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I am a learner, author, speaker, and sometimes I make podcasts talking about any and all of these things. One day, I will rap in my podcasts officially making me a SoundCloud rapper.

The Innovator's Mindset (The Podcast‪)‬ George Couros

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings

I am a learner, author, speaker, and sometimes I make podcasts talking about any and all of these things. One day, I will rap in my podcasts officially making me a SoundCloud rapper.

    3 Questions on Educators that Inspire with Steve Bollar - The #InnovatorsMindset Podcast

    3 Questions on Educators that Inspire with Steve Bollar - The #InnovatorsMindset Podcast

    Steve Bollar reflects on a teacher who continuously made the effort to check in long after he left the teacher’s class and even after he left the school - this teacher made him want to be an art teacher because of the way she inspired and interacted with the students. In this episode, Bollar shares this quote: “Confidence is arrogance under control." Hear this story, the conversation that led up to that amazing quote, and the answers to the rest of George’s three questions:


    Who is a teacher that has inspired you and why?

    Who is an administrator that has inspired you and why?

    What advice would you give your first-year teacher self?

    Quote:
    "I think about the things that I don't like and I don't do them."

    "Confidence is arrogance under control."

    Links:
    Stand Tall Steve - https://www.standtallsteve.com/

    Stand Tall Leadership on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Stand-Tall-Leadership-Differently-Successfully-ebook/dp/B086Q7BG28

    Steve Bollar on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StandTallSteve?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Please share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Instagram at #InnovatorsMindset.

    More at georgecouros.ca

    George Couros on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Instagram: https://instagram.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgecourosauthor/

    George Couros on LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/george-couros-a5146519

    For the full audio podcast: https://linktr.ee/gcouros

    The Innovator's Mindset:https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Mindset-Empower-Learning-Creativity/dp/0986155497/ref=zg_bs_69830_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ARY8KZTA242NVFMHF9X0

    Innovate Inside the Box: https://www.amazon.com/Innovate-Inside-Box-Empowering-Innovators/dp/1948334127/ref=zg_bs_69830_12?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=75E0ZS6R2J330FAM9Y0A

    Music from Bensound - http://bensound.com/

    • 17 min
    February 2021 Highlights from the #InnovatorsMindset Podcast!

    February 2021 Highlights from the #InnovatorsMindset Podcast!

    Another month of amazing educators and amazing ideas shared during #TheInnovatorsMindset Podcast! In this month’s highlights, you will hear some great insights from Dr. Mary Hemphill-Joseph, Steve Bollar, Naomi Toland, Dr. Sarah Thomas, Dr. Derrick Love, Amber Teamann, Kim Strobel, and Vernon Wright! Hear their highlight clips and then check out their full episode by clicking the links below. Don’t forget to also share your thoughts in the comments below - what advice would you give yourself in your first year teaching?


    Dr. Mary Hemphill-Joseph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCeDdEjcHac
    Dr. Mary Hemphill-Joseph reflects on the impact that her third-grade teacher, Mrs. Melvin, made on her by creating amazing learning opportunities and helping all learners develop a sense of belonging as she connected academics to the power of kindness and integrity.


    Steve Bollar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgBnKaFEqXw
    Steve Bollar shares his definition of integrity and reflects on the importance of integrity. Bollar shares that part of having integrity is connected to what other people can depend on.


    Naomi Toland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK7EEgxZbz0
    Naomi Toland shares how she continues to learn about our brains as she explains how our brain can “catastrophize everything.” Toland also shares a way to evaluate the conclusions that our brain jumps to.


    Dr. Sarah Thomas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrVsPaOUiA4&t=2s
    Dr. Sarah Thomas has been incredibly open with her learning - both related to education and in her personal life. In this clip, Dr. Thomas shares how Saved By the Bell inspired her to get into investing! She opens up about how her blog has grown and shown her learning over time.


    Dr. Derrick Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoBGvqQpanc
    Dr. Derrick Love reflects on communicating and hearing diversity in thought in order to work towards the best outcome for all learners. Dr. Love expands on how this looks in his professional life in this shorter clip of The Innovator’s Mindset Podcast!


    Amber Teamann: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL4u64bO9wQ
    Amber Teamann discusses the high expectations she has for her learners and how “that is (her) floor and never, ever (her) ceiling.” Teamann reflects on how she shares content with other learners and how that can connect with the expectations we have.


    Kim Strobel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHyBT2dzGeQ
    Kim Strobel shares some of the research from Shawn Achor. In this clip, Strobel reflects on the notion of the conventional happiness formula and how it is wrong. She shares research from Achor and reflects on how this formula, in part because of Achor’s work, has been proven to be backwards and we should be putting our wellbeing at the forefront.


    Vernon Wright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zQh0jOOnZk
    Vernon Wright shares a few of his daily routines that have made a positive difference in his professional and personal life. Through these daily practices, Wright shares how he is finding more balance and positivity in his daily life.

    Please share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Instagram at #InnovatorsMindset.

    More at georgecouros.ca

    George Couros on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Instagram: https://instagram.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgecourosauthor/

    George Couros on LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/george-couros-a5146519

    For the full audio podcast: https://linktr.ee/gcouros

    The Innovator's Mindset:https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Mindset-Empower-Learning-Creativity/dp/0986155497/ref=zg_bs_69830_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ARY8KZTA242NVFMHF9X0

    Innovate Inside the Box: https://www.amazon.com/Innovate-Inside-Box-Empowering-Innovators/dp/1948334127/ref=zg_bs_69830_12?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=75E0ZS6R2J330FAM9Y0A

    Music from Bensound -

    • 14 min
    The Whole Educator & Saved by the Bell - A Convo with Dr. Sarah Thomas - Season 2 Ep 9

    The Whole Educator & Saved by the Bell - A Convo with Dr. Sarah Thomas - Season 2 Ep 9

    Dr. Sarah Thomas is an amazing and inspiring educator who brings such a powerful energy to this episode of The Innovator’s Mindset podcast!

    As the founder/CEO of #EduMatch, Dr. Thomas shares what she has learned during her time in education as well as what inspired her to start #EduMatch. Hear the surprising story behind how the 80’s/90’s TV show, Saved by the Bell, inspired Dr. Thomas to become more financially literate. For more awesome content from Dr. Sarah Thomas, follow her on Twitter @sarahdateechur.


    Links:
    Dr. Sarah Thomas, PhD on Twitter - https://twitter.com/sarahdateechur

    #EduMatch - https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EduMatch&src=hashtag_click

    Alanis Morissette Pop Songs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7afdfBHj4

    Dr. Sarah Thomas First Blog Post - https://medium.com/sarahdateechur/i-keep-forgettin-3348ebd67550

    Dr. Sarah Thomas Blog Post as Retweeted by George Couros - https://twitter.com/gcouros/status/1158199447387590656

    Dr. Sarah Thomas Website - https://www.sarahjanethomas.com/

    Please share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Instagram at #InnovatorsMindset.

    More at georgecouros.ca

    George Couros on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Instagram: https://instagram.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgecourosauthor/

    George Couros on LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/george-couros-a5146519

    For the full audio podcast: https://linktr.ee/gcouros

    The Innovator's Mindset:https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Mindset-Empower-Learning-Creativity/dp/0986155497/ref=zg_bs_69830_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ARY8KZTA242NVFMHF9X0

    Innovate Inside the Box: https://www.amazon.com/Innovate-Inside-Box-Empowering-Innovators/dp/1948334127/ref=zg_bs_69830_12?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=75E0ZS6R2J330FAM9Y0A

    Music from Bensound - http://bensound.com/

    • 34 min
    3 Questions on Educators that Inspire with Amber Teamann - The #InnovatorsMindset Podcast

    3 Questions on Educators that Inspire with Amber Teamann - The #InnovatorsMindset Podcast

    “The position precedes the person.” Amber explains one of her sayings as she answers the same three questions that George is asking each guest to answer:


    Who is a teacher that has inspired you and why?

    Who is an administrator that has inspired you and why?

    What advice would you give your first-year teacher self?



    Hear Amber’s answer to each of these questions and the advice that she shares about focusing more on the moment.

    Please share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Instagram at #InnovatorsMindset.

    More at georgecouros.ca

    George Couros on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Instagram: https://instagram.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgecourosauthor/

    George Couros on LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/george-couros-a5146519

    For the full audio podcast: https://linktr.ee/gcouros

    The Innovator's Mindset:https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Mindset-Empower-Learning-Creativity/dp/0986155497/ref=zg_bs_69830_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ARY8KZTA242NVFMHF9X0

    Innovate Inside the Box: https://www.amazon.com/Innovate-Inside-Box-Empowering-Innovators/dp/1948334127/ref=zg_bs_69830_12?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=75E0ZS6R2J330FAM9Y0A

    Music from Bensound - http://bensound.com/

    • 12 min
    Leading with Empathy - A Convo with Naomi Toland - The #InnovatorsMindset Podcast, Season 2 Ep 8

    Leading with Empathy - A Convo with Naomi Toland - The #InnovatorsMindset Podcast, Season 2 Ep 8

    George Couros starts off this conversation with Naomi Toland by asking the question: “Would you want to be a learner in your own classroom?” This episode of The Innovator’s Mindset Podcast discusses empathy in education and the life experiences of a traveling educator, Naomi Toland. George also shares one of his most embarrassing moments in this episode. Naomi shares her experiences working in different countries as an educator. Naomi goes in-depth to her experiences as an empath and explains more about what she has learned about the mental and physical impact that has had on her. Naomi also shares her knowledge on neuroscience and more in this episode of The Innovator’s Mindset Podcast.


    Clip Description:
    Naomi Toland and George Couros talk about this quote: "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." - Stephen Hawking. The two continue the conversation and Naomi shares some of her learning on neuroscience and ends with this idea: “What we can do in our own thinking is catch the thought we have, challenge it...and then create a new thought, or we can say that thought is something I want to hold on to. It is okay to have those initial thoughts but what we do with them is really important.”

    Three Main Points:
    Felling empathy as an educator

    Traveling educator

    Neuroscience


    Links:
    Empathetic Educators Live Q&A with George Couros - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJhYfPxu2ok

    Empathetic Educators on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6tX_ugENm0xVZDj-oEFAg

    Naomi Toland Website - https://www.createeducate.com/

    Naomi Toland on Twitter - twitter.com/@naomi_toland

    Naomi Toland on Instagram - instagram.com/naomi.m.t

    Quotes:
    “Would you want to be a learner in your own classroom?” - George Couros

    "...empathy not at the expense of ourselves..."

    "The more that we can understand ourselves and understand those in front of us, the more that we can help those in front of us."

    "I want people to look inside and see why...put up the mirror and see what is going on."

    "Our choices have an impact."

    "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."


    Please share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Instagram at #InnovatorsMindset.

    More at georgecouros.ca

    George Couros on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Instagram: https://instagram.com/gcouros

    George Couros on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgecourosauthor/

    George Couros on LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/george-couros-a5146519

    For the full audio podcast: https://linktr.ee/gcouros

    The Innovator's Mindset:https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Mindset-Empower-Learning-Creativity/dp/0986155497/ref=zg_bs_69830_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ARY8KZTA242NVFMHF9X0

    Innovate Inside the Box: https://www.amazon.com/Innovate-Inside-Box-Empowering-Innovators/dp/1948334127/ref=zg_bs_69830_12?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=75E0ZS6R2J330FAM9Y0A

    Music from Bensound - http://bensound.com/

    • 48 min
    3 Questions on Educators that Inspire with Naomi Toland - The #InnovatorsMindset Podcast

    3 Questions on Educators that Inspire with Naomi Toland - The #InnovatorsMindset Podcast

    Right from the start, Naomi Toland shares how she is finding balance in her life and an educator/parent/leader who helped that balance. Toland also shares more about her first year in education and what advice she would have appreciated earlier on.


    Who is a teacher that has inspired you and why?

    Who is an administrator that has inspired you and why?

    What advice would you give your first-year teacher self?


    Links:
    Empathetic Educators Live Q&A with George Couros - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJhYfPxu2ok
    Empathetic Educators on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6tX_ugENm0xVZDj-oEFAg

    Naomi Toland Website - https://www.createeducate.com/

    Naomi Toland on Twitter - twitter.com/@naomi_toland

    Naomi Toland on Instagram - instagram.com/@naomi.m.t

    Quote:
    "Be kind...be kind to each other and be kind to yourself ."

    • 11 min

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