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

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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Safety. Connection. Learning. with Teri Barila Transformative Principal 177
You ain’t getting to learning until that student is regulated
Building adult skills to support trauma-impacted youth with Teri Barila Transformative Principal 178
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.

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

Join my group coaching program

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

Join my group coaching program

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

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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.

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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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.

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

Join my group coaching program

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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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The Board Report

 

The 34 initiatives: 

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

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

Join my group coaching program

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

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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.

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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