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Dung Duong talks with me about his book – Shifting Optics: A Life in Perspective. Awesome talk! Dung has a wonderful outlook on life! This is episode 329 of Teaching Learning Leading K12.
Dung Duong is an entrepreneur, investor, and optic engineer…

Houston Kraft talks about his book – Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk, and Act in Kindness. This is episode 328 of Teaching Learning Leading K12.
Houston Kraft is a speaker, facilitator, kindness advocate and according…

Mauro Guillen talks with me about his Wall Street Journal bestselling book – 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything. This is episode 327 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Mauro F. Guillén…

Raj Valli: Founder & CEO of Thinkster talks with me about Thinkster Math, Thinkster apps, test prep, and tutoring. This is episode 326 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Raj Valli founded – Thinkster. 
He is a data and statistics guy…

Lee Matthew Goldberg talks with me about writing, character development, and his newest thriller – The Ancestor. This is episode 325 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels – The Desire…

Micki Boas talks with us about her book – One in Five: How We are Fighting for Our Dyslexic Kids in a System that is Failing Them. This is episode 324 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Micki Boas is a marketing consultant and…

Howie Berman, the executive director of ACTFL, talks about the ACTFL  and Supporting Language Educators & Learners. This is episode 323 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Howie Berman is an association executive with nearly 20 years…

David Miletto explains his book – Images of an Idea Lost. This is episode 322 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
 
You may remember that over the last year I published a 4 part series with David Miletto – episodes 266, 271, 277, and…

Bob Lenz & Laureen Adams talk with me about PBLWorks, Project Based Learning, and Overcoming the COVID Slide. This is episode 321 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Bob Lenz:
Bob became CEO of PBLWorks on June 1, 2015. Before taking…

Rick Wormeli talks with me about assessment, the importance of using retakes & redo’s, the power of summarization, why you should use metaphors & analogies, and grading practices that work. This is episode 320 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an…

Maka Kartheiser talks about her book – A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant. This is episode 319 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
A child of the dark years of the Soviet Union, Maka Kartheiser came to America in the 1990s. By…

Cynthia Long: Learning to Sign, Free Resources, and Learning Opportunities. This is episode 318 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Cynthia Long is a Nationally Certified Interpreter and founder of Sign Baby Sign.
Cynthia has extensive…

 

 
Russell Heath discusses his latest thriller – Rinn’s Crossing. This is episode 317 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
In his teens, Russell Heath hitchhiked to Alaska and lived in a cabin on the banks of the Tanana River; in…

Jeremy Glauser, the founder and CEO of eLuma, talks about and explains online therapy or teletherapy. This is episode 316 of Teaching Learning Leading K12. 
Jeremy Glauser is the founder and CEO of eLuma. With a background in education, an…

Dr. Michael C. Grayson talks with me about credit scores, understanding credit, and protecting your credit during the pandemic. This is episode 315 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Dr. Michael C. Grayson has a proven track record of…

 
Michael Grady discusses his book: Making God Part of Your Family, vol. 2. This is episode 314 of Teaching Learning Leading K12.
Michael Grady has enjoyed a successful business career as a certified public accountant and has written and presented…

 
Suzy Pepper Rollins talks with me about her latest book – Teaching Valuable Learners: Strategies for Students who are Bored, Distracted, Discouraged, or Likely to Drop Out. This is episode 313 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Suzy…

 
Meg Thompson, Vice President-General Manager of Education for FranklinCovey, celebrates The 30th Anniversary of Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and shares her thoughts about The Leader in Me Program. This is episode 312 of…

 

Danny Kofke discusses his book Can I Borrow $400?: How to Never Have to Ask This Question Again – Win the Game of Financial Freedom. This is episode 311 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Danny Kofke is a special education teacher…

 
Liam D. Auliciems talks with me about life in Australia, teaching, teacher support and issues with edubusiness. This is episode 310 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Liam D. Auliciems is an education entrepreneur, registered…

Karen Gross talks about her latest book – Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door: Strategies and Solutions for Educators, PreK – College. This is episode 309 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Karen Gross is a Washington, DC based…

 
Bruce Boise talks with me about his book Cold Comfort – One Man’s Struggle to stop the Illegal Marketing of Powerful Opioid Drugs and Save Lives. This is episode 308 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Bruce Boise, having worked as a…

Stacey Walthers Naffah talks about Model Railroading as a Tool for Engaging Kids in Learning. This is episode 307 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Stacey Walthers Naffah is the president of the model railroad manufacturer Wm. K….

 

 

 
Brian Weisfeld talks with us about his focus on empowering girls (and all children) on pursuing their dreams, he shares his book series called The Startup Squad (which teaches entrepreneurial principals in a fun way), and his latest book in…

 

Helen Lee Bouygues talks about critical thinking, the Reboot Foundation, and “The Benefits of Using Pencil and Paper in Math” on episode 305 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
 
Helen Lee Bouygues is one of the most successful…

 
  
 
Michael Arterberry is the Executive Director of Youth Voices Center, Inc. and the creator of the Power of Peace Program, a dynamic motivational speaker and the author of Be Encouraged: 250 Days of Motivation and Encouragement. This is episode…

  
Ido Kedar discusses autism, communicating, writing books, and his latest novel – In Two Worlds on episode 303 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Ido Kedar is with us today.
He has autism and can’t talk.
When he was a kid he and his…

  
Michael S. Daigle discusses creating characters, writing, and his latest thriller – The Red Hand. This is episode 302 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
For 33 years, Michael S. Daigle was a journalist and editor at several…

 
  

Brittany Riddick talks with me about her novel – The Writ 212. This is episode 301 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Brittany Riddick is the author of The Writ 212. She currently is an assistant principal at Shiloh Elementary…

  
Jeremy S. Adams has just released his book Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships (Solution Tree Press, 2020). This is episode 300 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Jeremy S….

  
Today Jeffrey Marshall talks with me about writing techniques, writing style, and his thrilling mystery book – Undetected. This is episode 299 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Jeffrey Marshall has spent many years reporting on…

 
Today I’m talking with Hannah Stevens the author of Borneo Experience. Hannah and I talk about her writing, traveling, and her desire to help protect endangered wildlife. This is episode 298 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, my audio podcast. Here…

   
Tre Gammage notes, “As an Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and Speaker my purpose is to make it easier to do what you love.” This is episode 297 of Teaching Learning Leading K12 where Tre and I talk about living your dream, consulting, his book Every…

  
Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is the author of Success Mindsets: Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership (Morgan James Publishing, 2020). Ryan is a mental success coach and cutting-edge leadership consultant, author,…

   
Tyler Harms has been a special educator for over a decade. He has taught in the elementary and secondary school settings and he is a dedicated advocate for students and their families. 
Tyler completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Calvin College…

 
   
Barbara R. Blackburn joins me today to discuss her book Money for Good Grades and Other Myths About Motivating Kids. This is episode 294 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Ranked in the Top 30 Global Gurus in Education, Barbara…

 

Kathleen Almy is the CEO and founder of Almy Educational Consulting. Kathy shares with me her thoughts on better math instruction and math reform. This is episode 293 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
As math faculty with over 20…

    
For the past 35 years Dana Stahl, M.Ed., an educational consultant, diagnostician, child-parent advocate, and learning specialist, has worked with families, educators, psychologists, and service providers to help identify learning issues in…

  
A 30+ year caregiver for his wife, Gracie, who lives with severe disabilities, Peter Rosenberger understands the caregiver’s journey in ways few do. Today, Peter talks about his 8 Great New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers. The emphasis is on…

    
 
Today we are talking with Mark D. Bruce about his book – Jackie, a Boy, and a Dog:A Warm Cold War Story. Mark shares his story of being given a puppy from the First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the early 1960’s  and the continued connection he shared…

        
 
Karen Gross discusses her article ” Schools and Colleges Are Not Light Switches” and her newest book – Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door: Strategies and Solutions for Educators, PreK – College (TCPress, June 2020).
Last week in episode…

   
Karen Gross has created a wonderful children’s story to help children understand their feelings about social distancing. Her ebook explains social distancing through the experiences of her dog -Wrinkles. What a great way to help kids understand…

 
DON TRUMBULL is a former air carrier president and director of operations. Following a ten-year mission exploring the vulnerability of our U.S. air carriers/supply chains to the catastrophic threat of solar flare/electromagnetic pulse; in 2019 his…

  
Restoring the Shattered is an account of Nancy E. Head’s journey through single-motherhood and poverty. The permanent divide between her and her husband led to a shattering of their family as the children settled into separate camps. The story…

  

Kirsten Richert and Jeff Ikler talk with me today about their new book – Shifting: How School Leaders Can Create a Culture of Change. They also tell us about their audio podcast Getting Unstuck – Shift for Impact. Thanks for listening. Lots to…

 
Jean O’Toole is a scholarship strategist, author and speaker. She has been inspiring and helping high school and college students for the past 15 years.  She is also the author of a new book, Scholarship Strategies:  Finding and Winning the Money…

  

Today, Michele McPhee talks to us about her books Maximum Harm (Boston Marathon murders) and Operation Mean Streets (The threat to our schools and communities from the gang MS-13). This is episode 283 of Teaching Learning Leading K12. ( She had…

Welcome back! This is part 2 of my interview with Liam D. Auliciems and Scott Harding. They are working in Australia. We talk about their organization PRAC-E, teachers, and teaching in Australia, England, and the US. Lots to learn. Thanks for…

 
PRAC-E was founded in 2018 in Australia, by Liam D. Auliciems and Scott Harding, after they could not withstand the growing statistics of the ‘teacher drought’ any longer. Join us in part 1 of a two part series as we talk about the teacher drought,…

  
David Miletto completes his talk with me today as we learn more about his art, the help he is seeking and a little more about Lynda. This is episode 280 of Teaching Learning Leading K12.
This is the conclusion of my interview with David Miletto….

Adam Geller is the founder and CEO of Edthena and the author of Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning. Evidence of Learning explains how using video observation and video coaching can have high impact on teacher…

Joe Johnson is a leadership consultant, public speaker, and trainer. His company is Elevate Performance. Joe is a former star defensive back at the University of Notre Dame, a former professional football player with the Jacksonville Bulls of the…

David Miletto was a child in the ’50s, a teenager in the 60’s and in his twenties in the 1970’s. He lived through some amazing years in the United States and he shares his thoughts about many different topics. In this episode, David shares some…

 
Eleanor Cripps shares her book – “The Countess Choir Woman” with us today on episode 276 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Imagine a wronged woman receiving a new chance at life. This is the scenario that plays out in the debut…

 
For the past 35 years Dana Stahl, M.Ed., an educational consultant, diagnostician, child-parent advocate, and learning specialist, has worked with families, educators, psychologists, and service providers to help identify learning issues in children…

  
Mikhal Dekel discusses her book Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey (W.W. Norton & Company, 2019). This is episode 274 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast for educators.
Mikhal Dekel was born in Haifa, Israel, to a Holocaust…

 
Dr. Brian P. Simon is a serial entrepreneur, specializing in real estate marketing, advertising, land acquisition, new construction, and mortgage advisory.
He is also the author of a new book, The Real Estate Journey: From Dreaming and Home Buying…

 
In his new book, Tafolla Toro: Three Years of Fear (2019), Lorenzo Gomez III reaches back in time to share stories of his turbulent, traumatic, and often violent middle school years in one of San Antonio’s most crime-riddled neighborhoods. This is…

David Miletto is an artist. He was a child in the 50s, a teenager in the 60s, and in the late 60s- early 70s a college student. This is episode 271 of Teaching Learning Leading K12 which is part 2 of a multi-part series of interviews with David. We…

  
If not being able to read was a disease, it would be an epidemic.
Millions of Americans can’t read but illiteracy often goes unacknowledged or unnoticed. If you are the parent or teacher of a child who struggles with reading, you know the painful…

  

David Miletto is an artist. He has an amazing talent for bringing ideas to life. This is episode 269 of Teaching Learning Leading K12 and the first part of a multi-part interview with David as we talk about Italian heritage, family stories,…

  
Dr. Daniel H. Shapiro has served for over twenty years as a teacher, school counselor, mentor, and district leader in the Broward County Public Schools in Florida. This is episode 268 of Teaching Learning Leading K12.
He received National Board…

  

Dr. Terrie Young, Amanda Amerson, and Donna McNair talk with me about the IEP process. This is episode 267 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. We started this conversation in episode 246.  Please take the time to listen to that…

Brian Buffington talks with me about Goosechase, A. I., using Google Tools, and new Happy Music. This is episode 266 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast for educators.
Brian Buffington is an EDU pioneer, always sniffing out better ways…

 
Patrice M. Bain co-authored Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning with Dr. Pooja K. Agarwal (2019) This is episode 265 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast for educators.
Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S. is passionate about student…

  
Barbara R. Blackburn is the author of Advocacy from A to Z (2018) written with her father Robert Blackburn and Ronald Williamson. Today, Barbara shares what advocacy is, why educators need to pursue it, and how the listeners can get involved. This…

   
Jennifer Kushell, CEO and founder of EYP Ventures has been on a mission to impact the lives and futures of young people globally for the past two decades.  As the creator of Exploring Your Potential (EYP) the revolutionary career planning online…

 
Ted Dintersmith discusses his book What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration From Teachers Across America (2018) on episode 262 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast for educators.
Ted is a successful venture capitalist with an eye…

Lydia Dean discusses her book Jumping the Picket Fence, global travel, philanthropy, and living one’s passion for episode 261 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast for educators.At the age of 30, Lydia Dean finds herself at the top of her…

 

 
Madeline Whitaker Good and Katherine Whitaker discuss their book Classroom Management From the Ground Up (2019) with me on episode 260 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast for educators.
Madeline Whitaker Good is currently a middle…

 
Gabriel Rene talks with me today about his book – The Spatial Web: How Web 3.0 Will Connect Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World. (2019). If you are listening on September 3rd, 2019, the book is available for .99 on Amazon for a limited…

    
Catching up with Mark C. Perna, finding out about the book launch, and delving a little more into his award-winning book – Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations. This is episode 258 of the audio…

 
Kevin Stoller is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kay-Twelve, the author of the book Creating Better Learning Environments, and the voice behind The Better Learning Podcast. Today, we talk about his book, the podcast, what a better learning environment…

Heather Buskirk, M.A. is an instructional methods advisor at K12 and a national board-certified teacher with years of experience designing project-based learning. 
Heather was an integral part of designing and teaching at HFM PTECH, a project-based…

  

Dr Barbara Blackburn talks with me today about her book, Rigor and Differentiation in the Classroom: Tools and Strategies. (2019, Taylor & Francis)
Barbara has dedicated her life to raising the level of rigor and motivation for professional…

Scott Shickler talks with me about his book The 7 Mindsets: To Live Your Ultimate Life written by Scott and Jeff Waller.
You’re going to enjoy Scott’s passion and positive outlook on life. We talk about what makes ultra successful people successful…

 
3 Scary (Ok, not really scary) Moments for a Teacher 
There are times when a classroom teacher has to address some issues or take care of a situation that can really feel scary sometimes. Today, I’m sharing three of these types of moments and my…

  
Math for America is focused on changing the way we think about teachers and teaching in America. MfA’s goal is to improve retention nationally by establishing a network of independent programs that support communities of accomplished mathematics…

 
Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS (Tools for Schools) in Cleveland, Ohio, a full-service strategic consulting firm whose mission is to share and support every client’s passion for making a difference. Today we are talking about his book -…

  
 Julia Freeland Fisher is the author of Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks (Wiley, 2018). The book focuses on emerging tools and practices that leverage technology to radically expand who students know – their stock…

Getting better at classroom management requires that you be specific in who you address for what off-task behaviors and that you handle it now. Today, I am talking about the inability of more shhh-ing and pleading to help you manage student behaviors…

Taking attendance may seem like a mundane topic, but it is a requirement that must be completed else you might discover that the kids will get caught up in issues as I mentioned in episode 212.
If you develop a good procedure for taking attendance the…

Keeping accurate classroom attendance is very important. It may not sound like a fun topic but it is one that needs to be taken seriously.
Frequently, it is not given the attention that it needs, Some colleagues may even try to pass off the…

 
Dr. Barbara Oakley is an author, speaker, professor, engineer, and adventurer – take a look at her twitter page…she is “a female Indiana Jones.”
Barbara is the author of numerous books two of which Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning…

 
Warren Berger is the author of eleven books, including our focus for today – A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (2014) and the soon to be released The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions that…

  
Sargy Letuchy is the author of The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers for Standards-Based Learning and is an ESL teacher in suburban Chicago. Today we are focused on his recent article in EdSurge – “Voice and Choice Is Important but Sometimes It’s Not…

  
Allison Kerley Townsend is the 2019 Georgia Teacher of the Year. She is a 3rd Grade teacher at Barnwell Elementary School in Fulton County, Georgia (US). 
Allison believes that all children start out as curious and excited learners. She sees her…

 12 Tools for a Successful Beginning to the New School Year
1. Greet students when they enter your class.
2. Use a seating chart to help you learn their names.
3. Develop your “Spidey Sense.”
4. Know you.
5. Plan – big (unit) & small (daily).
6….

The first day of class is almost here. Are you ready?
Have you actually planned for that first day?
Oh, I know…lots of peers say that they have but they really have just gone through the motions.
I love the first day of class because you only get…

 
Ge-Anne Bolhuis is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Media Specialist Liaison for a Georgia (US) school system. Today, we are talking about Future Ready Schools and Future Ready Librarians.
According to their website futureready.org,…

 

Bob Baird is the founder of fixmycareernow.com. He helps job seekers get that better paying job by developing their complete toolkit. He believes that finding a better, higher paying job requires more than just a great resume and LinkedIn profile….

 

Jesse Cole is the author of Find Your Yellow Tux: How to Be Successful by Standing Out and the host of the amazing podcast Business Done Differently. He is also the owner of Fans’ First Entertainment and the Savannah Bananas – a college summer…

  

Christopher J. Nesi is the host of the House of #EdTech podcast and the creator and founder of the Education Podcasting Network. Chris is also a co-host of the PodcastPD podcast. He is a certified social studies teacher in New Jersey. Technology…

  

 
It’s World Giraffe Day and Lady Lucy is back to help Giraffe with her Lady Lucy’s Laugh Giraffe Journey written by Karen Gross and Marc Wine. Every June 21st is World Giraffe Day and this interview was released on June 21st, 2018 to celebrate…

 
  
 

 
Dave Weber is an author, motivational speaker, productivity expert, leadership trainer, keynote presenter, husband and father.
Dave has spoken to, trained, and assisted many organizations and groups from major international corporations to…

  
Brian Buffington and Bucky Bush are technology professionals. They stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest trends and teach others how to use and make the most of them. They are excellent coaches who know how to make learning fun!
Whether it…

 
Sheryl Green is the author of “Up Close and Personal with Reading: A Not-So-Scary Tool for Teaching for Understanding” (2018). Sheryl is a classroom teacher, an educational speaker, trainer, author, educational columnist, and a literacy consultant….

 
This is the conclusion of my interview with Ernest Dempsey – the USA Today Bestselling author of the Sean Wyatt archaeological thriller series. In this episode, Ernie shares his thoughts about his characters, his secrets behind making his stories…

 
 Ernest Dempsey is a USA Today Bestselling author. He writes thrillers centered around real historic places and events. His Sean Wyatt archaeological thriller series has been downloaded over a half million times across the globe.
If you are…

 Lady Lucy’s Quest is the first in a series of children’s books written by Karen Gross. In this story, Lady Lucy wants to be a knight but the odds are stacked against her. She has to show endurance, strength, and courage. Karen shares that the story…

 
Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom: Practical Tools and Strategies is a must read for classroom teachers and building level administrators. Like the title says, “Practical Tools and Strategies”, it is exactly that…Practical. Barbara R. Blackburn…

 
Today, I’m talking with Ryan Schaaf about his book (co-authored with Nicky Mohan) – Game On: Using Digital Games to Transform Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (Solution Tree Press, 2017).
Game On is an easy to read and use instructional manual…

 
 Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist with an eye on changing school. His four decade career spans technology, business, public policy, and education philanthropy. He earned a PhD in engineering from Stanford University, lead a high…

This is part 2 and the conclusion of my talk with Dr. Lodge McCammon the author of Schooled: The Story of An Education. If you haven’t heard part 1, go to episode 190.
Lodge is a return guest who is always great to talk with. If you haven’t heard our…

Today I’m talking with Dr. Lodge McCammon the author of Schooled: The Story of An Education. This is part 1 of 2.
Lodge is a return guest who is always great to talk with. If you haven’t heard our earlier talks go to episodes 10, 11, and 54 to catch…

 
When you finish your day of teaching do you take time to reflect on what happened? Do you take time to say this worked and this didn’t and I think I will try this next time?
You should.
Yes, I know we all have so much stuff to get done plus we…

Planning is important. Being successful in the classroom requires planning. Planning means taking time for reflection and a focus on what needs to be done and how you are going to do it. Last episode, I shared my 10 Secret Ingredients for Better Unit…

Better instruction requires planning. Planning comes in two main types for the classroom: unit and daily.
Today, I discuss my thoughts about 10 essential elements that need to be included in your unit planning:
1. Start with the end in mind.
2. Create…

 
Dr. Barbara Blackburn returns to Teaching Learning Leading K12 to discuss her book, Rigor and Assessment in the Classroom.
What I like about the way Barbara writes is simply this: easy to understand, easy to use, and plenty of free resources to help…

Rick Snyder is an international business coach, writer, speaker, and consultant. Rick has launched three businesses and is an expert in mentoring, training, and teaching others how to utilize the process of bringing intuition into an effective…

  
Ryan Schaaf is an author, speaker, professor, consultant and blogger.
Today we are talking about his book (written with Ian Jukes and Nicky Mohan) Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: Strategies and Apps that Work (Solution Tree,…

Dr. Tommy Welch is the 2016 Georgia Principal of the Year and in 2017 was a finalist for National Principal of the Year.
Tommy has amazing ideas and has been successful changing the culture of his school.
You will hear us talk about Peter F. Drucker…

Today, I am talking parents, community members, and school with John Williams. John and I first met when I became the principal of his daughter’s high school. He was focused on helping the school recruit parents. He was an incredible help in…

 
Today, I’m talking about 4 thoughts or misconceptions about involving parents or community members in schools and then I shift to my 3 ways that parents and community members can be helpful in our schools.
This is a lead in to my next episode where…

Karen Gross is the author of Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students. (2017; Teachers College Press -www.tcpress..com)
Karen is a higher education consultant based in Washington, DC. 
She was the president of…

 
This is the conclusion of my interview of Katie Garner. If you didn’t listen to the first part check it out at episode 178. Katie Garner is the author of Secret Stories. She is an internationally known educational speaker, author, speaker, and…

 
 
Katie Garner is the author of Secret Stories – Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind.
She is an internationally known educational speaker, author, and literacy consultant with 25 years of elementary classroom experience.
Katie has a…

On today’s episode, I am talking with Patty Alper the author of Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America.
Our discussion focuses on the concepts within her book – Teach to Work. She shares who the target…

In this episode, I am talking with Ellen Bernstein about the national TURN report. TURN stands for Teacher Union Reform Network and its stated purpose is “to promote progressive reforms in education and in teacher unions.”
TURN was founded 20 years…