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Harold Phifer - Surviving Chaos: How I Found Peace at a Beach Bar - 423

Harold Phifer - Surviving Chaos: How I Found Peace at a Beach Bar - 423

October 25, 2021

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Harold Phifer talks with me about his memoir - Surviving Chaos: How I Found Peace at a Beach Bar. This is episode 423 of the audio podcast Teaching Learning Leading K12.

Harold Phifer was living a life that he was hiding from everyone—including himself. Then he met a woman at a bar in Thailand who cracked that secret open. Finally listened to, and guided by the stranger’s on-target, thoughtful questions, Harold spoke for the first time of his near-death experience in Afghanistan while flashing back to his dysfunctional past.  

His inspiring memoir, Surviving Chaos: How I Found Peace At A Beach Bar. does not shy away from the stark details of childhood bullying, family tension, being raised in poverty in 1960s Mississippi, a mother with schizophrenia, and feeling like an outsider even at home. 

Having spent the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan as a contractor (air-controller), he survived a suicide bombing by the Taliban but feels more at peace amidst the war zone than he did during his shattered childhood. 

 Harold Phifer started his literary career with a single book, SLEEPWALKING OUT OF AFGHANISTAN, in 2018. He followed that with an updated, largely expanded memoir, SURVIVING CHAOS: How I Found Peace at a Beach Bar, and he has an upcoming book FOOL ME THRICE, under the pen name - Dean Conan.

Harold was born and raised by a single mom in Columbus, Mississippi. He attended Caldwell High School before graduating from Mississippi State and Jackson State Universities respectively. He built his career as an Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 23 years. After deciding to leave the FAA he started a second career as an International Contractor.

As a contractor he had numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Today we are talking about his memoir - Surviving Chaos: How I Found Peace at a Beach Bar.

Thanks for listening!

Enjoy!

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Connect & Learn More:

hephifer@yahoo.com

https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Chaos-Found-Peace-Beach-ebook/dp/B08WHNZJGG

https://www.rnrfreepress.com/

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/surviving-chaos-how-i-found-peace-at-a-beach-bar-harold-phifer/1138924226?ean=9780578743547

https://twitter.com/hephifer

https://www.linkedin.com/in/harold-phifer-a77543128/

Length - 35:23

Jim Owens - Senior VP, Business Development - SDI,Inc. - Helping K12 with Indoor Air Quality, PPE Needs, and Supply Chain Management - 422

Jim Owens - Senior VP, Business Development - SDI,Inc. - Helping K12 with Indoor Air Quality, PPE Needs, and Supply Chain Management - 422

October 21, 2021

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Jim Owens - Senior VP, Business Development, SDI, Inc. - Helping k12 with Assessing Indoor Air Quality, PPE Needs, and Supply Chain Management. This is episode 422 of Teaching learning Leading K12.

Jim Owens is the Senior Vice President for Business Development at SDI, Inc. 

Jim brings a unique blend of strategic and creative thought to every client engagement to create an environment of proactive collaboration and common value for both SDI’s current K-12 clients and future clients. 

Jim works with school systems to assess their need for PPE supplies and HVAC upgrades. This process involves quantitative and qualitative research to understand each district’s unique situation and forecast what consumption could look like based on SDI’s deep background and expertise in supply chain management. 

With support from SDI’s PPE-as-a-Service technology, school systems can achieve a resilient PPE and essential materials supply chain to protect against future supply and demand shocks. Jim’s experience at creating and implementing successful and strategic value-driven solutions transcends industry sectors.

Today we are going to focus on lessons learned from the pandemic, indoor air quality, and recommendations for moving forward in schools. 

Thanks for listening!

Enjoy!

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Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks!

 

Have you been wanting to tell your story on podcasts?

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Go to https://kitcaster.com/tllk12 or go to my webpage at https://stevenmiletto.com/sponsors click on the Kitcaster logo to apply for a special offer for friends of Teaching Learning Leading K12.

 

Ready to start your own podcast? Podbean is an awesome host. I have been with them since 2013. Go to https://www.podbean.com/TLLK12 to get 1 month free of unlimited hosting for your new podcast. 

 

Remember to take a look at NVTA (National Virtual Teacher Association) The NVTA Certification Process was created to establish a valid and reliable research-based teacher qualification training process for virtual teachers to enhance their teaching and develop their ongoing reflective skills to improve teaching capacity. NVTA is an affiliate sponsor of Teaching Learning Leading K12, by following the link above if you purchase a program, Teaching Learning Leading K12 will get a commission and you will help the show continue to grow. 

 

Don't forget to go to my other affiliate sponsor Boone's Titanium Rings at www.boonerings.com. When you order a ring use my code - TLLK12 - at checkout to get 10% off and help the podcast get a commission.

 

Oh by the way, you can help support Teaching Learning Leading K12 by buying me a soft drink (actually making a donation to Teaching Learning Leading K12.) That would be awesome! You would be helping expand the show with equipment and other resources to keep the show moving upward. Just go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/stevenmiletto

Thanks!

Have an awesome day!

Learn More:

https://www.sdi.com/industries/education

Length - 50:17

Heather Hayes - Cameron‘s Collection: a GALE Resource for Teen Mental Health - 421

Heather Hayes - Cameron‘s Collection: a GALE Resource for Teen Mental Health - 421

October 18, 2021

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Heather Hayes - an Executive Education Consultant with GALE, a Cengage Company - talks about Cameron's Collection a GALE Resource for Teen Mental Health. This is episode 421 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Heather Hayes is an Executive Education Consultant with GALE, a Cengage Company. Heather earned her BA in English from James Madison University and a master of teaching with a concentration in English from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a former English literature teacher and in her role as an education consultant, Heather has a passion for ensuring that we teach the whole child, and that both the mental health and wellness and the academics of every child is fostered, nurtured, and protected—paving the way to each child’s unique path to success!

GALE, a Cengage company, partners with librarians and educators around the world to connect learners to essential content through user-friendly technology that enhances experiences and improves learning outcomes. For more than 65 years, Gale has collaborated with academic institutions, schools, and public libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights that push the boundaries of traditional research and advanced learners in all areas of life.

Today, we are focused on understanding how GALE can help you, that there are resources to help us understand mental health needs of our students and us, and learning more about the special resource  - Cameron’s Collection. 

Thanks for listening!

Enjoy!

But wait...

Remember that Lynn at Connect Flow Grow is ready to help you deal with stress. She has new two new exciting classes: (Click on the links below to learn about each class.)

Stress Less Society

and

Stress Less Family!

Through these classes, Lynn will help you or your family learn how stress affects your lives and healthy ways that you can combat it. Don't wait. Go deal with that stress and get on with your life!

 

Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks!

 

Have you been wanting to tell your story on podcasts?

Podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand.

Kitcaster specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances.

If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster.

Go to https://kitcaster.com/tllk12 or go to my webpage at https://stevenmiletto.com/sponsors click on the Kitcaster logo to apply for a special offer for friends of Teaching Learning Leading K12.

 

Ready to start your own podcast? Podbean is an awesome host. I have been with them since 2013. Go to https://www.podbean.com/TLLK12 to get 1 month free of unlimited hosting for your new podcast. 

 

Remember to take a look at NVTA (National Virtual Teacher Association) The NVTA Certification Process was created to establish a valid and reliable research-based teacher qualification training process for virtual teachers to enhance their teaching and develop their ongoing reflective skills to improve teaching capacity. NVTA is an affiliate sponsor of Teaching Learning Leading K12, by following the link above if you purchase a program, Teaching Learning Leading K12 will get a commission and you will help the show continue to grow. 

 

Don't forget to go to my other affiliate sponsor Boone's Titanium Rings at www.boonerings.com. When you order a ring use my code - TLLK12 - at checkout to get 10% off and help the podcast get a commission.

 

Oh by the way, you can help support Teaching Learning Leading K12 by buying me a soft drink (actually making a donation to Teaching Learning Leading K12.) That would be awesome! You would be helping expand the show with equipment and other resources to keep the show moving upward. Just go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/stevenmiletto

Thanks!

Have an awesome day!

Connect & Learn More:

www.gale.com

https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/gale/

https://twitter.com/galecengage

https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

Length - 33:36

Kenneth D. Evans - Missing: A World War II Story of Love, Friendships, Courage, and Survival - 420

Kenneth D. Evans - Missing: A World War II Story of Love, Friendships, Courage, and Survival - 420

October 16, 2021

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Kenneth D. Evans - Missing: A World War II Story of Love, Friendships, Courage, and Survival. This is episode 420 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Kenneth D. Evans’ decade-long quest to learn and write about his father’s World War ll experiences was featured in Salt Lake City’s Deseret News on Father’s Day 2017. Missing: A World War II Story of Love, Friendships, Courage, and Survival is his first book. He was a CPA and business consultant for more than 40 years. During his career, he helped set up and served as a board member on several nonprofit organizations, including an equine therapy center for people with disabilities and a foundation operating schools in Guatemala. He also assisted in interfaith disaster relief efforts following Hurricanes Beulah and Katrina. An outdoor enthusiast, Ken enjoys fly-fishing, horseback riding, and spending time at his family cabin. He and his wife Sandy have six children and fifteen grandchildren. They reside on his family’s farm in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Thanks for listening!

Enjoy!

But wait...

Remember that Lynn at Connect Flow Grow is ready to help you deal with stress. She has new two new exciting classes: (Click on the links below to learn about each class.)

Stress Less Society

and

Stress Less Family!

Through these classes, Lynn will help you or your family learn how stress affects your lives and healthy ways that you can combat it. Don't wait. Go deal with that stress and get on with your life!

 

Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks!

 

Have you been wanting to tell your story on podcasts?

Podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand.

Kitcaster specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances.

If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster.

Go to https://kitcaster.com/tllk12 or go to my webpage at https://stevenmiletto.com/sponsors click on the Kitcaster logo to apply for a special offer for friends of Teaching Learning Leading K12.

 

Ready to start your own podcast? Podbean is an awesome host. I have been with them since 2013. Go to https://www.podbean.com/TLLK12 to get 1 month free of unlimited hosting for your new podcast. 

 

Remember to take a look at NVTA (National Virtual Teacher Association) The NVTA Certification Process was created to establish a valid and reliable research-based teacher qualification training process for virtual teachers to enhance their teaching and develop their ongoing reflective skills to improve teaching capacity. NVTA is an affiliate sponsor of Teaching Learning Leading K12, by following the link above if you purchase a program, Teaching Learning Leading K12 will get a commission and you will help the show continue to grow. 

 

Don't forget to go to my other affiliate sponsor Boone's Titanium Rings at www.boonerings.com. When you order a ring use my code - TLLK12 - at checkout to get 10% off and help the podcast get a commission.

 

Oh by the way, you can help support Teaching Learning Leading K12 by buying me a soft drink (actually making a donation to Teaching Learning Leading K12.) That would be awesome! You would be helping expand the show with equipment and other resources to keep the show moving upward. Just go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/stevenmiletto

Thanks!

Have an awesome day!

Connect & Learn More:

https://www.amazon.com/MISSING-World-Friendships-Courage-Survival/dp/1732370206

https://missingwwiistory.com/

https://missingwwiistory.com/contact/

Length: 1:08:25

Alex Shevrin Venet: Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education - 419

Alex Shevrin Venet: Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education - 419

October 14, 2021

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Alex Shevrin Venet talks with me about her book Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education. This is episode 419 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Alex Shevrin Venet is an educator, professional development facilitator, and writer. She teaches in-service teachers at Antioch University and Castleton University, and undergraduate students at the Community College of Vermont. She is a former teacher/leader at an alternative therapeutic school. She lives in Winooski, Vermont.

Today we are focused on Alex’s book - Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education.

So much to learn. Thanks for listening!

Enjoy!

But wait...

Remember that Lynn at Connect Flow Grow is ready to help you deal with stress. She has new two new exciting classes: (Click on the links below to learn about each class.)

Stress Less Society

and

Stress Less Family!

Through these classes, Lynn will help you or your family learn how stress affects your lives and healthy ways that you can combat it. Don't wait. Go deal with that stress and get on with your life!

 

Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks!

 

Have you been wanting to tell your story on podcasts?

Podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand.

Kitcaster specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances.

If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster.

Go to https://kitcaster.com/tllk12 or go to my webpage at https://stevenmiletto.com/sponsors click on the Kitcaster logo to apply for a special offer for friends of Teaching Learning Leading K12.

 

Ready to start your own podcast? Podbean is an awesome host. I have been with them since 2013. Go to https://www.podbean.com/TLLK12 to get 1 month free of unlimited hosting for your new podcast. 

 

Remember to take a look at NVTA (National Virtual Teacher Association) The NVTA Certification Process was created to establish a valid and reliable research-based teacher qualification training process for virtual teachers to enhance their teaching and develop their ongoing reflective skills to improve teaching capacity. NVTA is an affiliate sponsor of Teaching Learning Leading K12, by following the link above if you purchase a program, Teaching Learning Leading K12 will get a commission and you will help the show continue to grow. 

 

Don't forget to go to my other affiliate sponsor Boone's Titanium Rings at www.boonerings.com. When you order a ring use my code - TLLK12 - at checkout to get 10% off and help the podcast get a commission.

 

Oh by the way, you can help support Teaching Learning Leading K12 by buying me a soft drink (actually making a donation to Teaching Learning Leading K12.) That would be awesome! You would be helping expand the show with equipment and other resources to keep the show moving upward. Just go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/stevenmiletto

Thanks!

Have an awesome day!

Connect and Learn More:

https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393714739/overview

https://wwnorton.com/author/23079

https://Unconditionallearning.org

https://www.instagram.com/unconditionallearning/

https://twitter.com/AlexSVenet

https://www.edutopia.org/profile/alex-shevrin-venet

https://unconditionallearning.org/blog-posts/

Length - 52:40

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