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Be the Change You Seek in our Schools: A Dialogue with Dennis Sparks (Sticky Standards #34)

  Our guest is Dennis Sparks. Dennis comes to this dialogue as a former high school teacher, director of an alternative high school, director of a teacher center, author, consultant, and the former Executive Director of Learning Forward. Most recently Dennis has been working as a “thinking partner” with districts on leadership development. He also …

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Tag…You’re it!! Teacher Leaders! A Dialogue with Bruce Wellman (Sticky Standards #32)

Our guest is Bruce Wellman. Bruce comes to this dialogue as a former classroom teacher, a science specialist, and an amazing author, consultant, and friend to many educators….including ME! Bruce selected the Learning Communities and Leadership standards for our podcast. What are the connections of these two standards? How do we lead the leaders of …

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The Teacher is a Learner! A Conversation with Nancy Bolz (Sticky Standards #29)

Our guest is Nancy Bolz. Nancy is  Director of Kansas and Oklahoma AdvanceEd (now Cognia). She comes to our conversation as a former teacher, assistant principal, school improvement coordinator, and principal. Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors that contribute to what students learn at school.  ~Kenneth Leithwood Nancy chose the …

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Principals Bring the Standards TO LIFE in a Building! A Conversation with Frederick Brown (Sticky Standards #28)

Our guest is Frederick Brown. Fred is the Deputy Executive Director with Learning Forward. He comes to this conversation as a former teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Today we are focusing on the role of building principals in our schools. Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors that contribute to what …

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How do we Build GROUPS OF THINKERS? Connecting Educator Evaluation Systems and Professional Learning: A Conversation with Toni Prickett (Sticky Standards #25)

How do we Build GROUPS OF THINKERS? Connecting Educator Evaluation Systems  & Professional Learning A Conversation with Toni Prickett Our guest is Toni Prickett.  Toni is first and foremost a TEACHER!  She has taught middle and high school math, worked at an educational service center, and is presently an independent consultant, primarily working with Cognitive …

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Learning Communities: What Do our Students Want (Need) Us to Learn? A Conversation with Steve Barkley (Sticky Standards #24)

Our guest today is Steve Barkley. For the past 30 years Steve has served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities, facilitating the changes necessary to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. Recently Steve has been working with Learning Forward, connecting professional …

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