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Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, the Reimagine Schools Podcast features many of the nation's top educators, authors and innovators in K-12 education with an emphasis on leadership development, scaling innovation and transforming our public school system. Guest have included some of the world's most prolific thought leaders on education, including Ted Dintersmith, Ted Fujimoto, Ian Jukes, Alfie Kohn, Grant Lichtman, Marc Prensky and Dr. Tony Wagner. The Reimagine Schools Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network (EPN). Be sure to join the conversation with #ReimagineSchools.

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Design Thinking with Alyssa Gallagher
In this episode, Alyssa Gallagher, co-author of Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change, describes Design Thinking as a "problem-solving process that can really help you reimagine what's possible for kids" while also inspiring educators to think intuitively and chase big, audacious dreams to improve our schools. Gallagher also talks about empathy for students, the power of disruption and why making a "bug list" provides fresh eyes and new opportunities in the classroom. Twitter: @am_gallagher. Websites: www.leadlikeadesigner.com Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Pure Genius with Don Wettrick
In this episode,  Innovation Specialist Don Wettrick shares insights from his nationally-recognized Innovation Class at Noblesville High School near Indianapolis, IN and reflects on why his students are "enterprising, creative and opportunity driven" as they learn real-world skills through the power of networking and open source learning. He also discusses his book, Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level, and how his StartEdUp Network empowers students and teachers to actively change education through employing innovation and entrepreneurship in the classroom. Twitter: @DonWettrick. Websites: www.startedupinnovation.com. Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Code Breaker with Brian Aspinall
In this episode, Brian Aspinall shares insights on his passion to empower educators to achieve more in the classroom using modern teaching tools and technology. He also discusses his two book projects, Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas from 2017 and his newest release, Block Breaker: Build Knowledge and Amplifying Student Voice that will be available in February, 2019. The conversation includes a wide variety of topics that includes Hour of Code, Genius Hour and the impact of Minecraft and Gaming to promote critical thinking and problem solving for today's digital learners. Twitter: @miaspinall. Websites: www.mraspinall.com. www.hourofcode.com.  Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Future Ready Schools with Tom Murray
In this episode, Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools (FRS), talks about efforts to maximize digital learning opportunities to help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. The conversation includes information on the Future Ready Pledge for school district leaders and how resources such as the FRS Framework and interactive dashboard can help lead your school to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally underserved communities. Murray also talks about FRS's role as bipartisan advocates for school policy and how your school district can take part in the newly launched Future Ready Schools Film Festival in 2019. Twitter: @thomascmurray. Website: www.thomascmurray.com. www.futureready.org. Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Reclaiming Our Calling with Dr. Brad Gustafson
In this episode, Dr. Brad Gustafson, talks about his new book, Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education, and why it’s important to support educators who may be feeling tension and conflict within the daily pressures of education accountability. Embedded within the book, Dr. Gustafson says you will find several “hidden layers” that include a digital discussion guide and an innovative new approach to book studies with the launch of his new Underground Book Club (#undergroundbookclub). Dr. Gustafson also shares his thoughts on how Minnesota has become a national leader in school innovation and how his own school has been able to create passionate readers through a new Booktalk DJs initiative that allows kids to explore their own gifts, talents and aspirations. Twitter: @GustafsonBrad. Website: www.bradgustafson.com. Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Global Competence with Dr. Yong Zhao
In this episode, Dr. Yong Zhao, a leading voice in the globalization of education, talks about his new book, What Works May Hurt - Side Effects in Education, and why we must stop searching for the panacea to education reform. From his new book, Dr. Zhao says that policymakers often overprescribe solutions to fix education while underestimating the power of kids to create their own changes in a new “personalizable” model for learning. Dr. Zhao also talks about the impact of Steve Jobs and America’s entrepreneurial spirit that has produced a new “black collar” workforce through technology and innovative solutions. He closes by discussing his thoughts on what’s missing in Project-Based Learning and why we must think differently about College and Career Readiness initiatives in our schools. Twitter: @YongZhaoEd. Website: www.zhaolearning.com. Become A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Leading School Change with Dr. Todd Whitaker
In this episode, Dr. Todd Whitaker, one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, shares proven strategies that can be utilized to lead positive change within our schools. Among the topics discussed are how to influence others, the difference between climate and culture, and why modeling expectations is always better than correcting behaviors. Dr. Whitaker also looks ahead to his next book project in 2019 and explains why he thinks the answer to solving problems in education can be found in individual classrooms as all kids deserve a great teacher. Twitter: @ToddWhitaker. Website: www.toddwhitaker.comBecome A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Closing The Attitude Gap with Baruti Kafele
In this episode, Baruti Kafele (Principal Kafele) shares his thoughts on school leadership and explains why the role of the school principal is often the most challenging and misunderstood position in education. Principal Kafele also shares his thoughts on creating a positive school culture, finding your own “Inner Circle” and discovering why closing the “Attitude Gap” is the key to putting kids of all ages on a higher trajectory to success. Principal Kafele is the author of numerous books on educational leadership, including his newest release, Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It? Twitter: @PrincipalKafele. Website: www.principalkafele.comBecome A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
The Path To PBL with Bob Lenz
In this episode, Bob Lenz, Director of the Buck Institute for Education, provides a clear path to high quality project-based learning opportunities that focus on “success skills” and deeper learning outcomes for students at all grade levels. Lenz also offers insight from his book, Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards and explains why all school administrators should aspire to become “Redesign Leaders” through the implementation of an “action-oriented” curriculum that promotes a victorious cycle of student engagement and empowerment. Twitter: @pblbob. Website: www.bie.orgBecome A SupporterYou can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!anchor.fm/greg-goins/support About Dr. Greg GoinsAs the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net. Become a supporter of this podcast:anchor.fm/greg-goins/support Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
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