Learning on Fire

C.H.A.M.P.S. Mentoring with Vondale Singleton. LF015

Vondale Singleton joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Our guest – Vondale Singleton

Vondale Eugene Singleton Sr. was born on the Southside of Chicago. After overcoming the death of his mother due to crack-cocaine, an incarcerated father throughout high-school, and the negative influences of the Ida B. Wells Housing projects he beat the odds becoming a first-generation college student earning his Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education and his Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He credits his mentor, Steven Robertson as the person who invested sacrificially his time and resources to help him become the man he is today.

The last 16 years he has worked as an advocate in primary, secondary, and higher education, as both a teacher and administrator. He believes that “salvation plus education is an unbeatable combination.” He started C.H.A.M.P.S. for young men in an effort to mentor young men with similar circumstances. He helped organize the Award Winning Music Video at the White House Film Festival, which landed the C.H.A.M.P.S. a visit to the White House with President Obama.

Vondale has won numerous awards and received many recognitions for his work with C.H.A.M.P.S. He was recently named the “Father of the Year” for the State of Illinois by the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, a Walmart Community Playmaker through the coveted Chicago Blackhawks as well aa MLK Community Champion. He is married to his College sweetheart, Dr. Patrina Singleton. They reside in Chicago, Il with their two beautiful children, Promise Singleton (9), and Vondale E. Singleton, Jr, (4).

 

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Resources mentioned

The Bible

Believe to Achieve by Howard H White 

Eric Thomas – Podcast

 

Contact information 

www.champsmentoring.com

Social Media – @champsmentoring

Show Sponsor

National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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High School Math Teachers with Jeanette Stein. LF014

Jeanette Stein joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life.

Our guest – Jeanette Stein

I love teaching and have been at it my whole life. I can remember being a young girl teaching the neighborhood kids, my stuffed animals, and even my dog, Almond, if she would sit long enough.

Encouraging children and helping them succeed is a passion of mine. I am very proud of creating curriculum and lesson plans that reach that goal. I love helping teachers also achieve their goals. I believe in being a lifelong learner and am currently working on an even greater understanding of teaching and learning, iPads, engaging learners, marketing, and balancing life.

I am always looking for new ways to help teachers reach their goals. As of late, I have become aware of some great new tools on the horizon bringing educational reform and I am excited to be in education during these times!

This site is created out of a passion to help teachers teach. With lesson plans for every standards, on-demand training to help you implement the standards with all of your students, and personalized coaching, everything has been planned for the students’ and teachers’ success in the Algebra classroom.

If you are interested in working together, send me an inquiry and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

  • jeanette@highschoolmathteachers.com

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Resources mentioned

The Bible

Flipped Lifestyle  Podcast

 

Contact information 

High School Math Teachers.com

JeanetteStein.com

www.facebook.com/algebra1teachers/

Show Sponsor

National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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Executive Function with Seth Perler. LF013

Seth Perler joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Our guest – Seth Perler

Seth from sethperler.com is an executive function and 2e coach who helps make life easier for students who struggle with homework, motivation, organization, grades, focus, study skills, time management, emotions, overwhelm & resistance. He helps complicated, atypical, outside-the-box learners turn it around in a baffling system so they can launch a successful future. His blog gives you game-changing answers in a sea of misguided educational fluff.

There’s no instruction book for how to help your child navigate school. Traditional interventions often FAIL because they don’t get to the ROOT of a child’s problems and they’re often based on MISINFORMATION. Consequently, maladaptive patterns get WORSE each year, leading to pervasive difficulties transitioning into adulthood. That’s the opposite of what education should do, and the sooner you get tools, the better.

Parents feel frustrated spinning their wheels trying to help. There’s no time for this, life isn’t a dress rehearsal. families need tools that are 1) practical, and 2) that recognize a child’s unique needs. Seth’s blog is all about how to help, and the key is understanding executive function.

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Resources mentioned

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Seth Godin

The Hobbit

Of Mice and Men

 

Contact information 

SethPerler.com

Seth on YouTube

 

Show Sponsor

National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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The Cartoon Block with Evan Burse. LF012

Evan Burse joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Our guest – Evan Burse

Evan has been an animation professional for over 10 years.  He’s worked on such shows as Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Black Panther, Marvel’s Hulk and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Teen Titans.

Since 2009, Evan has been passionately teaching aspiring artists how to draw their favorite characters on his YouTube channel, Cartoon Block.  The channel has accumulated over 100,000 subscribers and over 18 million views.  Evan enjoys sharing his passion for drawing while inspiring young artists to follow their artistic goals.

His website is dedicated to helping you become a better artist.  Whether it’s impressing your friends…or improving your portfolio so you can get a job in the animation/comic book industry; whatever your dreams are, Evan is here to help you make them a reality!

Evan lives in Los Angeles, California

 

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Resources mentioned

Puff Daddy

Russell Simmons

 

Contact information 

www.thecartoonblock.com

The Cartoon Block Youtube Channel

The Cartoon Block Facebook Page

 

 

Show Sponsor

National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

 

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Mark reflects. LF011

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Mark Taylor creator and host of the Learning on Fire podcast reflects on the wisdom he has found by interviewing his first 10 guests.

Everyones story and journey is different but we are starting to see common threads that connect all of the people interviewed who are living life on their terms.

Thanks to all of those who have shared their wisdom so far and I look forward to what is yet to come.

Our aim is to find out what are the most important learning and educational moments that shaped their lives?

Taking the focus away from grades and test scores to an understanding of what real learning is all about.

Think of this podcast as a half hour conversation where the interviewee shares the most important things they have learned in life that they would wish to pass on to the next generation.

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