The Better Learning Podcast is about improving education at all levels - Schools (public, charter, private, independent), Higher Education, & Corporate/Adult Learning. The major theme is to break down the silos and learn from others doing innovative things in education. We highlight innovative programs & initiatives, lessons learned, improvements to educational space, and real-world tactics while getting a deeper understanding of the people behind the innovation. Our guests include Heads of Schools, Superintendents, Principals, Entrepreneurs, Non-profit leaders and other innovators. Hosted by Kevin Stoller, CEO of & author of Creating Better Learning Environments.

February 15, 2020

Kevin Stoller, author of Creating Better Learning Environments and host of the podcast Better Learning, speaks on the K-12 system and what needs to change moving forward inside and outside of the classroom...Read More

January 15, 2020

Angela Watson is a National Board Certified Teacher and has authored books, created a website to share practical classroom ideas, and her Truth for Teachers podcast....Read More

December 15, 2019

Daniel Bauer is the creator of Better Leaders Better Schools....Read More

November 15, 2019

Stephanie Worthey is the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education at Greenbrier Public Schools. Stephanie has won many awards recently including the Arkansas Principal of the Year and the 2018 National Distinguished Principal awarded by the National Association of Elementary School Principals....Read More

October 15, 2019

Jonathan Levi is a serial entrepreneur, author, and lifehacker born and raised in Silicon Valley.  He's the author of the blockbuster Become a SuperLearner series, and the host of the award-winning....Read More

September 15, 2019

Jeremy Anderson is a leading expert, author, and one of the premier motivational speakers in the educational arena. Jeremy has made it his life's work to help students....Read More

August 15, 2019

Aaron Buehring, Director of Education Environments at Lionakis joins the show.  At Lionakis, they work with you to create environments that transform the communities in which we all....Read More

July 16, 2019

Ted Dintersmith has an unusual vantage point on the future of our children and our nation. During the 2015-2016 school year, he traveled to all 50 states, visited 200 schools, and met thousands of people involved in education — students, teachers, administrators, parents, education policy makers, legislators, governors.  He saw the very best of U.S. education....Read More

June 15, 2019

Brady Wald is principal at Liberty Arts Academy in Mesa, Arizona.  He has served in the roles of teacher, teacher on special assignment, assistant principal, athletic director, and principal in elementary, middle school, and high schools in the East Valley of Arizona.  Mr. Wald graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Social Studies and Secondary Education from Minnesota State University and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.  In 2008, Mr. Wald was recognized by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona as an Aspiring Principal....Read More

May 15, 2019

Dr. Steven Miletto is the voice/interviewer for Teaching Learning Leading K12. He is in his 31st year of serving public school communities throughout the state of Georgia. He has been a history teacher, assistant principal, and high school principal. He currently is the Executive Director of the Heart of Georgia RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency)...Read More

Apr 19, 2019

Amber Harper Amber Harper is a wife, mom, and a proud former classroom teacher from Indiana. She taught first through fifth grades for 12 years. Since becoming a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, she recently decided to serve a new type of student: burned-out, frustrated, left-behind educators who desire change. Her mission is to help to lead them to a path of fulfillment, happiness, and a feeling of efficiency and effectiveness in their classrooms or schools....Read More

Mar 15, 2019

Kendall Artusi founded Bright Futures Academy - grew it from 48 to 800 students from 2001-2016. During this time she uncovered and reported that the original board of directors participating in an IRS tax scheme ran $65 million dollars thru the school. Kendall ran the school with a staff of up to 100 employees which operated across 4 campuses in 3 municipalities with no management/support company...Read More

S2E7: Justin Zimmerman

Feb 15, 2019

Justin Zimmerman joined the Linsly family as Headmaster in 2014, bringing a wide range of experience in the independent school world. After attending boarding school at The Culver Academies in Indiana, he continued on to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he played DIII ice hockey and earned his BS in Natural Science and Biology. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University...Read More

S2E6: Dr.Robert Dillon

Jan 14, 2019

Dr. Robert Dillon has served as an educational leader throughout the Saint Louis area over the last twenty years as a teacher, principal, and director of innovation. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to speak throughout the country at local...Read More

Dec 17, 2018

Will Richardson has been working with school leaders from around the world to reimagine practice in the classroom and professional learning. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author on educational technology who is a former public school teacher, a parent of two teenagers, and a pioneer in the use of social...Read More

Nov 15, 2018 

Elizabeth Hofreuter the Head of School at Wheeling Country Day School and Julie Cartwright the Director of Advancement at Wheeling Country Day School talk about how WCDS empowers students to think, to create, and to communicate in a nurturing environment where learning and character are paramount.End of Average by Todd...Read More

Oct 15, 2018 

John Myers is Director of Marketing and Training for Haskell. Haskell is dedicated to designing and manufacturing the highest quality furniture for business, education, government, and institutional enterprises...Read More

Sep 15, 2018 

Stacy Fretheim is the Executive Director of the Wellington-Alexander Center. The Wellington-Alexander Center provides intensive intervention services for individuals with dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities. The one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive neurodevelopmental screening, assessment and treatment...Read More

Aug 15, 2018 

Mark Hubbard is president and co-owner of Paragon Furniture. Mark’s primary activity is promotion of Paragon products. Mark frequently interacts with dealers, architects, designers, owner representatives and end-users in order to better understand how the instructional tools of education are transforming learning...Read More

May 30, 2018 

Mike Sinclair currently serves as the principal of Brashier Middle College Charter High School in Simpsonville, SC. He has held this position since 2006 when he opened the school with the charter planning board. Brashier is located on a satellite campus of Greenville Technical College and serves 440 students in grades...Read More

May 8, 2018 

Bob Lenz became Executive Director of the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) on June 1, 2015. Before taking the helm at BIE, he was the co-founder of Envision Education and served as its CEO and Chief of Innovation until 2015. Under Bob’s leadership, Envision Education put into practice a highly successful redesign...Read More

Apr 24, 2018 

Jamie Jo Morgan is a wife and a mother to two amazing children, both with special needs. Her older daughter has been through the Gifted and Talented program before, and her younger daughter has Down syndrome and Autism. Jamie Jo's life is filled with excitement, and she uses those experiences to shape herself as a...Read More

Apr 10, 2018 

Travis Brantingham, Head of SchoolTaking the reins in 2014, Travis Brantingham has committed himself to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of teaching and learning; developing student leadership, character, and community; and ensuring that Principia School students benefit from a relevant, hands-on,...Read More

Mar 27, 2018 

Sid Bailey is the Director of Leadership Development for the Arizona Charter Schools Association and is astutely aware that all effective schools have an effective leader at the helm. Through the Association’s partner organization, the Center for Student Achievement, Sid provides leadership training for Principals...Read More

Mar 13, 2018 

Mike Cobb is Head of School at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Texas. Mike is a visionary, charismatic, results-oriented, school leader with a passion for helping students experience cognitive, social, and emotional growth while fostering a school environment that celebrates the joy of learning. Demonstrated...Read More

Feb 27, 2018 

Abbey Ross has spent the majority of her professional career helping students with learning differences, and building unique programs to ensure their success after school. She is a skilled teacher and administrator who takes the time to get to know her students and their families, and works closely with them to devise a...Read More

Feb 13, 2018 

Mike Griffith has worked in the field of school finance policy for the past 19 years with Education Commission of the States, the consulting firm of Augenblick & Myers and the Michigan State Senate. His research has focused on the condition of state budgets, the adequacy and equity of state finance formulas, and...Read More

Jan 30, 2018 

Mike Sinclair currently serves as the principal of Brashier Middle College Charter High School in Simpsonville, SC. He has held this position since 2006 when he opened the school with the charter planning board. Brashier is located on a satellite campus of Greenville Technical College and serves 440 students in grades...Read More

Jan 16, 2018 

 Greg Schermbeck is the founder and principal consultant of SchermCo, an education advising and implementation firm. In October of 2015, he completed the Marshall Memorial Fellowship with the German Marshall Fund. He previously served as Nashville Prep’s (part of RePublic Schools) Founding Dean of Students, Science...Read More

Jan 2, 2018 

 Francis Pina is a Boston native and a 9th and 10th grade mathematics teacher at Charlestown High school. He attended Boston Public Schools his entire K-12 education and earned a BS in Economics from Boston University. After working a few years after his undergrad, he attended Harvard Graduate School of Education to...Read More

Dec 19, 2017 

 John Kogan is CEO of Illumeo. John has been CFO at five companies and COO at two, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and heldnumerous finance and accounting roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John's passion has been professional development forhimself and his teams since his first job, and he has pioneered...Read More

Dec 5, 2017 

 Angela Wojtecki has been with Nordonia Hills City Schools in Macedonia, Ohio for a total of five years. She loves all things technology and library. She currently is the facilitator for the Know-How Nordonia staff professional development series in addition to being the 1:1 Integration Specialist and District Librarian....Read More

Nov 20, 2017 

 Dr. Scott Grant is the President / CEO of Triple Threat Leadership, LLC,; Mentor of @TheOiler10, and an Assistant Professor of Business at The University of Findlay. He is a former high school teacher, coach, and athletic administrator who received his doctorate in leadership studies,...Read More

Nov 8, 2017 

 Jay Clouse is a Founder of Unreal Collective, Create Columbus Commissioner, Startup Weekend Facilitator & Organizer. Listen to his story and his unique perspective on fostering creativity through his 12 week program...Read More

Oct 24, 2017 

 Grant Lichtman is an internationally-recognized thought leader on the transformation of K-12 education. He works with school teams to develop a comfort and capacity for change in a rapidly changing world. For almost 15 years, Grant was a trustee and senior administrator at one of the largest independent schools in the...Read More

Oct 24, 2017 

 Randy Brunk is the Head of School at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy located in Cincinnati, Ohio.Website:Cincinnati Hills Christian More

Oct 24, 2017 

 Audrea Rease is the Executive Director of 3Star/StarC.Website:3 Star Communities, More

Oct 24, 2017 

 Dr. Corey Seemiller has worked as a leadership educator for higher education, K-12, non-profits, military, and in the community for over 20 years. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University teaching undergraduate...Read More

Oct 24, 2017 

 Nikki Navta graduated from St Lawrence University with a multi field major in Math and Fine Arts, and has been inventing products that combine left-and right-brain thinking ever since...Read More

Oct 24, 2017 

 Jonathan Matta is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Education Market at KI. Jonathan is responsible for driving strategic sales and marketing initiatives for KI's education markets including K-12 and Higher Education. Jonathan champions a human-centered design mindset, and believes deeply in the role that the...Read More