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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

#56: A Passion for Kindness (Part I with Tamara Letter)

2/16/2019
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As you know by now, kindness is my jam. I am always on the hunt for fabulous ideas and innovative strategies for infusing meaningful kindness into my practice as a teacher, for the 21-Day Kindness Challenge, and in my everyday life as a mom, wife and friend. Today’s guest has a true passion for kindness, will leave you feeling inspired, excited to take on your own kindness projects with the people you serve in your life. You will come away with dozens of easy-to-implement ideas for...

Duration:00:24:51

#55: Kids These Days... (Part I with Dr. Jody Carrington)

2/13/2019
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If you want to make a big impact on those around you, to truly make positive change in your school, workplace, and community, check out this game-changing episode with the one and only, Dr. Jody Carrington! In this episode, we talk about trauma, ways to connect with the kids in our lives, and some of the ways we can take care of ourselves along the way.

Duration:00:32:08

#54 Developing an Innovator's Mindset (with George Couros)

2/2/2019
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In this episode, we talk about the power of encouraging our learners and educators to be problem finders and solvers, what it takes to develop an innovator’s mindset, and the distinction between what it means to engage vs. empower our students. You'll learn how two simple questions are the key to changing student behaviour for the better. We dig deep into meaningful ways to motivate our school community to tap into their passions and interests and talk about overcoming the constraints...

Duration:00:37:43

#53: Kindness Superheros and DNA with (Laurie McIntosh)

1/19/2019
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Laurie McIntosh is an incredible kindergarten educator based out of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada who dedicates herself to teaching her students to be kind through kindness cape superhero missions. A kindness superhero herself, she has been featured on The Ellen Show and has started The Kind Club, an international kindness club that any teacher can join with their class. She mobilizes kindness through her blog and social media where you can find her @lauriesmcintosh @MrsMacsKinders...

Duration:00:37:04

Want to be Featured on KindSight 101?

1/5/2019
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I need your help! Share some of your favourite ideas for spreading kindness for the lead up to #pinkshirtday with my listeners and be featured on the KindSight 101.

Duration:00:01:51

#52: How to Create an Environment of Inclusion (With Dr. Rebecca Alber)

1/5/2019
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Ever wonder how the physical classroom environment can promote inclusion? In this episode you'll learn to make your students feel comfortable and build their trust through the way you adapt your classroom environment.

Duration:00:08:04

#51: How to Develop Beginner's Mind (With Stefanie Faye Frank)

12/29/2018
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In Part three of my interview with Stefanie Faye Frank, we talk about the importance of developing beginners mind as teachers as a way to teach growth mindset from the context of our own authentic experiences. Sounds scary right? Nope…it doesn’t have to be. Stefanie shares a few easy and tangible ways that you can train your brain to be more adaptable, whether you want to help your students to grow or you want to develop beginner’s mind yourself. Struggle is an essential part of learning....

Duration:00:15:59

#50: The Dark Side of Growth Mindset (With Stefanie Faye Frank)

12/15/2018
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In part two of my interview with Stefanie Faye Frank, we explore the dark side of growth mindset and why it’s important to go beyond the superficial teaching of adaptability. We discuss some of the physiological clues that suggest whether a student in experiencing fight, flight or freeze and how to become more aware of our own body language in order to create a safe environment for our students.

Duration:00:20:00

#49 Why Our Current Education Model Isn't Working (With Stefanie Faye Frank)

12/1/2018
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In part one of my interview with Stefanie Faye Frank, we discuss how the factory model of education and our behaviorist stimulus-response approach to teaching is holding our students back from being able to compete within the new connection economy. We discuss the importance of running our classroom like an innovation lab, where failing fast is important and taking risks through vulnerability and emotional labour is key to developing the adaptability our students need to be successful in the...

Duration:00:17:57

#48: Starting with Why-Simon Sinek (With Stephen Shedletzky)

11/24/2018
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In this episode, you'll hear how Simon Sinek's brainchild Start with Why empowers teachers and educational leaders to see, hear, and seek to understand their students in order to create cultures of belonging and safety in schools. I speak with Stephen Shedletsky about kindness, the golden circle (finding your "why"), and the circle of safety.

Duration:00:22:54

#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