75: Make It Matter – Bradford Hubbard shares the early lesson he learned about relationships, why we need to celebrate all wins, and the event that changed the way he looks at his responsibilities.

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Assistant superintendent, Bradford Hubbard, talks with us about the importance of focusing on equity and social emotional learning, his mission to ignite passion and discovery in every student, and embracing the idea of creating an environment where all kids feel welcomed, and heard, and seen, and loved.

Brad shares the early lesson he learned about relationships, why we need to celebrate all wins, and the event that changed the way he looks at his responsibilities.

Episode Highlights

  • 0:36 – Shoutout to Jess Hamilton for providing Rae’s descriptive word today.
  • 1:39 – Jeff embarrasses Rae by complimenting how hard she works.
  • 6:42 – Rae asks Jeff if he’ll pay for her coffee, because apparently this podcast is the right time to ask about company expenses…<rolls eyes>
  • 7:18 – Previewing the episode with Bradford Hubbard.
  • 10:57 – Brad introduces himself.
  • 14:27 – Brad’s failure: Missing the fact that building relationships is the fundamental piece of education.
  • 19:50 – Recalling Jimmy Casas’s father’s advice to him: “When you walk into a room, make sure you leave that room with more energy than when you found it.” From episode #19 with Jimmy Casas.
  • 21:26 – Brad’s success: Having a student hold up their Challenge Coin he had given him 2.5 years earlier, and the student then posted on Instagram how that receiving that coin was one of his most memorable moments from high school.
  • 29:06 – What’s got Brad excited about education right now: The idea of working toward and being explicit about out goals with respect to equity.
  • 32:42 – Brad’s advice to teachers: 1) Continue to build your Professional Learning Network (PLN); and 2) Tread lightly, because in every interaction, we are walking upon people’s dreams and futures. We can fundamentally change the trajectory of a student’s experience, perspective, and live.
  • 36:47 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 39:25 – How to connect with Brad.

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