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Mar 20, 2016

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Leyden East High School Principal Jason Markey, assistant principal Anita Huffman and principal-to-be-current-special-education-teacher Meaghan O’Neil join me to talk about the

  • Assistant principal for Student Services - The importance of a title
  • Breakfast with students to support the new students coming in.
  • ACCESS Program - extra 25 minutes for freshman to help them get acclimated.
  • Hand-schedule students with ACCESS teacher so they have a single adult to
  • Learning2breathe study time for students to focus on mindfulness.
  • Teaching the whole child.
  • “Yes, And” thinking.
  • Giving kids the time and space to be creative.
  • Innovation incubator.
  • Disengaging from PLCs to be in a new group focused on design thinking.
  • Design thinking
  • Trust and vulnerability is vital.
  • It is an unknown.
  • What can you do to be a transformative principal:
  • Work to empathize more with our students and teachers
  • [#shadowastudent](
  • Have a PLN and connect with others to help reflect and continue to grow.
  • Step out of your comfort zone and learn and grow.

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