No Limits EDU

No Limits EDU

Welcome to the NO LIMITS EDU podcast, where by tapping into the expertise and strength of those with their boots on the ground, we cover a variety of topics that educators can gain professional learning from regardless of where they are. It costs nothing to tune in. There are no time constraints. No geographical constraints. There are, NO LIMITS.


June 13, 2023 41 mins

We’re on a mission here in Kentucky to understand and provide deeper learning experiences for our students.  One component that we know offers an expanded view and an enhancement of a deeper learning experience is the partnerships that our schools and classroom teachers have with the community.  

Today we’re flipping that script a little to talk about how the community partner of NKCES (Northern Kentucky's education c...

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Today Abby Beausir from NKCES' Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention is back as guest host!

Tune in to her interview with Deanna Bentley with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Nicole Frevola with the NorthKey Regional Prevention Center to discuss The Dinner Table Project!

Resources Related to this Episode:
KY Strengthening Families Framework -

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April 24, 2023 20 mins

Today Abby Beausir from NKCES' Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention is back as guest host!

Tune in to her interview with Lisa Anglin, project manager and community liaison with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, on this special episode for Alcohol Awareness Month.

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November 30, 2022 27 mins

Abby Beausir is back as guest host!  You're invited to listen in as she talks with Mr. Keith Kline, Mental Health and First Aid Coordinator in Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio on behalf of Mental Health America.

"Relationships are key to everyone’s mental health.  [We’re] not just talking about administrators and teachers…but support staff and others as well. It doesn't matter who that individual is and what they...

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My Guests today remain nameless.  They are students here in our Northern Kentucky public schools.  Over the past couple of months I talked with many students about their school experience, posing a question to find out--from their perspective--what makes for a positive relationship with their teachers, and therefore their learning.

Resources mentioned in today's podcast:
Visible Learning Research summary on Teach...

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September 30, 2022 19 mins

Have you ever experienced one of those guided painting classes? Instructors model for us different techniques, demonstrate how to create specific images, provide lots of guided practice with feedback... and in the end, we have become Picasso!  (Or at least we feel that way!)  This is explicit instruction.

In this episode, Dr. Merissa Waddey, a special education consultant with the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educatio...

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Catch my Breath is a tier 1 vaping prevention program.  It is evidence-based and available for FREE to school districts online.  The Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention is a wealth of knowledge about this program and will provide free training to get to know it.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention website
Catch My Breath

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June 30, 2022 18 mins

As we know, a classroom built on procedures and routines is more likely to foster positive relationships, and experience productivity over an unstructured and unpredictable classroom.  Well-defined routines and procedures not only keep students safe, but helps maximize our instructional time. 

I invite you to hear from SEVEN incredible Northern Kentucky educators--ranging in service from Kindergarten to high school, and the arts--in...

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"It's all about an evolution...we have tailored [opportunities for feedback] to the needs of our building through feedback from the participants...when we first started all of these it looked very different. Be open-minded, flexible, and responsive to whatever it is your staff needs."

Tiffany Hicks and Nic Skaggs of the Bellevue Independent School District in Northern Kentucky share how they use Observe Me a...

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April 30, 2022 17 mins

Kentucky educators, Amanda Klare and Bridget Powell believe that if we build our own social emotional learning competencies we can avoid burn-out, increase well-being, and improve our effectiveness as educators.
Together, they have teamed up to create a TikTok channel to share strategies that are working for them.

Resources/Ideas mentioned in this episode:
Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Ms. Amanda Bell from Arnett Elementary in the Erlanger-Elsmere School District, had to revamp what worked for meeting the individual needs of her students with moderate and severe disabilities.  Through what she learned in a virtual book study on How to Differentiate in Academically Diverse Classrooms, she started creating choice boards for her students.  She has seen so much success in this strategy...

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January 24, 2022 22 mins

A Morning Meeting is an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success socially and academically. Each morning, students and teachers gather together for 15, 20, or 30 minutes and interact with one another during four purposeful components. 

Regina Holmes and Samantha Zachary, a middle grades educator and elementary educator respectively, teach in an alternative school s...

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Positive Action is an evidence-based, coherent social-emotional learning program that addresses the entire school eco-system: the school, the family, and the community. In this episode, Dr. Kathy Burkhardt discusses Positive Action, it's tremendous positive impact on students, and how schools and families can utilize the services offered through the Positive Action grant. Dr. Burkhardt is the Positive Action Grant Coordinator ...

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Approximately 20% of U.S. high school students and 5% of middle school students use e-cigarettes (CDC, 2020). In the 2018 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) survey, 58% of 10th graders in Northern Kentucky reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. With the upsurge of e-cigarette use among students, schools have been actively searching for ways to address the youth vaping epidemic. In this episode, Dr. Damodhar Suresh, ...

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A recent KIP survey revealed that only 8% of tenth graders had never tried vaping before.  In response to alarming statistics like this, the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services has received grant funds to create the Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention.  This Institute is working hard to be a hub of information on substance abuse and prevention for our young people.  Learn how Kristen Haddad and A...

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December 11, 2020 21 mins

A student-led conference is a meeting facilitated by the STUDENT in which he or she shares a portfolio of their work and discusses progress with members of their family or support system outside of school.

Ballyshannon Middle School in Northern Kentucky's Boone County School District has been refining this process since they opened in 2018 with increasingly great success.  Stacie Kegley, Ballyshannon's instructi...

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Throughout this challenging time, we are seeing many positives emerge from the schools in our region. Educators are getting creative, digging deep, and sharing ideas like crazy.

Perhaps some of the ideas shared in this episode will speak to others as we embark on an unprecedented school year. Four Northern Kentucky educators with a variety of experiences, from Kindergarten to High school, share some of their ideas for bui...

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The mission of The Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC) is to build the capacity of educators across Kentucky to successfully serve students with autism. One of the services they offer is tailored, individualized, technical assistance for your school or district. Field Training Coordinator, Ms. Sarah Bayes, explains how to apply for such support next school year.

Sarah also touches on some of the evidence-based practices...

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December 12, 2019 23 mins

"I was sitting on the couch with Charlie watching the World Games ... and I knew I wanted him to compete in sports even if it looked different."

Keith Faust is the principal at Woodfill Elementary School in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.  His young son, Charlie, inspired him to launch unified sports at his school. In a very short time period, it has become something much bigger than he ever thought possible.  Through involvement fr...

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October 4, 2019 24 mins

Dr. Laura Clarke, special education consultant and collegiate professor, shares with us how co-teaching is "a present on top of a present" by increasing the intensity of instruction and therefore increasing student achievement and engagement.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Power of Two by Marilyn Friend

30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom by Paula Kluth and Julie Causton

Great ...

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