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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Our English Department talks often about how to get our students to read— not read more, just read. Read. Something. Anything. I can easily empathize . . . with the students. As a teenager who struggled to find any joy in reading, I understand. Yet, as anyone who loves reading knows, it only takes one book to get you hooked.
Find a book written on a subject you love. Hooked.
Find a genre you love. Hooked.
Find an author who speaks to you. Hooked. Continue reading Hooked
I love to eat, but regrettably I am not a great cook. Many of my favorite childhood memories start with the smell of my aunt’s cooking at our shore house. My Aunt Eileen is one of my favorite cooks. She makes the best meals and, in particular, the best sandwiches. I often try to replicate them but always fall short. I never know exactly where I went wrong, but what I do know is that something is off. Perhaps I am rushing. Perhaps I am not using the right ingredients in the right amounts. Or perhaps something is missing. Much like my futile attempts to replicate my aunt’s sandwiches, a young man’s future success will not be fully satisfying when something is missing. Continue reading “Faith It ’til You Make It”
The confidence of a young man is a powerful, yet very fragile trait, especially during his teenage years. Schools must dedicate time in their curricula to character development and, in particular, confidence-building for boys. Our freshmen take two such courses, Public Speaking and Lifetime Fitness Skills. These classes introduce and strengthen two critical life skills, self-presentation and healthy living; both build the confidence of our young men.
Continue reading “Fake It ‘til You Make It”