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From the Podcast: School safety with Dr. Jim Lloyd

School safety with Dr. Jim Lloyd

April 10, 2018

Discussing school safety with Dr. Jim Lloyd

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Jim Lloyd, Superintendent of Olmsted Falls School District right outside of Cleveland, about keeping students safe and preventing school shootings.

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From the Podcast: Public schools and economic revitalization

Public schools and economic revitalization, photo of student presenting in front of her peers

March 27, 2018

Discussing public schools and economic revitalization with Jennifer Kime

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne is joined by Jennifer Kime, CEO of Downtown Mansfield, a not-for-profit that seeks to revitalize Mansfield, Ohio. Jennifer talks with Joel about the intersection of public schools and economic revitalization of cities.

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From the Podcast: Improving school climate

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March 23, 2018

Discussing improving school climate with Dan Leffingwell

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Noble Local School District Superintendent Dan Leffingwell about improving school climate. They discuss communicating goals and expectations to students and families, student ownership and creating a sense of hope.

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Shooter Shooter – Lessons Learned From Ohio School Shootings

Shooter Shooter video, lessons learned from Ohio school shootings

March 22, 2018

Shooter Shooter from the Ohio Department of Public Safety

The Ohio Department of Public Safety released a fantastic video for school staff about school shootings. The video focuses on school shootings that have taken place in Ohio over the last several years.

School officials share their personal experiences from school shootings and the lessons they want to share with other education professionals.

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From the Podcast: National School Walkout

The National School Walkout, Allerton Hill Consulting

March 15, 2018

Discussing the National School Walkout with five student leaders

In a special episode of our podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with five student leaders from New Albany-Plain Local School District in Ohio. They not only participated in the national school walkout on Wednesday but have plans to attend the March For Our Lives event in Columbus later this month.

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From the Podcast: Civil rights in our schools

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March 15, 2018

Discussing civil rights in our schools with Jill Habig

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Jill Habig, founder and President of the Public Rights Project, a not-for-profit that helps public institutions protect the civil rights of their communities. Jill discusses civil rights in our schools, as well as chronic absence and the school-to-prison pipeline.

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From the Podcast: The power of mentors

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March 12, 2018

Discussing the power of mentors with Heidi Feller and Jeri Springstead

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne is joined by Heidi Feller, Chief Inspiration Officer for #SocialSchool4edu, and her mentor, Jeri Springstead.

Joel asks Jeri and Heidi about the power of mentors, and how Jeri inspired Heidi to become a German teacher in Wisconsin. 

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From the Podcast: The 21st Century School Leader

The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World, students using technology together

March 9, 2018

The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World by Dr. Denver J. Fowler

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Dr. Denver J. Fowler, author of the forthcoming book The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World. Dr. Fowler is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Graduate and Professional Studies in Education at California State University, Sacramento. Carole and Dr. Fowler discuss the book, how it came about, and what he hopes people take away from it.

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From the Podcast: Public opinion research for school districts

Public opinion research for school districts, man leading a focus group, Allerton Hill Consulting

March 7, 2018

Discussing public opinion research for school districts with Paul Fallon

In this episode of the We Love Schools Podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Paul Fallon of Fallon Research & Communications, a full-service public opinion research and polling firm. Paul discusses the value of public opinion research for school districts and how best to communicate your district’s priorities.

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From the Podcast: School communication experts

School communication experts, people designing a school newsletter, Allerton Hill Consulting

March 5, 2018

Discussing the power of school communication experts with Luke Francois and Joelle Doye

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with guests from the Mineral Point Unified School District in Wisconsin: Luke Francois, the district’s Superintendent, and Joelle Doye, Communications Director. They discuss the importance of school communication experts, and how it is rare for a rural district to have an expert on staff.

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