Welcome to Education Suspended,

a podcast focused on exploring, engaging, and dialoguing with those in education who are passionate about changing the status quo and evolving the archaic system we have inherited.

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The Latest Episodes

Episode 41: Jase Williams

Today we connect with Jase Williams, the Principal of Henry Hill School in New Zealand. Jase begins the episode by honoring his Māori culture and acknowledging his ancestors that are a part of him and his journey. He highlights four specific things he did to change his classrooms and school and says that for us to change this archaic system of education, we must step away from the system and move outside the box.

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Episode 40: Jen Jackson

In today’s episode we connect with Jen Jackson, the Principal at AUL Denver. Jen brings so much insightfulness to our discussion and provides concrete examples of what it looks like to change the system to support our teachers. She reminds us how important joy is for learning and why we must have a deep well of grace to be successful. Jen also challenges all of us to move into advocacy, not just for the students we serve, but for all kids.

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Episode 41: Jase Williams

Today we connect with Jase Williams, the Principal of Henry Hill School in New Zealand. Jase begins the episode by honoring his Māori culture and acknowledging his ancestors that are a part of him and his journey. He highlights four specific things he did to change his classrooms and school and says that for us to change this archaic system of education, we must step away from the system and move outside the box.

Read More »

Episode 40: Jen Jackson

In today’s episode we connect with Jen Jackson, the Principal at AUL Denver. Jen brings so much insightfulness to our discussion and provides concrete examples of what it looks like to change the system to support our teachers. She reminds us how important joy is for learning and why we must have a deep well of grace to be successful. Jen also challenges all of us to move into advocacy, not just for the students we serve, but for all kids.

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The Team

hosted by:

Jessica Paola Pfeiffer

Jessica is a mother, wife, school social worker, and educational consultant. She has been working with students, teachers, schools, and districts for over 19 years. She is the founder of Intricate Roots, an educational consulting company who supports educational systems in embedding a neurodevelopmental lens into the work they do. She works directly with Steve and the Neurosequential Network in training educators from around the world. 

hosted by:

Steve Graner

Steve is a father, grandfather, and a veteran middle school teacher of 33 years.  He now works directly with Dr. Bruce Perry and Neurosequential Network as the NME Project Director, delivering training to a variety of educators on the intersection of neurodevelopment and effective school practice. This training, which began humbly at a North Dakota middle school, now extends to educators across the world who are grappling with the unique challenges faced by systems no longer adequate to handle the stressors of our evolving world.

produced by:

Jamie Higa

edited by:

Katie Kaneen