Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org. A former Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, and educational technology researcher, Rushton now trains teachers and other professionals all over the world and shares inspiration in his book Making Your School Something Special. In this broadcast, Rushton and Brent share stories about connecting with students and how those connections can transcend curriculum and create lifelong memories for students.
Recognize the last name? Yep, Don is Brent's dad. Don has more than 35 years of experience in executive-level marketing and management and is the author of A Steward’s Journey, Solving the Money Maze. Since 2006, Don has served as Teen Challenge of Southern California’s Chief Administrative Officer, teaching both formally and informally on a daily basis. In this broadcast, Brent and his dad share stories of how good teaching starts with relationships.
Pat Kelley has worn many hats during his career in education. He has served as a middle school teacher, Coordinator of Child Welfare and Attendance, Assistant Principal, Principal, Director and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, and now serves as Superintendent of Murrieta Valley Unified School District. In this broadcast, Pat and Brent share stories of how our personal experiences can help shape us professionally.
Lisa started her career as an elementary school teacher in Southern California before moving into administration where she served as an elementary principal for 14 years. Now an educational and social media consultant, Lisa is passionate about supporting and mentoring new and pre-service teachers, committed to the mission that no teacher should have to go through his or her teaching days alone. In this episode, Lisa and Brent share stories about how connecting with other educators can pay huge dividends.