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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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Episode 5 | Featuring Carli Parsons & Sandy Millar

The Good News, Brad News Podcast

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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: awardwinningculture.com Email: awardwinningculture@gmail.com
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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: cultivatingplay.org Bonus Content Hamish Brewer | Relentless: Changing Lives by Disrupting the Educational Norm Teach Better Blog | The Time is NOW to Lead with Love
18:35
April 4, 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 toughbananasblog.wordpress.com and you can follow her on Twitter @moyermama. Connect with Jan! Twitter: @mrsjmoyer | @moyermama Instagram: @mrsjmoyer | @janicemoyer Web: toughbananasblog.wordpress.com Bonus Content Brené Brown | @BreneBrown | brenebrown.com
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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 : bit.ly/brad_hughes Bonus Content Marianne Williamson @marwilliamson Kate Greer | Take Me to Your Leader
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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
22:39
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
19:39
March 7, 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 : bit.ly/brad_hughes 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
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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: https://livchan.com Bonus Content Responsive Leadership with Stephen de Groot Ringette Canada Teach Better Team
17:29
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 | www.fivemooreminutes.com Education Scotland: Realising the Ambition The Froebel Trust
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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 : bit.ly/brad_hughes Bonus Content: Dr. Susan Hopkins @susanhopkins5 Dr. Stuart Shanker @StuartShanker The MEHRIT Centre @Self_Reg | self-reg.ca
09:41
February 7, 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: www.innovateeducation.ca Bonus Content: Dr. Dave Schmittou  Twitter: @daveschmittou |  Web : https://schmittou.net
26:05
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: https://cardboardhighfiveteacher.blogspot.com Bonus Content Livia Chan @LiviaChanL | www.livchan.com Brad Hughes | The Time is NOW to Lead with Love
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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: bit.ly/brad_hughes 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 | self-compassion.org
11:31
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 :  https://teachers.wrdsb.ca/eslresources Bonus content: -The Guiding Principals Podcast with Rob Breyer -Dr. Justin Thomas -Pema Chödrön
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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 : www.jilliandubois.com
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January 5, 2021