7/25/16

 

On this episode of the show, I catch up with Jeff and Heidi Veal, two influential leaders from Texas.  We compare and contrast each of their roles and they talk about the dynamics of being a married couple of edleaders.  They also talk about how they engage the community and help build a culture of innovation at their schools.

Jeff and Heidi are just another example of guests that I've had on this show that not only add amazing content to the podcast but are simply great people and I'm honored to have talked with them.  Here are resources from the show and ways you can connect with them:

 

Jeff and Heidi's Blog: jhveal.com

Jeff and Nathan Lang's Website: leadupnow.com

Jeff on Twitter: @heffrey

Heidi on Twitter: @VealHeidi

#leadupchat: Saturdays at 8:30 AM CT

#ecechat: Tuesdays at 8:30 PM CT

 



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PS58: Missional Leaders Jeff & Heidi Veal

 

On this episode of the show, I catch up with Jeff and Heidi Veal, two influential leaders from Texas.  We compare and contrast each of their roles and they talk about the dynamics of being a married couple of edleaders.  They also talk about how they engage the community and help build a culture of innovation at their schools.

Jeff and Heidi are just another example of guests that I've had on this show that not only add amazing content to the podcast but are simply great people and I'm honored to have talked with them.  Here are resources from the show and ways you can connect with them:

 

Jeff and Heidi's Blog: jhveal.com

Jeff and Nathan Lang's Website: leadupnow.com

Jeff on Twitter: @heffrey

Heidi on Twitter: @VealHeidi

#leadupchat: Saturdays at 8:30 AM CT

#ecechat: Tuesdays at 8:30 PM CT

 



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In just one week, the biggest and best leadership conference for educational leaders starts! Please join me to hear from over 30 experts in leadership and education as we set the stage for our best school year ever! CLICK HERE to sign up.

Rachel Yanof started the Phoenix Collegiate Academy with the express intent to get all the students to college. I hope you enjoy this interview, as I sure did.

  • First time I confronted the idea that kids could go to a college or not.
  • Trusting the system could make it so the kids don’t get what they need.
  • Building Excellent Schools
  • 97% receiving free and reduced lunch. 90%+ minority
  • Find families through being in their area
  • Every parent has dreams for their child.
  • Homework
  • Overcommunicate
  • Parents need to be involved in education, active participant.
  • Mandatory parent orientation, come to us or we will come to you because it is that important that you are part of the team.
  • Homework is assigned every night.
  • Not a secret what is happening in school.
  • Perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline, endurance. PRIDE Report - Tracking positive and negative consequences at school.
  • Parents come in every quarter for conferences. 100% participation in conferences.
  • Flipped model in the high school.
  • Communication-focus in lower grades.

Don't forget to sign up for the Transformative Leadership Summit which starts in just one week! Don't miss any of the awesome presenters including LaVonna Roth, Jennifer Abrams, Neil Gupta, Glenn Robbins, Vicki Davis, and many more! CLICK HERE to sign up!

Support the podcast by becoming a patron!

Subscribe in iTunes

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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Every Student in College with Rachel Yanof Transformative Principal 133

In just one week, the biggest and best leadership conference for educational leaders starts! Please join me to hear from over 30 experts in leadership and education as we set the stage for our best school year ever! CLICK HERE to sign up.

Rachel Yanof started the Phoenix Collegiate Academy with the express intent to get all the students to college. I hope you enjoy this interview, as I sure did.

  • First time I confronted the idea that kids could go to a college or not.
  • Trusting the system could make it so the kids don’t get what they need.
  • Building Excellent Schools
  • 97% receiving free and reduced lunch. 90%+ minority
  • Find families through being in their area
  • Every parent has dreams for their child.
  • Homework
  • Overcommunicate
  • Parents need to be involved in education, active participant.
  • Mandatory parent orientation, come to us or we will come to you because it is that important that you are part of the team.
  • Homework is assigned every night.
  • Not a secret what is happening in school.
  • Perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline, endurance. PRIDE Report - Tracking positive and negative consequences at school.
  • Parents come in every quarter for conferences. 100% participation in conferences.
  • Flipped model in the high school.
  • Communication-focus in lower grades.

Don't forget to sign up for the Transformative Leadership Summit which starts in just one week! Don't miss any of the awesome presenters including LaVonna Roth, Jennifer Abrams, Neil Gupta, Glenn Robbins, Vicki Davis, and many more! CLICK HERE to sign up!

Support the podcast by becoming a patron!

Subscribe in iTunes

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.  

Sanebox

Sponsor: Sanebox

Web Site

Transformative Principal on Stitcher

Refer A Principal

Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey



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Today I'm releasing a bonus episode ...

In my masterminds for school leaders we read an excellent leadership book each month and it bothers me that listeners miss the valuable insights from the books because I have limited availability in the masterminds.

So I decided to experiment ... in this show I share a few ideas around some impactful ideas from the book we read this July: Creativity, Inc.

Show highlights:

  • honesty vs candor
  • how Pixar delivers feedback through the Braintrust
  • what "good notes" are
  • how Pixar's feedback system is different than yours
  • Braintrusts and Masterminds

Thanks for listening!

Books mentioned in the episode:

Creativity, Inc.

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  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

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Should we be honest?

 

Today I'm releasing a bonus episode ...

In my masterminds for school leaders we read an excellent leadership book each month and it bothers me that listeners miss the valuable insights from the books because I have limited availability in the masterminds.

So I decided to experiment ... in this show I share a few ideas around some impactful ideas from the book we read this July: Creativity, Inc.

Show highlights:

  • honesty vs candor
  • how Pixar delivers feedback through the Braintrust
  • what "good notes" are
  • how Pixar's feedback system is different than yours
  • Braintrusts and Masterminds

Thanks for listening!

Books mentioned in the episode:

Creativity, Inc.

Switch

Do you need accountability?
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
your leadership development
and increase your impact.
 
 
  

Show Sponsors

KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 


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The Lesson Plan Vortex can be crippling as a teacher. A lesson plan is a foundation for a strong lesson, but there’s more to teaching than that piece of paper. Learn the three keys to designing quality lessons while still adhering to strict lesson plan requirements.

 
Quotables

You cant be a great teacher without a plan. You can’t create engaging learning opportunities without preparation.
The vortex = so stuck in the requirements that you lose your vision to impact student learning.
The vortex makes you boring, unmotivated and basic. Don’t be a vanilla teacher, be a spicy teacher.
Your students gain NOTHING if you don’t design and experience that allows them to take accountability of their learning, take ownership in the experience, and because of that feel empowered as a learner and person.

Connect with Gretchen

Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
Blog: Always A Lesson 
Facebook: Always A Lesson 
Twitter: @gschultek  
Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers 
Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers  
Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College 

 
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59: The Lesson Plan Vortex

The Lesson Plan Vortex can be crippling as a teacher. A lesson plan is a foundation for a strong lesson, but there’s more to teaching than that piece of paper. Learn the three keys to designing quality lessons while still adhering to strict lesson plan requirements.

 
Quotables

You cant be a great teacher without a plan. You can’t create engaging learning opportunities without preparation.
The vortex = so stuck in the requirements that you lose your vision to impact student learning.
The vortex makes you boring, unmotivated and basic. Don’t be a vanilla teacher, be a spicy teacher.
Your students gain NOTHING if you don’t design and experience that allows them to take accountability of their learning, take ownership in the experience, and because of that feel empowered as a learner and person.

Connect with Gretchen

Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
Blog: Always A Lesson 
Facebook: Always A Lesson 
Twitter: @gschultek  
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
http://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)
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7/22/16

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A chat with Roberto Greco about unschooling and other topics. Rob just finished up the year teaching at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos. He has a great take on how learners should learn, and uses this philosophy by unschooling with his own children. Austin Kleon was mentioning Rob on Twitter, so we are hoping that one of my heroes will listen to this episode. Crossing fingers!

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Techlandia 97 - Unschooling w/ @rogre

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A chat with Roberto Greco about unschooling and other topics. Rob just finished up the year teaching at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos. He has a great take on how learners should learn, and uses this philosophy by unschooling with his own children. Austin Kleon was mentioning Rob on Twitter, so we are hoping that one of my heroes will listen to this episode. Crossing fingers!

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In this episode we chat with Melissa Emler, a former principal and now Director of Innovations, about using Facebook as your tool to communicate with your parents and community. While we thought we were great at using Facebook to communicate with our parents/community, Melissa blew our minds with awesome ideas and better ways to tell our story and engage our families! Listen to learn how Melissa used social media interns to help manage her school Facebook page, which also helped her high school students learn digital citizenship and great communication skills. Did you know that Faceook's algorithm has changed, so unless you're posting something every day, your community is likely not seeing your school posts showing up in their feed! Melissa teaches us how to change this and how to inform your families of this change. She talks about the use of Facebook analytics, how to make posting easier with a content calendar and then blew our minds about utilizing Facebook live. Melissa hosts the podcast, On the Vendor Floor, and has a few episodes that you can listen to about managing your school Facebook page. You follow her on Twitter: @MelissaEmler Some other great links to learn from (live links available at http://ift.tt/2a1GPSG): Melissa's podcast series on Facebook for School Leaders 5 Mistakes You Are Already Making On Your School's Facebook Page Social Media Intern Objectives and Expectations Presentation Slides from one of Melissa's Conference Sessions

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Episode 80: Leveling Up Your School Facebook Page with guest Melissa Emler @melissaemler

In this episode we chat with Melissa Emler, a former principal and now Director of Innovations, about using Facebook as your tool to communicate with your parents and community. While we thought we were great at using Facebook to communicate with our parents/community, Melissa blew our minds with awesome ideas and better ways to tell our story and engage our families! Listen to learn how Melissa used social media interns to help manage her school Facebook page, which also helped her high school students learn digital citizenship and great communication skills. Did you know that Faceook's algorithm has changed, so unless you're posting something every day, your community is likely not seeing your school posts showing up in their feed! Melissa teaches us how to change this and how to inform your families of this change. She talks about the use of Facebook analytics, how to make posting easier with a content calendar and then blew our minds about utilizing Facebook live. Melissa hosts the podcast, On the Vendor Floor, and has a few episodes that you can listen to about managing your school Facebook page. You follow her on Twitter: @MelissaEmler Some other great links to learn from (live links available at http://ift.tt/2a1GPSG): Melissa's podcast series on Facebook for School Leaders 5 Mistakes You Are Already Making On Your School's Facebook Page Social Media Intern Objectives and Expectations Presentation Slides from one of Melissa's Conference Sessions

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7/20/16

Learn how Dawn Casey-Rowe, author of Don't Sniff the Glue, navigates the rough waters of standardization in her classroom. In Episode 52 of the Hack Learning Series podcast, Dawn explains how she engages students by merging her business experience with learning outcomes, in order to capture the attention of even the most reluctant learners. Dawn shares several what-you-can-do-tomorrow strategies for teachers who want to create an innovative classroom, including using social media platforms like Snapchat (yes, you read right), even in a standardized society. Listen and learn how Dawn Casey-Rowe is De-standardizing her classroom, and learn more about Dawn on the show notes page at http://ift.tt/1UpfN4a.

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Dawn Casey-Rowe Is De-standardizing the classroom - EP 52

Learn how Dawn Casey-Rowe, author of Don't Sniff the Glue, navigates the rough waters of standardization in her classroom. In Episode 52 of the Hack Learning Series podcast, Dawn explains how she engages students by merging her business experience with learning outcomes, in order to capture the attention of even the most reluctant learners. Dawn shares several what-you-can-do-tomorrow strategies for teachers who want to create an innovative classroom, including using social media platforms like Snapchat (yes, you read right), even in a standardized society. Listen and learn how Dawn Casey-Rowe is De-standardizing her classroom, and learn more about Dawn on the show notes page at http://ift.tt/1UpfN4a.

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Better Leaders Better Schools guest Ryan Jackson is the new principal of Mt. Pleasant High in Mt. Pleasant, TN. Prior to this he served as an AP at Maplewood HS. Jackson’s tenure in education has sent him as far as China to exchange leadership philosophies as part of Vanderbilt University and Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Principal Leaders Academy of Nashville. In our first podcast we dug into his Competitive Teaching Model and his identity as the UnderdogsAdvocate. 
 
 
Show Highlights
 
  • #ArtAntidote and #CourageToCreate how Arts are important to schools
  • Top initiatives he is trying to accomplish
  • Mechatroncis & Project Lead the Way
  • PBL model that will change how we will view the moon
  • Connecting with each student & weaving them into the school community
  • Ryan’s mindset going out to connect with the community & staff
  • The importance of being a reflective leader and how Ryan does it
  • How his mentors prepared him for the leap to the principalship
  • Are you connecting on Twitter, Voxer … why not start a podcast?
  • Ryan’s experience in an education mastermind
  • How Ryan wants to be remembered as a leader.
  • How to power through excuses
  • Ryan’s top 5 films
 
Resources
 
 
Connect
 
 
 
Ryan’s Top 5 Movies
 
 
 
Do you need accountability?
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
your leadership development
and increase your impact.
 
 
  

Show Sponsors

KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 


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050: Courage to Create with Ryan Jackson

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Ryan Jackson is the new principal of Mt. Pleasant High in Mt. Pleasant, TN. Prior to this he served as an AP at Maplewood HS. Jackson’s tenure in education has sent him as far as China to exchange leadership philosophies as part of Vanderbilt University and Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Principal Leaders Academy of Nashville. In our first podcast we dug into his Competitive Teaching Model and his identity as the UnderdogsAdvocate. 
 
 
Show Highlights
 
  • #ArtAntidote and #CourageToCreate how Arts are important to schools
  • Top initiatives he is trying to accomplish
  • Mechatroncis & Project Lead the Way
  • PBL model that will change how we will view the moon
  • Connecting with each student & weaving them into the school community
  • Ryan’s mindset going out to connect with the community & staff
  • The importance of being a reflective leader and how Ryan does it
  • How his mentors prepared him for the leap to the principalship
  • Are you connecting on Twitter, Voxer … why not start a podcast?
  • Ryan’s experience in an education mastermind
  • How Ryan wants to be remembered as a leader.
  • How to power through excuses
  • Ryan’s top 5 films
 
Resources
 
 
Connect
 
 
 
Ryan’s Top 5 Movies
 
 
 
Do you need accountability?
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
your leadership development
and increase your impact.
 
 
  

Show Sponsors

KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 


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7/19/16

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Tips and tricks in a discussion about Pokemon Go. David Theriault (Level 17 on 7/19) and Jon Samuelson (Level 18 on 7/19) have a discussion on how to get started. There are some interesting observations that we can learn from how Pokemon Go has taken off. We invite people to take a listen and hear from people that REALLY play the game.

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Techlandia - Pokemon Go Edition

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Tips and tricks in a discussion about Pokemon Go. David Theriault (Level 17 on 7/19) and Jon Samuelson (Level 18 on 7/19) have a discussion on how to get started. There are some interesting observations that we can learn from how Pokemon Go has taken off. We invite people to take a listen and hear from people that REALLY play the game.

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Brad Gustafson and Theresa Stager joined forces during a live podcasting session at NAESP. The demo took place in the Innovation Lab, and offered participants a quick glimpse of how to create a podcast, set-up a green-screen, etc. Principals were asked to share their "one" take-away from the conference during the unscripted podcast.

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Episode 79: #30SecondTake (Episode 32)- Live Podcasting From #NAESP16

Brad Gustafson and Theresa Stager joined forces during a live podcasting session at NAESP. The demo took place in the Innovation Lab, and offered participants a quick glimpse of how to create a podcast, set-up a green-screen, etc. Principals were asked to share their "one" take-away from the conference during the unscripted podcast.

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