Leading Through Unprecedented Times

The Future Ready Schools® (FRS) podcast series, Leading Through Unprecedented Times, looks at how teaching and learning have shifted online overnight due to mandated school closures across the nation. FRS leaders are simultaneously addressing and amplifying equity issues among marginalized groups as schools become the community hub for food distribution and human connection. Listen to powerful stories from school and district leaders who are overcoming adversity and offering their communities hope as they lead through unprecedented times!

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Project Based Learning: Real Questions. Real Answers. (with Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy) (Season 3, Episode 9)

The pandemic has forced districts to analyze instructional models and practices nationwide. Creating highly engaging, deeper learning experiences in a variety of formats is something many districts are focused on, leading many to look at transitioning to more project based learning approaches. Coauthors Ross Cooper (@RossCoops31) and Erin Murphy (@MurphysMusings5) dive into some of the most common challenges that educators wrestle with and share practical solutions to shifting instructional practices.

Previous Episodes

Equity Takes Courage (with Dr. Sanée Bell)

“Love is Stronger Than Hate” (with Chris Singleton)

Carry the Banner (with Emily Paschall)

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Season 2 Recap


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Season 1 Highlights

Future Ready's Leading Through Unprecedented Times Podcast Season 1 highlighted 15 school and district leaders as they transitioned their practices during the 2020 global pandemic.

The show’s host, Thomas C. Murray (@thomascmurray), serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®.


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