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Nick Visits #TeachBetter19

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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! 

Clip 1: WearCareShare.comClip 2: Joshua Stamper of the Aspire Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get podcasts Clip 3: Michelle White, Dunlap, IL, elementary educator reflects on culturally responsive education Clip 4: Nick Mann of TeacherFit.fit discusses educator wellness Clip 5: Alex Oris of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, discusses technology integration Clip 5: Mark Losey and Milo, the Robot for AutismClip 6: Jake Miller, from the Educat…

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

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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:

Connect with Tomas C. Murray at:
Website: thomascmurray.com and futureready.orgTwitter: @thomascmurrayAlso: Instagram: thomascmurrayedu
You can find us on Twitter at
@DrNickSutton http://twitter.com/DrNickSutton@YodaMatt68 http://twitter.com/YodaMatt68
This episode has been brought to you by IDEA - the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance.

School Leader Paradigm with Jason Leahy

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“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: jason@ilprincipals.org ilprincipals.org
You can find us on Twitter at
@DrNickSutton@YodaMatt68 ----- This week's episode is sponsored by IDEAillinois.org

Jodi Scott Provides a Regional and State View

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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: www.roe33.net
You can find us on Twitter at
@DrNickSutton http://twitter.com/DrNickSutton@YodaMatt68 http://twitter.com/YodaMatt68 This week's episode is sponsored by IDEAillinois.org

Taking A Week Off

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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

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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: RJ_CmathRJConsultingMath.com
You can find us on Twitter at @DrNickSutton http://twitter.com/DrNickSutton @YodaMatt68  http://twitter.com/YodaMatt68 How to Listen 
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Leadership Is A Verb

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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: drobertson@isasedu.org Ralph Grimm: rgrimm@iasaedu.org

Remember to check out this and all past episodes at www.LearningThroughLeading.com

You can find us on Twitter at @DrNickSutton http://twitter.com/DrNickSutton @YodaMatt68  http://twitter.com/YodaMatt68

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Improving Performance with Dr. Paulie

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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

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

Remember to check out this and all past episodes at www.LearningThroughLeading.com

You can find us on Twitter at @DrNickSutton http://twitter.com/DrNickSutton @YodaMatt68  http://twitter.com/YodaMatt68 How to Listen 
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Meet Nick's Former Teachers!

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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