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By 8 with 8: A Podcast by Ohio State Support Team Region 8
Give us 8 minutes - we'll give you research-based, actionable information to improve teaching and learning TODAY. Got a couple more minutes? We'll give you 8 powerful takeaways. Have time for a deep dive? Take in an interview from some of our favorite speakers, writers, and thinkers in education. Welcome to 8 with 8, a podcast from Ohio State Support Team Region 8. Learn more at
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Relationships, Trauma, and the Brain: Interview with Missy McClain
Did you know that the relationships you build with your students today could impact the lives of their great-grandchildren? Stacey and our guest Missy McClain discuss the connection of relationships to the brain, trauma and mental health.  Hear some ideas and strategies that you can implement immediately to intentionally build relationships with students. Co-Host: Stacey Smith, SST8 consultant Guest: Missy McClain is the Community Education Program Coordinator at Akron Children's Hospital.  She has spent the last 14 years traveling across the state presenting on trauma-informed care, the power of relationships and alternatives to traditional school discipline. Find Missy on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest: @followmissy. Additional Resource: Banking Time - ECE Virginia
January 22, 2021
Building Relationships in Remote Learning - 8 Minutes
Building, and keeping relationships in a remote setting is different, but doable. Stephanie and Heidi share easy and practical strategies, in under 8 minutes, for making this happen in your classroom. Co-hosts: Stephanie Denham and Heidi Kerchenski, SST8 consultants Additional Resources: How to Build Relationships Virtually: The Ultimate Guide for Teachers The Distance Learning Playbook The Flipgrid Blog: Rocking Out with MixTapes
January 15, 2021
Student-Teacher Relationships: 8 Takeaways
Did you know that teachers' relationships with their students is directly linked to the amount of joy versus anxiety they experience in class? Join Heidi and Stephanie, two SST8 PBIS consultants, as they share research on the power of student and teacher relationships and strategies for making that happen. Co-hosts: Heidi Kerchenski and Stephanie Denham, SST8 consultants Additional Resources:  The Classroom Management Self-Assessment The Equitable Classroom Practices Observation Checklist Socially Connected While Physically Distant
January 8, 2021
8 with 8 Trailer
Success in teaching and learning is a moving target, now more than ever.  Join us on 8 with 8, a podcast from Ohio State Support Team Region 8, for brief episodes chock full of ideas for supporting students, educators, and learning systems. You’ll hear from SST8 consultants and some of our favorite speakers, writers, and thinkers in education. Our first season, brought to you by our PBIS team, is called Ramping Up Relationships, and our first episode drops Friday, January 8th. Subscribe now on your favorite podcasting app, or visit
December 28, 2020