The MindShift Education Podcast
By MindShift Education
MindShift is an organic and international network of Christian education leaders working to catalyze innovative change in our schools. We are not an association or a consulting group. Instead, we are peers who share a common set of beliefs about the purpose of Christian education, and how it needs to change for its mission to endure into the future.
From Gutenberg to 5G - Mitchell Salerno
For this episode, we sat down with Mitch Salerno, who is Head of School at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville, CA. Mitch's also co-author of "From Gutenberg to 5G", a chapter in the book, Mindshift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education, which you can find on our website at mindshift.school. We take a look into the origins of the Mindshift movement and discuss the roles and responsibilities of the educator in a world where so much information is instantly available and technological innovation moves at an unprecedented pace.
December 31, 2020
Welcome to Mindshift - Rex Miller
For this episode, we sat down with Rex Miller, who is the lead author of Humanizing the Education Machine as well as pioneer of the transformational process of dialogue and exploration that we call a Mindshift Rex authored, "Welcome to Mindshift", the first chapter in the book, Mindshift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education which you can find on our website at mindshift.school. We discussed with him what it means to go through a mind shift to take a system of interrelated problems and bring people together for discussion and reorientation.
December 24, 2020
From White to Mosaic - Michael Chen
For this episode, we sat down with Michael Chen, an educator with over two decades of experience in urban education, international development, and organizational change and who currently serves as the head of school at Pacific Bay Christian School in Pacifica, California. Michael is also a co-author of, "From White to Mosaic", a chapter in the book, Mindshift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education, which you can find on our website at mindshift.school. We'll be hearing from Michael about his experiences as an immigrant to the United States, the biblical case for diversity in Christian education, and the importance of collaboratively unpacking privilege, disparity, racism and biases to bridge the gaps between individuals and communities.
December 17, 2020
From Machine to Human - Dan Beerens
For this episode I sat down with Dan Beerens, an educational consultant, author, international speaker, and educational leader. Dan is one of the editors of the book, Mindshift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education, which you can find on our website at mindshift.school, and he also wrote a chapter in the book called, "From Machine to Human." We'll be discussing the value of a quality Christian education in a child's ability to live out their faith, and what it looks like for teachers to see the image of God in their students.
December 10, 2020
From Silo to Engaged - Daniel Pampuch & Darren Iselin
Hi, this is John Hwang and I will be your host for today's episode. For this episode, I sat down with Daniel Pampuch, Chief Executive Officer of Christian Schools Australia and Darren Iselin. who is Director of Research and Innovation with Christian Schools Australia Daniel and Darren are the co-authors of "From Siloed to Engaged", a chapter in the book, MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education, which you can find on our website at mindshift.school. Today we'll be learning about Daniel and Darren's faith informed approach to breaking down organizational silos to cultivate engage school communities especially during this pandemic. Let's get into the conversation.
December 2, 2020
From Isolated to Networked - Andy Wolfe
For today's episode I sat down with Andy Wolfe to talk about his experiences as an educator and leader in Christian education in the UK. Andy is the author of "From Isolated to Networked," a chapter in the book MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education, which you can find at mindshift.school or on Amazon. Andy also co-authored the Church of England's vision statement for education, and currently serves as Deputy Chief Education Officer for the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. Join me as we get to know Andy as he shares an overview of the history of the Church of England's role in education in the UK, as well as he shares his strategies for turning a vision into reality by encouraging robust dialogue between leadership members in different educational institutions.
September 21, 2020
From Fear to Hope - Dr. Lynn Swaner
You're listening to the mindshift.school podcast. For today's episode I sat down with Dr Lynn Swaner to talk about the fear that we can deal with on the way to making a change and how we can get beyond that to really take meaningful action and to thrive rather than just survive. Lynn is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at the Association of Christian Schools International and she's the author of "From Fear to Hope", a chapter in the book MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education which you can find on our website at mindshift.school. Join me as we get to know Lynn and learn how she got involved with the MindShift community, as well as her role as one of the editors and authors of the book MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education.
August 5, 2020