Tara Martin is an enthusiastic educator, national keynote speaker and author of "BE Real: Educate from the Heart" and "Cannonball In." Tara Martin thrives on change and is an educational disrupter. She has been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, district administrator, and is the founder of #BookSnaps, and loves making learning fun and meaningful. Currently, she's the PR and Communication Director at Dave Burgess Consulting. Tara's ambition is to lead a culture of innovative change and keep social-emotional learning at the heart of education. In this episode, Tara talks about being REAL and her experiences as a middle schooler. Later, Desi joins Macey and Macie to discuss how you can be your authentic self in every situation.
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Jewell Parker Rhodes is an award winning author of six adult novels, and numerous young adult novels. Her fearless and authentic literature includes: Ghost Boys, Towers Falling, and Black Brother, Black Brother. She’s won the Coretta Scott King honor, the Jane Adams Children’s book award, and many others. She grew up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where she earned her BA in drama criticism, she also earned a Doctorate of Arts in English. Rhodes is the Founding Artistic Director and Piper Endowed Chair at the Virginia G Piper Center for Creati
ve Writing at Arizona State university. Her main goal is to inspire to live and make the world a better place. We have read and enjoyed her books. In this episode, Rhodes discusses her childhood and how that impacts her writing. She also discusses the importance of teaching young people about the world. Later, Hayes joins Qurin and Kian to discuss her influence on them and the lasting effect she will have on a new generation of readers.
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.