100 episodes

Join Ted weekly for lessons in leadership and reflective practices that will allow you to grow both personally and professionally. Every other week there will be guests to help you build a greater understanding on a variety of topics that are relevant to everyone and anyone who cares about kids.

Ted Neitzke is a professional educator and believes that anyone who has influence over another person is a leader. Ted has dedicated his life to paying back the high school teachers who changed his life by believing in him and inspired him to teach and lead in schools.

The Smart Thinking Podcast Ted Neitzke IV

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

Join Ted weekly for lessons in leadership and reflective practices that will allow you to grow both personally and professionally. Every other week there will be guests to help you build a greater understanding on a variety of topics that are relevant to everyone and anyone who cares about kids.

Ted Neitzke is a professional educator and believes that anyone who has influence over another person is a leader. Ted has dedicated his life to paying back the high school teachers who changed his life by believing in him and inspired him to teach and lead in schools.

    Episode 162: Blend This! Conquer Online Instruction. A Conversation With Catlin Tucker

    Episode 162: Blend This! Conquer Online Instruction. A Conversation With Catlin Tucker

    Get a piece of paper, a pen and stretch out your wrists. Why? Because you’re about to get hit with a gazillion tips and tricks to support online instruction. Take a listen as Catlin energetically goes through her strategies to support online instructional engagement and design! Go to her website for immediate ideas an d applicable tactics for learning. 
    Dr. Catlin Tucker is a bestselling author, international trainer, and keynote speaker. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2010 in Sonoma County, where she taught for 16 years. Catlin earned her doctorate in learning technologies at Pepperdine University. Currently, Catlin is working as a blended learning coach and education consultant. Catlin has written a series of bestselling books on blended learning, which include Balance With Blended Learning, Blended Learning In Action, Power Up Blended Learning, and Blended Learning In Grades 4-12. She is active on Twitter @Catlin_Tucker

    • 58 min
    Episode 161: Blender learning or Blended Learning? A Conversation with Heather Staker

    Episode 161: Blender learning or Blended Learning? A Conversation with Heather Staker

    This conversation gets us talking about how to create a blended environments, the conditions needed to be successful and previews some of Heathers newest innovations and ideas.
    Heather Staker is an adjunct researcher for the Christensen Institute and president of Ready to Blend. She is the co-author of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools (San Francisco: Wiley, 2015) and co-founder of Brain Chase Productions, which produces online-learning challenges disguised as worldwide treasure hunts for students in grades 1-8.

    • 39 min
    Episode 160: Let’s Get Better at Functioning! A Conversation With Sarah Ward

    Episode 160: Let’s Get Better at Functioning! A Conversation With Sarah Ward

    This is a great listen to help you help children, staff and yourself with organization and the skills needed to learn, work and organize your daily life.
    Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and 
case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and 
acquired brain based learning difficulties and behavioral problems not limited to but including:


     Attention Deficit Disorder
    •    Verbal Learning Disabilities
    •    Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities
    •    Asperger Syndrome
    •    Other Social-Cognitive Learning Disabilities
    •    Traumatic Brain Injury
    •    Acquired Brain Injury

    Check it out: https://efpractice.com/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 159: SWOT the Problem (Leadership & Tools)

    Episode 159: SWOT the Problem (Leadership & Tools)

    When you're stuck and the team is unable to move forward together - -what do you do? Give this episode a listen and hear how to shift your the groups your serve with a simple process. 
    List where you could apply this process.
    Describe your SWOT.
    List those you could train to run out this process.

    • 22 min
    Episode 158: Utilize The Legacy Experts (Leadership & Tools)

    Episode 158: Utilize The Legacy Experts (Leadership & Tools)

    In this episode we will explore the different ways to engage others in addressing the issues you face. We all too often look past the people with the answers and that leads to greater issues. 
     
    List the legacy experts in your life.
    Describe how you can engage them in your improvement processes.
    Develop a process to engage the legends in your world.

    • 21 min
    Episode 157: Collectively Committed to our Commonalities (Leadership & Tools)

    Episode 157: Collectively Committed to our Commonalities (Leadership & Tools)

    When an organization acts under pressure for too long -- it can have significant and unforeseen consequences. Hear a story that could be your "canary in a coal mine" moment.
    Describe how you could bring the problem to the problem.
    List collective commitments you have.
    Analyze those you serve and identify where you need to step in and provide renewed purpose by identifying shared commitments.
    New Song: Well Pennies: Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Keithgrei ,

Love learning to think smarter

Love listening to this podcast as I always learn something and Teds words have becoming an inspiration...and especially now that we have all pretty much become teachers and influencers this has been my favorite new podcast!!! Keith

jill828 ,

Always insightful!

Ted always is insightful as he inspires us all to be better leaders, parents and community members. He encourages and educates with humor, empathy, and wisdom I highly recommend for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others.

kssj94 ,

This IS 4 U!

One of my favorite parts of the podcast is the introduction by your daughter and/or your wife. I wonder why your son won’t introduce you or even your sibling. But then if it was your sibling, maybe I wouldn’t listen... kidding.
I find the structure easy to engage and I look forward to the music you offer.
I also find your advice helpful in my desire and journey and being a leader myself.
Buffalo on.

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