Nick Visits #TeachBetter19

Nick Sutton recently visited the first ever TeachBetter Conference in Ohio. Along with presenting, Nick recorded a number of quick interviews with some of those in attendance to learn more about what's happening across the educational landscape.

We’re sorry if any names are misspelled, etc. The environment was a little loud and some audio may be a bit difficult to understand in places. However, we think you’ll find that this episode highlights a lot of what educators are interested in at the time of this recording. 
We hope you enjoy this episode! 

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Thomas C. Murray: Future-Ready, Personal and Authentic

We enjoyed an incredibly informative talk with Thomas C. Murray about preparing students for the future, designing learning spaces, and his new book, Personal and Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Last a Lifetime.
Future Ready Schools are “...schools that put kids before adults… (and) do whatever it takes to support all kids… schools where people want to be… where people respect people.”
Learning space redesign is “...not about being pretty for Pinterest, this is understanding how the brain works (and) learns and how do we maximize spaces for learning.” Listen at Anchor or below:

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Website: and futureready.orgTwitter: @thomascmurrayAlso: Instagram: thomascmurrayedu
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This episode has been brought to you by IDEA - the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance.

School Leader Paradigm with Jason Leahy

“School leadership matters.” Dr. Jason Leahy, Director of the Illinois Principals Association, provides his perspectives on leadership, empathy, and the new School Leader Paradigm. Learn more about Dr. Leahy’s goal:

“Learning leaders leading learning organizations”
School leader paradigmSchool leader continuumScroll down to the bottom of either page above to learn about the School Leader Collaborative
Follow Dr. Jason Leahy:
Twitter: ipa_jasonEMail:
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Jodi Scott Provides a Regional and State View

Our guest this week is Jodi Scott, Superintendent of Regional Office of Education #33 in Henderson, Knox, Mercer, and Warren counties in Illinois.

Jodi talks with us about her experiences in professional development, the growth of technology, and the teacher & paraprofessional shortages. Jodi also discusses rural broadband and the growth of instructional coaching and other areas her regional office supports.

Jodi closes by discussing how Regional Offices support both teachers and administrators in their professional learning and networking opportunities.

Connect with Jodi Scott:
EMail: jscott@roe33.netWebsite:
You can find us on Twitter at
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Taking A Week Off

Thanks for tuning in! We're taking a week off to recharge and work on developing new relationships to help make this podcast even better down the road. Join us next week for a new interview! ~Nick & Matt

Everyone can learn math and more with Ryen Jackson

Ryen Jackson - R.J. - joins us to discuss math teaching and differentiation through centers at all grade levels, and the importance of making connections and building relationships.

R.J. helps us understand how to overcome the "fear" of math by developing a positive growth mindset, both with our students and with fellow teaching professionals. R.J. also explains how to use technology to facilitate the love of learning, in math and elsewhere.

In closing, R.J. offers administrators advice on teacher training and mindset when it comes to facilitating learning activities.

Connect with RJ:

Twitter: math_llcIG:
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Leadership Is A Verb

Join us as we discuss educational leadership, The Teacher Shortage in Illinois, and the importance of Professional Development with our guests, Diane Robertson and Ralph Grimm.

“Leadership is a verb” -- Ralph Grimm“Education is a world of change” -- Diane Robertson 

Connect with Diane and Ralph:  Diane Robertson: Ralph Grimm:

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You can find us on Twitter at @DrNickSutton @YodaMatt68

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Improving Performance with Dr. Paulie

Dr. Paul Gavoni - “Dr. Paulie” - talks with us about behavior, coaching, and leadership.
Read more from Dr. Paulie and friends Quick Wins: Accelerating School Transformation Through Science, Engagement, and Leadership, Manuel Rodriguez & Paulie Gavoni Deliberate Coaching, A toolbox for accelerating teacher performance, Paul Gavoni & Nicholas Weatherly (YouTube)YouTube: Behavioral Karma

Connect with Dr. Paulie:  Website: QuickWinsPro.comTwitter: @DrPaulieGlovesInstagram: @DrPaulieGlovesLinkedIn: Paul "Paulie" Gavoni, Ed.D. Facebook: Paulie.Gloves Remember to check out this and all past episodes at www.LearningThroughLeading.comYou can find us on Twitter at: Dr. Nick Sutton: @DrNickSuttonMatt Jacobson: @YodaMatt68How to Listen AnchorApple PodcastsBreakerCastroGoogle Podcasts

Unlearning with Nick Polyak

Superintendent Nick Polyak discusses the concept of “unlearning,” professional learning, technology and more in this episode. 
Dr. Nick Polyak: @npolyak

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Meet Nick's Former Teachers!

In this episode we talk to two of Nick Sutton's former teachers, Mr. Gregg Worrall and Mr. Todd Hilton!

We ask Mr. Worrall and Mr. Hilton, among other things...

How has your instruction evolved during your teaching career?How has technological resources impacted your instruction?How can we as educators influence and inspire more students to become future teachers?

Connect with out guests:
Greg Worrall: @mbhoops119
Todd Hilton: @blacksox33