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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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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 

 

 

Sep 23, 2019

In this episode I interview Kasey Bell, author of the educational book Shake Up Learningand co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast. This was a fun interview with a very genuine and caring educator. I know you are going to find tremendous value in this interview with Kasey. 

Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas--go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring.  An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. 

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. 

Through teacher empowering publications and award-winning educational resources at ShakeUpLearning.com, learner-driven workshops and presentations and co-hosting Google Teacher Tribe weekly podcast, Kasey proves why we should never settle for the boring when it comes to bringing out the very best in our students, and we should always strive to Shake Up Learning!

Host of The Shake Up Learning Show Podcast

Author of Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic

Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

Google Certified Innovator

Google Certified Trainer

ISTE Featured Voice

Digital Innovation in Learning AwardWinner in “Sharing is Caring”

One of 20 TrustED Educational Thought Leaders

Award-winning blogger and social media influencer

Must Read EdTech Blog 

Edublog Awards Finalist 

The award-winning Shake Up Learningwebsite and blog provides teachers with practical resources for using technology in the classroom, including how to use Google Classroom, G Suite for Education and other Google tools, as well as many other blended learning and technology integration resources. Here you will find free technology tips and tricks, free downloads and templates, in-depth online courses, books, lesson plans, and lesson ideas, cheat sheets, blog publications, and podcasts.

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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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Sep 2, 2019
In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Apple Distinguished Educator and ELA innovator, Anthony Stirpe. Anthony has been recognized for transforming English classes by inspiring student creation of innovative and authentic content. I am excited to share Anthony's story, passion and his amazing work with students.
 
During his career, Anthony Stirpe has been acknowledged as an innovator and pioneer in the area of English Language Arts.   With more than 15 years of experience as a public-school teacher, he has been recognized by local, state, national and international organizations for his ongoing endeavors to revolutionize the traditional ELA experience.  While at New Rochelle High School he spearheaded an initiative that uses mobile devices to challenge the way that students learn.  The program Stirpe helped to create has challenged the traditional English Language Learner classroom experience, and transformed the way students create original written content, analyze literature, and explore the power of the personal narrative.  Stirpe received the 2016 Content and Curriculum Award from the International Society for Education in Technology (ISTE), the 2017 New York State English Program of Excellence by the New York State English Council, and in 2017 he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator.  His work  has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, New York WPIX News, CPU Magazine and US News and World Report.
 
Anthony loves PBL, project management, and busting the 1:1 myth by doing amazing things with just a handful of devices in a single classroom.
 
Mentioned in this interview:
 
Sugata Mitra's September 18th presentation at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio: Learn More & Register here: https://www.smore.com/wzv26
Here is Sugata's TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/y3jYVe1RGaU
 
Anthony's favorite book: The First Day of School by Harry K. Wong
 
Now booking: "What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying!" a very special presentation for YOUR school, by Kelly Croy. 
 
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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 
 
 
Aug 12, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I interview Joe Sanfelippo. Joe is the superintendent of the Fall Creek School District and is known throughout the world for his viral One Minute Walk to Work videos. He is also the co-author of several awesome educational books including Hacking Leadership. Without a doubt though, Joe is BEST know for is absolute love and passion for his Fall Creek School District, students, teachers and community, The Crickets! You will absolutely love this interview. Joe is awesome. 

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. He holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, a MS in Educational Psychology, a MS in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe has taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade. He has served as a principal in suburban and rural Wisconsin. Joe co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader in 2016 by the US Department of Education. He was named 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 by Education Dive.

Mentioned in this episode: 

Joe's website: http://www.jsanfelippo.com

Joe's books: Hacking Leadership, The Power of Branding, and Principal Professional Development

Joe's One Minute Walk to Work: http://www.jsanfelippo.com/leadership-challenge

Joe's choice for most inspirational book: Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney

Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin

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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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Jul 24, 2019

In this episode I interview John Sowash about his book and podcast, The Chromebook Classroom. John is making an amazing impact in education. This is a great interview about how to use Chromebooks to create. John can absolutely help you and your district better use Chromebooks. John is brilliant. You are going to love this interview. 

John Sowash is an experienced classroom teacher, former school administrator, author of The Chromebook Classroom, and founder of the Google Certification Academy. He's also the host of The Chromebook Classroom Podcast. John inspires educators to use technology connect with and challenge students. Schools around the world have invited John to come and share with them. You can connect with John via his blog (www.chrmbook.com) or Twitter (@jrsowash).

Mentioned in this Podcast: 

Planbook.com: Planbook is the best way to create, organize and share your lessons. We are proud to have them as our sponsor of this episode. 

• John's book: The Chromebook Classroom

• John's podcast: The Chromebook Classroom Podcast

• John's blog: www.chrmbook.com

• One of John's favorite books is: Start with Whyby Simon Sinek 

• He's currently reading These 6 Things: How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Mostby Dave Stuart Jr.

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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 134 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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Jun 30, 2019

Hey Wired Educators! Check out all of the new Wired Educator graphics, logos and designs, created by artist & illustrator Josh Janes. I love them, and I hope you do too. Leave some feedback in the comment section.

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi.

Michael Cohen, known as The Tech Rabbi, is a designer and technologist turned educator. As a speaker, writer and creativity instigator, he’s on a mission to help young people develop the creative confidence they need to become challenge seekers and solution designers.  He is the author of the book Educated By Design,which outlines his principles for revealing and nurturing our innate creative courage and capacity.

He works with schools, institutions and businesses to help them create or refine opportunities for students to leverage technology, media creation and digital age skills in ways that foster inquiry and the drive to solve the complex challenges of our global society.

Cohen shares his story of design and creativity through social media, keynote addresses and featured talks on international stages, including ISTE, SXSW EDU, Congreo Mexico, EdTechTeacher Summits and Apple Education events.

He currently serves as the director of innovation at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys School (YULA), where he manages and teaches at the Schlesinger STEAM and Entrepreneurship Center.

He’s also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Trainer, Adobe Certified Trainer and has been ranked as one of today’s top 50 edtech influencers.

Mentioned in this episode: 

Planbook.com: Our sponsor! Planbook.comis the best way to create, organize, and share your lesson plans. 

Read Michaels book: Educated by Design: Designing the Space to Experiment, Explore and Extract Your Creative Potential

Visit Michael's website: https://thetechrabbi.com

Follow Michael on Twitterand Instagram

Michael is currently reading: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the Worldby Adam Grant

 
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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 130 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 
Jun 21, 2019

In this very special episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Casey Cohen about the 2019 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. 

Casey offers us a unique perspective on this year's ISTE because she: lives in Philadelphia, home of this year's ISTE conference, has attended several ISTE Conferences, including one that was in Philly before, and she is presenting and being recognized at this year's ISTE Conference. 

Casey Cohen is the Director of Technology, Innovation and STEM Programs at Rose Tree Media School District just outside Philadelphia. She's an Apple Distinguished Educator and a wonderful friend. She lives in the city and knows it well. She loves Philly and ISTE. This is a great interview. 

Attend Casey's session titled "Focus Forward" on Tuesday at 1:45. 

Be sure to check out the Apple Distinguished Educator Playground.

In this podcast, Casey will share ideas about this year's ISTE Conference including: 

  • what sites to see in Philadelphia including where the Rocky statue is located.
  • where to get the best water ice. 
  • how to pronounce water the Philly way. (It's witter.)
  • why you want to see the city's murals. 
  • how to get around the city and the conference. 
  • what not to miss at the conference. 
  • how to continue getting the most from ISTE even after the conference. 
  • where to get the best hoagie and Philly Steak and Cheese. 
  • what to pack.
  • what to wear.
  • how to network. 

A new Wired Educator Logo is on the way. Keep your eye out for it. 

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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 130 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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Jun 20, 2019

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview an expert in all things STEM, Chris Woods.  Chris is the host of the Daily STEM Podcast and I love following him on Twitter. He is an amazing resource. He finds STEM everywhere!

Chris started the idea of dailySTEM to help educators and parents find STEM in the real world and share STEM with the kids they know.  Why?  Because STEM is all around us…in the backyard, at the store, in our homes, on TV and movies, in the news…everywhere!

Chris has been a High School Math teacher (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Hands-on Geometry) since 1999 in Calumet, Michigan. He wrote his own Algebra 1 iBook (Part 1and Part 2) for students, complete with short video examples and practice questions for every lesson (all of the videos are available on YouTubeas well.)

Chris lives in a woods in a house he built himself with his wife and three children. 

Chris's work in education has be recognized as the 2013 Teacher of the Year, Calumet Public Schools, and he was a recipient of the 2017-2018 Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council.

Chris and I talk of all things STEM and how it fits into any grade, in any content area. We talk maker spaces, making, science, math, technology, engineering, creating and, so much more. 
 
Mentioned in this podcast: 
 
This episode's sponsor: www.zappycode.com
Breaking News: A NEW Wired Educator Logo will be coming to you very soon. Stay tuned!
Chris recommends the book: The Simple Faith for Mr. Rodgers 
Podcast: The Stem Every Day Podcast
Twitter: dailystem
Instagram: dailystem
Chris's  YouTube Channel
Website: dailystem.com

 

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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 130 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 
 
Jun 12, 2019

In this 130th episode of The Wired Educator Podcast Lisa Johnson returns for a fantastic interview about her brand new book, Creatively Productive:Essential Skills for Tackling Time Wasters, Clearing the Clutter, and Succeeding in School—and Life!

Lisa was a guest on episode 74with the debut of her first book, Cultivating Communication in the Classroom. 

Lisa is a wonderful educator and author and I am excited to have her back!

Lisa Johnson has over seventeen years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. She holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, & Tech and currently serves as an Educational Technologist for a 1:1 iPad H.S. in Austin, Texas. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBS Digital Innovator. Lisa is passionate about college and career ready skills, instructional design, digital portfolios, research and curation, slide design, and professional development for students. She is also the author of two books, Creatively Productive: Essential Skills for Tackling Time Wasters, Clearing the Clutter, and Succeeding in School—and Life! and Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students (Corwin Teaching Essentials).

Mentioned in the Podcast: 

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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 130 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 

 

May 27, 2019

This special episode of the Wired Educator Podcast is a Memorial Day Tribute to the men and women who lost their lives serving our country in the United States Armed Forces. 

This ten minute episode examines educators' roles in teaching future generations about honoring our veterans and shares a peek at some of the great ways schools are doing just that. 

This episode is a return to podcasting for me after some international travel and a battle with a nasty cold virus. 

I hope you take some time today to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day and also enjoy some time with your family. 

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 Podcastwith over 115 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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Apr 30, 2019

In this 128th episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Reshan Richards and  Stephen J. Valentine about their new book, Make Yourself Clear: How to Use a Teaching Mindset to Listen, Understand, Explain Everything, and Be Understood. The authors describe their work as “working at intersection of teaching and business.” Kelly has interviewed Reshan in episode 7 about the top-selling educational app he co created, Explain Everything, and both Reshan and Stephen in episode 50 when they published their first book together, Blending Leadership. 

Stephen J. Valentine is an educator, school leader, writer, and serial collaborator. He serves as the Assistant Head, Upper School, and Director of Academic Leadership at Montclair Kimberley Academy. He is Coordinating Editor of Klingbrief, author of Everything but Teaching, and co-author of Blending Leadership.

Dr. Reshan Richards is Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder of Explain Everything Inc. and teaches at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. He is co-author of Blending Leadership.

Mentioned in this Podcast:

planbook.com: The best way to create, organize, and share your lesson plans.

Their book: Make Yourself Clearby Reshan Richards & Stephen J. Valentine

My interview with Reshan on Episode 7 of The Wired Educator Podcast in 2015: Explain Everything.

My first interview with Reshan and Stephen on Episode 50 of the Wired Educator Podcast in August 2016: Blending Leadership.

Book Website: https://www.makeyourselfclear.xyz

Steve's Blog: https://www.refreshingwednesday.com

Reshan's Blog: https://www.constructivisttoolkit.com

Reshan and Stephen are reading: The Passion Paradox, Creative Confidence, Creatively Productive, Little Book of Leadership, and Keep Going. <<<< Lots of great books here!

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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 115 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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Apr 19, 2019

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Jason Fahrenbach about his work with the Everyone Can Create curriculum, designing learning environments, and so much more. His passion and enthusiasm for teaching is enchanting, and his perspective will empower many teachers. This is a great interview that will inspire all listeners.

Jason Fahrenbach is currently the Arts Department Team Lead at Walt Disney Magnet School in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked with various Arts organizations including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Walt Disney Family Museum, and Adobe, in creating authentic and meaningful Arts Integration Projects.

Jason was most recently recognized for his work in the classroom by the Apple Distinguished Educator program, and he was selected as one of the “20 Educators to Watch” in the Chicago area.

I am excited to share Jason’s story and his work with the Everyone Can Create Curriculum. What he is doing in education is outstanding, exciting and beneficial to all educators.

You are going to love this podcast!

Mentioned in the Podcast: 

Everyone Can Create curriculum

Books:

The ClipsApp by Apple

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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 115 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 
Apr 3, 2019

Jeffrey McClellan is the founder and CEO of StartSole.org, a community, a resource and a tool for implementing Self Organized Learning Environments. SOLE is an amazing lesson any teacher, in any grade or subject can employ to level-up their classroom. SOLE combines an essential question, with research and a presentation in a single class period that enhances learning through better technology use, collaboration, presentation skills and so much more.

Jeff is brilliant, and I am incredibly proud to share his story and work with you. This episode of The Wired Educator Podcast will impact the life of and classroom of everyone who listens and applies this amazing free resource. Buckle-up, you are going to love this interview with Jeff McClellan.

Jeff became the founding director of SOLE CLE in January 2015, after founding and heading MC2STEM High School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. McClellan is supporting the implementation of Self Organized Learning Environments in schools and educational entities within the Cleveland Region and beyond. The concept of SOLE was first introduced by Sugata Mitra, the winner of the first $1 million TED Prize. Prior to MC2 STEM, McClellan worked for the Lima City Schools in Ohio. 

STARTSOLE helps transform education through SOLE (Self-Organized Learning Environments).SOLE focuses on the process of learning itself instead of simply focusing on the results. Ithelps prepare students for success in today’s era of technology and information. SOLEprovides an early intervention in education that can level the academic playing field andincrease equity among all students. With SOLE, kids will be able to develop the skills needed for a modern digital society, and they will have the opportunity to work in environments that favor inclusion and educational innovation.

Mentioned in this Podcast:

Planbook.com: The best way to create, organize, collaborate on, and share your lessons. Wired Educator grades Planbook.com an A+. Tell them Kelly sent you. 

StartSole.org: This is Jeff's amazing site that has everything you need to begin SOLE in your classroom. It's all awesome, and it is all free; I hope you will check it out. 

Jeff's recommended reading: A Time to Learn by George Wood

Your Opening Day Speaker for 2019: I would like to be your school district's opening day speaker. I hope you will take a minute to check out my speaking page and send me an email. My presentation is unlike anything you have ever seen. I have combined all of my passions: art, computer animation, music, writing, speaking around how to be an innovative educator that makes a lasting impact in the lives of students. I want to honor recognize the amazing work of your staff and give them a new perspective and direction for the year, along with some amazing tools to make their year more fun and their classrooms even more impactful. 

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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 115 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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