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Join the Nerds! Welcome to the funtastic world of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! Scott Schuette and Daniel Coonrod and Zeta Gardner are Learning Executives with over 50 years’ experience between them. Together they share new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact. All while having FUN! To participate in the show and community please contact them at learningnerdscast@gmail.com The nerds are all about creating a community of learning, innovation and growth amongst educational professionals: Instructors, facilitators, instructional designers, learning and development professionals, trainers, leadership development professionals, learning metric gurus, sales enablement wizards and more. So, if you want to learn, connect, grow and have a good time doing it, The Fabulous Learning Nerds Podcast is for YOU!

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Join the Nerds! Welcome to the funtastic world of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! Scott Schuette and Daniel Coonrod and Zeta Gardner are Learning Executives with over 50 years’ experience between them. Together they share new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact. All while having FUN! To participate in the show and community please contact them at learningnerdscast@gmail.com The nerds are all about creating a community of learning, innovation and growth amongst educational professionals: Instructors, facilitators, instructional designers, learning and development professionals, trainers, leadership development professionals, learning metric gurus, sales enablement wizards and more. So, if you want to learn, connect, grow and have a good time doing it, The Fabulous Learning Nerds Podcast is for YOU!

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Episodes
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Episode 97 - The Professional Toolkit

5/7/2024
Join the engaging and insightful team of the Fabulous Learning Nerds as they deep-dive into the essential elements of the "Professional Toolkit." This episode focuses on the unspoken, yet crucial soft skills that professionals need to thrive in today's dynamic work environments. From interpersonal communication to problem-solving, the hosts discuss how these skills influence daily work life and explore strategies for development and mastery. Key Takeaways: Importance of Communication:Adaptability and Problem Solving:Feedback and Professional Growth: Episode Highlights: Connect with the NERDS: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Hashtags: #ProfessionalDevelopment #SoftSkills #CommunicationSkills #WorkplaceCulture #LeadershipTraining #CareerGrowth #TeamBuilding #ProblemSolving #ContinuousLearning #BusinessEtiquette Tune in and transform the way you navigate your professional landscape with the Fabulous Learning Nerds! We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:42:25

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Episode 96 - Talent and Fit featuring Dan Fantasia

4/23/2024
Join us for another insightful episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds, where we dive deep into the world of talent and fit with our special guest, Dan Fantasia. In this episode, Dan shares his extensive experience in recruiting and training, exploring the delicate balance between the two and how they intersect to create a thriving workplace culture. Key Takeaways: Identifying TalentCultural FitContinuous EvaluationGuest Bio: Dan Fantasia Dan Fantasia has been a leader in sales recruiting since 1997, founding Treeline, Inc. in 2001. With a focus on building elite sales teams, Dan has changed the careers of over 3,300 sales professionals. He navigated Treeline through challenges like the post-9/11 economic downturn, the Great Recession, and the Covid pandemic, demonstrating resilience and a forward-thinking attitude. Dan's unique approach emphasizes a positively charged culture and innovative recruiting technologies, setting him apart as a leader who thrives on positivity and adeptness in identifying opportunities in challenging times. Connect with Dan Fantasia Dan Fantasia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danfantasia/ Treeline: https://www.linkedin.com/company/treelineinc/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treelineinc FACEBOOK (PERSONAL) https://www.facebook.com/dan.fantasia FACEBOOK (BUSINESS) https://www.facebook.com/TreelineInc TWITTER https://twitter.com/TreelineInc YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/@TreelineInc Connect with the NERDS: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Featured Hashtags: #TalentAcquisition #TeamBuilding #Leadership #CoreValues #WorkplaceCulture #EmployeeEngagement #BusinessGrowth #SalesRecruiting #ProfessionalDevelopment #CareerAdvice 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Featured Hashtags: #TalentAcquisition #TeamBuilding #Leadership #CoreValues #WorkplaceCulture #EmployeeEngagement #BusinessGrowth #SalesRecruiting #ProfessionalDevelopment #CareerAdvice We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:39:12

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Episode 95 - Failure is Awesome

4/9/2024
Introducing the Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast, where learning is not just educational, it's an adventure! In this week's episode, titled "Failure is Awesome," Scott, Dan, and Zeta dive headfirst into the often-overlooked world of failure and why it's actually a crucial element of success. Join the trio as they embark on a candid conversation about the benefits of failure, debunking common misconceptions, and exploring the science behind embracing failure as a catalyst for growth and innovation. Key Takeaways: Embracing Failure: Learn why failure isn't something to be feared, but rather embraced as a necessary part of the journey towards success and innovation. The Neuroscience of Failure: Discover the fascinating science behind how our brains respond to failure, including the role of dopamine and neuroplasticity in the learning process. Practical Applications: Explore strategies for incorporating failure into learning and development initiatives, fostering psychological safety, and leveraging failure as a powerful tool for growth and improvement. Tune in to gain valuable insights, actionable tips, and inspiring anecdotes that will transform your perspective on failure and empower you to harness its potential for personal and professional development. Connect with the NERDS: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts Relevant Hashtags: #LearningAndDevelopment #EmbraceFailure #Innovation #PersonalGrowth #ProfessionalDevelopment #PsychologicalSafety #ReflectAndGrow #LearningIsFun #FailForward #FabLearningNerds We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:36:48

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Episode 94 - My Learning Journey featuring John Hardy

3/26/2024
Join us in our latest episode "My Learning Journey" featuring the insightful John Hardy, a global business leader with a decade of experience spanning various domains including People Experience, Learning and Development, Culture, and Operations. John shares his profound insights on his journey through the realms of Learning and Development (L&D), shedding light on the essence of serving others and fostering growth. In this engaging conversation, John unravels the secret sauce of L&D, emphasizing the paramount importance of serving individuals and fostering their development. From his humble beginnings in the nonprofit sector to his thriving career in the corporate world, John's journey is a testament to the transformative power of learning and leadership. Key Takeaways: Serve to Grow: Discover how the ethos of service drives personal and professional development, shaping impactful L&D initiatives. Learners are Learners: Explore the universality of adult learning principles and the significance of tailoring learning experiences to individual needs. Leadership Matters: Unpack the role of leaders as catalysts for organizational growth, and the imperative of cultivating effective leadership in the L&D landscape. Tune in as we delve into the intersection of faith, personal growth, and professional development, and glean invaluable insights from John's enriching journey. If you would like to connect with John, you can do so here: Twitter - @johnhardy_ Email - hardyjohn30@gmail.com Tiktok - @johnhardyy LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-hardy-563419151/ Connect with the NERDS: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. Relevant Hashtags: #LearningAndDevelopment #Leadership #ProfessionalGrowth #PersonalDevelopment #Podcast #Learners #ServantLeadership #Business #CareerDevelopment #LearningJourney We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:34:44

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Episode 93 - Organizational Capacity featuring Allison Rodman

3/12/2024
Join us on the Fabulous Learning Nerds as we dive into the topic of Organizational Capacity with our special guest, Allison Rodman. Allison Rodman, the driving force behind The Learning Loop, specializes in coaching individuals and organizations to leverage their time effectively and create impactful professional learning experiences. With a background that spans across various educational roles, Allison aims to make learning an ongoing journey that strengthens individual and organizational capacity. Allison shares her insights on moving from traditional professional development to dynamic, personalized learning environments. Explore the balance between self-efficacy and collective efficacy, the impact of meaningful gamification, and the essential practices for nurturing a growth-focused organizational culture. This episode is a must-listen for educators, leaders, and anyone interested in fostering continuous learning within their organization. Key Takeaways: The significance of transforming professional learning to cater to adult learning needs, emphasizing personalization and real-world application. Strategies for enhancing organizational capacity by fostering a culture of continuous learning and development among educators and staff. The role of leadership in cultivating environments that prioritize collective efficacy and sustained improvement through reflective practices and meaningful engagement. If you would like to connect with Allison, you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodmanallison Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thelearningloop Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thelearningloop X - https://twitter.com/thelearningloop Email - arodman@thelearningloop.com Website - https://www.thelearningloop.com Books: Still Learning: Strengthening Professional and Organizational CapacityPersonalized Professional Learning: A Job-Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice Connect with the NERDS: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. Relevant Hashtags: #OrganizationalCapacity #ProfessionalLearning #PersonalizedLearning #EducationalInnovation #LeadershipDevelopment #ContinuousImprovement #AdultLearning #DevelopmentalOrganizations #EducationalReform #LearningCulture We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:38:12

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Episode 92 - The Culture of Leadership

2/27/2024
This week, the Fabulous Learning Nerds dive deep into the complexities of leadership, exploring what makes a great leader, the impact of leadership on employee tenure, and practical steps to enhance leadership skills. Zeta and the team shed light on the vital link between leadership quality and organizational success, emphasizing the significant costs of poor leadership and the high returns of effective leadership development. The conversation pivots around the transformation from individual contributors to leaders, the essential traits of successful leaders, and the difference between managing tasks and leading people. Listen in for an enlightening discussion on the moral and financial imperatives of fostering good leadership, the nuances of emotional intelligence, setting clear expectations, and the value of building high-performance teams. Key Takeaways: Quality Leadership Retains Talent: The Cost of Poor Leadership: Transitioning to Effective Leadership:Tune in to the Fabulous Learning Nerds for an engaging discussion on leadership complexities and actionable insights to become a more effective leader in today's challenging business environment. Connect with Us: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #LeadershipDevelopment #EffectiveLeadership #EmployeeRetention #TeamBuilding #EmotionalIntelligence #ManagementSkills #HighPerformanceTeams #LeadershipTraining #OrganizationalSuccess #LeadershipJourney We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:37:20

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Episode 91- The Power of Design

2/20/2024
In this enlightening episode of The Fabulous Learning Nerds, hosts Scott, Dan, and Zeta dive deep into the often underappreciated world of design, especially within the realms of learning and development. and how it can be the cornerstone of effective communication and education. Through lively discussions, personal anecdotes, and expert insights, the hosts unravel the "Power of Design" and its critical role in our everyday lives. Whether you're a seasoned designer or new to the concept, there's something in this episode for everyone interested in making an impact through thoughtful and intentional design. Key Takeaways: Design is More Than AestheticsHuman-Centered ApproachBegin with the End in Mind Connect with Us: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. Relevant Hashtags: #PowerOfDesign #LearningAndDevelopment #HumanCenteredDesign #EffectiveLearning #DesignThinking #InstructionalDesign #CreativeSolutions #EducationalInnovation #VisualCommunication #LearningNerdsPodcast We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:33:05

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Episode 90 - Expert Learning featuring James McKenna

1/30/2024
Welcome to a time-bending episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds, featuring the inimitable James McKenna! As we zoom through the dimensions of Expert Learning, James, a beacon in the world of learning and development, shares his invaluable insights. His stellar trajectory from the Assistant Director of Professional Learning and Leadership Development at the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to founding McKenna Learning brings invaluable insights into educational strategies and inclusive learning. Engage with us as we unpack James's innovative strategies, the essence of lifelong learning, the art of upskilling, and the creation of dynamic, inclusive learning spaces. This episode is a fusion of past wisdom and future strategies, perfect for educators and learners navigating today's ever-evolving educational landscape. Key Takeaways: Continuous Learning for Growth: Lifelong learning is crucial for personal and professional advancement, particularly in a rapidly evolving world. It ensures adaptability and helps individuals stay competitive in their careers. Effective Upskilling Strategies: Implementing upskilling methods is vital for individuals and organizations to remain relevant in a fast-paced, skill-driven economy. This approach ensures that skill sets are current and aligned with industry demands. Creating Engaging Learning Environments: Designing inclusive and dynamic learning spaces is key to catering to diverse educational needs. This approach, which often integrates technology and innovation, not only enhances learning outcomes but also fosters a culture that values and supports continuous development. If you would like to connect with James you can do so here: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjmckenna/ email - james@mckennalearning.com website - https://mckennalearning.com Book Link: Explore James McKenna’s insights in greater depth in his book, " Upskill, Reskill, Thrive: Optimizing Learning and Development in the Workplace". https://a.co/d/bBhWHEb Connect with Us: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. Relevant Hashtags: #ExpertLearning #ContinuousLearning #UpskillYourself #LearningAndGrowth #CareerDevelopment LearningInnovation #ProfessionalGrowth #EducationalExcellence #AdaptiveLearning #CareerResilience We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:48:18

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Episode 89 - Game Changers featuring Christel Reaves

1/16/2024
Join us this week on the Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast as we welcome Christel Reaves, a visionary in educational innovation. In this episode, Christel shares her insights on integrating games into learning, emphasizing fun and effective teaching methods. As the founder of Connected Class, she highlights the impact of her Learning Link platform in bridging communication between educators and families. This episode delves into how games can significantly enhance learning experiences for both children and adults, emphasizing the importance of embracing failure as a stepping stone to success. Christel shares her innovative approach to bridging classroom and home environments with her game-based strategies, making learning an exciting and memorable journey. Key Takeaways: Embracing Educational Games:Learning Through Failure:Transforming Traditional Learning: Guest Bio - Christel Reaves: Christel Reaves, founder of Connected Class, is an influential educator with over 25 years of experience. A former classroom teacher and district administrator, Christel now focuses on enhancing teacher-family communication through her Learning Link platform. Recognized as the 2020 STEM Small Business Innovator of the Year, she holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s from S.U.N.Y College at Cortland. Christel's dedication to education is reflected in her numerous awards and her impact on schools across Florida. If you would like to connect with Christel you can do so here: LinkedIn Personal: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christel-reaves-96940968/ Company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/connected-class/ email - creaves@connectedclass.com website - connectedclass.com Facebook Page: Company - https://www.facebook.com/christelclearlearning Instagram: Company: https://www.instagram.com/connected_class/ Handle: connected_class Twitter: Company: https://twitter.com/connectedclass_ Twitter Handle: connectedclass_ Connect with Us: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. Relevant Hashtags: #FabulousLearningNerds #GameChangers #ChristelReaves #ConnectedClass #PlayfulLearning #EducationalInnovation #STEMInnovator #TeachingExcellence #LearningLink #EducationalGames #FamilyEngagement #EducationalLeadership #DifferentiatedInstruction #JoyfulLearning #ClassroomToCommunity We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:44:34

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Episode 88 - Education and AI featuring Priten Shah

1/3/2024
In this episode, Scott and the NERDS engage in a lively discussion with Priten Shah about the monumental shifts AI is creating in education. Priten shares his eclectic journey from an ed-tech entrepreneur in high school to an influential thought leader in AI and education. The conversation traverses through the myths surrounding AI in schools, the necessity for ethical considerations, and the potential for personalized learning experiences. The episode not only sheds light on the practicalities of AI in educational settings but also inspires a future where learning is intrinsically motivated and joyfully pursued. Whether you're an educator, student, or simply a lifelong learner, this episode promises to enlighten and inspire you. Key Takeaways: Myth BustingEthical NecessitiesFuture of Learning Guest Bio: Priten Shah is a dynamic force in the field of educational technology and innovation. With a journey beginning in high school as an ed-tech entrepreneur, Priten has dedicated his career to enhancing learning experiences through technology. His expertise, stemming from a Master's in Education Management and Policy and hands-on experience from teaching in Korea to running summer camps, positions him uniquely at the forefront of integrating AI in education. Priten's philosophy major background fuels his ethical and philosophical approach to technology, making him a critical voice in shaping the future of education. If you would like to connect with Priten you can do so here: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pritenhshah/ Book Link: Explore Priten Shah's insights in greater depth in his book, "AI and the Future of Education: Teaching in the Age of Artificial Intelligence". https://a.co/d/1UYg6Nt Connect with Us: Email: nerds@thelearningnerds.comFacebook: Learning NerdsInstagram: @FabLearningNerdsWebsite: www.thelearningnerds.com Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. Relevant Hashtags: #EducationInnovation #AIinLearning #EdTech #FutureOfEducation #EthicalAI #PersonalizedLearning #LearningNerds #DigitalTransformation #TechEthics #LifelongLearning We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:39:25

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Episode 87 - Systems Thinking featuring Gregory Hamluk

12/19/2023
In this Spirited episode of "The Fabulous Learning Nerds," we delve into the dynamic world of Systems Thinking in learning and development. Join us as we welcome our special guest, Gregory Hamluk, an esteemed Director of Learning and Development at Hubbell Incorporated. With a rich background in strategic enterprise planning and creating impactful HR operations, Gregory shares his insights on how Systems Thinking can revolutionize organizational learning and performance. Key Takeaways: Systems Thinking in L&D:Beyond Traditional Training:The Five Cs Framework: This episode promises to be a treasure trove of knowledge for anyone interested in enhancing their understanding of Systems Thinking and its application in the realm of learning and development. Join us and discover how to leverage this approach to unlock your organization's full potential. 🌐 If you would like to connect with Gregory Hamluk you can do so here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregoryhamluk/ 🌐 If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #SystemsThinking #LearningAndDevelopment #OrganizationalPerformance #HRInnovation #LeadershipDevelopment #TalentManagement #StrategicPlanning #EmployeeEngagement #BusinessStrategy #ProfessionalGrowth We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:42:29

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Episode 86 - Save Time with Storyboarding

12/5/2023
Are you tired of spending endless hours crafting content only to find out it's not hitting the mark? Join Scott, Dan, and Zeta on the Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast as they unravel the secrets of efficient content creation in their latest episode, "Save Time with Storyboarding." In this engaging conversation, the Nerds delve into the transformative power of storyboarding. Scott, the seasoned content creator, shares his journey from a haphazard approach to content development to the game-changing realization of the value of storyboards. Dan, the storytelling maestro, introduces the concept of storyboarding as the superhero of effective communication. Key Takeaways: Organize Your Thoughts:Collaborate Effectively:Avoid Godzilla Moments: 💡 Why Storyboarding Matters: Storyboarding isn’t just for artists; it's for anyone who wants to build effective content. Dive into the podcast to uncover the why, what, and how of storyboarding, and transform your content creation process today! 🌐 Connect with Us: nerds@thelearningnerds.comwww.thelearningnerds.com🎉 Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share the episode! Leave us a review on Spotify or iTunes; we'd love to hear from you. #LearningDesign #InstructionalDesign #StoryboardingMagic #EfficientLearning #ContentCreation #FabLearningNerds #PodcastMagic #SaveTimeLearnMore #TransformativeDesign #LearningInnovations We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:31:43

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Episode 85 - Journey to Keynoting featuring Kassy LaBorie

11/21/2023
Get ready for an exhilarating episode with the Fabulous Learning Nerds as they delve into the fascinating world of keynoting in Learning and Development. This week's guest, the incredible Kassy LaBorie, takes center stage to share her inspiring journey and insights into the power of connection in the digital landscape. So get ready for an amazing episode as The Nerds unlock the secrets to impactful keynoting and revolutionize your perspective on remote connections! 🚀 Show Highlights: The Inspiration Behind the Journey:Unveiling the Keynote Experience:The Big Idea - Irresistibly Remote:🔑 Key Takeaways: 🌐 If you would like to connect with Kassy you can do so here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kassylaborie/https://kassyconsulting.com/https://a.co/d/cJrcCeehttps://a.co/d/hWgLyiM 🌐 If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. 🔗 Hashtags: #LearningAndDevelopment #KeynotingJourney #OnlineConnections #RemoteWork #VulnerabilityInLeadership #DigitalTransformation #FabulousLearningNerds #InspirationInLearning #ConnectionMatters #FutureOfWork We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:42:28

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Episode 84 - Clarity in Leadership Featuring Jared Ramler

11/13/2023
Welcome to another enlightening episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! 🚀 This week, we've got a powerhouse of insights as we delve into the realm of "Clarity in Leadership" with the extraordinary Jared Ramler. Jared, a seasoned professional in Learning and Development, takes us on a journey through his unconventional path into corporate L&D, spanning over 13 years. With a Ph.D. originally aimed at academia, Jared shares his unexpected transition into the corporate world and the invaluable lessons learned along the way. 🎙️ Episode Highlights: Navigating the Unexpected Career Forks:Targeted Development for Career Growth:Leadership, Coaching, and Talent Development: 🚀 Key Takeaways: Tune in now for a conversation that transcends conventional wisdom and propels you toward professional and personal growth. 🌟 If you would like to connect with Jared you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-ramler/ email - contact@redarrowcoaching.com website - www.redarrowcoaching.com If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. 📌 Hashtags to Spark Your Curiosity: #LeadershipClarity #LearningDevelopment #CareerGrowth #TalentDevelopment #RedArrowCoaching #PodcastWisdom #NavigatingCareerPaths #LeadershipJourney #FabLearningNerds #ProfessionalGrowth 🎧 Join the conversation, gain clarity, and embark on a transformative journey with the Fabulous Learning Nerds! 🚀 We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:36:41

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Episode 83 - Employee Engagement in LND

10/26/2023
Welcome to another enlightening episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! 🤓 In today's episode, we delve deep into the captivating realm of Employee Engagement in Learning and Development. Join us as we explore the dynamic interplay between learning and keeping your team engaged, a critical topic in today's fast-evolving work landscape. 🔑 Key Takeaways: Quizzes vs. Reflections: The Power of the "Why": Accountability and Follow-up: Tune in, buckle up, and let the Fabulous Learning Nerds guide you through the intricate web of employee engagement and learning. Together, we'll uncover the keys to creating lasting change within your organization. Don't forget to subscribe, like, and share to help others find their way into the conversation! 🎙️🧠✨ If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. 🚀 Hashtags to Join the Conversation: #EmployeeEngagement #LearningAndDevelopment #Quizzes #LearningCulture #WhyMatters #OpenEndedQuestions #Accountability #ChangeManagement #EmpathyAtWork #WorkplaceCulture #Leadership #Podcast We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:40:03

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Episode 82 - Culture of Learning

10/17/2023
Welcome to the Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast! Join your hosts, Scott Schuette Dan Coonrod and Zeta Gardner, as they dive into the topic of "Building a Culture of Learning." In this exciting episode, they explore the importance of fostering a continuous learning environment within your organization and why it's crucial for employee engagement, retention, and organizational agility. Are you ready to discover the secrets of creating a culture that promotes growth and development? Join the conversation with Scott and Dan as they discuss the following essential aspects of building a learning culture: The need for a learning culture: In a world where employee engagement and retention are major concerns, it's crucial to shift the focus from episodic learning to continuous growth and development. Learn how building a learning culture can lead to engaged and satisfied employees. Measuring success: The key to ensuring the success of your continuous learning initiatives is to measure it. Discover how tracking metrics, such as employee retention rates, time to proficiency, and promotion rates, can demonstrate the positive impact of a learning culture. Embracing failure: Creating a psychologically safe environment where failure is seen as an opportunity for growth is essential. Encouraging employees to learn from their mistakes and fostering a culture that welcomes experimentation and improvement can lead to greater success. Qualitative and quantitative assessment: Learn how to use both qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the effectiveness of your learning programs. Surveys, focus groups, and employee feedback are just as vital as numerical data in understanding the impact of your initiatives. Join the Fabulous Learning Nerds as they navigate the exciting world of continuous learning, and discover the transformative power of building a learning culture within your organization. Don't miss this insightful episode full of actionable advice and real-world examples! If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #LearningCulture #EmployeeEngagement #ContinuousLearning #TrainingandDevelopment #Retention #OrganizationalAgility #LeadershipDevelopment #KirkpatrickScale #Feedback #LearningMeasurement #PsychologicalSafety #FailureIsLearning #Innovation We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:37:04

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Episode 81 - The Importance of Coaching featuring Calle Foster

9/28/2023
In today's episode, we're joined by the incredible Calle Foster, an expert in coaching and leadership. Buckle up as we explore the importance of coaching and leadership courage in the corporate world. Calle Foster is a seasoned professional with a passion for Learning & Development. With a background that began in retail and evolved into a hybrid role encompassing training facilitation, coaching leadership behaviors, and account management, Calle's journey through the corporate world has been nothing short of inspiring. Recently transitioning to a dedicated coaching role, Calle is on a mission to help professionals and leaders reach their full potential and find the courage to pursue meaningful work. The heart of our discussion revolves around the importance of coaching and leadership courage in the workplace. Calle, delves into the critical role of managers in developing their teams and how coaching contributes to personal and organizational growth. We explore real-world scenarios where leadership courage is essential, from giving feedback to fostering psychological safety. Calle emphasizes the significance of mentorship and finding the right leaders who align with your growth goals. She also dismantles common misconceptions about coaching, highlighting that it's not just a tool for addressing performance issues but a powerful catalyst for individual success and development. Join us as we uncover the keys to creating a culture of psychological safety, nurturing talent, and ultimately becoming the best version of yourself, both personally and professionally. If you would like to connect with Calle you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/calle-lieppman/ email coaching@callefoster.com Set up a consultation with Calle: https://callefostercoachingconsulting.hbportal.co/schedule/653c0eff1ecef802f1976665 If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #Coaching #LeadershipCourage #ProfessionalDevelopment #PsychologicalSafety #CareerGrowth #Mentorship #LearningAndDevelopment #CorporateCulture #EmployeeEngagement #PersonalGrowth We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:39:58

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Episode 80 - AI Assisted Design

9/19/2023
Join us this week as we dive deep into the fascinating world of AI Assisted Design, where we're giving designers superpowers that will make them look cooler than ever! 🚀 We know there's been a lot of buzz around AI for a while, but we're here to demystify it and show you that it's not as scary as it seems. Just like the internet transformed the world in the '90s, AI is poised to revolutionize the way we work and create. 🤖 #FearNotAI: Our journey starts by addressing the fear of AI. Is it like iRobot? What's all the fuss about? We believe it's a monumental shift, just like the internet was, and we're on the verge of something incredible. 💡 #AIisOurFuture: AI is becoming an integral part of our work. Imagine AI tools like ChatGPT, MidJourney, Leonardo AI, and more as your creative sidekicks. They're here to help you, not replace you. 👩‍💻 #AIForEveryone: Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty with AI tools. They're more accessible than you think. ChatGPT, for instance, is free to use and can supercharge your creativity. 🌐 #BreakingBarriers: AI is breaking language barriers with tools like Google Translate, connecting us with people from all over the world. It's a game-changer for global collaboration. 📸 #PicturePerfect: Tools like MidJourney and Leonardo AI can generate stunning images, making content creation a breeze. Say goodbye to hours of searching for the right picture. 📜 #TranscribeWithEase: Services like Descript and Adobe Premiere Pro's AI transcription are revolutionizing content creation. Edit, transcribe, and create like a pro in minutes. 🚀 #AIForContentCreators: We're witnessing a new era where AI empowers content creators. It's not about AI taking jobs; it's about giving people the superpowers they need to shine. 📚 #UpskillWithAI: Even if you're new to the game, AI can help you level up your skills. With AI-guided content creation, you'll create amazing work in no time. Join us on this exciting journey into the world of AI Assisted Design. It's time to embrace the future, enhance your creativity, and discover how AI can revolutionize your work. Listen in and unlock your creative superpowers! 🎨 And remember, you can explore these AI tools at the following URLs: ChatGPTMidJourneyLeonardo AIGoogle TranslateDescriptAdobe Premiere ProBairdIf you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #AI #Design #Creativity #Superpowers #Innovation #Learning #Technology #FutureOfDesign #ArtificialIntelligence #ContentCreation #ToolsForDesign #Podcast We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:39:38

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Episode 79 - The Science of Learning featuring Lauren Waldman aka the Learning Pirate

8/29/2023
Get ready to dive deep into the fascinating world of learning and education on The Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast! This week's episode takes you on an exhilarating journey through the evolution of learning, infused with the power of science. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of the human brain, learning methodologies, and unleash the science of becoming a better learner. Our special guest, Lauren Waldman - The Learning Pirate, joins us in an inspiring conversation. Lauren is a true maverick in the learning and development industry, redefining how we understand and approach learning. She's not just a professional in the field; she's a genuine trailblazer who's set sail to explore the uncharted territories of the human brain. Imagine if you had an IKEA manual for your brain! Lauren's insights will leave you amazed by your brain's potential. From regulating your emotions to boosting focus, Lauren's expertise can transform your life. And trust us, this isn't just about learning; it's about being a better version of yourself. It's time to set sail and explore the uncharted waters of learning, guided by science. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize the way you think about your brain, your potential, and your capacity to learn! YARR!!! 📚 Key Takeaways from this Episode: If you would like to connect with Lauren you can do so here: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-waldman-learning-pirate-4666bab/ email - lauren@learningpirate.com website -https://www.learningpirate.com/ Joining Forces with Your Brain - https://www.learningpirate.com/joining-forces-with-your-brain If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com 🎧 Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. #LearningScience #EducationRevolution #UnlockYourBrain #InteractiveLearning #NeuralNetworks #EmotionalIntelligence #FocusedLearning #PersonalGrowth #ScientificMethodologies #PodcastDiscovery #thelearningpirate We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year.

Duration:00:39:19

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Episode 78 - Tools of the Trade

8/22/2023
Ready to dive into a world of groovy instructional design tools that'll revolutionize the way you create content? Join us on this exciting episode of The Fabulous Learning Nerds as we unpack a treasure trove of cutting-edge software solutions that will make your jaw drop! From quick and cost-effective screen capturing to mind-blowing AI-powered image generators, we've got you covered. Let's explore some of the gems that will turn you into a content creation rockstar without breaking the bank. 🚀 Episode Highlights: 🔹 Screen Pal (formerly Screencastomatic): Discover the screen capturing tool that's about to become your secret weapon! It's not just about capturing screens; it's about editing like a pro without the hefty price tag. Say goodbye to costly alternatives and embrace this groovy, budget-friendly powerhouse. Learn more at screenpal.com. 🔹 iSpring - E-Learning Authoring Tool: Transform your PowerPoint prowess into the world of e-learning! Meet iSpring, the plugin that turns PowerPoint into your creative playground. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this tool lets you craft stunning e-learning content with ease. Find it at ispringsolutions.com. 🔹 Adobe Photoshop & Unsplash: Elevate your visual storytelling game with the timeless power of Adobe Photoshop. Resize, recolor, and create graphics that pop! Looking for royalty-free photos? Dive into Unsplash for a wealth of professional, free-to-use photographs. Check out unsplash.com and duotone.shapefactory.co. 🔹 Generative Art with Mid Journey: Unveil the magic of AI-generated graphics and designs! Mid Journey takes your creativity to new heights, whether you're designing for training or enhancing your projects with stunning visuals. Get on the waitlist at midjourney.com. 🔹 Envato Elements: Upgrade your design game with a membership to Envato Elements. Access a vast library of graphics, templates, presentations, and more, making you the design hero of your organization. Unleash your creativity at envato.com/elements. 🔹 Unleash PowerPoint's Hidden Power: Unleash the full potential of PowerPoint for more than just presentations! Dive into the world of quick and clever motion graphics, animations, and video creations that'll stun your audience. Be a PowerPoint wizard! 🔹 Image Color Picker: Say goodbye to guesswork with the Image Color Picker. Extract precise color codes and palettes from images effortlessly. Simplify color matching and coordination in your designs. Try it out at imagecolorpicker.com. 🔹 DaVinci Resolve: Step into the realm of professional video editing with DaVinci Resolve. This powerful tool is your gateway to Hollywood-level video, audio, and effects. Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker or a content creator, DaVinci Resolve has your back. Download it for free at blackmagicdesign.com. 🎉 Join us as we journey through the landscape of innovative tools, and ignite your creative spark with every click! 🎨 🔗 Explore the Tools: Screen PaliSpringUnsplashDuotoneThe Noun ProjectMid JourneyEnvato ElementsImage Color PickerDaVinci ResolveLevelatorCrumplepop If you would like to participate in the discussion, please email us at nerds@thelearningnerds.com Or visit our website www.thelearningnerds.com #ContentCreationMagic #LearningInnovation #GameChangingTools #FabulousLearningNerds #ipsring #powerpoint #unsplash #envatoelements #levalator #crumplepop #midjourney #ScreenPal #Imagecolorpicker #duatone We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500...

Duration:00:47:09