New Principal Academy! Episode 1 of 4

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Mark Wilson’s New Principal Academy begins it’s ninth year.  Our summer series to get off to a good start is LIVE each Tuesday in July at 10:00 AM.  Here’s the link to get register.

https://tinyurl.com/NewPrincipalAcademy

(Register once, you’re registered for the series.

The PPT slides from session one can be found here:  https://tinyurl.com/NewPrincipalOne

Each session we tackle five essential questions for the new principal.  In session one, we examined these:

 

  •  Who are you?
  • What is your job?
  • How do you get permission to do your job?
  • Do you understand WHY you can’t make change too quickly?
  • How do you “make it” as a principal?

mark.wilson.ga@gmail.com

principal-matters.com 

 

Social Justice Education & The School Leader: With Sherida Habersham and Cicely Lewis

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qgf6e-e2ae8f

Stephen Peters and Mark Wilson are the hosts and producers of Social Justice Education and The School Leader, a six-session series to support principals, assistant principals, and others as they prepare for the upcoming year. 

They are both lifelong educators, nationally recognized for their work as school leaders, and committed to supporting Georgia’s school leaders together. They have been friends and colleagues for over two decades and have joined together now to help leaders build schools where equity, justice, and opportunity define the climate and culture.

In this episode, they are joined by special guests Dr. Sherida Habersham and Cicely Lewis.   Dr. Habersham is “The Evangelist for Computer Science” and Cicely is the founder of the “Read Woke”movement, and the 2020 National School Librarian of the Year.  You can find more about them here: 

Dr. Habersham:   https://www.weimpacteducation.net/  

Cicely Lewis:  https://cicelythegreat.wordpress.com/author/mhsponyexpress/

Social Justice Education and the School Leader: With Jimmy Casas and Baruti Kafele

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-49uai-e1c68f

Our guests for episode two of SJE and the School Leader were Jimmy Casas and Baruti Kafele.     https://www.jimmycasas.com/      https://principalkafele.com/

 

Dr. Stephen Peters and I hosted the session, which you can hear in its entirety here!  

https://thepetersgroup.global/

Join our community of learners and learning at:  https://principal-matters.com/

Here are the three questions that served as a guide for our session.  Thanks for listening! 

Question One: 

In terms of Social Justice Education, how will your school be different because you lead it?

 

Question Two: 

As a school leader, how will you develop organizational structures that align with and support the new realities that our teachers, students, parents and communities face?

 

Question Three: 

How do you develop a culture of equity, justice, and anti-racism at your school?

SJE and TSL E1: Being A Champion for Social Justice

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rrqfx-e108d9

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Social Justice Education and The School Leader   is a multi-tiered effort to support school leaders in their work to lead school cultures of justice, equity and anti-racism.  

This effort includes a six-part series of web meetings between June 23 and July 28, 2020.  The series is produced and hosted by Stephen Peters and Mark Wilson.

This episode is FOUR of FOUR from a recording of the June 23 meeting, and answers the question, ”  What might I do to be a champion for equity and social justice?”

Guests from this meeting, and in this recording include:  Dr. Robbie Hooker, Dr. Linda Lumpkin, Liz Raeburn, and Amy Thornton. 

Stephen and Mark are the hosts and producers of these sessions. They are both lifelong educators, nationally recognized for their work as school leaders, and committed to supporting Georgia’s school leaders together. They have been friends and colleagues for over two decades and have joined together now to help leaders build schools where equity, justice, and opportunity define the climate and culture.

In partnership with these education organizations: Chattahoochee-Flint RESA, Coastal Plains RESA, CSRA RESA, First District RESA, Griffin RESA, Heart of GA RESA, Metro RESA, Middle GA RESA, North GA RESA, Northeast GA RESA, Northwest GA RESA, Oconee RESA, Okefenokee RESA, Pioneer RESA, Southwest GA RESA, West GA RESA.

SJE and TSL: Preparing Teachers To Discuss Social Justice and Anti-Racism

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4k38m-e108c4

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Social Justice Education and The School Leader   is a multi-tiered effort to support school leaders in their work to lead school cultures of justice, equity and anti-racism.  

This effort includes a six-part series of web meetings between June 23 and July 28, 2020.  The series is produced and hosted by Stephen Peters and Mark Wilson.

This episode is THREE of FOUR from a recording of the June 23 meeting, and answers the question, ”  How might I prepare my teachers to effectively discuss social justice and anti-racism with our students?”

Guests from this meeting, and in this recording include:  Dr. Robbie Hooker, Dr. Linda Lumpkin, Liz Raeburn, and Amy Thornton. 

Stephen and Mark are the hosts and producers of these sessions. They are both lifelong educators, nationally recognized for their work as school leaders, and committed to supporting Georgia’s school leaders together. They have been friends and colleagues for over two decades and have joined together now to help leaders build schools where equity, justice, and opportunity define the climate and culture.

In partnership with these education organizations: Chattahoochee-Flint RESA, Coastal Plains RESA, CSRA RESA, First District RESA, Griffin RESA, Heart of GA RESA, Metro RESA, Middle GA RESA, North GA RESA, Northeast GA RESA, Northwest GA RESA, Oconee RESA, Okefenokee RESA, Pioneer RESA, Southwest GA RESA, West GA RESA.

Social Justice Education and The School Leader: An Introduction to Our Work Together

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7d42n-e1083e

SJE_and_the_School_Leader_1__bliay.png

 

Social Justice Education and The School Leader   is a multi-tiered effort to support school leaders in their work to lead school cultures of justice, equity and anti-racism.  

This effort includes a six-part series of web meetings between June 23 and July 28, 2020.  The series is produced and hosted by Stephen Peters and Mark Wilson.

This episode is one of four from a recording of the June 23 meeting, and is an introduction to the work of Social Justice Education and School Leaders. 

Stephen and Mark are the hosts and producers of these sessions. They are both lifelong educators, nationally recognized for their work as school leaders, and committed to supporting Georgia’s school leaders together. They have been friends and colleagues for over two decades and have joined together now to help leaders build schools where equity, justice, and opportunity define the climate and culture.

In partnership with these education organizations: Chattahoochee-Flint RESA, Coastal Plains RESA, CSRA RESA, First District RESA, Griffin RESA, Heart of GA RESA, Metro RESA, Middle GA RESA, North GA RESA, Northeast GA RESA, Northwest GA RESA, Oconee RESA, Okefenokee RESA, Pioneer RESA, Southwest GA RESA, West GA RESA.

 

 

SJE and TSL: As a school leader, what is my role in promoting social justice at my school?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jpwfw-e108b0

SJE_and_the_School_Leader_1__bliay.png

 

Social Justice Education and The School Leader   is a multi-tiered effort to support school leaders in their work to lead school cultures of justice, equity and anti-racism.  

This effort includes a six-part series of web meetings between June 23 and July 28, 2020.  The series is produced and hosted by Stephen Peters and Mark Wilson.

This episode is TWO of FOUR from a recording of the June 23 meeting, and answers the question, ”  As a school leader, what is my role in promoting social justice at my school?”

Guests from this meeting, and in this recording include:  Dr. Robbie Hooker, Dr. Linda Lumpkin, Liz Raeburn, and Amy Thornton. 

Stephen and Mark are the hosts and producers of these sessions. They are both lifelong educators, nationally recognized for their work as school leaders, and committed to supporting Georgia’s school leaders together. They have been friends and colleagues for over two decades and have joined together now to help leaders build schools where equity, justice, and opportunity define the climate and culture.

In partnership with these education organizations: Chattahoochee-Flint RESA, Coastal Plains RESA, CSRA RESA, First District RESA, Griffin RESA, Heart of GA RESA, Metro RESA, Middle GA RESA, North GA RESA, Northeast GA RESA, Northwest GA RESA, Oconee RESA, Okefenokee RESA, Pioneer RESA, Southwest GA RESA, West GA RESA.

 

 

The Principal Show: Episode 11. Showcasing Our Seniors

In this episode, we look at ways to honor the Class of 2020.  Dr. Miki Edwards of Morgan County HS shares the “Secret Senior Sign” project.  Dr. Alan Long of Jefferson County HS and his staff have developed a plan to hold graduation on time as scheduled… in a creative way. Finally, Rick Shrewsberry of Herff-Jones shares the resources HJ has developed to help schools deliver a virtual graduation ceremony.

Contact information:

Miki Edwards:   miki.edwards@morgan.k12.ga.us 

Alan Long:   alan.long@gassp.org

Rick Shrewsbury:  RShrewsbury@herffjones.com 

Rick invites you to join an informational webinar tomorrow (April 10).  Here’s the link:

High School Principals Virtual Meeting 4/7/20

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yzxwa-d886f9

We had a virtual meeting to discuss what everyone is doing in light of COVID-19 in regards to graduation, prom, grades, etc…   People from all across Georgia came.  This is the recording of our conversation.

 

Guest Moderators:  Dr. Jim Finch, Principal, Mary Persons HS and President of GASSP

                   Dr. Alan Long, Principal, Jefferson County HS and Incoming Executive Director                                                         of GASSP

                   Dr. Mark Wilson, Principal-Matters

The New Principal Show! S2 E2: Support Your New Teachers.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xnzfz-97bf43

Support Your New Teachers

As we begin the new school year, one of the most important priorities for us as Ps and APs should be the successful introduction of new Ts to our building and especially new teachers to the profession.

You know the data points… that within five years, half of new teachers have left the profession.  You also know we are hiring from a deficit rather than from a surplus.  Once it was true that effective hiring was one of if not the most important actions a P could take.

NOW, you would do well to consider developing and retaining your Ts as a priority.  We can’t continue to work with new Ts as we did in the past.  We need a fresh new approach to support, nurture, and encourage our new Ts.

Let’s take a look at several scenarios for you as a P in regard to your new teachers and consider which of those set your Ts up for success and which of them set them up to have a more difficult year. 

In this episode, we look at ten different decisions that you as a P make regarding new teachers, and consider what those decisions do to encourage or discourage Ts as they begin their career.

Here we go!

  1.  Assignment of Classes/Courses:
  2.  Mentor Assignment
  3. Working with Colleagues
  4. Working with Parents
  5. Opportunity to Vent
  6. Feedback for Improvement
  7. Encouragement
  8. Duty Assignments
  9. First-Year Support? 
  10. Appropriate Onboard and Orientation

 

Thanks for listening!  

More resources for you!

 

Announcer for the New Principal Show!: Alex Johnson 

Music Licensed via Soundstripe:

Track Title: Little Unexpected Surprises

Artist Name(s): Cast Of Characters

The New Principal Show! S2 E1: Trust and the New Principal

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2bh7c-973d29

Trust and The Principal.

Q:   WHY do we always advise new principals to proceed gradually in bringing about change?

A:   Trust.

As Stephen Covey wrote, “change happens at the speed of trust.”  In this episode of The New Principal Show! we explore trust and the principal through these questions:

  • Trust and the Principal:  
  •  Internal:  Building Trust among your Faculty and Staff
  • External:  Earning Trust of Parents, Community, and Central Office
  • Personal:  Trusting Yourself to Lead:  (Confidence v. Fear;  The difference between confidence and arrogance)
  • What’d we learn?  Wrap up from each of us

Read more about Trust and The Principal here:  Trust and the Principal

Your The New Principal Show! hosts are:

Mark Wilson:  Teacher and Coach of Principals, (@MarkWilsonGA);

Octavius Mulligan:  Principal, Tesnatee Gap Elementary School; (@Dr_Octavius77)

Debra Murdock, Executive Director, Cherokee County Schools.  (@Warrior_Pal)

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More resources for you!

Announcer for the New Principal Show!: Alex Johnson

Music Licensed via Soundstripe:

Track Title: Little Unexpected Surprises

Artist Name(s): Cast Of Characters

Season Two Begins Tonight!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-af7au-9736f5

Tonight’s the night!

Join us here for the live show at 8PM EDT  Join the LIVE Show

BIG NEWS….

Tonight’s co-hosts are Octavius Mulligan and Debra Murdock.  They will be the co-hosts for ALL of the LIVE shows in this year’s series!  That will be great for you to get to know them better, to learn more from them, and for us to share with the live audience and for those on the podcast as well.
EQUALLY BIG NEWS…

In addition to the 10 LIVE shows, we will be posting PODCAST only 30-minute episodes this year as well.  During those 20 episodes, Mark will be talking one-on-one with a special guest and posting the convo here for you.

NONE of this is much fun unless someone uses it to support their work, so please know how grateful we are that you listen.

Hope to see you tonight LIVE or back here for the podcast after the show.

Thanks!
The New Principal Show! Team

The New Principal Show! August 13- Season Two Debut

Being a Principal is the greatest job ever!

AND, it’s really a challenge.

You need to be in conversation with other practitioners.  We provide the opportunity for you to do so without leaving your home.

The New Principal Show! is back for Season Two and begins on Monday, August 13.   From 8-9 PM at this link:  https://www.gotomeet.me/principal-matters

  • We have a LIVE show once each month;
  • Each live show is posted as a podcast the next day at https://thenewprincipalshow.podbean.com/
  • We have additional, new podcasts weekly at the same site.

At the LIVE shows, you have a chance to:

  • interact with other practitioners;
  • use the chat function to talk about topics via text;
  • use the microphone function to talk to others and literally join the conversation;
  • get support and encouragement from others who want you to be successful!

There’s no charge; we aren’t selling anything.  We just want you to do well.

Join us.  Details below, including the schedule for this year!

Season Two

 

© 2018.  Dr. Mark D. Wilson.  All Rights Reserved.

The New Principal Show! Season Two Begins August 13

We’re pleased to announce Season Two of “The New Principal Show!”, debuting on Monday, August 13.

Features for Season Two include:

  • Ten Live Shows. Once each month (from August through May), we will host a LIVE show, featuring guests, and providing an interactive opportunity for anyone who joins.  You can reach these shows by joining us at gotomeet.me/principal-matters at 8:00 PM, beginning on August 13.  (Full live show calendar listed below);
  • Twenty Additional Podcasts.    Each of our live shows is recorded and uploaded as a podcast at our podcast landing site,  thenewprincipalshow.podbean.com  This year we ALSO will be posting twenty additional pre-recorded podcasts for a total of 30 podcasts for this season!   Podcasts also are released on Mondays at 8:00 pm (EDT/EST).
  • We’ll be making releases of our guests in advance of each broadcast, and are excited about the opportunity thirty episodes gives us to have dozens of educational leaders on the show!  More details coming soon.

Join us on Monday, August 13 at 8:00 PM for the season premier.  It’s going to be fun!

© 2018.  Dr. Mark D. Wilson.  All Rights Reserved.

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Better Together: The Principal Experience

It’s amazing to hear principal-after-principal, independent of each other, talk about how they once “thought they could do it all” before realizing school leadership is better when done collaboratively.

It’s also a profession, requiring of you sound judgment in unpredictable situations.  You can learn a lot from others who have done, or are doing, the same job as you.

Don’t try do it all alone!

The position of principal can be lonely… but it doesn’t have to be, and it shouldn’t be!  Building networks with other colleagues can help inform your practice, keep you going when things are tough, and give you connections that help you better serve your school.

To support you in your work, please find the following episode of The New Principal Show! 

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Our guest hosts for episode five are quick to testify about the power of the principal making connections.  Stephanie Johnson is the Deputy Superintendent of the Georgia Department of Education and was the 2017 Georgia High School Principal of the Year (GASSP) and a finalist for National Principal of the Year (NASSP) for the work she led at Maynard H. Jackson High School in Atlanta (Atlanta Public Schools).

Jim Finch is the Principal of Mary Persons High School in Monroe County (Forsyth) and is the Vice-President of the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP).

Along with a live chat-audience, Stephanie, Jim, and Mark take time to talk about how and why the effective principal connects and how it’s beneficial for the progress of the school.

The New Principal and Instructional Leadership

When superintendents ask me if I know good candidates for principal positions, I always ask them what they’re looking for, but I know what they’ll say.

“We’re looking for… an instructional leader.”

With our focus on learning and student growth, it’s what you need to be to do what you need to do.

As the new principal, you’re a lot like a freshman in college.  Not only are you tasked with challenging work, but you’re getting acclimated to a new place, new people, and a new lifestyle.  Sometimes for that college freshman, the main thing can get swallowed up by lots of other adjustments.

The same thing can happen to you as a new principal.  That’s why it’s important to keep your focus on instruction and your leadership growth in that area.  To support you in that work, we hosted an episode of The New Principal Show! in season one with  amazing co-hosts Cindy Saxon and Casey Bethel to help you in your work as an instructional leader.  As we get ready for season TWO  of TNPS!, we are re-delivering you last year’s shows to get you back in the swing.  Please enjoy this one whenever you listen to podcasts!

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MW

© 2018 Mark D. Wilson

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Communication for the New Principal

We had an amazing show in season 1 of “The New Principal Show” on Communication.  As we get ready for the Launch of Season 2 in the coming days, we are reviewing last year’s shows, and are proud to share with you again Kevin Paul Scott, Jayne Ellspermann, and Octavius Mulligan’s conversation on communication for the school leader.

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Enjoy the show!

MW

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The First Work of The New Principal

Are you a new principal?  Maybe you aspire to be one.  Perhaps you were a new one LAST year (and now you know enough to be nervous!) ?

Wherever you might be on the continuum, we hope we can support your work here at Principal Matters!  As we move towards the upcoming Second Season of The New Principal Show!, we are sending out episodes from last year’s debut season.

This episode is one that emphasizes what to do when you’re new… when you’re first new.  Our guests for this episode are Garrick Askew, Amy Thornton, and Paul Shaw.  Please give it a listen as we get ready for the new season coming soon!

Enjoy!

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so many things

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You’re the Principal. Now What?!?

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Good news!  Season TWO of TNPS (The New Principal Show!) begins in a couple of weeks.  We are reposting episodes from season one as we get ready for the new season! During 2017-2018, we debuted “The New Principal Show”; this year, it’s going to be even bigger!

Enjoy this re-release of “The New Principal Show! Podcast: S1E1” and get ready for a big release about the NEW SEASON of the show, coming soon!

 

 

 

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