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Mind Over Tutors Podcast

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Mind Over Tutors is educating the community by combining emerging web and mobile technologies with proven teaching methodologies. We are inspiring learners to take control of their learning experience. This podcast provides us with a forum to discuss the topics and technologies that we are bringing to our community.
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Mind Over Tutors' Innovator John Lyon

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Eradicating Inequality in the Workplace
This is challenging work that Mind Over Tutors, Inc. is attacking head-on. We could really use your support in our efforts.    Two ways you can help us: 1. Like, share, and subscribe 2. Donate at   Thanks for any support that you may be able to offer. We not only focus on K-12 initiatives, we also love to impact our global community.
December 19, 2020
Public Speaking - Presenting with Power
The ability to give an effective presentation in the workplace is a crucial skill that every employee should possess. If your career matters to you, you need to develop your presentation skills. By demonstrating that you can deliver a well-constructed, confident presentation in front of a group of colleagues, you gain an advantage others. This course will give you the skills and techniques to present with power.
July 17, 2020
The Mindful Leader
If you want to refresh your focus and become a better leader, you need to develop mindfulness. If you want help to develop mindedness, this course is for you.
July 15, 2020
Disabilities - Opening Doors to All Candidates
The goal of the hiring process is to attract and identify the individual who has the best mix of skills and attributes for the job. Ensuring that all qualified individuals can participate in the process is key to achieving this goal. By examining hiring procedures and implementing some simple steps, employers can widen their pool of potential talent and ensure that they do not miss out when the best candidate happens to have a disability.
July 14, 2020
The Diversity and Inclusion Collection
The best companies know that an inclusive environment inspires creativity and innovation. Different kinds of people, from different kinds of places, with diverse backgrounds all working together. In a work environment that honors individuality, human dignity and equality – people want to be themselves, and are empowered to do the best work of their lives.
July 11, 2020
Your Unique Diversity in the Workplace
In this course, you’ll learn there's no one else in the entire world that has the very same attributes as you. This makes you uniquely qualified to offer your attributes in your workplace, resulting in a positive work environment. Course Topics How your unique diversity benefits the workplace How to identify your unique diversity What are the various unique attributes of yourself and others
July 10, 2020
What is Diversity and Inclusion?
Have you ever wondered how your unique experiences and the perspectives they lend, make you an asset to your work environment? Maybe you’ve never considered that each person’s uniqueness could be their most important resource when working on a team. In this course, you’ll learn the effect of knowing your own unique value, as well as that of others. Course Topics The difference between diversity and inclusion The definitions of diversity and inclusion The value of knowing your own diversity as well as that of others
July 9, 2020
Unconscious Bias
This course is different from most unconscious bias e-learning modules. We're not going to pretend that after 30 minutes of e-learning, and clicking through scenario slides - you are going to be magically cured of your unconscious bias. Instead we want to take you on a kind of unconscious bias journey. We really hope you enjoy discovering how your brain works.
July 8, 2020
July 8, 2020
July 8, 2020
Even Coronavirus won't make some folks stop it!
We operate out of fear in this country and it is ruining us. Yes, in the United States of America!
March 11, 2020
Go vote! Super Tuesday 2020
Go vote today. Exercise your right.
March 3, 2020
Darius and Julie discuss Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Model
The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Model is a model that will bring you a tremendous amount of help as you learn to deal with conflict in a more productive and intentional way. This model encourages you to think about what you are trying to accomplish when you get into a conflict, allowing you to implement strategies that will allow for an optimal outcome. Visit for our course on this model.
February 5, 2020
What's on tap the week of February 2, 2020?
Tune in the week of February 2, 2020, to all of our communication platforms and social media networks, as Mind Over Tutors takes on Conflict. Learn valuable skills, that will help you manage and resolve conflicts at home, school, and at work.
January 28, 2020
How much homework is too much?
Record a message or respond with a message on our podcast or social media. I want to discuss in or next episode.
November 16, 2019
Mind Over Tutors' Innovator Krystle Wilson
Hear Krystle Wilson talk about her college experiences at University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she studied Design.  Krystle shares what it's like being a "creative" in industry and the importance of having great soft skills and the impact those soft skills have on your professional and life experiences. Krystle also talks about the impact that emerging web and mobile tech played in her college experience but more importantly, the role they continue to play in her corporate experience.
August 26, 2019
Mind Over Tutors' Innovator John Lyon
Hear John Lyon talk about his college experiences at Harvard and Wake Forest Universities and how emerging web and mobile technologies played a role in those experiences. John also shares about the importance of having great soft skills and the impact they have on your professional and life experiences. 
July 28, 2019
Be Assertive the Right Way
We’ve all had moments when we’ve failed to speak up for ourselves and said yes when we really wanted to say no. Luckily, assertiveness is a learned ability. It’s learned through practice. This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become more assertive, taking control of your life in the process. Course Topics *Be Assertive The Right Way Trailer *What is Assertiveness *The Be Assertive Workout *Final Summary Sign up for e-learning course
June 30, 2019
What are Soft Skills really?
Currently, one of our primary focus areas is to address the issue of a poorly prepared and trained workforce, as it relates to "soft skills". Defining "soft skills" can be difficult in itself, but for the sake of this introduction, we will define them as the following:  Social Skills Higher-order thinking Self-control Positive self-concept Communication Hardworking and dependable Self-motivation Teamwork Positive attitude Responsibility Integrity/Ethics Taken from  Workforce connections: Key soft skills that foster youth workforce success, Child Trends, June 2015 These skills along with a few others will hopefully help employees, that are interested, transition into Leadership and Management positions. Our courses here allow users to come full circle by starting or reviewing basic "soft skills" before progressing into outstanding Leadership and Management courses.  Let Mind Over Tutors, Inc. help empower you to grow in today's workforce and life!
June 23, 2019
Why are we still talking about the ineffectiveness of End-of-Grade (EOG) exams?
Highlight from episode... It appears that standardized testing is not something new nor is its mandated implementation in schools, novel. Who knew? I mean that literally. According to the timeline of History of Standardized Testing in the United States, something appears to have awakened in the 21st century as it relates to standardized tests. Between 1965 and 2000, education had settled in on assessments that served their purpose. 
June 18, 2019
What is worth talking about in education?
We would like for you to leave us a voice message about your recent positive and negative experiences in education. Also, tell us about what you looking forward to. Don't forget to tell us who you are.
June 10, 2019
Education Waste
What things are we throwing away in education? Do we need to throw away more? You are part of a little experiment that I am currently doing. Email me to see if we are still offering free Picture
August 19, 2018
We Are Back!
Back from a short break where we were off putting together some awesome online content for our Mind Over Tutors Online Academy users.
July 8, 2018
#disrupteducation with Peter Hostrawser
Peter hopes to disrupt traditional secondary education to make it more authetic for all students. Wait until you hear about some of the work that he is doing.
June 27, 2017
Homework is like running sprints
Darius and Julie Grissom have a candid conversation about homework and it's place and usefulness with today's students. They also draw key parallels to athletics.
February 8, 2017
Talking with a Master
Darius Grissom gives his perspective on various topics surrounding online education.
February 4, 2017
Mind Over Tutors' Ideology
Development Director, Daria Grissom, sits down with founder and Executive Director, Darius Grissom, to discuss the ideology of Mind Over Tutors, Inc.
October 16, 2016
Common Core, Big Data, and FERPA
You may be surprised with what is going on behind the scenes. We had better wake up folks and pay attention.
August 17, 2016
It all starts at home!
Happy 51st Anniversary to my parents! A great model to follow.
July 19, 2016
Public, Private, or Homeschool?
No matter what your choice, education is an investment that involves the entire family. Here are a few pointers that I hope will help you in your consideration of school choice.
July 13, 2016
Hey Coaches, Lighten Up!
Have we gone too far in athletics? Why are we training every kid to become a professional athlete?
July 11, 2016
Time to prepare for next school year, now!
Do not go into next year with the same old approach! Start your preparation now. Be deliberate and be honest.
July 11, 2016
Let your students know that you care.
Letting your students know that you care about them can remove many barriers. This is true in face-to-face, blended, flipped and online classrooms. Get an early start planning for next year and how you will break down those walls.
June 14, 2016
How many generations must we fail? The answer! (updated 2019)
Have you thought about education lately? It is time to act!
June 9, 2016