Leadership Isn't Funny Podcast
Inspire, motivate, learn and grow as an educator. As one of the largest statewide support networks for activity directors, our job is to promote and support student leadership and activities.

This week we hear from two students at Willow Glenn HS in San Jose who share their experiences of their first senior prom. Along with learning some new dance steps, these students were part of a group that went out of their way to create a memorable evening at their local senior center.

Direct download: seniorprom1.mov
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TEEN TRUTH: INSPIRATION - Watch this segment from GVTV 8 on the fundraiser called "Derek's Dash." These young kids are MAKING A  DIFFERENCE for their cousin by organizing this amazing event. What are you doing?  For information on Teen Truth visit www.teentruth.net and for more information on CADA visit www.cada1.org.

Direct download: 174_Obstacles_Student_Face_INSIGHT_W_HOST.mov
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This week I discuss a couple of lessons I teach my students that utilizes their cell phones. We spend time on both texting as well as how to have a conversation on the phone or when leaving a voice mail. For more info on CADA, click here.

Direct download: cell_phone_soft_skills.mp3
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Through all of the chaos and hectic planning, sometimes it is great to take a break, relax, and play.

Direct download: Play.mp3
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In this episode I talk briefly about how I manage student cell phones in the classroom, my procedures and a few activities I like to employ as part of my lessons. I will have more posted on our blot at http://cadaleaders.wordpress.com. You can find out more about CADA at www.cada1.org.

Direct download: cell_phone_management.mp3
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I will start this by saying this podcast is not legal advice, just hours upon hours of research. Every school in the country is dealing with students cell phones, and each district is taking a different approach. In this episode, I try to break down some of the basics to help get you informed about what to expect if you decide to start allowing cell phones on your campus. If over 90% of your students have them, what's to stop you from teaching your students how to use cell phones to be productive citizens in your community? I will have more posted on our blog next week, cadaleaders.wordpress.com. For more informatoin on CADA, check out our site at www.cada1.org.

Direct download: cell_phones_part_2.mp3
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In this weeks podcast we go back to tech with a quick app review of Evernote and InClass. You can check out my previous podcast on Evernote here. I spend a majority of my time here talking about InClass, a newer app for iPhone. While teaching teens to be organized is a constant battle, it's getting easier with access to technology. InClass and Evernote are free apps for you or your students to access. 

Direct download: in_Class.mp3
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TEEN TRUTH: ON THE ROAD - Erahm talks about the true value of having an Activities Director on campus and the biggest Parents presentation turnout in TEEN TRUTH LIVE history. He commends the parents for taking the time out of their day to make a difference in their community. Click on Teen Truth to learn more about their great programs, or to learn more about CADA visit www.cada1.org.

Direct download: 161_TTL_EC_WASH_ON_RD_W_HOST.mov
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Our Technology Coordinator, along with the help of speaker Scott Backovich, throw down some online challenges for teachers and students to use the next time you are on the web. For more on CADA, visit http://www.cada1.org.

Direct download: MattandScott.mov
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It is not always easy to see the greatness in others, but through hard work and determination we all deserve the opportunity to accomplish our goals.  Listen to how student government and a hopeful activity director changed one student's life, ultimately sending her down a path of success and honor.  For more info on Teen Truth, check out their website at www.teentruth.net.  For more info and resources from CADA, check us out on our site, www.cada1.org.

Direct download: 162_IMP_ACTIVITIES_INSIGHT_W_HOST.mov
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