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

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Direct download: 47_Mastery_Learning_with_Ken_Daly_Transformative_Principal_047.mp3
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Show notes at http://transformativeprincipal.com/ken-daly. Please take the listener survey at http://transformativeprincipal.com

Direct download: 46_Innovation_Team_with_Ken_Daly_Transformative_Principal_046.mp3
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Technology Workflows with Mike Rogers Transformative Principal 043

Mike is a principal of a pre-K–8 school. He is a great principal and also really great at using technology in unique ways. You can follow him on Twitter (@Techedvance). Spending a few minutes on his web site will teach you a ton about how to use technology to improve your professional practice.

  • Turning off the red badge for email notifications. Blog Post
  • Classroom Walkthroughs with Drafts
  • The Drafts app.
  • Dealing with things that come up through the day (do it now, or save for later).
  • Mac Power Users Podcast appearance.
  • Plain text notes held together by Dropbox is Byword, NVAlt, Fantasical all make him a better leader.
  • How to be a transformative principal: Find one way that you can use technology to do your job. If you carry around a smart phone and you can’t answer the question, how does my phone help me be a better principal, make it a goal to find out how it does help you do your job.
  • What keeps him inspired: The things in my office that remind me of my faith and my daughter starting in preschool at my school.

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Direct download: 43_Technology_Workflows_with_Mike_Rogers_Transformative_Principal_043.mp3
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Learning Whenever You Can with Mike Rogers Transformative Principal 042

 

Mike is a principal of a pre-K–8 school. He is a great principal and also really great at using technology in unique ways. You can follow him on Twitter (@Techedvance). Spending a few minutes on his web site will teach you a ton about how to use technology to improve your professional practice.

  • How Mike got into administration.
  • The difference between public schools and private (religious) schools. Doing more with less. Relying on fundraising.
  • We need to strike the right balance between instructional leadership and all the other stuff we are tempted to spend our time on.
  • The most important aspects of Mike’s leadership.
  • There is a little more flexibility in how things are done in the private school, and they are able to meet the needs differently.
  • How to challenge teachers to do better.
  • Hiring makes a huge difference.
  • We give teachers tools and an opportunity to learn on their own, share with their colleagues and grow.
  • What kind of people Mike is looking for as teachers: What is it about this age group of students that makes you want to teach them?
  • Systematic Podcast appearance
  • Mac Power Users Podcast appearance.
  • Why Mike likes to share what he is learning and doing.
  • The podcasts Mike listens to: 5by5 network (MPU, Back to Work, Systematic). Out of School, 99 percent invisible, Workflowing.

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Part 2 of my interview with Colin Andrews.

  • How Colin hires great teachers
  • Colin doesn’t ask any interview questions, he just listens to his VPs ask all the questions.
  • An online form for parents to fill out student’s absences.
  • How Colin inspires people to be the best they can be and ensure students have global, authentic connections.
  • Sister schools in China, Korea, Japan, mainland USA and Kodiak, AK.
  • How he gets connections with other schools in the country.
  • How he took the school from $800 in the bank when he started to $200K for materials and PD.
  • Global connections so kids can think about how to talk to kids across the ocean.
  • Goal to connect each class to two overseas classrooms.
  • Picks books relevant to his locale’s native culture and other native cultures in the other schools and share them with the students.
  • How Colin started connecting with the schools he partners with now (No mention of Twitter!)
  • How to be a transformative principal: Open doors for other people. “Give it a Go”
  • What keeps him going: his grandchildren.
  • Connect with Colin

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Direct download: 41_Give_it_a_Go_with_Colin_Andrews_Transformative_Principal_041.mp3
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Jordan Collier, the principal of Central Arkansas Secondary School is an amazing principal. We barely scratch the surface of what he is doing in this first part of the interview!

  • Jordan shares how powerful this podcast has been for him, especially the interview with Sam LeDeaux
  • How it is different at a religious school compared to a public school.
  • Discipline issues at a private christian school.
  • Using Bible study time to work on issues with students.
  • Telling the story of @CACMustangs. How the students get in on telling the story.
  • Mustang Missions. - Helping kids serve others, love them, and be there for others.

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Direct download: 38_Being_Positive_with_Jordan_Collier_Transformative_Principal_038.mp3
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