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Leaders Coaching Leaders Podcast

Every week Dr. Peter DeWitt and our guests get together to discuss what's working and what's not in education so you can ensure every student is learning not by chance, but by design. For current and aspiring school leaders, this podcast covers evidence-based approaches for tackling immediate needs in education professional development from equity and SEL to burnout, assessment, interrupted formal learning, school administration, and more.

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Leaders Coaching Leaders Podcast

Leading 5 Generations in Your School

Guest: Mark White

Season 2, Episode 10

For the first time in recent history, school leaders have five generations in their schools: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z (entering as brand-new teachers), and Gen Alpha students. In this far-reaching episode, Peter DeWitt and Mark White discuss how schools can leverage new technology to reach their youngest teachers and students, how to retain and attract more Millennials and Gen Z teachers, and how to move from managing to coaching with all generations...Go to the episode



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Improving Leadership Team Habits With Anthony Kim

Guest: Anthony Kim

Season 2, Episode 9

In schools, the logistics of how our teams work together are just as important as what we work together to do. In this super practical episode, organizational development expert Anthony Kim shares better habits for school leadership teams to adopt... Go to the episode



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Empowering Women in School Leadership

Guests: Trudy Arriaga & Delores Lindsey

Season 2, Episode 8

The stories we tell about school leadership are predominantly male - but that needs to change. In this important episode, authors Trudy Arriaga and Delores Lindsey share new stories about women in school leadership, and paint a picture of what gender equity actually looks like... Go to the episode



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Supporting Students in Poverty

Guest: Horacio Sanchez

Season 2, Episode 7

Dr. Horacio Sanchez brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to this deep dive into the effects of poverty on learning. Covering language development, empathy, behavior, and bias, this wide-ranging episode will center on what school leaders need to know to support students from impoverished situations... Go to the episode



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Building Up Your Leadership Teams

Guest: Peter DeWitt

Season 2, Episode 6

In this episode, host Peter DeWitt sits in the hot seat to talk about his new book, Collective Leader Efficacy. Much has been written about the power of teachers' collective efficacy to impact student learning - but Peter has found that collective efficacy can enhance the role of instructional leadership teams as well... Go to the episode



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Leveling Up Your Leadership

Guest: Daniel Bauer

Season 2, Episode 5

Daniel Bauer, self-proclaimed Ruckus Maker and popular podcast host, is all about improving leadership development through masterminds: small groups of school leaders coming together to support each other and "level up" their leadership... Go to the episode



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Affirming Every Student's Humanity

Guests: Sharone Brinkley-Parker, Tracey Durant, Kandice Taylor, Lisa Williams, Kendra Johnson, Johari Toe

Season 2, Episode 4

To prioritize all students' dignity as humans sometimes requires us to step outside of our comfort zones. In this episode, the six authors of Humanity Over Comfort share their thoughts on how we can all contribute to achieving equity... Go to the episode



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Establishing Better Mentoring Systems

Guest: Carol Radford

Season 2, Episode 3

Author, speaker, and expert mentor Carol Radford shares her expertise on why mentoring continues to be an important element of any teacher's success - but especially for new teachers after COVID-19... Go to the episode



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High Expectations and Authenticity

Guest: Debbie Silver

Season 2, Episode 2

Power house speaker and author Debbie Silver joins Peter DeWitt to talk about the importance of reaching students with authenticity and empowering them with high expectations… Go to the episode



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What Will You NOT Do This Year?

Guest: John Hattie

Season 2, Episode 1

In our first episode of Season 2, John Hattie joins Peter DeWitt to talk about the benefits of de-implementation, or deciding what NOT to do in the 2021-2022 school year. After COVID-19 forced many school districts to simplify, the temptation is to pick up again with lots of new programs to combat "learning loss" and other initiatives.… Go to the episode



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Accelerating Learning after COVID-19

Guests: Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey

Season 1, Episode 10

COVID-19 was the disruption none of us wanted or expected - but it happened. Now school leaders have a choice: Will you contribute to the negative narratives surrounding it, or rebound better than before? In this informative and practical episode, Peter talks with Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey about shifting the narrative from "learning loss" to "learning leaps”… Go to the episode



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The Game of Grading

Guest: Tom Guskey

Season 1, Episode 9

Grading in the U.S. is typically a hodge podge amalgamation of many measurements: homework, quizzes, tests, projects, participation, and many other factors. Grading often becomes a game for many students, and some students simply refuse to play.… Go to the episode



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Engaging Kids in Learning Transfer

Guest: Julie Stern

Season 1, Episode 8

Memorization is not enough; applying what you know to new and novel situations is a necessary skill for all students today. This skill is called learning transfer, and Julie Stern talks about the importance of how teaching conceptual understanding can be a powerful way to engage students not only in learning, but in processing their own experiences.... Go to the episode



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Demystifying Collective Efficacy

Guests: Jenni Donohoo & Megan Tschannen-Moran

Season 1, Episode 7

Collective efficacy has become a buzzword in recent years - with accompanying misunderstandings, misapplications, and criticisms. In this de-mystifying and debunking episode, Peter DeWitt talks with collective efficacy experts Megan Tschannen-Moran and Jenni Donohoo. The authors clarify... Go to the episode



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The Imperative of SEL

Guests: Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan & John Hannigan

Season 1, Episode 6

SEL doesn't come to any of us naturally; the skills to take care of ourselves must be taught explicitly. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan and John Hannigan share how to do this from a distance (i.e. online in virtual teaching), as well as in person... Go to the episode



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Right Drivers for Whole System Success

Guest: Michael Fullan

Season 1, Episode 5

After publishing a 2011 paper on the four wrong drivers of school system reform, Michael Fullan sits down with Peter DeWitt to talk about the new right drivers that bring whole system success. School and system leaders can use these four drivers to focus on the right priorities as schools recover from COVID-19 and seek to accelerate learning again.... Go to the episode



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Re-Engaging Multilingual Learners

Guests: Debbie Zacarian, Margarita Calderón, Margo Gottlieb

Season 1, Episode 4

After the distance learning experiments of 2020, schools have an opportunity to engage multilingual learners and their families in a whole new way - or maybe even for the first time... Go to the episode



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Navigating Resistance to Equity Work

Guests: Candace Raskin & Melissa Krull

Season 1, Episode 3

Why is there resistence to "doing what's right for students"? How can school leaders start to break down or go around that resistance? Developing our racial consciousness as leaders - especially as white leaders - is important before we can support teachers and students of color... Go to the episode



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Leading SEL by Modeling It

Guests: James Bailey & Randy Weiner

Season 1, Episode 2

School leaders often make decisions to help their students and staff - but when it comes to investing in themselves, they are notoriously negligent. Social-emotional learning is personal work, and school leaders have to be willing to engage in the work themselves before they can lead others in doing the work... Go to the episode



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Thriving Through Hyperchange

Guest: Dwight Carter

Season 1, Episode 1

Award-winning principal Dwight Carter shares how school leaders can maintain positivity in the midst of accelerating changes - and even learn to embrace them. Not all disruptions are negative - some are actually necessary for growth... Go to the episode

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