Videos by and about the Quaglia Institute.

How Can We Help Students Feel Connected to School?

Watch this on-demand webinar as Dr. Quaglia joins host Peter DeWitt, veteran school leader Ron Myers, and science teacher Jonté Lee (aka “#TheKitchenChemist”), as they discuss strategies for your struggles with student engagement and how to help students recover their joy of learning.


School Voice Process Video

The progression of almost 40 years of research and fieldwork on voice and aspirations has led to the School Voice Process, which represents a dynamic process that allows all stakeholders in the school community to develop their voice in a way in which it is heard, respected, and valued.

Dr. Quaglia's February Webinar, Featuring Gavin Dykes

Dr. Quaglia continued his discussion on global school improvement efforts with Gavin Dykes, Program Director of the Education World Forum and the Asian Summit on Education and Skills. Gavin and Russ involved participants to cover common obstacles to teacher and student voice, and different ways to overcome them.

School Voice: Amplifying Success (January)

Dr. Russ Quaglia's monthly webinar series continued with a brief overview and update of the various School Voice efforts happening around the world. Mr. Steve Kenning, Chief Executive of the Aspirations Academies Trust, joined this webinar to share experiences from Great Britain.

Dr. Quaglia's May Webinar, with Simon Feasey and Melissa Phillips Morse

School Voice efforts around the world. Simon Feasey from the UK, and Melissa Phillips Morse from Cobb County, Georgia, talk about how they implemented school voice and the tremendous effect it has had on both teachers and students. Learn how teacher engagement and student achievement are going through the roof.

Corwin Monday Afternoon Webinar Series

How can we most influence student learning? Russ Quaglia and Michael Corso review their research and discuss practical tips for making your classroom and your school powerful drivers for student learning AND teacher satisfaction.

Dr. Quaglia's March Webinar, with Ingrid Paalman-Dijkenga, Susan Koulianos, and Lisa Lande.

Dr. Quaglia was joined by Ingrid Paalman-Dijkenga from the Netherlands, Susan Koulianos and her team from Harding Elementary School in Youngstown, Ohio, and Dr. Lisa Lande, Executive Director of the Teacher Voice and Aspirations International Center.

School Voice: Amplifying Success (December)

Video of Dr. Russ Quaglia's webinar from Dubai, with Mr. Andrew Torris, Director of Universal American School of Dubai.

School Voice: Amplifying Success (November)

Audio recording of November 2015 webinar.

Dr. Russ Quaglia talks about Student Voice

Dr. Russell J. Quaglia is a globally recognized pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to student voice and aspirations. He has been described by news media as America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student voice and aspirations.

Teacher Voice with Dr. Russell Quaglia and Dr. Lisa Lande

Can we give students their voice without teachers having voice as well? Authentic deep learning occurs best in open environments, where both teachers and students can take risks and feel they have a role in decisions. Participants discuss the impact they can have on education and the obstacles, tips, and tricks to more open educational environments.

Student Voice, Aspirations, and Santa Claus

In two sessions using the cutting edge webinar format, Shindig, Dr. Quaglia and Dr. Corso discussed the importance of student voice and how that impacts student aspirations and overall student success in schools. They shared from both the Student Voice and Teacher Voice Surveys and implications for Santa will be evident.

Education Fast Forward EFF11: Mobile Learning for the Masses

Mobile learning has triggered the discussions about the unfulfilled potential of technology in education. With quite different meanings according to contexts, m-learning has recently emerged as a major opportunity to transform school education, bring more learning opportunities at home or even to reach marginalized populations, be that from a geographical or social perspective.

How are student voice and student aspirations connected?

A short video interview with Russell Quaglia and Michael Corso filmed at Corwin Press.

Be Ready with Purpose

Dr. Russ Quaglia shares his concern about the multiple goals schools have. He suggests schools should prepare students to just be ready (period). This was part of his message at ASCD14 @EveryLearner Someday is Now!

Teachers Know Best

Dr. Russ Quaglia discusses how teachers know best in the run up to ASCD14 @EveryLearner.

Students Should Be Partners

Dr. Russ Quaglia believes students must be partners in decision making if we are serious about wanting schools to improve. This was part of his message at ASCD14 @EveryLearner Someday is Now!

Dr. Russ Quaglia's ASCD Preview

A preview of Dr. Russ Quaglia's presentation at ASCD14 @EveryLearner.

Why Learner Voice

International leader in educational innovation and technology, Gavin Dykes, joins QISA President & Founder, Dr. Russell Quaglia for a discussion of how personalization can increasingly lead to learning that is better-tuned to student aspirations, enthusiasms, and ambitions.

Cultural Competency & the "Relationship Gap": Closing the Achievement Gap

Dr. Rhonda Talford Knight asks, "How do we address the 'Relationship Gap' that exists between culturally diverse students and teachers?" This webinar explores three main topics: how we define culture, the role culture plays in teaching and learning, and cultural competency.

Aspirations & Architecture: Constructing the Heart

This visionary webinar presents a conceptual architectural design in which to infuse the heart of student aspirations: a product-based, community-focused curriculum that provides students with the ability and opportunity to transform their communities.

Program Evaluation: How to Count What Really Counts

With a focus on professional educators who drive decisions based on data, rather than "data-driven decision-making," this webinar will help educators evaluate programs in a way that leads to action.

Engaging Students: From Responsibility for Self to National Leaders

This webinar explores an approach to student voice and leadership that provides a pathway for students to take responsibility for themselves and their own learning.

The New Normal in Education: Vision for a New Learner

The once passive role of the student is transforming into that of a learner - a more active, independent, and self-empowered role. This webinar considers this monumental shift and the implications it has for the professional educator.

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

This webinar introduces the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Global Partnership, and discusses how this initiative is working to mobilize learning to help students achieve their aspirations.

iKnow My Class: Seeing Your Classroom From the Other Side of the Desk

This webinar provides an overview of how iKnow My Class captures the real issues that impact student learning beyond content - relevance, meaningful engagement, and positive relationships.