Empowered Educator: Leadership in Motion | Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, Teachers as Leaders, Teacher Transition

Mel Vandevort - Educational Leadership, Teacher Transition Coach, Educational Administration, Empowered Entrepreneur

Welcome to Empowered Educator

*Are you ready to move into a different type of job in education?

*Do you have interests and ambitions that you want to pursue, but feel like you don’t know how take that next step?

*Maybe you want to start your own coaching or consulting agency?

Then this is the place for you!

I'm Mel and I help educators define their career path through growth mindset, career clarity, and goal achievement.

You can find information and resources at www.empowereducator.com and follow me on Twitter @MelVandevort

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From Childhood Trauma to Leadership: Shaneice Thomas' Journey of Resilience and Purpose *84
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From Childhood Trauma to Leadership: Shaneice Thomas' Journey of Resilience and Purpose *84
Today, I sit down with Shaneice Thomas, a dedicated educator and resilient leader who turned her childhood trauma into a driving force for positive change. Shaneice shares her remarkable journey from a small-town girl in North Carolina to a principal, and now a leader in a faith-based nonprofit. Her story is a testament to the power of perseverance, the impact of mentors, and the importance of aligning one's career with personal strengths and passions. Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me towards a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals. The Purpose Project Co. LLC linktr.ee/ThePurposeProjectCo LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter/XYouTube Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Revolutionizing Education: Embracing AI with Dr. Tania Farran *82
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Revolutionizing Education: Embracing AI with Dr. Tania Farran *82
In this exciting episode, Dr. Mel Vandevort sits down with Dr. Tania Farran, a seasoned educator and virtual principal, to explore the groundbreaking potential of Rubi AI in education. Dr. Farran shares her journey from teacher to innovative leader and dives into how Rubi AI is transforming classrooms, empowering students, and streamlining administrative tasks. Discover practical insights and tips on integrating AI into educational settings responsibly and effectively. Don't miss this engaging conversation about the future of education and the role AI plays in it! Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus Lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me toward a greater and more fulfilling purpose,Now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy.Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals. Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Equity in Education: Building Inclusive Schools with Cameron Poole *81
Jun 7 2024
Equity in Education: Building Inclusive Schools with Cameron Poole *81
In this episode, Dr. Poole shares his insights on navigating DEI work amidst politically charged times and emphasizes the importance of process improvement and stakeholder experience. They discuss how to identify and support students who fall through the margins, the significance of PD, and the need for cultural consciousness over competence. Cameron also highlights the role of data-driven decision-making and intentionality in creating equitable learning environments. Cameron’s call to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, Justice, and human advocacy started long before he considered himself a professional in those areas. As a Senior in college, he studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa as a Fieldworker Intern with the Black Sash Trust. In the field, he used the Black Sash strategy of Community-Based Monitoring which provides a mechanism for civil society to gather and analyze information from the service users’ points of view, which was then transcribed and used as a strategy for change with local and national governments.Cameron currently serves as the Chief Officer of Equity, Inclusion, and Accountability / Title IX Compliance Coordinator with the School District of Clayton (MO). Prior to his stint in Clayton, Cameron served as an Assistant Principal in the Rockwood School District, and a teacher in the Parkway School District. He also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Equity & Excellence Masters Certificate Program for McDaniel College and the Doctorate of Educational Leadership Program (Urban Policies and Leadership) for Maryville University. Cameron is also the Founder + Principal of his own consulting firm, Strategies for Solutions, LLC. Strategies for Solutions is a social equity and educational consultancy that specializes in the following: Strategic Planning and Visioning, Community Engagement, DEI, and Organizational Development. Cameron obtained an undergraduate degree in History, with an emphasis on American History Post-Reconstruction, and a Sociology Minor, from Truman State University. He also has a Master of Teaching/Education from Webster University, a Master of Educational Administration from Missouri Baptist University, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Maryville University. https://www.linkedin.com/in/doc-cameron-poole/Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Orchestrating Success in Music Education Through Teacher Self-Advocacy with Karen Janiszewski *80
May 31 2024
Orchestrating Success in Music Education Through Teacher Self-Advocacy with Karen Janiszewski *80
Today, I'm joined by Karen Janiszewski, a seasoned music educator and advocate, and we explore advocating for professional development as a music teacher.Together, we'll uncover practical strategies for educators to harness the transformative potential of music in their classrooms. Karen shares her insights and expertise on building confidence, fostering inclusivity, and amplifying the impact of music education.Join us as we offer inspiration and actionable advice for music educators at all levels. Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me towards a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals. Connect:  www.musicroombuffalo.com/uplevel-music Promotional Coupon Code for 15% off a single course from Uplevel U: Music.  No expiration date.  Valid for one use per user.  Code is case sensitive.Coupon Code is: EmpoweredEducator15Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Empowering Educators to ASPIRE for Leadership Success *79
May 24 2024
Empowering Educators to ASPIRE for Leadership Success *79
Today I'm talking about a framework that will set you up for success as you move into leadership positions. We all know that the transition from the classroom to leadership can be challenging, but with the right tools and mindset, you can thrive. So, let's break down the ASPIRE framework, designed to help you Acknowledge Your Strengths, Set Clear Goals, Prioritize Learning, Inspire and Influence, Reflect and Adapt, and Engage with a Mentor. Let's dive right in!Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus Lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me toward a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy.Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals.Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Leveraging Leadership: Integrity and Self-care in Action with Brenda Winkle *77
May 17 2024
Leveraging Leadership: Integrity and Self-care in Action with Brenda Winkle *77
In this enlightening conversation, Brenda Winkle shares invaluable insights on transitioning from teaching to leadership roles. She emphasizes the importance of self-leadership, highlighting the need to set boundaries, prioritize self-care, and model positive behaviors. Brenda also addresses the pitfalls of gossip and the significance of embodying the qualities of a leader. Through practical tips and mindful breathing techniques, she empowers educators to step into leadership roles with confidence and authenticity.Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus Lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me towards a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals. Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Leadership Mindset: Celebrating Teachers Year-Round *78
May 10 2024
Leadership Mindset: Celebrating Teachers Year-Round *78
Join me today as I explore the vital importance of celebrating teachers beyond Teacher Appreciation Week. Discover why consistent recognition throughout the year is crucial for school culture, teacher morale, and student success.I'll share practical strategies for administrators to implement ongoing appreciation for teachers, from fostering a culture of recognition to providing continuous professional development opportunities. Tune in for valuable insights and actionable tips to create a culture of support for educators that extends beyond a single week. Let's honor the dedication of our teachers and empower them to thrive as educational leaders.Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus Lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me toward a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals. Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
On Board for PD Success - The Energy Bus for School Leaders with Dr. Jim Van Allan *76
May 3 2024
On Board for PD Success - The Energy Bus for School Leaders with Dr. Jim Van Allan *76
Dr. Mel Vandevort and Dr. Jim Van Allen discussed the Energy Bus for Schools program, a professional development initiative aimed at fostering positive school culture. Jim, as president of the program, explained how the program, developed in partnership with bestselling author John Gordon, promotes positive leadership and teamwork. The program is designed to be relevant and engaging, with a focus on five main principles, including creating a positive vision and fostering a positive mindset. Jim also mentioned that they offer workshops and certifications for educators to deliver these workshops within their networks or establish their own businesses. Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus Lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me towards a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals.Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Evolution of Empowered Educator to Empowered Entrepreneur, Dr. Mel's Story *75
Apr 26 2024
Evolution of Empowered Educator to Empowered Entrepreneur, Dr. Mel's Story *75
In today's episode I talk about my new book and how it can transform your career by starting a freelance company that draws on your skills, experience, interests, and passions. And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals. Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Part 1-Scaling Your Everest: Reaching New Heights in Educational Leadership with Dr. Kevin Daniel *73
Apr 24 2024
Part 1-Scaling Your Everest: Reaching New Heights in Educational Leadership with Dr. Kevin Daniel *73
In part 1 of our conversation, Dr. Kevin Daniel shares his journey from a childhood marked by poverty to becoming an educator, emphasizing the transformative power of mentorship and support. Reflecting on our shared upbringing on farms, we underscore the importance of discipline and perseverance in achieving success while highlighting the significance of coaching and mentorship in overcoming challenges. We discuss the concept of leadership as service and the need for educators to recognize their leadership potential, whether through formal roles or mentoring. Emphasizing collaboration and building relationships, we talk about the crucial role of champions and mentors in unlocking one's full potential and navigating life's challenges.Connect with Kevin: FiredUP Consulting Group - WWW.KDFIREDUP.COM Also on FB, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter/XBook: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Unlocking Potential: Empowering Women on a Path to Leadership with Cheri Dixon *72
Apr 19 2024
Unlocking Potential: Empowering Women on a Path to Leadership with Cheri Dixon *72
Cheri Dixon is the owner of Cheri Dixon Consulting LLC, which she started after leaving a 28-year career in public education. Cheri loved the work she did with turnaround schools and continues to take that work into the business world, helping businesses scale their organizations to the next level. In addition, Cheri believes that the leader is crucial to any organization and supports leaders in developing their skills to strive for excellence in this global society. Hey friend. I'm Melinda, an educator, entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus Lover.  When it was time for me to leave the classroom and pursue something different, something more, I knew it completely and I had no doubt that God was telling me to move forward and trust Him.And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the classroom, you're ready for a challenge, or you're ready to retire and pursue that second career.Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals.Connect with CheriWebsite: Cheri Dixon ConsultingFacebookLinkedInFree masterclassBook: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Breaking Barriers and Transforming Lives: An Educational Leader's Journey with Dr. David Johnson *70
Apr 5 2024
Breaking Barriers and Transforming Lives: An Educational Leader's Journey with Dr. David Johnson *70
Dr. David Johnson is a fierce advocate for education and social justice. From Spanish Harlem to esteemed educational leadership, David's story is one of resilience and mentorship. Join us as he shares insights from his diverse experiences, highlighting the power of breaking barriers and the importance of equitable education for all. As the founder of Transform Ed Consulting, David is committed to empowering the next generation of leaders. Don't miss this inspiring conversation on his journey, passion, and vision for a brighter future in education.Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me towards a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals. Connect with Dr. David JohnsonLinkedInTransformEdBook: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Part 2: Creating a Culture of Collaboration to Empower Teachers with Dr. Chris Jones *69
Mar 29 2024
Part 2: Creating a Culture of Collaboration to Empower Teachers with Dr. Chris Jones *69
In this episode, Dr. Jones and I continue our conversation as we uncover the essence of fostering a vibrant school culture. He shares practical insights on communication, leadership, and time management, drawing from his wealth of experience in education.Join us as we explore the importance of cultivating a positive environment where teachers feel supported and students can thrive. Gain valuable tips on mentorship, feedback, and maintaining work-life balance in leadership roles.Whether you're an educator aspiring to lead or a seasoned professional seeking inspiration, this episode offers invaluable wisdom for nurturing school culture and driving positive change. Tune in and discover the keys to creating a thriving educational community.Connect with Dr. Chris Jhttps://stl.bepodcast.network/https://linktr.ee/DrCSJonesdrchrissj@gmail.com   Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me towards a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals.  Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Part 1: Creating a Culture of Collaboration to Empower Teachers with Dr. Chris Jones *68
Mar 22 2024
Part 1: Creating a Culture of Collaboration to Empower Teachers with Dr. Chris Jones *68
Today, I interviewed Christopher Jones, a high school principal, discussing his approach to leadership and building a supportive culture. Chris emphasized teacher empowerment and engagement as key to student success. He described fostering a sense of belonging through gratitude in faculty meetings and activities like defining and sharing personal "whys."  We also discussed creating a vision of the graduate and measuring progress toward it. Chris highlighted the importance of recognizing the human side of educators, especially during challenging times like the pandemic.Dr. Chris Jones is a seasoned educator from Massachusetts with an impressive 23 years in the field. For the past 14 years, he's been rocking it as a building administrator and currently wears the hats of President-Elect at the Massachusetts State Administrators Association (MSAA) and Principal at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.But wait, there's more! Chris isn't just about the titles; he's all about making waves in education. As the brains behind "SEEing to Lead," he's authored a book full of strategies for modern leaders to uplift and empower teachers, ultimately boosting student success. And guess what? He's got a podcast by the same name, where he shines the spotlight on teachers' voices, all in the name of bettering education as a whole.Fueling Chris' fire is his belief in continuous improvement—because success isn't just a destination, it's an ongoing journey. You might have caught him dropping knowledge bombs at various presentations and workshops for esteemed organizations like MSAA, MassCUE, MASCD, ASCD, and NASSP.And hey, behind every great educator is a supportive family. Chris resides in Southeastern Massachusetts with his wife, Mary (Bella), and their dynamic duo, Tommy and Scotty.Connect with Dr. Chris Jhttps://stl.bepodcast.network/ https://linktr.ee/DrCSJones drchrissj@gmail.com  Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Vegas Vibes: 5 Career Lessons from My Trip *67
Mar 15 2024
Vegas Vibes: 5 Career Lessons from My Trip *67
In this episode, I reflect on my recent trip to Las Vegas and share how the experiences translate into valuable lessons for career transitions. Join me as I explore the importance of recognizing the efforts of others, celebrating small victories, prioritizing self-care, navigating challenges, and acknowledging privilege in the journey towards starting a business or stepping into a leadership role. Through relatable anecdotes and practical advice, I empower listeners to embrace the highs and lows of forging new paths in their professional lives.Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me towards a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals. Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing
Are You Living Intentionally? 5 Steps to Embrace Purpose in Career & Life *66
Mar 8 2024
Are You Living Intentionally? 5 Steps to Embrace Purpose in Career & Life *66
In today's episode, we're diving deep into the art of intentional living, specifically focusing on how to infuse purpose into your career decisions and daily life. Drawing inspiration from John Maxwell's wisdom and biblical principles, we'll explore five main steps to help you live intentionally and make meaningful choices in your career journey.Hey friend. I'm Mel, a dedicated educator, ambitious entrepreneur, coffee, and Jesus lover.  When it was time for me to explore new horizons beyond the classroom, I was completely certain that God was guiding me towards a greater and more fulfilling purpose,And now, my mission is to empower you to dig deep and know what options are available when you're ready to transition from the teacher to leader, you're ready to retire and pursue that second career,  or you're ready for the challenge of starting your own educational consultancy. Imagine, working in a career that sets your soul and deepest passions on fire. If you're ready to make that change and pursue a different path in your educational career, then you're in the right place.Friend, let me show you how to make a change in your life and pursue your true passions with a position that you love while using your God-given gifts and talents to persevere toward your personal and professional goals. Book: Educator to Entrepreneur: IGNITE Your Path to Freelance SuccessLet me help you determine the next steps in your career!Grab a complimentary POWER SessionWith Rubi.ai, you'll experience cutting-edge technology, research-driven insights, and efficient content delivery.email: melinda@empowereducator.comWebsite: www.empowereducator.com Join the PowerED Up Educator Facebook Group Become a Curriculum and Instructional Designer3-Course Bundle4-Course Bundle: Curriculum and Instructional Design, Customer Success, Training & Ed Consulting, Freelancing