Good News, Brad News
with Brad Hughes
The Good News, Brad News podcast amplifies the stories of heart-led educators moving from positive intention to ACTION--improving kids’ lives through love, service, connection, and finding the FUN! So glad you're here!

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Lisa Baylis is an educator, school-based counselor, facilitator and parent who has been sharing well-being strategies for over 20 years. She is a certified mindfulness and self-compassion teacher, who studied under pioneers Dr. Chris Germer and Dr….

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Erin Mengeu is a passionate educator and mom of three beautiful and energetic kids. Erin’s goal is to help educators and families implement strategies for developmental growth. She is a newly-published author of Slow Down! Children Are Learning! 
Erin…

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Tim Stephenson is a husband and father, high school teacher, author, blogger, podcaster and TEDx presenter, from Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
Tim has made a career out of teaching science, notably through an Astronomy course that he created. He…

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The multi-talented Dennis Mathew is a husband, father, elementary school speech pathologist, singer-songwriter and author, from Mustang, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Dennis has worked with students in schools and through non-profit work for over 20 years. In…

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Debbie Tannenbaum is a School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, Virginia. Debbie loves learning and helping students and teachers use technology as a creative tool to activate and amplify student learning. 
Debbie has always loved using…

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Dr. Courtney Plotts is a dynamic keynote speaker, author and professor.
Dr. Plotts is the National Chair of the Council For At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards, the country’s only organization that provides standards for working with…

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Melinda Arnost is a witty K-12 Intervention Specialist that is always thinking outside of the box. This curly-haired educator loves everything about teaching minus the paperwork and standardized tests. 
Melinda has her master’s degree in education,…

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Roots of Empathy (ROE) is a unique and impactful social-emotional literacy program reaching over 1 million young people globally.
Created by Canadian educator and child advocate Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy leverages the influence of a local family…

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Hedreich Nichols is a curriculum designer and Middle Years Program district edtech lead from North Texas. She is also an author and equity consultant helping teachers and districts amplify the voices of all students. With her Cherry Lake Publishing…

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Craig Randall’s experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal set him up perfectly to develop a model of teacher observation focused on building trusting relationships that spark teaching and learning growth. As the author of Trust-Based…

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Author

Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.