Episode #27: Danny Brassell

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Affectionately known as “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.,” Dr. Danny Brassell (www.DannyBrassell.com) has held a variety of titles and worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, but he has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher. He is a best-selling author of 16 books, including Leadership Begins with Motivation and The Reading Makeover, based on his … Read More

What Are Book Deserts?

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: A book desert is defined as a “geographic area with limited access to age-appropriate books, print materials and reading culture.”  Reading requires time and access to materials. Students have a right to quality, diverse, and robust selections of books. Consider representation in reading materials. Readers who can see themselves in books are more likely to pick up more books. What is … Read More

Episode #102: Melissa Lowry

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Melissa Lowry is a sought after education and parenting coach with over 20 years of experience as a teacher, curriculum director, and school principal. She is the founder of Melissa Lowry Education Coaching, a consulting firm that provides distance/virtual learning coaching services for students in grades K-12, organizes and manages home learning plans, works with students to develop strong executive … Read More

Episode #118: Unlocking the True Potential in Kids with Dr. Daniel Fried

Barbara BrayRethinking Learning Podcast

Episode #118: Unlocking the True Potential in Kids with Dr. Daniel Fried

 Dr. Daniel Fried is Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Saint Peters University, has developed new methods and content for chemistry education in K-12 that incorporates pedagogies from Daniel’s background in music and art. It’s very visual, tactile, and kids learn the concepts in a way that mirrors how students learn musical instruments. What or who inspired you to focus … Read More