Andrew McPeak is a millennial speaker and content developer with Growing Leaders. His experiences as both presenter and curriculum designer have led him to become well versed in communicating to and about the next generation. McPeak also serves as the Director of Program Excellence at Growing Leaders where he and his team work closely with schools, universities and sports teams on effectively implementing Habitudes as a tool to teach life and leadership skills. Additionally, McPeak is the co-author of an incredible teen book, “Marching Off the Map.” In this episode, McPeak shares his love of leadership and character development. Later, Brayden joins Desi and Ellen to discuss what leadership means to them.
Dave Burgess is the New York Times Best-Selling author of “Teach Like A PIRATE” and co-author of “P is for PIRATE”. He is a highly sought after professional development speaker well known for his creative, entertaining, and outrageously energetic style. His workshops, seminars, and keynotes not only motivate and inspire teachers, but also help them to develop practical ways to become more creative and engaging in the classroom. As a teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego, he was the 2001 and 2012 Golden Apple recipient and the 2007/2008 Teacher of the Year. He was voted a faculty standout for seventeen consecutive years in categories such as: Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. At a ceremony in Washington D.C., the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences awarded him the 2014 BAMMY for Secondary School Teacher of the Year. Additionally, Burgess founded his own publishing company to support educational thought leaders around the world. In this episode, Burgess shares the secrets behind his passion for education and learning. Later, Brayden joins Josh and Taya to explore Burgess’ treasure chest of wisdom.
Aija Mayrock is a writer, actress, author and activist that is speaking out about Bullying through her own experiences as a teenager. Mayrock is the author of “The Survival Guide to Bullying” which she wrote at the age of 16. She travels the country speaking and performing spoken word rap that not only shares her bullying experience, but inspires and equips audiences with the tools to take a stand for injustice and discrimination everywhere. She has spoken to over 3 million people in the U.S. including at venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Key Arena and been featured on Good Morning America, The View, Fox News, AOL Build, Huffington Post, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue, and many others. In this episode, Aija shares her incredible survival story and how writing helped her overcome pain as she helped others. Later, Desi joins Elli and Hayes as they discuss the impact of bullying on teens and how culture can help prevent bullying.
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.