123: Personal and Authentic. – Thomas C Murray chats with us about being personal and authentic, and designing learning experiences that impact a lifetime.

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Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, Tom Murray, chats with us about being personal and authentic, and designing learning experiences that impact a lifetime.

Tom shares how we can create an environment where people actually want to be, the importance of taking care yourself, and why you are a leader no matter what your title is.

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Episode Highlights

  • 1:38 – Talking about our November #TeachBetter Challenge.
  • 6:26 – Previewing the episode with Tom Murray
  • 10:57 – Tom introduces himself.
  • 13:15 – What to expect from Tom’s new book, “Personal  & Authentic.”
  • 16:43 – How do we create a culture of learning?
  • 20:34 – Talking about leveraging tools and spaces to amplify learning. How do we rethink the tools and spaces we have?
  • 30:51 – Rae turns Tom against Jeff.
  • 31:14 – Tom’s advice for teachers who want to create a legacy that impacts a lifetime.
  • 35:00 – Listen to learn how you can win a copy of Tom’s new book!
  • 36:13 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
    • 39:10 – Looking back at Tom’s answers on Episode 4.
  • 40:47 – How to connect with Tom.

Thomas’s Recommendations

  • EdTech Tool: Voxer
  • Book: Anything by Dave Ramsey
  • Who to Follow on Instagram: @RosaIsiah, @k_shelton
  • YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Inky Johnson
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Taking time to pause and reflect.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: “This job is about loving and caring about kids. Everything else is secondary.”

Links to Connect With Thomas

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