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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, Dr. Rick Jetter, a long-time school administrator from New York, shares insights from his newly released #100StopSeries, a collection of books that begins with the 100 No-Nonsense Things that ALL Teachers Should STOP Doing, that is widely considered one of the largest collaborative educational publishing projects ever with more than 100 authors represented. This first book celebrates the teaching profession by highlighting 100 areas of deep, honest and no-nonsense improvement that can take place at any school, anywhere, anytime and sets the stage for additional books that will target School Leaders, Parents, Students and Politicians. Jetter also shares his own personal struggles that have served as a catalyst to his work as a best-selling author and nationally recognized educational consultant (Pushing Boundaries Consulting LLC) with co-founder Rebecca Coda. Twitter: @RickJetter. Website: RickJetter.com. Meet Dr. Rick Jetter Ranked #17 in the TOP 30 Global Gurus of 2021, Rick Jetter, Ph.D., is an educator, author, speaker, trainer and national education consultant.  He has worked in the field of education for over 21 years and has held the positions of: alternative education teacher, English teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools before pursuing a career in consulting, speaking, writing and publishing.  Known as "Dr. J.," he is also the co-founder and lead consultant at Pushing Boundaries Consulting, LLC and a 2021 fellow for the NY Education Policy Fellowship Program sponsored by Teachers College at Columbia University.  Dr. J. has written 9 books for educators and is currently one (of a very small handful) of scholars and thought leaders across the nation who develops narrative theory research models for transforming school culture and carrying out school reform initiatives.   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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, former high school Math teacher Kareem Farah talks about how an innovative Blended Learning model that started at Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. has now turned into The Modern Classrooms Project (MCP), a non-profit organization that is leading a movement of educators in implementing a self-paced, mastery-based instructional model that meets the needs of every student.  This three-tiered approach includes Blended Learning principles with teacher-created videos, a self-paced learning environment and a mastery-based grading system that collectively eliminates the traditional one-size-fits-all classroom. Twitter: @KareemFarah23. Website: ModernClassrooms.org. Meet Kareem Farah Kareem Farah taught high school math in Hawaii and Washington, DC, for six years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and later received a master’s degree in secondary education at Johns Hopkins University. Farah was awarded the 2018 DC Public Schools Award for Classroom Innovation. Instead of using a traditional lecture model, Farah taught mathematics through a blended model where students accessed content through his self-made videos. The cornerstone of his classroom was the ability for students to work through the content at their own pace and Farah’s ability to employ mastery-based grading to evaluate student learning. In an effort to scale his classroom model, Farah co-founded a nonprofit, The Modern Classrooms Project. As the CEO of The Modern Classrooms Project, Farah and his team train and support teachers who seek to redesign their classroom to better support the unique needs of their students, particularly in our most underserved communities.  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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Jennie Magiera, a best selling author and Global Head of Education Impact at Google, shares insights on some exciting new changes coming to Google Classroom as part of the Anywhere School Initiative for 2021. Magiera also shares her thoughts on how Google has changed the game for teaching and learning and how the Google Education Team has remained innovative in its mission to help educators adapt to virtual learning and self-paced learning strategies. Finally, Magiera talks about her definition of "Goggliness" and how school technology leaders can now participate in the newly created Google For Education Certified Coach Program. Twitter: @MSMagiera. Website: about.me/jenniemagiera Meet Jennie Magiera Jennie Magiera is the Global Head of Education Impact at Google, the Corwin bestselling author of Courageous Edventures and the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Our Voice Alliance, whose mission is to elevate marginalized voices and perspectives to improve equity & empathy in education. Previously, she was the Chief Program Officer at EdTechTeam, the Chief Innovation Officer for the Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, and a Chicago Public Schools teacher. Jennie uses her classroom experiences to inform her work supporting educators to create new and better opportunities for their students. She believes that despite the many challenges facing schools today, every classroom can be a place for “edventures”: student-centered, passion-based experiential learning. Her work centers around acknowledging problems and finding innovative ways to navigate them so as to allow teachers and students dive into these classroom edventures. 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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Jake Miller, host of the popular Educational Duct Tape Podcast, shares his philosophy on using technology as a tool to enhance learning, prompting educators to think differently about why they should add a new app or digital tool into the classroom. Miller also talks about the impact that social media has had on professional learning for educators this summer as Twitter remains a popular space to find supportive voices, share big ideas and take advantage of "bite-sized learning" opportunities. Finally, Miller shares strategies on how to develop student-paced classrooms that allows kids of all ability levels to use a video playlist to eliminate "one-size-fits-all" instruction in favor of more student choice and personalized learning. Twitter: @JakeMillerTech. Website: JakeMiller.net. Meet Jake Miller Jake Miller is an edtech and learning enthusiast who hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast and shares #EduGIFs at @JakeMillerTech and on JakeMiller.net. The #EduDuctTape Podcast focuses on viewing #edtech as a tool used to meet goals, address learning standards and solve problems in the classroom, much as duct tape is used as a tool that solves a plethora of problems in our lives. In each episode, Jake sits down with a different inspiring guest to share and discuss some awesome ideas for using tech in the classroom! Join us for Educational Duct Tape, every other week on Wednesday! He works as a science teacher for the Orange City School District in Ohio and previously spent 5 years as a technology integration specialist and an additional 12 years in the classroom teaching math, science & STEM at various grade levels. Jake’s favorite job, however, is his full-time position as a husband and father. 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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Dr. Jim Van Allan, Vice President of Schools for The Jon Gordon Companies, shares thoughts on how K-12 school leaders can create a more positive school culture through the Power of Positive Schools Program, a whole-school model built around a series of books from best-selling author Jon Gordon that includes The Energy Bus, The Power of Positive Leadership, and The Power of a Positive Team. The Power of Positive Schools Program is based on proven principles and practices to improve your school culture, leadership, teamwork and performance and includes the popular Energy Bus for Schools Program. Twitter: @JimVanAllan. Website: PowerofPositiveSchools.com. Meet Dr. Jim Van Allan Dr. Jim Van Allan is an accomplished speaker and trainer with clients across the country. He specializes in using a unique blend of audience-engagement and high-energy to make workshops and keynote speeches come alive. Jim is a Certified Speaker with The Jon Gordon Companies and has been presenting curriculum and material on behalf of Jon Gordon for over 10 years. He has conducted presentations on all of Jon’s books. He is a Professor of Communication Studies with Keiser University where he teaches Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication courses. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Jim also has his Ph.D. in Education Leadership where he analyzed the impact of professional development training based on the best-selling book ‘The Energy Bus’. The research focused on how schools and organizations can sustain a positive culture. He resides in Palm City, Florida, with his wife, Stephanie, and two boys, Brady and Brenden.  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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, we kick off our Summer Leadership Series with Dr. Justin Bathon, Director of Innovative School Models at the University of Kentucky, who talks about how the UK Next Generation Leadership Academy has evolved to help school districts throughout Kentucky take a bold step toward innovative practice and deeper learning strategies. Bathon also shares insights from his new book, Leadership for Deeper Learning: Facilitating School Innovation and Transformation, and why leaders of Deeper Learning Schools displayed high levels of courage and risk taking to create a direct and intentional visioning process to transform schools. Finally, Bathon announces an exciting new partnership between UK Next Gen and noted author and filmmaker Ted Dintersmith, that includes a What School Could Be Leadership Academy for the 2021-22 school year. Twitter: @JustinBathon. Website: lead.school. Meet Dr. Justin Bathon Dr. Justin Bathon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky and serves as the Director of Innovative School Models for the College of Education. He is a co-Director of the Next Generation Leadership Academy at the College and a co-director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE). Justin works directly with schools and school leaders to reform the systems that support the learner experience in school. Justin’s research focuses on the underlying code of education and the changes necessitated by the digital, global age. This work looks at the intersections of education, law, and technology and translates research into specific actions for local learning communities. Justin has legal and educational experience at the local, state, national, and international levels including as a high school teacher in southern Illinois. He holds a J.D. from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Indiana University. He is co-author of Leadership for Deeper Learning: Facilitating School Innovation and Transformation that will be available in July, 2021.  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.  Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, best-selling author Michael Fullan, a worldwide authority on educational reform, shares insights from his work as an education advisor to Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Dalton McGuinty, former Premier of Ontario, and how each country has made systemic change in public education through the application of deeper learning strategies, Fullan also reflects on why the current K-12 education model has remained "stalled" and how the disruption of "pandemic education" might be the catalyst to create new and innovative strategies in a post-COVID-19 approach to teaching and learning. Twitter: @MichaelFullan1. Website: www.michaelfullan.ca. Meet Michael Fullan Michael Fullan, OC is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative (npdl.global). Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers and local leaders in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Michael Fullan received the Order of Canada in December 2012. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities around the world. Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. His book Leading in a Culture of Change received the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward, Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009. Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was named the 2009 Book of the Year by Learning Forward, and Professional Capital (with Andy Hargreaves) won the AACTE 2013 Book of the Year, and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2015. Michael Fullan’s latest books are: Nuance: Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail, Surreal Change: The Real Life of Transforming Public Education (autobiography), Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World (with Joanne Quinn and Joanne McEachen), Coherence: Putting the Right Drivers in Action (with Joanne Quinn), and The Principal: Three Keys for Maximizing Impact. For more information on books, articles and videos, please visit www.michaelfullan.ca 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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Dr. John Hattie, Professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia, reflects on his years of research in the field of education, most notably, his 25-plus years dedicated to Visible Learning and how effect size can serve as a North Star toward improved classroom instruction. Among the many topics discussed include understanding the true meaning behind data-driven decisions, how educators too often use Hattie's Effect Size numbers as a "check list" rather than a holistic approach for better teaching and why principals should become more laser focused on instructional leadership to change schools. In the end, Hattie's goal is to change the narrative from "how we teach, to what works best" through the nine different categories of visible learning research. Website: www.visiblelearning.com. Meet Dr. John Hattie John Hattie, Ph.D., is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly 30 years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement. His research, better known as Visible Learning, is a culmination of nearly 30 years synthesizing more than 1,500 meta-analyses comprising more than 90,000 studies involving over 300 million students around the world. He has presented and keynoted in over 350 international conferences and has received numerous recognitions for his contributions to education. His notable publications include Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers, Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12, and, most recently, 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning. 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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, California educator Sarah Landis, co-founder of HyperDocs, shares ideas on Remote Learning that will allow teachers to shift from "assigners to designers" with digital lesson plans that focus on the three core elements of Explore, Explain and Apply. Landis, co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps, with Lisa Highfill and Kelly Hilton, also offers advice for teachers and school leaders who may be dealing with the stress and anxiety of teaching during a global pandemic that has redefined what learning looks like in virtual classrooms. Finally, Landis reflects on her own experience this year as an Instructional Coach and how small victories can build momentum that will ultimately lead to more positive results. Twitter: @SarahLandis. Website: www.hyperdocs.com. Meet Sarah Landis Sarah Landis is an Instructional Coach in the Bay Area, California with over 17 years of experience in education. She has a Masters in Curriculum from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a co-creator of HyperDocs, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook, but really just loves geeking out with teachers about lesson design and theory. Sarah currently shares her passion for global literacy, digital storytelling, and blended learning with learners of all ages! 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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Rick Wormeli, one of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, discusses his 30-year career as a teacher and shares insights from his best-selling book, Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom. As an advocate for standards-based grading, Wormeli also talks about how personalized learning is the key to success for remote instruction and why defining mastery is essential for success when thinking about homework and assessment in K-12 classrooms. Twitter: @rickwormeli2. Website: www.rickwormeli.com.  Meet Rick Wormeli One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick Wormeli brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, which includes almost 30 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history and coaching teachers. Rick's work has been reported in numerous media, including ABC's "Good Morning America," "Hardball" with Chris Matthews, National Geographic and Good Housekeeping magazines, What Matters Most: Teaching for the 21st Century, and the Washington Post.  He is a columnist for the National Middle School Association's Middle Ground magazine, and he is the author of the award-winning book, Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle Level Teacher, as well as the best-selling books, Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject, and Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12, all five from Stenhouse Publishers, as well as Summarization in any Subject, published by ASCD.  With his substantive presentations, sense of humor, and unconventional approaches, he's been asked to present to teachers and administrators in all 50 states, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, the Bahamas, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Middle East, and at the White House. He is a seasoned veteran of many international Web casts, and he is Disney's American Teacher Awards 1996 Outstanding English Teacher of the Nation. He won the 2008 James P. Garvin award from the New England League of Middle Schools for Teaching Excellence, Service, and Leadership, and he has been a consultant for National Public Radio, USA Today, Court TV, and the Smithsonian Institution's Natural Partners Program and their search for the Giant Squid.  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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode, --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Finnish educator, author and scholar Dr. Pasi Sahlberg shares insights from his upcoming book, Finnish Lessons 3.0: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?, that will be released in 2021. Sahlberg also reflects on his friendship with the late Sir Ken Robinson, shares a behind the scenes look at conversations with various Prime Ministers and influential decision-makers on systematic change in education and offers advice on how to create your very own Finland Education Model, using many of the guiding principles of the world's top school system. Twitter: @PasiSahlberg. Websites: https://www.pasisahlberg.com. Meet Pasi Sahlberg Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator who has worked as a schoolteacher, teacher-educator, researcher, and policy advisor in Finland and has studied education systems and advised education leaders around the world. He has written and spoken widely about teaching and learning in school, teachers' work and school improvement, educational change, international education issues, and the future of schools. His book “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland” won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for an idea that has potential to change the world. He is also a recipient of the 2012 Education Award in Finland, the 2014 Robert Owen Award in Scotland, the 2016 Lego Prize, and Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Resident Fellowship in 2017. He is a former senior education specialist at the World Bank (in Washington, DC), a lead education expert at the European Training Foundation (in Torino, Italy), a director general at the Finland’s Ministry of Education (CIMO), and a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University. He is a member of several international organisations, editorial boards, and advisory boards. His most recent book (co-authored with William Doyle) is "Let the Children Play: How more play will save our schools and help children thrive" (Oxford University Press, 2019) and forthcoming books "Finnish Lessons 3.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland” (Teachers College Press, 2021) and "In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish way to world-class schools" (Norton, 2021 with Tim Walker). He is Professor of Education Policy and Deputy Director of the Gonski Institute at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. 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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/supportIn this episode,  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Ron Berger, co-author of We Are Crew: A Teamwork Approach to School Culture, shares insights on creating a positive school culture through a crew spirit that places an emphasis on team building and working together for positive change. Berger also talks about his role as Chief Education Officer for EL Education, a network of over 150 schools in 30 states, that takes Deeper Learning to the next level with the concept of "Deeper Instruction" as every lesson is designed to push students deeper through the three dimensions of classroom instruction that makes learning challenging, engaging and empowering for kids. Berger also offers praise for teachers and school leaders, calling them "heroic" in their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers sound advice on how to have challenging conversations in schools about race and social inequity. Twitter: @RonBergerEL. Websites: https://www.eleducation.org. Meet Ron Berger Ron Berger is Chief Academic Officer for EL Education. EL Education guides a network of over 150 public schools in more than 30 states – an organization that partners with districts and charter boards to found public schools in low-income communities that send all graduates to college, and transforms existing public schools K – 12 toward high student achievement, character and citizenship. EL Education’s core work is building teacher capacity in schools and districts through professional coaching, resources and open-source curriculum. Ron works closely with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he did his graduate work and teaches a course that uses exemplary student project work to illuminate standards. With Harvard colleague Steve Seidel, he founded Models of Excellence: The Center for HighQuality Student Work, an open-source collection of the nation’s best K-12 student project work and writing. He is an Annenberg Foundation Teacher Scholar, and received the Autodesk Foundation National Teacher of the Year award. He is the author of six books: An Ethic of Excellence and A Culture of Quality; more recent works include Leaders of Their Own Learning, Transformational Literacy, Management in the Active Classroom, and Learning that Lasts." Ron was a public school teacher and master carpenter in rural Massachusetts for over 25 years. His writing and speaking center on inspiring quality and character in students, specifically through project-based learning, original scientific and historical research, service learning, and the infusion of arts. He works with the national character education movement to embed character values into the core of academic work. 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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Harry Paul, co-author of Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results, shares insights on the Fish Philosophy that helps business, organizations and school districts find greater purpose through building a more positive work culture. As one of the best-selling business books of all time, Fish! has sold more than six million copies and is based on observations from the daily work environment at Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Fish Market that promotes trust and teamwork to increases employee satisfaction. Paul, known today as Harry "The Fish Guy", also reflects on his past experience working with the legendary Ken Blanchard, author of the The One Minute Manager that has sold more than 13 millions copies world-wide. With the success of Fish!, school districts can now use the Fish For Schools Program to build a caring, productive school culture based on building positive relationships with all students. Learn more about the FISH! For Schools Program at www.fishphilosophy.com.  Meet Harry Paul With a Ph.D. in experience, Harry has over 30 years of business experience including first-hand knowledge in running all aspects of a management training and consulting business including sales, distribution, product development and international operations. He has served as a senior vice president for The Ken Blanchard Companies, where he personally managed the speaking career of Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager. Harry is the co-author of seven business books including FISH! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results.  FISH! is one of the best-selling business books of all time. His books have been on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, Business Week, USA Today, Amazon.com and The Wall Street Journal. His latest book is Who Kidnapped Excellence?  His newest presentation is Creating A Culture of Excellence!  Website: www.harrythefishguy.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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Jethro Jones, host of the Transformative Principal podcast, talks about the release of his new book, SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves, that shines a light on how to transform the school experience for all stakeholders through design thinking principles. As a former award-winning principal in Alaska, Jones draws upon his past experience and the wisdom of hundreds of podcast interviews to design an innovative approach that teaches school leaders how to put themselves in the shoes of the people in their school communities, using that empathy to drive radical change. Twitter: @jethrojones. Websites: https://www.jethrojones.com. Meet Jethro Jones Jethro Jones, 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, is host of Transformative Principal, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. He is also the founder of Transformative Leadership Summit, which is like his podcast, but on steroids! While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle school, and three different high schools. This experience instilled a desire to provide the most nimble educational experience possible, so that all students, no matter how long they are at his school, can pursue their own interests and work to their individual potential. Jethro has always pushed the envelope on learning situations. As principal at Kodiak Middle School he implemented a flexible schedule that allowed students to have Tier 2 interventions and enrichments. These complex logistics are facilitated with the Pickr app. At Tanana Middle School, Jethro created a synergy program which enabled students to create a solution to make the world a better place. Over 100 different projects were created by students, some big, some small. Jethro has also focused heavily on disciplinary practices that reduce suspensions for African American and other minority students. Jethro has provided simple solutions to complex educational problems as a principal, district coach, library supervisor, and middle school teacher. 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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, Jon Corippo, co-author of The EduProtocol Field Guide and the Chief Learning Officer at CUE, shares his thoughts on how to roll out a successful remote learning strategy to start the 2020-21 school year that includes a positive attitude, a balance between synchronous and asynchronous instruction and creating lesson plans that will capture the attention and imagination of at-home students. Corippo also reflects on his new partnership with Dr. Sonny Magana, author of The T3 Framework for Innovation, which combined with Eduprotocols, provides a powerful one-two punch for educators looking for innovative ideas in the classroom. Finally, Corippo talks about his return to the classroom after a seven-year hiatus and why his new "Smart Start" resources on the EduProtocols website are the perfect free tools to capture the essence of remote learning. Twitter: @jcorippo. Websites: https://www.eduprotocols.com; https://cue.org/. Meet Jon Corippo Jon Corippo describes himself as a “formerly disgruntled student.” He made it almost all the way through school at a 2.9 GPA. His final three semesters in Advertising changed everything, though: Advertising classes were project based. Jon’s grades shot to nearly 4.0. Also while at Fresno State, Jon served as a graduate assistant football coach, learning about leadership and teaching at the feet of Jim Sweeney. Jon graduated college with no intention of teaching. After about 7 years in non-educational jobs, Jon’s amazing wife persuaded him to try his hand in education: he was hooked after just two days as a long-term sub on an emergency credential. About 20 years later, Jon had served a decade at the K-8 level, opened a 1-1, PBL, Google-based high school, served in two county offices, including as an Assistant Superintendent and It Director. Jon has been recognized a County Teacher of the Year, a 20 to Watch Educator by the NSBA, and was a finalist in the EdTech Digest Awards. Jon also holds the Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator badges. Jon is very proud of his work with CUE, where he currently serves as the Chief Learning Officer. His work with CUE includes creating the CUE Rock Star concept of Professional Development, with a focus on hands-on learning and getting teachers connected via social media. Cue Rock Star Camps now include Admin, TOSA, Teacher and Specialized Editions for core areas. Jon has lead the development of the very successful CUE Launch program, and the well received CUE BOLD Symposium. Under Jon’s leadership, CUE professional learning has trained over 50,000 educators. Jon lives in Coarsegold, California, near Yosemite, with his wife (a very successful educator), three children and a random number of free-range chickens. (https://www.eduprotocols.com/jon) 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. Support The Reimagine Schools Podcast 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!  https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
In this episode, best-selling author and international speaker, Dr. Tim Elmore shares insights from his book, Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population, and explains why today’s students are the most social, most empowered, and the most anxious youth population in human history. Elmore, founder and CEO of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization that develops emerging leaders, also reflects on his time working alongside leadership guru John C. Maxwell and how teaching needs to look different in 21st century classrooms, empowering kids to make decisions and take ownership for their own actions. Finally, Elmore talks about the urgency to teach essential skills to prepare kids for a future of work in a skills-based “gig” economy. Twitter: @TimElmore. Website: www.growingleaders.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, author and speaker Hans Appel shares insights from his new book, Award Winning Culture: Building School-Wide Intentionality and Action Through Character, Excellence and Community, that lays out a school-wide framework to reshape your school culture. Now in his 19th year as a school counselor in the Richland School District in Washington, Appel points to kindness and empathy as the keys to creating more positive whole-child experiences within our schools. Appel also talks about how podcasting has been a game-changer, providing student voice at Enterprise Middle School, with a student-led podcast that is hosted by Wildcat Nation. Twitter: @HansNAppel. Websites: www.awardwinningculture.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, best-selling author Dr. Ruby Payne, shares insights from her book, Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom, that includes strategies that can help teach educators calming and healing techniques that will provide comfort for the most vulnerable kids in our schools. Dr. Payne also shares her thoughts on the importance of non-verbal communication in the classroom and why many student outbursts should be handles as emotional issues, not just as day-to-day discipline challenges. The conversation concludes with tips for working cooperatively with parents, including the use of the Karpman Triangle, a model that helps build relationships through understanding the roles or patterns that survivors reenact in their present relationships. Twitter: @rubyKpayne. Websites: www.ahaprocess.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, Dr. Scott Looney, Head of Hawken School in Cleveland, Ohio, talks about his passion for reinventing the industrialized school model as the founder of the Mastery Transcript Consortium (MCT) that takes a new and innovative approach to the high school transcript. Looney also reflects on the growth of MTC that has now expanded to more than 300 schools in 24 countries, winning the prestigious Reimagine Education K-12 Gold Award in 2019 as presented annually by the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business for innovation, uniqueness and scalability. Looney also talks about the development of a brand new high school (The Mastery School of Hawken) that will open in the Fall of 2020 in downtown Cleveland with an innovative model of “micro” and “macro” course offerings, replacing traditional curriculum and archaic grading practices, with a new focus on apprenticeship and solving real-world problems. Twitter: @slooney. Website: www.mastery.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, New Jersey school superintendent Glenn Robbins talks about his experience in providing positive leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic that has closed schools from coast to coast for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. As a former National Digital Principal of the Year, Robbins also shares his approach to connecting with his school and community stakeholders through Facebook Live and how he's been able to bring in many of the nation's most inspirational speakers via Zoom video to provide uplifting messages of hope and reassurance during difficult times in our schools. Finally, Robbins talks about some of the struggles his district has faced with remote learning strategies and how working collaboratively with teachers and parents in his district has created new opportunities for innovation and problem solving. Twitter: @Glennr1809. 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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