What’s Happening? Pernille Ripp: Wisconsin

It was truly a delight to speak with Pernille Ripp. I’ve known her for some time and have watched her career as a leader in education and literacy grow over the past several years. She shares some of her personal challenges around parenting, her concerns for the future and what has gone well.

You can listen or watch here but if you’re a podcast listener you can also subscribe via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

If you’re interested in more of these conversations, my co-author, Dr. Scott McLeod, has started a similar podcast, The COVID Chronicles which is focused a little more on leadership. Check it out!… Read the rest

What’s Happening? Andrew Mead: Manitoba

Andy Mead is one of those educators who believes in deep relationships with students that usually include a bit of silliness and fun. While he doesn’t take himself very seriously, he indeed does take his role as principal very seriously. Andy gives you a nice overview of life as a principal in a COVID19 world.

You can listen or watch here but if you’re a podcast listener you can also subscribe via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

If you’re interested in more of these conversations, my co-author, Dr. Scott McLeod, has started a similar podcast, The COVID Chronicles which is focused a little more on leadership. Check it out!… Read the rest

What’s Happening? Erica Phillips: Nova Scotia

The province of Nova Scotia has had a devastating spring beyond COVID-19 2 air crashes and a mass shooting has rocked this relatively small province. Erica Phillips is a long time friend and new principal who has had to work extra hard to comfort and support her staff and community.

You can listen or watch here but if you’re a podcast listener you can also subscribe via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

If you’re interested in more of these conversations, my co-author, Dr. Scott McLeod, has started a similar podcast, The COVID Chronicles which is focused a little more on leadership. Check it out!… Read the rest

What’s Happening? Susan Enfield: Washington

Superintendent Susan Enfield is a 2018 Superintendent of the Year and a highly regarded leader with a focus on equity and high-quality student learning. What an honour it was to have a few moments of her time to explore the ways in which she is leading remote learning in the state of Washington.

You can listen or watch here but if you’re a podcast listener you can also subscribe via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

If you’re interested in more of these conversations, my co-author, Dr. Scott McLeod, has started a similar podcast, The COVID Chronicles which is focused a little more on leadership. Check it out!… Read the rest

What’s Happening? Ann Michaelsen: Norway

Norway is already sending some of its students back to school. Ann Michaelsen, a school leader gives us insight into how Norway is handling COVID-19 both from an educational and societal perspective. We talk about Norway, Finland and Sweden. Enjoy.

You can listen or watch here but if you’re a podcast listener you can also subscribe via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

If you’re interested in more of these conversations, my co-author, Dr. Scott McLeod, has started a similar podcast, The COVID Chronicles which is focused a little more on leadership. Check it out!… Read the rest