Podcasts

IE74: Laurie Roberts. #FlyHighFri.

IE74: Laurie Roberts. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Happy Friday!  We are back in Idaho to celebrate our victory in education with #FlyHighFri!  Our unsung hero is Mrs. Laurie Roberts, an AP English teacher who has found passion in teaching and guiding motivated students for the past 28 years strong. […]

IE73: Tammy McMorrow. #FlyHighFri.

IE73: Tammy McMorrow. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It’s Friday and time to celebrate individual success in education.  Joining us to share her #FlyHighFri moment of the week is Mrs. Tammy McMorrow of Kuna, Idaho.  Tammy has been teaching first grade for 22 years in Idaho and while first grade has […]

IE72:  Simon Miller.  #FlyHighFri.

IE72: Simon Miller. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It’s Friday and time to celebrate individual success in education.  Joining us to share his #FlyHighFri moment of the week is Mr. Simon Miller of Kellog, Idaho.  Simon is a technology coordinator, a Google certified educator, a Star Wars geek, and an […]

IE71: Jim Burson. A Coach's Coach.

IE71: Jim Burson. A Coach’s Coach.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  Dr. James (Jim) F. Burson is a sought-after basketball coaching consultant and motivational speaker. He is known as a “coach’s coach” (Sports Illustrated) for his lifetime commitment to improving the quality of the game at all levels and his passion for working […]

IE70: Amy Fadeji. #FlyHighFri.

IE70: Amy Fadeji. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It’s Friday and time to celebrate individual success in education.  Joining us to share her #FlyHighFri moment of the week is Mrs. Amy Fadeji.  Amy is the Principal of Penngrove Elementary in Penngorve, California and always knew she wanted to be a school […]

IE69: Todd Schmidt. #FlyHighFri.

IE69: Todd Schmidt. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It’s Friday and time to celebrate individual success in education.  Joining us to share his #FlyHighFri moment of the week is the Principal of Harbor View Elementary in Corona Del Mar, Dr. Todd Schmidt.  Dr. Schmidt is a born educator and always knew […]

IE68: Allison Kerley. Flipped and Blended Classroom.

IE68: Allison Kerley. Flipped and Blended Classroom.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS When you have lived abroad, you can never return home as the same person.  All your preconceived notion of your home and the world is broadened and enhanced with real life experience.  The ability to bring such valued lessons in life into […]

IE67: Paul Erickson. #FlyHighFri.

IE67: Paul Erickson. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  It’s Friday and time to celebrate our success in education with #FlyHighFri!  Joining us to share his moment of victory for this week is Paul Erickson from Hutchinson, KS.  Paul has been selected as the 2014 Kansas Elementary School Principal of the Year and after six years […]

IE66: Tracy LaFreniere. Rhode Island 2016 Teacher of the Year.

IE66: Tracy LaFreniere. Rhode Island 2016 Teacher of the Year.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS   Tracy Lafreniere teaches reading and writing as a Reading Specialist at North Smithfield Elementary School.  At the time she was recognized as Rhode Island Teacher of the Year, she had been teaching for 17 years.  Although she has always loved to read […]

IE65: Chris Longo. #FlyHighFri.

IE65: Chris Longo. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It’s Friday and time to celebrate our success in education with #FlyHighFri!  Joining us to share his moment of victory this week is Dr. Chris Longo from New Milford, Connecticut.  Dr. Longo started his educational career as a biology teacher at a middle […]

IE64: Todd Irving. Leadership and Transforming Failing Schools.

IE64: Todd Irving. Leadership and Transforming Failing Schools.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Transforming a failing school should be ranked up there as one of the most difficult tasks a person can undertake. Reenergizing, motivating, and instilling confidence in the teaching and support staff for the marathon school year is no easy task, and we haven’t […]

IE63: Victoria Curry. #FlyHighFri.

IE63: Victoria Curry. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It’s Friday and time to celebrate our success in education with #FlyHighFri!  Joining us to share her moment of victory this week is Mrs. Victoria Curry from the great state of New York.  Victoria’s passion and enthusiasm for education first led her to […]

IE62: Travis Sevilla. An Art Teacher's Work in Progress.

IE62: Travis Sevilla. An Art Teacher’s Work in Progress.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS An opportunity to share one’s passion as a teacher and help students reveal their talents, is a privilege and honor all educators share on a daily basis. Travis Sevilla is an artist and an educator who has recently found home as a […]

IE61: James Sturtevant. #FlyHighFri.

IE61: James Sturtevant. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We are celebrating our weekly success in education with #FlyHighFri moment.  Sharing his defining moment of the week is our past guest, James Sturtevant.  A motivated and inspiring high school teacher from Ohio and the author of “You’ve Gotta Connect”, James is […]

IE60: Maria Kisner. #FlyHighFri.

IE60: Maria Kisner. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS TGIF! So, let’s celebrate our weekly success with #FlyHighFri.  Joining Inspiring Educators today is a school counselor from Warren County, VA, Maria Kisner. Maria is all about instilling values and teaching life lessons to her crop of young ladies and gentlemen. Maria […]

IE59: Laura Sullivan. 900 Voices.

IE59: Laura Sullivan. 900 Voices.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Laura Sullivan is a GRAMMY® winning composer and recording artist. Her original music has been included in the score of two Emmy winning documentaries, as well as in many popular television programs and advertisements for Fortune 500 companies.    Her recordings consistently […]

IE58: Penny Sturtevant. People Centered Leadership.

IE58: Penny Sturtevant. People Centered Leadership.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The role of a school administrator is arguably one of the most challenging positions for any individual in a leadership position.  The ability to provide personal attention to daily details of individual student, parent, or staff member while orchestrating the mass to […]

IE57: Justin Birckbichler. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS On Friday, we celebrate!  We celebrate our success in and outside the classroom.  #FlyHighFri is catching on and joining us to share his moment of triumph this week is Justin Birckbichler.  Justin is an elementary teacher in Virginia.  Inspiring Educators interviewed Justin […]

IE56: Mark Barnes. Brilliant or Insane.

IE56: Mark Barnes. Brilliant or Insane.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Brilliant or Insane publisher and Hack Learning creator Mark Barnes has written six books on education technology, student-centered learning, using mobile devices and social media in the classroom, global learning and 21st-century assessment, using his revolutionary SE2R system. Mark Barnes is a […]

IE55: Mari Venturino. #FlyHighFri.

IE55: Mari Venturino. #FlyHighFri.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It’s Friday!  The week’s work is done, but we know, the work is really never done.  There are essays or labs to grade while catching some football games over the weekend and lessons to be planned for the upcoming week, but today is […]

IE54: Jonathan Wai. Recognizing Spatial Talent In Students.

IE54: Jonathan Wai. Recognizing Spatial Talent In Students.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Jonathan Wai, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the Duke University Talent Identification Program and a visiting researcher at Case Western Reserve University. He did his postdoctoral work at Duke University, holds a doctorate from Vanderbilt University, and graduated from Claremont McKenna College. […]

IE53: Teaching Outside the Classroom. Just As Important.

IE53: Teaching Outside the Classroom. Just As Important.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Some of the most meaningful dialogues I’ve had with students occurred outside the class time.  The opportunity afforded me to get to know my students on a one to one level, especially the more introverted ones.  Free from peer pressure and the […]

IE52: Stacey Lindes. #PodcastPD.

IE52: Stacey Lindes. #PodcastPD.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Stacey Lindes is a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology (an exceptionally long title for a tech integrator/innovator/coach) in Central New Jersey (yes, it really does exist). In her current position, she works in a 4th and 5th grade school supporting the 1:1 […]

IE51:  Burned Out Teachers. Doing the Right Thing.

IE51: Burned Out Teachers. Doing the Right Thing.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS At some point in an educator’s career, he or she is bound to sail into the doldrums of teaching. Some will manage to find new inspirations and sail on, while others will remain trapped indefinitely. Burned out teachers can easily throw in […]

IE50: Fear of Public Speaking. The Power of Words.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Fear of public speaking rates at the top of all fears in the US, more so than the fear of flying, heights, spiders, and even clowns.  For a new teacher, the anticipation of delivering her first lesson to a classroom of students […]

IE49: John Linney. School Transformation Specialist.

IE49: John Linney. School Transformation Specialist.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS John Linney (M.A.) is an international speaker, trainer, podcast host and author. As a “climate specialist,” he has provided services and training to over 400 educational institutions, foundations, community partnerships, and organizations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, & Northern […]

IE48: One Year of Inspiring Educators.

IE48: One Year of Inspiring Educators.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Time flies when you’re having fun!  It’s been one year since the launching of Inspiring Educators.  After 47 episodes, downloads in 98 countries, and 48 states (come on Alaska and Rhode Island), I’m looking forward to the great promise of what season […]

IE47: Brian Sztabnik. Talks With Teachers.

IE47: Brian Sztabnik. Talks With Teachers.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Brian is a veteran English teacher and former basketball coach in New York.  His dedication to education extends beyond the final school bell and the confines of his classroom.  By day, a mild manner English teacher and by night, Brian is a […]

IE46: Andy Weir. The Martian Author Shares His Tale.

IE46: Andy Weir. The Martian Author Shares His Tale.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS     Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital […]

IE45: John Andrew Williams. Academic Life Coaching.

IE45: John Andrew Williams. Academic Life Coaching.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS John was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up in the rural South Hills and spent his summers between academic years working on a farm picking corn in the morning and tomatoes in the afternoons. He also wrestled and played […]

IE44: Jessica Lahey. The Gift of Failure.

IE44: Jessica Lahey. The Gift of Failure.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS     Jessica Lahey is an educator, author, and speaker.  She writes the bi-weekly column “The Parent-Teacher Conference” for the New York Times, is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and a commentator on Vermont Public Radio.  Her book, The Gift of Failure: […]

IE43: Justin Birckbichler. Closing the Tech Gap in the Classroom.

IE43: Justin Birckbichler. Closing the Tech Gap in the Classroom.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Justin Birckbichler’s goal is to bridge the technology gap for his students at an early age.   His creative, project based, tech implemented lessons, provide his students with a high level of autonomy to instill confidence and experience based outcomes.  However, it’s not all about […]

IE42: Jennifer Gonzalez. Cult Of Pedagogy.

IE42: Jennifer Gonzalez. Cult Of Pedagogy.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS   Jennifer Gonzalez is a National Board Certified educator and the creator of the popular education website, “Cult of Pedagogy.” Having taught and inspired her students for eight years, Jennifer eventually left teaching to raise a family.  Once a teacher, always a teacher.  Jennifer […]

IE41: Tom Henderson. The Physics Classroom.

IE41: Tom Henderson. The Physics Classroom.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS   Our Inspiring Educator today is a high school physics teacher at the Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois.  Mr. Tom Henderson has been teaching physics and chemistry since 1989 and a pioneering developer of an online tutorial guide for students and educators. […]

IE40: Gap Year

IE40: Gap Year

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In 2006, I took a leave of absence, a gap year, from teaching to travel and explore the world.  It was a pause in my teaching career to reassess my life and to this day, the single most important decision I have made […]

IE39: Joe Rivera. The Power Of Silence. Lessons From Teaching The Deaf.

IE39: Joe Rivera. The Power Of Silence. Lessons From Teaching The Deaf.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS As a high school student, Joe was already assisting his teachers in communicating with the deaf students through sign language, often filling in for the interpreters running late.  Even with his limited knowledge of the American Sign Language, Joe played a pivotal role […]

IE38: Henry Mulzac. One Isn’t Appreciative Until He Sees Less.

IE38: Henry Mulzac. One Isn’t Appreciative Until He Sees Less.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS     As educators, we are responsible for having a diverse range of knowledge that goes beyond our subject matters.  We have to be open to accommodate the increasing number of cultures and ethnic backgrounds in our students yet strive to always find […]

IE37: Paul Smith. Lead With A Story. A Tale From A Master Story Teller.

IE37: Paul Smith. Lead With A Story. A Tale From A Master Story Teller.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS As educators, we seek to motivate our students, provide perspective, and draw the big picture to make sense of sometimes the obscure concepts that is at times lost to a population of students lacking the vital experience based knowledge.  Experience is the […]

IE36: Kyle Gurkovich. Be Comfortable Getting Uncomfortable.

IE36: Kyle Gurkovich. Be Comfortable Getting Uncomfortable.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS    How do you compete as a teacher with Youtube, Facebook, iPads, smartphones, and all other distractions influencing your children and our students in the classroom?  How do you get students to put down their smart phones, stay focused, on task, listen, […]

IE35: Rick Hanson. Happiness, Love, and Wisdom in Education.

IE35: Rick Hanson. Happiness, Love, and Wisdom in Education.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  Our inspiring educator today is Dr. Rick Hanson, a neuro-psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture.  Founder of […]

IE34: James Sturtevant. You've Gotta Connect With Your Students!

IE34: James Sturtevant. You’ve Gotta Connect With Your Students!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS     Remember the scene from “The Dead Poet’s Society”, when Robin Williams character Mr. Keatings guided his students out to the trophy case in the hallways, had his students lean in and stare into an old black and white photo of the bygone […]

IE33:  Seth Sherwood. Reinvent. Take Risks. Push Past Your Comfort Zone!

IE33: Seth Sherwood. Reinvent. Take Risks. Push Past Your Comfort Zone!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS     Our inspiring educator today is a professional keynote speaker and a certified facilitator with Premier International Training Company.  Mr. Seth Sherwood is a former elementary and high school teacher and once a Peace Corps volunteer in South America.  Seth holds an […]

IE32: Carlos Granthon. Revolutionizing Music Education In Peru.

IE32: Carlos Granthon. Revolutionizing Music Education In Peru.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Making a difference.  Providing an opportunity.  Inspiring!  Our inspiring educator today is a Peruvian Music professor.  An instructor at a high school and the highly regarded Universidad Catolica Del Peru, he was the founder of the first College Big Band in Peru. […]

IE31: Michael Chisolm.  Eagle Flight Squadron Giving Wings To Dreams.

IE31: Michael Chisolm. Eagle Flight Squadron Giving Wings To Dreams.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Who hasn’t once dreamed of flying?  Flying is beautiful, practical, and above all poetic.  Perhaps none has captured the grace of flying better than John Gillespe MaGee Jr. in his poem “High Flight.”  There exist no such thing as a single pilot […]

IE30: Andrew Matthews.  Inspiring Through Words and Drawings.

IE30: Andrew Matthews. Inspiring Through Words and Drawings.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS     Johnathan Livingston Seagull, The Little Prince. To Kill A Mockingbird.  Tale of Two Cities.  Being Happy!  We have all had books that were especially meaningful to us as teenagers trying to find a direction in life, and even to this day the […]

IE29: Holly Dixon. Teach First New Zealand's Call To Action.

IE29: Holly Dixon. Teach First New Zealand’s Call To Action.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Teach First NZ works to reduce educational inequality by developing talented individuals into highly effective teachers and inspirational leaders.  Inspired by the prestigious Teach First program in the UK and similar to the US Teach for America, Teach First NZ’s mission is […]

IE28: Massimiliano Tomba.  The Big Picture.  A Philosopher's Thoughts On Education.

IE28: Massimiliano Tomba. The Big Picture. A Philosopher’s Thoughts On Education.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS As an educator, it’s always important to look at the big picture and question where our lessons in the classroom will take our students?  We are the messengers from the past and the gatekeeper to our students for their future. Our Inspiring […]

IE27: Jim Prothero. On Inspiring Teachers.

IE27: Jim Prothero. On Inspiring Teachers.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Suggest a topic to cover to a group of educators to teach and you’ll end up with multiple lesson plans as unique as the number of teachers in the room.  Each instructor will inevitably include their personal experience and design their own […]

IE26: Alyssa Carson. Thirteen Year Old Training for Mission to Mars.

IE26: Alyssa Carson. Thirteen Year Old Training for Mission to Mars.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Teachers, parents, and mentors all find ourselves in a critical role to influence and provide guidance for our children and students.  We sometimes forget that our children and students have valued lessons to teach us a thing about life.  Our inspiring educator […]

IE25: Marvin Callahan. My Students Were Going Hungry.  I Had To Do Something.

IE25: Marvin Callahan. My Students Were Going Hungry. I Had To Do Something.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We often hear about teachers making personal sacrifices to ensure student success.   Perhaps, opening the class early in the morning to provide last minute help before a big test or staying late after school to assist with a science project before the […]

IE24. Ricardo Silva. NFL to Teach for America. Inspired and Inspiring!

IE24. Ricardo Silva. NFL to Teach for America. Inspired and Inspiring!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Many educators, prior to standing in front of the classroom, have held different occupations.  For some it was all part of the master plan and a natural progression to pursue their passion as educators.  For others, it was a chance meeting that […]

IE23: Megan Callaghan.  Renewed Hope for the Incarcerated Through College Education.

IE23: Megan Callaghan. Renewed Hope for the Incarcerated Through College Education.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We continue our discussions about the innovative Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) to provide a college education for the incarcerated.  Through BPI, inmates are given opportunity to study college courses and earn associate and bachelors degrees.  BPI has facilitated a unique opportunity for […]

IE22: Donnell Hughes. Bard Prison Initative. A Second Chance.

IE22: Donnell Hughes. Bard Prison Initative. A Second Chance.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS What do you take for granted?  What is the value of education?  What role does liberal arts play in our civilization?  If you were given a clean slate in life, a second chance, how might you live differently?  Our guest today has […]

IE21: Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega. The Timeless Beauty and the Gift of Music.

IE21: Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega. The Timeless Beauty and the Gift of Music.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Heinrich Heine stated, “Where words leave off, music begins.”  There simply are no words to describe how music completes a large part of our life journey.  Music is universal, personal, magical, powerful, subtle, and romantic; music has the capacity to move and […]

IE20: Amanda Washington. Continuing the Legacy of Booker T. Washington's Fight for Educational Equality.

IE20: Amanda Washington. Continuing the Legacy of Booker T. Washington’s Fight for Educational Equality.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS As the great great granddaughter of Booker T. Washington, Amanda Washington’s contribution to education remains very personal through her past work as a Spanish teacher for Teach for America.  Her current challenge is to define and produce a more diverse educational opportunity […]

IE19: Julia King. Marshmallows and Character Building is Part of Her Students' Success!

IE19: Julia King. Marshmallows and Character Building is Part of Her Students’ Success!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives […]

IE18: John Pipe. Part 2: The Many Adventures of A New Zealand Teacher Sharing How Kiwis Get the Job Done!

IE18: John Pipe. Part 2: The Many Adventures of A New Zealand Teacher Sharing How Kiwis Get the Job Done!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We continue our discussions about education in New Zealand with Mr. John Pipe in Auckland.  In this episode, John discusses the state of educators in New Zealand as well as the integration of Maori culture and new immigrants in the educational curriculum.  […]

IE17: John Pipe.  Part 1: The Many Adventures of A New Zealand Teacher Sharing How Kiwis Get the Job Done!

IE17: John Pipe. Part 1: The Many Adventures of A New Zealand Teacher Sharing How Kiwis Get the Job Done!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Many have admired Robin Williams’ charismatic and transformational character Mr. John Keating in the heartwarming film “The Dead Poet’s Society.”  Who can forget Mr. Keating commanding his students to rip away the introduction to the class poetry text, kindling the power and […]

IE16: Albert Kamara. Making a Difference Begins with One Hope and A Long Memory!

IE16: Albert Kamara. Making a Difference Begins with One Hope and A Long Memory!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I would like to take you to a place where your worst 1st world problems become meaningless and absurd.  Located on the NW part of Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation rebuilding itself after a bloody rebel war from 1991 to 2002.  […]

IE15: Marie Claire Siddall.  A Scenic Route to Education and Happiness.

IE15: Marie Claire Siddall. A Scenic Route to Education and Happiness.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Some of us are fortunate to have a sense of direction at an early age; we have a goal and passionately pursue our dreams.  Few are lucky to find life’s calling at such early childhood.  Some of us are adrift in a […]

IE14: Paul Yingling. "Aim of Education" Speech.  Moderation of Appetites.

IE14: Paul Yingling. “Aim of Education” Speech. Moderation of Appetites.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS What should the role of education be in our society?  What obligations do we have as educators for our students? What missions and challenges must our students take on towards progress rather than the inevitable change? There are many compelling and thought […]

IE13: Mary Liu. Those Who Can, Teach!

IE13: Mary Liu. Those Who Can, Teach!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The beginning of every school year is a meeting of nervous energy, excitement, and undiscovered dreams to be fulfilled for each educator and her students.  The end of every school year is a bitter-sweet goodbye for each class and its unique group […]

IE12: Vic Braden. Coach, Teacher, Humanitarian, Tennis Ambassador.

IE12: Vic Braden. Coach, Teacher, Humanitarian, Tennis Ambassador.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Altruism is a virtue shared by the most passionate and dedicated educators and coaches.  To be a great coach, you have to be a great teacher and to be a great teacher, you have to be a great coach.  “Show me your […]

IE11: Dr. Laz. Touching Lives Through Music and Education.

IE11: Dr. Laz. Touching Lives Through Music and Education.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Our knowledge is ultimately limited and no one truly has a privileged vantage point to define a child’s accomplishment and what defines student success.  Blind and deaf, Helen Keller went on to receive a university degree from Radcliffe College.  Along her journey, […]

IE10: Alma Ward. A Mother Opens Up Her Purse. I Can See the Handgun. My Son Will Pass.

IE10: Alma Ward. A Mother Opens Up Her Purse. I Can See the Handgun. My Son Will Pass.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Courage is defined in many ways in our society.  Many might think of a brave solider in the battlefield, a firefighter rushing into a burning building without regards for his own safety, or a bystander risking it all to rescue a stranger […]

IE9: Suney Park.  Turning Humble Upbringings and Personal Struggles to Her Students' Success!

IE9: Suney Park. Turning Humble Upbringings and Personal Struggles to Her Students’ Success!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Suney Park is standing among other teachers in the White House being recognized by President Barak Obama.  The President of the United States is teaching Suney how to properly fist bump!  The recognition and laughter shared by those present on that blizzard […]

IE8: Stephan Anagnost. From Brooklyn, to the United Nations, to the Classrooms.  All the World's a Stage.

IE8: Stephan Anagnost. From Brooklyn, to the United Nations, to the Classrooms. All the World’s a Stage.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Imagine having a world citizen for your history teacher to allow you to witness and feel the utter horrors of the Holocaust, enable you to empathize with the nameless victims of the distant past, and provide an opportunity for you to apply […]

IE7: Gloria Montiel. Education Is A Vehicle To Do Something Positive.

IE7: Gloria Montiel. Education Is A Vehicle To Do Something Positive.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The inspiring story you are about to hear is a journey filled with promise fueled by optimism, passion, and resilience.  It’s a personal journey and mission of an unlikely hero, in her words, “…using education to do something positive.” Our guest today […]

IE6: Clint Smith. Using Words to Move Students.

IE6: Clint Smith. Using Words to Move Students.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The ability to touch the hearts and minds of our students and inspire them to move to action is a challenge every educator has to face in his or her career and must succeed. The ability to do so, simply with words, […]

IE5: Ioana Stoica. Education Was Our Escape and Salvation.

IE5: Ioana Stoica. Education Was Our Escape and Salvation.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS If there is one undeniable strength and the creative nature of education in the US, it’s in large part due to the very diverse and talented population from which we can draw our teachers.  These inspiring individuals bring and share their many […]

IE4: Bill Roberts. 3000 Students Later, Memoirs of a Retired Teacher.

IE4: Bill Roberts. 3000 Students Later, Memoirs of a Retired Teacher.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS 37 years of dedicated service.  What are the thoughts of a retiring teacher as he wishes best of luck to his final graduating class and closes his classroom door for the last time?  3000 students who have come and gone.  What is […]

IE3: Craig Brandenburg. Staying in Teaching for All the Right Reasons!

IE3: Craig Brandenburg. Staying in Teaching for All the Right Reasons!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Sometimes, we get ourselves involved with a project without too much of expectation; just passing through.  Then something magical happens.  You become absorbed and engrossed with the task at hand.  You find out, it’s no longer just a job.  It evolves into […]

IE2: Paul Yingling. From the Battlefields to the Classroom!

IE2: Paul Yingling. From the Battlefields to the Classroom!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Mr. Paul Yingling served three tours in Iraq and retired as a Colonel in the US Army.  With impressive credentials in leadership and management, Paul is a prolific publisher and has written numerous articles on international relations and military affairs.  He has […]

IE1: Sung Lee. Welcome! My Vision and Mission.

IE1: Sung Lee. Welcome! My Vision and Mission.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Hello and Welcome to Inspiring Educators!  My name is Sung Lee.  In our inaugural episode, I share my mission to recognize the many talented educators in our global community.  We’ve all had amazing teachers that have made a compelling difference in our […]