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Steve Miletto Talks About Getting Ready for the First Day of Class - 206

Steve Miletto Talks About Getting Ready for the First Day of Class - 206

July 27, 2018


The first day of class is almost here. Are you ready?

Have you actually planned for that first day?

Oh, I know...lots of peers say that they have but they really have just gone through the motions.

I love the first day of class because you only get that one first day.

Here are my 5 Ideas about Getting Ready for the First Day of Class

1. Is your classroom looking good?

2. Have you created the procedures (How you operate your class.) that the kids need to know on the first day of class?

3. Have you created engaging instructional plans for the first day that make the kids want to come back?

4. Have you taken time to reach out to the kids and parents to say hi before school begins?

5. Have you planned to be you?

Have fun on that first day of class.

You only get one.

Thanks for listening.

Additional information:




 Opening Class 

Dealing with Angry Students

Procedures and Routines

5 Ways to Use Your Classroom Walls for Instructional Support

Length - 20:23


Future Ready Librarians with Ge-Anne Bolhuis - 205

Future Ready Librarians with Ge-Anne Bolhuis - 205

July 20, 2018


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Ge-Anne Bolhuis is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Media Specialist Liaison for a Georgia (US) school system. Today, we are talking about Future Ready Schools and Future Ready Librarians.

According to their website futureready.org, "Future Ready Schools® helps K-12 public, private, and charter school leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential." 

Additionally, a Future Ready Librarian is expected to be an instructional leader to help schools become Future Ready.

Ge-Anne shares with us her thoughts about the need to have the instructional talents of the librarians used to help teachers implement better practices in the classroom. She shares that building administrators really have to have a better understanding of the role that librarians can play in keeping the school on track.

You'll hear us discuss the expectations of a Future Ready Librarian as well as some of the tools that the librarians can use to help drive the school to new levels of success.

We also talk about her favorite app - Google Keep and other tools that the Future Ready Librarian can share with the faculty of schools and students.

Listen for us to talk about EdCamps and CoffeeEDU meetups, as well.

Lots to learn about today.

Ge-Anne is inspiring!

Thanks for listening.



Connect with Ge-Anne and find out more information:







Future Ready Institute - Atlanta - October 2018


Length - 39:03

Bob Baird and Fix My Career Now.Com - 204

Bob Baird and Fix My Career Now.Com - 204

July 13, 2018



Bob Baird is the founder of fixmycareernow.com. He helps job seekers get that better paying job by developing their complete toolkit. He believes that finding a better, higher paying job requires more than just a great resume and LinkedIn profile. According to Bob, "the complete toolkit" includes developing skills in networking, interviewing, negotiation skills, and more.

From professional musician to CEO of a 60 year old nonprofit, Robert - Bob - Baird climbed the career ladder through a series of career pivots.

Before becoming a CEO, he was a Navy supply corps commander, a technology consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Services, a risk management consultant and the Chief Information Officer for a major insurance company.

He has successfully pivoted 12 times to obtain career success and now is a career transition practioner and expert. As a former "C" level executive, hiring manager, and on occasion job applicant, he knows what management's looking for.

Bob's helpful advice will be welcomed by all job seekers. He provides that guiding hand to get you not just through the process of job seeking but to develop your skills at landing that dream position.

Lots to learn today.

Thanks for listening.

Make sure that you look at the links below and check out the many free resources that Bob has shared with us.




Additional Resources:

Get Noticed: 8 Great LinkedIn Hacks

Free Video: “How to Write a Resume that Lands the Interview” + Bonus Training: Resume Keyword Optimization


Blogs Discussed on the Podcast

Resume Keywords: Beating the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Get a Better Paying Job Now and Love Your Life

What is your LinkedIn “Poachability” Index?

Networking Strategies that Work: Part I

Networking Strategies that Work: Part II

Is Your Elevator Pitch Going Up? If Not, Fix It.

What is the Toughest Interview Question You Will Ever Be Asked?


Cover Letter Training Course

Cover Letter Secrets: Land the Interview


Connect with Bob and learn more:



Fix My Career Now - YouTube Channel

How to write a resume that beats the ATS and gets you the interview


Length - 42:15

Jesse Cole and Find Your Yellow Tux - 203

Jesse Cole and Find Your Yellow Tux - 203

July 6, 2018

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Jesse Cole is the author of Find Your Yellow Tux: How to Be Successful by Standing Out and the host of the amazing podcast Business Done Differently. He is also the owner of Fans' First Entertainment and the Savannah Bananas - a college summer baseball league team that has sold out all of its games in its first two years. By the way, this is evidence of his philosophy of doing things differently.

Jesse believes that you have to know what your mission is. He says you have to keep it clear, simple, and make it repeatable.

The name of his company - Fan's First - makes it clear that the focus of everyone in his organization is "to take care of people."

Jesse notes that it is important to get the attention of your customers or constituents and then tell them what you are about...tell them your story...and keep telling them.

Jesse Cole thinks in terms of how things could be. As he says, "I challenge you to think beyond yourself."

Also, listen for us to talk about his heroes Walt Disney, Bill Veeck, and PT Barnum, his focus on the Yellow Tux, and so much more.

It was a blast to talk with Jesse! I enjoyed thinking about how I could follow his philosophy of doing things differently in my world and I am sure you will do the same.

Thanks for listening!


Connect with Jesse and Learn More:



Jesse Cole - The Yellow Tux Guy (YouTube channel)

Find Your Yellow Tux: How to be Successful by Standing Out




Length - 41:25

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