Dynamic Leaders with Colin Cerniglia; Episode 37: Become A Great Problem Solver with Graig Arcurie

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On today's episode of the Dynamic Leaders podcast, Colin is joined by Graig Arcurie. Graig is a math teacher at North Pocono High School and is also the head coach of the boy's varsity soccer team. Before becoming a teacher, Graig worked in sports for the Philadelphia Phillies, and while growing up he played multiple sports, including soccer at the varsity level. 

Topics include: Graig's Who Are You segment (1:46), his amateur athletic experiences (3:45), when he knew soccer wouldn't be a part of his college career (5:26), how playing sports helped him acclimate better in college being hundreds of miles away from family and friends (8:01), what his process was for figuring out life after college (10:13), what it was like doing college all over again when he decided to go back for a teaching degree and why he wanted to be a teacher (12:15), how you become a coach in sports and an inside look into the coaching world (16:39), the biggest difference between teaching and coaching (28:45), the most challenge part of his job (30:43), his favorite part of his job (32:29), how to navigate through any transition period in your life (33:19), how he balances all the responsibilities in his life (35:52), they talk about the pillars drive & accountability and communication in the Learning & Development segment (39:04,) how to coach up student-athletes to be able to speak for themselves (43:04), his process for personal development (47:24), what investing into players actually means (49:38), and finally, who a Dynamic Leader is in his life (51:22).

Get in Touch with Graig:

garcurie@npsd.org

Mentioned on the pod:

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Intro Music: All The Small Things - Blink-182 (January 18, 2000)

Outro Music: Take It Easy - Eagles (Live: July 27, 1980 - Santa Monica, CA)

"Who Are You" Segment: Who Are You - The Who (August 1978)

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