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Transformative Principal

Jethro Jones interviews instructional leaders from around the nation to learn and teach what it takes to become a transformative principal. Episodes address topics like Response to Intervention (RTI), Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the latest advances in educational research, standards-based grading, and interviews with industry leaders like Bill Daggett, Rick Wormeli, Todd Whitaker

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Helping Great Teachers Fly with Rick Wormeli and Todd Whitaker Transformative Principal Special #nassp16

I was so honored to chat with Todd Whitaker and Rick Wormeli after their keynote at the #nassp16 conference. This was a really fun conversation today. These two guys were so excited about what they were talking about they just kept going. It was awesome. Professional Development. Twitter chats (Comprehensive list of Twitter Chats) Twitter is the best free professional development there is. Exposed to newer research-based information How sad that we use research as an excuse to not do something. The teachers is a ceaseless researcher in their classroom. When there is a great teacher, there is no research, because it has never been done. How to help your great teachers fly. How to help struggling teachers. Loading… Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher.  Ready for a Modern Web Site for your school? Simple School Sites is the place to go for high quality Wordpress sites specially designed for schools. 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.   Sponsor: Sanebox Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

33mins

27 Feb 2016

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The Future of Project Based Learning with Thom Markham Transformative Principal 235

Thom Markham is a founding father of Project Based Learning. Started in the mid-90s at a high school trying to reclaim the positive name of the school. Formed charter high school - envision schools. Wrote the handbook on PBL PBL Global PBL = problem to be solved, investigating process, end of process - defining what they did to solve their problem. Lots of variations in that definition. Inquiry, research, facilitated One of the misnomers is the notion is that it is discovery only. Teacher has a strong role in PBL, but it changes. 3 roles: direct instruction, mentor, designer. To be a designer, need to have a better idea of whose role is what? What do you need to learn from someone else, and what do you need to discover yourself? Sensitive to students, need to know them. PBL works better in a personalized culture in the classroom. Getting teams to work well is challenging. We don’t teach teachers known coaching protocols. Skillset is changing dramatically. Teaching 21st century skills. Goal of working with teams is welcoming disruption. Critique as designers. Focus on some personal skills. Every teacher candidate in personality profile to learn what their strengths and weaknesses are. Having very serious conversations about mindset and skillset. Self-analysis and inquiry into the teaching profession. You have to look at yourself and see if you can handle it. Take an inward look and not just an outward look. What is high quality PBL 6 essential principles of PBL Social Emotional learning Human performance method, not a content acquisition method. If you’re going to have kids working in teams, how are they going to work in teams? Chief characteristic is humility. Teams of students create quality work. Accountability, becoming a leader. Breaking down collaboration skills. What happens in the middle of the project? Teaching design thinking process. Social good-focused PBL projects. the standards are not capable of containing what we can learn in the world. Intelligence as successful behavior Z school Deep performance rubrics that kids can judge themselves against. What’s the nature of intelligence in today’s world? The curriculum is the world. You’re in one of the most creative professions in the world. In places where the PBL is happening, the teachers. How to be a transformative principal? Have some basic training in project based learning. How to become an inquiry-based teacher? 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

40mins

15 Jul 2018

Rank #2

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Stop Stealing Dreams with Seth Godin Transformative Principal 131

Yes, that Seth Godin! What an amazing opportunity to interview Seth on the podcast. He was so very generous with his time. I asked him questions like the following: How do you teach kids to connect the dots? Failure freezes. How do you make failing safe? Can everyone succeed being independent? How can the little guy compete with someone like Walmart? How do you help teachers not want to be competent anymore? How do you measure the experience? How do you know if has been successful? If we give kids the ability to dream, they’ll figure out the grammar and history the minute it helps them reach their dreams. Also, please be sure to sign up for the Transformative Leadership Summit to learn from some of the greatest minds in education today! How to make a ruckus in a highly bureaucratic, slow moving monstrosity that is education. Has anyone done something that others were delighted by? We’ve all been impacted by teachers who made a difference. It is a mistake to first look at gravity if you are a beginning runner. Brooke Jackson the Lab School NY Show up with a different agenda Already voted If this were easy, everyone would be doing it. Afraid of being called out by our hubris, getting in trouble with the bureaucracy. Going outside the box When we get true enrollment from the students. 10% where we can have non-factory time. What enrollment means. What did the student and parents sign up for? How to learn about Baseball The lesson plan What’s your attitude? Interesting is more important than right. Why memorize nothing? We don’t need people to memorize recipes. Sarah Kay poetry - no right answer for your poetry. Competence is overrated. Write books not read them. What if they don’t learn the grammar that way? That happens to people who don’t have sufficient dreams. Easy to retreat back to the safe place. Seeking reassurance. The only thing I’m trying to sell teachers is to challenge teachers to explore. How do we protect against failure? Why is doing more what we’ve doing any better? People want to do things that matter. People tend to feel cheated. Better to be a musician than an instrument player. It’s possible because we graduate kids who are better off. Stated goals are wrong. All schooling is home schooling. Schools must encourage and amplify the parents. Kids teach their parents about what matters today. Parents think the most important thing they can do is help kids be good at sports. Jim engages with kids, their graduation chance improves by a factor of five! How to be a transformative principal - recognize the heroes! Catch people doing something right How to help kids solve interesting problems in that system.  Loading… 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.   Sponsor: Sanebox Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

34mins

3 Jul 2016

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Engaging Businesses Parents and Students with Tom Braddock Transformative Principal 173

Tom Braddock is the principal of Evergreen Elementary in Woodbury, New Jersey. How to teach alternatives to violence at elementary school Personal development course Amy Fast’s Tweet Engaging the community through two specific things: Barber Shop: discount on haircut for reading a book out loud while getting haircut Story in Philadelphia Inquirer - South Jersey school district hopes to create 'a buzz' about reading PRIDE Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, And Effort. Babies cry for, kids live for it, adults die for it - Recognition Standout student of the week with home visits 30 days without a tantrum. Sister of Dominique Moceanu Lead with love Build children’s (parent’s, teacher’s, community’s) belief in the school Resurrect resilience We often forget what we’re capable of. How to be a transformative principal? Wake up in the morning and count your blessings. Protect yourself from negativity. tbraddock@woodburysch.com 8568530125 ext 142 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 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.   Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

24mins

7 May 2017

Rank #4

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Core Values Help Us Say No with Dr. Drew Williams Transformative Principal 199

Dr. Drew Williams started teaching in Las Vegas and ended up as the principal of Tuacahn High School in Southern Utah, where he shares a facility with Tuacahn Center for the ArtsCreativity, Inc. A work or a text to land on so that it wasn’t personal. Lots of work to come up with core values of Collaborative Design, candid feedback, original work. Grading policies, attendance policies. Changes need to be based on evidence. Core values help us say no. Radical candor. Challenges in creating core values. Comfort in being comfortable. Disrupted status quo. Conversations that require a keen intellect to navigate. Awoke in our faculty a feeling of learning. Why Tuacahn? It’s through the uncertainty that you can drive to the question of why. Dropping a class because it doesn’t align to our core values. How to be a transformative Principal? Never stop learning. Go out of your box and seek 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 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.   Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

19mins

5 Nov 2017

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Establishing Your Core Values with akprincipals Transformative Principal 128

In this episode this week, we are listening to some principals share their core values as a result of what they did as an activity as part of "The Principal 50" book club. I hope you enjoy it.  Loading… 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.   Sponsor: Sanebox Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

1hr 5mins

12 Jun 2016

Rank #6

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My Bad with Jon Harper Transformative Principal 169

My Bad with Jon Harper Transformative Principal 169 Split at 18:55 when I ask, what are you most excited about at your school? 25:04 maybe edit out. The QTIP Strategy with Jon Harper Transformative Principal 170 Jon Harper is the host of the My Bad Podcast on BAM Radio Network and an Assistant Principal. You can find him on Twitter at @jonharper70bd. Why he started his podcast. The power of mistakes. Powerful episode with Maggie Bolado Strengths-based leadership Listen Treat people as people first and teachers second. Education is what we do, not who we are. Restorative Practices You might lose minutes in Math or ELA, but you gain learning in the social emotional area. 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 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.   Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

18mins

9 Apr 2017

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Equality Vs. Equity with Pedro Noguera Transformative Principal 212

Pedro Noguera is a sociologist by training and is a professor at UCLA. Center For The Transformation Of Schools. Author of many books. If ideas are too abstract and we can’t address the practical needs of kids then academia is in trouble. Address both the academic and non-academic needs of kids. Equality vs. Equity. Equality is treating everyone the same. It makes no sense in education because we know all kids are different. Equity is about understanding differences. It is not about lowering the standards. Compensate for needs that kids that bring. Adjust how we do homework to meet the needs of kids that are in front of us. Don’t penalize kids because they don’t have the same circumstances as someone else. Many kids are relational learners and they will learn better with people they trust and care about. You start from the premise that we do best when we are in a community. The conditions for learning Community More likely to punish kids with the greatest needs. What sorts of things must we do to make edu equitable for kids. Build a partnership with the family. Partnership must be rooted in trust and respect in order for it to have success. Teachers get almost no training on how to work with parents, especially when parents are from a different We don’t want to judge anyone. What we want is empathy. It is not pity, it is not looking down on anyone. We don’t make excuses for them. When we act with empathy, we demonstrate that we care. How do we build empathy? “You know more about your child than I do. What can you tell me about your child that will help me teach him or her.” It is important to let the parent know that we are aware of their child. Parents want their child to be successful. It should Never be the case that the only time we talk with parents is when children are in trouble. 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

19mins

4 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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Best Year Ever with Jethro Jones Transformative Principal 1043

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7mins

29 Nov 2017

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When PLC is not just a meeting with Larry Villiard Transformative Principal 270 1

Larry Villiard is the principal of a K-12 school in Bruce Wisconsin. Larry has been there since 1995 Moved from a junior high school to a middle school. About 500 students 2 classes per grade Middle school has a separate schedule from everyone else. Extended core classes 80 minutes long. The staff is the key to making kids successful. How has the PLC approach helped you. Took ideas from the staff to make it successful. Transitions getting kids moving around more. Give kids 20 minutes of homework time during the class period. Lengthened class periods decreased ODRs. A small little man can't make all the decisions. People couldn't believe that people just went about their business when they visited the school. In one school year, we lost superintendent and elementary principal. I was going to be moved out of my comfort zone. They came back like new staff, like new people. A PLC cannot be a set of meetings! A PLC has to become your culture. Take what is working best and eliminate what is not working. Data Days 3 times per year - drives all interventions Were dead last in our achievement and now are in 1st place. 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

18mins

17 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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The New School Rules with Anthony Kim Transformative Principal 244

The New School Rules with Anthony Kim Transformative Principal 244 Social Media: We talk about failing forward, but we never set up the conditions for failure. Anthony Kim is the founder and CEO of Education Elements, a consulting company that helps districts meet the needs of their students. He is also the coauthor of “The New School Rules: 6 Vital Practices for Thriving and Responsive Schools“ Focusing learning for adults on what your school specifically needs. Where the experiments came from. We talk about failing forward, but we never set up the conditions for failure. From “failing forward” to “safe enough to try”. It’s obvious when you see that things didn’t. Doing things how we have been doing them really facilitates First milestone - classes in school buildings, then factory model. Comparing currency to education. Starting private schools What you know, what you anticipate. If you’re bringing it up Meeting Agenda - Could be chaotic. Jethro’s Blog Post about WeWork’s ]http://www.jethrojones.com/blog/2018/5/17/an-elementary-school-just-acquired-a-startup Articulate what game you’re playing rather than arguing over it. People often don’t know how to construct the problem of practice. Brainstorming vs. decision making. People aren’t trained to work in ambiguous environments. leaders live in ambiguity. Teachers live in How to be a transformative principal? Internal monthly experiments in our company, nothing to do with our work, but trying to understand people’s habits. Meditation example. Finding something that will get people to take action.

44mins

23 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Making SEL a Part of Your School with Jeff Becker Transformative Principal 321

Jeff Becker and I are hosting a webinar about how to implement SEL in your school. Register here! Jeff is a former school counselor and current video production teacher in Florida. He also hosts the CanDoU SEL podcast and produces courses for high schools to use to support their students. Check those out here. It won’t work unless you address SEL with staff, too People feel ill-equipped to do SEL. The students will lead you through the process. CASEL Core Competencies - Self-awareness, Self-management, Social awareness, Relationship skills, Responsible decision-making What is SEL? SEL just feels fluffy. Professional development on social emotional learning. Teachers hate to be put in a situation where they don’t feel set up for success. If you work with kids, and you do care, you’ve already won 80–90% of the battle. You know more than you know. Kids just want to be listened to. Create a space to talk about what the kids want to talk about. Think about when you had a connection At worst, SEL shows kids how much you care. Data on success from doing SEL. Write down all your problems in your school, and fit them into each of the buckets from CASEL. When given the opportunity, they want to know how to stop using substances to stop numbing feelings. How to be a transformative principal? Give your teachers the green light to carve in time to talk about something non-academic in your class.

25mins

8 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Moving to College Prep with Tiger Aguon Transformative Principal 176

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 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.   Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

22mins

28 May 2017

Rank #13

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When Schools Focus on Refugees with Clare Fulp Transformative Principal 174

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 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.   Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

38mins

14 May 2017

Rank #14

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Creating a Gradeless Math Classroom when grades are still required with Andrew Burnett Transformative Principal 231

Andrew Burnett is a veteran teacher of Math who took a few years to do research, and is back in the classroom making a big splash with going gradeless. Study measuring the effect of immediate feedback and whether it helps kids learn. It does. Change is hard. How to help educators change. Why Andrew made the change when he came back to the classroom. Teachers going Gradeless. Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler Student Self-assessments, engaging math. Isn’t every kid going to say they deserve an A? Show me what you can do - low stakes, no grade. We spend a lot more time on student “show me what you can do’s“ Give specific details on what they did well and what they did not do well. Not grading assignments, but giving feedback on learning. No grades go on the papers. They were no longer looking for a grade. Evidence vs. completion Seesaw online portfolio Workload decreased in some areas and increased in other areas. Worst-case scenario is I could go through all their work and give them a grade if I needed to. Learning opportunity vs. homework. Many of these grades had no indication of whether students understood the concepts! Students complete learning opportunities on assistments. Check-ins vs. Grade book accountability. Why did I not learn this sooner? Teachers say they have to have a minimum number of grades. Need support around you. Letter to parents. Other barriers: fear of change. It’s ok to wait for the new year to start. Doesn’t this mean that kids never show anything because they aren’t getting a grade for it?

35mins

17 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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12 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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Taking Care of Teachers with Danielle Nuhfer Transformative Principal 289

Danielle Nuhfer is a teacher who helps other teachers focus on self-care and you can find more information about her at teachingwell.life Teacher for 16 years. Not sure she was going to go back to teaching. Second burnout at year 10. Sabbatical in 2015 and 2016. What led to the second burnout. Lots of additional work responsibilities being taken on. Hard saying no to things. Reframe the No. “Let me say no for now.” Summer of Self-Care. - Deep dives into self-care What teachers need to start doing: Burnout and stress is common, but it doesn’t have to be normal. How we feel begins with us. Nothing needs to change, but everything can change when we change. How to be a transformative principal? Start with yourself. What can you do to take care of yourself? Back to School Bundle - Stress care solutions, how to get a 40-hour workweek, and more!

15mins

28 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Time Serving Students with Jon Laffoon Transformative Principal 119

Jon Laffoon is the principal of Pea Ridge High School in Arkansas, where they are using a dynamic schedule called the flex mod schedule to allow time to serve students, rather than students serving time. It is pretty remarkable and impressive. Flex Mod schedule Form of a block schedule. Certain classes that might meet 4 days a week or 3 days a week. Videos explaining the schedule Empower the teachers - get them out of their silos The gray ILT times keep the classes from conflicting. The schedule to look at Independent learning time: with great power comes great responsibility. Designing a PE unit based on their fitness goals. 210 clock minutes whether you meet 3 days or 4 days a week. ILT time is class time. Many teachers have flipped their classes. 60% of students each year were going to a 2 year or 4 year institution. Only 25–30% of students were staying in school. SLT Structured Learning Time is some RTI time. 2000-student high school designed for the Flex Mod schedule. Teachers don’t teach in the same rooms every day. Teachers offices are moved to the big classrooms which have been converted to commons areas. Rotating schedule made it so we didn’t have to build more classrooms. River Bluff Loading… 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.   Sponsor: Sanebox Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

23mins

10 Apr 2016

Rank #18

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Confronting with Kindness with Rachel Brown Transformative Principal 310

Rachel Brown is a Curriculum, Instruction, & Professional Growth Strategist for Douglas County School District. Power in the missed opportunities You have the power of leading culture in your building. Even the opportunity of saying hello to a kid is really powerful. Each teacher had to own making a positive interaction with each child. When things were going unsaid, they festered Confronting with Kindness the things you don’t say could have a big impact on the climate and culture. Emotional intelligence - Elena Aguilar work on the art of coaching teams. Have to get rid of your ego, go in in a way that you open yourself up like a book. Buy the Communication Cards We didn’t do our best work. Kids couldn’t tell who was the principal New principal was very communicative and it changed the culture. How to be a transformative principal? This is a rough time for some kids and you can take the time to be an impactful person and not miss the opportunity to make a little adjustment to make your school feel like the safest home for those kids. Turmoil with change in leadership because of lack of communication and emotional intelligence. * Talking with team about how to make things better. * People coming to say Lost sight of standards - using the standards as our base. student centered coaching - to try to come http://calendly.com/jethro-jones/transformative-principal-interview https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/10/03/personal-best http://www.jethrojones.com/presentations

20mins

22 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Design Thinking Process with Susie Wise Transformative Principal 122

This is part 2 of my interview with Susie Wise. Susie has had multiple incarnations at the d.school – teaching EX-Tools back in the trailer days, launching the K12 Lab in 2007 with the Nueva School Innovation Lab project, and jumpstarting Media Ops and Hootenanny design for the inauguration of Building 550 in 2008–2010. Back again in 2012 she is leading our efforts to support the movement bringing design thinking into K12 teaching and learning. Susie stumbled upon design thinking when she took a course with David Kelley in 2003 and the experience helped her make sense of the universe. Susie is motivated by the simple belief that humans are by nature designers. Recently a design strategist and innovation coach at Intuit, her practice centers on inspiring teams to use empathy to get to innovative outcomes. Susie has a PhD in Learning Sciences and Technology Design from Stanford’s School of Education and is a co-founder of Urban Montessori Charter School in Oakland. She lives there with her husband and daughter (yes, the one in the movie Babies). Design thinking process New way to seek opportunities and problem solve. Traditional Analytic ways of thinking: see a problem, come up with ideas, do a lot of planning Empathize first, to see what they could see. Ask questions, immersion. Understand the space in a human centered way. Define the problem once you have empathy. Once you have framed what you’re going after, ideate. Ideation is about separating idea formation from selection. Yes and vs Yes but. Prototype - make bite-sized change. Test it out in small spaces to see if you are on the right track in a human-centered way. Do it rapidly. How quickly could you prototype and test your ideas? Mine the failures for learning. Questions to ask after empathy experience: Ask Why 5 times. It can be scary to ask Why. It is about people. Somebody pulls out or somebody pulls rank. Let’s run those prototypes. Bias towards action. Practice on hacking things that are not in school. Hack something in life. Breaking it down into the smallest possible size to get quick wins. Take on more complex tasks. How to be a transformative principal? 1. Shadow a student and 2. put yourself in a different position than you have been in. Loading… 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.   Sponsor: Sanebox Web Site Transformative Principal on Stitcher Refer A Principal Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

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1 May 2016

Rank #20