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Welcome to our podcast series "Mentorships in Education", presented by Just Education (justeducationfirst.com). Each week your host, Judi Epstein, will welcome expert guests for enlightening conversations relating to education, mentorship, innovations, new resources, and much more. This podcast addresses all levels and aspects of the academic landscape and is designed for teachers, education professionals, administrators, parents, and everyone in between. We look forward to having you as a part of the Just Education community!

Just Education Podcast: Mentorships in Education Judi Epstein

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Welcome to our podcast series "Mentorships in Education", presented by Just Education (justeducationfirst.com). Each week your host, Judi Epstein, will welcome expert guests for enlightening conversations relating to education, mentorship, innovations, new resources, and much more. This podcast addresses all levels and aspects of the academic landscape and is designed for teachers, education professionals, administrators, parents, and everyone in between. We look forward to having you as a part of the Just Education community!

    A New Perspective of Independent Living

    A New Perspective of Independent Living

    Join me in a discussion with J. David Hall when we introduce his globally recognized Neuro Guides and their approach to coaching neuro-divergent youth and corporations as they intersect in the workforce.

    Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judi has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Judi created Just Education, LLC and its podcast component, to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle and address a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.

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    Neuro Guides

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    About J David Hall

    Corporate neurodiversity consultant, Doctoral student at Seattle University, Founder and CEO of NeuroGuides.org, keynote speaker, autistic life coach for autistic persons, anti-racist, relationship purist, cultural bridge-builder, and writer.
     
     Passionately focused on guiding autistic and other neurodivergent persons to discover their strengths, gifts and enjoy meaningful lives. A relentless optimist, an encourager who is out to build up individuals, to better communities one great relationship at a time.
     
     Recent and upcoming appearances include:
     
     Recent visits and upcoming appearances include: Different Brains, Spectrum Lights Inclusion Summit, Southwest Washington Autism Conference, Bellingham SHRM, Microsoft, Seattle Aspiring Youth/Delphi Programs/Ryther, Stanford University Neurodiversity Summit, Elijah Winfrey Show, North Carolina University, Neuroguides Parent Webinars, corporate leadership trainings with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies in neurodiversity hiring and inclusivity and more.
     
    David Hall is the founder of the Foundation for LifeGuides for Autistics (LGFA) / NeuroGuides, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2017. His organization provides business consultations and life coaching for autistic people and other neurodivergent persons worldwide. His team of Neuroguides (life and job coaches) works closely with autistic individuals in helping them to succeed socially, occupationally, and relationally. A father to three autistic persons and on the autism spectrum (ASD) himself, David is passionately focused on guiding neurodivergent persons to discover their strengths and to enjoy meaningful lives. Known as a relentless optimist and encourager, David speaks at various national events and is a sought-after consultant for corporations. LGFA / Neuroguides is partnered with Neoclastic.com, a not-for-profit writers’ platform that documents the autistic experience through the lens and work of autistic individuals. David is a doctoral student in Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership at Seattle University.

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    • 58 min
    Planning for the Transition

    Planning for the Transition

    We hope to be here to support our kids for a long time; but, we won't be here for all of their lifetime.

    Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judi has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Judi created Just Education, LLC and its podcast component, to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle and address a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.

    Connect With Annette M. Hines

    Address: 20 Speen Street, Ste 101, Framingham, MA 01701   
    Telephone Number: 508-861-3453
    Special Needs Companies
    Special Needs Law Group 
    Secure Act Webinar
    Circle of Care Facebook Group
    Autism Housing Pathways  
    Annette's Book: Butterflies and Second Chances: A Mom's Memoir of Love and Loss
    Federation for Children with Special Needs 

    About Annette M. Hines

    Annette M. Hines is the founding partner of Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, PC and has been practicing in the areas of Special Needs, Elder Law and Estate Planning for over twenty years. Her clients include individuals and families of children with special needs, the elderly and others in the community. She received her BA for the University of Vermont, her MBA from Suffolk University, and her JD from Howard University School of Law. Ms. Hines brings personal experience with special needs to her practice, as the mother of two daughters, one of whom passed away from Mitochondrial disease in November 2013. This deep personal understanding of special needs fuels her passion for quality special needs planning and drives her dedication to the practice. In April 2019 she published Butterflies and Second Chances, a beautiful memoir about her life raising her disabled daughter, which was an Amazon best seller. Ms. Hines is the recipient of the 2021 NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys) Theresa Award by the Theresa Foundation in recognition of her outstanding efforts and advocacy for individuals with special needs. She has been recognized as a Distinguished Citizen by ARC Massachusetts and cited for public service by both the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives for her work on behalf of people with disabilities. She was designated a 2016 Top Women of Law from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and has been designated a Massachusetts Super Lawyer every year since 2014.

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    • 54 min
    Love the Hardest Kid to Love!

    Love the Hardest Kid to Love!

    Believe in your heart the world is wrong, and your kid is right." What is 2e? What are its challenges and strengths?

    Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judi has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Judi created Just Education, LLC and its podcast component, to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle and address a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.

    Connect With Julie Skolnick
    www.2eResources.com Subscribe for a monthly newsletterLearn more about conferences and parent series Facebook InstagramTwitter LinkedIn YouTubeAbout Julie Skolnick

    Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D., Founder of With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC, passionately guides parents of gifted and distractible children, mentors 2e adults, trains educators and advises professionals on how to bring out the best and raise self-confidence in their 2e students and clients. 
    Julie serves as Secretary to the Maryland Superintendent’s Gifted and Talented Advisory Council, is an advisor for the Masters of Education Program for the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity, is the Maryland liaison for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), is a Committee member for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and serves as an advisor to “The G Word” feature documentary currently in production. 
    Julie produces Let’s Talk 2e! virtual conferences, hosts the Let’s Talk 2e! Parent Empowerment Series, maintains the free listing service, 2eResources.com, and publishes “Gifted & Distractible,” a free monthly newsletter.
    A frequent speaker and prolific writer, Julie is also the mother of three twice-exceptional children who keep her on her toes and uproariously laughing.

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    • 50 min
    Episode 42 - Understanding What We Can Not See

    Episode 42 - Understanding What We Can Not See

    Dr Mark Williams discusses his research on Neuro-diversity and addresses the blessings and cures of technology.

    Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judi has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Judi created Just Education, LLC and its podcast component, to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle and address a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.

    Connect With Dr Mark Williams

    Dr Mark Williams Website
    Email: DrMark@DrMarkWilliams.com
    Phone:  + 61 2 9850 4438

    About Dr Mark  Williams

    Mark is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Macquarie University with more than 20 years’ experience in research and teaching and 70+ publications. Mark has studied how we interact with each other, how we learn and how we think. He has studied these questions in average individuals as well as a range of disorders such as autism, prosopagnosia (face blindness), dementia, addiction and eating disorders. Mark was awarded the CJ Martin Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Queen Elisabeth II Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. His work has been highlighted in the media both locally [Catalyst (ABC), Making Australia Happy (ABC), SkyNews] and internationally [The Guardian (UK), New York Times (USA), Economist, New Scientist, Leading Edge, (BBC: UK), Science in Action (BBC; International)]. He is also an editorial board member of several international journals.

     Mark was working as a Research Scientist at MIT in the McGovern Institute for Brain Research (USA) when the first Smartphone was released. He has watched in both fascination and apprehension at the rise of technology in our education systems. In addition to his teaching and research work at Macquarie University, Mark now runs programmes for schools, parents, businesses and individuals to address the many problems that technologies (like smartphones) are creating. Learning outcomes, resilience, curiosity, tolerance and emotional intelligence are all declining whilst stress, anxiety, depression and suicide are rising. Money and technology alone are not the answer to innovative practices in our schools, workplaces and society.

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    • 53 min
    Episode 41 - Willie Wonka Travel

    Episode 41 - Willie Wonka Travel

    If you have children with challenges, then school, job hunting and travelling can be a complicated journey. Learn from Nic. He is here to help you and your family traverse these highways and change the perspective from scary to amazing.

    Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judi has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Judi created Just Education, LLC and its podcast component, to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle and address a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.

    Connect With Nic Lander

    Phone: +44 207 112 5190
    Fax: +44 207 112 5172
    Mobile: +44 7977 139 388

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    Kimel Foundation

    Kimel Solutions

    Travelling With Autism

    About Nic Lander

    Nic Lander is  father to 3 neurodivergent girls. After 35 years in the hospitality industry, he says he was made” redundant and my world came crashing down.” His love for his family and the constant search for acceptance for himself and his family became his no. 1 mission in life; that is why he started Kimelfoundation.com and Kimelsolutions.com.  These entities give people the tools and guidance they need to understand Neurodiversity.
    Please get in touch with Nic and he will answer any questions.

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    • 57 min
    Episode 40 - Dr. Michaud-Willis | The Silver Lining of Teaching in Covidland

    Episode 40 - Dr. Michaud-Willis | The Silver Lining of Teaching in Covidland

    In this episode, we end our mini-series on a more positive note. I explore the "Silver Lining" of this past year with Dr April Michaud-Willis as we put our journey of 2020 in perspective. Please join us. 
    Mentorships in Education is brought to you by Just Education, LLC and is hosted by Judith Epstein. Judi has a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Language Acquisition. She is certified in special education with post-graduate coursework and professional development in Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Social Thinking, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Judi created Just Education, LLC and its podcast component, to compile a free resource library for mentors of students who struggle and address a wide variety of topics that are all related to education and student success.
    Connect With Dr. Michaud-Willis
    National Virtual Teacher Association (NVTA)
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    About Dr. Michaud-Willis
    Dr. April Willis has spent her entire career in education, working at the campus, district, and state levels of education and holds certifications in the Superintendency, Principalship and eight teaching roles. 
    She currently serves as the Director of Operations at The National Virtual Teaching Association (NVTA) , an organization which helps teachers transition from the brick-and-mortar classroom to the virtual classroom, with the goal of providing online instruction that’s even more engaging and effective than in-person learning. She is a contributing author to NVTA’s new book, Virtual Instruction Standards: Optimizing Teaching & Learning (October 2020), a comprehensive guide based on current research, proven best practices, and the expertise of virtual instructors across the country that addresses all learners and learning environments, as well as the evolving needs of students, educators, and schools. 
    A former elementary school teacher, Dr. Willis taught kindergarten through third grade in a multilevel classroom for the University of Texas Charter school located at the SAFE Charter School, a school that provides educational and behavioral support services in an environment that promotes safety and healing for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and child abuse. While teaching, she also held the roles of ARD facilitator, TELPAS coordinator, volunteer coordinator, and campus testing coordinator. 
    She has published two books on achieving academic & professional excellence, as well as founded a scholarship to invest in students who can prove they will make a difference in the world by leading with confidence and integrity. 
    The National Virtual Teacher Association (NVTA) is on a mission to help teachers transition from the brick-and-mortar classroom to the virtual classroom, with the goal of providing online instruction that’s even more engaging and effective than in-person learning.
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    • 59 min

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