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Welcome to KindSight 101, the Podcast where you’ll hear from world renowned educational leaders about the mobilizing power of kindness. I believe that we all have an innate need to be seen, heard, and understood. When we dedicate ourselves to kindness, the ripples effects in our schools can be life changing. Through this podcast, I want to challenge you to question your assumptions, amplify your insight, and embrace a willingness to go beyond the status quo in education. Together, let’s learn how to make a big impact, one small act at a time.

Welcome to KindSight 101, the Podcast where you’ll hear from world renowned educational leaders about the mobilizing power of kindness. I believe that we all have an innate need to be seen, heard, and understood. When we dedicate ourselves to kindness, the ripples effects in our schools can be life changing. Through this podcast, I want to challenge you to question your assumptions, amplify your insight, and embrace a willingness to go beyond the status quo in education. Together, let’s learn how to make a big impact, one small act at a time.
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Welcome to KindSight 101, the Podcast where you’ll hear from world renowned educational leaders about the mobilizing power of kindness. I believe that we all have an innate need to be seen, heard, and understood. When we dedicate ourselves to kindness, the ripples effects in our schools can be life changing. Through this podcast, I want to challenge you to question your assumptions, amplify your insight, and embrace a willingness to go beyond the status quo in education. Together, let’s learn how to make a big impact, one small act at a time.

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Episodes

#47: Everyone Has A Story: The Existence Project

11/17/2018
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In this episode, I explore the concept of homelessness, toxic masculinity, and a revolutionary way of bridging the gap between those living in privilege and marginalized individuals with Marko, the founder of the Existence Project.

Duration:00:25:44

#46 How to Overcome Empathic Burnout (With Dr. Rebecca Alber)

11/3/2018
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Whether you call it compassion fatigue, compassion burnout, or empathic distress, being on the front lines with those experiencing distress or trauma is taxing, emotionally. Often nurses, teachers, and community service employees suffer from this affliction, but there are ways to protect yourself and beat empathic distress. Listen, as Dr. Alber shares her tips for overcoming compassion fatigue so that you can give with a whole heart.

Duration:00:09:15

Peter H. Reynolds: How to Nurture the Happy Dreamers in Your Class

10/27/2018
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Have you ever wondered how to empower the dreamers in your life to be the fullest expressions of themselves? To take audacious leaps? To connect with their passion in a meaningful way to serve the world? In this episode, you’ll learn the 4 questions you can ask to connect students with their purpose, the top two ways anyone can generate new and creative ideas, and the most important question everyone should be asking themselves in order to live a life of joyful intention. I am thrilled about...

Duration:00:32:52

#45 A Lesson Plan for Kindness (with Dr. Alber)

10/20/2018
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We all want to teach our students to be kind, but sometimes doing so explicitly can be harder than it looks. In this episode, you'll hear 3 tangible, actionable, and easy ways to teach kindness within the classroom that you can implement starting today.

Duration:00:11:51

#44: Homeless in Our Cities: Victoria's Mayor Weighs-In (With Mayor Lisa Helps)

10/6/2018
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In this episode, you'll hear about the global crisis of homelessness from a Mayor's perspective. Mayor Lisa Helps is the current Mayor of Victoria, Canada and she weighs in about the hidden issues related to homelessness, 2 specific limitations all cities have to overcome, the reason youth are the answer to solving the crisis, and she provides some tangible ways that every citizen can contribute.

Duration:00:12:24

#43 Five Reasons Kindness is Hard and How to Make it Easy (with Houston Kraft)

9/22/2018
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Kindness should be easy, right? Wrong! Acting in genuine kindness is one of the hardest things we can do. It turns our there are five reasons that prevent us from being kind. Once we understand what stops kindness, we can learn and teach our way to making kindness normal again.

Duration:00:28:00

#42 Developing Authentic Growth Mindset (with Dr. Rebecca Alber)

9/8/2018
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We talk a lot about the concept of growth mindset in schools, but how do you develop it? In this episode, you'll learn actionable ways to foster growth mindset in yourself and in your students.

Duration:00:10:31

Seth Godin: What is School For? (With Seth Godin)

9/1/2018
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Have you ever found yourself stumped by the question, "Why are we doing this, for?" or have you ever been graced with the inevitable "Is this on the test?" query? In this very special episode, I talk to the one and only Seth Godin about disrupting the industrial model of education, helping students to get comfortable with struggle of learning and the venture beyond the pull of wanting to fit in. We also discuss the real purpose of school and how we can best prepare our students for the...

Duration:00:31:59

# 41 Back to School Tips for Success: Part Two

8/25/2018
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In this episode you’ll hear a unique way to connect authentically with families during your first week in the classroom, a great way for students to get to know each other and the staff within your school, an awesome hands-on activity to start your first day off right, and a list of resources and tangible ways to develop growth mindset within your students during the first month, and throughout the year. You’ll also learn a strategy so successful that three educators mentioned variations of...

Duration:00:21:24

#40 Back to School Tips for Success: Part One

8/24/2018
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Whether you're a well-seasoned teacher or fresh in the field, it's always great to gain insight into tried, tested, and true tips for success in the classroom. In this episode, you'll come away with some great ways to prepare yourself and your classroom environment for a successful year, before the kids even set foot in the classroom. Enjoy!

Duration:00:10:54

#39: Confessions of a Former Child Prodigy (With Tricia Park)

8/14/2018
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In this episode, we talk with world-class Julliard-trained violinist Tricia Park about her experiences as a child prodigy. We discuss how learning to play the violin and perform for world-class audiences at a very young age made her feel special all the while contributing to a limited sense of identity. She shares her unique insights into what it’s like to live a big life as a quiet and painfully shy child and she discusses simple ways that educators can help their exceptional students rise...

Duration:00:21:35

#38: When your Students are Homeless...(With Jody Yurkowsky Pace)

8/4/2018
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More often than we'd like to think, our students experience homelessness or are at-risk for homelessness. But educators and the general public aren't powerless to help! Jody Yurkowsky Pace is the director of program services at Threshold Housing Society, which helps at-risk youth attain independence and self-reliance through supportive transitional housing. Hear some of the touching stories, strategies, and approaches we can all take to end youth homelessness in our cities.

Duration:00:23:40

#37: I Lost My Daughter to Fentanyl (with Fernand Magnin)

7/28/2018
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Fernand Magnin of Victoria, Canada lost his daughter to a fentanyl overdose in May 2016. Bria Magnin Forster struggled with addiction for more than 10 years, but her death came shortly after she left a rehab program on the lower mainland. Fernand is sharing her story in the hopes of raising awareness about the need for better mental health and addictions supports for individuals who struggle. He is also working hard to dispel some of the myths about homelessness.

Duration:00:20:51

#36: Locelle, the App Designed to Connect People: Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Education (with Humaira Ahmed)

7/16/2018
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Locelle, a women-only social networking platform founded by Humaira Ahmed, aims to help women find like-minded friends way easier. Beta testing begins in June, with a public launch planned for this fall. Personal experiences, and the fact that feelings of loneliness and isolation are known to be increasingly problematic, Ahmed began thinking of what a women-only social networking platform would look like and how it could make forming meaningful friendships a little easier. Perhaps the world...

Duration:00:14:31

#35: But, I’m Not Indigenous: How to Explore Indigenous Ways of Learning, Authentically (with Adrienne Gear)

7/16/2018
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With the advent of more ethically-conscious curricula that challenge the outdated colonialist outlook on history, educators are more responsible than ever for carefully and accurately talking about cultures and ways of knowing that may not be personally familiar to us. In light of the Canadian government’s reconciliation efforts with indigenous people, the way we teach has to reflect a more culturally conscious approach. "But, I’m not indigenous," many people say. "How do I teach about...

Duration:00:13:31

#34: The Dolphin Way: How Teaching Resiliency, Mindfulness, Kindness, and Innovation Prepares our Students for the Future (with Elyse Cochrane)

7/16/2018
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I love being able to host this podcast because of the wonderful people I get to speak to. Today, I am here with Elyse Cochrane who will be talking about the actionable ways that educators can foster a sense of innovation, critical thinking, purposeful contribution, and social connection through her specialized proven methods. You’ll learn how to implement Contribution Fridays within your classroom practice, an easy weekly activity that encourages students to gain agency over their learning...

Duration:00:26:48

Meaningful Change Happens Drip-by-Drip: The Unlikely Connection Between Goats and Child Soldiers

7/16/2018
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How does one make meaningful change? A lot of people believe in grand openings and grandiose efforts. I'd argue that the drip by drip approach is just as meaningful, if not more so.

Duration:00:04:59

#33: Is your School Kind? The Important, Research-Backed Metric Every School Should Employ (with Dr. John-Tyler Binfet)

7/16/2018
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Have you ever wondered how kind your school is? Well, today’s guest invented the research-backed metric that every school should employ to measure the kindness of their culture. In our conversation, we explore three different types of kindness and ways to empower our students to practice daily kindnesses. We also talk about the surprising relationship between resiliency and kindness. Enjoy the episode.

Duration:00:26:53

#32: Who Says You Can’t do Inquiry in Kindergarten? Developing an Inquiry Mindset (with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt)

7/16/2018
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Who says you can’t teach inquiry in kindergarten? This episode will have you checking your assumptions at the door. Many teachers not only believe that using inquiry-based, student centered-learning is only for the intermediate grades, but that it’s impossible in kindergarten. My superstar guest provides step by step strategies, highlights her favorite technological apps, and explains key lessons to explore inquiry within your classroom, whether you want to simply dip your toe into it or do...

Duration:00:40:53

#31: Building Rapport with Parents and Creating Judgement-Free Zones, Without Compromising Your Integrity (with Shauna Stewart Douglas)

7/16/2018
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If you’ve ever wondered how you can easily earn the respect and trust of parents in an authentic way that doesn’t compromise your integrity, my guest has some incredible insight to share with you today. In our conversation, we discuss the importance of building rapport, creating judgement-free zones for moms, encouraging parenting communities that favor teamwork and generosity over competition, and the significance of creating a safe space to navigate some of life’s controversial...

Duration:00:43:06