The Way Forward with Anthony Muhammad — A Leader’s Urgency to Create the Bright Future of Education

Dr. Anthony Muhammad is an author and international thought leader who currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. 

He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years, as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal, was named the Michigan Middle School Principal of the Year in 2005, and has been honored by the Global Gurus organization as one of the 30 Most Influential Educators in the world for the past four years. 

In this timely and urgent episode, we discuss his latest book, The Way Forward: PLC at Work® and the Bright Future of Education.

We talk about:
  • The Big Idea in his new book
  • Effects of COVID-19 on educators and students
  • “I am concerned that this profession is losing its soul.”
  • Will vs. skill
  • How to make things better for educators
  • How did we get here? The history and promise of public schooling
  • Why right now is a unique window for innovation
  • PLC at Work — Anthony’s journey with it, mentorship from Rick DuFour, and how to do it right
  • His hope for the future of education
Find The Way Forward from Solution Tree or wherever you get your books. 

About today’s guest
Anthony S. Muhammad, Ph.D. is an author and international thought leader. He currently serves as the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development to schools all over the world. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years. He served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He was named the Michigan Middle School Principal of the Year in 2005. Dr. Muhammad has also been honored by the Global Gurus organization as one of the 30 Most Influential Educators in the world in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.

Dr. Muhammad is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and Professional Learning Communities at Work (PLC). He also serves as an Associate Professor of School Leadership and Culture at Academica University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn

About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossromano 

I also host Sideline Sessions, a podcast for coaches and parents of student-athletes. The show features conversations with coaches and performance experts in the NFL, NBA, NCAA, Olympics, and more. Listen here: https://bit.ly/3Rp0QGt 



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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Host
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Dr. Anthony Muhammad
Guest
Dr. Anthony Muhammad
Education consultant and best-selling author.
The Way Forward with Anthony Muhammad — A Leader’s Urgency to Create the Bright Future of Education