4/23/18

Teachers have a tremendous opportunity to shape students into their potential so that their future is as bright as possible. A lot of the focus for teaching children is on the curriculum component, when in reality students need even more than that to become their best. Tune in to hear 8 characteristics teachers can employ into their instruction on a daily basis so that students can reach their potential successfully. Quotables It’s important kids learn how to dream big enough It’s important kids learn how to represent their cause and their school with maturity and confidence No matter how hard it is, they have to dig deep and keep going In order to reach a goal, you have to manage your time Accountability in and of itself is super important so students see how their decisions and effort affect their future It’s important to stop and review all you have done before setting up new goals Boosterthon Fun Run https://ift.tt/2Bs0shw "What Do You Think" Classroom Discussion Activity https://ift.tt/2qOIBPe Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://ift.tt/2Cm8FZk Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://ift.tt/2a7MyX4 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’

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149: You Teach More Than Subjects

Teachers have a tremendous opportunity to shape students into their potential so that their future is as bright as possible. A lot of the focus for teaching children is on the curriculum component, when in reality students need even more than that to become their best. Tune in to hear 8 characteristics teachers can employ into their instruction on a daily basis so that students can reach their potential successfully. Quotables It’s important kids learn how to dream big enough It’s important kids learn how to represent their cause and their school with maturity and confidence No matter how hard it is, they have to dig deep and keep going In order to reach a goal, you have to manage your time Accountability in and of itself is super important so students see how their decisions and effort affect their future It’s important to stop and review all you have done before setting up new goals Boosterthon Fun Run https://ift.tt/2Bs0shw "What Do You Think" Classroom Discussion Activity https://ift.tt/2qOIBPe Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://ift.tt/2Cm8FZk Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://ift.tt/2a7MyX4 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’

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4/22/18

Grades impact everything from college admissions to whether students get to go on certain field trips. With so much at stake, how can we make sure our grades measure what matters?



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94: How accurate are your grades?

Grades impact everything from college admissions to whether students get to go on certain field trips. With so much at stake, how can we make sure our grades measure what matters?



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I see people quietly suffering. Suffering from anger, need, and hurting. But can I be more observant? Can I be more actively compassionate? And if so, how can I help?

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Quietly Suffering

I see people quietly suffering. Suffering from anger, need, and hurting. But can I be more observant? Can I be more actively compassionate? And if so, how can I help?

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Brad Shreffler is the host of Planning Period Podcast, Teacher, and Tech Coach in Orlando, Florida. He is also an author and his web site is here.

Thanks to our sponsor: candou.us/jethro

  • Planning period podcast - How do we fix problems?
  • What is the biggest problem facing education today?
  • Truly a challenge to answer, and many different answers.
  • Recognize that it could be better, but still work in what it is.
  • What teachers need in professional development.
  • Modeling.
  • Why is modeling so difficult for leaders of professional development?
  • Leaders haven’t been in the classroom for many years, so they are out of practice.
  • Different skill set to do the same strategies.
  • PD has become a dirty word.
  • The first time you do an innovative model, it will fail miserably.
  • Classroom management vs. engaging learners.
  • I refuse to lecture to my teachers about the importance of not lecturing to kids.
  • Flipped PD model - record what you need to tell them, then meet face-to-face.
  • “This is the next thing and it will be gone.”
  • Inherent resistance to new things.
  • Struggle through the challenge.
  • It didn’t work yet.
  • Crisp meetings
  • Stomach through the fear of failure.
  • Have an administrator who is willing to give the feedback.
  • You have to push for the feedback.
  • I just don’t take myself seriously enough to get offended.
  • How to teach someone to have an overinflated ego.
  • Build them up.
  • Education is fundamentally broken.
  • If people aren’t annoyed by what I’m doing, then I’m probably not doing something worthwhile.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Find the person who wants to change the world and give them the freedom to do it.

Schedule a call with Jethro

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!

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

Please follow me on Twitter: @jethrojones for the host and @TrnFrmPrincipal for the show.

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Stomach Through the Fear of Failure with Brad Shreffler Transformative Principal 223

 

Brad Shreffler is the host of Planning Period Podcast, Teacher, and Tech Coach in Orlando, Florida. He is also an author and his web site is here.

Thanks to our sponsor: candou.us/jethro

  • Planning period podcast - How do we fix problems?
  • What is the biggest problem facing education today?
  • Truly a challenge to answer, and many different answers.
  • Recognize that it could be better, but still work in what it is.
  • What teachers need in professional development.
  • Modeling.
  • Why is modeling so difficult for leaders of professional development?
  • Leaders haven’t been in the classroom for many years, so they are out of practice.
  • Different skill set to do the same strategies.
  • PD has become a dirty word.
  • The first time you do an innovative model, it will fail miserably.
  • Classroom management vs. engaging learners.
  • I refuse to lecture to my teachers about the importance of not lecturing to kids.
  • Flipped PD model - record what you need to tell them, then meet face-to-face.
  • “This is the next thing and it will be gone.”
  • Inherent resistance to new things.
  • Struggle through the challenge.
  • It didn’t work yet.
  • Crisp meetings
  • Stomach through the fear of failure.
  • Have an administrator who is willing to give the feedback.
  • You have to push for the feedback.
  • I just don’t take myself seriously enough to get offended.
  • How to teach someone to have an overinflated ego.
  • Build them up.
  • Education is fundamentally broken.
  • If people aren’t annoyed by what I’m doing, then I’m probably not doing something worthwhile.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Find the person who wants to change the world and give them the freedom to do it.

Schedule a call with Jethro

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!

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

Please follow me on Twitter: @jethrojones for the host and @TrnFrmPrincipal for the show.

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My Dad, John Nesi, first appeared on episode 100 of the podcast and so many of you reached out with your compliments about our conversation so I decided to bring him back into the studio for another education conversation.

Support for this episode comes from: ** SEGMENTS **
  • (1:43) Intro
  • (4:48) House of #EdTech Thought - My Alexa Skill!
  • (9:53) House of #EdTech Recommendation - Replacing Voxer
  • (16:44) Featured Content - The Return of John Nesi
  • (49:33) House of #EdTech VIP - Keira Scussa, Asst. Superintendent - C&I, New Brunswick (NJ) Public Schools
** SHARE FEEDBACK AND CONNECT **

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Block Schedules, #EdTech, John Nesi - HoET108

My Dad, John Nesi, first appeared on episode 100 of the podcast and so many of you reached out with your compliments about our conversation so I decided to bring him back into the studio for another education conversation.

Support for this episode comes from: ** SEGMENTS **
  • (1:43) Intro
  • (4:48) House of #EdTech Thought - My Alexa Skill!
  • (9:53) House of #EdTech Recommendation - Replacing Voxer
  • (16:44) Featured Content - The Return of John Nesi
  • (49:33) House of #EdTech VIP - Keira Scussa, Asst. Superintendent - C&I, New Brunswick (NJ) Public Schools
** SHARE FEEDBACK AND CONNECT **

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4/21/18

 

Leslie Goodrum is the principal of General Tommy Franks Elementary in Midland, Texas. Her school is a pilot school for the Midland Values project, where they are attempting to improve their culture by adopting values based on authenticity, service, awareness, purpose, vision, enthusiasm, perseverance, courage, faith, focus, leadership, integrity. This is through Joe Tye’s Values Coach System

  • Brand new campus and so setting the culture from the beginning.
  • Crockett elementary - having accountability issues, so they were shut down.
  • It’s not the building that makes kids successful.
  • District wide initiative for adults, but General Tommy Franks Elementary is the first one doing it with kids as well.
  • Every morning doing announcements, self-empowerment pledge. Pickle pledge. Each student gets a bracelet for the value of the month.
  • Vision is the core value for January, so they try to pull it in everywhere.
  • Encouraging parents to attend trainings as well.
  • Pickle Pledge.
  • Authenticity is the first value and kids are using it all throughout the year. What is the thing you have done that is the authentic you?
  • Integrity - you’ve got to do the right thing, no matter who is watching.
  • Pickle Pledge - our pickles are happy pickles.
  • Did you say it or did you mean it?
  • Until you are ready to live it, you need to stop saying it.
  • The Values give you a framework each month.
  • Faith and purpose are needed conversations.
  • Foundation and a framework for helping kids set goals.
  • Parents are very supportive of what we are doing.
  • Discipline problems are very few.
  • Biggest challenge is making sure the value of the month is big throughout the month.
  • As the leader, I have to set the tone, because whatever I do, everyone will follow.
  • It’s not a program, it’s a way of life.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Get into your classrooms, be with your kids and teachers and be a great role model.

Schedule a call with Jethro

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!

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

Please follow me on Twitter: @jethrojones for the host and @TrnFrmPrincipal for the show.

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Leading with Values with Leslie Goodrum Transformative Principal 222

 

Leslie Goodrum is the principal of General Tommy Franks Elementary in Midland, Texas. Her school is a pilot school for the Midland Values project, where they are attempting to improve their culture by adopting values based on authenticity, service, awareness, purpose, vision, enthusiasm, perseverance, courage, faith, focus, leadership, integrity. This is through Joe Tye’s Values Coach System

  • Brand new campus and so setting the culture from the beginning.
  • Crockett elementary - having accountability issues, so they were shut down.
  • It’s not the building that makes kids successful.
  • District wide initiative for adults, but General Tommy Franks Elementary is the first one doing it with kids as well.
  • Every morning doing announcements, self-empowerment pledge. Pickle pledge. Each student gets a bracelet for the value of the month.
  • Vision is the core value for January, so they try to pull it in everywhere.
  • Encouraging parents to attend trainings as well.
  • Pickle Pledge.
  • Authenticity is the first value and kids are using it all throughout the year. What is the thing you have done that is the authentic you?
  • Integrity - you’ve got to do the right thing, no matter who is watching.
  • Pickle Pledge - our pickles are happy pickles.
  • Did you say it or did you mean it?
  • Until you are ready to live it, you need to stop saying it.
  • The Values give you a framework each month.
  • Faith and purpose are needed conversations.
  • Foundation and a framework for helping kids set goals.
  • Parents are very supportive of what we are doing.
  • Discipline problems are very few.
  • Biggest challenge is making sure the value of the month is big throughout the month.
  • As the leader, I have to set the tone, because whatever I do, everyone will follow.
  • It’s not a program, it’s a way of life.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Get into your classrooms, be with your kids and teachers and be a great role model.

Schedule a call with Jethro

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!

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

Please follow me on Twitter: @jethrojones for the host and @TrnFrmPrincipal for the show.

Buy Communication Cards

Show notes on TransformativePrincipal.com

Download Paperless Principal.  

Take Control of your email

Web Site

Transformative Principal on Stitcher

Refer A Principal

Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

 



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All 3 of the PrincipalPLN crew were here today, so we started out catching up on Influenza recovery and post Spring break updates. We talked about our morning routines to start each day out on the right foot and the importance of having a gratitude habit.

In our random discussions, we mentioned the hot new games kids are playing: Fortnite and Prodigy. Why is Fortnight so popular? Here's an article that discusses this: TomsGuide

We talked about staff meeting ideas and building collective commitments together with our staff.



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Episode 97: Staff Meeting Ideas

All 3 of the PrincipalPLN crew were here today, so we started out catching up on Influenza recovery and post Spring break updates. We talked about our morning routines to start each day out on the right foot and the importance of having a gratitude habit.

In our random discussions, we mentioned the hot new games kids are playing: Fortnite and Prodigy. Why is Fortnight so popular? Here's an article that discusses this: TomsGuide

We talked about staff meeting ideas and building collective commitments together with our staff.



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4/20/18

 

 Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist with an eye on changing school. His four decade career spans technology, business, public policy, and education philanthropy. He earned a PhD in engineering from Stanford University, lead a high tech start-up, and ranked as the top venture capitalist in the US for the years 1995-1999.

Ted produced the award winning documentary Most Likely to Succeed and co-authored the book Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era with Tony Wagner. 

Today, we are talking about his latest book, What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America. 

Ted travelled across the US visiting schools, teachers, and many others to find inspiring educators and innovation in the classroom.

We talk about the common principles that he discusses: PEAK -

a. Purpose

b. Essentials

c. Agency

d. Knowledge

We also check out a few of the chapters and Ted shares some stories from his journey.

Much to learn and think about.

Thanks for listening.

Enjoy!

Find out more information:

http://whatschoolcouldbe.org/

https://twitter.com/dintersmith 

https://www.facebook.com/Edu21C/

http://www.edu21c.com/

https://www.mltsfilm.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvhb9aoyeZs

Length - 1:00:45



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What School Could Be with Ted Dintersmith - 192

 

 Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist with an eye on changing school. His four decade career spans technology, business, public policy, and education philanthropy. He earned a PhD in engineering from Stanford University, lead a high tech start-up, and ranked as the top venture capitalist in the US for the years 1995-1999.

Ted produced the award winning documentary Most Likely to Succeed and co-authored the book Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era with Tony Wagner. 

Today, we are talking about his latest book, What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America. 

Ted travelled across the US visiting schools, teachers, and many others to find inspiring educators and innovation in the classroom.

We talk about the common principles that he discusses: PEAK -

a. Purpose

b. Essentials

c. Agency

d. Knowledge

We also check out a few of the chapters and Ted shares some stories from his journey.

Much to learn and think about.

Thanks for listening.

Enjoy!

Find out more information:

http://whatschoolcouldbe.org/

https://twitter.com/dintersmith 

https://www.facebook.com/Edu21C/

http://www.edu21c.com/

https://www.mltsfilm.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvhb9aoyeZs

Length - 1:00:45



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Inquiry is a great way to help students own their learning and learn how to pursue their curiosity. KQED Learn is a platform that's set up for students to start exploring, discovering and sharing. It's free and it's ready for you to use immediately!

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041: Use KQED Learn to learn and share with an audience

Inquiry is a great way to help students own their learning and learn how to pursue their curiosity. KQED Learn is a platform that's set up for students to start exploring, discovering and sharing. It's free and it's ready for you to use immediately!

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4/19/18

In this episode, Danielle from Nouvelle ELA, theater guru, shares her structure for a successful class play. Don't be intimidated! This awesomely engaging activity is more doable than you might think, and OH so much fun.



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036: Host a Successful Class Play

In this episode, Danielle from Nouvelle ELA, theater guru, shares her structure for a successful class play. Don't be intimidated! This awesomely engaging activity is more doable than you might think, and OH so much fun.



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