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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 Wired Educator Podcast will deliver content to help educators make a greater impact, be more productive, increase their efficiency, and improve their lifestyles. 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.
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Apr 2, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Rae Hughart. Rae is a member of the Teach Better Team; they create awesome resources for educators. Rae is the co-author of the brand new, best-selling book, Teach Better and she co-hosts the Teach Better Talk Podcast. 

How are you, friends? You okay? I have some words of hope and inspiration for you, your schools and your families in my intro. I hope you are all safe and healthy.

Thank you for checking in with me. I have four episodes on my desktop ready to be published. Get ready. 

Thank you for all of the extra hours I know you are putting in. Thank you for all of the extra care and connection you are providing for your students. Thank you for all of the training you are providing for your colleagues. You are amazing and you are making a difference! 

Rae Hughart is a Middle-Level Math Educator in Illinois, creator of the Teach Further Model, Co-Author of "Teach Better" and the Director of Training & Development for the Teach Better Team.

In 2017, Rae was honored with the Illinois State University Outstanding Young Alumni Award – inducting her into the University Hall of Fame. In 2018, Rae was awarded the Henry Ford Teacher Innovation Award for the work with the Teach Further Model. 

Rae conducts training on a variety of topics including the Teach Better Mindset, Dynamic Lesson Planning, Standards-Based Grading, and Personalized Learning. 

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Rae's book: Teach Better

Twitter: @RaeHughart

Instagram: @RaeHughart

WWW.TEACHBETTER.COM

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker, and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

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Mar 23, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I do want to discuss the single most important ingredient in remote learning, but first and foremost, I want to check in with you! How are you doing? I hope this episode can bring you some comfort and hope. 

I am so proud of educators around the world helping their students, community and colleagues. Like you, I have been working extra hours with teachers in and outside my district with remote learning and instruction. Like you, I have been helping my family and community in this time of uncertainty and hardship. Like you, I am concerned about our students and what is coming next. This episode is more than just a check-in. It's more than just an episode on remote learning. This episode attempts to connect all of us together and make some sense of what is going on and offer a little insight on how to prepare. 

I am going to offer my six ingredients on what I think is important to consider when providing remote instruction and support remote learning. I hope you will leave your ideas in the comment section. 

I always say educators are my favorite species. Well, now more than ever, you can see evidence of that in all of the great things educators are doing in this time of crisis. 

I hope you will check-in with me and let me know how you are doing. 

Be safe. Stay healthy. Thanks for all you do!

Kelly

Some important information: 

Here is a link to my video "Leading in a Time of Crisis" on my Facebook Page. It will also be posted on my Future Focused Podcast in audio soon. 

Follow the hashtag #AppleEDUchat on Twitter. 

Here is the archive of last Tuesday's #AppleEDUchat on Supporting Teachers and Students During School Closure: https://wakelet.com/wake/7d7d768d-9d41-4281-a89e-a59aaeb9c92e

Follow the hashtag #RemoteLearning on Twitter. 

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker, and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

 

Mar 9, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I had the pleasure and honor to interview Dr. Louisa Moats. She pioneered the science of reading and is the leading authority on the planet on how to teach students to read. It was not only my honor and pleasure to interview her, I was able to connect Louisa with three of our educators, Stephanie Kieffer, Amy Quillen, Morgan Siefke, and our primary principal, Kendra VanDoren, to learn about Louisa's work and how we can improve literacy at our district. Our teachers got to ask Louisa questions! Our teachers and principal are part of the interview. Amazing.

Dr. Moats has been a teacher, psychologist, researcher, graduate school faculty member, and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers on the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation. After a first job as a neuropsychology technician, she became a teacher of students with learning and reading difficulties, earning her Master’s degree at Peabody College of Vanderbilt. Later, after realizing how little she understood about teaching reading, she earned a doctorate in Reading and Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Moats spent the next fifteen years in private practice as a licensed psychologist in Vermont, specializing in evaluation and consultation with individuals of all ages and walks of life who experienced reading, writing, and language difficulties. At that time, she trained psychology interns in the Dartmouth Medical School Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Moats spent one year as resident expert for the California Reading Initiative; four years as site director of the NICHD Early Interventions Project in Washington, DC; and ten years as research advisor and consultant with Sopris Learning, obtaining two Small Business Innovation Research grants from the NICHD.

Dr. Moats is most well known for her research and writing about the need for improvements in teacher education. Her more recent publications have focused on helping teachers understand the language basis for reading and writing. They include LETRS Professional Development (Voyager Sopris), LANGUAGE! Live blended literacy intervention (Voyager Sopris), and Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers (Brookes Publishing), as well as a series of articles and books for the International Dyslexia Association.

Mentioned in the end roll: 

LaVonna Roth  from episode 149, Ignite Your Shine, would like to invite you to join her on a webinar where she will be sharing the Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Consultant! Two are scheduled for this Wednesday, noon and 8 PM Eastern. If you cannot attend Live, register here and a replay will be sent your way. Of course, Live is WAY more fun for all involved! Join her on any of the webinars to learn more! She's super excited to share her mistakes and successes with you. Are you in? Register here and see you soon!

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker, and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Mar 2, 2020

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Weston Kieschnick. Wes is The author of the phenomena, best-selling, educational book titled Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Innovation = Blended Learning That Works. Bold School is awesome! Wes is a gifted educator, speaker, and author that will inspire all listeners of the Wild Educator Podcast. I had so much fun talking with Wes. His amazing approach to education and fun attitude is contagious. Buckle-up.

Weston Kieschnick is a lifelong educator with more than fourteen years of experience designing, developing, and delivering leadership training and professional development to teachers and school leaders around the globe. He is the author of the best selling book, Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Innovation = Blended Learning that Works, co-author of The Learning Transformation: A Guide to Blended Learning for Administrators and the creator and host of Teaching Keating; one of the most downloaded edu-centric podcasts on Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher. For the last 14 years Weston has worked in collaboration with innovative tech and publishing companies (Google, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apple) to redefine teaching and learning in the digital age. As such, he’s advised educators from every state in the US and more than 30 countries around the world. Districts where Mr. Kieschnick has designed content, implemented initiatives, and trained educational leaders have been recognized by the Learning Counsel as being among the top ten in the nation for their work in blended learning. You can find Weston’s work published in EdWeekEdTech MagazineThe Spark, and featured on many podcasts.

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker, and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Feb 22, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Matthew Joseph, author of Power of Us: Creating Collaborative Schools and co-author of Modern Mentoring, Reimagining Teacher Mentorship. This is a powerful conversation about Innovative Leadership, Mentoring, Collaboration and so much more! I love this interview! Matthew and I talk about so many important areas of education!  You will leave this episode with an incredible list of takeaways that you can immediately apply in your classroom, your building, and your district. This is a must-listen episode of The Wired Educator Podcast.

Dr. Matthew X. Joseph has collected incredible insights on how best to support teaching and learning, and his work has led to nationally published articles and opportunities to speak at multiple state and national events. He has been a school and district leader in many capacities in public education over his twenty-five years in the field, with experiences such as being the director of digital learning and innovation, an elementary school principal, a classroom teacher, and a district professional development specialist. Matt currently serves as the director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in Leicester Public Schools. He earned a master's degree in special education and administration and has his Ed.D. in educational leadership from Boston College. Matt holds licenses in teaching, school administration, and MA superintendent.

Matt is the author of Power of Us: Creating Collaborative Schools and co-author of Modern Mentoring, Reimagining Teacher Mentorship. He has been featured in national publications for his work and stays active on social media encouraging others to believe in themselves, stay authentic, and turn potential into Power. Follow Matthew on Twitter and read his blog.

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Feb 14, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Chrissy Romano Arrabito. She is an amazing educator and author of a wonderful book, Quiet Kids Count. I love this interview for many reasons, but primarily for the incredible conversation Chrissy and I have about so many important areas in education. This discussion is rich and yields some incredible takeaways. Chrissy is brilliant and genuine. Her book is so well written and designed. 

Chrissy Romano Arrabito is a career teacher and proud of it! She is currently an elementary teacher at Nellie K. Parker Elementary School in Hackensack, New Jersey and has over 26 years of experience as an elementary and middle school teacher. 

Chrissy is dedicated to teaching the whole child, stimulating and supporting innovation in classrooms, and strives to provide authentic learning experiences for her students. Her true passion lies in nurturing the quiet kids, those that tend to fall through the cracks, those that truly need a champion to support and advocate for them. Her new book, Quiet Kids Count: Unleashing the True Potential presents stories and strategies to better meet the needs of the quiet kids in your classroom. 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Chrissy's book: Quiet Kids Count: Unleashing the True Potential

Chrissy's blog: http://theconnectededucator.com/

Connect with her online @TheConnectedEdu or follow the hashtag #QuietKidsCount.

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker, and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  

 

Feb 4, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Amy Illingworth, the author of an awesome book from Dave Burgess Consulting, titled The Coach Adventure: Building Powerful Instructional Leadership Skills that Impact Learning. You’re going to need two brains to take in and absorb all of the awesomeness that Amy shares with us in this interview.

Amy Illingworth, EdD, is a lifelong educator, a learner, a coach, and a leader. Her leadership vision is to create equitable learning opportunities where student and adult learners thrive.

She has served as a teacher, literacy coach, an administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and has taught at the graduate school level. She currently serves as the assistant superintendent of educational services in the Encinitas Union School District in California.

Mentioned in this episode: 

Amy's book: The Coach Adventure: Building Powerful Instructional Leadership Skills that Impact Learning

Amy's website: blog reflectionsonleadershipandlearning.wordpress.com.

Follow Amy on Twitter at @AmyLIllingworth and with her #CoachADV hashtag.

 
Amy's favorite reads: The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation by Elena Aguilar and The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Soultionaries by Zoe Weil

Amy's favorite purchase under $20 is an essential oil diffuser. Find out why in this episode!

I'm reading The Path to Serendipity: Discover the Gifts Along Life’s Journey by Allyson Apsey.

Win a copy of Amy's book The Coach ADVenture by Tweeting out that you listen to The Wired Educator Podcast and include the hashtags #Wired2Teach and #CoachADV tag me @wirededucator and @amyLillingworth

Ohio Educational Technology Conference

EDU 2.0 Educational Conference in Monterrey, Mexico

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker, and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  

 

 

Jan 28, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Richard Colosi about his awesome new podcast titled EdTech Stories. It is an educational, narrative podcast that he is launching on February 10th. I talk with Rich about his work in education as an instructional technology specialist, being a consultant with the United States Department of Education, Office of Innovation in Improvement, and more! This is an incredible episode. Rich is brilliant and one of the kindest humans I know. You are going to love this episode. 

Richard Colosi is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Rochester, NY. Since beginning his education career 15 years ago, he has established himself as an effective leader within instructional technology through creating and sharing effective integration practices to maximize student learning.  He's been a featured presenter at numerous school districts and conferences and has worked as a consultant with the United States Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement.

Richard is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and has been profiled on local television and in print media including The Wall Street Journal and The American Teacher.  His latest project is a brand new, narrative storytelling podcast called EdTech Stories which will profile the origins behind the products used in your classroom every day.  Season 1 of EdTech Stories will launch on Monday, February 10th.

Mentioned in this episode:

Mark your calendar! Richard's podcast EdTEch Stories will premiere on February 10th! Listen and subscribe!

  Find and follow Richard's journey and work on: 

Richard's favorite books to read: 

I am excited to be a featured speaker at the OETC conference on February 12 in Columbus Ohio. It’s a dream come true.  I am proud to represent Port Clinton City Schools and all of the great things we are doing there. We are on a journey!

My presentations at the OETC Conference will be:  The Future of Digital Learning: From Distracted Student to Content Creator (ballroom), Wired to Teach: Vanquishing the Myth of the Digital  Native Learner and Beyond, Start a Podcast, Teach the World, and co-presenting on a general session with our Director of Learning Technologies, Chelsea Moyer on Rock'em Sock'em Educators: Apple vs. Google, Battlemania of Educational Apps. I am honored to speak at OETC. It is a dream come true because it's my home state! I'm excited to speak at other conferences too, and maybe one day being an opening day speaker at your school!

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

I am giving a free copy of my book Along Came a Leader away this week between now and February 5th  if you encourage other people to listen to the Wired Educator Podcast using the #WiredToTeach or #wired2teach on social media, I will choose a winner based on your enthusiasm, creativity, and multiple attempts. I’ll be giving away one book. I hope you encourage others to listen to the Wired Educator podcast. Feel free to use any social media you like. I most closely watch Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Feel free to tag me.

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker, and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  

 

 

Jan 23, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I share my amazing interview with Sarah Johnson. Sarah is the author of two incredible books, Balance Like a Pirate:Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator (which she co-authored with Jessica Cabeen and Jessica Johnson) and Sarah just published a new book titled,  Lead with FAITH: Building a Strong Foundation So You Can Rise Up, Slay Fear, and Serve Well. Sarah hosts the weekly In AWE Podcast where she is proud to amplify women’s stories every week. This is a GREAT episode.

Sarah Johnson is a former teacher and school principal, turned author, speaker, and podcaster. She is passionate about assisting others in seeking greater satisfaction in all areas of their full lives by helping them go beyond work-life balance as well as develop strong leadership foundations. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Master of Science in Educational Administration, and a Certificate for Women in Leadership from Cornell University. She hosts the weekly In AWE Podcast where she is proud to amplify women’s stories every week.  Sarah is co-author of Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator and author of Lead with FAITH: Building a Strong Foundation So You Can Rise Up, Slay Fear, and Serve Well   

Sarah lives the balance message in her life by pursuing passions such as running, writing, focusing on her family with her two daughters and teacher husband, while also honing her leadership skills through networking, teaching, and learning.

Mentioned in this episode: 

Sarah's book: Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator(which she co-authored with Jessica Cabeen and Jessica Johnson)

Sarah's new book: Lead with FAITH: Building a Strong Foundation So You Can Rise Up, Slay Fear, and Serve Well

Sarah's podcast: The In AWE Podcast. 

Sarah's choice for an influential book: Kids These Days: A Game Plan for (Re)Connecting with Those We Teach, Lead, and Love by Dr. Jody Carrington

OETC Conference: I am so proud to share that I will be a featured speaker at the OETC Conference in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 2020. 

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker, and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  

  

 

 

Jan 13, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Jakob Hansen. Jakob has more than ten years in education as an innovative educator and leader. He has now turned his attention to the future of education. He is an educational consultant helping schools now prepare students for the future. This is an amazing interview and conversation that will really get you thinking. 

Jakob was one of the leading forces behind FlowFactory, Denmarks' first High School that was 100% based on Challenge Based Learning and cross-curricula, Real World projects, together with both local and international corporations and organizations (like LEGO Education, SamLabs and Danfoss). His mission is to inspire us to reinvent education ... to dare to think differently about learning and to aim higher and to see new creative possibilities for learning that are based on future trends instead of historical traditions.

Jakob Hansen has a background in industrial and interaction design and has been teaching Design, Entrepreneurship and Coding and App Dev. (Swift coding in X code.)

Last year Jakob left the classroom and works now with schools all around the world (South Africa, England, Ukraine, UAE, Germany, Denmark) as an independent consultant. The focus is on Challenge Based Learning, Leading Change and the Design of new Learning Spaces.

Jakob is one of three co-founders of the new nonprofit organization toward2030.org. The mission is to give schools and decision-makers the opportunity to dream big and set big goals for where they want to be in 2030, a decade from now, by providing creative tools and facilitate workshops and bring ambitious schools across the world closer together.

Mentioned in this episode:

Follow Jakob on Twitter and Instagram at: @jakobesben and Instagram

Jakob's company is called, The Friendly Disruptor - www.FriendlyDisruptor.com (website temporarily offline - working on a huge redesign.)

Toward2030.org: www.toward2030.org (Will be online from the end of next week. (the 18 of Jan 2020))

Last chance to receive my eBook, The Greatest Year of Your Life, updated for 2020. This opportunity closes on January 15, 2020, and then the book goes on sale. To help you kick off the new year and to help you reach your goals and resolutions this year, I am giving away a free copy of my 64-page eBook, The Greatest Year of Your Life (2020 Edition) to everyone who signs up for my newsletter. Become more productive. Get things done. Level-up your leadership. Design a more dynamic life. All you have to do to receive the free copy is to sign-up for my free newsletter. Just click this link and enter your email. That’s it. It’s that simple. This eBook is available only until January 15, 2020.

2) Last chance to apply for coaching with me. This opportunity also closes on January 15, 2020. I am even giving away one seat away fro FREE. Would you like to work with me to help you achieve your goal of publishing a book, building a website, hosting a podcast, starting a business, becoming a speaker, or achieving another awesome life goal? Complete the following application before January 15, 2020. One lucky applicant will win free coaching. Here is the application: https://forms.gle/762GxbJ8b5oD8xEK9

3) I want to speak to your school or organization this year! I know January and February are two big months for organizations to start planning their professional learning and speakers for the year. I would love to work with your organization to level-up your leadership. To learn more about my speaking visit www.KellyCroy.com and www.WiredEducator.com. Last year I traveled as close as a neighboring town to work with a financial firm and as far as the Philippines to speak at an international education conference. I would love to speak at your event. No matter what the challenge, leadership is the solution!

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker, and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  

 

Jan 6, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Monica Burns, the founder of Class Tech Tips! Monica was guest back on episode 72. It was great catching up with Monica and seeing the wonderful resources she creates for educators. You are going to love this episode. 

Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. Monica was part of her school’s leadership team and was a vocal advocate for bringing one-to-one technology into her classroom. As a classroom teacher, Monica used iPads to create an engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Realizing the power of digital tools in the classroom, Monica started ClassTechTips.com to provide a resource for educators.

Since starting ClassTechTips.com, Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, FETC and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD), #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin), Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality (Corwin), and co-author of 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark.

Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. In addition to being named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Monica is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Hunter College, and completed a Doctorate in Global Education Leadership at Lamar University in 2016.

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Moncia's website: www.classtechtips.com

Monica's podcast: https://classtechtips.com/category/podcast/

Follow Monica on these social media platforms: 

Twitter: Twitter.com/classtechtips

Facebook: Facebook.com/classtechtips

Pinterest: Pinterest.com/classtechtips

Instagram: Instagram.com/classtechtips

Monica's Books: 

From Kelly: 

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May your 2020 be filled with good health and happiness, peace and prosperity, much love and laughter.
 
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Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  

Jan 2, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I share 20 resolutions for 2020 that I believe will help every educator, administrator, and school district to level-up and impact lives. This episode is based on a blog post I share every year on www.WiredEducator.com on New Year's Day. I hope you enjoy it. I would love to read your EDU Resolutions for 2020.

Educators are my favorite species. They not only work incredibly hard all hours of the day to make an impact in the lives of those they teach, they are also constantly working to improve themselves as well.


Each year I taught, I wanted to make my classroom, lessons, and engagement better. I was always trying to level-up. I still am. I made resolutions each school year and again at the start of the new year. I love those imaginary reset buttons! I shared my resolutions each year with my students and hung them on the classroom wall. Why? Because I knew my students would hold me accountable. And boy did they! I didn’t hit them all, but I hit more than I would have if I didn’t share them.

This podcast episode contains 20 Resolutions I believe will help you and your school level-up and make an even greater impact.

Which resolutions challenge you? Which ones are you crushing?

Leave your EDU resolutions in the comments. 

Sign-up for my newsletter by January 15 and you will receive a free copy of my 64-page eBook, The Greatest Year of Your Life, 2020 Edition. You can sign-up for the newsletter here.

Hey! Are you doing something great in education? Fill out this form! Are you #Wired2Teach? Are you doing something amazing in education? I want to know. I want to recognize listeners of the podcast and share it out to the world on www.WiredEducator.com, and I may even choose to interview you on the show. Check the show notes for a link to a form so you can submit your EDUawesomeness. Here is a link to the form: https://forms.gle/ovd1cZjd7YCx1Vyg7

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Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Dec 31, 2019

In this 150th Episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I share the Top Twenty Things I Have Learned Publishing 150 Podcast Episodes and Interviewing Amazing Educators!

I am so happy I started the Wired Educator Podcast, and it is amazing to me to see it now at 150 episodes. I have no intention of stopping now. In fact, I am looking to growing the podcast in new ways. 

I am thankful that you listen to the show, level-up each week, and make a positive impact in the lives of students. You are awesome, and I am not embarrassed to tell you that every week. 

I have learned a lot from publishing 150 episodes and interviewing educators from all over the world. I wanted to share a condensed list of what I feel my guests have in common, and what they do that makes them stand out. 

As I share what I have learned, I'll bet many will resonate with you. I'll bet you see yourself in a lot of these amazing qualities. I believe this because you are taking time to level-up. There are many commonalities in success. Still, I hope there are many that challenge you to grow and improve as they did me. 

It is my pleasure and honor to bring you the Wired Educator Podcast each week. 

I wish you an amazing 2020 filled with love and laughter, peace and prosperity, & love and laughter. 

Happy New Year!

Kelly

Are you doing something great in education? Fill out this form! Are you #Wired2Teach? Are you doing something amazing in education? I want to know. I want to recognize listeners of the podcast and share it out to the world on www.WiredEducator.com, and I may even choose to interview you on the show. Check the show notes for a link to a form so you can submit your EDUawesomeness. Here is a link to the form: https://forms.gle/ovd1cZjd7YCx1Vyg7

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

 

Dec 29, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview LaVonna Roth. We talk about the neuroscience connected with teaching and learning. LaVonna shares her message of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E. and it will seriously make a difference in how you teach and how your students learn.  She breaks down the Acronym of SHINE for us and so much more. This is a great interview.

LaVonna Roth is the lead illuminator, creator and founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® 

Self. Heart. Inspire. Navigate. Exceptional. These words capture the path that LaVonna Roth uses to challenge others in discovering how to ignite the S.H.I.N.E. in their students, others and self.  LaVonna will push your thinking and personal reflection to challenge you to grow personally and professionally. Her mission is to help individuals discover who they are, what they can become, and to build self-motivation to see how far they can go. She will passionately stretch the status quo in education and invite you to join her so “shifts happen”. One way to be involved is through social media, using #igniteyourSHINE.

LaVonna has a deep passion in using brain research as a fundamental foundation to help students, educators, parents, and the community to honor and value each other so we unite and become unstoppable in what can be achieved. By using these fundamentals, she identifies how to reframe adversities and use those moments to become the exceptional person you really are. This enlightenment will occur throughout but be brought to light as she shares parts of her own personal story.

As a highly energetic, dynamic and engaging FUNnote (keynote) speaker, learning specialist, author and consultant, LaVonna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, a Master’s in the Art of Teaching and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. She taught at the elementary and secondary levels and is the author of 8 books. She has presented in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and the Middle East on increasing engagement and the fun factor in learning.  She is the creator and founder of the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® movement and framework, where every person is encouraged to use his or her skills, talents and gifts… to illuminate the world. Together, we got this!

Mentioned in this episode: 

LaVonna's Books: She is the author of 8 book: Brain Powered Strategies for All Learners. (Affiliate link)

Visit LaVonna's websites:

lavonna@igniteyourSHINE.com

 www.igniteyourSHINE.com

www.brain-powered.com

Are you #Wired2Teach? Are you doing something amazing in education? I want to know. I want to recognize listeners of the podcast and share it out to the world on www.WiredEducator.com, and I may even choose to interview you on the show. Check the show notes for a link to a form so you can submit your EDUawesomeness. Here is a link to the form: https://forms.gle/ovd1cZjd7YCx1Vyg7

I participated in an amazing #AppleEDUchat this past Tue. Do you participate in educational twitter chats. They are awesome. #appleEDUchat is one of my favorites.  I will be hosting an Apple EDU chat this January on… leadership. It will be awesome.

Many of you are purchasing gifts this time of year; I hope you will consider my book Along Came a Leader as a gift for yourself, a colleague, and administrator, and a family member this holiday season. It’s available on Amazon. It was a work of love. I am so proud of it. Level-up your leadership. Discover the 8 core attributes of leadership and how to put them work to impact lives and lead. We need leaders. If you’ve already read it, I hope you will leave a review. You can win a copy of my book ACAL. Just post a tweet, Facebook post, Instagram post as creative as you like that expresses the idea of “I love listening to WEP!” I will chose one in the next couple of weeks and contact you to send you a book. I just chose two winners for Shake up learning and Kids deserve it. Fun.

I also encourage you to follow me on Instagram @kcroy. I share lots of my work, and creations. 

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 148 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Dec 18, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Kyle Pearce about making math moments that matter. Kyle is an amazing resource and inspiration in education. This is an awesome interview for all educators because Kyle is so inspiring. Regardless of what you teach, I know Kyle has something for you to help you level up. Yes, he is that inspiring! This is a super-cool interview with a brilliant educational leader. You are going to love it. 

Kyle Pearce is a former high school math teacher and now the K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, where he uncovers creative ways to spark curiosity and fuel sense making in mathematics. He is the co-host of the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast [makemathmoments.com/podcast] and founder of the websites TapIntoTeenMinds.com and MathIsVisual.com. 

Mentioned in this Episode: 

Kyle's website: www.makemathmoments.com/podcast

Kyle's other websites: TapIntoTeenMinds.com and MathIsVisual.com

You can find Kyle on social media @MathletePearce.

One of Kyle's choices for most influential book is How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where and Why it Happens by Benedict Carey. 

Check out the Teach Better Team Podcast and resources. I just enrolled in one of their courses; it's awesome. The Teach Better Team is made up of Jeff Gargas, Chad Ostrowski, Rae Hughart, & Tiffany Ott. They are making an awesome impact in education. 

Are you #Wired2Teach? Are you doing something amazing in education? I want to know. I want to recognize listeners of the podcast and share it out to the world on www.WiredEducator.com, and I may even choose to interview you on the show. Check the show notes for a link to a form so you can submit your EDUawesomeness. Here is a link to the form: https://forms.gle/ovd1cZjd7YCx1Vyg7

Thank you for taking time from your busy week to listen to the show, level up and make a difference in the lives of students. You are awesome.

Many of you are purchasing Christmas presents this time of year; I also hope you will consider my book Along Came a Leader as a gift for yourself, a colleague, and administrator, and a family member this holiday season. It’s available on Amazon. It was a work of love. I am so proud of it. Level-up your leadership. Discover the 8 core attributes of leadership and how to put them work to impact lives and lead. We need leaders. If you’ve already read it, I hope you will leave a review

I also encourage you to follow me on Instagram between now and Christmas Day because I am sharing lots of my artwork. I am drawing a Santa Claus every day and posting the speed-painting video of me drawing it, which is so much fun to watch, alongside the art. You can only find it on my Instagram.

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 148 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

 

 

 

Dec 10, 2019

In this episode, I interview Mat Pullen, an Apple Distinguished Educator from South Wales, and the creator of the popular 'So You Want To...' eBook Series. He will enchant you with his accent and blow you away with his brilliance of all things EDU. He is truly the embodiment of the everyone can create movement in education. I am excited to share my interview with Mat with you!

Mat is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2013 and is also a senior lecturer in Initial Teacher Education at the University if South Wales. A physical education teacher by trade, and now works closely with future teachers and established educators.

He is passionate about supporting those that education can sometimes leave behind, the ones that just need an alternative way to show what they are capable of accomplishing. 

Finding the true impact of technology back in 2010 with his students, Mat now looks for creativity and problem solving approaches to support his learners and to inspire other educators.

Mat is the author of a successful series of eBooks that are simple yet creative and helpful guides to show you how you can use tech in the classroom.  The 'So You Want To..." series now has over 30 titles.  Mat is a public speaker, consultant and avid social media sharer, he has just completed his Masters in Innovative Learning with his final thesis on Sketchnoting and the impact on learners. 
Mentioned in this episode: 

Mat's free eBook series, 'So You Want To...": https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book-series/so-you-want-to/id1417317481?mt=11

Mat's favorite book: The End of Average by Todd Rose.

Another of Mat's favorite reads: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Follow Mat on Twitter.

Follow my Santa Every Until Christmas art on Instagram.

Win a singed copy of Kids Deserve it! by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome by commenti
ng on Adam's photo in my Instagram feed. One winner will be chosen.

I am giving away a signed copy of Kasey Bell's Shake Up Learning; just tweet "I love listening to The Wired Educator Podcast" and tag me, @wirededucator in your tweet. One winner will be chosen.

Are you doing something amazing in education? I want to know. I want to recognize listeners of the podcast in some special way on www.WiredEducator.com, and I my even choose to interview you on the show. Stay tuned.

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 147 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Dec 5, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Adam Welcome, the author of Kids Deserve It! Run Like a Pirate! and Empower Our Girls! Adam is a powerful writer, a gifted speaker and an impactful educator. He has been a teacher, a principal, vice principal, Director of Innovation and now he travels the world to speak and share his important message with educators and work with schools. 

Adam has been an elementary school teacher, Elementary Principal, Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students and enjoys pushing the envelope to always do what's best for kids!

Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, and many other publications. Adam also consults and works with many education companies as a way to improve their product for others!

Adam is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country. Adam makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years.

He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It with Todd Nesloney and the author of Run Like a Pirate.

Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active. Adam also loves to run and has completed 23 marathons. 

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Adam's book: Kids Deserve it! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking!

Adam's book: Run Like a Pirate! Push Yourself to Get More Out of Life!

Adam's book: Empower Our Girls! Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More!

One of Adam's favorite reads: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Another one of Adam's favorite reads: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Adam's website: mradamwelcome.com

Follow Adam on Twitter, Instagram and Voxer at @mradamwelcome 
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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 143 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 
 
Nov 27, 2019

In this 145th episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Dr. Courtney Orzel.

Courtney is an amazing educational leader and speaker. It was an honor to present at the same What Great Educators Do Differently Conference in Houston, Texas this past October. One of my favorite lines of the podcast is when Courtney tells me, "the most important job of a superintendent is to create spaces for people to do great things!" I love that, and all that she shares. This is an amazing episode that you will love, and one that I hope you will share and leave a review.

"The most important job of a superintendent is to create spaces for people to do great things!"  Dr. Courtney Orzel

Dr. Courtney Orzel is in her 6th year as a superintendent serving Lemont-Bromberek SD113A.   Prior to that she held positions as middle school principal, assistant principal, and teacher.  Dr. Orzel has been honored with recognition from the AASA as a finalist for the Women in Leadership Award in February of 2019, has helped lead the IASA SuperWomen initiative in support women in leadership, and has led numerous workshops, PD sessions, and podcasts. She has two children, Nolan and Elle, and in her free time serves as a Rotarian and teaches as an adjunct professor for aspiring principals and superintendents.

Mentioned in this episode:

One of Courtney's favorite & most inspirational reads: Courageous Leadership for Transforming Schools by Carolyn Shields (affiliate link)

Courtney's Blog:  courtneyorzel.wordpress.com

SD113A Story:  https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Story.aspx?ItemId=12

You can leave a review for the Wired Educator Podcast here at this link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wired-educator-podcast/id974270220

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 143 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 
 
Nov 20, 2019

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I had the privilege to sit down in person with Ray Zahab after his keynote at the Leadership and Learning Academy 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ray is one of my heroes. I love how he connects with educators and students. You are going to love this episode. Than you for listening!

Ray Zahab is a Canadian Adventurer, ultra distance runner and Founder of non-profit impossible2Possible. A recent recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2015 Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. He has ran 14,000+km across the world’s deserts, and completed multiple unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest places on the planet.

On November 1, 2006, former “pack a day smoker” turned ultra runner Ray Zahab and two friends, Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin, set out on an expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. 111 days and 7,500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, Africa they completed their journey by stepping into the Red Sea.

The expedition had the trio running an average of 70kms a day without a single day of rest, for 111 days. National Geographic tracked the expedition by web, as well as the documentary film ‘Running The Sahara’, produced by Matt Damon and directed by Academy Award winner James Moll, was created in an effort to raise awareness for the drinking water crisis in North Africa. After witnessing and learning about the water crisis in North Africa, Ray decided to leverage his future adventures to help raise awareness and funding for causes, like this one, that he supports and believes in.

Ray founded impossible2Possible (i2P) (impossible2possible.com) an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning, inclusion and participation in expeditions. Youth Ambassadors are selected from around the world, and then participate, at no cost, in all aspects of the expedition, from logistics and running to creating educational content and team support.

Ray has also found the time to write two books about his life and adventures. Running for My Life published in 2007 and Ray’s second book, geared at youth readers, Running to Extremes, which recently became a National Best-Seller in Canada. He is currently writing his third book.

In addition to being an adventurer, youth advocate and runner, Ray speaks around the world at events such as TED, IOC World Conference, Idea City, The Economist World in 2010 and 2011, World Affairs Council, and numerous Apple Distinguished Educator events internationally, as well as numerous corporate events. He has been interviewed and appeared on several talk and news programs including CNNi, CNN, The Hour, CBC, CTV, BBC, Jay Leno, OLN and Discovery, and has connected his expeditions live, using satellite to both mainstream and social media. He has also appeared in print media globally, and has been interviewed on numerous popular podcasts. Ray was the host of Project Guatemala which aired on OLN, and co hosted-guided a few episodes of Finding Sarah on OWN.

Outside of his own organization Ray has volunteered as a board member, Ryan’s Well Foundation, volunteered as Athletic Ambassador of the ONExONE.org, and SpreadTheNet. He continues to volunteer with Run For Water, and various other initiatives. Ray received the ONExONE Difference Award in 2007, and the Torchbearers Award in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In spring 2012, Ray was invited by H.E. Tsogtbaatar Damdin (Minister of Environment, Mongolia) to join their Internal Advisory Committee. In 2015 Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. In December 2015 Ray was presented with the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada by the Governor General of Canada. In 2018 Ray was named Explorer in Residence by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

He continues today with life as an adventurer and as a volunteer with impossible2Possible. ‘Running The Sahara’ would begin a lifelong journey of discovery. A journey of learning that some of the greatest barriers to achieving our goals are the ones we put upon ourselves. By breaking these down, Ray has learned that we are all capable of achieving truly extraordinary things…a message he continues to share with his two young daughters!

Mentioned in this podcast:

Ray's TEDtalk

Ray's website
Ray's Instagram
Ray's Foundation: Impossible to Possible
Ray's book: Running for My Life
Ray's book: Running to Extremes
Ray's book: Just Deserts
Kasey Bell's Google Certification Online Courses for listeners of The Wired Educator Podcast! This course closes Dec 3, 2019. 

Nov 13, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I interview Dawn Sayre about Improving School Culture. Learn about E+R=O, putting people first, BCD, Discipline over Default, and the 10/80/10 rule. Dawn emphasizes that we should create positive events for others. 

Before joining Focus 3, a team that helps organizations achieve their goals by building dynamic cultures, in July 2019,  Dawn spent 23 years in public education. She is an experienced school administrator, a former teacher, middle school principal, high school principal and curriculum director who has implemented the Focus 3 systems at an elite level with her staff, students and school community. 

Dawn is a proud graduate of Otterbein (College) University where she was a member of the Women’s Basketball Team. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. She then went on to earn her Masters in Educational Leadership and Superintendent License from the University of Dayton. 

Through her education and athletic experience, Dawn shares a unique perspective on Focus 3’s system. With passion, she conveys the value of culture as a critical component to achieving the elite academic results that we strive for in our school systems.  Dawn will guide your journey to align your culture to your values.

 

Mentioned in this Episode: 

Focus 3: www.Focus3.com

Acorns App: Invest your spare change. Get $5 using this link and another $10 if you subscribe to Disney+. (Affiliate Link)

Dawn's choice for most influential book: Lead with Heart by Tom Gartland

Kasey' Bell's book: Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic

Kasey Bell's Online Course: Click here to access all of Kasey's courses, including Google Level 1 and 2 Certification Training. (Affiliate Link)

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 142 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 
 
Nov 6, 2019

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast I read my eBook What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying and make it an audible book, and more!  I wanted this to be available so students, parents, educators and anyone could listen to it on the bus, in the car, at lunch, on a walk, workout, or doing chores with their headphones on. This is deeply personal but can really save lives.What is your school district doing to educate students, staff, parents and the community about bullying?


Every month should be 'Bullying Awareness Month', and I wanted to create a free audio recording of my popular ebook resource for educators, parents and students to help out when  a bully steps into someone's life, What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying. So... that's what I did! This episode of the Wired Educator Podcast is me reading my eBook. I wanted this to be available so students, parents, educators and anyone could listen to it on the bus, in the car, at lunch, on a walk, workout, or doing chores with their headphones on. This is deeply personal but can really save lives. Please listen and share this out. I will update this book annually, as I have done for the past few years with the latest information and help.

I have created a free resource you can download titled, What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying. I hope you will share it with everyone you can. I believe it delivers a message that many need to hear and practice.

The bottom line is this: The opposite of bullying is leadership.

We need to teach and train students to be better leaders online and off. It's that simple. Everyone talks about the importance of leadership, but few, very few, take the time to teach it.

Listen to this podcast. This is what I want everyone to know about bullying.

I am the proud voice talent for two Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. books: Start Right Now by Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas, (affiliate link) and Learn Like a Pirate: Empower Your Students to Collaborate, Lead and Succeed by Paul Solarz. (affiliate link) You can listen to them for free with a free Audible trial.

Mentioned in this Podcast: 

om Murray has a brand new book out! Personal and Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime(Affiliate link)

As an educator, you have the power to leave a legacy by . . .

  • Making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic
  • Ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic
  • Developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships
  • Being personal and authentic

In Personal & Authentic, Thomas C. Murray reveals the power of designing awe-inspiring experiences that are grounded in relationships and learner-centered by design. Inherently relevant and contextualized, it is this kind of learning that lasts a lifetime.

Be bold. Be fearless. Be proud. Be you.
Your story is not finished yet.

• Listen to Tom Murray's Interview on The Wired Educator Podcast Episode 115

Thank you.

Kelly

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 142 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 
Oct 27, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Bianca Woodard, Apple Distinguished Educator and awesome educator. We talk about building connections, rapport, and relationships with students. She shares her amazing story of becoming a teacher. Bianca emphasizes the importance of being intentional about building relationships with students over anything else. This is a great interview for everyone.

Bianca A. Woodard  was born on Fort Bragg, NC into a military family.   She currently lives in Augusta Georgia and teaches AP Human Geography, government, and Economics at Midland Valley High School in Graniteville SC. She’s a graduate of Augusta University’s Pamplin College of Arts and Sciences where she obtained her Bachelors degree in History.  She began her teaching career in 2015 after over 15 years in corporate America as a trainer  and manager at a Fortune 500 Appliance Company. She’s an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. She’s Literacy and Gifted and Talented endorsed. She strives to expose students to culture through music, art, and literature through social studies. You’ll often find her at church where she sings and directs the choir, coaching basketball, listening to NPR, or watching the latest British costume drama. 

Her personal educational belief statement is “Teach with hope, faith and love because all students have the capacity to learn.” 

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Mentioned in this Episode: 

What Great Educators Do Differently Conference: https://connectedd.org

Apple Distinguished Educator: https://www.apple.com/education/apple-distinguished-educator/

Bianca's website: http://socialstudieschic.weebly.com

Follow Bianca on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sstudieschic

One of Bianca's most influential books: Caught Between a Dream and a Job: How to Leave the 9-5 Behind and Step into the to Life You've Always Wanted, by Delatorro McNeal II. (paid link)

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

 

Oct 15, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I talk to educator, speaker and EDU consultant, Ken Shelton about Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Education.

Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level and was named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Career and Technical Education, Equity and Inclusion, Multimedia Literacy, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner.

Ken has had the privilege to speak at many major conferences and events around the world as well as schools and school districts. He brings a worldly breadth of practical experience, knowledge, and perspective. Ken also had the privilege to speak at the TEDx Burnsville ED event, as well as CRESSTCon16 at UCLA in front of a predominantly Higher Ed audience. Both can be watched below. One of Ken's recent talks was a keynote on equity, sustainability and access for the Iowa Technology and Education Connection conference which can be viewed here. Ken has also provided consulting support to many companies, school districts/systems Nationally and Internationally, as well as non-profits such as the California Emerging Technology Fund's School2Home program which is designed to support closing the Achievement Gap and Digital Divide at low-performing California middle schools.

Mentioned in the episode:

Ken's website: www.kennethshelton.net

Ken's TedTalk: Using the Past to Explore How to Make Students Future Ready TEDxBurnsvilleED 

Ken recommends: The 1619 Projectvia The New York Times

One of Ken's favorite tech tools is FlipGrid

Ken's choice for the most choice for most influential book: The Autobiography of Malcom X as told by Alex Haley

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 
Oct 7, 2019
In this 139th episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Jay Billy, the author of Lead with Culture. Jay offers fantastic insight to leadership and how to create a school culture where families, students and staff are excited to a part of it. Jays shares his ideas and knowledge on: Positivity Pledge, the major misconception about culture, accountability with staff, trauma informed schools, and so much more. This is an awesome interview. 
 
Jay Billy is the proud principal of Ben Franklin Elementary School in Lawrence Township, NJ. He was awarded The Exemplary Elementary Educator Award by the State of NJ in 2016. Jay is the Author of "Lead With Culture: What Really Matters in Our Schools."
 
Click on any of the following books below to preview and order (affiliate links):
 
Mentioned in this episode: 
 
Sponsor: Download this free Bulling Awareness resource for teachers, administrators, parents, coaches, and students: What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying.
 
Learn about Jay Billy's speaking here
 
Jay's book: Lead With Culture by Jay Billy: What Really Matters in Our Schools
 
Jay's choice for most influential book: 1) The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impactby Chip Heath and Dan Heath 2) Teach Like a Pirateby Dave Burgess
 
The book: Lead Like a Pirate by Beth Houf and Shelley Burgess
 
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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 
Sep 30, 2019

Episode 138 of the Wired Educator Podcast is an amazing interview with Dr. Will, host of the Dr. Will Show Podcast. This is a powerful episode where Dr. Will and I explore successful 1:1 digital learning programs, how to really coach teachers, the future of education with online courses and so much more. 

Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. is a District Instructional Technologist for Hattiesburg Public School District, serving grades K-12. He is also a digital transformation strategist, writer, podcaster, and documentary filmmaker. In 2016, Dr. Will was one of three educators selected as a Mississippi Spotlight Speaker at the Mississippi Educator Computing Conference and served as a Schoology Ambassador from 2015 - 2018. 

Dr. Will is best known for his work in assisting educators in going digital, and he has written for Schoology Exchange, District Administration, EdSurge, iNACOL, and TechEdge magazine. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Radio, TV, and Film and Child and Family Studies from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University. 

In March 2019, via EduMatch Publishing, Dr. Will released The Edupreneur, a documentary that explores the lives and careers of educators who have become educational consultants.

Mentioned in the episode: 

Dr. Will's Podcast: The Dr. Will Show Podcast: The Mobile University for Edupreneurs

Dr. Will's Documentary: The Edupreneur

Dr. Will's website: www.theDrWillShow.com

Follow Dr. Will on Twitter

Dr. Will's most choice for most influential book: The Autobiography of Malcom X as told by Alex Haley

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 135 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

 

 

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