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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
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In this episode, teacher, author and speaker Katie Powell shares insights from her book, Boredom Busters: Transform Worksheets, Lectures, And Grading Into Engaging, Meaningful Learning Experiences, and offers strategies that leverage curiosity and fun to engage students while driving deeper learning. Katie also shares resources form her popular website and blog, Teach Beyond The Desk, that provides free and easy ideas that can immediately be integrated into your classroom teaching. Twitter: @Beyond_the_Desk. Website: www.teachbeyondthedesk.com.Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter.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: You 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--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, award-winning principal and author Derek McCoy shares his passion for working with middle school students and reflects on his new role as Director of Learning and Innovation at Grady County Schools in Georgia. As a long-time school leader, McCoy reflects on numerous topics with the sole purpose of creating a culture of innovation and passion-based learning. This approach includes elements of design thinking, personalized learning, global competence, student empowerment and strategies to create more student-centered learning opportunities. Derek also offers tips on how to create more collaborative learning spaces, including a previous project in which lockers were removed to make room for a "genius bar" and maker space area to promote technology, creativity and hands-on learning. You can find more big ideas in Derek's book, The Revolution: It's Time To Empower Change In Our Schools, that was written with Darren Ellwein, a middle school principal in South Dakota. Twitter: @mccoyderek. Website: www.mccoyderek.com.Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter.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: You 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--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, long-time Mathematics teacher Robert Kaplinsky discuses his new book, Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking: Grades 6-12, and talks about his passion for Problem-Based Learning and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) that places an emphasis on moving away from superficial questions and answers to identifying various levels of understanding. Kaplinsky also talks about the growth of the #ObserveMe movement that encourages teachers to welcome colleagues into their classroom with "a fresh set of eyes" to help provide feedback and suggestions for improvement. Finally, Kaplinsky encourages listeners to "reimagine" professional development with online offerings from his Grassroots Workshops site that was designed to give teachers control over their own professional learning. Twitter: @robertkaplinsky. Websites: www.robertkaplinsky.com; www.openmiddle.com; www.grassrootsworkshops.com. Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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: You 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--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, author, presenter and National Board Certified Teacher Starr Sackstein discusses the process of authentic assessment in the classroom and how teachers must look inward and question their current grading practices to shift the conversation from traditional grading to a true mastery of learning. Sackstein also shares highlights from her popular book, Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School, and reflects on how competition and homework can be detrimental to kids who need more unstructured time at home to decompress and escape the daily pressures of playing the game of school. Finally, Sackstein discusses her latest book, From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Year Leader without Losing Your Mind, and provides a quick preview of her new book on Assessment within Learning Centers that is scheduled for release in 2020. Twitter: @msstackstein. Website: www.mssackstein. 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: You 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--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, award-winning blogger, speaker and author AJ Juliani talks about his passion for implementing an "inquiry-driven" educational system that places an emphasis on empowering schools to use passion and purpose to fuel curiosity in winning the "attention battle" with Generation Z students. Juliani also discusses the importance of Design Thinking and offers tips from his new book, The PBL Playbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Actually Doing Project-Based Learning, that includes ideas and lesson plans to help bridge the gap to new opportunities for students. Finally, Juliani shares his passion for Genius Hour and 20 Percent Time with four key factors that will allow schools to move away from "recipe-based learning" that will ultimately turn beginning cooks into world-class chefs. Twitter: @ajjuliani. Websites: www.ajjuliani.com.About Dr. Greg Goins As 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: You 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--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, David Osborne, former Senior Advisor to Vice President Al Gore, reflects on his career working in public policy and why he's a champion for the Charter Schools movement in his role as the Director of the Progressive Policy Institute's Project on Reinventing America’s Schools. He also shares insight from his book, Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System, and cites examples of measured success from charter school models in New Orleans, Denver and Washington, D.C. and highlights Chicago and Indianapolis as cities that have used innovative new models to resurrect failing schools. Osborne also shares his thoughts on what role the federal government should play in public education and why state legislatures are the greatest barrier to school innovation. Finally, Osborne shares five key ingredients to Charter School success and answers criticism and backlash from those that are vehemently opposed to non-traditional schools. Twitter: @OsborneDavid. Website: www.reinventinged.us, www.the74million.org.About Dr. Greg Goins As 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: You 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  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, George Couros shares insights from his new book, Innovate Inside The Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator's Mindset with co-author Katie Novak, and reflects on lessons learned throughout his career as a teacher and school administrator. By combining the principles of his first book, The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity (2015) with Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Couros and Novak were able to create a new, dynamic method of empowering educators to create purposeful learning opportunities for all students. The book includes a focus on building relationships, developing the eight characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset, how to use UDL to design more authentic learning experiences and how to create learner-driven, evidence-informed learning experiences with more choices to maximize student success. Twitter: @gcouros. Websites: www.georgecouros.ca, www.innovateinsidethebox.com.About Dr. Greg Goins As 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: You 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  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Matt Miller reflects on the success of his “Ditch” series of books that Includes Ditch That Textbook, Ditch That Homework, and his newest release, Don’t Ditch That Tech with co-authors Nate and Angie Ridgway that offers solutions for differentiated instruction within the ed tech classroom. Miller also offers advice on how to use the recent surge of interest in audio to start a classroom podcast that will serve as your very own, authentic channel of positive news in your school. He also shares some common misconceptions about the term "differentiated instruction" and offers some innovative solutions to sharing classroom success through free website builders and links back to social media pages. Finally, Miller announced that his annual Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit will be held December 16th through 31st with nine outstanding speakers lined up for the free online conference, including Alice Keeler, Dave Burgess, John Spencer and Paul Solarz. Be sure to follow Matt on Twitter at @jmattmiller and listen to his podcast, The Google Teacher Tribe, with co-host Kasey Bell on the Education Podcast Network. About Dr. Greg Goins  As 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: You 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  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, popular author and keynote speaker Adam Welcome provides inspiration for a new school year and encourages educators to "get moving" and let the creative juices flow with laser focus and more clarity than ever before. From time management skills to tips on how to become more disciplined, Welcome reflects on his past experience as a teacher, principal and Director of Innovation and how his deep dive approach to leadership moves beyond surface-level thinking to find greater balance for educators to learn, grow and connect this school year. Welcome also talks about his new book, Empower Our Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More with co-author Lynn Colón, and says that one of his priorities for 2019-20 is to help school districts with technology integration that should include less focus on devices and networks and more time spent using free digital tools for coding, podcasting and video production. With this episode, Adam announced the launch of the #RunWithAdam hashtag on social media to encourage educators to meet up with him at his various stops to run and share inspiring stories related to school success. Be sure to follow Adam Welcome at www.mradamwelcome.com and @MrAdamWelcome on Twitter.About Dr. Greg Goins  As 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: You 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  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Dream Big with Chris Hogan

Dream Big with Chris Hogan

2019-07-1500:28:451

In this episode, best-selling author, speaker and financial expert Chris Hogan shares his thoughts on leadership development, financial planning for educators and how K-12 schools can bring a Life Skills Curriculum to the classroom through the Foundations in Personal Finance Program as offered by (Dave) Ramsey Solutions. Hogan also offers sage advice to educators about the principles of Servant Leadership that includes building positive school culture, team building and goal setting within school districts and organizations. He also encourages school leaders to use the 3 R's - Relax, Recharge and Regroup to make a more positive impact and inspire others to "Dream Big" for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Be sure to listen to the Chris Hogan Show at www.chrishogan360.com. You can also learn more about the Foundations in Personal Finance Program at www.daveramsey.com/school. Twitter: @chrishogan360. About Dr. Greg Goins As 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  You 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 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
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