Laura Steinbrink, a teacher for 25 years, presents technology and instructional practices at workshops locally, around her state, and nationally. She is also an educational consultant. Laura teaches sophomore and senior English for the Waynesville R-VI School District. For the Plato R-V School District, Laura serves as the Communications Director and Webmaster.

Laura is the author of, a Feedspot Top 200 blog in Education.

Find Laura online: @SteinbrinkLaura (Twitter) @SteinbrinkLaura (Instagram)-mix of family, friends, edu, also on FB @lauraingallssteinbrink

@SteinbrinkLaura (Voxer) @SteinbrinkLaura (Wakelet Profile) @SteinbrinkLaura LinkedIn

Sherianna Boyle is an international Emotional Detox Coach® and author of many books. Sherianna has been featured in over eighty-five articles and has been a featured presenter for renowned organizations such as PESI® Behavioral and Mental Health Education, Kripalu Health &Yoga Center, 1440 Multiversity University, and more. Her book, The Four Gifts of Anxiety, was endorsed by the National Association of Mental Health. She is an adjunct Psychology Professor and founder of Emotional Detox Coaching®, servicing clients (of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities) virtually worldwide. She is the co-founder of a place where people can go to move through the steps of an Emotional Detox on a weekly basis.

Follow Sherianna on Twitter: @Sherianna Boyle  IG: @Sherianna.boyle

Visit her website: or -where her yoga videos are housed.

In this episode, host Dana shares which episodes were the most downloaded (audio) and watched (video) during the year 2021. She also shares some episodes with "heavy hitters" in education that you may want to check out if you haven't yet.

Finally, Dana shares her #OneWord2022: present and the reasoning behind why she chose this for this new year.

Enjoy and please check out some of the past episodes mentioned in this highlight rundown!

Follow us on Twitter/IG @outoftrenchespc or visit Dana's website:

Having taught in Canada, Kuwait, and South Korea, Terence Tong is an aspiring leader with extensive teacher leadership experience seeking the next learning community to serve. As an ardent believer and advocate of “Life in the Middle”, Terence aims to serve the learning community, provide diverse opportunities for students and engage parents as learning partners. This is his 22nd year in education- he taught in Toronto, Ontario first.

Find Terence online: and connect through the hashtag #100StopSeries

Allyson Apsey has been an educator for more 23 years; a school leader for nineteen of those years. Despite the fact that she never wanted to set foot in a school again after high school graduation, there is nowhere else she'd rather spend her days than in classrooms. The challenges and delights of being a principal fill her days with joy. She enjoys nothing more than helping others be the very best they can be.

Allyson is the principal of Quincy Elementary in Zeeland, MI. Recognizing the significant impact trauma has had on many of our students, staff and families, Allyson is a Certified Trauma Practitioner in Education. The supports that students affected by trauma need are beneficial to all students because they are grounded in a foundational core of strong, positive relationships based on trust.

She is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for MEMSPA (Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association). Additionally, she is on the Steering Committee for MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) SIG-ADMIN.

Allyson is the author of a blog and 4 books called Serendipity in Education ( has written four books: a middle grades chapter book called The Serendipity Journal, a picture book called The Princes of Serendip, and two professional learning books for educators called The Path to Serendipity and Through the Lens of Serendipity. She loves speaking to passionate groups as they work to be happy and effective people for the benefit of themselves and everyone around them.

Follow Allyson on Twitter @allsonapsey and visit her website:

Larina Warnock holds a doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis on ethics from Creighton University and teaches high school business in rural Oregon. Her TEDx Talk, “The Other Statistic,” 2017 is viewable on YouTube and explores her philosophy of helping which emphasizes equity, inclusion, and meeting people where they are. She emphasized how to help other people who are experiencing trauma or poverty and what others did to encourage her to see herself as a college-going individual person.

Find Larina online: and @docnock IG & Twitter

Matthew J. Bowerman has always sought to serve others. His career in education has spanned over 23 years, teaching in middle and high school as a Theatre, Special Education, English, and Reading teacher. He is the recipient of an EMMY Award, as well as a CINE Golden Eagle Film Award for Writing/Directing the educational short, “BusSTOP,” addressing the bullying crisis in the United States; he is also a Maryland Gifted and Talented Leadership Awardee, and PTSA Lifetime Award recipient. In addition, Matthew is also the Family Liaison Chair, as well as a writer for the Say Their Names Memorial. Matthew is deeply invested in the work of love-leading students and their families in his current role as a School Administrator in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. He is currently working on his upcoming book, "Heartleader".

Follow Matthew on Twitter @MJBowerman & IG @mrmjbowerman

Visit his website:

Dan Fouts is a practicing high school social studies teacher from the Chicagoland area with 30 years of experience. In this role he has led curriculum teams, served as departmental instructional coach and spearheaded the creation of a philosophy elective which he has taught for 10 years. Critical thinking, love of questioning and conversation are what Dan values most in education. His passion is to teach how to use this conversation protocol in conjunction with essential questions to give young people and adults alike the courage to speak, listen and understand. As part of his work with Teach Different, Dan has presented extensively at a state and national level on inquiry-based instruction techniques including a recent webinar series offered by the National Council for the Social Studies.

Follow Dan on Twitter @dmfouts follow Teach Different: @iteachdifferent and visit their website:

Stephanie Rothstein is an Educational Leader focused on making education more collaborative and less competitive. She advocates for modeling the risks we expect of our students and shared about this in her TedX Talk “My Year of Yes to Me” published on In her 18 plus years in education, Stephanie has taught grades 9-12 English, Yearbook, AVID and chaired the LEAD Design Thinking Pathway at Los Gatos High School for 10 years. Stephanie is a certified Administrator and is currently serving as the EdTech TOSA for Santa Clara Unified School District, a K-12 school district supporting 15,500 students and over 1,000 teachers at 31 schools.
Stephanie's continuous love of learning led her to become a Google Innovator, Trainer, and Coach. She is a founder of GlobalGEG, the creator of CanWeTalkEDU, and the author of numerous articles published on Edutopia and her own blog. Her chapter in Because of A Teacher was published in August 2021 and her chapter in the #100Things ALL Leaders Should STOP Doing will be published in early 2022.
You can connect with Stephanie on Twitter and Instagram @StephRothEDU, or through her website

Debbie Godfrey has helped parents around the world for 30 years. She helps parents go from despair to hope with practical, hands-on ideas. Parents that take Debbie's workshops leave ready to try new ideas with their children: Debbie Godfrey, a certified Parent Educator, brings over 30 years of expertise in the parenting education field. Lives in Louisville, KY. Through her business, POSITIVE PARENTING in schools and community centers around the world. Debbie is recognized for her humor and compassion while teaching behavior and discipline tools that work at home and in the classroom.

Find Debbie online:

IG: @positiveparentingdebbie and listen to her podcast: Positive Parenting Peptalks with 3-5 m peptalks

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