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Principal Center Radio brings you the best in professional practice for school leaders, in an audio format that you can access in the car, on the treadmill, or anywhere you'd like to listen.

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Principal Center Radio brings you the best in professional practice for school leaders, in an audio format that you can access in the car, on the treadmill, or anywhere you'd like to listen.

Jed Dearybury—The Playful Classroom: The Power of Play for All Ages

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Visit Jed's Website, www.MrDearybury.com

Follow Jed on Twitter @MrDearybury

About the Authors

Jed Dearybury is a teacher educator and award-winning classroom teacher, who was featured as GQ Magazine as Male Leader of the Year, met President Obama as the SC winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Since 2015, he has become an educational leader by providing quality, hands-on, engaging learning experiences for students and teachers across the country.

Jun 21 2021

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Annie Murphy Paul—The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

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Annie Murphy Paul is an acclaimed science writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Psychology Today, O the Oprah Magazine, and many other publications. She is the author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives, The Cult of Personality Testing, and her new book, The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain. 

Jun 14 2021

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Courtney Ostaff—The Teaching Online Handbook

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Follow Courtney on Twitter @Ostaff1

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Courtney Ostaff has been teaching online since 1999. With a wide variety of experience as a public school special education teacher, an in-home early intervention specialist, a community college algebra instructor, and a homeschooler, she has worked with students ranging from the very young to the elderly. Along the way, she has developed practices and techniques for making the most of the online classroom. Currently, she teaches math, science, and social studies at an online learning services provider, working with secondary students worldwide.

Jun 14 2021

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Jared Cooney Horvath & David Bott—10 Things Schools Get Wrong and How We Can Get Them Right

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Visit the LME Global Website, LMEGlobal.net

Visit the Vidaly website, Vidaly.com

Follow Jared on Twitter @JCHorvath

Follow David on Twitter @DavidBott

About the Authors

Jared Cooney Horvath is a cognitive neuroscientist based out of the University of Melbourne specializing in human thought, learning and brain stimulation.

David Bott is an education consultant who works with government organisations and some of the world’s leading schools to help guide wellbeing vision and strategy, and is Founder & Chief of Education Content at Vidaly.

Jun 14 2021

38mins

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Ted Bunch & Anna Marie Johnson Teague—The Book of Dares: 100 Ways for Boys to be Kind, Bold, and Brave

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Visit the A Call To Men website, ACallToMen.org

About the Authors

Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague are friends, parents, and anti-violence educators with A Call to Men, where they help men and boys promote healthy manhood and prevent violence and discrimination, working with students, professional athletes, and organizations like the NFL, US military, and United Nations.

Jun 02 2021

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Barbara Blackburn—Rigor in the Remote Learning Classroom: Instructional Tips and Strategies

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Barbara Blackburn, PhD is the author of 29 books and a full-time consultant who works with schools around the world to help raise the level of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike. Dr. Blackburn has been named to the Top 30 Education Gurus by Global Gurus for 3 years running, and she’s the author of the new book Rigor in the Remote Learning Classroom: Instructional Tips and Strategies.

May 24 2021

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Jennifer Abrams—Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing (Up) at Work

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Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant for public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators, and others on new employee support, supervision, being generationally savvy, having hard conversations and collaboration skills.

May 17 2021

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Michael Bungay Stainer—The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever

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Visit Michael's Website, MBS.Works

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Michael Bungay Stanier is a bestselling author and Rhodes scholar who helps people stay curious a bit longer, and rush to action and advice-giving a little more slowly.  strengthens leadership and culture within organizations by giving busy managers and leaders the tools to coach in a way that works.

May 13 2021

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Jessica Lahey—The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence

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Visit Jessica's website, JessicaLahey.com

About the Author

Jessica Lahey is a teacher, writer, and mom, with a background in juvenile and education law, but she's best known as a writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and the New York Times, and she's the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.

May 04 2021

27mins

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Houston Kraft—Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk, and Act in Kindness

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Visit Houston's Website, HoustonKraft.com

Visit the CharacterStrong Website, CharacterStrong.com

Follow Houston on Twitter @HoustonKraft

About the Author

Houston Kraft is a popular speaker working in schools around the country and co-founder of CharacterStrong, which provides curriculum and training for safer and kinder schools.

Apr 27 2021

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Read Write Code: A Friendly Introduction to the World of Coding, and Why It’s the New Literacy

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Follow Jeremy @Jkeesh on Twitter

Visit Jeremy's website, thekeesh.com 

About the Author

Jeremy Keeshin is the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS, the leading coding education platform for schools used by millions of students. He is an expert in computer science education and education technology, and he has visited hundreds of schools all over the world. Prior to starting CodeHS, he taught computer science at Stanford.

Apr 19 2021

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Robert Slavin: Proven Tutoring

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Robert Slavin, PhD is a distinguished professor and director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. A member of the National Academy of Education, he is the author of more than 300 articles and books, including the textbook, Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice. He is co-founder of the Success For All foundation as well as the new website ProvenTutoring.org.

Apr 12 2021

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John Corrigan—Why We Teach: Preparing Young People For A Future That's Here

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Visit John's Website, JohnGCorrigan.com

About the Author

John Corrigan, MBA is a Melbourne-based author and consultant who helps schools operate to their full human potential.

Apr 07 2021

35mins

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Douglas Fisher—The Distance Learning Playbook for School Leaders: Leading for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting

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Visit the Fisher and Frey website 

About the Author

Doug Fisher is a professor at San Diego State University and a founder of Health Sciences High & Middle College. He's the author of numerous books. 

Mar 29 2021

28mins

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Alexs Pate—The Innocent Classroom: Dismantling Racial Bias to Support Students of Color

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Visit The Innocent Classroom website, InnocentClassroom.com

 

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Alexs Pate is the President and CEO of Innocent Technologies and the creator of the Innocent Classroom, a program for K–12 educators that aims to transform U.S. public education and end disparities by closing the relationship gap between educators and students of color. Mr. Pate is the author of five novels, including the New York Times best-seller Amistad.

Mar 15 2021

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Simon Rodberg—What If I'm Wrong? and Other Key Questions for Decisive School Leadership

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Simon Rodberg is a strategy consultant and coach who teaches educational leadership at American University. He was the founding principal of DC International School, an award-winning public charter, and his writing has appeared in Educational Leadership, Harvard Business Review, Principal Leadership, Principal magazine, and The New York Times.

Feb 16 2021

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Justin Thomas—The Principal's Toolbox: Real Talk on Tackling School Leadership

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Follow Justin on Twitter @HappyTeacherGuy

About the Author

Dr. Justin Thomas is an elementary principal in the Nashville area. Dr. Thomas believes that the keys to success revolve around growth and gratitude - the ideas that all members of a school can 'get better', and that a spirit of thankfulness is key to strong culture.

Feb 03 2021

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Ebony Omotola McGee—Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation

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Visit the BlackEngineeringPHD website

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Dr. Ebony Omotola McGee is associate professor of diversity and STEM education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.

Jan 23 2021

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Bryan Goodwin—Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School

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Follow Bryan on Twitter @bryanrgoodwin

About Bryan Goodwin

Bryan Goodwin is President & CEO of McREL International, a nonprofit school improvement organization that seeks to harness the power of curiosity and inquiry to empower all learners through rigorously researched professional learning and coaching services for school systems worldwide. He's the author of numerous books.

Jan 20 2021

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Molly Hudgens—Saving Sycamore: The School Shooting That Never Happened

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Follow Molly on Twitter @HudgensMolly

Visit Molly's Website, MollyHudgens.com

About the Author

Molly Hudgens is a nationally known speaker and expert on preventing school shootings. She is a counselor at Sycamore Middle School in Pleasant View, Tennessee, and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Jan 11 2021

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High School Social Studies Teacher

By BWPennyS - Dec 17 2014
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Justin is clearly an administrator determined to help students and teachers succeed. The guests on his show, and the topics they discuss, promote this end!