Tiny Teachers | Episode 24 with Roots of Empathy

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Roots of Empathy (ROE) is a unique and impactful social-emotional literacy program reaching over 1 million young people globally. Created by Canadian educator and child advocate Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy leverages the influence of a local family and their baby, who is four months old at the start of the program. Parent and baby visit an elementary classroom once … Read More

Episode 23 | Featuring Hedreich Nichols

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Hedreich Nichols is a curriculum designer and Middle Years Program district edtech lead from North Texas. She is also an author and equity consultant helping teachers and districts amplify the voices of all students. With her Cherry Lake Publishing equity series books, What is Anti-racism? and What is the Black Lives Matter Movement?, as well as her upcoming Solution Tree title … Read More

Episode 22 | Featuring Craig Randall

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Craig Randall‘s experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal set him up perfectly to develop a model of teacher observation focused on building trusting relationships that spark teaching and learning growth. As the author of Trust-Based Observations, Craig is on a mission to change the world of teacher observations to a model of support that fosters risk-taking, innovation, and … Read More

Episode 21 | Featuring Dr. Jeffry Prickett

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Dr. Jeffry Prickett is a school leader, author of the forthcoming book, Becoming Principal, and the 2021 Illinois High School Principal of the Year. Jeff serves as principal of McHenry High School in McHenry, Illinois, USA. Jeff also has experience as an assistant principal, dean of students and classroom teacher. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Judson University, a Master’s Degree … Read More

Episode 20 | Featuring Alix Maffin-Pirie

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Alix Maffin-Pirie is an enthusiastic English Language Arts teacher in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She is a proud firefighter’s wife, rescue-dog mama, lover of the outdoors, board games, corny jokes, and a life long learner. Alix knew from a young age she wanted to be a teacher. Perhaps playing “classroom” in her basement was the first clue she’d found her calling! … Read More