School Success Podcast

Mitchell Slater

The journey to becoming a school leader is not an easy one. There are many challenges along the way, but it becomes manageable when you have the correct information and tools to help you. In this podcast, you will hear from excellent school leaders who share their stories of successes and failures to inspire and motivate us. We want you to be able to find one takeaway that will help you best in your leadership journey. We are excited you are here! Welcome to the "School Success" Podcast. read less

Special Episode #23, Michael Zavada on ChatGPT and AI in Education: Opportunities and Challenges
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Special Episode #23, Michael Zavada on ChatGPT and AI in Education: Opportunities and Challenges
Hey, School Success Makers! How do you integrate AI tools into your school? Tune in now as Michael Zavada of RoundTable Education shares his insights about the use and impact of AI tools like ChatGPT on education and his take on what should be considered when allowing their use in schools. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [4:48] "We had to be a step ahead of the game.[5:29] "decision on whether to use or not use..."[5:56] "either you believe the knowledge is transferred..."[6:55] "And so if you took something like ChatGPT..."[7:38] "Is AI making a more just world or a less just world..."[10:36] "So if you're a writer and you have to have citations..."[11:08] "if I'm in an English department at a school..."[11:40] "15 years ago, it would not have been..."[12:01] "Microsoft just invested or bought it for $10 billion."[13:22] "... that obviously would be a tremendous loss of learning opportunity."[13:44] "it would depend on the kind of school you're at..."[15:59] "Because of artificial intelligence..."[16:31] "Is that unethical use, then..."[20:49] "I think humans have an innate ability to understand... authenticity."[21:51] "Aleks.com is a math site that can take diagnostics..."[22:44] "it was really good because the student didn't have to be stuck..."[23:11] "there's other use cases to AI... helpful in education."[28:56] "a game plan on how to use it."[32:35] "I think this is a perfect situation..."[33:30] "as a school leader, you should be looking onto the horizon." YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/mdyL_I7F-Pc
#50, Kathryn Jones on Partnering with Like-Minded Families: Insights from Legacy Academy
Jan 16 2023
#50, Kathryn Jones on Partnering with Like-Minded Families: Insights from Legacy Academy
The keys to a thriving school community are well established. We know that successful schools have strong relationships with parents, teachers, and students; they build lasting bonds; and they encourage the development of an environment where all students feel safe, respected, and welcome. But sometimes it's hard to see exactly how we're doing it—or even what we're doing. That's why you should tune in and listen to Ms. Kathryn Jones, Director of Administration at Legacy Academy, share her school's story with us. They've done it by working hard to form partnerships with like-minded families, establishing a clear mission for their school community, and encouraging individual initiative from every student in the building. Tune in now—we'll talk about how they achieved success through these simple yet powerful actions! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [14:46] Elvis impersonators and all kinds of things [16:14] our board is committed to a K through 12 [17:54] Keter Center or something [19:32] Specialized classical education [21:05] Our founder, Dr. Taylor [22:19] teaching and their goals are quite different [23:45] So our tuition is $4,000 a year [25:22] peers have been there for 10 years [27:12] we are partnering with families [28:10] Champions group come in [29:35] sustain that growth till 12th grade [31:26] First Baptist Branson in town [34:11]  raised about $50,000 [35:23] Ed Harden and Walter [36:25] City of Branson Chamber YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/iytH7EkP4Iw
#049, Greg Forrest on the Importance of School Leadership in Upholding the Mission and Vision
Jan 9 2023
#049, Greg Forrest on the Importance of School Leadership in Upholding the Mission and Vision
A Latin phrase the school goes by is "Multum non-Multa," meaning Not Many, But Much (or Less is More). In this episode of the School Success Podcast, Greg Forrest, EdD of the Summit Classical Christian School in Bellevue, Washington, is here to share his insights about classical Christian schools and discuss the significance of selecting the right leadership team to support the organization's mission and vision. We are excited for you to hear about the exchange! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMake -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [02:58] I wanted to be a children's dentist [05:45] another 20 minutes further east [06:47] 1500, 1800 years [09:33] a guy named CS Lewis [11:23] medieval timeline jingle in fourth grade [13:18] we'll graduate 13 and 20 and so on [15:50] God has given these children to a family [17:47] public schools like Virginia to Washington [21:38] Education is still this redemptive act [24:07] 40 or 50 schools churches [28:10] high school kids giving them ownership YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/Vp0c9cpim0E
#048, Thomas Argersinger on Why Standards Matter to Our Vision
Jan 2 2023
#048, Thomas Argersinger on Why Standards Matter to Our Vision
In a world where it's harder than ever to build a culture—but maintaining it is even more difficult—what does it take to build a great culture that reflects God's calling? In this episode, we're excited to talk with Thomas Argersinger, Head of School at Veritas Christian Academy. He'll be sharing his insights on why we should choose our standards carefully and how they can have a positive impact on our communities. We'll also talk about how marketing and branding can be a challenge for schools like Veritas, and how they can demonstrate their distinctiveness. Listen in and be inspired! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [01:34] New Jersey or Sparta, New Jersey [03:40] 30 plus almost 38 years [07:02] Our own facility is really an issue for us [08:10] so you have 50 something students [09:21] I have talked about fundraising [11:29] This UPS guy comes [12:37] You need money to buy food and stuff [14:48] it's normal life in the kingdom of God [16:05] we're increasingly building partnerships [17:36] you got say 50 easy math [18:58] having high expectations of the young people [20:59] I think you're 34, 35 [22:59] I personally feel businesses as well [24:02] Christian school up there in New Jersey YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/OdbKWCqGyE8
Special Episode #22, Brad Layland on The Relational Approach to Fundraising
Dec 30 2022
Special Episode #22, Brad Layland on The Relational Approach to Fundraising
Hey Success School Makers! Are you having a hard time hitting your fundraising goal? Tune in now as Mr. Brad Layland, CEO of The Focus Group, shares how a  relational approach to fundraising helps grow your school's funding and build long-term relationships with donors. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:10] I'm the CEO of the focus [04:21] Christian Ministry called Young Life [06:11] 250 million campaign that we launched [08:34] you need to raise 275 million [09:37] Or to start a STEM program or Dubai campus [14:19] potential to give a few hundred dollars [15:17] We have to raise $350,000 [18:12] donor who was giving you 10,000 a year [20:46] Catholic school had 90% of its students [23:13] divided the football field into a hundred different squares [24:51] That's like $3,000 [27:28] January or February of $25,000 [32:30] cow crapping on a football field [34:47] we raised 60, $70,000 a year [36:41] Veritas Classical School in St. Augustine [40:11] I was to ask Oprah to give a modest gift to something YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/26o75EKhI8g
#047, Chris Wester on The Importance of Branding & Marketing in School Growth
Dec 26 2022
#047, Chris Wester on The Importance of Branding & Marketing in School Growth
"While we want to celebrate our diversity, we also look to see how we can be more appealing to a broader audience." In this podcast episode, we talk to Chris Wester, the school director at The International School of Minnesota. He shares how he and his team worked on marketing the school effectively as they see branding playing a vital role in their school's growth. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [01:59] I was to come visit Eden Prairie, Minnesota [03:27] you guys have crazy winters [04:43] Thought that I was gonna be on E S P [06:18] we have 40 different nations represented at our school [08:24] school really took on borders in 1994 [10:51] 170 students and the school world is going kind of crazy [12:15] we have 55 beautiful acres [14:08] We're anticipating 40% growth for next year [16:11] They were here 15 years [19:10] our building can accommodate up to 700 students [23:43] the number one ECE program [26:04] you heard the 40% growth [29:05] we make a lot of decisions in our boarding program YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/o_NRWyYO4cU
Special Episode #21, Keith Castello on Managing Change and Transition
Dec 23 2022
Special Episode #21, Keith Castello on Managing Change and Transition
Hey School Success Makers! Is your school in a situation that requires transitioning to a new head of school? Tune in now as Mr. Keith Castello of Kyrie Christian Education Services talks about the roles and functions of an Interim Head of School and how it can help you transition, funding challenges and solutions, and so much more! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:18] 20 years plus of head of school experience [04:55] 3,500 years old because it begins in Sinai [06:42] we married up the tradition of God's people [08:23] the same school as head of school for 15 years [10:46] I'm gonna address the elephant in the room [12:05] It's just wonderful to meet God's people [15:24] people's family circumstances can be very different [18:46] strident stream of ideology that has to be fought against [22:53] government funds should pay for that EDU [25:47] I was interim head of school in Georgia [28:01] Christendom wants to have an impact [32:53] revitalization of that whole sort of culture [35:03] be creative and think outside the box YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/CPstxWRmg7E
#046, Rick Calloway On How To Address The Needs Of 21st-Century Learners
Dec 19 2022
#046, Rick Calloway On How To Address The Needs Of 21st-Century Learners
What are the most important skills a student can learn today? How do you prepare them for the future? I'm so excited because we're talking about how to make sure your students are learning more than just the basics of reading and writing—but also how to live! That's right, Rick Calloway, head of school at Metrolina Christian Academy, will be joining us to talk about how we can help our students prepare for their future. And why it is important that educators embody the curriculum: classroom leadership and fostering positive relationships with parents, the community, and other stakeholders are essential for success. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [02:01] a fledgling school in 1998 of about 140 kids [03:56] I'm a diehard, uh, Chicago Bears fan [05:59] here to serve the Lord with 1400 kids [08:27] Christian education is, is a great thing for people [10:12] Cincinnati Hills Christian School [11:24] I was homeschooled my whole life [12:47] start a process of planning toward 2030 [14:20] probably spent $12 million in the last 10 years [15:49] Mitchell God's just opened the windows of heaven [16:59] 3,040 kids a year give their heart and life to Jesus Christ [18:42] I probably have 60 to 70 teacher applicants [21:18] whether you got 150 kids or 5,000 kids YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/O-UuSia3F98
#045, Tim Wong on Creating a Healthy Culture Through Transparency in Leadership
Dec 12 2022
#045, Tim Wong on Creating a Healthy Culture Through Transparency in Leadership
What's up, School Success Makers? As a school administrator, how can you influence culture and transparency to guarantee a productive and secure learning environment? Listen here as Mr. Tim Wong of Los Gatos Christian School in California tells how he managed the school's development to adapt and thrive in a changing environment, focusing on culture and openness. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.     Highlights of the Episode [02:30] if you're in the hiking, biking [04:58] California and served at Trinity Christian High School [06:51] everything comes with its strengths and weaknesses [08:57] transformed by the love and grace [11:10] our need to increase our compensation package [12:14] Private education overall has definitely seen an uptick a bit [16:21] Building a very healthy culture [18:57] I would shout out to Patrick Len [22:41] we're doing life together with our students [26:37] Change from being head of school [29:05] Trust is such an important thing to have [31:24] I look at the great leadership of Jesus [34:09] we just have to be more real and transparent [35:29] opportunity to share my heart with all the great educators YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/7hJ0UnaN3R4
Special Episode #20, Scott McElvain on Minimizing Cost, Maximizing Education Opportunities
Dec 9 2022
Special Episode #20, Scott McElvain on Minimizing Cost, Maximizing Education Opportunities
Hey, Success School Makers! Have you ever thought walking out of college with zero debt was possible? Tune in now as Mr. Scott McElvain from the College of the Ozarks in Missouri shares their unique approach to offset costs, keep fees low, and offer zero tuition while maximizing education opportunities and setting their students up for life. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:03] next in 2023, Granson, Missouri [04:03] Now we had 75 degree [05:50] Dr. Sue head, came to visit Valor [07:41] The Ozarks is a department of College of the Ozarks [09:43] The college was founded in 1906 by a Presbyterian preacher [11:52] there's just always room to improve [13:20] partnership needs to be on the same page [15:39] we can place on ourselves this heavy responsibility [18:01] Effectively what classical Christian is in a quick pitch [23:24] We have a lot of graduates of College of the Ozarks [26:25] He's just coming back to the Lord's sovereignty [27:25] it is just raising up great future leaders of America YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/eZM0IjYH0QY
#044, Johnny Graham on Overcoming The Pandemic and Economic Crisis
Dec 5 2022
#044, Johnny Graham on Overcoming The Pandemic and Economic Crisis
If you love a school that truly cares about its students, please take a second to listen up! In this episode of the School Success Podcast, we're talking with Johnny Graham, Head of School at Williamsburg Christian Academy. He shared about their residential and flipped programs and how they're tackling the challenges they face in their community. We also wanted to know how important it is for schools like theirs to be able to connect with students and their families—and how important it is for them to have the ability to empathize with those students. We know you'll love this episode as much as we do! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:17] do some fine dining in Colonial Williamsburg [04:20] Takes place on a residential campus [06:25] 30 years ago when you were a boarding school student [08:54] COVID really caused us to put a pause [11:45] post 2020 and 2021 related to the the pandemic [13:02]  juggling both of them, but focusing on the domestic side [14:35] been a trend in education for about 13 years [16:46] a half faculty professional development [17:36] a whole lot of stress on families and students in 2020 [19:23] there's always room for improvement YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/il6vmkyvU8k
#043, Dr. Don Davis on School Development and Organizational Structure
Nov 28 2022
#043, Dr. Don Davis on School Development and Organizational Structure
What’s up, School Success Makers! Is your school leaning toward growing from where it is now? This episode will surely interest you! This week’s podcast features Dr. Don Davis, the head of the Second Baptist School in Houston, Texas. With 21 years of experience in the field of education, his guiding principle has always been "with the right culture and curriculum and the right people in front of your kids, the kids perform really well." Tune in now! #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:23] You have to eat Tex-Mex [04:34] I've been in Christian education for 21 years [06:44] So last year we celebrated 75 years of Christian education [10:35] organization and structure is a big challenge [11:58] God has been really good to us [13:10] It will attract high caliber leaders and educators [14:53] Those KPIs, key performance indicators in place [16:11] you have a very good organization structure [18:03] We're a Christ-centered school [20:37] We had a pass rate on the AP exams of 88% [21:51] we believe in STEM and technology [25:19] part ways for the greater good of the organization [29:12] 500 new students [31:05] gonna be 117,000 square foot on four campuses [33:35] for $50,000 and it costs us YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/_lc4W4fFLOA
Special Episode #19, Dr. Timothy Dernlan on Maintaining Focus on Your Mission and Vision
Nov 25 2022
Special Episode #19, Dr. Timothy Dernlan on Maintaining Focus on Your Mission and Vision
Hey, Success School Makers! Do you know what a Classical Christian School is? Tune in now as Dr. Timothy Dernlan, the Vice President of the Association of Classical Christian Schools, talks about the challenge of growth and maintaining focus on the mission and vision in schools.  Learn how intentionally going back a couple of 1000 years is passing on a way of life. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:29] I live in Daphne, Alabama [04:45] you obviously are around 450 schools [07:01] popcorn fundraisers that make them $500, $700 [08:47] people to donate $2,000 [10:36] if someone's been serving for 6, 7, 10 years [13:18] you said 95% of the operating income [14:52] it can improve the budget by 10% or more [16:57] Harry Potter made it popular with the house system [19:02] 65, 70% of the schools have it [21:55] College is only one thing that you do on your road to life [24:10] a school is just a tool that a parent should use [26:00] I'm gonna play devil's advocate [28:02] I've homeschooled my four children [30:34] this association to help lead these 450 schools YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/ruLF5g6oq68
#42, Granville Jones on School Management and Leadership.
Nov 21 2022
#42, Granville Jones on School Management and Leadership.
When you think about what makes a school successful, you probably don't think about the importance of a strong leader. But without one, there's no way to get the job done. Welcome to another insightful episode! That's why we're so excited to bring you this podcast featuring Granville Jones, founder of Fruit of the Spirit Academy (FOSA). In his interview on this episode, he stresses the importance of having a strong leader and positive synergy at FOSA to help students reach their full potential. What he looks for when hiring new staff members at FOSA, why he thinks it's important that they have "the right attitude,"  and how Granville was able to overcome some significant challenges in getting his school off the ground. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:34] Austin is a glorious city [04:06] Texas is known for its barbecue [06:17] he was an elementary school principal [08:36] in the mid 2000 tens [11:16] I started applying to become a head of school [12:37] March of 20, 22, 1200 miles away from home [14:32] Lagging with how to use data appropriately [15:29] we record this in the summer of 2022 [16:55] My heart is I want FOA to be extremely diverse cultural [19:38] quality Christian education by a sliding scale tuition model [21:49] Our intention is to start K five [24:51] teachers are willing to take a 15% pay cut [27:24] Texas only relocated in July, uh, of 2022 [28:56] the book is called Inside the Non-Profit Boardroom [31:38] The number 12 represents governmental perfection [36:45] how to connect better with families YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/WDpT511cpHw
Special Episode #18, Richard Mills on Managing your School Website's Media, Story, and Message
Nov 18 2022
Special Episode #18, Richard Mills on Managing your School Website's Media, Story, and Message
Hey, School Success Makers! Have you ever considered your students as content creators for your school website? Tune in now as Richard Mills, Director of Digital Schools and Co-founder of Upschool.co in Melbourne, Australia, discusses how you can control your school website's media, story, and message and empower students to generate content that resonates with today's parents. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:41] Melbourne Australia is the sporting capital of the world [04:23] AFL might know the Sydney Swans [06:04] His name was Pete Weston [07:40] I flew over to New Zealand [09:33] You know, 5, 6, 7 year olds upwards [10:54] $1,200 or something like that [13:17] This is back in 2010 I think it was [16:39] around the time of the 2016 presidential elections [18:34] whether you are Fox News or CNN [22:45] 23 minutes later I got an EMR back [25:35] I'd sold seven packages at like a dollar amount [30:15] mainly the United States listeners [33:41] he would've seen 10 school websites [36:22] My daughter's nearly 17 [40:56] little link that opens up a PDF document [44:12] oxytocin, endorphins, and serotonin. [48:57] I see that as 300 journalists [52:39] I get to teach and coach kids [56:47] you got like these 11, 12, 13 year olds [1:00:51] Why you should give us $100 to put your brand [1:03:16] We have a partnership with Aurora Expeditions YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/27WTJ6sl6LY
#041, Stephen Denny on School Growth Amidst Economic & Cultural Crisis
Nov 14 2022
#041, Stephen Denny on School Growth Amidst Economic & Cultural Crisis
Hi, School Success Makers! How do you manage school expansion? Join us today as we feature Stephen Denny, head of the Lighthouse Christian School, who has been with the academy for a year now. He has been enthusiastically driving the school in its growth, taking into account its current economic situation and the dynamics of its school culture. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:25] a huge canyon that's 500 feet deep and 1500 feet wide. [04:46] larger being 900 plus students [05:45] We were at 360 when we arrived a year ago [07:53] so you already have enough to house, like 600, 700 students? [09:03] Creating space for that growth [09:41] So just growth management in and of itself is hard [10:47] trying to equip these students to own their own thinking [12:19] from 300 students, 400, 500 students [13:14] philosophy is based out of Philippians two [15:52] So we really try to connect 1995 to the present [17:07] one auction fundraiser and raised about 400,000 that night [18:45] Auctions are a big thing in this area [20:05] We are the only K12 Christian. In this city. [21:53] I worked hard to make sure I'm here at everything [22:57] I actually 100% agree [23:53] I love the insight that you've given YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/X7y8JZ-zrsI
Special Episode #17, Sheril Menefee on Intentionality: Creating a School of Character
Nov 11 2022
Special Episode #17, Sheril Menefee on Intentionality: Creating a School of Character
Hey, School Success Makers! Have you ever wondered how to integrate service learning and make rich learning opportunities in an academic setting? Tune in now as Sheril Menefee of Muskogee High School talks about creating a culture of character and excellence and empowering students by going beyond crossing off things on your to-do list and impacting their lives and the community beyond the school day. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com.   Highlights of the Episode [02:26] continue to grow in his faith and in his leadership [03:37] I encourage other educators to keep in contact [04:52] we would go to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame [06:31] uses a framework called the 11 Princip [07:51] I on a whim applied and they hired me [09:39] Last I checked was about $500 [12:12] Teachers are in high demand and in shortage [14:42] Dipped down to not having very much participation [15:52] We have about 1600 students ninth through 12th grade [17:32] things like Chick-Fil-A Leader Lab [19:33] EL mascot that is the Muskogee Referers [22:57] competition with a local community in TWA [24:40] $500 on this, uh, fundraiser [28:17] I think you said, is it 1600 or 1400? [30:01] Career college and Career Preparation Mandate  YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/Y6DGGYS7Bn0
#040, Cameron Smith on Importance of Parent Communication and School Engagement
Nov 7 2022
#040, Cameron Smith on Importance of Parent Communication and School Engagement
If you've ever had trouble getting your kids to do the work, you might have heard the phrase, "Kids will do what they're told." We don't believe that. In this episode of our podcast, we talk to Cameron Smith, co-founder, and CEO of Bennett Day School. He said that BDS has taken a project-based approach to education, which has proven effective for many kids. This is in contrast to the conventional way of thinking, which suppresses children's curiosity. He believed that children have a purpose in life and are important community members. He stated that children must recognize the reasons behind their actions. #SchoolSuccess #SchoolSuccessMakers -- Every week on The School Success Podcast, digital marketing agency owner Mitchell Slater interviews school leaders and game-changers in the education sector. Never miss an episode and follow The School Success Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you enjoy podcasts. This podcast is powered by Slater Strategies, a marketing agency committed to helping schools grow their enrollment and connect better with the families in their communities. Find out more at https://schoolsuccessmakers.com. Highlights of the Episode [01:28] I'm the co-founder of Bennett Day School [02:22] its great trail called the 6 0 6 [03:07] McDonald's worldwide headquarters. [03:43] I do love Chicago sports as well [07:05] teachers and students is you know what's most important. [08:54] we have families that are sometimes very surprised [10:32] you're able to grow to 600 before [12:11] you see students and teachers collaborating [14:12] S A T A C T and Outscoring National averages [15:53] I discovered the Regio Amelia approach [17:27] We provide a digital portfolio of our children's work [19:50] underserved communities and students [21:48] So they were laser cutting and 3D printing [23:28] John Dewey credited with being the parent of progressive education [25:58] like a three year old is squeezing an orange [28:05] We had three FBI officers coming to school [30:42] 40,000 applicants and 8,000 YouTube Video Podcast Link: https://youtu.be/iirNdvS-JBM