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Mar 11, 2017

With thanks to this week's sponsors Wambiz (check them out below)

  1. VOTE for The Edtech Podcast in the British Podcasting Awards! 

What's in this episode?

  • Introduction, British Podcasting Awards and Wambiz

  • 1:1 interview with Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE).

  • Exploration of turnaround story & Eric's time as award-winning Principal at New Milford High School in the US

  • Recommended reads on leadership and change management

  • Frameworks for building a team and gaining investment for projects 

Thank you to this week's Sponsor


A message from our friends at Wambiz

When it comes to communicating with their students and getting them to collaborate outside of the classroom, teachers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Today’s tech savvy students simply do not engage with email, the traditional means of teacher-student communication, whilst social media, Facebook, WhatsApp and the like are also not the appropriate medium as they blur the lines between personal life and professional life, providing no visibility to the institution of any potential inappropriate behaviour. At WAMBIZ we solve this problem by allowing institutions from all sectors to have their very own branded private social network, letting your teachers and students communicate and collaborate in a safe and secure environment, which you control. With a familiar look and feel to other social media platforms, guaranteeing adoption and engagement, but with the safeguards needed for educational practice, the app facilitates key benefits including learning outcomes, teaching and assessment, student support, social inclusion, social media awareness and much more…

To book a free demo or find out more please visit or contact us at and implement your own institutional app today!

And if you are a school listening please contact us to find out about our ‘Safebook 4 Schools’ project backed by the West Midlands Police!”

Sample quotations: 

  • 'I was the principal who didn’t believe in any of this. I wrote the policies that blocked social media.’

  • 'Social media, especially twitter, opened my eyes to a world I never new existed.’

  • Kids saw more value in their learning; we didn’t see technology as an add on anymore

  • It was hard working with the staff who’d been there for thirty or forty years.’ 

  • In education we focus on the yeah but’s when we need to focus on the what if’s

  • Leadership is about action, not about title, position or power 

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