Perspectives In Education Podcast Episode 5: Monica Burns: Educator, EdTech Consultant and Classroom Technology Advocate

Episode 5: Educator, EdTech Consultant and Classroom Technology Advocate

Our guest for episode 5 is Monica Burns.

Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com.  As an educator, Monica was part of her school’s Federal Magnet Funding leadership team and was a vocal advocate for bringing 1:1 technology into her 5th grade classroom. During her tenure as a classroom teacher, Monica used iPads to create engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Realizing the power of tech tools in the classroom, Monica started ClassTechTips.com to provide a resource for educators and administrators on implementing EdTech in the classroom.

In this episode we discuss:

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S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 4

Today we conclude our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week!

Part 4 comes from co-host Mike Rocco as he thanks the teachers that have had an impact on him from his high school teacher to his mother-in-law and wi

Thank you all for listening and hope that you have taken time this week to thank a teacher in your life!

S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 3

Our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week continues!

Part 3 comes from our friend Mike Lubelfeld.  Mike is the Superintendent of Deerfield Public School, District 109 in Illinois.  He is the co-host for #suptchat on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 P.M. CST as well as the co-author for The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today.  Mike will be a future guest on the podcast so stay tuned!

If your interested in sending your personal thank you/refection, please contact us!  We would love to add your recording to the show!

S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 2

Our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week continues!

Part 2 comes from our friend Tyler Tarver.  Tyler is an amazing educator from Arkansas and he showcases one of his strengths that we see in him as a leader/administrator/teacher in this episode: Humor.  The power of humor cannot go unnoticed with our students and staff.  Tyler is a future guest of the podcast and to check out some of the amazing things he is doing in education, check out his website: Tarver Academy.  You will not be disappointed!

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S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 1

This week we will be celebrating teacher appreciation week with reflections and thank you’s!

Part 1 our mini shows to celebrate Teacher Appreciation week comes from Justin as he thanks his daughters teachers, reflects on what it means to be a teacher, and thanks a few teachers who impacted him as he was growing up.

If your interested in sending your personal thank you/refection, please contact us!  We would love to add your recording to the show

S01 Episode 03: Lead Like a Pirate with Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf

Episode 2: Lead Like a Pirate

Our guests for episode 3 were Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf.

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Shelley has served as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. Her highly respected work focuses on building leadership capacity through coaching, collaboration, and building a positive culture of change which leads to dramatic improvements in teaching and learning. She now works as a full-time partner in Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and is the co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators and Lead Like a Pirate.

Beth is a middle school principal passionate about innovative and transformational leadership to maximize school culture and student and staff learning. Beth is an eMINTS (enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies) trained educator. She is a facilitator for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Leadership Academy, providing monthly professional development to state educational leaders through the integration of 21st century learning skills.  Beth is also passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment for all… schools where students and staff are running to get in, not out!  She is the co-author of Lead Like a Pirate.

In this episode we discuss:

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S01 Episode 02: Evangelist & Change Agent: Jon Bergmann, Flipped Learning, and their Global Initiative

Episode 2: Evangelist and Change Agent

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Our guest for episode 2 was Jon Bergmann.  Jon is an educator, evangelist, and change agent who is one of the pioneers of the Flipped Class Movement.  He is the author for 7 books including the bestselling book: Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student Every Day and is the founder of the global FlipCon conferences.  He also has a new book coming out in April called “Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning“.

In this episode we discuss:

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Growth Mindset, Building Significant Relationships , and Achieving Your Dreams

Episode 1: Student Perspective

Our first guest for our podcast was Miashanti Smith.  She was a student of mine who had an amazingly positive attitude on life.  Miashanti dreamed of playing professional football and I remember laughing, in my head of course, because she was a young woman.  Little did I know that their was a professional football league and now, she is a significant role player for the Pittsburgh Passion.  Outside of her dream she also faced a variety of other hurdles to tackle: oldest of 12 siblings, living in a dangerous neighborhood, being identified as having special needs, and just being a teenager trying to fit in.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The power of LISTENING
  • Growth Mindset
  • Dealing with Adversity
  • Urgency in Education – How that influences the learning process
  • The POWER of Building Significant Relationships

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