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Recent Episodes

Nov. 22, 2020

Student-Centered Learning, Personalized Instruction, and Life-Ready C…

“Student-centered learning is a change in mindset to not have the learner become compliant to the system, but to have the system customized to the learner.”

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Nov. 8, 2020

Change, Leadership, and Work-Life Balance

“We’re changing faster than we’ve ever changed before. The issue is that education is moving at a linear pace but society’s changes are exponential. We need to keep pace to be relevant.”

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Oct. 25, 2020

Transforming Education Systems During Crisis

“What opportunities do we have that we can really transform the way we do business? Is every child successful within your system? If not, we really need to think about how we do things differently.”

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Oct. 18, 2020

Servant Leadership, Equity, and Student Success

"There are many opportunities that are emerging from the pandemic. It’s given us the autonomy to try new things. We can turn this into the biggest positive in the history of education.”

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Oct. 11, 2020

Remembering Where the Diamonds Are in Difficult Times with Superinten…

“Context matters. No matter how much experience you have or how much you’ve learned, how much knowledge, when you come to a new area, you have to spend time listening to the people.”

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Oct. 3, 2020

Superintendent, Paul Marietti

“This pandemic, although not the education we want for students, has really forced us to roll up our sleeves and dig into what distance learning is, what it is not, and how to do it well.”

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Recent Blog Posts

Finding Balance In Your Life

As a leader, you lead very demanding and challenging lives.  While we are busy serving others, you fail to bring peace to your life. One way of achieving peace is by seeking a more balanced life, by keeping a more balanced schedule. You need to…

Day of the Dead, Things You Should Know

Today is Dia de los Muertos, a celebration of life and death in Mexico, but is celebrated across Latin America and parts of the United States. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/mexico/top-ten-day-of-dead-mexico/ U…

Prepare for the Change

by Luis R. Valentino, Ed.D. In my conversations about change with District Leaders guests, a common theme is the role and power of change in leading through the pandemic.  And while change can be both scary and exciting, planning ahead can hel…