27 episodes

Welcome to Inside the Treehouse, a podcast featuring Solution Tree CEO Jeff Jones. In each installment, Jeff will speak with some of the finest authors and professional development presenters in the field of education--on subjects including professional learning communities, response to intervention, assessment, instruction, and leadership. Subscribe to hear cutting-edge ideas presented as each new educational development happens. Inside the Treehouse is the place to be for educators to learn and grow professionally.

Inside the Treehouse Jeff Jones, CEO of Solution Tree

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to Inside the Treehouse, a podcast featuring Solution Tree CEO Jeff Jones. In each installment, Jeff will speak with some of the finest authors and professional development presenters in the field of education--on subjects including professional learning communities, response to intervention, assessment, instruction, and leadership. Subscribe to hear cutting-edge ideas presented as each new educational development happens. Inside the Treehouse is the place to be for educators to learn and grow professionally.

    “I’m Ready, I’m Willing, and I’m Going To” : A Conversation with Michelle Finn

    “I’m Ready, I’m Willing, and I’m Going To” : A Conversation with Michelle Finn

    From her rough and tumble childhood along the rugged Maine coast to teaching Siberian Yupik students on an Alaskan island 35 miles from Russia, author and education expert Michelle Finn’s path through life has been unconventional. Join us as we explore her fascinating journey to become an educator, and the impact her work in competency-based, personalized learning systems has made on education. Learn more about Michelle Finn: https://www.marzanoresources.com/michelle-finn.html&nbsp...

    • 38 min
    Grammy-Nominated Artist Always Had a Thing for Teaching: A Conversation with Hedreich Nichols

    Grammy-Nominated Artist Always Had a Thing for Teaching: A Conversation with Hedreich Nichols

    Hedreich Nichols is a woman with many talents. Not only has she gifted the music world with her vocal prowess, this international sensation has also devoted much of her professional career to advocating for students and the educators who serve them. Tune in to hear more about Nichols’ experiences as an artist, teacher, award-winning author, and renowned expert in equitable education and ed tech. From the Grammy Awards to the world of artificial intelligence, this conversation is fu...

    • 30 min
    When You Know What Works, Share It: A Conversation with Dr. Cameron Rains

    When You Know What Works, Share It: A Conversation with Dr. Cameron Rains

    Dr. Cameron Rains doesn’t shy away from digging in to investigate instructional practices that will raise levels of learning for all students. This passion for improving systems and structures to better serve students and teachers defined his former career as an educator and drives his daily work as executive vice president of Solution Tree. Join Jeff Jones in a candid conversation with Dr. Rains. As they traverse a range of topics, it becomes clear that every professional path chosen by...

    • 34 min
    All Roads Lead to Education: A Conversation with Ed Ackerman

    All Roads Lead to Education: A Conversation with Ed Ackerman

    Ed Ackerman, president and COO of Solution Tree, sits down with Jeff Jones to talk about how the experiences in his life impacted his journey toward, and passion for, education. From humble beginnings growing up in Ohio, Iowa, New York, and South Carolina, then serving as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the army during Desert Storm, Ed’s journey has taken him across the world. Following his time in combat, he was selected to teach at the highly prestigious West Point, where his true pas...

    • 54 min
    The PLC Hero’s Journey: A Conversation with Dr. Bob Eaker

    The PLC Hero’s Journey: A Conversation with Dr. Bob Eaker

    Decades ago, educator Bob Eaker began communicating with his fellow teachers and realized there needed to be a mechanism for changing teachers in order to change schools. Collaborating with PLC at Work® originator Rick DuFour, Bob took the principles of the PLC into his own community–and from there, saw dramatic results. Listen in as Solution Tree CEO Jeff Jones sits down with Bob to discuss those early days of putting the PLC into practice, and how the passion for teaching that began al...

    • 46 min
    Meet the Family: A Conversation with Claudia Wheatley

    Meet the Family: A Conversation with Claudia Wheatley

    Claudia Wheatley, author liaison and content specialist for Solution Tree, has experienced the life and culture of people everywhere from the inner city to the farms of Indiana. As a young teacher, Claudia learned the value of education, but was also willing to take risks to ensure student success went beyond just the subject matter. From there, she learned her talents lay in resource development. During her prestigious career at Solution Tree, Claudia has overseen the production of thou...

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Sharon Kramer

So enjoyed the podcast with Sharon. It’s been too long since she and I have talked. So glad we had times together with mathematics education in Waukegan.

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Rob eaker

Bob will never let you down, I could listen to him everyday! His humor and expertise is second to none! A must for all educators! Love Bob and appreciate all he has done for my career!

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