The CharacterStrong Podcast show

The CharacterStrong Podcast

Summary: The CharacterStrong Podcast, where we have conversations on School Culture and Leadership. CharacterStrong is an organization that provides curricula and trainings for schools internationally. Our trainings help educators infuse character and social-emotional learning into the daily fabric of any classroom or campus. Our curricula focus on character development in order to help students cultivate social-emotional skills, their emotional intelligence, and help them develop a stronger identity and purpose in school and in the world. For more information visit our website: characterstrong.com

Podcasts:

 Climate Mapping - Scott Backovich (Part 2/2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:44

Youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich has dedicated his life to doing one thing: inspiring teens through speaking at their level. He’s been a featured speaker at conferences and schools across North America, and appeared regularly on both television and radio as a teen help advocate. We talk to Scott about climate mapping, looking at the highs and lows of a school year, and he shares ways that schools can be intentional in the more stressful times.

 Ask to Give - Scott Backovich | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:33

Youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich has dedicated his life to doing one thing: inspiring teens through speaking at their level. He’s been a featured speaker at conferences and schools across North America, appeared regularly on both television and radio as a teen help advocate, and established himself as a worldwide youth speaker that students can trust. We talk to Scott about Ask to Give, a practical tool that can change the way we think about the way in which students are being reached.

 Getting 6th Graders off to a Successful Start - Marc Gallaway | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:05

Marc Gallaway who is the Principal of Selah Middle School in Washington State and has been in the same district for 21 years. He was the 2018 Washington State Middle-Level Principal of the Year and is a force for change in his state and beyond. We talk with Marc about the intentional things that his school is doing to help get new 6th grade students off to a great start as they begin middle school.

 Rolling Out A School Branding Campaign - Coach Don Bartel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:53

Don Bartel has been a teacher and coach in Washington state for 22 years. He has served as a head coach for a combined 15 years; and has been the head football coach, leadership teacher, ASB adviser, and activities coordinator at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Wa for the past six years. We talk about the branding campaign they have created at Eastlake High School, how that has positively influenced the school’s culture, and some helpful steps to help get a branding campaign started.

 The #1 Problem for professionals in positions of leadership - Dr. Jennifer Macaulay | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:53

Dr. Jennifer Macaulay has a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Washington. She has over 30 years experience coaching, teaching, researching and consulting in organizational and leadership effectiveness. We talk with Dr. Macaulay on the importance of leaders helping others around them, and she gives some tips on how to understand and develop others.

 It's Your Character Not Mine - Bryan Slater | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:58

Bryan Slater is an experienced classroom teacher and has spent the last 15 years teaching high school Social Studies in Tacoma, WA, Lagos, Nigeria, and Sumner, WA. He currently teaches IB 20th Century Topics and Theory of Knowledge. We talk with Bryan about the paradigm shift that he has had surrounding the strategy of, “ It's Your Character Not Mine.” He shares how it can change the way that we see fault, take responsibility, and respond better in different situations as we go through the day.

 The Caring Game - Character in Athletics With Coach Scott Westering Part 5/5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:49

Scott Westering is the son of Hall of Fame Coach Frosty Westering. Scott was the Head Coach at PLU for 14 seasons, taking over the position from his father who retired after 32 years. We finish up this five part series with the final piece of the Attitude Games: the Caring Game. Scott talks about: the importance of character when it comes to our attitude, strength in serving, and the secret ingredient of great teams - they care about the success of each other.

 The Challenge Game - Character in Athletics With Coach Scott Westering Part 4/5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:48

Coach Scott Westering is the son of Hall of Fame Coach Frosty Westering. Scott was the Head Coach at PLU for 14 seasons, taking over the position from his father who retired after 32 years. We talk with Scott about the Confidence Game, the third part in the Attitude Games. We chat about the power of choice, the most powerful thing that we possess, and how in challenging situations we can help our athletes choose to focus on the process, not the results

 The Confidence Game - Character in Athletics With Coach Scott Westering Part 3/5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:35

Scott Westering is the son of Hall of Fame Coach Frosty Westering. Over the last 20+ years Scott has been a highly sought after speaker, having presented to hundreds of teams, coaches, and athletes. We talk with Scott about the second part in the Attitude Games: the Confidence Game, and look at what really breeds confidence in us and in our students and in the teams that we coach.

 The Comparison Game - Character in Athletics With Coach Scott Westering Part 2/5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:07

Scott Westering is the son of Hall of Fame Coach Frosty Westering. Scott was the Head Coach at PLU for 14 seasons, taking over the position from his father who retired after 32 years. Over the last 20+ years Scott has been a highly sought after speaker, having presented to hundreds of teams, coaches, and athletes. We talk with Scott about the importance of attitude, as we focus on character in athletics, and we dive in to the first part of the Attitude Games: the Comparison Game.

 What Is Your Model of Winning? Character in Athletics With Coach Scott Westering (Part 1/5) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:10

Coach Scott Westering is the son of Hall of Fame Coach Frosty Westering and was the Head Coach at PLU for 14 seasons. Over the last 20+ years Scott has been a highly sought after speaker, having presented to hundreds of teams, coaches, and athletes. His talks have spanned corporations, conferences, and clinics - including USA Football and two Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony speeches. We talk with Scott about

 Empowering Students - Coley Veitenhans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:21

Coley Veitenhans who is a National Board Certified Teacher at Thomas Jefferson HS where he teaches 6 sections of leadership, coordinates a student mentorship program, and serves as the student activities advisor. We talk with Coley about the impact of empowering students to solve problems, be creative, and take ownership, and how it has created a positive culture at his school.

 Dealing With Social Media in School - #ICANHELP Co-Founder Kim Karr | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:38

Kim Karr spent 13 years as a middle school teacher prior to dedicating her talents to #ICANHELP on a full-time basis. #ICANHELP has spoken to more than 400,000 students in the United States and Canada. Kim has inspired thousands of people to join the #ICANHELP movement to choose a more positive life both on and offline. We talk with Kim about the social media landscape that both students and adults are facing today and Kim talks about some ways that we can be proactive with positivity online.

 Supporting the Whole Child: Preparing for College, Careers, & Life - Dr. Marci Shepard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:58

Dr. Shepard is the Superintendent of the Orting School District. An educator for over 20 years, Dr. Shepard presents at national and state conferences, serves on state boards and committees, and teaches for the Educational Leadership program at Western Washington University. We talk with Dr. Sheppard about the changes that they have made in her district to better align what they do with their overarching goal: preparing each student in the Orting School District for College, Careers, and Life.

 The Classroom Temperature Check - Bryan Slater | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:29

Bryan Slater is an experienced classroom teacher and has spent the last 15 years teaching high school Social Studies in Tacoma, WA, Lagos, Nigeria, and Sumner, WA. He currently teaches IB 20th Century Topics and Theory of Knowledge at Sumner High School. We talk with Bryan about how this low burden, high impact strategy has influenced his teaching practice and helped him connect relationally with his students while also infusing social emotional learning like empathy throughout his classes.

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