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A Leader for Life

It is amazing to sit down and talk with Dr. Winston Sakurai.  He has a diverse, impressive, vast experience in education.  Through all his positions, he has always had a clear sight set on doing what is best for students.  He champions their leadership and supports teachers in every way possible.

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Humble Leadership Creates Powerful Results

Greg Bagby is a humble, experienced, knowledgeable leader. HIs passions as a teacher have transcend his ability to support teachers as a building leader and district leader.  In our conversation we discuss the best ways to work as a reflective teacher and how that can directly impact your students' performance.

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Bonding a Classroom as a Team through Service Projects

 Bret Dockter is an incredible educator and it is very apparent why he is the 2022 North Dakota Teacher of the Year.  He is focused completely on the students having the best experience possible and turning their energies outward.  Each year his sixth grade students dedicate their time, energy, and lessons towards a common service learning project.

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Helping Students Dream One Lesson at a Time

Ramon Benavides is a dedicated father, husband, and educator. He is committed to providing opportunities to students who normally wouldn’t see them. Most of all, he is dedicated to showing his students, who see themselves in him, that they too can dream. Ramon brings an approach to his biology classes that pushes the standards forward, while focusing on the experiences of students.

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All in on Student Connections

Matthew Tatur is an educator committed to making his students feel scene, heard, and welcomed in his middle school classroom.  His trajectory towards teaching middle school history is one that didn't start the way you would think.  His entrance into education shaped his mindset about what classrooms should be and how teachers can best serve students.

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Empowering Teachers and Students as Risk Takers

Cory Henwood is an experience, well versed, passionate educator focusing on empowering learners. Cory is out there providing practical strategies, great content. He is focused on creating personalized learning experiences for students and replicating those experiences for teachers. Cory provides thoughtful ideas, systematic approaches, and goals for every educator to aspire towards.

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Teaching from the Heart and Trusting Students to Perform

Time with Anthony Swann, is time well spent. He is incredibly knowledgeable in the field of best teaching, and leads with an open heart. He is passionate about giving up control and giving ownership to the students. It requires us to trust them whole-heartedly. Anthony unapologetically will always do what is best for students. He teaches from the heart and trusts his students to perform.

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Journey of a Student Teacher Part 2

He's BACK! We had the opportunity to have Anthony Wiggins, Matt's student teacher, back on the show to talk about his first few weeks of experience in the classroom. Anthony is coming into his own as a teacher. Learning through experience, wisdom of others, and making his own mistakes. Anthony is more reflective, more confident, and brings a new energy. He also asks thought provoking questions to Matt and Ken to learn more.

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