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WE LOVE SCHOOLS is a weekly podcast that highlights success stories in school communications campaigns. We address the issues, obstacles and benefits of communicating with your community in today’s all-access social media-driven world. Subscribe to our podcast for inspiration, best practices and critical industry news.
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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 29, 2018

What happens when a literal hurricane comes headed your way? Even if we won't see one of those in our schools, there are all kinds of figurative hurricanes that you need to be prepared for. Greg Turchetta, Executive Director of Communications and Community Engagement at Collier County School District in Florida, has been through it. His district was in the path of Hurricane Irma. Luckily, they were prepared.

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Jan 25, 2018

Lindsey Imhoff's dad is currently the superintendent at Upper Arlington Schools. She speaks about the expectations placed on her, how she understands her role in the community, and the impact on her family. 

Lindsey recommends Wonder by R.J. Palacio. 

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Jan 22, 2018

Dr. John Marschhausen, superintendent of Hilliard City Schools in Ohio, returns to talk about how technology is implemented in their schools and what happens next. Joel and John also speak about how to manage a staff that has fast adopters (“joggers”) and less fast ones (“walkers”). They also talk about how Dr. Marschhausen’s recent visit to Apple headquarters has him rethinking his district’s hiring process.\

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Jan 18, 2018

Half of schools enrolled in public schools now qualify for free and reduced lunch. These economic realities are an indication of what needs must be addressed for students when they arrive at school. Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Luke Schaefer, associate professor of School Work at the University of Michigan, about these trends, poverties impact on children, and how schools can help.

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Jan 11, 2018

Shawn Morris has been teaching for 19 years and is at Hilliard Darby High School.When Shawn started teaching there were no computers in the classroom and now, between laptops and smartphones, there are numerous devices in every room. He speaks with Joel about how curricular instruction has changed in the last two decades. 

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Jan 8, 2018

Joel speaks with Nick Jaworski (former music teacher and current podcaster) about the case for music education in schools... and how NOT to make the case.

Here is the Stick Figure Advocacy Cartoon that Nick references.

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Jan 4, 2018

Dan Parent is the superintendent of Danbury Local Schools, a small district in Ohio with around 500 students. He speaks with Joel about their rebranding efforts that have helped their school share their message that they're the "best kept secret in Northwest Ohio". 

After that, Joel speaks with Amanda Morris from Allerton Hill about some more specifics of the Danbury efforts.

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Jan 1, 2018

Richard Lewis, Executive Director of the Ohio School Boards Association, speaks with Joel about the role of outside organizations that support school districts, the impact of social media, and the importance of local control when it comes to schools.

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