Episode #124 – Touch the Heart Before You Can Reach the Brain with Hal Roberts

Barbara BrayRethinking Learning Podcast

Episode #124- Touch the Heart Before the Brain with Hal Roberts

 Hal Roberts has had an amazing journey as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and educational consultant. He focuses on leadership and the relationship with wine. Yes, I said, wine. Hal is the author of Make Waves! and started Safe Harbor Academy as a school for kids with incarcerated parents. 

Background, where you grew up

Born and raised in Dallas, I was the baby of three, one brother who was very intelligent, and one sister. My mom would tell you I was the favorite. I was an average student and a strict rule follower. In a few classes, I was the teacher’s pet.

Your journey as an educator

Hal Roberts playing for the St. Louis CardinalsIn 1974, I played for the St. Louis Cardinals. After I was placed on waivers in the NFL, I began my teaching/coaching career. I began as 7th-grade health, history teacher, and coach.

I became the varsity football assistant and Athletic Director at college. After 20 years of coaching and teaching a wide variety of subjects, I got my first campus administrative job as principal in a 3-5 grade campus.

Author: Make Waves!

Make Waves! is all about leadership with the foundation of service, trust, integrity, humility, and building relationships. I tell people it took me about three years to write, six months to type it, put it on paper, and save it on my computer. The quote in this image is in my book and in one of my presentations talking about leadership.About leadership in book: Making Waves!

Hal’s Contact Information

Website: www.halroberts.net 
Email: hroberts@safeharboracademy.org –  pirate3314@gmail.com
Blog: pirateleader.blogspot.com
Twitter: @HalLRoberts
LinkedIn: Hal Roberts

Read More


Thank you for listening! I really appreciate you choosing to subscribe to my podcast to stay up to date on new episodes. Please rate my podcast and share it with your friends.
To learn more about Barbara’s story…



Episode #125_ Growing Empathy So We Connect with Joshua Freedman
Episode #124- Touch the Heart Before the Brain with Hal Roberts
Episode #123 - Empathy as our Superpower with Naomi Toland
Episode #122- Being an Advocate and Champion for Equity with Traci Browder
Episode #121- Being Brave Even in Uncertain Times
Episode #120: Many Gifts to Discover with Livia Chan
Episode #119: Bring Your Stories to Life with Tanya Gough
Episode #118: Unlocking the True Potential in Kids with Dr. Daniel Fried
Episode #117: Sparking Back a Love of Learning through Play with Katherine Mengardon
Episode #116: Evolving to Relentlessly Rethink Learning with Lainie Rowell
Episode #115: Listening Couragously with Juliana Tafur
Episode #114: Human-Centered Learning with Katherine Prince
Rethinking Learning Podcast Episode 112 with Rich Simpson
Rethinking Learning Podcast Episode 111 with Kendrick Thomas (KTTeeV)
Rethinking Learning Podcast Episode 110 with Chip Baker
Rethinking Learning Podcast Episode 109 with Tommaso Lana
Rethinking Learning Podcast Episode 108 with Joshua Stamper
_Rethinking Learning Podcast Episode 107 with Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler
Load More