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Listen to RE@LCast™: Vaping! “How do we head this off instead of react to it?” Principal Steve Smith addresses vaping and the need to “WIN through education”

by | May 15, 2022 | RE@L StudentCorner | 0 comments

Welcome to RE@LCast™, a podcast developed and presented by We at RE@L believe that K12 students, both girls and boys, need to learn more about STEM. STEM helps students and their teachers better understand the fast-changing world we live in today. Further, it helps prepare our youth for tomorrow’s growing number of satisfying STEM careers.

RE@L’s first product-to-market is our 1Up On Vaping™ curriculum, an outstanding choice for educators who wish to enhance their anti-tobacco, anti-nicotine, anti-vaping instruction. RE@L’s 1Up On Vaping™ can play an instrumental role in your school’s science and health living curricula. With a tool like 1Up On Vaping™, we can head make a difference BEFORE kids experience their first opportunity to use nicotine. To learn more about 1Up On Vaping™, click on our banner to the right.

In this episode of RE@LCast™, your Blogmeister visits with Mr. Steve Smith, principal at La Crescent – Hokah Middle/High School (now retired). Like most secondary school principals, he spends more time than he would like addressing vaping issues. Find out more about how his responsibilities to address vaping has impacted his workflow, how he addresses student vaping, how students and parents respond, and what suggestions he has for colleagues. It’s our newest episode of RE@LCast™. Enjoy! 

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Randy Nelson


Randy Nelson is a retired educator of 38 years. He served students as a high school speech, theater, and English teacher. He served colleagues as a director of curriculum and instruction; and, most recently he served the La Crosse, WI school district as its superintendent of schools. He has a strong leadership track record promoting choice and innovation via unique community partnerships. He currently serves RE@L, inc as its Director of Education.