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Welcome to The Modern Principal, a collection of thoughts to redefine the role of leadership in our schools. We use our voice to steer the new generation of those invested in education to see themselves as leaders regardless of their title. We shape education through practical problem solving, real relationships, and system solutions.

Students are the core of every decision made, but we also find fault in the saying ‘students’ needs over adults’.’ We don’t believe it’s an either / or conversation. Quality school leaders make it a priority to connect, serve and guide the adults in the building to achieve greatness for our students. This is a Modern Principal.

Our mission is to work with building and district leaders to face the real problems in our schools today head-on, stay connected in the process and inspire others to be the leaders our schools need!

What even is attendance anymore? We came from a world of perfect attendance awards then to a world where we forced students to stay home for two weeks or more when they had a runny nose. So, what do we need to do in our schools with attendance now that we are in this new era? Check out the pod and put your best attendance ideas here! 👇
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We spent the evening recording quite a few more pods for everyone! We even have a special guest duo that we just KNOW will be helpful to those of you in buildings right now 😉

We want to hear from you before we record our next batch.

What topics are 🔥🔥🔥 for you right now that you want us to tackle? Shout below 👇

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I saw a twitter chain this week that called for teachers to share what they need from administrators to help feel more supported. A LOT of the tweets were about having their back with parents, asking what was needed and truly listening.

Another comment stuck out to me, too. A few teachers wanted their administrators to STAY in their room. Longer than just the 10 minutes it takes to do a walk through. They want the principal to see a full lesson in entirety. Be an extra set of teaching hands when a student is stuck on a concept. Be the support to a dysregulated student so the teacher can continue on with the lesson. Our teachers work HARD. They want you to see that for yourself. And then use what you see to advocate. Whether that be a need for more support, more time to plan, or simpy more kudos for the job they are doing.

We thought that was pretty powerful. What do you think?

Teachers–agree or nah? Principals–weigh in!🎙️ 🔍 #modernprincipal #momsasprincipals #principalpd #maesp #naesp #kcepa #teacherpd #principalsofinstagram #igprincipals #schooladministrator #kcladygang #kcbloggers #kcinfluencer #igkansascity #kansascitygirl

AmIright?! or AMiRIGHT?!

Think back to when you were the new person as a team–whether it was as a teacher, support staff, etc. What did the leaders at your building / district do to make you feel connected? 👯

Or if they didn't, what do you WISH would have happened to bring you into the team? 💟

Comment below! 👇 👇

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Here's a pic of us at the Missouri State Capitol. Why do we post a pic of us at the Capitol you may ask?

Well everyone, laws impact education. Especially state and local laws. A LOT. And this week we did a brief intro of the principal's role in Special Education and laws and regulations (or lack thereof) drastically impact the work we do for our students with special needs.

So, another role as the leader of your school is to make sure you take action and be the voice for those that cannot speak up.

Stay informed, call your local legislatures and VOTE. 🗳️ 🗳️

What help can we provide you to be the voice for change in education? ✍️ 👇
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This week on the pod, we dip our manicured toes into the world of Special Education. Principals are expected to be the most knowledgable in their building on nearly everything.

Seriously impossible.

But, one area principals feel vastly unprepared to lead that we hear over and again, is with Special Education.

While you cannot know everything about Special Education (and this pod won't grow that bank by more than 15 minutes of content), you do have a responsibility to learn.

Listen to the pod as we focus in on the systems that can be put into place for you to learn, be involved and aware of all things relating to SPED in your building. Make sure everyone stays focused on the child and not the process.

LINK IN BIO TO POD.

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