28 episodes

#EvolvingWithGratitude shares ways to cultivate gratitude in our learning communities to nurture relationships, improve well-being, and activate learning.
Listen to heartfelt stories that spread joy and inspire us to practice authentic gratitude with kids, peers, and the world.

Evolving with Gratitude Lainie Rowell

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

#EvolvingWithGratitude shares ways to cultivate gratitude in our learning communities to nurture relationships, improve well-being, and activate learning.
Listen to heartfelt stories that spread joy and inspire us to practice authentic gratitude with kids, peers, and the world.

    World Gratitude Day is here!

    World Gratitude Day is here!

    In this very brief bonus episode, celebrate World Gratitude Day with 2 inspiring quotes and a call to action that can nurture relationships!

    2 Quotes:

    “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

    –Albert Schweitzer

    “It is always better to share gratitude for others too early rather than too late.”

    –George Couros

    1 Call to Action:

    Think of someone who has lit the flame within you and express your gratitude.

    It can be as simple as a heartfelt text.

    You never know the impact it could have.



    About Lainie:

    Lainie Rowell is an educator, international consultant, podcaster, and TEDx speaker. She is the lead author of Evolving Learner and a contributing author of Because of a Teacher. Her latest book, Evolving with Gratitude, was just released. An experienced teacher and district leader, her expertise includes learner-driven design, community building, online/blended learning, and professional learning. Learn more at linktr.ee/lainierowell.

    Twitter - @LainieRowell 

    Instagram - @LainieRowell

    Evolving with Gratitude, the book, is now available! Purchase here! 

    You can also get bulk orders for your staff (10 copies or more) at a discounted price! Just fill out the form linked below and someone will get back to you ASAP! bit.ly/ewgbulkdiscount

    • 1 min
    Episode 24 - Exercising the Muscles of Your Soul with Guest Dennis Matthew

    Episode 24 - Exercising the Muscles of Your Soul with Guest Dennis Matthew

    You don't want to miss this episode! Dennis wears many hats and at the center of it all is gratitude. Listen as he shares how gratitude helped him through the most difficult season of his life and how we can breathe oxygen into our relationships. Plus a shoutout to his lovely wife, Sini!

    Transcript available here.

    About Our Guest:

    Dennis Mathew is an elementary school speech pathologist going into my 15th year working in the public schools. Since 2019, he has also been a children’s author and songwriter. Dennis has three books: Bello the Cello, My Wild First Day, and How Grizzly Found Gratitude, and one music album published. He passionately integrates SEL, the 7 mindsets, the growth mindset, trauma informed care, language enrichment, and social skills topics, into his books and music. To date, Dennis has sold more than 15K copies of my books (90% of which have been distributed to public schools nationwide), presented to 120+ schools and reached 70K+ students with his books and music.

    Website: BooksByDennis.com

    Twitter: @storiesbydennis
    Instagram: @booksbydennis

    About Lainie:

    Lainie Rowell is an educator, international consultant, podcaster, and TEDx speaker. She is the lead author of Evolving Learner and a contributing author of Because of a Teacher. Her latest book, Evolving with Gratitude, was just released. An experienced teacher and district leader, her expertise includes learner-driven design, community building, online/blended learning, and professional learning. Learn more at linktr.ee/lainierowell.

    Twitter - @LainieRowell 

    Instagram - @LainieRowell

    Evolving with Gratitude, the book, is now available! Purchase here! 

    You can also get bulk orders for your staff (10 copies or more) at a discounted price! Just fill out the form linked below and someone will get back to you ASAP! bit.ly/ewgbulkdiscount

    • 30 min
    Episode 23 - Fuel for the Positive with Guest Rae Hughart

    Episode 23 - Fuel for the Positive with Guest Rae Hughart

    Zoom in Rae Hughart and her adorable dogs! (Sorry we don't have video for you to see, but trust me- so precious!)  In this episode, Rae shares her thoughts on different practices for different phases of life and much more! Big shoutouts to Jeff Gargas and Chad Ostrowski!

    Mentioned in the show: Happyfeed App and TeachBetterConference.com (DM Rae for a discount code)

    Transcript available here.

    About Our Guest:

    Rae Hughart is the CXO of the Teach Better Team, Former Executive Director of the Association of Middle-Grade Schools, TEDx Speaker, Educator, and author of “Teachers Deserve It” and “Teach Better” books.  

    After being inducted into The Illinois State University Hall of Fame in 2017, Rae was awarded the 2018 First Place Henry Ford Teacher Innovator Award for her innovative educational impact through the Teach Further Model. In 2021, Rae Hughart presented on the TEDx stage  to consider progressive, data supported practices to further 21st century learners. & 

    Website:

    Twitter: @RaeHughart & @teachbetterteam
    Instagram: @RaeHughart & @teachbetterteam

    About Lainie:

    Lainie Rowell is an educator, international consultant, podcaster, and TEDx speaker. She is the lead author of Evolving Learner and a contributing author of Because of a Teacher. Her latest book, Evolving with Gratitude, was just released. An experienced teacher and district leader, her expertise includes learner-driven design, community building, online/blended learning, and professional learning. Learn more at linktr.ee/lainierowell.

    Twitter - @LainieRowell 

    Instagram - @LainieRowell

    Evolving with Gratitude, the book, is now available! Purchase here! 

    You can also get bulk orders for your staff (10 copies or more) at a discounted price! Just fill out the form linked below and someone will get back to you ASAP! bit.ly/ewgbulkdiscount

    • 29 min
    Episode 22 - Gramercy and Joy with Guest Jillian DuBois

    Episode 22 - Gramercy and Joy with Guest Jillian DuBois

    We welcome a megadose of joy and gratitude to the pod with guest, Jillian DuBois. This repurposed educator teaches me a new word and shares lots of love for a community of gratitude that you may be a part of too. Plus a shoutout to her hubby, Tim!

    Transcript available here.

    About Our Guest:

    repurposed educator • author/illustrator • professional learning guide @edgeubadges • empathetic learner • optimistic originator @imparted_joy  • each day is a fresh opportunity to dance + dream with a joyful heart

    Website: impartedjoy.com

    Twitter: @JillDuBois22
    Instagram: @jilliande

    About Lainie:

    Lainie Rowell is an educator, international consultant, podcaster and TEDx speaker. She is the lead author of Evolving Learner and a contributing author of Because of a Teacher. Her latest book, Evolving with Gratitude, was just released. An experienced teacher and district leader, her expertise includes learner-driven design, community building, online/blended learning, and professional learning. Learn more at linktr.ee/lainierowell.

    Twitter - @LainieRowell 

    Instagram - @LainieRowell

    Evolving with Gratitude, the book, is now available! Purchase here! 

    • 28 min
    Episode 21 - Becoming the Change with Guest Dan Wolfe

    Episode 21 - Becoming the Change with Guest Dan Wolfe

    Have you been wonder how gratitude connects to each of the five core competencies of social emotional learning? Tune in as Dan explains this and much more! Including how we can use these five essential elements to guide us towards becoming our best selves. This listening adventure comes equipped with a compass to keep you moving in the right direction.

    Transcript available here.

    About Our Guest:

    Dan Wolfe has served in Pasco County, Florida for more than 20 years. During this time, he has held roles as a teacher, instructional coach and administrator. He is currently an Assistant Principal at Sunray Elementary. He was selected as Pasco County’s District Teacher of the Year in 2011-2012 school year.

    For the past two years Dan has written a blog called Becoming The Change (formerly Our Moral Compass) which focuses on a different quote each day and how we can best apply it towards becoming the change through our own moral compass and the five areas in SEL.

    Website: becoming-the-change.com
    Book: Becoming the Change 

    Twitter: @ServLeadInspire
    Instagram: @serveleadinspirealways

    About Lainie:

    Lainie Rowell is an educator, international consultant, podcaster and TEDx speaker. She is the lead author of Evolving Learner and a contributing author of Because of a Teacher. Her latest book, Evolving with Gratitude, was just released. An experienced teacher and district leader, her expertise includes learner-driven design, community building, online/blended learning, and professional learning. Learn more at linktr.ee/lainierowell.

    Twitter - @LainieRowell 

    Instagram - @LainieRowell

    Evolving with Gratitude the book is now available! Purchase here! 

    • 31 min
    Episode 20 - Digging Deep and Connecting to the Soul with Guest Laura McDonell

    Episode 20 - Digging Deep and Connecting to the Soul with Guest Laura McDonell

    Does the word "evolve" resonate with you? Laura and I bonded over our love of this powerful, dynamic word! In this episode, Laura shares her strategy for testing ideas before bringing them into the classroom. She also explains how she is focused on going wide and deep to magnify the gratitude.  

    Shoutout to Tom Brenner, a coach that cares so much and gives his all to each of his runners.

    Transcript available here.

    About Our Guest:

    Laura McDonell is a wife, mother of three and high school English teacher. She is a 34 time marathon runner, and when she is not working, running or spending time with her family, she loves to read, write, play violin, listen to music and travel.  

    Website: buildyourimpossible.com

    Twitter: @lmcdonell14
    Instagram: @lmcdonell2001

    About Lainie:

    Lainie Rowell is an educator, international consultant, podcaster and TEDx speaker. She is the lead author of Evolving Learner and a contributing author of Because of a Teacher. Her latest book, Evolving with Gratitude, was just released. An experienced teacher and district leader, her expertise includes learner-driven design, community building, online/blended learning, and professional learning. Learn more at linktr.ee/lainierowell.

    Twitter - @LainieRowell 

    Instagram - @LainieRowell

    Evolving with Gratitude the book is now available! Purchase here! 

    You can also get bulk orders for your staff (10 copies or more) at a discounted price! Just fill out the form linked below and someone will get back to you ASAP! bit.ly/ewgbulkdiscount

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

26.2 Teacher ,

Inspiring podcast

I always look forward to episodes. I am making my way through all of the back episodes and they are so good!! They are fun, conversational and filled with opportunities for growth. The guests and the host go out of their way to continue the discussion after the podcast with listeners. It's one of my favorite podcasts right now.

Lauren M. Kaufman ,

Uplifting and Inspiring Podcast!

Lainie Rowell is an inspiring and uplifting human and educator. Her writing and podcasts are authentic, meaningful, and suggest practices you can implement and apply in you classrooms, buildings, and districts tomorrow! The conversations on #EvolvingWithGratitude are short bursts of magic that can motivate you to reflect on the educator you are and who you are continuously striving to be!

TahoeJen ,

Joyful conversations!

Love it! Subscribed.✅

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