Episode 48: How to Support Transgender Students

How to Support Transgender Students in our Schools

GUEST: Dr. Vanessa K. Jensen

"We work to help the kids understand the ripples. Even if mom and dad are fine, they've got to work through the ripples; we can't do it all in one day... Helping the families feel that they have one more, 10 more, people supporting them ... the transitions have been really positive. "

Episode 47: Expanding Sign Language in Our Schools

Expanding Sign Language in Our Schools

Feb 20, 2017 | Communications
GUEST: Emily Fermier

Recognize that ASL is a foreign language. "It is completely separate from English and has it's own grammar, syntax and vocabulary. It naturally developed overtime as all languages do."

Episode 46: What the Proposed Ohio Budget Means for Schools and What Happens Next

What the Proposed Ohio Budget Means for Schools and What Happens Next

GUEST: Barbara Shaner

"Tell your story and your district's story. Your successes and your challenges. What are you doing with your funds the state is giving you now? What will the proposed budget do if it is enacted and what impact will it have on the students in your district?"

Episode 45: How To Spot A Great School At A Glance

How To Spot A Great School At A Glance

Jan 16, 2017 | Communications
GUEST: Barney Arnold

"Does the staff have a clear sense of their mission? Are they excited about teaching? Is their focus kid-centered?"

We highlight and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educaitonal and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

The Important Correlation between Poverty & Achievement

The Important Correlation between Poverty & Achievement

Feb 20, 2017
GUEST: Dr. Walter Tschinkel

"To ignore the link [between performance and...] poverty is to beg for failure in any successful use of this testing system."

Episode 40: 7 Leadership Lessons

7 Leadership Lessons

Oct 25, 2016
GUEST: Dr. Neil Gupta

“The belief is not about me. The building is not about me. It’s about the culture of the community, the district… Begin with the end in mind.”

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom

Aug 8, 2016
GUEST: Vicki Davis

"I believe our biggest problem with technology actually starts in our minds. Our minds our the greatest software ever invented and we need to program it for excellence."

Don't Hunker in Your Bunker: Crisis Communication

Don't Hunker in Your Bunker: Crisis Communication

Sept 19, 2016
GUEST: Dr. Joe Clark

"Nobody has ever complained to me that we've given too much communication. [...] My belief is that you shouldn't try to hide anything or make anything appear what it is not. Whatever we are going to do we are going to send out factual information."