Episode 113: Schools and districts need to be on Instagram!

Schools and districts need to be on Instagram!

GUESTS: Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell

“I am of the belief that Instagram is where the future is, and I think when it comes to schools this is the platform that they really should be considering getting on,” Joel says.

Episode 112: How to craft an amazing strategic plan for your school and district

How to craft an amazing strategic plan for your school and district

May 9, 2018 | Strategies
GUEST: Diane Egbers

“Part of being successful with strategic planning is having a very accurate sense of your current resources and capacity, and then building a plan from there,” Diane says.

Episode 111: Communicating your needs to your community

Communicating your needs to your community

GUEST: Rich Hanson

“That told me loud and clear, we’ve got to share our story,” Rich recalls. “And we have to share our story in a way that people understand—and the message gets to them.”

Episode 110: Starting a community garden in your district

Starting a community garden in your district

April 26, 2018 | Small & Rural Schools
GUEST: Zac Shutler

“It’s so important to get students engaged,” Zac says. “It can’t always be about reading and then spitting out the knowledge. There has to be relevance to it.”

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."