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Mary Wegner is the Superintendent of Sitka Schools 1250 students.

  • League of Innovative Schools.
  • Is there support for innovation at a district level? Is the superintendent someone who can contribute to the national pool of leaders.
  • Make learning group, competency based education.
  • Monthly meetings to share and collaborate together on what needs to be done well in the area of focus.
  • How to narrow down and focus on initiatives as a leader.
  • Empowering student voice and choice.
  • Rather than figure out by trial, we figure out by expertise.
  • You must be an excellent talent scout.
  • What are the unique contributions each teacher has to support kids? Give them a microphone.
  • Whole system.
  • How to be a transformative leader? Listen. Put systems in place so things are working well.

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Mary Wegner is the Superintendent of Sitka Schools 1250 students.

  • City school district
  • Small community that knows excellence.
  • Wonderful community partners.
  • Great partnerships with local groups.
  • Under 1/3 of staff are our graduates.
  • 65% of elected officials are our graduates.
  • Paris of the Pacific.
  • They take a little bit of Sitka with them.
  • Superintendent visits every single classroom.
  • During the year, pick different areas of focus and visit those classrooms.
  • Understand the K-12 curriculum in all areas.
  • Superintendent’s Spotlight newsletter.
  • There is great power in small school systems of being able to get close the work.
  • 1:1 for each student is growing because the superintendent is in the schools
  • How the work changes when you are focused on the classroom.
  • Angst during budget time has decreased with more focus being put on the classrooms.
  • Budget process which gives more transparency. See current budget

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Jerry Snow is a District Administrator and former high school and middle school principal. piedmont.k12.al.us contact information is there. jsnow@piedmont.k12.al.us

  • Team time, class time, my time
  • Class time - social studies, math, etc.
  • Show mastery - what does that look like.
  • My time - 3 days a week, you work on the lowest area. Souped up study hall.
  • If you’re caught up on pace, work on what you want.
  • 2 days a week you work on ILPs
  • Team Time - looping with kids 6-8th grade. Goal setting, character education, team building activities, Student-led conferences.
  • Kids come up with the ways they do better.
  • Mastery looks like: mimic ACT aspire certain percentage of level 3 DOK.
  • 2 types of grades
  • A numeric grade (0-100, A-F)
  • MasteryConnect - mastery report where students are at.
  • Need to show mastery at 80% first time to get 100%.
  • Teaching parents that mastery is what is really important, but still keep grades to make sense of it all.
  • Pacing - kids can go as fast as they want, but they have to keep a minimum pace to keep kids up.
  • Schedule 8 period day, science and math were paired up. Teachers can trade kids.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Be a better listener.

 

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As a review for a year that has included a lot of changes for me professionally, I wanted to list some of the greatest events from the podcasts that I released this year. You can check out my current Top 10 podcasts here, but this list is going to talk about the top 10 things I implemented this year as a result of interviewing some amazing guests.

  1. Improving the school scheduling nightmare with Adam Pisoni Transformative Principal 185 The most downloaded podcast released this year is my interview with Adam Pisoni, where we talked about improving the school scheduling nightmare. Here’s my big takeaway. Adam said (5:58–8:35) that he started asking instead of asking what was possible in schools, he asked what prevents traditional schools from iterating. This train of thought led me to make a decision to intentionally combat those things that prevent us from iterating, and make sure we can still iterate even with the struggles we will face.
  2. Enjoy the Journey with Jethro Jones Transformative Principal 1035 - This one is a bit of a cheat, since the episode where I shared my 4 year plan for my school was really a culmination of so many things that I have learned from this podcast. But, here goes. (19:50–24:42) What’s cool is that instead of my plan starting next year, it is already starting this year. Advisory and flexible learning block with service learning. Teachers are coming to me asking for these things.
  3. Don’t Try to Change People, Change Behavior with Tom Hierck Transformative Principal 188 - 18:55–19:29 In this episode, it was really about the powerful thing that Tom shared about how to be a transformative principal. He said, “Ensure that relationships are healthy and positive. Being positive doesn’t guarantee a good outcome, but being negative does guarantee a negative outcome.”
  4. Rules turn students into classroom lawyers with Tom Hierck Transformative Principal 187 - In this episode, 5:00–7:26 I found that the most powerful statement from this was when Tom said, “I have yet to meet a kid who is connected who disappoints”. Since this interview, I have worked hard to make sure that kids are connected. I’ve found what he said is true, when kids are connected, they rarely disappoint. Last week, a student threw some trash across the cafeteria and he made a mess. He needed to clean it up. Because we had worked on a relationship, I put my arms out as if to say, “what are you doing?“ and then had to wait about 30 seconds before he decided to stand up and take care of his mess. He didn’t disappoint.
  5. What I Wish I Knew as A First Year Principal with Jethro and Friends Transformative Principal Special - The thing that I have taken away from this one is from my friend Jessica Cabeen.3:40–4:08 She says, Take care of yourself. While I haven’t been exercising as much this year as I have in the past, my sleep has been much better and I am doing a much better job of not working from home and actually being home when I am home. That is really important to me.
  6. End College and Career Readiness with Jethro Jones Transformative Principal 1040 - This podcast seems to have hit a nerve, as it was just released a couple months ago, and is already one of the most downloaded. In this, I basically argue that we need to focus on inspiring passion in our students rather than preparing them for something. One man I recently met is amazing. He said that he is a jack of all trades, master of one: learning. That really hit me. He didn’t learn how to do that from school, he says. He learned how to do that from his experience. He learned that learning is the most important thing he can have. In a recent Hack Learning episode, Mark Barnes said that learning can’t be measured. In our traditional system, you’re right, it can’t. But it can in our own lives, and we are the ones best suited to measure. I can’t measure all that I have learned from doing this podcast over the last four years in an easy-to-digest way. This post is an example of one way that I am trying to summarize my learning. One of my good friends Darren Draper posted on the Facebook post for this comment the question, “If everyone follows their passions, will society have the skilled workers it needs?” We had a little back and forth, that I encourage you to add your two cents to. My real point here is that if we teach kids how to learn on their own they will have more success in their life, regardless of what their passions or careers are. (1:48 –2:18)
  7. Instructional Leadership Team with David Smith Transformative Principal 182 - David Smith’s advice on how to be a transformative was to decide that you’re going to spend time in every classroom. 17:21–20:15 I have made this my priority this year, even to the tune of spending each morning before lunch in classrooms. I’m not perfect at it, but it is helping me do a much better job.
  8. Routines to Make Yourself More Successful with Karine Veldhoen Transformative Principal 160 - I have really gotten into routines this year and established some good ones. I’ve read the book she recommends and even went deep into The 1 Thing, about which I interviewed Geoff Woods. Look for that interview coming up soon. She talked about setting daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly practices. This is not easy. It really isn’t. It is actually kind of boring. In fact, Geoff Woods said that most people are unwilling to endure the monotony of success. Success is doing the right things at the right time. 8:26–9:46 - Self-care plans for her staff and for herself. One aspect of that that I have adopted is a habit to go to bed with my wife each night and not stay up late doing things for the podcast or other work, or playing games, or wasting time on Facebook. That is a small thing, but something that I think will really help me get to bed earlier, get rested, and spend quality time with my wife each night. With being so busy, it is easy to be distracted from the important things.
  9. Kids Can’t Learn When They Don’t Trust with Zaretta Hammond Transformative Principal 157 - 4:00–6:08 Trust Generators to quickly build trust. This has been really powerful as I have started my new school in Fairbanks. I have tried to be vulnerable with teachers to help build that trust so they know who I am. It’s not perfect, but we have been moving quicker than I expected in some areas, as I mentioned before.
  10. Where Jethro is interviewed for the Principal Matters Podcast with Will Parker - Bonus Episode 1033 21:45–22:53-The thing that sticks out from this interview is that 1, it was on Will Parker’s podcast, where he interviewed me. It was fun to release it at the same time. Number 2, Will asked me a big question, what do I want to achieve. My big goal is to impact 100 Million students over the next 10 years through my work on this podcast, my masterminds, speaking engagements, consulting, and everything else that I do. I had been thinking about setting a big goal before he asked me, but I wasn’t sure I could do it. So I took his challenge and set a goal. I’m tracking it here so please help me reach that goal by adding the impact this podcast has had on you to that survey. At the time of this writing, I am .021% of the way there. 21,412 kids have been impacted so far. WOW! That’s actually pretty amazing.

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Jerry Snow is a District Administrator and former high school and middle school principal. piedmont.k12.al.us contact information is there. jsnow@piedmont.k12.al.us

  • Part of a 1:1 initiative over 9 years ago.
  • Many awards and recognitions.
  • Trying to show kids that even though they are a small system, they can still do great things.
  • NGLC planning grant
  • Mastery based learning.
  • Sometimes in a class you can only go as fast as your lowest student.
  • Worked with Education Elements.
  • “Embolden Piedmont”
  • NWEA MAP into digital platforms to create ILPs (individual learning plans).
  • Fill in gaps to build on those skills, rather than adapt around them.
  • You’re curating the knowledge rather than giving the students everything.
  • The myth of average - there is no average. If you’re teaching to the average, you’re teaching to nobody.
  • Where a teacher will fall back into the old groove.
  • You need to be honest and up front with them.
  • We modify every year.
  • Can’t go in with an iron fist.
  • We want to make things better for the kids.
  • Troubleshoot to help them do better.
  • It’s a lot of pride, even though it is harder and more tiring.
  • Making sure the information is a high enough DOK level.
  • Harder for everyone, teachers and students alike.
  • Took stuff from everyone and make it our own.

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Joe Sanfelippo walks us through telling our own story. 

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Michael Horn is the co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute and author of Blended and Disrupting Class.

  • 4 year plan
  • Look at it through a design process.
  • What do we want that student experience to look like?
  • Design process.
  • What is the narrative arc for the school.
  • Ask lots of questions to map back from the dream.
  • Start as a leadership team.
  • What would we like to be known for?
  • Where are the innovators?
  • Roadmap for how this scales throughout the entire school?
  • You want the whole group together to be aware of the process.
  • Understanding the tools of change is important.
  • What is the “right“ leadership style?
  • X axis agreement among team about how the world works.
  • Y axis agreement among team about goals
  • Use summer!
  • Use creative configurations to give teachers back the time.
  • Create space for professional learning during the school day.
  • How to communicate to parents and the broader community what you’re doing.
  • How to be a transformative principal? 1. Stories are what really move people. Focus on the stories. 2. Tell the teachers you’ll get their back when they do something.

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Michael Horn is the co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute and author of Blended and Disrupting Class.

  • Create educational options is to help kids find their potential.
  • Personalize to meet the needs of every student.
  • Organizations follow systems or processes that become engrained in cultures.
  • You get really good at the thing you’ve been doing.
  • We’re not going to see schools disappear.
  • Disrupting class, not the whole system to start.
  • If you want a system to change, you need a great leader.
  • So many forces arrayed to shoot down the “new”.
  • People are not being obstructionist because they’re bad people.
  • They’re not stupid people, they’re people in stupid systems.
  • We need a different system to match a new era.
  • Leaders have to give very clear permission about what you are allowed to violate.
  • “You’re allowed to do anything that doesn’t put kids in harm’s way.“
  • Very aggressively and clearly document every policy at odds with what has been on the books.
  • Competency-based learning
  • Don’t force them out of their comfort zone.
  • The Dual Transformation” managing transformation A and B.
  • Go slow to go fast.
  • We don’t fully understand what everything will look like.
  • Seeing teachers in other places can help them see how it works.
  • Coalition of the willing.
  • Couple years is a baseline.
  • May not know all the details, but then you have a chance to celebrate
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Tell a student you are grateful for them. Tell a teacher you are grateful for them. 

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Lucas Miller is the author of Beyond Brilliance: The Blueprint for Learning Anything.

  • Engineer, then neuroscience at UC Berkley.
  • Moonwalking with Einstein - How to remember everything.
  • Using brains more effectively and efficiently.
  • New research holed up in labs across the country.
  • Much is based on the foundation of memory.
  • Memorized learning is just important as it has ever been.
  • Research available for K-12 educators.
  • Growth Mindset
  • Brain is remarkably elastic.
  • Classrooms were quiet, now they are active
  • It’s one thing to be able to answer something on a test, it’s a different thing to be able to teach it to a classmate.

 

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In this episode, host Jethro Jones is interviewed by his assistant principal Dr. Courtney Orr.

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1)Culture First!
2)Love of Learning—never stop!
3)Focus—be in the moment, where ever that is, 4)Seth Godin—rules
5)Personalize Learning…shrink the classroom 6)Podcasting…continues to inspire 7)DeVos…interview wishlist
8)Admin….moving away from putting out fires to being control of our time/priorities
9)Teachers…(DPink)mastery, autonomy, purpose 10)Parents…over communication 11)Students…individualized learning 12)Shift…moving away from playing school to meet student where they are at, help them chart their own path…follow their passions
13)How can we break the rules w/out getting into trouble…change the things we can
14)LITERACY IN EVERY CONTENT AREA.
15)Inspire Students
16)This week…getting control of your time…start with one task…make that a priority.

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Dr. Drew Williams started teaching in Las Vegas and ended up as the principal of Tuacahn High School in Southern Utah, where he shares a facility with Tuacahn Center for the ArtsCreativity, Inc.

  • A work or a text to land on so that it wasn’t personal.
  • Lots of work to come up with core values of Collaborative Design, candid feedback, original work.
  • Grading policies, attendance policies.
  • Changes need to be based on evidence.
  • Core values help us say no.
  • Radical candor.
  • Challenges in creating core values.
  • Comfort in being comfortable.
  • Disrupted status quo.
  • Conversations that require a keen intellect to navigate.
  • Awoke in our faculty a feeling of learning.
  • Why Tuacahn? It’s through the uncertainty that you can drive to the question of why.
  • Dropping a class because it doesn’t align to our core values.
  • How to be a transformative Principal? Never stop learning. Go out of your box and seek learning.

 

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Dr. Drew Williams started teaching in Las Vegas and ended up as the principal of Tuacahn High School in Southern Utah, where he shares a facility with Tuacahn Center for the Arts

  • First High School charter in the state of Utah - focused on the performing arts.
  • Working to partner more with the Center for the Arts.
  • Talking times - actors and actresses talking about their experience become actors and actresses.
  • Professional actors asking, “How can we connect and teach classes?
  • Compliance vs. deeper learning.
  • Idea of moving past compliance and on task
  • Idea of being joyful and passionate.
  • When doing auditions can bring working professionals in to participate as well.
  • Teachers are working outside of the classroom on their own careers to
  • Collaborative Design, candid feedback, original work.
  • Trevor McKinsey - Dive into inquiry
  • Math exists in Art, dance, etc.
  • Middle is messy, but it is where the magic happens.
  • Everything is not defined.
  • Don’t give out rules and such. Ask kids what they are curious about.
  • Be mean until December doesn’t really cut it anymore.
  • Belief that education does need to change.
  • Kids are excited to be here.

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  • Owning vs. leading
  • Pushed change a little too fast.
  • Get teachers to drive initiatives.
  • Can’t own it. The teachers have to.
  • Biggest change - using grades for compliance
  • It takes a lot of time to have the conversations relating to grading.
  • Using alternative ways of assessing kids.
  • NASSP’s mission and goals as a national support organization.
  • Non-profit boards are struggling to have members.
  • Mentor told Dan he needed to join NASSP for the insurance.
  • Have to change the member benefit.
  • We need to be more than just insurance.
  • Advocacy - need to have someone there to advocate for the needs of schools and principals.
  • Opportunities for advancing leadership. McKinsey Management Program for School Leaders
  • 19,000 members in NASSP. 100% of Rhode Island principals are involved in NASSP
  • Grading and assessment is the biggest conversation.
  • NASSP Conference in Chicago
  • How to be a transformative principal? Expand your network and get out of the little silos that we are in.

 

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NASSP President Dan Kelley talks about school change and the need for NASSP to have a real impact in principals’ lives.

  • Special education background.
  • President of NASSP.
  • Archaic way of teaching
  • The role of the school needs to change.
  • 5:45 minutes.
  • Schools can become hubs.
  • Changing schools structurally and philosophically.
  • Get caught up in test scores and ranking.
  • Great alternative to AP tests - early enrollment rather than AP.
  • How to tell the story of the school?
  • Start with where the parents are.
  • Facebook, Blog, twitter
  • Easy to use
  • Money following students

 

 

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Justin Baeder, of the Principal Center

  • As instructional leaders there is no better way to lead than to be in classrooms.

  • It is tough to find time and make it into classrooms.

  • Being in classrooms that much sounds ridiculous and impossible.

  • Start small.

  • Just show up.

* #everyclassroom challenge, be in every classroom within a 5-day period.
* Build up the practice over a period of cycles.
* Just keep track of the order you visit people in, and visit them
* Systems to keep track of visits.
* Write the date you visit on their note card.
* Repertoire - app for keeping track of visits.
* The way we schedule to get into our classrooms is important.
* The way of doing it must fit your style.
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* How long it took.
* What to get clear on.
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Prevailing, Not Relishing with Rebecca Coda and Rick Jetter Transformative Principal 195

Proactive paranoia is good paranoia Call people to the carpet in a professional way.

Rebecca Coda and Rick Jetter are the authors of Escaping the School Leaders Dunk Tank: How to Prevail When Others Want To See You Drown.

  • How to prevail instead of getting bummed out.
  • Depersonalize the situation.
  • Some reason they have ego, fear, jealousy, etc.
  • Didn’t start with you, started with someone or something else.
  • Alignments - aligning to different people.
  • How people gather allies.
  • If you’ve got an army behind you.
  • Moving on
  • How to deal with politicking.
  • Nonviolent communication
  • Call people to the carpet in a professional way.
  • 4 step process for nonviolent conversation.
  • Script, rehearse, prepared for curveball reactions
  • Said with care and patience.
  • Don’t want to be alone without a witness.
  • You’re not effective if you’re feeling this way.
  • Teacher Bullies
  • How to be a transformative principal? It comes down to being willing to do what is right.
  • How to be a transformative principal? You’ve gotta try!

 

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Proactive paranoia is good paranoia.

Rebecca Coda and Rick Jetter are the authors of Escaping the School Leaders Dunk Tank: How to Prevail When Others Want To See You Drown.

  • How to tell if you are being sabotaged.
  • Proactive paranoia - inner voice where you know it is not right, but you
  • It comes down to relationships.
  • You notice the behavior changes.
  • Exclusion.
  • Emotional triggers that lead to tactics.
  • Emotional driving forces - jealousy, skepticism, holding accountable.
  • Leaving out information or leaving people out.
  • What do we do when to handle it?
  • Explicitly confront or leave it alone?

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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I have always felt so uninspired by the term “College and Career Ready!”

It seems so empty

George Martinez - chief of staff for anchorage mayor spoke at the African American Student Leadership conference

The term he used was Path to Passion.

That is much more inspiring.

Why passion?

Because we all need something more than a JOB!

We need our own personal mission statements.

Much of what I believe comes from my spiritual approach

I am a child of god. If I believe that I am a child of God, that must mean that I believe others are children of God as well. It makes it so much easier to be kind and nice to people.

It also makes it easier to have high expectations of people. Because they truly are more than they can ever believe.

I Discovered my passion at about 16 years old.

I learned that I had skills in teaching others, and leading others.

I could have chosen many other professions besides teaching and education, but because of my not-so-great educational experiences, I knew I could impact kids in a powerful way.

So, that’s what I do.

I inspire teachers and leaders to be their best. That’s why I do this podcast. Because I am living out my purpose for my life.

This is more than just me sitting in front of a microphone in my basement!

The mastermind is more than just me hanging out with some really cool leaders.

The TLS is more than just a Leadership Summit.

These are extensions of me fulfilling a purpose.

An educator could not have told me at sixteen that I would be doing this now.

But a visionary man helped me understand way back when I was 16, that right now, I am exactly where I need to be and that I am doing exactly what I need to be doing!


The real challenging part of understanding our passion is that it is admittedly pretty frufru as someone recently said.

I don’t think you’ll be able to find a guru that says “Find a deadend job, and stick with it until you retire, when you can finally do what you want.”

I think about some of the recent college grads that I know that are basically doing anything because they need money. I understand that, I’ve been there, but I was very much aware that that was not going to be my future.

They’re using the time after college to figure out what they love. How tragic for them.

In this day and age, with technology, I have a hard time believing that someone cannot make money from living their passion.

A career is something old people talk about. To the younger generation, it is just life.

But again, it is challenging, especially for educators, to inspire kids with an unknown. We like clear, specific answers. We don’t know what to do when we can’t predict the future. Which is funny, because we can’t.

So, how do we reconcile this? We understand that we can’t possibly know what the future holds for kids, and inspire them to find what they can do all day and love for their whole lives.

Some might say they love playing call of duty all day, but most of them don’t. Most of them prefer that to boring drudgery of getting college and career ready.

Let’s inspire them to something more noble than a JOB and help them find a fulfilled life by finding their purpose for being here.

 


Naphtali Hoff is an executive coach, organizational consultant, trainer, writer & speaker.

  • How to come back from making a mistake.
  • Think big picture.
  • If you don’t create the right foundation, then you will spend far less time helping kids than
  • When elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets trampled. - Rick Lavoie
  • Where you can support the vision
  • Everything flows from the foundation.
  • We make decisions based on the emotional connection.
  • Trust shields you from other problems.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Continue to invest in yourself. You can’t give what you don’t have.
  • email: nhoff@impactfulcoaching.com becomingthenewboss.com 212-4706139

 

 

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Naphtali Hoff is an executive coach, organizational consultant, trainer, writer & speaker.

  • Teacher and school leader.
  • Support principals in a way that he had been supported.
  • Get his book, “Becoming the New Boss
  • Leadership vs. Management
  • You need to manage processes. Leadership is another dimension.
  • What is your priority and what is your main focus?
  • You can delegate management.
  • Leadership is getting people moving in a direction
  • Leadership belongs to everyone in the building.
  • Be a good listener, especially at the beginning.
  • Good leaders are listeners.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to listen and accept a culture.
  • Find ways to make low-stakes, high-success wins.
  • Rick Lavoie, earning chips.
  • Need to go through change strategically.
  • Consensus vs. agreement
  • Data should drive the process.
  • Initiating the process is good, but don’t go down the path if you’re not going to make the actual change.

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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Part time curriculum director in a rural school district and part time consultant.

  • How to stay on top of so many content areas.
  • Framework for quality curriculum
  • Instructional priorities.
  • Looking at research and finding what’s current.
  • Best practices
  • Nearly all PD was sit and get.
  • Spiraling themes of professional development.
  • Able to provide effective supports
  • Gradual release of responsibility.
  • I do, we do, y’all do, you do.
  • Practice feedback reflection
  • That’s what we’ve always done.
  • Peer observation isn’t always received very well.
  • Timeline of job-embedded PD.
  • August 1/2 day with 60 teachers as a pilot on classroom questioning
  • Cohorts of 4-6 teachers in each cohort - meet for 1/2 day with that cohort. Host teacher presents lesson. Facilitator asks questions.
  • Review of data points that people collected after observing a lesson.
  • Scripting - What did the teacher say, what did the kids say?
  • Share data, review host teacher’s goals and visit a new one each month.
  • Don’t invite administrators to take part in the process
  • Walkthroughs at the end of the year. Leadership team looks for strengths and growths for that teacher.
  • Need to make sure your professional development is making it to the classroom.
  • Effective to have a coach position be able to support the group.
  • Give principals patterns in aggregated data.
  • Principals engage in final conversation in the year.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Be intentional about supporting teacher’s growth.

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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I asked a bunch of awesome leaders one simple question: 

What did you wish you knew when you first became a principal? 

Here are their answers! 


Don’t Assume Anything

Nicholas A. Fischer is a school-management consultant and coach. He was the superintendent of the New London, Conn., school district from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was the superintendent of schools in Fall River, Mass., and the Christina School District in Newark, Del.; the assistant superintendent in Fairfax County, Va.; and the associate commissioner for finance and accountability in the Massachusetts Department of Education.

  • Leading a District Can Be Controversial, Embrace it

  • Be clear to yourself about what your values are.

  • Working in public schools is very important.

  • Started working Florida as a principal when corporal punishment was still allowed.

  • Telling kids what we wanted them to do instead of what we don’t want them to do.

  • Problems in American Public education: Our expectations are too low.

  • All of us have special abilities

  • Every child can be expected to be out a maximum effort.

  • What we expect in engagement is different than what kids are taught growing up.

  • What are the ramifications of doing the right thing?

  • What are the right questions to ask a supervisor?

  • Are you mobile enough to find the right places to work?

  • Know what you believe, and talk to your supervisor, let your spouse know the ups and downs you will face.

  • That’s one way of doing it, but here’s a better way.

  • You have to know what the stakes are going in, and be willing to live with them.

  • Average tenure of Superintendent is 2-3 years. Average tenure of principals is a little longer.

  • Reasons for moving vary.

  • In some situations, leaving a situation can be a badge of honor.

  • Why are you staying if you’re struggling?

  • Get candid feedback about how you’re portraying yourself.

  • Much better off being honest with those we are talking with.

  • Don’t use the statement, “Don’t take this personally.”

  • I’d like to hear your version of what you see yourself doing.

  • Set up an active listening conversation.

  • We too often end a statement with “You know what I mean?”

  • Distinguish between what a person is doing and what you would like to see them doing.

  • Tell me what you think I’m asking you to do.

  • Sit down a couple weeks later and talking about what they have changed.

  • I don’t assume anything.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Transformative to do what? If you were to describe what you are trying to accomplish, define what is happening right now in your school. Think through how you frame things. Define what you perceive happening. Start to talk about what the difference is between what people are doing what you want them to do.

  • If you’re going to have a safe school, everyone needs to be involved.

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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In education, we often hear from teachers who think that without us, these kids and families would not know what to do!

One time, I had a teacher talk to me about students with disabilities, and she basically said that students with disabilities only get help or have structure. She didn't realize that my daughter has Down syndrome and she was lumping my daughter in with this group of kids that would be lost if not for her and other educators like her. That rubbed me the wrong way.

In another instance, as I've talked about Home Visits, people have said, "Oh, you want to visit their home so you can see how awful their life is and have more empathy?" NO! I want to visit their homes so they know that we care enough to leave our ivory tower and go to them and tell them that we care.

Here are three tips on how to overcome it:

1. Don't judge parents. Just stop it. Seriously.

2. Have positive intentions. H/T to Melinda Miller. Assume the best. Don't make up their story for them. Learn from them, and ask them what they are doing! Don't just assume we know what is going on.

3. Recognize the good that people are doing the best they can. The numbers of parents who are actively hurting their kids is remarkably small! Are parents struggling because they don't have the skills, abilities, time, resources, etc. to be better? YES! I sure am! I am a well-educated, successful white dude and I still struggle to be as good a dad as I can be! That's just the truth. The truth is, our parents are awesome, and they are doing the best they can.

Expectations and Mindsets are powerful, and if we believe parents are doing the best they can, we will see evidence of that.

Let's make sure the self-fulfilling prophecy and storyline that we have is that parents are amazing and doing great things!  


You Get what You Expect

Nicholas A. Fischer is a school-management consultant and coach. He was the superintendent of the New London, Conn., school district from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was the superintendent of schools in Fall River, Mass., and the Christina School District in Newark, Del.; the assistant superintendent in Fairfax County, Va.; and the associate commissioner for finance and accountability in the Massachusetts Department of Education.

  • Leading a District Can Be Controversial, Embrace it

  • Be clear to yourself about what your values are.

  • Working in public schools is very important.

  • Started working Florida as a principal when corporal punishment was still allowed.

  • Telling kids what we wanted them to do instead of what we don’t want them to do.

  • Problems in American Public education: Our expectations are too low.

  • All of us have special abilities

  • Every child can be expected to be out a maximum effort.

  • What we expect in engagement is different than what kids are taught growing up.

  • What are the ramifications of doing the right thing?

  • What are the right questions to ask a supervisor?

  • Are you mobile enough to find the right places to work?

  • Know what you believe, and talk to your supervisor, let your spouse know the ups and downs you will face.

  • That’s one way of doing it, but here’s a better way.

  • You have to know what the stakes are going in, and be willing to live with them.

  • Average tenure of Superintendent is 2-3 years. Average tenure of principals is a little longer.

  • Reasons for moving vary.

  • In some situations, leaving a situation can be a badge of honor.

  • Why are you staying if you’re struggling?

  • Get candid feedback about how you’re portraying yourself.

  • Much better off being honest with those we are talking with.

  • Don’t use the statement, “Don’t take this personally.”

  • I’d like to hear your version of what you see yourself doing.

  • Set up an active listening conversation.

  • We too often end a statement with “You know what I mean?”

  • Distinguish between what a person is doing and what you would like to see them doing.

  • Tell me what you think I’m asking you to do.

  • Sit down a couple weeks later and talking about what they have changed.

  • I don’t assume anything.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Transformative to do what? If you were to describe what you are trying to accomplish, define what is happening right now in your school. Think through how you frame things. Define what you perceive happening. Start to talk about what the difference is between what people are doing what you want them to do.

  • If you’re going to have a safe school, everyone needs to be involved.

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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This is my "practice" of my opening day remarks to my staff. I practiced it as though I was going to give it to the staff, so I didn't record when I was giving it to the staff. Here is the Powerpoint to go along with it if you are interested. 

The actual meeting with staff took an hour, so this is an abbreviated version. 

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We make time for what we really believe. Good collaboration takes time, but bad collaboration takes even more time.

Tom Hierck can be found at his web site.

  • superintendent department of ed, 34 years in education.

  • Great educators all over the place.

  • Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom

  • I have yet to meet a kid who is connected who disappoints.

  • If you build them, they will learn.

  • Learn every kid’s DNA, Dreams, Needs, Abilities

  • Start with something simple.

  • Every kid wants adult time and we should make that positive.

  • Focus on the kids

  • Kids don’t get consequenced to better behavior.

  • Don’t try to change people, try to change behavior.

  • Have adult conversations about what we are going to do with kids.

  • You can’t manage every classroom from your office.

  • Be the “Judicious Parent”

  • What is managed within and what is managed without the classroom.

  • The difference between rules and expectations.

  • What it looks like, feels, like, sounds like.

  • If we don’t model what we expect, then we should expect what we model.

  • How to work with challenging team members?

  • If everyone is nodding their head in agreement, you know somebody is leaving in disagreement.

  • Sometimes, we just follow someone and deal with what they left behind.

  • Leadership Rule #1, whether you create it or condone it, you own it.

  • How to deal with the comfortable, but not good.

  • Get clarity on our purpose.

  • Knowing the skills you have, how do you see that aligning with our purpose.

  • When it gets tough, we will turn to each other when we have clarity of purpose.

  • We do construction work in times of calm.

  • Ineffective practices = easy.

  • We have to get to the hard stuff and be willing to get messy to service 100 % of our kids.

  • How to find time. We make time for what we really believe.

  • Good collaboration takes time, but Bad collaborations takes even more time.

  • Chase time doesn’t work

  • How to be a transformative principal? Ensure that relationships are healthy and positive. Being positive doesn’t guarantee a good outcome, but being negative does guarantee a negative outcome.

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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Don’t try to change people, try to change behavior.

 

Tom Hierck can be found at his web site.

  • superintendent department of ed, 34 years in education.

  • Great educators all over the place.

  • Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom

  • I have yet to meet a kid who is connected who disappoints.

  • If you build them, they will learn.

  • Learn every kid’s DNA, Dreams, Needs, Abilities

  • Start with something simple.

  • Every kid wants adult time and we should make that positive.

  • Focus on the kids

  • Kids don’t get consequenced to better behavior.

  • Don’t try to change people, try to change behavior.

  • Have adult conversations about what we are going to do with kids.

  • You can’t manage every classroom from your office.

  • Be the “Judicious Parent”

  • What is managed within and what is managed without the classroom.

  • The difference between rules and expectations.

  • What it looks like, feels, like, sounds like.

  • If we don’t model what we expect, then we should expect what we model.

  • How to work with challenging team members?

  • If everyone is nodding their head in agreement, you know somebody is leaving in disagreement.

  • Sometimes, we just follow someone and deal with what they left behind.

  • Leadership Rule #1, whether you create it or condone it, you own it.

  • How to deal with the comfortable, but not good.

  • Get clarity on our purpose.

  • Knowing the skills you have, how do you see that aligning with our purpose.

  • When it gets tough, we will turn to each other when we have clarity of purpose.

  • We do construction work in times of calm.

  • Ineffective practices = easy.

  • We have to get to the hard stuff and be willing to get messy to service 100 % of our kids.

  • How to find time. We make time for what we really believe.

  • Good collaboration takes time, but Bad collaborations takes even more time.

  • Chase time doesn’t work

  • How to be a transformative principal? Ensure that relationships are healthy and positive. Being positive doesn’t guarantee a good outcome, but being negative does guarantee a negative outcome.

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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Gain empathy

  • Live day-to-day changes to scheduling.
  • Basic level of master scheduling.
  • Deeper level of how everything works in a school.
  • Real instructional minutes. Where people are and when.
  • How to learn about struggles that people have.
  • Hired a principal to help guide the decision.
  • worked with 1 school.
  • Then worked with many schools.
  • How to affect change in others’ lives.
  • Get to the next level of detail.
  • All changes to school require a holistic understanding of the impact.
  • How to be a Transformative Principal? Gain empathy.

 

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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Schools are being forced to lie to their systems to get their information correct.

Adam Pisoni is a serial technology entrepreneur who is most notably known for being the co-founder and CTO of Yammer, the enterprise communications software that was bought by Microsoft for $1.2 billion in 2012. He is considered a pioneer of the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) concept and a visionary in organizational design and management. After a short stint at Microsoft, Pisoni spent a year researching education in America and realized that master scheduling is a game changer for the future of K12 education. See Pisoni’s byline Why I started Abl in Student Voices.

ABL Schools

  • Startups since 1995 and founded Yammer with David.
  • K-12 education wasn’t that positive.
  • Where you go to school matters.
  • How did he know that scheduling was a problem.
  • Progressive schools.
  • Instead of asking what’s possible in schools, what prevents traditional schools from iterating.
  • Teachers don’t have the power to make some changes.
  • Where is the greatest lever for change?
  • We find countless examples of district schools that are doing innovation.
  • Schools are being forced to lie to their systems to get their information correct.
  • Master scheduling.
  • Launching in July at Principal’s conference
  • Multiple steps that are disconnected.
  • Abl brings them all together. Conflicts and coteaching scenarios are all in the same dynamic system.

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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  • If you aren’t falling, you aren’t trying hard enough

  • How to teach kids to be comfortable trying and failing

  • We were surprised we did so well when we don’t prepare them for these big tests

  • Kids’ interest in learning naturally grows as they do

  • Kids need to understand that they come to school for themselves

  • Dealing with misbehavior

  • You normally need an audience to misbehave

  • There is a reason for their misbehavior

  • Challenges of education in Finland,

  • Technology, collaboration, and presentation (social) skills.

  • How to be a transformative Principal? Try a Skype break

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You need to have imagination. You normally need an audience to misbehave

Pirjo Suhonen lives in Finland and recently finished her Master’s in Education.

  • What school is really like in Finland

  • Give a lot of value to childhood and play

  • Prefer to let them play and explore

  • School is 4-5 hours

 

  • Preschool is up to 7 years old (only 4 hours per day, play rather than book learning)

  • Play leads to more self-motivated learning

  • Demanding a lot, but giving a lot

  • Design Factory in Espol.

  • Instead of just having a chat with someone in the coffee room only, you have open channels of Skype in other coffee rooms in other countries.

  • If kids can teach coding, anyone can learn it!

  • Pirjo’s MOOC

  • Broad national curriculum.

  • Core curriculum - 7 competencies

  • Perseverance.

  • Competencies give you the why you are in school.

  • How to teach perseverance

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* How to make certain that teacher leaders have support and training to be leaders.
* Instructional Leadership Team - sole focus, making sure that good instruction is happening in the school.
* How to identify instructional leaders in your school.
* [Innovator’s mindset MOOC](http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/6669)
* If someone is upset because you’re good, that’s not your problem.
* Experience doesn’t necessarily lead to instructional leadership.
* What we value in this school is instruction and instructional expertise.
* The role of the principal supervisor.
* Teams of principals visit a classroom and talk about the instruction that they saw.
* Asking parents about what they think about instruction.
* Adjusting instruction for teacher leaders.
* ESSA allows us to do creative things with the principals.
* Professional learning for administrators.
* How to enable teacher leaders to be successful.
* International models of education and how to allocate time for teachers.
* How to allocate time during the day.
* Maybe 180 minutes of reading time is not really necessary.
* How to be a transformative principal? Decide that you’re going to spend time every day in classrooms.

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Get rid of a culture of judgment and move toward a culture of improvement.

David Smith (Web site, Twitter) is the Leader Effectiveness Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. He mentors and supports principals all over the state.

  • 30 years in public schools. 10 as a teacher and 20 as a principal. ALPS, Principal in 3 different schools, Math Specialist for the state.
  • Why he should have gotten a doctorate.
  • Works with principals, superintendents, and HR directors in different district.
  • Summative Evaluations
  • Principals need to become coaches to teachers.
  • If in a summative evaluation, a teacher is surprised, then the principal hasn’t done his job.
  • Principals should not take the role of teacher coaches.
  • Principal should be the lead learner or principal coach in the school.
  • We get so caught up in administrivia and don’t focus on learning.
  • A business manager vs. principal.
  • Equitable division of leadership responsibilities.
  • Ideal that the principal is the instructional leader.

 

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  • How to support kids with resources that are already there.
  • In India, two board level exams 10th grade and end of high school.
  • Immense pressure on students to be prepared for their
  • Education has social pressure in India.
  • US News and World Report explaining that children in India are better
  • If the parents are educated and given guidance, they get age-appropriate support for their kids.
  • Have an outside party develop coursework for the parent to start talking about future possibilities.
  • Germany has a system of internships.
  • Nationwide testing, those who are educated know to get their students to take the SAT and ACT. Other parents who are struggling are the ones who fall behind.
  • How to be a transformative principal? 1. Introduce a nationwide exam. 2. Increasing the expectation for students’ academic ranking

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Take a bold stand, and bring about change. Increasing Expectations for Students with Sumant Pendharkar Transformative Principal 180 If you were a teacher in that system, you would have cheated, too.

Born in India, Sumant S. Pendharkar has lived in the United States since 1985. As a hiring manager in the computer industry for over twenty years, he noticed that many of the choices his associates had made as teenagers were catching up with them. 
An accomplished author of technical books, Sumant turned his attention to help children make effective choices that would increase their chances of success and be better prepared to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive global marketplace. With the publication of two well-received and organizationally endorsed books for teens, he became increasingly involved as a public speaker in local communities and a frequent TV and radio guest.

K12 Counts is the next chapter in his journey to provide the children of his adopted country the tools they need to make themselves successful.

www.K12Counts.org

Break the cycle of low academic outcomes permanently in a single generation

From an immigrant’s point of view, Sumant has written a series of articles to open the discussion on ways to make the youth of America become competitive players in the global marketplace. He welcomes your thoughts and comments.

Book for students: Raising Yourself: Making the Right Choices

  • Sumant’s background
  • Match a quality parent to another parent to help parents be successful.
  • Thought it was a career planning issue.
  • Should be parents’ responsibility to teach kids about career planning.
  • In the United States, kids have the freedom to make their own choices.
  • Growing up in a different country gave Sumant a different view to see issues that parents can have.
  • Go to college message is strong in the media, but not necessarily home.
  • Set the expectations for college at home.
  • Exit exam is a benchmark.
  • High School in San Jose.
  • How do we get Singaporeans to think for themselves?
  • Take a bold stand, and bring about change.
  • 2 sets of immigrants: Educated & Aware vs. Uneducated & struggling
  • Language level of both groups is the same, it is not an language issue.
  • Attitude is the issue.
  • USA is the only country in the world where there is not a sense of urgency for academic success.

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  • This makes it too easy for kids. We coddle them.
  • How did you learn resilience?
  • Did you have an adult to help shape you into something better?
  • Resilience - #1 strategy attachment to a caring adult.
  • Bruce Perry - National Leader on trauma.
  • Witnessed in their humanity
  • How do we create that caring, supportive environment that supports that student when we are in the school environment.
  • We can’t get hung up on the behavior.
  • The problem is when we alienate because of the behavior.
  • Understanding that any perception of loss of safety is potential for students to become disregulated.
  • Trauma is the perception of loss of safety and connection, not just the ACES.
  • Safety - not just physical safety. Moral safety and emotional safety - see more from Sandra Bloom
  • How to deal with the response, “This takes too much time.”
  • Calm room is not punishment.
  • Schools can’t do this alone.
  • “My Piece Matters”
  • Won’t kids take advantage of that? Teachers notice that.

 

  • Every child wants to do well.
  • Do we teach them through a punishment mode or regulatory mode.
  • Building adult skills to support trauma-impacted youth.
  • Emotional Hygiene
  • How to be a transformative principal? Dig into understanding of hardwired response system in the brain. Kids aren’t out to get you, they just don’t know how to manage themselves.
  • Self-Reg Stewart Shanker
  • By Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence
  • Starts with understanding that each of us can help create a safe environment.
  • Nurturance is reparative and restorative. 

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Safety. Connection. Learning. with Teri Barila Transformative Principal 177
You ain’t getting to learning until that student is regulated
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Resilience - #1 strategy attachment to a caring adult.
Nurturance is reparative and restorative

Teri Barila is the Children’s Resilience Initiative Director.

  • Toxic Stress impacts our brain development and architecture
  • Brain developed to protect that individual.
  • When you feel threatened, you go to that brain stem.
  • How we look at behavior from a different lens.
  • It’s not what’s wrong with this person
  • What has this person experienced that I can manage to support him or her.
  • Regulatory skills needed for kids.
  • Body already understands that you are being threatened.
  • Body shuts down all other functions to be supportive.
  • Use the same response systems as a child.
  • Understanding our brain architecture.
  • Language centers are disconnected when they are in stress.
  • Provide opportunities to calm down.
  • You ain’t getting to learning until that student is regulated.
  • We further escalate that response by sending the student out.
  • When we recognize that behavior is a call for help, we will move from punishment to regulation.
  • How to teach regulation to students.
  • Teach them how their brain works.
  • Don’t wait until they are in high school to teach self-regulation.
  • Recognize, validate, and manage their feelings.
  • Where are you as you’re walking into my classroom.
  • What’s going on in your world?
  • Mantras, other ways to regulate.
  • It’s all about being present with the child.
  • Noticing, naming, validating, managing their feelings.
  • We forget to notice that kids are escalating.
  • Rather than punishing a child for having a feeling…
  • Do you have enough skills to manage the feelings
  • What to do when they are escalated.
  • When one is having trouble, we don’t alienate, we try to help.
  • Welcome slip - “We’re glad you’re here. Welcome to school.”
  • Safety. Connection. Learning.

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Aaron Walker is without question a veteran entrepreneur. Starting his first business at 18 and selling to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later demonstrates Aaron’s passion for succeeding. Unwilling to rest on past success Aaron started, bought and sold twelve successful companies over the past 38 years. Having a strong desire for personal development has kept Aaron in a weekly mastermind group for more than a decade with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Ken Abraham and seven other notable Nashvillians. Aaron has enjoyed a 37-year marriage with his beautiful wife, Robin. Today Aaron spends the majority of his time HELPING MEN GROW IN SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE as President and Founder of VIEW FROM THE TOP, a premier life and business coaching resource. Aaron’s new book, View From The Top is guaranteed to motivate and inspire you to live a successful and significant life. Also, Aaron is the Co-Author of The Mastermind Blueprint endorsed by many including Seth Godin. Aaron has a vibrant history that guarantees to inspire you to reach heights you never dreamed possible.

  • Aaron Walker
  • Started working in a pawn shop at 13 years old.
  • View from the Top book - June 20th.
  • How people can live a successful and significant life.
  • Ran over and killed a pedestrian.
  • Giving away interviews and some other stuff.
  • How to continue to grow and be better.
  • Happiness is a choice, not a trait.
  • Going from Poor to successful.
  • Mom wouldn’t allow us to say can’t.
  • Can’t couldn’t do it, but could did it all.
  • Fear missing an opportunity more than you fear failure.
  • You either succeed, or you learn. Don’t fear failure.
  • “You can’t do that.“ No, you mean you can’t do that!
  • Great purpose makes it so nothing can hold us back.
  • Teachers have a huge impact on students.
  • I believe in you.
  • It’s no different than any other profession, care.
  • Neely’s Bend Middle Prep.
  • Be authentic and genuine. The Power of Habit
  • Fully Alive
  • Do the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with and that will be your life.
  • How bitterness stifles creativity.
  • Balance is impossible.
  • Prioritizing your priorities.

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Pastor Tiger Aguon Twitter is the headmaster of Triumph Christian Academy , being renamed to Kingdom Prepartory School (http://kingdomschool.org).

  • Future plans for Triumph

  • Second campus in Orlando

  • College prep

  • Special education is difficult to handle, need to find ways to support them.

  • How to prepare for college prep.

  • Dual enrollment with local community college.

  • Teach high school as a headmaster.

  • Open house tour. Sign up for 10 minute opportunities to see what is going on.

  • Teach high school students in a combined grade levels.

  • Name, vision, mission will all change with new approach.

  • Vision Banquet

  • Fresh start is important.

  • We can do more with a new name.

  • Honor the former owner, but move on.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Know your staff and teachers. A leader with no followers is just taking a walk. Staff your weaknesses. Serving is key. Can only serve those with whom you connect.

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Pastor Tiger Aguon Twitter is the headmaster of Triumph Christian Academy , being renamed to Kingdom Prepartory School (http://kingdomschool.org).

  • Turned around school from 57 students (and dwindling) to over 320 students and now ranked 43 in the state.

  • Facebook program - worksheets

  • 6th in the county

  • Fully accredited.

  • The need for mentors. Surround yourself with people who know more than you.

  • When taking over a role, need to find people who know the culture.

  • Take ownership for the situation.

  • Don’t pass the blame for anything.

  • Painted a picture for teachers. Cleaned house

  • Went from 6 staff to 24 teachers, through establishing a vision.

  • Don’t just have a meeting to fire someone, retrain them.

  • Give them an option of what it looks like.

  • The power is in the parents’ hands.

  • Contrasts with Public schools.

  • Challenges in Central Florida schools.

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Clare Fulp is the principal of an Chugach Optional and we talk today about her work running a summer school program for refugee students in Anchorage, Alaska.

  • School designed for new-to-country students
  • Director of ELL for Anchorage School District
  • Qtel institute
  • No walls or doors between the classrooms, project-based learning, little direct instruction.
  • Open learning
  • How to set up the culture of a school for the success in an open classroom.
  • Soft skills taught to kids.
  • Seth Godin, Let’s stop calling them soft skills.
  • Changed approach from just ELL teachers getting the gig.
  • How to hire the right people for this position.
  • Each team member is bringing their own strength to this group.
  • Looking for great passion.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Self, Social, City, State, World
  • Most Likely to Succeed
  • Working with current K-6 students. 230 kids total.
  • How to deal with refugees: have an open heart.
  • An interest in the world.
  • Couldn’t think past a day as a refugee.
  • Misconceptions about language
  • Vigotsky Zone of Proximal Development
  • Kids are so much better at learning languages than adults.
  • Younger/Elder approach
  • Goal is not testing, but SEL, Math, and Literacy.
  • Community engagement with the process - Community block party
  • Teaching kids how to take care of their teeth.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Connect with kids, know their names, It’s all about relationships.

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The Board Report

 

The 34 initiatives: 


Tom Braddock is the principal of Evergreen Elementary in Woodbury, New Jersey.

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All the Data. <- This is the board report I submitted to the Board that is referenced in the podcast. Enjoy! 

 

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Tom Braddock is the principal of Evergreen Elementary in Woodbury, New Jersey.

  • Planning to go into politics, changed to education
  • Alternative Routes to Education licensure.
  • Alternatives to Violence
  • School Without Walls
  • World peace starts with me
  • Me -> Community -> Country -> World
  • What can I do on a daily basis to be more positive productive and peaceful?
  • Nonviolent protests
  • Practicality of the class
  • World hunger simulation
  • The Wave - Book about “the classroom experiment that went too far.“
  • Ed Leadership Sims
  • How to deal with negative aspects - build the support structure long beforehand.
  • 4 simple classroom rules: 1. Keep it Disney 2. Be prepared 3. Be active 4. Be here
  • You can’t teach them until you reach them.

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Red Rohl is a veteran elementary and middle school teacher who works to find ways to connect with kids via sketch noting and writing graphic novels. See his web site at http://heavysketches.com. Check out his Facebook page.

  • How to help kids become part of your lesson.
  • Jotting the ideas down quickly, but then adding more for effect.
  • Importance of creativity.
  • Not comparing to kids next to them.
  • How to help kids get started with sketch noting.
  • Start with lined paper and use it.
  • Put a little more effort into the visuals.
  • Reaching young men and boys and teaching them to be strong men.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Listen to the teachers. Let teachers’ lights shine through.

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Jon Harper is the host of the My Bad Podcast on BAM Radio Network and an Assistant Principal. You can find him on Twitter at @jonharper70bd.

  • Why Jon’s school calls their classrooms families.

  • Meetings are meant to build trust, loves, and empathy.

  • Activities with kids to build trust, show vulnerability.

  • QTIP - Quit Taking it Personally

  • Learn people’s stories.

  • You can’t feel what they feel, but you have an understanding of who they are.

  • Lead by example.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Share some of your flaws with a teacher or a student.

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My Bad with Jon Harper Transformative Principal 169
Split at 18:55 when I ask, what are you most excited about at your school?
25:04 maybe edit out.
The QTIP Strategy with Jon Harper Transformative Principal 170

Jon Harper is the host of the My Bad Podcast on BAM Radio Network and an Assistant Principal. You can find him on Twitter at @jonharper70bd.

  • Why he started his podcast.

  • The power of mistakes.

  • Powerful episode with Maggie Bolado

  • Strengths-based leadership

  • Listen

  • Treat people as people first and teachers second.

  • Education is what we do, not who we are.

  • Restorative Practices

  • You might lose minutes in Math or ELA, but you gain learning in the social emotional area.

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Bringing a Calming Influence with Daniel Bauer Transformative Principal Special
Who you are matters

Daniel Bauer is the host of the Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast, and a dear friend. He started his first year as building principal this last year and takes some time to reflect on what he has learned about it.

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Scott Johns is a former high school CTE teacher, and now works for Education Elements, former educators and administrators who are passionate about education.

  • Student Reflection and Ownership

  • Students need to understand their role in their learning.

  • The power of setting goals.

  • Self-directed learning.

  • Small structured choices.

  • Integrated Digital Content

  • Computers/tablets/screen time is not all this is.

  • Lily pad, too much on one corner causes you to drop.

  • Integrated digital content allows personalized learning to scale.

  • Digital tools can increase ability to perform at higher levels.

  • Newsela.com and achieve3000

  • How to not meet just the needs of the middle.

  • How to meet the needs of the high and low.

  • How to be a transformative Principal? Design thinking process. Empathy. Get students’ input.

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Scott Johns is a former high school CTE teacher, and now works for Education Elements, former educators and administrators who are passionate about education.

  • What education elements does.

  • Personalized learning - what is it?

  • Core Four

  • Targeted Instruction - break down whole group instruction into smaller groups of students. Dynamic and purposeful groups of students.

  • After 7–8 students in a group, results taper off.

  • Challenges of targeted instruction.

  • Presence of small groups does not necessarily equal targeted instruction.

  • Data Driven Decisions - Data should inform instruction in the classroom.

  • Allow teachers AND students to reflect on and work with the data.

  • The problem with the question, “Why did you give me this grade?”

  • Tight feedback loops.

  • Standards-based grading. Can help with the process, but not the only way to do it.

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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.

  • 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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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