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Monthly Archives: December 2017

From the Podcast: Promoting ballot initiatives

Promoting ballot initiatives by walking door-to-door, photo of hand knocking on door

December 22, 2017

Discussing walking door-to-door while promoting ballot initiatives with David Axner

Host Joel Gagne speaks with David Axner, the deputy executive director of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. David shares his experiences as a superintendent, thoughts on promoting ballot initiatives, and what the Buckeye Association of School Administrators does for current and future school administrators.

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From the Podcast: Navigating winter as a school district

Tree and snowman cutouts, blog post on navigating winter as a school district

December 20, 2017

Discussing how to communicate effectively in the winter months with Amanda Morris

Host Joel Gagne talks with Amanda Morris, Outreach Strategist for Allerton Hill Consulting. Joel and Amanda discuss the communication needs for schools during the winter months and the difficulties some schools may face regarding communicating effectively over the holidays.

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From the Podcast: What is a PTA?

Woman working with a young boy, featured image for blog post on "What is a PTA?"

December 19, 2017

Answering the question “What is a PTA?” with Elsa Huxley

We Love Schools Podcast Host Joel Gagne talks with Elsa Huxley, former president of the Maury Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, or PTA. The two answer the question “What is a PTA?” while also covering the basics of how PTAs and PTOs work as well as well as explaining their importance.

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From the Podcast: Sharing stories to engage the community

Sharing stories to engage the community, young student smiling in front of chalkboard with muscles flexing in chalk

December 12, 2017

Discussing sharing stories to engage the community with Lynda Tran

We Love Schools podcast host Joel Gagne talks with Lynda Tran, founding partner at 270 Strategies, about sharing stories to engage the community. Lynda was also the press secretary for Organizing for America, among many other impressive roles, and she shares her insight on highlighting individual stories, crisis communication plans and more.

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From the Podcast: The Energy Bus School

Boy choosing to be optimistic, related to the Energy Bus School principles utilized at Keystone Local School District

December 11, 2017

Discussing The Energy Bus School with Keystone Local School District leaders

Host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Franco Gallo (superintendent of Keystone Local School District), Maura Neville (principal of Keystone Elementary) and Jake Alferio (assistant principal of Keystone Elementary) about The Energy Bus School.

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From the Podcast: How poverty affects learning

Woman at chalkboard with male student, podcast about how poverty affects learning

December 6, 2017

Discussing how poverty affects learning with Superintendent Keith Kline

Host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Superintendent Keith Kline of West Clermont Local Schools about how poverty affects learning. The two discuss the steps that West Clermont School District is taking to fight the impact of poverty on learning.

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From the Podcast: Podcasting in schools

Woman listening to a podcast about podcasting in schools

December 1, 2017

Discussing podcasting in schools with Nick Jaworski of Podcast Monster

Host Joel Gagne speaks with Nick Jaworski of podcastmonster.com about podcasting in public schools. Nick is a former music teacher and current podcast producer, and the two discuss how public schools can use podcast to effectively communicate with their communities.

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