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Principal Matters: The School Leader's Podcast with William D. Parker

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William D. Parker from the Principal Matters Blog reveals his school leadership strategies, insights from other leaders, and practical tips so that you can have the tools to achieve your own goals. Rediscover healthy motivation, resolve conflicts and challenges, maximize your communication, grow your instructional abilities, and learn to streamline responsibilities—all while creating raving fans among your team members, students, parents, and patrons. William is currently Principal of Skiatook High School near Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a former teacher of the year, the 2012 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year, and author of the recently released book, Principal Matters, he is also a blogger, musician, and speaker. He and his wife Missy are the proud parents of four children: 3 girls and 1 boy. When he is not serving his school and family, he is a sought-after keynote speaker for principal conferences and leadership seminars. He has learned to leverage his lessons through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, eBooks, self-publishing, seminars, and online newsletters. Listen in for motivation to create incredible momentum in your school community.

William D. Parker from the Principal Matters Blog reveals his school leadership strategies, insights from other leaders, and practical tips so that you can have the tools to achieve your own goals. Rediscover healthy motivation, resolve conflicts and challenges, maximize your communication, grow your instructional abilities, and learn to streamline responsibilities—all while creating raving fans among your team members, students, parents, and patrons. William is currently Principal of Skiatook High School near Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a former teacher of the year, the 2012 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year, and author of the recently released book, Principal Matters, he is also a blogger, musician, and speaker. He and his wife Missy are the proud parents of four children: 3 girls and 1 boy. When he is not serving his school and family, he is a sought-after keynote speaker for principal conferences and leadership seminars. He has learned to leverage his lessons through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, eBooks, self-publishing, seminars, and online newsletters. Listen in for motivation to create incredible momentum in your school community.
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William D. Parker from the Principal Matters Blog reveals his school leadership strategies, insights from other leaders, and practical tips so that you can have the tools to achieve your own goals. Rediscover healthy motivation, resolve conflicts and challenges, maximize your communication, grow your instructional abilities, and learn to streamline responsibilities—all while creating raving fans among your team members, students, parents, and patrons. William is currently Principal of Skiatook High School near Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a former teacher of the year, the 2012 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year, and author of the recently released book, Principal Matters, he is also a blogger, musician, and speaker. He and his wife Missy are the proud parents of four children: 3 girls and 1 boy. When he is not serving his school and family, he is a sought-after keynote speaker for principal conferences and leadership seminars. He has learned to leverage his lessons through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, eBooks, self-publishing, seminars, and online newsletters. Listen in for motivation to create incredible momentum in your school community.

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English


Episodes

PMP157: Preparing for the Start-of-School Year

7/10/2019
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Jenny is a returning student at her high school. She has a part-time job which keeps her up late most nights. When she arrives late to school, she has already missed breakfast and she’s tardy. She stands in a long […]

Duration:00:29:22

PMP156: 6 Tips for Managing School-Wide Changes

7/3/2019
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When my family recently visited the Rocky Mountain National Park, we enjoyed drives through snow-peaked mountains. But my 13-year old son, Jack, was most excited about hiking and climbing. One morning, we gathered the family by Shadow Mountain Lake, and […]

Duration:00:26:15

PMPEncore077: Four Tips for Parents as Principals

6/26/2019
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Two years ago, my oldest daughter graduated from the high school where I was principal. When she headed off to college that fall, it was a mix of celebration and grief on my part. Recently, Jen Schwanke and I co-hosted […]

Duration:00:16:12

PMPEncore028: Four Reasons Your Vacation Matters

6/19/2019
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This week’s post is an encore episode I shared a couple of years ago. Since I’m enjoying some vacation, I thought I would remind you why your time away from school may help you better serve your school. Regardless of […]

Duration:00:13:55

PMP:Encore090 Branding Your School with Marlena Gross-Taylor

6/12/2019
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When I was in junior high school, everyone on my basketball team wore Converse high-tops. Yes, that means I’m officially from the 70’s! I’ll never forget mine: They were the color of golden-rod, and I was so proud of them that […]

Duration:00:26:22

PMP155: Parenting as Principals – Do’s and Don’ts, Part 2

6/5/2019
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A few years ago, we had a lockdown drill at the high school where I was principal. Local police had called to say they were aware of a potential threat against our school on social media. They were locating the […]

Duration:00:29:42

PMP154: Parenting as Principals – Do’s and Don’ts, Part 1

5/30/2019
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Oklahoma has experienced its share of storms and severe weather this spring. The other day, our family was sitting in our storm closet as sirens were sounding at 6:30AM. Afterwards, I was driving my seventh-grade son, Jack, to school. As […]

Duration:00:28:14

PMP153: Maintaining Balance and Focusing on What Matters, Part 2

5/22/2019
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When Principal Jen Schwanke was talking to one of her teachers about the importance of balance, her teacher asked an honest question. “Why should I do this when you don’t?” Jen realized then that she had been modeling bad habits […]

Duration:00:29:52

PMP152: Maintaining Balance and Staying Focused on What Matters

5/15/2019
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We just celebrated Mother’s Day. This time of year is a good reminder that our families play such an important role in our lives outside of school. No matter how many principals I visit, one conversation comes up often: how […]

Duration:00:27:51

PMP151: Hiring & Retaining High Quality Teachers, Part 2

5/8/2019
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Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of visiting Norman High School, in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Scott Beck was recently named Oklahoma’s High School Principal of the Year, and I wanted to touch-base with him and tour his school. From […]

Duration:00:31:29

PMP:150 Hiring High Quality Educators, Part 1

4/24/2019
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Recently, the teachers at Indian Run Elementary, in Dublin, Ohio, organized a “Flash TACO bar” – a spontaneous buffet meal where they shared great food and fun together. As principal of the school, Jen Schwanke reflects on the joy and […]

Duration:00:33:34

PMPEncore109: The Power of One Caring Adult with Josh Shipp

4/17/2019
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A few years ago, I sat across my desk from a student whose father had abandoned him and left the state. A family in our community had taken in the young man, and our school had been in contact with […]

Duration:00:32:38

PMP:149 Managing Adult Conflicts, Part 2

4/10/2019
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Spring time is here, and the landscape is green with new growth. Ironically, my wife told me that by the spring of each school year, she has decided that our marriage is falling apart, our kids all need counseling, and […]

Duration:00:29:49

PMP:148 The “Why’s” and “How’s” of Managing Adult Conflict

4/3/2019
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One of the biggest surprises for school new school leaders may be the conflicts that arise with adults. Whether you are encountering conflicts with parents, colleagues or community members, these situations can be difficult to manage. Even experienced principals will […]

Duration:00:31:43

PMP:147 Providing Focused Professional Development

3/27/2019
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When you think about providing professional development, do you feel stressed or excited? For many principals, providing professional development can be a daunting task. The good news is that professional development can become something that is meaningful and enjoyable when […]

Duration:00:30:33

PMP:146 Good Habits for Balancing Priorities

3/20/2019
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Have you ever felt overwhelmed in trying to balance priorities? If you’re like me, you can probably think of more than once where student discipline, parent concerns, and teacher feedback provided you more tasks than you could complete in a […]

Duration:00:31:20

PMP:145 Promoting a Culture of Trust – Part 2

3/13/2019
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When is the last time you heard the following words? “We do what’s best for kids.” Of course, we want school leaders to do what is best for students. But we also want to provide a place where adults feels […]

Duration:00:26:18

PMP:144 Building and Maintaining Positive School Culture

3/6/2019
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Cultivating a positive school culture is a lot like tending a garden. When you have tilled the soil, pulled the weeds, and watered your plants, your work is not finished. You will need to take the same steps again soon […]

Duration:00:28:39

PMP:143 Learning for ALL with Dr. Garth Larson

2/27/2019
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When Garth Larson was asked to move from secondary administration to become an elementary principal, he was curious if he could be an effective leader at that level. But his work in early-education combined with his years in secondary education […]

Duration:00:30:35

PMP:Encore027 Ten Tips for Interviewing for an Education Opening

2/21/2019
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It’s that time of year again for hiring and job searches! Whether you are conducting an interview or being interviewed, I have found some common expectations anyone should have when walking into an education interview. If you are looking for […]

Duration:00:14:03