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University of Vermont | Megan Meinen

University of Vermont | Megan Meinen VPP Podcast

University of Vermont – Megan Meinen UVM – Outdoor Programs with Megan Meinen Description  Episode 107: Today’s episode delves into outdoor programming at the collegiate level. Longtime outdoor experiential education educators, Phil Brown and guest, Megan Meinen from University of Vermont’s Outdoor Programs, discuss everything from the benefits of a career in outdoor programs to […]

Child and Adolescent Development with Chip Wood

Child and Adolescent Development with Chip Wood VPP Podcast

Child and Adolescent Development with Chip Wood Childhood & Adolescent Development with Chip Wood Description Episode 105: In this episode, Chip Wood joins host Phil Brown and High 5’s Executive Director, Jim Grout to discuss Childhood and Adolescent Development. With years of experience as a principal, teacher, social justice advocate, and lifelong educator, Chip shares […]

Managing Emotions & Vulnerability in Groups

Managing Emotions & Vulnerability in Groups VPP Podcast

Managing Emotions & Vulnerability in Groups Managing Emotions & Vulnerability in Group Facilitation Description Episode 103: Join Ryan McCormick, Anne Louise Wagner, Lisa Hunt, and Phil Brown as they talk about the impact of modeling vulnerability and expressing emotions in group facilitation settings. Through sharing unique personal experiences, the team examines what factors make them […]

What We Say & How We Say It Matters | Mike Anderson

What We Say & How We Say It Matters | Mike Anderson VPP Podcast

What We Say & How We Say It – Mike Anderson What We Say & How We Say it With Mike Anderson Description: Episode 102: This episode focuses on communication in the classroom.  Guest host Anne Louise Wagner interviews lifetime Educator, Author and Educational Consultant Mike Anderson. Edge of Leadership’s Ryan McCormick joins the interview […]

Facilitating Problem-Solving Activities

Facilitating Problem-Solving Activities VPP Podcast

Facilitating Problem-Solving Activities Facilitating Problem-Solving Activities with Lisa Hunt & Ryan McCormick Description Episode 101: High 5 team members Lisa Hunt and Ryan McCormick discuss the ways in which they effectively facilitate problem-solving activities with groups. Over time, their approaches and strategies have changed. In the next 20 minutes or so, you’ll discover insights, tips, and […]

100th VPP Episode!

100th VPP Episode! VPP Podcast

100th VPP Episode! 100th VPP Episode Highlights Description Episode 100: We reached a podcasting milestone: 100 Vertical Playpen podcast (VPP) episodes and counting!  Host Phil Brown started the High 5 Podcast, renamed Vertical Playpen (one year into the series) while recording in his car with a $25 microphone! Since then, things have changed, including a […]

Social-Emotional Learning for Educators with Tre Gammage

Social-Emotional Learning for Educators with Tre Gammage VPP Podcast

Social-Emotional Learning For Educators with Tre Gammage SEL for Educators with Tre Gammage Description: Episode 99:  Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is essential for teachers as well as students.  Tre’ Gammage, an adult SEL consultant, chats with Phil about his transformative work with teachers regarding SEL.  Together, Phil and Tre’ examine why SEL is vitally important for […]

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