Bluejacket Connections

Listen to Superintendent Dr. Ray Queener and Guests
Bluejacket Connections Podcasts

Welcome to Bluejacket Connections, the first podcast for Cambridge-Isanti Schools!  The purpose of this podcast is:

To provide Cambridge-Isanti Schools’ staff with district updates, to celebrate good news, and to feature educational insights.

Join us and enjoy the Bluejacket Connections podcast!

The podcast is broken into three segments: 

  • Bluejacket Update: News, Happenings & Announcements
  • Main Content
  • Final Thoughts & Comments

 I do hope you enjoy the podcast!

 

 

 

Dr. Ray Queener

Superintendent of Cambridge-Isanti Schools

Listen to Dr. Queener on the Pete and Steve Podcast.

Listen to Dr. Queener's Guest Interview on New York Times Bestseliing Author, Rory Vaden's, podcast, Daily Discipline.

Episode 6 of Bluejacket Connections

Superintendent Dr. Ray Queener invites special guests Melissa Gaslin and Patti Merry of Cambridge-Isanti Schools to discuss their respective roles supporting special education and early childhood. This episode features the everyday applications of task, relational and cognitive crafting which are a part of Chase Mielke’s job crafting mindset. It’s not just what you do, but why you do it. How you frame the work you do, how you interact with others, and how you approach your tasks is the difference between having a purpose that informs what you do,or, just having work to do. Have you asked yourself, “What’s my purpose?”

Show Highlights

I love to see the little light on a child’s eyes when they finally get something and you get to experience their excitement every day and that little light with them. Patti, Early Childhood Program Assistant

I love getting to know the students on a personal level and getting to know their talents and helping them with their struggles. Melissa, Special Education Instructional Assistant

For me it’s just to be a positive influence on another child; be positive and bright and happy all the time, you may be the only light they see sometimes. I think that’s what drives me. Patti

Getting to know the teacher and the students and getting that relationship with them. I think it’s really important to get to know the students so they have trust with me and they can open up and share. Melissa

I tell people that I don’t really know what my day is going to look like. The phone can ring and everything changes in a heartbeat so it’s really interesting, which is why I love it. Every moment is a little different. @Queener1

The Bluejacket Way impacts us by modeling to kids and it’s things I believe in every single day in our character traits. So you do it to model it and you do it to...who you are as a person so I think they’re great traits that we have. Patti

Every job in our school district is an important job and we had two examples today of support staff that are very vital to ensuring we take care of every student every day. It’s a collaborative team effort and I’m very proud to be such a part of a great organization. @Queener1

Superintendent Dr. Ray Queener invites special guests Melissa Gaslin and Patti Merry of Cambridge-Isanti Schools to discuss their respective roles supporting special education and early childhood. This episode features the everyday applications of task, relational and cognitive crafting which are a part of Chase Mielke’s job crafting mindset. It’s not just what you do, but why you do it. How you frame the work you do, how you interact with others, and how you approach your tasks is the difference between having a purpose that informs what you do,or, just having work to do. Have you asked yourself, “What’s my purpose?”