Transformative Principal
Discover the secrets of school leadership in this weekly interview podcast with top leaders in education.

Kim Marshall is the founder of the Marshall Memo and Jenn David-Lang is the founder of the Main Idea. We talk about their new book, “The Best of the Marshall Memo,”

  • As a principal I rarely had time to read in a thoughtful way.
  • Why write a book about the Marshall Memo.
  • Articles not organized.
  • Professional development ideas.
  • Educational journals have theme issues.
  • How to take the next step from the learning to the doing.
  • Practical article about how to have conversations - Don’t email criticism
  • Watching a teacher who made a grammatical mistake.
  • It’s going to be in the principal’s hands. One strategy, what do you notice?
  • Why have a conversation about the grammatical error? Are there reasons why you should talk with this teacher?
  • She was miseducating the kids. We couldn’t let that go by.
  • Has the leader created a culture of feedback?
  • Getting into classrooms enough that you see the bigger picture.
  • Teachers need to be appreciated.
  • Real time coaching vs after-the-event feedback.
  • Routine for principals to take over the class.
  • Have a conversation so that the teacher comes to the conclusion on what behavior comes next.
  • Sanebox - take control of your email
  • How to be a transformative principal? Kim: Have an out of office response on email. Jenn: Ask for feedback.
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