Joshua Swanner - Principal, Greeley School

LiveWinnetka

May 24 2023 • 1 hr 9 mins

Joshua Swanner is a passionate educator with 18 years of experience in the field, including teaching social studies, serving as an assistant principal, and now leading as the principal of Greeley Elementary School in Winnetka, Illinois. With a master's in Educational Leadership and currently pursuing a doctorate in Education, Policy, Organization, and Leadership, Joshua is dedicated to staying current with research and promoting progressive education. A firm believer in the importance of whole-child development, he focuses on fostering creativity, inspiring lifelong learning, and nurturing social-emotional skills in students to help them reach their full potential.


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The crucial role of progressive education in nurturing well-rounded children
  • Discovering effective methods for cultivating inclusion and a sense of belonging within educational settings
  • Gaining insight into managing the delicate equilibrium of student, teacher, and parent needs
  • Innovative ways to gauge student progress via assessment and growth tracking
  • Recognizing the flaws and misrepresentations often found in school rankings


“Exposing children to multiple ways of solving problems or understanding the why is really key. And I think all of that falls under the umbrella of progressive education. “

- Joshua Swanner



Connect with Joshua:

Website: https://greeley.winnetka36.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-k-swanner-377a66126/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshuaswanner?lang=en

Email: joshuaswanner@winnetka36.org


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