Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert, motivational speaker, spokesperson, and award winning author on children, teens, parenting, bullying, and moral development. She is a national media contributor and has made regular appearances on the TODAY show, Dr. Phil, Dateline, The View, The Doctors, Fox News, The Early Show, and CNN. Her work has been featured in national magazines, newspapers, and media all over the world. In this episode, Dr. Borba talks about her book “UnSelfie.” Additionally, she shares advice for teens, parents, and educators on Character Development, School Culture, and Bullying. Later, Wildcat Nation students reflect on Borba’s insights into Empathy.
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John Norlin is the co-founder of Character Strong. He's worked as the Program Administrator for the Whole Child and Director of Student Leadership and Community Involvement. Additionally, he was an award winning teacher and advisor at Sumner High School; where he taught leadership for 10 years. Norlin travels all around the country talking about servant leadership and character development as he's shared his message with over 300,000 teachers, students, and parents. Character Strong has become a catalyst for change across the country and Mr. Norlin helped us foster an Award Winning Culture here. In this episode, Norlin shares the inspiration behind his life long passion for leadership, character education, and student empowerment. Later, Wildcat Nation students riff with Norlin on podcasting, influence, and character strong.
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Chris Reykdal is the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Washington. In this episode, Reykdal shares his passion for public service, the importance of Whole Child programs like Character Strong, and his vision for the future of education/learning. Later, Jack joins Hayes and Macey to reflect on student centered learning, teacher-student relationships, and making education relevant.
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Enterprise MiddleSchool received the 2018 ASCD Whole Child Award in Washington, for its award winning culture and the 2018 Global "Class Act Award" for Kindness. By creating a culture of kindness, service, and empathy we've taken student leadership to an epic level. We invite you to join in this student-led journey where we explore Character, Excellence, and Community with some of the best leadership minds. We'll be sharing interviews with authors, educators, experts, and even other leadership students around the country. Whether you're an educator, student, parent or just passionate about culture and leadership, we invite you into this unique platform focused on raising education to incredible heights.