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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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Mar 26, 2018

Jen Kime is the CEO of Downtown Mansfield - a not-for-profit that seeks to revitalize Mansfield, Ohio. She speaks with Joel about the intersection of public schools and a city's efforts to encourage more economic and commercial development.

For show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Mar 22, 2018

Carole speaks with Noble Local Schools Superintendent Dan Leffingwell about the steps his district has taken to improve their schools' climate. They discuss communicating goals and expectations to students and families, student ownership, and creating a sense of hope and pride in students.

For more information on the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative, visit https://ohiosrc.org/.

For show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Mar 15, 2018

In a special episode, Joel speaks with five student leaders from New Albany Plain Public Schools in Ohio. These five students not only participated in the walkout, but have plans to attend the March For Our Lives later this month, and one has spoken directly to the school board. This occasion is historic and we're so happy to get the opportunity to talk to these young adults on the same day it all happened.

For show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Mar 14, 2018

Jill Habig is the Founder and President of the Public Rights Project - a not-for-profit that helps to public institutions fight to protect the civil rights of members of their community. She speaks with Joel about civil rights within our schools including a discussion on chronic absence and the school-to-prison pipeline.

For show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

Mar 12, 2018

Heidi Feller took German at Wisconsin Heights High School and had Jeri Springstead as her teacher. Fast forward a little bit and Heidi is a German teacher herself! Joel speaks with Heidi and Jeri about the relationship between teachers and students and asks the important question: Why German as a foreign language? (Spoiler: It's a good answer.)

Heidi is currently the Chief Inspiration Officer for #SocialSchool4edu.

For show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

 

Mar 8, 2018

Carole speaks with Dr. Denver Fowler, friend of the podcast AND the author of the forthcoming book The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today's World. They talk about the book (there's a lot of stuff in there), how it came about, and what Dr. Fowler hopes people take away from it.

Dr. Denver J. Fowler is currently an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Graduate and Professional Studies in Education, within the College of Education at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Find him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/denverjfowler. Make sure to search for #21stCenturyLeader.

For complete show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

 

Mar 5, 2018

Paul Fallon speaks with Joel about the value of various kinds of public opinion research when it comes to understanding your community and how best to communicate your district's priorities. 

Paul Fallon runs Fallon Research & Communications - a full-service public opinion research and polling firm that serves a variety of clients, from major political, corporate and public affairs campaigns to small local community initiatives.

For complete show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Mar 1, 2018

Joel speaks with Luke Francois, superintendent, and Joelle Doye, Communications Director, about their experience adding a full-time communications position to the Mineral Point Unified School District. They talk about the strategic plan that led them down this path and the ways in which Joelle made an instant difference for the district.

For full show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

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