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From the Podcast: Skilled Labor Shortage

Labor shortage, female developer working at a computer

July 17, 2018

Discussing technical schools and the skilled labor shortage with Harry Snyder

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, Carole speaks with Harry Snyder, President and CEO of Cincinnati’s Great Oaks, one of the largest career and technical education districts in the U.S. They discuss the skilled labor shortage and how we can prepare our children for the future.

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From the Podcast: Leadership turnover in schools

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July 13, 2018

Discussing leadership turnover with Joel and Carole

In this episode, hosts Joel and Carole discuss the structural and cultural issues that have led to more school leadership turnover and the cost it has on our schools and students. The conversation comes as school districts are wrapping up their hiring season.

Joel and Carole say superintendents now only stay in place for an average of less than three years, and there also is much principal turnover as well. This doesn’t bode well for the future of public education.

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From the Podcast: Marketing for public schools

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July 9, 2018

Discussing marketing for public schools with Jason Wheeler

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Jason Wheeler, Marketing Director for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD in Texas. Jason runs the Social Media Schoolhouse blog and explains marketing for public schools and how specific techniques can be used by each school district.

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From the Podcast: Using technology to communicate

Using Technology to Communicate, young students with tablets looking at their teacher

July 5, 2018

Discussing using technology to communicate with Dr. Denver J. Fowler

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Denver J. Fowler, professor at California State University-Sacramento and author of the book, The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World. The two discuss the philosophy behind using technology to communicate to your community, as well as some of the technology available to do so.

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From the Podcast: The state of rural schools

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July 2, 2018

Discussing the state of rural schools with John White

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with John White, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education. They talk about the state of rural schools and the possibilities for the future.

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From the Podcast: School climate and communication

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June 26, 2018

Discussing school climate and communication with Brad Ritchey

In this episode of our podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Brad Ritchey, Superintendent of Milton-Union Exempted Village School District in Ohio, about school climate and communication.

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From the Podcast: How to Nurture Leadership Talent

How to nurture leadership talent, superintendent helping a member of the leadership team with professional development

June 18, 2018

Discussing how to nurture leadership talent

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, Diane Egbers from LEI Consulting joins host Carole Dorn-Bell to discuss how to nurture leadership talent.

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From the Podcast: Using career centers to get ahead

Using career centers to get ahead, photo of high school students together in a lab

May 29, 2018

Discussing using career centers to get ahead with Alicia Mowry

In this episode, Carole speaks with Alicia Mowry from the Delaware Area Career Center in Ohio about using career centers to get ahead. The two discuss the best time to start visiting career centers, how to use career centers to get ahead and what’s changed in the past 40 years.

“We talk to a lot of parents and they want to know how to stand out on a college application,” Alicia explains.

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From the Podcast: Equity for small and rural schools

Equity for small and rural schools, colorful backpacks lying together in the grass

May 24, 2018

Discussing equity for small and rural schools with John Carder

In this episode of our podcast, Carole speaks with John Carder, Assistant Principal at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio and the Associate Director of the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative. John talks about small town values, the advantages of smaller school districts, the power of small schools banding together and how organizations like OSRC can help gain equity for small and rural schools.

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From the Podcast: Schools need to be on Instagram

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May 15, 2018

Joel and Carole chat about why schools need to be on Instagram

In this episode, hosts Joel and Carole are back together to talk about their love of Instagram and why it’s the social media platform that deserves your attention. Schools need to be on Instagram, and they explain why.

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