Sunday, April 11, 2021

Focus on Resilience with Steve Wilder

Superintendent Steve Wilder
Superintendent Steve Wilder
Nick and Matt reconnect with their friend Steve Wilder, discussing the effects of the pandemic on school and district leaders. Steve discusses the importance of maintaining and supporting resilience through times of challenge and change, and provides some great perspectives for school leaders.



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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Understanding SOPPA with Tim McIlvain and Chris Wherley

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SOPPA - the Student Online Personal Protection Act - goes into effect July 1, 2021. Join us as we learn more about the law and tools that can help schools remain in compliance with it from LTC Executive Director Tim McIlvain and LTC Director of Technology Services Chris Wherley


 
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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Trust-based Observations with Craig Randall

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Craig Randall
Craig Randall takes a few minutes to talk with us about creating trust and providing support through administrators’ observations of educators’ classroom activities. In this episode, Craig outlines the process of trust-based observations and provides tips on how administrators can weave this into their daily roles as instructional leaders.




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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Build Intellectual Curiosity with Georgie Koenig

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Georgie Koenig, Ed.D.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has required enormous changes in the ways students learn and the ways teachers support them. In this episode, Dr. Georgie Koenig shares her views on the effects of the pandemic on students’ reading and writing skills and offers ideas that teachers can use to help students build intellectual curiosity.



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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Remote Classroom Management Ideas with Heather Dowd and Patrick Green

 

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Heather Dowd and Patrick Green

Managing remote and hybrid learning experiences can be a difficult task for many educators, so we sought advice from two folks who quite literally wrote the book on digital classroom management. Heather Dowd and Patrick Green wrote Classroom Management in the Digital Age, and in this episode they share and adapt ideas in their book to our current remote and hybrid teaching and learning reality.
 
 

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Balancing the Superintendent’s Role with Dr. Mike Curry

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Dr. Mike Curry

What we intended to be a discussion of school finance really turned into a fantastic talk about managing the stresses involved with leadership. Dr. Mike Curry, Superintendent of the Abingdon-Avon School District in western Illinois, provides his insight, habits, and advice to support school leaders on a daily basis and during difficult times.
Being a superintendent is like being “...a seal balancing a ball while riding a unicycle on a tightrope over a volcano.” --Mike Curry




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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Happy New Year, from Nick & Matt

 


Nick and Matt have a candid conversation about how they dealt with 2020, and what they're planning to work on during 2021. 


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Focus on Resilience with Steve Wilder

Superintendent Steve Wilder Nick and Matt reconnect with their friend Steve Wilder, discussing the effects of the pandemic on school and dis...