Episode 76: UNH Non-renewal Update with Cindy Pulkkinen

December 23, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Cindy Pulkkinen was a Principal Lecturer at UNH, and taught English as a Second Language until May 2018, when her contract was not renewed along with 16 other lecturers. Cindy gives us an update on the non-renewal lecturers and talks about the difficulties of getting a full-time … Continue reading Episode 76: UNH Non-renewal Update with Cindy Pulkkinen

Episode 69: Mentoring for the Modern Musician with the Scharff Brothers

October 28, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Michael and Adam Scharff or The Scharff Brothers are a production team and pioneers in Virtual Artist Development. They write, record, produce and teach in all musical genres. As a matter of fact, at the time of this recording, they were finishing up a lesson, so I … Continue reading Episode 69: Mentoring for the Modern Musician with the Scharff Brothers

Episode 53: A Year of Saying Yes with Jamie Jenson

May 27, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Jamie Jenson decided to change her course after years of teaching and a life-changing event with a year of saying “Yes!” One of those yeses was pursuing a childhood dream of becoming a journalist. She recently graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse … Continue reading Episode 53: A Year of Saying Yes with Jamie Jenson

Episode 42: UNH Lecturers with Sarah Hirsch and Cindy Pulkkinen

March 6, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Sarah Hirsch and Cindy Pulkkinen are two of the 17 UNH lecturers who received non-renewal notices by mail in January. Everything about it was mishandled. Sarah and Cindy have dedicated much of their lives to UNH and their students. Once a month, I like to discuss issues … Continue reading Episode 42: UNH Lecturers with Sarah Hirsch and Cindy Pulkkinen

Episode 37: Self-Directed Learners with Madison Person, Jack Tykodi, and Diane Murphy

January 30, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Madison Person, Jack Tykodi, and Diane Murphy talk about self-directed learning and the BigFish Learning Community in Dover. Madison and Jack talk about why they joined the self-directed education movement and how they are taking charge of their own learning. Three songs that would be on the … Continue reading Episode 37: Self-Directed Learners with Madison Person, Jack Tykodi, and Diane Murphy

Episode 32: Higher Education with Molly Campbell, Catherine Moran, and Larry Beemer

December 19, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins Molly Campbell, Catherine Moran, and Larry Beemer, Lecturers at UNH, talk about some of the issues with higher education. Some of the topics we discuss are the "adjunctification" of higher education and the growth of the use of contingent faculty, the workload and working conditions of the … Continue reading Episode 32: Higher Education with Molly Campbell, Catherine Moran, and Larry Beemer

Episode 25: The Purpose of Education with Diane Murphy

October 24, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins On the topic of rethinking education, Diane Murphy from BigFish Learning Community (https://www.bigfishnh.org/) joins me again to talk about the purpose of education. We listened to a segment of Blake Boles "What does it mean to be educated?" (https://www.self-directed.org/tp/what-does-it-mean-to-be-educated/), I read my resignation letter (https://paulinehawkins.com/2014/04/07/my-resignation-letter/), we listened … Continue reading Episode 25: The Purpose of Education with Diane Murphy

Episode 17: Suicide Prevention with Brittni Darras

September 5, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins Brittni is an English teacher at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The personalized cards she wrote to her 130 students following a student’s suicide attempt received worldwide attention and earned her the AspenPointe Hero of Mental Health Award and the Mayor’s Young Leader Award in … Continue reading Episode 17: Suicide Prevention with Brittni Darras

Episode 16: Discovering Your Creative Voice with Stephanie Lazenby

August 29, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins Stephanie Lazenby is the Education Director at Patrick Dorow Productions and has used her many skills to help children and teenagers discover their creative voices through after school programs and various nonprofits. She will also be co-hosting the TEDx Talk in Portsmouth this September.Three songs that would … Continue reading Episode 16: Discovering Your Creative Voice with Stephanie Lazenby

July Discussion: If you were calling the shots how would you change ongoing professional development for teachers in your community?

If I were calling the shots, I would make sure professional development was relevant and appropriate for the grade level and subject matter. Too often teachers are forced to sit through a professional development class that does not apply to the subject and/or grade level they teach. One year, all of my high-school colleagues had … Continue reading July Discussion: If you were calling the shots how would you change ongoing professional development for teachers in your community?