Jon Harper is the host of the My Bad Podcast on BAM Radio Network and an Assistant Principal. You can find him on Twitter at @jonharper70bd.

  • Why Jon’s school calls their classrooms families.

  • Meetings are meant to build trust, loves, and empathy.

  • Activities with kids to build trust, show vulnerability.

  • QTIP - Quit Taking it Personally

  • Learn people’s stories.

  • You can’t feel what they feel, but you have an understanding of who they are.

  • Lead by example.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Share some of your flaws with a teacher or a student.

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

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