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Ep. 26--A Conversation with Dr. Gravity Goldberg on Teaching Like Yourself

In this episode Dr. Gravity Goldberg discusses ways in which one can approach their craft mindfully and thoughtfully so that they are presenting themselves authentically to their students. Also in this episode we discuss empowerment and equity--definitely a good episode for pre-service when teachers are gearing up for the new school year.

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Ep. 25--A Conversation with Dr. Jane Kise on Differentiated Coaching

In this episode we discuss Differentiated Coaching, with Dr. Jane Kise as well as leadership as it relates to a holistic approach, and gender equity. She has recently published two books, Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, and Step In, Step Up, a book she co-authored with Barbara K. Watterston. An excellent episode that covers lots of ground.

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Ep. 22--A Conversation with Jennifer Abrams on Finding one's Voice

This episode is a great one not just for new teachers, but for anyone who works with people (basically everyone then…) In this episode, we’ll talk about Jennifer Abrams’ work as a voice coach (see her blog for more information) the ins and outs of self-advocating, and speaking up when something is not right. We will also discuss her upcoming book, Swimming in the Deep End.

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Ep. 16--A Roundtable on Establishing a Coaching Model

Albemarle County Public Schools’ Debbie Collins, Asst. Superintendent of Student Learning, Jennifer Sublette, Director of Professional Learning, and John Hobson, Lead Coach-Social Studies join me to discuss the processes, and philosophies involved in the process of designing a coaching model, as well as the way in which the ACPS coaching model has both persisted and evolved in the past decade.

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Ep. 15--A Conversation with Dr. Bernard Hairston on Equity

This year, Albemarle County Schools has taken on a mission to improve achievement and opportunity gaps in diverse groups of students.  To discuss the equity work that has been ongoing in ACPS, I sat down with Dr. Bernard Hairston, and learned more about the work.

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Ep. 13--A Conversation with Elena Aguilar about Resilience and Coaching

In this episode, we had the chance to talk with Elena Aguilar about her new work, Onward, as well as to discuss some of her work as an instructional coach. We talk about emotions, stories, bright spots, and who the coaches are in her life.

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Ep. 10--A Conversation with Drs. Pam Moran and Matt Haas

Dr. Pam Moran is the current Superintendent of Schools for Albemarle County, VA, a district that has come to be known for its leadership and innovative practices.  Dr. Matt Haas is the Deputy Superintendent, and will be taking over the position of Superintendent in July.  In this conversation we discuss the transition for the district, as well as some of the changes coming through the High School 2022 initiative (see Blog Supplement for more info).

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