Learn with John Eick Podcast

After 20 years in the education industry, John has served in roles from substitute teacher to High School Principal to Executive Director. This podcast is a place for John to share what he is still learning everyday on the job.
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Jun 11, 2018

Thanks everyone for a great two years of podcasting...see you in the new year for Season 3!


May 27, 2018

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May 23, 2018

This riff is a recurring thought I have every year at this time. Spring has sprung, the sun is out, the school year is winding to a close, and we all need to remember that the tension will all fade when the final bell rings.

Apr 30, 2018

Just a riff that came to mind while I was on stage emceeing a gig in my local community. What are we doing with these large open spaces in our schools?


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Apr 20, 2018

This episode is a recording of my keynote from Lead 3.0 in April of 2018. It may be better to watch the video so you can follow along with some of the slides, but I think it plays ok as a listen in the car as well. 

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Mar 19, 2018

A quick reflection on #CUE18, along with some live audio clips taken throughout the conference! 


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Mar 12, 2018

Heather Chastain unpacks a great event that makes a difference for students and parents at Westlake Charter School.

Feb 12, 2018

After a long time in administration, it is time to tell it like it is, its not harder, its not easier, its different. 

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Feb 4, 2018

Just a conversation that started in the parking with @teachersutton changed the way I see the annual Science Fair.


Jan 7, 2018

Just a riff about how hard it is to succeed on our first try and what happens when we persevere. 

Dec 18, 2017

Just a rant about how to prepare our kids for an unknown future.


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Dec 11, 2017

Last week I stumbled across a fantastic learning that I am dying to share! Check out this book by Dr. Evergreen: Presenting Data Effectively - 2nd Edition. 


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Oct 9, 2017

Four years ago I found a friend: Twitter. 


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Sep 25, 2017

Last week was my daughters 6th Birthday party and next week is the CapCUE Techfest: Two epic events with more similarities than you may imagine.

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Sep 11, 2017

I had the opportunity to speak as the closing keynote at the Math and Mindfulness Summit. I was amazed by the content of the conference. 

Sep 5, 2017

Sabrina Jackson is the 2017 Westlake Charter Teacher of the Year, and after listening to this podcast, you'll understand why. She believes in kids and makes every effort to set them up for success!

Jun 12, 2017

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to chaperone the 6th Grade Science Camp. While I was there, I thought I might capture the sights and sounds of camp, through the voices of our students, parents and staff, who were taking part in this 3 day 2 night learning extravaganza called Science Camp! 

Jun 4, 2017

Wandering through Open House, I was blown away by what our kids are able to do.

May 15, 2017

For Mother's Day I interviewed a pioneer of the Silicon Valley and the inspiration for the Kid Power Club: My mom.


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May 8, 2017

This is just a quick rant on a topic that has made its way around my dinner table. What do you hope your kids get out of school? I'm kind of simple so I tried my best to boil it down to just one thing. 

May 1, 2017

My friend Tim Bedley and I agreed we would both rant on the same topic this week. Neither of us knows how the other feels about this topic, and we won't know until we both click publish. To read Tim's thoughts, go to, and check out his latest blogpost! 

Apr 22, 2017

Sitting in a session by Brian Briggs and Ryan O'Donnell, they ask participants to podcast on the spot. I happen to be sitting next to Pam Hernandez and this is what happened!

Mar 13, 2017

In October of 2016, this keynote was captured on video at the CapCue Techfest. This week, my friend Brian Briggs suggested that I upload the audio to inspire the PLN durning their driving commute. For what it is worth, below is the link to the original youtube video, as well as credit to the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium for the original recording.

Feb 26, 2017

I dig all the social media: the Tweet, the Post, the IM, the DM, the Blog, the Vlog and now the Podcast...but the one thing they all miss is the opportunity at a two way conversation that includes the human voice. Natural inflection, exclamation and intonation are all a part of communication when you share your thoughts via voice-thread on Voxer.  


Special thanks to Ryan, Brian and Cate. 

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Feb 13, 2017

Just a quick rant about flexible seating and creating intentional learning spaces. 

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