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Principal Matters: The School Leader's Podcast with William D. Parker

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PMP267: Answering Questions on Grief and Behavior with Jen Schwanke

This week, Jen Schwanke, joins me as we respond to more listener questions. Jen Schwanke is an author and education leader from Dublin City Schools in Dublin, Ohio. Question: How do you manage leading a school through the grief of losing a teacher to COVID? Here are some of the points we cover in response: […]The post PMP267: Answering Questions on Grief and Behavior with Jen Schwanke first appeared on Principal Matters.

30mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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PMP266: Principal Questions on Curriculum and Goals with Jen Schwanke

Jen Schwanke joins me this week as we respond to listener questions. Jen Schwanke is an author and education leader from Dublin City Schools in Dublin, Ohio. We have two questions from a listener who wrote for feedback as an opportunity is opening to apply for a site principal position.  LISTENER QUESTION 1: “After several years […]The post PMP266: Principal Questions on Curriculum and Goals with Jen Schwanke first appeared on Principal Matters.

33mins

13 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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PMP265: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader with Daniel Bauer, Part 2

This week I have the privilege of sharing Part 2 of a conversation with Daniel Bauer about his new book, His new book, Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader. Danny’s new book reimagines what professional development for school administrators looks like in order to meet the needs of all school leaders who currently feel isolated […]The post PMP265: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader with Daniel Bauer, Part 2 first appeared on Principal Matters.

21mins

6 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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PMP264: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader with Daniel Bauer

This week I have the privilege of sharing a conversation with Daniel Bauer about his new book, His new book, Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader. Danny’s new book reimagines what professional development for school administrators looks like in order to meet the needs of all school leaders who currently feel isolated and overwhelmed. […]The post PMP264: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader with Daniel Bauer first appeared on Principal Matters.

25mins

29 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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PMP263: Cycles of Self-Reflection in Leadership

This past month, we sent our third daughter to college. More than a year ago, she began to explore the possibility of studying abroad. As a result of months of apply to schools, virtual meet-ups, and 5,000 miles of travel, she is now a student at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Sending off another Parker child […]The post PMP263: Cycles of Self-Reflection in Leadership first appeared on Principal Matters.

19mins

22 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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PMP262: Revisiting the Hats You Wear in School Leadership

A few weeks ago, I was invited to provide some virtual professional learning with a wonderful group of aspiring and assistant principals from Pecos Barstow-Toyah Independent School District, in Pecos, Texas.  As a part of our time together, I shared content from my book Principal Matters, including “8 Hats” that school leaders wear. For the […]The post PMP262: Revisiting the Hats You Wear in School Leadership first appeared on Principal Matters.

26mins

15 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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PMP261: Your Friendships, Legacy, Laughter and Well-Being

In last week’s podcast episode, I shared the second part of a keynote presentation I provided on August 12, 2021, to the Archdiocese of Louisville for a welcome-back ceremony of educators from thirty nine Pre/K-8 elementary schools and nine high schools collectively serving 18,000 students. In Part 3 of this keynote series, you will learn […]The post PMP261: Your Friendships, Legacy, Laughter and Well-Being first appeared on Principal Matters.

24mins

8 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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PMP260: Reflecting on Your Influence – Keynote Series #2

In last week’s podcast episode, I shared the first part of a keynote presentation I provided on August 12, 2021, to the Archdiocese of Louisville for a welcome-back ceremony of educators from thirty-nine Pre/K-8 elementary schools and nine high schools collectively serving 18,000 students in six counties.  In Part 2 of this keynote series, you […]The post PMP260: Reflecting on Your Influence – Keynote Series #2 first appeared on Principal Matters.

22mins

1 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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PMP259: 10 Areas of Self-Care in the School Year Ahead

On Thursday, August 12, 2021, I had the privilege of providing a keynote from my book Pause. Breathe. Flourish.: Living Your Best Life as an Educator at the Archdiocese of Louisville welcomed back ceremony for the new school year.  Although my teaching and administration work has been for public schools, Superintendent Mary Beth Bowling, invited […]The post PMP259: 10 Areas of Self-Care in the School Year Ahead first appeared on Principal Matters.

22mins

25 Aug 2021

Rank #9

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PMP258: Bridging Academic and Social Gaps with Trevor Goertzen

Trevor Goertzen was recognized in 2020 as a National Digital Principal of the Year. He currently serves as the Principal of Spring Hill Middle School in Spring Hill, Kansas, and is an adjunct professor of Educational Technology for Harding University. Trevor recognizes the personal impact that technology can provide by bridging academic and social gaps […]The post PMP258: Bridging Academic and Social Gaps with Trevor Goertzen first appeared on Principal Matters.

29mins

18 Aug 2021

Rank #10