12/16/17

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Inspired by our own December stress, we're podcasting today about ways that we as teachers can take care of ourselves. We hope that all of you take some time this holiday season to get some rest and reward yourselves for the amazing work that you do!

If you enjoy the podcast and can review us on iTunes that would be amazing of you! We really appreciate your reviews as they help us continue to make the podcast and help other teachers to find us. 

Kindergarten Kiosk is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network, a network of podcasts for educators by educators. Check out the other great podcasts!

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Taking Care of Yourself

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Inspired by our own December stress, we're podcasting today about ways that we as teachers can take care of ourselves. We hope that all of you take some time this holiday season to get some rest and reward yourselves for the amazing work that you do!

If you enjoy the podcast and can review us on iTunes that would be amazing of you! We really appreciate your reviews as they help us continue to make the podcast and help other teachers to find us. 

Kindergarten Kiosk is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network, a network of podcasts for educators by educators. Check out the other great podcasts!

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Episode 85: Breaking Out Of Isolation

 

In this episode, Theresa, Spike and Jessica catch up after about a year hiatus from the podcast. It is clear that everyone needed a break to work on other projects, focus on family, and work/life balance.

 

 

Where our thumbs are going:

 

Flipgrid vs Recap

Brene Brown Braving the Wilderness

Snow Day Calculator

Lucy Calkins Reading/Writing

Melinda Miller's Blog Post - Progressive PD

Culturize - Jimmy Casas

Coherence - Michael Fullan

@DGriffin3 Flipgrid Fever

  • Introduce parents to teachers over summer/new semester/trimester
  • Conferences
  • Foreign Language students


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Episode 85 - Breaking Out of lsolation

Episode 85: Breaking Out Of Isolation

 

In this episode, Theresa, Spike and Jessica catch up after about a year hiatus from the podcast. It is clear that everyone needed a break to work on other projects, focus on family, and work/life balance.

 

 

Where our thumbs are going:

 

Flipgrid vs Recap

Brene Brown Braving the Wilderness

Snow Day Calculator

Lucy Calkins Reading/Writing

Melinda Miller's Blog Post - Progressive PD

Culturize - Jimmy Casas

Coherence - Michael Fullan

@DGriffin3 Flipgrid Fever

  • Introduce parents to teachers over summer/new semester/trimester
  • Conferences
  • Foreign Language students


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Thanks for reading CPTP116: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast, Blog and Inner Circle from Creative Music Education.

2017 has been an amazing year and I’ve so enjoyed sharing piano teaching ideas and inspiration with you on the podcast. We’ve covered everything from lead sheets to best business practices, and the feedback from all of you has been fantastic. Take a moment with me to look back over this year, and sneak a […]

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CPTP116: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast, Blog and Inner Circle

Thanks for reading CPTP116: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast, Blog and Inner Circle from Creative Music Education.

2017 has been an amazing year and I’ve so enjoyed sharing piano teaching ideas and inspiration with you on the podcast. We’ve covered everything from lead sheets to best business practices, and the feedback from all of you has been fantastic. Take a moment with me to look back over this year, and sneak a […]

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12/15/17

On this episode, AJ and Chris talk about how they get involved with and manage some aspects of the holiday experience in their homes.

** YOUR HOSTS **

  • AJ Bianco (@AJBianco) is currently a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher in New Jersey. AJ is married and has two young boys in his charge. He is also the co-host of PodcastPD.
  • Christopher J. Nesi (@mrnesi) is a high school social studies teacher in New Jersey. Besides producing this podcast he also hosts the House of #EdTech Podcast, co-hosts PodcastPD, and produces the Google Teacher Tribe and Assist Learning Podcasts.

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Managing the Holidays: A Dad Perspective - DOD005

On this episode, AJ and Chris talk about how they get involved with and manage some aspects of the holiday experience in their homes.

** YOUR HOSTS **

  • AJ Bianco (@AJBianco) is currently a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher in New Jersey. AJ is married and has two young boys in his charge. He is also the co-host of PodcastPD.
  • Christopher J. Nesi (@mrnesi) is a high school social studies teacher in New Jersey. Besides producing this podcast he also hosts the House of #EdTech Podcast, co-hosts PodcastPD, and produces the Google Teacher Tribe and Assist Learning Podcasts.

** FEEDBACK **



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12/14/17

In this episode, I'll share five fabulous ways to empower your student writers through blogging. Getting the hang of blogger takes about ten minutes, and it is so worth your time! Find out what doors will open to you and your students once you do.



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024: A Beginner's Guide to Student Blogging

In this episode, I'll share five fabulous ways to empower your student writers through blogging. Getting the hang of blogger takes about ten minutes, and it is so worth your time! Find out what doors will open to you and your students once you do.



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Wes isn't a "regular student," nor is he a billionaire (yet). But what he does possess is a willingness to learn & grow- both on campus (Indiana University) and abroad.

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Ep 126: Wes Wagner on Remote Entrepreneurialism

Wes isn't a "regular student," nor is he a billionaire (yet). But what he does possess is a willingness to learn & grow- both on campus (Indiana University) and abroad.

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In this episode, I am talking with Ellen Bernstein about the national TURN report. TURN stands for Teacher Union Reform Network and its stated purpose is "to promote progressive reforms in education and in teacher unions."

TURN was founded 20 years ago and is composed of leaders from AFT and NEA union locals.

Ellen began her career in public education as a sign language interpreter and taught in Albuquerque, NM schools for 17 years. She is currently the president of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation.

We talk about teaching, working with kids and the challenges that teachers face. The main focus of our talk is the four tenets of the TURN report:

1. Schools are learner-centered.

2. Teaching is a profession.

3. Equity is honored in pursuing excellence.

4. Collective bargaining promotes school quality.

 

Learn more or contact Ellen:

TURN

Ellen's contact info

 

Length - 37:30



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TURN Report with Ellen Bernstein - 176

In this episode, I am talking with Ellen Bernstein about the national TURN report. TURN stands for Teacher Union Reform Network and its stated purpose is "to promote progressive reforms in education and in teacher unions."

TURN was founded 20 years ago and is composed of leaders from AFT and NEA union locals.

Ellen began her career in public education as a sign language interpreter and taught in Albuquerque, NM schools for 17 years. She is currently the president of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation.

We talk about teaching, working with kids and the challenges that teachers face. The main focus of our talk is the four tenets of the TURN report:

1. Schools are learner-centered.

2. Teaching is a profession.

3. Equity is honored in pursuing excellence.

4. Collective bargaining promotes school quality.

 

Learn more or contact Ellen:

TURN

Ellen's contact info

 

Length - 37:30



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Author, speaker, and Chi-town ambassador Kristin Ziemke https://twitter.com/kristinziemke joins the guys to talk about how she works with teachers to integrate technology to improve literacy, especially in the elementary classroom. She also talked about why she has been a strong educational voice in the Net Neutrality debate.

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Chad Everett: https://twitter.com/chadceverett 



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Episode 78 - Kristin Ziemke

Author, speaker, and Chi-town ambassador Kristin Ziemke https://twitter.com/kristinziemke joins the guys to talk about how she works with teachers to integrate technology to improve literacy, especially in the elementary classroom. She also talked about why she has been a strong educational voice in the Net Neutrality debate.

Sharing is caring:

Taylor Siebert: https://twitter.com/taylorsiebert 

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The Outward Mindset: http://ift.tt/2qpP7No 

Most People: http://ift.tt/2nZNAxg

I Am a Story: http://ift.tt/2CfvwT6 

Katharine Hale: https://twitter.com/KatharinehHale

Chad Everett: https://twitter.com/chadceverett 



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12/13/17

Sonya Thomlinson (Uchita) HHC, ERYT-500, C-IAYT was co-director and co-founder of Tandava Yoga and Trinity Yoga Centers in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia from 2003-2016.  An avid student of yoga and meditation since 1994, and teaching since 1998, Sonya leads trainings, retreats, workshops and classes throughout Western Canada and the US and works individually with those interested in dynamic health and healing.

Jeff Thomlinson is formally the co-owner and director of Trinity Yoga Center, then Tandava Yoga in Kelowna, since 2003. Jeff began teaching yoga in 1991. For 10 years, he lived, studied and worked at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA, USA, the largest yoga teaching center in North America. This enabled him to study with international leaders in yoga and to assimilate leading teaching and practice techniques.

Read the full bio on the show note page.

Take a Breath Show Highlights:
  • The story of starting Take a Breath
  • Stress reduction for kids with yoga
  • Get out of a stress response
  • How breath practice calms our flight and fight response
  • 100% of kids are stressed
  • Don’t be a jerk … people can’t think or perform around you
  • Rest before a test led to 20% increase in test scores
  • The inherent stress beast
  • Consequences of ignoring the stress epidemic
  • BRAVE acronym
  • Bring attention to stress so staff and students don’t feel alone in this
Take a Breath Resources:   Take a Breath Website The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer  

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Take a breath and reduce stress

Sonya Thomlinson (Uchita) HHC, ERYT-500, C-IAYT was co-director and co-founder of Tandava Yoga and Trinity Yoga Centers in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia from 2003-2016.  An avid student of yoga and meditation since 1994, and teaching since 1998, Sonya leads trainings, retreats, workshops and classes throughout Western Canada and the US and works individually with those interested in dynamic health and healing.

Jeff Thomlinson is formally the co-owner and director of Trinity Yoga Center, then Tandava Yoga in Kelowna, since 2003. Jeff began teaching yoga in 1991. For 10 years, he lived, studied and worked at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA, USA, the largest yoga teaching center in North America. This enabled him to study with international leaders in yoga and to assimilate leading teaching and practice techniques.

Read the full bio on the show note page.

Take a Breath Show Highlights:
  • The story of starting Take a Breath
  • Stress reduction for kids with yoga
  • Get out of a stress response
  • How breath practice calms our flight and fight response
  • 100% of kids are stressed
  • Don’t be a jerk … people can’t think or perform around you
  • Rest before a test led to 20% increase in test scores
  • The inherent stress beast
  • Consequences of ignoring the stress epidemic
  • BRAVE acronym
  • Bring attention to stress so staff and students don’t feel alone in this
Take a Breath Resources:   Take a Breath Website The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer  

Join my hybrid group coaching

& leadership development community

Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444

Create winning cultures

Focus on the essential

Lead with courage & integrity 

 

BECOME A PATRON OF THE SHOW FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH

DID YOU LIKE THE SHOW?  iTunes SUBSCRIBE HERE!

SHOW SOME LOVE: PLEASE LEAVE A 5-STAR RATING AND REVIEW

Grab your FREE 15 Phrases of Effective School Leaders 

Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.

 

Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 



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As a review for a year that has included a lot of changes for me professionally, I wanted to list some of the greatest events from the podcasts that I released this year. You can check out my current Top 10 podcasts here, but this list is going to talk about the top 10 things I implemented this year as a result of interviewing some amazing guests.

  1. Improving the school scheduling nightmare with Adam Pisoni Transformative Principal 185 The most downloaded podcast released this year is my interview with Adam Pisoni, where we talked about improving the school scheduling nightmare. Here’s my big takeaway. Adam said (5:58–8:35) that he started asking instead of asking what was possible in schools, he asked what prevents traditional schools from iterating. This train of thought led me to make a decision to intentionally combat those things that prevent us from iterating, and make sure we can still iterate even with the struggles we will face.
  2. Enjoy the Journey with Jethro Jones Transformative Principal 1035 - This one is a bit of a cheat, since the episode where I shared my 4 year plan for my school was really a culmination of so many things that I have learned from this podcast. But, here goes. (19:50–24:42) What’s cool is that instead of my plan starting next year, it is already starting this year. Advisory and flexible learning block with service learning. Teachers are coming to me asking for these things.
  3. Don’t Try to Change People, Change Behavior with Tom Hierck Transformative Principal 188 - 18:55–19:29 In this episode, it was really about the powerful thing that Tom shared about how to be a transformative principal. He said, “Ensure that relationships are healthy and positive. Being positive doesn’t guarantee a good outcome, but being negative does guarantee a negative outcome.”
  4. Rules turn students into classroom lawyers with Tom Hierck Transformative Principal 187 - In this episode, 5:00–7:26 I found that the most powerful statement from this was when Tom said, “I have yet to meet a kid who is connected who disappoints”. Since this interview, I have worked hard to make sure that kids are connected. I’ve found what he said is true, when kids are connected, they rarely disappoint. Last week, a student threw some trash across the cafeteria and he made a mess. He needed to clean it up. Because we had worked on a relationship, I put my arms out as if to say, “what are you doing?“ and then had to wait about 30 seconds before he decided to stand up and take care of his mess. He didn’t disappoint.
  5. What I Wish I Knew as A First Year Principal with Jethro and Friends Transformative Principal Special - The thing that I have taken away from this one is from my friend Jessica Cabeen.3:40–4:08 She says, Take care of yourself. While I haven’t been exercising as much this year as I have in the past, my sleep has been much better and I am doing a much better job of not working from home and actually being home when I am home. That is really important to me.
  6. End College and Career Readiness with Jethro Jones Transformative Principal 1040 - This podcast seems to have hit a nerve, as it was just released a couple months ago, and is already one of the most downloaded. In this, I basically argue that we need to focus on inspiring passion in our students rather than preparing them for something. One man I recently met is amazing. He said that he is a jack of all trades, master of one: learning. That really hit me. He didn’t learn how to do that from school, he says. He learned how to do that from his experience. He learned that learning is the most important thing he can have. In a recent Hack Learning episode, Mark Barnes said that learning can’t be measured. In our traditional system, you’re right, it can’t. But it can in our own lives, and we are the ones best suited to measure. I can’t measure all that I have learned from doing this podcast over the last four years in an easy-to-digest way. This post is an example of one way that I am trying to summarize my learning. One of my good friends Darren Draper posted on the Facebook post for this comment the question, “If everyone follows their passions, will society have the skilled workers it needs?” We had a little back and forth, that I encourage you to add your two cents to. My real point here is that if we teach kids how to learn on their own they will have more success in their life, regardless of what their passions or careers are. (1:48 –2:18)
  7. Instructional Leadership Team with David Smith Transformative Principal 182 - David Smith’s advice on how to be a transformative was to decide that you’re going to spend time in every classroom. 17:21–20:15 I have made this my priority this year, even to the tune of spending each morning before lunch in classrooms. I’m not perfect at it, but it is helping me do a much better job.
  8. Routines to Make Yourself More Successful with Karine Veldhoen Transformative Principal 160 - I have really gotten into routines this year and established some good ones. I’ve read the book she recommends and even went deep into The 1 Thing, about which I interviewed Geoff Woods. Look for that interview coming up soon. She talked about setting daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly practices. This is not easy. It really isn’t. It is actually kind of boring. In fact, Geoff Woods said that most people are unwilling to endure the monotony of success. Success is doing the right things at the right time. 8:26–9:46 - Self-care plans for her staff and for herself. One aspect of that that I have adopted is a habit to go to bed with my wife each night and not stay up late doing things for the podcast or other work, or playing games, or wasting time on Facebook. That is a small thing, but something that I think will really help me get to bed earlier, get rested, and spend quality time with my wife each night. With being so busy, it is easy to be distracted from the important things.
  9. Kids Can’t Learn When They Don’t Trust with Zaretta Hammond Transformative Principal 157 - 4:00–6:08 Trust Generators to quickly build trust. This has been really powerful as I have started my new school in Fairbanks. I have tried to be vulnerable with teachers to help build that trust so they know who I am. It’s not perfect, but we have been moving quicker than I expected in some areas, as I mentioned before.
  10. Where Jethro is interviewed for the Principal Matters Podcast with Will Parker - Bonus Episode 1033 21:45–22:53-The thing that sticks out from this interview is that 1, it was on Will Parker’s podcast, where he interviewed me. It was fun to release it at the same time. Number 2, Will asked me a big question, what do I want to achieve. My big goal is to impact 100 Million students over the next 10 years through my work on this podcast, my masterminds, speaking engagements, consulting, and everything else that I do. I had been thinking about setting a big goal before he asked me, but I wasn’t sure I could do it. So I took his challenge and set a goal. I’m tracking it here so please help me reach that goal by adding the impact this podcast has had on you to that survey. At the time of this writing, I am .021% of the way there. 21,412 kids have been impacted so far. WOW! That’s actually pretty amazing.

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

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As a review for a year that has included a lot of changes for me professionally, I wanted to list some of the greatest events from the podcasts that I released this year. You can check out my current Top 10 podcasts here, but this list is going to talk about the top 10 things I implemented this year as a result of interviewing some amazing guests.

  1. Improving the school scheduling nightmare with Adam Pisoni Transformative Principal 185 The most downloaded podcast released this year is my interview with Adam Pisoni, where we talked about improving the school scheduling nightmare. Here’s my big takeaway. Adam said (5:58–8:35) that he started asking instead of asking what was possible in schools, he asked what prevents traditional schools from iterating. This train of thought led me to make a decision to intentionally combat those things that prevent us from iterating, and make sure we can still iterate even with the struggles we will face.
  2. Enjoy the Journey with Jethro Jones Transformative Principal 1035 - This one is a bit of a cheat, since the episode where I shared my 4 year plan for my school was really a culmination of so many things that I have learned from this podcast. But, here goes. (19:50–24:42) What’s cool is that instead of my plan starting next year, it is already starting this year. Advisory and flexible learning block with service learning. Teachers are coming to me asking for these things.
  3. Don’t Try to Change People, Change Behavior with Tom Hierck Transformative Principal 188 - 18:55–19:29 In this episode, it was really about the powerful thing that Tom shared about how to be a transformative principal. He said, “Ensure that relationships are healthy and positive. Being positive doesn’t guarantee a good outcome, but being negative does guarantee a negative outcome.”
  4. Rules turn students into classroom lawyers with Tom Hierck Transformative Principal 187 - In this episode, 5:00–7:26 I found that the most powerful statement from this was when Tom said, “I have yet to meet a kid who is connected who disappoints”. Since this interview, I have worked hard to make sure that kids are connected. I’ve found what he said is true, when kids are connected, they rarely disappoint. Last week, a student threw some trash across the cafeteria and he made a mess. He needed to clean it up. Because we had worked on a relationship, I put my arms out as if to say, “what are you doing?“ and then had to wait about 30 seconds before he decided to stand up and take care of his mess. He didn’t disappoint.
  5. What I Wish I Knew as A First Year Principal with Jethro and Friends Transformative Principal Special - The thing that I have taken away from this one is from my friend Jessica Cabeen.3:40–4:08 She says, Take care of yourself. While I haven’t been exercising as much this year as I have in the past, my sleep has been much better and I am doing a much better job of not working from home and actually being home when I am home. That is really important to me.
  6. End College and Career Readiness with Jethro Jones Transformative Principal 1040 - This podcast seems to have hit a nerve, as it was just released a couple months ago, and is already one of the most downloaded. In this, I basically argue that we need to focus on inspiring passion in our students rather than preparing them for something. One man I recently met is amazing. He said that he is a jack of all trades, master of one: learning. That really hit me. He didn’t learn how to do that from school, he says. He learned how to do that from his experience. He learned that learning is the most important thing he can have. In a recent Hack Learning episode, Mark Barnes said that learning can’t be measured. In our traditional system, you’re right, it can’t. But it can in our own lives, and we are the ones best suited to measure. I can’t measure all that I have learned from doing this podcast over the last four years in an easy-to-digest way. This post is an example of one way that I am trying to summarize my learning. One of my good friends Darren Draper posted on the Facebook post for this comment the question, “If everyone follows their passions, will society have the skilled workers it needs?” We had a little back and forth, that I encourage you to add your two cents to. My real point here is that if we teach kids how to learn on their own they will have more success in their life, regardless of what their passions or careers are. (1:48 –2:18)
  7. Instructional Leadership Team with David Smith Transformative Principal 182 - David Smith’s advice on how to be a transformative was to decide that you’re going to spend time in every classroom. 17:21–20:15 I have made this my priority this year, even to the tune of spending each morning before lunch in classrooms. I’m not perfect at it, but it is helping me do a much better job.
  8. Routines to Make Yourself More Successful with Karine Veldhoen Transformative Principal 160 - I have really gotten into routines this year and established some good ones. I’ve read the book she recommends and even went deep into The 1 Thing, about which I interviewed Geoff Woods. Look for that interview coming up soon. She talked about setting daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly practices. This is not easy. It really isn’t. It is actually kind of boring. In fact, Geoff Woods said that most people are unwilling to endure the monotony of success. Success is doing the right things at the right time. 8:26–9:46 - Self-care plans for her staff and for herself. One aspect of that that I have adopted is a habit to go to bed with my wife each night and not stay up late doing things for the podcast or other work, or playing games, or wasting time on Facebook. That is a small thing, but something that I think will really help me get to bed earlier, get rested, and spend quality time with my wife each night. With being so busy, it is easy to be distracted from the important things.
  9. Kids Can’t Learn When They Don’t Trust with Zaretta Hammond Transformative Principal 157 - 4:00–6:08 Trust Generators to quickly build trust. This has been really powerful as I have started my new school in Fairbanks. I have tried to be vulnerable with teachers to help build that trust so they know who I am. It’s not perfect, but we have been moving quicker than I expected in some areas, as I mentioned before.
  10. Where Jethro is interviewed for the Principal Matters Podcast with Will Parker - Bonus Episode 1033 21:45–22:53-The thing that sticks out from this interview is that 1, it was on Will Parker’s podcast, where he interviewed me. It was fun to release it at the same time. Number 2, Will asked me a big question, what do I want to achieve. My big goal is to impact 100 Million students over the next 10 years through my work on this podcast, my masterminds, speaking engagements, consulting, and everything else that I do. I had been thinking about setting a big goal before he asked me, but I wasn’t sure I could do it. So I took his challenge and set a goal. I’m tracking it here so please help me reach that goal by adding the impact this podcast has had on you to that survey. At the time of this writing, I am .021% of the way there. 21,412 kids have been impacted so far. WOW! That’s actually pretty amazing.

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

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