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Jethro Jones interviews instructional leaders from around the nation to learn and teach what it takes to become a transformative principal. Episodes address topics like Response to Intervention (RTI), Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the lat…

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    Ego and Humility with Scott Schuette Transformative Principal 458

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 35:27

    Learning Executive and coach for 30 years. Fabulous Learning Nerds podcast Why everyone should have a blog, podcast, newsletter. Ego is at the root of all adult learning excuses. Here's my idea, will you poke holes in it? Extreme Ownership Vulnerability podcast nerdiness How to be transformative principal? It goes back to your people. Gallup 12 pyramid - Recognize everyone this week. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Intense Focus with Eric Makelky Transformative Principal 457

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 32:24

    Eric Makelky is the Pinedale Middle School principal in Pinedale, WY.  He earned a Bachelors and Master's degree from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT.  Eric has worked as a middle school language arts and social studies teacher, football, wrestling, and track coach, 6–12 instructional facilitator, middle school assistant principal, and Skyline Academy (alternative high school) principal. Mastermind made a huge difference - Join us. Your book was based on my beliefs Three yearly goals: Target was always moving What can we do every year, year after year? Every student who walks in the school can identify by name one trusted adult. Beat state average at reading and math growth Demonstrate beliefs behaviors and outcomes that create our school culture. Greeting kids by name and in the hall. What do you do with those kids that have negative experiences their whole school careers? Sticker chart was dumb. Staff love connecting with students. Strategies for school culture. Define the culture that you want in your school. The outcomes we want are driven by our behaviors, and our behaviors are driven by our beliefs. Anybody can make a poster, but making it happen is where it gets fun. You have to call out the behaviors that I ask for help, I give help, I care, listen, and communicate. Want people to know the culture before they apply. Keeping things simple. Common language. Staff appreciation/recognition I feel too appreciated - said no one ever You've got to help me give staff recognition and appreciation. Why teachers don't get recognition awards. Nominate your teachers for awards. Have a way to recognize when people do something great. Trophy. Saul the saber-tooth tiger Growth mindset, stand up and own it, power of the team. How to be a transformative principal? Join the mastermind! Helps grow my confidence. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Impact Players with Liz Wiseman Transformative Principal 456

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 25:38


    Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world.  She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. and most recently, [[Impact Players]]: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.  Some of her recent clients include: Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter.  Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and in 2019 was recognized as the top leadership thinker in the world. In every organization there are Impact Players – those indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and who consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities.  Whether they are on center stage or behind the scenes, managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team.  While their impact is obvious, it's not always clear what actually makes these professionals different from their peers. In Impact Players, New York Times bestselling author and researcher Liz Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level.  Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why–with a little coaching–this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work. Based on a study of 170 top contributors, Wiseman identifies the mindsets that prevent otherwise smart, capable people from contributing to their full potential and the five practices that differentiate Impact Players: • While others do their job, Impact Players figure out the real job to be done. • While others wait for direction, Impact Players step up and lead. • While others escalate problems, Impact Players move things across the finish line. • While others attempt to minimize change, Impact Players are learning and adapting to change. • While others add to the load, Impact Players make heavy demands feel lighter. Wiseman makes clear that these practices—and the right mindset—can help any employee contribute at their fullest and shows leaders how they can raise the level of play for everyone on the team.  Impact Players is your playbook for the new workplace. Impact Players - a term borrowed from the sports world. How do you measure value of impact players. High impact, contributing, but playing below their potential. Impact player brings 3.5 greater than someone doing their job well. Work was so much better, people were doing the right kind of work! Mindset that people move in and out of. Some people who inhabit this mindset and some that never do. It rises above environment, leadership and culture. A lot of parts of being an impact player you can't coach. MG100 - Marshall goldsmith 100 If you are assembling a team, hire for the least coachable, and spend your time coaching on the most coachable things It's hard to change a person's knee-jerk reaction to a threat. Help people to stay long enough to have a second reaction. Hiring process: comfort level with situations out of their control. SOAR - Situation, Outlook, Action, Result How to be a transformative principal? Ability to see what problems and opportunities look like though other people's perspective. Get out of your own head. They don't spend their times stuck in their own heads, in their own thoughts. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors


    Learnership with James Anderson Transformative Principal 455

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 32:35


    James Anderson is a educator, author, and speaker and a master of mindset work. Today we are talking about Learnership - the skill of learning. Learnership are the skills kids need to learn. Habits of mind Information Effort There are different ways to get better at learning You're not going to teach the standards well if the students aren't engaging in the learning process well. Schools develop performance culture. Rubrics - moving measuring stick problem. You don't go from non learner to agile learner in one fell swoop. Daniel pink Autonomy,mastery purpose. Motivation calibration. How to be a transformative principal? Learn about learnership. and watch the video. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors


    Entrepreneurial Thinking with Kelly Hellams Transformative Principal 454

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 25:08

    Kelly Hellams is an elementary school principal at Summit Drive Elementary in Greenville, South Carolina.  She is leading her school on a new focus of Leadership and Entrepreneurial Design.  Kelly has been a teacher and administrator for 23 years and has explicit background in creating lessons and opportunities for elementary students in economic education.  She was a contributor of Focus, Economics lessons for Grades 3–5 and worked with other educators from Russia and Europe on hands-on activities related to fundamental economic concepts Started talking about this focus 2–3 years ago. Leader in me school - 7 habits of Franklin Covey Design39 School Visit Eric Chagala Interview Joe Erpelding Interviews VIDA School Visit How Leader in ME works with Design Thinking Resilience comes from within. Listen Explain Act Deliver Empathy is actively listening to your end user non-linear design thinking process Furman University training on Design Thinking Start small. How to be a transformative principal? Be passionate. Don't lose your why! Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Building a Leadership Model and Sticking To It With Garett Cook Transformative Principal 453

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 22:38

    Garett Cook is a young leader serving in education for the past 11 years in a variety of roles including science teacher, football and track coach, Assistant Principal, and Principal.  Garett has worked in public and private schools in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, and he is currently serving as the Principal at Terry W. Kitchen Junior High School in Cape Girardeau, MO. Building a leadership model and sticking to it. system for communication Some group for feedback Believer in PLCs, they think they already know it. The meeting advantage Leaning on them and letting them go. Where I've gone wrong int he past and where I'm going right. Good listener and strong communicator Being a decent person - following up. Learning where you give and take. How2be: get to know your staff. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Learning Transference with Laura Bechard Transformative Principal 452

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 30:45

    Laura Bechard is an experienced business, learning and change management professional with a unique background that combines finances and people. Getting the best out of your people, helping them develop their careers and unleashing their talent can be challenging for leaders. Learning plays a role; however the application of new skills, knowledge or beliefs into the workplace plays a much larger role. ProVision Business Advisors works with leaders to help them launch, ramp up and transition throughout the business life cycle. With 25 years experience in higher education, as a learning strategist with global corporations, a former board member of the Institute for Performance & Learning (Canada) and a consultant to professional practices, ProVision's programs help leaders and organizations generate a larger impact from the investment in employee and leadership development programs. Laura's tenure in Alberta's post secondary sector coupled with an M. Ed and MBA provide her with extensive experience in organizational development, instruction, facilitation, leadership and performance management. As Peter Drucker comments, “The problem in my life and other people's lives is not the absence of knowing what to do, but the absence of doing it.” An award-winning MBA, Laura combines strong financial acumen as a Chartered Professional Accountant with the softer skills needed for leaders to lead, develop and manage people. Laura is passionate about leaders getting impact and results from the investment in their teams.She facilitates performance coaching workshops and speaks on this and many other leadership topics. School divisions invest in the development of their staff - both teachers and support staff, yet principals and superintendents are often frustrated that there appears to be little, if any, application of the learning back in the workplace, the classroom or the school. What can principals do differently to change this situation? Learning transference. what is learning transference? Goal of doing something with the learning. An investment that we got no return on. The problem with Safety Training - Compliance-based training. Compulsory education in continuing education Self-directed learning opportunities. Having a conversation Build a business case for why we should have a training. Who are the stakeholders that will benefit. Clear expectations What obstacles will prevent the learning transference? Talk about the time frame. Learning and knowledge is only one small element. Culture of accountability and responsibility. Cost to turnover Preparation - prepare them for learning experiences What are the learning events themselves? Intention and confidence are both important Conversation after learning event to revisit expectations and obstacles. How are we going to collect data? How to be a transformative principal? Have a conversation. Link to Laura's strategy guide on learning transference. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything-- because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night--and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: [The Coach's Guide to Teaching](https://us.johncattbookshop.com/products/the-coach-s-guide-to-teaching?pos=2&sid=0405c747f&ss=r)_ by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles [Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools](https://us.johncattbookshop.com/products/putting-staff-first-a-blueprint-for-revitalising-our-schools?pos=1&sid=7dc3400e3&ss=r)_ by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner [A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching](https://us.johncattbookshop.com/products/powerful-teaching-a-guide-for-parents?pos=1&sid=7bf6ec56e&ss=r)_ by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Helping Teachers Grow Intentionally with Dr. TJ Vari and Dr. Joe Jones Transformative Principal 451

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 32:34

    Dr. Joseph Jones is the Superintendent in the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District. A passion to provide all students an incredible and valuable learning experience Dr. Jones started teaching World and US History in 1996. A few short years later he found himself within the ranks of school administration hoping to make a difference on a larger scale. Dr. T.J. Vari is the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools and District Operations in the Appoquinimink School District. Dr. Vari is an experienced school administrator and adjunct faculty with a demonstrated history of working in schools and in higher education. Skilled in K–12 education, online learning, literacy, classroom culture, curriculum & instruction, district operations, human resources, change management, and education reform. Dr. Jones and Dr. Vari, along with Salome Thomas-El are co-authors of the new book: Retention for a Change: Motivate, Inspire, and Energize Your School Culture Model for praise: motivate staff Culture is the big thing, use retention for a change Teachers aren't always leaving the profession Hiring is a year round job. Good principals delegate management Chief learning officer Human resource director What's best for kids? Do an inventory of how people want to grow Do an inventory on how people need to grow. There are only a couple ways to add distinction to yourself as a teacher. Differentiated PD and differentiated instruction. Proficient with an LMS. Basics for PD and layered ways to develop other skills. Onboarding vs. developing How to be a transformative principal? TJ - Gotta get better at praise and lifting the system. Be ok with discomfort. Lift and praise your staff. Learn to be better at celebrating what is working. Joe - Connect with those individuals that connect with kids every days.   Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    The Launch of TransformativePrincipal.com and Other Celebrations with Jethro Jones Transformative Principal 450

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 27:25

    In this episode we talk about the launch of transformativeprincipal.com, what we've learned from 450 episodes, and more! How to get positive press We passed 1,000,000 downloads of the podcast! Thank you! Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Your Values are Only Worth What You're Willing to Pay for Them with Richard Shell Transformative Principal 449

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 45:30

    Richard Shell is a global thought leader and senior faculty member at one of the world's leading business schools, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as Chair of Wharton's Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, the largest department of its kind in the world. His forthcoming book, The Conscience Code: Lead with Your Values. Advance Your Career. addresses an increasingly urgent problem in today's workplace: standing up for core values such as honesty, fairness, personal dignity, and justice when the pressure is on to look the other way. Why do we struggle with doing what is right? All kinds of rationalizations put you away from looking at the problem. Incentives prompt us to look the other way. Position of power or control enables you to look the other way. People don't see what's in front of them because they're paying attention to something else. Inattention blindness Seeing it vs. owning it. What would a person of conscience do, who is a principal? Observe and willing to own it. When it comes to values, there's no such thing as a small conflict. turning away from conflict is a habit. Virtue is a habit - Aristotle and major religions. Don't do evil just because you think it's a little evil. You can be the person who steps up How to have difficult conversations with your superintendent 5 different kinds of pressures, peer, authority pressure, incentives, role, systemic PAIRS. Name the pressure. Find the why the superintendent is doing this. What pressure are they under? Who can I talk to that will give me insights into what they are experiencing? Find their motivation. I'm looking to find reasons where this is a great idea! Create a role play Calling someone crazy is a failure of imagination on your part. Shouldn't have the conversation alone with the superintendent. What is it that is really driving this? Framing your position and aligning it with underlying interests. WHen strictly in conflict, move from collaboration to power. Become a pressure source that is more painful than what they are experiencing Your values are only worth what you're willing to pay for them! Happiness is the feeling you feel when you are doing something you know you should be doing. How to be a transformative principal? It's easy to get wrapped up in your identity as a principal. Go back to the reason you're doing the thing you're doing and ask if you are a person of conscience. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Mastermind: Unlocking the Talent Within Every School Leader with Daniel Bauer Transformative Principal 448

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 30:40

    Daniel Bauer is an unorthodox Ruckus Maker who has mentored thousands of school leaders through his Better Leaders Better Schools blog, books, podcasts, and powerful coaching experiences. His new book, The Mastermind: Unlocking the Talent Within Every School Leader introduces a proprietary process called the ABCs of powerful professional development™ which is changing the landscape of how school leaders experience professional development. Leadership Lesson, we repeat ourselves - people need to hear the stories. We all have imposter syndrome It's easier to give up and play small. To write a better book, I stopped writing a book. Authenticity, Belonging, Challenge Why walking helped - nature is inspiring. King Domino - Cover your kingdom What are principals struggling with the most? Isolation is the #1 enemy of excellence. Would you go to a doctor who wasn't talking with his peers? Why is that OK for educators? Social media is fine for a first step. How to be a transformative principal? Take some time off! Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    The Path of the Mindful Teacher with Danielle Nuhfer Transformative Principal 447

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 23:40

    Danielle Nuhfer specializes in teaching mindfulness, stress reduction, self-care and habit formation to teachers and students. A high school English teacher, Mindful Schools Certified instructor and an ICF-credentialed teacher wellness coach, Danielle is the author of The Path of the Mindful Teacherx and founder of Teaching Well (teachingwell.life) which is dedicated to supporting teachers to reduce stress and burnout while finding and sustaining balance and wellness inside and outside of their classrooms. Danielle is honored to work with teachers through professional development opportunities, online courses, and one-on-one teacher wellness coaching. A mindful teacher changes the culture of the school in a positive way. How are teachers balancing their work and personal life. Teachers who are mindful are able to know when to ask for help and when to get additional support. The teacher's mind Leave the teacher's mind, find the beginner's mind. If we think it's selfish, we won't do it. Self-care is not selfish. Do the activities yourself. Call to action to ask teachers to start where they are. You don't have to do it all. You get overwhelmed by all the things and then you get nowhere. How “good enough” is not lowering expectations. How to be a transformative principal? Walk the walk as a principal. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    The Powerful Connection of Music with Michael Skinner Transformative Principal 446

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 47:11

    Michael Skinner is an award-winning advocate, educator, writer and critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist, addressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns through public speaking, writing and his music. He has spoken at the National Press Club, was a keynote presenter for a conference held by the United Nations, The State Department and Georgetown University on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and adults and he was part of the groundbreaking Oprah Winfrey Shows that addressed the issues of males sexually abused as children. Since 1993, Michael's uplifting and heartwarming story and songs of Hope and Healing has impacted thousands of people every year throughout the country. His presentations at colleges, universities, high schools, mental health centers and conferences, churches, civic groups, sexual assault and domestic violence support centers and conferences, including a women's correctional center in Hawaii are highly acclaimed. He has appeared on many TV, radio and Internet shows and has been the subject of many news articles regarding child abuse and mental health. Michael is also a frequent and sought after blogger on several websites and writer of articles for mental health publications. He has contributed chapters for three books, “Jyu No Tobira” [ “The Door To Freedom - Live Your Life From Today”] published in Japan, “Our Encounters with Suicide”, Europe and Great Britain and, “You Can Help: A Guide for Family & Friends of Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault”, United States. Michael is also featured in the film documentary, “Hold Me Right”, addressing the aftermath of sexual abuse. His role as a consultant and trainer for the Federal government's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors has been crucial in helping to shape the policy initiatives and directives for the delivery and implementation of trauma informed care and services. And he has worked with organizations nationwide to address the stigma of mental health and ending the silence of child abuse and suicide. Michael is also the founder and director of The Surviving Spirit; a monthly newsletter and website sharing resources to help those impacted by trauma, abuse and mental health challenges. S.E.S.A.M.E. twitter SurvivinSpirit Michael Skinner Music Surviving Spirit Web Site Mike Skinner's YouTube page A teacher who was asking questions and I couldn't answer those questions. School should be a place of safety. Showing that kid that you caare for them as a human being. Nothing about us without us. What would make the school a safe place? The powerful connection of music. Be aware of mission creep. Trauma is disconnecting us, Music and the Arts connect us. What has happened to you? 1in6 and male survivor Repressed vs Suppresed memory National sexual exploitation hotline. 1 (800) 656-4673 Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything-- because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night--and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: [The Coach's Guide to Teaching](https://us.johncattbookshop.com/products/the-coach-s-guide-to-teaching?pos=2&sid=0405c747f&ss=r)_ by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles [Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools](https://us.johncattbookshop.com/products/putting-staff-first-a-blueprint-for-revitalising-our-schools?pos=1&sid=7dc3400e3&ss=r)_ by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner [A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching](https://us.johncattbookshop.com/products/powerful-teaching-a-guide-for-parents?pos=1&sid=7bf6ec56e&ss=r)_ by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Dealing with Middle School with Judith Warner Transformative Principal 445

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 33:07

    Judith Warner, author of the new book, And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School, has published eight previous works of non-fiction, including the New York Times best-sellers, Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety and Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story, plus the multiple award-winning We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication. She's also a longtime New York Times contributor, best known for her popular column, “Domestic Disturbances.” A former special correspondent for Newsweek in Paris, she has lived in Washington, D.C. for twenty years with her husband and two daughters, and speaks frequently on American family life, workplace issues, and mental health.** Why people hate middle school. Middle school leaves an indelible impression on everyone, no matter what their experience was it seems. Why is this time so formative? How have things changed since you and I were kids dealing with these issues? Kids are so similar to what we were like. Role of parenting has changed a lot. The problem when parents are so involved in kids' lives. News media reports have painted the age group as being on the precipice of sin all the time. Driven by parents memories of suffering. atavistic - new word! Overcorrection - wanting to protect our kids from the challenges we faced. Some crazy things that parents do when their kids approach middle school. Take a deep breath and get yourself to a place of calm. Talk with kids about what they can do to make things better. Website Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Can You Hear Me Now? with Suzanne DeMallie Transformative Principal 444

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 28:36

    Suzanne DeMallie taught for seven years in the Baltimore County Public Schools system. Research into her own son's learning difficulties led her to author the Classroom Auditory Learning Issues Resolution, adopted by the National PTA in July 2007. Her work has appeared in Our Children Magazine, THE Journal, Towson Times, and The Baltimore Sun. She has presented at the National School Boards Association's annual convention; to nation, state, and local PTA groups; and to politicians. Suzanne was awarded the National PTA Life Achievement Award in May 2007, the highest honor from the nation's largest child advocacy organization. She is also the Author of "Can you hear me now? Join the Conversation to Make Public Education a Better Choice" Three children, middle child had auditory processing deficits. Ears could capture auditory signals perfectly but brain couldn't process it correctly. Many children struggle with hearing issues. If you say, "I have a teacher voice, I don't need a microphone!" I will shame you. Parent supported holding their student behind and being told no. Don't tell kids all day they are dumb and then keep them in an afterschool program to tell them their dumb again! How to be a transformative principal? Give the book to each teacher - We can start with the problems in your classroom. What motivated you to write a book about the public education system? What are some of the problems that you have experienced which you hope to shed some light on? How is your book different from other books in education? How can your experience advocating for teacher microphones in classrooms help other parents and teachers to improve the public education system? What did you like most about teaching? What do you hope your readers will learn from reading this book? Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything-- because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night--and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: [The Coach's Guide to Teaching](https://us.johncattbookshop.com/products/the-coach-s-guide-to-teaching?pos=2&sid=0405c747f&ss=r)_ by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles [Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools](https://us.johncattbookshop.com/products/putting-staff-first-a-blueprint-for-revitalising-our-schools?pos=1&sid=7dc3400e3&ss=r)_ by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner [A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching](https://us.johncattbookshop.com/products/powerful-teaching-a-guide-for-parents?pos=1&sid=7bf6ec56e&ss=r)_ by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    You Don't Have Time to NOT Do This with Trish Wilkinson Transformative Principal 443

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 26:49

    Patricia Wilkinson is a science nerd and veteran teacher who has taught all grades, kindergarten through sixth, in both public and private schools. Trish is also the mom of two kids who had “challenges” they now use as strengths in healthy relationships and fulfilling careers. Founder of Brain Stages Parenting, coauthor of Brain Stages: How to Raise Smart, Confident Kids and Have Fun Doing It, Trish shares kid-tested, research-supported techniques to educate and raise successful humans in our complicated world. Everybody gets a big drink of water at the beginning of the day. We all wake up dehydrated. Take a 10 minute exercise or run in the morning. Why the brain benefits so much from exercise and water. Brain connections happen via chemical reactions rather than just electronically, which is facilitated by water. Working memory Moving helps transfer short term memory to long term memory. If we do movement in 10 minute increments, it's optimal. Add a move game How to be a transformative principal? Get everyone on board with starting with a drink of water and a 10 minute exercise. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    The Transplant Teacher with Angie Busch Alston Transformative Principal 442

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 31:53

    Angie Busch Alstonis a teacher in Brevig Mission, a small Inupiaq village on the Seward Peninsula. She came to Alaska in 2005 for a one year adventure and ended up staying. She prizes classroom and community connections and believes all teachers can open themselves to the richness and value around them. She is also the author of The Transplant Teacher, a book to help teachers thrive when they live and teach in new places. Find her online at theAlaskaTeacher.com. Transplant plant analogy. How to survive and thrive when you're in a new environment. Roll with whatever is going on. Connect with the people around you and look inward. How to stay connected? Get involved, try things, and participate. Make connections a little bit at a time. Relationships are built a little bit at a time. If introverted, look for an ally. How to be a transformative principal? Help foster connections. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    The Need For Wellbeing With Alyssa Gallagher Transformative Principal 441

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 30:07

    Alyssa Gallagher is Head of Education, North America for BTS Spark, a not-for profit practice focused on bringed executive level coaching to every school leader.  She has extensive experience leading schools and districts to revolutionize learning for students. Under Alyssa's guidance Los Altos School District became a nationally recognized leader in education innovation with her work featured in Forbes, Wired, The Economist magazine and on CNN and CBS' 60 Minutes.  After two decades working within k12 education, Alyssa led the global leadership practice for The Wiseman Group, co-designing executive development strategies to enable leaders to become better ‘multipliers' of their people's talent.  Alyssa has worked with a wide spectrum of leaders, ranging from early career professionals in her local school district to seasoned executives in Fortune 500 Companies.  Alyssa enjoys working with leaders to design strategies that leverage the capability, creativity and intelligence of everyone on their team. Let's Not Forget the Effect the Pandemic Has Had on Teachers and Leaders (EdWeek Article) Wellbeing is a requirement for learning, teaching, and leading. It's not easy to measure wellbeing. Principals especially need a focus on wellbeing. You're more effective if you're providing yourself care before you think of yourself as a principal. Bright spots in education: Where are things going well? Not necessarily focused on the support that you need as a leader. There's nothing soft about these skills we need as a community. Mastermind groups, flexible coaching programs, etc. Who you are is how you lead - Brene Brown. If we provided leaders with more support…it would have a powerful impact on the school as a whole. We have to normalize that it's ok to have coaching! Mindset - the power of mindset. See more from Ryan Gottfredson Danielle Nuhfer From Surviving to Thriving from BTS Spark. julia king pool webinar This may be the most challenging school year ever! How to be a transformative principal? find someone to have as a support partner! Should we be worried about the wellbeing and mental health of our school leaders? Principals? Superintendents? What can be done to support the wellbeing of our school leaders? The focus in many schools is on student wellbeing. How do we convince people that teacher and principal wellbeing is crucial? What is your advice to those who say that wellbeing is taking time away from learning loss? It's hard to convince teachers to take care of their own wellbeing. What has worked in changing mindsets? What's the role of School Boards and even PTA's in focusing attention on principal and teacher wellbeing? Can they sway or influence what gets done? Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Ten Things Schools Get Wrong with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath Transformative Principal 440

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 41:46

    Jared Cooney Horvath is a cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in human learning, memory, and brain stimulation. He earned his Master's degree from Harvard University and his Doctorate from the University of Melbourne. In 2018, Dr. Horvath co-founded LME Global to bring his pioneering brain and behavioral research to teachers, organizations and professionals looking to boost their performance and gain a competitive edge. To inquire about booking Dr. Horvath for a speaking engagement, or to view his online courses and training material, visit www.lmeglobal.net New Book 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) Education is not broken We need to fix it by 10–15% Recognition that teachers are experts. We've conflated expertise in learning with expertise in teaching. As the experts you tell us what's going right! Those who can't play, coach. We don't have time. Deep learning vs surface learning. Evidence-based must be surface learning only. Every field gets to define their level of evidence. What matters as evidence to us? We do not research teaching, we research learning. Craft is craft, it's not theory, it's training. How to be a transformative principal? For one week, say nothing. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    What's Strong with the Kid, not What's Wrong with the Kid with Joe Erpelding Transformative Principal 439

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 25:49

    Joe Erpelding is the Director of Education at Thrively. What if? Life ready, thought leaders who are ready to elevate humanity! Students creating impact. Create learning that is personal to you. Find a need, using design thinking. Hacking Language - “that's an at risk kid” It's our responsibility to find the promise within each kid. What do we want our kids to value 5 years from now. The future is the space we mindfully create! Reality distorter. Create the culture to help kids be successful. how to be a transformative principal? Pause and Listen. Ask who is not at this table right now? Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Dealing With Crises with Gina Rodriguez-Nunez Transformative Principal 438

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 26:41

    Gina Rodriguez-Nunez - Tippin Born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Proud graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso. Received my Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelors of Liberals Arts. Masters of Education I was an assistant principal for 7 years. I was named principal of Tippin elementary in 2009. I have served the Tippin community for 12 years. Raised by two hard working parents who immigrated to the US after they were married. My mother was a stay-at-home mother and my father worked at a break making factory. When I entered school I only spoke Spanish. I am a product of the bilingual program in EPISD. I later became a bilingual teacher and now a supporter of the EPISD dual language program. I am married and have 3 amazing children. While I am not being a principal I enjoy spending time with my children, traveling and reading. Brittni's situation taught me a lot about my role as an administrator. Being present for them What can the school do for you? It's easy to shy away from situations like that. You have to listen to what people are saying, and then you have to listen to your own heart and your own feelings. Really need to take care of our faculty and staff. Put yourself out there. How to put the heart component into leadership. Someone being there for me. How to take care of yourself when tragedy strikes - talk with other people. How to be a transformative principal? Stop and listen. Be present in the moment. Walmart shootings in El Paso Texas](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_El_Paso_shooting) Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Why Kids Bully with Dr. Jeff Temple Transformative Principal 437

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 38:42

    Dr. Temple is the Sealy and Smith Chair of Violence Prevention at the University of Texas Medical Branch, as well as a Licensed Psychologist and the Founding Director of the Center for Violence Prevention. His research focuses on the prevention of interpersonal, community, and structural violence, and has been funded through the National Institute of Justice, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has over 200 scholarly publications in a variety of high-impact journals including JAMA, JAMA Pediatrics, The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Pediatrics, and the Journal of Adolescent Health. He recently co-edited a book on adolescent dating violence, is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention, and is on the editorial boards of four other scientific journals. Dr. Temple recently co-chaired the Texas Task Force on Domestic Violence and served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Psychological Association. Locally, he served for 7 years as the Vice President of the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees. His work has been featured on CNN, New York Times, TIME Magazine, Washington Post, and even the satirical website, The Onion. Center for Violence Prevention Abuse online is quite extensive. The line between online and offline worlds is really blurred. Kids don't differentiate between online and offline abuse. Online, you cannot walk that back. Unitentional bullying. Online can be anonymous. Consequence standpoint, lots of similar issues with in-person bulying and vioence. Being bulllied themselves. Everything is bullying… Why are we nicer in person than in the car? I am not a doom and gloom about social media and technology. This generation is the smartest generation that has ever lived. It just so happen st hat this generation has the world at their fingertips. There are a whole lot of benefits and advantages to the technological world. Kids were much better at maintaining relationships online. Poor quliaty screen time is certainly bad. It's a mistake to police our kids and devices Start working on foundations of relationships and relationship skills before they get there. Teacher relationship skills. Meeting kids where they are. We were teaching relationship skills in a bad way before the pandemic, the pandemic made it even worse! 4th R - curriculum. Role plays how to resolve conflict, break up, etc. The power of problem based learning. If you witness domestive violence or rpoor relationships at home, you're very unlikely to overcome challenges. How to be a transformative principal? model the relationship you want kids to have. www.utmb.edu/cvp   Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Been Virtual for a Decade with Regina Collins Transformative Principal 436

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 35:22

    Regina Collins is the Principal of the Global School at the Florida Virtual School.  Florida Virtual School is a national organization serving K - 12 students in online education for over 23 years.  She has 20 years in education and 11 of them in virtual education.  In her role as the Global School Principal, she collaborates with a diverse group of people to work towards the common goal of increasing student achievement and retention in an online setting.  She has a way of encouraging students and staff to remain positive and persevere while adapting to change.  And boy has the last 13 months or so really tested that skill! She believes partnerships with parents and school districts are essential to enriching the experience at FLVS Global School.  Prior to joining FLVS in 2010, she also has experience teaching at the elementary level where she passionately pursued strategies to reach the individual needs of each of her students. Teaching is an art and science Organization Development Manager National Standards for quality online instruction Ongoing multi-step process Targeted professional learning sessions Very large school, considered their own district informal and formal observations pre/post observation conferences classroom walkthrough meetings mid-year evaluation EOY Evaluation How do you monitor if someone is working? It doesn't matter, what matters is that kids are learning. Heat map shows when kids are working. Students need to find the model that works for them. how to be a transformative principal? 1. Think outside the box 2. Collaborate - join Jethro's Mastermind Topics: Questions from other leaders: How to evaluate when they are remote? How do you make sure a teacher is working contract hours? Collaborative Culture in online environment String of little things I do on a consistent basis. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Gracious Space with Rashard Curmon Transformative Principal 435

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 24:57

    Rashard Curmon is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in Speech Pathology, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from East Carolina University, and a Master in School Administration NC State University. Rashard is a former Language Arts teacher. Rashard has served as an Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach and has worked at all three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. He currently resides in Winterville, North Carolina, and is a Principal for Lenoir County Public Schools. Elementary school principal - School opened in 2009 6th in 12 years Learn as much as you can. Don't come in with a savior complex. What are the early wins for you? Clear vision and mission Didn't take the route where you watch for six months to a year. Culture of collaboration Gracious space My total focus was achievement. Urgency is now! Instructional framework I had to bei n classrooms. I can't move our school instructionally if I don't know what's going on. When I focus on culture, instruction goes down, when I focus on instrcution, culture goes down. Engulfed our staff in the why. Dr. Donyell Dickey Once you have results it doesn't matter. How to be a transformative principal? Be someone who gives themselves totally to this work. Study, read, understand the research. Use Twitter to follow some other people. Do what you ask your teachers to do. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Young Men's Groups with Jeff Carrus Transformative Principal 434

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 23:43

    Jeff Carrus is an assistant principal in Katy Texas. 8th year being an assistant principal. Taught in New York for five years and then Surgarland and now in Katy. Young Men's Group Mainly at-risk students. Meet once a month - shirts and ties. Goal setting & Accountability. The young men needed to be part of something. How to help young men have leadership opportunities. What can you do when you're walking the building the make it better? Finding students who aren't the leaders in student council. Bringing Rugby to schools. Students become coaches. How to be a Transformative Principal? Every single interaction is a chance for us to better a relationship. What can we do to leave that student in a better place? Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Superintendent Lessons Learned from the Pandemic with Jeanne Collins Transformative Principal 433

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 26:47

    Jeanne Collins is the Superintendent Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union. Vermont is very rural. Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative Pivoting quickly in the spring - hindsight wasn't effective. Spent summer identifying essential components of our curriculum Essential elements remote learning schedule, predictability, consistency, guide on what to expect. Remote for a month. Guide on what to expect. Livestreamed as opposed to a virtual school. 80 minute block not designed to be a stand and deliver. Assignments in Google classroom. As Parent and benefit of a schedule Game format on Wednesdays - How do we learn from the valuable lessons and opportunities? Parents Adjusted during pandemics, but they want to go back Learning Pathways Handbook for Students, Parents and Staff RNESU Remote Learning Guidance for Staff Re-Opening Learning Information for Parents Wednesday Teacher Planning & Remote Learner Expectations  Edmentum, Seesaw Separate remote teachers vs. livestreaming classrooms. Lessons learned - communication & Leadership role with trust. Daily email ThoughtExchange Surveys The schools send newsletters, I don't need to be in competition with them. Education is slow to change, but we changed on a dime to meet the needs of our kids. How to be a Transformative principal? Stop and listen. List Principals Didn't like administrivia meetings 2x month Since COVID weekly meeting via zoom, talking through what's coming up. Consistency across district. Work through what's coming up as a team. Little bit of both intentional planning and putting out fires. How to assess kids. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    How to Decide Who Should Make Decisions with Lindsay Lyons Transformative Principal 432

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 35:33

    Lindsay Lyons is an educational justice coach who works with teachers and school leaders to inspire educational innovation for racial and gender justice, design curricula grounded in student voice, and build capacity for shared leadership. Lindsay taught in NYC public schools, holds a PhD in Leadership and Change, and is the founder of the educational blog and podcast, Time for Teachership. Students are not often involved Consistency 5 key tips Mindset - radical collegiality Representative leadership team Clear when we're making decisions that are not appropriate for students/others Use stakeholder research - perception data Meet consistently. How to deal with transient students. Students presenting to leadership team. Dana Mitra's student voice pyramid Why Jethro hates Activism. How to be a transformative principal? Take stock of your leadership and how you make decisions Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Serving Students Effectively with Dr. Gregory Gardner Transformative Principal 431

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 27:35

    Dr. Gregory Gardner, Jr. began his educational career in 2007 in the Griffin-Spalding County school system at Carver Road Middle School.  He spent seven years there as a Language Arts, Social Studies, and remedial reading teacher.  Over the course of those seven years, he helped to pilot the Positive Behavior Intervention System program and served as a member of the leadership team. In 2014, Dr. Gardner completed his doctoral studies in Curriculum and Instruction, and he began the transition process to become an assistant principal.  Later that year, he was promoted within the same school, where he spent four years as an assistant principal.  During those times, Dr. Gardner was a part of the administrative team that lead Carver Road Middle School to recognitions from the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) as a Model School for 2016 and 2017, and the team continued to exceed performance measures through the use of a transformative model that led to a shift in instructional practice and a focus on teaching and learning. In 2018, Dr. Gardner was named principal of Kennedy Road Middle School, also in the Griffin-Spalding County school system, and he was tasked with turning around the school, which historically was underperforming based on the targets set by the Georgia Department of Education.  Dr. Gardner rebranded the school with #CougarAccountability and put a clear set of expectations which were pulled from the Learning by Doing Framework where there was a Focus on Learning, Collaborative Culture, and a Results Orientation.  This led to a huge culture shift, and at the end of the year 30% of the staff either resigned or were not offered a contract. The work was hard, and everyone wasn't committed to doing the work.  The efforts Dr. Gardner and his leadership team put in place, however, led to a huge increase in the school's College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) from a 57.3/F to a 71.2/C, a 14.9 percentage point increase overall, and there were notable recognitions in the school's focus on closing gaps in subgroup performance, which increased by 28.7 percentage points.  The school also was deemed a 2020 Model School due to 1) professional learning community, 2) high expectations 3) collaborative leadership 4) data-driven decision making, and 5) meeting all students' needs. Dr. Gardner is currently in his 3rd year of his principalship, and has a focus on building the team around him.  Ultimately, his goal is to prepare a member of his team to take the reigns of the school once it is time for him to move to his next opportunity, and he also has ambitions of starting his own business and tackling the challenges of becoming a published author. Post Pandemic Planning What do I need to do differently? What do I need to do to serve my students? Engagement during the summer. Start of School Task force - separate virtual academy Kids are resilient Kids that have succeeded. Find those kids who are successful in online environments and support them. Some people aren't comfortable doing something new. What are some things that you are going to take away? Simultaneous teaching method. What are you going to keep? Recording videos & leveraging technology how to be a transformative principal? I got out in classrooms to see what is going on, what kids would you like me to work with? Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Playing Safe is the Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do with David Wood Transformative Principal 430

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 38:08


    David Wood is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies. He built the world's largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe. As well as helping others, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show! He coaches high-performing business owners to double revenue, and their time off by focusing on less and being 30% more courageous in their business or career. Why it's important to lead yourself Why Playing Safe is the Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do. What would it look like to step even further out of your comfort zone? Name that mouse - Something I'm constantly chasing. I notice this is happening… We can pay upfront or we can pay over time. Model for tough conversations I didn't lead with my agenda, I led with a connection. We've learned to make assumptions. CARE model for tough conversations. Clarify for yourself Express positive intent Request Enquire - how is this working for you? If you're the only one with a charge, then you lead it. How to be a Transformative principal? Start naming your mice! Focus Gift Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors


    Adjusting Salaries with Greg Doverspike Transformative Principal 429

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 23:28

    Greg Doverspike is a superintendent of Durand-Arkansaw School District in Western Wisconsin. How principals get paid. Everything's negotiable. Equal pay for admin team. What if high school principal does more evening supervision? Everyone knew the increase would be worth it for that person who got a big increase. Alt comp package in district. I believe in transparency. Drip method - a conversation over time. Laying the groundwork. Involve the staff and have skin in the game. How to be a transformative principal? Don't take yourself so seriously. Remind yourself why you're in it! Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    When Kids Make a Best-Selling Coffee Flavor with Brian Hyosaka Transformative Principal 428

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 25:35

    Brian Hyosaka is a Chicago native and has spent time around the world I'm originally from the Chicago area and am the son of career high school special educator.  I grew up playing a multitude of sports and got into coaching alongside my sister who is also a teacher.  For a few summers during college, I was splitting my day interning at my dad's company and coaching swimming.  Each day, I would dread going to the office and count the hours until I could be with young people coaching swimming.  That final summer proved pivotal and I came to the realization that pursuing business or an office type job was just not for me. Thankfully, Teach For America existed to allow me to jump into teaching and utilize my bilingualism in Spanish.  I knew that in order to truly give education a shot, I needed to leave my friends and family in Chicago, so I moved to Denver to teach 5th grade in a bilingual classroom.  Unlike most of my friends at the time, I ended up staying in Denver for 5 years teaching in the same school.  During my final 2 years, I also took on full-time teacher residents and realized I had a passion for developing educators. At the same time, I had maintained a dream of living abroad and decided that after 5 years, the time was right to make that happen.  My then fiance who is a high school counselor then applied to schools all of Latin America.  We ended up landing jobs at the American School of Guatemala in Guatemala City.  For us, these were two of the best years of our lives for a number of reasons.  For me, I had begun to feel burned out on the constant pressure to show student achievement on a standardized test. Working in Guatemala, we had no standardized test and I was able to grow my practice tremendously as an educator.  At the same time, a new school leader came in with me my first year.  It was through him that I got to witness and feel the power of an excellent leader for the first time.  He not only changed the culture of the school, but also the trajectory of the school.  This was the first time I really considered school leadership as a realistic pathway. During our second year, I began to feel the pull to begin working with students where I really felt needed compared to the incredibly wealthy families we served in Guatemala.  I was aware of the School Leadership Program through the University of Denver and decided that it was time to see if I might be able to follow his lead, but serving a population I really cared for. After being accepted to the program, my bilingualism proved pivotal again and I landed an internship at Academia Ana Marie Sandoval, a dual language public Montessori School in Denver.  My first year at the school was eye opening to say the least.  I had been used to being an effective teacher and immediately felt uncomfortable and very ineffective.  I learned quickly that my strength was not direct and honest communication.  I caused many tears and considered returning to the classroom midway through the year.  Thankfully, I had a great mentor and the support of a peer group in my program and confronted many of the issues within my control. As the next two years progressed, I became a far better communicator and really learned to sit beside teachers, families and students.  At the same time, I was being pushed towards principalship a few different schools.  After verbally accepting an offer, I realized that I was not trusting my intuition and was making decisions on a faulty premise. Reneging in this way forced me to reconsider my complete path professionally.  As a new dad, I was concerned about my ability to be present for my daughter and wife with the rigors and stress of principalship.  I actually began applying to positions in the corporate world thinking that I might have both more financial stability and less work to bring home. Around that same time, my nephew invited me on a ski trip with his school.  I had actually been the one to find his school a year earlier and reluctantly joined him on the trip.  His school was a micro-school in North Denver called Embark, and he was thriving there.  I rode up to the mountain with Miguel, the school director, and we chatted as collegial administrators do.  He mentioned that Embark would be opening a 6th grade to go along with the existing 7th/8th grade in order to capitalize on enrollment. I didn't think too much more about it, but I really loved what I saw on that trip from the educators and the students and went home that night feeling jealous of the school.  It hit me almost immediately that I would be the next 6th grade educator at Embark.  After reaching out to Miguel, interviewing, and discussing with my wife, I made the very unobvious, to some, decision to go back to the classroom. This would potentially be looked at as a downward move, but the truth was exactly the opposite.  In this position I would be given nearly full autonomy to create my own school.  I had the resources, support, and tools from my experiences and viewed this as my Thesis. Even with COVID, this year has been fantastic.  With my 6th graders, we have pushed the envelope of what is possible in school with the long-term ambition of being trim-tabs in education.  In my work with Miguel and anyone else in the organization, I have felt the synchronicity and empowerment to be bold.  I have also built and experienced something real and powerful and found a third way. Many lessons have been learned along the way for me, but the power of horizontal leadership and rapid thoughtful iteration are two that are currently top of mind for me. How can we reenvision what education could look like? Lemon Lavendar Latte - Top selling spring seasonal beverage at Pinwheel Coffee. Kids got into test kitchen and brainstormed ideas. 10 different iterations before pitching to pros. Working as part of the coffee shop. See what would happen if they tried ratios that just made sense. It's ok to see education as a game The kids who didn't win won more. Quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and collaboration Collaboration is not a buzz word. Working together is not sitting in the same room. Attitude of those who failed. Role-playing, conferences, Not a surprise. Greatest marker of our culture is that the losers have bought more of the lemon lavendar latte. :) Infinite game vs. zero-sum game. How to be a Transformative Principal? encourage bigger thinking. What would this look like if I did it bigger? Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Optimism Means Anything is Possible with Melissa Berstein Transformative Principal 427

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 47:16

    Social Media Kids don't know what makes their heart sing. Melissa Bernstein, along with her husband Doug, is the Co-Founder of the toy company Melissa & Doug, which has created over 5,000 children's products and sold billions of dollars of toys since its inception. Raised by educators, Melissa and Doug started the business in their garage in 1988, and they've been on a mission ever since to provide open-ended, inventive, non-technologically driven playthings for young children. Throughout Melissa's remarkable career, she kept secret her lifelong battle with severe depression and anxiety. She reveals her struggles in LIFELINES, her first book, which she wrote to help others who are also suffering. Melissa's book heralds the launch of LifeLines.com, an online ecosystem she and Doug are underwriting to support those seeking support, guidance, and community on their mental health journeys. Melissa lives in Connecticut with Doug and their six children. Why release it now. How was Melissa and Doug Nobody saw the creations I had made the first 20 years of my life. Overexcitabilities Think about tall the questions that are positive. Target let's explore How to support kids who are struggling. Eggselent sheep book Kids Don't know what makes their heart sing. From Creativity to self-expression Optimism means anything is possible. If it's not ready, I don't bring it. How to be atrnsformative principal? Show who you really are. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Focus on What Matters with Paul Marble Transformative Principal 426

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 30:49

    Paul Marble has served his entire career as a teacher and administrator in three Massachusetts high schools, including a private boarding school, large urban district school, and a charter public school. Paul taught IB English at Sturgis for six years; was Principal for six years; became Executive Director in July of 2016; has made numerous presentations about the IB Diploma Programme and its implementation; is an IB Site Visitor; and is an IB Workshop Leader, helping experienced IB teachers from across the nation support diverse learners in their classrooms. He also has developed and led teacher workshops for the IB Organization's Bridging the Equity Gap project. International Baccalaureate Programme is over 50 years old and is a way to support students who were traveling from US to Europe. Learner profile and how the focus has changed during the pandemic. IB Demands an understanding of different types of knowledge and how they relate to each other. Understanding that the world is complex and global. What things during the pandemic really helped it be successful? Constantly have to focus on how to develop skills. Offered to students in elite institutions Should be available for everyone! Don't have a good base for teaching students. Build on relationships even though remote. The richness and authenticity How to help students feel connected when they are remote. Give kids guiding principles Focus on what matters, releasing test scores. IB students are better off because of the focus on key questions: by what means…? And to what extent…? How to be a transformative principal? Sincere appreciation to understand where people are coming from. Strive for the win-win. The difference between the transformational and transactional? Most things are not as important as they might appear at face value. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Let's Put The C in PLC with Chad Dumas Transformative Principal 425

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 29:09

    Dr. Chad Dumas Twitter is an educational consultant, international presenter and award-winning researcher whose primary focus is collaborating to develop capacity for continuous improvement. Having been a successful teacher, principal, central office administrator, professional developer and consultant in a variety of school districts, he brings his passion, expertise, and skills to his writing and speaking as he engages participants in meaningful and practical learning. In his new book, Let's Put the C in PLC: A Practical Guide for School Leaders, Chad offers readers and audiences educational research, engaging stories, hands-on tools, and useful knowledge and skills they can implement immediately. The results of Chad's work speak for themselves. One district was identified as “Persistently Lowest Achieving” upon his arrival, and within a few years — by applying the principles of his book — multiple schools were recognized as National PLC Models for improving student learning. Chad has served on and led accreditation visits for Cognia around the United States and world, presented nationally and internationally, collaborated with school boards, intermediate service agencies, state departments of education, and professional associations, and trained as an agency trainer for Adaptive Schools. What is a PLC and how do we know if we are in a PLC? Where we are all taking collective responsibility for student learning. PLC is not a time. PLC is a community. 10 Elements of principal knowledge. 
* Why is it important for school leaders to create a collaborative environment for their staff?
* What are some of the biggest challenges to creating this culture? What are some ways that you've seen to overcome these?
* Relationships - cognitive conflict effectively. Day to day practice Affective conflict is not good. Pausing, paraphrasing, posing questions 3+1 - in an environment of being in rapport with each other. Rapport is a physical expression of being in a relationship with someone. 
* Quick wins early on - Leadership team Implementation science - if you do not have the team to lead the work, you may have 14–15% implementation. Make sure you're talking with your staff about how organize for the team meeting. Make sure that teams are being effective during that time. What makes an effective team: not content, not how much they like each other. 1. Ability of members to read nonverbal cues from each other. 2. Equity of turn taking. How to be a transformative principal? How can I be most effective during the summer. Figure out a way to get your email under control. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Living on the Edge with Kirk Wheeler Transformative Principal 424

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 30:41

    Dr. Kirk Wheeler has been the STS Head of School since July 2005 and has been in education for thirty years. Previously, he served as the Preschool – 12 Curriculum Coordinator and Lower School Principal at the American School of Rio de Janeiro, a classroom teacher at Vail Mountain School, and supervisor for the summer mountain program for the Town of Vail. His teaching experience includes physical education, Spanish, first through fourth grades, and middle school language arts. His leadership philosophy is embodied in the phrase, “Educational Leadership through Partnership.“ Dr. Wheeler believes that two elements define 21st century schools: relationships and ”edgework." Dr. Wheeler is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and founding member of the Rubicon Educational Foundation Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Accreditation Committee for NWAIS and the CustomED Board of Directors. Dr. Wheeler holds a Doctorate in Education, with an emphasis in Policy and Administration, Master of Arts, with an emphasis in international education, and Bachelor of Arts, with an emphasis in Elementary Education. As a recipient of the Klingenstein Fellowship for School Heads, Dr. Wheeler has continued to pursue his passion for developing schools and brings together emerging schools of thought, collaborative experiences, and a sense of history to create powerful partnerships for 21st century education. He is proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with an exceptional leadership and teaching team at STS, which has resulted in the School being recognized as being one of 33 Microsoft Showcase Schools worldwide, LEED Gold certification, and WA Green School status. St. Thomas School founded in 1951, preschool through 8th grade How to have spiritual growth even though they are not affiliated to a church anymore. Our role is to affirm families' values and beliefs. Edge work Comfort Zone Growth Zone Edge is between comfort and growth zone Professional experiences related to edge work. Pandemic has really helped us all experience Need others, need relationships. Celebrate corporations that fail fast and fail forward. We want kids to take risks, but we forget they are watching us. Being vulnerable and transparent about the fear that I'm experiencing How to implement edge work in your school? Structures that reward risk taking. Look for alignment in what you're. assessments look like and what you want kids to learn. Naming it and calling it out. Give students leadership opportunities. How to be a transformative principal? 5 year journal. 5 lines to reflect on your day - year over year Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything-- because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night--and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Deep Change is Needed with Robert Quinn Transformative Principal 423

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 46:01


    Robert E. Quinn has spent the last 40 years doing research, publishing, teaching, consulting, and speaking to more than half of the Fortune 500. He is the Margaret Elliot Tracy Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.  His research and writing focuses on purpose, leadership, culture and change. He is one of the leaders in the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship and a cofounder of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan. He has published 18 books.  His book, Deep Change is a long-term best seller and has been used across the planet. His book, The Best Teacher in You won the Ben Franklin Award designating it the best book in education. His latest book is The Positive Organization: Breaking Free of Conventional Cultures, Constraints and Beliefs. His next book will be The Economics of Higher Purpose: Eight Counter Intuitive Steps for Creating a Purpose Driven Organization. He is particularly known for his work on the competing values framework which has been used by thousands of organizations.  His paper, Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership, was selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the ten Must Reads On Managing Yourself. Deep change is needed. Otherwise it is a slow death. “Knowledge is the ungrateful child of learning.” We go to great lengths to deny the need for change. Positive organization scholarship. The problem with thinking “I am powerless to try to change our system“ We have evidence all around us that what we are thinking is wrong. If one teacher is doing it, that means it's possible. The question is “What's real?” The principal's reference point is the middle of the curve. The way you change things is you begin to learn from excellence. We are looking for meaningful life, but something blocks us, that's fear. Principals believe that their most valued contribution is to prevent conflict. Leadership is about creating conflict. Turn it into transformative cooperation. Realization of potential. Great teachers vs. good teachers. 4 variables: idealized influence, individualized concern, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation (using inquiry to stimulate change)! Love of learning transcends other challenges. People not marching to the drum of convention. We are all subject to the slow death. What result do I want to create? You've linked your identity Create the future that doesn't yet exist. Each failure is a step to find out your potential. Purpose driven Life. The moment you commit to a purpose, you moralized your life. When you find out who you are, you find your true character. Your best self begins to emerge. Fail, fail, fail, then succeed. You develop transformative power. If you want to be a really good teacher… No matter what they say or do, every student wants to learn, every students wants to succeed. When you break that code, everything changes. Animate a community - put together things they want, nurture them, and then you can take it to the next level. Henry Gradillas How to be a transformative principal? Sit down, and ask, what result do I want to create? Why am I on the earth? What's my purpose in life? When I die how will the planet be different because I'm here. Am I internally connected? Am I other focused? Am I externally open? Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything-- because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night--and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors


    How to create Social connections and emotional supports with Stacey Gonzales Transformative Principal 422

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 23:33

    Dr. Stacey Gonzales is the director of curriculum and instruction at Consolidated High School District 230 in Illinois. Virtual Career day - This is an opportunity to connect kids For them it is a straight line. K–12 is a straight line. How to bring experiential learning into the classroom? Be intentional to support social and emotional supports. Radical Candor Can't grow without some friction. Everything takes 3–4 times as long. Guiding coalition - find your people who have the passion and vision. Don't be afraid of the bureaucracy and politics. How to be a transformative principal? Be visible. Teachers need permission. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything-- because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night--and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Helping Kids Transition to College with Jen Sullivan Transformative Principal 421

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 23:50

    Jennifer Sullivan, M.S. is an executive functioning coach and author based in southeastern CT. She is founder of Fast Forward College Coaching and offers customized college support for diverse learners and their parents as they prepare for the transition to (and through) college. She speaks nationally to high schools, educators, and parent groups about differences between disability support in high school and college, executive functioning success in college and the parent perspective of the college transition. She is author of the book, Sharing the Transition to College: Words of Advice for Diverse Learners and Their Families. Helping kids transition to college When to start planning. What opportunities exist for students with disabilities? More than the dichotomy of career or college One of the ways we can prepare students is by reaching down to middle school. Include middle schooler teachers and leaders about transitioning to college. LifeCourse tools Self-advocacy and self-awareness. When kids have a problem and they can articulate that next step. Conversation starters Listen nonjudgmentally Meet students where they are. Eliminate the word should. How to be a transformative principal? Principals support all students, but take time to ask specific students with disabilities what challenges they are facing and how the leadership can help. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Culture Community Learning And Teaching With Sam Sochet Transformative Principal 420

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 29:08

    Sam Sochet was celebrated as the 2019 New York City High School Principal of the Year by the  NYC High  School Principals Association, for his monumental work in transforming Martin Van Buren High School, a large comprehensive high school in Queens, New York.  When Sam took over as principal in 2012, the school's 4-year graduation rate was below 50%, and approaching NY State Receivership status.  Undaunted by the odds, within six years, through a concentration on three “big rocks” (emphasizing in order Culture, Community, and Learning and Teaching), the school moved its graduation rate to 80!  This was done while retaining the teaching staff.   During his 7+ years as principal, the school also achieved similar increases in College Readiness, Student Attendance, and new found access to academic programs such as Robotics, Health Careers, Pre-Law, as well as Science Research.  Sam has over 32 years of experience as a highly successful Teacher, Science Chairperson, Assistant Principal, and Principal.  Sam taught Advanced Placement Biology for 10 years and Advanced Placement Psychology for 7 years. Sam has great respect for both the art and science of teaching.  He has demonstrated a great understanding of working effectively with school communities, teachers and administrators unions, elected officials, as well as students and faculty. He also served as Co-President of the Science Supervisors Association of New York City, and is currently a Trustee at the Syosset Public Library in his hometown. He is also an alumnus of New Leaders, a nationally recognized Principal Leadership Program.     Sam grew up in Queens, New York, received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Syracuse University, a Master of Science in Botany and Plant Pathology from Colorado State University, and a Professional Diploma in Education Administration from Queens College. 440 High Schools in NYDOC Tried to win over the people on the fence. Approaching kids with high expectations. College March Video How to approach racial tensions as issues. Shifting culture - consistent, real, unwavering. Newspapers wrote articles about us fixing the clock. Do we have to wear uniforms? How to be a transformative principal? Be a risk taker. Be willing to butt heads with people who can fire you. Gun Control CBS News Presentation March 20, 2018 Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything-- because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night--and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Start with Humanity with Dr. Sebrina Lindsay-Law Transformative Principal 419

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 41:18

    Dr. Sebrina A. Lindsay-Law serves as the Coordinator for Equity and Opportunity in the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Virginia Beach City Public Schools.  Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Lindsay-Law worked as a school improvement specialist, secondary social studies teacher, and middle school dean.   Dr. Law attended Old Dominion University where she obtained a bachelor of arts degree in secondary social studies education.  Then she earned a master of art degree in administration and supervision from The George Washington University.  In August 2019 she completed her doctorate degree in educational leadership and policy studies from The George Washington University.    She believes through inclusive conversations, empathetic listening opportunities, and adaptive practices teams can establish solution oriented outcomes to support communities and organizations.  Furthermore, when teams and organizations utilize strengths to guide conversations, practices, and systems then teams can have sustainable networks.  Sustainable networks can build collective efficacy for communities and edify personal efficacy for all individuals.  She states, “there is so much work to be done.  Let's work together to enhance our society.”  Start with humanity Being comfortable with discomfort. Be more receptive to non-closure. Look ago ourselves What mark and good do I want to leave on this community. We have different types of biases that come up, sometimes unconscious. How to be a friend and ally. You have to be your own personality. What can I do to make an environment inclusive? Be personable according to your style. Consider yourself. Degrees of intensity. Always looking for inclusion. Individual self within that. Collective efficacy DEI work is participatory and requires full engagement. Community partnerships with curating history on kids who integrated the schools. Norfolk 17 (Sebrina's Aunt) Artwork reflecting their own history. Unity, Leadership, Action Cocreating and participating. Desegregation and integration are two separate things. How to be a transformative principal? Really look at your love languages and how you communicate with your people. Are we checking on people? Love your people. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything-- because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night--and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Teaching Math through Financial Literacy with Dr. Philip Dituri Transformative Principal 418

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 31:09

    Phil Dituri is Director of Education for Financial Life Cycle Education, also known as FiCycle. FiCycle is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring every student has access to knowledge of the financial concepts necessary to live a prosperous life and the math skills needed to grasp those concepts and put them into practice. Phil has taught and inspired educators and children for over 20 years. He is an educational consultant and served as a Visiting Professor at Fordham University. He was also a teacher, instructional coach, and chairperson of the mathematics department at New Design HS in lower Manhattan. While in public school, he was a three-time Math for America Master Teacher and Big apple award finalist. Phil has a B.A. in Mathematics from NYU and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. It is a failure of our approach to teaching math. The tools of algebra were developed to meet the needs of business. Why math teachers are mad about our line of questions so far. Algebra 2 curriculum that answers the question, when am I going to use this is my life? These are gatekeeper topics: to be successful, you need to be competent? how to be a transformative principal? Look for authentic, real-world learning opportunities for your students. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that’s ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it’s so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that’s purposeful, they meet students right where they’re at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There’s no guesswork in the program because there’s a 21-video progression for each grade level. They’ve thought of everything-- because it’s a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It’ll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it’s time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that’s been keeping you up at night--and it’s time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let’s Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    How to help teachers (and students) accomplish goals with Jim Knight Transformative Principal 417

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 31:44

    Jim Knight has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. He is a founding senior partner of the Instructional Coaching Group and a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. His book Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2007) popularized the idea of instructional coaching. Knight’s other books include Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction (Corwin, 2014) and Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected. The Impact Cycle, released in 2017. * Just survival is a big deal, so don’t overlook that. * Don’t lose sight of getting through it. * Express compassion and support and let people know we are there for them. * Coaches can have three things they can do * Mentor: giving people resources * Trainer: helping people learn things * Coaching: Goal you’re trying to hit. * You can’t cut coaching and still have coaching. It becomes a question of priority. * Here’s why people should keep coaching going. * Once I set a goal that really matters to me as a teacher… * Grounded in real life application. * Practice won’t happen by chance. * Video peer coaching * Principals can take a coaching approach, but the really deep implementation of learning is hard to do without a coach * outcome is what is going to have the greatest impact on children’s outcome. * Identify a change they made that really made a difference. * Unless I care about the goal, compliance is the best you’ll get. * Without the follow up you won’t get the desired outcome. * It’s ok for people in the organization to have different goals. * If what you’re doing is working, keep doing it. * Transparent and honest conversation about what’s happening. You need to face reality. * What will be different, and how will we measure it? * I don’t see myself as trying to get teachers to do something. * Put systems in place so teachers can excel. * If they don’t have a say, they’re not going to be committed to it. * It’s messy. It’s not as simple as I describe it. * Dealing with people is a really complex thing. * We sometimes grab on to a quick solution. * The book whisperer. * The issue is power. * How to be a transformative principal? Thank you! Work on listening. Video record yourself listening. It’s not enough to hear the words. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that’s ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it’s so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that’s purposeful, they meet students right where they’re at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There’s no guesswork in the program because there’s a 21-video progression for each grade level. They’ve thought of everything-- because it’s a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It’ll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it’s time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that’s been keeping you up at night--and it’s time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let’s Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Connect with Kids with Jay Posick Transformative Principal 416

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 31:14

    Jay Posick is principal of Merton Intermediate school in Merton Wisconsin.  He has been an educator since 1987, teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  In his 31st year as a middle school educator, the first twelve as a classroom teacher and the last 19 as an administrator.  I’m fortunate to be connected with many educators across the country, especially #principalsinaction friends and my middle school voxer friends.  Mark French, Ryan Sheehy, and Jay wrote the book #principalsinaction which was published in 2019. Open since September 1st. Found different schools in the building. Moving people around for big spaces. Removal of teacher furniture. Cohorts of kids who stay together. Livestream classes Implementing voice and choice. Heavy academic classes in the past, more SEL focused classes now. Instructional strategies in pandemic. Making connections with kids during pandemic. Kids not being able to participate in band, choir, drama, athletics, etc., has been really hard. How to be a transformative principal? Connect with kids. Pictures of kids with checkmarks by them. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that’s ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it’s so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that’s purposeful, they meet students right where they’re at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There’s no guesswork in the program because there’s a 21-video progression for each grade level. They’ve thought of everything-- because it’s a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It’ll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it’s time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that’s been keeping you up at night--and it’s time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let’s Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Freelance Educators in Edjacent with Meghan Raftery Transformative Principal 415

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 40:38

    Meghan Raftery Twitter is a freelance educator and mom of two boys, ages 5 and 8. A former second and fourth grade teacher and central office administrator, Meghan left public education to pursue her professional passions on her own terms in 2018. Since that time, she has developed curriculum for school districts, nonprofits, private companies and families and led professional development in more than 30 states with a focus on innovation and authentic learning. What is a freelance educator? Join us in Edjacent! What are the challenges? I used to have 600 tasks, now I have 50, so it’s actually less than when I was a teacher. You’re constantly asked to do more work if you do good work. In my career, I felt like I was less doing something It helps me to define my values. I can decide how to balance depth and breadth in projects. What do I do best? Every teacher has something that makes them amazing! Other innovations develop in parallel to another innovation. Self-advocacy in a small way that leads to bigger change. Hippocratic oath for educators. You’re allowed to have your own oath. Authentic self, growth is important. Schools learn from their best people. What is the cost of rebellion? Definition of professionalism = compliance. Edjacent is a collective, not one person’s idea. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that’s ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it’s so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that’s purposeful, they meet students right where they’re at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There’s no guesswork in the program because there’s a 21-video progression for each grade level. They’ve thought of everything-- because it’s a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It’ll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it’s time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that’s been keeping you up at night--and it’s time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let’s Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    The Unfinished Leader: A School Leadership Framework for Growth & Development with Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, Dr. Nick Polyak, and Dr. PJ Capsey

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 28:36

    Michael Lubelfeld, Ed.D., currently serves as the superintendent of schools in the North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Mike earned his doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University of Chicago, where his published dissertation was on effective instruction in middle school social studies. He is also on the adjunct faculty at National Louis University and Loyola University Chicago in the Department of Educational Leadership. Mike earned an IASA School of Advanced Leadership Fellowship and he also graduated from the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program. He was the 2017 Lake County Superintendent of the Year. He can be found on Twitter (@mikelubelfeld) and is the co-moderator of #suptchat— the superintendent educational chat on Twitter. He and Nick Polyak co-authored the 2017 Rowman & Littlefield book, The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today and he, Nick, and PJ coauthored the 2018 Rowman & Littlefield book, Student Voice: From Invisible to Invaluable and the 2021 book The Unfinished Leader: A School Leadership Framework for Growth & Development. Mike and his wife Stephanie have two children and they live in suburban Chicago.  Nick Polyak, Ed.D., is the proud superintendent of the award-winning Leyden Community High School District 212. He earned his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois; his master’s degree from Governors State University; and his Ed.D. from Loyola University Chicago. Nick has been a classroom teacher and coach, a building- and district-level administrator, a School Board member, and a superintendent for the past twelve years in both central Illinois and suburban Chicago. Nick earned an IASA School of Advanced Leadership Fellowship and graduated from the AASA National Superintendent Certification Program. He can be found on Twitter (@npolyak) and he is the co-moderator of #suptchat—the superintendent educational chat on Twitter.Nick has been married to  his wife Kate for twenty-one years, and they have four children. PJ Caposey, Ed.D., is an award-winning educator leading his small rural school to multiple national recognitions both as a principal and as a superintendent. PJ is an active member of the greater educational community, voicing opinions and providing training and consultation on many topics. He is the author of eight books and is a sought-after speaker and consultant specializing in school culture, principal coaching, effective evaluation practices, and student-centered instruction. PJ has been named a NSPRA Superintendent to Watch and is a 40 Leaders Under 40 honoree and Eastern Illinois University’s Distinguished Educator Award winner. PJ currently serves as the superintendent of schools for Meridian CUSD 223 in Northwest Illinois. He and his wife Jacquie have four children. PJ can be reached via Twitter (@MCUSDSupe). We’re not done growing and learning. When working with leaders see them for greater than they currently are is really important. The job does you, instead of you doing the job. The answer is already within the person I’m serving. There’s only the next version of yourself. The Chinese symbol for listen. The pressure is on all of us. The very first day I ever taught, and I had this moment of where I realized I was in charge of all of this. Insubordinate or incompetent. Ignorant or insubordinate. What got you here won’t get you there. Empathy, equity, adapt, develop, communicate, unfinished. Not a comprehensive, you must do all these things to be successful. The Unfinished Leader Available NOW How to be a transformative Principal? Make sure voices are heard. Don’t take yourself too seriously, we’re all in these jobs temporarily. Take time to look inward. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that’s ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it’s so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that’s purposeful, they meet students right where they’re at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There’s no guesswork in the program because there’s a 21-video progression for each grade level. They’ve thought of everything-- because it’s a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It’ll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it’s time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that’s been keeping you up at night--and it’s time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let’s Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Own It with Deidre Roemer, Deontay Torres, and Dayzia Marek Transformative Principal 413

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 46:41

    Own It with Deidre Roemer, Deontay Torres, and Dayzia Marek Transformative Principal Deidre Roemer is Leverage Points, @deidre_roemer, is the Director of Leadership and Learning in West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. We also talk to two students, Dayzia and Deontay about their experiences as students. Dottke Project-based Learning School * I was searching for something different. * I’m allowed to be creative * Aquaponics lab, * able to create and learn * Need one-on-one and personalization. * Quarter is 3 months and designed my own t-shirts. * Designed own t-shirt with a dripping heart. * Slow down and learn a process. * The speed of learning is exactly what I need. * I wasn’t challenging myself. * It may seem like a longer process. * Time is never stagnant and it keeps going. The world is changing, and we need to work towards that. * Challenge them to do something themselves first. * Don’t start with aquaponics. Start with something smaller. * Aquaponics took a lot of time before. * “Your comfort zone will kill you” * Most of the things worth doing are not comfortable. * There’s no way that I’m going to feel better if I keep doing that thing. * You don’t need a lot of funding. * Treating the students like the young adults they are. * The students will take care of the ideas for you. * Students have high levels of personal responsibility! * Staying true to yourself. * Being able to speak about their work. * Deeper Learning Competencies * Academic Mindset - how to create a sense of belonging in every school community. * School sites - what it looks like at each school. * Strategic plan * Collaborative Leadership Model * Must allow for the personalities of the students and the passions of the adults to make it all work. * Our teachers are still the experts in their content. * Connecting our learners to outside experts. * How to be a transformative principal? Know the learners you’re serving. * sdl #frameworks/sdl Equity-driven student empowerment. Went out of maintenance mode and started working on what our kids can really do. Replicate what “they” did… not a good idea. Setting their goals around what they want to do. School needs to be different for two different populations. Creating more equity. Framework driven model. Deeper learning competencies. Teachers can use #UDL if it works for them. District structure change. District is the place that you come for support and resources. Learner panels - PBL high school - credit recovery. PD has become teacher showcases. The Hub and the Nest - The teen’s perspective - The Hope Squad. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that’s ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it’s so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that’s purposeful, they meet students right where they’re at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There’s no guesswork in the program because there’s a 21-video progression for each grade level. They’ve thought of everything-- because it’s a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It’ll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it’s time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that’s been keeping you up at night--and it’s time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let’s Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    One Hundred Eighty First Dates with Ayisha Robinson Transformative Principal 412

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 24:47


    Ayisha Robinson is the principal West Caldwell Tech in Essex New Jersey.     * Mastermind group - inspiration group called that because of Ayisha  * Why Ayisha joined the mastermind.   * Safe place, honest conversations, Middle management and you're alone.   * Focus on what matters most.   * Teachers see how I react to the challenges that I experience.   * Lots of reading.   * As a principal, you cannot be a hypocrite!   * If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change something, change your attitude. Maya Angelou  * Implementing PLCs and supporting teachers that way.   * Mindset - "I don't believe in this brand!"  * How can you sell something that you don't believe in?   * I always believed in the students, but knowing we have a home made a difference!  * Developing relationships  * How to be a Transformative Principal? Find healthy ways to balance yourself. 


    Looking for Good PD Platforms with Dr Roy Pope Transformative Principal 411

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 19:32

    Dr. Roy Pope has served as a teacher, coach, college professor, and school administrator in the United States and the United Arab Emirates for more than two decades.  When he and his wife moved to the UAE 8 years ago, they saw a global need for an efficient, effective, multilingual professional development platform for educators.  As a result, they created EdGuru.  Being a school leader at an international school. Visiting schools while on vacation. Produce productive high performing students. Advocate connecting learning to research. Teachers should be able to access it multiple time for success. Relevancy Make sure the people behind the platform have been in the trenches. Multilingual. How to be a transformative principal? Pull teachers together and listen to their ideas. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that’s ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it’s so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that’s purposeful, they meet students right where they’re at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There’s no guesswork in the program because there’s a 21-video progression for each grade level. They’ve thought of everything-- because it’s a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It’ll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it’s time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that’s been keeping you up at night--and it’s time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let’s Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    How to Leave Education with Eric Stephens Transformative Principal 410

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 24:39

    Dr. Eric Stephens helps people transition from education to industry. Go to https://www.changehighered.org During a pandemic we have an ethical obligation to help other people find work. Education does have a bottom line. There is a lack of communication between academia and industry. Industry: recognize this has never happened before. Job seeker: Just because I have a degree and experience, doesn’t mean that I am the best candidate. How to translate what we do to be valuable. People in education value different things than those in industry. Every educator is self-employed! Educators need to understand their value and describe their work in their jargon. Articulating those skills in a way to make your opportunity make sense. Not everybody that can teach can learn. How to get people to want to listen to you? Connect with Eric on LinkedIn.  

    The Rest Will be Easy with Brett Weiss Transformative Principal 409

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 19:57

    Brett Weiss is the author of Just Give Them a Hug … and the Rest Will Be Easy: How One Person Can Make the World a Better Place, One Child at a Time. He is also the founder of Weiss Scholarship Foundation, where he works to empower Kenyan children through education. 79 students sponsored overall. Vocational School and university. I didn't know if I could help. Boarding schools Equal opportunity for boys and girls. $3500 for all four years. Sponsors and recipients zoom calls. Christine's story. Alliance Girls School in Nairobi. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that's ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it's so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that's purposeful, they meet students right where they're at. The videos are 5–6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There's no guesswork in the program because there's a 21-video progression for each grade level. They've thought of everything– because it's a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It'll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it's time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that's been keeping you up at night–and it's time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today's Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt's mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today's and tomorrow's schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach's Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let's Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt's research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

    Life at Performance Level with Curtis Zimmerman Transformative Principal 408

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 29:38

    As a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and host of the top-rated podcast, The Next 24 Hours, Curtis Zimmerman has impacted over one million people around the globe with his life-changing message. People connect with Curtis through his high energy as he incorporates the skills he gained from over twenty-five years in the entertainment industry as a nationally-recognized mime, juggler, and fire-eater into his powerful programs. But don’t be fooled by the fun: With the perfect interactive keynote to open or close a conference, Curtis mobilizes audiences to manage rapid change, invigorate their company culture, lead with integrity, and engage customers. Check out his special school assembly program. Realsume is much better than a resume. Brick and mortar, staff, customer relations. The resume is what gets you the job, the realsume is what lets you leave a legacy. Remember who your customers are. Surprise and delight them! What can you do that makes them say, “That’s amazing!” What we’re missing is connection! Even when we are in the arena, we are still spaced out. Life at Performance Level How to be a transformative principal? Take off your mask and be as real as possible. What you’re doing matters every day. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that’s ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it’s so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that’s purposeful, they meet students right where they’re at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There’s no guesswork in the program because there’s a 21-video progression for each grade level. They’ve thought of everything-- because it’s a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It’ll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it’s time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that’s been keeping you up at night--and it’s time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let’s Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors

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