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

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.

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

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

  • Step-by-Step courses and Book.

  • Iterations lead to higher quality.

  • Grading by weight.

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

  • Supporting STEM approaches.

  • Theory vs. practice.

  • How influence peoples’ behavior.

  • All western philosophy is footnotes to Plato.

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

  • Leadership Step By Step Book

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

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

Join my group coaching program

Subscribe in iTunes

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

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

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

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

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

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

Join my group coaching program

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

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

  • Josh’s history

  • Chris Lehmann, founder of Science Leadership Academy.

  • educon

  • How you learn is as important as what you learn

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

  • KIBSD High School Team Challenge

  • How his graduate level courses work.

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

  • Understanding yourself

  • Leading yourself

  • Understanding others

  • Leading others

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

  • Three raisins exercise: eat the raisins completely mindfully.

  • People know when you’re not paying attention.

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

Join my group coaching program

Subscribe in iTunes

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

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

Buy Communication Cards

Show notes on TransformativePrincipal.com

Download Paperless Principal.  

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

  • Rotations on Priority

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

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

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

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

  • How to deal with detractors within the building.

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

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

Join my group coaching program

Subscribe in iTunes

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

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

Buy Communication Cards

Show notes on TransformativePrincipal.com

Download Paperless Principal.  

Sanebox

Web Site

Transformative Principal on Stitcher

Refer A Principal

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