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EleMMentary: What We Have Learned

EleMMentary: What We Have Learned

By Danny Miller

Welcome to EleMMentary: What We Have Learned Podcast with Mahalchick and Danny Miller. The podcast where we share our insights on educational topics educators provide us, spotlight educators knowledgeable on the topic, and share this knowledge with you our listeners. At the end of it all, you will see that what you have learned on our topic was EleMMentary from the start.
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Summer Reading
Summer Reading
Summer is a time for relaxation, reflection, and...reading!! Listen and learn from three experts regarding the benefits of reading during the summer, and how to engage your child (of any age) in leisure reading. Who knows, you might find yourself wrapped up in a good book as well.
42:25
June 23, 2021
Code Red: I Will Remember You
Code Red: I Will Remember You
Our guest this episode is Dr. Steven L. Walts, Superintendent of Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS). One of the country’s largest and fastest growing school systems, PWCS serves over 90,000 students in 100 schools and centers and employs more than 11,500 staff members, making it the largest employer in Prince William County, and the second-largest school division in Virginia. During Dr. Walts’ tenure, 24 new schools have opened on time and within budget. His trademark includes at least one visit to every school every year. The GOAT joins us to reminisce about memorable Code Red Days and maybe a little more.
25:06
May 15, 2021
Mother's Day Part 3: The Impact of a Mother
Mother's Day Part 3: The Impact of a Mother
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Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. In this episode, we are celebrating Mother's Day! This is the final part of our 3 part Mother's Day focus.  Featured in this episode is award winning principal Sue Danielson.
32:24
May 09, 2021
Mother's Day Part 2: Born on Mother's Day
Mother's Day Part 2: Born on Mother's Day
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Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. In this episode, we are celebrating Mother's Day! This episode features award winning principal, Deborah Ellis. Join us for part 3 of our 3 part Mother's Day celebration with award winning principal, Sue Danielson.
32:45
May 08, 2021
Mother's Day Part 1: Being a Mother and a Teacher
Mother's Day Part 1: Being a Mother and a Teacher
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Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. In this episode, we are celebrating Mother's Day! Part 1 features award nominated teacher, Martha Lipscomb. Join us for part 2 of our 3 part Mother's Day celebration with award winning principals, Deborah Ellis and Sue Danielson.
24:13
May 07, 2021
Autism Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Month
It's April and that means Autism Awareness! The focus of this episode is on sharing stories and providing opportunities to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Our guest this episode is Nationally Distinguished Principal and NAESP Senior Fellow, Dr. Andy Jacks, principal of the award-winning Ashland Elementary School in Northern Virginia, he serves as a board member with the Autism Society of Northern Virginia, he's an advocate for the autism community, and proud parent of a child with autism.  Join us as he shares why the autism community needs support, kindness and compassion.  
33:30
April 10, 2021
Your Mental Health Matters
Your Mental Health Matters
With the year anniversary of state-wide school closures due to the pandemic upon us, we are trying to help teachers to see and understand that social emotional success (Episode 2 Topic) is not possible without managing our own mental health. Elisa Pickette joins us for this episode, bringing her 30+ years experience in the employee benefits field to discuss resources school divisions have available for their staff through things like Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).  Be in the know so you can help yourself and others as we continue to find our way through education. Give a listen.  We promise you will learn something!
35:26
March 23, 2021
The Importance of Social Emotional Learning
The Importance of Social Emotional Learning
Our guest this episode is Anne Henry, Administrative Coordinator for School Counseling K-12 for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS). She currently serves on the Virginia Department of Education SEL Standards Workgroup, and coordinates ACE Interface Training for PWCS. The focus of our discussion will revolve around Social Emotional Learning and Trauma Informed Education and how we can reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences that can mean the difference between success and failure for students.
33:36
March 14, 2021
Concurrent Teaching
Concurrent Teaching
In this episode we chat with two Instructional Technology Coaches from the elementary and high school levels.  They share some tips and strategies to help current and incoming teachers with the challenges they face with the concurrent teaching model.  Join us to hear some great conversations that hopefully help to reduce the anxiety with the upcoming return to in-person teaching on a larger scale.  Know that you are not alone and being open to collaboration will help you to be the best you can be so our students can be the best they can be.
24:36
February 19, 2021