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Trust in Your Ideas — and Know Your Impact

Guest(s): Christina Nosek and Lisa Dix
Date: 09/06/2023
Run time: 50:22
Season 1, Episode 4

Christina and Lisa reflect upon times in their careers where they realized they made a difference in the life of a student. They also discuss how to hang in through tough times, that your current teaching situation is not your forever teaching situation.

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Christina Nosek

Christina Nosek is a passionate classroom teacher of 20 years and literacy education staff developer in her time away from the classroom. She equally loves teaching children and supporting teachers in developing their classroom reading and writing communities. Her past roles include reading specialist and literacy coach. When she is not working in education, she’s enjoying life in the sunny San Francisco Bay Area. This is her second book for teachers.

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Lisa Dix

Lisa is currently an Elementary Curriculum Director (PreK-Grade 5). Before making the switch to administration 4 years ago, she called the elementary classroom her home, teaching every grade 1st-4th and across several states including: New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Massachusetts. She lives near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, enjoys the beach and spending time with her family.

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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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