98 episodes

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!  

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 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 
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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/
     
    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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    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
    Episode 93 - Organizational Capacity featuring Allison Rodman

    Episode 93 - Organizational Capacity featuring Allison Rodman

    Join us on the Fabulous Learning Nerds as we dive into the topic of Organizational Capacity with our special guest, Allison Rodman. Allison Rodman, the driving force behind The Learning Loop, specializes in coaching individuals and organizations to leverage their time effectively and create impactful professional learning experiences. With a background that spans across various educational roles, Allison aims to make learning an ongoing journey that strengthens individual and organizational capacity. Allison shares her insights on moving from traditional professional development to dynamic, personalized learning environments. Explore the balance between self-efficacy and collective efficacy, the impact of meaningful gamification, and the essential practices for nurturing a growth-focused organizational culture. This episode is a must-listen for educators, leaders, and anyone interested in fostering continuous learning within their organization.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    The significance of transforming professional learning to cater to adult learning needs, emphasizing personalization and real-world application.
    Strategies for enhancing organizational capacity by fostering a culture of continuous learning and development among educators and staff.
    The role of leadership in cultivating environments that prioritize collective efficacy and sustained improvement through reflective practices and meaningful engagement.
     
    If you would like to connect with Allison, you can do so here: 
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodmanallison
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thelearningloop 
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thelearningloop 
    X - https://twitter.com/thelearningloop 
    Email - arodman@thelearningloop.com 
    Website - https://www.thelearningloop.com
     
    Books: 
    Still Learning: Strengthening Professional and Organizational CapacityPersonalized Professional Learning: A Job-Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice  
    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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    Relevant Hashtags:
    #OrganizationalCapacity #ProfessionalLearning #PersonalizedLearning #EducationalInnovation #LeadershipDevelopment #ContinuousImprovement #AdultLearning #DevelopmentalOrganizations #EducationalReform #LearningCulture 


    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. 

    • 39 min
    Episode 92 - The Culture of Leadership

    Episode 92 - The Culture of Leadership

    This week, the Fabulous Learning Nerds dive deep into the complexities of leadership, exploring what makes a great leader, the impact of leadership on employee tenure, and practical steps to enhance leadership skills. Zeta and the team shed light on the vital link between leadership quality and organizational success, emphasizing the significant costs of poor leadership and the high returns of effective leadership development. The conversation pivots around the transformation from individual contributors to leaders, the essential traits of successful leaders, and the difference between managing tasks and leading people. Listen in for an enlightening discussion on the moral and financial imperatives of fostering good leadership, the nuances of emotional intelligence, setting clear expectations, and the value of building high-performance teams.
    Key Takeaways:
    Quality Leadership Retains Talent: Good leadership is crucial for retaining employees, as proven by studies showing a direct correlation between leadership quality and employee tenure. 
    The Cost of Poor Leadership: Ineffective leadership can cost a business significantly, not only in financial terms but also in terms of productivity and team morale. 
    Transitioning to Effective Leadership: The journey from being an individual contributor to an effective leader involves acquiring new competencies, such as emotional intelligence, setting clear expectations, and fostering a high-trust environment.Tune in to the Fabulous Learning Nerds for an engaging discussion on leadership complexities and actionable insights to become a more effective leader in today's challenging business environment.
     
     
    Connect with Us:
    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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    #LeadershipDevelopment #EffectiveLeadership #EmployeeRetention #TeamBuilding #EmotionalIntelligence #ManagementSkills #HighPerformanceTeams #LeadershipTraining #OrganizationalSuccess #LeadershipJourney

    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. 

    • 39 min

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Barb22222 ,

Great Show

This is a great podcast to learn more about technology in education and other important topics!

tehjunction ,

Very entertaining and informative

As an educator, this is good stuff.

Susangoldismagical ,

Nothing nerdy about it…great fun and awesome info!

Host, Scott Schuette and his co-hosts Abby Dawson and Daniel Coonrod add the word FUN into learning with their vibrant enthusiastic and honest exploration in this energy packed podcast. Each episode delivers great stories and valuable insight with great interviewing ability from the host and co-hosts. Not to miss conversations!

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