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86. Lights. Camera. Lead: Featuring Kevin Butler
1st February 2020 • Aspire to Lead • Joshua Stamper
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How do we get our students to be actively engaged and teach in a way that inspires both children and adults? This week’s guest, Kevin Butler, shares the secret on how to balance between being a teacher and an instructional leader. In this Episode, we discuss:
  • The importance of active engagement
  • Teaching with entertainment
  • Leadership with peers
  • The Teach Better Network
  • And Lights. Camera. Teach.

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About Kevin Butler:

Kevin has taught elementary school for 17 years. He holds a BA in Child Study, an MA in Education, and holds an additional 90 graduate credits in the areas of math, literacy, and social studies. Kevin began his teaching career at the age of 22 in New York at a high-performing public school on Long Island. Six years ago, he relocated to California to consult and teach at a startup charter school. Currently, Kevin teaches fifth grade and is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at an Independent School in Los Angeles. His instruction focuses on creating authentic learning experiences while engaging his students in active learning. In addition to teaching, Kevin enjoys speaking at educational conferences and presenting his Creating the Experience workshop. He also blogs and hosts a podcast titled Lights, Cameras, TEACH.  

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