Episode #1: James Divine

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James Divine is a middle school band + orchestra teacher in Colorado Springs, CO. He has 22 years’ experience teaching music. When he isn’t teaching, he is a professional speaker, has written 4 books, plays saxophone at local venues and is the host of the Music Educators Podcast. He also has many funny YouTube videos featuring Papa Jimmy and Jimmy … Read More

Episode #8: Hans Appel

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Hans Appel is an Educator, Speaker, Podcaster, Director of Culture of @teachbetterteam, Co-Creator @awculture, and Author of #AwardWinningCulture, the perfect tool for building whole child intentionality and action through kindness, empathy, and service. Hans has worked as a counselor in the Richland School District for the past 19 years. 2 years ago, Hans launched his own blog about School Culture … Read More

Episode #10: Phyllis Fagel

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Phyllis Fagel has worked in both public and private schools with students in grades K-12. She currently works full time as the school counselor for Sheridan School in Washington, D.C. and provides therapy to children, teens and adults in private practice. Phyllis is the author of “Middle School Matters” and a journalist. She’s a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, … Read More

Episode #45: Jessica Cabeen

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Jessica Cabeen was named the 2017 Minnesota Principal of the Year. Jessica is the Principal of Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota. She is the author of “Leading with Grace”, “Hacking Early Learning”, “Unconvential Leadership” & co-author of “Balance like a Pirate”. Follow Jessica on Twitter/IG @jessicacabeen & FB: principalinbalance  Visit her website: www.jessicacabeen.com to sign up for her monthly … Read More

Episode #49: Unlock the Middle

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Unlock the Middle are two proud middle school principals co-hosting a videocast to celebrate and unlock all that is special about middle school. They live in Dudley/Charlton, MA. They are Chris Starczewski and Dean Packard. They get excited helping students, educators and parents learn and grow. Their videocast, Unlock The Middle, airs live on Sunday nights at 8pm (EST) on … Read More