What if you could hear from leaders in school systems all around the country? People who are finding innovative ways to solve problems and make strategic decisions as they work to hire, develop, retain and support teachers and staff? From superintendents to principals, from human resources to curriculum and instruction to special education, we’re talking with people who have something to say in K-12 – and we’re sharing those conversations here.
Evaluating Teachers Virtually
How can schools support teacher growth in a virtual environment? How do you observe, evaluate, and provide feedback to teachers who are teaching over Zoom?
School Workforce Diversity
Why does inclusive hiring matter in schools? What are the roadblocks for schools looking to increase the diversity of their teaching populations? A conversation about workforce diversity in education.
Caring for Students’ Mental Health During Virtual Learning
What impact is the pandemic having on students? And how can schools provide the care they need, especially if learning is happening virtually?
Kids With Speech and Language Service Needs
Serving students who need speech and language services looks different during a pandemic. So how can schools best work with these families?
Equity for English Learners
For many English Learners, the switch to remote learning was especially tough. Here’s how one district bridged the gap — and found strategies they’ll continue to use even when coming back to school.
Are Schools Prepared for the Mental Health Crisis?
The past ten years have seen a significant increase of anxiety, depression, and suicide ideation in adolescents — and that was before the pandemic. Many of those students are looking to schools for mental health care. But are schools ready?
student of teacher absence
This is really interesting stuff! A longstanding question in K-12 HR has been how to use data captured in employee absence reporting systems to motivate better employee attendance. By sharing key data with school principals, linking reduced teacher absence with cost savings and new educational resources, and introducing a game element, this district models powerful use of operational data.
Districts helping districts
Love how this podcast draws attention to every-day innovators in K-12. We can all learn from the success stories of other districts facing similar challenges. Episodes are short and interesting, great for the car!
Engaging Education Podcast
Fascinating to hear stories from school districts who are passing on their learnings to us.