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Trust Yourself and Choose Your Own Adventure

Guest(s): Gravity Goldberg and Chandra Joseph-Lacet
Date: 10/04/2023
Run time: 01:01:27
Season 1, Episode 8

In this episode Gravity Goldberg and Chandra Joseph-Lacet discuss how teachers need to trust first, and the confidence and competence will come. Don't roll up that carpet just yet, know that you have it in you to be a great teacher.

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Gravity Goldberg

Gravity Goldberg is an international educational consultant and author of eight books on teaching. Mindsets & Moves (Corwin Literacy, 2015) put her on the world stage with its practical ways to cultivate student agency, leading to speaking engagements and foreign translations of her work. She has almost 20 years of teaching experience, including positions as a science teacher, reading specialist, third grade teacher, special educator, literacy coach, staff developer, assistant professor, educational consultant, and yoga teacher. Gravity holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from Boston College and a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the founding director of Gravity Goldberg, LLC, a team that provides side-by-side coaching for teachers.

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Chandra Joseph-Lacet

Chandra Joseph-Lacet has been in the field of education for the past 28 years in a variety of capacities, including Classroom Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Literacy Coach, Special Education Coordinator, and Assistant Principal. Currently, Chandra is a New Teacher Developer with the Boston Public Schools where she works with novice teachers and other teacher mentors to support and elevate new teacher practice. At her core, Chandra firmly believes that just as every student deserves high-quality teachers, every teacher deserves high-quality coaching and support for continued growth and development.

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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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