160: Bonus Edition- Interview with Dr. James Davis

Dr. James Davis has been an educator for the past 17 years, serving as a Professor, Principal, Assistant Principal of Instruction, and classroom teacher. He has his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Education. His areas of expertise include school turn-around, elementary education, middle grades education, increasing student achievement, and teacher effectiveness. Dr. Davis has presented and been published at both the state and national level. As a former Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year, Dr. Davis works daily in an enthusiastic manner on his personal mission statement, to Love Kids, Support Teachers, Involve Parents, and Pass it on. Quotables All effective leaders will be looking for teammates who can step up and take on challenges To support every stakeholder is easy to say and hard to do Seeking consensus needs to take a back seat to seeking understanding Live it, do it, pour into it Make relationships meaningful and authentic Love kids, support teachers, involve parents, and pass it on We have to know what we believe about relationships, what's within our control regarding relationships, and we have to be purposeful There is something magical about year 4 or 5 If you always do what you have always done, you'll always get what you have always gotten Keep showing up There is more value in face-to-face (and authentic) conversations James' Stamp of Approval NCMLE (North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education) ICUE (International Conference on Urban Education) 7 Steps to School Transformation book Daybook for teachers Mission Board in the office Read, write, speak, or create teaching method Connect with James Email: jdavis9@coastal.edu Phone: 704-918-8294 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’

from Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast http://alwaysalesson.com/160-bonus-edition-interview-with-dr-james-davis/

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