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  • Dan E. Hendrickson Discusses His Novel - The Living Legend: A Last Enemy Prequel, Writing Techniques, and Influences on His Writing. This is episode 507 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Dan Hendrickson was born in Sheridan Wyoming in 1962 near the rustic Big Horn mountain range to Carl and Helen Hendrickson. He went to school in the Sheridan School District graduating from Sheridan High School in 1981.

    He was an avid participant in boxing, martial arts, wrestling, and track. His father owned a small eight lane bowling alley that he ran until Dan was 12 years old. Carl also had a master’s degree in English and loved to write poetry and plays. Dan picked up on his father’s love for the written word and enrolled in Casper Community College in 1982 majoring in journalism.

    Although he found that he had an aptitude for investigative reporting, he decided that his interests were in other areas. He went on to do much volunteer Christian ministry work throughout the United States most of his adult life and continues to pursue those endeavors to this day.

    During that time, he gained another degree in Practical Theology. Throughout his many ministry assignments, he also worked several secular jobs. Some of his work experience includes law enforcement, security, emergency medical technician, and firefighting. He also helped run a Martial Arts School where he was a senior instructor. Most notable of his work experience is his auto detailing endeavors.

    He and his wife, Cheryl, have owned three different auto detailing businesses throughout the country, the last of which they still run to this day.

    Today, we are focused on his latest novel - a prequel - The Living Legend: A Last Enemy Prequel

    A little bit about The Living Legend: A Last Enemy Prequel…

    Dan E. Hendrickson's new novel The Living Legend, shows a brilliance at creating tension and conflicts in the story. For those who enjoy action and adventure in a military setting, they will adore this book.

    Deception, politics, corruption, bravery, love, integrity, determination, and lots of action are the key elements on The Living Legend, the latest in The Last Enemy series from Dan E. Hendrickson. This is his follow-up book to penning Brandy: Ballad of a Pirate Princess, which was named last year by Online Book Club as its Historical Fiction Book of the Year.

    Set in the 1970s, on one side of the world, Tommy, a man seeking vengeance for his father’s murder; on the other side, Makena, a woman seeking to stop the slavery of her people. We’ll find out how their worlds collide in The Living Legend.

    “My books tend to have a military/law enforcement flavor because they deal with issues like modern day human trafficking, organized crime, high-sea drug smuggling, historical piracy, and slave trading,” says Hendrickson. “This one takes place when the Navy SEAL program was launched and the mission is to go after a Russian assassin.”

    This is an awesome read!

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    https://danehendrickson.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/dan.hendrickson/

    https://twitter.com/danehendrickso1?lang=en

    Length - 37:46

  • Mike Schloff - Maplewoodshop.com: Woodworking to Help Kids Learn Engineering Concepts, Design Thinking, and Life Skills. This is episode 506 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Mike Schloff created Maplewoodshop in 2016 to help all children develop life skills through woodworking. The company achieves this mission by providing a safe, portable and easy-to-implement woodworking program to schools, out-of-school time programs and camps nationwide.

    Nothing like the aroma of fresh cut wood....

    So much to learn...

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    Connect with Brian at [email protected] or go to his website at

    https://briankbuffington.com/

    He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

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    Length - 49:02

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  • Monte Schulz discusses his novel Metropolis, writing techniques, reading other writers, and influences on his writing. This is episode 505 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Monte Schulz received his M.A. in American Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. He published his first novel, Down by the River, in 1990, and spent the next twelve years writing a novel about the Jazz Age. Monte is endlessly curious and well versed in world history and theology. He is fascinated by the style and use of innovative language, and can be caught engaging in provocative, philosophical conversations about big, far-reaching, imaginative, ideas and worldly perspectives. His father is the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

    A little about Metropolis

    Regency College senior Julian Brehm’s uneventful student life is derailed when he falls for Nina Rinaldi, a beautiful young revolutionary engaged in political activism against the authoritarian regime that rules the country and wages a deceitful, distracting war. Julian’s love for — and moral alliance to — Nina eventually leads him into a vast undercity beneath the metropolis. Then, east by train and into the war zone itself, where mortal danger in that expanding cemetery of millions threatens Julian’s life; what he witnesses will alter how he perceives the Republic and ultimately his fate within it.

    Our focus today is on Monte, his writing, and his novel Metropolis…

    So much to learn...

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    Connect with Brian at [email protected] or go to his website at

    https://briankbuffington.com/

    He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

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    https://metropolisthebook.com/

    https://twitter.com/monteschulz?lang=en

    https://www.facebook.com/monte.schulz.7

    https://www.sbwriters.com/

    Length - 56:31

  • Ari Mittleman talks with me about his book Paths of the Righteous: Stories of Humanity, Heroism, and Hope. This is episode 504 of Teaching Learning Leading K12 an audio podcast.

    As a native Pennsylvanian deeply involved in the pro-Israel community, the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh deeply affected him. Thattragic event spurred Mittleman to write his book, with the hope of it helping to showcase the good in the world that is done for others by those outside their religion, race, or nationality. He works at the nexus of politics, policymaking and the press in Washington, DC.

    Mittleman has run a public affairs and strategic communications firm, Keystone Strategy + Advocacy, LLC serving internationally known clients that have ranged from heads of state, celebrities, and global business leaders. Prior to that, he served as a senior advisor to a UnitedStates senator for eight years. He also earlier had served as a grant writer at a Croatia-based NGO.

    He is a columnist for The Times of Israel and has contributed articles to USA Today Network, Baltimore Jewish Times, The Morning Call, The Jerusalem Post, Washington Examiner, The Patriot News, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, NorthJersey.com, Modern Diplomacy, and The Jewish Exponent.

    He earned a BA from The Department of American Studies from The George Washington University, and his MPA from Fels Institute of Government at University of Pennsylvania.Proficient in both modern and biblical Hebrew, he has formally studied the language andtraditional Jewish texts since kindergarten and travels regularly to Israel. In total, Mittleman has visited over 40 countries. He is the founding board chairman of St. Bernard Project, a post-Katrina-Rita disaster recovery non-profit that was recognized as a CNN Hero of the Year.

    A new father, Ari lives in Pikesville, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.

    Today we are focused on his book Paths of the Righteous: Stories of Humanity, Heroism, and Hope.

    Connect & Learn More:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/16/us/california-church-shooting-hate-incident.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/16/opinion/buffalo-shooting-replacement-theory.html

    https://arimittleman.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/PathsoftheRighteous/

    https://twitter.com/AriMittleman

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/arimittleman/

    Length - 41:52

  • Doreen Gehry Nelson talks with me about her book Cultivating Curiosity: Teaching and Learning Redesigned. This is episode 503 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Doreen Gehry Nelson is Professor Emerita of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, School of Education and Integrative Studies; Adjunct Professor in the Cal Poly College of Environmental Design; was Professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, from 2002-present; and in 2019 was named Founding Director of the Design-Based Learning Project by the UCLA School of Education & Information Studies–Center X.

    An award-winning, 50-year veteran educator and published author in the field of education, Nelson began developing her Design-Based Learning methodology (formerly called City Building Education) in the late 1960s to ignite creativity, promote high-level transfer of learning, and foster cross-curricular critical thinking skills among K-12 students using the spatial domain.

    She was named one of the 30 top American innovators in education by the New York Times in 1991 and is the recipient of both the American Institute of Architecture’s

    prestigious Lifetime Honorary Membership (the highest honor for a non-architect) and the California State University’s state-wide, 2006 Wang Award for Excellence in Education.

    Today we will be focused on her book - Cultivating Curiosity: Teaching and Learning Reimagined.

    So much to learn...

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    By the way, the new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington.

    Connect with Brian at [email protected] or go to his website at

    https://briankbuffington.com/

    He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

    Thanks, Brian!

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    https://www.designbasedlearning.org/

    Length - 01:18:31

  • Samuel DePaul, PhD talks with me about his book Perspectives & Reflections for the Superintendent: What Can Be Learned From Experience? This is episode 502 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Sam DePaul, PhD was a school district superintendent for thirty-one years leading five school districts, serving in three states; and he recently completed his sixth year as the executive director of the North GA RESA in Ellijay, GA, and retired effective June 1, 2022.

    DePaul began his career as a biology and chemistry teacher, moved into building-level administration, and his first position as superintendent. DePaul is and has been a member of AASA since 1988.

    DePaul’s education was all in the Pittsburgh, PA area where he and his wife were born and raised. His B.S. degree was from Geneva College, his M.Ed. from Westminster College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

    DePaul and his wife Megan, reside in Carrabelle, FL; and they have a son, daughter-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters residing in Philadelphia.

    Our focus today is on his soon to be released book - Perspectives and Reflections for the Superintendent: What can be learned from experience?

    So much to learn...

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    By the way, the new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington.

    Connect with Brian at [email protected] or go to his website at

    https://briankbuffington.com/

    He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

    Thanks, Brian!

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    Length - 47:14

  • Dr. Sabrina J. Ellis talks with me about her book Wife Life: Securing Your Future. This is episode 501 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    After receiving the prestigious 2016 President Barack Obama’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Sabrina J. Ellis became the Chief Visionary Officer of Free to Thrive, which was developed to “challenge the leader within for positive transformations without.”

    Free to Thrive focuses on guiding organizations through meaningful change for the greatest impact to employee satisfaction, improved leadership, better resource, and financial management, and heightened awareness for the best customer service. As part of this initiative, she established the Recherché Mentoring Program to influence the lives of adolescent females to reach their potential through philosophical approaches to mental, physical, and spiritual change.

    Dr. Ellis, the author of three books, is a proven organizational development and leadership transformation change agent for corporations and not-for-profit organizations, as well as individuals who desire personal growth coaching. Dr. Ellis, a John Maxwell certified coach, is highly regarded.

    She has served as an Executive Pastor and a Senior Pastor for more than 20 years. Dr. Ellis has served as Chaplain for the Western Reserve Section of the National Council of Negro Women and the Cleveland Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction. These experiences led her to form Living in Victory Ministries, Inc., to impart this knowledge to women to enhance their emotional development through spiritual awakening.

    She authored the following books: And the Women Came First, The Advancement of Renewal in the African American Pentecostal Church, and Wife Life: Securing Your Future. She is also the editor of a book of women’s testimonies entitled And They Overcame.

    A native of Ohio, she is a graduate of Notre Dame College of Cleveland, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, with an emphasis in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Ellis earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Transformational Leadership.

    She has served as the keynote speaker for several conferences and organizations, including The Black Women’s Political Action Committee’s 31st Annual Fundraiser in Cleveland, and has served as host on Total Christian Television (TCT), a network with over 70 million viewers.

    She resides in Dallas, Texas.

    Great conversation.

    So much to learn...

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    Connect with Brian at [email protected] or go to his website at

    https://briankbuffington.com/

    He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool.

    Thanks, Brian!

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    https://www.sabrinajellis.com/

    https://www.sabrinajellis.com/product-page/wife-life-securing-your-future

    Length - 52:15

  • Ed Davis Talks About Riding Freight Cars Across the US & Canada and his book - The Last Professional. This is episode 500 of the audio podcast Teaching Learning Leading K12.

    Ed Davis began his writing career over forty years ago, pausing in boxcars, under street lamps, and in hobo jungles to capture the beats and rhythms of the road as he caught freight trains and vagabonded around the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

    As Ed illustrates in Forty Years from Boxcar to Book Launch - The Last Professional was born on the rails. His short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals. His novella, In All Things, and his collection of travel pieces, Road Stories, have both been Amazon Top Ten bestsellers.

    Ed’s death row thriller, A Matter of Time, was written in real-time, twenty-four hours, as the last day of the hero’s life unfolds. His work has appeared in Gris-Gris, New English Review, and The Penman Review among others.

    Ed and his wife Jan live in Northern California, not far from Jack London’s Beauty Ranch.

    Today, we are focused on his newest book - The Last Professional….

    So much to learn today…

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    By the way, the new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington.

    Connect with Brian at [email protected] or go to his website at

    https://briankbuffington.com/

    He is an awesome musician, comedic power , and overall creator of all that is cool.

    Thanks, Brian!

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    Connect and Learn More about Ed...

    https://www.eddavisbooks.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKa_CJmMFPo

    https://bookshop.org/books/the-last-professional/9781951122256

    https://www.eddavisbooks.com/great-american-whistle-stop-book-tour-april-2022/

    https://glenellenwriters.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/eddavisauthor/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9hgM6OEXCU5TwrHSsuLauA

    https://twitter.com/EdDavisAuthor

    https://www.eddavisbooks.com/order-the-last-professional/

    https://www.facebook.com/eddavisauthor/

    Length - 38:32

  • Danielle Nuhfer - The Path of the Mindful Teacher: How to Choose Calm Over Chaos and Serenity Over Stress, One Step at a Time. This is episode 499 of Teaching Learning Leading K12.

    Danielle Nuhfer is a teacher wellness coach (and a fellow teacher!) and she helps time-crunched teachers find time for self-care.

    She works with teachers who love what they do (most of the time) but don’t love how they feel (some of the time): teachers who want to find balance in all areas of their lives without leaving a profession that they love.

    Her specialty is supporting teachers in building their resilience by saying “NO” to what isn’t working and saying “YES” to the real and achievable possibility of balance both inside and outside of the classroom.

    This is done without focusing on what’s wrong and instead focusing on what is, building on your unique lived experience, school situation, and personal needs.

    She teaches you how to fill your own self-care and teacher wellness buckets through a variety of different tools and techniques through teacher wellness coaching while also holding space for the real conversations and considerations that arise when we begin integrating these tools into our lives.

    Teacher wellness coaching is about learning how to prioritize and nourish yourself first and {un}learning the messaging that says self-care is selfish.

    Danielle notes, “We are all at different stages of this teaching well journey, but together I know we can teach well together because #weareteachingwell.”

    Today our focus is on Danielle's book The Path of the Mindful Teacher: How to Choose Calm Over Chaos and Serenity Over Stress, One Step at a Time.

    So much to learn today…

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    https://teachingwell.life/

    https://www.instagram.com/teachingwelldanielle/

    https://www.facebook.com/teachingwelltoday

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-nuhfer/

    Length - 30:39

  • Stephen Furlich shares his book Sex Talk: How Biological Sex Influences Gender Communication Differences Throughout Life's Stages. This is Episode 498 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Dr. Stephen Furlich is the author of a breakthrough book, Sex Talk: How Biological Sex Influences Gender Communication Differences Throughout Life’s Stages.

    He has taught and researched communication at the university level for over 20 years. He has taught a variety of communication courses with the main focus of better understanding oneself and others. Often, his research projects and the courses that he taught, complemented each other and led into innovative directions.

    Dr. Furlich has been an associate professor at Texas A & M University since 2018 and served as an assistant professor there for five years prior to that.

    He has presented at many conferences, including: DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, E-Learning Conference, National Communication Association Conference, Southern States Communication Association Conference, International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, and International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association.

    Dr. Furlich, who was recently interviewed by One America News Network, has been published in numerous journals, including: Texas Speech Communication Journal, Kentucky Journal of Communication, The Florida Communication Journal, Journal of Applied communication Research, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, and Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

    His communication paradigm is from a receiver’s perspective. This places the emphasis on the listener to better understand from the speaker’s perspectives and as a speaker emphasizing understanding from the listener’s perspectives. Both of these become more challenging as differences increase between the speaker and listener.

    Dr. Furlich has become fascinated with technological advancements in science that have enabled

    a better understanding of communication. Without these scientific advances, understanding communication is quite limited. This line of research has inspired him to write this book to bring together many different scientific studies to better understand the role of biology with gender communication differences.

    He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, a Master of Arts in Communication Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University. He resides in Commerce, Texas.

    So much to learn today…

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B091MFPDNQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

    https://booklife.com/project/sex-talk-how-biological-sex-influences-gender-communication-differences-throughout-life-s-stages-60103

    Length - 49:43

  • Kieran O'Mahony - The Brain-Based Classroom: Accessing Every Child's Potential Through Educational Neuroscience. This is episode 497 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    After a long career in education, Dr. Kieran O’Mahony consistently found himself questioning the status quo. While in the faculty room we spoke in forward-looking platitudes and used phrases like “equality of educational opportunity, but he realized that neither “equality” nor “opportunity” were associated with the education they were doling out.

    He couldn’t help but wonder why our school systems were driving our children into bleak futures? So, he decided to spend his career seeking the solution to one of the biggest problems we face today: how can we give every student an equal opportunity to love learning?

    That question led Kieran to develop the cognitive learning model taught in The Brain-Based Classroom and the Brain-Based Solutions training programs. Now, you can develop the same understanding of the brain, and use the same techniques we used, to get incredible results for your child, classroom, or school system.

    Dr. Kieran O’Mahony is the Founding Principal of the Institute for Connecting Neuroscience with Teaching and Learning, USA, and author of the best-selling text The Brain-Based Classroom: Accessing Every Child’s Potential through Educational Neuroscience (Routledge, 2021).

    Model schools anchored to my brain-based pedagogic framework are thriving in India, across Africa, and here in America. You can find out more about Kieran and The Brain-Based Classroom at www.brainbasedsolutions.org

    Today, we are focused on Kieran's book - The Brain-Based Classroom: Accessing Every Child's Potential Through Educational Neuroscience.

    So much to learn today…

    Thanks for listening.

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    https://brainbasedsolutions.org/

    Length - 50:12

  • Laurel Schmidt talks about her novel How to Be Dead: A Love Story. This is episode 496 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Laurel Schmidt is a lifelong educator (teacher, principal, district director), art lover, and writer. She's the author of a critically-acclaimed novel, How to Be Dead – A Love Story, and four non-fiction books on art, learning, and brain development.

    She's a nationally recognized expert who has helped thousands of docents and museum educators master the art of leading dynamic inquiry-based conversations that have museum visitors and students longing for more.

    Laurel also works with the education departments of numerous museums in Los Angeles and New York. She is a consultant to The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and co-author of Contemporary Art Start: A Curriculum Guide to Contemporary Art and Culture, published by MOCA in 1985. It is the centerpiece of an inquiry-based art education program. She is a consultant to the Guggenheim Museum, The Met and MoMA in New York City and presents at their annual Teacher Institute on The Arts.

    She was a member of the Education Advisory Board of the Natural History Museum and served for eight years on the Landmarks Commission in the City of Santa Monica, California. She has published numerous articles in national journals for parents, teachers and school leaders.

    However, writing is her lifelong passion. She is the author of Seven Times Smarter: 50 Activities, Games and Projects to Develop the Multiple Intelligences in Your Child (Three Rivers Press, 2001), Gardening in the Minefield: A Survival Guide for School Administrators (Heinemann, 2002), and Classroom Confidential: 50 Things Great Teachers Do Behind Closed Doors, and Putting the Social Back in Social Studies (Heinemann, 2007). Laurel is also a consultant, university lecturer and professional development specialist.

    Laurel received a BA in Art from Mt. Saint Mary’s College and a Masters Degree in Art History from California State University in Northridge. Her thesis was on contemporary photorealism. She also studied art history at Oxford University.

    When not writing, she enjoys painting, reading, watching good films and happy hour with friends. She lives with her writer husband, Durnford King, in Santa Monica, California. Next life---Paris. Her blog can be found at www.sexdrugsandsocialsecurity.com. For more information, please consult: www.laurelschmidt.com

    Today we are focused on her novel - How to Be Dead – A Love Story.

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    Connect & Learn More:

    https://laurelschmidt.com/

    https://www.amazon.com/How-be-Dead-Love-Story/dp/1639880461

    [email protected]

    Length - 39:32

  • N.L. Holmes talks about her latest in the Lord Hani series: Pilot Who Knows the Waters. This is episode 495 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    N.L. Holmes is a prolific novelist embarking on another significant career phase. Prior to taking up the power of writing and using this pen name, she was an accomplished archaeologist and teacher for 25 years. Early in her career she served as a nun for two decades. In between she was an artist and antiques dealer. Yes, she has lived an interesting life and the sum of her experiences informs and inspires her writings today.

    Holmes, who earned her doctorate in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Studies from Bryn Mawr College despite an offer to attend Princeton, has excavated in Greece and Israel, and taught ancient history and humanities at Stockton University in N.J. and University of South Florida for many years. She also did archaeological artwork for excavations from Lebanon.

    With seven published novels, Holmes is the creator of The Lord Hani Mysteries. The inspiration for her Bronze Age novels came with an assignment she gave to her students one day: Here are the only documents we have telling us about royal divorce in Ugarit in the 13th century. How much can we say about what happened? She notes: “It quickly became apparent that almost anything we might come up with was as much fiction as historiography!”

    She also penned The Empire At Twilight series, historical fiction set in the 13th century C.B. during the Hittite Empire.

    Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, she attended The University of Texas in the honors program but dropped out midway to enter into the antiques business. Two years later, she entered the Discalced Carmelite convent in Texas. She left the convent 20 years later and returned to school to get her B.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology.

    Holmes resides with her husband, three cats, and a dog. They split their time between Tampa, Florida and northern France, where she gardens, weaves, and plays the violin. They have an adult son.

    Today we are focused on her latest book Pilot Who Knows the Waters.

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    Length - 28:02

  • Nicole Asherah - A Life Cycle: A Guide to Healing and Rediscovering Yourself. This is episode 494 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Nicole Asherah is an artist whose main mediums are poetry, film photography, and oil painting but she has a habit of dabbling in whatever sparks her creative juices. Switching between mediums of expression, Nicole tries to connect readers to intimate moments, feelings, and relationships experienced throughout life. She wants to break your heart with the raw emotion that her pieces evoke. She hopes you find joy in that heartbreak as she always does!

    Nicole has unique background of being raised by a psychologist, backpacking around more than 15 countries by herself, attending Roehampton University’s Creative Writing Poetry MFA, volunteering with SURJ and other grassroots organizations that have all synthesized to give her broad understanding of peoples individual struggles and how to capture them in art.

    Nicole loves to hear feedback and reactions so please feel free to comment or contact her.

    Today we will focus on her book -

    A Life Cycle: A Guide to Healing and Rediscovering Yourself.

    A Life Cycle, Nicole Asherah’s debut book, follows the introspective process of transformation after emotional hardship through poetic language. Asherah serves as a guide through the sections of her book while also allowing the readers to see the words as their own. A Life Cycle is broken into sections after a traumatic event that represents the final tipping point. What follows is The Shattering: a deep dive into the suffering of fully losing one’s sense of self and safety, The Healing: a journey through processing layers of trauma to reach the root hurts of childhood, Light Shines Through: an exploration of reigniting hope and learning to find joy, and The Loving: a discovery of what love is and how the act of loving has much more to do with one’s self than the person receiving the love.

    This book transcends the genre of poetry because of its ability to universally help people process and name feelings that often elude words. This book is for anyone developing, hurting, healing, or becoming new versions of themselves. She knows this because that is exactly what she was doing when she wrote it: healing childhood trauma, processing a sexual assault, and learning how to experience joy.

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    Store: https://nicole-asherah.myshopify.com/

    Length - 24:56

  • Bryan Dean: UDL Innovation Specialist with CAST. This is episode 493 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    CAST's mission is to transform education design and practice until learning has no limits.

    Located near Boston, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that created the Universal Design for Learning framework and UDL Guidelines, now used the world over to make learning more inclusive.

    The acronym "CAST" derives from the original name of our organization, Center for Applied Special Technology. Now we're simply CAST.

    Our CAST of characters includes over 50 talented employees, including world-class educators, learning scientists, instructional designers, literacy experts, policy analysts, UX and graphic designers, software engineers, and a first-rate administrative and executive staff.

    CAST | Until learning has no limits®

    Today, I will be talking with Bryan Dean, UDL Innovation Specialist

    Bryan Dean is CAST’s Innovation Specialist. Bryan has been working with hard-to-reach students with emotional impairments, conduct disorder, behavioral difficulties, and low interest for more than 20 years.

    Bryan has experience designing professional learning around learner experience design, specially-designed instruction, Universal Design for Learning, new teacher induction, Design Thinking, deep learning, and strategies for students in emotional dysregulation.

    In addition to the designing of professional learning, he has designed virtual learning environments, worked on longitudinal system implementation and design, designed organizational culture and climate/culture change models, and developed a unique UDL coaching system based on appreciative and ontological coaching matrices.

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    You will enjoy this conversation.

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    https://www.cast.org/

    https://www.facebook.com/CASTUDL/

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    https://www.linkedin.com/company/castorg/

    https://www.instagram.com/cast_udl/

    https://www.pinterest.com/cast_udl/_saved/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/UDLCAST

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    https://twitter.com/DTourUDL

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-dean-a35b8094/

    https://medium.com/dtour

    Length - 47:35

  • Irmgarde Brown talks about her novel: Sister Jane. This is episode 492 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Irmgarde Brown knows a good book when she sees one. For 28 years she had stacked shelves as a librarian. She also recognizes a good theatrical story, having written, produced, and acted in a one-woman play that toured for two years.

    Now she has broken into book publishing with a character-driven, plot-twisting novel that examines how society reacts to people who make major life changes and discover their true talents later in life. It also explores whether we really believe in miracles or if social media, the government, community, and the news media would distort whatever the truth really is.

    A little bit about her book Sister Jane…

    All her life, Jane believes she is small-town ordinary. . . until she isn't. Some people brand her a witch, while others believe she has a demon. Her family thinks she's ready for the nursing home, and a down-and-out news reporter assumes she's a fake. But nobody, including Jane, can figure out how she does it: heal the sick. All the sick. All the time. Is it a gift of God? The Church is divided. Then, everything erupts when the foreigners arrive along with members of the government and the scientists. Will Jane become a pawn or save herself?

    Great read! great talk!

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    https://www.instagram.com/irmbrown/

    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21619659.Irmgarde_Brown

    Length - 36:22

  • Christine Marie Eberle discusses her latest book Finding God Abiding. This is episode 490 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Christine Marie Eberle passionately connects spirituality, Scripture, and everyday life. After the 2018 publication of her first book, Finding God in Ordinary Time, Christine concluded her 26-year career as a college campus minister to devote her time to writing, public speaking, and retreat facilitation.

    In person and on the page, she resists pious platitudes while inviting us to encounter a God who has infinite compassion for people in pain. With a contemporary voice that is warm, accessible, and surprisingly funny, Christine offers spiritual nourishment to people skeptical or weary of religion, while still giving the faithful something to chew on. You can follow her at christine-marie-eberle.com.

    Today, we will focus on her latest book Finding God Abiding.

    Lots to learn.

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    Length - 51:26

  • Emily Amick - PowerMyLearning: Building Teacher & Family Capacity to Accelerate Learning. This is episode 490 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Emily Amick is an experienced teacher, coach, and professional developer.

    In her role as Managing Director of Programs at PowerMyLearning she leads the strategic planning and development of capacity-building programming for educators and families.

    Emily is committed to advancing equitable educational outcomes by elevating family voice and helping teachers and leaders leverage the strengths of their students’ families.

    She has a BA in Mathematics from New York University and a Masters in Secondary Education from UNC Chapel Hill. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two teenaged children and enjoys reading fiction, petting dogs, and drinking coffee.

    Our focus today is talking about how PowerMyLearning helps both teachers and families to develop the capacity to accelerate learning.

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    Length - 31:54

  • Roberta Seret - The Transylvanian Trilogy: Gift of Diamonds, Love Odyssey, and Treasure Seekers. This is episode 489 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Roberta Seret holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature and Masters in French from New York University.

    She is President and Founder of the NGO at the United Nations, International Cinema Education, the Director of Advanced English and Film at the United Nations for the Hospitality Committee where she teaches English language, world affairs and film to diplomats, additionally she created and implemented at the United Nations, the International Film Festival for High School Students. More than 15,000 students from 100+ New York and Connecticut high schools have been invited free to this program.

    By using foreign film as the medium, she has created a multi-disciplinary curriculum to teach students about global events. She partners with the United Nations.

    Roberta is the author of the Transylvanian Trilogy: Gift of Diamonds, Love Odyssey, and Treasure Seekers; (Wayzgoose Press) 2021.

    Which is our focus today…

    A brief summary…

    In Gift of Diamonds, we are swept along with seventeen-year-old Mica as she is forced to flee Romania after the imprisonment of her parents by the Secret Police for inciting a demonstration against the dictatorial regime. Escaping with her father’s rare and possibly cursed diamonds, Mica travels in the middle of the night on bike to the Hungarian border. In her need to survive, she voyages along the often-treacherous road of self-discovery with her three lifelong friends, for they are the Four Musketeers. Books two and three, Love Odyssey, a historical romance, and Treasure Seekers, an international thriller, follow Mica’s fellow Musketeers as they take the main stage in their riveting stories of escape, terror, love, resistance, and survival. Their own journeys of self-discovery link the stand-alone books together in the trilogy.

    Roberta Seret lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.

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    https://transylvaniantrilogy.com/

    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15083219.Roberta_Seret?from_search=true&from_srp=true

    https://www.facebook.com/TheGiftofDiamonds/

    https://twitter.com/rseret

    Length - 45:03

  • Colin Kersey: Swimming with the Angels. This is episode 488 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

    Colin Kersey's writing combines hair-raising stories and vivid prose with colorful characters.

    His first novel, Soul Catcher, was published by St. Martin’s Press. A former Washingtonian and self- described rainophobe, Colin now lives on a sunny island in Southern California where he is employed as Global PR Manager for a Japanese company.

    He is a graduate of the University of Washington, Western Washington University, and the novel writing program at Stanford University. He is currently working on a third novel. His work has been mentioned or featured in select news media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews.

    About Swimming With The Angels:

    Gray Reynolds' world is violently upended when assassins wound him and kill everyone else aboard a speedboat. He then learns from his dying wife that she helped steal $100 million from a notorious drug cartel. Gray's only hope of staying alive is to disappear.

    Forced to flee, Gray searches out a remote trout fishing farm in the foothills of the North Cascades that seems to be the perfect hideout. But his identity is not the farm's only secret. Traumatized by the loss of her mother to cancer, a young blind woman believes the mysterious stranger is the man her mother promised would one day come. Her infatuation, however, arouses the desires of her older married sister.

    Tensions escalate when a tragedy occurs, raising the possibility of the farm's imminent sale and rekindling the cartel's relentless determination to discover Gray's whereabouts.

    In Swimming with the Angels, Colin Kersey has woven themes of longing and grief, love and sensuality into a thriller of uncommon beauty and depth.

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    Awesome read!

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    https://www.colinkersey.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-kersey-642aaa5/

    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/453086.Colin_Kersey

    https://www.facebook.com/Colin-Kersey-100538768901410/

    Length - 40:55