Journeys to Belonging
with Dr. Ilene Winokur
Journeys to Belonging is a weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Ilene Winokur. Join Ilene and her guests as they share their experiences about finding a sense of belonging and offer advice about how to create a sense of belonging in their personal and professional lives. I also explore my guest's passion projects and what motivates them.

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In this episode, Ilene describes what her #oneword2023 Bittersweet signifies for her this year. 

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On this episode of Journeys to Belonging, Ilene reflects on her experience of going through family memorabilia on the first day of 2023.

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In this episode, Ilene reflects on the past year and looks forward to 2023. She also shares what she’s been doing instead of recording guests for her podcast. 

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Tu Vuong is an educator who has worked in a number of capacities including consultant, teacher and advocate for newcomer families and students. She has been a lead in projects with the Ontario Ministry of Education, Apple Education, and has…

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Faye Lawand is known as New Zealand’s Trusted Internal Conflict Resolution Expert and coach for burnt-out (or nearly burnt-out) professionals. Her method brings back life’s ease and excitement for the professional who’s had it (almost) burned out, by…

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In this week’s episode, Ilene shares her thoughts about Teacher Appreciation and how important it is to appreciate them all year long and not just one day or week per year. She also discusses systemic change that includes teacher voices and the need…

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A native of New Jersey, Donnie studied theater at Catholic University (“because being a nun was out of the question”) before transferring to Emory University in Atlanta, where she graduated with a degree in psychology. There her passion for drama…

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Mike is a first-generation college graduate from a rural, working-class factory town. His early years, along with his professional career, have given him experiences and a passion for working with the economically disadvantaged. He recently concluded…

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Dr. Meagan Pollock began her career playing with light projection on tiny microscopic mirrors as an engineer for Texas Instruments. Through her company, Engineer Inclusion, she now utilizes metaphorical projectors and mirrors to shine a light on micro…

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Jillian is a veteran elementary educator in Clearwater, Florida. Her passion is to infuse joy to those in educational leadership by focusing efforts on listening, serving, and growing alongside colleagues and friends. She uses her voice to foster hope…

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