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Reimagine Schools

By Dr. Greg Goins - Education Podcast Network
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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Silver Linings with Michael Fullan
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,
34:44
November 17, 2020
Visible Learning with Dr. John Hattie
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,
28:36
November 2, 2020
HyperDocs with Sarah Landis
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,
35:38
October 26, 2020
Standards-Based Grading with Rick Wormeli
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,
38:36
October 8, 2020
Finnish Lessons with Dr. Pasi Sahlberg
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, 
33:36
September 28, 2020
We Are Crew with Ron Berger
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
29:13
September 24, 2020
Fish Philosophy with Harry Paul
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
37:00
September 17, 2020
SchoolX with Jethro Jones
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
34:55
September 10, 2020
Smart Start with Jon Corippo
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
33:33
August 10, 2020
Gen Z Unfiltered with Dr. Tim Elmore
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
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June 19, 2020
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June 3, 2020
Find Your Joy with Hans Appel
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
34:40
June 3, 2020
Emotional Poverty with Dr. Ruby Payne
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
34:43
May 27, 2020
Mastery Transcript with Dr. Scott Looney
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
36:33
May 21, 2020
Positive Leadership with Glenn Robbins
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
39:40
April 27, 2020
The Kids We Lose with Dr. Ross Greene
In this episode, internationally-acclaimed child psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ross Greene discusses his research that includes the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model for effectively managing child behavior and explains why kids with social, emotional and behavioral challenges are often misunderstood. He also shares insights as to why the traditional reward and punishment approach to school discipline often fails kids as we place the focus on correcting behavior rather than true problem solving. From his books, Raising Human Beings, The Explosive Child, Lost At School and Lost and Found, Dr. Greene lays out a three-step plan that includes empathy, defining adult expectations and offering the child an invitation to become a partner in solving challenges in the classroom. As the Developer and Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary The Kids We Lose, Dr. Greene closes the episode by shinning a light on the dark side of how too many kids are mistreated and manhandled in our schools due to high levels of frustration and hopelessness. Websites: www.drrossgreene.com, www.livesinthebalance.org, www.cpsconnection.com, www.thekidswelose.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
32:44
April 20, 2020
Hacking PBL with Ross Cooper
In this episode, Ross Cooper, a school administrator and co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom with Erin Murphy, talks about how passion and autonomy can lead to amazing results in the PBL classroom. He also reflects on how basic projects might serve as an entry point to PBL implementation, and why having some well-defined school goals and strategies can provide greater feedback and collaboration among teachers and students within PBL teaching models. Finally, Cooper offers some advice on how to get started with PBL and explains the difference between assessment and grading within project-based instruction. Twitter: @RossCoops31. Website: www.rosscoops31.com. www.pblworks.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
35:37
April 10, 2020
Systems Design with Dr. Robert Dillon
In this episode, Dr. Robert Dillon, a popular speaker, consultant and co-author of numerous books on learning space and systems design, reflects on his career as a teacher, principal and Director of Innovation as he prepares for retirement at the end of the 2019-20 school year. As the co-author of The Space: A Guide for Educators and Redesigning Learning Spaces, Dillon is an advocate for student-centered classrooms that makes learning "sticky" for kids through daily opportunities to "discuss, collaborate and analyze" in spaces designed for modern learning.. He also shares insights on how flexible seating is an entry point to changing classrooms and why countries such as Australia and New Zealand have embraced natural light, color, sound and more open spaces to empower kids to take ownership of their learning. Twitter: @drrobertdillon. Website: www.drrobertdillon.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
31:00
March 3, 2020
Shifting Pedagogy with Jennifer Gonzalez
In this episode, Jennifer Gonzalez, author and founder of the popular Cult of Pedagogy blog and podcast, shares insights on how to make big pedagogical shifts that will help teachers crush it in the classroom. Gonzalez, a National Board Certified Teacher, advocates for a Backward design approach by setting learning goals first, followed by inserting technology tools that are chosen by students to best meet their individual needs. Finally, Gonzalez discusses the importance of Digital Mind Mapping as a means to organize information visually so teachers can become more equipped at choosing digital tools to meet specific learning outcomes. Twitter: @cultofpedagogy. Website: www.cultofpedagogy.com.  Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
30:33
February 25, 2020
Techquity with Ken Shelton
In this episode, former teacher and internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker Ken Shelton reflects on life lessons growing up during the peak of gang violence in Los Angeles and how his own journey from Division I athlete to classroom teacher helped shape his passion for equity in our schools. Shelton, a strong advocate for “techquity” in education, also talks about the importance of creating student opportunities that are both culturally responsive and culturally relevant to support the development of essential skills in K-12 classrooms. Finally, Shelton closes by talking about how shifting daily vocabulary about kids from “at-risk” to “vulnerable” can be an important first step to moving away from a deficit-model that will ultimately create better conditions for student success. Twitter: k_shelton. Website: www.kennethshelton.net. www.educatalyst.com.  Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
35:54
February 18, 2020
Deeper Learning with Dr. Sarah Fine
In this episode, educator and ethnographer Dr. Sarah Fine shares insights from her book, In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest To Remake The American High School with co-author Dr. Jal Mehta, a project that included visiting 30 different schools over almost a decade of research. The book ultimately provides a blueprint as to how the Deeper Learning principles of identity, mastery and creativity can provide rich and powerful learning opportunities for high school students, with the most robust learning discovered within the peripheral spaces of electives, clubs and extra-curricular activities over the traditional classroom setting. Twitter: @sarahmfine. Website: www.sarahfine.net. Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
36:19
February 11, 2020
Breakout Learning with Adam Bellow
In this episode, educational technologist Adam Bellow, Co-Founder of Breakout EDU, reflects on his success as an “Edupreneur” with numerous start-up companies and shares his thoughts as to why educators today must place a greater emphasis on pedagogy over new technology tools. As a member of the EdCamp Foundation Board of Directors, Bellow also talks about being a strong advocate for professional development that provides choice and “hands on” learning opportunities related to emerging technologies. Finally, Bellow provides sound advice for school leaders looking to invest in technology within the confines of limited school budgets. Twitter: @adambellow. Website: www.breakoutEDU.com.  Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
36:49
January 31, 2020
Solving Wicked Problems with Dr. Sonny Magana
In this episode, Dr. Sonny Magana, a pioneer in educational technology research, shares insights from his book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education, that features his T3 Framework for Innovation that includes a hierarchy of three domains (Translational, Transformational and Transcendent) that serve as a highly reliable model for enhancing modern instructional practice. Dr. Magana also dispels the myth that technology alone leads to improved student achievement as a generation of “Digital Natives” are falsely perceived to have the innate ability to learn independently through enhanced technology tools. Instead, Dr. Magana cites evidence that students today need trained teachers that understand the process of learning to help kids solve "wicked problems" and shift the narrative about real learning outcomes in the classroom. Twitter: @sonnymagana. Website: www.maganaeducation.com Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
32:05
January 15, 2020
Modern Learning with Will Richardson
In this episode, Will Richardson, internationally-acclaimed speaker and author on educational technology, reflects on his years of experience working with school leaders from around the world to reimagine practice in the classroom and professional learning. Richardson asserts that schools are not built for learning and that we forget most of the things we learn in school because the system is based on memorization and retention for the sole purpose of passing tests and getting letter grades. Instead, learning should be built around passion, interest, relevance and actual purpose as we redefine essential skills for the future of work. He also shares information about his change.school website and Modern Learners Community that provides resources and strategies that focus on the change process for schools. Twitter: @willrich45. Website: www.change.school. Modern Learners Community: www.modernlearners.community Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
34:50
January 7, 2020
Digital Backpacks with Dr. Carmen Coleman
In this episode, Dr. Carmen Coleman, Chief Academic Officer for Jefferson County Public Schools (JPCS) in Louisville, KY, shares her journey with the nationally-acclaimed JCPS Backpack for Success Program as more than 22,000 students in 5th, 8th and 12th grades have now uploaded a million artifacts to show mastery of the district's five essential success skills. Dr. Coleman shares the entire "Digital Backpack" journey, from visiting High Tech High in San Diego, CA as a former school district superintendent to working with the JCPS District Innovation Team that created an in-house platform and Digital Learning Channel to build momentum with community stakeholders. Finally, Coleman talks about JCPS's partnership with Google and how a Student Defense Model has led to greater assessment and accountability to measure student success. Twitter: @kids_inspire. Website: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us.  Digital Backpack Resources: https://sites.google.com/jefferson.kyschools.us/jcpsbackpackinfo/home. Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
35:49
December 19, 2019
Finding Balance with Catlin Tucker
In this episode, best-selling author, speaker and blended learning coach Catlin Tucker provides insights into her new book, Balance With Blended Learning: Partner With Your Students to Reimagine Learning and Reclaim Your Life, that will be released in January, 2020. Tucker also shares her thoughts on how blended learning models can create more time and space to help teachers connect with individual learners in a student-centered classroom. Finally, Tucker offers tips on how blended learning strategies can help teachers avoid burnout and why co-teaching, flipped learning and video production can be a game-changer in the blended classroom. Twitter: @Catlin_Tucker. Website: www.catlintucker.com. Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
34:07
December 10, 2019
Esports In Schools
In this episode, Dr. Kristy Custer, the 2018-19 Kansas Secondary Principal of the Year, and award-winning teacher Michael Russell share their journey at Complete High School near Wichita, KS, one of the nation's first to implement a video game-based curriculum and school-sponsored Esports Teams. In partnership with the High School Esports League (HSEL) and Microsoft Education, Custer and Russell collaborated to write Gaming Concepts, a free video gaming curriculum guide specifically written for K-12 schools to introduce game-play concepts and lesson plans in the classroom. Custer and Russell also share some early baseline data from their Esports experience that has included a spike in student attendance, improved grade point averages and a significant boost in extra-curricular participation. Finally, each educator offers advice on how to answer many of the misconceptions about online gaming and offer tips on how schools can start their very own Esports Team. Twitter: @CompleteHSM. Website: www.highschoolesportsleague.com.  Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
36:34
December 6, 2019
Meet Google's Chief Education Evangelist - Jaime Casap
In this episode, Jaime Casap, Google's Chief Education Evangelist, reflects on his experience as the lead developer on the Google Apps for Education project and how the launch of Chromebooks has created added momentum for K-12 technology programs. In addition, Casap also shares his thoughts on the ever-changing Digitalization Economy that has shifted the future of work from a single-player focus to a team-based approach that places a greater emphasis on soft skills development and critical thinking. Finally, Casap shares his personal story of success and why creating his own YouTube channel has become his new passion project as he evangelizes the power and potential of technology to promote inquiry-driven learning models. Twitter: @jcasap. Website: www.youtube.com/jaimecasap.. Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
35:00
November 26, 2019
Disruptive Innovation with Michael Horn
In this episode, best-selling author Michael Horn shares insights on developing the passion and potential in every child through a triad of blended learning, personalized learning and competency-based assessments that serve as a foundation for student-centered schools. He also discusses talking points from his best-selling book, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation To Improve Schools, and why school construction must shift to an intrinsic design model that is affordable and more purposeful in building collaborative learning spaces. Finally, Horn reflects on the "Knowledge Economy" and why disruptive innovation is the key to making a pedagogical shift in the classroom. Twitter: @michaelbhorn. Website: www.michaelbhorn.com. Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
33:24
November 20, 2019
Get Your LEAD On with Adam Dovico
In this episode, accomplished teacher, principal, author and speaker Adam Dovico talks about school leadership, innovative new professional development models and what he learned as a former teacher at the famed Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA. He also shares insights on his current book, The Limitless School: Creative Ways to Solve the Culture Puzzle, that provides strategies to create a more positive school culture. In addition, Dovico also shares a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. blueprint from his website that can help students practice relevant communications skills that are guaranteed to create a positive first impression. Finally, Dovico provides a preview of his soon-to-be released book, When Kids Lead!, that comes out in the spring of 2020 with co-author Todd Nesloney. Twitter: @adamdovico. Website: www.adamdovico.com.  Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. 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
31:23
November 15, 2019
Boredom Busters with Katie Powell
In this episode, teacher, author and speaker Katie Powell shares insights from her book, Boredom Busters: Transform Worksheets, Lectures, And Grading Into Engaging, Meaningful Learning Experiences, and offers strategies that leverage curiosity and fun to engage students while driving deeper learning. Katie also shares resources form her popular website and blog, Teach Beyond The Desk, that provides free and easy ideas that can immediately be integrated into your classroom teaching. Twitter: @Beyond_the_Desk. Website: www.teachbeyondthedesk.com. Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. About Dr. Greg 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
33:31
November 5, 2019
Passion-Based Learning with Derek McCoy
In this episode, award-winning principal and author Derek McCoy shares his passion for working with middle school students and reflects on his new role as Director of Learning and Innovation at Grady County Schools in Georgia. As a long-time school leader, McCoy reflects on numerous topics with the sole purpose of creating a culture of innovation and passion-based learning. This approach includes elements of design thinking, personalized learning, global competence, student empowerment and strategies to create more student-centered learning opportunities. Derek also offers tips on how to create more collaborative learning spaces, including a previous project in which lockers were removed to make room for a "genius bar" and maker space area to promote technology, creativity and hands-on learning. You can find more big ideas in Derek's book, The Revolution: It's Time To Empower Change In Our Schools, that was written with Darren Ellwein, a middle school principal in South Dakota. Twitter: @mccoyderek. Website: www.mccoyderek.com. Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter. About Dr. Greg 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
41:35
October 29, 2019
Depth of Knowledge with Robert Kaplinsky
In this episode, long-time Mathematics teacher Robert Kaplinsky discuses his new book, Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking: Grades 6-12, and talks about his passion for Problem-Based Learning and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) that places an emphasis on moving away from superficial questions and answers to identifying various levels of understanding. Kaplinsky also talks about the growth of the #ObserveMe movement that encourages teachers to welcome colleagues into their classroom with "a fresh set of eyes" to help provide feedback and suggestions for improvement. Finally, Kaplinsky encourages listeners to "reimagine" professional development with online offerings from his Grassroots Workshops site that was designed to give teachers control over their own professional learning. Twitter: @robertkaplinsky. Websites: www.robertkaplinsky.com; www.openmiddle.com; www.grassrootsworkshops.com.  Sign Up Here for the Reimagine Schools Newsletter.  About Dr. Greg 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
31:55
October 22, 2019
The Gradeless Classroom with Starr Sackstein
In this episode, author, presenter and National Board Certified Teacher Starr Sackstein discusses the process of authentic assessment in the classroom and how teachers must look inward and question their current grading practices to shift the conversation from traditional grading to a true mastery of learning. Sackstein also shares highlights from her popular book, Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School, and reflects on how competition and homework can be detrimental to kids who need more unstructured time at home to decompress and escape the daily pressures of playing the game of school. Finally, Sackstein discusses her latest book, From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Year Leader without Losing Your Mind, and provides a quick preview of her new book on Assessment within Learning Centers that is scheduled for release in 2020. Twitter: @msstackstein. Website: www.mssackstein.  About Dr. Greg 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
38:25
October 17, 2019
Be More Chef with AJ Juliani
In this episode, award-winning blogger, speaker and author AJ Juliani talks about his passion for implementing an "inquiry-driven" educational system that places an emphasis on empowering schools to use passion and purpose to fuel curiosity in winning the "attention battle" with Generation Z students. Juliani also discusses the importance of Design Thinking and offers tips from his new book, The PBL Playbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Actually Doing Project-Based Learning, that includes ideas and lesson plans to help bridge the gap to new opportunities for students. Finally, Juliani shares his passion for Genius Hour and 20 Percent Time with four key factors that will allow schools to move away from "recipe-based learning" that will ultimately turn beginning cooks into world-class chefs. Twitter: @ajjuliani. Websites: www.ajjuliani.com. About Dr. Greg Goins  As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net.  Become A Supporter: You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
36:36
October 8, 2019
Charter Schools with David Osborne
In this episode, David Osborne, former Senior Advisor to Vice President Al Gore, reflects on his career working in public policy and why he's a champion for the Charter Schools movement in his role as the Director of the Progressive Policy Institute's Project on Reinventing America’s Schools. He also shares insight from his book, Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System, and cites examples of measured success from charter school models in New Orleans, Denver and Washington, D.C. and highlights Chicago and Indianapolis as cities that have used innovative new models to resurrect failing schools. Osborne also shares his thoughts on what role the federal government should play in public education and why state legislatures are the greatest barrier to school innovation. Finally, Osborne shares five key ingredients to Charter School success and answers criticism and backlash from those that are vehemently opposed to non-traditional schools. Twitter: @OsborneDavid. Website: www.reinventinged.us, www.the74million.org. About Dr. Greg Goins  As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net.      Become A Supporter: You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  
43:06
October 3, 2019
Innovate Inside The Box with George Couros
In this episode, George Couros shares insights from his new book, Innovate Inside The Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator's Mindset with co-author Katie Novak, and reflects on lessons learned throughout his career as a teacher and school administrator. By combining the principles of his first book, The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity (2015) with Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Couros and Novak were able to create a new, dynamic method of empowering educators to create purposeful learning opportunities for all students. The book includes a focus on building relationships, developing the eight characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset, how to use UDL to design more authentic learning experiences and how to create learner-driven, evidence-informed learning experiences with more choices to maximize student success. Twitter: @gcouros. Websites: www.georgecouros.ca, www.innovateinsidethebox.com. About Dr. Greg Goins  As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net.      Become A Supporter: You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  
39:58
September 23, 2019
Don't Ditch That Tech with Matt Miller
In this episode, Matt Miller reflects on the success of his “Ditch” series of books that Includes Ditch That Textbook, Ditch That Homework, and his newest release, Don’t Ditch That Tech with co-authors Nate and Angie Ridgway that offers solutions for differentiated instruction within the ed tech classroom. Miller also offers advice on how to use the recent surge of interest in audio to start a classroom podcast that will serve as your very own, authentic channel of positive news in your school. He also shares some common misconceptions about the term "differentiated instruction" and offers some innovative solutions to sharing classroom success through free website builders and links back to social media pages. Finally, Miller announced that his annual Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit will be held December 16th through 31st with nine outstanding speakers lined up for the free online conference, including Alice Keeler, Dave Burgess, John Spencer and Paul Solarz. Be sure to follow Matt on Twitter at @jmattmiller and listen to his podcast, The Google Teacher Tribe, with co-host Kasey Bell on the Education Podcast Network.  About Dr. Greg Goins   As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net.     Become A Supporter: You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  
31:21
September 17, 2019
Get Moving with Adam Welcome
In this episode, popular author and keynote speaker Adam Welcome provides inspiration for a new school year and encourages educators to "get moving" and let the creative juices flow with laser focus and more clarity than ever before. From time management skills to tips on how to become more disciplined, Welcome reflects on his past experience as a teacher, principal and Director of Innovation and how his deep dive approach to leadership moves beyond surface-level thinking to find greater balance for educators to learn, grow and connect this school year. Welcome also talks about his new book, Empower Our Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More with co-author Lynn Colón, and says that one of his priorities for 2019-20 is to help school districts with technology integration that should include less focus on devices and networks and more time spent using free digital tools for coding, podcasting and video production. With this episode, Adam announced the launch of the #RunWithAdam hashtag on social media to encourage educators to meet up with him at his various stops to run and share inspiring stories related to school success. Be sure to follow Adam Welcome at www.mradamwelcome.com and @MrAdamWelcome on Twitter. About Dr. Greg Goins   As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net.     Become A Supporter: You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! anchor.fm/greg-goins/support  
35:39
September 10, 2019
Dream Big with Chris Hogan
In this episode, best-selling author, speaker and financial expert Chris Hogan shares his thoughts on leadership development, financial planning for educators and how K-12 schools can bring a Life Skills Curriculum to the classroom through the Foundations in Personal Finance Program as offered by (Dave) Ramsey Solutions. Hogan also offers sage advice to educators about the principles of Servant Leadership that includes building positive school culture, team building and goal setting within school districts and organizations. He also encourages school leaders to use the 3 R's - Relax, Recharge and Regroup to make a more positive impact and inspire others to "Dream Big" for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Be sure to listen to the Chris Hogan Show at www.chrishogan360.com. You can also learn more about the Foundations in Personal Finance Program at www.daveramsey.com/school. Twitter: @chrishogan360.  About Dr. Greg Goins  As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website: www.reimagineschools.net.    Become A Supporter   You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support! anchor.fm/greg-goins/support 
28:21
July 15, 2019
Mobile Innovation With Matt Friedman
In this episode, Matt Friedman, Chief Academic Officer in the Downingtown Area School District (PA), discusses his passion for creating Future Ready Schools that includes design thinking principles, enriched technology opportunities for students and a personalized approach to professional learning for faculty and staff.  Friedman also reflects on his school district's recent launch of Pennsylvania's very first Mobile Innovation Lab, a handicap accessible school bus that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art mobile STEM/STEAM lab that rolled into action during the 2018-19 school year. The Mobile Innovation Lab serves as a low cost, equitable, and innovative solution for delivering STEM/STEAM project-based learning that potentially changes the way education is delivered throughout his school district. Housed within the Mobile Innovation Lab, students will find all the tools, materials, and instructional supports necessary for hands on learning, including Wi-Fi connectivity, computers, robotics kits, and all other materials needed to ensure that all students - regardless of gender, race, ability, or income - will gain confidence in their ability to succeed in a STEM-related field. Twitter: @mfriedmanPGH. Website: www.dasd.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 
31:18
May 23, 2019
Digital Leadership With Eric Sheninger
In this episode, best-selling author and international keynote speaker Eric Sheninger, talks about building more authentic relationships through job-embedded coaching and how the 2nd edition of his book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times, can improve innovative practice and improve teaching, learning and leadership through the 7 Pillars of Digital Leadership. Sheninger also discusses the power of efficacy and how our mission as servant leaders is to prepare kids today to survive and thrive in an ever-changing digital climate. Finally, Sheninger shares information on the Model Schools Conference that will be held on June 23-26, 2019, in Washington, D.C. and why embracing new ideas and strategies can lead to better schools for kids. Twitter: E_Sheninger. Website: www.ericshenninger.com. www.modelschoolsconference.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 
32:33
May 15, 2019
Every Story Matters With Todd Nesloney
In this episode, award-winning principal Todd Nesloney talks about the power of connection on social media and reflects on the success of Kids Deserve It, the best-selling book with co-author Adam Welcome. He also discusses the importance of amplifying the voices of others and how his book, Stories From Webb, will forever be his proudest moment as an educator. Nesloney also looks ahead to his "dream job" as the newly hired Director of Culture and Strategic Planning for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) where he will focus on pushing boundaries through the 3 Cs of deeper connections, collaboration and celebrating school success. Twitter: @TechNinjaTodd. Website: www.toddnesloney.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 
28:48
May 9, 2019
Hacking Leadership with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo
In this episode, Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, Superintendent of the Fall Creek (WI) School District, shares his thoughts on Hacking Leadership and reflects on the #GoCrickets hashtag that has been a game-changer for school districts that have adopted social media for Branding, Telling Your School Story and Advancing the Use of Social Media for School Leaders. As an innovative school leader, Dr. Sanfelippo also talks about the value of being intentional within his daily routine and why he's passionate about helping others through his weekly Leadership Challenge.  Finally, Dr. Sanfelippo shares a personal moment as he recently signed his son's high school diploma with the emotions of a proud father and the gratitude of a school district leader that's fully invested in making personal connections with faculty, staff and community stakeholders. Twitter: @Joe_Sanfelippo. Website: www.jsanfelippo.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 
33:38
May 1, 2019
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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09:24
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.
33:53
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
KY Go Digital With 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