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

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!

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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!

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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

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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

 

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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.

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Zaretta Hammond is the author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

  • Second phase - building capacity of teachers.
  • Learning partnerships.
  • We can’t learn when we don’t trust.
  • How to quickly build trust through trust generators.
  • Selective vulnerability.
  • Social pain and physical pain are equal as far as the brain is concerned.
  • Power of acknowledging students out in the community.
  • Culturally responsive teaching isn’t about just relationships.
  • We have the relationship so the teacher can push when the learning gets hard.
  • 4 cultural learning tools.
  • Understand there is a common thread through most cultures - collectivism.
  • Individualism vs. Collectivism - figuring out a problem together.
  • This is not a subject area you need to tackle, but something that you need to bring into the meeting.
  • World cafe - strategy for teacher discussion.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Facilitative leadership. How do you create an agenda that is equity focused?

 

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Zaretta Hammond is the author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. You can find her on the web at Ready4rigor.com and on Twitter at @ready4rigor

  • Culturally responsive teaching is seen as classroom management or one-off - both of these are wrong. It is really about learning.
  • Dependent vs. Independent learners
  • Brains aren’t any different, but the system is stacked against them.
  • It’s about getting students to take control of their own learning.
  • Once learning is relevant, then students can be engaged.
  • Multi-cultural education vs. culturally responsive education.
  • Where to start (Thanks to @feedurmind_read) in culturally responsive teaching.
  • Leader to create the conversation to talk about our students.
  • Counter-narratives - acknowledge the dominant narratives. Not about preaching from the leader.
  • Trust undermines culturally responsive teaching.
  • Here’s the three things we believe about our X students.
  • What’s being said in the media about those students?
  • Teachers are mirroring what they are seeing in the media.
  • Starts with relational trust and creating counter-narratives.

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Dr. Stephen Sroka (Twitter grew up in poverty and is now an educator and keynote speaker. Be sure to check out his great YouTube page.

  • Drugs and alcohol exposure to kids.
  • Perceived risk of harm is minimized because of decriminalization.
  • Addiction rate doubles when kids use marijuana and alcohol in high school or before.
  • The reality is that you don’t know if it is a gateway drug.
  • Marijuana is not good for the adolescent brain.
  • If you get addicted to opiates in high school, you will likely relapse.
  • Focus on coping skills to help them deal with life.
  • Give kids options. What do you want to get high on?
  • Trauma-informed strategies for students.
  • Predictors of success: when every staff member learns every student’s name.
  • If you don’t have relationships, kids won’t trust you and kids won’t do what you ask.
  • What can we do to be a transformative Principal? Know kids by name. Honest, humor, hope. Look and Listen. Smile and Say Hi to everyone.

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Dr. Stephen Sroka (Twitter grew up in poverty and is now an educator and keynote speaker. Be sure to check out his great YouTube page.

  • Steve describes his life growing up and the challenges he faced.
  • Overcoming welfare to become a chemist and eventually a teacher.
  • The Gift in a Toxic Society - the perfect gift you can give this year. PDF format.
  • Dear …, I don’t want to die, but if I do, I want you to know that…. Tell that person what they mean to you.
  • It will change the person you love for life.
  • It matters because you put everything you have into it.
  • Write the gift now because you don’t know when you won’t have a chance.
  • The Power of One Speaker
  • That time when Steve died.

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