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Episode from the podcastLead. Learn. Change.

Many Voices, One Message – Teachers Matter

Released Friday, 30th April 2021
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Links and episode descriptions below (for the Lead. Learn. Change. episode where the speaker was a guest of a full-length installment) for each person featured in this Teacher Appreciation Episode:

Information listed in the same order that each guest appeared in today’s episode.

Episode 23- Vamsi Reddy and Akul Munjal - Future Surgeons, Lifetime Learners

Published 5/22/20

Minutes - 35

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

Medical school is an intense, focused, and sometimes seemingly unrelenting endeavor. However, when the investment of time is viewed through the lens of lasting benefits, and when the chosen specialty intersects with one’s area of high interest, the journey is potentially more fulfilling. And, as with all other learning experiences, teachers matter. Medical students Akul Munjal and Vamsi Reddy share a few of their thoughts about teaching and learning, and they each tell us about their favorite teacher.

Episode 33 - Debbie Reynolds - Diving into Data Privacy with the Data Diva

Published 3/29/21

Minutes - 42

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Episode Summary

Facial recognition, rebooting your computer, your online twin, the GDPR, and FIDO – Debbie Reynolds the Data Diva shares common-sense guidance as well as updates about regulations, algorithmic bias, controlling your data, and many more facets of virtual privacy. Apps copying your clipboard, passwordless access to digital vaults, and how events in World War II led to legislation and robust conversation about privacy as a human right are just a few of the issues that Debbie highlights for listeners. A highly informative episode!

Episode 15 - Maria Xenidou - Share Now. Teach Now.

Published March 5, 2020

Minutes - 42

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Episode Summary

Maria Xenidou, host of the Impact Learning podcast, explores how great teachers expertly balance resources, guidance, coaching, and discovery to create opportunities for students to learn. Maria’s mom created a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning and Maria’s teachers served as leaders and mentors, influencing her thinking to this day. Maria created the Impact Learning Fund and supports that endeavor in a way that truly defines dedication and commitment.

Episode 4 - Howard Malitz – What kind of chemistry? A former scientist answers this question.

Published August 16, 2019

Minutes - 38

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

Scientist-turned-teacher Howard Malitz touches on the chemistry that matters most – the chemistry of connections and relationships between people. Howard describes just how fulfilling life can be when leading young people on the path to adulthood and success. And, he shares his thoughts with an honesty and intensity that will really make you think. There are many reasons that people pursue this noble calling, and if you are grappling with a career choice, or know someone who is, this conversation may provide the guidance needed to make this life-changing decision.

Episode 8 - Ivana Isailovic - Minimizing Bias, Acknowledging Diversity, and Fostering Empathy

Published November 1, 2019

Minutes - 35

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

In this, the first of two episodes with this guest, Ivana Isailovic, Ph.D., reflects on the path she has taken from Yugoslavia to France to the United States and beyond. Along the way she offers keen insights about how teachers can successfully navigate increasingly diverse classroom learning environments. Ivana’s childhood was a happy and fulfilling one, even as military and civil conflict consumed much of the region where she was born. Her thoughts on education will resonate with anyone interested in what matters most in teaching and learning. Read the Show Notes for more details! 

Episode 9 - Ivana, Part 2 - Students as Customers?

Published November 14, 2019

Minutes - 37

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Episode Summary

In this, the second of two episodes with this guest, Ivana Isailovic, Ph.D., flips the conversation and temporarily fills the role of host, pushing David’s thinking deeper into the principles that undergird teaching and learning exchanges. Ivana also highlights differences she has observed during her educational experiences in Europe and the United States. Read the Show Notes for more details!

Episode 10 - Mark Garrison - Guilty! Of making a difference. Professional learning that matters.

Published November 30, 2019

Minutes - 66

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

Dr. Mark Garrison, of West Texas A&M, founder of NewEdu, and research partner with the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, highlights what he has discovered after spending time with some great teachers, administrators and students in Georgia’s public schools. The conversation touches on many topics, including the origins of standardized tests, practical steps policy makers can take–immediately–to support educators, the importance of listening to what teachers have to say, and the value of a new approach to professional learning.

Episode 27 - Joy Robinson - We need more Joy in teaching!

Published 7/2/20

Minutes - 37

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Episode Summary

Graduating at the age of sixteen from a high school in a “failing school district,” lifting lessons from the Sankofa bird, and learning from those who taught her and from those she teaches now, Joy Robinson’s passion for building relationships and community shines through in a wonderful way during this insightful and inspiring interview. If you want to catch a glimpse of what great teachers do every day, you owe it to yourself to listen to this high-energy, optimistic and dedicated teacher-leader as she shares her story and her perspective.

Episode 5 - Scott Perry - Meaning, Purpose, Passion, Impact

Published September 6, 2019

Minutes - 31

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Episode Summary

Creative on Purpose founder Scott Perry shares his thinking about finding meaning in one's work, and highlights core principles that maximize the impact of one's service to others. Today's guest emphasizes why relationships are vital to the teaching process, and how collaboration is a critical element of change. Author Scott Perry believes that we can all lead from where we are if we truly know "What's now?" and "What's next?"

Episode 2 - Anjelika Riano – Hope and Vision in a New World - Part 1

Published June 18, 2019

Minutes - 31

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

From the Soviet Union to Chattanooga, Tennessee, listen to the story of Anjelika's incredible journey from one world to a very different one. Glean valuable insights about what learners truly need to be successful, and rediscover the universality of human resilience.

Episode 3 - Anjelika Riano – Hope and Vision in a New World - Part 2

Published July 17, 2019

Minutes - 26

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Episode Summary

The final segment of a two-episode interview with educator Anjelika Riano. Anjelika extends her story–one that started in the former Soviet Union and is now playing out in Chattanooga, Tennessee–as she shares with us her vision for newcomers to our United States. Anjelika eloquently emphasizes the tremendous talent that teachers tirelessly leverage on behalf of their students, in the service of learning, and highlights a few examples of the success resulting from such an investment of effort, caring, and compassion.

Episode 1 - Hannah Talley – One Great Teacher’s Insights 

Published May 31, 2019

Minutes - 20

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

Listen in on a phone conversation with Hannah Talley, a mom, wife, veteran public school educator, teacher, media specialist, and a true lifelong learner. Hannah shares her thoughts on what leads to learning–and what stifles it–and addresses the importance of adjusting to changes in technology and shifts in students' needs. She challenges us to embrace new opportunities for learning and to engage in self-reflection in order to maximize learning for ourselves and for others.

Episode 25 - Dale Rogers - School, Industry, School - Always a Teacher

Published 6/12/20

Minutes - 48

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Episode Summary

National Board Certified Teacher Dale Rogers, a self-described technology evangelist, and an early adopter of teacher created video tutorials (before YouTube was “a thing”), has always viewed teaching through the lens of the learner. Join the conversation for some educator insights–from a perspective you may not have previously considered.

Episode 6 - Vlada Galan - Success at the Intersection of Leadership, Learning, Change, and Hard Work

Published September 26, 2019

Minutes - 39

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

Political consultant and public school graduate Vlada Galan shares her perspective on working hard, beating the odds, and serving as a catalyst for significant change. The story of Vlada’s world provides a glimpse into the complex array of components that comprise an election campaign and highlights the incredible value of education–and of the great teachers who support learning in highly meaningful ways.

Episode 12 - Felicia Mayfield - A Class Act: Lessons For All of Us

Published January 6, 2020

Minutes - 73

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

Dr. Felicia Mayfield will inspire you with her wisdom, educate you with her story, and compel you to make a difference with your talents and your time. This educator’s approach to life is deeply embedded in her view of the world, her interactions with others, and her hope for the change that relationships and learning can generate. Join Felicia as she provides insights from the perspective of a self-described “child of civil rights,” reflecting on the day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, her childhood growing up in a mission, nearly half of a century as an educator, and as a key figure in actions taken as a result of litigation addressing desegregation. Her faith, convictions, and professionalism have permeated all of her experiences, and her optimism about the noble field of education grows stronger each year. Join our guest as she touches on concepts such as social media, social justice, and social responsibility, mentions the role that historically black colleges have played–and can play–in advocacy for everyone, and discusses the balance between research and practice in the teaching and learning process. Felicia is a master gardener, a keeper of the dream, a mother and grandmother, and a true professional, in every sense of the word. This is an episode you will definitely want to share with others.

Episode 29 - Dr. Hayward Cordy - Choosing to Rise Above

Published 8/14/20

Minutes - 40

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

From a house with more than a dozen children, to a schoolhouse with hundreds of students. From sharecropper and stutterer, to serving as superintendent. From abject poverty to accomplished professional, Dr. Hayward Cordy's story will delight you and will inspire you to better your own life and the lives of others. With a heart for the soul of children as his focus, Hayward will lead to you reflect on life's purpose, as well as its promises and dreams.

Episode 23- Vamsi Reddy and Akul Munjal - Future Surgeons, Lifetime Learners

Published 5/22/20

Minutes - 35

https://lead-learn-change.simplecast.com/e…

Episode Summary

Medical school is an intense, focused, and sometimes seemingly unrelenting endeavor. However, when the investment of time is viewed through the lens of lasting benefits, and when the chosen specialty intersects with one’s area of high interest, the journey is potentially more fulfilling. And, as with all other learning experiences, teachers matter. Medical students Akul Munjal and Vamsi Reddy share a few of their thoughts about teaching and learning, and they each tell us about their favorite teacher.

Music for Lead. Learn. Change. is Sweet Adrenaline by Delicate Beats

Podcast cover art for Lead. Learn. Change. is a view from Brunnkogel (mountaintop) over the mountains of the Salzkammergut in Austria, courtesy of photographer Simon Berger, published on www.unsplash.com.

Professional Association of Georgia Educators:  www.pageinc.org

David’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-w-reynolds-5a5b0…