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Teach ImpowerED

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The ImpowerED podcast empowers teachers, administrators, and parents through uplifting conversations about education.
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Conversations about Race- Part 2: Progress or Placate - Ep 4
We talk with Jordan Lewis, Tina Ellsworth, and Ovie Oghenejobo about the measurements and accountability needed to accelerate progress in the completion of the American Civil Rights movement.  We identify and discuss areas where people try to placate rather than address the issues and policies tied to systemic racism.  If you would like to get in touch with our pane or give comments or feedback, our twitter addresses are Brett Coffman @brettcoffman, Jordan Lewis @stephon_jordan, Tina Ellsworth @DrTinaEllsworth, and Ovie Oghenejobo @MrOghenejobo.  
July 12, 2020
Conversations about Race - Part 2 - Examples of Systemic Racism: Episode 3 of 4
Welcome to another episode of Conversations about Race; with me once again are Ovie Oghenejobo, Jordan Lewis, and Tina Ellsworth.  In this episode we discuss a few of the many examples of systemic racism that one might not have realized was out there.  Many of these examples can be seen as well-intentioned but, upon close examination, hide a more insidious effect on the people they were meant to protect.  You can contact any of the panel by direct message on Twitter at: @brettcoffman, @MrOghenejobo, @DrTinaEllsworth, and @stephon_jordan.
July 6, 2020
Conversations about Race - Part 2: The Courage of Engagement - Episode 2 of 4
Our guests are Ovie Oghenejabo, Jordan Lewis, and Tina Ellsworth.  For many white people, the self reflection that comes with engagement in equity and anti-racist work can be disconcerting and uncomfortable.  But for Black people, who face the pressures of racism everyday, there can be no return to normalcy after the murder of George Floyd.  In our conversation today, our guests discuss the need to stay engaged in this struggle and see through, and what it will take for everyone to stay engaged.
July 6, 2020
Conversations about Race Pt 2: We meet again. Episode 1 of 4
The conversations around race,  equity and anti-racism continue with our guests Ovie Oghenejobo, Jordan Lewis, and Tina Ellsworth.  In this episode we discuss some of the changes that have happened since our first Conversations about Race over a month ago.  Some of the revelations are surprising and others are not.  If you have comments or would like to get in touch with any of our guests please email me at
July 5, 2020
Episode 2: Mindfulness with Jordan Lewis
An incredible conversation with Jordan Lewis, founder of Head Strong Health, about using mindful practices to provide the self care teachers need to serve students in today’s challenging environment.
August 3, 2018
Episode 1: PBL meets the Potato Cannon
ImpowerED visits with Brett Playter, principal at Bingham Middle School in Independence MO. We discuss our early efforts at project based learning which were hilariously catastrophic. We want teachers to know that even though there is risk and hard work in Project Based Learning we believe they are worth it. Enjoy.
July 12, 2018