Episode 63 - Randy Watson

January 16th, 2017

We are back from winter break with Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson http://twitter.com/kscommissioner. We had a great discussion about how he toured the state to help craft the vision for education in Kansas and what his plan is for the future. We also introduce our new website and share a blog post and YouTube channel of the week!

Article of the week: "A better future is possible." https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-11-15-a-better-future-is-possible-ideo-s-sandy-speicher-on-design-thinking-in-schools 

YouTube Channel of the Week: Seeker Stories - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q 

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Episode 62 - AJ Juliani

December 12th, 2016

Tonight we got to close out 2016 with teacher, tech director, author, coach, etc., etc., A.J. Juliani http://twitter.com/ajjuliani. He talks about his recent book, the Mars challenge, and coaching others' kids vs his own kids. It's a very 'Merican show!

Book: Building School 2.0: https://www.amazon.com/Building-School-2-0-Create-Schools/dp/1118076826

Video: Santa grants 5 year old's wish: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/terminally-ill-5-year-old-boy-dies-santa-s-arms-n695096

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Episode 61 - Corey Dahl

November 28th, 2016

Superintendent Corey Dahl http://twitter.com/icoreydahl joins the show to talk about what makes a school district successful. We reminisce about presentations past with Corey and touch on recent school tragedys around the Water Cooler.

Blog post of the week: http://mustardseedlikefaith.weebly.com/my-reflections/fearless-meets-boring by Shelly Mowinkel http://twitter.com/shellymowinkel

Video: Obvious to You, Amazing to Others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtauajdRNTM 

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Episode 60 - Clay Reisler

November 14th, 2016

The guys welcome Clay Reisler to the show to talk about the differences between working in public and parochial schools, coaching his own kids, and why the iPad is right for his school district. 

Article: How We Broke Democracy: https://medium.com/@tobiasrose/empathy-to-democracy-b7f04ab57eee#.q0oajot2d 

YouTube Channel: Shots of Awe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClYb9NpXnRemxYoWbcYANsA 

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Episode 59 - Chris Lehmann

October 24th, 2016

Science Leadership Academy Principal Chris Lehmann (http://twitter.com/chrislehmann) joins the show to talk about the growth of the inquiry based model in Philadelphia, his expectations for his kids' teachers, and his book, Building School 2.0. Plus we preview the World Series and recap ITEC!

Books:
Video:
Cleveland getting ready for World Series: 
Mic Drop: Empathy
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Episode 58 - Live at ITEC

October 13th, 2016

Lots of first from this show! This first time the guys are all in the same place for the podcast, at their first featured speaker event, interviewing their first guest (Bob Dillon http://twitter.com/ideaguy42) again, making him the first ever repeat guest! 

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Episode 57 - Philip Cummings

September 26th, 2016

Philip Cummings http://twitter.com/philip_cummings joins us to talk about teaching reading in an all boys school, the challenges of blending families, and Memphis football! Plus the guys reflect on the passing of Arnold Palmer and Jose Fernandez.

YouTube Channel: Harvard Education
Mic Drop: Arnie
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Episode 56 - Dave Guymon

September 13th, 2016

Dave Guymon http://twitter.com/daveguymon joins Devin and Josh to talk about living through Utah's Holy War, his new coaching roles in the classroom and on the football field, his journey to a more healthy lifestyle, and how you can get involved in his Coach's Running Club! 

Blog post of the week: 
Meaningful Stories: How Teens Connect With StoryCorps and Podcasts from Mind/Shift: https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/05/13/personal-stories-how-teens-connect-with-storycorps-and-podcasts/
Video of the week: Pitt RB James Conner makes triumphant return after beating cancer http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17511740
Mic Drop: I don't care what you think
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Episode 55 - Tony Sinanis

August 30th, 2016

Season 4 kicks off with Dr. Tony Sinanis. Tony talked about his recent transition from elementary principal to assistant superintendent and gives us a behind the scenes look at the process of authoring.

Plus, we mixed up the end of the show with a blog post, video and the all new "mic drop."
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFnMTHhKdkw 
Mic Drop: Race and Empathy
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Episode 54 - Lance Lennon

May 16th, 2016

The guys welcome Lance Lennon http://twitter.com/llennon to the show to talk about the role tech directors from different backgrounds impact school districts. We also chat about where everyone is headed this summer and how we'll be learning in the sun! 

Twitter follow: Tim Lauer http://twitter.com/timlauer
Upcoming Event: Elevate EDU June 8th: www.elevatingedu.org
District spotlight:
LC: 5K for Families http://www.empoweringchange.us/
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