Start with the Why (Why are we doing a podcast?)


Episode 1: Start with the Why (Why are we doing a podcast?)

We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice.

In this episode, we set the context for the show and our inquiry. We discuss why we started the podcast, why we chose Between the Johns as our show name, and what a PLN means to us.  We also give some shout outs to others who inspired us or provided assistance with the technical side of podcasting.

Episode 1 References

Simon Sinek – Start With Why – TED Talk Short Edited

Personal vs Professional Learning Networks To Improve Teaching Strategy

“Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers

Truthiness

Five Key Responsibilities – The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning

Shoutouts:

Thanks to the following for inspiring us on our journey:

      • Dr. Julie Mitchell, Superintendent of Rowland Unified School District @_JulieMitchell_
      • Dr. Sharon Sutton, Consultant for the Cotsen Foundation; 21st Century Learning @SharonSutton

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Connect with us on Twitter @staumont and @jmartinez727 and check out our website betweenthejohns.com

We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice.

Join our Personal Learning Network as we learn, grow, and connect with others. 

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Check out this episode!

Expanding our Personal Learning Network (PLN)

A Journey

Welcome to the beginning of the journey between two principals (John Martinez and John Staumont). The geneses of Between the Johns came from our recent visit to CUE 18. I will not go into all the details of how and why since that will defeat the purpose of our upcoming podcasts.

A Purpose

We will explore the power of personal learning networks (PLNs) and their influence on educational leaders. While we primarily deal with school principals, all educational leaders use strategies to support, scale and sustain technology integration and innovation within their area of influence. Our effort is to uncover and share those ideas to help leaders expand their PLN. 

A Call

Follow us on Twitter @BetweentheJohns. We are currently exploring podcasting, audio mixing, microphones, and hosting. We are expanding our network to include knowledgeable people in this area of technology, and we hope to have some podcasts up and running soon.