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Jay Posick

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Connect with Kids with Jay Posick Transformative Principal 416

Transformative Principal

Jay Posick is principal of Merton Intermediate school in Merton Wisconsin.  He has been an educator since 1987, teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  In his 31st year as a middle school educator, the first twelve as a classroom teacher and the last 19 as an administrator.  I’m fortunate to be connected with many educators across the country, especially #principalsinaction friends and my middle school voxer friends.  Mark French, Ryan Sheehy, and Jay wrote the book #principalsinaction which was published in 2019. Open since September 1st. Found different schools in the building. Moving people around for big spaces. Removal of teacher furniture. Cohorts of kids who stay together. Livestream classes Implementing voice and choice. Heavy academic classes in the past, more SEL focused classes now. Instructional strategies in pandemic. Making connections with kids during pandemic. Kids not being able to participate in band, choir, drama, athletics, etc., has been really hard. How to be a transformative principal? Connect with kids. Pictures of kids with checkmarks by them. Sponsors InControl SEL for Middle School In Control created an effortless social and emotional, character development video curriculum for your students that’s ZERO-TEACHER-PREP AND it’s so cool looking- it feels like a Youtube or Netflix Series- and that’s purposeful, they meet students right where they’re at. The videos are 5-6 minutes, kids love them, teachers love them, and you will too. There’s no guesswork in the program because there’s a 21-video progression for each grade level. They’ve thought of everything-- because it’s a group of award winning counselors, teachers, and principals that came up with this thing. It’ll help you save tons of time and headaches. Take it from me, it’s time to check that social-emotional learning box, the empty one that’s been keeping you up at night--and it’s time to do it in a meaningful, measurable, magnetic way. If you go to www.InControlSEL.com/jethro you can check out some of the videos and even receive 20% off if you pre-order for next school year John Catt Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms. John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools. Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting https://us.johncattbookshop.com/. Learn more about some of the newest titles: - The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education by Michael Chiles Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley 10 Things Schools Get Wrong (And How We Can Get Them Right) by Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott Let’s Talk About Flex: Flipping the flexible working narrative for education by Emma Turner A Parent's Guide to Powerful Teaching by Patrice Bain John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: https://us.johncattbookshop.com/pages/agents-and-distributors


26 May 2021

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Epsisode 109-Jay Posick has been running every day since 1987 and is definitley a principal in action.

Lasting Learning

Jay shares his journey on this episode of Lasting Learning.   Follow Jay on Twitter @posickj  Follow Jay's journey at :https://jayposick.blogspot.com Grab a copy of "Principals in Action" at: https://www.amazon.com/Principals-Action-Redefining-Jay-Posick-ebook/dp/B07Y322X7D--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/david-schmittou/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/david-schmittou/support


6 Jun 2020

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What is a Principal in Action Part 2: An Interview with Jay Posick

Little Things First

What is a Principal in Action?  How are principals in action redefining what it essentially means to be a principal?  All instructional leaders and teachers will want to listen to this episode about how principals can support a school's progress by changing what they fundamentally do every day.  In this second of a two-part series, we interview the co-author of the new book Principals in Action Jay Posick about how he has stayed fresh in his role as principal even after 13 years.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tracyandjim/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tracyandjim/support


26 Nov 2019

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Invitation Only Parent Teacher Conferences with Jay Posick Transformative Principal 254

Transformative Principal

Invitation Only Parent Teacher Conferences with Jay Posick Transformative Principal 254 Social Media: If you’re sitting in your office, trouble is going to come find you so you might as well go find it! Jay Posick is principal of Merton Intermediate school in Merton Wisconsin How our culture came to be here in Merton. Weekly nuts and bolts emails “Good Morning Merton Family“ Take care of kids… Connect with people face to face. There aren’t silver bullets. Get out of your office. If you’re sitting in your office, trouble is going to come find you so you might as well go find it! 3 all-staff meetings each year that I’m in charge of. First agenda item on grade level meetings is kids. There are times as educators where we focus more on the negative than on the positive Recognize kids that are going above and beyond. Be kind, be safe, do your job. Good news call of the day. #mertonproud Finding ways to recognize kids. Find a way for teachers to share more with others. Mark French came up with the idea. Have a positive phone call at the end of the week. Ordinary to you, amazing to everyone else. Invitation only conferences Pat on the back or a kick in the butt! Building Leadership Team. More on invitation only conferences. Great things, challenges, great things. How to be a transformative principal? Get out of your office! Schedule a call with Jethro 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! 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.   Take Control of your email Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey


25 Nov 2018

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Episode 66 - Running Away From Isolation with Jay Posick


In this episode, Jay Posick joins us to talk about being a middle school principal, being a connected educator, and leading a balanced life as a principal/family man/runner.


14 Sep 2015