Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Laurel Schmidt talks about her book Gardening in the Minefield: A Survival Guide for School Administrators -524

Laurel Schmidt talks about her book Gardening in the Minefield: A Survival Guide for School Administrators -524

December 5, 2022

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Laurel Schmidt talks about her book Gardening in the Minefield: A Survival Guide for School Administrators. This is episode 524 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Laurel Schmidt is a lifelong educator (teacher, principal, district director), art lover, and writer. She's the author of a critically-acclaimed novel, How to Be Dead – A Love Story, and four non-fiction books on art, learning, and brain development. Today we will be focused on her book for school administrators - Gardening in the Minefield: A Survival Guide for School Administrators.

She's a nationally recognized expert who has helped thousands of docents and museum educators master the art of leading dynamic inquiry-based conversations that have museum visitors and students longing for more. 

Laurel also works with the education departments of numerous museums in Los Angeles and New York. She is a consultant to The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and co-author of Contemporary Art Start: A Curriculum Guide to Contemporary Art and Culture, published by MOCA in 1985. It is the centerpiece of an inquiry-based art education program. She is a consultant to the Guggenheim Museum, The Met and MoMA in New York City and presents at their annual Teacher Institute on The Arts. 

She was a member of the Education Advisory Board of the Natural History Museum and served for eight years on the Landmarks Commission in the City of Santa Monica, California. She has published numerous articles in national journals for parents, teachers and school leaders.

However, writing is her lifelong passion. She is the author of Seven Times Smarter: 50 Activities, Games and Projects to Develop the Multiple Intelligences in Your Child (Three Rivers Press, 2001), Gardening in the Minefield: A Survival Guide for School Administrators (Heinemann, 2002), and Classroom Confidential: 50 Things Great Teachers Do Behind Closed Doors, and Putting the Social Back in Social Studies (Heinemann, 2007). Laurel is also a consultant, university lecturer and professional development specialist.

Laurel received a BA in Art from Mt. Saint Mary’s College and a Masters Degree in Art History from California State University in Northridge. Her thesis was on contemporary photorealism. She also studied art history at Oxford University. 

When not writing, she enjoys painting, reading, watching good films and happy hour with friends.  She lives with her writer husband, Durnford King, in Santa Monica, California. Next life---Paris. For more information, please consult: www.laurelschmidt.com 

Some extra information before you go...

The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington.

Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at 

https://briankbuffington.com/

He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

Thanks, Brian!

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Connect & Learn More:

https://laurelschmidt.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Laurel-J.-Schmidt/e/B001IU0D08%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shar

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09CG4L3WT/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

thanelaurel@aol.com

Episode 496 - How to be Dead

Length - 01:29:58

Carol Anderheggen talks about her books - Writing Down Cancer and Born-Child - 523

Carol Anderheggen talks about her books - Writing Down Cancer and Born-Child - 523

December 1, 2022

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Carol Anderheggen talks about her books - Writing Down Cancer & Born-Child. This is episode 523 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. 

Carol Anderheggen has been a published poet and writer since the 1980s and is an active disaster relief volunteer with the American Red Cross. She has confronted many challenges in her life. Taken out of her home early in her life, removed from a mom with mental health issues, she floundered in foster care and then was adopted by a Navy couple. Her second mother became an alcoholic. Later in life she became a survivor of breast cancer. Both her childhood of trauma and her adult health scare are the subject of her books.

Her first chapter book, Writing Down Cancer, was published by Finishing Line Press. She followed that up with the publishing of Born-Child. She has been published in regional journals such as Anemone, The Great Swamp Gazette, Newport Life, and Northeast Journal and served on the staff of The Frost Festival of Poetry, Franconia, NH for seven years.

She served as docent for the museum hours at Robert Frost’s home in Franconia, NH, assisted the director with book sales and edited the annual attendee anthology of readings. Carol also worked as a school librarian media specialist for nearly three decades. Carol is active in the Ocean State Poets of Rhode Island, both as their web designer and as a practitioner of poetry outreach. As secretary and web-master of the organization, Ocean State Poets, in Rhode Island, Carol created and maintains the website, www.oceanstatepoets.org for the organization. As an OSP member, Carol has participated in area readings and nurtured a public library writing group with another poet, Heather Sullivan.

Carol and Heather have worked together for seven years in a Salve Regina University community service class which pairs developmentally handicapped adults with Salve students. The class has produced two anthologies of poetry, a DVD of stage presentations highlighting community students abilities, and several group poems presented orally each school year.

She earned a BA in English and an MLS from University of Rhode Island.

Carol has two children and two grandchildren. She resides in Rhode Island. For more information, please consult: www.carolmaeray.com

Some extra information before you go...

The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington.

Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at 

https://briankbuffington.com/

He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

Thanks, Brian!

Oh, yeah...

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!

Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome!

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for listening!

Connect and Learn More:

https://www.carolmaeray.com/

carolmaeray@cox.net

Length - 37:52

Meg Flanagan - Helping Parents - Military & Civilian - Navigate Public School Requirements like 504 Plans, IEPs, and More - 522

Meg Flanagan - Helping Parents - Military & Civilian - Navigate Public School Requirements like 504 Plans, IEPs, and More - 522

November 28, 2022

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Meg Flanagan - Helping Parents - Military & Civilian - Navigate Public School Requirements like 504 Plans, IEPs, and More. This is episode 522 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Meg Flanagan is an educator who is passionate about helping families find peaceful, practical solutions to school problems.

After serving as a tutor, she noticed that many families were unsure about who to ask or what to do when it came to getting their child the best help at school. This is a concern that is universal!

As a Mom, she knows just how hard it is to remain clear-headed in the face of a crisis that could impact her kids.

She loves serving as a voice of reason and a moderator when parents are overwhelmed and struggling to figure out the best things to help their child learn and grow.

She is ready to use her decade of experience as a teacher and mom to help your family find sanity and solutions to stressful school problems!

Lots to learn!

Some extra information before you go...

The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington.

Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at 

https://briankbuffington.com/

He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

Thanks, Brian!

Oh, yeah...

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!

Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome!

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for listening!

Connect & Learn More:

https://megflanagan.com/

https://www.instagram.com/megflanaganeducation/

https://twitter.com/megflanaganed

https://www.facebook.com/megflanaganeducation/

milkidsed@gmail.com

Length - 01:03:24

Miriam Plotinsky - Teach More, Hover Less: How to Stop Micromanaging Your Secondary Classroom - 521

Miriam Plotinsky - Teach More, Hover Less: How to Stop Micromanaging Your Secondary Classroom - 521

November 25, 2022

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Miriam Plotinsky - Teach More, Hover Less: How to Stop Micromanaging Your Secondary Classroom. This is episode 521 of Teaching Learning Leading K-12, an audio podcast.

Miriam Plotinsky is an instructional specialist with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, and the author of Teach More, Hover Less: How to Stop Micromanaging Your Secondary Classroom and the upcoming Lead Like a Teacher: How to Elevate Expertise in Your School

Miriam is a National Board Certified Teacher and certified administrator, she lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and can be reached via her website or on Twitter: @MirPloMCPS.

Today, we are focused on her book, Teach More Hover Less: How to Stop Micromanaging Your Secondary  Classroom. 

Some extra information before you go...

The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington.

Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at 

https://briankbuffington.com/

He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

Thanks, Brian!

Oh, yeah...

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!

Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome!

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for listening!

Connect & Learn More:

https://miriamplotinsky.com/

https://twitter.com/mirplomcps

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamPlotinsky/

https://twitter.com/mirplomcps

https://www.linkedin.com/in/miriam-plotinsky-b739a3189/

https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324019879

Order on Amazon

Length - 40:20

 

Sheila Akbar - President & COO of Signet Education - Getting Into College - 520

Sheila Akbar - President & COO of Signet Education - Getting Into College - 520

November 21, 2022

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Sheila Akbar - President & COO of Signet Education - Getting Into College. This is episode 520 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Sheila Akbar joined the Signet team in the summer of 2010, bringing with her a wealth of experience teaching SAT, ACT, GRE, literature, and composition in both one-on-one and classroom settings. Sheila loves both teaching and learning, and finds nothing more rewarding than working closely with students to overcome the challenges they face.

After graduating from Harvard in 2002, Sheila spent two years working in financial services before continuing her academic career, which culminated into two doctorates. She brings her significant business and academic experience to bear on her current role at Signet.

Her skills include speaking to every client to craft a tailored solution for their needs, managing the administrative team, and providing educational thought leadership for the company.

Sheila holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Harvard University and two doctoral degrees from Indiana University.

Today we are focused helping students get into the college they desire to attend.

Some extra information before you go...

The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington.

Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at 

https://briankbuffington.com/

He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

Thanks, Brian!

Oh, yeah...

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!

Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome!

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for listening!

Connect & Learn More:

Sheila Akbar

President & COO

Signet Education

405 Waltham St. #192

Lexington, MA 02421

info@signeteducation.com

617.714.5262

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheilaakbar/

http://signeteducation.com/

Length - 57:29

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