Brandon Blom drops in to discuss managing change in the educational environment. Brandon is a former principal and current director of educational technology. The crew discusses everything from relationships to mental models.
What are your 2020 resolutions?
This week on the Virtual Leadership Academy Podcast, John and Luke discuss their ideas including a relationship journal, accountability partners, thinking big and book clubs!
Big shout out to Edu All-Star Brent Coley ( @brentcoley ) for jumping in on this week's Virtual Leadership Academy Podcast!
Brent is the Principal of @AltaMurrieta, the author of Stories of EduInfluence: 10 Life-Changing Powers to Unleash in Your School
and Host of Teaching Tales Podcast.
This week: The Power of the Little Things!
PS: the dad joke Brent drops to close the show is the best of the season! http://bit.ly/VLAPODE32
Since this week’s topic is Gratitude we decided to share the love and get some insights from some of our favorite educators.
Using Voxer, which is basically a voice recording walkie talkie app, we asked why gratitude is important and how we can influence a culture of gratitude.
The answers were just amazing!
Special thanks to our guests this week:
Let's get those parents engaged!
Here are the 4 big ideas...
Holding your own parent focus group with the sole focus of how to better communicate with and engage parents. The focus group discussion is where you get to the rich answers. Simply sending out surveys will get lite answers. In the discussion, parents hear other parent ideas and agree or disagree and embellish. There is no exact recipe for parent engagement since every population is different. A focus group can give you ideas designed for your school.
When teachers and staff send home information, one way to organize it is to ask 3 questions.
Help parents connect what their kids are learning with what they can do to help. Talk about what kids are learning not just the upcoming bake sale.
It’s a double whammy when the...