In this podcast Kelly interviews authors Rebecca Coda & Rick Jetter about their hot new book Dunk Tank. The official title of their book is: Escaping the School Leader’s Dunk Tank: How to Prevail When Others Want to See you Drown.
Both Rick & Rebecca are educational disruptors and forward thinkers with a passion to support ALL current & ALL future educational leaders (PK-20). Their mission and vision is simple: We must break the glass ceiling to eliminate the status quo to ensure equity for ALL students. Rebecca and Rick have both faced adversity in their careers and are willing to do whatever it takes to call out ALL the “elephants” in the educational room so that educators, political leaders, and industry innovators can leverage talent and work together to best serve kids.
About the book:
Have you ever felt as if a supervisor, coworker, or even your own school board was trying to sabotage you? No school leader is immune to the effects of discrimination, bad politics, revenge, or ego-driven coworkers. If you’ve ever worked in such conditions, you know that adversaries can make your job as a school leader miserable. But even if you’re lucky enough to be thriving in your current role, you’ve probably seen leaders whose careers have been tanked by difficult and demanding circumstances. You may even wonder from time to time, “Am I next?” In Escaping the School Leader’s Dunk Tank, Rebecca Coda and Rick Jetter interviewed superintendents, principals, and other educational leaders across the nation who have faced “dunk tank” situations. Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, the authors (who are dunk tank survivors themselves) equip school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive and, better yet, avoid getting “dunked.”
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Rick’s book: Sutures of the Mind: Unleashing the Power of Mindfulness in 30 Days While Rescuing Your Spirit
Rebecca’s most influential read: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy
Rick’s most influential read: Exploiting Children: School Board Members Who Cross The Line by Matt Spencer.
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