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The Wired Educator Podcast: Becoming a Better Educator Now So You Can Make a Greater Impact and Enjoy a Higher Quality Lifestyle. The Host, Kelly Croy, is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified teacher. He has been teaching in the classroom for over 24 years. Kelly is a speaker, artist, author and educator.

The Wired Educator Podcast will deliver content to help educators make a greater impact, be more productive, increase their efficiency, and improve their lifestyles.

In this podcast I really want to emphasize my love and passion for learning and teaching. I truly want to make a difference in the lives of students and help inspire the next generation of educators. I share methods that I have learned from some of the most amazing educators around the globe on how to become a better educator, while expanding their classroom as a writer, speaker, and professional.

There will be many guests on the Wired Educator blog. Thank YOU for listening!

This podcast will share what teachers have discovered "works" in and outside the classroom.

Teachers will also learn how to create a website, build passive income, budget, create podcast, design and market products and digital content.

The Wired Educator Podcast Kelly Croy: Speaker, Author, Artist, Educator

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    • 4.8 • 68 Ratings

The Wired Educator Podcast: Becoming a Better Educator Now So You Can Make a Greater Impact and Enjoy a Higher Quality Lifestyle. The Host, Kelly Croy, is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified teacher. He has been teaching in the classroom for over 24 years. Kelly is a speaker, artist, author and educator.

The Wired Educator Podcast will deliver content to help educators make a greater impact, be more productive, increase their efficiency, and improve their lifestyles.

In this podcast I really want to emphasize my love and passion for learning and teaching. I truly want to make a difference in the lives of students and help inspire the next generation of educators. I share methods that I have learned from some of the most amazing educators around the globe on how to become a better educator, while expanding their classroom as a writer, speaker, and professional.

There will be many guests on the Wired Educator blog. Thank YOU for listening!

This podcast will share what teachers have discovered "works" in and outside the classroom.

Teachers will also learn how to create a website, build passive income, budget, create podcast, design and market products and digital content.

    What is SEL and Trauma Informed Education, an Interview with Jillian McFarlan

    What is SEL and Trauma Informed Education, an Interview with Jillian McFarlan

    In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview school psychologist, and SEL expert, Jillian McFarlan. 
    You are going to love and laugh at the backstory of how this interview came about. It's hilarious. 
    Click here to listen to my interview with Jillian McFarlan. 
    We talk about: What really is SEL? Is it real? How do we do it? Why? What in the world is 'trauma informed education'? Why do we need it? What difference does it make. Jillian is a fantastic resource who takes simplifies these concepts and shows us what they really are, how they matter, and what we can do. You are going to love this authentic and helpful conversation. You are going to leave this podcast a better educator. This is one of my favorites.
    There’s a lot of talk right now about social emotional learning and trauma informed education, but I  think few people really know what they’re talking about. Jillian sets the record straight, 
    Jillian McFarlan, school psychologist, Circleville City Schools
    School psychologist Jillian McFarlan is in her seventh year at Circleville City Schools overseeing an array of student testing, social-emotional/mental health supports, and continuity of care needs. Ms McFarlan has a graduate degree (Ed. S) in School Psychology (University of Florida, 2015) and holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Human Development and Family Sciences (Ohio State University, 2012). In addition to her psychology background, Ms McFarlan is currently in Ohio University’s Educational Leadership in Administration cohort to further her studies of helping students and families through this additional Master of Arts degree and principal licensure program. Additionally, she has been an assistant varsity basketball coach for the girl's program at Circleville. She enjoys reading books, connecting with students, and spending time with family and friends.
    Do you like what you heard? Invite Kelly to speak at your school.
    Interested in booking Kelly for your Next Event?
    Yes! Let's Make it happen right HERE!
    Join our #WiredWednesday 30-Minute Twitter chats on Wednesdays at 9PM Eastern. They are awesome and fun.
    Order Kelly’s books, Along Came a Leader and Unthink Before Bed: A Children’s Book on Mindfulness for your personal library.
    Educator, Author, Keynote Speaker
    Twitter: @kellycroy
    Instagram: @kcroy
    Website: kellycroy.com and wirededucator.com
    Podcast: The Wired Educator Podcast
    and of course: Facebook.
    Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here.
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ruthless Equity an Interview with Ken Williams

    Ruthless Equity an Interview with Ken Williams

    In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I talk with the legend Ken Williams about Equity, What makes a successful PLC, the misconceptions and dangers of ability groupings, reaching the disengaged, and his new book Ruthless Equity. I love this interview and you will too.
    Kenneth C. Williams shares his experience and expertise as a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, coach and consultant in leadership and school culture. A practitioner for nearly three decades, Ken led the improvement efforts at two schools by leveraging the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Skilled in joining the why of the work to the how of the work, Ken is known for his powerful and engaging combinations of “heart, humor, and hammer.” He is an expert at helping schools build capacity in the collective commitments required of learning for all cultures.
    Ken is the former principal of The Learning Academy at E. J. Swint in Jonesboro, Georgia, and Damascus Elementary School in Damascus, Maryland. His firsthand experience with transforming challenged schools translates into action-oriented presentations that inspire hope, create a clear vision, and offer practical strategies to those overwhelmed by challenges.
    Ken earned a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College, and a Master of Science from the University of Bridgeport. He is the co-author of the bestseller, Starting A Movement: Building Culture from the Inside-Out in Professional Learning Communities, Creating Physical and Emotional Safety In Schools, and a contributing author of Beyond Conversations About Race.
    Mentioned in this podcast: 
    Ken's new book: Ruthless Equity
     visit Ken's website: Unfold The Soul online at www.unfoldthesoul.com
    @unfoldthesoul on Twitter
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    Do you like what you heard? Invite Kelly to speak at your school.
    Interested in booking Kelly for your Next Event?
    Yes! Let's Make it happen right HERE!
    Join our #WiredWednesday 30-Minute Twitter chats on Wednesdays at 9PM Eastern. They are awesome and fun.
    Invite Kelly to be your keynote speaker at your school.
    Order Kelly’s books, Along Came a Leader and Unthink Before Bed: A Children’s Book on Mindfulness for your personal library.
    Educator, Author, Keynote Speaker
    Twitter: @kellycroy
    Instagram: @kcroy
    Website: kellycroy.com and wirededucator.com
    Podcast: The Wired Educator Podcast
    and of course: Facebook.
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    • 57 min
    Plan Like a Pirate an Interview with Dawn HarrisP 223: Plan Like a Pirate an Interview with Dawn Harris

    Plan Like a Pirate an Interview with Dawn HarrisP 223: Plan Like a Pirate an Interview with Dawn Harris

    In this 223rd episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I interview Dawn Harris about her new book, Plan Like a Pirate. I absolutely love our conversation on designing meaningful experience for students, curriculum, fitting everything needed into education, what CRT is and isn't, and most importantly how to impact the lives of students. Dawn is brilliant and this episode will inspire and enchant you to become your personal best and deliver to students. I love it and you will too. Order a copy of her book: Dawn's Book: Plan Like a Pirate: Designing Extraordinary Learning Journeys for Every Student
    Dawn Harris is a passionate and energetic educator who lives by the motto, “Relationships First.” Her enthusiasm for creating connections is infectious and she thrives on the opportunity to learn about the things that motivate and inspire teachers and students alike.
    In her roles as a secondary English Language Arts Educator, Gifted and Talented Teacher, and Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Dawn continually strives to bring authentic and engaging learning experiences to students of all ages.
    Throughout her career as an educator, Dawn has taught in urban, rural, and suburban districts meeting the needs of children from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. In addition to general ELA coursework, Dawn’s classroom teaching experience also includes teaching English as a second language, creative writing, film studies, and response to intervention instruction. Dawn’s professional teaching experiences have been showcased in scholarly journals and at local, regional, national, and international conferences.

    Prior to becoming an educator, Dawn spent more than 10 years in marketing and publishing in the private sector. This experience has given Dawn insight into the skills and knowledge students need in order to be prepared to enter into a competitive, global workforce or into college once they leave high school. This insight helps to support Dawn’s work in developing veteran, novice, and pre-service teachers as they seek to educate students for tomorrow’s work today.
    As a licensed Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development Specialist, Dawn’s primary goal in all things is to support educators with planning learning that ignites curiosity and that engages and inspires students in a way that impacts their growth and achievement every single day.
    About Dawn's Book:
    How do good teachers become great? How do you create magical learning experiences your students will never forget? In Plan Like a PIRATE, you’ll learn that sailing on to greatness starts with vision, intention, and design—planning—inside and outside of the classroom, far beyond any single lesson.
    This practical, comprehensive guide is packed with proven strategies for captivating students’ imaginations and interest, leading readers through what it takes to engage and nurture learners with rigorous, equitable differentiated lessons. Designed to launch readers on a journey from “seeing it” to “being it”—and all points in between—Plan Like a PIRATE shows teachers how to harness their passion to create and implement innovative, relevant, student-centered learning opportunities and to  build a detailed, intentional, future-focused plan to attain their dream career. This book will help educators deepen the impact of their teaching practice and power up their professionalism, allowing them to chart a course for themselves and their students to a better, more equitable world.
    Endorsements
    “Get ready to set sail for an incredible adventure with Dawn Harris!” —Tisha Richmond, student engagement specialist, PD specialist, and author of Make Learning Magical 
    “A master teacher herself, Dawn Harris shares stories from the trenches and weaves in practical strategies and frameworks to help make learning accessible and meaningful for students. This is a must-read for all educators!” —Jill Siler, EdD, deputy executive

    • 55 min
    Rogue Leader an Interview with Rich CzyzEP 222: Rogue Leader an Interview with Rich Czyz

    Rogue Leader an Interview with Rich CzyzEP 222: Rogue Leader an Interview with Rich Czyz

    In this episode Rich Czyz and I talk about getting creative with professional learning opportunities, how to make professional learning not be too much on teacher's plates, and most importantly how to be a Rogue Leader in your district. Rich is amazing and I am so proud of all that we discuss to keep education fun and meaningful. Rich's insight to professional learning is second to none. This is an amazing listen.
     
    Rich Czyz is an author, educator, and speaker. He started his career as a fifth grade teacher, has served as a Basic Skills teacher, instructional coach, elementary supervisor and Director of Curriculum & Instruction. Rich is currently the Proud Principal of the Yardville Elementary School in NJ and Co-Founder of FourOClockFaculty.com, as well as author of several books including The Four O’Clock Faculty, The Secret Sauce, and his newest book, ROGUE Leader: Make the Rules, Inspire Others, and Take Control of Your Own Professional Development Destiny. Rich is passionate about engaging all stakeholders in meaningful and relevant learning opportunities.
     
    About Rich's new book, Rogue Leader, Make the Rules, Inspire Others and Take Control of Your Own Professional Development Destiny:
    Known and dreaded by most educators, professional development is often viewed as one more item to tick off the list of obligations that’s not necessarily useful or meaningful to teachers. But it doesn’t have to be that way! As Czyz argues, “pursuing learning and professional development is the single most important action we can take to hone our craft as educators.” In Rogue Leader, Czyz offers the READI method (relevance, embeddedness, alignment, design, and impact) to assess and improve PD programs. He also offers smart principles and practical advice to jumpstart the practice of professional learning at your institution, building on the ideas introduced in his revolutionary Four O’Clock Faculty. Prepare to go ROGUE!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Rich's book: Rogue Leader: Make the Rules, Inspire Others, and Take Control of Your Own Professional Development Destiny
    Rich's website: https://fouroclockfaculty.com/
    One of the most influential books Rich has ever read: Creative Trespassing by Tania Katan, about people stuck in non creative jobs and how to get creative.
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    • 41 min
    Fresh Air At Five an Interview with Bryon Carpenter

    Fresh Air At Five an Interview with Bryon Carpenter

    In this 221st episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Bryon Carpenter, an amazing educator, podcaster and thinker.
    I love Bryon's positivity and intentional reflection on what he is learning. His ability to reflect, apply and share fascinates me. I am enchanted by his ability to wake early, get walking, learn from podcasts, reflect and share with the world. You will love Bryon too. He is a wonderful, authentic educator and human. 
    We talk about:
    Creativity and how students can express themselves through Media Design Why he started the Fresh Air At Five podcast.  How sharing reflections affect his PLN. and more! Bryon currently serves as a secondary math, science, and technology teacher at the Abbotsford Virtual School since 2010, in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. He took a leave from AVS in 2015-16 to serve the Abbotsford School District as a Helping Teacher for Technology.   During that time he became a Google Certified Educator and met EdTech Team which inspired him want to bring their Google Summit to Abbotsford.  Before this he did not consider himself “a creative” but his mind has changed as he has grown in his utility of EdTech tools, namely Adobe Spark and Google tools.  Bryon is also an Adobe Creative Educator.
    Bryon says, "Technology is merely a tool, which when wielded appropriately can enhance this human endeavor we call education."
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Bryon's Website: http://bryoncarpenter.com
    Twitter: @bryoncar, @freshairatfive
    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshairatfive5
    Kelly will be keynoting the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Conference on June 17 In Columbus, Ohio.
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    • 55 min
    WEP 220: The Minimalist Teacher an interview with Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman and Christine Arnold

    WEP 220: The Minimalist Teacher an interview with Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman and Christine Arnold

    Are you feeling overwhelmed? Frustrated? Is your district enduring initiative fatigue? My two guests today are from Hawaii and the Netherlands, and they co-authored a book titled The Minimalist Teacher which can help all of us create a better work environment no matter what our role is an education may be. You are going to love
    We talk about:
    Why minimalism is needed in our educational lives and school culture.
    The benefits of minimalism, and why it’s necessary, and how to employ these techniques.
    How to advocate for this minimalist approach?
    I hosted the podcast in Ohio and Tami joined us from Hawaii and Christine from the Netherlands so in this recording we literally span across the planet. Pretty cool. We had a lot of fun.  I can’t wait for you to hear how this episode is going to change your life.
    Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman is the founder of and professional learning facilitator at Plan Z Professional Learning Services, an elementary teacher, and ASCD author. She has experience teaching and leading in Hawai’i, Singapore, New York City, and Edmonton, Canada. She is an active member of ASCD and is an ASCD Emerging Leader Alumni. Tammy and co-author, C.Y. Arnold wrote the recently published ASCD book, The Minimalist Teacher, as well as other digital publications for ASCD. Tammy has written several guest blogs for ASCD Inservice, Express, EdWeek Teacher blog, and Achieve the Core. She writes on topics such as creating cultures of learning, student engagement, inclusivity, and student agency.
    C. Y. Arnold is an Australian educator with experience at home and abroad. She has worked in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Belgium, and The Netherlands as a teacher, coach, mentor, co-teacher, coordinator, tutor, and supervisor from early childhood education to adult education. Her dedication to teaching has led her to serve on the board of the Singapore chapter of SENIA, publish educational articles, and present at various international and Australian conferences. Her interests in education include exploring research-based pedagogy and practice, inclusive education, quality early childhood education, inquiry, and promoting well-being for students and colleagues.
    Mentioned in the episode: 
    Tammy and Christine's book The Minimalist Teacher.
    Rich Czyz's book Rogue Leader: Make the Rule, Inspire Others and Take Control of Your Own Professional Development Destiny
    Kelly will be keynoting the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Conference on June 17 In Columbus, Ohio. 
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    The Wired Educator #WiredWednesday 30-Minute Twitter Chat for everyone in education. Wednesday's at 9PM Eastern.
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    • 45 min

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68 Ratings

68 Ratings

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The Wired Educator is a fantastic podcast for anyone in the education world! Kelly does a great job of promoting the possibilities for change in a very positive way. I’m grateful for this show! Thanks for the great content.

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Perfect Podcast for Teachers at all Levels

Kelly is a skilled interviewer and conversationalist who never overshadows his guests. Always optimistic and enthusiastic, Kelly and his guests, never fail to reinforce my own love of teaching and desire to improve my performance in the classroom and outlook on life.

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Fantastic, inspiring resource!

Kelly interviews a variety of guests to provide insight into the many facets of education. But above and beyond that, he inspires listeners to be their best selves - both personally and professionally. Thank you so much for all you do, Kelly!!!

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