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In the Ellevate Podcast you’ll meet real women having a real impact. Female entrepreneurs, authors, business women, and other inspiring leaders share their experience and takeaways from their careers. Ellevate’s mission is to close the gender achievement gap by bringing more women into positions of leadership. Hosts Sallie Krawcheck and Kristy Wallace, Chair and President of Ellevate Network respectively, interview female leaders to showcase the immense talent these women bring to the table. ...
 
On the Highest Aspirations Podcast, we engage in important conversations about the most rapidly growing student demographic in the United States - English Language Learners. We speak with educators and students, researchers and policy makers, and parents and community members about how we can help all students reach their highest aspirations. Join us on this important journey as we bring the vibrant ELL Community together around the topics that matter most to the students we serve.
 
After graduating college in 1994, Elle Sompres jumped into the world of sales with both feet. She has been a sales superstar ever since due to her ability to connect with clients on a deep level, ask powerful questions, and identify the best solution to fulfill their needs. Elle always believed a big part of her success was due to the personal development she has been immersed in for 20+ years, as well. So back in 2004, Elle combined her passion for supporting others in living their best lif ...
 
In the Power Done Differently podcast (formally Tell It Like It Is), you’ll meet powerful, passionate women from around the world who are doing power differently. From politicians to artists, entrepreneurs to c-suiters, anti-capitalists to actual royalty, this is no echo-chamber. We explore big things, speak candidly and hold space for disagreement. We laugh with each other and we learn from each other. Because power doesn’t have to corrupt us. It can connect us. It can change everything for ...
 
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What current limitations do we face in our educational system when it comes to data collection about students with limited or interrupted formal education (or SLIFE students)? How can project-based learning and group work help support SLIFE students and their classmates so they can better learn from one another? What are a few steps educators can t…
 
How can teachers structure one-to-one student conferences to help ELs own their academic growth while also building relationships? What are some innovative ways we can leverage everything from testing data, student work artifacts, and portfolios to help students and teachers set and measure progress towards goals? How can schools make these confere…
 
In honor of Working Caregivers Month, we sit down with Heather Ainsworth of AARP to discuss how she got her start, how to navigate caregiving right now, and why leadership needs to evolve with the times. We also chat about how to avoid burnout, so be sure to tune in!
 
What’s in a name, or in this case, a label? Why do many prefer the term “Emergent Bilingual” over other terminology like English learner, LEP, or even multilingual learner? On the 40th anniversary year of the Castañeda v. Pickard Case, what progress have we made and what do we still need to do to ensure the civil rights for our multilingual learner…
 
Join us for a replay of our Mobilize Women closing session, Creating a Racially Reconciled Future! Tune in for an open and critical discussion of the actions, acceptance, and awakening the human race needs for a racially equalized future.
 
What are some ways mindfulness activities can help multilingual students succeed and how can teachers get started using them successfully? How can educators proactively elevate the voices of their students while decreasing teacher talk time? How can we apply concepts from exercise and other training programs to academic language instruction? We dis…
 
What are some easy ways that content teachers and ELL specialists can collaborate to better support their multilingual learners? How can schools and teaching teams build out systems for housing key instructional resources to support practices like scaffolding? What can educators do to ensure multilingual learners have equitable access to high-quali…
 
Join us for a flashback to our Mobilize Women Week "Self Defense Class and Conversation!" Get ready for a discussion of the power we can harness over our bodies, the power of our collective communities, and the power of organizing a movement.
 
What are some steps that educators can take now to build positive relationships with students and their families this school year? What experiences can educators pull from to build empathy and appreciation for multilingual students and their families? How might we go beyond language so we can also build an understanding of diverse cultures, and how…
 
We're back with another Mobilize Women Week replay - this time, it's "Power Dynamics and Equity!" With great power comes great responsibility - and those with power should be accountable. Tune in to hear more!
 
Why are content-specific and intentional language supports so critical for effective instruction of multilingual learners? How can we advocate for multilingual learner perspectives to be included in key processes regarding curriculum and instruction at school, district and state level? What role do professional development and formative assessment …
 
It's another Mobilize Women flashback this week, as we replay our "Innovation in the Time of Crisis" panel. What are the new ideas that are being developed and how have companies pivoted to try and reach the next frontier, all while facing a world that is completely different? Find out!
 
How might we seize the opportunity of a new school year as a chance to gather information on their multilingual learners, specifically the learning they may have done in languages other than English? How can teachers who aren’t comfortable speaking languages other than English facilitate and support their students’ learning in their home languages?…
 
This week, we're spotlighting our Mobilize Women Week session "Building Psychological Safety and Belonging," in which we discuss how we can build workplaces where people feel like they belong, are not afraid to make mistakes, and can show up authentically to voice their opinions.
 
How might new approaches to assessment create more equitable opportunities for multilingual learners? In what ways could local and professional accountability help motivate teachers to encourage students’ home language use? Why is it so important that relationships and a deeper understanding of our students be at the center of how we design and ana…
 
Welcome back to Highest Aspirations, an education podcast that focuses on how we can help maximize impact on multilingual learners. If you’d like to join us on the podcast or if you have an idea for a topic or guest, we want to hear from you. Take less than a minute to fill out our form at bit.ly/haptopics. As always, if you’re looking for great re…
 
We’re coming back and we want this new world to not just be good, but be better than what we could have imagined. What will it take to turn around? Find out in this week's podcast, a replay of our Mobilize Women Week session "The Great Comeback!"
 
This week, we chat with Rachel Rodgers, CEO of Hello Seven, about the many layers of entrepreneurship. We also discuss pay discrepancies based on race and gender, paying off debt, and looking at work disruption as opportunity. Be sure to check out her book, "We Should All Be Millionaires!"
 
We've got a special treat for you this week, as we replay our Mobilize Women Week kickoff session, all about Dismantling Social Constructs! Get ready for honest, open conversations about gender roles, racial labels, beauty standards, and so much more!
 
This week, we sit down with Dr. Hilary Link to discuss being the first female president of Allegheny College, the importance of trying something new in your career, and making tough decisions. We also chat about leading during a crisis and how you can leave a legacy behind.
 
This week, we sit down with Rebecca Weaver to discuss the "double bind" of HR, the #MeToo movement in the workplace, and how we can support employees post-pandemic. We also chat about being intentional about intersectionality and trusting your gut when you've been harassed or discriminated agains
 
Welcome to our season wrap up episode - and what a season it was. We’ve released 49 episodes and covered so many topics since August of 2020 - definitely a record for the 3 and a half year history of Highest Aspirations. For our season finale, we thought we'd take some time to reflect on what we’ve learned through so many rich conversations with ou…
 
This week, we sit down with Patricia Roberts to discuss when to get personal with your coworkers, the differences between saving for a child's college and saving for retirement, and her book, "Route 529: A Parent's Guide to Saving for College and Career Training with 529 Plans." Whatever you're saving up for, this is one episode you won't want to m…
 
What supports can a designated immigrant/refugee program provide for students and families that go beyond what a typical school or district may be providing? After the past year of interrupted learning, what can we learn from educators who have worked with SIFE students and newcomers - particularly when it comes to social-emotional needs? How are r…
 
This week, we sit down with Yvette Torres-Rahman of Business Fights Poverty to discuss the origins of the organization, creating an environment where socially impacting businesses can thrive, and how companies can show up and take action. We also chat about the logistics of starting a company with a partner, so be sure to tune in!…
 
This week, we sit down with Farnoosh Torabi to discuss the risks of entrepreneurship, how she found her passion for personal finance, and the process of developing a brand. We also chat about what male allies can do to help women who are underestimated in the workplace, so be sure to tune in!
 
How does trauma that migrant children experience manifest in the classroom, and what impact does it have on their ability to communicate and develop relationships at school? What can educators who do not share the lived experiences of their students do to best support them, and why is better representation so crucial? How can those entering higher …
 
Welcome back to the second episode in our two-part series with Professor K. David Harrison. Make sure to check out part one on Anchor or wherever you listen to podcasts, and visit our community page to find our key takeaways from the whole conversation, resources and more. How are languages inextricably connected to other aspects of society and wha…
 
For Mental Health Awareness Month, we sit down with Karen Doll to discuss mental health and burnout in the workplace, the struggle of maintaining office culture from home, and how the way we all work has changed. We also share mental health resources for anyone who needs them during these tough times.…
 
On this week’s episode, we sit down with Elaine Logue and Candace Ellison of Charles Schwab to discuss how they got their start at the company, finding support in work and life journeys, and the importance of inclusion in the workplace. We also chat about the challenges of pivoting a team during a pandemic and protecting office culture throughout t…
 
How are languages inextricably connected to other aspects of society and what does that mean about preserving and valuing them? What strategies can educators of multilingual students use to incentivize their students to help keep their home languages thriving - even while they are drawn to use English as the language of record? How have globalizati…
 
This week, we sit down with Mita Mallick to discuss the throughline of childhood bullying to adulthood hate, the future of businesses serving their communities, and the need for intentional leadership in inclusive spaces. We also chat about showing up as an ally and advocate, building a business with an inclusive ecosystem, and how we can use socia…
 
How can we combat an “English-only” approach in education and what is the importance of calling out cross linguistic connections for English learners? What is “metabilingual awareness” and how does it inform how we understand and develop language? How should equity be considered, both for students enrolling in dual language programs and in the recr…
 
This week, we sit down with Julie Zaniewski to discuss sustainability, legacy, and innovation in the workplace. We dive deep into the pressures we feel to "have it all" and how to combat this, so it's a must-listen this Mental Health Awareness Month!
 
What unique challenges and opportunities do parent-driven mentor programs pose for EL students and families? How can schools and districts create mission aligned programs that support ongoing goals while offering new opportunities? What existing district programs and community partnerships can schools tap into in order to create a more robust and s…
 
To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, we sit down with Melody Wilding, author of the new book “Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work,” to discuss burnout, the pressure young girls face, and setting boundaries in the era of remote work. We also cover what inspired her to write a book and what it means t…
 
How does “toxic stress” for students in the intersection of immigration and education manifest itself, and what are the long term effects it can have if not addressed? What are the most pressing concerns that educators have about their English learners as a result of the pandemic and what do they need to support them? How can educators, policy make…
 
For my last episode of the season, I’m joined by my fellow American in London: Joy Morrissey. Joy is the Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield and currently serves as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. I wanted to talk to Joy in part because she has such an incredible story. She’s only the third Ame…
 
What tools can we provide teachers to help make their instruction as efficient and effective as possible - particularly as we transition between remote, hybrid and in person settings? How can we give quality formative assessments in a virtual, hybrid and in person settings to gauge student progress, especially for ELs? What strategies for front-loa…
 
After yet two more police shootings, and video of a black soldier being pepper sprayed, all in less than a week, this was an episode I originally planned to release as part of my next series in September, but I simply couldn't hold this back now. So, joining me on this week’s Power Done Differently is Sophie Williams, an advocate, activist, and aut…
 
This week, we sit down with branding expert Leslie Zane, President and Founder of Triggers Brand Consulting, the first brand consultancy founded by a woman. We discuss the complexities of building a brand, conscious and subconscious marketing, and the many jobs of a CMO during political and social transitions.…
 
What effects do we see on educators from the second-hand trauma that they experience in the classroom? How can teachers best support their students to share their lived experiences and how can teachers respond when they do? Are there ways that the responses to trauma that immigrant children face can inform our response to the trauma students and te…
 
This week, we sit down with Maria Eitel of the Nike Foundation and discuss the power of the pivot, taking care of yourself in stressful times, and the importance of listening. We cover her career trajectory from the White House to the Girl Effect, as well as how we can all better help girls succeed as they grow.…
 
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