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Talking with leaders of deeper learning schools
Hosted by Scott McLeod | @mcleod |

LeaderTalk is a CASTLE podcast,
3 Episodes
Nashville Big Picture High School (NBPHS) is an innovative, public school of choice serving grades 9-12 in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). In Episode 003 of LeaderTalk, Dr. Brenda Diaz shares some of the structures that facilitate powerful student learning at NBPHS, including different ways of thinking about advisories, internships, senior capstone projects, restorative practices, and professional learning for educators. Brenda is a strong advocate for project-based learning as a Tier I intervention and as a vehicle for learning equity. She shares a lot of wisdom in this episode. There is a reason that in 2022 Brenda was named as the Ted Sizer School Leader of the Year for the entire Big Picture Learning network! Brenda also was named High School Principal of the Year for the Metro Nashville Public Schools in 2023.Cup of Joy with Dr. Brenda DiazNBPHS Core Principles and Learning FrameworkNBPHS TwitterNBPHS InstagramThanks for listening!
Anastasis Academy is an incredibly-inspiring microschool serving grades K through 8 in Centennial, Colorado (USA). In Episode 002 of LeaderTalk, Kelly Tenkely describes the powerful trust that she has in educators and students. She also shares how the school leans heavily into relationships and inquiry to drive powerful student learning.During the podcast, Kelly mentions the Learning Genome Project, which is an attempt to truly personalize student learning. She is supporting multiple schools around the world through that work. Kelly also shares her thoughts on learning, teaching, and innovation at Dreams of Education.Thanks for listening!
Science Leadership Academy (SLA) is an award-winning secondary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA). In Episode 001 of LeaderTalk, Chris Lehmann shares the powerful learning model, school culture, and support structures that make SLA such a great place for students and educators. Chris also mentions the annual EduCon conference in February, which is a phenomenal learning experience where educators share, discuss, and debate important topics related to learning, teaching, leading, and schooling. EduCon is not a typical sit-and-get conference... Get yourself there one year!SLA mission and visionSLA videosSLA TwitterSLA InstagramSLA FacebookThanks for listening!