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Where extraordinary educators talk about how and what they learn from sharing their own mistakes. Hosted by Jon Harper

    I Learned That Communication Is Better Than Control

    I Learned That Communication Is Better Than Control

    Keeping control of the classroom is essential.  Join us as Paul shares how he learned firsthand that communication is superior to control in his classroom.

    Follow on Twitter: @Harper70bd @PaulONeill1972 @bamradionetwork

    Paul O'Neill is an educational game-changer from New Jersey who uses the power of inquiry and reflection to shatter the status quo.

    • 9 min
    My Teacher Found a Way to Reach Me...

    My Teacher Found a Way to Reach Me...

    Sharing your story helps your students connect with you; however, our guest held back and as a result, damaged the relationship with a student.
    In this episode, we find how sharing your personal story can help students know that you care.

    Follow: @jonHarper70bd @basil_marin  @bamradionetwork

    Basil Marin, Ed.S., is an Assistant Principal at Churchland High School with Portsmouth Public Schools in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marin believes wholeheartedly that he was placed on this earth to help at-risk youth who have the mentality that they will never amount to anything. He also believes all students are capable of learning and all students have the right to an equitable education.

    • 11 min
    What Could Classroom Teachers Possibly Learn From Non-Teachers?

    What Could Classroom Teachers Possibly Learn From Non-Teachers?

    So I tweeted, 'There are a lot of people who have never been a classroom teacher telling teachers what to do." I expected a lot of agreement. I was surprised by the response.

    Follow: @jonHarper70bd @kylehamstra @bamradionetwork

    Kyle Hamstra teachs fifth grade math and science at Davis Drive Elementary for fourteen years. crafting learning experiences as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) specialist.
    He is a 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader, a member of the Wake Science Core Leadership Team, and a member of the North Carolina Digital Leaders Coaching Network.

    • 9 min
    I Had a Fixed Mindset about Grading and It Hurt My Student

    I Had a Fixed Mindset about Grading and It Hurt My Student

    I brought so many assumptions about teaching into my classroom and one day I saw how one of those assumptions hurt one of my students. Follow: @jonHarper70bd @Catlin_Tucker @bamradionetwork Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Innovator, bestselling author, international trainer, and keynote speaker. Catlin is currently working as an education consultant and blended learning coach while pursuing her doctorate at Pepperdine University. er, Keynote Speaker & Bestselling Author and author of several books. including Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change.

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    My Student Warned Me, I Did Not Listen

    My Student Warned Me, I Did Not Listen

    I was so focused on my lesson and my agenda that I failed to heed a student's need for help. Follow: @jonHarper70bd @baldRoberts @bamradionetwork Mike Roberts has taught middle school English for the past twenty years. In that time, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including being named the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year. Mike's most recent book is titled Chasing Greatness: 26.2 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Marathon.

    • 10 min
    I Assumed Fathers Were Not Interested In Their Kids Schooling

    I Assumed Fathers Were Not Interested In Their Kids Schooling

    I was ignorant and I assumed that dads didn't want to come to school to support their kid's education. Then I met Jason.

    Follow: @jonHarper70bd @Joe Smith @bamradionetwork

    In 2009 Linebacker Dad (Joe Smith) was awarded Father of The Year, recognized by an agency in Sacramento, CA and the state of California. Youth Development and Parent Involvement, which is LineBackerDAD’s gift. LineBackerDAD creates positive opportunities in schools, school districts and communities. LineBackerDAD, a K-12 education “Swiss Army Knife.” Follow the movement…

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Listen to Quick Insights and Grow Personally and Professionally

There’s a lot you can learn from My Bad guests who are educational leaders and sometimes screwups. Admitting mistakes and personal reflection and then application of lessons leaned; each show is a case study an individual who screwed up and how he or she was able to grow personally and professionally.

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A Celebratory View of Our Missteps

Jon Harper's MY BAD podcsst is on my MUST list of listens. In a 10 minutes segment we have a front row seat podcast style to hear educators share personal professional MY BADs that led them to new understandings. The underlying message is that our mistakes are never mistatkes if we choose to learn from them. This perspective can be taught to educators, students and those in any field. !

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My bad too

This podcast makes me feel better about my mistakes along the way in my teaching career.

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