Today, I talk again with Jon Laffoon about the big changes you can make in a school and how to make them. 

 

This was part of the Transformative Leadership Summit, which if you didn't get, it's not too late. Over 40 amazing educational leaders came together to teach you how to be an awesome leader. The Summit is over, but you can still get access by buying the All Access Pass.


New Episode of @TrnFrmPrincipal


Listen as I reflect on the Transformative Leadership Summit, which ends August 15, 2016. This is in my mastermind, which you can contact me about joining. 

 

It's not too late to catch some awesome videos. You can even get the All Access Pass.

 


New Episode of @TrnFrmPrincipal


This episode is the Live Q&A that Daniel and I did for the Transformative Leadership Summit this week. I hope you enjoy it. 

The Transformative Leadership Summit launched last Monday. Please, join me! Click HERE to register for Free Access to over 40 amazing education leaders who are ready to make your school the best ever! You don’t want to miss any of these amazing interviews. They’ll be online for 48 hours only! Get in here!

You can even get college credit for your participation in the Summit! 

Here's the schedule: 

08/01/2016 Monday: Launch party, Will Parker, Brad Gustafson - Expired
08/02/2016 Tuesday: Kimberly Miles, Jeff Zoul, and Daniel Bauer - Expired
08/03/2016 Wednesday: Kendra Washington-Bass, Kyle Palmer, Robert Dillon - Expired
08/04/2016 Thursday: Live Q&A, Jennifer Abrams, Jonathon Wennstrom - Expired
08/05/2016 Friday: Amy Fast, Jethro Jones, Glenn Robbins - Expired
08/06/2016 Saturday: Geri Parscale, Anne Beninghof, Mike Kelly
08/07/2016 Sunday: Bill Ziegler, Clayton Reedie, Vicki Davis
08/08/2016 Monday: Mary McMahon, Doug Timm, Mark Modesti
08/09/2016 Tuesday: Justin Baeder, Neil Gupta, Mike Anderson
08/10/2016 Wednesday: Don Wettrick, Emily Drake, Damon Hargraves
08/11/2016 Thursday: Jen Gonzalez, Eric Connor, Paul Erickson
08/12/2016 Friday: Rob Carroll and Stacey Keown, Erika Mortensen and Christina Lufrano and Rosa Isiah
08/13/2016 Saturday: LaVonna Roth, Marlena Gross-Taylor and a surprise guest!
08/14/2016 Sunday: John Linney, Sean Gaillard and one other surprise guest to close out the conference!
08/15/2016 Closing Keynote with Jethro and Daniel

This Summit is EPIC! Sign up today!

 


New Episode of @TrnFrmPrincipal


TOMORROW! The Transformative Leadership Summit launches. Please, join me! Click HERE to register for Free Access to over 40 amazing education leaders who are ready to make your school the best ever! You don't want to miss any of these amazing interviews. They'll be online for 48 hours only! Get in here!

 

Rachel Yanof started the Phoenix Collegiate Academy with the express intent to get all the students to college. I hope you enjoy this interview, as I sure did.

  • Set a huge goal so failure was not an option.
  • The huge goal supported the day-to-day decisions.
  • Pushed ourselves to see if we are on track.
  • AP classes as freshman.
  • Small School - individualized and small group instruction.
  • Only inviting kids to Saturday school and after school who needed the specific skills.
  • More time - 1 hour in school longer - if used well, can be a huge benefit for the students.
  • NWEA MAP Assessment - research into college preparedness.
  • 75th percentile is the goal.
  • Saturday school - get as specific as possible while still managing numbers.
  • Does cost extra money - spend the resources to make the maximum impact on our students.
  • We know we need to offer X, we have the means to offer Y.
  • Governing board sponsors teacher appreciation each month.
  • Finding other ways to show teachers you appreciate them.
  • Videos of kids thanking their teachers.
  • Pay-for-performance fund
  • Is this scalable?
  • Haven’t figured out the challenge of hiring on mission in a larger setting.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Find that thing that you’re willing to live and die for and then tell everyone!

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New Episode of @TrnFrmPrincipal


In just one week, the biggest and best leadership conference for educational leaders starts! Please join me to hear from over 30 experts in leadership and education as we set the stage for our best school year ever! CLICK HERE to sign up.

Rachel Yanof started the Phoenix Collegiate Academy with the express intent to get all the students to college. I hope you enjoy this interview, as I sure did.

  • First time I confronted the idea that kids could go to a college or not.
  • Trusting the system could make it so the kids don’t get what they need.
  • Building Excellent Schools
  • 97% receiving free and reduced lunch. 90%+ minority
  • Find families through being in their area
  • Every parent has dreams for their child.
  • Homework
  • Overcommunicate
  • Parents need to be involved in education, active participant.
  • Mandatory parent orientation, come to us or we will come to you because it is that important that you are part of the team.
  • Homework is assigned every night.
  • Not a secret what is happening in school.
  • Perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline, endurance. PRIDE Report - Tracking positive and negative consequences at school.
  • Parents come in every quarter for conferences. 100% participation in conferences.
  • Flipped model in the high school.
  • Communication-focus in lower grades.

Don't forget to sign up for the Transformative Leadership Summit which starts in just one week! Don't miss any of the awesome presenters including LaVonna Roth, Jennifer Abrams, Neil Gupta, Glenn Robbins, Vicki Davis, and many more! CLICK HERE to sign up!

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Assistant Principal Dr. Amy Fast explores the responsibility of our schools to focus on the mission, not the mandates.

 

  • Microbehaviors
  • Google Forms 6–8 questions
  • Created statements based on national student Gallup poll
  • hopeful
  • teachers care
  • connection to one staff member
  • have friends
  • I feel like I matter
  • have you ever experienced discrimination?
  • Would you report something bad that happened?
  • Big changes around professional development
  • what we do in schools has a lot more to do with mindset rather than skill set
  • Simple ideas are the most profound
  • Exit slips from teachers were more personal approaches
  • Changing teachers’ mindsets
  • What’s best for students is what’s best for teachers
  • Collaboration
  • How to be a transformative Principal? Teachers need to feel like they matter and feel hopeful about their future. Give staff a voice and let them know on a daily basis how much they matter. Let’s not fill their cups because they need to be there for kids, but because they are human.
  • fastcranny@gmail.com @fastcranny

 

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It's the Mission with Amy Fast Transformative Principal 132


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Assistant Principal Dr. Amy Fast explores the responsibility of our schools to focus on the mission, not the mandates.

  • Educators are humanitarians at heart
  • NCLB made me a better teacher, but it got warped
  • Focus vs. tunnel vision
  • Venn diagram of academic achievement, soft skills, and internal drive
  • Need everyone in schools to bring their A game every single day!
  • Need to measure every single circle
  • What we test gets taught
  • How do we measure that success?
  • Soft skills - measured through observation, should be part of curriculum.
  • Measuring motivation - identify the constructs of motivation: purpose, autonomy, choice, rigor
  • Student survey via google forms
  • Want to know more about you than just your test scores
  • Staff didn’t know them as individuals.
  • Non-anonymous survey. Coded the data
  • Created a high flyer list of kids who didn’t have a high connection to the school. 100 kids who were the most disconnected.
  • Hard to measure the intangibles? Just ask the kids!
  • Measuring the right things

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