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

In this episode, I talk about how I ran building inservice.

Here are a couple links mentioned in this podcast.

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Today, I talk again with Jon Laffoon about the big changes you can make in a school and how to make them. 

 

This was part of the Transformative Leadership Summit, which if you didn't get, it's not too late. Over 40 amazing educational leaders came together to teach you how to be an awesome leader. The Summit is over, but you can still get access by buying the All Access Pass.

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Listen as I reflect on the Transformative Leadership Summit, which ends August 15, 2016. This is in my mastermind, which you can contact me about joining. 

 

It's not too late to catch some awesome videos. You can even get the All Access Pass.

 

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This episode is the Live Q&A that Daniel and I did for the Transformative Leadership Summit this week. I hope you enjoy it. 

The Transformative Leadership Summit launched last Monday. Please, join me! Click HERE to register for Free Access to over 40 amazing education leaders who are ready to make your school the best ever! You don’t want to miss any of these amazing interviews. They’ll be online for 48 hours only! Get in here!

You can even get college credit for your participation in the Summit! 

Here's the schedule: 

08/01/2016 Monday: Launch party, Will Parker, Brad Gustafson - Expired
08/02/2016 Tuesday: Kimberly Miles, Jeff Zoul, and Daniel Bauer - Expired
08/03/2016 Wednesday: Kendra Washington-Bass, Kyle Palmer, Robert Dillon - Expired
08/04/2016 Thursday: Live Q&A, Jennifer Abrams, Jonathon Wennstrom - Expired
08/05/2016 Friday: Amy Fast, Jethro Jones, Glenn Robbins - Expired
08/06/2016 Saturday: Geri Parscale, Anne Beninghof, Mike Kelly
08/07/2016 Sunday: Bill Ziegler, Clayton Reedie, Vicki Davis
08/08/2016 Monday: Mary McMahon, Doug Timm, Mark Modesti
08/09/2016 Tuesday: Justin Baeder, Neil Gupta, Mike Anderson
08/10/2016 Wednesday: Don Wettrick, Emily Drake, Damon Hargraves
08/11/2016 Thursday: Jen Gonzalez, Eric Connor, Paul Erickson
08/12/2016 Friday: Rob Carroll and Stacey Keown, Erika Mortensen and Christina Lufrano and Rosa Isiah
08/13/2016 Saturday: LaVonna Roth, Marlena Gross-Taylor and a surprise guest!
08/14/2016 Sunday: John Linney, Sean Gaillard and one other surprise guest to close out the conference!
08/15/2016 Closing Keynote with Jethro and Daniel

This Summit is EPIC! Sign up today!

 

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TOMORROW! The Transformative Leadership Summit launches. Please, join me! Click HERE to register for Free Access to over 40 amazing education leaders who are ready to make your school the best ever! You don't want to miss any of these amazing interviews. They'll be online for 48 hours only! Get in here!

 

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.

  • Set a huge goal so failure was not an option.
  • The huge goal supported the day-to-day decisions.
  • Pushed ourselves to see if we are on track.
  • AP classes as freshman.
  • Small School - individualized and small group instruction.
  • Only inviting kids to Saturday school and after school who needed the specific skills.
  • More time - 1 hour in school longer - if used well, can be a huge benefit for the students.
  • NWEA MAP Assessment - research into college preparedness.
  • 75th percentile is the goal.
  • Saturday school - get as specific as possible while still managing numbers.
  • Does cost extra money - spend the resources to make the maximum impact on our students.
  • We know we need to offer X, we have the means to offer Y.
  • Governing board sponsors teacher appreciation each month.
  • Finding other ways to show teachers you appreciate them.
  • Videos of kids thanking their teachers.
  • Pay-for-performance fund
  • Is this scalable?
  • Haven’t figured out the challenge of hiring on mission in a larger setting.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Find that thing that you’re willing to live and die for and then tell everyone!

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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!

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Assistant Principal Dr. Amy Fast explores the responsibility of our schools to focus on the mission, not the mandates.

 

  • Microbehaviors
  • Google Forms 6–8 questions
  • Created statements based on national student Gallup poll
  • hopeful
  • teachers care
  • connection to one staff member
  • have friends
  • I feel like I matter
  • have you ever experienced discrimination?
  • Would you report something bad that happened?
  • Big changes around professional development
  • what we do in schools has a lot more to do with mindset rather than skill set
  • Simple ideas are the most profound
  • Exit slips from teachers were more personal approaches
  • Changing teachers’ mindsets
  • What’s best for students is what’s best for teachers
  • Collaboration
  • How to be a transformative Principal? Teachers need to feel like they matter and feel hopeful about their future. Give staff a voice and let them know on a daily basis how much they matter. Let’s not fill their cups because they need to be there for kids, but because they are human.
  • fastcranny@gmail.com @fastcranny

 

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Assistant Principal Dr. Amy Fast explores the responsibility of our schools to focus on the mission, not the mandates.

  • Educators are humanitarians at heart
  • NCLB made me a better teacher, but it got warped
  • Focus vs. tunnel vision
  • Venn diagram of academic achievement, soft skills, and internal drive
  • Need everyone in schools to bring their A game every single day!
  • Need to measure every single circle
  • What we test gets taught
  • How do we measure that success?
  • Soft skills - measured through observation, should be part of curriculum.
  • Measuring motivation - identify the constructs of motivation: purpose, autonomy, choice, rigor
  • Student survey via google forms
  • Want to know more about you than just your test scores
  • Staff didn’t know them as individuals.
  • Non-anonymous survey. Coded the data
  • Created a high flyer list of kids who didn’t have a high connection to the school. 100 kids who were the most disconnected.
  • Hard to measure the intangibles? Just ask the kids!
  • Measuring the right things

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Direct download: Its_the_Mission_with_Amy_Fast_Transformative_Principal_132.mp3
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Yes, that Seth Godin! What an amazing opportunity to interview Seth on the podcast. He was so very generous with his time. I asked him questions like the following:
How do you teach kids to connect the dots?

Failure freezes. How do you make failing safe?

Can everyone succeed being independent?
How can the little guy compete with someone like Walmart?

How do you help teachers not want to be competent anymore?

How do you measure the experience? How do you know if has been successful?

If we give kids the ability to dream, they’ll figure out the grammar and history the minute it helps them reach their dreams.


Also, please be sure to sign up for the Transformative Leadership Summit to learn from some of the greatest minds in education today!


How to make a ruckus in a highly bureaucratic, slow moving monstrosity that is education.

  • Has anyone done something that others were delighted by?
  • We’ve all been impacted by teachers who made a difference.
  • It is a mistake to first look at gravity if you are a beginning runner.
  • Brooke Jackson the Lab School NY
  • Show up with a different agenda
  • Already voted
  • If this were easy, everyone would be doing it.
  • Afraid of being called out by our hubris, getting in trouble with the bureaucracy.
  • Going outside the box
  • When we get true enrollment from the students.
  • 10% where we can have non-factory time.
  • What enrollment means.
  • What did the student and parents sign up for?
  • How to learn about Baseball
  • The lesson plan
  • What’s your attitude?
  • Interesting is more important than right.
  • Why memorize nothing?
  • We don’t need people to memorize recipes.
  • Sarah Kay poetry - no right answer for your poetry.
  • Competence is overrated.
  • Write books not read them.
  • What if they don’t learn the grammar that way? That happens to people who don’t have sufficient dreams.
  • Easy to retreat back to the safe place.
  • Seeking reassurance.
  • The only thing I’m trying to sell teachers is to challenge teachers to explore.
  • How do we protect against failure?
  • Why is doing more what we’ve doing any better?
  • People want to do things that matter.
  • People tend to feel cheated.
  • Better to be a musician than an instrument player.
  • It’s possible because we graduate kids who are better off.
  • Stated goals are wrong.
  • All schooling is home schooling. Schools must encourage and amplify the parents.
  • Kids teach their parents about what matters today.
  • Parents think the most important thing they can do is help kids be good at sports.
  • Jim engages with kids, their graduation chance improves by a factor of five!
  • How to be a transformative principal - recognize the heroes! Catch people doing something right
  • How to help kids solve interesting problems in that system. 

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Direct download: Stop_Stealing_Dreams_with_Seth_Godin_Transformative_Principal_131.mp3
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Scott Beebe is the founder of My Business on Purpose where he teaches business leaders to be be successful. He also teaches families how to create a family vision mission and value at Create a Family Vision.

  • Standard Core Values - Respect, honesty, integrity, etc.
  • What are your unique core values? Top 10 words that describe you well. Three, four, or five key words.
  • You want people to ask you that question about what your core values means.
  • Run every decision through the filtration of core values.
  • Core values are the curbs on the side of the road to get to your destination.
  • Transference of knowledge,
  • Systems - Free the leader up to not be the technician anymore.
  • Hub for communication for all of the stuff you’re doing.
  • Weekly meeting.
  • How to find time?
  • Block off time to work on vision.
  • Bring somebody in to walk you through the process.
  • How to be a transformative Principal? 1. Block out time and ask what we will look like in 3–5 years. 2. Decide if you really want to do this, recognize that something will change.

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