May 2014 Issue

Education & Public Policy

Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek

With Simon Sinek

Imagine a world where almost everyone in your organization works as part of a group to accomplish remarkable things. That is a world that leadership expert and best- selling author Simon Sinek believes is really possible when leaders create environments in which their colleagues and staff feel safe and have a high degree of trust in one another. Continue

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Digital Learning & Technology

Bring Your Own Device Update

Susan Brooks-Young

With Susan Brooks-Young

Bring-your-own-device programs are becoming more and more popular as schools all around the country are allowing students to use their own laptops, tablets, and cell phones in the classroom. To talk about the aspects of BYOD that are most important for school leaders to focus on, we’re joined by internationally recognized technology expert Susan Brooks-Young. Continue

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Administration & Leadership

Changes Don’t Come Easy

Michael Chirichello

With Michael Chirichello

Why doesn’t change come easily in education and why do so many people resist change? To address those questions and explain what school leaders can do to enable successful change, we’re joined by Michael Chirichello, a respected national and international consultant and a former superintendent and principal. Continue

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Administration & Leadership

Positive Response to Misbehavior

Nancy Rappaport

With Dr. Nancy Rappaport

The research is clear that suspensions, detentions and other forms of punishment are simply not effective ways to respond to the misbehavior of students. Dr. Nancy Rappaport, co-author of The Behavior Code, joins us to talk about why teachers and school leaders need to embrace a more positive response to bad behavior and the benefits of doing so. Continue

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Teaching & Learning

A Roadmap to Academic Rigor

Kathleen Sciarappa

With Kathleen Sciarappa

Academic rigor is a topic that should be on the mind of every teacher and school leader if we want to develop self-directed students who leave school with a deeper understanding of the concepts and principles they will need to be successful. To talk about rigor and ways that school leaders can emphasize its importance in the classroom, we’re joined by Kathleen Sciarappa. Continue

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Teaching & Learning

Understanding the Challenges of the Common Core

Robert Pauker

With Robert Pauker

For many schools around the country, the realities of implementing the Common Core have hit home during this school year. To talk about the difficulties that are being encountered with the Common Core and what school leaders can do to turn that around, we’re joined by Robert Pauker, a consultant to numerous school districts and co-author of the Common Core Cooperative web site. Continue

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Teaching & Learning

Technoteaching

Julie Wood

With Julie Wood

Very few teachers are using digital tools to their fullest potential to improve teaching and learning. To talk about how schools can better integrate digital tools into the curriculum we’re joined by Julie Wood, an international digital literacy consultant. Continue

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