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379: The Leader’s Algorithm with Pablo Muñoz

Pablo Muñoz is the Managing Director of Muñoz & Company, an educational and leadership consulting organization. He has 30 years of public education experience as a teacher and administrator and was a superintendent of schools for 16 years. Pablo was recognized as the 2008 Union County School Superintendent of the Year by the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey and named as one of the George Lucas Educational Foundation’s 2008 Daring Dozen – a prestigious group of twelve educators “who are reshaping the future of education.” In addition, Pablo is a leadership coach, teacher, trainer, and speaker with the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team; an Adjunct Professor at Lehigh University; a member of the Forbes Coaches Council; and the author of The Leader’s Algorithm.

Pablo graduated from Yale University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Ivy League pitching honors. A lifelong athlete and sports fan, he has coached baseball at all levels from little league to professional, having been a minor league pitching coach with the Chicago Cubs. After Yale, Pablo continued his education at Teachers College, Columbia University where he earned a Master of Arts in Educational Administration in 1996.

When there are systemic problems, effective leaders must make systemic changes. In The Leader’s Algorithm, Pablo Muñoz outlines a strategic framework for developing a viable, personal Theory of Action to transform your organization, work, and relationships while positively impacting those who need you most.

Website

www.themunozcompany.com

Resources Mentioned

www.themunozcompany.com/the-leaders-algorithm

Maxwell Leadership

The Broad Center

Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/

SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid event

London School of Public Relations – www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/

Delivered by Mark Taylor.

The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.

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378: The Kid Across the Hall with Reid Saaris

Reid’s story begins at his own high school, where his life began to diverge from that of his best friend Jamie as soon as he enrolled in advanced classes across the hall. After graduation, the gap widened as Reid pursued an elite degree studying educational opportunity in America. 

In an attempt to close the opportunity gap between students like him and Jamie, Reid took a job as a teacher at Battery Creek High, a severely under-resourced school in South Carolina where students were flunking out of their classes not because they were incapable, but because the coursework was too easy. 

Reid and a team of teachers and students rallied to increase enrollment in the advanced track for those who didn’t fit the honor student mold. In one year, the program doubled to become the largest provider in the state, and performance on the college-level tests increased by 20%.

Wanting to effect change on a larger scale, Reid founded Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to find and help students all over the country who have been overlooked, discouraged, or are otherwise missing from higher-level learning opportunities.

Backed by new research and original survey data of millions of teachers and students across the country, his forthcoming book THE KID ACROSS THE HALL: The Fight for Opportunity in Our Schools (Redwood Press/Stanford University Press; September 5) vividly chronicles Reid’s triumphs, setbacks, and insights as he learned firsthand that the hard task of educational reform will take much more than the Hollywood myth of the well-intentioned teacher who saves the day.

Website

www.reid4waschools.com

THE KID ACROSS THE HALL: The Fight for Opportunity in Our Schools

Social Media Information

https://www.linkedin.com/in/reid-saaris

https://www.facebook.com/reid4waschools?mibextid=ZbWKwL

Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/

SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid event

London School of Public Relationswww.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/

Delivered by Mark Taylor.

The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.

Watch the Education on Fire Live Show every Tuesday www.educationonfire.com/youtube

 

377: The London Interdisciplinary School with Prof Carl Gombrich

LIS is building a new university based on interdisciplinarity and tackling complex real-world problems. Instead of specialising in a single subject area, our students learn through a problem-based interdisciplinary approach, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc). 

Solutions to the world’s most complex and interconnected problems won’t come from a single specialism or subject. We need to bring together experts and knowledge from across the arts, sciences and humanities.

In a world faced by increasingly complex challenges, it’s never been more important to find new ways of learning. We need young people who are more versatile, more entrepreneurial, and more resilient than ever before. But the current education system is siloed, and students are forced down a singular academic path, pushing them to specialise in one subject area. At LIS, we think there’s a straightforward case for an interdisciplinary curriculum: problems are interdisciplinary, so our curriculum should be too.

The London Interdisciplinary School place a premium on teaching rather than research. They have brought together a diverse and outstanding group of academics, entrepreneurs, and educationalists. The LIS team includes philosophers, epidemiologists, artists, journalists, behavioural scientists, and mathematicians, as well as entrepreneurs and professionals.

Website

www.lis.ac.uk

Social Media Information

Instagram: @weare_lis

Twitter/X: @weareLIS

TikTok: @we_are_lis

Resources Mentioned

David Goggins

Chris Williamson

Andrew Huberman

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376: Diversity in teaching, teacher recruitment and retention with Dr. Joshua Fullard

Joshua Fullard is an Assistant Professor at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, and a Research Associate at the Research Centre on Micro-Social Change, University of Essex.

His research can broadly fit into three categories: teachers and teacher labour markets, education inequalities and research methods. His work is regularly cited in the media, government reports and in parliamentary debates.

Dr Fullard received his PhD from the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex and has previously held positions in the Department of Economics at the University of Essex, the Education Policy InstituteInstitute, and the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich.ifo Institute in Munich.

Website

https://sites.google.com/view/joshuafullard/home

Social Media Information

@WarwickBSchool

@uniofwarwick

Resources Mentioned

Audio books

Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE)

https://nape.org.uk/

For support with podcasting & video please visit www.educationonfire.com/media 

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375: Mindspire Tutoring and Test Prep with Shahar Link

Shahar Link, the CEO and founder of Mindspire Tutoring and Test Prep, has been at the forefront of the test preparation and academic excellence arena for over a decade.

With a career spanning 25 years, Shahar has honed his expertise in high school teaching and tutoring standardized tests, including the SAT and ACT. Holding a Master’s degree in History from Stanford University, where he delved into the history of IQ testing, Shahar founded Mindspire driven by the deep reward in empowering students to exceed their own expectations and achieve remarkable success in even the most formidable academic and mental endeavors.

Shahar’s exceptional contributions have not gone unnoticed. He has been featured as a quoted expert in the renowned US News & World Report and has been invited as a keynote speaker at numerous educational institutions, captivating audiences with his innovative approaches to learning.

Through Mindspire Tutoring and Test Prep, Shahar has transformed the lives of countless students, providing them with invaluable strategies and guidance to conquer academic challenges and unleash their true potential.

Website

www.mindspire.com

Social Media Information

www.facebook.com/mindspireprep

Resources Mentioned

Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl

Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE)

https://nape.org.uk/

For support with podcasting & video please visit www.educationonfire.com/media 

Watch the Education on Fire Live Show every Tuesday www.educationonfire.com/youtube

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