Reimagine Schools

Reimagine Schools

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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support


Finding Balance with Catlin Tucker
Dec 9 • 34 min
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…
Esports In Schools
Dec 5 • 36 min
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…
Meet Google’s Chief Education Evangelist - Jaime Casap
Nov 26 • 35 min
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…
Disruptive Innovation with Michael Horn
Nov 19 • 33 min
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…
Get Your LEAD On with Adam Dovico
Nov 14 • 31 min
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…
Boredom Busters with Katie Powell
Nov 4 • 33 min
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…
Passion-Based Learning with Derek McCoy
Oct 28 • 41 min
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…
Depth of Knowledge with Robert Kaplinsky
Oct 21 • 32 min
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…
The Gradeless Classroom with Starr Sackstein
Oct 16 • 38 min
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…
Be More Chef with AJ Juliani
Oct 8 • 36 min
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…
Charter Schools with David Osborne
Oct 3 • 43 min
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…
Innovate Inside The Box with George Couros
Sep 23 • 40 min
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…
Don’t Ditch That Tech with Matt Miller
Sep 17 • 31 min
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…
Get Moving with Adam Welcome
Sep 10 • 36 min
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…
Dream Big with Chris Hogan
Jul 15 • 28 min
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…
Mobile Innovation With Matt Friedman
May 23 • 31 min
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…
Digital Leadership With Eric Sheninger
May 14 • 32 min
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…
Every Story Matters With Todd Nesloney
May 8 • 29 min
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…
Hacking Leadership with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo
Apr 30 • 34 min
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…
Tell Your School Story with Andrea Gribble
Apr 2 • 35 min
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…
Generation Z with Dwight Carter
Mar 26 • 29 min
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…
Portrait of a Graduate with Ken Kay
Mar 19 • 33 min
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,…
Culturize with Jimmy Casas
Mar 11 • 39 min
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…
(Simulcast) Transformative Principal with Jethro Jones
Feb 25 • 34 min
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…
Connecting The Dots with Joe Erpelding
Feb 21 • 32 min
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…
Design Thinking with Alyssa Gallagher
Feb 15 • 33 min
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”…
Pure Genius with Don Wettrick
Feb 6 • 38 min
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…
Code Breaker with Brian Aspinall
Jan 30 • 31 min
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,…
Future Ready Schools with Tom Murray
Jan 23 • 32 min
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…
Reclaiming Our Calling with Dr. Brad Gustafson
Dec 18, 2018 • 35 min
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…
Global Competence with Dr. Yong Zhao
Dec 13, 2018 • 33 min
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…
Leading School Change with Dr. Todd Whitaker
Dec 9, 2018 • 37 min
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…
Closing The Attitude Gap with Baruti Kafele
Dec 4, 2018 • 33 min
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…
The Path To PBL with Bob Lenz
Nov 27, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Deep Change with Dr. Robert Quinn
Nov 20, 2018 • 31 min
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…
The Leadership Challenge with Jim Kouzes
Nov 13, 2018 • 33 min
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…
Progressive Education with Alfie Kohn
Nov 6, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Join The Reimagine Schools Podcast Community
Nov 1, 2018 • 9 min
Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/groups/reimagineschools —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support
Be The Revolution with Kim Bearden
Oct 30, 2018 • 30 min
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…
Bold School with Weston Kieschnick
Oct 25, 2018 • 32 min
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…
Empowerment Education with Marc Prensky
Oct 18, 2018 • 30 min
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…
Designing Dream Schools with Ted Fujimoto
Oct 13, 2018 • 34 min
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…
Upper Limits with Danny “Sunshine” Bauer
Oct 8, 2018 • 29 min
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…
Moving The Rock with Grant Lichtman
Oct 4, 2018 • 28 min
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”…
Herding Tigers with Todd Henry
Sep 26, 2018 • 30 min
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…
LeaderShift with Ian Jukes
Sep 20, 2018 • 36 min
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…
Reinvent Education with Dr. Tony Wagner
Sep 11, 2018 • 21 min
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…
The Pepper Effect with Sean Gaillard
Sep 6, 2018 • 30 min
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…
Shake Up Learning with Kasey Bell
Aug 28, 2018 • 32 min
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…
Connected Leadership with Dr. Jeff Zoul
Aug 21, 2018 • 34 min
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…
EdTech Solutions with Dr. Mark Wagner
Aug 10, 2018 • 37 min
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…
Culture of Learning - Jon Corippo
Aug 3, 2018 • 35 min
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…
Timeless Learning - Dr. Pam Moran
Jul 26, 2018 • 40 min
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…
Leading Digital Natives - Dr. Denver Fowler
Jul 21, 2018 • 28 min
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…
Reimagine PD - Rich Czyz
Jul 12, 2018 • 26 min
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…
Personalized Learning - Travis Lape
Jul 3, 2018 • 34 min
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…
KY Go Digital With Heather Warrell
Jun 28, 2018 • 34 min
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…
Future Driven - Dr. David Geurin
Jun 19, 2018 • 26 min
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…
Reimagine Schools - Ted Dintersmith
Jun 11, 2018 • 32 min
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…