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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 P-12 education. Join the conversation as we "reimagine" how Future Ready Schools can transform learning for a new generation of connected students. Be sure to follow Dr. Greg Goins on Twitter at @DrGregGoins.

Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, the Reimagine Schools Podcast features many of the nation's top educators, authors and innovators in P-12 education. Join the conversation as we "reimagine" how Future Ready Schools can transform learning for a new generation of connected students. Be sure to follow Dr. Greg Goins on Twitter at @DrGregGoins.
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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 P-12 education. Join the conversation as we "reimagine" how Future Ready Schools can transform learning for a new generation of connected students. Be sure to follow Dr. Greg Goins on Twitter at @DrGregGoins.




Global Competence with Dr. Yong Zhao

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 says that policymakers often overprescribe solutions to fix education while underestimating the power of kids to create their own changes in a new “personalizable” model for learning. Dr. Zhao also talks about the impact of Steve Jobs and...


Leading School Change with Dr. Todd Whitaker

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 discussed are how to influence others, the difference between climate and culture, and why modeling expectations is always better than correcting behaviors. Dr. Whitaker also looks ahead to his next book project in 2019 and explains why he...


Closing The Attitude Gap with Baruti Kafele

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 on creating a positive school culture, finding your own “Inner Circle” and discovering why closing the “Attitude Gap” is the key to putting kids of all ages on a higher trajectory to success. Principal Kafele is the author of numerous books...


The Path To PBL with Bob Lenz

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 offers insight from his book, Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards and explains why all school administrators should aspire to become “Redesign Leaders” through the implementation...


Deep Change with Dr. Robert Quinn

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 organizations that value conformity and maintaining cultural norms. Instead, Quinn challenges those in leadership positions to find their own voice by examining a “higher purpose” that will lead to opportunities for transformational leadership. Dr....


The Leadership Challenge with Jim Kouzes

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 Challenge, which includes the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, has sold more than 2.5 million copies and is widely considered one of the top ten leadership books of all time. Kouzes also discusses leadership styles, the change process...


Progressive Education with Alfie Kohn

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 testing and an unhealthy focus on competition between students. Instead, Kohn advocates for a more "student-centered" approach in which cooperative learning allows schools to move away from data-driven instructional methods to a more...


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Be The Revolution with Kim Bearden

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 teacher training facility in Atlanta, GA that has hosted more than 50,000 educators from around the world. This revolutionary school model uses "hands on" instructional methods that include music, dance and laughter to create a joyful...


Bold School with Weston Kieschnick

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 when to bring technology tools into the learning process and why the combination of great teaching and building relationships is the "secret sauce" for successful schools. Twitter: @Wes_Kieschnick. Website: Become A...


Empowerment Education with Marc Prensky

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 creating two separate tracks in education - an Academic Track and an Accomplishment Track - that can operate as two equal systems in a School-Within-A-School concept. In this model, Prensky says that PBL should not just be about...


Designing Dream Schools with Ted Fujimoto

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 motivation. Ted serves as the co-founder of the Right To Succeed Foundation, a non-profit organization, dedicated to transforming at least 6,000 public schools into “American Dream Schools” within the next 10 years. Ted also shares his personal story...


Upper Limits with Danny "Sunshine" Bauer

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 his leadership community, The Mastermind, has helped pave the way for "heroic" leadership through reflection, problem solving and facing upper limit challenges to create "magical" schools. Twitter: @alienearbud. Website:...


Moving The Rock with Grant Lichtman

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" can lead to a path of engagement and intrinsic motivation as students discover relevance in their own learning. Lichtman also reflects on a six-month road trip that served as a quest to discover innovative schools and best practices...


Herding Tigers with Todd Henry

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 schools. From his book, he also talks about the importance of culture, collaboration, and fear of failure, while dispelling the myth that highly creative people want to be isolated, when in reality, they need boundaries and leaders that can push...


LeaderShift with Ian Jukes

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 most recent books, LeaderShift 2020: Reinventing Schools for Extraordinary & Uncertain Times and A Brief History of the Future of Education: Learning in the Age of Disruptive Innovation. Ian also shares his thoughts on recent brain research...


Reinvent Education with Dr. Tony Wagner

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 survival skills for the 21st century that include: 1) Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; 2) Collaborating Across Networks and Leading by Influence; 3) Agility and Adaptability; 4) Initiative and Entrepreneurship; 5) Effective Oral and...


The Pepper Effect with Sean Gaillard

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 create your very own masterpiece. Gaillard also shares ideas on building school culture with the momentum of the #CelebrateMonday and #TrendThePositive hashtags. Twitter: @smgaillard. Blog: Become a...


Shake Up Learning with Kasey Bell

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 "swiss army knife" of the G-Suite tools and how teachers can "speak emoji" to connect with a new generation of tech-savvy students. Twitter: @ShakeUpLearning. Blog: Podcast: Become a...


Connected Leadership with Dr. Jeff Zoul

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 Right Now: Teach and Lead for Excellence, with co-authors Dr. Todd Whitaker and Jimmy Casas. Dr. Zoul also provides a preview of his newest book, Stop Right Now, another collaborative effort with Casas, that completes the Start Right Now...