Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Madeline Whitaker Good & Katherine Whitaker discuss their book: Your First Year - 250

Madeline Whitaker Good & Katherine Whitaker discuss their book: Your First Year - 250

June 21, 2019


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Madeline Whitaker Good and Katherine Whitaker are the authors of Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher (2016, Taylor & Francis;  A Routledge Eye on Education Book) The book is co-written with their father Todd Whitaker. Your First Year focuses on the skills and mindsets needed to be successful during your first year in school. Madeline and Katherine wrote the book while they were in their first year of teaching.

Madeline Whitaker Good is currently a middle school math teacher in Springfield, Missouri. Prior to moving to middle school, Madeline was an elementary school teacher in two different school districts. She graduated from the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Child Studies. She received the Dorothy J. Skeel Award for Outstanding Professional Promise in Elementary Education. She completed her Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri at Columbia as well as her elementary and secondary principal certification. 

Katherine Whitaker is currently a high school math teacher in Kansas City, Missouri, She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of Missouri. Her first three years in the classroom were spent at the middle school level teaching math, algebra, and reading. She has taught Algebra A, Algebra I, and Algebra II Honors at the high school level. Katherine graduated with her Master of Science in Educational Leadership K-12 from Northwest Missouri State University.

Together they also co-authored the best selling book Classroom Management from the Ground Up (2019) with their father Todd Whitaker.

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Connect with Madeline and Katherine and order a copy of "Your First Year":

Madeline Whitaker Good

Twitter Mwhitakergood 


Katherine Whitaker

Twitter MissWhitaker294


Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher (2016, Taylor & Francis); Eye on Education - Routledge







Length - 52:48

Rick Snyder: Decisive Intuition, the Book Launch, and a New Venture - 249

Rick Snyder: Decisive Intuition, the Book Launch, and a New Venture - 249

June 13, 2019


Today we're catching up with Rick Snyder the author of Decisive Intuition: Use your gut instincts to make smart business decisions (Career Press, 2019). You may remember that we last talked with Rick on episode 238 as Decisive Intuition was about to be released. He has had a successful book launch and so I thought that it would be fun catching up with him.

Rick Snyder is the founder and CEO of Invisible Edge, an international consulting firm that builds high-performance environments in major, mid-size and emerging businesses.

He leads the Invisible Edge coaches in training companies and teams to build intuitive skills and translate them into business plans and company cultures that result in more effective communication, engagement, profitability, and innovative success.

His breakthrough strategies have been implemented by executives and businesses in Europe, Canada, Asia, Africa, and America. Rick holds an MA in Psychology and has previously worked in the healthcare, tourism and travel, and training spaces.

He has launched four businesses and travels extensively between California and Europe for work and leisure, and to help people access their intuitive skills for decision-making on a global scale.

Connect with Rick and learn more:




US Phone: +1 (424) 272 5872
UK Phone: +44 (0)7746 872930





Listen to Rick on Teaching Learning Leading K12 - Episodes 185 & 238




Length - 51:12

Jerome Wade Shares His Book: Unleashed - 248

Jerome Wade Shares His Book: Unleashed - 248

June 7, 2019

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Jerome "Romey" Wade, CSP, is the author of Unleashed: Dominate Your Limitations. Break Through Your Barriers. Live An Extraordinary Life (2016). Jerome also is an international speaker and an advisor to executive leaders. With 25 years of C-Suite experience, Jerome is a seasoned authority on executive performance and organizational culture.

Jerome is the global authority on Executive Fatigue™, marshaling his more than 25 years of experience to ensure business owners, executives, and leaders at every level get what they want without losing what they love.

Giving more than 2700 presentations, Jerome masterfully engages audiences with actionable insight that drives results. Leveraging the power of story from Jerome’s global adventures and experiences (Trekking to Everest Base Camp, Machu Picchu, Kayaking the Grand Canyon, Sailing the Caribbean, and more), audiences are inspired to live and lead at the top of their game.

Here are some of Jerome - Romey’s - accomplishments:

  • Global Adventurer (40 countries)
  • Ironman Triathlete (Spring 2017)
  • Trekked to Base Camp Everest (Spring 2018)
  • Sailed The British Virgin Islands (Several Times)
  • Kayaked the Grand Canyon (Summer 2011)
  • Summited Mt Machu Picchu (Summer 2012)
  • Mtn Biker (As often as possible)
  • Trail Runner (Frequently)
  • Scuba Diver
  • Global Authority on Executive Fatigue
  • Author (About to have the second book published)
  • Founded 5 Organizations/Businesses
  • Online Course Creator
  • Married 28.5 years
  • Father of two amazing adult children
  • Have given almost 3000 presentations
  • Trusted Executive Advisor

Remember to go to https://jeromewade.com/yes  to take the free fatigue assessment. 

Connect with Jerome "Romey":


www.jeromewade.com/yes (Complete the free fatigue assessment)






Call Romey at 1+(505)463-7234

Length - 59:31

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