Kristen is a National Board Certified Teacher in Illinois, currently teaching high school English to 10th and 12th grade students. She is also a blogger, presenter, and author, having recently published Differentiated Instruction in the Teaching Profession with EduMatch Publishing. In this episode, Kristen shares how differentiating instruction is more than simply giving students different assignments.
Jeff is the principal of Nelda Mundy Elementary School in California. Before moving into administration, he taught for 10 years as an elementary school teacher in grades 4, 5, and 6. Jeff is also the author of One Drop of Kindness, a children's book that beautifully illustrates the fact that it only takes one drop of kindness to fill a heart with love. In this episode, Jeff and Brent share stories of how acts of kindness, even the really small ones, can pay big dividends.
Crystal has been an educator for more than a dozen years, spending the first half of her career teaching in a brick and mortar school and the last several years teaching online. She has a passion for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), presenting at conferences and writing on the subject on her blog Teacher Love Tribe. In this episode, Crystal and Brent share stories and tips on how we can focus on and nurture the wellness of not only our students but ourselves as well.
Tamara is a mom, educator, and writer. A veteran of over 20 years in education, she has served as a classroom teacher, differentiation specialist, technology integration specialist, and instructional coach. Tamara is also the author of A Passion for Kindness, a book in which she shares her own kindness journey and showcases experiences from other kindness cultivators around the world. In this episode, Tamara and Brent share stories of how simple acts of kindness can positively change the world of those around us.
In this episode, Brent reads a chapter from his book Stories of EduInfluence, sharing several stories illustrating the life-changing impact we can make when we put relationships over rules.
Brandon is the Director of Educational Technology for the Roseville City School District in Northern California. He is passionate about making school fun for students and staff, as well as looking critically at what we do in our schools so we can meet the needs of our students. Brandon has been a CUE Rockstar Teacher camp presenter, CUE Rockstar Admin presenter, CUE Rockstar Admin Keynote, NAESP presenter, district keynote speaker, and Education Conference keynote speaker. In this broadcast, Brandon shares the story of the journey his district is making to switch to standards-based grading.
Chuck is a classroom teacher of 20 years, currently teaching Language Arts at the middle school level in New Jersey. He is also the creator of the fantastic teaching resource Teachonomy, the host of the Teachonomy Talks Podcast, and the author of uNnforgettable: Your Roadmap to Being the Teacher They Never Forget. In this broadcast, Chuck shares powerful stories about the impact we make and how we can be the teacher students never forget.
John is an elementary principal in the Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. He is also the co-host of the fantastic podcast "Between the Johns" where he and John Staumont share their ideas, questions, and connections between leadership, Personal Learning Networks, and their work towards supporting, scaling, and sustaining technology integration and innovation. In this episode, John and Brent share stories of how we can all make an impact with students, regardless of our position.
Albert is an educational leader with more than fifteen years in the field of education. His passion is to develop and curate unique and innovative solutions that improve the quality of the learning experience and to inspire educators by telling stories through cinematic, documentary-style films. Albert shares a multitude of resources on his website at educopilot.com and, in this episode, he and Brent share powerful stories of the importance of giving students (and adults) opportunities to be creative, without the fear of failure.
Craig is a K-12 Technology Integration Specialist and high school golf coach in Aurora, Nebraska. An active contributor online, he shares resources for teachers at thedigitaldogpound.com and on his website at craigbadura.com. In this episode, Craig and Brent share stories about overcoming the fear of failure when it comes to trying new things in the classroom.
Back for a second "Teaching Tales" episode, Jon is the Executive Director of CUE, leading cutting-edge professional learning opportunities for educators throughout California and Nevada. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and the creator of CUE Rock Star Camps and CUE Bold. Jon has helped create countless game-changing moments for teachers and administrators, and in this broadcast he and Brent share stories about the importance of building school culture.