213 episodes

A podcast dedicated to changing the way we talk and think about education. We all know that the field isn't perfect but there is plenty of awesome work happening everyday. Listen in as I profile educators who are positively impacting their staff, students, and communities. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thecounternarrative/support

The Counter Narrative: Changing the Way We Talk (and think) About Education Charles Williams

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to changing the way we talk and think about education. We all know that the field isn't perfect but there is plenty of awesome work happening everyday. Listen in as I profile educators who are positively impacting their staff, students, and communities. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thecounternarrative/support

    Episode 210: Pause to Ponder - Beyond Fomo

    Episode 210: Pause to Ponder - Beyond Fomo

    In the final episode of my pre-summer series, I attempt to tackle the pervasive fear of missing out and share transformative ways to focus on what's genuinely important. This episode explores practical strategies for practicing mindfulness, fostering gratitude, and reducing social media's influence to enhance presence and fulfillment in both personal and professional realms. Join me as I conclude the series with powerful insights on valuing the present over potential opportunities, helping you to lead a more focused and fulfilling life. Tune in to learn how to cherish the now and find true satisfaction in the moments that matter most.


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    • 13 min
    Episode 209: Interview w/ Jim Allan

    Episode 209: Interview w/ Jim Allan

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    • 40 min
    Episode 208: Pause to Ponder - Yes to Less

    Episode 208: Pause to Ponder - Yes to Less

    In this insightful episode of "The Counter Narrative Podcast," I delve into the crucial skills of setting clear boundaries and confidently saying no. "Yes to Less" offers practical advice on defining and maintaining personal and professional boundaries, ensuring that they are respected. Learn how to handle requests that infringe on your time and peace of mind without feeling guilty. I share personal stories and strategies that empower you to prioritize your well-being and commit to what truly matters. Tune in to discover how defending your boundaries can lead to a more focused and fulfilling life.


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    • 16 min
    Episode 207: Interview w/ Stephanie Tellis

    Episode 207: Interview w/ Stephanie Tellis

    Episode Description

    In episode 207 of The Counter Narrative Podcast, Charles Williams speaks with educator Stephanie Tellis. Stephanie emphasizes the concept of "being" and critiques how educational struggles are often romanticized, neglecting the well-being of educators. She shares her journey of realizing that she defined her life in "opposition to limitation," mistakenly believing she was living freely. Stephanie recounts personal traumas that were overlooked because she was a high-achieving, non-disruptive student, which masked her struggles. She encourages listeners, especially educators, to reflect on their environments, learnings, and identities to ensure they align with their true selves.


    About Stephanie

    Stephanie Tellis is an innovative educator, cultural practitioner, and healing advocate for Black women. Deeply committed to transformational learning and joyful liberation, Stephanie utilizes a unique blend of culturally sustaining practices and healing-centered engagement to support individuals and communities on their healing and liberation journeys.

    Her work is driven by the profound belief that education is a powerful tool for healing and liberation.

    Envisioning a world free from oppressive and trauma-based systems and behaviors, Stephanie cultivates spaces where people can learn and grow their inherent dignity and humanity. Holding a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Teaching, Stephanie brings a wealth of experience as a former classroom teacher and certified life coach. Her work is driven by the profound belief that education is a powerful tool for healing and liberation.


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    • 39 min
    Episode 206: Pause to Ponder - The Power of Priority

    Episode 206: Pause to Ponder - The Power of Priority

    In this opening episode of a three-part series, host Charles Williams dives into the essence of essentialism. Drawing from Greg McKeown’s influential book, Charles shares his journey toward focusing on what truly matters—choosing quality over quantity in commitments. Discover the liberating power of prioritizing and learn practical steps to identify and focus on your highest contributions. Tune in for a reflective session on how to streamline your life and leadership by embracing the disciplined pursuit of less but better.


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    • 16 min
    Episode 205: Interview w/ Chad Dumas

    Episode 205: Interview w/ Chad Dumas

    In episode 205 of "The Counter Narrative Podcast," host Charles Williams welcomes Dr. Chad Dumas to delve into the pivotal concepts of his book, "Let's Put the C in PLC: A Practical Guide for School Leaders." This discussion unpacks the crucial role of collaboration in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and how school leaders can effectively cultivate a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. Dr. Dumas shares actionable strategies and tools from his research and practical experience, helping educators enhance their leadership skills and optimize student learning outcomes. This episode is a must-listen for educators seeking to transform their schools into dynamic learning environments.


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Lindsay Lyons ,

Love the combo of pause to ponder interview episodes!

I really enjoy the rotation between pause to ponder episodes and guest interview episodes. Charles’s invitation to ponder important concepts paired with his thoughts on the topic are super helpful to help me process the important topics he selects. I also value the guest interviews. Great guests and great conversations.

taylorsnowman ,

Charles is The Real Deal!

Charles is an awesome speaker and leader. He is authentic and provides a fresh perspective on the field of education.

AvivaVancouver ,

Awesome!

Even with only one episode and a bonus episode I can tell this is going to be a fantastic podcast. Charles Williams brings a wealth of experience to the table as an interviewer and is asking really important questions about the state of education. Can’t wait for more!

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