Systems Talk Podcast

Season 2: Episode 1: Family Engagement

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Family Engagement. Rhonda interviews Dr. Eyal Bergman the Senior VP at Learning Heroes. Dr. Bergman discusses the critical goals of this system and shares several recommendations for building it. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://bit.ly/3DFRcaL

Season 1: Episode 7: Interviewing and Hiring

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Interviewing and Hiring. Rhonda speaks with Principal Terry Thompson, Rossville Middle/Senior high School, and discusses the process he uses when interviewing teacher candidates. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/35ktakn5

Season 1: Episode 6: Managing Teacher Workload

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Managing Teacher Workload. Rhonda speaks with Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Dr. David Robertson, Warsaw Community Schools, and discusses the process he uses to keep each school’s work aligned with the most important instructional pieces to accomplish each semester. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/2ap6zj35

Season1: Episode 5: Anti-Racism System Part 2

Systems Talk! Episode 5: Anti-Racism System In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Anti-Racism with additional information from Episode 1. Rhonda speaks again with principal Dr. Dennisha Murff and discusses the six themes of building a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Dr. Murff shares six critical themes of CRP that are essential in every classroom: bonding, high expectations, motivation, parent relationships, engagement, and empowerment. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/3rbcswvn

Season 1: Episode 4: Data-Driven Discussions (High School)

In this episode of Systems Talk, Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Data-Driven Conversations. Rhonda interviews principal Dr. Bret Daghe of Brownsburg High School. Bret has served at BHS for 24 years and discusses the success at Brownsburg and the implementation of data-driven conversations with grade-level teams and department head teams.

Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/bba4sk7j

Season 1: Episode 3: Data-Driven Discussions

In this episode of Systems Talk, Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of Data-Driven Conversations. Rhonda interviews principal Amy Linkel of South Ripley Elementary. Amy is in her sixth year serving as principal at South Ripley and discusses the impact of the weekly grade-level meetings at her school. But more importantly, Amy shares how she moved the success from those weekly meetings into monthly vertical meetings. She facilitates a vertical alignment session for grades K-3 and a separate one for grades 3-6. Link to closed caption and episode resources: https://tinyurl.com/f6runwj9

Season 1: Episode 2: Teacher Induction System

In this episode of Systems Talk, listen as our host Dr. Rhonda Roos focuses on the system of New Teacher Induction. Rhonda interviews principal Dr. Danny Mendez of Seymour Middle School. Danny talks about this system being part of the “whatever it takes” culture at his school and exactly what that means for new teachers. Access closed caption and episode resources here: https://tinyurl.com/9r4zzda9

Season 1: Episode 1: Anti-Racism System

Our Systems Talk moderator, Dr. Rhonda Roos, is launching our inaugural episode with Dr. Dennisha Murff. Dr. Murff is an elementary principal in the MSD of Wayne Township. She is the 2020 Indiana Association of School Principals Elementary Principal of the Year and the author of the book Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Join Drs. Roos and Murff as they explore how to implement a successful and responsive anti-racist system in a school setting. Link to episode transcript and additional resources: https://tinyurl.com/5z3c9eav

Season 1: Episode 0: Systems Talk! Intro

Stay tuned for our Systems Talk! podcast launch in mid April 2021.

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