Cheyenne Batista – Sitting In Our Discomfort

Hello, and welcome to Episode 97 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.
This week on the show I am joined by Cheyenne Batista the founder and CEO of Firefly Worldwide, a new global education consulting firm. She is a former New York City teacher and moved into coaching teachers and then to the corporate world.
Cheyenne and I talk about the difference between high-quality schools and high-quality instructors, how sitting in our discomfort “is the work” of fixing problems, especially with problems of inequity, the gap between what we need to prepare students for and what we are actually doing in school, why all humans, including educators, need to listen more, and how one person at a school who wants to make a school more inclusive can change lives.
So, sit back and enjoy Episode 97 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Cheyenne Batista.
Cheyenne, thank you so much for the great chat! It was really something to think about and let sink in.
To connect with Cheyenne, find her on Twitter @cheysays. Firefly Worldwide, or on Twitter @letsfirefly and instagram.
If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler, and now on Instagram @BradShreffler as well. I love to hear from you there. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, the Feedback Page on my website gives you options for feedback as well, which you can find at
Until next week, remember to sit in your discomfort.
Music provided by:
Vicious by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0