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NH educators, authors, and others discuss a variety of educational topics and issues.

NHASCD Spotlight: A Podcast NHASCD

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NH educators, authors, and others discuss a variety of educational topics and issues.

    Habits of Resilient Educators with Lindsey Prendergast and Piper Lee

    Habits of Resilient Educators with Lindsey Prendergast and Piper Lee

    ABOUT Lindsay and Piper

    Lindsay has worked as a secondary special education teacher, an Assistant Principal, and an International School Principal. She’s served as a senior consultant and school improvement coach for the Northwest Evaluation Association, and is now Asst. Director of Learning Experiences at the Danielson Group. Lindsay is also an ASCD Emerging Leader and a frequent presenter at conferences. 

    Piper Lee is a former classroom and EL teacher, a Graduate Induction Clinical Supervisor, an Executive District Partnership Coach with the American Reading Company, and works for the Northwest Evaluation Association as Senior Account Manager of Strategic Accounts. 

    Lindsay and Piper are co-authors of Habits of Resilient Educators: Strategies for Thriving During Times of Anxiety, Doubt, and Constant Change. 



    LINKS AND SHOW NOTES

    Habits of Resilient Educators: Strategies for Thriving During Times of Anxiety, Doubt, and Constant Change.

    Lindsay and Piper’s Corwin page

    Lindsay’s ASCD page

    Lindsay on X

    Piper’s Corwin page

    Sign up for Lindsay and Piper’s FREE NHASCD Webinar

    Register for NHASCD’s K-8 Math Conference

    • 28 min
    Robert Jackson: Becoming the Educator Our Students Need

    Robert Jackson: Becoming the Educator Our Students Need

    ABOUT ROBERT JACKSON

    Robert Jackson has a compelling life story. Growing up in poverty and in an abusive home, he persevered and became a college football star, leading to a brief career in the NFL. He began teaching in the Indianapolis School District and is now an award-winning speaker and author. His latest books are Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies, Mindsets, and Beliefs for Supporting Male Black and Latino Students (ASCD) and Mothers Raising Sons.



    LINKS AND SHOW NOTES

    Robert Jackson Consulting

    Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies, Mindsets, and Beliefs for Supporting Male Black and Latino Students

    Mothers Raising Sons

    Robert Jackson’s ASCD Page

    Robert Jackson (’94) Gives Educators Strategies To End Mass Incarceration

    Social Media: @RJMotivates

    Tajuana “TJ” Butler-Jackson

    • 27 min
    The Whole Child Needs a Whole School Leader

    The Whole Child Needs a Whole School Leader

    We know more than ever that educators must aim to educate the whole child. But school leaders also need to be coached to be “whole.” Sean Slade has spent a career in health promotion, focusing on the whole child. His passion is coaching school leaders to reach their potential to be effective, caring educators. In this podcast, he describes his vision for coaching those who are leading schools and districts. 



    ABOUT SEAN SLADE

    Sean served as a senior education officer for New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia, as Project Director for consulting firm WestEd, and has advocated regularly for health promotion and educating the whole child. Sean worked for ASCD in various positions, including Director of Whole Child Programs and Senior Director of Outreach. He spent five years with UNESCO, and now he is head of BTS Spark of North America, a branch of BTS, focusing on training the next generation of educational leaders. Sean also regularly writes for publications such as Ed Week, EdSurge, and NAESP. He is the author of the book “The Power of the Whole: What is Lost by Focusing on Individual Things.”



    LINKS AND SHOW NOTES

    NHASCD web site

    Register for our K-8 Math Conference

    BTS Spark

    BTS Spark YouTube Page

    The Power of the Whole: What Is Lost by Focusing on Individual Things

    Sean’s website

    The Whole Child Needs a Whole Educator

    The Case for Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools

    ASCD’s Whole Child Approach to Education

    Releasing in May 2024 by ASCD: MESSY Leadership: What We Learned From Coaching 20,000 School Leaders

    • 33 min
    Fostering Student Success and Educator Joy with Counselor Katie Pagnotta

    Fostering Student Success and Educator Joy with Counselor Katie Pagnotta

    Katie Pagnotta, author of the book Empowered by the Human Design: Utilizing the BBARS of Excellence Framework to Foster Student and Educator Success, believes that it is within our grasp to find joy in teaching, even in an era of high anxiety and mental illness with our students. She developed the BBARS (Brain and Body Aligned Responsive Systems of Excellence) by integrating the evidence-based approach of 18 professionals from various fields. In this podcast, we learn more about the hope inherent in this process.



    ABOUT

    Katie is a Saint Anselm College graduate and holds a Masters degree from UNH. She has been a child and family therapist, a long-time K-12 school counselor, and now serves as a consultant, coach, and mental health counselor at Resilient Roots. Katie has a passion for helping her clients and families deal with stress, anxiety, ASD, and ADHD. With the release of Empowered by the Human Design, the world is just beginning to know Katie’s expertise. 



    Links and show notes

    Bars of Excellence

    Purchase "Empowered by the Human Design" on Amazon

    Purchase “Empowered by the Human Design” on the publisher’s site

    Resilient Roots

    Register for NHASCD/NHTM K-8 Math Conference on March 22

    • 32 min
    Utilizing the H.U.M.A.N. Leadership Framework with Kristen Moreland

    Utilizing the H.U.M.A.N. Leadership Framework with Kristen Moreland

    Episode description

    There are over 500 million references on Google Scholar regarding the topic of leadership. Yet, Kristen Moreland offers a refreshing new approach with her H.U.M.A.N. Leadership Framework, which emphasizes the power of positive adult school culture. 



    ABOUT

    Kristen Moreland is an accomplished facilitator and educational leader with over 25 years of international and domestic experience. Kristen has recently transitioned from the Pan American School in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where she served as an instructional coach for three years, to northern New Hampshire, where she is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning for the Littleton Schools in SAU 84.



    After graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps and moved to Cameroon in Central Africa, where she taught English as a foreign language at a local public school. Upon completing her service, Kristen returned to teaching in the United States with a short break to complete her master's degree at the University of Denver. In 2005, she moved to Istanbul, Turkey, where she taught middle school English for five years. Back in Denver, Colorado, Kristen transitioned into an instructional coaching role, where she received extensive training in facilitation, culturally responsive pedagogy, and the needs of adult learners. Committed to growth and transformation, Kristen recently earned her EdD from Southern New Hampshire University, focusing on bringing humanity back to education.



    Links and show notes

    Adult Cultures Matter

    Emotionally-Compelling, Buildingwide, Differentiated Coaching

    YouTube: Coaching Better Show with guest Kristen Moreland

    Educators For Humanity Instagram

    NHASCD

    • 29 min
    Celebrating NH’s Premier Teaching and Technology Conference with Cyndi Dunlap

    Celebrating NH’s Premier Teaching and Technology Conference with Cyndi Dunlap

    The Christa McAuliffe Transforming Teaching and Technology Conference just completed its 37th year of operation. We sat down with Cyndi Dunlap, who has been the driving force behind this wonderful New Hampshire institution and also learned about Cyndi’s rich career in technology education. 

    ABOUT

    If you want to know about NH’s technology education history, there’s no one better to learn from than Cyndi Dunlap. She began her career as a middle school special education teacher and then transitioned to groundbreaking technology development and consulting, all in the education space. She is the current president of the NH Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE) and the Chair of the Christa McAuliffe Transforming Teaching and Technology Conference (CMTC23).



    Links and show notes

    NHSTE

    CMTC23

    NHASCD

    ASCD

    ISTE

    Lesley University Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5-12)

    Register for NHASCD/NHTM K-8 Math Conference

    NHSTE Facebook

    NHSTE X

    NHSTE Instagram

    • 35 min

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