Transformative Principal
An interview style podcast discussing how to be a transformative educational leader in the K-12 setting.

 

Joshua Spodek (Twitter, Web Site and Blog) is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of Leadership Step by Step (launching February 2017). Sign up for his webinar here

He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, INSEAD (Singapore), the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.
He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years and counting. He lives in Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.

  • Step-by-Step courses and Book.

  • Iterations lead to higher quality.

  • Grading by weight.

  • Woody Allen said “80% of success is showing up.”

  • Supporting STEM approaches.

  • Theory vs. practice.

  • How influence peoples’ behavior.

  • All western philosophy is footnotes to Plato.

  • What is a good life and how do I make mine better.

  • Leadership Step By Step Book

  • How to be a transformative Principal? Go to Educon and read Leadership Step by Step!

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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Henry Gradillas, along with his co-author Jerry Jesness, has written a book that will challenge many common assumptions about public education. Henry served as the Principal of Garfield High School during the period depicted in the film “Stand and Deliver” about Jamie Escalante’s success’ and challenges. Henry is a well known Educator and Motivational Speaker.

In this book, Dr. Gradillas shares both his upbeat philosophy of education and the practical school management techniques that helped translate that philosophy into success for thousands of students over three decades. The books focuses on three areas that are key to the operation of an effective school: School Climate, instruction, and curriculum. It includes many references to the Garfield High School experience, as well as to other schools where Dr. Gradillas was principal.

  • How to adjust
  • Thebestschools.org prize
  • Kids are so involved on other things.
  • Teaching Spanish at 83!
  • Using today’s technology
  • How do you support great teachers, without other teachers wanting to cut their heads off?
  • They told me it couldn’t be done.
  • Why AP is so important?
  • Why is it so difficult to implement dual credit for high schools and colleges still?
  • Did not change one thing in the district policy, but interpreted to make it work.
  • Stamp of Approval for “Gifted” students.
  • How can we implement this in lower grades?
  • Infusing Math through everything
  • Teach it to students early enough that they would be interested in it!
  • How to deal with the difficult things as they happen:
  • Because you know you’re right!
  • I am so glad that finally the principal is doing what principals should do!
  • Give the kids the opportunity to say how their school is helping them.
  • Mandated Algebra for every high school student.
  • When you don’t give a class to a student because you don’t offer it, you start them out as adults in a negative.
  • When you’re in command, Command! Or get out!
  • How to be a transformative principal? Go into a faculty and staff meeting and say: We are working hard, and we have some problems. Give me one thing that I can do to help you and make your teaching more effective? Secondly, give me one thing that I can do in the long-term to help you be more effective? Third, give me something that will improve what your doing for next year? Then what can you do yourself to move this along.
  • How Jethro increased attendance

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!

Join my group coaching program

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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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Joshua Spodek (Twitter, Web Site and Blog) is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of Leadership Step by Step (launching February 2017). Sign up for his webinar here

He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, INSEAD (Singapore), the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.
He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years and counting. He lives in Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.

  • Josh’s history

  • Chris Lehmann, founder of Science Leadership Academy.

  • educon

  • How you learn is as important as what you learn

  • Realized the lectures he prepared weren’t as effective as he wanted.

  • KIBSD High School Team Challenge

  • How his graduate level courses work.

  • Don’t give lectures on leadership, give experiences to help people learn what they need to learn.

  • Understanding yourself

  • Leading yourself

  • Understanding others

  • Leading others

  • Think of a project that has some deliverable that you care about the outcome, tell what success means.

  • Three raisins exercise: eat the raisins completely mindfully.

  • People know when you’re not paying attention.

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!

Join my group coaching program

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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Adam Beauchamp (Twitter) is the principal at Waller Middle School in Edin OK.

  • Rotations on Priority

  • If a student has better reading skills, they will have a better time in class.

  • 90 students that need reading support. 6 week study group.

  • Have it flexible enough for kids to come and go.

  • Were rotating every 2 days, and then ended up on 1 week.

  • How to deal with detractors within the building.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Don’t be the one with all the ideas, be the first follower.

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!

Join my group coaching program

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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Adam Beauchamp (Twitter) is the principal at Waller Middle School in Edin OK.

Solution Tree PLC institutes for professional development.

  • How to offer students on-time intervention.

  • Don’t wait for next year.

  • 30 minute time block.

  • All school assembly

  • google docs

  • 1:1 this semester

  • Teachers get to pick which kids they are working with.

  • Small group, computer-based, and enrichment.

  • How to change schedule mid-year

  • Through the PLC process, we found ways to make sure we helped everyone

  • Didn’t service the kids who were “getting it” in the beginning.

  • 12 different options for kids who are on track.

 

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!

Join my group coaching program

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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The Power of Goal Setting with Jessica Lahey Transformative Principal 162

Jessica Lahey (Twitter) is the author of “The Gift of Failure” and writes for The Atlantic and the New York Times, and other publications. Here are a bunch of other great books she recommends.

  • Addressing effort

  • Oversimplification of Carol Dweck’s work.

  • Failure isn’t important, but what the person learns is important.

  • Teach kids to be more patient with their own frustration.

  • Make it Stick book

  • Give honest feedback

  • Feedback needs to be relevant

  • Transparency and honesty with kids

  • Goals are important

  • Adapt by Tim Harford

  • How to be a transformative Principal? Show respect for the growth your teachers are trying to make.

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!

Join my group coaching program

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

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Jessica Lahey (Twitter) is the author of “The Gift of Failure” and writes for The Atlantic and the New York Times, and other publications. Here are a bunch of other great books she recommends.

  • Drug and alcohol rehab teacher.

  • The things that work for well-behaved kids are what is needed for kids that are really struggling.

  • Autonomy and competence

  • Connection is the most important part.

  • Make what we’re teaching relevant to them.

  • The role of touch in the classroom.

  • The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

  • Student questions that needed to be answered.

  • False sense of investment in sports or activities.

  • Malleable brains allow kids to learn quickly.

  • Standards-based grading

  • Formative until I put it in the gradebook.

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!

Join my group coaching program

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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Karine Veldhoen, M. Ed. is the founder of Learn Forward and a creative force in education. She’s also the Chief Learning Officer at Willowstone Academy, the CEO/Founder of Niteo Africa, a former Education Consultant for Fresh Grade and a modern day pilgrim.

Learn Forward represents a lifetime of her professional study, action research, and meaning-making within the context of education. Driven by her passion for making a difference in the lives of others, Karine’s been exploring the most important journeys of children through serving as the Chief Learning Officer at Willowstone Academy for the last 10 years and as an educator for over 20 years.  In her talks about the transformation of education, she emphasizes the importance of cultivating a connection between school and home and uses the Table of Learning as a metaphor for where we can begin.   Twitter @Learn_forward

  • What do children need universally?
  • The need is endless. Human need is endless.
  • Matching our greatest gift to fulfilling the human need.
  • Refined self-care.
  • Sustainability.
  • Design a self-care plan.
  • Using design-thinking process.
  • Designing for thriving.
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly practices
  • Success of morning routine depends on setting yourself up for success the night before.
  • It’s not perfect, sometimes nights are rough.
  • When it does work well, it is awesome.
  • If you have a spouse, take time each
  • Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.
  • GTD by David Allen.
  • Review days on Friday.
  • Review upcoming dates for the week on Friday.
  • Teachers are doing the heroic work, leave on Friday and go home and rest.
  • Empowering our team of teachers in their work is incredibly important.
  • They need information and communication to do that well.
  • Monthly routines reflect on what goals were achieved.
  • The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran
  • Michael Hyatt’s Free to Focus Course
  • Visioning Retreat yearly with spouse - Nest Building for Parents
  • How to be a Transformative Principal? WIN: do What’s Important Now!

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!

Join my group coaching program

 

Subscribe in iTunes

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

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Don Wettrick is a teacher in Noblesville, Indiana and founder of StartEdUp Innovation. He can be found on Twitter at @donwettrick, and his podcast on iTunes He is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level”

  • How to make standards real.
  • Begin in Elementary school
  • 2 negatives to this
    1. Grades go down in other classes!
    1. Kids can get full of themselves.
  • Pockets of teachers vs. teachers being innovative vs. principals being innovative.
  • How to get leaders to buy in.
  • We need to push out the awesome things that we are doing in our schools.
  • Is 20% time enough time?
  • Imagination, Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Go to people and say do something amazing.
  • It gets worse before it gets better!

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Don Wettrick is a teacher in Noblesville, Indiana and founder of StartEdUp Innovation. He can be found on Twitter at @donwettrick, and his podcast on iTunes He is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level”

  • Innovation class, teaching kids to innovate
  • Daniel Pink’s innovation time Ted Talk.
  • Pure Genius Book
  • Why can’t my child have this class?
  • 20% time for ourselves.
  • How to think like a startup/entrepreneur.
  • Mindset Course
  • We like to complain about things.
  • How do we change things?
  • It is easier to complain than to do hard things.
  • Collect and Connect
  • ROTH IRA
  • Deliberately take social media seriously.
  • Rule of thirds (1/3 personal interest, 1/3 skill acquisition, 1/3 benefit to others)
  • Innovation is an idea.

Support the podcast by becoming a patron!

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