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09.19.18 Emily Badillo’s Positive, Genuine, Inclusive Cold Call

  I wanted to share an really nice video of Emily Badillo using Cold Call.  It’s a crisp 30 second case study in how to use Cold Call to set expectations high while remaining positive, genuine and inclusive.   We’re watching her with her 4th grade reading group and there are two Cold Calls. EA.ColdCall.GR4.Badillo.’Interesting new…


03.17.17 Video of the Week: Emily Badillo’s Right is Right

My very favorite video I’ve watched this week is of 4th grade teacher Emily Badillo at Excellence Girls Academy in Brooklyn.  It’s about the best example you’re going to see of the Right is Right technique. But it shows a lot more than that.  Here’s some play-by-play: Emily is asking her students about the key facts…