THE CURRENT MONTH IS ON TOP
 
MARCH 2017
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION: SPRING UPDATE
with Dr. Luann Purcell of C.A.S.E on the upcoming events at CEC in Boston, etc
Presented by 7Mindsets
 
 
 DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH TO
END THE HOMEWORK GAP FOR YOUR LOWER INCOME STUDENTS
PROVIDING DIGITAL EQUITY IN RHODE ISLAND
With a deadline for schools to apply upcoming, learn about the impact of  THE SPRINT 1 MILLION PROJECT on lower income high school students with Sprint’s Jim Spillane and Rhode Island educators
 
 
 
 
“From Cybersecurity to Cloud Computing and
other news at CoSN’s 2017 Conference”
Joining COSN CEO Keith Krueger will  COSN chair Tom Ryan of Santa Fe Public Schools
 and Wayne Township Indiana’s Pete Just
 
 
 
 
PARTNERSHIPS TO ENSURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKILLS FOR TODAY
P21 CEO David Ross brings with him Maggie Salem, Executive Director of 
The Qatar Foundation International and Ken Lockette, Assistant Supt of PA’s Avonsworth School District 
where the high school is a P21 Exemplar School.
 
 
 
COMBINING EFFORTS FOR BETTER SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Guest Roberto Rivera gave a closing keynote at the recent SXSW conference. His company “The Good Life, an educator and parent training company just recently merged with 7 Mindsets. Some insights on better SEL learning and teaching from Roberto and Ian Bryan. 
 
 
BLENDED LEARNING IN D.C. PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 Discovery Education’s VP of Digital learning Mark Edwards and I welcome
  John Rice, Director of Ed Tech in DC Public Schools for a look at digital learning in our nation’s capital.
 
 
 
CHANGING WORLDWIDE EDUCATION THROUGH PROJECT BASED LEARNING
A leading voice in PBL, Thom Markham of PBL Global joins us for a discussion 
of the impact on student learning and the training of teachers.
Presented by WATERFORD INSTITUTE
 
 
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT …AND  TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Monica Burns , author and consultant on technology, student voice and assessment
 
ENSURING EQUITY IN STEM EDUCATION
Former Superintendent and Leader of McGraw Hill Urban Markets initiative,
 Dr.A. Katrise Perera is my guest on what equity really means to every student and how teaching practices in STEM can make a difference.
 
 
 
 
 
FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY
on
HOW AND WHY KINDERGARTEN READINESS MAKES
 A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY

CLASSROOM GAMIFICATION
with a special look at ‘Escape Rooms” from expert educator Jon Cassie 
and contributing editor to “Game Level Learn, science educator Tracy Wazenegger
 
 
LOOKING AT MID-LEVEL EDUCATION
with Associate Supt at Princeton City OH schools and middle school expert, Tom Burton
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
 
ENGAGING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN MEDIA LITERACY
Renowned thought leader in the field, Frank Baker, is our guest
 
LEARNING TRANSFORMED; 8 KEYS TO DESIGNING TOMORROWS SCHOOLS 
Author of the new ASCD book and  Director of Innovation , Future Ready Schools Tom Murray is our guest. His co-author Eric Sheninger may join us as well about their new book, coming out in May.
Presented by NCTQ
 
 
 
 
 EDUCATOR VOICE
Meet the man behind the voice, Smartbrief award winning blogger Bryan Christopher
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE FROM HAWAII
TEACHER RETENTION :  A TEACHER SUMMIT
There’s a terrible teacher shortage in the Aloha State. Hope Street Group organized a summit of NBCT certified teachers  in Hawaii and here are their thoughts and ideas for solutions from HI-based NBCT educator Loretta Labrador.
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
SCIENCE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP
Last week our guest Larry Plank of NSELA was testifying before Congress.
Today he’s with us.
 
FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY
on
 THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

 

LOOKING AT SUPERINTENDENTS FROM EDCIRCUIT.COM
Charles Sosnick, EdCircuit Editor in Chief, reports of the happenings at last week’s AASA Conference
Presented by KNOWLEDGEWORKS
THE “GREAT DISTRICTS FOR GREAT TEACHERS” INITIATIVE 
Sarah Heaton of NCTQ on  this new initiative launched at SXSW
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES/EDUCATIONAL PURCHASING AGENCIES
Learn about that layer of education that lies outside school districts for assistance in curriculum, technology and purchasing  with Joan Wade of AESA and George Wilson of AEPA
 
 
 SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
 Learn about the nationwide wide non profit that provides SEL in after school programs, Wings For Kids.
Presented by Aperture Education
 
 
 
 
 
CREATING DIGITAL EQUITY: THE SPRINT 1 MILLION PROJECT
Sprint’s Jim Spillane and Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Tech Facilitator Kevin Poirer 
on how this project, designed to to high-schoolers in lower income schools is making a HUGE difference
 
 
PREVIEWING THE NCEA CONFERENCE 
If you’re involved in Catholic Education or thinking about getting involved, 
Dr. Tom Burnford will be giving us some planning guidelines looking at presentations,
 exhibit floor etc for the mid-April St.Louis conference.
Presented by DISCOVERY EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
 MENTAL HEALTH  AS A FUNCTION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
 Dr David Shriberg, Professor at Chicago’s Loyola U
Presented by 7 Mindsets
 
 
 
NAESP AND NASSP  WILL HOLD  THEIR NATIONAL CONFERENCE TOGETHER IN PHILLY
 The National Principals Conference will be help July 9-11, 2017, and our good friend NASSP Public Affairs Director Bob Farrace insisted—practically demanded—that the conference be held in his home town   (and mine) of Philadelphia, PA. For a discussion of what’s planned in “The City of Brotherly Shove” , we have Dr. Beverly Hutton, Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Services at the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Bobby Dodd, principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio (just outside Columbus) Bobby is also an NASSP Digital Principal of the Year.
 
SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS:
MAKE YOUR PUBLIC SCHOOL A SCHOOL OF CHOICE 
 NSPRA Executive Director and winner of this years Horace Mann League Award for being a great friend to Public Education,Rich Bagin, is our guest on
“Why district PR matters more NOW than ever!”
 
TEACHER RETENTION :  A TEACHER SUMMIT
No not ‘detention”, ‘RETENTION”. Hope Street Group organized a summit of NBCT certified teachers
 in Hawaii and here are their thoughts and ideas for solutions
Presented by SMARTBRIEF

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HANDLING BULLYING AND OTHER HARMFUL BEHAVIORS K-12 
My guests are Jonathan Cohen of The School Climate Center
 and Asst Supt of the Monroe Woodbury School District in NY, Eric Hassler
Presented by 7Mindsets
E RATES AND THE NEW ADMINISTRATION
A change in Washington, digital equity and filing windows.
 Listen to John Harrington of Funds for Learning
Presented  by CoSN
CRITICAL SKILLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS  
Author of “The Missing Link; Teaching and Learning Critical Success Skills”, 
from Rutgers University, Steve Heisler
Presented by Aperture Education
 
  
 “NOW THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION”
PROMOTING COGNITIVE RIGOR THROUGH CLASSROOM QUESTIONING
ASCD author Erik Francis ( book of the same title as the show is my guest) on creating
 a culture of inquiry for your classroom
Presented by EdCircuit.com 
 
 
 
 NCTE presents
 sj Miller,  Deputy Director of Educational Equity Supports and Services. NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of SchoolsNew York University, and his topic is Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans*and Gender-Dynamic Youth
 
 
 
 
CREATING GREAT MATH TEACHERS 
New standards for math educator education from AMTE leaders,
 Professors  Christine Thomas and Randall Phillipp and maybe even Mike Shaughnessy
 
 
RE-DESIGNING PRINCIPAL EDUCATION
We want principals to meet the needs of the districts that hire them.
 School and District  Leadership expert Jody Spiro is my guest
Presented by Hapara
 
 
 
 
CTE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION
ACTE brings us Kristen Law from The Horatio Alger Foundation, a great supporter of Career Technical Education
Presented by iCEV Online
 
 
EDWEB.NET  presents CULTIVATING EMPATHY
as an antidote to bullying
Edweb’s Lisa Schmucki and her guests  Judy Galbraith of Free Spirit Publishing and renowned expert on the bullying challenge, Educational Psychologist/author Dr. Michele Borba
 
 
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FEBRUARY  2017
SOCIAL STUDIES AND A WELL ROUNDED EDUCATION
Larry Paska, Executive Director of NCSS is our guest
Presented by HAPARA
 
 
NEW SURVEY RESULTS ON K-12 PRINCIPALS
Great information on what school principals need re Technology and standards from the industry as they make product decisions.
From the data company MCH STRATEGIC DATA   ,VP Angela Ridpath is our guest
 
 
 
 
 
  Executive Director of the Foundation Amy Valentine
 ( so wonderful  she had a day named after her last week) 
is our guest
Presented by COSN, the consortium for school networking
 
 
EDUCATION FOR FUTURE MANUFACTURING
RECRUITING A NATION OF MAKERS 
Rich Long of Learning First brings with him 
 
 
 
EDUCATOR VOICE 2017
&
THE SMARTBRIEF EDITOR’S CHOICE EDUCATOR/WINNERS
 Melissa Greenwood, SMARTBRIEF Director of Editorial Content with
 winning educator/bloggers Barbara Blackburn and Mary Tarashuk
 
 
 
THE CHANGING GLOBAL FACE OF FLIPPED LEARNING
Flipped Learning pioneer Jon Bergmann of Flipped Learning Global
 with an update on the global reach of Flipped learning
Presented by FUNDS FOR LEARNING
 
 
  
P21 on  CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP 
P21 Executive Director David Ross  brings with him
,Exemplar School Principal  Aaron Brengard from San Jose’s Katherine Smith School 
Presented by WATERFORD INSTITUTE 
 
 
VITAL INSIGHTS ON DATA  USAGE FOR LEARNING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
Where are the gaps? What’s really working? Are you ESSA compliant?
Acumen Partners brings us Drs. Bruce Hayes and Phil Esbrandt
 
 
DIGITAL TRANSITION  IN YAKIMA WASHINGTON’S 
 Dr. Michael Brophy, Superintendent with my co-host for the show, 
Discovery Education’s VP of Digital Learning Dr. Mark Edwards
 
 
NBPTS on WHAT TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO
Kim O’Neil, NBCT, on the new revised edition of the book in the title 
 
 
IT’S NATIONAL FFA WEEK
I do love the prospects for students in Ag Ed. Great careers abound…
To celebrate , we have FFA‘s Kristy Meyer
Presented by iCEV Online
 
 
1030a
HOW SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AFFECTS ACADEMICS
Marc Kirsch of Aperture Education is joined by Professor Dr. Cynthia Waltman
of Plymouth State University
 
THE AT-HOME KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM
 IN NEW ALBANY ,IN
Waterford Institute’s UPSTART program  is highlighted 
by two district educators, Tony Duffy and Barbara Hoover
 
 
AASA’s NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SUPERINTENDENTS
March 2-4 in New Orleans. If you’re a Superintendent, don’t miss out…
and to tell you why we have AASA’s Jimmy Minicello and Bernadine Futrell
Presented by KnowledgeWorks
 
 
THE GREAT VALUE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NASSP President Jayne Ellsperman is back with 
her thoughts on public schools, school choice , vouchers, etc 
Presented by IMPERO SOFTWARE
SPECIAL ED
THE C.A.S.E HYBRID CONFERENCE
with CASE’s Dr. Luann Purcell
 
A LOOK AT SOUTH CAROLINA’S SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCILS
The community gets involved in a very organized approach  led by our guest Tom Hudson,Executive Director of the SC School Improvement Council at U. of South Carolina Center for Ed Partnerships
Presented by APERTURE EDUCATION
 
 
 
THE BROADBAND IMPERATIVE:
GET YOUR STUDENTS CONNECTED AT HOME
SETDA‘s Executive Director Dr Tracey Weeks
joins us with Jim Spillane, Director of Public Policy at SPRINT
Presented by Funds For Learning
 
MAKING LEARNING VISIBLE,SAFE AND SECURE
Hapara’s   Lee Becker on the need to adopt technology 
and the why …while putting data to work for student learning

EDWEB.NET PRESENTS PAJAMA P.D. WITH TECH EDUCATOR AND PD SPECIALIST RACHEL LANGENHORST

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NOON:
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING: KINDNESS IN THE CLASSROOM 
Learn about Random Acts of Kindness week and all the wonderful free curriculum activities
TALKING CIVICS EDUCATION WITH LOUISE DUBE OF I-CIVICS
ITS CTE MONTH
iCEV presents ACTE manager of Public Affairs Jarrod Nagurka and Kevin Oshinskie, Project Manager 
 
 
ENGAGING STUDENTS THROUGH GAME BASED LEARNING
Jon Cassie returns. His last show with me was terrific so he has to be even better this time. Jon is a Director of Innovation and Learning in California
 
A VISIT WITH HOPE STREET GROUP
Teachers on teaching and working with central admin  with TN Hope Street Fellows
 
 
 INTERDISCIPLINARY  SCIENCE EDUCATION WITH
President and Past President  Ellen Ebert and Peter McLaren respectively
on K-12 science education
 
 
 
A NEW REPORT ON TEACHER EVALUATIONS
Elizabeth Ross of NCTQ on their new report  about administrative support to produce the best educators.
 
DESIGN THINKING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF  FAILURE
Smartbrief brings us KY teacher Kristi Hodges on ‘design thinking” and learning by failing  from her award winning post!
 
 
MENTORING WOMEN TO LEADERSHIP
THEE EDUCATOR’S ROLE
Two of the very best superintendents in the country join us, 
 
 
 
SCHOOL SAFETY  K-12
Mo Canady, director of NASRO on the upcoming School Safety Leadership Summit
 
 
THE UNLEARNING LEADER
Thoughts on Superintendency and School Leadership from
 IL Supt’s Nick Polyak and Mike Lubelfeld about their new book
 
 
EDUCATION TODAY
Editor in Chief of EdCircuit.com, returning guest Charles Sosnik…well, returns.
Always a great show
 
DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS
Discovery’s S.V.P Bob Onsi on the creation and development of “Techbooks”
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JANUARY 2017

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR TECH SCHOOLS

Rich Bagin of NSPRA is our guest along with Shane Haggerty,NSPRA Board member

 and Communications Director at Tolles Career and Technology Center in Plain City, OH

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ADDRESSING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SHORTAGES

Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt-Strobach and Dr Eric Rossen from the

 National Association of School Psychologists join us.

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TEACHING THE WHOLE TEEN

Practices that Promote Success and Resilience in School and Life to be discussed with 

authors Jeff Benson and Rachel Polliner

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CHARTER SCHOOLS AND A NEW ADMINISTRATION

Returning Guest Nina Rees, CEO of The National Alliance for Public Charter schools on what we can expect regarding charters under ESSA, The Trump Administration and School Choice

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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK with a chat on SCHOOL CHOICE

Always a good show with NCEA…with guests CEO Tom Burnford and our old buddy Heather Gossart. Hear what’s happening via NCEA.

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PUBLIC SCHOOL INNOVATIONS NATIONWIDE

The man in the catbird seat joins us, Executive Director of the association of Educational Associations,Learning First Alliance, Rich Long  with special guest NASSP‘s Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti

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THE TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION : 

CREATING COLLEGE AND CAREER READY STUDENTS

Thanks to Discovery Education, we have  Dr Katherine Bihr of Tiger’s Foundation with a curriculum available with  interactive resources, designed for grades 6-12, to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications in college access and STEM learning.

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SCIENCE SAFETY Pre K-12

The expert, returning guest Ken Roy, Chief Safety Compliance Office at NSTA and 

Environmental Health Director/Chemical Safety at Glastonbury CT schools

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A HOW-TO ON DIFFICULT DIALOG  and

GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING IN THE CLASSROOM

Great resources and ideas for teachers from Generation Global

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AASA presents a show on 

THE ROLE OF HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

With February being African-American History Month, we have 

Dr Joyce Payne of The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and

 John Feming, CEO of Black Educational Events.  Cool show, indeed

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  THE AFRICAN AMERICAN READ IN

Hosted by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE 

Thanks NCTE… Black History Month approaches and we have  Michelle Rankins, Assistant Professor, English, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio  and ELA teacher/adjunct professor Jeanette Toomer  speak on the important subject of your participation

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SCHOOL BOARDS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CHANGING TIMES 
 National School Boards Association president Miranda Beard  for a chat on equity in education, the role of school boards in public education … and the new Presidential administration
 
 
CREATING MODERN DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Discovery Education’s VP of Digital Learning, Dr Mark Edwards bring with him
  two Canadian Ass’t Superintendents, Tim Cusack and Corine Gannon
 
 
ENGLISH TEACHER to TECH COACH to  ASPIRING ADMINISTRATOR
Let’s take the journey with SMARTBRIEF  award winning educator Adam Schoenbart
 and we’ll talk about his winning post on his blog
 
THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION FOR EDUCATORS FROM PBS
Returning guest Cyrisse Jaffe from WGBH‘s Education Department  on The Masterpiece Collection on PBS Learning Media ( Masterpiece is produced by Boston’s WGBH) with a look at the new series VICTORIA.
 
MEDIA LITERACY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM
The nationally recognized expert Frank W. Baker returns.  
Learn how to use the Oscars and The Super Bowl as teaching tools for literacy,
 how to address fake news ..and more 
 
 
TEACHING THE SCIENCE AND DANGERS OF UNDERAGE DRINKING
Learn about the new digital tools, geared toward middle school from 
Responsibilty.org and their CEO Ralph Blackman
 
 
 
CIVICS EDUCATION , SOCIAL STUDIES AND A CHANGING PRESIDENCY 2017
My favorite Civics/SocialStudies triad returns…
Michelle Herczog , from L.A. County Office of Education, 
and Kamy Akhavan, CEO of Procon.org
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES
The Unsung Heroes of Educational Purchasing
Joan Wade , AESA Executive Director and Association President Jerry Maze join me for a great discussion
 
 
E RATES WORK
USE THEM AND GET WHAT YOUR DISTRICT DESERVES
starring Cathy Cruzan, President of Funds for Learning and
LaShona Dickerson, Tech Director  at Lafayette (LA) Parish School System
 
 
 
CLOSING THE POVERTY/LEARNING GAP WITH A GREAT PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH
From  beautiful St. George, Utah, right by Zion National park,, Kathy Peterson,Title 1 Director joins us. 
 
LETS STOP ALL KIDS FROM FAILING
Author/Educator  Mike Maloney (Canadian National Literacy Educator award winner)
is our guest on conquering the failure rate of 30-35% of our students
 
 
THE ARTISAN TEACHING MODEL FOR INSTRUCTIONAL LITERACY
ASCD author Dave Krulwich on working together to improve your teaching and the results thereof by using an artisan model for teacher development
 
 
 
 
 
SUPTS…SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS IN EDUCATION IN THE NEW YEAR
Two great IL Superintendents, Mike Lubelfeld of Deerfield and Nick Polyak of Leyden HS District 212, two of the founding members of AASA’s Digital Consortium on best practices for districts using digital media.
 
CERTIFICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Agricultural education offers many great STEM careers to students. Dusty Moore of CEV Multimedia, Erin Gorter of The South Coast Region Ag Ed Program and teacher Lauren Peterson from King CityHS in CA are our guests.
 
 
 
 
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Pete Janhunen, a Principal of The Fratelli Group, an award winning communications firm based in DC providing strategic guidance and training  for education groups and leaders.
 
 
 

IF I HAD OGMENT ,I’D STILL BE IN THE CLASSROOM

PERSPECTIVES FROM A FORMER EDUCATOR ON A BREAKTHROUGH CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 

OGMENT makes teacher’s work easier and makes learning better. Proving it, we have Meg Jackson, former high school history teacher and  current Ogment Lead Trainer, Johanna Wetmore,  co-founder of EvoText and Ogment 

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A NEW APP FOR TEACHERS TO CURATE AND COLLABORATE
Former KY Teacher of the Year and returning guest Ashley Lamb-Sinclair , about CURIO LEARNING
 
GREAT TO GREATER SCHOOLS
Dr. Doug Reeves and his research on “Great to Greater Schools
 
MAKE 2017 YOUR TEACHER POWERED YEAR
Educators Rebekah King and Liz Seubert on THE TEACHER POWERED SCHOOLS initiative from The Center for Teaching Quality & Education Evolving and their upcoming conference
 
 
STEM ENRICHMENT IN AFRICA
Cool show with Mark Gelfand , founder of STEM SYNERGY, introducing and teaching young ladies and boys in Ethiopia, South Sudan and other East African nations
 
 
 
THE STATE OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN 2017
Dr. Lawrence Paska, the new Executive Director of NCSS , is our guest…
opportunities and strategies for the new year.
 
 
WE WELCOME THE NEW ASCA SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR
Congrats to our guest , Michigan’s Terri Tchorzynski,  on the counselor’s 
role in career and college readiness
 
 
LEADING SCHOOL CHANGE IN CHANGING TIMES
Former Ed Tech Director in Klein, TX…Educator/author Ann McMullan , author of 
 
 
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Returning guest, Dr. B. Grace Bullock, CEO and Founder of The Internat’l Science and Education Alliance, on the role of mindfulness in education and in our schools.Her new book is ‘Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success’