Season 3, Episode 7 of FocusED with Horacio Sanchez #FocusED

Season 3, Episode 7 of FocusED with Horacio Sanchez #FocusED

Author Horacio Sanchez Joins FocusED to Discuss How Teachers and School Leaders Can Build an Environment that Promotes Resiliency

This is Season 3, Episode 7 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Horacio Sanchez. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Horacio says about overcoming the impact of poverty in schools, specifically what teachers and leaders can do to build an environment that promotes resiliency. 

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Horacio Sanchez Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners

Horacio Sanchez is a highly sought-after speaker and educational consultant, helping schools learn to apply neuroscience to improve educational outcomes.  He presents on diverse topics such as overcoming the impact of poverty, improving school climate, engaging in brain-based instruction, and addressing issues related to implicit bias. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on resiliency and applied brain science.

Horacio has been a teacher, administrator, clinician, mental health director, and consultant to school districts across the United States. Horacio sits on the True Health Initiative Council of Directors, a coalition of more than 250 world-renowned health experts, committed to educating on proven principles of lifestyle as medicine. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Education Revolution, which applies brain science to improve instruction, behaviors, and school climate. His new book, The Poverty Problem, explains how education can promote resilience and counter poverty’s impact on brain development and functioning.

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Show Notes from FocusED with Horacio Sanchez

Horacio talks about the connection between what we know about the brain and how poverty impacts the functioning of the brain, including memorization and learning. 

Horacio wastes no time jumping into the practical use of evidence-based strategies. Maximizing sensory inputs during learning leads to better retention. 

Daily music practice and repetition in older students can increase their brain function. 

We have to incorporate movement in our lessons. It’s one of the most powerful sensory inputs that we can group together with the content of the lesson. 

When we teach teachers how to teach using brain research, we must model the practices, not just talk about them. 

Truly believing that you have competency is a protective factor. The only academic protective factor is reading. Schools need to design the environment with every protective factor possible, like getting along with others. 

Students from poverty observe negative queuing more than positive queuing. Teachers need to be more intentional with positive queuing. 

Try to make every aspect of the school experiential, even lunch. 

Sanchez mentions the need to read the research, not just books. 

Empathy is the foundation for…

Horacio suggests more unplugging and single-task activities. 

Horacio plans to write a book called, The neuroscience of Leadership. We can’t wait for that one.

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Season 3, Episode 6 of FocusED with Eric Sheninger #FocusED

Season 3, Episode 6 of FocusED with Eric Sheninger #FocusED

Author Eric Sheninger Joins FocusED to Discuss What it Means to Prepare Learners for Their Future

This is Season 3, Episode 6 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Eric Sheninger. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Eric says about comfort being the enemy of growth and so much more.

Eric Sheninger Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners

Eric Sheninger is an Associate Partner with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this, he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement. 

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. As a result, Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker. His main focus is using research and evidence-based practices to empower learners, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally in the digital age. 

Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgments for his work. He is a CDE Top 30 award recipient, Bammy Award winner, NASSP Digital Principal Award winner, PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient, winner of Learning Forward’s Excellence in Professional Practice Award, Google Certified Innovator, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar. He has authored and co-authored the following books: 

Learning Transformed: 8 Keys for Designing Tomorrow’s Schools Today

Uncommon Learning: Creating School That Work for Kids

Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times

What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science

BrandED: Tell your Story, Build Relationships, and Empower Learning

Communicating and Connecting with Social Media: Essentials for Principals 

Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future 

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Season 3, Episode 5 of FocusED with Marck Abraham #FocusED

Season 3, Episode 5 of FocusED with Marck Abraham #FocusED

This is Season 3, Episode 5 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Marck Abraham. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Marck says about creating cultures of success for all students. 

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Marck Abraham Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners

 

Dr. Abraham is a transformational leader with a wealth of experience in urban education. He is committed to providing a world-class educational experience that ensures all students achieve their goals of post-secondary college and fulfilling careers. His mission has been to create environments that assist students to reach their maximum potential in life. 

 

With more than ten years of experience in education, he currently serves as the principal of McKinley High School. He successfully oversees the daily workings of the largest CTE schools in Buffalo, which is the second-largest urban school district in NY. 

 

At McKinley, he has shown success by increasing graduation rates, decreasing negative behaviors within the school, raising teacher expectations, providing instructional focus to schools, and increasing parental involvement.

 

Marck’s school has been recognized as an NYS Black Male Graduation Rate Model School and NYS CTE Model School. He was named Principal of the Year in 2018 and established the first Buffalo Urban Teacher Academy. He’s the author of What Success Looks Like: Increasing High School Graduation Rates among Males of Color

 

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Show Notes from Our FocusED Episode with Marck Abraham

Marck started by talking about the crisis with black male graduation rates and how his book is meant to help others achieve the results that he did when he was a high school principal. 

 

Marck talked about seeing students through the lens of culture rather than color. 

 

You have to have a clear understanding of your data. ~ Dr. Marck Abraham 

 

Marck talks about setting high realistic goals using the data. 

 

The resistance that we must overcome is when our educators say things like “we care about the kids, not the numbers.” Marck says we need to be hard on the data and easy on the people. 

 

If Marck was going to improve the student experience in every school, he would increase student voice and make sure that school is fun. 

 

Marck talked about a goal to have black males graduating at the same rates as their counterparts. 

 

Dr. Abraham mentions Reframing Organizations as a book that every educator should read. 

 

Don’t miss what he says about understanding different theoretical frameworks. 

 

It’s hard to know anyone else if you don’t know yourself. ~ Dr. Marck Abraham 

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Season 3, Episode 4 of FocusED with Lorea Martinez #FocusED

Season 3, Episode 4 of FocusED with Lorea Martinez #FocusED

This is Season 3, Episode 4 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Lorea Martinez. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss Lorea describe her HEART model for teaching with SEL and so much more. 

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Lorea Martinez Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners

 

Dr. Lorea Martínez Pérez is the award-winning founder of HEART in Mind Consulting, a company dedicated to helping schools and organizations integrate Social Emotional Learning in their practices, products, and learning communities. She has worked with schools, districts, and organizations to guide SEL implementation efforts, including training teachers and leadership teams, and provided guidance to educational technology and media companies to help them integrate SEL in their products.

An educator who has worked with children and adults internationally, Dr. Martínez is a faculty member at Columbia University Teachers College, educating aspiring principals in Emotional Intelligence. She has conducted extensive research in the SEL field with a focus on SEL implementation, principals’ Emotional Intelligence, teacher preparation, and school climate. She frequently blogs about how to incorporate SEL in teaching practices, leadership, and parenting.

She received her Doctor of Philosophy, magna cum laude, in Quality and Innovation in Education from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2014, she was awarded the American Education Research Association Graduate Student Award for Excellence in SEL Research from the SEL Special Interest Group.

Dr. Martínez started her career as a special education teacher and administrator. A native of the Costa Brava in Spain, she currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.

Buy her book, Teaching with the HEART in Mind: A Complete Educator’s Guide to Social Emotional Learning

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Show Notes from Our FocusED Episode with Lorea Martinez

 

Lorea talked about being a special education teacher and all that needs to be done to support students, including their coping skills. She wrote the book because she realized that we’re not spending enough time on social and emotional learning to support students. 

She talked about how SEL is often misunderstood in terms of implementation. 

Joe asked about the entry point for SEL work. Lorea said it must be entered in any way possible. 

Lorea explains the HEART acronym and its alignment to CASEL

She lays out three easy steps to infuse SEL into any lesson plan. Every teacher can use this information. 

 

Don’t miss what she says about brain breaks and movement for our learners. 

 

Always have an SEL goal for your lesson plan in addition to your academic goal. ~ Lorea Martinez

 

We need a common understanding in our education community in terms of exactly what we mean by SEL when we’re planning for ourselves and our students. 

Lorea talked about nurturing students’ strengths to help them discover their path forward in life. 

 

She discussed the false dichotomy about relationships and academics and that they aren’t two things but rather one together. 

 

Lorea mentioned The Learning Policy Institute as a place she goes for practical research. She also pointed to Facing History and Ourselves as a resource for teachers and leaders.

 

Lorea mentioned two books that she’s reading:

Once I Was You by Maria Hinojosa 

Fierce Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff

 

She wants to see a book written that compiles educators’ success stories with SEL. 

 

We cannot teach what we do not practice. ~ Lorea Martinez 

 

Maybe this is her next book: Educator Success Stories Using Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom: 50 Tips, Tricks, Resources, and Anecdotes for Successful SEL Implementation 

 

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Season 3, Episode 3 of FocusED with Jethro Jones

Season 3, Episode 3 of FocusED with Jethro Jones

This is Season 3, Episode 3 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Jethro Jones. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Jethro has to say about students learning faster, better, and more. 

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Jethro Jones Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners

Jethro Jones is the 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, former principal, and current host of the Transformative Principal podcast. He is also the founder of The Center for Cyberethics, an independent, non-partisan educational institute dedicated to the study and promotion of cyberethics. 

Jethro is the author of the book, SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves! He currently helps principals, schools, and districts find simple solutions to complex problems. Jethro has worked as a principal at all K-12 levels, and he has served the profession in several roles, including his work in a prison school, as a district coach, as the distance learning team lead, and as an English teacher.

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Show Notes: FocusED with Jethro Jones

Jethro’s leadership hierarchy: 

Warm body–it sucks but sometimes you just need someone in the role

Manager–takes care of process and programs 

Leader–has a vision for the school 

Designer–someone who is designing the environment and adapts the school to meet the needs of the community as groups change over time

Becoming a designer is likely getting fit; you don’t do it all at once. ~ Jethro Jones 

Jethro: “The best way to develop empathy is to experience what others are going through.” Jethro suggests shadowing a student in your school to see what their day is like. 

Jethro says that teacher feedback and improving instruction is about working with each individual teacher and not making bold statements to everyone because of one thing you say in a single classroom. 

Jethro mentions Atomic Habits by James Clear, he talks about what Amy Fast did in her school to find out about the student experience, and he recommended a book called The Coaching Habit by Michael Stanier. 

Jethro brings up The Conscience Code by Richard Shell, which was an awesome connection because we just interviewed Richard on our OneThingSeries. 

Jethro’s goal is to impact 100 million students’ lives by supporting principals in schools. His next book will uncover the secrets that he has learned in over 450 podcast interviews with school leaders. 

Don’t miss his work at transformativeprincipal.com

The next step for a great leader, as Jethro explained, is to ask people how they can contribute to the vision.

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FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular focus for teachers and school leaders so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.

This episode was brought to you by GhostBed, a family-owned business of sleep experts with 20+ years of experience. With 30K+ 5-star reviews, you can’t go wrong with GhostBed. Their mattresses are handcrafted, and they come with a 101-night-at-home-sleep trial. For a limited time, you can get 30% by using our code — SH302 — at checkout. And, even if you tell someone about GhostBed, you can earn a $100 referral reward. Go to Ghostbed.com today and use SH302 at checkout. 

Season 3, Episode 2 with Jeffrey Benson #FocusED

Season 3, Episode 2 with Jeffrey Benson #FocusED

Author Jeffrey Benson Joins FocusED to Discuss How Educators Can Improve Every Lesson Plan with SEL

This is Season 3, Episode 2 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Jeffrey Benson. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Jeffrey has to say about improving the student experience in every classroom. 

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Jeffrey Benson Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners

Jeffrey Benson has worked in almost every school context with over 40 years of experience in the field of education: as a teacher in elementary, middle, and high schools; as an instructor in undergraduate and graduate programs; as an administrator in day and residential schools. 

He has studied and worked side-by-side with national leaders in the fields of special education, learning theory, trauma and addiction, school reform, advisory programs, math curriculum, adult development, and conflict resolution. 

His books include Improve Every Lesson Plan with SEL, Hanging In: Strategies for Working with the Students Who Challenge Us Most, and Ten Steps for Managing Change in Schools.

The core of Jeffrey Benson’s work is in understanding how people learn, the starting point for everything that schools should do.

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