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This is the School Leadership Show. Learn everything you need to know to thrive in school administration. The School leadership show is where ordinary school administrators become extraordinary leaders. The only podcast dedicated to helping practicing and aspiring school leaders realize their potential, advance their careers, and achieve work-life balance, The School Leadership Show brings together the greatest minds from inside and outside of education to deliver you the insights and tools you need to succeed in school leadership.

This is the School Leadership Show. Learn everything you need to know to thrive in school administration. The School leadership show is where ordinary school administrators become extraordinary leaders. The only podcast dedicated to helping practicing and aspiring school leaders realize their potential, advance their careers, and achieve work-life balance, The School Leadership Show brings together the greatest minds from inside and outside of education to deliver you the insights and tools you need to succeed in school leadership.
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This is the School Leadership Show. Learn everything you need to know to thrive in school administration. The School leadership show is where ordinary school administrators become extraordinary leaders. The only podcast dedicated to helping practicing and aspiring school leaders realize their potential, advance their careers, and achieve work-life balance, The School Leadership Show brings together the greatest minds from inside and outside of education to deliver you the insights and tools you need to succeed in school leadership.

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Episodes

S2 E6 Interviewing and Hiring

9/23/2019
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Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea and I talk about interviewing and hiring teachers. Our conversation is based on a chapter in a new book by Jenn David-Lang and Kim Marshall - The Best of the Marshall Memo Book One: Ideas and Action Steps to Energize Leadership, Teaching, and Learning. Specifically we discuss strategies for spotting candidates, reviewing and updating hiring processes, and developing interview questions. Send your comments, questions, and show ideas to...

Duration:00:24:49

S2 E5 A Conversation with Elena Aguilar

9/16/2019
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Guest host Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea interviews author and consultant Elena Aguilar. Elena’s books - The Art of Coaching, The Art of Coaching Teams, and Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators - are must-reads for all school leaders. Jenn and Elena focus their deep and wide-ranging conversation on Onward. You can learn more about Elena and her work at her website (https://brightmorningteam.com/), on Instagram (elena_aguilar_writer, bright_morning_team), and on...

Duration:00:35:32

S2 E3 Transforming Education one Lever at a Time

1/11/2019
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Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea returns to the show, and we talk with Grant Lichtman about his new book Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education. This is an amazingly thought-provoking conversation about where we ought to be heading in education. The best way to reach Grant is at his website: http://www.grantlichtman.com/. You can reach Jenn through her website for The Main Idea (www.themainidea.net). She’s offered to send listeners of this episode a free summary...

Duration:00:42:09

S2 E4 Nerding out on Math Instruction

1/10/2019
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Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea returns to the show and we nerd out on the book Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had: Ideas and Strategies for Vibrant Classrooms by Tracy Johnston Zager. As two former math teachers this conversation is wide ranging and fun. Here’s a link to the companion website to the book that has a ton of resources. You can reach Jenn through her website for The Main Idea (www.themainidea.net). She’s offered to send listeners of this episode a free summary of...

Duration:00:35:20

S2 E2 Transforming the Curriculum Through Art

11/11/2018
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In this episode I sit down with Nicola Giardina, a museum educator, consultant, and founder of Inspiring Learners through Art. She has also recently published The More We Look, the Deeper it Gets: Transforming the Curriculum Through Art. Nicola and I talk about her approach to engaging students in higher level thinking through art using a framework that she developed called the Pyramid of Inquiry. You can learn more about Nicola and her work and find her book at her website:...

S2 E1 Education Policy - Where are we and where are we headed?

10/6/2018
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In this episode I sit down with Mike Petrilli, the president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and wildly prolific writer about education and education policy. We also talk about how policy can and and ought to policy into practice at the local level. I wanted to share a little more about Mike’s background from the Thomas B. Fordam Institute’s website because it is so impressive: [Mike is also a] research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, executive editor of Education...

Duration:00:30:23

#50 The Best Movies About School

9/3/2018
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This episode is a departure from our usual fare on the School Leadership Show. Today I sit down with Jack, a high school junior with an uncanny knowledge of film and pop culture. Jack is the co-host of The Everything Geek podcast (available in iTunes and @EveryGeekPod on Twitter), and he and I argue about the best movies where high school plays a central role in the story. Jack is one of the smartest and funniest humans I know. I hope you enjoy this back to school episode and that you have a...

Duration:00:37:53

#43 Dan Rockwell - The Leadership Freak

8/27/2018
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I found Dan Rockwell’s blog Leadership Freak (www.leadershipfreak.blog) through The Marshall Memo. And now I’m hooked. His short but powerful blog posts have become part of my daily routine. During this conversation, Dan and I talk about the origin of the blog and his ongoing work with leaders through workshops, seminars, and individual coaching sessions. Here are a couple of notes from his website just to reinforce what a big deal he is: Inc Magazine Top Fifty Leadership and Management...

Duration:00:31:15

#49 Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

8/20/2018
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In this episode sometimes co-host Dan White and I get into all things teams - how to build them, how to think about the larger context, and much more. Send your comments, questions, and show ideas to mike@schoolleadershipshow.com. Consider rating the podcast in iTunes and leaving a comment. And please pass the show along to your colleagues. If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the show, send me an email at mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.

Duration:00:34:19

#48 It's Worse Than You Thought

8/13/2018
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In this episode occasional co-host Dan White and I interview, Noah, a recent high school graduate about his experiences in a typical Upstate New York High School. Noah’s candid assessment of what works and what doesn’t in our classrooms is refreshing and compelling. And it’s certainly not all rainbows and unicorns. Send your comments, questions, and show ideas to mike@schoolleadershipshow.com. Consider rating the podcast in iTunes and leaving a comment. And please pass the show along to...

Duration:00:22:53

#47 Learning How to Learn with Dr. Barb Oakley

8/6/2018
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Dr. Barbara Oakley is an educator, writer, and engineer with one of the coolest backstories I’ve ever heard. She has become an expert on learning and her most recent book Learning How to Learn: A Guide for Kids and Teens is spectacular - so spectacular that my 16-year-old daughter was impressed. Barb and I have a wide-ranging conversation about her background, learning in general, a little bit about math instruction specifically, and her thoughts on how we can improve teaching and learning...

Duration:00:32:28

#46 50 Years of Polling about Public Education

7/30/2018
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In this episode I interview former Phi Delta Kappan Editor-in-Chief Joan Richardson. Joan is now in charge of polling for PDK and she has written an article on the 50-year history of the annual Kappan poll of U.S. attitudes toward public schools (http://pdkpoll.org/history). There is also a cool timeline compiling key findings from the last five decades of results, along with noteworthy events in the nation each year (http://pdkpoll.org/timeline). I had no idea about the origins of this...

Duration:00:25:24

High-Performance Instructional Leadership in 21 Days

7/26/2018
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A conversation with The Main Idea’s Jenn David-Lang and Justin Baeder, the author of Now We’re Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea returns to the show and we talk with Justin Baeder, the author of Now We’re Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership. Justin discusses his model for turning daily classroom visits into a powerful habit for instructional improvement. He offers a practical approach to mastering this...

Duration:00:47:55

You can present data better, really, you can.

7/19/2018
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Dr. Stephanie Evergreen's books, Presenting Data Effectively and Effective Data Visualization, are must-haves for any leader who uses data (and what leader doesn’t use data?). Stephanie and I talk about trends she’s seeing in the world of presentations and data visualization. We also get into her 1-3-25 report format, creating better handouts, qualitative data, and so much more. Below are a couple of the links that Stephanie mentions during the interview: Spectrum...

Duration:00:30:39

The Listening Leader - Why We Need a Whole Book About Listening

6/10/2018
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During this conversation, Jenn and I talk about Shane Safir’s 2017 book Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation. At the intersection of neuroscience, mindfulness, and equity is the need to be a listening leader. Safir creates a framework and makes a case for the transformative power of listening. As with all of the books that Jenn selects for The Main Idea, The Listening Leader has the perfect balance of the theoretical and the practical. You can reach...

Duration:00:36:03

Why we need to help our kids get friendly with failure?

5/13/2018
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During this conversation, Jenn and I talk with teacher and author Jessica Lahey about her 2016 book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So their Children Can Succeed. This is a wide-ranging discussion where we talk about so many topics like motivation and executive functioning, the critical time that is middle school, implications for teacher training, what school administrators can do to change mindsets about failure, the power of school culture, and so much more. The...

Duration:00:44:42

Are your teams as effective as they could be?

2/6/2018
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A conversation with Jenn David-Lang about The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities That Transform Schools, a book by Elena Aguilar. During this conversation, Jenn and I talk about her summary of the book The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities That Transform Schools, a book by Elena Aguilar. This book is packed with practical strategies for helping all of the teams you work with improve their effectiveness. It’s a great conversation, and as always, I’m...

Duration:00:43:41

Mindfulness Matters - Especially for School Leaders

12/23/2017
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During this conversation, Jenn and I talk about her summary of the book The Mindful School Leader: Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School, a book by Valerie Brown and Kirsten Olson. We both make a case for the need for school administrators to develop their own mindfulness practices. Science, stories, and strategies. It’s all here. And if you don’t think you have time for mindfulness practices, then you need them more than anyone. You can reach Jenn at her website for The Main...

Duration:00:41:46

Context-Based Leadership

11/30/2017
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In this episode veteran superintendent Dan White and I have a wide-ranging conversation about context-based leadership. Much of what we talk about is drawn from our many years of working with school leaders on the state, regional, and national levels. This is the first in a series of episodes with Dan related to the nuts and bolts of leadership in general and school leadership specifically based on our popular workshop Liquid Gold for Leaders: 30 Rules No One Has the Guts to Tell You. Enjoy...

Duration:00:35:45

It’s Time to be More Productive and Get Things Done

11/26/2017
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Jenn David-Lang makes her fifth appearance on the show. She still holds the record. And there’s a reason I keep talking to Jenn - I always learn so much. Jenn produces The Main Idea (http://www.themainidea.net/), a monthly summary of a current education book. Jenn has over 30,000 subscribers and has an incredible perspective on all things education. We talk about David Allen’s updated edition of his classic Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. We get into Allen’s...

Duration:00:41:45