Thursday, August 1, 2013

Learning from Those Who Inspire


A little over a month ago a few friends and I started a brand new endeavor.  For months now we've been in love with amazing podcasts that we listen to at home and when we travel.  To everything from Techlandia, to the Tech Chicks, to Instructional Tech Talk.  But one thing that all of the podcasts we listened to had in common was technology.  Now, don't get me wrong we're tech nerds, but we wanted something a little different in the mix too.  Something we were craving.  Something we didn't see anywhere else.  We wanted to interview people in education who were inspiring and had great stories.  From there the idea of EduAllStars was born.

Now at first people said things like "why are you classifying certain people as 'All Stars'"...well you know what??  We're educators, ALL of us are All Stars!  We just wanted to interview people who inspired us and allowed them to share their stories with the world at large!  And man what an exciting time it has been.

Chris Kesler (@iamkesler) and Stacey Huffine (@techninjastacey) are my two partners in crime.  They round out the team who dreamed up the EduAllStars podcast idea.  The past month or so we've been able to chat with and learn from some pretty amazing people.  People like...

Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Mesler, Iowa Principal of the Year Jimmy Casas, Teach Like a Pirate Author Dave Burgess, Technology Leader Jeremy Macdonald, EdTech Guru and Author Adam Bellow, and Blogger/Educator Erin Klein.  Every interview we've done has surprised me, touched my heart, and taught me something.  I feel like I've grown to really know and learn from these inspiring people.

As Educators we all have a story.  We all something to share that can change the world around us.  We've all been in the trenches and learned our way around and we're all still learning!  What better way to learn than from the stories of others?  I have had such a blast interviewing people who have inspired me and can't wait to interview even MORE amazing educators and people in education!  People like Drew Minock, Brad Waid, George Couros,  Eric Sheninger, Angela Maiers, Jack Andraka, Todd Whitaker, Jenny Bucos, Amber Teamann, and sooooo many more!  We have a lot lined up for you guys and can't wait to continue this journey!

So join us! Be inspired! And share with a friend!  Would love to hear in the comments below some of the things you've enjoyed so far OR even better ideas of more people for us to interview!

EduAllStars Website:  www.eduallstars.com
Twitter: @EduAllStarsHQ
iTunes: Search "eduallstars"