True Story: Lessons That One Kid Taught Us with Rachelle Dené Poth - The Authority Podcast 72

Rachelle Dené Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. She is an ISTE Certified Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, was named one of the 150 Women Thought Leaders to Follow for 2022 and one of 30 K-12 IT Influencers for 2021.

Rachelle is author of seven books, including True Story: Lessons That One Kid Taught Us published by EduMatch.

In this episode, Ross and Rachelle discuss:
  • Importance of student voice in the classroom
  • Do we listen enough to students?
  • How to encourage students to share authentically
  • Why Rachelle wrote the book
  • Some of the standout stories shared in the book and how they will challenge or affirm readers
  • Why is it important for teachers to share these stories with each other?
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About today’s guest
Rachelle Dené Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: Emerging Technology at Riverview High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. She is currently pursuing a second doctorate, focused on Educational Technology.

Rachelle has written seven books. Her most recent book "Things I Wish [...] Knew" includes the voices of 50 educators from around the world. She presents regularly at state, national, and international conferences and provides professional development and coaching for educators on a variety of topics including assessments, and emerging technologies such as AI, AR and VR, and STEM. Rachelle has more than five years of experience teaching about, presenting on and writing about AI.

Rachelle is a columnist for Edutopia, Getting Smart, Defined Learning, and NEO LMS. She has a podcast ThriveinEDU and is the host of a PBL Podcast by Defined Learning on the BAM Radio Network. Rachelle is also a host of ThriveinEDU Live and leads a community of educators on Facebook.

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About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies LLC. He is a leadership development and performance coach for professionals in a range of industries and consults with organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry to help communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano and LinkedIn

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Ross Romano
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True Story: Lessons That One Kid Taught Us with Rachelle Dené Poth  -  The Authority Podcast 72