In this 96th episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Julie Hasson, the co-author of the amazing book, Unmapped Potential: An Educator’s Guide to Lasting Change. Julie has a unique perspective in education from multiple vantage points, she has been an educator, and administrator, and now trains future teachers as a college professor. Julie and Kelly have an incredible conversation about educational data and the best ways to use it. This is a great conversation with a brilliant educator and author, Juie Hasson. You are going to love this interview.
Julie is a third generation educator and a former public school teacher and principal. She is currently a professor at her alma mater, Florida Southern College, where she teaches graduate courses in educational leadership. When Julie is not teaching, she is doing qualitative research in schools, delving into educator expectations and impact. Julie is also a speaker, trainer and author of Unmapped Potential. Julie Hasson, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Coordinator for the Master of Educational Leadership at Florida Southern College.
Mentioned in this podcast:
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Julie’s book, Unmapped Potential: An Educator’s Guide to Lasting Change by Julie Hasson & Missy Leonard.
Books Kelly is reading and recommends:
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator’s Creative Breakthrough by Hope & Wade King
Culturize: Every Student Every Day. Whatever it Takes. by Jimmy Casas
Code Breakers: Increase Creativity. Remix Assessment. And Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas. by Brian Aspinall
Kelly interviews Joy Kirr, the author of the hot new book, Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Change for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom!
Joy Kirr is an amazing teacher and author. She was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 22nd year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t mind being known as a “Genius Hour Evangelist,” and enjoys the school year without grades.
This is a fantastic and energetic interview that is perfect for all teachers. Joy is absolutely brilliant.
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Joy Kirr’s book: Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Change for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom!
Joy’s website: http://joykirr.wixsite.com/portfolio
Joy’s reccomends the book: Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Our Children’s Learning by Peter Johnson
Joy reccomends the book:
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf, the authors of the hot, new, best-selling book, Lead Like a Pirate.
About the book, Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff:
Are You a Treasure Seeker?
Pirates are on a constant quest for riches, but PIRATE leaders seek even greater rewards: amazing schools, engaged students, and empowered educators who know they are making a difference. In Lead Like a PIRATE
, education leaders Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf map out the character traits necessary to captain a school or district. You’ll learn where to find the treasure that’s already in your classrooms and schools–and how to bring out the very best in your educators.
What does it take to be a PIRATE Leader?
- Passion–both professional and personal
- A willingness to Immerse yourself in your work
- Good Rapport with your staff, students and community
- The courage to Ask questions and Analyze what is and isn’t working
- The determination to seek positive Transformation
- And the kind of Enthusiasm that gets others excited about education
The ultimate goal for any education leader is to create schools and districts where students and staff are knocking down the doors to get in rather than out. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff, parents, and communities.
Are you ready to set sail?
Meet the Authors:
Shelley has served as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. Her highly respected work focuses on building leadership capacity through coaching, collaboration, and building a positive culture of change which leads to dramatic improvements in teaching and learning. She now works as a full-time partner in Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and is the co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators.
Beth is passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment for all… schools where students and staff are running to get in, not out! To do so, Beth seeks out fun and meaningful ways to interact with students and teachers so they are excited about coming to school. Wearing costumes, singing karaoke, or breaking out some original dance moves as she enthusiastically greets students each morning, or providing innovative learning time and celebrations for her staff so they feel rejuvenated and excited about teaching is common practice for Beth.
Beth Houf is a middle school principal in central Missouri. She also serves as a facilitator for the DESE Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. She has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, the Association for Middle Level Education National Conference and many state and local educational venues. She is also active in her local, state and national elementary principal associations. Beth has also been a guest lecturer at William Woods University, Westminster University and the University of Missouri. Beth was named a Missouri Exemplary New Principal in 2011 and the Missouri National Distinguished Principal for 2016.
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Kelly interviews George Couros, author of the book The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He is one of education’s most sought after speakers, and speaks on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of connectedprincipals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.
In the pre-roll Kelly talks about his students building books using MacBooks and iBooks Author, iPads and Book Creator, and Comic Life software by Plasq.
Also mentioned in this podcast:
George Couros’s book: The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity
George’s website: http://connectedprincipals.com
Jim Harmon’s book: Through Students Eyes
Reshan Richards’s book: Blending Leadership
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Kelly Croy interviews teacher and author Don Wettrick about his book Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level. Don offers great insight to how you can truly create a culture of innovation in your classroom. Don talks about how the idea for his book and creating an innovative classroom all began, and outlines steps you can take and identifies obstacles to avoid. Don states, “There is a big difference between consumers and producers. Genius hour is time to produce.”
Have you thought about writing and publishing your own book?
Would you like to speak at conferences and educational events?
Mentioned in the podcast:
Don’s book: Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level.
Daniel H. Pink’s book: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
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A.J. Juliani’s Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and PBL to Drive Student Success (Eye on Education)
Brain Rules by Dr. John Medina
Hero of a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The iPhone and iPad app: Voxer
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