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Humanizing the Classroom for Teachers & Students With a Strengths-Based Approach

Guest(s): Beth McCord Kobett and Dr. Melissa Carr
Date: 09/20/2023
Run time: 57:35
Season 1, Episode 6

Beth and Melissa reflect on how positive people in their lives made an impact on their journeys in education and how we should all strive to be that person - to be able to meet students where they are and take them to the next level.

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Beth McCord Kobett

Beth McCord Kobett, EdD, is Professor of Education and Associate Dean at Stevenson University, where she leads, teaches and supports early childhood, elementary, and middle preservice teachers in mathematics education. She is a former classroom teacher, elementary mathematics specialist, adjunct professor, and university supervisor. Beth also served as the Director of the First Year Seminar program at Stevenson University. She recently completed a three-year term as an elected Board Member for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and was the former president of the Association of Maryland Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMMTE).  Beth leads professional learning efforts in mathematics education both regionally and nationally.  Beth is a recipient of the Mathematics Educator of the Year Award from the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni Award. Beth also received Stevenson University’s Rose Dawson Award for Excellence in Teaching as both an adjunct and full-time faculty member. Beth believes in fostering a strengths-based community with her students and strives to make her learning space inviting, facilitate lessons that spark curiosity and innovation, and cultivate positive productive struggle.

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Dr. Melissa Carr

Melissa has been an educator for 33 years gaining experiences as classroom teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal, and district technology administrator. With a focus on educational technology and reading at the secondary level, she has received accolades as District Researcher of the Year, Secondary Principal of the Year, and Florida finalist for Innovative Principal of the Year. Dr. Carr is an innovator who creates a culture of trust and collective efficacy for helping students and educators achieve their personal best. Connect with her on Twitter @MelissaLynCarr

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Carol Pelletier Radford

Carol Pelletier Radford is the founder of Mentoring in Action, an organization dedicated to the success of novice teachers and their mentors. Before she established her own organization to support mentors and new teachers, she was a veteran elementary school teacher and a teacher preparation leader. Carol is the author of Corwin’s bestselling books Mentoring in Action: Guiding, Sharing, and Reflecting With Novice Teachers and The First Years Matter: Becoming an Effective Teacher.

Carol received her Education Doctorate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she focused her studies on mentoring and teacher leadership. She is also a certified yoga teacher who practices meditation and shares mindfulness strategies with educators through her online courses and website. Her podcast Teaching With Light features the stories of teachers and inspirational leaders. Her next passion project is the creation of a Teacher Legacy Network, where retired teachers can share their wisdom with the next generation of teachers.

You can learn more about Carol, find free resources, videos, meditations, courses, and all of her books at mentoringinaction.com/.

Twitter: @MentorinAction
Facebook: @MentoringinAction4Teachers
Instagram: @cpradford

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