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From the Middle Podcast

Summary: Three middle school teachers discussing love, life, friendship, faith, and teaching.

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 Episode 28 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:27

Episode 28 - Honored to record this episode at the Ron Clark Academy with co-founder Kim Bearden. Kim is a best selling author, award winning teacher, and overall superstar. We discussed how Ron Clark Academy was created, the importance of relationships (can’t talk about this enough), Soul care, tv’s Survivor, and a million other topics. We could have talked to her for hours. We hope you enjoy listening to our conversation just as much as we enjoyed having it. Talk to Me: Finding the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage and Get Things Done by Kim Bearden Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me by Kim Bearden The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child, by Ron Clark

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Episode 27 - We talked about how fabulous this woman was when we returned from AMLE, so we feel so lucky to have teacher, Dean of Students, and speaker Kim Campbell as a guest on the podcast. We talk about the importance of movement, engaging boys, building relationships, and a little on how to reach "mean girls." Kim Campbell's website:

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Episode 26 - We could not be more excited than to welcome New York Times Best Selling Author Jessica Lahey on the podcast. Jessica has articles written in The Atlantic and the New York Times, and we have her on the podcast to discuss her New York Times best selling book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. We had the joy of seeing her at AMLE in Nashville this past November and knew we had to ask her to come on the podcast. We hope you enjoy this great discussion on our love for middle schoolers, the importance of giving children of any age autonomy and intrinsic motivation to succeed. Jessica Lahey Buy The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey Gift of Failure Frequently Asked Questions 
Jessica’s Bibliography Balanced and barefoot by Angela J. Hanscom “Drive” Daniel H. Pink Middle School Matters by Phyllis L. Fagell The Happiness Project with Gretchen Rubin Happier in Hollywood with Liz Craft and Sarah Fain

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Episode 25 - Chelsea leads us on a little topic jumping. We discuss Christmas presents, books, movies, tv shows, AND even more importantly our thoughts on the latest season of The Crown and the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drama. Trunk Club Go See the Principal by Gerry Brooks Gerry Brooks’s Lunch Room Etiquette The Book of Waking Up by Seth Haines The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey How to Lead in a World of Distraction by Clay Scroggins Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (it is currently on Netflix) Little Women Ozark Broadchurch

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Episode 24 : It’s Christmas! We’re here to wrap up the year with our annual Christmas Episode. We have our friend Ally as our special guest this time around. We talk about Christmas traditions changing with marriage and kids, Ally’s first Christmas gift of the year, the amazingness that is The Great British Baking Show and some stand out presents we received as children. Chinese food on Christmas The Clapper New Kids on the Block Christmas Album The Great British Baking Show Hallmark Christmas Movies Nutcracker - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Exzel Music Publishing ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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Episode 23 - featuring Katie Powell- We were very fortunate to meet Katie in person at this year’s AMLE conference in Nashville, as well as attend many of her featured sessions. We asked her if she’d come on the podcast, and she’s here to discuss her amazing book and her ideas of helping educators to create engaging and meaningful experiences for students. Boredom Busters by Katie Powell Katie’s website

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Episode 22 - Part 2 of AMLE talks. This time we’re back in Atlanta. We talk to more colleagues, and we’ve put some things into practice. We talk about what we've tried and what else we learned the rest of the conference. AMLE Katie Powell Katie Anderson Kim Campbell Marcia Tate

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Episode 21 - We recorded from AMLE in Nashville. We decompress after our first day of the conference discussing our favorite sessions and our takeaways with items that we are hoping to start implementing in our classrooms. AMLE Katie Powell Katie Anderson

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Episode 20 After an unintentional hiatus, we are back with episode 20! We chat about college football, shows we’ve been watching and Melissa’s feelings about Twitter chats. We also discuss our upcoming trip to the AMLE conference. As always, thanks for listening! Modern Love Dickinson The Morning Show AMLE

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Episode 19 - We talk about Trunk Club some more, The People Vs. OJ Simpson, Toy Story 4, and some back to school dreams.

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Episode 18 - We discuss summer, travel, a little tv, swimsuits, and conferences. Tim Elmore Outlander Southeast Swimwear AMLE Code $50 off A19E5

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Episode 17 - We apologize for the long delay, Melissa talks about her focus group experience and a trip to Chicago. We talk about a school trip to D.C. Sam’s review of the weighted blanket, and Annie F. Downs's Summer of Enneagram. Holderness Family “Maycember” Meet the Radkes Weighted Blanket Annie F. Downs’s Summer of the Enneagram If you want to check out our amazing D.C. tour guide Nick:

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Episode 16 - #MarchMadness y’all. We have Chelsea’s amazing hubby, BJ guest starring to talk basketball with us. He teaches us all things of what to look forward to this year. There’s also another amazing tooth story that Chelsea shares. Zion Williamson shoe incident Work Productivity during March madness The Last Arrow: Save Nothing For the Next Life by Erwin Raphael McManus

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Episode 15 - We catch up! Bahamas, Lysa TerKeurst, AMLE, and just what’s happening in our lives. As always please rate and review. It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst I Declare War by Levi Lusko Weighted Blanket Socials: Website Instagram: Twitter: Contact us at

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Episode 14 - We are so fortunate to have Mt. Bethel’s Senior Pastor Dr. Jody Ray on with us to discuss his new book Pivot: Embracing the Moments That Change Your Destiny. All three of us have read his book and just loved what he had to say about hitting these pivot moments in our life and using these moments to move towards a positive direction. To purchase Pivot on Amazon: All proceeds of this book are going to Wellspring Living which is an organization that is devoted to safeguarding and empowering domestic sex trafficking victims and those at risk to develop the courage to move forward and the confidence to succeed. (


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