Have you heard the PrincipalCast Podcast? We’ve recorded 5 episodes now on the following topics:
#1 Social Media and Facebook
#2 Social Media in the School District
#3 You know you’re a connected educator when…
#4 Observing and Evaluating Teachers in the 21st Century
#5 Evaluations and Observations
You can find PrincipalCast on iTunes or on Stitcher/Beyond Pod for Android. If you watch us live (Sundays at 8:30pm CST) on teachercast.tv you can also chat with us in the live chat box or using the twitter hashtag #principalcast.
This Sunday we are inviting our first guest to the show and we are going all out by having Todd Whitaker join us. We are excited to talk to him about his newest book coming out this month, The Secret Solution. Do you have a question you want us to ask him? Share your question with us HERE.
Podcasts have been a great tool for my personal professional learning, because it’s so easy to download and just listen while I’m getting ready in the morning, cleaning the house, walking the dog or in the car. I share with you several of the podcasts that I listen to on my Podcasts Page. For several years I enjoyed listening to the Practical Principals podcast, was sad that it discontinued and that I couldn’t really find any other podcast with principals that filled that void.
Principal Theresa Stager invited me to help her start a Principals Podcast, which we also invited Principal Dr. Spike Cook in on. Our first live podcast was quite interesting with many tech glitches, so Jeff Bradbury at TeacherCast.net offered to pick us up under his broadcasting network.
You can now find the #PrincipalCast Podcast live every Sunday night at 8:30 PM CST on teachercast.tv. You can join in the discussion on the chat box of that site or tweet using #principalcast in your tweet.
Each week we will be using the following format for our agenda:
- What’s been happening?
- Question from the newbie (new principal) or a hot topic for principals.
- Something awesome
- Keeping Current
- Principals to Follow on Twitter
You can find the #Principalcast Podcast at principalcast.com Other ways to follow/connect with the podcast:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use the hashtag #principalcast on Twitter
- Follow @PrincipalCast on Twitter
Teacher evaluations are a necessary component of every administrators job. Managing the teacher evaluation process is quite time consuming for administrators. Recently I recorded a podcast at Eduleadership Radio with Justin Baeder and another guest principal, Chuck Bell. It was a great opportunity to learn about the process in other states and learn some great tips from them as well. You can download the podcast here. This new series of podcasts with Justin Baeder are off to a great start, so I hope you’ll join in me in subscribing to them on iTunes to continue learning from other great principals.
As a side note-recording a podcast was more nerve-wracking than I thought! I wonder how many times I said “ummm?”