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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 25: Self Care

leadership self care Oct 20, 2019

 Let’s beat the long stretches of the year with a little Self-Care.

Here are the 3 big ideas...

1. The Gift Of Sleep 

Sleep is the foundation of our health. It’s when our brains make connections, solidify memory and our body rejuvenates. The book, Why Sleep Matters by Matthew Walker lays out an excellent case for sleep. 

According to a 2016 study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 percent of high school students are getting less than eight hours of sleep on an average school night. We have all seen the effects of sleep loss in the classroom. The first step is to get control of our own sleep. 

Decided on a regular sleep and wake up time. Limit evening screentime and afternoon caffeine intake (both of these John and Luke are terrible at!) But most importantly be a scientist about your sleep. Tinker and find out what combination of habits can get you the rest you need. 

Sleep is the basis for our energy and...

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Ep 21 Make It Stick

communication leadership Sep 22, 2019

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In this weeks episode John and Luke try to make their message stick.

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Ep 19: How To Handle Complaints

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In this weeks episode John and Luke discuss systems for staying positive and open to complaints. 

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Ep 18: Your Biggest Challenge

challenge leadership Sep 01, 2019

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In this weeks episode John and Luke discuss their biggest challenge.

What is your biggest challenge as a school leader?  If you have 30 seconds, Let us know!

 

 

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Ep 17: Avoid The Back To School Nightmare

back to school leadership Aug 25, 2019

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In this weeks episode John and Luke try to plan the perfect back to school night.

  • Learn how to start influencing parents in the parking lot.
  • How can you as the leader present the necessary school information in a fun way?
  • How can Back to School Night be an asset in your family engagement system.

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Ep 16: Getting to the Dinner Table

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Home to school communication is always a challenge for school leaders. One way to think about it is this: How can you get school language to the dinner table conversation at home?

In this episode ...

John and Luke discuss 

  • What is the overall goal of parent communication?
  • How can you think like a marketer to develop your message?
  • How can you ensure your communications get better over time?

 

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Ep 15: Attack Of The Ice Breakers

icebreakers leadership Aug 11, 2019

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John and Luke why icebreakers are worth the effort and time. 

  • An amazing twist on "rock, paper, scissors" 
  • A simple photo sharing activity
  • A 3 part icebreaker formula to get people connecting
  • What did you want to be when you were 5?

 

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Ep 13: Crowdsourcing Gives Your Systems A Voice

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In this episode John and Luke discuss

Systems for getting information and feedback from your staff, parents or any large group. 

John's Why

"You are not the smartest person in the room. The smartest person in the room is the room."

Luke's Why 

"Effective crowdsourcing is not only a way to get the best ideas, but can also help you build the trust of your people." 

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The School Year Planning System. We love systems. This is the first system we recommend for any school site or department. Get everyone and everything on the same page with this simple spreadsheet system.

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Ep: 12 Reflect Back To Move Forward

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Luke's Why

"Don't compare yourself to others but rather to who you were yesterday. A solid reflection system keeps you focused on yourself. Focused on iterating yourself to be better each day."

John's Why 

"To become better you have to be honest with who you are now. Knowing your current reality is as important as having a desired state. That only comes with reflection." 

Show Highlights:

  • Why you should schedule debriefs 
  • Luke's quick and easy journaling system 
  •  "Ask and you shall receive" with Google Forms

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The School Year Planning System. We love systems. This is the first system we recommend for any school site or department. Get everyone and everything on the same page with this simple spreadsheet system.

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