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"The Awakening Educator" 

A show by educators for anyone who cares about schools 
with Dr. Megan Sweet & Susan Andrien 
airs live every 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday & Friday at 2:00 pm Pacific Time 

Dr. Megan Sweet & Susan Andrien


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Dive deeply into the topics most relevant to education with your co-hosts Susan & Megan, two lifelong educators who bring their skills, curiosity and unique perspectives to the complexities of educating youth in today’s world. 


On the Awakening Educator, we explore the issues most relevant to educators in detail, from policy to practice. Over the course of three episodes, we delve into one topic, getting to understand it from multiple perspectives:



What are some examples from the field that listeners can apply to their contexts?


How do the people who carry out our policies experience them?


What is the larger context in which the topic exists? Why is the policy in place?

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Meet Your Hosts

Dr. Megan Sweet

Dr. Megan Sweet is a systems-thinker who has been in education for more than 25 years. Megan has experience across all levels of our education system, including as a classroom teacher, school and district administrator, and leader of a statewide initiative in California. She holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and is the author of An Educator’s Guide for Using Your 3 Eyes: How to Apply Intellect, Insight, and Intuition to Promote Personal and School-wide Transformation. Megan is on a mission to bring more love and compassion to our schools!

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Susan Andrien


Susan Andrien is a Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist committed to improving health and academic outcomes for children and youth. Susan has 25 years of experience working with children and families living in communities heavily impacted by trauma. Susan has worked across the whole school spectrum,  which has informed her understanding of the potential of strong partnerships to foster improved mental health and academic success for children and youth in schools.

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