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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 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...

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...

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

Stop wasting your time on ineffective coaching practices - strategies for making the most of your work with teachers

3/20/2017
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Jenn David-Lang makes her fourth appearance on the show. She now 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 Paul Bambrick-Santoyo’s new book Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers. We get into Paul’s model for coaching...

Duration:00:44:52

Are you organized yet?

2/15/2017
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My favorite Professional Office Organizer, Kacy Paide, and I go a second round on getting and staying organized. Kacy shares many strategies and tips to help us all get our acts together. From the perils of too many systems to the power of structures, we get into lots of areas of organization and productivity. Kacy and I talked about the following resources during the interview: Evernote software to organize and retrieve your stuff electronically:www.evernote.comDebbie Millman’sDesign...

Duration:00:45:46

Enough with the Eye-Rolling - Educating and Parenting Teenage Girls

8/13/2016
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Parenting and educating teenagers can be challenging. Teenage girls can take that challenge to a whole new level. In this episode Jenn David-Lang and her Husband Tim David-Lang and I discuss Lisa Damour’s 2016 book Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood. Not many books have had the impact on my thinking, my work, and my parenting that this one has had. Jenn, Tim, and I have a lively conversation about what we learned from the book and our own...

Duration:00:45:44

Winter Horseshoes and School Improvement

5/16/2016
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In this episode I interview Brad and Genevieve Ermeling, two experienced educators who have collaborated on the bestselling book Teaching Better: Igniting and Sustaining Instructional Improvement. I loved talking with this husband and wife team about everything from what works in changing practice to mistakes and pitfalls administrators can avoid. The depth of their collective experience in teaching, learning, research, and school improvement is impressive. Information about Brad and...

Duration:00:41:32

Social Emotional Learning - The Other Side of the Report Card

4/19/2016
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In this episode I interview Dr. Maurice Elias, an accomplished author and professor of clinical psychology and clinical health at Rutgers University. He is also the director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab, and Academic Director of The Collaborative, Rutgers' Center for Community-Based Research and Service. Maurice and I talk about the importance of social emotional learning and character development, particularly when it comes to adolescents. We get into emotional...

Duration:00:34:59