Men and Their Friends – The Male Learner Podcast

This episode includes a conversation with my old friend, Craig Lafferty. We explore why we are friends, how we became friends, why are friendships are important to men, and why most male friendships lack emotional depth in comparison to female relationships. Via our conversation, we hope to create Better Husbands, Better Fathers, Better Sons, Better Friends… Better Men. The world surely needs them.

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Resources: Hidden Brain Podcast – The Lonely American MaleArt of Manliness Website, and American Manhood Transformations Masculinity Revolution

The Male Learner Podcast – Preview

The Male Learner podcast strives to make better men through conversations about men. Via the exploration of the male mind, we hope to create Better Husbands, Better Fathers, Better Sons… Better Men. The world surely needs them.

Each season of The Male Learner will have six episodes. Subscribe on iTunes Podcasts or Google Play. Connect with the host, Kevin P. Burke on Twitter via @TheMaleLearner.

Writing the Wrongs of My First Podcast

I tried. I failed. I reflected. I rebranded. And I am ready to try again.

Last December, after many conversations and a lot of encouragement from friends, I decided to launch a podcast. I researched, planned a little, contacted two potential guests, and bought the needed equipment. I was ready… or so I thought. Ten episodes later, I realized that I had enjoyed my guests, I had learned many things, and I had failed.

On January 14, 2017, I published my first episode: Episode 1 – Educational Larceny. I was proud of it. I had no idea what I was doing, but I had achieved my goal to start a podcast. I began a journey that would teach me many valuable lessons over the next six months. I am grateful for the experience and grateful for those who helped me. Appropriate to my endeavor, one of the podcast episodes addressed the value of failure: Episode 3 – I Failed. I Learned. I failed. But more importantly, would I do it again? Absolutely. Just wait for Round 2. My second attempt at a podcast will begin in the new year. Continue reading Writing the Wrongs of My First Podcast

Interview with Mr. Ricardo Belgrave – Episode 10

Episode 10 features Mr. Ricardo Belgrave, the Founder and President of a community based non-profit organization. He is opening New Jersey’s first single-gender charter school.

Show Notes: Contact Info: Email –; Facebook – ; Mr. Belgrave’s Book Recommendation – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

You can connect with Mr. Ricardo Belgrave on Instagram via @FDSB2018



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Synapses of My Mistake – Episode 9

Episode 9 welcomes guest host, Jake Fernandez. He is an aspiring broadcaster. Hear Jake’s story. Learn about My Mistake. Learn about an awesome course that you could offer at your school. Learn more from students about the importance of sports in schools. Be RADD Leaders.

Show Notes: “My Bad” Podcast hosted by Jon Harper (@Jonharper70bd)

Interview with Mr. Chad Flexon (Second) – Episode 8

Episode 8 features the return to RADD Podcast of Mr. Chad Flexon, an Academic Innovations and STEM Coordinator for a school district in New Jersey.

Show Notes: Chad’s Book Recommendation – Pure Genius by Don Wettrick, Chad’s Twitter Follow Recommendation – @SchleiderJustin, Leadership Video – Dancing Guy, Book Referenced during Episode 8 – Good to Great by Jim Collins, & Chad Flexon’s Blog: An Innovator’s Journey

You can connect with Mr. Chad Flexon on Twitter via @MrFlexon.


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Twitter to the Rescue – Episode 7

In this episode, learn how Twitter can help you and your school community.

Rule of Three:

  1. Twitter makes leaders/educators realize daily that we are a part of something greater.
  2. There are very few absolutes in education. Don’t be overwhelmed by those who post absolutes.
  3. Twitter can strengthen relationships with colleagues because it is an unobtrusive way to share.

Show Notes: Follow Brad Currie @bradmcurrie (#satchat – Twitter chat on Saturday mornings at 7:30 EST), Danny Sunshine Bauer @alienearbud, Blunt Educator @BluntEducator, and Tim Bedley @tbed63 on Twitter.


Positive Psychology – Interview with Dr. Paoletti – Episode 6

Episode 6 features an interview of Dr. Gabe Paoletti, a Primary Instructor for the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center, an Assistant Instructor in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology Program, and the Director and Creator of a positive education program titled the Leadership Academy at a high school in New Jersey. Our R.A.D.D. letter that guides our conversation is A for Attitudes. The topic is Positive Psychology’s Value in Learning Communities. You can connect with Dr. Paoletti on Twitter via @GabePPRC.

Show Notes and Additional Resources: Connect with Dr. Paoletti via Email – or Twitter @GabePPRC

Peterson, C. – A Primer in Positive Psychology; Seligman, M. E. P.- Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being; Seligman, M. E. P. – Learned Optimism; Seligman, M. E. P. – Authentic Happiness; Reivich, K., & Shatté, A. – The Resilience Factor: 7 Essential Skills for Overcoming Life’s Inevitable Obstacles; Zagano, P., & Gillespie, C. K. – Ignatian Spirituality and Positive Psychology

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No Offense to You – Episode 5

Episode 5 begins with a Blog Post from August 16, 2016, “No Offense to You”. The lessons from a random train ride lead us to the struggles of leadership in a diverse world. Our host, Kevin Burke, takes us from a train ride in Philadelphia to a high school’s freshman basketball court to an NFL sideline as quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, takes a knee during the national anthem. Learn how these events can teach school leaders to be better leaders for all.

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Interview with Fr. Donald Reilly O.S.A. – Episode 4

Episode 4 features an interview of Fr. Donald Reilly O.S.A., D.Min., newly appointed Head of School at Malvern Preparatory School. Our R.A.D.D. letter that guides our conversation is A for Attitudes. The topics are “Building a Culture of Leadership,” “Designing a School Leadership Structure,” and “The Importance of Values in a School’s Mission.” You can connect with Fr. Donald Reilly on Twitter via @FrReilly.

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