Episode #269: Grace Stevens

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

A former corporate girl, Grace quit VP life to pursue her dream job as a public school teacher. After 20 years in the classroom, she now focuses full-time on helping educators have a more positive teaching experience. Grace combines her signature mantra, “Your energy teaches more than your lesson plans,” with two decades of study in behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and … Read More

Show 138: Enhancing Instruction and Student Engagement with PearDeck

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Amber Trout is an experienced educator who navigated her career through different experiences and leveraged her expertise to support her colleagues and teachers best. She gravitated towards educational technology to create the best learning experiences for her students. One of the leading criteria for ed-tech should be ease of use. It should make the life of a teacher easier or … Read More

Episode #242: Grayson McKinney & Zach Rondot 

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Grayson McKinney & Zach Rondot are co-authors of The Expert Effect: A Three-Part System to Break down the Walls of Your Class Grayson McKinney is an elementary educator from East Grand Rapids, Michigan who is known for his innovative approaches to teaching and learning and is a true agent for change. Co-author of The Expert Effect: A Three-Part System to Break Down the … Read More

Episode #241: Brian Zevotek

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

As a 25+ year veteran teacher, Brian has served many roles from Middle School Science teacher to Department Chair, Instructional Technology Specialist, STEM Coach, and PBL Coach. In 2012, he was one of ten teachers honored as National Teacher Innovators by PBS and The Henry Ford Foundation. He became a two-time author in April 2022 with his new book, Recalculating! and his … Read More

Show 99: Relationships MATTER and they WILL Impact Academic Success

Ken EhrmannpowerED Up Podcast

Dr. Nancy Miles is a grounded, authentic, passionate educator always setting forth to do best by students.  She has a diverse experience in teaching almost every elementary grade-level and her seasoned approach is apparent in this episode.  She is all in on relationships and student-centered learning.  She showcases how we can focus on the behavioral expectations of choice and allow … Read More