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Introducing Yourself as Principal to New Staff

We got a great scenario from a podcast listener who needed to introduce herself to her new staff as principal. She said she was stuck between knowing exactly what to do and also being “paralyzed with indecision” about her first introduction. Here are our top three tips: 1. Write a more formal letter: Format your…

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An Argument Against State Testing During a Pandemic
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An Argument Against State Testing During a Pandemic

Schools all over the state of Missouri continue to try to meet the needs of their community during the pandemic in terms of the choice they can provide parents with educational platforms available (in person, virtual, hybrid, combination). Of course, there is no perfect scenario and all schools have struggled to balance demands from the…

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An Argument Against State Testing During a Pandemic
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An Argument Against State Testing During a Pandemic

Schools all over the state of Missouri continue to try to meet the needs of their community during the pandemic in terms of the choice they can provide parents with educational platforms available (in person, virtual, hybrid, combination). Of course, there is no perfect scenario and all schools have struggled to balance demands from the…

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Students need support when learning social emotional skills. And you know who else needs support when supporting students? THE TEACHERS. Student behaviors can take a toll on the culture of a staff, and it's our job as principals to help mitigate that to ensure a positive outcome. Check out this week's pod for more!
#themodernprincipal #studentbehavior #assistantprincipal #middleschool #newprincipal #futureprincipal #principalpodcast #teacherpodcast #specialeducation #mtss

IT. IS. HERE.

The Mastermind to end all Masterminds.

If you were like Karen and had no idea what that was, fear not. A mastermind is when a group of like minded leaders gather together to problem solve and leave with real and workable solutions. We will get everyone in the same room (aka Zoom) and become better from all of our voices.

Our first topic: All About Behavior

School-wide, Tier 3, Classroom Management, Student Crisis Plans…whatever you are struggling with when it comes to behavior in your building, bring it to the mastermind. Questions? Problems? Solutions? Bring them all!

We may have to cap the first group in order for it to be impactful, so if you are interested, sign up TODAY!

With it being our first Mastermind, we are offering a discounted rate ($39 for 1.5 hours of collab), so sign up for this one ASAP and join on the ground floor!

Click to our website >>>> Resources >>>> Mastermind and purchase your 'ticket' today–Or click the link in our bio.

#mastermind #educationalleaders #maesp #mistakes #modernprincipal #principalpd #naesp #momsasprincipals #principalsofinstagram #schooladministrator

Sometimes, this is your face.

And inside your face you are saying, 'What is this job I found myself doing?'

There are days that the walkie talkie is going off CONSTANTLY.

Every free human is being a caring adult to a student struggling with big feelings. Everywhere is something that needs your input. Needs your attention. Needs…Needs…Needs.

Can you relate?!

Hence the face. Take a deep breath and realize, you've got this. And it's okay to make this face while you 'got this'.

Listen to our pod this week on the systems you can design for moments just like this. It's never perfect, but it can get more predictable.

#behavior #schooladministrator #schoolsystems #help #kcepa #maesp #mistakes #modernprincipal #momsasprincipals #naesp #principalpd #principalsofinstagram

When you're experiencing high volumes of crisis-level behavior in your school, does your entire team know what to do? This week on the pod, Karen shared some *mic drop* knowledge about how the systems we create are typically formed during "normal" times FOR normal times, so it's natural that they may dissolve when there are crises. So what's a principal to do? Create systems for crisis, too! There's a whole portion of our pod devoted to this, but we also know we're not the end-all, be-all…. what are YOUR best systems tips when student behavior feels all-consuming? 👇. Drop your tips below!
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#themodernprincipal #studentbehavior #newprincipal #assistantprincipal #discipline #studentdiscipline #specialeducation #sped #behaviorplan #MTSS #PBIS #teachergram #behaviorteacher

Got behaviors? Got lots of behaviors? This week's pod is all about how to manage when it feels like there are more student crises than there are adults to respond to them. Let's take these next few weeks to go into winter break strong and come back in January even stronger!
#themodernprincipal #studentbehavior #behaviorplan #sped #specialed #assistantprincipal #newprincipal #futureprincipal #elementaryteacher #leadlap #gyto

Heading back into the work week after a great break! Karen laid low at home with lots of rest and walking and family time. Christy headed out of town to spend time with extended family and a wedding. One thing that made it even better?! We recently finished our LAST grad class! Now it’s just the dissertation left! 😅 Excited to get back to it this week and connect with you all!
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#themodernprincipal #gradschool #teacher #elementaryteacher #newprincipal #assistantprincipal #gyto #leadlap #servantleader

Just in time for Thanksgiving but important All. Year. Long! This week's pod is all about showing your staff gratitude. Our listener scenario is something we've all grappled with – as principals, we're putting out fires and sometimes get on auto-pilot. Even when we're aware that our staff are doing amazing things, we're not always intentional about telling them how much we appreciate it. This pod gives you no fewer than 12 tips for showing gratitude – but what are YOUR favorite ways to show staff!? 👇 Tell us below!
#themodernprincipal #elementaryteacher #principal #newprincipal #thanksgiving #sharegratitude #assistantprincipal #schoolleadership #schoolculture