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Welcome to the funtastic world of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! Scott Schuette and Daniel Coonrod and Zeta Gardner are Learning Executives with over 50 years’ experience between them. Together they share new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact. All while having FUN! To participate in the show and community please contact them at learningnerdscast@gmail.com 
The nerds are all about creating a community of learning, innovation and growth amongst educational professionals: Instructors, facilitators, instructional designers, learning and development professionals, trainers, leadership development professionals, learning metric gurus, sales enablement wizards and more. So, if you want to learn, connect, grow and have a good time doing it, The Fabulous Learning Nerds Podcast is for YOU!  

The Fabulous Learning Nerds Scott Schuette

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Join the Nerds!
Welcome to the funtastic world of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! Scott Schuette and Daniel Coonrod and Zeta Gardner are Learning Executives with over 50 years’ experience between them. Together they share new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact. All while having FUN! To participate in the show and community please contact them at learningnerdscast@gmail.com 
The nerds are all about creating a community of learning, innovation and growth amongst educational professionals: Instructors, facilitators, instructional designers, learning and development professionals, trainers, leadership development professionals, learning metric gurus, sales enablement wizards and more. So, if you want to learn, connect, grow and have a good time doing it, The Fabulous Learning Nerds Podcast is for YOU!  

    Episode 99 - Connecting with Storytelling featuring Kabrina Ashley

    Episode 99 - Connecting with Storytelling featuring Kabrina Ashley

    Get ready for an inspiring journey into the art of storytelling with our special guest, Kabrina Ashley. In this episode, we dive deep into how storytelling can transform your personal and professional life. Kabrina shares her wealth of knowledge on connecting through stories, whether in business, leadership, or everyday encounters.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    The Power of Authenticity: Learn how to use genuine, relatable stories to build trust and connect on a human level.From Disney to Corporate Training: Discover Kabrina's unique journey from aspiring Disney CEO to becoming a sought-after corporate trainer and storytelling expert.Practical Storytelling Tips: Kabrina provides actionable advice on creating compelling content, engaging your audience, and enhancing your personal brand.Key Takeaways:
    Human Connection: Authentic stories resonate more deeply than any "bro marketing" tactics. Aim to connect human-to-human.Everyday Stories: The small moments in life can be powerful storytelling tools. Keep a story library to capture and utilize these moments.Personal Branding: Use platforms like LinkedIn to share your stories, engage with others, and build your professional network. 
    About Our Guest: Kabrina Ashley
    Kabrina Ashley is a dynamic speaker, corporate trainer, and storytelling expert. With a background that includes corporate training at Disney and a double major in Business and Communications, Kabrina has crafted a career helping professionals and businesses tell their stories more effectively. She specializes in creating content that connects and converts, offering courses and workshops through her platform, Mic Drop Message. Kabrina is also the host of the Top Shelf Creator podcast, where she explores the creator economy and provides invaluable insights for entrepreneurs and influencers.
    For more about Kabrina and her work, you can do so here: 
    Kabrina Ashley's WebsiteMic Drop Message - Free CourseKabrina Ashley on LinkedInTop Shelf Creator Podcast·         email - hello@kabrinabudwell.com
    Connect with the NERDS:
    Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com 
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    Hashtags:
    #Storytelling #Leadership #PersonalBranding #CorporateTraining #Authenticity #MarketingTips #ProfessionalGrowth #DisneyJourney #BusinessSuccess #FabulousLearningNerds

    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. 

    Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. 

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    • 46 min
    Episode 98 - The Power of Expectations

    Episode 98 - The Power of Expectations

    Get ready for another enlightening and entertaining episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! Join us as we dive into the transformative power of expectations in the learning process. Whether you're a seasoned educator, a curious learner, or someone just looking to better understand the dynamics of growth, this episode is packed with insights, laughs, and valuable takeaways. So listen in as we take a fun and informative journey breaking down the science and strategies behind effective learning and expectations.
     
    In this Episode:
    The Pygmalion Effect: Discover the intriguing story behind the Pygmalion Effect and how higher expectations can actually elevate performance. Learn how teachers' and trainers' beliefs in their students can make a significant impact.Setting Clear and Challenging Goals: Explore the art of setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals. Understand why merely setting goals isn't enough; they need to be challenging and well-communicated to inspire true growth.Creating a Supportive Learning Environment: Find out why a safe and supportive environment is crucial for effective learning. Learn how regular feedback and opportunities for practice and reflection can lead to substantial improvements. Key Takeaways:
    Expectations Matter: Higher expectations from teachers and trainers can significantly boost learner performance.Goal Setting: Clear, challenging, and achievable goals are essential for driving growth and development.Supportive Environment: A supportive and safe learning environment fosters better practice, feedback, and reflection, leading to greater success. 
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    Hashtags: #LearningNerds #PowerOfExpectations #PygmalionEffect #SMARTGoals #GrowthMindset #EducationalPodcast #AdultLearning #TeacherTips #EffectiveLearning #SupportiveEnvironment
     
    References:
    Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the black box: Raising standards through classroom assessment. Phi Delta Kappan, 80(2), 139-148.Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. Random House.Hattie, J. (2008). Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. Routledge.Lemov, D. (2015). Teach like a champion 2.0: 62 techniques that put students on the path to college. Jossey-Bass.Rosenthal, R., & Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom. The Urban Review, 3(1), 16-20.Rubie-Davies, C., Peterson, E., Sibley, C., & Rosenthal, R. (2015). A teacher expectation intervention: Modelling the practices of high expectation teachers. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 40, 72-85.
    Black & Wiliam (1998) - This article discusses the importance of formative assessment in raising student achievement. The authors argue that classroom assessment practices have a significant impact on student learning and that improving these practices can lead to better outcomes.Dweck (2006) - In this book, psychologist Carol Dweck introduces the concept of mindset and how it affects learning and success. She distinguishes between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, emphasizing the importance of the latter in promoting resilience, motivation, and achievement.Hattie (2008) - This book synthesizes over 800 meta-analyses related to student achievement. John Hattie identifies and ranks various influences on student learning, including teacher expectations, which he finds to have a significant effect size.Lemov (2015) - This book offers 62 practical techniques for educators to improve their teaching and put students on the path to success. Lemov emphasizes the importance of setting high expectations, creating a positive classroom culture, and providing support for students to meet those expectations.Rosenthal & Jacobson (1968) - This seminal study demonstrates the Pygmalion Effect, showi

    • 37 min
    Episode 97 - The Professional Toolkit

    Episode 97 - The Professional Toolkit

    Join the engaging and insightful team of the Fabulous Learning Nerds as they deep-dive into the essential elements of the "Professional Toolkit." This episode focuses on the unspoken, yet crucial soft skills that professionals need to thrive in today's dynamic work environments. From interpersonal communication to problem-solving, the hosts discuss how these skills influence daily work life and explore strategies for development and mastery.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    Importance of Communication: Learn why mastering email etiquette and professional communication is critical for success in any corporate environment.Adaptability and Problem Solving: Discover the role of adaptability in navigating the modern workplace and how problem-solving skills can be developed and encouraged within teams.Feedback and Professional Growth: Understand the power of timely feedback and its impact on personal and professional growth, fostering a culture of continuous improvement. 
    Episode Highlights:
    Explore how soft skills complement hard skills to enhance team effectiveness.Insights into fostering a psychologically safe workplace to encourage open communication and idea sharing.Practical tips for using digital tools like Grammarly to improve communication clarity and professionalism. 
    Connect with the NERDS:
    Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com 
    Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you.
     
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    Hashtags:
    #ProfessionalDevelopment #SoftSkills #CommunicationSkills #WorkplaceCulture #LeadershipTraining #CareerGrowth #TeamBuilding #ProblemSolving #ContinuousLearning #BusinessEtiquette
    Tune in and transform the way you navigate your professional landscape with the Fabulous Learning Nerds!

    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. 

    Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. 

    Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year. 

    • 42 min
    Episode 96 - Talent and Fit featuring Dan Fantasia

    Episode 96 - Talent and Fit featuring Dan Fantasia

    Join us for another insightful episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds, where we dive deep into the world of talent and fit with our special guest, Dan Fantasia. In this episode, Dan shares his extensive experience in recruiting and training, exploring the delicate balance between the two and how they intersect to create a thriving workplace culture.
    Key Takeaways:
    Identifying Talent: Understand what makes your current team effective before searching externally. Top performers often align closely with core company values rather than just skills or experience alone.Cultural Fit: Learn why integrating core values with talent acquisition can prevent potential discord within your team and foster long-term success.Continuous Evaluation: Dan stresses the importance of regular, quarterly assessments of team members to ensure alignment with company goals and values, fostering an environment of continuous improvement and accountability.Guest Bio: Dan Fantasia
    Dan Fantasia has been a leader in sales recruiting since 1997, founding Treeline, Inc. in 2001. With a focus on building elite sales teams, Dan has changed the careers of over 3,300 sales professionals. He navigated Treeline through challenges like the post-9/11 economic downturn, the Great Recession, and the Covid pandemic, demonstrating resilience and a forward-thinking attitude. Dan's unique approach emphasizes a positively charged culture and innovative recruiting technologies, setting him apart as a leader who thrives on positivity and adeptness in identifying opportunities in challenging times.
     
    Connect with Dan Fantasia
    Dan Fantasia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danfantasia/
    Treeline: https://www.linkedin.com/company/treelineinc/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treelineinc
    FACEBOOK (PERSONAL) https://www.facebook.com/dan.fantasia
    FACEBOOK (BUSINESS) https://www.facebook.com/TreelineInc
    TWITTER https://twitter.com/TreelineInc
    YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/@TreelineInc  
     
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    Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com 
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    Featured Hashtags: #TalentAcquisition #TeamBuilding #Leadership #CoreValues #WorkplaceCulture #EmployeeEngagement #BusinessGrowth #SalesRecruiting #ProfessionalDevelopment #CareerAdvice

     
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    Featured Hashtags: #TalentAcquisition #TeamBuilding #Leadership #CoreValues #WorkplaceCulture #EmployeeEngagement #BusinessGrowth #SalesRecruiting #ProfessionalDevelopment #CareerAdvice

    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. 

    Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. 

    Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year. 

    • 38 min
    Episode 95 - Failure is Awesome

    Episode 95 - Failure is Awesome

    Introducing the Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast, where learning is not just educational, it's an adventure! In this week's episode, titled "Failure is Awesome," Scott, Dan, and Zeta dive headfirst into the often-overlooked world of failure and why it's actually a crucial element of success.
    Join the trio as they embark on a candid conversation about the benefits of failure, debunking common misconceptions, and exploring the science behind embracing failure as a catalyst for growth and innovation.
    Key Takeaways:
    Embracing Failure: Learn why failure isn't something to be feared, but rather embraced as a necessary part of the journey towards success and innovation.
    The Neuroscience of Failure: Discover the fascinating science behind how our brains respond to failure, including the role of dopamine and neuroplasticity in the learning process.
    Practical Applications: Explore strategies for incorporating failure into learning and development initiatives, fostering psychological safety, and leveraging failure as a powerful tool for growth and improvement.
    Tune in to gain valuable insights, actionable tips, and inspiring anecdotes that will transform your perspective on failure and empower you to harness its potential for personal and professional development.
     
    Connect with the NERDS:
    Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com 
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    Relevant Hashtags:
    #LearningAndDevelopment #EmbraceFailure #Innovation #PersonalGrowth #ProfessionalDevelopment #PsychologicalSafety #ReflectAndGrow #LearningIsFun #FailForward #FabLearningNerds

    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. 

    Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. 

    Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year. 

    • 38 min
    Episode 94 - My Learning Journey featuring John Hardy

    Episode 94 - My Learning Journey featuring John Hardy

    Join us in our latest episode "My Learning Journey" featuring the insightful John Hardy, a global business leader with a decade of experience spanning various domains including People Experience, Learning and Development, Culture, and Operations. John shares his profound insights on his journey through the realms of Learning and Development (L&D), shedding light on the essence of serving others and fostering growth.
    In this engaging conversation, John unravels the secret sauce of L&D, emphasizing the paramount importance of serving individuals andfostering their development. From his humble beginnings in the nonprofit sector to his thriving career in the corporate world, John's journey is a testament to the transformative power of learning and leadership.
    Key Takeaways:
    Serve to Grow: Discover how the ethos of service drives personal and professional development, shaping impactful L&D initiatives. 
    Learners are Learners: Explore the universality of adult learning principles and the significance of tailoring learning experiences to individual needs. 
    Leadership Matters: Unpack the role of leaders as catalysts for organizational growth, and the imperative of cultivating effective leadership in the L&D landscape.
    Tune in as we delve into the intersection of faith, personal growth, and professional development, and glean invaluable insights from John'senriching journey.
     
    If you would like to connect with John, you can do so here: 
    Twitter - @johnhardy_
    Email  - hardyjohn30@gmail.com
    Tiktok  - @johnhardyy
    LinkedIn  - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-hardy-563419151/
     
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    Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com 
    Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you.
     
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    Relevant Hashtags:
    #LearningAndDevelopment #Leadership #ProfessionalGrowth #PersonalDevelopment #Podcast #Learners #ServantLeadership #Business #CareerDevelopment #LearningJourney

    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. 

    Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. 

    Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year. 

    • 36 min

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