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(Re)Education of Schools Podcast

Justin Moorman and Katie Thornton

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Join educators Justin Moorman and Katie Thornton as they have open, honest conversations about how to better understand social-emotional learning, trauma-informed care, the “why’s” behind student behavior, and how to help kids navigate it all as they go through school and life. Each episode they will strive to provide practical understanding and opportunities to grow for anyone who works with children, or has children in their life … all in about 30 minutes!
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Welcome to Midlife Crescendo, the podcast for women who are going through midlife changes and seeking a fresh start. Join host Debbie Cunningham, jazz recording artist and author, as she explores the ups and downs of life during the midlife phase. With interviews, roundtable discussions, and inspiring stories, we dive into topics such as relationships, health, self-care, and reinvention - all from a faith perspective. Whether you're married, single, divorced, or widowed, our goal is to help ...
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they discuss habits! With a new school year approaching, now is the time for educators to think about what healthy habits we want to create in and out of the classroom. But, how do we form good habits? What does science tell us about forming habits? What happens when we face adversity, and want to give u…
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Have you ever worked toward a dream goal and wondered if it would ever come true? Some dreams are a long road in coming to fruition. Today we are talking with author Jillian Boehme about her journey for fulfilling that lifelong dream & career goal. 😀 This episode is part of our ongoing focus on inspirational stories of women pursuing their dreams, …
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Today we are talking about Pelvic Floor Health on the podcast. Because of her mom's experience in menopause, Kim Vopni was determined to have a better outcome, so she studied pelvic floor health beyond Kegel exercises. When peri-menopause sent her body and bladder in a tailspin, Kim , began searching for yet another solution for bladder issues. Joi…
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Join Katie and Justin as they chat with Joe Brummer and Margaret Thorsborne, authors of Building a Trauma-Informed Restorative School, and their upcoming book Becoming a Trauma-Informed Restorative Educator! Listen in as Katie and Justin learn more about their story, chat about healthy relationships, and find out about how their upcoming book can h…
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This week on the podcast we are talking about Marriage. Listen in as our friends interview us! We talk about:*Where it all began. *The most important thing husbands and wives need to know about each other. *Our differences & how we worked through them. *What kills a relationship.*How to nurture any marriage through intentionality. *How to work thro…
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She left her corporate job and created a company with her skill set and desire for serving the every day women as a personal fashion stylist. Our guest today is Katie Rushton of Effortless Style!We talk about:-What prompted her to take the leap.-How she expanded her vision across the country.-Why having a personal stylist can help in midlife.-The 3…
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they discuss the stress cycle! Do you find that you seem chronically stressed out? Are you completing your stress cycle? Do you even know what that means? Be a part as Katie and Justin figure out what the stress cycle is, and cover 7 easy, free ways to complete your stress cycle to ultimately reduce the …
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Today on Midlife Crescendo we are talking about anxiety & worry and how to process it in our day to day living so it doesn't rule our lives. Our guests today are me and a few of my friends. I share the story of our daughter Deanna's open heart surgery at 3 years of age. -How the stress & worry of the outcome of that affected me physically. -How app…
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Today on midlife Crescendo we are talking with licensed professional therapist, Tricia Thornton, about FEAR. Now fear is defined as an unpleasant, often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.It is absolutely a God Given emotion to help protect us. However, sometimes we have ongoing fear or exaggerated fears because of a traum…
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Join Katie and Justin as they have the tables turned on them in this special episode! Josh Ward will be interviewing Katie and Justin to find out a little bit more about who they are! So, grab your popcorn and join in the conversation as Josh gets Katie and Justin talking about all the things! If you’ve liked what you’ve heard, leave a 5 star revie…
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Do you think you are too old to pursue a career doing something you are passionate about?This week on the podcast we are talking with Jennette Sockwell who wondered the same thing but decided to go back to school and get her Masters degree in midlife, after raising her family. Not only did she get her masters and dream job as an elementary music te…
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This week we have author & speaker Susan Salenger on the podcast talking about her book: Sidelined: How Women Can Navigate A Broken Healthcare System. Susan is quite the spitfire at age 81! We talk about:-Questioning your diagnosis-Taking emotions out of our symptoms-Exposing the effects of shame and diagnosis-How our emotions & self talk play a pa…
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they discuss the Three Postures of Relationships. What are these “three-postures”? How do we identify which posture we might be operating in? Katie and Justin will explore these questions, and discuss what this means for our students, colleagues, and families during this episode! If you’ve liked what you…
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This week on the podcast we are talking about Navigating changing relationships with your emerging adult children. My guest this week is my 25 year old son, Drake Cunningham.If you have a child going off to college OR coming home after graduating college, you'll definitely want to tune in to this interview! I think this is an episode you could list…
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This week we are back with Marcia Ramirez for part 2 of our conversation about Nurturing the 3 most important relationships in a woman’s life. We talk about: -Cultivating deeper friendships-Friendship killers-Deepening our relationship with God-Soul Care .But stick around to the end because I share a personal story that you might find helpful in cu…
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they discuss the fascinating research of Prevalence-Induced Concept Change. Student behavior just keeps getting worse and more wide spread…or does it? What exactly is Prevalence-Induced Concept Change? What does our ability to identify a blue dot have to do with our ability to recognize a student behavio…
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Today we are talking with Marcia Ramirez about nurturing the three most important relationships in a woman’s life. After cowriting Reba McEntire's smash hit- God & My Girlfriends, with a few of her friends, Marcia felt led by God to start a ministry for women that resulted in her first book. Join us for part one of our conversation on nurturing the…
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Have you ever lost hope? Have you had a loss so difficult you needed community around you to get through? This was the case with Jamie Heard and a few of her friends. Today on the podcast you will hear Jamie's story of losing her son and how after experiencing God's faithfulness in the community of her friends, God led her to start a non-profit to …
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they discuss The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2023 as identified by edutopia. And, they have their behind-the-scenes partner with them, Josh Ward! Artificial Intelligence, using picture books to teach math concepts, the rise in adolescent depression, our ability to collectively learn as a gro…
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Okay today on the podcast we are talking with Becky Baudoin about Motherhood! Not your typical conversation though.We talk about -Ridiculous things people say to new moms-Mom guilt, even that which lingers through empty nest-Perfectionism and how we can curate rhythms of grace instead.I really loved this chat with Becky and I think this is an episo…
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My guest this week is Donna Cella with Your Eldercare Solutions. Early in her career as a nurse she realized someone needed to be advocating for aging patients and their families by communicating between them and our healthcare systems: interpreting not only the patient needs but care options & resources available which are not always very clear. I…
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they answer one of the most common questions they get asked: what training should I get? There is an overwhelming amount of training that revolves around social-emotional learning, trauma informed care, and student behavior in general. In this episode, Katie and Justin will discuss some of the training t…
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Today’s on Midlife Crescendo we speak with Shari Braendel. Shari has been in the fashion industry for many years. Throughout those years she saw firsthand that women didn’t recognize the beauty God gave them or lacked the knowledge of how to dress themselves with confidence. Now in midlife- We talk about why it’s important to stay current in style …
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Today on Midlife Crescendo I have some very special guests. Colleen Rosenblum & Bridgett Garratt.They are the co-hosts of Hot Flashes and Cool Topics podcast! They are known as The voice for women in midlife and beyond. You'll hear about their friendship, why they started the podcast midlife and how that has definitely enriched their life. Be sure …
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they discuss Relational Currency. What is Relational Currency? How do you build it with your students and colleagues? What happens when you’ve exhausted it? Katie and Justin will delve into these questions and more in this episode. If you’ve liked what you’ve heard, leave a 5 star review on your favorite…
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On today's episode of Midlife crescendo we are speaking with Shannon Scott about helping our parents age with grace and her story of God's kindness as she cared for her mother with sudden onset of dementia. Shannon's website: https://www.shannonsuzannescott.com/Shannon's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shannonsscott/Dr Anna Canecca's Free Mast…
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This week on Midlife Crescendo we are welcoming back Andrew Winnett from Retirement Renegade for PART 2 of our conversation about Safe Retirement Strategies for women (and men too.) So if you missed part one go back and listen!This episode is like a masterclass in retirement strategy planning. You don't want to miss it!Free Resources from Andrew: (…
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Join Katie and Justin as they invite Dr. Ross Greene into the conversation! Dr. Greene is a clinical psychologist, and author, who has been working with children and families for over 30 years. Join Katie and Justin as they discuss problem solving with students, the shortcomings of our society, and why taking the time to make some shifts is worth i…
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Today on Midlife Crescendo we are talking with Andrew Winnett about midlife retirement & investing and his new book, Her Safe Retirement. You need to hear what he has to say about what to do to not lose your hard earned money in this volatile market! Free Resources from Andrew: (including Free Download of his new book, Her Safe Retirement & 2 other…
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Today we are talking with author Erika Jon about her new book, Getting Unstuck : 5 Habits that will transform your life and make you unrecognizable.Erika Jon Website https://erika-jon.com/ to learn more about her coaching and other services she offers. She’s giving away 3 free coaching sessions and autographed books to the first 5 Midlife Crescendo…
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they discuss how social emotional work is for ALL students. We can all fall into the trap of believing social emotional learning, or trauma informed care, is just for students with special needs, or for schools and districts that are particularly tough. Listen together as Katie and Justin discuss the dif…
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This week we have part 2 with Dr. Anna Cabeca. This one delves into struggles with *Sex & Intimacy Midlife * Vaginal health *Post menopausal diseases and what we can do about that. So if you have little ears around …you may want to pop those earphones in or listen at a later time. For those who weren’t here last week, Dr. Anna is a certified OBGYN …
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This week on Midlife Crescendo we are talking to Dr.Anna Cabeca known nationally as the Girlfriend Doctor. Today we are talking about: -Hormones : how to balance them naturally during menopause and post menopause! - The Most Important Hormone we need and how to boost it on a daily basis. Have you entered our giveaway yet? We have ONE WEEK LEFT!!! I…
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Join Katie and Justin as they invite Guy Stephens into the conversation! Guy is the founder and executive director of the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint organization. During this episode, Katie and Justin will be talking to Guy about his life, organization, and all things school discipline reform. You won’t want to miss his insight, stori…
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This week on Midlife Crescendo we are talking about Ambiguous grief and how to bring that to God through lament. Please join me and Christian women's therapist, Melanie Eddy for our conversation.We cover:-Expanded definition of ambiguous grief-Definition of lament-How it shows up in our bodies-Steps in how to process grief & lamentScripture referen…
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Hey Friends!! Today on Midlife Crescendo we are talking about Building deeper connection in your relationships. Because it is February we are focusing on couples but these principles carry over to improving most of our relationships! On this episode we discuss:5 Keys that will change your relationship immediately.-Intentional Kindness-Prioritize Ha…
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they talk about solving problems with students. If you feel like you have 99 problems right now, and a ton of them have to do with kids not doing what you ask, this episode is for you! Why do we need to start looking at behavior through a new lens? How do we solve problems with kids? Is this change worth…
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Today on the podcast we are changing up our format a bit! I’ve invited two of my dearest friends to a round table discussion.We are talking about building friendship and what that looks like in midlife. Which is something many women requested as a topic of discussion on my midlife survey.The keys we talk about today are:-Intentionality-Finding comm…
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Today we are talking with mental health therapist, Melanie Eddy about -Our changing capacity and how to embrace those changes-The grief process that surrounds some of the change. -Our thought life around our need for rest -Giving ourselves permission to ask for what we need. It's a power packed episode so I hope you'll join us! You can learn more a…
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Join Katie and Justin as they invite Ali Masters into the conversation! During this episode, they will be talking to Ali about her community partnerships, and how to begin weaving the work of trauma informed care beyond just the schools. You won’t want to miss Ali as she discusses her own experiences, and adds valuable insight into how we can all i…
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Today on Midlife Crescendo we are talking with Kristin Fitch about -getting out of your comfort zone -finding your voice midlife - courage to do new things! For more info on Kristin Fitch :https://kristinfitch.com/Free Resource: 7 day encouragement series from Kristin:https://kristinfitch.com/midlife/ Questions /Comments for Debbie or Download 4 Ke…
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Welcome to Midlife Crescendo, the podcast for midlife women who are going through changes and seeking a fresh start. Join host Debbie Cunningham, jazz recording artist and author, as she explores the ups and downs of life during the midlife phase. With interviews, roundtable discussions, and inspiring stories, we dive into topics such as relationsh…
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation as they talk about building a team. In the teaching profession specifically, there are a lot of individuals operating on islands. And, there is not a lot of training on how to work together as a team. What are the components of a healthy team? What makes a team effective? What can we do when someone’s not o…
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Join Katie and Justin in the conversation about the science of epigenetics. In this episode, they will talk about what epigenetics is, why it matters in the school setting, how it impacts the classroom, and what, if anything, we can do to help correct the negative impacts. Even though they might not be scientists, join Katie and Justin as they play…
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Join Katie and Justin AGAIN as they continue the conversation about people being put before programs. It can be difficult to know how to implement trauma informed approaches within the classroom. And, we, as people, love to make systems! So, why can’t trauma informed care be a packaged program? How can we make it work within a classroom? During the…
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Join Katie and Justin in this two part conversation about people being put before programs. It can be difficult to know how to implement trauma informed approaches within the classroom. And, we, as people, love to make systems! So, why can’t trauma informed care be a packaged program? How can we make it work within a classroom? During this episode,…
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Join Katie and Justin as they break away from talking about the school aspect of trauma informed care, and have a conversation about parenting! What does trauma informed care look like in a home setting? What are some intentional practices families can put in place to support their children? How good of a job do Katie and Justin do at taking these …
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Join Katie and Justin for Episode 21: Hard Times: Getting Through the Rough Patches. We all know that not every day is our best, and that we will all have rough days. But, what do we do when the rough days stretch into a rough week, rough weeks, or even a rough month? In this episode, Katie and Justin will discuss how to recognize that we’re stuck …
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Join Katie, Justin, and Josh in Episode 20 as they reflect back on the podcast, as well as look forward to what is to come. In this special episode, they will be talking about what doing the podcast has been like, what obstacles it has caused, and what opportunities it has presented them. They also spend time discussing future goals and dreams as t…
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