054: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Living Your Passion

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Another great episode speaking with my good friend Jen Goetz who is helping to change the education landscape as well as coaching landscape by living with passion.

Jen Goetz

Junior High Special Education Teacher

Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for Pleasant Valley

Show Notes

  1. How do define the word leadership? (4:15)

  2. What is the process to become a leader? (5:45)

    1. Self Confidence
    2. Self Motivation
    3. Lifelong Learner
  3. How do you create enrollment into the vision?(8:30)

    1. As a leader you are the front cover of the book for them to decide where they choose to read and continue on or not!
  4. How do you sustain the passion? (10:30)

    1. Balance your life
    2. Rest
    3. Get away from the passion
    4. Failure drives and fuels the passion
  5. What is your WOW project of the moment? (13:20)

  6. How to deal with haters and those who don’t agree (21:00)

  7. Difference between successful and unsuccessful leaders (22:30)

  8. How does someone get started with leading? (25:00)

  9. How does one cross the swamp without fighting all the aligators?(25:00)

Lightning Round

10. What are you reading right now

  1. Leaders Eat Last
  2. Grit to Great

11. Who is someone we should all follow and learn from?

  1. PJ Fleck

12. Gift one book to someone what would it be?

The Energy Bus

13. What is your spirit animal?

Lion

14. Final Thoughts or Nuggets of Wisdom

Love Tough

 

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053: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Hacking STEM with Todd Beard

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Another great episode speaking with my good friend Todd Beard who is helping to change the education landscape of STEM across the nation.

Todd Beard

MIE Fellow

He also works with Youth Spark and a host of other job details as part of the Microsoft Philanthropy.

Todd is also part of the Hack STEM team.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeacherBeard

Show Notes

8:00 – How Todd taught grades k-12 Computer and adapted ideas to the real world

14:00 – As STEM is becoming more a buzzword, there are still many singletons trying to figure out what it all means. How have schools been able to implement successfully and not just another add on?

24:00 – Exciting stories from STEM in the fields.

“STEM solves the workforce issue”

“STEAM” is what makes America great!”

SAIL – Successful Attempt In Learning

32:00 – What is your WOW project?

Lightning Round

Current Read – Gary Paulsen Brian’s Winter
Follow these people

Join a group such as BreakoutEDU and Makered

Spirit Animal

Eagle

Final Thoughts

Be an educational advocate

 

 

 

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052: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Head Thoughts

In this episode I share the battle we all face with the voice in our head.

We speak to ourself more than anyone else so it is important what we say in these conversations.

And I challenge you to frame your words in a way that has worked for me to check myself before I wreck myself.

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051: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Don’t Compare Yourself

In this episode I share an insight I gained while running bright and early one morning last week prior to the grand opening. It is an important lesson for all of us to remember as I am sure at some point we have compared ourselves to others.

Don’t do it.

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050: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Don’t Settle

In this episode I am sharing out the importance of not settling. This episode is one that I have listened to my own words as my stress levels have gone up preparing for the Grand Opening and all that needs to be done. I am learning to listen to my own advice as I have moments where I doubt the journey I am on, but I know that I am creating something of value for the community and have to ride out the bumps in the road.

Let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear from you.

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Learn about our grand opening

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049: Living On The Edge of Chaos – How To Leverage Technology For Authentic Learning Part 1

In this episode I am sharing one of the ways to leverage technology to enhance authentic learning for students.

This is not a list of apps or tools, but examples of teachers who have crafted quality projects and infused technology to take learning to the next level by empowering students to take the driver seat in learning.

This was part of a hour long Skype call I held with a college education masters program.a

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Shownotes

To learn how to search Twitter without an account I have provided a video tutorial

Examples of projects where technology was used to leverage the learning to authentic experiences

 

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047: Living On The Edge of Chaos – Fear and Excitement are Confusing

In this episode I am sharing a big learning moment I have had as I attempt to launch a non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub called 212 STEAM Labs.

In this particular episode I am finally able to announce that we are actually moving into the space. The dream is becoming an official reality and it makes me sweat a bit as reality is setting in for my vision.

  1. When doors don’t open, all is safe and not risky
  2. Open doors means you have to put your money where your mouth is!
  3. Fear and Excitement – when these emotions catch you off guard!

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046: Living on the Edge of Chaos – Wishy Washy

In this episode I am sharing another learning moment I have had as I attempt to launch a non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub called 212 STEAM Labs.

In this particular episode I was working to learn how to speak in business meetings and make sure that the communication between both sides are clear to avoid any misunderstandings. I learned this the hard way in a few meetings I was part of as I was trying to figure things out.

  1. Wishy Washy is a form of communication in education
  2. Business world has no time for wishy washy as you will get ignored
  3. Clear and effective communication starts with a vision and bit of confidence

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045: Living on the Edge of Chaos – Risk Sucks!

In this episode I am sharing another learning moment I have had as I attempt to launch a non-profit STEAM Innovation Hub called 212 STEAM Labs.

In this particular episode I was working to learn how to create a flyer to promote classes and how expensive things can be. Even more importantly, I talk about

  1. Risk Sucks
  2. Why most people avoid risk
  3. Why we must be passionate about our work

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044: Living on the Edge of Chaos – No Job Is Too Small

In this episode I am sharing another notch on my journey attempting to create and develop a non-profit education center focused on STEAM education.

I am working to record the journey so people can follow along and understand what it takes.
You can learn more about 212 STEAM Labs at www.212steamlabs.com

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