The Elim Thriving Podcast!

The Elim Thriving podcast connects you with information and resources that promote thriving. Our goal is to see you and the individuals with disabilities you support thriving together in community. If you share our core belief that all people have value and purpose, we think you’ll love our podcast!

September 3, 2021

Ever wonder why people may act different, perhaps even funny, out in public? Author, Special Educator, and Elim parent Sandy Sotzen wrote a book to answer that specific question! She sat down with Nick to discuss Why Do They Do That? and all that went into creating a book that is informative to both children and adults. If you’ve ever wondered “Why do they do that?” this is the episode for you!

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August 20, 2021

Nick and Bradley finish their conversation on how the brain works and it’s implications for students with special needs.

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August 6, 2021

Nick sits down with Neuroscientist Dr. Bradley Heit to talk all about the brain and how it works in relation to students with special needs.

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July 16, 2021

Nick and Dr. David Russo finish their conversation on Curriculum and Instruction.
Listen to part one of the conversation here
Questions? Comments? Email elim.thriving@elimcs.org to connect!

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July 2, 2021

Nick sits down with Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. David Russo to discuss all things Curriculum and how it impacts teachers, parents, and students.

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Questions? Comments? Email elim.thriving@elimcs.org to connect!

June 18, 2021

Nick sits down with English Language Learner teacher and administrator Alex Bernstein to finish their conversation about EL and Special Education.

Questions or Comments? Email Elim.Thriving@elimcs.org
Listen to part one of the conversation here

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June 4, 2021

Nick sits down with English Language Learner teacher and administrator Alex Bernstein in part one of a two-part discussion.

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May 7, 2021

Nick sits down with Social Worker Becky Burright to discuss the CASEL SEL framework area of Social Awareness. Topics covered include:

What is social awareness? The importance of teaching social awareness skills Unexpected behaviors and hidden rules Social awareness goals How can we teach kids to care? Differing social norms across cultures How to acclimate new students to your classroom culture When should students start learning social awareness skills?

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April 1, 2021

Nick sits down with Chicago Public School Teacher/Dean/Basketball Coach Carlos Bester to discuss his approach to behavior management and restorative practices. They discuss the importance of relationships, structuring a classroom, and other topics related to helping struggling students thrive.

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March 12, 2021

Nick Milano sits down with Dr. Owiny and Dr. Wright, professors of education at Trinity International University to discuss how to help students that struggle with executive functioning. We also discuss what post-secondary education looks like for students with disabilities and how it differs from the K-12 experience.

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March 8, 2021

In this special bonus episode, Colleen introduces Nick Milano who will pick up responsibilities as host of the Elim Thriving Podcast. They discuss his career in education, interests, and discover what makes him thrive.

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February 5, 2021

Check out this rich conversation with school leader Brian Verwolf and find more joy in teaching, leading, parenting, and living by leveraging your unique strengths.

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December 14, 2020

Allie interviews Macy Gilson, a speech pathologist, children’s book author, and inclusion advocate, about what truly makes a school environment inclusive. She gives us tips, recommendations, and tangible resources for creating inclusive classrooms starting at the beginning of the school year – no matter what your classroom looks like. Visit Macy’s website at https://www.macygilson.com/ for resources, inclusive book lists, and to purchase her inclusive children’s book.

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November 12, 2020

Nicole Morris is a special educator, ABA therapist, aspiring BCBA, and a blogger/content creator who shares with us ALL of the basics of Applied Behavior Analysis, how to use these concepts in the classroom, and all the misconceptions surrounding ABA practices. You can continue learning from Nicole on her podcast, Adaptation Station (you can find it anywhere you listen to podcasts!) and from her blog (www.adaptationstation.net).

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September 25, 2020

Learn from parent and advocate Jody Warshawsky, host of the Accepting the Unacceptable podcast, as she shares her journey as a mother of a child with Autism and Epilepsy.

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August 3, 2020

Learn from Fiona Gonzalez, special education teacher and vocational skills expert from the blog Adulting Made Easy, as she shares her experience and her expertise on vocational and life skills for teens and adults with disabilities.

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June 19, 2020

You DO NOT want to miss this incredible episode with world-renowned executive functioning coach Seth Perler! Seth shares his wisdom and insider tips on how to help kids who struggle with executive functioning- those kids who can’t seem to focus, get themselves organized, or follow through on tasks. If you’re the teacher or parent of a child like this, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how you can help.

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May 6, 2020

In this episode, we are joined by Becky Kopera-O’Connor to explore Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Becky shares from her experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist and provides valuable insights for helping AAC users, teachers, and parents experience success with AAC.

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March 16, 2020

World-renowned autism expert Sasha Long, also known as “The Autism Helper,” joins us for a follow-up conversation to her recent presentation entitled “Can’t Do or Won’t Do? Solving Classroom Challenges Using Positive Reinforcement & Executive Functioning Skill Building.” You don’t want to miss this incredible episode as Sasha tackles some of our most challenging questions!

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January 10, 2020

How do we go beyond differentiating at the lesson level and design learning that works for all students?

Listen in as we discuss this important topic with Lynn van Stee, Director of Educational Support at Timothy Christian Schools, and Jenn Cary, Director of Student Services as Crown Point Christian School.

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November 26, 2019

Join us as we explore the difference between surviving and thriving. Hear from our hosts and members of the Elim community as they share their perspectives on this important topic.

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October 25, 2019

A short introduction to Elim Christian Services, your hosts, and a little bit about the show.

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