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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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Aug 22, 2016

Carole speaks with Mike Klein about creating grassroots programs that can affect real change for students. Mike is a former member of the New Albany Schools School Board and the creator of the grassroots movement, Eagle Pride Victory Club.

Aug 8, 2016

Vicki Davis talks with Joel about technology in the classroom and the important of meeting children and parents where they are (hint: online). Vicki is a teacher and IT director at Westwood Schools. She also has her own podcast, Every Classroom Matters, and a popular blog, www.coolcatteacher.com.

Jul 25, 2016

Carole speaks with Crissy Lauterbach about how the benefits of teaching high school students on how to be teachers. In 2015, Crissy was named a White House Innovator for her work at the Teacher's Academy at Butler Tech in Dayton, Ohio.

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

 

Jul 18, 2016

Joel speaks with Dr. Gail Kist-Kilne, Superintendent of of Mason City Schools (Mason, Ohio). They talk about the number of women in school leadership positions, the importance of public education, and Dr. Kist-Kline talks about some best practices to engage the community.

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

 

Jul 11, 2016

Joel and Carole talk about some best practices when it comes to using your summer months effectively to ensure that your school community is informed and engaged.

For more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Jul 6, 2016

Dr. Jeff Butts from the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township (Indiana) joins the show today to talk about how his district is bringing more people from the community into his schools. From ID cards to good old-fashioned mail, Dr. Butts and Joel provide some excellent ideas to help others reach and communicate directly with their communities.

For more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Jun 20, 2016

Dr. Denver Fowler talks with Carole about the importance of developing leaders within our schools. Dr. Fowler, professor at the University of Mississippi, has served as a coach, teacher, athletic director and administrator in  P-12 settings for over a decade. He was named the 2015 State Assistant Principal of the Year in the state of Ohio and nominated for the National Assistant Principal of the Year. His research interests include ethics, leadership and research on the superintendency.

For more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

Jun 13, 2016

The ability to communicate effectively with your staff is so important and, sadly, many school leaders haven't thought critically about how to best share their ideas. This week, Dr. Jenny Hooie is back! She's from Dynamix, a company that works to help organizations improve their workflow and navigate change. With Jenny, Carole some best practices for how to run meetings and how to get staff buy-in.

Dr. Hooie (along with Dr. Tom Fry) wrote the book, "The Teacher Leader Survival Guide: Real Tips to Improve Your Meetings and Promote Collaboration".

For complete show notes and more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

 

Jun 6, 2016

Today’s show touches on the personal side of planning for college and the complicated landscape for parents and children. Our guest is Elizabeth Probst, who founded “At the Core”, a company that works to serve students as they prepare to make the very important decisions that surround their transition from high school to the future.

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

May 30, 2016

Today’s show touches on funding, equity, and resources in public schools and how socioeconomic status and zip codes are dictating the success of our students. Our guest is Dr. Denver Fowler, professor at the University of Mississippi, who has served as a coach, teacher, athletic director and administrator in  P-12 settings for over a decade. He was named the 2015 State Assistant Principal of the Year in the state of Ohio and nominated for the National Assistant Principal of the Year. His research interests include ethics, leadership and research on the superintendency.

For more information and complete show notes, please visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

May 23, 2016

Today’s show concerns several approaches to guide an organization through change. Our guest is Dr. Jenny Hooie, from Dynamix, a company that works to help organizations improve their workflow and navigate change. With Jenny, Carole explores how school districts can adapt and change with ease and transparency.

For complete show notes and more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

 

May 16, 2016

ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences) is an organization that helps girls develop the skills to deal with social, personal, and academic issues including: girl bullying and relational aggression, healthy dating and forming healthy relationships, cyberbullying, body image and the media, navigating social media, dealing with sexual harassment and violence, and leadership development for girls. Carole speaks with Dr. Lisa Winkelman, the founder of ROX, about their work and how we all can help girls succeed.

For more information on ROX, visit http://www.rulingourexperiences.com/.

For more We Love Schools, including full show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

May 9, 2016

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that education isn't being talked about by the major presidential candidates? Today’s show is a roundtable discussion with Joel, Carole, and John Marschhausen, superintendent of Hilliard School District, about education and the upcoming elections in the United States.

May 2, 2016

Today’s show focuses on the all important question of what college to attend and the factors that go into making that decision. We welcome Beth Probst, from At the Core, an organization that was founded to help serve students as they prepare to make important decisions that surround their transition from high school to the future.

For complete show notes and more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

Apr 25, 2016

Today’s show takes an honest look at school shootings and crisis situations from a  school communications lens. We welcome Ellen Ondrey, the District Community Coordinator with Chardon Schools in Northern Ohio. Through conversation we seek to better understand both the process of dealing with a tragedy and the impact of crisis situations on schools as well as the community at-large.

For complete show notes and other content, please visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

 

Apr 18, 2016

Wondering about the latest trends in educational technology? Well, you're in luck! Carole speaks with Keith Pomeroy about how innovative teachers utilize technology in their classrooms. Keith is the Chief Technology Officer at Upper Arlington Schools in Ohio.

For more great content, please visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

Apr 11, 2016

Today’s show is about technology and 1:1 initiatives in public schools. Technology can be a great equalizer for students, but understanding all sides of implementation and day-to-day use is crucial to the success of any 1:1 technology program. Our guest is Keith Pomeroy, the Chief Technology Officer at Upper Arlington Schools in Ohio where they have recently successfully launched a 1:1 initiative.

Apr 4, 2016

Today, Carole speaks with Tom Burton about nurturing perseverance, grit, and commitment in today’s K-12 students. The role educators and parents play is key and not necessarily always easy (loving in the unlovable moments). Our guest is Tom Burton, the associate superintendent of Princeton City Schools.

For more, please visit www.welovescholspodcast.com.

 

Mar 28, 2016

Dr. Thomas Tucker, Princeton City Schools Superintendent (Ohio) and the National Superintendent of the Year, talks with Carole about the power of public schools, the importance of vision, the public debate over the role of public schools and what he would change if he were king for a day.

For more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

Mar 21, 2016

Chris Brown, a 30-year veteran of the Southwest Local School District in Ohio, talks with Carole about the value of local control, the importance of public education, the differences between schools and businesses, and the impact of adding more and more requirements to school curricula. 

For more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

Mar 14, 2016

Communication is key and, in our changing world, so is learning to adapt. This week, Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Todd Hoadley, Superintendent of Dublin City Schools (OH), and Jennifer Economus, Allerton-Hill Consulting. Topics include how to develop communication skills, the limits of social media, the value of face-to-face communication, using Instagram, developing a social media identity, and the importance of local newspaper.

For more information, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

Mar 7, 2016

Dane Dellenbach, from Blackboard, talks with Joel about "sociability" - a way for schools to use all of their social media platforms all under one roof. Dane talks about technology, the value of keeping all of your district on the same page, and the difference between "good" and "bad" technology within the educational field.

For complete show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

Feb 29, 2016

Today, Joel speaks with Steve Avakian, a newspaper man and veteran educational consultant. His work has reached students in nearly every region in the state of Ohio.

For more information and complete show notes, visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

Feb 22, 2016

Carole speaks with Paul Imhoff & John Marschhausen about all of the new ideas and practices that school districts must address in our modern public schools. Topics include: personalization, testing, and school culture. For complete bios and more information, please visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

Feb 15, 2016

Today we talk with John Marschhausen, Superintendent of Hilliard City Schools in Ohio. He talks about servant-leadership, the importance of education, the benefits of a varied curriculum, and he shares some best practices for communicating effectively with students, parents, and the community. John is knowledgeable and inspiring and he's got a lot to share. Take some notes!

For more information, please visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

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