Voices from the Field

A podcast series featuring insights from educators who are positively impacting student learning in the classroom.


Loukia Mastrodimos: The Role of Teacher Wellness on Student Learning

December 27, 2017

Episode 6 of 6 In this episode, Shelley Taylor, a senior director from the Consortium for Educational Change, talks with Loukia Mastrodimos, who is a former teacher and administrator who now runs Erini Yoga and Wellness. Loukia shares that in order for educators to be able to take care of their students, they must first take care of themselves.

Mary Tavegia: The Strategies for Classroom Teachers to Help Students Impacted by Trauma

December 27, 2017

Episode 5 of 6 In this episode, Mary Tavegia discusses social-emotional learning strategies for classroom teachers that they can implement in order to assist all students, especially those facing challenges both inside and outside of school. Any school or district interested in learning more about social-emotional learning and CEC's approach to assisting teachers in this area can visit the CEC website at cecweb.

Tali Raviv: The Effect Trauma-Informed Educators Can Have on Student's Lives

December 27, 2017

Episode 4 of 6 In this episode, Shelley Taylor, a senior director from the Consortium for Educational Change, speaks with Dr. Tali Raviv from the Center for Childhood Resilience about how schools can become more trauma informed. Dr. Raviv shares thoughts on how the entire school community can help students who are in need.

Ann Cummins-Bogan: The Impact of Labor-Management Collaboration on Student Success

December 27, 2017

Episode 3 of 6 In this episode we speak with Ann Cummins-Bogan, an educational consultant with many years of experience in the classroom. She has also served as a union leader. Ann is being interviewed by Mary McDonald, a senior director at the Consortium for Educational Change. CEC is working across the country with administrators and union leaders to build success in a labor management approach in districts.

Batavia School District Leaders: The Journey Toward Labor-Management Collaboration to Help Students

December 27, 2017

Episode 2 of 6 In this episode we speak with three educators from Batavia School District, which is located in the suburbs of Chicago. The union leader, the superintendent and the curriculum director talk with Mary McDonald, a senior director at the Consortium for Educational Change. The group has been on a labor-management collaboration journey for many years.

Michael Fullan: The Critical Importance of Deep Learning for Students

December 27, 2017

Episode 1 of 6 Michael FullanIn this episode we have Michael Fullan, author of many books on education and the global leadership director with New Pedagogies for Deep Learning being interviewed by Jo Anderson, co-executive director of the Consortium for Educational Change.