Supercast Episode 33: Poetry in Motion: Utah’s Poet Laureate Shares Her Passion

Paisley RekdalOn this special edition of the Supercast in honor of National Poetry Month, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks with Utah’s Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal. This U of U professor, writer and poet shares her thoughts on how parents can support a child’s budding passion for poetry and how that passion can grow and change lives.

Ms. Rekdal invites everyone to explore Utah authors and their creative work by visiting the Mapping Literary Utah website.


Supercast Episode 32: Coping with Student Sadness and Anxiety During COVID-19

A student works on his Chromebook at homeIs it normal for children and their parents to experience high anxiety and sadness during these uncertain times? In this episode of the Supercast, we hear from a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety, particularly in children. Find out what advice Dr. Kristy Ludwig has for families trying to cope with being cooped up, staying home and staying happy.


Supercast Episode 31: A Candid Conversation with High School Students Finding Hope During COVID-19 Crisis

Students teleconference with Superintendent GodfreyRealizing they will never be in a high school classroom again after the Governor extended school dismissal through the end of the school year was difficult news to digest for high school seniors. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey has a candid conversation with students who say, despite the many difficulties, they are finding hope and courage during uncertain times brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.


Supercast Episode 30: A Look Inside Digital Learning During School Dismissal

Students work on computers at homeJordan School District is extremely proud of the digital learning taking place during school dismissal – proud of teachers, students and parents who are taking on the new challenge.

In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks about some creative things teachers and students are doing with digital learning and he has some tips for parents on how to help students learning online while at home.


Supercast Episode 29: We’re in This Together: Teachers, Students & Love for Our Lunch Ladies

A family waves and shows signs of teacher supportWith challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis come stories of hope and helping one another in ways that warm the heart.

In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey finds out how one school is coming up with creative ways to connect with students, support them and make them smile. And, we learn how lunch ladies are managing to keep kids fed with a huge helping of kindness during school dismissal every day.