Leadership Isn't Funny Podcast (podcasts)
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.

In this episode we speak with President Elect Monica Anderson as she shares some of the secrets and insigth to our upcoming conference in Reno, NV. To dlownload schedules and find out more about CADA visit us at www.cada1.org. 

Direct download: monica_2012.mp3
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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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For this episode I sit down with Mr. Paul Chylinski to talk about his plans for the 2011 CADA State Convention, License to Lead.  Several years in the planning with much work over the past few months to make this March event one to appreciate.  Get an insider look at what to expect, what to bring, and some of the thought that went in to planning this event.  For more info, go to www.cada1.org and click on state conference on the left hand side of the web page.

Direct download: paul.m4a
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A big aspect to be being a great leader is to know what type of leader you are.  Speaker, author, blogger and tech enthusiast Rhett Laubach takes some time to speak with me about identifying student personalities and how to manage those personalities within a classroom setting in order to lead effectively. For more on Rhett and our topic, check out http://www.yournextspeaker.com/. For more on CADA, check out www.cada1.org.

Direct download: rhett.m4a
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In this episode I speak briefly on a new website from Google, www.teachparentstech.org.  A great site that will help anybody - from yourself, to students, to parents, or anyone else who has questions on how to do tech related tasks.

Direct download: teach_parents_tech.m4a
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In this episode I talk briefly about how I got my students to follow the class Twitter account via SMS.  Even more surprising, parents are excited about following the class Twitter feed via SMS.  For a cheat sheet of more Twitter codes and SMS go to Twitter Text Commands and learn more.  You can learn more about CADA at www.cada1.org.

Direct download: twitter_mobile.m4a
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In this episode I take a few moments to sit down with the California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) board president Erin Leonard.  Erin shares some insight into how she became CASL president, the qualities that a good student leader should have and what advisers can do to help support and motivate students.  For more information you can go to www.cada1.org

Direct download: Erin_Leonard.m4a
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Tyler Durman talks about one of his favorite topics, story telling.  Tyler references a short workshop he ran at CADA convention that talks about the power, purpose, and affect stories have on our learning.  For more information on Tyler you can go to http://bswisdom.com/ and for more information on CADA you can go to www.cada1.org.

Direct download: Tyler_Durmanstory.m4a
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As many of us return from school we take a break from tech to speak with Scott Greenberg on helping students overcome their insecurities.  Scott helps break down the tools and resources you need to to help your students focus and accomplish their tasks well.  For more on Scott click on his name, for more on CADA, go to www.cada1.org.  Check us out on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CADALeaders.

Direct download: scott_greenberg.m4a
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Episode 27: Flash Mob

If you are not sure what a flash mob is, go to YouTube and type in flash mob or even "flash mob Philadelphia Opera Company" for some examples.  You can also go to Wikipedia and read about flash mobs there.  You can find out more about CADA at www.cada1.org.  If you do one of these at your school, please let me know, I'm very excited to see how people incorporate this into their school culture.

Direct download: flash_mob.m4a
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Episode 26: Lip Dub Videos

In this episode I speak with president elect Paul Chylinski as we take a look at the process for making a lip dub video.  We got to practice this summer at CADA Leadership camps II & III.  To see the final product and how much the video process evolved from the two camps, you can check out CADALeaders YouTube channel.  For more info on CADA go to www.cada1.org.

Direct download: lipdub.m4a
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Episode 25: Dropbox

In this episode we take a look at file storage and sharing large files via our digital cloud using Dropbox.  For more information or resrouces check out www.cada1.org.

Direct download: dropbox.m4a
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Episode 24: Google Docs

This week we take a look at cloud technology and how Google Docs strives to make your life easier and more organized.  As I mentioned, here is a site to help you create your Google self correcting quizzes.  For more info, go to www.cada1.org.

Direct download: google_docs.m4a
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Episode 23: Google Calendar

In this podcast I take a few minutes to talk about how I'm getting organized for this school year.  A big shout out to my friend Ron Ippolito who contributed to my ever growing knowledge of Google Apps. 

Direct download: google_calendar.m4a
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Episode 22: Getting Organized with Online Tools

This week we take a look at three online tools to help you get organized, and even share ideas, online: Google Voice, Evernote, and Delicous (if you click on the names you will be magically whisked away to the websites mentioned). 

CADA's Delicious Page

CADA Website

More CADA Resources

Email Matt: tech@cada1.org

Direct download: organization.m4a
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Episode 20: Tweeting a Twote

In this episode I will dive deep in to the world of Twitter.  I take a look at what I did this past school year and how I plan to use Twitter in the year to come.  Much to discuss and I hope to hear from you on how you are using Twitter at your school.

Direct download: twitter.m4a
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Episode 19: In the Beginning

Activities Director Shannon Troutman - West High School in Tracy, CA - shares what it is like to be a first year activities director.  She expounds on what she learned as well as advice for any new advisers that might be starting off as a director next year. 

Direct download: Shannon_Troutman_2.m4a
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Episode 17: Form in to Spring with Scott Backovich

Formspring to be more exact.  Looking to learn a little more about social networks like Facebook and Formspring, then look no further.  This week I sit down with one of my former basketball players, and current speaker, Scott Backovich.  We talked about utilizing Formspring and Facebook to promote activities programs at your school. For more info you can check out Scott's fan page on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/SpeakerScott.

Direct download: Scott_Backovich.m4a
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Episode 15: Languaging for Leadership

This week we take a few minutes with the "Original" Mike Smith.  Mike talks speaks with me on the power of language and how changing just a few simple habits an lead to some very positive results.  Mike also created a PPT of his topic which can be found at http://bit.ly/dmPuxl.

Direct download: Mike_Smith.m4a
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Episode 14: Goal Setting Isn't Funny

Just like the article of the same name in the recent CADA Newsletter, Russ Peak is double trouble as he sits down and speaks to me in a bit more detail about goal setting.  

Direct download: Russ_part_2.m4a
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Episode 13: Cell Phones in the Classroom

In this episode I talk about some of the lessons I have done using cell phones and give you a few resources that will help you develop lessons of your own to utilize a tool that most kids already have in their pocket. For research, check out http://bit.ly/cqX7PN - From Toy To Tool: Cell Phones in Learning by Liz Kolb, an instructor at the University of Michigan studyinglLearning technologies.  I touch on some of her research as well as Nielsen at http://bit.ly/anIirA.  As always, you can learn more about CADA at www.cada1.org or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CADALeaders.  

Direct download: cell_phones.m4a
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Episode 12: The Spirit of New Orleans Take a trip down to The Big Easy and experience the Spirit of New Orleans with CADA president elect Cindy Bader. Cindy has been working hard with scores of others to make this year's CADA convention a memorable and educational experience. Get the inside scoop on programs and events at the convention. We also talk about funding sources to attend convention and Cindy elaborates on why CADA hosts the convention at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. For more info, go to www.cada1.org and click on "State Convention."
Direct download: _cindy_bader.m4a
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Episode 11: Superfreak! Freak dancing is a big deal at any school dance you attend. In this episode I speak with Dave Cloutier from Feet First Entertainment about hiring a DJ, which music to play, and what is the best way to deal with all of those freakers. By the way, any suggestions or thoughts please be sure to post on the CADA discussion pages or email me at tech@cada1.org. Be sure to check out our blog too: http://bit.ly/8jerPf
Direct download: dave_coutier1_3.m4a
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Episode 9: How full is your plate? In episode 9 we visit with speaker Scott Greenberg.  Scott asks the question, which would you choose, the skateboarder or the ASB president?  The prevailing theory is for our students to be involved in many activities, however, it is often the activities we are most passionate about and put our time into that we will do the best. 
Direct download: Scott_Greenberg_2.mp3
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The Power of Stories In this episode we speak with Tyler Durman, speaker and author, about the power of stories and how educators can use stories to help staff and students understand the role activities play on our campus. In times of economic hardship, we need to remind people of the power of community and how activities builds that community on campuses every day, with every event, and every interaction we have with kids at our schools.
Direct download: Tyler_Durman.m4a
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The First Days of School Now with the correct volume! In this podcast I meet with Phil Boyte, co-founder of Link Crew as well as Breaking Down Walls, his programs have centered around creating a stronger community on school campuses both in the classroom and within the school as a whole. Phil shares with us his ideas for the first few days and what teachers can do to make his/her classroom inviting.
Direct download: Phil_Boyte1.m4a
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Hey Scooby, where are you? People are communicating in new and innovative ways: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or texting - and all of these options are starting to dominate the public scene. According to a recent article in Time Magazine, over the past year alone, Twitter has seen its visitors, in the millions, increase 1,298% (about 16 million). With this type of traffic, it is hard to ignore Twitter and other social networking tools as they are becoming valuable resources that we can use in education. In this podcast, I speak with CADA's new Communications Coordinator, Ron Ippolito, about the pro's and con's of social networking, what to expect, how it fits into our CADA standards, and possible ways to permeate it into our school culture. Below are some links that we reference in the podcast. Trouble with Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/bg2cqa Real Life Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/p2xvd9 Time LIfe Article on Twitter, June 2009: http://tinyurl.com/qtvneh
Direct download: Ron_Ippolito_2.m4a
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The Card Game Today's podcast features the talents of Richard Parkhouse. Park is a regular presenter at CADA, education conferences and schools all over the country. Today Park shares with us an activity we call "The Card Game." In this game, kids learn what it is like to be popular vs. unpopular - and in learning this difference - how kids and teachers alike can then work to make a change in the school culture. Whether ending your year and reflecting on your activities or starting your year with a retreat or inservice, this is a great activity to get your kids and staff thinking about their roles and the impact that each of them can have at school. This lesson connects with CADA Standards under Communication (8. Interpersonal Skills); Citizenship (3. Service Learning); and Personal and Social Development (Interpersonal).
Direct download: Park_Podcast_1.m4a
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Leadership Creates Opportunity Once again I visit with my mentor and friend Steve Southard.  As we have just passed the day of the teacher and staff appreciation week, this podcast is dedicated to the teachers who create opportunity for students to learn and grow during their time in school.  It is not often that you hear of a student who credits you or someone else at school with changing his or her life, but when you do, it makes this job worth every extra hour we spend at school.  Please enjoy the Bill Guissi story.
Direct download: southard_podcast_2_2.m4a
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Using your Talents This podcast features the incomparable Russ Peak.  In this episode Russ talks about taking his own talents and hobbies and using them to help make connections with other people to get his message across.  He also shares a great offer on his book for educators looking for some lessons on goal setting and success.  A big thanks to Russ for stopping by during his recent tour of Northern California.
Direct download: Peak_podcast.m4a
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Skipper Steve and Junior Skipper Matt Set Sail Again Steve Southard, AKA Skipper Steve, talks about an recent activity he did with his class using pipe cleaners. Student creatively express themselves through the use of pipe cleaners as Steve talks to them about respect and understanding as well as looking at where the kids think they need to go as well as what other students might be dealing with at this point in their lives.
Direct download: southard_podcast_3.m4a
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Hitting the Target This podcast is the inaugural adventure of CADA Area A as we strive to offer more professional development opportunities for our members.  In this episode, we talk with experienced teacher and activities director Ron Jones who shares one of his infamous Ten Minute Lessons from his book of the same nameRon presents at the local and state level in California and has been doing so for many years.  This is a great resource for any educator.  Check us out on the web at either Twitter or Facebook under CADA_Area_A, as well as www.cada1.org.  Thanks for listening.
Direct download: Ron_Jones_Podcast.m4a
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