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Michael Gaskell—Radical Principals: A Blueprint for Long-Term Equity and Stability at School

Michael Gaskell—Radical Principals: A Blueprint for Long-Term Equity and Stability at School

December 5, 2022

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Get the book, Radical Principals: A Blueprint for Long-Term Equity and Stability at School

About the Authors

Dr. Michael Gaskell is a veteran middle school principal in East Brunswick, NJ. He writes extensively on school culture, trauma, and educational leadership, and mentors new principals through the Leaders to Leaders program. 

Mike Lahiff—ZeroEyes AI Gun Detection

Mike Lahiff—ZeroEyes AI Gun Detection

November 28, 2022

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Learn more about ZeroEyes on ZeroEyes.com

Follow ZeroEyes official Twitter @ZeroEyesAI

Listen to Molly Hudgens discuss the mental health aspect of school violence prevention and her book, Saving Sycamore: The School Shooting That Never Happened on Principal Center Radio

About Mike Lahiff

Mike Lahiff is CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes, an intelligent video analytics company that uses artificial intelligence with existing security cameras to detect weapons and send alerts to local staff and first responders. 

Mr. Lahiff previously served as Director of Digital Programs at Comcast NBC Universal, and spent ten years in the United States Navy as a Navy SEAL.

He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rebecca Rolland—The Art of Talking with Children: The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids

Rebecca Rolland—The Art of Talking with Children: The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids

October 31, 2022

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Get the book, The Art of Talking With Children: The Simple Keys To Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence In Kids

Visit Rebecca's Website, www.RebeccaRolland.com

Follow Rebecca on Twitter @Rolland_rg

About the Authors

Dr. Rebecca Rolland is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is on the faculty at the Harvard Medical School. She also serves as an oral and written language specialist in the Neurology Department of Boston Children's Hospital and as an advisor in curriculum development for the World Bank. As a nationally certified speech-language pathologist, she has worked clinically with populations ranging from early childhood through high school and has provided teacher professional development. She lives in Boston with her husband and two conversation-loving kids.

Jane Kise & Ann Holm—Educator Bandwidth: How to Reclaim Your Energy, Passion, and Time

Jane Kise & Ann Holm—Educator Bandwidth: How to Reclaim Your Energy, Passion, and Time

October 17, 2022

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Get the book, Educator Bandwidth: How to Reclaim Your Energy, Passion, and Time

Visit the ASCD Website and Take the Educator Bandwidth Survey

Visit Jane's Website www.JaneKise.com

Visit Ann's Website www.AnnHolm.net

Follow Jane on Twitter @JaneKise

Follow Ann on Twitter @AnnHolmNet

About the Authors

Dr. Jane Kise is founder of Differentiated Coaching Associates, has worked as a consultant for 30 years, specializing in executive and instructional coaching and professional development. She is also the author or coauthor of over 25 books, including Doable Differentiation; Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools; Differentiated Coaching; and Creating a Coaching Culture for Professional Learning Communities. She holds an MBA in finance from the Carlson School of Management and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas, where she is an adjunct professor for the doctoral program.

Ann Holm is a professional certified coach specializing in executive, leadership, and personal development. She is an MBTI Master Practitioner and is known as a thought leader in integrating psychological type theory with other coaching models, including Emotional Intelligence, Positive Intelligence, and Polarity Thinking, where she holds certifications. In addition, Holm has 25 years of experience in applied brain science as a speech-language pathologist specializing in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. She is a frequent podcast guest and is the author of numerous articles and blogs.

Joy Kelly—Handle with Care: Managing Difficult Situations in Schools with Dignity and Respect

Joy Kelly—Handle with Care: Managing Difficult Situations in Schools with Dignity and Respect

October 10, 2022

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Get the book, Handle with Care: Managing Difficult Situations in Schools with Dignity and Respect

Follow Joy on Twitter @joykelly05

About the Author

Joy Kelly has served as a head of school, principal, and teacher for nearly 30 years. She is the co-author with Jimmy Casas of Handle with Care: Managing Difficult Situations in Schools with Dignity and Respect

Ken O’Connor—Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades

Ken O’Connor—Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades

September 26, 2022

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Get the book, Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades

Follow Ken on Twitter @kenoc7

Visit Ken's website www.oconnorgrading.com

About the Author

Ken O'Connor is an independent consultant known internationally for his work in helping educators communicate about student achievement with grades that are CALM - consistent, accurate, learning-focused and meaningful. He's the author numerous books on grading, including the Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, now in its 3rd edition.

Ron Beghetto & Laura McBain—My Favorite Failure: How Setbacks Can Lead To Learning and Growth

Ron Beghetto & Laura McBain—My Favorite Failure: How Setbacks Can Lead To Learning and Growth

September 20, 2022

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Get the book, My Favorite Failure: How Setbacks Can Lead To Learning and Growth

Follow Laura on Twitter @Laura_McBain

About the Authors

Ronald A. Beghetto, PhD is an internationally recognized expert on creative thought and action in educational settings. He holds the Pinnacle West Presidential Chair and serves as a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.

Laura McBain is a designer, educator and the co-director of the K12 lab at the Stanford d.school. As a human-centered designer, her work focuses on understanding the ecosystem of education and finding meaningful opportunities to advance racial and social justice.

Chester E. Finn, Jr.—Assessing the Nation’s Report Card: Challenges and Choices for NAEP

Chester E. Finn, Jr.—Assessing the Nation’s Report Card: Challenges and Choices for NAEP

September 12, 2022

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Get the book, Assessing the Nation's Report Card: Challenges and Choices for NAEP

About the Author

Chester E. Finn, Jr. is a distinguished senior fellow and president emeritus at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He has previously served as Professor of Education and Public Policy at Vanderbilt, and was the United States Assistant Secretary of Education for Research and Improvement. He is the author of numerous books on testing, accountability, and education policy.

Jim Henderson—3Q Check-Ins: How To Pay Attention To The People You Can’t Afford To Lose

Jim Henderson—3Q Check-Ins: How To Pay Attention To The People You Can’t Afford To Lose

September 6, 2022

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Get the book, 3Q Check-Ins: How To Pay Attention To The People You Can't Afford To Lose

Visit the Humane Resources website

About the Author

Dr. Jim Henderson is the creator and head coach of the 3Q Check-In System. You may have heard him on This American Life or seen his live stage events with William Paul Young, author of The Shack.

Gary Orfield & Nicholas Hillman—Civil Rights and Federal Higher Education

Gary Orfield & Nicholas Hillman—Civil Rights and Federal Higher Education

August 22, 2022

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Get the book, Civil Rights and Federal Higher Education

About the Authors

Nicholas Hillman is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he is also a faculty affiliate with the Institute for Research on Poverty and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Gary Orfield is Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science & Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also codirector of the Civil Rights Project he co-founded at Harvard University in 1996.

Michelle Young, Ann O’Doherty, & Kathleen Cunningham—Redesigning Educational Leadership Preparation for Equity

Michelle Young, Ann O’Doherty, & Kathleen Cunningham—Redesigning Educational Leadership Preparation for Equity

July 25, 2022

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Get the book, Redesigning Educational Leadership Preparation for Equity

Follow Michelle on Twitter @mdyounglead

Follow Ann on Twitter @annodohertyuw

Follow Kathleen on Twitter @katiemwinn

About the Authors

Michelle D. Young is Dean of the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. She is a former Executive Director of UCEA.

Ann O’Doherty is aTeaching Professor and Director of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington, and served as a member of Justin's dissertation committee.

Kathleen M.W. Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina.

Dawn Harris—Plan Like A PIRATE: Designing Extraordinary Learning Journeys for Every Student

Dawn Harris—Plan Like A PIRATE: Designing Extraordinary Learning Journeys for Every Student

July 18, 2022

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Get the book, Plan Like A PIRATE: Designing Extraordinary Learning Journeys for Every Student

Visit Dawn's website, EducationUndone.com

Follow Dawn on Twitter @DHarrisEdS

About the Author

Dawn Harris is the founder of Education Undone. She is a secondary English Language Arts Educator, Gifted and Talented Teacher, and education speaker, has served as an Associate Professor of Teacher Education. Dawn continually strives to bring authentic and engaging learning experiences to students of all ages.

Dr. Quintin Shepherd—The Secret to Transformational Leadership

Dr. Quintin Shepherd—The Secret to Transformational Leadership

July 11, 2022

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Get the book, The Secret To Transformational Leadership

Follow Dr. Shepherd on Twitter @QShepherd

Visit the website TransformationalLeadershipSecret.com 

About the Author

Quintin Shepherd, PhD has served as a superintendent in 3 states over the past 18 years. A former elementary and high school principal, he is superintendent of Victoria Independent School District in Victoria, Texas.

Shira Leibowitz—Havens of Hope: Ideas for Redesigning Education from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Shira Leibowitz—Havens of Hope: Ideas for Redesigning Education from the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 5, 2022

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Get the book, Havens of Hope: Ideas for Redesigning Education from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Follow Shira on Twitter @shiraleibowitz

Visit the Discovery Village website

About the Author

 

Shira Leibowitz, PhD has more than 20 years of experience leading schools from nursery through eighth grade. She is the founder and CEO of Discovery Village, a project- and play-based preschool in Tarrytown, NY. She also supports preschool leaders and education business owners through Revabilities. Dr. Leibowitz is also a faculty member teaching in the doctoral program of education at Northeastern University. She's the author of two books, including The Coach Approach to School Leadership: Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness, with Jessica Johnson and Kathy Perett, and she's the author of the new book Havens of Hope: Ideas for Redesigning Education from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Josh Packard—Mental Health & Gen Z: What Educators Need To Know

Josh Packard—Mental Health & Gen Z: What Educators Need To Know

June 27, 2022

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Get the research study, Mental Health & Gen Z: What Educators Need To Know

Visit the Springtide Research Institute website, www.SpringtideResearch.org

Follow Springtide Research Institute on Twitter @WeAreSpringtide

Follow Josh Packard on Twitter @drjoshpackard

About the Author

Dr. Josh Packard is a social science researcher and the executive director of Springtide Research Institute. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University, and previously taught at the college level.

 

 

Christopher Jones—SEEing To Lead: Creating a World-Class Culture Through a Teacher-Centric Approach
Erik Francis—Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge: A Method and Model for Deeper Teaching and Learning

Erik Francis—Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge: A Method and Model for Deeper Teaching and Learning

June 7, 2022

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Get the book, Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge: A Method and Model for Deeper Teaching and Learning

Visit Erik's Website, MaverikEducation.com

Follow Erik on Twitter @Maverikedu12

About the Authors

Erik Francis an international author and presenter with over 25 years of experience working in education as a classroom teacher, a site administrator, an education program specialist with a state education agency, and a trainer who produces and provides professional development for teachers and school leaders. He is the author of Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge: A Method and Model for Deeper Teaching and Learning published by Solution Tree and Now THAT'S a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning published by ASCD.

 

 

Tom Hierck & Chris Weber—MTSS Roadmap

Tom Hierck & Chris Weber—MTSS Roadmap

May 9, 2022

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Visit Tom's Website, TomHierck.com

Visit Chris's Website, ChrisWeberEducation.com

Follow Tom on Twitter @THierck

Follow Chris on Twitter @webereducation

About the Authors

Tom Hierck is one of our profession's leading authors and consultants, with 39 years of experience in education. He's author of more than 20 books.

Chris Weber, EdD, is an expert in behavior, mathematics, and response to intervention who presents internationally to audiences on important topics in education.

 

 

Peter Docker—Leading from the Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control

Peter Docker—Leading from the Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control

May 2, 2022

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Get the book, Leading from the Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities By Handing Over Control

Visit the website, LeadingFromTheJumpseat.com

Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDocker

About the Author

Peter Docker is a keynote speaker and facilitator who presents around the world to inspire people to lead from the jumpseat. He worked alongside Simon Sinek for more than 7 years, co-authoring the book Find Your Why, and now draws on his 25 years of experience in the Royal Air Force to help organizations around the world build capacity for leadership.

 

Decoteau Irby—Stuck Improving: Racial Equity & School Leadership

Decoteau Irby—Stuck Improving: Racial Equity & School Leadership

April 19, 2022

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Get the book, Stuck Improving: Racial Equity & School Leadership

Visit the website, StuckImproving.com

Follow Decoteau on Twitter @DecoteauIrby

About the Author

Decoteau Irby, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois - Chicago, where he teaches and advises in the College's Urban Education Leadership program area. He researches equity-focused school leadership as a lever to improve Black children's academic and socio-emotional experiences and outcomes.

 

Larry Dake—Crisis Management: Effective School Leadership to Avoid Early Burnout

Larry Dake—Crisis Management: Effective School Leadership to Avoid Early Burnout

April 11, 2022

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Get the book, Crisis Management: Effective School Leadership to Avoid Early Burnout

Get the book, Identifying Small Habits: Left Unchecked by School Leaders Small Faults Can Become Major Cracks

Follow Larry on Twitter @larrydake

About the Author

Dr. Larry Dake is is a district administrator in upstate New York. He teaches educational leadership preparation courses at Binghamton University, and he is the author of Crisis Management: Effective School Leadership to Avoid Early Burnout.

 

Ken Williams—Ruthless Equity: Disrupt the Status Quo and Ensure Learning for ALL Students

Ken Williams—Ruthless Equity: Disrupt the Status Quo and Ensure Learning for ALL Students

March 14, 2022

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Learn more about Ruthless Equity at RuthlessEquity.com

Follow Ken on Twitter @UnfoldTheSoul

Visit Ken's website, UnfoldTheSoul.com

About the Author

With nearly three decades of successful educational leadership, Ken Williams has led successful equity and school improvement efforts in multiple schools as a leader, and in hundreds of schools as an author, speaker, coach, and consultant. Ken is the author of Ruthless Equity: Disrupt the Status Quo and Ensure Learning for ALL Students

 

Sean Glaze—Staying Coachable: A Story with 4 Questions to Help You Thrive in Change, Keep Climbing, and Enjoy Relentless Improvement

Sean Glaze—Staying Coachable: A Story with 4 Questions to Help You Thrive in Change, Keep Climbing, and Enjoy Relentless Improvement

March 7, 2022

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Get the book, Staying Coachable: A Story with 4 Questions to Help You Thrive in Change, Keep Climbing, and Enjoy Relentless Improvement

Follow Sean on Twitter @LeadYourTeam

Visit Sean's Website, GreatResultsTeambuilding.com

Learn more about Staying Coachable

About the Author

A successful coach and educator for over 20 years, Sean Glaze is the founder of Great Results Teambuilding, where he helps inspire employees to become winning teammates. Sean is and a nationally renowned speaker, author, and the author of four books.

 

Allen Mendler—Motivating Students Who Don’t Care: Proven Strategies to Engage All Learners - 2nd Edition

Allen Mendler—Motivating Students Who Don’t Care: Proven Strategies to Engage All Learners - 2nd Edition

February 17, 2022

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Get the book, Motivating Students Who Don't Care: Proven Strategies to Engage All Learners - 2nd Edition

Follow Allen on Twitter @AllenMendler

About the Author

Allen N. Mendler, PhD, is an educator and school psychologist who specializes in approaches for helping youth with learning and behavior problems succeed.

Dr. Mendler is speaker, trainer, and author who addresses topics pertaining to challenging students. He is the author or coauthor of many publications, including Motivating Students Who Don't Care.

Diana Parafiniuk—Mental Health Support Services for Educators

Diana Parafiniuk—Mental Health Support Services for Educators

February 4, 2022

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Visit the E-Therapy Website, www.Electronic-Therapy.com

Follow Diana on Twitter @DianaParafiniuk

About the Guests

Diana Parafiniuk is a seasoned and nationally recognized business leader in the teletherapy market. She is the Founder and CMO of E-Therapy

Ashley Sanders and Jon Ebert are Educational Mental Health Program Managers with E-Therapy

Laura Stack—The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story

Laura Stack—The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story

January 31, 2022

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Get the book, The Dangerous Truth About Today's Marijuana: Johnny Stack's Life and Death Story

Visit the Johnny's Ambassadors Website, www.johnnysambassadors.org

Follow Laura on Twitter @LauraStack

About the Author

Laura Stack is an award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author, and noted authority on personal productivity. A past president of the National Speakers Association and Hall of Fame speaker, Laura's keynote speeches and seminars have helped organizations increase productivity for more than 30 years. After losing her 19-year-old son to suicide in Nov. 2019, she founded the nonprofit, Johnny's Ambassadors, with a mission to educate parents and teens about the effects of today's high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide.

Frank Buck—Get Organized Digitally! The Educator’s Guide to Time Management

Frank Buck—Get Organized Digitally! The Educator’s Guide to Time Management

January 25, 2022

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Get the book, Get Organized Digitally! The Educator's Guide to Time Management

Visit Frank's website, FrankBuck.org

Follow Frank on Twitter @DrFrankBuck

About the Author

Frank Buck is a veteran school leader with a career in education spanning almost 30 years. Today, he is a writer, speaker, and coach in the areas of organization, time management, and productivity. “Global Gurus Top 30” ranked Dr. Buck #1 in the “Time Management” category for 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Tom Hierck—Trauma-Sensitive Instruction: Creating a Safe and Predictable Classroom Environment

Tom Hierck—Trauma-Sensitive Instruction: Creating a Safe and Predictable Classroom Environment

January 21, 2022

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Get the book, Trauma-Sensitive Instruction: Creating a Safe and Predictable Classroom Environment

Visit Tom's website, TomHierck.com

Follow Tom on Twitter @thierck

About the Author

Tom Hierck is one of our profession's leading authors and consultants, with 39 years of experience in education. He's author of more than 20 books, including Trauma-Sensitive Instruction: Creating a Safe and Predictable Classroom Environment. 

Joseph Jones & TJ Vari—Retention for a Change: Motivate, Inspire, and Energize Your School Culture

Joseph Jones & TJ Vari—Retention for a Change: Motivate, Inspire, and Energize Your School Culture

January 10, 2022

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Get the book, Retention for a Change: Motivate, Inspire, and Energize Your School Culture

Visit TheSchoolHouse302 Website

Follow TJ on Twitter @TJVari

Follow Joseph on Twitter @Supt_Jones

About the Authors

Joseph Jones and TJ Vari are authors, speakers and district administrators who have written four books together, including Retention for a Change: Motivate, Inspire, and Energize Your School Culture

Daphne Wallbrige—The First-Year Principal: 52 Practical Lessons to Help New Principals Thrive as Conscious Leaders

Daphne Wallbrige—The First-Year Principal: 52 Practical Lessons to Help New Principals Thrive as Conscious Leaders

December 20, 2021

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Get the book, The First-Year Principal: 52 Practical Lessons to Help New Principals Thrive as Conscious Leaders

Visit The First-Year Principal website

Follow Daphne on Twitter @Daph_Wallbridge

About the Author

Daphne Wallbridge is a superintendent in Northern Ontario, and she is the author of two books, including The First-Year Principal: 52 Practical Lessons to Help New Principals Thrive as Conscious Leaders

Jason Baehr & Jacquie Bryant—Deep in Thought: A Practical Guide to Teaching for Intellectual Virtues

Jason Baehr & Jacquie Bryant—Deep in Thought: A Practical Guide to Teaching for Intellectual Virtues

November 12, 2021

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Get the book, Deep in Thought: A Practical Guide to Teaching for Intellectual Virtues

Visit Jason's Website, JasonBaehr.wordpress.com

Learn more about the Intellectual Virtues Academy

About the Author

Jason Baehr is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He works at the intersection of virtue theory and epistemology, and has written widely on topics like intellectual virtue, wisdom, humility, and knowledge. He is the author of Deep in Thought: A Practical Guide to Teaching for Intellectual Virtues.

Jacquie Bryant is the Founding Principal of Intellectual Virtues Academy, a charter middle school located in Long Beach. Ms. Bryant has earned a Master's in Rhetoric and Composition, and Bachelor’s in English. She has presented several times at CSDC annual conferences on various aspects of intellectual character growth practices, and co-run summer seminars for six years with Jason Baehr training new teachers and staff on an intellectual virtues educational model.

Monica Brady-Myerov—Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners

Monica Brady-Myerov—Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners

November 12, 2021

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Get the book, Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners

Visit the ListenWise website

Visit Monica's Website, MonicaBradyMyerov.com

Follow Listenwise on twitter @listenwiselearn

About the Author

Monica Brady-Myerov is an award winning NPR journalist, and is the founder of ListenWise, which features the only curated collection of NPR stories and podcasts tailored to the K-12 classroom. She is a visionary and thought leader in the listening space, and she is the author of the book, Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners

Eric Garcia—We‘re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation

Eric Garcia—We‘re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation

November 5, 2021

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Get the book, We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation

Follow Eric on Twitter @EricMGarcia

Visit Eric's Website, EricMGarcia.net

About the Author

Eric Garcia is a journalist based in Washington, DC who has served as an editor and correspondent at numerous outlets, including Washington Post, The Hill, National Journal, The New Republic, and more. He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and he's the author of We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation

Allison Rodman—Personalized Professional Learning: A Job-Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice

Allison Rodman—Personalized Professional Learning: A Job-Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice

November 1, 2021

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Get the book, Personalized Professional Learning: A Job-Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice

Follow Allison on Twitter @TheLearningLoop

Visit Allison's website, TheLearningLoop.com

About the Author

Allison Rodman is the Founder of The Learning Loop, an educational consulting organization that provides professional learning services to districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations internationally. The Learning Loop designs, facilitates, and coaches professional learning that is personalized, purposeful, and paradigm-shifting. Allison is the author of Personalized Professional Learning: A Job-Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice

Morgan Polikoff—Beyond Standards: The Fragmentation of Education Governance & the Promise of Curricular Reform
Daniel Bauer—Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader

Daniel Bauer—Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader

October 11, 2021

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Get the book Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader through Corwin Press

Get the book Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader through Amazon

Get a free sample chapter of Mastermind

Visit Daniel's Website, BetterLeadersBetterSchools.com

Learn more about the Mastermind

About the Author

Daniel Bauer is the founder of Better Leaders Better Schools, where he helps school leaders fight isolation and frustration via a leadership community in order to gain clarity and find solutions to their greatest challenges.
Patrick Leddin—The Five-Week Leadership Challenge: 35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be

Patrick Leddin—The Five-Week Leadership Challenge: 35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be

October 8, 2021

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Get the book, The Five-Week Leadership Challenge: 35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be

Visit Patrick's Website, LeddinGroup.com

Listen to Patrick's Podcast, Leadership Lab

Follow Patrick on Twitter @PatrickLeddin

About the Author

Patrick Leddin PhD. has benefited from both hands-on leadership and management experience in the military as well as the corporate world. He is an associate professor at Vanderbilt University, as well as founder of The Leddin Group, and he is author of The Five-Week Leadership Challenge: 35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be. 
Michael Gaskell—Leading Schools Through Trauma: A Data-Driven Approach to Helping Children Heal

Michael Gaskell—Leading Schools Through Trauma: A Data-Driven Approach to Helping Children Heal

October 6, 2021

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Get the book, Leading Schools Through Trauma: A Data-Driven Approach to Helping Children Heal

Visit Mike's website, MikesMicroMinute.com

Follow Mike on Twitter @GaskellMgaskell

About the Author

Dr. Michael Gaskell is a veteran middle school principal in East Brunswick, NJ. He writes extensively on school culture, trauma, and educational leadership, and mentors new principals through the Leaders to Leaders program. 
 
Daniel Willingham—Why Don’t Students Like School? 2nd Edition

Daniel Willingham—Why Don’t Students Like School? 2nd Edition

September 27, 2021

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Visit Daniel's website, www.danielwillingham.com

Follow Daniel on Twitter @DTWillingham

Get the book, Why Don't Students Like School? 2nd Edition

About the Author

Daniel Willingham earned his B.A. from Duke University in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University in 1990. He is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused solely on the brain basis of learning and memory. Today, all of his research concerns the application of cognitive psychology to K-16 education.He writes the “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” column for American Educator magazine, and is the author of Why Don't Students Like School?When Can You Trust the Experts?Raising Kids Who Read, and The Reading MindHis writing on education has appeared in seventeen languages. In 2017 he was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Member of the National Board for Education Sciences.
 
Ulcca Joshi Hansen—The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive

Ulcca Joshi Hansen—The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive

September 24, 2021

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Visit Ulcca's website, www.EducatingPotential.com

Follow Ulcca on Twitter @Ulcca

Get the book, The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive

Ulcca Joshi Hansen - TEDx Talk: The Future of Smart

Ulcca Joshi Hansen - TEDx Talk: Re-thinking The 3Rs

About the Author

Ulcca Joshi Hansen is the author of The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive. She is also Chief Program Officer at Grantmakers for Education. Hansen is a mother of two and a former elementary teacher who has worked in education for two decades. Her experiences as an English-language learner and first-generation college student inform her perspective on what it means to provide an “equitable” education for every child and engage communities in that effort
 
Diana Parafiniuk—E-Therapy

Diana Parafiniuk—E-Therapy

September 20, 2021

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Visit the E-Therapy Website, www.electronic-therapy.com

Follow Diana on Twitter @DianaParafiniuk

About the Author

Diana is a seasoned and nationally recognized business leader in the teletherapy market. Her company, E-Therapy, pioneered the teletherapy industry in education with its innovative practices, services, and solutions and first-to-market approaches to serve PreK-12 schools and students. Diana is an honored recipient of the inaugural Women Achievers of Arizona award in recognition of her leadership in the online therapy field.

Jane Kise—Doable Differentiation: Twelve Strategies to Meet the Needs of All Learners

Jane Kise—Doable Differentiation: Twelve Strategies to Meet the Needs of All Learners

September 17, 2021

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Get the book, Doable Differentiation

Visit Jane's website, www.JaneKise.com

About the Author

Dr. Jane Kise is the author of 27 books and an organizational presenter with extensive experience in leadership development and executive coaching, instructional coaching, and differentiated instruction.

Randy Weiner & James Bailey—The Daily SEL Leader

Randy Weiner & James Bailey—The Daily SEL Leader

September 17, 2021

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Get the book, The Daily SEL Leader

Visit the Brass Tacks Innovations website, www.brasstacksinnovations.com

About the Authors

James Bailey’s career has encompassed teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, school turnaround leader, consultant and superintendent roles spanning Texas, Colorado and Wyoming. As Superintendent in Wyoming, his district was the first member in the state to join the League of Innovative Schools after reform efforts around personalized learning and social-emotional development. In San Antonio, he led the turnaround efforts for the Carpe Diem Schools. His deep-seated commitment to equity and supporting school leaders led to his training as an executive coach and co-founding Brass Tacks Innovations with a focus on supporting educational leaders to develop their SEL skills to support adults and students. He is also an advocate for helping schools and districts create better learning capacity to adapt to the future and in helping leaders and young people become more self-aware of their social and emotional needs to develop the skills to work with others on a more human level. He has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado-Denver, is a prolific publisher and presenter, and currently serves as a core faculty member at Walden University in the area of educational leadership.

Randy Weiner has worked in education and education technology and consulting throughout his career. He co- founded and served as the first Chairman of the Board at Urban Montessori Charter School (UMCS) in Oakland, CA—the nation’s first public Montessori, Arts Integration and Design Thinking school. Randy is also a co-founder and the CEO at BrainQuake, a two- time U.S. Department of Education Small Business Innovation Award winner. A Teach for America alum and father to two daughters, Randy taught for 5 years in Oakland and Madagascar, and holds two BAs from Middlebury College and an MA in Education from Stanford.

Andrew Marotta—The School Leader: Surviving & Thriving

Andrew Marotta—The School Leader: Surviving & Thriving

August 9, 2021

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About the Author

Andrew Marotta is an author, speaker, high school principal, and former NCAA basketball official. 

Patrice Bain—A Parent’s Guide to Powerful Teaching

Patrice Bain—A Parent’s Guide to Powerful Teaching

August 9, 2021

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Learn more about Patrice on her website, www.PatriceBain.com

Follow Patrice on Twitter @PatriceBain1

About the Author

Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S. is an educator, speaker and author. Finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year and a Fulbright Scholar in Russia, she has been featured in national and international webinars, podcasts, articles and press. Bain was asked by the Department of Education to work with cognitive scientists to co-author Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning. In addition, Patrice co-authored Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning.

Steve Zonnevylle & David Armstrong—The Forty-Hour Principal

Steve Zonnevylle & David Armstrong—The Forty-Hour Principal

August 5, 2021

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Follow Steve on Twitter @OABZonnie

About the Authors

Steve Zonnevylle and David Armstrong are both principals on the South Island of New Zealand and the authors of the book, The Forty-Hour Principal: Provocations for the Discerning Educator

Robyn Jackson—Stop Leading, Start Building!: Turn Your School into a Success Story with the People and Resources You Already Have

Robyn Jackson—Stop Leading, Start Building!: Turn Your School into a Success Story with the People and Resources You Already Have

July 22, 2021

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Visit Robyn's Website, Mindstepsinc.com

About the Authors

Robyn Jackson, PhD., is the founder of Mindsteps and the host of School Leadership Re-Imagined, the podcast for school administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders. She's the award-winning author of 11 books including the best selling The Instructional Leader’s Guide to Strategic Conversations with Teachers and Never Underestimate Your Teachers, which was chosen as an ASCD Member Book.

Teaching With the Instructional Cha-Chas: Four Steps to Make Learning Stick—LeAnn Nickelsen & Melissa Dickson

Teaching With the Instructional Cha-Chas: Four Steps to Make Learning Stick—LeAnn Nickelsen & Melissa Dickson

July 9, 2021

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Visit Leann's website, MaximizeLearningInc.com

Visit Melissa's website, MelissaDickson.com

Follow Leann on Twitter @lnickelsen1

Follow Melissa on Twitter @mdickson221

About the Authors

Melissa Dickson, MEd, is an outstanding presenter and educator. She is passionate about providing teachers with research-based ideas and strategies that can be immediately implemented. In her decades as an educator, Melissa has been a literacy coach, staff developer, site-based team leader, mentor teacher, inclusion teacher, classroom teacher, and early-childhood teacher. S

LeAnn Nickelsen, MEd, delivers presentations nationally on brain research topics, differentiation, reading and vocabulary strategies, and nutrition affecting cognition, all based on the latest research. She is known for delivering a wealth of information in an active, fun format with very specific, practical classroom examples. Participants leave with many ideas for maximizing learning for all students.

Danny Brassell—Leadership Begins with Motivation

Danny Brassell—Leadership Begins with Motivation

July 6, 2021

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Visit The Reading Habit website, TheReadingHabit.com

Follow Danny on Twitter, @DannyBrassell

About the Authors

A highly-sought after speaker, trainer and coach known as “Jim Carrey
with a Ph.D.,” Dr. Danny Brassell has spoken to over 3,500 audiences
worldwide and authored 16 books, including his latest, Leadership Begins
with Motivation. He is the co-founder of www.theREADINGhabit.com, the
world’s top reading engagement program.

Jed Dearybury—The Playful Classroom: The Power of Play for All Ages

Jed Dearybury—The Playful Classroom: The Power of Play for All Ages

June 21, 2021

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About the Authors

Jed Dearybury is a teacher educator and award-winning classroom teacher, who was featured as GQ Magazine as Male Leader of the Year, met President Obama as the SC winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Since 2015, he has become an educational leader by providing quality, hands-on, engaging learning experiences for students and teachers across the country.

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