The Well-Rounded Educator

DESE Podcasts

Join Joel Lookadoo, 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, on the podcast that looks to serve the whole educator. In education, we hope to see students growing to high levels of learning and to inspire students to become the best they can be. However, for student learning to be at a high level, educators must daily be at their best and always improving. We know that our lives are interconnected, in and out of the classroom, which is why we must know more than just our academic content.

Join Joel and his guests as they have intriguing discussions on a variety of topics that help us all grow into becoming well-rounded educators.

Produced by Donnie Lee
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
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Episodes

Episode 12:  Elevating the Profession: National Board Certification
16-11-2020
Episode 12: Elevating the Profession: National Board Certification
Episode 12: Elevating the Profession: National Board Certification Show Description: Gail Hudson, National Board Certified Teacher and 2020 Nevada Teacher of the Year, discusses how the national board process is more than just a certification but is a learning experience. She talks about the importance of reflective practices and letting students see teachers have a growth mindset. Guest BioGail Hudson, 2020 Nevada Teacher of the Year, is a National Board Certified Teacher with 32-years of instructional leadership experience. Currently a fifth-grade teacher at John R. Hummel Elementary with Clark County School District in Nevada, Hudson trains for the district Equity and Diversity Department; facilitating at district, state, and national levels. She leads as a facilitator for Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute: Empowering Teachers as Leaders & Learners. Additionally, Hudson is a founding member of the inaugural National Board Network of Accomplished Minoritized Educators (@NBCTNAME): https://www.facebook.com/NBCTNAME/Hudson holds a Master in Administration and Supervision, Master in Curriculum andInstruction, Bachelor of Science in Education, and endorsements in reading and English as a Second Language (ESL).Links/Resources:National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Website - contains information on what National Board Certification is all about and how to get started in the process: https://www.nbpts.org/State Financial Incentive Chart - information on incentives for NBCTs by state: https://www.nbpts.org/wp-content/uploads/state_incentive_chart.pdfArticle Written by Joel Lookadoo for the National Board Blog "The Standard": https://www.nbpts.org/first-believe-then-achieve/Joel Lookadoo social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2020ATOYInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/2020atoyTwitter: https://twitter.com/CoachLookadooProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 11:  If You Were My Principal...
09-11-2020
Episode 11: If You Were My Principal...
Episode 11: If You Were My Principal...Episode Description: Joel shares 5 leadership ideas that have come up in conversations with educators that could help support teachers during the 20-21 school year. There are many challenges this year, but with leaders who are recognizing the work being accomplished, providing strategic feedback, simply being human we will come out stronger and improve education. Guest Bio: Joel Lookadoo is the host of The Well-Rounded Educator Podcast and the 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. He is a National Board Certified Teacher in High School Mathematics. Lookadoo has also facilitated professional development on teaching English Language Learners, standards-based grading, and building high performing PLCs. Resources/Links: Joel Lookadoo social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2020ATOYInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/2020atoyTwitter: https://twitter.com/CoachLookadooDaring Greatly - Brene Brown: https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592408419The Energy Bus - Jon Gordon: https://www.amazon.com/Energy-Bus-Rules-Fuel-Positive/dp/0470100281/ref=sr_1_1?crid=33APUXUQX43JW&dchild=1&keywords=jon+gordon+energy+bus&qid=1604410513&sprefix=jon+gordon+energy+bus%2Cstripbooks%2C197&sr=8-1v5 Levels of Leadership - John Maxwell Blog (He has a book by the same title but this is a short read that serves as a quick summary): https://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/the-5-levels-of-leadership1/Produced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 10:  Overcoming the Expectation Gap in Literacy
02-11-2020
Episode 10: Overcoming the Expectation Gap in Literacy
Episode 10: Overcoming the Expectation Gap in LiteracyShow Description - Pamela Criss, a literacy instructional coach in Little Rock, Arkansas, discusses the evolution of literacy instruction. Joel and Pamela talk about making grade-level content accessible for all students, a gap in expectations for different populations of students, and how teachers must be a community of learners.Brief Bio - Pamela Criss is a K-5 multi-site literacy instructional coach with the Little Rock School District, K-6th R.I.S.E. Trainer of Teachers with the Arkansas Department of Education. In addition, she’s an adjunct and APPEL (Arkansas Professional Pathway to Educator Licensure) instructor in the Teacher Education program at Philander Smith College. Pamela earned her BSE in Early Childhood/Deaf Education from University of Arkansas at Little Rock, MS in Rehab Counseling with an emphasis in deafness from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, MEd in Educational Leadership from Harding University and completed an ESOL Program of Study from Arkansas Tech University. Links/Resources: RISE - Reading Initiative in Arkansas http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/learning-services/r.i.s.e.-arkansasJoel Lookadoo social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2020ATOYInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/2020atoyTwitter: https://twitter.com/CoachLookadooProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 7:  Virtual Ed: Survive or Thrive - Part 2
12-10-2020
Episode 7: Virtual Ed: Survive or Thrive - Part 2
Hear about the reality of virtual teaching from a teacher’s perspective as three state teachers of the year Cara Lougheed (MI), Takeru Nagayoshi (MA), and Rebecca Vitelli (DE) stop by to discuss the challenges, the importance of family engagement, and why education cannot be viewed solely through an academic lens. Guest Bio:Cara Lougheed (LAW-heed) has taught English Language Arts and history for 21 years in Rochester Community Schools and is the 2019-2020 Michigan teacher of the year. She has taught multiple levels of English, from remediation to Advanced Placement courses, as well as United States and World History. Over the years, Cara has been a Social Studies teacher leader, a building Activities Director, union building representative, and a national delegate representing Rochester at the NEA Representative Assembly each summer. She believes a teacher never stops learning, and that every educator must seek ways to grow and embrace equity in the classroom and beyond.Takeru Nagayoshi is the 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year and teaches AP English in New Bedford, MA. An education equity advocate, Takeru leverages his teaching experiences to publish op-eds, coach teachers, and lend his voice to multiple panels, committees, and advisory groups. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with an honors B.A. in international relations and from Boston University with a M.Ed in Curriculum and Teaching.Rebecca Vitelli is a preschool special education teacher at the Colonial Early Education Program (CEEP) in New Castle, Delaware and is the 2020 Delaware Teacher of the Year. She works with typically developing peers and students with autism and moderate to severe health and cognitive needs to provide an exceptional individualized early learning experience. Her firm belief that every child has an innate drive and extraordinary ability to learn guides her inclusive practice. Links/Resources:Joel Lookadoo social media Facebook and Instagram: @2020ATOY and @2020ATOYTwitter: @CoachLookadooProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts