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Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, the Reimagine Schools Podcast features many of the nation's top educators, authors and innovators in K-12 education with an emphasis on leadership development, scaling innovation and transforming our public school system. Guest have included some of the world's most prolific thought leaders on education, including Ted Dintersmith, Ted Fujimoto, Ian Jukes, Alfie Kohn, Grant Lichtman, Marc Prensky and Dr. Tony Wagner. The Reimagine Schools Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network (EPN). Be sure to join the conversation with #ReimagineSchools. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

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Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, the Reimagine Schools Podcast features many of the nation's top educators, authors and innovators in K-12 education with an emphasis on leadership development, scaling innovation and transforming our public school system. Guest have included some of the world's most prolific thought leaders on education, including Ted Dintersmith, Ted Fujimoto, Ian Jukes, Alfie Kohn, Grant Lichtman, Marc Prensky and Dr. Tony Wagner. The Reimagine Schools Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network (EPN). Be sure to join the conversation with #ReimagineSchools. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support

    Pushing Boundaries with Dr. Rick Jetter

    Pushing Boundaries with Dr. Rick Jetter

    In this episode, Dr. Rick Jetter, a long-time school administrator from New York, shares insights from his newly released #100StopSeries, a collection of books that begins with the 100 No-Nonsense Things that ALL Teachers Should STOP Doing, that is widely considered one of the largest collaborative educational publishing projects ever with more than 100 authors represented. This first book celebrates the teaching profession by highlighting 100 areas of deep, honest and no-nonsense improvement that can take place at any school, anywhere, anytime and sets the stage for additional books that will target School Leaders, Parents, Students and Politicians. Jetter also shares his own personal struggles that have served as a catalyst to his work as a best-selling author and nationally recognized educational consultant (Pushing Boundaries Consulting LLC) with co-founder Rebecca Coda. Twitter: @RickJetter. Website: RickJetter.com.



    Meet Dr. Rick Jetter

    Ranked #17 in the TOP 30 Global Gurus of 2021, Rick Jetter, Ph.D., is an educator, author, speaker, trainer and national education consultant.  He has worked in the field of education for over 21 years and has held the positions of: alternative education teacher, English teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools before pursuing a career in consulting, speaking, writing and publishing.  Known as "Dr. J.," he is also the co-founder and lead consultant at Pushing Boundaries Consulting, LLC and a 2021 fellow for the NY Education Policy Fellowship Program sponsored by Teachers College at Columbia University.  Dr. J. has written 9 books for educators and is currently one (of a very small handful) of scholars and thought leaders across the nation who develops narrative theory research models for transforming school culture and carrying out school reform initiatives.  



    About Dr. Greg Goins

    As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins.

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    • 36 min
    Creating Modern Classrooms with Kareem Farah

    Creating Modern Classrooms with Kareem Farah

    In this episode, former high school Math teacher Kareem Farah talks about how an innovative Blended Learning model that started at Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. has now turned into The Modern Classrooms Project (MCP), a non-profit organization that is leading a movement of educators in implementing a self-paced, mastery-based instructional model that meets the needs of every student.  This three-tiered approach includes Blended Learning principles with teacher-created videos, a self-paced learning environment and a mastery-based grading system that collectively eliminates the traditional one-size-fits-all classroom. Twitter: @KareemFarah23. Website: ModernClassrooms.org.



    Meet Kareem Farah

    Kareem Farah taught high school math in Hawaii and Washington, DC, for six years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and later received a master’s degree in secondary education at Johns Hopkins University. Farah was awarded the 2018 DC Public Schools Award for Classroom Innovation. Instead of using a traditional lecture model, Farah taught mathematics through a blended model where students accessed content through his self-made videos. The cornerstone of his classroom was the ability for students to work through the content at their own pace and Farah’s ability to employ mastery-based grading to evaluate student learning.

    In an effort to scale his classroom model, Farah co-founded a nonprofit, The Modern Classrooms Project. As the CEO of The Modern Classrooms Project, Farah and his team train and support teachers who seek to redesign their classroom to better support the unique needs of their students, particularly in our most underserved communities. 



    About Dr. Greg Goins

    As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins.

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    • 28 min
    Find Your "Googliness" with Jennie Magiera

    Find Your "Googliness" with Jennie Magiera

    In this episode, Jennie Magiera, a best selling author and Global Head of Education Impact at Google, shares insights on some exciting new changes coming to Google Classroom as part of the Anywhere School Initiative for 2021. Magiera also shares her thoughts on how Google has changed the game for teaching and learning and how the Google Education Team has remained innovative in its mission to help educators adapt to virtual learning and self-paced learning strategies. Finally, Magiera talks about her definition of "Goggliness" and how school technology leaders can now participate in the newly created Google For Education Certified Coach Program. Twitter: @MSMagiera. Website: about.me/jenniemagiera



    Meet Jennie Magiera

    Jennie Magiera is the Global Head of Education Impact at Google, the Corwin bestselling author of Courageous Edventures and the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Our Voice Alliance, whose mission is to elevate marginalized voices and perspectives to improve equity & empathy in education. Previously, she was the Chief Program Officer at EdTechTeam, the Chief Innovation Officer for the Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, and a Chicago Public Schools teacher. Jennie uses her classroom experiences to inform her work supporting educators to create new and better opportunities for their students. She believes that despite the many challenges facing schools today, every classroom can be a place for “edventures”: student-centered, passion-based experiential learning. Her work centers around acknowledging problems and finding innovative ways to navigate them so as to allow teachers and students dive into these classroom edventures.



    About Dr. Greg Goins

    As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins.

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    • 30 min
    EduDuct Tape with Jake Miller

    EduDuct Tape with Jake Miller

    In this episode, Jake Miller, host of the popular Educational Duct Tape Podcast, shares his philosophy on using technology as a tool to enhance learning, prompting educators to think differently about why they should add a new app or digital tool into the classroom. Miller also talks about the impact that social media has had on professional learning for educators this summer as Twitter remains a popular space to find supportive voices, share big ideas and take advantage of "bite-sized learning" opportunities. Finally, Miller shares strategies on how to develop student-paced classrooms that allows kids of all ability levels to use a video playlist to eliminate "one-size-fits-all" instruction in favor of more student choice and personalized learning. Twitter: @JakeMillerTech. Website: JakeMiller.net.



    Meet Jake Miller

    Jake Miller is an edtech and learning enthusiast who hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast and shares #EduGIFs at @JakeMillerTech and on JakeMiller.net. The #EduDuctTape Podcast focuses on viewing #edtech as a tool used to meet goals, address learning standards and solve problems in the classroom, much as duct tape is used as a tool that solves a plethora of problems in our lives. In each episode, Jake sits down with a different inspiring guest to share and discuss some awesome ideas for using tech in the classroom! Join us for Educational Duct Tape, every other week on Wednesday! He works as a science teacher for the Orange City School District in Ohio and previously spent 5 years as a technology integration specialist and an additional 12 years in the classroom teaching math, science & STEM at various grade levels. Jake’s favorite job, however, is his full-time position as a husband and father.



    About Dr. Greg Goins

    As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins.

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    • 33 min
    Leading Positive Schools with Jim Van Allan

    Leading Positive Schools with Jim Van Allan

    In this episode, Dr. Jim Van Allan, Vice President of Schools for The Jon Gordon Companies, shares thoughts on how K-12 school leaders can create a more positive school culture through the Power of Positive Schools Program, a whole-school model built around a series of books from best-selling author Jon Gordon that includes The Energy Bus, The Power of Positive Leadership, and The Power of a Positive Team. The Power of Positive Schools Program is based on proven principles and practices to improve your school culture, leadership, teamwork and performance and includes the popular Energy Bus for Schools Program. Twitter: @JimVanAllan. Website: PowerofPositiveSchools.com.



    Meet Dr. Jim Van Allan

    Dr. Jim Van Allan is an accomplished speaker and trainer with clients across the country. He specializes in using a unique blend of audience-engagement and high-energy to make workshops and keynote speeches come alive. Jim is a Certified Speaker with The Jon Gordon Companies and has been presenting curriculum and material on behalf of Jon Gordon for over 10 years. He has conducted presentations on all of Jon’s books.

    He is a Professor of Communication Studies with Keiser University where he teaches Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication courses. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Jim also has his Ph.D. in Education Leadership where he analyzed the impact of professional development training based on the best-selling book ‘The Energy Bus’. The research focused on how schools and organizations can sustain a positive culture. He resides in Palm City, Florida, with his wife, Stephanie, and two boys, Brady and Brenden. 



    About Dr. Greg Goins

    As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins.

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    • 31 min
    Next Gen Leadership with Justin Bathon

    Next Gen Leadership with Justin Bathon

    In this episode, we kick off our Summer Leadership Series with Dr. Justin Bathon, Director of Innovative School Models at the University of Kentucky, who talks about how the UK Next Generation Leadership Academy has evolved to help school districts throughout Kentucky take a bold step toward innovative practice and deeper learning strategies. Bathon also shares insights from his new book, Leadership for Deeper Learning: Facilitating School Innovation and Transformation, and why leaders of Deeper Learning Schools displayed high levels of courage and risk taking to create a direct and intentional visioning process to transform schools. Finally, Bathon announces an exciting new partnership between UK Next Gen and noted author and filmmaker Ted Dintersmith, that includes a What School Could Be Leadership Academy for the 2021-22 school year. Twitter: @JustinBathon. Website: lead.school.



    Meet Dr. Justin Bathon

    Dr. Justin Bathon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky and serves as the Director of Innovative School Models for the College of Education. He is a co-Director of the Next Generation Leadership Academy at the College and a co-director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE). Justin works directly with schools and school leaders to reform the systems that support the learner experience in school.

    Justin’s research focuses on the underlying code of education and the changes necessitated by the digital, global age. This work looks at the intersections of education, law, and technology and translates research into specific actions for local learning communities. Justin has legal and educational experience at the local, state, national, and international levels including as a high school teacher in southern Illinois. He holds a J.D. from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Indiana University. He is co-author of Leadership for Deeper Learning: Facilitating School Innovation and Transformation that will be available in July, 2021. 



    About Dr. Greg Goins

    As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to drgreggoins@gmail.com.  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. 



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    • 35 min

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22 Ratings

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Love this podcast

The silver lining to the covid pandemic IS not just reimagining schools but recreating them so they meet the needs of students and families. Dr. Greg and his speakers are showing us the way. A must listen not just for educators but for communities.

Ny Ho ,

Too Notch

Always appreciate Dr. Goins work. I’ve been introduced to educational thought leaders from a variety of areas due this podcast. Each episode is very thought-provoking.

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Great Content

The content is great! My only criticism is that the theme music is SO MUCH LOUDER than the interviews that it’s actually painful to my hears. I hope they adjust that!

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