The Wired Educator Podcast

The Wired Educator Podcast

The Wired Educator Podcast: Becoming a Better Educator Now So You Can Make a Greater Impact and Enjoy a Higher Quality Lifestyle. The Wired Educator Podcast will deliver content to help educators make a greater impact, be more productive, increase their efficiency, and improve their lifestyles. I really want to emphasize my love and passion for learning and teaching. I truly want to make a difference in the lives of students and help inspire the next generation of educators. I share methods that I have learned from some of the most amazing educators around the globe on how to become a better educator, while expanding their classroom as a writer, speaker, and professional. There will be many guests on the Wired Educator blog. Thank YOU for listening! This podcast will share what teachers have discovered "works" in and outside the classroom.


March 29, 2023 45 mins

WEP 232: Recalibrate Your Culture, An Interview with Jimmy Casas

Focus: Building a Positive School Culture: Insights from Jimmy Casas' New Book

As the Wired Educator podcast reaches its 232nd episode, host Kelly Croy welcomes a special guest, Jimmy Casas, a renowned educator, speaker, and author of the newly-released book, Recalibrate the Culture. In their conversation, Jimmy discusses the importance of school culture in shaping th...

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This is the Wired Educator Podcast episode 231. My interview with the authors of the book, 7 Mindshifts for School Leaders, authors Connie Hamilton, Dr. Joseph Jones, and Dr. TJ Vari. This episode will challenge your thinking and provide you with the tools you need to look at challenges in education in new ways and find better solutions. Buckle up. You are going to love this episode.

Connie Hamilton has served the field of educatio...

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast Episode, I interview Mike Johnston, educator, author, and poet. Mike is the author of You Are Poetry: How to See and Grow the Poet in Your Students and Yourself.

This is an enchanting, beautiful and helpful conversation for all educators in any grade and in any content area to take students learning and work to the highest level of understanding and expression possible. This interview i...

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In this 229th episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I have the pleasure of interviewing an amazing educational leader named Chris Jones. Chris is the author of a really powerful, leadership book titled Seeing to Lead. I had so much fun talking with Christ and I learned a ton. He delivers actionable steps to help anyone improve and I love his authenticity and fun spirit. This is a great interview for anyone in education that wants ...

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This is Episode 228 of The Wired Educator Podcast. I interview Zac Bauermaster about leadership, serving in every level of education, and his new book, Leading with a Humble Heart. This is a great interview for all. Enjoy

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Zac Bauermaster is an educational leader and author passionate about people. Zac’s mission field is public education. One of his main tag lines ...

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In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast I interview Dominic Helmstetter. He shares how he connects with students, makes his class relevant and engaging, and how EduProtocols helps him to make a difference as educator.

This is a fun episode. You can hear and feel Dominic's passion for teaching. You will also leave with actionable takeaways you could put to use immediately in your classroom.

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Welcome to the eighth season of The Wired Educator Podcast!

In this 226th episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Karen Robey. Karen is an amazing educational leader and innovator. She is one of my immediate go-to's when I need help, inspiration, an innovative perspective or honest feedback. She is a brilliant and kind. I am so excited to share her message with you!

In this episode Karen refers to curriculum as a bridge....

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview school psychologist, and SEL expert, Jillian McFarlan. 

You are going to love and laugh at the backstory of how this interview came about. It's hilarious. 

Click here to listen to my interview with Jillian McFarlan. 

We talk about: What really is SEL? Is it real? How do we do it? Why? What in the world is 'trauma informed education'? Why do we need it? What difference does ...

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I talk with the legend Ken Williams about Equity, What makes a successful PLC, the misconceptions and dangers of ability groupings, reaching the disengaged, and his new book Ruthless Equity. I love this interview and you will too.

Kenneth C. Williams shares his experience and expertise as a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, coach and consultant in leaders...

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In this 223rd episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I interview Dawn Harris about her new book, Plan Like a Pirate.

I absolutely love our conversation on designing meaningful experience for students, curriculum, fitting everything needed into education, what CRT is and isn't, and most importantly how to impact the lives of students. Dawn is brilliant and this episode will inspire and enchant you to become your personal best an...

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In this episode Rich Czyz and I talk about getting creative with professional learning opportunities, how to make professional learning not be too much on teacher's plates, and most importantly how to be a Rogue Leader in your district. Rich is amazing and I am so proud of all that we discuss to keep education fun and meaningful. Rich's insight to professional learning is second to none. This is an amazing listen.
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In this 221st episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Bryon Carpenter, an amazing educator, podcaster and thinker.

I love Bryon's positivity and intentional reflection on what he is learning. His ability to reflect, apply and share fascinates me. I am enchanted by his ability to wake early, get walking, learn from podcasts, reflect and share with the world. You will love Bryon too. He is a wonderful, authentic educator a...

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Are you feeling overwhelmed? Frustrated? Is your district enduring initiative fatigue? My two guests today are from Hawaii and the Netherlands, and they co-authored a book titled The Minimalist Teacher which can help all of us create a better work environment no matter what our role is an education may be. You are going to love

We talk about:

Why minimalism is needed in our educational lives and school culture.

The benefits of mini...

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This is the wired educator podcast episode 219. My interview with Amanda Fox and her books Teachingland: A Teachers Survival Guide to the Classroom Apocalypse and MarkerTown, an awesome children’s book. We talk about Canva, virtual reality, augmented reality,  book publishing, creation in the classroom and her amazing story of becoming an educator and more. Get ready to be inspired and learn in this awesome interview.

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WEP 218 Safe, Seen and Stretched in the Classroom an Interview with Julie Schmidt Hasson

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I interview Julie Schmidt Hasson about her new book Safe, Seen and Stretched in the Classroom. It is all about her research on the impact of teachers. I first interviewed Julie a few years ago for episode 98, and now she is back. What a fun interview. You are going to love her book. 

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WEP 217: Creation in Every Classroom, Interview with Scott Nunes

This is the Wired Educator Podcast Episode 217, my interview with Scott Nunes. Scott is an energetic ELA teacher turned and EDU tech coach consultant and now a district engagement advocate for Canva! I love Scott’s work in education and especially in the areas of design, project based learning and all the creative work he’s doing with technology. He’s a podcaster and ...

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In this 216th episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I talk about the four relationships that we must strengthen in education. 

I love the magic of a new year and any chance to start fresh. I journal. I make resolutions. I set goals. 

Helping students, teachers and educational leaders become their best is my passion and mission in life. I love it.

I see educators working hard to build strong connections with students not only becau...

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Keven Rinaman about his new book, 3DU: A Guide to 3D Printing in Every Classroom published by Wired Educator.

Keven is an educator, administrator, podcaster, blogger, author and an important voice in education. 

You're going to love this episode. 

Keven Rinaman is an educator and author.

He has taught history, math, and technology at middle and high school grades, and has ...

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This is the wired educator podcast episode 214, my interview with Brad Gustafson. Brad is an amazing educational leader, an award winning principal and the author of a fantastic new book titled The Six  Literacy Levers. We talk about literacy leadership, The Swiss-Army Knife of Literacy, Shiny Book Report Syndrome, and so much more!  Brad was on the Wired
Educator Podcast way back in epis...

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In this 213th episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Jennifer Appel. She is an amazing educator, coach, speaker and the author of several books including:  Inspiring JOY:  A Revolutionary Lesson Planning Framework for Teaching the Whole Learner, and picture books: Award Winning Dog and I'M WHO... We talk about Award Winning Culture, her books and how every teacher can make an impact with students in the area of social...

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