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We Will Get Through This: Transformative Leadership for Disruptive Times

We Will Get Through This: Transformative Leadership for Disruptive Times

By John Fischetti and Scott Imig
The purpose of this podcast series is to share, reflect and create opportunities for dialogue among school leaders around the world. We know that many of you are guiding transformation in your organizations and that the change process is being disrupted by the current COVID-19 reality. Most traditional school settings and the structures that serve them are in a state of massive disruption. If we choose to seize this moment, this chaotic time could lead to reflection, reconceptualisation and reprioritisation of the rationale for schooling in our society and provide an opportunity to think anew.
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Episode 10--The Ongoing Reality of Family and Gendered Violence in COVID-19 Times

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Episode 30-Season 1 Finale-Leaders Leading Ourselves Through This Together
In this season 1 finale, Scott and John help leaders focus on the imperative that we see this current reality as an opportunity to do even better at taking care of themselves and growing as people and colleagues. In order to get through this leaders have to get through this and continue to evolve as great people and role models. It isn't easy, and these are complex times. We will get through this--if we go through this together.  We will be back with season two very soon.
14:56
September 15, 2020
Episode 29-The Legacy of Sir Ken Robinson
In this episode, Scott and John pay tribute to Sir Ken Robinson, who passed away last month. Sir Ken was a guru amongst guru's in education, and his writing and vlogs are a lasting legacy to rethinking learning, teaching and schooling.
20:32
September 6, 2020
Episode 28-Helping Colleagues Through This
In this episode, Scott and John discuss how vital it is for leaders to help their colleagues through these disruptive times, Many colleagues are really struggling during this period of uncertainty and global upheaval.  We will get through this-one great teacher and leader at a time. 
18:41
August 9, 2020
Episode 27-Maintaining Caring Cultures of Leadership in Disruptive Times
In this episode, Scott discusses with John how to maintain caring cultures of leadership, even while working with staff who are home doing their teaching/leading. School executives can maintain their focus on building caring cultures in spite of the obstacles COVID-19 has presented.
20:58
July 31, 2020
Episode 26-Maintaining the Resilience to Keep Going Through This
In this episode, Scott and John discuss how leaders now more than ever serve as role models and exemplars to guide their organisations through this difficult time. With much of the world still growing in its COVID-19 impacts, we are only now beginning to be tested for our resilience and fortitude to do the right things for our children, our staff, our communities and our countries.
15:56
July 13, 2020
Episode 25-We Will Get Through This-ABC National Roundtable on the Future of Universities w/John as panelist
In this special episode, we feature the ABC Radio National Program Roundtable of the Future of Universities in which John was a panelist.  https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/the-roundtable:-universities-must-innovate-to-survive/12389500
29:45
July 7, 2020
Episode 24-Kylee Owen on Leading Leaders Through Disruptive Times
In this video, innovative secondary principal, Kylee Owen, shares her perspectives on leading leaders through disruptive times such as we find ourselves in.
26:55
July 2, 2020
Episode 23-We Will Get Through This-Building a Caring Culture with a Wellbeing Focus
In this episode Scott and John promote the idea of building a caring culture with a wellbeing focus not only during COVID-19 reality but beyond into Normal X.
17:30
June 18, 2020
Episode 22-Social Justice, Learning for All and Overcoming Privilege in the Education Space
In this episode Scott and John discuss the imperatives of social justice, learning for all and overcoming privilege in the education space in light of the global response to the murder of George Floyd in the United States.
18:36
June 9, 2020
Episode 21-An Asset Mindset for Learners and Learning
In this episode Scott and John promote an asset model for learners and learning. And they challenge schools to reconsider their school plans in light of a new emphasis on co-constructing learning with young people. During COVID-school we were able to implement some exciting new forms of learning and teaching. Can we go deeper instead of wider in the curriculum?
23:40
June 2, 2020
Episode 20-Leading Up in Your Organisation
In this episode Scott and John discuss "leading up" for the transformative change you are envisioning. How you carry out your role and how you present to those "above" you could be your key to realising the change you are working so hard to create and help enable the success of all learners and the dynamic culture of learning and teaching worthy of the profession.
26:02
May 24, 2020
Episode 19-We Will Get Through This- Being Your Best 'Leader' in a Crisis
In this episode Scott and John discuss the characteristics of leaders who support, sustain and thrive in pursuing their vision for change and lead their schools through a crisis.
18:39
May 18, 2020
Episode 18-The Big Schooling Issues for the Roaring 20s
In this episode, John shares his perspectives on the big issues facing education as we negotiate COVID-19 and move forward in a new normal. https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/the-big-schooling-issues-for-the-roaring-20s/ 
08:42
May 12, 2020
Episode 17-Tim McCallum-Leading School Change in the COVID-19 Era
In this episode, Executive Director Tim McCallum discusses with Scott and John leading sector-wide change in schooling in these disruptive times.
33:05
May 4, 2020
Episode 16-Yong Zhao on the Opportunity to Transform our Schools
Professor Yong Zhao discusses with John the opportunities leaders and their teams have now as we negotiate these disruptive times. Our dreams are still achievable and doing business as usual is no longer an option.
22:09
April 28, 2020
Episode 15-What Counts as Innovation?
In this episode, Scott and John discuss a key component of transformational change, "What counts as innovation."  What small steps can we take toward inspired learning for all?
31:03
April 27, 2020
Episode 14--Old School/New School
In this Episode John shares his summary and vision of Old School and New School approaches to learning, teaching, assessment and schooling. This COVID-19 era gives us a great opportunity to drive true transformational change in our schools.
08:31
April 22, 2020
Episode 13--Schooling for the Common Good
In this Episode, Scott and John share their vision of schooling for the common good in this and in the post COVID-19 era. As leaders, we have a tremendous opportunity to remind ourselves of the role of schooling in a democracy.
22:24
April 17, 2020
Episode 12--Bringing the Good Weather
In Episode 12, Scott and John describe their leadership framework entitled "Bringing the Good Weather."   https://www.dropbox.com/s/2l7vpbgqhft7fe2/research%20based%20instructional%20practices%20of%20effective%20principals%20-%20chapter%2015%20bringing%20the%20good%20.pdf?dl=0
11:32
April 16, 2020
BONUS Episode—Learning from Home 2NUR interview w/John
In this BONUS Episode, John shares ideas for leaders, teachers and parents to assimilate successfully in this COVID-19 learning from home environment.
06:13
April 14, 2020
Episode 11--Hope, Love and Play as Cornerstones of Early Learning w/Kim Moroney
In Episode 11, Scott and John talk to Early Learning Officer for the local Diocese, Kim Moroney. Kim shares how leaders, educators and parents can focus on the priorities of hope, love and play as a cornerstone of the learning process for the early years. Kim's team developed a progressive early learning framework that you may want to model yours after. https://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/students/curriculum/early-learning/
24:12
April 13, 2020
Episode 10--The Ongoing Reality of Family and Gendered Violence in COVID-19 Times
In this episode, Professor Penny Jane Burke shares her first-hand and research-based knowledge and experiences of family, and particularly gendered, violence and its devastating impact on women and children. Particularly in these COVID-19 times school leaders should action important steps with their teams to reach out and support families whose lives may be on the line, now more than ever.
27:01
April 9, 2020
Episode 9--Revisiting the Concept of Instructional Leadership Post-COVID-19
Episode 9  In this episode, John Fischetti takes us on a journey to re-explore the notion of Instructional Leadership and the role of the transformative principal post COVID-19.  https://www.educationmattersmag.com.a...
09:15
April 8, 2020
Episode 8--Coaching and the Reality of Team Building for Engaging Pedagogy in the COVID Reality
Scott Imig John Fischetti Cognitive Coaching is a beneficial way for school leaders to guide their staff members toward embracing transformative change and to increase engaging pedagogy in the teaching, learning and assessment space. In this episode, series Co-Host Scott Imig shares his expertise in coaching as a key component of leading dynamic change.
20:56
April 7, 2020
Episode 7--The Role of the Assistant/Deputy Principal in the COVID-19 Reality
This unique time has presented a stunning shift of emphasis for school leaders. Assistant or Deputy Principals play a key role in these disruptive times. In this episode John and Scott share a discussion with a first-year Assistant Principal in the US--Justin Fischetti.
32:27
April 6, 2020
Episode 6--Taking Care of Your Physical Health
With Professor Philip Morgan and Professor David Lubans from the University of Newcastle School of Education. Professors Morgan and Lubans discuss with John Fischetti their ideas, suggestions and recommendations about the opportunities for school leaders to imbed physical activity into their regimen during this COVID-19 lockdown phase and beyond. John.Fischetti@newcastle.edu.au Scott.Imig@newcastle.edu.au Philip.Morgan@newcastle.edu.au David.Lubans@newcastle.edu.au  The purpose of this podcast series is to share, reflect and create opportunities for dialogue among school leaders around the world. We know that many of you are guiding transformation in your organizations and that the change process is being disrupted by the current COVID-19 reality. Most traditional school settings and the structures that serve them are in a state of massive disruption. If we choose to seize this moment, this chaotic time could lead to reflection, reconceptualisation and reprioritisation of the rationale for schooling in our society and provide an opportunity to think anew about where to from here. Transformative leaders may be able to use this time to revamp, recoup, regenerate and reboot the journeys of their organizations toward success for all in a hyper- interconnected world. Through these occasional audio and video podcasts, Scott and John will prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow for how we might use this time in our “new normal” to more effectively build a network of colleagues who are on similar journeys of evolving schools in our various parts of the world.
18:19
April 2, 2020
Episode 5--Building Your Team in the COVID-19 Reality
Episode 5-Building Your Team in the COVID-19 Reality. Scott Imig and John Fischetti John.Fischetti@newcastle.edu.au Scott.Imig@newcastle.edu.au The purpose of this podcast series is to share, reflect and create opportunities for dialogue among school leaders around the world. We know that many of you are guiding transformation in your organizations and that the change process is being disrupted by the current COVID-19 reality. Most traditional school settings and the structures that serve them are in a state of massive disruption. If we choose to seize this moment, this chaotic time could lead to reflection, reconceptualisation and reprioritisation of the rationale for schooling in our society and provide an opportunity to think anew about where to from here. Transformative leaders may be able to use this time to revamp, recoup, regenerate and reboot the journeys of their organizations toward success for all in a hyper- interconnected world. Through these occasional audio and video podcasts, Scott and John will prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow for how we might use this time in our “new normal” to more effectively build a network of colleagues who are on similar journeys of evolving schools in our various parts of the world. The purpose of this podcast series is to share, reflect and create opportunities for dialogue among school leaders around the world. We know that many of you are guiding transformation in your organizations and that the change process is being disrupted by the current COVID-19 reality. Most traditional school settings and the structures that serve them are in a state of massive disruption. If we choose to seize this moment, this chaotic time could lead to reflection, reconceptualisation and reprioritisation of the rationale for schooling in our society and provide an opportunity to think anew about where to from here. Transformative leaders may be able to use this time to revamp, recoup, regenerate and reboot the journeys of their organizations toward success for all in a hyper- interconnected world. Through these occasional audio and video podcasts, Scott and John will prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow for how we might use this time in our “new normal” to more effectively build a network of colleagues who are on similar journeys of evolving schools in our various parts of the world.The purpose of this podcast series is to share, reflect and create opportunities for dialogue among school leaders around the world. We know that many of you are guiding transformation in your organizations and that the change process is being disrupted by the current COVID-19 reality. Most traditional school settings and the structures that serve them are in a state of massive disruption. If we choose to seize this moment, this chaotic time could lead to reflection, reconceptualisation and reprioritisation of the rationale for schooling in our society and provide an opportunity to think anew.
22:30
April 1, 2020
Episode 4--Exponential Change
In Episode 4 we detail the pace of change in this hyper-connected world. Our brains to think exponentially, yet that is how change is occurring. John.Fischetti@newcastle.edu.au Scott.Imig@newcastle.edu.au The purpose of this podcast series is to share, reflect and create opportunities for dialogue among school leaders around the world. We know that many of you are guiding transformation in your organizations and that the change process is being disrupted by the current COVID-19 reality. Most traditional school settings and the structures that serve them are in a state of massive disruption. If we choose to seize this moment, this chaotic time could lead to reflection, reconceptualisation and reprioritisation of the rationale for schooling in our society and provide an opportunity to think anew about where to from here. Transformative leaders may be able to use this time to revamp, recoup, regenerate and reboot the journeys of their organizations toward success for all in a hyper- interconnected world. Through these occasional audio and video podcasts, Scott and John will prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow for how we might use this time in our “new normal” to more effectively build a network of colleagues who are on similar journeys of evolving schools in our various parts of the world.
06:25
March 31, 2020
Episode 3--Whole-School Transformation
This episode will take the Apollo lunar missions of the 1960s and project that metaphor to your school transformational journey. John.Fischetti@newcastle.edu.au Scott.Imig@newcastle.edu.au The purpose of this podcast series is to share, reflect and create opportunities for dialogue among school leaders around the world. We know that many of you are guiding transformation in your organizations and that the change process is being disrupted by the current COVID-19 reality. Most traditional school settings and the structures that serve them are in a state of massive disruption. If we choose to seize this moment, this chaotic time could lead to reflection, reconceptualisation and reprioritisation of the rationale for schooling in our society and provide an opportunity to think anew about where to from here. Transformative leaders may be able to use this time to revamp, recoup, regenerate and reboot the journeys of their organizations toward success for all in a hyper- interconnected world. Through these occasional audio and video podcasts, Scott and John will prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow for how we might use this time in our “new normal” to more effectively build a network of colleagues who are on similar journeys of evolving schools in our various parts of the world.
05:40
March 31, 2020
Episode 2--What is Transformational Change?
What is transformative change? How can I sustain this journey during this COVID-19 time? John.Fischetti@newcastle.edu.au Scott.Imig@newcastle.edu.au  The purpose of this podcast series is to share, reflect and create opportunities for dialogue among school leaders around the world. We know that many of you are guiding transformation in your organizations and that the change process is being disrupted by the current COVID-19 reality. Most traditional school settings and the structures that serve them are in a state of massive disruption. If we choose to seize this moment, this chaotic time could lead to reflection, reconceptualisation and reprioritisation of the rationale for schooling in our society and provide an opportunity to think anew about where to from here. Transformative leaders may be able to use this time to revamp, recoup, regenerate and reboot the journeys of their organizations toward success for all in a hyper- interconnected world. Through these occasional audio and video podcasts, Scott and John will prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow for how we might use this time in our “new normal” to more effectively build a network of colleagues who are on similar journeys of evolving schools in our various parts of the world.
21:47
March 26, 2020
Episode 1--Introduction to We Will Get Through This and Looking Out for You
Episode 1--Introduction and Looking Out for You Scott Imig scott.imig@newcastle.edu.au John Fischetti john.fischetti@newcastle.edu.au The purpose of this podcast series is to share, reflect and create opportunities for dialogue among school leaders around the world. We know that many of you are guiding transformation in your organizations and that the change process is being disrupted by the current COVID-19 reality. Most traditional school settings and the structures that serve them are in a state of massive disruption. If we choose to seize this moment, this chaotic time could lead to reflection, reconceptualisation and reprioritisation of the rationale for schooling in our society and provide an opportunity to think anew about where to from here. Transformative leaders may be able to use this time to revamp, recoup, regenerate and reboot the journeys of their organizations toward success for all in a hyper- interconnected world. Through these occasional audio and video podcasts, Scott and John will prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow for how we might use this time in our “new normal” to more effectively build a network of colleagues who are on similar journeys of evolving schools in our various parts of the world.
19:03
March 24, 2020