Chatting with 7th-Grade Podcasting Heroes Taya & Macey

Listen in as these 7th-grade podcasters, who’ve interviewed giants in the field of SEL like Dr. Michele Borba, Dave Burgess, Sean Covey, and James C. Hunter, share the story behind their experience on the air chatting with these edu-heroes. Find out why their counselor, Mr. Appel, has made it his mission to amplify student voice […]

Practicing Kindness at Home with Sheila Sjolseth

Today’s interview invites us to engage with Sheila Sjolseth, the Founder of Pennies Of Time, who started her Kindness Crusade with her boys when they were toddlers; find out how one family intentionally carved out time every day to practice kindness at home and out in their community. 

Season 2 Kicks off with Carrie Taylor!

Kick off Season Two of Character Speaks by welcoming the fresh new voice of second-year teacher Carrie Taylor to see how she celebrates the small wins as she grows alongside of her first-grade learners. Check out our sponsor:

The Final Episode of Season One with Dr. Jody Carrington

Finish off Season One of Character Speaks through the beating heart and beautiful lens of the incredibly passionate child psychologist, author, wife and mom, Dr. Jody Carrington. Listen in as she honors the holy work, what educators get to do every day as they hold the hearts of our children; don’t miss her coaching tips […]

Camp, Core Values, & The {Heart} Work with John Norlin

Meet nationally-recognized transformational speaker John Norlin, a passionate co-founder of Character Strong, a servant leader, and an expert in the {heart} work of character development, leadership, and social emotional learning; prepare to workout with us as we talk about connections, core values, critical feedback and Camp. Check out our sponsors:

Seizing Connections & Fostering Relationships with Gary Armida

Suit up for today’s episode with New York teacher, father, and author Gary Armida. See what he considers his wins and his losses as he reflects through his career coaching on the court and in the classroom and score some tips for seizing connections and fostering relationships. Check out our sponsor:

Infusing Brain Science and Daily Rituals with Lisa King

Tune in this week to hear Lisa King, school counselor and author of Mindset Matters, talk about the importance of infusing her passion, growth mindset and brain science, into daily rituals, habits and routines in your character building. Check out our sponsor:

Nurturing a Growth Mindset with Kris Felicello

Travel with us to New York to meet up with edu-hero Kris Felicello; prepare to be inspired as this Assistant Superintendent, writer, and father of 3 shares some leadership ideals that include nurturing a growth mindset, fostering a caring climate, and righting wrongs through Restorative Practices. Check out our sponsor:

Valuing Empowerment Over Excuses with Meghan Kestner

What if we valued and focused on empowerment over excuses, not just for our students with special needs, but for all students? Tune in today to hear secondary educator Meghan Kestner’s ideas and feel her passion for #nomorelabels as she individualizes for her students of promise. Check out our sponsor:

Sparking a #PassionforKindness with Tamara Letter

In today’s episode, technologist , writer, and kindness advocate Tamara Letter shares how she engages her students and sparks their #passionforkindness using ordinary things like rocks, journals and some seed money to do extraordinary things. Check out our sponsor: