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Episode #115: Listen Courageously to the WHY Behind the Story with Juliana Tafur

Juliana Tafur is an award-winning filmmaker and workshop creator devoted to using films to facilitate experiences that promote understanding and foster human connection. She has been on a listening journey for the past four years. First, as she produced/directed the documentary “List(e)n” and later as she created the Listen Courageously movement. Now, she facilitates ...


Podcast Episode #114: Human-Centered Learning with Katherine Prince

One of the United States’ foremost educational futurists, Katherine Prince leads KnowledgeWorks’ exploration of the future of learning. As Vice President of Strategic Foresight, she speaks and writes about the trends shaping education over the next decade and helps education stakeholders strategize about how to become active agents of change in pursuing their ideal ...


Reflection #14 on Why I Can Learn When I’m Moving with Nicole Biscotti and her son, Jason

The Rethinking Learning Reflection #14 is a conversation with Barbara Bray and Nicole Biscotti and her son, Jason about what it was like to have ADHD from a child, a student, a teacher's, and a parent's perspective.


Episode #113: Be the Change You Wish to Make! with Natalie Reeves Billing

Natalie Reeves Billing lives in Liverpool, UK, and is an inspirational teacher, creative author. lyricist, and social entrepreneur. She has a wicked sense of humor and writes fantastical stories for young audiences. Natalie enjoys map making, pranking people, and munching on jelly beans.


Reflection #13: Choose and Impart Joy in Uncertain Times with Jillian DuBois

Jillian DuBois teaches 2nd grade in Clearwater, FL, a learner, and infuser of JOY. Education has been her passion and heartbeat for 20 years where she loves guiding and partnering with her littles and colleagues to help them be all that they can with diligence and patience. This reflection is about her why to impart JOY, her book Liv's Seashells, and her story about her sister who influenced her book.


Reflection #12: Now is the Time to Disrupt the Status Quo with Dr. Basil Marin and “JT” Taylor

Just listen to Dr. Basil Marin, "JT" Taylor, and Barbara Bray share their thoughts about why now is the time to disrupt the status quo. It sounds as if they're sitting on a porch having a drink or coffee while sharing ideas. It goes deep. Enjoy!


Episode #112: Spread the Kindness Ripple through Books with Rich Simpson

Episode #112 is with Rich Simpson, a Year 6 teacher, Literacy Lead, from the Isle of Wight in the UK. He blogs about books and kindness and started the hashtag #kindnessripple on Twitter. After talking with Rich about his growing up in Northern Ireland and learning a little about his story, you will want to learn more.


Episode #111: From Tragedy to Triumph with KTTeeV (Kendrick Thomas)

Episode #111 is with Kendrick Thomas (KTTeeV), an Asst. Principal in Houston, certified life coach, speaker, mentor, podcast host of Daily K, and the host of the KTTeeV Radio show.


Reflection #11 on Humanizing Distance Learning with Paul Emerich France

Why we want to talk about Humanizing Distance Learning Most of us have little choice now about incorporating digital pedagogy into our teaching. But that doesn’t mean we have to succumb to the dehumanizing effects of individualized or digitally driven education technology. We don’t have to force students to use web-based adaptive tools ...


Episode #110: Go Get It with Chip Baker

Chip Baker is a fourth-generation educator, a speaker, host of the Success Chronicles Podcast, host of the Radio 111.7 Show, a Coach/Trainer for the John Gordon Power of Positive Leadership, and is the author of multiple books, videos, and resources. What it was like growing up I was born in Dallas, Tx. My parents ...


Episode #109: Play and Joy through Embodied Learning with Tommaso Lana

Tommaso Lana is a performance and consulting artist and creator of Embodied Learning that is a multidisciplinary experiential training program that transforms educators’ communication and collaboration through sensory play, movement, and imagination. If you want to have joy in your life, check out what Tommaso (Tom) is doing to find resources behind the wall to design the future.


Reflection #10 on Humanized Pandemic Teaching with Chris McNutt

Enjoy Reflection #10: Barbara Bray's conversation with Chris McNutt, a 9th-grade digital design and media educator and Executive Director of the Human Restoration Project, on how to build a more human-centered classroom amidst a pandemic.


Episode #108: Aspire to Lead with Empathy, Creativity, and Passion with Joshua Stamper

Joshua (Josh) Stamper, a middle school administrator in North Texas, provides strategies on trauma-informed practices and how to develop a restorative mindset. Josh hosts the Leadership Development Podcast and created the A.S.P.I.R.E. model, which is the staple in his new book, “Aspire to Lead”.


Episode #107: Engaging Learners in the Online Environment with Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler shares her journey in Episode #107 as she became a teacher, staff developer, trainer, and professor of educational technology. She works with school sites and with cadres of learners at National University and at San Diego County Office of Education.


Empathy for YOU in Uncertain Times (Reflection #9)

Barbara Bray reflects on empathy during this pandemic. She shares her journey when she lost her purpose and came back by reaching out for help and learning mindfulness strategies. Read her post for her story and tips to have empathy for you.


Episode #106: Inspiring the Next Generation Leaders, Thinkers, and Problem Solvers with Derek Wenmoth

Episode #106 is with Derek Wenmoth who is regarded as one of New Zealand education’s foremost future-focused thinkers, and works extensively with schools and systems in New Zealand and elsewhere as they seek to prepare students for their future.


Episode #105: Turning Potential into Power with Matthew X. Joseph

Episode #105 is about Turning Potential into Power. Experiences such as the Director of Digital Learning and Innovation in Milford Public Schools (MA), the elementary school principal in Natick, MA and Attleboro, MA, classroom teacher, and district professional development specialist have provided Dr. Matthew X. Joseph incredible insights on how to best support teaching and learning.


Episode #104: Making your Mark on the Digital World with LivBit and Cynthia Merrill

Episode #104 with Olivia Van Ledtje (“LivBit”) and Cynthia Merrill, a mother-daughter team work together to inspire others to think about the power of citizenship online and student voice. They are co-authors of Spark Change: Make Your Mark on the Digital World.


Reflection #8: Intersectionality with Matthew Weimann

This guest post is a cross-post of Matthew Weimann's post on Intersectionality from his website, The Captain of Class along with a reflection with Matt and Barbara.


Episode #103 Podcast and Post with Steve Sostak on Inspire Citizens: Impact Change

Episode #103 is with Steve Sostak is co-director of Inspire Citizens, author of the Global Impact School Self-Study, designer and director of the IC Master Teacher Endorsement, co-director of , and a global education facilitator, implementing @SDG2030 into school wide learning experiences.