ARCHIVES

JOSHUA STAMPER'S ASPIRE PODCAST

October 30, 2021

Joshua Stamper and I had a great time discussing leadership, engagement, grading practices, and the teacher shortage.

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WNY ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ADMINISTRATORS

October 27, 2021

This was a presentation of my professional and personal journeys leading that led to becoming an educator, administrator, and author.

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STEVE BARKELY PODCAST FOR TEACHERS

October 26, 2021

Steve and I explore moving students from being non-compliant to compliant and from compliant to interested. We explore the role of relationships, consequences, and students’ interests in learning tasks. The value of students reaching a level of absorption is also addressed.

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EVERYONE ACADEMY

October 24, 2021

Aziz Soubai interviewed me about my experiences as a writer for his audience of English Language Learners.

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INSIDE THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE

October 16, 2021

Teacher evaluations can be fraught with anxiety and peril – or a way for leaders to develop trust, improve instruction, and improve organizations. How do great leaders approach teacher evaluations differently and how can we support our teaching staff?

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THE LEARNING JOURNEY

September 24, 2021

This was a presentation at the 2021 Buffalo State College PDS Conference. 

Even educators can have a difficult time explaining the differences between standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessments.  Learn the differences among each, but also how they work together in the learning journey.

Go to https://pds.buffalostate.edu/pds-conference-2021-recordings to access a recording of the presentation.

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THE BIG BOOK OF ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES LAUNCH PARTY

September 9, 2021

Check out the recording of the Launch Party for The BIG Book of Engagement Strategies.

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THE BIG ED IDEA PODCAST

August 21, 2021

By giving a voice to BIG Ed ideas, Ryan Scott hopes to connect the vision of one with the passion of another in order to stoke the fires of innovation!  Ryan and I had a chance to speak about engagement.

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EDUMATCH BLOG POST

April 16, 2021

EduMatch elevates the authentic voices of educators using evidence-informed practices to be the catalyst for change in education. In this post, I write about different leadership styles--including some that are ones to emulate and some to avoid.

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THE LEARNING PIT VLOG

April 10, 2021

If you are looking for inspiration, please take 50 minutes to The Learning Challenge's very first vlog--of which I was honored to be included.

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BOUYCAST PODCAST

March 25, 2021

I was honored to be the first guest of Season 2 of the BOUYcast Podcast with Jen Gibson.  It was a great conversation about the pandemic and engagement.

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GUEST BLOG FOR CHALLENGE LEARNING

March 2, 2021

I was honored to have been invited to be a guest blogger on The Learning Challenge blog.  This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, The BIG Book of Engagement Strategies, where I share how I use The Learning Pit with my graduate students.

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GUEST BLOG FOR THE LEARNING CHALLENGE

March 2, 2021

This blog was updated from the post originally published on on my website,  on November 14, 2019, and was being re-posted on The Learning Challenge Blog by their request.

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THE NEXT STEP EDU

January 7, 2021

Two educators, Caitlin Bowen and Lindsay Simpson, share and discuss their experiences in education as teachers and leaders. Through this podcast, Caitlin and Lindsay are looking to build a community of educators through fostering and encouraging communication around STEAM Education.  In this podcast, I talk about engagement and COVID.

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STEVE BARKLEY PONDERS OUT LOUD

January 7, 2021
(Podcast for Coaches and Leaders)

In each episode of the Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve offers insight on important educational topics, answer questions, and explore educational best practices, based on his over-30 year career as an education consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally.  In this episode, I describes my Engagement Framework and its application for supporting teacher professional development and coaching. I identify the connections between learning tasks and relationships in extending student engagement.

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STEVE BARKLEY PONDERS OUT LOUD PODCAST

December 8, 2020
(Podcast for Teachers)

In each episode of the Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve offers insight on important educational topics, answer questions, and explore educational best practices, based on his over-30 year career as an education consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally.  In this episode, I identify students’ responses to learning tasks along my Engagement Continuum from non-compliant to compliant to involved to absorbed. Gain some specific strategies for supporting an increase in student engagement.

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STEVE BARKLEY PONDERS OUT LOUD PODCAST

November 17, 2020
(Podcast for Parents)

In each episode of the Ponders Out Loud podcast, Steve offers insight on important educational topics, answer questions, and explore educational best practices, based on his over-30 year career as an education consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally.  In this episode, I share advice for parents on how to respond when kids are disengaged at home or school.

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GUEST BLOG POST ON STEVE BARKLEY WONDERS OUT LOUD

November 15, 2020

Steve Barkley invited me to share a blog post on his website,www.barkleypd. com.  I shared thoughts on how we perceive CHANGE including a framework for understanding the importance of coaching from a teacher’s agenda around desired student learning outcomes rather than the implementation of a “required” program.

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EDUMATCH BLOG POST

November 12, 2020

This post was written after I read Ta-Nehisi Coates' book Between the World and Me--a letter he wrote to his son. It made me think about life for my kids and about what my parents and grandparents hoped for me. I hope this post inspires you from one parent to another.

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EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AND BEYOND (ELB) PODCAST

November 5, 2020

Andrew Marotta is an energetic and enthusiastic school leader, author, speaker, and podcast host.  I greatly enjoyed my interview with him and I hope you do too!

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BOOK CONTRIBUTION

Released October 2020

I am a contributing author in a new book published by Routledge, The New Teacher’s Guide to Ten Common Challenges. My article is titled "I'll Be There for You." I also created an associated document that will be available for download.

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DIGICIT SUMMIT

October 15, 2020

I was with a panel of other EduMatch authors talking about Professional Learning Networks at the online Digital Citizenship Institute's DigiCit Summit.  This is summit was for all time zones, all languages, all ages.  People were connecting over 24 hours to model how to #UseTech4Good at school, home, play, and work.

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THE LASTING LEARNING PODCAST

October 3, 2020

Dave Schmittou is currently a professor of Educational Leadership at Central Michigan University, a former elementary school principal, former middle school principal, assistant principal, coach, and teacher.  The Lasting Learning  podcast was a really special opportunity!  I hope you like it as much as I do!

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TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS IN ENGAGEMENT IS NOT A UNICORN

September 30, 2020

How often do you hear the term “engagement” regarding teaching and learning?  Now, how often do you think that you and the person next to you have agreement about what engagement means?  Join me to learn about The Engagement Framework and discuss some strategies you can use starting tomorrow.

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BRIAN MENDLER

September 21, 2020

Brian Mendler has extensive experience working with challenging students in general ed, self-contained, and inclusion settings.  He provides staff development training for K-12 educators throughout the world with the focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students.  I really enjoyed the chance to be on Brian Mendler's podcast!

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NEW BOARD MEMBER TRAINING

September 12, 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, I provided the newly elected board of education members in my region of the state with training on their responsibilities regarding education.

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ENGAGEMENT IS NOT A UNICORN LAUNCH PARTY

September 9, 2020

Check out the recording of the Launch Party for Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It's a Narwhal).

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EDUMATCH BLOG POST

June 9, 2020

EduMatch elevates the authentic voices of educators using evidence-informed practices to be the catalyst for change in education. In this post, I share information about The Engagement Continuum from my book Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It's a Narwhal).

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WHAT'S COMING UP

I'm so excited to share these amazing opportunities I'm going participate in. 
Please let me know if you have any suggestions for future opportunities!