Baseball and School: Road Trip – Part 2

Baseball and School: Road Trip – Part 2 by Between the Johns Podcast

Episode #13: Baseball and School: Road Trip – Part 2 In this episode, we talk about the fun we had in Arizona watching baseball and we discuss how baseball is like a schooling.

Episode #13: Baseball and School: Road Trip – Part 2  

In this episode, we talk about the fun we had in Arizona watching baseball and we discuss how baseball is like a schooling. 

Intro for Episode 13 Bull Durham audio clip 

Segment 1: Manufacturing Results 

Segment 2: Changing the game plan for each batter/student 

Segment 3: Entrenched Traditional vs Innovation  MLB Video: Let The Kids Play 

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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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Road Trip – Part 1


Episode #12: Road Trip – Part 1

In this episode, we are on a road trip to baseball Spring training in Arizona. We talk about our drive to AZ and about our change to producing and publishing our show to the Anchor app. We also do a quick preview of Part 2.

Resources Mentioned in E12

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Embracing Failure


Episode #11: Embracing Failure

In this episode, we talk about embracing failure. We all fail and we need to be comfortable with failing if we are going to get better in our work. As we think about and set big goals, how can embracing failure help us achieve the outcomes we desire?

Resources Mentioned in E11

Dear Johns Segment

In this segment, we answer questions from our listeners. Feel free to DM us on our Twitter account, @BetweentheJohns

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Failure Resumé and Stickiness


Episode #10: Failure Resumé and Stickiness

In this episode, we discuss the concepts of failure resumé stickiness. Some of the questions we explore are:  What can we learn from our failures? Why are some ideas stickier than others?

Resources Mentioned in E10

Dear Johns Segment

In this segment, we answer questions from our listeners. Feel free to DM us on our Twitter account, @BetweentheJohns

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Dude, Where’s My Tribe?: Elevate Leadership Through Social Media PLNs


Episode #9: Dude, Where’s My Tribe?: Elevate Leadership Through Social Media PLNs

In this episode, we learn how educators across the country use social media PLNs to further their learning and practice. We discuss how these efforts elevate leadership for individuals and across school buildings.

Resources Mentioned in E9

    • Together We Are Better  Trust, T., Krutka, D. & Carpenter, J. (2016). “Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers. Computers & Education (102), 15-34.

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. We want to thank all of our friends who provided audio files about their use of social media for professional learning.

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It’s All About Relationships


Episode #8: It’s All About Relationships

In this episode, we discuss why building relationships in schools is so important.

Show Rundown:

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What Did You Learn This Summer – Part 2


Episode #7: What Did You Learn This Summer – Part 2

In this episode, we share our summer highlights, discuss the opening of school, and we review our summer homework on researching tools for GTD (Getting Things Done).

Tools and Websites Mentioned in E7

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Secret Weapon is a is “a free organizational methodology for both professional and personal aspects of life that re-organizes emails, ideas, and every to-do big and small into one system.”
    • A Malleable Mind is a website by Matthew Larson, a teacher in New Jersey, who shares his professional learning journey through blog posts, book summaries, and more.

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.

    • Martinez: I want to thank the @RascalPride office staff for doing a fantastic job getting everything ready to launch the school year and for welcoming our parents and students as they registered.
    • Staumont: Shout out to @JellickPTA. Man, am I lucky to have an awesome group of parents who are working to support our school.
    • Martinez: @RascalPride classroom teachers get a big shout out for embracing the idea that classrooms must be all about relationships with students. I can’t describe the thrill I feel when I visit classrooms. It has been a real treat and it is making a difference in the lives of our kids.
    • Staumont: I too want to give a shout out (we call them Kudos) to @Jellick_RUSD teachers. They kicked off the year in spectacular fashion.
    • Staumont: Finally, I want to give a shout out to you and my other principal buddies who help, collaborate and share ideas willingly and without hesitation. I am blessed to work with a great administration team.
    • Martinez: My last shout out is to our Superintendent, Dr, Julie Mitchell. She orchestrated a magnificent kick off for our certificated and classified staff focused on relationships, hope, and innovative learning for all.

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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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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

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