What Did You Learn This Summer – Part 1


Episode #6: What Did You Learn This Summer – Part 1

In this episode, we discuss the three altitudes of leadership and how important it is to not get bogged down on tasks and business at the 5′ level. We share about some tools we want to use to help us manage 5′ altitude business so we have more time to address the 5,000′ and 50,000′ needs of our schools. We discuss homework we will have for the summer and we ask listeners to share back their tools, tips and tricks via Twitter. Lastly, we talk about the multiplying effect that #PLN and relationships have on professional learning.

Tools Mentioned in E6

    • Narro is a a text to speech podcast app. Narro will take your bookmarked articles and read them back to you as a podcast.
    • Pocket is a free service that makes it easy to discover great content that’s personalized to your interests, and save this content so you can return to it later on any device, at any time.
    • IFTTT is a web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements that are triggered by changes that occur within other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, or Pinterest.
    • Toby is a browser extension that helps you organize your tabs on every new page.
    • Keep is a note-taking service that syncs across all devices and allows collaboration.
    • Executive Summaries is a web-based subscription service for book summaries, reviews and webinars of the best business books.
    • Todoist helps get all your tasks and thoughts out of your head and onto your to-do list anytime, anywhere, on all of your favorite devices.

What Tools and Tips Do You Use?:

What are the tools, tips, and tricks that help you manage 5′ altitude business so you have more time for the 5,000 and  50,000′? Reply back on Twitter @BetweentheJohns with #BTJGTD.

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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.

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Shaping a vision of success for all students


Episode #5: Shaping a vision of success for all students

In this episode, we discuss several articles related to a shared vision, make connections to ideas of others we have accessed through social media, and we share and reflect on our leadership practices.

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Show Rundown:

We kick off the show discussing how important it is at the end of the school year to maintain relationships and acknowledge others. We reference two Learn with John Eick podcast episodes (Stay in Your Trenches and Celebrate the Obvious).

We launch our show topic by revisiting effective practice #1 from Five Key Responsibilities – The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. We relate our thoughts on the article to how we are trying to deepen our learning and practice through social media PLN such as articles, blogs, podcasts, Twitter, and Voxer. We reference episode 46, The Power of Connecting with Other Educators, from the Teaching Tales podcast by Brent Coley that features Edumatch founder Sarah Thomas.

Next we reference and share points from the article, To Lead, Create a Shared Vision. As we discuss points from the article, we make connections to Good to Great. We segue into the article How Great Leaders Create and Share a Positive Vision, reference the Flywheel Effect, Sawubona, a Zulu Greeting, The Push and Pull of Leadership, and #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay.

Our last article is Difference Between Vision and Mission Statements: 25 Examples which we use as springboard to share on our struggles and success with mission and vision work. We connect back to Start With Why and reference Sergiovanni (here’s a short review of one of his books, Leadership: What’s In It For Schools).

We end the show with a conversation about how we need to bring in all stakeholders into the process of creating a shared vision and then we do Shoutouts.

Shoutouts:

Shout Outs are our acknowledgment and thanks to folks who have helped us with this episode or who influence our thinking and inspire us to grow.

EdTech all stars who help us with the instructional side of the house

Podcasts from ed Leader champs who influence us and help us reflect on our leadership practices

Please rate and review us on iTunes, that helps others find out about our podcast. 

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.

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How Vision and Culture Impact Learning and Leadership


Episode #4: How Vision and Culture Impact Learning and Leadership

In this episode, we discuss how school leaders can use vision and culture together to impact learning and leadership in classrooms. We talk with a colleague about how she and others initiated two professional learning groups, one for reading and the other for making, where teachers and TOSAs explored, learned, and implemented instructional practices with students at the elementary level.

Shoutouts:

Shout Outs are our acknowledgment and thanks to folks who have helped us with this episode or who influence our thinking and inspire us to grow.

Please rate and review us on iTunes, that helps others find out about our podcast. 

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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Professional Learning and Vision


Episode #3: Professional Learning and Vision

In this episode, we talked with nine educators who attended the Rowland Unified School District Professional Learning Conference on April 21, 2018. We asked them questions related to Professional Learning and Vision.

E3 References

Rowland USD Professional Learning Conference pamphlet

Let’s Get Interactive

We would like to get you listeners involved in this conversation. Tweet us @BetweentheJohns and give us your thoughts on this question:

      • What are the conditions that need to be in place so that professional learning is powerful for you?

When you Tweet, be sure to use the #BTJConditions

Thanks so much for doing that for us, we plan to gather your ideas in our next episode.

Shoutouts:

Shout Outs this time around go to the educators that helped make the Rowland USD Professional Learning Conference happen and to the guests on this episode. Thank you for being part of our #PLN. Your insights, ideas, and leadership influence our thinking and broaden our perspective.

Dr. Julie Mitchell

Dr. Trisha Callella

Yousef Nasouf

Sonya Martinez

Danielle Caro

Tracy Do

Kristin Welch

Dr. Cindy Bak

Dr. Celia Munguia

Carlos Ochoa

Sarah Opatkiewicz

Dr. Kevin Despard

Please rate and review us on iTunes, that helps others find out about our podcast. 

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.

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How are you cultivating leadership in others?


Episode #2: How are you cultivating leadership in others?

In this episode, we talk about successes and challenges we have had related to cultivating leadership in others and we discuss how we are trying to be more intentional about leadership learning with our PLN. We interview Brandi Miller, Tech TOSA for the Rowland Unified School District, to learn how she is building leadership with classroom teachers. We also have friends give some shout outs to others who acknowledge their tribe.

E2 References

Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference,  @Gladwell

Maven, Connector, or Salesperson: What’s Your Archetype?

The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools,  @LizWiseman

Accidental Diminisher Poster

The Breakthrough Coach,  @MalachiPancoast

The Innovator’s Mindset,  @gcouros

Cotsen Art of Teaching

Cotsen Principal’s Technology Network

CUE18 Session: Principals’ Journeys in Scaling Tech Integration Across Schools  

Education’s Tipping Point: Crossing the Chasm,  @leilanicauthen

Sawubona, a Zulu Greeting,  @bridget3edwards

Tools Mentioned in E2

Pineapple Chart

Padlet

WeVideo

SeeSaw

Twitter

Voxer

Shoutouts:

Shout Outs this time around go to people and organizations we mentioned in E2. Thanks so much to each and every one of you for inspiring and encouraging us. Sawubona to you!

Rowland Unified School District

Jellick Elementary School

Rowland Elementary School

The Cotsen Foundation

Cheri Hogan

Tatiana Silva

Danielle vanSchijndel

Debbie Lew

Dr. GIlbert Navarro

Principal Compadres: Dr. Cindy Bak, Liz Leon, Julie Graham, Katy Sheyka

Brandi Miller

Brent Coley

Angela Maiers

Lani Endo

Tracy Delligatta

Michael Jephcott

Please rate and review us on iTunes, that helps others find out about our podcast. 

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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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

Please rate and review us on iTunes, that helps others find out about our podcast. 

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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