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The Teacher Tunnel Podcast is an entertaining and authentic look at the teachers and leaders in education and beyond. What are their habits, routines, and strategies? As a teacher and learner, Jon Belt wants to bring great people and thinkers to the surface and share their thoughts and insights about teaching, learning, self-improvement, & development. ​
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The Teacher Tunnel Podcast is a real, entertaining and enlightening look at teacher and leaders in education and beyond. We learn from these leaders narrative, daily rituals, habits, and routines. As a teacher and life-long learner, Jon Belt wants to bring great people and thinkers to the surface and share their story. 

Mar 21, 2018

In this episode, I speak with the Teresa Danks aka "The Panhandling Teacher. Teresa has been featured on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and even the Harry Connick Jr. Show. Like many teachers in this nation, Teresa was fed up with the lack of respect towards teachers in this state and instead of waiting for someone else to step up she started voicing here concerns — first with panhandling for classroom supplies and then creating a petition after another teacher pay increase in Oklahoma failed on the Senate floor.

We discuss Teresa's journey up until this point, the fear that teachers need to relinquish, and some action steps and advice to those teachers listening.

Show Notes

  • Introduction of Teresa
  • Panhandling for the Classroom
  • Raising $40,000 for teachers
  • After the failure of Step-Up
  • Petition for Walkout 
  • Non-Profit Begging for Education
  • Action Steps Today
    • Call up another teacher, parent, or Oklahoma citizen
    • Make some signs
    • Go on a busy corner and hold up the signs

Quotes from the episode

“A teacher like you is why I'm alive today." Unknown

"You would not believe how hard it is to give away money in education." Teresa Danks Roark

"We have nothing else to lose but have everything to gain and we are worth it." Teresa Danks Roark

"Fears are educated into us, and can if we wish, be educated out."Karl Augustus Menninger

 

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Mar 18, 2018

Teacher Tunnel Podcast #37

In this episode, we speak with two West Virginia teachers that made a big impact in their county and state. Catherine Pizzino and Greg Phillips speak about the beginning and end of the West Virginia teacher strike plus give advice to those Oklahoma teachers currently in limbo. 

Show Notes

  • The beginning of the walkout
  • Informational Pickets
  • The Washington Post contacts Cathy
  • Get ALL State employees on your side
  • Greg and the stress of the walkout
  • Why we need Unions
  • Get a Megaphone
  • Get Creative with signs and chants

"Our worst enemy was ourselves." Greg Phillips

  • What can teachers do now? 

"When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Mar 12, 2018

Teacher Tunnel Podcast

Teacher Tunnel Podcast has taken a bit of a break since our last episode, and was planning on pushing out the new season of the podcast later in the month, but due to the current situation in Oklahoma I thought it would be a great time to talk with the leaders of a few movements happening in this great state.

In the episode, we discuss the Oklahoma Walkout and the impact it will have on our state, we discuss student walkouts and what to do if your son, daughter or student is fired up to invoke change and take a stand, and where this state is headed if something doesn’t get fixed. 

Oklahoma Teacher United

Larry Cagle

Topics discussed on the show

"They will not bend; we will have to break them..." Larry Cagle

  • Putting on a concert as a benefit for Oklahoma Education
  • #metoo question
  • Charter Schools & Public Schools
  • Magnet Private Schools

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Nov 17, 2017

Joe Ferraro is getting 1% One Percent Better every day and he's hoping to help you get better with him. Joe's podcast, 1% One Percent Better is helping one individual at a time develop an arsenal of information to get better with every listen.  Joe is in his 18th year and he teaches English and Public Speaking to seniors as well as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach. 

In this episode we discuss

  1. Joe being hired at Manhattanville College as the youngest head coach in NCAA history at age 21
  2. The Alumni Classroom he started last year 
  3. Favorite books and Podcasts,
  4. and his 1% Percent Better Podcast


Show Notes

"Marry someone you like." Joe Ferrero 


Favorite Books/Audiobooks
The Four Agreements by Don Luiz Miguel
Debbie Millman - Look Both Ways
Malcolm Gladwell
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Solo by Kwami Alexander
City of Thieves by Simeon Beneoff

Favorite Podcasts
The Moment with Brian Koppelman
Learning Leader with Host Ryan Hawk
ABCA Calls From The Clubhouse


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Nov 13, 2017

Monday Meditations #11 - Definition of Virtue

 

Nov 11, 2017

In this episode, we discuss social and emotional learning, her recent Ethiopia trip, and meeting The Batman - Christian Bale but first, we start with the history of her name that leads into her super teacher origin story. 

  • Super Teacher Origin Story
  • History of Chaffee and Sydney

-Chelsea morning song

  • She almost was named Lindsay
  • I am a POET! 
  • Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School

​The 3 Things she's learned from Middle School 
1. Don't take it personally
2. Know your Slang
3. "Whatever kids want to read is good!" Sydney Chafee

 

  • Teacher Of the Year Process
  • Social and Emotion Learning

http://www.casel.org/

  • Ethiopia

 ​Some of the things we take for granted like: 
-moving desks 
-Desks are bolted to the floor
-100 students in the class

  • If you could give a Ted Talk...

Books discussed: 
It Won't Be Easy by Tom Rademacher
For White Folks That Teach In The Hood by Christopher Emdin

  • TedX - Taking and Preparing
  • Secret to a healthy marriage & how she met her husband via internet
    • The BATMAN Story
  • Trends in Education 
  • Favorite Failure
  • The Impostor Syndrome
  • Morning Routine
  • Scariest thing she's done
  • Book that positively impacted her life: 
  • QR Code App
  • CandyCrush


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Oct 23, 2017

On today’s episode, we have a friend of mine all the way from the UK, Tallal Gondal. Tallal is a Math Lecturer at Brooksby Melton College in the United Kingdom. He was born in Saudi Arabia, lived in Pakistan and now calls the United Kingdom home. He started a YouTube channel less than a year ago called Hustle Is 4 Life Motivation where he brings on "amazing guests from all over the world who are doing awesome things to add value to others." Like me, he is learning from their habits, strategies, and routines. We discuss the growth mindset, his networking strategies that have guided him to speak with some great people on his channel, negative self-talk and of course book recommendations.

In the episode we discuss: 


"It's not about passive learning it's about active problem-solving." Tallal Gondal 

Networking {3 Things}

  1. Be more interested in what's happening in their lives than interesting
  2. Bring value into their lives
  3. Leverage your social media account 

 

  • Habits to add and subtract
  • Negative Self-Talk 
  • Positive Morning Routine
  • Favorite Quotes


BOOKS MENTIONED
The One Thing by Jay Papasan & Gary Keller
Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

PODCASTS MENTIONED
Freedom Fast Lane
MWF Motivation
Self-Made Man

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Oct 16, 2017

"It's in keeping with Nature to show our friends affection and to celebrate their advancement as if it were our very own. For if we don't do this, virtue, which is strengthened only by exercising our perceptions, will no longer endure in us." 

Seneca, Moral Letters, 109.15

 

Have you ever caught yourself feeling jealousy or selfishness when looking upon others successes? 

 

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” 

Lao Tzu

 

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Oct 6, 2017

In this episode, we have the innovation specialist and author of "Pure Genius" - Don Wettrick. Don is leading the way in changing how we think of education. Getting out of the dark ages and into the future with his innovation class and popular podcast - StartEdUp. He has interviewed industry titans like Gary Vaynerchuk, James Altucher, Seth Godin, Daniel Pink, plus a video call from Tim Ferriss with his students. His voice is needed in the 'fix it' mentality when it comes to education. He wants to change the conversation from how can we make it better to how can we change it completely because change is happening all around us daily. My first introduction to Don was an interview he did with Tom Bilyeu on Inside Quest and it completely altered my views on the classroom dynamic.  Watch the interview and you will see what I mean. 

Inside the episode: 

  • Teaching career
  • Cultivating the growth mindset
  • Startedup Vlog
  • Why he didn't want to get into teaching and why he got into teaching
  • First job out of college
  • How to get started with innovation
  • Naveen Jain story in the classroom
  • Connect and Collect Days
  • Lime Green Pants
  • Dancing shirtless on stage
  • Expert in being transparent
  • Don's in charge of Education
  • Seth Godin's Linchpin
  • Key to a healthy marriage
  • Jocko Willnick
  • Twitter Profile
  • Teacher Branding
  • Silicon Valley on HBO
  • Don's Routine
    1. Workout 
    2. Journal 
    3. Cold Shower
    4. Fasting until noon
    5. Two hours of family time uninterrupted 
    6. Floss and Recount day
    7. Email of gratitude
    8. Email himself (Top 3 Goals for the days) 

Books
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Bold by Steven Kotler & Peter Diamandis 
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
Living Buddha Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh
Podcast 
Freakonomics

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Oct 2, 2017

In this edition of "Monday Meditations," I talk about reading, and why we should stick with one author and dig into their content and life. 

 

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Sep 29, 2017

I love all the guests I've had on the podcast so far, but this guest was special because I don't think I would have started this podcasting adventure if it wasn't for the inspiration Brian gave without even knowing me. His podcast "Talks With Teachers" is one of the most popular educational podcasts out there. He brings inspiring stories from some of the best teachers around. When I was still in my infant stage of teaching I started listening to this podcast and realized that it was okay to fail, some of the best teachers in the nation had bad days and lessons go terribly wrong. In 2013 was when I started listening. I would listen in the car on my way to work, morning runs in the icy cold weather to warm me up - corny I know. But true. It gave me ideas on how to be better, and it also helped me to stop being so hard on myself. 

Along with his podcast and blog, Brian is a contributing writer for Edutopia, creator of aplithelp.com and #aplitchat on twitter. He is in his 13 or 14th  year as an English teacher  - he’s wasn’t sure of the exact number. He currently teaches AP Literature and Composition, creative writing, and public speaking at Miller’s Place High School in Long Island. He’s also a varsity basketball coach, husband, and father of 2. In this episode We talk about finding balance for all the things, the moment he decided he wanted to become a teacher, the book that introduced him to a love of reading, his morning routine, and the new journal he created called the Daily Teacher.

In this episode we discuss

  • His first 3 years 
  • Letters to the New York Times
  • Brian's persistence to pursue
  • Scariest thing he's ever done
  • Love of reading
  • On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Finding balance with all the things
  • Inspiring teachers
  • Talks With Teachers 
  • Writing Process
  • Pearl Jam
  • Morning Routine
  • The Daily Teacher Journal 
    1. What I hope to accomplish today
    2. What will I teach my students
    3. How will I make a difference
  • Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess
  • War of Art by Stephen Pressfield
  • Where are we going as teachers? 
  • #aplitchat

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Aug 28, 2017

This edition of Monday Meditations takes us to the topic of organization. I list 3 organizing tips I will be working on this week to get my life and work organized. If you need an accountability partner contact me at http://www.teachertunnel.com

Aug 21, 2017

Welcome to another edition of Monday Meditations. This week we will focus on a weekly challenge, and this challenge stems from a quote by Knute Rockne

“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”
– Knute Rockne

Weekly Challenge
1. List three things that you perceive as your weaknesses
2. List how those perceived weaknesses could become strengths

I know that my weaknesses hold me back from so many things in my life, but listing them and seeing them on paper plus visualizing how they can become our strengths can be a tremendous breakthrough and habit to build.

You have roughly 10,000 minutes to accomplish the challenge this week. That puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?
To end is a quote from the greatest basketball player of ALL TIME: Michael Jordan

“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”
⏤Michael Jordan

Aug 21, 2017

In this episode, we talk with The Tech Rabbi: Michael Cohen. Michael is a designer and technologist turned educator. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Trainer who advocates, speaks, writes, and facilitates workshops on creativity and innovation. He works with schools on a local and national level to help them develop a creative mindset to influence and empower individuals in becoming confident and passionate problem solvers. You can hear Michael’s story of creativity and innovation through social media, and conferences such as Apple Education Events, EdTechTeacher SummitsiPadpaloozaISTE, and SXSWEdu. He holds a Master of Science Education (Educational Technology) from California State University-Fullerton and a Bachelors of Fine Art (Printmaking and Design) from California State University-Long Beach.  The Tech Rabbi is not just a brand, but a real thing. He is, in fact, a real Rabbi.

Show Notes

  • Michael did not like school 
  • Did not enjoy school
  • The moment Michael decided he wanted to be a teacher
  • What a classroom should look like with 1:1
  • How to get more organized chaos in the classroom
  • How to be inspired by people that are doing amazing things, and cultivating creativity from work that has existed before.
  • F.A.I.L.U.R.E. ⎮First Attempt in Learning (Unless Reflection Exists) ⎮
  • Empathy the ability to understand and share the abilities of another


⏤It needs to be a huge force in education (differentiation and collaboration needs to be rooted in empathy in order to be successful)

  • Processing reflection
  • What was the challenge presented?
  • I will try and find somebody that’s already done it
  • Mentorships (education, business, spiritual, parenting)
  • The secret to a happy marriage?

"My wife is my better half, my number one fan, the number one committed to making me the best person I am, being open to the belief that the partner is going to make the other better." ⏤Michael Cohen

  • Habits or routines to add and subtract
  • Where is education? And where is it going?
  • “Education needs to be about creating people that are unstoppable learners.”
  • Morning Routines
  • Impactful books

Books mentioned on the show
Bible
The Tanya (Guidebook on how you should view your life and striving for you to love everyone like you love yourself)
Dr. Tina Seelig “What I Wish I Knew When I was 20”
Gary Vaynerchuck “The Thank You Economy” & “Jab Jab Jab Right Hook”
Seth Godin “Linchpin”
Dale Carnegie “How to Win Friends and Influence People”
Napoleon Hill “Think and Grow Rich”
"The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow your passion" by Elle Luna

Podcasts mentioned in the show
Talks with Teachers with Brian Sztabnik
Startedup Podcast with Don Wettrick
Edtech Podcast with Sophie Bailey
Tim Ferriss Show with Tim Ferriss
Gary Vee Audio Experience with Gary Vaynerchuk

Places to find Glenda
http://thetechrabbi.com/
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Instagram
Facebook

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Aug 14, 2017

"A year from now you may wish you started today." Karen Lamb

Thanks for listening, and happy Monday! 

 

Aug 14, 2017

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Aug 7, 2017

We all have goals in one form or another, and some come to fruition and others die quickly. I’m talking about the big lofty goals because many times we want them to happen tomorrow, but what about the lightweight goals underneath the heavier ones. Are those most important? 

Jul 31, 2017

In this addition to Monday Meditations, and this quick audio essay is based on the quote by the Roman Poet: Horace "That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided." 

Jul 31, 2017

On today’s episode, we have an English Teacher of thirty-six years - Glenda Funk is an evolving teacher going into her thirty-seventh year as a teacher. She is nationally board certified, has a blog called Evolving English teacher, and created 113 lesson plans and 14 units on the Better Lesson Series website which gets 500 downloads a week. She graduated from SW Baptist University with a degree in Speech Education and a Masters in English from Idaho State University. In this episode we learn about the balance she’s adopted in her work and life, her blog, and the declining retention rate of teachers staying in the profession as well as entering it.

Show Notes

  • This or That
  • Moment Glenda decided to be a teacher
  • Failures in life and the classroom
  • A classroom overwhelming moment
  • Learning from divorce
  • Evolving English Teacher
  • Seth Godin
  • Why start a blog
    • Glenda's writing process
    • "How important it is to be consistent"
    • Keeping notes in phone with blog ideas
    • Writing about what she reads

Books mentioned on the show
"Big Magic"  by Elizabeth Gilbert Better Lesson series
"Spark" by John Ratey
"Readicide" by Kelly Gallagher
"The Art of Slow Reading" by Thomas Newkirk
"Minds Made for Stories" by Thomas Newkirk
"Make it Stick" by Peter Brown
"Deep Work" by Cal Newport
"Debunk it"  by John Grant
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Links mentioned in the show
Better Living Through Beowulf Blog
Better Lesson series
https://www.polleverywhere.com/
Talks with Teachers with Brian Sztabnik
You Are Not So Smart Podcast

Places to find Glenda
Her Blog
Her Twitter

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Jul 24, 2017

Weekly Challenge: I challenge you listening to reach out to a friend you haven’t seen in a while and ask them to join you in an activity. See if they want to go to a movie, bowling, out for drinks, a walk, hike, or maybe even a yoga class. Sometimes, our comfort zones keep us from reaching out and showing we care. This is a simple challenge that we can all accomplish. Who is your reach going to?

Educator and Historian George Burton Adams is known for saying:   

"There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success."

Happy Monday! 

Jul 24, 2017

On today’s episode we have author, teacher, podcaster, and triathlete - and did I mention she has Cerebral Palsy-CP for short. She just turned thirty and the sky is the limit for this expert on everything CP. In this episode, we discuss self-publishing a book, the triathlon in Hawaii she attempted, and her podcast "Butterflies of Wisdom" which I was a guest on her show. We learn a lot about how a disability can't stop you from accomplishing your dreams. 

Show Notes

Links mentioned on the show
Libsyn
Google Docs
"Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson
Always a Lesson Podcast
Dreams and Drive Podcast
Out of My Mind  by Sharon Draper

Places to find Win
Butterflies of Wisdom Website

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Music
Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque) 
Artist: Grapes 
Album: ccMixter
 
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Jul 17, 2017

If you are like me you love to collect journals with the hope of filling them up, and then months go by and nothing. I always have these grand ideas of "I'm going to journal today!" I get pumped and at night I write my thoughts - maybe even the next day I write something down and like any new skill, the excitement slowly fizzles and the journals start collecting dust. I have a nice collection of journals.

There are numerous amounts of health benefits to journaling, and here are some blog posts I have found to be helpful plus this helps me to justify having so many blank journals. 

https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-health-benefits-of-journaling/
https://penzu.com/journaling-benefits
https://confinedtosuccess.com/benefits-of-journaling-for-mental-health/

Last year I found a journal I can actually fill in. I fill in this journal every morning and most nights, but it's not the type of journaling you are thinking. It's called the Five-Minute Journal, it's a beautifully designed hard back journal that focuses on being grateful for the day. It's more or less fill in the blank, and its mission - to take five minutes to fill it out. It comes with a daily quote and a weekly challenge. I love it, and I will continue to fill it. So, that is where I started, and lately, I began having a 'Google Doc' practice. I made a 'Google Doc' and put the date, and then I googled two-minute timer, and I have two minutes to type my thoughts, feelings, or whatever is on my mind. At first, I began with one minute, but have gradually added more time. It's a practice I get excited for, and many of the health benefits are happening from it, such as: 

  • solving problems
  • stimulating ideas
  • resolving feelings
  • building self-esteem
  • developing a positive daily practice


We can all do two minutes a day. 

Action Steps
Begin this week by just thinking about this positive practice

  1. Get your favorite empty journal (if you need one I've got plenty) -OR- create a Google Doc and title it
  2. Put the day's date
  3. Find a timer and put it on one minute
  4. Start writing - no judgments/critiques and no worries about spelling or punctuation, just write...
  5. If you are having trouble - start writing or typing about how you have nothing to say
  6. Sometimes I think of topics before I began to help the flow...
Jul 13, 2017

On today’s episode, we have Sean Carney, and this episode is a little different from previous shows because Sean isn’t a teacher in the traditional sense. He will be teaching us some things today about his profession. so think of it as a guest speaker to the classroom. A few years back, I taught a 7th grade ELA class and I had a quiet student named Logan, but Logan had a talent. He had the deepest voice I've ever heard from a 7th grader. Lets just say I would have enjoyed listening to him read Apple's Terms & Conditions pages we all love to NOT read. Sean is a voice actor, who recently graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and received his degree in Integrated Marketing Communications,  with a Minor in Communication Studies focused on public speaking. He was looking to pay for expenses at college his freshman year in 2013 and heard about an online platform called Fiverr - and after about a year he committed to it full time. He is now the top rated voice-over actor on that site, and in the last four years has completed well over four-thousand gigs. Sean drops everything you need to know to get into the voice over business. We discuss actions you can take today, tools and resources for those aspiring to be in his industry, teachers that influenced his success, and even what microphone to use.

 

Show Notes

  • Professional Voice Actor and why he does it
  • Signing up for freelance websites his freshman year
  • Fiverr.com
  • What does voice-over mean? 
  • School makes an impact in Sean's life
  • Teachers that made an impact
  • The 3 things Sean would teach on how to get into voice acting 
  • Tools to use in order to produce a Demo
  • The 3 actions steps you could take today
  • David Caplan 

“Admire people who are better than you and you'll better yourself because there is going to be somebody looking up to you." Sean Carney

  • 3 habits that help Sean succeed in business
    1. Be ready to work all hours and 7 days a week
    2. Make every customer VIP
    3. Learn new skills to offer
  • Pronouncing words like 'While' are not as easy as it looks
  • Scariest thing Sean has done
  • Best purchase under $100
  • Theme Music

 Voice-Over Links mentioned in the show
Fiverr
Voices
Voices123

Audio Software mentioned in the show
Audacity 
Garageband
Adobe Audition
Pro Tools 

Microphones-Mixing Boards mentioned in the show
AT 2035 XLR
AT 2020
Peavey 6 Mixing Board
Focusrite - Scarlett 2i2

Where to find Sean
Sean's Website
Sean's Twitter

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Music
Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque) 
Artist: Grapes 
Album: ccMixter
 
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Jul 10, 2017

Welcome to the first edition of Monday Meditations. I am your host Jon Belt,  and this is an addition to the Teacher Tunnel Podcast with just me and no guests as of right now, maybe in the future, we will have guests. and just to clarify what this is and what this is not.

What this is not: 
This is not a meditation series 
I will not have calm, relaxing music on to quiet the mind
I will not start chanting or delivering instructions on chanting
What this is: 
A short audio essay to propel you into the week. We all, especially teachers look at Mondays as a struggle, and even on break, I find Mondays still give me a certain level of anxiety. So, this is to help in rendering Mondays as an exciting and happy time.

Links discussed in the episode
Voxer Group (Sign up and email your username and why you want to join, and I will add you to the group)
My email

Books mentioned in the episode
"The One Thing" by Gary Keller and Jay Papsan

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Jul 3, 2017

On today’s episode, we have Nick Mataish - Nick is a Ninth Grade Algebra teacher in Webster, New York at Webster Schroeder High School. He is an aspiring relationship coach, writer, and has developed a blog called movingpastmediocre.com - where his focus is Mindset, Marriage and Manifesting Greatness, and like me, he is a fan of alliteration. He received his bachelor's degree in Math Education and a Masters degree in Special Education from his hometown Niagara County, NY at Niagara University. He is all about self-improvement and self-development not only for himself but for his students and relationships he builds. We discuss many topics including a student teaching setback during his sophomore year in college, his foundational-five morning routines, the goals for his website and the math rap he made for his students.

 

Show Notes

Podcasts Documentaries mentioned in the show
"I Am Not Your Guru" 
"Red Pill" 
"Impact Theory" by Tom Billyeu
"Resist Average Academy by Tommy Baker

Books and Links mentioned in the show 
"Mindset" by Dr. Carol Dweck
"Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey
"Think and Grow Rich" by Dale Carnegie
"Linchpin" by Seth Godin
"Awaken the Giant Within" by Tony Robbins


Where to find Nick
Nick's Facebook
Nick's Website

Sponsor
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Music
Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque) 
Artist: Grapes 
Album: ccMixter
 
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