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

Michael Fenton is the Lead Instructional Designer at Desmos. Check out learn.desmos.com.

  • Bundles vs. one-off activities.

  • Progression of units for teacher use.

  • View of assessments.

  • Using Desmos for testing

  • Interview with Carl Hooker

  • Challenges with using Desmos.

  • Nature of assessments and challenging the status quo.

  • How can teachers get started right now?

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Michael Fenton is the Lead Instructional Designer at Desmos. Check out learn.desmos.com.

  • Activity Builder

  • How Michael got connected with Desmos.

  • How Desmos is different from a typical math site.

  • Arguments are more fun when there are people in the room.

  • Desmos Guide to Building Great (Digital) Math Activities (Dan Meyer’s Blog)

  • It’s about generating interesting discussions in class.

  • How long should activities in class be?

  • What makes a good activity? Desmos Blog.

  • WOSS (What Other Students Said), Pausing, & Anonymizing names to allow kids to focus on

  • How to get the conversation out of the machine and into the room.

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Ginger Lewman is a keynoter and consultant in Kansas. Purchase her book about life-practice learning here.

  • Launch - how to set up PBL to be engaging.

  • How to deal with having learning goals posted when

  • The essential question to ask when starting Project Based Learning activities.

  • Culture of schools - we unintentionally group kids to create bullies.

  • Three ways to think about grouping.

  • Ability, interest, readiness

  • Good group-workers and bad group-workers

  • 3 people in a group is optimal.

  • How to deal with friends in groups.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Know why you want to do it.

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

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Ginger Lewman is a keynoter and consultant in Kansas.

  • The power of connecting with others

  • Campaign Trail Collaboration

  • These are the projects that we can do.

  • Lessons for Life Practice Learning <-Amazon link ESSDACK Link

  • What are the important elements of project-based learning?

  • Questions to ask as you start doing PBL.

  • Optimal Ambiguity - how to create an environment where kids want to make sense of their situation.

  • Be OK with every kid not being exactly the same.

  • Launch

  • Groupings

  • High expectations

  • Presentation

  • Preparing for PBL

  • Launch - how to set up PBL to be engaging.

  • How to deal with having learning goals posted when

  • The essential question to ask when starting Project Based Learning activities.

  • Culture of schools - we unintentionally group kids to create bullies.

  • Three ways to think about grouping.

  • Ability, interest, readiness

  • Good group-workers and bad group-workers

  • 3 people in a group is optimal.

  • How to deal with friends in groups.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Know why you want to do it.

Take the Fall Listener Survey

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.  

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Randy Sprick is an educational consultant and trainer in Eugene Oregon. He helps teachers, principals, and other staff set up schools that encourage student responsibility and motivation, and help students learn to behave in appropriate ways. He wrote the book CHAMPS and has lead numerous workshops, trainings, conferences, and much more.

  • Safe and Civil Schools background

  • CHAMPS

  • Attendance ideas

  • Top 3 musts for creating a safe school environment.

  • Systematic and planful supervision of the entire school.

  • If we don’t have enough adults in the halls, bullying is taking place.

  • Why you want all staff present and interacting with kids.

  • Presence of people in authority assists people in obeying the rules.

  • Adults who are actively creating a positive school climate.

  • The climate of the school is the daily behavior of the adults in the school.

  • 5–10 adults who say hello to kids on the way to classroom.

  • High expectations that are clearly communicated to kids and overtly taught and consistently enforced.

  • Any infraction “please honor our school’s policy on ______”.

  • Communication Cards

  • Attributes of safe and unsafe school

  • How to deal with toxic teachers?

  • Messaging needs to come not just from administrators, but also teachers.

  • The Checklist Manifesto - the book from which Randy’s reminders about doctor’s washing hands come.

  • It is not the peer’s responsibility to call out their peers.

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”

  • The Diffusion of Innovations

  • Link for meeting peoples’ basic needs webinar

  • Communication Cards

  • What can a principal do to be a transformative principal? Be more visible.

  • Safeandcivilschools.com

Take the Fall Listener Survey

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

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Web Site

Transformative Principal on Stitcher

Refer A Principal

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