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Conceptually Speaking

By Julie Stern and Mihai Catrinar
Conceptually Speaking

This podcast is all about helping educators and students become better sense makers and innovators. Each week, we interview experts to uncover the concepts and patterns that help us organize our world. We hope this podcast will inspire our listeners to design creative solutions to complex problems and accelerate innovation in today’s schools.

Join Julie Stern and Mihai Catrinar on this week's episode as they chat with mental health specialist, consent workshop facilitator, and international school counselor, Cheryl-Ann Weekes. Her organization, Weekes Enterprise, LLC, was created as a way to provide workshops for counselors and educators to equip them with the tools to have mental health, consent, and boundary conversations with their students. They also conduct workshops for students in schools, community programs, churches, and non-profit organizations.



Julie Stern has nearly two decades experience facilitating adult learning and feels lucky to partner with educators around the world to take their practice to the next level. She is a four-time, best-selling author of Learning That Transfers, Visible Learning for Social Studies, The On-Your-Feet-Guide to Learning Transfer, and Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary and Secondary. 

Mihai is a passionate IB educator with 15 years of international experience in the Middle East and South-East Asia.  He enjoys taking students and teachers on a purposeful journey to self-improvement. As a Learning that Transfers Physical Education Specialist, Mihai is rethinking teaching and learning and reconceptualizing it through the construction of a culture of transfer with the purpose of becoming better learners and humans. Mihai holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and a Master of Arts in Technology, Education, and Learning at the University of Leeds. Mihai is from Romania and he is the Physical Education Coordinator at Arab International Academy in Doha, Qatar. He blogs at FitnwitPE and tweets @fitnwitpe.

Cheryl-Ann Weekes has been a School Counselor for the past 25 years and has worked internationally since 2010. She has lived in six countries: Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Thailand, Egypt, and the Ivory Coast. Cheryl-Ann is passionate about the need to normalize choosing therapy and discussing mental health. She uses positive self-talk and quotes to teach and build resilience in her students. She is committed to having consent and boundary conversations with her students and helping counselors and schools bring consent lessons to their schools. And most of all she believes in the power of a good apology and making amends.
  Connect with Cheryl-Ann: WebsiteTwitterLinkedin

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