September 7, 2021
Adam Carter is Executive Director of Marshall Street Initiatives (https://www.marshall.org/who-we-are/) and has been Chief Academic Officer, Professional Development Director, and English Teacher at Summit Public Schools.
In this episode, Adam and I talk about his experiences as a young teacher and what led him to being part of a start-up charter school like Summit, but then we reflect on lessons learned from those experiences as well as work left undone as he continues his work through Marshall.
September 1, 2021
Dan Daly is a Special Education teacher in Chicago, a former student of mine, and a great friend. Dan shares a number of anecdotes about how he has changed because of his work. At one point, Dan states, "Just Show Up" which sums up who he is as a person and why he has been committed to this work and school for the past 9 years.
August 2, 2021
We enter a new school year, and I am going to do a monthly series with friends entitled "Becoming More Human."
This series was inspired by my first guest, Dennis Eastman, when we were having a conversation about how interactions with certain students made a difference in our life making us better professionals, but more importantly more fully human.
We do our work as educators to make a difference in the lives of students, but this flip in conversation drives us back to those times when we were changed because of the intertwined nature of our work and relationships. We hope your spirits will be renewed in this work as you think of the interactions that impacted you as we start a new school year.
Dennis Eastman is a professor of Education at Biola University and former charter school leader.
July 26, 2021
Had a great conversation with Athletic Director Matt Coleman in this continued short series on "Lessons from Lasso" as the 2nd season begins. Matt points through a number of anecdotes how Ted engages with the person before the work.
July 19, 2021
As we get closer to the Season 2 premier of "Ted Lass," I continue to ask old and new friends in education about a Leadership Lesson they derived from watching the show.
In today's conversation, my new friend Katie Ahmadzai shares about what she learned personally and professionally from Ted's interaction with Sam and why it is good to be a goldfish!
July 12, 2021
Ben Dykhouse, principal of Ontario Christian High School shares wisdom he took from Season 1 of "Ted Lasso" as he seeks to make the work personal and not to take it personally.
June 11, 2021
In this episode I talk with my friend, Emily Norman, who lives in the Richmond borough of London and got me hooked on the show Ted Lasso.
She has also written a blog about some of her other thoughts on leadership and lessons from the show here: https://wlce.org/2021/03/11/making-the-extra-pass/.
June 4, 2021
Susan Yem shares her thoughts from the show on learning from losing and the importance of the 'coach' in keeping the focus on the big picture. She even says, "winning creates a memory, but losing creates an opportunity."
May 28, 2021
This is the 2nd episode inspired by the show "Ted Lasso" where I get to ask high school principal James Walker what he learned from the show.
May 19, 2021
The podcast is back after a 6-month hiatus, which comes with stories for another time. However, I've started a new set of short conversations with friends who like me, love the show Ted Lasso on AppleTV.
In this first episode, I chat with my friend, Mitch Salerno, on his encouragement to "Start with Positivity." Is Ted Lasso's positivity real, what are its impact, and why is it so important?