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The High Performing Educator Podcast is hosted by keynote speaker and student mentor, Sam Demma. By tuning in, you will hear the stories and ideas of the world's brightest and most ambitious educators. You can expect interviews with Principals, Teachers, Guidance Counsellors and National Student Association Directors. Each episode will remind you why you got into education, and provide you with cutting-edge ideas that you can implement with your students. Know an educator that should be featured? Email us: info@samdemma.com

The High Performing Educator Podcast Sam Demma

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

The High Performing Educator Podcast is hosted by keynote speaker and student mentor, Sam Demma. By tuning in, you will hear the stories and ideas of the world's brightest and most ambitious educators. You can expect interviews with Principals, Teachers, Guidance Counsellors and National Student Association Directors. Each episode will remind you why you got into education, and provide you with cutting-edge ideas that you can implement with your students. Know an educator that should be featured? Email us: info@samdemma.com

    Ryan Laughlin - Leadership Teacher at Bluefield High School

    Ryan Laughlin - Leadership Teacher at Bluefield High School

    Ryan Laughlin is a proud Bluefield Bobcat from Prince Edward Island. Ryan is a veteran Physical Education and Leadership educator at Bluefield High School. Ryan prides himself on physical fitness, servant leadership, and teaching engaging lessons that serve to develop leadership skills. This has been a memorable year for Ryan as he received the physical education teaching excellence awarded by the Physical Education Association of PEI. In addition, Ryan is married to his favourite educator, Sam, and is a loving Dad to Huxley & Sloane.
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    Want to join the High Performing Educator Network:
    www.highperformingeducator.com 
    More information on Sam: www.samdemma.com


     

    • 23 min
    Cody Huseby - Teacher at Red Deer Catholic Schools

    Cody Huseby - Teacher at Red Deer Catholic Schools

    Proud Dad, Husband to an amazing wife, Grade 3 Teacher, Hockey Linesman, Man behind the Liger. Love my school and love my life!
    @Huseby88
     
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    Want to join the High Performing Educator Network:
    www.highperformingeducator.com 
    More information on Sam: www.samdemma.com

    • 14 min
    Joyce Sunada - Wellness Speaker, Coach and Facilitator

    Joyce Sunada - Wellness Speaker, Coach and Facilitator

    Joyce Sunada has over 30 years of experience as an educator. During that time she was a teacher, an administrator and provincial leader who helped create and support healthy school communities. 
    During the pandemic, Joyce stepped away from presenting workshops for a few months to identify what was truly important to her. This allowed her to establish the Joyful Collective, a collaborative group of women who work together to positively impact the wellness of educators through virtual workshops. And this time away also provided an opportunity to create sustainable lifestyle practices so she can better walk her talk and support others.  
    If Joyce could give educators only one piece of advice she’d say, “Take time for your wellness, so you won't be forced to take time for your illness.”  
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    Want to join the High Performing Educator Network:
    www.highperformingeducator.com 
    More information on Sam: www.samdemma.com

    • 25 min
    Natasha Bathgate - Director of Learning and Innovation at West Island College

    Natasha Bathgate - Director of Learning and Innovation at West Island College

    Natasha Bathgate is the Director of Learning and Innovation at West Island College, Calgary. An educator for 17 years, she is passionate about people, nature, and good design.
    Natasha was born in Wales, emigrated to Canada in 2008, and lived in Vancouver for 10 years. Currently in Calgary with her husband and twins aged 10, Natasha is driven by a need for continuous growth, new experiences, and feeling strong.
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    Want to join the High Performing Educator Network:
    www.highperformingeducator.com 
    More information on Sam: www.samdemma.com

    • 25 min
    Katie Lewis-Prieur & Sarah Abrams - Consultants at the Ottawa Catholic School Board

    Katie Lewis-Prieur & Sarah Abrams - Consultants at the Ottawa Catholic School Board

    Katie Lewis-Prieur has been in education for more than 25 years, many of it in the classroom teaching English and Drama before working in system-level positions at the Ottawa Catholic School Board.  She is blessed to be part of the Specialized Pathways team as the Experiential Learning consultant for K-12.
    Sarah Abrams has been with the Ottawa Catholic School Board for the past 22 years.  She spent the first 20 years of her career as a high school teacher and Guidance Counsellor and is currently the Guidance and Pathways Consultant for the board.  Sarah is passionate about helping students discover their pathway and supporting guidance teams in breaking down barriers for students to access whatever post-secondary path they wish to take.   
     
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    Want to join the High Performing Educator Network:
    www.highperformingeducator.com 
    More information on Sam: www.samdemma.com

    • 30 min
    Dr. Kirk Linton - K-9 Principal, EdD in Learning Sciences & Music teacher/trumpet player

    Dr. Kirk Linton - K-9 Principal, EdD in Learning Sciences & Music teacher/trumpet player

    Dr. Kirk Linton is a school principal in Calgary. He graduated with his Ed.D. from the University of Calgary in the Learning Sciences in 2019 and received recognition at the national level for his research on teacher professional learning and research-practice partnerships.
    He is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Vice Principal of the Year award from the Canadian Association of Principals as well as the 2015 Alberta Distinguished Leadership Award from the Council for School Leadership. He has presented at conferences nationally and internationally.
    Dr. Linton is passionate about creating engaging and authentic learning for students and teachers and he has worked tirelessly to create cultures of innovation in the schools he has served. He is a husband, father of 3 sons, and a trumpet player in his spare time.
    Twitter: @krlinton
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    www.highperformingeducator.com 
    More information on Sam: www.samdemma.com

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

tubby&sal ,

Great for educators

Great podcast that brings together all sorts of educators. Sam asks insightful questions that prompt profound answers and encourages an open discussion on varying techniques and philosophies on the education system. Perfect for anyone in the education system.

Seth Goldsweig ,

Great conversation

Sam,
Thanks for the opportunity to be on your podcast. You asked some great questions that really got me thinking.

LenoraP ,

A must for Leadership Advisors

In every episode I come away with a nugget of wisdom or an activity I can use the next day. As a leadership advisor adapting to our Covid reality, I am grateful for the inspiration and the help to keep my program going.

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