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#25 Be Great with Dwight Carter

The Dave Burgess Show

Fantastic chat with educational leader extraordinaire, Dwight Carter! Dwight is the author of Be Great: 5 Principles to Improve School Culture from the Inside Out. We chat about these principles, but also take some detours into topics as varied as funk music in Ohio, his track and field career, coaching, growing up as a twin, and much more! Let us know your thoughts using the hashtags #DaveBurgessShow and #BeGreat. Connect with Dwight Carter:Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dwight_CarterInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwightcarter/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dwightlcarter/


20 Feb 2023

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EPISODE #105: Be Great - Guest Dwight Carter

School Culture By Design

Dwight Carter has been an educational leader in a variety of capacities over the past 25 + years and has a passion for building great culture. During this podcast, he shares why re-setting expectations coming out of the pandemic is so vital, how to practice those expectations, and then the power of trusting your staff and students to live them out. Dwight believes in the power of a smile and hello, and wraps up the podcast sharing about his book BE GREAT.


25 Jan 2023

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Be Great with Dwight Carter

Reimagine Schools

In this episode, veteran Ohio school administrator, speaker, and author Dwight Carter shares insights from his new book, Be Great: Five Principles to Improve School Culture from the Inside Out, and breaks done a blueprint for school leaders that includes being Grateful, Relational, Enthusiastic, Authentic, and Teachable as the keys to leading a positive school culture. Carter also shares his views on leading a new generation of students who have unique challenges and a thirst for more ownership of their own school experience through student voice, choice, and inquiry-based learning opportunities. Twitter: @Dwight_Carter. (The Reimagine Schools Podcast is sponsored by Rocket PD). 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 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, visit the Reimagine Schools website. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greg-goins/support


22 Nov 2022

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Be GREAT: Featuring Dwight Carter

Aspire to Lead

This week’s guest, Dwight Carter, shares how the motto “Be GREAT” changed his mindset, school culture assessment, and trajectory of his leadership journey. Join us as we explore Dwight’s new district position and new book, Be Great!   In this episode, we discuss: Assessing School and District Culture Gratitude Techniques And his new book, Be Great: Five Principles to Improve School Culture from the Inside Out About Dwight Carter: Dwight Carter is a nationally recognized school leader from Central OH. Because of his collaborative and innovative leadership, in 2010, he was inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame. He was also named a 2013 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal of the Year, the 2014 Academy of Arts and Science Education High School Principal of the Year, the 2015 Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators Principal of the Year, and the 2021 Columbus Africentric Early College Sankofa Emerging Leader.  He is currently the Director of Student Support Systems for the Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School District.  He is the co-author of What’s In Your Space? Five Steps to Better School and Classroom Design (Corwin, 2016), Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How to Survive Hyper-change (Corwin 2018/2021); and a contributing author to Because of a Teacher: Stories of the Past to Inspire the Future of Education written and curated by George Couros. His first solo book, Be GREAT: Five Principles to Improve School Culture from the Inside Out, was just published on July 16th (IMPres, 2022). Additionally, he has contributed to several educational books and articles.   Follow Dwight Carter: Website: https://dwightcarter.edublogs.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dwight_Carter https://www.amazon.com/Be-Great-Principles-Improve-Culture/dp/1948334569?crid=3I2F0AQB04LOK&keywords=dwight+carter+be+great&qid=1659198143&sprefix=dwight+carter+%2Caps%2C135&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=aspirewebsite-20&linkId=8f98d9ce9266eeb6a69882f9f303ef... [caption id="attachment_3508" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast Swag, Joshua Stamper, Teach Better[/caption] NEW Aspire Swag with Discount Code: ASPIRE Tee-Shirts and Drinkware: ASPIRE: The Leadership Development Podcast This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, The Aspire Podcast gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Need a Presenter for a conference or school PD? Contact Joshua Stamper  for presentations on Restorative Practices, Leadership Development, and Innovative campus systems. Watch my session on Trauma Informed, restorative and social emotional practices at www.teachsummit.com/stamper Follow the Host, Joshua Stamper: Contact: https://joshstamper.com/contact/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/Joshua__Stamper Instagram: www.instagram.com/joshua__stamper Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-stamper Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AspirePodcast Subscribe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aspire-the-leadership-development-podcast/id1384210762?mt=2 [caption id="attachment_3718" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Aspire to Lead, Joshua Stamper, Book Authority Award, Best new book[/caption] Aspire to Lead made it to the Best New Education Books I'm happy to announce that my book, "Aspire to Lead", made it to BookAuthority's Best New Education Books. BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, and it is a great honor to get this kind of recognition. Thank you for all your support! The book is available for purchase on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1953852386/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1953852386&linkCode=as2&tag=aspirewebsite-20&linkId=0d9c336e3db6ab16cbb08421ef3e4175 Review the Podcast I want to give a huge shout out to those who have taken the time to provide a review on Apple, Spotify or any other podcast platform. It truly means the world to me that you would take the 30- 90 seconds to share how the podcast has positively impacted you or why other educators should check out the show. [caption id="attachment_3022" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Teach Better Podcast Network, Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast[/caption]


30 Jul 2022

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Be Great! The Latest Book from Dwight Carter Now Available! The #InnovatorsMindset #Podcast

The Innovator's Mindset Podcast

Get Dwight's new book here! Be Great: Five Principles to Improve School Culture from the Inside Outhttps://www.amazon.com/Be-Great-Principles-Improve-Culture/dp/1948334569/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1657994867&sr=8-1George Couros welcomes Dwight Carter to this episode of The Innovator’s Mindset! Carter is the author of a newly released book, Be GREAT! In this episode, Carter starts off with a reflection on why he changed the title and the meaning of the new title. Hear all this and more as Carter answers these questions: What inspired you to write this book?What was your biggest takeaway from this writing experience? What do you hope this book will do for educators and education? Links:Dwight Carter Twitter - https://twitter.com/Dwight_Carter?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Dwight Carter Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dwightcarter/?hl=en Dwight Carter Blog - https://dwightcarter.edublogs.org/about/Dwight Carter Website - https://mrdwightcarter.wixsite.com/begreat Dwight Carter Books - https://dwightcarter.edublogs.org/publications/ Mo Cheeks Video - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=914068625714193 Quotes:"We have to stop looking for programs and frameworks to improve school culture, it has to come from within." - Dwight Carter"What can each of us do internally based on what we believe and expect how school culture should be to make sure, outwardly, that school culture becomes what it is." - Dwight CarterPlease share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Instagram at #InnovatorsMindset. More at georgecouros.ca George Couros on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gcouros George Couros on Instagram: https://instagram.com/gcouros George Couros on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgecourosauthor/ George Couros on LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/george-couros-a5146519 For the full audio podcast: https://linktr.ee/gcouros Because of a Teacher - https://www.amazon.com/dp/194833433X?ref=exp_gcouros_dp_vv_d The Innovator's Mindset: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0986155497?ref=exp_gcouros_dp_vv_d Innovate Inside the Box: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948334127?ref=exp_gcouros_dp_vv_dMusic from Bensound - http://bensound.com/


21 Jul 2022

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Episode 9 - Attitudes and Actions That Improve Culture with Guest Dwight Carter

Evolving with Gratitude

With vulnerability and granularity, Dwight Carter gifts us stories and lessons learned that empower us to be purpose-driven both personally and professionally. Dwight shares the attitudes and actions that nurture relationships and cultivate a positive culture with appreciation, awareness, clarity, and intention. Plus a shoutout to a man with an amazing legacy, Dr. Keith Bell. Referenced in the episode: Anna Malaika Tubbs: The Three Mothers "It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting." Transcript available here. About Our Guest: EFCTS Director of Student Support Systems; Husband and Father, Author, Speaker, and Leader.  #BeGreat #CopeAdjustTransform "I'm a work in progress!" ~Dwight Carter Website: dwightcarter.edublogs.org Twitter: @Dwight_Carter Instagram: @dwightcarter About Lainie: Lainie Rowell is an educator, international consultant, podcaster and TEDx speaker. She is the lead author of Evolving Learner and a contributing author of Because of a Teacher. Her latest book, Evolving with Gratitude, was just released. An experienced teacher and district leader, her expertise includes learner-driven design, community building, online/blended learning, and professional learning. Learn more at linktr.ee/lainierowell. Twitter - @LainieRowell  Instagram - @LainieRowell Evolving with Gratitude the book is now available! Purchase here!  You can also get bulk orders for your staff (10 copies or more) at a discounted price! Just fill out the form linked below and someone will get back to you ASAP! bit.ly/ewgbulkdiscount


7 Jun 2022

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Be G.R.E.A.T. (with Dwight Carter)

Leading Through Unprecedented Times

Guest: Dwight Carter, Director of Student Support Systems, Eastland-Fairfield Career & Tech Schools (OH)Twitter: @Dwight_CarterHost: Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Washington, D.C. Twitter: @thomascmurray Future Ready Schools Website: www.FutureReady.org Free Future Ready Institutes: www.FutureReady.org/InstitutesFree Future Ready Virtual Events: www.FutureReady.org/virtualTwitter: twitter.com/futurereadyInstagram: www.instagram.com/FutureReady Facebook: Facebook.com/FutureReadySchoolsYouTube: YouTube.com/FutureReadySchoolsFuture Ready Schools is a registered trademark of All4Ed, located in Washington, DC.#FutureReady


17 Mar 2022

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Student Engagement During Disruptive Times--Insights from Dwight Carter

TheSchoolHouse302 One Thing Series School Leadership Podcast

Who Is Dwight Carter?Dwight Carter is a nationally recognized school leader from Central Ohio and has been an educator for 27 years. Because of his collaborative and innovative leadership, in 2010, he was inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame. He was also named a 2013 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal of the Year, the 2014 Academy of Arts and Science Education High School Principal of the Year, the 2015 Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators Principal of the Year, and a 2021 Columbus Afrocentric Early College Sankofa Emerging Leader Award winner. He is currently the Director of Student Support Systems for the Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools District. He is the co-author of three books: What’s In Your Space? Five Steps to Better School and Classroom Design (Corwin, 2015), Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How to Survive Hyper-change (Corwin 2017), and the second edition of Leading Schools in Disruptive Times (Corwin, 2021).Major Takeaways from Our Interview with Dwight Carter:Dwight dives into how we have to move past our feeling that these are “unprecedented times” so that we don’t inadvertently limit our schools and classrooms in ways that we may not even be aware of.He specifies that students need consistency and safety. Don’t miss how he defines safety as mulit-dimensional--emotional, social, and communal. Social emotional learning wasn’t created by the pandemic, but it’s compounded by it. His perspective on the importance of having a system of accountability after implementing ways to connect with students is critical for us to know every child. The conversation on the “dot exercise” is insightful and most importantly doable. We dive into the power of the Jostens Renaissance Education as a framework that Dwight uses with students. Don’t miss what he has to say about finding out how we need to know how students want to be celebrated.Listen to what Dwight has to say about hyper-change and to-do lists. Dwight willingly gets personal and describes what he wants to learn how to do, mainly because it’s limiting family experiences. Dwight references The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. You need this book if you don’t have it already. Check out the VIA Assessment, something that Dwight uses to continue his leadership growth. Let us know what you’re reading and who else you want us to bring on the show by contacting us at contact@theschoolhouse302.com. We can’t wait to hear from you. Joe & T.J.


4 Aug 2021

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35th: Interviewing Dwight Carter, Director of Student Support Services @EFCTS

Wisdom and Productivity: The Podcast of An Imperfect Educator

“Be your #authentic self”-@Dwight_Carter


28 May 2021

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327- Mark White and Dwight Carter on Leading Schools in Disruptive Times

Getting Smart Podcast

Today the Getting Smart team is sitting down with Mark White, an award-winning teacher, Principal, and Superintendent, as well as Dwight Carter, a nationally recognized school leader and Director of Student Support Services at Eastland-Fairfield Career Center in Groveport, Ohio. Recently, Mark and Dwight published the second edition of their book, Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How To Survive Hyper-Change. With school leaders facing unprecedented disruption, Mark and Dwight draw the blueprint in their book for adapting schools to ever-changing times. They provide practical strategies for identifying and responding to disruptions; an overview of the CAT framework; real-life stories from exceptional educational leaders; tips on guiding teachers, staff, and students through the many lessons learned during the pandemic; and a grounded examination of radical disruptions schools will face in the years to come. Together, Tom, Mark, and Dwight discuss the new edition of their book, what they’ve learned in writing it, key lessons throughout their careers, and how educators can prepare students for a globalized world when many institutions are not ready for the constantly changing 21st century. Key Takeaways: [:08] About today’s episode with Mark White and Dwight Carter. [:45] Tom welcomes Mark and Dwight to the podcast! [:55] Did Mark and Dwight both grow up in Groveport, Ohio? How did they first meet? [2:34] Mark speaks about the challenges he faced becoming a Superintendent during a recession in 2009. [3:52] As a school leader for more than 18 years, Dwight shares his key takeaways for success as a high school leader. [5:41] What Dwight does as a school leader to set the tone in his building. [7:24] Dwight shares a story about hiring a live DJ to kick off the school year right! [8:07] Mark shares what he believes makes Dwight so successful as a school leader. [8:48] Tom congratulates Mark and Dwight on the second edition of their book, Leading Schools in Disruptive Times. [9:02] How did they come up with the idea to write a book on this topic? [11:00] When did Mark and Dwight begin to work on the updated edition? [12:53] Why the testing model in schools may be the one thing that is holding schools back the most. [15:15] How the pandemic pushed agility forward with schools and what that looks like today. [17:38] Mark elaborates on the factors that are shaping the schools of tomorrow. [18:44] Dwight’s hopes for how the pandemic will impact schools going forward. [19:25] In Chapter 1 of Leading Schools in Disruptive Times, it says, “If leaders are going to thrive, they have to use disruption to their advantage.” How can teachers do this? [22:14] Mark speaks about what it means to be globally ready and a post-pandemic world through transparency. [24:18] Dwight’s tips for school leaders on how to stay in closer touch with their communities. [26:56] Mark applauds American teachers on their rapid adaptation to change and shares his take on the importance of technology in education. [29:02] Dwight shares his thoughts on updating your technology so that it supports your learning agenda. [30:44] How does Dwight flip a bad situation into a positive one as a school administrator? [33:06] Mark’s advice for school and system heads leading in disruptive times. [34:17] Tom congratulates Mark and Dwight once again on the second edition of their book and thanks them for joining this week’s episode. Mentioned in This Episode: Mark White Dwight Carter Eastland-Fairfield Career Center Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How To Survive Hyper-Change (Second Edition), by Mark White and Dwight Carter Mindset Digital Get Involved: Check out the blog at GettingSmart.com. Find the Getting Smart Podcast on iTunes, leave a review, and subscribe. Is There Somebody You’ve Been Wanting to Learn From or a Topic You’d Like Covered? To get in contact: Email Editor@GettingSmart.com and include “Podcast” in the subject line. The Getting Smart team will be sure to add them to their list!


14 May 2021