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PMP:074 Growing Your Digital Leadership with Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones is principal of Tanana Middle School in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Principal Jethro Jones (left) has interviewed over 200 guests for his school leadership podcast


He is also the host of Transformative Principal Podcast. As NASSP’s Principal 2017 National Digital Principal of the Year, he was honored this month at the National Principal Conference in Philadelphia. I’ve known Jethro for years from connecting online and have had the privilege of meeting him in person.

In this podcast conversation, I ask him some probing questions, and we talk about dreams, passions, and goals for school leadership. We explore: Continue reading

Transformative Principal Interview, Part 2

Even with the rewarding moments of of being educators, I’m not sure I can imagine an occupation (unless it’s customer service reps or pastoring) that involves the inevitability of dealing with difficult situations or people. Slide1

In Part 2 of my conversation with Jethro Jones on his great podcast Transformative Principal, we take a deep-dive into the nitty gritty of managing tough conversations.

If you’re like me, you never look forward to those moments. But I’m sure you also have learned practical steps over time for minimizing some of the stress. Continue reading

Transformative Principal Interview, Part 1

Sometimes it is both challenging and encouraging to reflect on why you do what you do.
Slide1 Serving others can be both rewarding and disappointing at the same time, but there are lessons we learn along the way that help us grow.

This past week I was a guest on the podcast Transformative Principal, hosted by Principal Jethro Jones. We talked about the release of my book, Principal Matters and shared stories about our own experiences and lessons in school leadership.

The interview was posted in two parts, and this week I wanted share highlights from Part 1 (Episode 75). Click on the image or this link to listen. Continue reading