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From the Podcast: Using outdoor education to spark creativity

Sparking creativity through outdoor education, photo of young child working with plants

October 29, 2018

Using outdoor education to spark creativity

What does an extensive outdoor education have to do with sparking creativity, interest in learning and the ability to learn from failure?

Host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with James Saxer and Laura Grimm from Dalton Local Schools about their unique and exciting outdoor education curriculum and how it connects to the rest of their school.

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From the Podcast: Diversity and inclusion in schools

Diversity and inclusion in schools, photo of students of different races together smiling

October 3, 2018

Discussing creating systemic diversity and inclusion in schools

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Diane Egbers of LEI Consulting about the right and wrong ways to create systemic diversity and inclusion in schools.

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From the Podcast: Leadership in Appalachian schools

Leadership in Appalachian schools, photo of fence on rural road

October 1, 2018

Discussing leadership in Appalachian schools

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Starcher, superintendent of the Fort Frye Local Schools in Ohio, talks with host Carole Dorn-Bell about the unique challenges and opportunities for leadership in Appalachian schools.

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From the Podcast: Navigating change in school districts

Navigating change in school districts, kites going in opposite directions

August 31, 2018

Discussing navigating change in school districts with Dr. Lou Kramer

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Dr. Lou Kramer, superintendent of London City Schools in Ohio, about navigating change in school districts. They discuss strategies to help make change mangeable.

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From the Podcast: Leadership and developing culture

Developing culture, female leader with her team

August 28, 2018

Discussing leadership and developing culture with Diane Egbers

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell welcomes Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration Inc. (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader. The two discuss the High Performance Culture Forum—a leadership and culture event occurring September 21 at the Summit Hotel in Cincinnati.

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From the Podcast: Why community colleges are growing in popularity

Why community colleges are growing in popularity, students on a break laughing

August 21, 2018

Discussing why community colleges are growing in popularity with Rick Hanes

In this episode, host Joel Gage speaks with Rick Hanes from Edison State Community College about workforce development, College Credit Plus, student debt, and planning for the future. The two discuss why community colleges are growing in popularity throughout the country.

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From the Podcast: Sharing rural schools’ stories

Sharing Rural Schools' Stories, photo of tree in the countryside

August 17, 2018

Discussing sharing rural schools’ stories 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, about sharing rural schools’ stories.

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From the Podcast: Strategic planning at a new district

Strategic planning at a new district, overhead photo of planning process

August 15, 2018

Discussing the importance of strategic planning at a new district with Dr. Kim Pietsch Miller

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Kim Pietsch Miller of Bexley City Schools about strategic planning at a new district.

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From the Podcast: How to limit screen time

How to limit screen time, dad with son on a tablet

August 10, 2018

Discussing how to limit screen time with Dr. John Marschhausen

In this episode of our podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. John Marschhausen, superintendent of Hilliard City Schools in Ohio, about the benefits of limiting screen time at home and at schools, and ways to get started.

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From the Podcast: Building culture in schools

Building culture in schools, photo of hands together in a circle

July 31, 2018

Discussing building culture in schools with Dr. Trent Bowers

In this episode of our podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Trent Bowers, superintendent of Worthington Schools in Worthington, Ohio. They talk about building culture in schools and how to create a community culture from the top with strategic communication, vision and intent.

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