Category: Podcast

National Public Radio

November 13, 2023

Check out Tom’s conversation about multiple intelligences with Heather Rose of Roanoke’s National Public Radio station.

Podcast: An Imperfect Leader Podcast

June 6, 2023

Every Head of the Seven Headed Dragon Matters: Dr. Tom Hoerr Talks About Multiple Intelligences and the Instance He May Have Omitted One In this episode, Tom Hoerr talks about both the theory and practice of Multiple Intelligences, and Peter Stiepleman, the host, shares Tom’s influence on him as a learner and leader.   Listen Now An Imperfect Leader: The Superintendents and Leadership Podcast, is a series where leaders look […]

Podcast: Thinking Classroom Podcast

May 9, 2023

Does your school culture ‘feel right’? Does it express who you are and what you want for your pupils? In the Thinking Classroom Podcase, Educator Mike Fleetham talks to Tom about the six facets of organisational culture – vision, values, people, place, practices and narrative. They look at empathy, gratitude, parent relations and how to make those values you display in the reception area actually mean something. Tom shares wisdom […]

Podcast: No Silly Questions

July 3, 2022

What does it mean to be intelligent? On No Silly Questions – An Education Podcast for Parents, Tom explains that there are many other smarts, beyond the classic book smarts and street smarts. And enormous possibility can exist for kids when we recognize their unique aptitudes, in school and at home. Hopefully this episode expands the perception of what it means to be quote – “good at school.”   Listen […]

Steve Barkley Podcast: Examining Learner Grit

June 9, 2020

Listen to Tom’s conversation with Steve Barkley on an episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast to examine learner grit. Grit is an important success skill for school and life. Determination and the ability to continue through failure and challenging moments are elements of grit. In this episode, Steve and Tom examine ways to build your child’s grit.   Listen Now

Principal Center Radio Podcast: Tom Hoerr

March 3, 2020

Tom was a guest on the Principal Center Radio Podcast talking about his new book Taking Social Emotional Learning Schoolwide: The Formative Five Success Skills for Students and Staff.   Listen Now  

Steve Barkley Podcast: Student Success Skills Pt. 1

January 23, 2019

In January, Tom joined Steve Barkley on an episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast to discuss the five skills needed to create student learning and success.   Listen Now

Transformative Principal Podcast: Who You Are is More Important

April 29, 2018

In April, Tom was on the podcast Transformative Principal with Jethro Jones.   Listen Now Here are some bullet points from the interview: 14 years principal connection column in Educational Leadership. The principal job is so hard. There’s always more to be done, no matter how good we do it. Who you are is more important than what you know. Prepare kids for success in life, not just success in […]

St. Louis On the Air: Is ‘Grit’ Enough?

December 1, 2017

In June of this year, Tom sharee insights from his recent book “The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs,” with St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh.   Listen Now About the Show “Grit” is a word we often hear that students should possess. But how is such a quality instilled in young people? And is that enough to make them successful? On […]


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