October 2014 Issue

Administration & Leadership

Flipping Leadership to Engage Teachers and Parents

Peter DeWitt

With Peter DeWitt

Many schools are having great results using the flipped classroom model with their students, so why not use the same principles to engage teachers and parents digitally? Peter DeWitt, author of Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel, joins us to discuss the benefits of flipping for school leaders. Continue

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Administration & Leadership

Making the Most of Meetings and Collaborative Time for Educators

Kathryn Boudett

With Kathryn Boudett

Kathryn Boudett and Elizabeth City, co-authors of the book, Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators, believe that meetings are potentially the most important venue for adult and organizational learning to take place in schools. In this segment, Kathryn Boudett explains why better meetings start with making better agendas. Continue

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Administration & Leadership

The Principal As Human Resources Leader

Scott Norton

With Scott Norton

Among the many demands placed on principals, human resources is an area that is increasingly being delegated to the building level, creating a new responsibility that principals didn’t have in the past. To talk about the topic, we’re joined by Scott Norton, author of The Principal As Human Resources Leader. Continue

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Administration & Leadership

Adding Precision To Remediation and Intervention Staffing

Nate Levenson

With Nate Levenson

Improving the management of remediation and intervention staffing represents a significant opportunity to free up funds without reducing services to students in most districts. To talk about the topic, we’re joined by Nate Levenson, Senior Managing Director of the District Management Council and co-author of the book, Spending Money Wisely: Getting the Most from School District Budgets. Continue

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Administration & Leadership

How to Innovate: A Framework for Fearless School Leaders

Mary Moss Brown

With Mary Moss Brown

School leaders know that students need to graduate from high school with 21st century skills and an innovative mindset, but in order for that to happen, schools themselves need to change how they operate. Mary Moss Brown, co-author of How to Innovate: The Essential Guide For Fearless School Leaders, joins us to introduce a framework that will enable schools to innovate around four critical levers – the curriculum, school culture, the use of time, and human capital. Continue

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Teaching & Learning

Supporting the No-So-Common Learner

Teacher in front of class

With Maria Dove, Andrea Honigsfeld and Audrey Cohan

Maria Dove, Andrea Honigsfeld and Audrey Cohan, co-authors of the book Beyond Core Expectations: A Schoolwide Framework for Serving the Not-So-Common Learner join us to explain how school leaders can better support students with disabilities, English learners, students with interrupted or limited formal education, nonstandard English-speaking children, children of poverty and struggling learners. Continue

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Digital Learning & Technology

Dumping Textbooks: A Step-by-Step Guide for Migrating to Digital Content, Part 2

Jonathan Costa

With Jonathan Costa

Digital technology expert Jonathan Costa joins us this month for part two of his presentation on how schools can more effectively move to using digital alternatives to print. Continue

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