 2)

November 26th, 2021

45:38

.Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 78: Principal Voices from the IPA Conference (part 2)

November 19th, 2021

10:35

.Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 77: Interview with Sandra Donague

November 12th, 2021

47:54

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 76: Principal Voices from the IPA Conference (part 1)

November 5th, 2021

9:16

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 75: Interview with Trelane Clark

October 29th, 2021

37:05

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 74: Pause to Ponder - Care & Candor

October 22nd, 2021

13:45

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 73: Interview with Jillian DuBois

October 15th, 2021

44:48

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 72: Pause to Ponder - Principal Appreciation Month

October 8th, 2021

11:13

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 71: Interview with Chuck Moss

October 1st, 2021

38:17

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 70: Interview with Darrin Peppard

September 17th, 2021

47:56

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 68: Interview with Cristobal Saldana

September 3rd, 2021

32:00

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 67: Interview with Jennifer Haston-Maciejewski

August 20th, 2021

45:42

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 65: Interview with Santiago Meza

August 6th, 2021

39:01

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 64: The Dallas Event

July 30th, 2021

11:55

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 63: Interview with Alfonso Mendoza

July 23rd, 2021

55:49

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 61: Interview with Traci Nicole Smith

July 13th, 2021

1:03:19

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 60: Pause to Ponder - America's Independence Day

July 2nd, 2021

25:00

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 59: Interview with Melinda Arnost

June 25th, 2021

40:09

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 58: Interview with Matthew Joseph

June 12th, 2021

39:20

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 57 - Deconstructing Curriculum

June 4th, 2021

18:07

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 56: Interview with Christine Ravesi-Weinstein

May 28th, 2021

55:44

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 55: Pause to Ponder - School to Prison Pipelines

May 23rd, 2021

17:17

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 54: Mental Health Awareness Month with Cait O'Connor

May 14th, 2021

48:13

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 53: Pause to Ponder - The Anniversary Episode

May 7th, 2021

10:41

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 52: Interview with Hedreich Nichols

April 30th, 2021

37:43

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 51: Interview with Debbie Furgueson

April 16th, 2021

41:40

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Episode 49: Interview with Michael Weingarth

April 2nd, 2021

1:00:24

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 48: Pause to Ponder - Equal Expectations

March 26th, 2021

12:34

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 47: Interview with Livia Chan

March 19th, 2021

44:03

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 46: Pause to Ponder - Women's History Month

March 12th, 2021

15:39

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 45: Interview with Clement Townsend

March 5th, 2021

33:50

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 44: Pause to Ponder - Do We Need Black History Month?

February 26th, 2021

14:08

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 43: Interview with Katie Kinder

February 19th, 2021

40:27

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 42: Pause to Ponder - What's In A Name?

February 12th, 2021

12:19

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 41: Interview with Cait O'Connor

February 5th, 2021

32:55

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 40: Podcast Collaboration with Dr. Sam Fecich of EduMagic

January 29th, 2021

41:59

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 39: Interview with Dawn Harris

January 22nd, 2021

33:36

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 38: Pause to Ponder - MLK

January 15th, 2021

9:45

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 37: Interview with Dustin Pearson

January 8th, 2021

26:37

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 36: Pause to Ponder - 2021

January 1st, 2021

10:40

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 35: The Christmas Special

December 25th, 2020

58:53

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 34: Pause to Ponder - Wrapped 2020

December 18th, 2020

11:35

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 33: Interview with Craig Randall

December 11th, 2020

29:43

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 32: Pause to Ponder - Walk Your Talk

December 4th, 2020

10:21

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 31: Interview with Andre Daughty

November 27th, 2020

49:06

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 30: Pause to Ponder - Thanksgiving

November 20th, 2020

10:00

Its that time to give thanks. To be appreciative for all that you have. However, in our current setting, that is much easier said than done. 

In this …

Episode 29: Interview with Tracy Scott Kelly

November 13th, 2020

43:38

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 28: Pause to Ponder - You Have the Power to Create Change

November 6th, 2020

9:36

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 27: Interview with P. Sloan Joseph

October 30th, 2020

40:47

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 26: Pause to Ponder - Reimagining Education

October 23rd, 2020

10:58

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 25: Interview with Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

October 16th, 2020

46:43

In this episode, I chat with Kwame Sarfo-Mensah, a 14-year veteran urban educator and the founder of Identity Talk Consulting, LLC., an independent …

Episode 24: Pause to Ponder - Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

October 9th, 2020

9:53

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 23: Interview with Aviva Levin

October 2nd, 2020

30:33

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 22: Pause to Ponder - The Achievement Gap

September 29th, 2020

11:18

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Episode 21: Interview with Carly Spina

September 18th, 2020

28:29

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 20: Pause to Ponder - Our First Week Back

September 11th, 2020

8:39

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Episode 19: Interview with Chey & Pav

September 4th, 2020

49:30

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often …

Episode 18: Pause to Ponder - Nice White Parents

August 28th, 2020

12:47

Years ago, producer Chana Joffe-Walt started reporting on one school in New York. She thought the story was about segregation and inequality in …

Episode 17: Interview with Casey Jakubowski

August 21st, 2020

40:36

In this episode, I chat with Casey Jakubowsi, an educational researcher out of New York. Although he was born in Buffalo, New York, Casey and his parents moved throughout the state because of his father’s work. Casey …

Episode 16: Pause to Ponder - Principal Permissions

August 14th, 2020

13:48

Despite being told that it's not always necessary to ask for permission, I often found myself granting permissions for what I thought was clearly …

Episode 15: Interview with Jennifer Appel

August 7th, 2020

31:28

In this episode, I chat with Jennifer Appel, an educator, author, coach, speaker, co-founder of Award Winning Culture, and Chief Heart Officer for …

Episode 14: Pause to Ponder - Do One Thing

July 31st, 2020

6:45

In this word of chaos, it is easy to become overwhelmed. It is easy to look around at all that needs to be done and be tempted to give up or burn yourself out by tackling so much that nothing gets accomplished. I know …

Episode 13: Interview with Suzanne Dailey

July 24th, 2020

25:18

In this episode, I chat with Suzanne Dailey, a proud instructional coach in the Central Bucks School District, the 3rd largest in Pennsylvania. Here …

Episode 12: Pause to Ponder - The Current State of Education

July 17th, 2020

13:32

It appears that our time has come and gone. For a brief moment, educators were recognized for the myriad of tasks that we complete on a daily basis. We were thanked for not just providing an education but serving as …

Episode 11: Interview with Joshua Buckley

July 10th, 2020

42:42

In this episode I chat with Joshua Buckley who is a high school social studies teacher in Mesa, AZ and also serves as the president of his local …

Episode 10: Pause to Ponder - The Myth of the Absent Parent

July 4th, 2020

9:04

One thing that struggling schools cite as their most frustrating obstacle is the lack of parental involvement. Schools consistently suggest that …

Episode 9: Interview with Lisa Gaede

June 26th, 2020

28:41

In this episode, I chat with Lisa Gaede, an educator who is excited to begin her 30th year in education as a Speech and Language Pathologist in an …

Episode 8: Pause to Ponder - 5 Tips to Combat Racism

June 19th, 2020

11:06

With so many conversations surrounding the issue of racism, there is a lack of actionable advice on how to actively address racism. Listen as I share 5 practical tips to combat racism. 

1. Be a Partner

2. Be A Student

Episode 7: Interview with Jeffrey Millner

June 12th, 2020

24:22

In this episode, I chat with Jeffrey Millner, the assistant principal of Thomas Dell High School in Virginia. He has served as an educator for 22 …

Episode 6: Pause to Ponder - Aspiration, Access, & Advocacy

June 5th, 2020

11:04

Pandemics and protests? The world in which we are living is vastly different then what it was a few short months ago. Some educators are now faced …

Episode 5: Interview with Tara Desiderio

May 29th, 2020

30:04

Tara Desiderio is a K-5 Principal at Wescosville Elementary School in the East Penn School District in Pennsylvania. She has served as an educator …

Episode 4: Pause to Ponder - Serenity, Courage, Wisdom

May 22nd, 2020

13:23

Serenity, Courage, Wisdom.

Three simple yet powerful words. 

Reflecting on an experience in which I took my daughter for her high school graduation …

Episode 3: Interview with Elijah Carbajal

May 15th, 2020

36:17

In this episode, I chat with Elijah Carbajal, an innovative educator who believes in challenging the norms by creative authentic learning …

Episode 2: Pause to Ponder - The Brain's Response to Perceived Threats

May 8th, 2020

18:12

Did you know that our brains are hardwired to consistently scan our environments for changes? When we notice something, whether consciously or not, that is a perceived threat, our brains immediately begin releasing …

Episode 1: Interview with Heather Shaw

May 1st, 2020

22:08

Heather Shaw has been an educator for over 20 years serving as both a teacher and a Vice Principal. She is currently teaching English and AP Language.  Heather is also the mother to 4 boys, the youngest of whom is a …

Trailer

April 12th, 2020

2:48

A brief introduction to The Counter Narrative Podcast.

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Three Enlightened Minutes - The Staffroom Podcast

April 5th, 2020

3:48

This episode covers my "Three Enlightened Minutes" for The Staffroom Podcast hosted by Chey and Pav out of Toronto. In it, I discuss moving beyond hastags, or shifting from discussion to action. With the COVID-19 …

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