On the Blog…November 2020

Welcome to the first Code Breaker Inc. blog post!

You’ll find news on book releases, stories about our authors, and new and noteworthy details about all things Code Breaker right here!

Thank you for letting us share our story with you!

Osage And Riceville Superintendent Barb Schwamman Receives Statewide Recognition 

We are so proud to announce that Barb Schwamman, superintendent of the Osage and Riceville Community School Districts, was a finalist for the 2020-21 Iowa Superintendent of the Year award sponsored by the School Administrators of Iowa.  Barb was recognized for her excellence in leadership and as a leader who strives to provide opportunities for students and staff to continuous learn and grow.

“It is an honor to be recognized by your peers for work that so many are doing around the state and is a testament to the excellent work both districts are doing to be leaders in learning and giving our students the best possible education we can.”

Read more about Barb and her amazing story here.

Bonjour! Hi!: SNL’s Take on French Canadian News

Steven Etienne Langlois had an amazing shoutout on Saturday Night Live in a skit with French-Canadian news anchors (Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Bowen Yang) reporting on current events.  From COVID-dix-neuf to Drake and Etienne, they covered it all!

Have you seen it yet?  Canadian viewers can watch it here and our US friends can watch it here.

Chasing Childhood

Chasing Childhood is a documentary featuring two of our very own, Dr. Michael Hynes and Lori Koerner premiering at DOC NYC, America’s Largest Documentary Film Festival. It asks the ever important question, what is the changing landscape of contemporary childhood and parenting? 

“Chasing Childhood is a feature documentary that explores the rapidly changing landscape of contemporary childhood and parenting.”

Learn more at chasingchildhooddoc.com

Looking for a new addition to your leadership bookshelf?

Fired Up Leadership by Dr. Frank Rudnesky explores a culture of leadership.

As Frank puts it, When you consciously make the decision to accept your role as a leader, amazing things happen! As you pursue balance in your life, the five domains of Fired Up Leadership allow you to create a culture of leadership. A culture of leadership creates a culture of passion. That is the center of Fired Up Leadership. As you empower people to pursue their passion and become leaders, your leadership ability increases exponentially. Leadership becomes a choice not a position. Your vision becomes a reality through your mission. People are taken to levels they never thought possible. Get Fired Up, people!

“Frank is all about helping you and your kids believe that leaders are made, not born.”

“Fired Up Leadership propels you from words into action.”

“The adage, “there is strength in numbers” rings true throughout Frank’s words as he strives to build, foster, and grow more leaders.”

“You can’t help but be “Fired Up” when you read this book.”

Grab your copy of Fired Up Leadership today!

STEM is a Culture, not a Class You Teach

Daily STEM by Chris Woods explores STEM culture in our schools and communities. 

From Chris himself, Has your school added a STEM class, or are you hoping to build more STEM into your school community? Buying a bunch of 3D printers and robot kits is a good start, but what does a sustainable STEM learning culture look like? This book will challenge you to think past the Daily STEM acronym and think about what it means to build a culture of STEM thinking in your school. You’ll find plenty of practical tips and examples to make STEM relevant for every kid and infuse it into every classroom and every home in your community.

STEM can seem like such a big challenge for teachers and school leaders alike. We all want students engaged in meaningful, hands-on learning. But where do we begin? Start with Daily STEM.

Chris’ book Daily STEM is exactly what every teacher needs to promote curiosity and hands-on learning in the classroom.

Daily Stem offered me significant insight into so many ways educators can continue to provide STEM instruction/ideas and exploration across content areas and beyond the classroom walls.

Grab your copy of Daily STEM today!

Ambassador Program

This past month saw a brand new initiative for Code Breaker – our official Ambassador program.

The Code Breaker Ambassador Program strives to lift the voices of those who embody our motto. Our ambassadors are risk takers. They disrupt the status quo and they understand the importance of educating the whole child – mind, body and soul. Visit our Ambassador page to more about them.

Stay Tuned...

Up next on the Code Breaker release list belongs to Chad LeDune!

Chad intertwines his story with Design Learning in his upcoming book Discomfort by Design. An inspirational guide to fostering life skills and problem solving both in the classroom and in the read world. Stay tuned to our socials for updates!

Congratulations to the Beck Family!

Our Code Breaker family grew by one this past month as Brandon Beck welcomed his tiny new addition, Gemma on October 27th. Mom, dad, sisters and baby are all doing great!

Welcome to the world Gemma! We can’t wait to see what it has in store for you!