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Leaders Coaching Leaders Podcast

Corwin Leadership podcast

THE podcast for Education Leaders by Education Leaders

The Leaders Coaching Leaders Podcast for current and aspiring school leaders covers evidence-based approaches for tackling immediate needs to impact student learning. Every week Dr. Peter DeWitt and our guests get together to share ideas, put research into practice, discuss what's working and what's not in equity, SEL, burnout, and learning loss (and more) to help you ensure every student is learning not by chance, but by design. 



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Podcast episodes

Podcast episode 4

High Expectations and Authenticity

Guests: Debbie Silver

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


Podcast episode 4

What Will You NOT Do This Year?

Guests: John Hattie

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


Podcast episode 4

Accelerating Learning after COVID-19

Guests: Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey

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


Podcast episode 4

The Game of Grading

Guests: Tom Guskey

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



Podcast episode 4

Engaging Kids in Learning Transfer

Guests: Julie Stern

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


Podcast episode 4

Demystifying Collective Efficacy

Guests: Jenni Donohoo & Megan Tschannen-Moran

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


Podcast episode 4

The Imperative of SEL

Guests: Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan & John Hannigan

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


Podcast episode 4

Right Drivers for Whole System Success

Guests: Michael Fullan

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


Podcast episode 4

Re-Engaging Multilingual Learners

Guests: Debbie Zacarian, Margarita Calderón, Margo Gottlieb

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

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 and Randy Weiner

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

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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