Nov. 17, 2020

Silver Linings with Michael Fullan

Silver Linings with Michael Fullan

In this episode, best-selling author Michael Fullan, a worldwide authority on educational reform, shares insights from his work as an education advisor to Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Dalton McGuinty, former Premier of Ontario, and how each country has made systemic change in public education through the application of deeper learning strategies, Fullan also reflects on why the current K-12 education model has remained "stalled" and how the disruption of "pandemic education" might be the catalyst to create new and innovative strategies in a post-COVID-19 approach to teaching and learning. Twitter: @MichaelFullan1. Website:

Meet Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan, OC is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative ( Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers and local leaders in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Michael Fullan received the Order of Canada in December 2012. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities around the world. Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. His book Leading in a Culture of Change received the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward, Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009. Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was named the 2009 Book of the Year by Learning Forward, and Professional Capital (with Andy Hargreaves) won the AACTE 2013 Book of the Year, and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2015.

Michael Fullan’s latest books are: Nuance: Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail, Surreal Change: The Real Life of Transforming Public Education (autobiography), Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World (with Joanne Quinn and Joanne McEachen), Coherence: Putting the Right Drivers in Action (with Joanne Quinn), and The Principal: Three Keys for Maximizing Impact. For more information on books, articles and videos, please visit

About Dr. Greg Goins

As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website:

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