Learning Through Leading

Learning Through Leading

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Join Nick and Matt in conversations about the latest ideas, trends, and questions that have educators talking! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/learningthroughleading/support


BONUS - The BeerEDU Podcast & Learning Through Leading
Aug 9 • 70 min
We had a great chat with Kyle Anderson and Ben Dickson from the BeerEDU Podcast! Check out this BONUS episode as we gear up for Season 2, dropping soon! Ben Dickson: Twitter - @bdicksonNV or bdicksonnv.wordpress.com Kyle Anderson: Twitter -…
Reflections on Season 1
Jun 14 • 40 min
Nick and Matt take time out to reflect on Season 1 before taking some summer time to prepare for Season 2. The hosts discuss what they did well, what they can do better, and some ideas to help all educators rest, recharge, and prepare for a new school…
Teach Better with Chad Ostrowski
May 31 • 35 min
Chad Ostrowski of the Teach Better Team joins us to discuss teaching, professional learning, and educator self-care. In this episode, you’ll learn tips that can help you elevate your practice, both in-person and remotely. Check out the episode and the…
Holly Pantle on the Role of Libraries and Technology
May 24 • 33 min
Holly Pantle is the incoming Technology Director for the Charleston (IL) school district. During much of her career, Holly spent time supporting students, teachers and administrators as a Library Information Specialist. In this episode, Holly discusses…
LaVonna Roth SHINEs!
May 17 • 38 min
Author, Brain Research Expert, Consultant, Trainer, and Teacher LaVonna Roth shares her thoughts on culture and climate in our schools. LaVonna also shares some hands-on minds-on ideas to use during remote learning activities. Learn how LaVonna’s ideas…
Transitioning to Remote Learning with Mike Lubelfeld
May 3 • 31 min
Mike Lubelfeld discusses his district’s transition from in-person learning to e-learning and then to remote learning. In this candid interview, Mike talks about the things that went well, the things they could have done better, and the phenomenal work…
Adapting E-Learning to Remote Learning
Apr 26 • 51 min
This episode focuses on how two school districts, one suburban and one rural, are adjusting their existing e-learning plans to a longer-term remote learning situation. Shannon Duling is the superintendent of Princeville Community Unit School District 326…
Remote Learning with Adam & Alex Valencic
Apr 19 • 39 min
Adam Valencic and Alex Valencic offer some insights into their experiences in remote learning and online learning. Adam Valencic is an instructional designer at Lindenwood University in Missouri. Alex Valencic, is the Coordinator for 21st Century Teaching…
Jodi Scott Discusses Remote Learning
Apr 5 • 29 min
Regional Superintendent Jodi Scott was part of the team that created the Illinois Remote Learning Recommendations. In this special episode, Jodi returns to our show to discuss the differences between Illinois’ current Remote Learning Recommendations and…
Luxblox with Mike Acerra
Mar 29 • 28 min
Heather and Mike Acerra are the educational entrepreneurs behind Luxblox, allowing students to explore science, engineering, and design in almost any setting. Luxblox are non-digital high-tech learning tools that enable teachers to approach a multitude of…
Innovation & Self-Care with Jen Leban
Mar 22 • 27 min
Jen Leban is an educator and Google Innovator from Sandburg Middle School, Elmhurst, Illinois. Jen was also a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2019. In this episode, Jen talks with us about her Google Innovator Project and the importance of…
Learning Online with Ben Sondgeroth
Mar 19 • 53 min
Ben Sondgeroth of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois joins us on the special episode to share tips on leveraging video for teachers and administrators: Find your tool Find your content Find ways to have fun Find ways to be visible Some of the…
Janelle McLaughlin on Student-Driven Learning and Coaching
Mar 15 • 39 min
Janelle McLaughlin discusses the importance of student-driven learning on this week’s episode. Janelle is a consultant and instructional coach who works with schools supporting student choice and voice. Janelle also shares her views on professional…
Rae Hughart Revisited
Mar 8 • 9 min
In this episode we take a look back at our interview with Rae Hughart, educator, trainer, and Director of Professional Development for the TeachBetter Team. When we started this podcast, Rae was one of the guests we both knew we needed to have on. In this…
Brett Elliott: PHEARCE PLCs
Mar 1 • 35 min
Brett Elliott, Principal of Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois, shares his PHEARCE philosophy with us: Process Humility Energy Adversity Relationships Culture Excellence Brett also discusses his work with Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)…
Adam Welcome Revisited
Feb 23 • 36 min
Several months ago we were fortunate to sit down with Adam Welcome for a discussion about leadership, culture, and improving instruction. The audio quality on our original recording was less than perfect, to say the least. With production assistance from…
Technology Trends and Services through ILTPP with Courtney Fleeger
Feb 16 • 29 min
The Illinois Learning Technology Purchasing Program, or ILTPP, helps schools and districts find more affordable options to support learning through a wide variety of technology tools. Through this service, ILTPP also has a unique perspective on the latest…
Tim McIlvain Talks Cyber-Security, SOPPA, and how LTC can help
Feb 9 • 28 min
Tim McIlvain is the Director of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois, known as the LTC. In this episode, Tim discusses some of the many services provided by the LTC. Tim shares his knowledge of recent legislation, some cybersecurity tips, and a…
Professional Learning with Dr. Courtney Orzel
Feb 2 • 32 min
Dr. Courtney Orzel will soon soon take on the role of Associate Director for Professional Development for the IASA: the Illinois Association of School Administrators. In this episode, Dr. Orzel discusses her love of professional learning and shares her…
Leadership, Learning, and Culture with Jimmy Casas
Jan 26 • 42 min
If you ever have an opportunity to chat with Jimmy Casas, don’t let it pass by! In this episode we talk with Jimmy about the changing role of the school leader and the power of leading by example, especially when it comes to professional learning. Jimmy…
Floop: Feedback Loops In Any Classroom
Jan 19 • 29 min
We had a great talk with Christine Witcher and Melanie Kong about Floop, an app that supports teacher and peer feedback in almost any classroom. Listen to their startup story and how Melanie and Christine have used their classroom experiences and action…
TeacherFit
Dec 23, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Nick and Matt learn about TeacherFit from its founder, Nick Mann. We’ll learn how TeacherFit can help students, educators, and entire schools and districts build healthy habits, including mindfulness, yoga, and even weight training. After…
E-Learning in IL with Erich Grauke
Dec 15, 2019 • 39 min
Join us for a conversation with Erich Grauke of the Illinois State Board of Education about the recent Illinois legislation surrounding e-learning days. Erich will tell us about the basic requirements of the law, lessons learned from the pilot districts,…
#IETC19 - Part 2
Dec 8, 2019 • 102 min
We had such a great time at the Illinois Education And Technology Conference - #IETC19 - that we couldn’t contain it in just one episode! Here we have the rest of our interviews with educators from Illinois and surrounding states. We know you’ll have as…
#CoffeeEDU at #IETC19
Dec 1, 2019 • 52 min
Recently Matt and Nick visited the Illinois Education Technology Conference - #IETC19 - in Springfield, Illinois. Nick was able to join virtually via a telepresence robot, provided courtesy of Cindy Arthur at the Faculty Technology Learning Center at Carl…
Nick & Matt Talk Podcasting
Nov 24, 2019 • 31 min
Nick and Matt discuss their journey into podcasting, how you might use podcasts in your school or classroom, where they’re going next, and how you can be a part of this podcast in the future! Mentioned in this episode: Nick’s School Podcast Anchor.fm…
Nick Visits TeachBetter19
Nov 17, 2019 • 71 min
Nick Sutton recently visited the first ever TeachBetter Conference in Ohio. Along with presenting, Nick recorded a number of quick interviews with some of those in attendance to learn more about what’s happening across the educational landscape. We’re…
Thomas C. Murray: Future-Ready, Personal and Authentic
Nov 10, 2019 • 48 min
We enjoyed an incredibly informative talk with Thomas C. Murray about preparing students for the future, designing learning spaces, and his new book, Personal and Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Last a Lifetime. Future Ready Schools are…
Jason Leahy: The School Leader Paradigm
Nov 3, 2019 • 42 min
“School leadership matters.” Dr. Jason Leahy, Director of the Illinois Principals Association, provides his perspectives on leadership, empathy, and the new School Leader Paradigm. Learn more about Dr. Leahy’s goal of “Learning leaders leading learning…
Jodi Scott Provides a Regional and State View
Oct 27, 2019 • 27 min
Our guest this week is Jodi Scott, Superintendent of Regional Office of Education #33 in Henderson, Knox, Mercer, and Warren counties in Illinois. Jodi talks with us about her experiences in professional development, the growth of technology, and the…
Taking A Week Off
Oct 20, 2019 • 3 min
Thanks for tuning in! We’re taking a week off to recharge and work on developing new relationships to help make this podcast even better down the road. Join us next week for a new interview! ~Nick & Matt —- Send in a voice message:…
Everyone can learn math and more with Ryen Jackson
Oct 13, 2019 • 31 min
Ryen Jackson - R.J. - joins us to discuss math teaching and differentiation through centers at all grade levels, and the importance of making connections and building relationships. R.J. helps us understand how to overcome the “fear” of math by developing…
Leadership Is A Verb
Oct 6, 2019 • 33 min
Join us as we discuss educational leadership, the Teacher Shortage in Illinois, and the importance of Professional Development with our guests, Diane Robertson and Ralph Grimm. “Leadership is a verb” Ralph Grimm “Education is a world of change” Diane…
Improving Performance with Dr. Paulie
Sep 29, 2019 • 34 min
Dr. Paul Gavoni - “Dr. Paulie” - talks with us about behavior, coaching, and leadership. Read more from Dr. Paulie and friends Quick Wins: Accelerating School Transformation Through Science, Engagement, and Leadership, Manuel Rodriguez & Paulie Gavoni…
Unlearning with Nick Polyak
Sep 22, 2019 • 31 min
Superintendent Nick Polyak discusses the concept of “unlearning,” professional learning, technology and more in this episode. Dr. Nick Polyak: @npolyak http://twitter.com/npolyak Remember to check out this and all past episodes at…
Meet Nick’s former teachers!
Sep 15, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode we talk to two of Nick Sutton’s former teachers, Mr. Gregg Worrall and Mr. Todd Hilton! We ask Mr. Worrall and Mr. Hilton, among other things… How has your instruction evolved during your teaching career? How have technological resources…
Tim Cavey from Teachers On Fire!
Sep 7, 2019 • 31 min
Listen to our interview with Tim Cavey, host of the Teachers on Fire podcast! Tim is an awesome educator with an amazing repertoire of podcasts and other media: Teachers On Fire Website & Podcast: https://teachersonfire.net/ Teachers On Fire Magazine on…
Mike Patterson: Google, Digital Leadership, and more
Aug 18, 2019 • 38 min
Mike Patterson from Google Chicago joins us in this episode to discuss digital leadership and citizenship topics for teachers and administrators. Google’s Global Report on the Future of the Classroom Digital Leadership for teachers and administrators The…
Kristin Brynteson: OER, STEM, and so much more!
Aug 7, 2019 • 35 min
Dr, Kristin Brynteson, educator, podcaster and blogger from Northern Illinois University, discusses a variety of topics and programs with us during this interview. Questions addressed in this episode: What is Illinois OER, and how do OERs compare with the…
Rae Hughart
Jul 28, 2019 • 32 min
We really enjoyed our chat with Rae Hughart, 6th grade educator, Director of Training and Development for the Teach Better Team, and Illinois State University Instructor. We think you will, too! In this episode, Rae discusses mastery learning, her growth…
004 Amber Heffner
Jul 14, 2019 • 40 min
We discuss technology integration and professional learning with Amber Heffner, Executive Director of the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (IDEA - formerly Illinois Computing Educators). Some definitions… ISTE = The International Society for Technology…
003 Adam Welcome
Jul 7, 2019 • 38 min
Enjoy our discussion of leadership ideas with Adam Welcome, co-author of Kids Deserve It and author of Run Like a Pirate and Empower Our Girls. Follow Adam Welcome on Twitter at @mradamwelcome and visit his website Counterpoint: TEDtalk by Atul Gawande:…
002 Arlin Peebles
Jun 27, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode we talk with Arlin Peebles from the Illinois Principals Association to get his views on Professional Learning for educators and administrators. He shares some great opportunities available to all educators, and gives us a glimpse of what…
001 Rushton Hurley
Jun 19, 2019 • 40 min
It’s our inaugural episode! (We’ll get better… We promise!) Learn a little about us, Dr. Nick Sutton and Matt Jacobson, and hear our interview with Rushton Hurley, author of Making Your School Something Special and Making Your Teaching Something Special.…