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Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, the Reimagine Schools Podcast features many of the nation's top educators, authors and innovators in K-12 education with an emphasis on leadership development, scaling innovation and transforming our public school system. Guest have included some of the world's most prolific thought leaders on education, including Ted Dintersmith, Ted Fujimoto, Ian Jukes, Alfie Kohn, Grant Lichtman, Marc Prensky and Dr. Tony Wagner. The Reimagine Schools Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network (EPN). Be sure to join the conversation with #ReimagineSchools.
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Tell Your School Story with Andrea Gribble
In this episode, Andrea Gribble, a social media specialist and founder of #SocialSchool4EDU, talks about her passion for helping schools celebrate their students in a safe and positive way with social media and offers tips on how you can “tell your school story” by creating a hashtag and branding your school district. Gribble also talks about social media’s big four platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and offers suggestions on how to maximize your time and resources with a dedicated social media plan.  Twitter: @andreagribble. Website: www.socialschool4edu.com. 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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
35:15
April 2, 2019
Generation Z with Dwight Carter
In this episode, Dwight Carter, a former NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, shares insights on his book, Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How To Survive Hyper-Change, and offers advice for working with “Generation Z” kids who need positive self-talk and crave a balance between technology opportunities and expanded face-to-face interaction to enhance social-emotional learning. He also provides a strong foundation on how to reinvent school space from his previous book, What’s In Your Space? 5 Steps for Better School and Classroom Design, and explains how new “Z Spaces” are becoming popular options in school design with an emphasis on converting the entire school into a learning space as opposed to just individual classrooms. Carter also discussed his new career path as an Effectiveness Coach and lays out his vision as to how current school administrators could benefit from working with a leadership coach. Twitter: @Dwight_Carter.   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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
29:08
March 26, 2019
Portrait of a Graduate with Ken Kay
In this episode, Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, challenges school districts across the nation to develop a personalized Portrait of a Graduate that will serve as a collective vision that articulates a community of stakeholders for school transformation. Kay, co-author of The Leader’s Guide to 21st Century Education: 7 Steps for Schools and Districts, shares insights on the work of EdLeader21 and its recent collaboration with Battelle For Kids, a national not-for-profit organization committed to collaborating with school systems and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student. Together, EdLeader21 and Battelle For Kids, have joined forces behind a shared goal that: By 2021, 21 percent of the school systems in the United States are engaging their communities to develop and implement a Portrait of a Graduate. Twitter: @KenKay21. Websites: www.portraitofagraduate.org; www.edleader21.org, www.battelleforkids.org. 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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
33:04
March 19, 2019
Culturize with Jimmy Casas
In this episode, leadership expert Jimmy Casas discusses his new release, Stop Right Now - 39 Stops to Making Schools Better and reflects on his best-selling book, Culturize – Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes, while offering insight on how school leaders can create student-centered schools by always putting kids first in the decision-making process. Casas also reflects on his experience as an award-winning high school principal and how fear is often the greatest obstacle to sustainable change within school districts. Finally, Casas offers sage advice on how to pull community stakeholders into the process for school change and why high expectations must be a daily focus to defeat mediocrity. Twitter: @casas_jimmy. Website: www.jimmycasas.com.  NOTE: This episode has been edited due to connectivity issues during the interview process.  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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
39:12
March 12, 2019
(Simulcast) Transformative Principal with Jethro Jones
In this episode, the Reimagine Schools Podcast joins forces with Jethro Jones, the founder/host of the popular Transformative Principal Podcast, to launch our very first simulcast. Named as a 2017 National Digital Principal of the Year, Jethro Jones is currently leading the design process to launch a new K-12 Magnet School within his school district located in Fairbanks, Alaska, and shares his vision for redesigning schools from the "inside-out."  Among the topics discussed in this simulcast are disrupting the status quo, personalized learning, and how technology (and going paperless) can elevate classroom teaching and create more productive workflows for school leadership teams.  Twitter: @jethrojones. Websites: www.transformativeprincipal.org. 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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
34:27
February 25, 2019
Connecting The Dots with Joe Erpelding
In this episode, Joe Erpelding, Principal at the Design 39 Campus near San Diego, CA., shares insights on an innovative school model that is learner-centered with a Design Thinking approach that creates multiple pathways for kids to "build bridges" to their own future through collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. This "student-powered school", uses its own unique language to "reimagine" traditional roles and school space, while promoting a growth mindset that connects the dots between information and real world application that teaches empathy, compassion and servant leadership to elevate humanity. Twitter: @erpelding. Websites: www.design39campus.com.  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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
31:42
February 21, 2019
Design Thinking with Alyssa Gallagher
In this episode, Alyssa Gallagher, co-author of Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change, describes Design Thinking as a "problem-solving process that can really help you reimagine what's possible for kids" while also inspiring educators to think intuitively and chase big, audacious dreams to improve our schools. Gallagher also talks about empathy for students, the power of disruption and why making a "bug list" provides fresh eyes and new opportunities in the classroom. Twitter: @am_gallagher. Websites: www.leadlikeadesigner.com  Become A 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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
33:08
February 16, 2019
Pure Genius with Don Wettrick
In this episode,  Innovation Specialist Don Wettrick shares insights from his nationally-recognized Innovation Class at Noblesville High School near Indianapolis, IN and reflects on why his students are "enterprising, creative and opportunity driven" as they learn real-world skills through the power of networking and open source learning. He also discusses his book, Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level, and how his StartEdUp Network empowers students and teachers to actively change education through employing innovation and entrepreneurship in the classroom. Twitter: @DonWettrick. Websites: www.startedupinnovation.com.  Become A 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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
37:39
February 7, 2019
Code Breaker with Brian Aspinall
In this episode, Brian Aspinall shares insights on his passion to empower educators to achieve more in the classroom using modern teaching tools and technology. He also discusses his two book projects, Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas from 2017 and his newest release, Block Breaker: Build Knowledge and Amplifying Student Voice that will be available in February, 2019. The conversation includes a wide variety of topics that includes Hour of Code, Genius Hour and the impact of Minecraft and Gaming to promote critical thinking and problem solving for today's digital learners. Twitter: @miaspinall. Websites: www.mraspinall.com. www.hourofcode.com.   Become A 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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
30:46
January 30, 2019
Future Ready Schools with Tom Murray
In this episode, Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools (FRS), talks about efforts to maximize digital learning opportunities to help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. The conversation includes information on the Future Ready Pledge for school district leaders and how resources such as the FRS Framework and interactive dashboard can help lead your school to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally underserved communities. Murray also talks about FRS's role as bipartisan advocates for school policy and how your school district can take part in the newly launched Future Ready Schools Film Festival in 2019. Twitter: @thomascmurray. Website: www.thomascmurray.com. www.futureready.org.  Become A 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  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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
32:11
January 24, 2019
Reclaiming Our Calling with Dr. Brad Gustafson
In this episode, Dr. Brad Gustafson, talks about his new book, Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education, and why it’s important to support educators who may be feeling tension and conflict within the daily pressures of education accountability. Embedded within the book, Dr. Gustafson says you will find several “hidden layers” that include a digital discussion guide and an innovative new approach to book studies with the launch of his new Underground Book Club (#undergroundbookclub). Dr. Gustafson also shares his thoughts on how Minnesota has become a national leader in school innovation and how his own school has been able to create passionate readers through a new Booktalk DJs initiative that allows kids to explore their own gifts, talents and aspirations. Twitter: @GustafsonBrad. Website: www.bradgustafson.com. Become A 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 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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
35:32
December 18, 2018
Global Competence with Dr. Yong Zhao
In this episode, Dr. Yong Zhao, a leading voice in the globalization of education, talks about his new book, What Works May Hurt - Side Effects in Education, and why we must stop searching for the panacea to education reform. From his new book, Dr. Zhao says that policymakers often overprescribe solutions to fix education while underestimating the power of kids to create their own changes in a new “personalizable” model for learning. Dr. Zhao also talks about the impact of Steve Jobs and America’s entrepreneurial spirit that has produced a new “black collar” workforce through technology and innovative solutions. He closes by discussing his thoughts on what’s missing in Project-Based Learning and why we must think differently about College and Career Readiness initiatives in our schools. Twitter: @YongZhaoEd. Website: www.zhaolearning.com. Become A 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 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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
32:53
December 13, 2018
Leading School Change with Dr. Todd Whitaker
In this episode, Dr. Todd Whitaker, one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, shares proven strategies that can be utilized to lead positive change within our schools. Among the topics discussed are how to influence others, the difference between climate and culture, and why modeling expectations is always better than correcting behaviors. Dr. Whitaker also looks ahead to his next book project in 2019 and explains why he thinks the answer to solving problems in education can be found in individual classrooms as all kids deserve a great teacher. Twitter: @ToddWhitaker. Website: www.toddwhitaker.com 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 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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
36:54
December 10, 2018
Closing The Attitude Gap with Baruti Kafele
In this episode, Baruti Kafele (Principal Kafele) shares his thoughts on school leadership and explains why the role of the school principal is often the most challenging and misunderstood position in education. Principal Kafele also shares his thoughts on creating a positive school culture, finding your own “Inner Circle” and discovering why closing the “Attitude Gap” is the key to putting kids of all ages on a higher trajectory to success. Principal Kafele is the author of numerous books on educational leadership, including his newest release, Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It? Twitter: @PrincipalKafele. Website: www.principalkafele.com 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 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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
33:34
December 4, 2018
The Path To PBL with Bob Lenz
In this episode, Bob Lenz, Director of the Buck Institute for Education, provides a clear path to high quality project-based learning opportunities that focus on “success skills” and deeper learning outcomes for students at all grade levels. Lenz also offers insight from his book, Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards and explains why all school administrators should aspire to become “Redesign Leaders” through the implementation of an “action-oriented” curriculum that promotes a victorious cycle of student engagement and empowerment. Twitter: @pblbob. Website: www.bie.org 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 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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
30:46
November 28, 2018
Deep Change with Dr. Robert Quinn
In this episode, Dr. Robert Quinn, author of the best-selling book, Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within, explains why most organizations have a resistance to change and how choosing the status quo is often the path of least resistance in organizations that value conformity and maintaining cultural norms. Instead, Quinn challenges those in leadership positions to find their own voice by examining a “higher purpose” that will lead to opportunities for transformational leadership. Dr. Quinn also shares thoughts on his extensive research on exemplary teachers and how the “positivity ratio” is a key indicator for personal and professional growth. Twitter: @BobQuinnUofM. Website: https://bob-quinn.com
31:33
November 20, 2018
The Leadership Challenge with Jim Kouzes
In this episode, leadership expert Jim Kouzes shares insights on his best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, and encourages leaders to be "forward-thinking" with the ability to anticipate future trends in both business and education. The Leadership Challenge, which includes the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, has sold more than 2.5 million copies and is widely considered one of the top ten leadership books of all time. Kouzes also discusses leadership styles, the change process and why adversity and difficulty often lead us to our greatest success. Twitter: @Jim_Kouzes. Website: www.leadershipchallenge.com
33:00
November 13, 2018
Progressive Education with Alfie Kohn
In this episode, best-selling author Alfie Kohn shares his research on education, human behavior and parenting and why we must challenge "traditionalism" with a more "progressive" model of education that eliminates letter grades, home work, standardized testing and an unhealthy focus on competition between students. Instead, Kohn advocates for a more "student-centered" approach in which cooperative learning allows schools to move away from data-driven instructional methods to a more authentic assessment of student learning. Twitter: @alfiekohn. Website: www.alfiekohn.org 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 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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
31:20
November 6, 2018
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November 1, 2018
Be The Revolution with Kim Bearden
In this episode, award-winning educator and author Kim Bearden talks about her new book, Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage and Get Things Done, and reflects on the success of the Ron Clark Academy, a highly-acclaimed middle school and teacher training facility in Atlanta, GA that has hosted more than 50,000 educators from around the world. This revolutionary school model uses "hands on" instructional methods that include music, dance and laughter to create a joyful school culture embedded with a rigorous curriculum and high expectations for each student. Twitter: @kimbearden; @ronclarkacademy. Website: www.kimbearden.com www.ronclarkacademy.com. 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 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 of this podcast: anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
30:12
October 31, 2018
Bold School with Weston Kieschnick
In this episode, Weston Kieschnick, one of the nation's leading experts on Blended Learning, shares insights from his best-selling book, Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Innovation = Blending Learning That Works. Wes also shares his thoughts on when to bring technology tools into the learning process and why the combination of great teaching and building relationships is the "secret sauce" for successful schools. Twitter: @Wes_Kieschnick. Website: www.coachweston.com 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 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 of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
31:40
October 26, 2018
Empowerment Education with Marc Prensky
In this episode, Marc Prensky, who coined the terms "Digital Native" and "Digital Immigrant”, shares new perspectives on how Empowerment Education and Real-World Learning could be the tipping point for reimagining our school systems. Prensky advocates for creating two separate tracks in education - an Academic Track and an Accomplishment Track - that can operate as two equal systems in a School-Within-A-School concept. In this model, Prensky says that PBL should not just be about Project-Based Learning, but rather Project-Based Accomplishment that gives students the opportunity to dream big and become engaged in real-world projects that can make the world a better place. Twitter: @marcprensky. Website: www.marcprensky.com. The Better Their World Database can be found at www.bettertheirworld.org. 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 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 of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
30:12
October 19, 2018
Designing Dream Schools with Ted Fujimoto
In this episode, entrepreneur and education transformer Ted Fujimoto offers insights on how to create sustainable change in schools through the replication of deeper learning design models with an emphasis on technology integration and intrinsic motivation. Ted serves as the co-founder of the Right To Succeed Foundation, a non-profit organization, dedicated to transforming at least 6,000 public schools into “American Dream Schools” within the next 10 years. Ted also shares his personal story as to how he went from a disgruntled student himself to ultimately becoming the co-creator and co-developer of a revolutionary new school model with the opening of the New Tech High School in Napa, California, in 1996. Twitter: @tedfujimoto. Website: www.consultlandmark.com. 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! https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 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.
33:52
October 13, 2018
Upper Limits with Danny "Sunshine" Bauer
In this episode, Danny "Sunshine" Bauer shares his thoughts on leadership development and how casting the right vision is the key to building betters teams. He also talks about his podcast and new book, The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap and how his leadership community, The Mastermind, has helped pave the way for "heroic" leadership through reflection, problem solving and facing upper limit challenges to create "magical" schools. Twitter: @alienearbud. Website: www.betterleadersbetterschools.
28:58
October 9, 2018
Moving The Rock with Grant Lichtman
In this episode, internationally recognized thought leader and change agent Grant Lichtman shares his passion for transforming education as we discuss his book, Moving The Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education, and how "Deeper Learning" can lead to a path of engagement and intrinsic motivation as students discover relevance in their own learning. Lichtman also reflects on a six-month road trip that served as a quest to discover innovative schools and best practices throughout the country. Twitter: @GrantLichtman. Website: www.grantlichtman.com.
28:24
October 5, 2018
Herding Tigers with Todd Henry
In this episode, author, speaker and consultant Todd Henry shares insights from his new book, Herding Tigers: Be The Leader That Creative People Need, and talks about how we can teach kids to "connect the dots" as part of the creative process in our schools. From his book, he also talks about the importance of culture, collaboration, and fear of failure, while dispelling the myth that highly creative people want to be isolated, when in reality, they need boundaries and leaders that can push them beyond their current experiences and abilities. Twitter: @ToddHenry. Website: www.toddhenry.com.
30:30
September 26, 2018
LeaderShift with Ian Jukes
In this episode, Educational Futurist Ian Jukes reflects on his more than 20 years as a speaker and educational thought leader that has included more than 13,000 presentations in over 80 countries. The best-selling author also provides insight on his two most recent books, LeaderShift 2020: Reinventing Schools for Extraordinary & Uncertain Times and A Brief History of the Future of Education: Learning in the Age of Disruptive Innovation. Ian also shares his thoughts on recent brain research and the adverse effects of too much screen time for the "Always-On Generation." As a leadership expert, Ian closes the show with some sound advice for those school leaders actively engaged in the change process. Twitter: @ijukes. Web: www.infosavvy21.com. Resources: http://bit.ly/REIMAGINESCHOOLS
36:08
September 20, 2018
Reinvent Education with Dr. Tony Wagner
In this episode, Dr. Tony Wagner, a global voice in education, shares insights from his best-selling books, The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, and highlights the importance of seven survival skills for the 21st century that include: 1) Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; 2) Collaborating Across Networks and Leading by Influence; 3) Agility and Adaptability; 4) Initiative and Entrepreneurship; 5) Effective Oral and Written Communication; 6) Accessing and Analyzing Information; and 7) Curiosity and Imagination. Dr. Wagner also discusses how we can create innovators in our schools through creativity, intrinsic motivation and the principles of play, passion and purpose. Twitter: @DrTonyWagner. Website: www.tonywagner.com.
21:28
September 12, 2018
The Pepper Effect with Sean Gaillard
In this episode, Sean Gaillard, a middle school principal from North Carolina, discusses his book, The Pepper Effect: Tap Into the Magic of Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation, and how the power of music can stir passions and provide opportunities to create your very own masterpiece. Gaillard also shares ideas on building school culture with the momentum of the #CelebrateMonday and #TrendThePositive hashtags. Twitter: @smgaillard. Blog: www.principallinernotes.wordpress.com.
30:16
September 7, 2018
Shake Up Learning with Kasey Bell
In this episode, Kasey Bell shares insights from her book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic. Among the topics discussed are how to use personalized learning to create "student playlists", why Google Slides is the "swiss army knife" of the G-Suite tools and how teachers can "speak emoji" to connect with a new generation of tech-savvy students. Twitter: @ShakeUpLearning. Blog: www.shakeuplearning.com. Podcast: www.googleteachertribe.com.
31:58
August 29, 2018
Connected Leadership with Dr. Jeff Zoul
In this episode, Dr. Jeff Zoul reflects on a 35 year career in public education and gives listeners an inside look into his writing process that has produced numerous books on school leadership, including What Connected Educators Do Differently and Start Right Now: Teach and Lead for Excellence, with co-authors Dr. Todd Whitaker and Jimmy Casas. Dr. Zoul also provides a preview of his newest book, Stop Right Now, another collaborative effort with Casas, that completes the Start Right Now conversation with a list of those things that must stop immediately if we're truly serious about creating Future Ready Schools. Twitter: Jeff_Zoul. Bog: jeffreyzoul.blogspot.com. Website: WGEDD.com.
34:31
August 21, 2018
EdTech Solutions with Dr. Mark Wagner
In this episode, Dr. Mark Wagner, CEO of EdTechTeam, Inc., discusses his new book, More Now: A Message from The Future for the Educators of Today, and shares his thoughts on the state of educational technology in our schools. Among the topics discussed are the EdTechTeam Summits, EdTechTeam Press, the publishing division of EdTechTeam, Inc., and his role with Google for Education as he helps lead the Google Certified Innovator Program. Twitter: @markwagner, @edtechteam.
37:11
August 10, 2018
Culture of Learning - Jon Corippo
In this episode, Jon Corippo, Executive Director of CUE, a non-profit organization that specializes in professional development for educators, discusses "seamless technology" in the classroom that will create a culture of learning through the four C's of communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. As one of the nation's leading voices in educational technology, Corippo also shares insights from his book, The EduProtocol Field Guide: 16 Student-Centered Lesson Frames for Infinite Learning Possibilities. Corippo is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Certified Google Innovator and was named to the National School Board Association's (NSBA) Twenty to Watch in 2016. He is also the creator of the popular CUE Rock Star Camp Series. Twitter: @jcorippo.
35:15
August 4, 2018
Timeless Learning - Dr. Pam Moran
In this episode, Dr. Pam Moran reflects on a 43 year career in public education that included 13 years as the Superintendent of the Albemarle Public School District in Virginia. Selected as the 2016 Virginia Superintendent of the Year, Pam is a long time advocate of an educational model that prepares students for “success in their century, not mine.” She emphasizes the value of student-led research, project-based learning and contemporary learning spaces that promote collaboration, creativity, analytical problem-solving, critical thinking, and communications competencies among all students. She can now add co-author to her list of accomplishments as her new book, Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools will be released in August, 2018. Twitter: @pammoran.
39:58
July 26, 2018
Leading Digital Natives - Dr. Denver Fowler
In this episode, Dr. Denver Fowler shares insights from his new book, The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World and cites evidence to support the use of digital tools in the classroom to meet the needs of a new generation of digital learners. As an international speaker and researcher, Dr. Fowler also discusses the global impact of the American education system and why Finland is widely considered the world leader in P-12 education. Twitter: @DenverJFowler.
28:06
July 21, 2018
Reimagine PD - Rich Czyz
Are you frustrated with traditional models of professional development? Are you ready to take PD at your school to the next level? In this episode, special guest Rich Czyz, an elementary school principal from New Jersey, discusses his book, The Four O'Clock Faculty: A Rouge Guide to Revolutionary Professional Development, and shares some innovative solutions to "reimagine" PD for educators. Among the topics discussed are EdCamps, Ignite Sessions, #CoffeeEDU, Book Studies, Voxer Groups and a few surprises to challenge the status quo. Twitter: @RACzyz. Blog: www.fouroclockfaculty.com.
25:50
July 12, 2018
Personalized Learning - Travis Lape
Are you ready to eliminate grade levels and create better learning opportunities for kids? In this episode, Travis Lape, Innovative Programs Director of the Harrisburg School District in South Dakota, shares an innovative new model that includes design thinking, personalized learning and school maker spaces for enhanced student engagement. To learn more, follow Travis Lape on Twitter at @travislape and read his blog at www.lensintolearning.com.
33:55
July 3, 2018
Digital Leadership - Heather Warrell
In this episode, Heather Warrell, a Digital Learning Coach at the Kentucky Department of Education, shares her thoughts on Digital Leadership, Purple Cows and the #KYGoDigital movement that continues to gain momentum as innovative school leaders throughout Kentucky have embraced a new approach to professional learning. Twitter: @heatherwarrell, @DrGregGoins.
34:04
June 28, 2018
Future Driven - Dr. David Geurin
In this episode, Dr. David Geurin shares his thoughts on Digital Leadership and provides an overview of his book, Future Driven: Will Students Thrive in an Unpredictable World? Dr. Geurin serves as the principal at Bolivar High School (MO), a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, and was selected by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as a National Digital Principal of the Year in 2017. Learn more about Dr. Geurin at www.davidgeurin.com.
26:31
June 19, 2018
Reimagine Schools - Ted Dintersmith
In this inaugural episode of the Reimagine Schools podcast, Dr. Greg Goins interviews special guest Ted Dintersmith about his new book, What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America. Be sure to follow Ted Dintersmith at @dintersmith and buy the book at www.teddintersmith.com.
32:22
June 11, 2018
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