The Teacher Story

Jackie Scully

A podcast about the teacher journey and ideas for education reform. Jackie Scully, an experienced educator, is flipping the script when it comes to education and focusing on the teacher's voice. These voices are often overlooked in society, and many decisions are made without teacher input. The education system is in need of major repair, and there needs to be a mind shift. That mind shift starts by listening to the ones that work directly with children. The pandemic highlighted so many social issues, and now the spotlight is on education. The teachers are ready to take center stage and share their voice. Now is the time! This podcast starts with a kickoff episode sharing my own story, and then 1 teacher interview will be posted each week on Sundays. If you enjoy this podcast and would like to help offset the monthly production cost of this podcast please check out the "buy me a coffee" link below. Thank you so much!

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Ep.94-Helping Kids Embrace Their True Selves: Captains & Poets-Co-Founders-Jennifer Johnson & Jan Frolic
Jun 2 2024
Ep.94-Helping Kids Embrace Their True Selves: Captains & Poets-Co-Founders-Jennifer Johnson & Jan Frolic
Join me in this inspiring episode as I sit down with Jennifer Johnson and Jan Frolic, the dynamic co-founders of Captains & Poets, a revolutionary K-12 SEL program. Captains & Poets bridges Well-being, Inclusion, and Belonging programming to ignite a sense of self-awareness, connection, and agency in the world.Jennifer Johnson, with her extensive background in education and leadership, and Jan Frolic, an advocate for diversity and inclusion, share their journey of creating a program that helps young people discover their inner Captain and Poet. This program empowers students to embrace their authentic selves, fostering resilience, compassion, and a positive mindset.Discover how Captains & Poets equips students with the language and tools to understand their emotions, recognize their unique gifts, and navigate the complexities of being human. Learn about the transformative impact of this program on students' well-being, relationships, and their ability to contribute positively to the world.Whether you’re an educator, parent, or someone passionate about youth development, this episode will leave you inspired to champion the next generation of authentic leaders. Tune in to hear Jennifer and Jan's insights, experiences, and the profound message behind Captains & Poets.Understanding the Captain and Poet:The Captain: The Captain is the part of us that ventures out into the world, navigates challenges, sets goals, makes decisions, and takes us on new adventures.The Poet: The Poet embodies everything that stirs deep inside of us – our emotions, imagination, values, aspirations, dreams, and more.Unique in Each of Us: Everyone’s Captain and Poet are unique, with key traits that define us. For example, your Captain might be bold, and your Poet might be creative. They adapt and show up differently across various contexts like school, work, and home, evolving as we grow.Better Together: In partnership, the Captain and Poet help us to be our best, most authentic selves. The Captain encourages the Poet to be expressive and chase dreams, while the Poet reminds the Captain of what is most important, blending awareness with action and vision with strategy.Meet the FoundersJoin our NewsletterBright Light CampaignCaptains & Poets VideosCAPTAINS & POETS SOCIAL MEDIAhttps://www.instagram.com/captainspoets/https://twitter.com/CaptainsPoetshttps://www.facebook.com/CaptainsPoets_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.93-Nurturing Emotional Wellness with KSK-Kind Spirit Kids-Founder, Krista Beehler
May 26 2024
Ep.93-Nurturing Emotional Wellness with KSK-Kind Spirit Kids-Founder, Krista Beehler
Join me for an insightful conversation with Krista Beehler, founder and guide of Kind Spirit Kids, a wellness program offering a safe place for big conversations and a whole lot of self-expression! Krista, an author, educator, and emotional wellness advocate, shares her journey from traditional teaching to creating an emotional wellness program for kids.In this episode, we dive into the core of Kind Spirit Kids—a unique program both virtual and in-person in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada that helps children explore and express their emotions healthily. Krista explains how her classes, built around five key pillars (Movement, Connection, Space for Self, Breath Work, and Creative Expression), provide a nurturing environment for kids to discuss joyful and difficult topics.Krista also talks about her background, from her academic pursuits in sociology and educational psychology, and how these experiences shaped her holistic approach to emotional wellness education. Discover how Kind Spirit Kids is making a difference and learn about the upcoming children's book on wellness that Krista is working on.Whether you're a parent, educator, or anyone interested in children's emotional health, this episode is packed with valuable insights and practical tips. Tune in to hear about Krista's inspiring work and how you can bring emotional wellness into the lives of children around you.Kind Spirit Kids WebsiteFollow Krista on Social Media: @kind.spirit.kids on Instagram_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.92-Digital Wellness-Despite the Buzz-Author, Tamara Miller Davis
May 19 2024
Ep.92-Digital Wellness-Despite the Buzz-Author, Tamara Miller Davis
In this episode, we dive into the critical topic of digital wellness with award-winning author Tamara Miller Davis. Her fiction book, Despite the Buzz, offers a cautionary tale about the toll technology takes on language, learning, body image, time, relationships, privacy, safety, and overall wellbeing. Tamara, a storyteller and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, brings her unique background as a married mother of two, parent club volunteer, mom collective contributor, dance enthusiast, and substitute teacher to her writing.Despite the Buzz follows the story of Miss Gabby Oliver, navigating the challenging landscape of technology's impact on today's youth. When an intimate act is shared over social media, it sets off a chain of events that prompts everyone to reevaluate their virtual interactions. This engaging novel is especially relevant to parents of Generation Z, offering insights into the complexities faced by pre-teens and teenagers in the digital age.Tamara’s extensive experience in education and her passion for storytelling shine through in her portrayal of teenage drama and the nuanced issues surrounding technology use. Her book has been featured in numerous publications and platforms, highlighting its relevance and importance.Tamara shares her insights on digital wellness, the inspiration behind her book, and practical tips for parents and educators to navigate the digital landscape with their children. This conversation is sure to resonate with anyone interested in the intersection of technology and wellbeing.Tune in to explore:The story and themes of Despite the BuzzThe real-world impact of technology on youthStrategies for fostering digital wellness in pre-teens and teenagersTamara's journey as an author and educatorWebsite: https://www.despitethebuzz.com/Email: tamaramillerdavis@despitethebuzz.comTamara Miller Davis LinkedInScreenagers with Dr. Delaney Ruston Jonathan Haidt’s new book, The Anxious GenerationWait Until 8th (website with resources and parent pledge opportunity)Tamara wrote about social media considerations (as a mom, Xennial, and author)_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.91-Teen Connections: Fostering Relationships with Grassroots Approach Founder, Arsho Kalloghlian
May 12 2024
Ep.91-Teen Connections: Fostering Relationships with Grassroots Approach Founder, Arsho Kalloghlian
Join me for an insightful conversation with Arsho Kalloghlian, a psychotherapist, based in Australia, specializing in facilitating relationship skills programs for high school students and adults. She shares her expertise in helping educators enhance classroom engagement and motivation, even among the most disengaged students.In today's educational landscape, educators face numerous challenges, from administrative tasks to catering to individual student needs. Arsho discusses how the Grassroots Approach Program empowers educators to connect with every student, fostering lifelong learning and boosting self-esteem.Arsho's work extends beyond the classroom, as she provides life skills programs for senior students, including strategies for managing stress during exams. With a focus on mental health and relational wellbeing, she emphasizes the importance of adapting and evolving to support future generations in a rapidly changing world.Tune in to discover how the Grassroots Approach Programs are transforming student engagement and workplace culture, one relationship at a time.Arsho Kalloghlian’s LinkedInhttps://www.grassrootsapproach.com.au/_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.90-Teacher Appreciation Week Special! Bridging the Educational Gap Between Home and School with Christine Jones and Kristin Nori
May 5 2024
Ep.90-Teacher Appreciation Week Special! Bridging the Educational Gap Between Home and School with Christine Jones and Kristin Nori
🎉🍎🎙️Join us for a special episode of The Teacher Story Podcast as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, starting on May 6th, and mark the 2nd anniversary of my podcast journey! In honor of this occasion, I am thrilled to welcome back two incredible guests: Christine Jones and Kristin Nori.Christine Jones, a former guest on Season 3-Ep.58-"More Joy in Schools!", is a current Kindergarten Teacher with various leadership roles in education. She is also the soon-to-be-published author of two books, "The Balancing Act" and "Creating Harmony in the Classroom," along with her program "Social Emotional Reframing." Christine radiates joy and is passionate about infusing positivity into schools.Kristin Nori, another former guest who appeared in Season 3-Ep.71-"Champion for Special Needs Students-Inclusion Advocates and Allies Founder," is a distinguished education leader and the Founder of Inclusion Advocates and Allies, LLC. With over 24 years of experience in special education and trauma-informed practices, Kristin is a visionary in championing inclusion and bridging opportunity gaps in education.In this special episode, Christine and Kristin share insights into their journeys and discuss their collaborative work on the book-turned-program, "Bridging The Educational Gap Between Home and School," available now on Amazon. This groundbreaking program aims to strengthen the connection between families and schools, fostering a supportive environment for all children.We delve into the success of their program and their plans for its expansion, addressing the critical need for collaboration between home and school. Christine and Kristin are at the forefront of the education revolution, advocating for inclusivity and progress in the education system.Don't miss this inspiring episode filled with valuable insights and the celebration of educators everywhere!📚 Check out their previous episodes:Christine Jones: Season 3-Ep.58 - More Joy in Schools!Kristin Nori: Season 3-Ep.71 - Champion for Special Needs Students-Inclusion Advocates and Allies Founder📖 Access their book-turned-program, Bridging The Educational Gap Between Home and School, on Amazon🔗Christine Jone’s Coaching Business🔗Christine Jones LinkedIn🔗Kristin Nori’s Inclusion Advocates and Allies Business🔗Kristin Nori’s LinkedIn_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.89-Empaths in Education-Empath Evolution with Master Healer & Guide-Michelle Howe
Apr 28 2024
Ep.89-Empaths in Education-Empath Evolution with Master Healer & Guide-Michelle Howe
Join me for an enlightening conversation with Michelle J. Howe, founder of Empath Evolution, as we explore the intersection of empathy and education. While not a traditional educator, Michelle's work as an evolutionary guide, awakening speaker, and Master Healer aligns with my mission at The Teacher Story to recognize the importance of caring and sensitivity in shaping our future.In this episode, Michelle shares her journey from a career in business as a CPA to embracing her own empathic gifts. She discusses the significance of empathy in our rapidly changing world and how nurturing sensitivity can transform our future landscape. Michelle is passionate about supporting empathic individuals in navigating challenges such as negativity, trauma, mood swings, and anxiety, ultimately illuminating these traits as gifts rather than weaknesses.We dive into Michelle's program and its potential to benefit both students and teachers by fostering empathy and sensitivity in the classroom. Michelle offers insights on creating calm and inviting spaces for empathic children, helping them thrive amidst the demands of education.Tune in to discover how empathy can revolutionize education and empower both educators and students on their journey of self-discovery and growth.https://empathevolution.comMichelle’s gift to listeners and subscribers is a pdf file on Feelings, Truth & Loving Your Life. This file reveals the foundational truths to love your life, four myths that sabotage your happiness, and five shifts that diffuse negativity. To access this gift, click http://bit.ly/eegift5_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.88-Systems Thinking in Education-Chief Innovation Officer-HHERF-John Rainford
Apr 21 2024
Ep.88-Systems Thinking in Education-Chief Innovation Officer-HHERF-John Rainford
In this captivating episode, I sit down with John Rainford, the visionary Chief Innovation Officer at HHERF (Human Health Education & Research Foundation), to explore the intricate landscape of Systems Thinking in Education.John's multifaceted background, which includes Integrated Leadership, AI Business Intelligence Marketing, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, provides a rich tapestry of insights into reshaping educational paradigms. Discover John's innovative approach to education and his work with startups, business leaders, scientists, MBA students, and more. Dive deep into the Innovation Matrix process, hailed as a game-changer by industry experts, and explore its applications in solving ambitious business challenges and launching initiatives like Shell Global Solutions.Together, we delve into the realms of mental health, joy, play, and experimentation, uncovering the transformative potential of taking risks and embracing failure as integral parts of the learning process. With a non-linear approach to education at its core, we explore the innovative terrain of creating dynamic, adaptable systems that foster creativity and resilience in learners.Join us as we discuss reimagining education for the future, where every student is empowered to thrive in an ever-evolving world.John Rainford's LinkedInHHERF-Human Health Education & Research FoundationLearn with LeadersSystemic InnovatorsDarwin Matrix_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.87-Freedom Teaching-Educational Leader & Author-Matthew Kincaid
Apr 14 2024
Ep.87-Freedom Teaching-Educational Leader & Author-Matthew Kincaid
Join me for an insightful conversation with Matthew Kincaid, a leading voice in anti-racism advocacy and the founder and CEO of Overcoming Racism. With decades of experience as a social studies teacher and school administrator in New Orleans, Matthew has dedicated his career to revolutionizing the American education system. Matthew's impactful work has been featured in major publications such as The Washington Post and Forbes. His new book, Freedom Teaching: Overcoming Racism in Education to Create Classrooms Where All Students Succeed, offers a powerful blueprint for creating equitable educational environments. He works with schools and organizations across the country to develop and implement anti-racist policies that level the playing field for all students.I discuss Matthew's new book and explore his blueprint for creating equitable educational environments. He shares his insights on anti-DEI policies, the challenges facing America's education system, and his vision for a more inclusive and just future for all students.Discover practical, adaptable tools and strategies to combat systemic injustice in education and learn how you can support positive change in your community. This conversation with Matthew Kincaid will leave you inspired and motivated to take action for educational equity and social justice. Don't miss this powerful episode on the urgent need for freedom teaching!FREEDOM TEACHING bookhttps://www.overcomeracism.com/Matthew@overcomingracism.comMatthew Kincaid’s LinkedIn_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep. 86-Revolutionizing Education with AERO-Jerry Mintz & Dr. Peter Berg
Apr 7 2024
Ep. 86-Revolutionizing Education with AERO-Jerry Mintz & Dr. Peter Berg
Join us for an enlightening episode as we delve into the heart of the education revolution with two exceptional guests: Jerry Mintz, Founder of AERO (Alternative Education Resource Organization), and Dr. Peter Berg, a leading figure in alternative education and Assistant Director of AERO.Jerry Mintz has dedicated over three decades to advocating for alternative education. As a former public and independent alternative school principal and teacher, he's been instrumental in founding over one hundred alternative schools and organizations worldwide. Jerry's expertise extends globally, with lectures and consultations in more than twenty-five countries. He founded AERO in 1989 and has since served as its Director, shaping the landscape of alternative education. With numerous publications and appearances on national media, Jerry's insights are invaluable.Dr. Peter Berg, a seasoned educator and mental health coach, brings a unique perspective to the conversation. As an Adjunct Faculty at SNHU and an advocate for transformative leadership, Dr. Berg emphasizes holistic education and learner-centered approaches. He is an author of the best-selling book The Tao of Teenagers: A Guide to Teen Health, Happiness & Empowerment. His work with teens and families underscores the importance of finding the right educational fit and empowering learners. With a focus on democratic schooling and self-determined education models, Dr. Berg's insights shed light on the possibilities within the education system.We also explore the upcoming AERO Conference, scheduled for June 21-23, 2024, in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This event will feature a lineup of esteemed keynote speakers, including:Pamela Smith, presenting "The Benefits of Homeschooling Children of Color"Judy Arnall, discussing "Unschooling STEM: Kids Will Learn Calculus When They Really Need to Learn Calculus"Kerry McDonald, exploring "The Breathtaking Embrace of Alternative Education Models"Khalique Rogers & Joe Nathan, sharing insights on "Beyond Words: Making A Real Difference"Rhashad Turner, CEO and President of Minnesota Parent UnionAs a special offer for our listeners, we're excited to provide a discount code for $100 off registration. Below is a link that will secure your spot at this groundbreaking conference with the discount. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of education.AERO ConferenceAERO Conference Podcast Discount ($100 off!)S2-Ep.42-Dr. Peter Berg’s Story-Alternative Education Organizer- “Let the child guide you.”_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.85-The Octopus Movement-Education White Paper-Anshar Seraphim
Mar 31 2024
Ep.85-The Octopus Movement-Education White Paper-Anshar Seraphim
Discover the extraordinary journey of Anshar Seraphim, who defied the odds as a mostly non-verbal individual on the autism spectrum to become a leader in education, helping others understand more about behavioral psychology, cognitive neuroscience, communication, and interpersonal/psychosocial dynamics.From navigating the challenges of the school system to becoming a tutor and a key player in The Octopus Movement, Anshar shares his remarkable transformation and the insights gained along the way.As a founding member of The Octopus Movement, Anshar is part of a global network of nonlinear thinkers.He's made significant contributions to the realm of education, playing a pivotal role in shaping the Education White Paper and advocating for transformative change within the educational landscape.Through his teachings, he empowers individuals and organizations to overcome challenges, enhance sales processes, and foster meaningful connections with their audience.Anshar's role as a High Stakes Negotiation Trainer, Business Analyst, and Sales Psychology Specialist has served representatives of global giants like IBM and personal professional enterprises, including Oscar-Nominated Choreographer Terence Lewis. His clients have been featured in ABC's Nightline, interviewed by Podcaster Tim Ferriss, published in columns and editorials for publications like the Huffington Post, featured in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, and have been the subject of multiple documentaries.Anshar is an extraordinary individual, exemplifying strength, tenacity, curiosity, and compassion. He is among the dedicated individuals (mentioned below) who contributed to crafting the Education White Paper, which promises to bring about significant changes in the education system.This is a beautiful story of resilience and progress!Education White Paper written by Anshar Seraphim & Perry Knoppert nonlinear thinking by : E. Brault / M. Cheyne / N. Chelache / J. LaRosa / M. Magrutsche / L. Lowery Busler / T. Hutchinson / C.Corr / A.Sait / T. Langley / C.Bencivenga / T. Palopol i / D.Shylit / D. Tsufura / I. Fabian / L. Skinner / S. Lim / A. GoldishAnshar Seraphim's LinkedInhttps://linqapp.com/anshar_seraphimhttps://www.theoctopusmovement.org/The Octopus Movement-Education White Paperhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/theoctopusmovementEducational apps/websites mentioned in episodehttps://www.funzi.fi/https://taletree.com/_________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.84-The Leader's Algorithm: Leading with Love-Pablo Muñoz
Mar 24 2024
Ep.84-The Leader's Algorithm: Leading with Love-Pablo Muñoz
In this episode we delve into the world of educational leadership with Pablo Muñoz, the Managing Director of Muñoz & Company, an esteemed educational and leadership consulting organization. With over 30 years of experience in public education as a teacher, administrator, and superintendent, Pablo brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the table.Pablo's remarkable journey began with humble roots as a first-generation high school graduate. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and continued his education at Teachers College, Columbia University, earning a Master of Arts in Educational Administration. Throughout his career, Pablo has been recognized for his exceptional leadership, including being named the 2008 Union County School Superintendent of the Year and being honored as one of the George Lucas Educational Foundation’s 2008 Daring Dozen.In addition to his roles in education, Pablo is a leadership coach, teacher, trainer, and speaker with the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Lehigh University, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and the author of The Leader’s Algorithm. Pablo is also the host and producer of the Latino Leaders podcast.Pablo's latest book, The Leader’s Algorithm, offers a strategic framework for developing a viable Theory of Action to transform organizations, work, and relationships. Drawing from his personal experiences and expertise, Pablo demonstrates that effective leadership is not just about systems management; it's an act of love.This heartfelt and authentic narrative explores educational leadership, systemic change, and the transformative power of education.Pablo Muñoz’s LinkedIn https://www.themunozcompany.com/The Leader’s Algorithm book Latino Leaders Podcast-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.83-Leading AI Ethics: Shaping Education and Beyond-Matthew Kilkenny
Mar 17 2024
Ep.83-Leading AI Ethics: Shaping Education and Beyond-Matthew Kilkenny
In this episode, I sit down with Matthew Kilkenny, an AI Ethics Advisor, Futurist, and Tech Educator who is leading the charge in shaping the ethical landscape of artificial intelligence. From his humble beginnings as a Special Education Teacher in Ireland to his current role as a global AI Ethics Leader, he shares his journey and insights into the intersection of theology, psychology, and the cutting-edge challenges of AI technology.Delve into his deep inquiry into the human condition, enriched by his academic pursuits and hands-on experience as a teacher in a young offenders' prison. Discover how this unique blend of education and real-world experience equips him to navigate the complex ethical dimensions of AI technology.With a steadfast commitment to upholding human dignity and values in the face of technological advancement, Matthew invites us to join the #EthicalAINow movement. Together, let's shape a future where technology serves not just our needs, but our highest aspirations.For speaking engagements, collaborations, or to dive deeper into this vital conversation, connect with Matthew directly. Together, let's rise by lifting others.Matthew Kilkenny's LinkedInMatthew Kilkenny's websiteHuman AI Institute Human AI Institute-Leadership in AI Conference-February 2024-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world!https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.82-What School Could Be-Podcaster & Education Activist-Josh Reppun
Mar 10 2024
Ep.82-What School Could Be-Podcaster & Education Activist-Josh Reppun
Join me for an insightful conversation with Josh Reppun, a multifaceted individual whose journey spans the realms of culinary arts, hotel management, and a remarkable career in education. A graduate of Punahou School, Josh started as a certified chef and worked in renowned restaurants in San Francisco and San Diego.The narrative takes a captivating turn as Josh transitioned into hotel management, holding key roles in resorts in San Diego and Honolulu. In 1994, a new chapter unfolded as he stepped into the world of education, teaching history, Hawaiian studies, and economics. His tech integration efforts at esteemed institutions like Punahou School and others mark a transformative era in his career.But that's not the end of the story. Over the past seven years, Josh has been a specialist at the Apple Store in Honolulu, demonstrating a commitment to staying at the forefront of technology. His civic work is equally impactful, championing screenings of the documentary Most Likely to Succeed by Ted Dintersmith, which sparked a movement for education transformation in Hawaii.As the founder of Most Likely to Succeed in Hawaiʻi and under Josh Reppun Productions, Josh envisions Hawaii as a global model for education innovation. Dive deep into his insights and experiences as we discuss his influential role as the host of the What School Could Be Podcast, where he engages with innovative educators and founders from around the world.This episode promises a journey through Josh’s inspiring life, his passion for education, and his dedication to transforming schools into centers of innovation. Tune in for an exploration of creativity, imagination, and the future of education.Josh Reppun’s LinkedInhttps://www.whatschoolcouldbe.org/​​What School Could Be PodcastWhat School Could Be BookMost Likely To Succeed Filmhttps://teddintersmith.com/mltsfilm/--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world!https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyhttps://www.jackiecscully.com/
Ep.81-The Pathway to Equity-Award-winning Professor & Author-Syracuse University-Dr. Bill Coplin
Mar 3 2024
Ep.81-The Pathway to Equity-Award-winning Professor & Author-Syracuse University-Dr. Bill Coplin
Join us in this enlightening episode as we sit down with Dr. Bill Coplin, the founder and professor of the renowned undergraduate Policy Studies Major at Syracuse University. With over 50 years of teaching experience, Dr. Coplin shares valuable insights into Strategies for Career Success, Community Problem-Solving, and the importance of Inclusion in Liberal Arts.As the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, Dr. Coplin has authored 110 books and articles, many in the field of education. He discusses how students can thrive and learn to live in school, emphasizing the development of essential skills beyond mere content and test-taking.Discover Dr. Coplin's journey as a professor, his innovative approach to teaching, and how he engaged students to contribute to class and community programs at the university. Learn about his mission to bring a skills-based program to high schools, impacting over 40,000 students and pioneering the Policy Studies major at Syracuse University.With a career spanning over 60 years, Dr. Bill Coplin is an award-winning professor and advisor who has dedicated his life to transforming high school and college education. Join us as we delve into his vision for an education revolution that prioritizes holistic learning and practical skill development for student success and societal impact.Bill Coplin LinkedInhttps://billcoplin.com/Syracuse University Skill Sets- skillswin.syr.edu/ Syracuse Univesity-https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/directory/bill-coplinhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Coplinwdcoplin@syr.edu_____________________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world!https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescully
Ep.80-A Focus on Human Flourishing-School of Humanity-Founder & CEO-Raya Bidshahri
Feb 25 2024
Ep.80-A Focus on Human Flourishing-School of Humanity-Founder & CEO-Raya Bidshahri
Join us in this enlightening episode as Raya Bidshahri, the Founder and CEO of School of Humanity, takes us on a journey through the innovative landscape of online high school education. With a mission to empower the next generation to shape a vibrant future for themselves and humanity, Raya and the School of Humanity team are revolutionizing education by collaborating with governments and education providers.At the forefront of innovation, Raya shares how the School of Humanity is reshaping the educational paradigm, placing a strong emphasis on thought, discovery, flourishing, creativity, action, society, quantitative skills, and technology.Discover the unique pillars that form the foundation of School of Humanity's curriculum, fostering a holistic approach to learning. Raya unveils the school's commitment to an interdisciplinary curriculum, where learners engage with thought leaders, industry experts, and Learning Facilitators. Gain insights into how this collaborative approach propels learners towards a future where they are equipped not just with knowledge, but with the skills to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.Let’s explore the future of education and the remarkable journey of a leader dedicated to empowering the next generation.School of Humanity- https://sofhumanity.com/School of Humanity LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/company/sofhumanity/_________________________________________________________________________________If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescully
Ep.79-A Young Activist & Leader for Children's Rights-Fardeen Blaq
Feb 18 2024
Ep.79-A Young Activist & Leader for Children's Rights-Fardeen Blaq
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child serves as a universally recognized framework for promoting and safeguarding children's rights. Despite being 75 years since the launch of Human Rights and 35 years since countries ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, many children are still unaware of their rights. Governments, communities, and corporations are increasingly raising awareness and engaging citizens to fulfill their responsibilities.Today, I am thrilled to have a special guest, Fardeen Blaq, on The Teacher Story Podcast. Fardeen is a Global Citizen Super-Activist, a two-time international Children Peace Prize nominee, and one of the youngest Global Goals activists and educators. Starting at the age of eight as a Global Citizen, Fardeen joins us from Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss his perspectives and experiences as a Global Goals Educator and Children’s Rights Advocate. Fardeen is also the Young CEO of Fardeen Productions, running the Why Not? Campaign, advocating for a better education system through https://www.kikaocultures.com/. His passion lies in uniting young people to recognize their potential, take action, and build a future free from extreme poverty.After receiving the Diana Award in 2020 and being nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize in 2021 and 2023, Fardeen, along with his sister, started @KikaoCultures. Through this initiative, they are teaching their peers at government-run children's centers in Nairobi and worldwide, employing Project-Based Learning to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.As the Co-Founder of KikaoCultures, his mission is to showcase the magic of multi-stakeholder partnerships at the country level. He believes that these collaborations can yield extraordinary results in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. His goal is to offer clear guidance on how to build robust and effective collaborations that contribute significantly to achieving these global objectives.At the age of 13, Fardeen took on the significant responsibility of becoming the Young CEO of Fardeen Productions. You can check out his work on https://www.youtube.com/@fardeenooik, where he collaborates with new artists.Intergenerational and international partnerships are powerful and create the change we need to see in the world!If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyFardeen Blaq’s LinkedInKikao Cultures YouTubehttps://www.kikaocultures.com/
Ep.78-Self-Growth as the Catalyst to Shift Education-Stella Yann
Feb 11 2024
Ep.78-Self-Growth as the Catalyst to Shift Education-Stella Yann
I interviewed Stella Yann, a captivating guest who serves as a Divine Messenger and storyteller holding a journalism degree. Founder of Stellar Inc. and Creator/Host of two podcasts, "Big Souls, Big Ideas" and "Born To Do It," Stella brings a unique perspective to this episode—a departure from the conventional narratives on our podcast. We delve into Stella's school experiences as a child, her transition into her current work, and her groundbreaking ideas for education.This episode spotlights Stella's story because her inspiring vision for education strongly aligns with my own. Together, we explore the transformative influence of self-growth as the catalyst for reshaping education.Stella shares her personal journey from student life to her current mission—dedicating herself to authentic storytelling and branding. Learn about her two podcasts, "Big Souls, Big Ideas" and "Born To Do It," where she spreads joy and spiritual insights.As a Lightworker, she's not just a Divine Messenger but a beacon of authenticity. Together, we explore her ideas for revolutionizing education by embracing authenticity, reducing structure, and allowing both students and teachers to be their full, authentic selves.Join us on this inspiring journey of self-growth and educational innovation. Let's co-create a better world together! 🌍✨If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world!https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyStella Yann’s LinkedIn www.stellayann.comTwo podcasts: BORN TO DO IT and BIG SOULS, BIG IDEAS (available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube)https://www.youtube.com/@STELLA-YANN
Ep.77-Empowered Transitions: From Classroom to Career Success for Educators-Chris Schutt
Feb 4 2024
Ep.77-Empowered Transitions: From Classroom to Career Success for Educators-Chris Schutt
In this episode, we dive deep into the journey of Chris Schutt, a former middle school teacher turned Senior Product Designer at Pearson and the Founder of Career Crucible. Beyond sharing insights into his successful career transitions, Chris opens up about the frustrations and challenges he experienced within the education system.As Chris reflects on his teaching experience, he expresses a deep love for students but a growing frustration with a system that prioritizes products over processes and places undue importance on grades. Witnessing the detrimental impact on the learning process, Chris recognized the urgent need for change.The conversation explores how the teaching profession often leads to burnout and challenges in maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Chris shares his personal struggles and observations, highlighting the systemic issues that many educators face.Driven by a desire to contribute positively to the education system, Chris made a pivotal decision to transition to Ed Tech. His experiences in the industry equipped him with unique insights into addressing the pain points faced by teachers and students. Now, as a career coach, Chris is dedicated to helping others navigate their own career transformations.Tune in to gain valuable perspectives on the challenges within education, the importance of work/life balance, and the power of making purposeful career choices. If you've ever felt stuck in your career or questioned the traditional education system, this episode offers inspiration and actionable insights.If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyChris Schutt's LinkedINCareer Crucible LinkedINCareer Crucible website
Ep.76-OlavatED-Bringing Peace and Voice to Education-Educator, Trainer, Coach-Ola ElKhatib
Jan 28 2024
Ep.76-OlavatED-Bringing Peace and Voice to Education-Educator, Trainer, Coach-Ola ElKhatib
In this compelling episode, join us as we delve into the world of education and advocacy with Ola ElKhatib, an accomplished Educator, Trainer, Coach, and Advocate with her training and coaching company, OlavatED. OlavatEd is a personalized, evidence-informed, and strengths-based support service provider that elevates your life. For Education stakeholders who eagerly seek to achieve unlimited growth without compromising their mental health.With a wealth of experience and a multifaceted skill set, Ola has made significant contributions to the field.Discover the unique strengths that Ola brings to the classroom, from effective classroom management and student engagement to a deep commitment to student well-being and inclusion. Outside the classroom, Ola excels in strategic planning, curriculum management, policy development, and leadership, demonstrating a passion for high-quality teaching and lifelong learning.Learn about Ola’s transformative journey at NLCS Dubai, where their efforts contributed to raising student progress and attainment, aligning with the high standards set by DSIB and KHDA. With a focus on student skills, engagement, and well-being, Ola has a proven track record of delivering outstanding lessons that exceed expectations.This episode offers valuable insights into the world of education, shedding light on the importance of holistic teaching approaches, the role of well-being in the learning process, and Ola’s dedication to creating a positive and impactful educational experience. We discuss the pressing need to prioritize mental health in schools for both students and teachers. Ola shares insights on creating a school environment that fosters peace, voice, creativity, and community. Join the conversation on moving away from fear-based systems, stress, and anxiety, towards a collaborative and supportive educational experience.If you enjoy the content and wish to support the podcast's production, consider making a donation through the Buy Me a Coffee link below. Your support means the world! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackiescullyOla ElKhatib’s LinkedInOlavatED LinkedInOlavatED YouTubeOlavatED Tik TokOlavatED X