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Cultures of innovation begin with a culture of empathy. As you navigate today’s changing world the question remains how do you create these cultures? How do you scale them? And how do you help people develop the mindset and skills to thrive within them?
These are the questions people ask Dr. Sabba Quidwai, researcher, educator and storyteller. Each week we’ll explore the answers with stories and strategies from researchers, education leaders and today’s young people as we explore how might we design schools.

Designing Schools Dr. Sabba Quidwai

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

Cultures of innovation begin with a culture of empathy. As you navigate today’s changing world the question remains how do you create these cultures? How do you scale them? And how do you help people develop the mindset and skills to thrive within them?
These are the questions people ask Dr. Sabba Quidwai, researcher, educator and storyteller. Each week we’ll explore the answers with stories and strategies from researchers, education leaders and today’s young people as we explore how might we design schools.

    Part 3: Leadership and Social Influence with Jerry Almendarez

    Part 3: Leadership and Social Influence with Jerry Almendarez

    In this episode we discuss the relationship between leadership and social influence. As Peter Northouse shares, "leadership must evolve from being transactional to transformational."

    • 30 min
    Part 2: Building a Culture of Trust Amongst School Leaders with Jerry Almendarez

    Part 2: Building a Culture of Trust Amongst School Leaders with Jerry Almendarez

    In part 2 of our 3 part series with Superintendent Jerry Almendarez, we discuss the strategies he uses to build a culture of trust amongst his leadership team. You'll hear from two site principals about the impact this culture had on their practice and how it influenced the conversations they had at their own sites.

    • 51 min
    Leading with Vulnerability to Create a Culture of Innovation

    Leading with Vulnerability to Create a Culture of Innovation

    Two years into the pandemic there is one resounding takeaway - the importance of creating a culture of safety and trust. To ground our conversation on leadership we're using the definition from David P. Notgrass:

    "Transformational leaders are those who encourage creativity, recognize accomplishments, build trust, and inspire a collective vision. They are role models for the beliefs and values they want to see others adopt and they believe that their audience is able to rise to the occasion."

    • 18 min
    How Coding Allows Young People to Solve Problems and Explore Opportunities

    How Coding Allows Young People to Solve Problems and Explore Opportunities

    Meet Seth Raphael. He's a high school freshman who used his knowledge of coding to solve a challenge many students were dealing with - managing their virtual calendars filled with zoom links. He saw a challenge and set out to solve it and launched his venture - LinkJoin. 

    • 31 min
    Tips for Sharing Your Story Online

    Tips for Sharing Your Story Online

    You may have noticed that people kind of say the same thing over and over. They have one message with different versions for different audiences, and that consistency is a big part of their influence. But being consistent on social media doesn’t have to mean coming up with brand new content every day. It could mean showing up consistently with repurposed content or going deeper into old content. In this episode, I give you some tips to tell your story online and increase your influence.
     
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    To complement the summer series I’ve created a free guide for you to master how to develop the clarity and confidence to showcase your strengths, skills, and ideas in an online portfolio. You can download it here.

    • 7 min
    2 Frameworks You Can Use to Start Making Change

    2 Frameworks You Can Use to Start Making Change

    Just about everyone believes that the way we do education needs to change. We know the why, so I’m focusing on the how. In this episode, I talk about two different frameworks that can help educators get through the first step. 
     
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    To complement the summer series I’ve created a free guide for you to master how to develop the clarity and confidence to showcase your strengths, skills, and ideas in an online portfolio. You can download it here.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

diskon4no ,

Designing Schools is a winner!

Dr. Q is super! She has such insight and knows exactly what to ask her guests to get the most useful and authentic response. Her knowledge and experience in using Design Thinking is truly an asset that she uses throughout each episode. I highly recommend having an in-depth listen to this podcast!

Rip off alerter ,

Insightful & Relevant Conversations!

As a community college educator, I find so many relevant insights on this podcast. As we navigate these exciting and changing times, we need to hear voices from all fields and industries so that we can draw from each other. I appreciate the variety of leaders that Sabba (Dr. Q) interviews, and I learn something new and valuable in every episode. Mostly though, I feel energized and excited about the future after hearing these conversations. Sabba’s enthusiasm jumps through and her thoughtful questions lead to fascinating revelations from everyone she speaks with.

TheTechRabbi ,

Such a great conversation style!

So many podcasts just drone on and Sabba was so refreshing in how she broke up the conversation and really let’s the guest dig deep into answering her insightful questions! Must listen!

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