Episode 156: The looming financial crisis for schools: Four ways to talk with your community about finances

The looming financial crisis for schools: Four ways to talk with your community about finances

May 11, 2020 | Leadership
GUESTS: Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell

“We don’t have all the answers, but we do know that there is a fiscal emergency coming,” Joel says.

Episode 155: The looming financial crisis for schools: Four takeaways from the Great Recession

The looming financial crisis for schools: Four takeaways from the Great Recession

GUESTS: Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell

“I know this is tough right now for any educator to get their minds around,” Carole says. “The reality is that nobody knows what school’s going to be like when it opens in August or the fall.”

Episode 154: COVID-19 and what’s ahead for communication

COVID-19 and what’s ahead for communication

April 21, 2020 | Leadership
GUESTS: Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell

“Social media in isolation is not a good strategy,” Carole says. “Social media has to be wrapped in with all of your other communication,” Carole says.

Episode 153: Communication amid COVID-19

Communication amid COVID-19

April 20, 2020 | Leadership
GUESTS: Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell

“When we talk with school districts, we say it’s okay to tell your community these words: ‘We don’t know.’ Because we don’t,” Joel says.

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."