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Greg and Jenny are elementary instructional coaches in Iowa. Join them as they discuss topics of importance in education around teacher leadership, student achievement, best practices, climate and culture, and school leadership.

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Jenny is back as we sit down and discuss the past three goals principles: If you think you can, our dark passengers, and making better bad decisions.

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When we set out to begin a goal we will be bombarded with a lot of decisions. Each one of these will take us either closer or further away from our goal. Making better bad decisions is a way to stay on track but also live a little too.

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Sometimes as we work toward a goal we get in our own way. We are often unwilling or unaware of our internal struggles and conflicts that have caused us to fail in the past. In this episode Greg dives into naming and calling out these aspects of our…

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Our mindset and self-talk are what will determine the achievement of our goals. Henry Ford said it simply, “If you think you can or cant you’re right.” Join Greg as he shares the number one change in his journey.

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Join Greg and Jenny as they discuss the first three principles in our goals series.

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It wont be long into your goal process that you realize you are going to have struggles. How we deal with these struggles is crucial in meeting our goals. Join Greg as he talks about what we often want to do during struggle and what we should…

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In episode two Greg dives into the struggles we face simply to get started when we set a goal. It is also one of the most pivotal times as we can often get stuck in the ‘I will start this on Monday cycle.’ Join Greg as continues to share learnings…

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Working toward a goal is challenging to say the least. I have been on a lifestyle change and have learned a lot about what it means to work hard toward a goal. Through this series I will be sharing those learnings. Yes, I will use my weight loss…

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In our final episode on team work we dive into the idea of focusing on the right things for success. It is important to know what your team is trying to do and how to measure it. If it sounds like knowing your teams goal that would be correct!

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On a team we rely on the other members. So, what happens when that breaks down? Do we just ignore it or do we have the conversation?

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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.