Jon Hinthorne

Episode 19: An Interview with Nicole Butler-Hooton (2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year)

“Being an unconventional teacher means, to me, teaching with your heart and finding where your joy is, and where your passion is.” – Nicole Butler-Hooton

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Episode 18: An Interview with Lynette Stant (2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year)

“How am I ensuring that there is beauty in my classroom, and peace in my classroom, and balance in my classroom?” – Lynette Stant

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Episode 17 – An Interview with Don Doehla

“You have to love kids. An then, once they know that, then you can teach them anything, especially when you give them the opportunity to have control over it in their own way.” – Don Doehla

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Speed Bumps in the Way of Being Unconventional

“Let’s install in our students a love for learning. If we start by modelling them that love, we are on our way of molding that lifelong-learner mindset.” – Rocio Gonzalez Bendiksen

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Episode 16: An Interview with Brian Riordan

“Teach with joy!…Once I realized that everything I need to do is coming from a place of joy, it just makes everything so much better.” – Brian Riordan

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Episode 15: An Interview with Kristen Wolf aka La Loba Lista

“I want every single child that walks into my classroom, every student…to feel empowered and confident and important…. That is at the core of what I do because I felt so not that way in school.” -Kristen Wolf aka “La Loba Lista”

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Episode 14: An Interview with Jamie Carota

“I feel like I’m working against years of someone telling them (students) there is only one right answer, or you are defined by your grade, or they’re going to be punished for taking a risk….the first try doesn’t mean that it’s the only try.” – Jamie Carota

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Episode 13: An Interview with Aquaus Kelley

“Acknowledge and appreciate not only who we are, but also who we are capable of being.” – Aquaus Kelley

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Episode 12: An Interview with Rachel Freeman (SPED Teacher)

“When I say flush the format, I really mean it’s not just one teacher in a classroom on an island all day long. It’s this constant flow of information and energy through all of the modalities that we teach. And I think that’s really where the magic happens.” – Rachel Freeman

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Episode 11: An Interview with Patrick Lynch

“At my back to school night…I want them (his students) to be good, empathetic, honest, and socially responsible individuals….Those are the skills that build a better society and maybe build a better person.” – Patrick William James Lynch

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