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This show features the opinons and experiences of international leaders in education focusing on the challenges and promise of providing quality education to all.

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For April's show, we are delighted to announce Dr. Ted Thornhill's presence. Dr. Ted Thornhill is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. Prior to joining FGCU, he taught at Earlham College... more

Join us for a conversation on topics of introverted students in the classroom with Dr. Kathy Schultz. Dr. Schultz is Dean and Professor of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education. Prior to this appointment,... more

On March 7, join us with Mr. Thomas Whitby to hear his work on how connectedness empowers learning. Mr. Whitby is the author of The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, and The Educator's Guide... more

Join us with our special guest Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson for a conversation on giving feedback to educators. Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson is Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia... more

Welcome to our February episode. This month, we are delighted to have Dr. David Levy to share his insights on how to bring a balance to our digital lives. Dr. Levy is Professor at the Information School, University of Washington in... more

Join us at our first show of 2018 for a conversation on the mechanics of meditation within the education leadership framework with Dr. Home Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen is a professor of mindful leadership, and an advisor and coach to senior... more

To close the year, we a pleased to present Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman--Scientific Director of the Science of Imagination Project at the Positive Psychology Center. His reasearch is supported by a grant from the Imagination Institue. He... more

This month, we are pleased to have with us Dr. Charles Temple. Charlie Temple is Kinghorn Professor of Global Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, where he teaches courses in literacy education,... more

Join us on Wednesday, January 11 for a conversation on leadership in today's schoolhouse with Dr. George Theoharis. George Theoharis is Professor and Department Chair for the Teaching and Leadership Department at Syracuse... more

Our December show will share some new findings on what happens to student preparation in preK during their elementary experience. Our special guest is Dr. Dale Clark Farran. Dale Clark Farran is a professor in the departments... more