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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!

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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!

    Autism and the Islets of Normalcy

    Autism and the Islets of Normalcy

    Often we conflate a child to a diagnosis. We look at the characteristics of the diagnosis and we expect the child in question to resemble that summary. We forget that not only is each child unique, but each child has strengths that overflow the summary of the diagnosis and give us HOPE.

    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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    An Autism Casebook for Parents and Practitioners

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    About Dr. Shoshana Levin Fox

    Dr. Shoshana Levin Fox is a Jerusalem-based child psychologist, play therapist, autism specialist and the author of the parent-friendly An Autism Casebook for Parents and Practitioners: The Child Behind the Symptoms. Between 1992 and 2017, she worked at the renowned Feuerstein Institute in Jerusalem, where she was responsible for the dynamic assessment and treatment of children who had been diagnosed as autistic.  She has shared her wealth of experience using play-based methods to assess and treat young autistic children at numerous worldwide conferences, in professional publications, and most recently in her book, An Autism Casebook.  (Her personal journey led from small town Ohio, to Boston, to Vancouver, B.C. to Jerusalem.)

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    • 57 min
    The Mentor Who Empowers

    The Mentor Who Empowers

    We always find someone who is willing to tell us what we are doing wrong with our kids. Often it is followed by what we need to do: build a relationship, open lines of communication, set boundaries. But few resources tell us HOW we are to do it. Listen to David C. Hall discuss his challenges, his awakening and his road map to working with our kids. As David says: Success leaves clues. Anyone who supports students, will benefit from his wisdom in teaching our kids that: Learning is a way of thinking. Listen and learn from his clarifications and and great reflective questions.

    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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    The 'written off' dyslexic pupil who went on to become inspirational teacher
    Potential Unlocked in Birmingham
    5 Ways To Develop A Growth Mindset In Your Kids
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    About David C. Hall

    Hello, I am David C. Hall Bestselling Author, Award Winning motivational speaker, learning coach and learning consultant. I have a passion to unlock potential in children, young people and professionals to discover their learning flow. I'm here to teach them HOW to learn to unlock the greatness that resides within them.
    Potential Unlocked Tuition ( Managing Director) was born out of a desire to see parents supported and to give children the benefits of a great education.

    We work with children aged from 4 – 16, developing core skills in English, Maths, Science, Exam Preparation and more.  We have a proven system that takes children from struggle and frustration, to a place of confidence and knowledge. They not only develop academic skills, but make new friends and abilities that will hold them in good stead for a lifetime.

    Birmingham, England


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    • 55 min
    Developing Originals using love as an action word

    Developing Originals using love as an action word

    In the contentious society in which we live, our children need to be comfortable in their uniqueness. How can we help them feel secure, loved and accepted? Is telling them we love them going to be enough?

    Listen as we discuss this and continue in coming podcasts to explore our world and the challenges we face in supporting our children.

    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 Juan Lee

    Facebook: Juanleeauthor
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    Twitter: Lovemadesimple
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    Nonprofit: Clearjourney.org

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    About Juan Lee

    Juan Lee is an author and teacher on the powerful principle of love. For over 30 years, he has studied organized religion to find the elements that unite humanity and share the message with those who need it. Raised within the Christian church, Juan has turned to teachings about love over the years to find strength, understanding and hope.
    As a child, Juan was the youngest of four children raised by a single father. Juan struggled with an undiagnosed learning disability that made school difficult. While being constantly compared to others, he was unable to identify his strengths. Juan’s low self-esteem and fear took away his hope for life. He joined the US Air Force out of high school in hopes just to survive.
    Juan received multiple merits during his time in the military, including the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. He found new confidence in service but could not separate himself from his disability. During his time in the Air Force, Juan committed his life to Christianity and sought to utilize the principle of love in his life.
    Juan is a devoted husband and lives outside of Washington, DC. He has a desire to share what he has learned over the years with others and be an agent of love for humanity. Learn more at JuanLeetheAuthor.com.

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    • 54 min
    Episode 48 - The Path to Hyper Healing

    Episode 48 - The Path to Hyper Healing

    As parents and teachers, we are always trying to connect with our kids while trying to maintain an image of authority and confidence. Sometimes we vacillate as we try different approaches to see what works. Avigail's wisdom in working with kids with ADHD can be generalized to adults working with kids in many situations. I have read her book and really love the structure, specificity and research that she shares. I hope you will find some direction when you listen to the podcast and perhaps, peruse the book.


    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.


    About Avigail Gimpel

    Avigail was born in 1974, the 3rd of eight children.  
    She got her first teaching job in 1996, in a school for immigrant children in queens New York. That same year she ran a Sunday school for Jewish public-school children. She got her BA from Touro college and completed her graduate studies at Touro college graduate school for Special Education in Manhattan, New York.
    She married Daniel Gimpel in 1998 while teaching in an all-boys orthodox elementary school.  In this school, she developed an intervention program for students struggling with ADHD symptoms.  She and Daniel moved to Israel soon after their marriage.  Avigail continued her education there, earning advanced degrees in teaching reading to children with Dyslexia and cognitive education for children with ADHD symptoms.  In 2003, she and her husband, with three small children moved to Moscow, Russia.  There she taught in three different schools and headed up the English department in one of the schools.   
    Upon our return to Israel, she emersed herself in studying and developing treatment options for ADHD for her own six kids and many struggling students.  She collaborated with her father-in-law, Dr. Amnon Gimpel (psychiatrist and neurologist), and developing a parent training program.  She moved on to develop a teacher’s training program.  Avigail teaches in Hertzog college as well as lectures in Israeli schools and to parent groups all over Israel.  She works in private practice, training parents to become ADHD coaches to their children, and spouses to learn a new love language to communicate with respect.  
    She recently published her first book “HyperHealing”, based on many years of research and practice both as a mother of a good number of kids diagnosed with ADHD, as well as a classroom teacher of children struggling with ADHD symptoms.  Her second book HyperHealing, Show me the Science is expected to be published in the next few months. 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Power of Choice.

    The Power of Choice.

    Life is a matter of choices and every choice you make, makes you. This is a quote by John Maxwell and is the foundation of the book, The Power of Choice by Claude Larson. Learn how she builds connections with her students and develops their awareness of self, with her interactive format, so they can make productive choices along their journey. Claude's parents and teachers guide is a wonderful support for developing conversations in the classroom and around the diner table.

    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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    The Power of Choice: A Teen's Guide to Finding Personal Success
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    About Claude Larson

    Claude Larson is a 25-year veteran of teaching in New Jersey public schools, primarily middle school science. She maintains two core beliefs about education and life as guiding principles for decisions. First, education can give anyone, despite their circumstances, power to direct their future. And second, well developed life habits have the power to give each day more value. Her choices, both large and small, are made using the same practices presented in her books and workshops. They are vehicles to help you find your unique path and contribute your greatness to the world. You can follow Claude on Instagram @thepowerofchoiceforsuccess for more inspiration and ideas.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Entrepreneurial side to the Dyslexic

    The Entrepreneurial side to the Dyslexic

    Dyslexia is a diagnosis that often brings confusion, trepidation and in some cases, sadness, to parents and children. But, when we look further, we find that some of the most creative, successful and interesting people were/are Dyslexic.

    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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    The Successful Dyslexic

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    About Mike Thomas

    As a dyslexic child in the late 40’s and 50’s I was faced with trying to make sense of my disability. At that time there was no name for what I had, and even though no one knew what was wrong with me, I was still faced with the over whelming task of dealing with my problem with reading if I was ever to have a “normal” life.

    With the help of a loving family and support from teachers and friends, I was able to succeed in reaching a functional level of reading. As a result, in 1967, I earned a B.S. degree in Physiological Psychology. As a part of my studies in learning disorders, I taught in the Psychological Clinic School at UCLA. After graduation I took a job as a Psychological Social Worker in a training school for juvenile delinquent boys.

    Many of these boys had problems with reading and as a result had great difficulty functioning in a normal classroom environment. In the 1980’s, I taught in the public school system in Nashville, TN. In addition, I tutored a number of dyslexic children after school. I found that most of these kids struggled because they had never learned ways of compensating for their dyslexia. They lacked the kind of study skills needed by dyslexics to overcome their problems with reading and learning in general. I shared some of the techniques that I had developed for myself over the years and was amazed at their success. Most of the kids I worked with went from D’s and F’s to A’s and B’s in less than a semester.
     
    Here are some of the positive qualities around being dyslexic: - Dyslexics often enjoy and excel at solving puzzles. - Dyslexics have an excellent comprehension of the stories read or told them. - Most dyslexics often have a better sense of spatial relationships and better use of their right brain. - Dyslexics have excellent thinking skills in the areas of conceptualization, reason, imagination, and abstraction. - Dyslexics have a strong ability to see concepts with a "big picture" perspective. - Dyslexics are adept to excellence in areas not dependent on reading. - Dyslexics typically have a large spoken vocabulary for their age. - Dyslexics tend to be more curious, creative, and intuitive than average. - Dyslexics’ special mode of thought easily produces the gift of mastery. - Dyslexia is not related to low intelligence.



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    • 57 min

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