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Ep 37 Attracting Talent

Uncategorized Mar 10, 2020

This week, Luke interviews John about recruiting the highest quality educators to our schools.

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Ep 36: Managing Change with Brandon Blom

Uncategorized Feb 24, 2020

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. 

https://twitter.com/brandonkblom

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Ep 35: Systems For Sick Days

Uncategorized Feb 24, 2020

 

John and Luke discuss how to deal with being sick and having staff out. 

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Ep 34: Turning To The Dark Side

Uncategorized Feb 24, 2020

Kristina Allison joins the guys for a talk about making the transition from teacher to administrator. 

Kristina is a VP from Rocklin CA and all around awesome person.

https://twitter.com/kshevy

 

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Ep 33: Resolutions

Uncategorized Jan 13, 2020

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!

Show notes: 

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

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Ep 32: The Little Things with Brent Coley

Uncategorized Jan 06, 2020

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

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Ep: 29 Gratitude from the Voxer

gradtitude leadership voxer Nov 18, 2019

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: 

Jennifer Kloczko (@jkloczko) This proud Principal / directora at Waggoner Elementary LOVES learning, dreaming, & celebrating awesome every day! #somoswaggoner #weRWaggoner sparkleonjen.blogspot.com

Joe Clark (@ClarksRoom) Admin | Instructor | CTE Teacher | Past Radio DJ | Husband | Father  || Living the DREAM ClarksRoom.com

Emily Battin (@Emily_Battin) Mom to two amazing young men | K8 Principal  westlakecharter.com

Brent Coley (@brentcoley) Principal of @AltaMurrieta / Author of Stories of #EduInfluence / Host of #TeachingTales Podcast / Follower of Christ / Husband / Father BrentColey.com

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Ep:27 Parent Engagement

Uncategorized Nov 04, 2019

 Let's get those parents engaged!

Here are the 4 big ideas...

1. Focus Group

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. 

2. Talk About The Learning

When teachers and staff send home information, one way to organize it is to ask 3 questions. 

  1. What are we learning? 
  2. How will you know if we learned it? 
  3. What can you (the parent) do to help?

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.

3. Have The Students Do The Work

It’s a double whammy when the...

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