Voices in Education Podcast

Voices in Education Podcast

Voices in Education, powered by Securly, is where you'll hear from new voices about how we can reimagine education to support whole-student success. Listen in as we interview inspirational educators, school leaders, wellness professionals, K-12 students, and more. You’ll come away with fresh and innovative ways to support student safety, engagement, and overall wellness — and maybe even spark an idea of your own!


December 6, 2022 22 min

Taking a moment to be mindful seems so easy. So why is it so hard for most of us to do? In this episode, Laure Sabini, founder of Full of Kindness, shares the value of teaching mindfulness to children, adolescents, and teachers. Simple mindfulness practices have been shown to improve student mental health, build personal confidence, and help us stay centered amid the pressures of our lives. Listen in to hear Laure share how the pow...

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The rate of professional burnout among teachers is high. Some are planning to retire sooner than originally planned, while others have left the profession entirely.  Kati Vaughn is the founder of Stay the Course. In this episode, she discusses the practice of Restorative Coaching, which helps educators build their resilience and reignite their passion for teaching. Kati also shares ways that school and district leaders can show tea...

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November 22, 2022 23 min

If students aren’t engaged, maybe the problem isn't so much what they’re learning as how they’re learning. In this episode, Mindy Faber, co-founder of Convergence Design Lab, discusses the role her agency plays in researching and designing new ways of learning. Discover how these new ways of learning have helped schools increase student engagement and generate improvements in academic performance. 

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November 10, 2022 22 min

The Community School model gives students access to everything from work-based learning to tutoring and other types of support. In this episode, Lauren Campion, Education Administrator  of Lowell Public Schools, shares how partnerships with local organizations are allowing students, particularly those deemed at-risk, to take advantage of resources they might otherwise not get. Hear for yourself why the Community School model works,...

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November 10, 2022 21 min

Even in the land of sandy shores and swaying palm trees, anxiety and depression remain on the rise. Between Covid, school closures, new variants, and more, the past 24 months have created a roller coaster of big emotions for many Hawaiian students. At the same time, mental health providers are burning out. Dr. Dennis Itoga, clinical psychologist and Adjunct Professor at Chaminade University in Honolulu, discusses the increased need...

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November 10, 2022 16 min

When working with a mental health professional, finding the right therapist is key. Colleen Leung, founder of Unmute, hopes for a world where prioritizing one’s mental health is as common as going to the gym. In this episode of the Voices in Education podcast, Colleen shares why finding the right therapist is imperative, plus how Unmute is tackling the supply and demand imbalance of patients and therapists, especially within margin...

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May 19, 2022 21 min

As program manager for The Upswing Fund, Sierra Malia Fox-Woods has the privilege of supporting organizations that are improving kids’ mental health by breaking down barriers to access. Tune in to hear Sierra talk about the fantastic work being done to support LGBTQ+ students and children of color. 

Learn more about Sierra Malia Fox-Woods: Sierra’s LinkedIn profile.
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May 12, 2022 21 min

In episode 8 of the Voices in Education podcast, we explore how we can ensure SEL programs support our ESL students. Listen in as Casey talks with Johnny Gannaw, Dean of Students at Highline Public Schools in South Seattle, about how he’s addressing the social-emotional needs of a culturally diverse community of students and families. 

Learn more about Johnny Gannaw: Johnny Gannaw’s LinkedIn profile

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May 5, 2022 20 min

SEL expert Lulu Luckock is a consultant to schools and youth organizations throughout the UK. In this episode, Lulu discusses the important role that emotional intelligence (EQ) plays in social-emotional learning — and shares why supporting our students, their families, and teachers to develop emotional intelligence is more important now than ever. 

Learn more about Lulu Luckock at http://www.lululuckock.com

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April 26, 2022 29 min

As Director of Instructional Technology at Nanjing International School, Dr. Shannon Doak serves an international group of students and families. Dr. Doak provides a glimpse into what education looks like in China and shares how his school is emerging from the pandemic to serve the social-emotional needs of its community. Listen now.

Learn more about Dr. Shannon Doak: Dr. Doak’s LinkedIn profile
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The growing focus on social emotional learning (SEL) in schools is great for students. But what about their teachers? Kat Goyette is an educational consultant and instructional technology coordinator in California’s Central Valley. Listen in to learn about how Kat works with both students and teachers in her community to develop their social-emotional skills and take good care of themselves.

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April 26, 2022 14 min

Being late to virtual meetings is a problem plenty of us can relate to, especially when Zoom calls and Google Meets crowd our calendars. But few of us actually develop an innovative app to solve the problem like Seth Raphael, a San Francisco Bay area high schooler, did. When Seth found himself being late to class as a remote learner, he took matters into his own hands by developing a clever technology solution. Listen in as Seth sh...

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April 12, 2022 21 min

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is getting more focus in schools. But it’s not a new concept. Dr. Renee Payton Cahill’s experiences as an elementary school counselor, clinical psychologist, and adjunct professor, give her a well-rounded perspective on the role SEL plays in students’ wellbeing, as well as that of their parents, caregivers, and teachers. Listen in as she shares her perspectives on the ways we can address mental healt...

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April 11, 2022 15 min

The conversation about student mental health is escalating as experts declare that kids' mental health is at crisis levels. Tamara Fyke is a social-emotional learning (SEL) expert and the founder of Love In a Big World. In this episode, you'll hear from Tamara as she shares the work she's doing to support student mental health in schools across America through SEL programs and curriculum. She also talks about the import...

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April 11, 2022 19 min

Reading, writing, arithmetic, and yoga? You probably don’t think about yoga when you think about what kids need to learn in school. But you may be surprised to learn that yoga is an evidence-based way to support students’ mental health and social-emotional development. And it’s easier to incorporate into classrooms than you may think. Listen in to hear from Brynne Caleda, cofounder of Yoga Ed, about the many benefits of yoga not ju...

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April 6, 2022 1 min

Welcome to the Voices in Education podcast, powered by Securly.  This podcast was created to tackle important topics and amplify diverse perspectives on what’s working in education today. You’ll hear from educators, professionals, parents, and even students as we explore how we can reimagine education to:

  • support social-emotional learning
  • improve students' mental health and wellbeing
  • help our kids navigate safely in an increasingl...
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