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The Good News, Brad News Podcast

The Good News, Brad News Podcast

By Brad Hughes
The Good News, Brad News Podcast amplifies the stories of heart-led educators moving from positive intention to ACTION--improving kids’ lives through service, connection, and finding the FUN! So glad you're here!
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The Seeds of Self-Compassion | Episode 31 with Lisa Baylis
Lisa Baylis is an educator, school-based counselor, facilitator and parent who has been sharing well-being strategies for over 20 years. She is a certified mindfulness and self-compassion teacher, who studied under pioneers Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristen Neff.  Lisa is the author of the book Self-Compassion for Educators, and the creator of the AWE Method--Awakening Well-being for Educators--which blends self-care, mindfulness and self-compassion. Lisa identifies self-compassion as the ultimate act of self-care. Over the last few years, Lisa has made a commitment to deepen her own personal practice around mindful self-compassion, and to teach it to educators specifically.  Lisa facilitates workshops, presentations, and retreats for educators providing both the theory and practice of self-compassion. Connect with Lisa! Facebook: @LisaBaylisEducator Twitter: @Lisa_Baylis Instagram: @lisabaylis Web:
May 01, 2022
Slow Down! Children Are Learning! | Episode 30 with Erin Mengeu
Erin Mengeu is a passionate educator and mom of three beautiful and energetic kids. Erin's goal is to help educators and families implement strategies for developmental growth. She is a newly-published author of Slow Down! Children Are Learning!  Erin has taught elementary school for 18 years and has a Master’s degree in The Art of Teaching. Her passion is teaching Kindergarten and helping teachers find strategies that honor and promote developmental growth. Erin believes the most rewarding things in teaching are building relationships and watching kids gain independence and love for learning. She's passionate about implementing strategies for developing the whole child, and feels strongly about focusing on children's developmental growth to help them reach their highest potential. Connect with Erin! Twitter: @betheirdiff Instagram: @betheirdifference Facebook: @betheirdifference Web:
April 09, 2022
Above & Beyond | Episode 29 with Tim Stephenson
Tim Stephenson is a husband and father, high school teacher, author, blogger, podcaster and TEDx presenter, from Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Tim has made a career out of teaching science, notably through an Astronomy course that he created. He made a commitment early on to interact with his students and curriculum in uniquely connective ways, with a stance of curiosity, excitement, and determination to uncover his students' potential. Tim has thrived on being an educator that brings something just a little bit different to his students and school community--and over the years, Tim’s students have learned to expect the unexpected. He was thrilled when a group of his students nominated him for the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence, which he received in 2018. Tim is also the creator of the Science 360 podcast on the Teach Better Podcast Network and the author of Beyond the Classroom--a book that is both a long-form manifesto of Tim’s purpose as a teacher, and also a love letter to the promise and potential of a life in education. Connect with Tim! Twitter: @astrostephenson Instagram: @astrostephenson YouTube: Beyond the Sky
February 28, 2022
A Heart in the Write Place | Episode 28 with Dennis Mathew
The multi-talented Dennis Mathew is a husband, father, elementary school speech pathologist, singer-songwriter and author, from Mustang, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Dennis has worked with students in schools and through non-profit work for over 20 years. In 2018, he launched his authorship with Bello the Cello, followed by My Wild First Day of School and How Grizzly Found Gratitude. He is also a singer-songwriter with a music album for schools called “The Let’s Roar Experience”. Dennis’ work, school visits and performances bring social-emotional learning, critical thinking, conflict resolution and character development to life. Dennis’ reach and influence are growing. His books and music have reached tens of thousands of students, and he continues to connect daily with other educators from all corners of the world. Even so, Dennis describes himself as just a guy who's still figuring out his story and his role in the world. Connect with Dennis! Web: Twitter: @storiesbydennis Instagram: @booksbydennis
January 30, 2022
Tech & Transformation | Episode 27 with Debbie Tannenbaum
Debbie Tannenbaum is a School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, Virginia. Debbie loves learning and helping students and teachers use technology as a creative tool to activate and amplify student learning.  Debbie has always loved using technology. She has a Masters in Educational Technology from Johns Hopkins University (2002). Before becoming a Technology Specialist, Debbie was a classroom teacher (mostly 4th and 5th grades) for 19 years after graduating from University of Maryland, College Park. Debbie hosts and is a regular blogger. Her first book, TRANSFORM: Techy Notes To Make Learning Sticky (Road to Awesome, LLC), was published in 2021. Debbie has four teenagers, an amazing and supportive husband, and a sweet dog, Brisket. She is also a runner and ran her second half marathon in May 2019. Connect with Debbie! Twitter: @tannenbaumtech Web:
January 02, 2022
Reinventing Culture | Episode 26 with Dr. Courtney Plotts
Dr. Courtney Plotts is a dynamic keynote speaker, author and professor. Dr. Plotts is the National Chair of the Council For At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards, the country’s only organization that provides standards for working with marginalized and nontraditional students in Kindergarten to college. Her role as National Chair includes training, consulting, and research. Her subject matter expertise has been used in a variety of book publications. Most recently, “Small Teaching Online” by Flower Darby with James M. Lang, published in June 2019. Dr. Plotts was recognized in 2017 by the California State Legislature for a bold commitment to change in education. She is currently in talks with higher education institutions to launch an institute that focuses on diversity and best practices in online teaching spaces. Connect with Courtney! Web: Twitter: @courtney_plotts LinkedIn: courtneyplotts
December 05, 2021
Delighting in Inclusion | Episode 25 with Melinda Arnost
Melinda Arnost is a witty K-12 Intervention Specialist that is always thinking outside of the box. This curly-haired educator loves everything about teaching minus the paperwork and standardized tests.  Melinda has her master’s degree in education, and is a Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT), a personal trainer for students with unique abilities and an autism guru. She has a passion for building relationships with her students and colleagues and can embrace inclusion in any type of setting. Melinda started an adaptive nonprofit ice skating program for individuals with unique abilities and runs marathons while pushing her pal, Annie, in a HOYT running chair. She believes people, regardless of their lack of ability, should feel included, supported and loved.   Melinda lives in the woods with her husband who is an automotive enthusiast in Ohio. When she is not writing or teaching, she is busy running extreme distances, painting murals or trying to build her own secret garden Connect with Melinda! Instagram: @empoweringinclusiontoolbox
October 10, 2021
Tiny Teachers | Episode 24 with Roots of Empathy
Roots of Empathy (ROE) is a unique and impactful social-emotional literacy program reaching over 1 million young people globally. Created by Canadian educator and child advocate Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy leverages the influence of a local family and their baby, who is four months old at the start of the program. Parent and baby visit an elementary classroom once every three weeks so students can watch and observe the baby's growth, learn about their temperaments and celebrate milestone developments. Episode 24 features three wonderful guests--all deeply connected with Roots of Empathy in Waterloo Region, Ontario. Mary Wright is a Roots of Empathy program co-ordinator and trainer. Jenn Veitch is an Early Childhood Educator and Roots of Empathy facilitator. Jenny Smith, an educator herself, was a parent participant with her baby, Duncan--the Tiny Teacher.
September 05, 2021
Episode 23 | Featuring Hedreich Nichols
Hedreich Nichols is a curriculum designer and Middle Years Program district edtech lead from North Texas. She is also an author and equity consultant helping teachers and districts amplify the voices of all students. With her Cherry Lake Publishing equity series books, What is Anti-racism? and What is the Black Lives Matter Movement?, as well as her upcoming Solution Tree title for educators, Hedreich uses her knowledge and experiences to ensure that educators have the skills and knowledge they need to create more equitable classrooms and campuses. Hedreich also hosts a YouTube series and podcast, SmallBites, with the same focus. Between SmallBites and her work as a speaker and writer for teacher prep programs; educational publications and podcasts like Edutopia and Cult of Pedagogy; and in conferences like VASCD, CUE and AEILOC; Hedreich uses her voice to educate and create change around issues of access and equity in education. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin or Facebook to learn more. Prior to becoming an edtech teacher, Hedreich was a music educator and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. She received her Master of Education at Texas A&M University.
June 29, 2021
Episode 22 | Featuring Craig Randall
Craig Randall's experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal set him up perfectly to develop a model of teacher observation focused on building trusting relationships that spark teaching and learning growth. As the author of Trust-Based Observations, Craig is on a mission to change the world of teacher observations to a model of support that fosters risk-taking, innovation, and creativity. Connect with Craig! Twitter: @TrustbasedCraig LinkedIn: trustbasedcraig Email: Web:
June 14, 2021
Episode 21 | Featuring Dr. Jeffry Prickett
Dr. Jeffry Prickett is a school leader, author of the forthcoming book, Becoming Principal, and the 2021 Illinois High School Principal of the Year.  Jeff serves as principal of McHenry High School in McHenry, Illinois, USA. Jeff also has experience as an assistant principal, dean of students and classroom teacher. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Judson University, a Master's Degree from Aurora University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from National Louis University.  In addition to his work as an educator, Jeff co-hosts The Principal Leadership Lab podcast with his longtime friend and colleague, Adam DeWitt, serves as the co-publications chair for the Illinois Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ILASCD), and the professional development chair for the Kishwaukee Region of the Illinois Principals Association (IPA). Jeff lives in McHenry with his wife and kids and spends a lot of time writing, reading and following his beloved Chicago Cubs. Connect with Jeff! Twitter: @jdprickett Facebook: @JeffryPrickett Instagram: @jdprickett LinkedIn: Dr. Jeffry Prickett
May 31, 2021
Episode 20 | Featuring Alix Maffin-Pirie
Alix Maffin-Pirie is an enthusiastic English Language Arts teacher in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She is a proud firefighter's wife, rescue-dog mama, lover of the outdoors, board games, corny jokes, and a life long learner.  Alix knew from a young age she wanted to be a teacher. Perhaps playing "classroom" in her basement was the first clue she'd found her calling! Alix attended the University of Guelph (English Literature and History) and Wilfrid Laurier University (Bachelor of Education). Throughout her educational journey, Alix worked with and attended seminars regarding students with exceptionalities as she was (and still is) a student with an exceptionality herself. Alix understands that each learner is following their own path and that not every student learns the same way.  Alix loves to read, travel, and learn. She strives to make school a place where creativity and inquiry are welcome and can really shine through. Connect with Alix! Twitter: @MsAlixMaffin Instagram: @mrs.maffinpirie Web:
May 17, 2021
Episode 19 | Featuring Chey Cheney & Pav Wander
Chey Cheney is a middle school teacher with 20 years of experience, originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He currently teaches Grade 8 in Toronto, Ontario and engages in coaching and leadership work with students in the school beyond instructional time. Passionate about ELA, Chey's teaching philosophy centers around student agency, student voice and a strong commitment to social justice. Chey is always looking for ways to embed technology in the natural flow of learning that ascends from consumer to engager and creator. With a vast athletic and coaching background, Chey aims to form a physical education and competitive sports culture dedicated to inclusion and entry points for all students. Pawan (Pav) Wander is an middle school teacher with 15 years of experience hailing from Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Pav teaches in the same neighborhood where she grew up and went to school, and has thoroughly enjoyed working with students in such a familiar community. Pav loves to teach Science and Math, and combines the two subjects into Robotics, Engineering and Coding programs. She loves watching students, especially females, thrive in areas of STEM. Pav loves learning about new ways of reaching and engaging with students, especially through podcasting, audio and video editing. Fitness and athletics have always been important to Pav, and she endeavors to include as much physical activity in her day as possible! Connect with Chey & Pav! Twitter: @mrccheney | @PavWander The Staff Room Podcast: @StaffPodcast The Drive: @TheDriveVoicEd Instagram: @the_staff_room_podcast Web:
May 09, 2021
Episode 18 | Featuring Shelley Moore
Shelley Moore, originally from Edmonton, Alberta and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, consultant and storyteller and she has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Her research and work has been featured at national and international conferences and is constructed based on theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development. Her first book entitled One Without the Other was released in July 2016 to follow up her TEDx talk hosted in Langley, BC in January 2016. Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her Masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a SSHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. To learn more about Shelley’s research, take a look at her graduate profile. Connect with Shelley! Twitter: @tweetsomemoore Instagram: @fivemooreminutes Facebook: YouTube: Web: Email: 
May 02, 2021
Episode 17 | Featuring Kristin Wiens
Kristin Wiens is an Inclusion Coach for the Sooke School District (#62) located on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Her main focus is creating and facilitating professional learning opportunities for staff, including a year-long Education Assistant program. Kristin's illustrations support educational topics related to inclusion, self-regulation, mindfulness and more. She is passionate about inclusion, visual communication, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Self-Reg, self-compassion and creativity. Kristin is also a speaker, book author and course designer with renowned Canadian singer, activist and children's champion, Raffi. Connect with Kristin! Twitter: @kwiens62 Instagram: kristin.wiens Web: North Star Paths Book: The Gratitude Jar Shanker Self-Reg & The Mehrit Centre: Bonus Content Shanker Self-Reg & The Mehrit Centre | Shelley Moore |
April 26, 2021
Episode 16 | Featuring Lisa Cherry
Lisa Cherry is an author and a leading international trainer and consultant, specialising in assisting those in Education, Social Care and Adoption and Fostering to understand trauma, recovery and resilience for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Lisa has over 30 years of experience in this field and combines academic knowledge and research with professional skills and personal experience. Lisa’s MA research looked at the impact on education and employment for care experienced adults who experienced school exclusion as children in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Currently, Lisa is undertaking her DPhil studies at The University of Oxford in the Department of Education, asking the research question “How are care-experienced adults’ identities shaped by narratives of being excluded from school?” Lisa's new book is Conversations that Make a Difference for Children and Young People: Relationship-Focused Practice from the Frontline (Routledge, May 20 2021). Connect with Lisa! Twitter: @_LisaCherry YouTube: Lisa Cherry Web:
April 18, 2021
Episode 15 | Featuring Hans & Jennifer Appel
Hans Appel is an educator, speaker, and writer deeply committed to inspiring the whole child.  He’s the author of Award Winning Culture: Building School-Wide Intentionality and Action Through Character, Excellence, and Community. Additionally, he’s the Director of Culture for the Teach Better Team, co-host of the Award Winning Culture podcast, and the Co-Creator of Award Winning Culture. Jennifer Appel is an educator, coach, speaker, and writer.  She’s the Chief Heart Officer for the Teach Better Team, Co-host of the Award Winning Culture podcast, and the Co-Creator of Award Winning Culture.  She’s the author of a line of picture books focusing on Social Emotional Learning and Character Ed which includes, “Award Winning Dog and I’m WHO”, and soon to be author of the second book in the Award Winning Culture series. Connect with Hans & Jen! Twitter: @HansNAppel | @jennifermappel Instagram: @HansNAppel | @jennifermappel Web: Email:
April 11, 2021
Episode 14 | Featuring Dr. Jeff Springer
Dr. Jeff Springer, an educator for 34 years, is the founder of the G.O.A.L. TEAM (Getting Others to Achieve Higher Levels). The G.O.A.L. TEAM, was created for helping high school students and young adults to maximize their personal leadership potential. Jeff, a former Texas High School Head Football Coach and eleven-year veteran of the classroom, is also formerly the Principal at Magnolia High School (2002-2016). In 2013 Jeff was selected as the State of Texas TASSP State Principal of the year.  Besides founding Spring Strategies LLC, Jeff currently serves part time as the Minister of Men at Wildwood UMC, and is also the founder of Suit Up Ministries, a nonprofit men’s ministry. Jeff attended Abilene Christian University where he played on the 1977 National Championship Football team, received his Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from Sam Houston State University and obtained his Masters of Sports Administration from the United States Sports Academy. In the spring of 2020, Jeff completed his Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Transformational Leadership from Concordia University. Jeff is passionate about people and “play.” Developing others and helping them see their value and completeness is what drives Jeff in all his relationships.  Jeff resides in Montgomery, Texas and has been married for 38 years. He has two children and two grandchildren. Connect with Dr. Jeff! Twitter: @cultivatingplay Web: Bonus Content Hamish Brewer | Relentless: Changing Lives by Disrupting the Educational Norm Teach Better Blog | The Time is NOW to Lead with Love
April 04, 2021
Episode 13 | Featuring Janice Moyer
Janice Moyer is a coffee-drinking mom of four boys, teacher of elementary school, Big Fan of Little House, and wife of Bearded Husband. She is proficient at eating M&Ms in secret. Jan blogs about all of that and more at and you can follow her on Twitter @moyermama. Connect with Jan! Twitter: @mrsjmoyer | @moyermama Instagram: @mrsjmoyer | @janicemoyer Web: Bonus Content Brené Brown | @BreneBrown |
March 28, 2021
Episode 12 | News Brief: Leading From Within
Brad Hughes is the host of The Good News, Brad News Podcast. Brad is an elementary school principal in Ontario, Canada, with 25 years’ experience in education. Prior to becoming a school leader, Brad taught for 16 years from Kindergarten to eighth grade, most recently teaching middle school Visual Arts, French and Special Education. Brad has an ongoing commitment to reframing the joys and challenges of school life through a Self-Reg lens. Brad is an optimist and recovering perfectionist, passionate about improving kids' lives by loving and supporting the adults that serve them. Connect with Brad! Twitter : @brad_hughes IG : @bradnewspodcast Web : Bonus Content Marianne Williamson @marwilliamson Kate Greer | Take Me to Your Leader
March 21, 2021
Episode 11 | Featuring Brad D. Hughes
Brad D. Hughes is a Pittsburgher by birth, Virginian by need. Proud husband, father and school counselor at Ashland Elementary in Prince William County, Virginia. Former NCAA wrestler. Part-time amateur musician and movie snob. Connect with Brad! Twitter: @BDHCounselorAES Bonus Content Dr. Andy Jacks | Twitter | Web
March 14, 2021
Episode 10 | Featuring Jessica Haskins & Lisa Weiler Haskins
Lisa Weiler Haskins has been an Educational Assistant for 22 years. She has worked in classroom settings from Junior Kindergarten to high school. She has also held down second jobs as a waitress and as a cake decorator. Lisa is currently working full-time as the Vice President of the Educational Assistants Association in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada, supporting over 1000 members. Her goal is to raise awareness about the important roles and responsibilities Educational Assistants and Child and Youth Workers have in schools and to advocate where improvements can be made. Jessica Haskins has been an Educational Assistant since 2015, and is a pre-service elementary school teacher (Medaille College, Buffalo, New York). Jess has an honors degree in Sociology from McMaster University, and is also a certified Yoga instructor at Modo Yoga in Brantford, Ontario. Jess is a firm believer that we rise by lifting others. Connect with Lisa & Jessica! Twitter : @Lmweiler Instagram : @modoyogabrantford
March 07, 2021
Episode 9 | News Brief: The Second Question
Brad Hughes is the host of The Good News, Brad News Podcast. Brad is an elementary school principal in Ontario, Canada, with 25 years’ experience in education. Prior to becoming a school leader, Brad taught for 16 years from Kindergarten to eighth grade, most recently teaching middle school Visual Arts, French and Special Education. Brad has an ongoing commitment to reframing the joys and challenges of school life through a Self-Reg lens. Brad is an optimist and recovering perfectionist, passionate about improving kids' lives by loving and supporting the adults that serve them. Connect with Brad! Twitter : @brad_hughes Web : Bonus Content Martin Silverman | @MrSilverman116 | The Second Question Podcast Dan Wilt | The Virtue of The Second Question Rodney Duttweiler | The Art of the Second Question Michael Bungay Stanier | @mbs_works | The Coaching Habit
February 28, 2021
Episode 8 | Featuring Livia Chan
Livia Chan is an educator passionate about community, teaching, leading, and lifelong learning. She truly believes in the power of connection and thoroughly enjoys building relationships by reaching out with kindness and gratitude. Livia lives by the belief that it is through every interaction that we have the opportunity to appreciate and uplift others to help make their day a brighter one. Her other passions include family and ringette, in which she is heavily involved as a volunteer coach, executive member, referee, and player.  For over 20 years, Livia has experienced the joy of teaching in the Greater Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada and loves her role as a Head Teacher and classroom teacher. She previously served on the District Staff Development Team in Learning Technologies supporting K-12 educators. Currently, Livia is honored to be the Digital Content Editor and Ambassador for the Teach Better Team and loves being a part of this family! Her motto is, “Working together to better ourselves, each other, and the world around us.”  Connect with Livia! Twitter: @LiviaChanL Facebook: LiviaChanL Instagram: @LiviaChanL Web: Bonus Content Responsive Leadership with Stephen de Groot Ringette Canada Teach Better Team
February 22, 2021
Episode 7 | Featuring Chloe Kerr
Chloe Kerr is an Education Support Officer for Early Learning and Childcare, serving the Shetland Islands Council in the United Kingdom. Chloe is a wife and mum to three children (ages 8, 6 and 4).  Chloe was born in England and graduated from Aberdeen University in 2010. Chloe moved to Shetland as a teenager and returned after 10 years in Aberdeen. She has worked as a Nursery Teacher and Primary School Teacher.  Chloe is passionate about really ‘getting it right for every child’ and valuing all aspects of a child’s learning and development. She believes the best place to be is outside, and is keen to see this as a staple in education for children of any age. Chloe loves learning, reading and meeting people. She sees health and wellbeing as crucial to successful learning and teaching. Connect with Chloe! Twitter: @KerrChloe3 Bonus Content Shelley Moore | @tweetsomemoore | Education Scotland: Realising the Ambition The Froebel Trust
February 14, 2021
Episode 6 | News Brief: Reframing Misbehavior
Brad Hughes is the host of The Good News, Brad News Podcast. Brad is an elementary school principal in Ontario, Canada, with 25 years’ experience in education. Prior to becoming a school leader, Brad taught for 16 years from Kindergarten to eighth grade, most recently teaching middle school Visual Arts, French and Special Education. Brad has an ongoing commitment to reframing the joys and challenges of school life through a Self-Reg lens. Brad is an optimist and recovering perfectionist, passionate about improving kids' lives by loving and supporting the adults that serve them. Connect with Brad! Twitter : @brad_hughes Web : Bonus Content: Dr. Susan Hopkins @susanhopkins5 Dr. Stuart Shanker @StuartShanker The MEHRIT Centre @Self_Reg |
February 07, 2021
Episode 5 | Featuring Carli Parsons & Sandy Millar
Carli Parsons and Sandy Millar are school leaders in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. They are the co-founders of InnovatED, a company dedicated to reimagining education to better prepare students for a rapidly changing world.   Carli has dedicated her career to motivating those around her to invest in the achievement and well-being of all students. Carli began her career teaching English and History and is a trained International Baccalaureate teacher. She has worked as a Student Success Teacher, Blended Learning Consultant and an E-Learning Teacher over her 14 years in education. Sandy is the creator and director of the Highlander Innovation Lab, a new and innovative start-up incubator program designed specifically for high school students. Sandy taught Student Leadership for 8 years where he developed an innovative curriculum designed around project-based learning focused on developing global competencies in his students. He was also the Chair of the 2017 Canadian Student Leadership Conference. Connect with Carli and Sandy! Twitter: @mscarliparsons | @sandy_millar | @EdInnovat Web: Bonus Content: Dr. Dave Schmittou  Twitter: @daveschmittou |  Web :
January 30, 2021
Episode 4 | Featuring Michelle Clark
Michelle Clark, also known as the Cardboard High-Five Teacher, was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She is now in her 11th year as a special education teacher near Richmond, Virginia, USA. Michelle's blog, Social Distant Classroom, captures the learning of her Summer School team as they took their first steps in face-to-face learning following school closure in March, 2020. Connect with Michelle! Twitter: @cardboardteach Web: Bonus Content Livia Chan @LiviaChanL | Brad Hughes | The Time is NOW to Lead with Love
January 24, 2021
Episode 3 | News Brief : Self-Care
Brad Hughes is the host of The Good News, Brad News Podcast. Brad is an elementary school principal in Ontario, Canada, with 25 years’ experience in education. Prior to becoming a school leader, Brad taught for 16 years from Kindergarten to eighth grade, most recently teaching middle school Visual Arts, French and Special Education. Brad has an ongoing commitment to reframing the joys and challenges of school life through a Self-Reg lens. Brad is an optimist and recovering perfectionist, passionate about improving kids' lives by loving and supporting the adults that serve them. Connect with Brad! Twitter: @brad_hughes Web: Bonus Content: MasteryChat from the Teach Better Team Adam Cottos on Twitter Rae Hughart on Twitter | Teachers Deserve It | "Today's Best" Meghan Lawson on Twitter Dr. Kristin Neff on Twitter |
January 17, 2021
Episode 2 | Featuring Kimiko Shibata
Kimiko Shibata has been an educator in childcare settings, as well as a classroom teacher in Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior divisions. She holds ESL Specialist Qualifications and Special Education qualifications, and is currently an ESL/ELD Resource Teacher for K-8 for the Waterloo Region District School Board, in Ontario, Canada. Kimiko is married to an IT professional and is the mother of an amazing small human.  Connect with Kimiko! Twitter : @ESL_fairy Web : Bonus content: -The Guiding Principals Podcast with Rob Breyer -Dr. Justin Thomas -Pema Chödrön
January 10, 2021
Episode 1 | Featuring Jillian DuBois
Jillian DuBois serves as an elementary educator in Clearwater, Florida, USA. She has been in the field of education for two decades. She is a recently published author and illustrator of Liv’s Seashells. Jillian’s journey continues to bring much JOY and fulfillment as she thrives on building authentic relationships with her students and guiding their curiosity and wonder. She uses her voice to foster hope for student equity and empathy.  Jill's passion is to initiate, instill, and infuse joy to those in education by focusing her efforts on learning and growing alongside colleagues and friends.  You can find Jillian spending her free time in the great outdoors on the beach or hiking new paths with her family. Connect with Jillian! Twitter: @JillDuBois22 Instagram: jilliande Web :
January 05, 2021