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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:


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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:




Fearless Schools with Doug Reeves

In this episode, Dr. Douglas Reeves, the author of more than 40 books and 100 articles on leadership and education, talks about his latest book, Fearless Schools: Building Trust and Resilience for Learning, Teaching, and Leading, and gives a preview of his new online course that will launch in 2023. His 5-part cohort entitled, Grading Reform Without Tears, was designed to help school leaders and their teams close the gap between theory and practice in grading reform, giving them immediate...


5-Gen Leadership with Mark White

In this episode, author, speaker, and former Ohio school superintendent Mark White discusses his new book, 5-Gen Leadership: Leading 5 Generations in Schools in the 2020s, as we now have five different generations - Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Generation Z, and Gen Alpha all working together under one roof in today's schoolhouse. Based on research and the author's experience as a veteran school leader, the book serves as a blueprint to navigate the core values of each generation...


Be Great with Dwight Carter

In this episode, veteran Ohio school administrator, speaker, and author Dwight Carter shares insights from his new book, Be Great: Five Principles to Improve School Culture from the Inside Out, and breaks done a blueprint for school leaders that includes being Grateful, Relational, Enthusiastic, Authentic, and Teachable as the keys to leading a positive school culture. Carter also shares his views on leading a new generation of students who have unique challenges and a thirst for more...


Let's Get Messy with Matt Miller

In this episode, author, speaker, and innovative tech-educator Matt Miller dives into several important topics that includes the state of education post-pandemic, why getting messy in the classroom is one of the true staples of deeper learning, and how teachers can think differently about creating an experience for their students that will increase engagement and a love for learning. Matt also shares information about his new website that takes the Netflix model of on-demand content and...


Designing Schools with Sabba Quidwai

In this episode, Dr. Sabba Quidwai shares insights about her new educational documentary on Design Thinking in Schools. The Design39 campus in San Diego, California, serves as the backdrop for the film titled Designing Schools: The Future is a Place We Create, that takes a deep dive into how one of the nation's most innovative schools uses a Design Thinking approach to create a culture of trust and collaboration to help students solve real-world problems. Twitter: @askMsQ. Website: Designing...


Prisms of Reality with Anurupa Ganguly

In this episode, Anurupa Gangoly, Founder and CEO of Prisms of Reality, talks about the challenges of traditional math instruction and shares the story of how she created an ed-tech company that is redefining the math learning experience using immersive virtual reality. This new paradigm for math education allows students the ability to learn through movements, experience, and meaningful discovery to personalize learning and engage students with opportunities for real-world problem solving....


Crafting The Culture with Joe Sanfelippo

In this episode, author, speaker, and award-winning school superintendent Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, discusses his new book with Dr. Jeff Zoul, Crafting The Culture: 45 Reflections On What Matters Most, and shares insights on how school leaders can build a stronger school culture by making people people valued, earning trust, and coaching educators to help them find their purpose within the organization. Sanfelippo also reflects on his friendship with Jimmy Casas, best-selling author of Culturize:...


PBL Simplified with Ryan Steuer

In this episode, Ryan Steuer, author of PBL Simplified: 6 Steps to Move Project Based Learning from Idea to Reality, talks about the common myths and challenges many new teachers face when trying to implement PBL in the classroom. Steuer also provides practical tips and advice on how to design PBL lessons at all grade levels, how community stakeholders can become part of the design process, and why grading should never be a barrier as classroom assessment remains the same with a focus on...

Street Data with Shane Safir & Jamila Dugan

In this episode, Shane Safir and Dr. Jamila Dugan, co-authors of Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation, share insight from their best-selling book that teaches schools how to eradicate the fixation on big data like standardized test scores to measure equity and learning by rebuilding the system with classrooms, schools and systems built around students’ brilliance, cultural wealth, and intellectual potential. The book also provides an...

United We Learn with Dr. Jason Glass

In this episode, Dr. Jason Glass, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, shares his vision for public schools in Kentucky through the launch of a new statewide United We Learn initiative that's built around the three big ideas of creating a more vibrant experience for every student, encouraging innovation in our schools – especially when it comes to assessment, and creating a bold new future for Kentucky’s schools through collaboration with local communities. At the center of...

Envision Learning with Justin Wells

In this episode, Justin Wells, a deeper learning advocate and Executive Director of Envision Learning Partners, shares insights into how school districts are using innovative principles of deeper learning to design better performance assessments to measure student success. In addition, Wells encourages school leaders and classroom teachers to design capstone experiences and a portfolio defense system at various grade levels to help "build muscle" on the path to greater equity for all...


Unconventional Leadership with Jessica Cabeen

In this episode, award-winning principal Jessica Cabeen shares the principles of Unconventional Leadership that includes putting people over position, taking big risks, and dispelling the myth that every school should have the "perfect principal." Cabeen, a popular speaker and author of four books on school leadership, also encourages principals to reimagine professional development for teachers by creating a "PD Playlist" that allows educators to "pick and choose their own adventure" on the...


The Empowered Classroom with John Spencer

In this episode, former middle school teacher, best-selling author, and current college professor Dr. John Spencer shares insights from his work around design thinking, project-based learning, and deeper learning strategies to promote creativity and wonder in schools. From his two most popular books - Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student and Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning - Spencer talks about the power of his...


Powerful Learning with Rachelle Dené Poth

In this episode, award-winning teacher, author, consultant and keynote speaker Rachelle Dené Poth shares practical strategies on how teachers can create a culture of sustained inquiry in the classroom by using choice boards, project-based learning, and a station rotation model to challenge students on the path to more powerful learning opportunities. Poth also discussed some of her favorte teach tools, how the pandemic has allowed teachers to take more risks with classroom instruction, and...


Coaching Teachers with Mike Rutherford

In this episode, author, speaker, and educational consultant Mike Rutherford shares his perspective on the art of teaching and how school principals can improve classroom observations and feedback to truly become instructional leaders within schools. In reviewing various coaching strategies for school principals, Rutherford encourages observers to use a field and ground approach to see the "big picture" before focusing on specific details to help provide quick, specific, immediate and...


True Accountability with John Tanner

In this episode, educational writer and thought leader John Tanner shares insights on how his Benefits-Based Accountability Framework can help school districts make the shift from a Portrait of a Graduate to a true accountability system for long-term school success. As the founder of Brave Ed, Tanner also provides a historical summary of high-stakes testing in schools and why policymakers continue to utilize a narrow approach to data collection that creates a "punishment-based" system for...


On Your Mark with Tom Guskey

In this episode, long-time University of Kentucky professor Dr. Tom Guskey, an award-winning author on educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, grading, and professional learning, provides valuable insight into the harmful effects of traditional grading methods from his two most popular books, Get Set, Go! Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems (2020) and On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting (2015). Dr. Guskey also shares thoughts on why...


Learner-Centered Innovation with Katie Martin

In this episode, Dr. Katie Martin shares insights from her two books - Evolving Education: Shifting to a Learner-Centered Paradigm (2021) and Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion and Unleash Genius (2018) as we discuss the changing role of the classroom teacher, how to empower students to take ownership of their own learning, and why school district leaders should look beyond the Portrait of a Graduate to take the next big step forward to create an action plan for...


Redefining Student Success with Ken Kay & Suzie Boss

In this episode, Ken Kay and Suzie Boss provide insight on their new book, Redefining Student Success: Building a New Vision to Transform Leading, Teaching, and Learning, that provides a North Star to help school districts bring the Portrait of a Graduate concept to life with an emphasis on big conversations around community engagement and teaching kids to become both self-directed learners and creative problem solvers. Kay and Boss also discuss how a backward design approach to deeper...


Pushing Boundaries with Dr. Rick Jetter

In this episode, Dr. Rick Jetter, a long-time school administrator from New York, shares insights from his newly released #100StopSeries, a collection of books that begins with the 100 No-Nonsense Things that ALL Teachers Should STOP Doing, that is widely considered one of the largest collaborative educational publishing projects ever with more than 100 authors represented. This first book celebrates the teaching profession by highlighting 100 areas of deep, honest and no-nonsense...