31 episodes

The Good News, Brad News Podcast amplifies the stories of heart-led educators moving from positive intention to ACTION--improving kids’ lives through service, connection, and finding the FUN! So glad you're here!

The Good News, Brad News Podcast Brad Hughes

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The Good News, Brad News Podcast amplifies the stories of heart-led educators moving from positive intention to ACTION--improving kids’ lives through service, connection, and finding the FUN! So glad you're here!

    The Seeds of Self-Compassion | Episode 31 with Lisa Baylis

    The Seeds of Self-Compassion | Episode 31 with Lisa Baylis

    Lisa Baylis is an educator, school-based counselor, facilitator and parent who has been sharing well-being strategies for over 20 years. She is a certified mindfulness and self-compassion teacher, who studied under pioneers Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristen Neff. 

    Lisa is the author of the book Self-Compassion for Educators, and the creator of the AWE Method--Awakening Well-being for Educators--which blends self-care, mindfulness and self-compassion.

    Lisa identifies self-compassion as the ultimate act of self-care. Over the last few years, Lisa has made a commitment to deepen her own personal practice around mindful self-compassion, and to teach it to educators specifically. 

    Lisa facilitates workshops, presentations, and retreats for educators providing both the theory and practice of self-compassion.

    Connect with Lisa!
    Facebook: @LisaBaylisEducator
    Twitter: @Lisa_Baylis
    Instagram: @lisabaylis
    Web: lisabaylis.com

    • 28 min
    Slow Down! Children Are Learning! | Episode 30 with Erin Mengeu

    Slow Down! Children Are Learning! | Episode 30 with Erin Mengeu

    Erin Mengeu is a passionate educator and mom of three beautiful and energetic kids. Erin's goal is to help educators and families implement strategies for developmental growth. She is a newly-published author of Slow Down! Children Are Learning! 

    Erin has taught elementary school for 18 years and has a Master’s degree in The Art of Teaching. Her passion is teaching Kindergarten and helping teachers find strategies that honor and promote developmental growth.

    Erin believes the most rewarding things in teaching are building relationships and watching kids gain independence and love for learning. She's passionate about implementing strategies for developing the whole child, and feels strongly about focusing on children's developmental growth to help them reach their highest potential.

    Connect with Erin!

    Twitter: @betheirdiff
    Instagram: @betheirdifference
    Facebook: @betheirdifference
    Web: betheirdifference.com

    • 26 min
    Above & Beyond | Episode 29 with Tim Stephenson

    Above & Beyond | Episode 29 with Tim Stephenson

    Tim Stephenson is a husband and father, high school teacher, author, blogger, podcaster and TEDx presenter, from Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

    Tim has made a career out of teaching science, notably through an Astronomy course that he created. He made a commitment early on to interact with his students and curriculum in uniquely connective ways, with a stance of curiosity, excitement, and determination to uncover his students' potential.

    Tim has thrived on being an educator that brings something just a little bit different to his students and school community--and over the years, Tim’s students have learned to expect the unexpected. He was thrilled when a group of his students nominated him for the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence, which he received in 2018.

    Tim is also the creator of the Science 360 podcast on the Teach Better Podcast Network and the author of Beyond the Classroom--a book that is both a long-form manifesto of Tim’s purpose as a teacher, and also a love letter to the promise and potential of a life in education.

    Connect with Tim!

    Twitter: @astrostephenson
    Instagram: @astrostephenson
    YouTube: Beyond the Sky

    • 25 min
    A Heart in the Write Place | Episode 28 with Dennis Mathew

    A Heart in the Write Place | Episode 28 with Dennis Mathew

    The multi-talented Dennis Mathew is a husband, father, elementary school speech pathologist, singer-songwriter and author, from Mustang, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

    Dennis has worked with students in schools and through non-profit work for over 20 years. In 2018, he launched his authorship with Bello the Cello, followed by My Wild First Day of School and How Grizzly Found Gratitude. He is also a singer-songwriter with a music album for schools called “The Let’s Roar Experience”. Dennis’ work, school visits and performances bring social-emotional learning, critical thinking, conflict resolution and character development to life.

    Dennis’ reach and influence are growing. His books and music have reached tens of thousands of students, and he continues to connect daily with other educators from all corners of the world. Even so, Dennis describes himself as just a guy who's still figuring out his story and his role in the world.

    Connect with Dennis!
    Web: www.booksbydennis.com
    Twitter: @storiesbydennis
    Instagram: @booksbydennis

    • 21 min
    Tech & Transformation | Episode 27 with Debbie Tannenbaum

    Tech & Transformation | Episode 27 with Debbie Tannenbaum

    Debbie Tannenbaum is a School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, Virginia. Debbie loves learning and helping students and teachers use technology as a creative tool to activate and amplify student learning. 

    Debbie has always loved using technology. She has a Masters in Educational Technology from Johns Hopkins University (2002). Before becoming a Technology Specialist, Debbie was a classroom teacher (mostly 4th and 5th grades) for 19 years after graduating from University of Maryland, College Park.

    Debbie hosts tannenbaumtech.com and is a regular blogger. Her first book, TRANSFORM: Techy Notes To Make Learning Sticky (Road to Awesome, LLC), was published in 2021.

    Debbie has four teenagers, an amazing and supportive husband, and a sweet dog, Brisket. She is also a runner and ran her second half marathon in May 2019.

    Connect with Debbie!
    Twitter: @tannenbaumtech
    Web: tannenbaumtech.com

    • 20 min
    Reinventing Culture | Episode 26 with Dr. Courtney Plotts

    Reinventing Culture | Episode 26 with Dr. Courtney Plotts

    Dr. Courtney Plotts is a dynamic keynote speaker, author and professor.

    Dr. Plotts is the National Chair of the Council For At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards, the country’s only organization that provides standards for working with marginalized and nontraditional students in Kindergarten to college. Her role as National Chair includes training, consulting, and research.

    Her subject matter expertise has been used in a variety of book publications. Most recently, “Small Teaching Online” by Flower Darby with James M. Lang, published in June 2019.

    Dr. Plotts was recognized in 2017 by the California State Legislature for a bold commitment to change in education. She is currently in talks with higher education institutions to launch an institute that focuses on diversity and best practices in online teaching spaces.

    Connect with Courtney!

    Web: courtneyplottsphd.com
    Twitter: @courtney_plotts
    LinkedIn: courtneyplotts

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Chey Cheney ,

Brad hits the mark

Fast pace, easy listening and poignant talking points that will keep you coming back for more episodes.

Brad relievers a wonder personal reflection and anecdote about his guests and then follows up with an interview that captures the essence of each guest

🙌🏻🙌🏽

Chey and Pav

Top Podcasts In Education

TED and PRX
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
iHeartPodcasts
The Atlantic
Dear Media
Daily Stoic | Wondery