This is a tad late for most principals, since the end of the school year has already arrived, but the PrincipalCast crew enjoyed a great conversation with Curt Rees about the end of the school year for principals.
He offered suggestions and tips for ending the school year on a positive note. He suggests that principals get as much information to the teachers
as possible before leaving for the summer. He works very hard to get the schedule, class lists, and as much other planning for the new school year completed.
Curt encourages teachers and administrators to learn as much as possible over the summer. As for Curt, he will be continuing his Doctoral program at University of Kentucky, participating in chats through twitter, and doing lots of reading. He also suggests that educators spend time eating correctly and exercising to avoid the “end of the school year” burn out.
You can check download the podcast in your podcast app or check it out in its entirety on youtube:
Innovation and Leadership: Strategies & Tips from Three Authors
Mark Barnes, Bill Sterrett, and Michael Fisher
On Sunday, May 4th, join the @PrincipalCast team (including@DrSpikeCook @PrincipalStager) for an interactive discussion on the TeacherCast network with three @ASCD authors (@markbarnes19@fisher1000 and @billsterrett ) as they discuss learning, innovating, and leading in education. If you have never listened to the podcast, we broadcast live at 8:30 pm CST on teachercast.tv. If you cannot listen live then you can download the podcast at itunes or elsewhere for your android (I use the app BeyondPod).
Author Mark Barnes (@markbarnes19) is a 20-year classroom teacher and the author of The Five Minute Teacher: How do I maximize time for learning in my classroom?
Mike Fisher (@fisher1000) is and instructional coach and educational consultant and the author of Digital Learning Strategies: How do I assign and assess 21st century work?
Bill Sterrett (@billsterrett) is an educational leadership professor, former principal and middle school science teacher and the author of Short on Time: How do I make time to lead and learn as a principal? Bill spoke on an earlier PrincipalCast (#13) about time management and joins us again today to focus on collaborative and innovative leadership.
For more about the ASCD Arias series: http://www.ascd.org/ascdarias/home.aspx
If you haven’t already heard it, here is the Google Hangout PrincipalCast Podcast with Todd Whitaker! It’s an hour of great discussion with Todd about keeping healthy, teacher morale, What Great Principals Do Differently, Dealing with Difficult Teachers, The Secret Solution and much more!
If you don’t have time to sit and watch the hangout you can find the podcast in iTunes or in BeyondPod (for my android friends).
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.