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Educational Leadership is an ever-evolving opportunity to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of students, parents, and the community. Join Dr. Rob Jackson for conversations and reflections on improving Educational Leadership from the Classroom to the Boardroom and beyond.

EdLeader Dr. Rob Jackson

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 25 Ratings

Educational Leadership is an ever-evolving opportunity to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of students, parents, and the community. Join Dr. Rob Jackson for conversations and reflections on improving Educational Leadership from the Classroom to the Boardroom and beyond.

    Pathway to the Principalship featuring Dr. Carrie Tulbert

    Pathway to the Principalship featuring Dr. Carrie Tulbert

    The pathway to the principalship is paved with passion, purpose, planning, and practice. Dr. Carrie Tulbert, 2014 North Carolina State Principal of the Year, joins Dr. Jackson to share her journey to the principalship, how she supports Assistant Principals in their professional growth, and strategies for Principals in supporting their teammates in their own leadership journeys.

    Dr. Carrie Tulbert is currently in her 13th year as a middle school principal. She has led schools that truly run the gamut of student populations and sizes. A former North Carolina Teaching Fellow, Dr. Tulbert is a graduate of Meredith College with her Bachelor's Degree in English; a Master's Degree in School Administration from Gardner Webb University, and an Educational Specialist degree and Doctoral degree from Wingate University. Her greatest honor is being a mother of 2 sons. She passionately believes in public school and its power to transform students' lives. She also truly believes that being a principal is the BEST job in education! She is the 2014 North Carolina Principal of the Year, and she has served on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals' Association for 5 years.

    Dr. Tulbert previously joined Dr. Jackson along with three other State Principals of the Year on a special two-episode mini-series on the EdLeader podcast to discuss recent research on the impact of principals.

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    • 36 min
    Science of Reading: Literacy Knowledge - What Every EdLeader Should Know

    Science of Reading: Literacy Knowledge - What Every EdLeader Should Know

    The Science of Reading is undergirded by theories of how students learn to read and comprehend text. The theory most often cited is Scarborough's Reading Rope as conceived by Dr. Hollis S. Scarborough. Dr. Scarborough believed that the elements of Word Recognition and the elements of Language Comprehension all weave together into the rope of Reading Comprehension. Just like a true rope, the more strands present and the stronger each strand is, the stronger the rope is. It is surmised that if a student is weaker in one strand, the strength of the other strands can still help the student comprehend what she is reading.
    In this new podcast series on the Science of Reading - What Every EdLeader Should Know, Dr. Rob Jackson, host of the EdLeader podcast, has one goal, to peel apart the individual strands of reading comprehension and build our shared understanding of what EdLeaders need to know about learning to read.

    So metaphorically, we grab Scarborough’s reading rope and separate the strands of Word Recognition and Language Comprehension. Within the Language Comprehension strands, we find the strand of literacy knowledge.
    Literacy Knowledge encapsulates the understanding and mastery of print concepts, such as a book’s layout. This includes everything from pre-reading skills like turning pages from right to left, reading words on a page from left to right, and top-to-bottom. It also includes more advanced skills like understanding the text features of a nonfiction book like an index, table of contents, and list of exhibits in order to efficiently find information. It also includes concepts like genre and the author’s purpose.
    Join Dr. Jackson as he attempts to peel apart the individual strands of reading comprehension and build our shared understanding of what EdLeaders need to know about learning to read.

    Show notes are available at: www.drrobjackson.com
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    • 16 min
    People First, the rest will follow... featuring Coast Guard Captain Jennifer Stockwell

    People First, the rest will follow... featuring Coast Guard Captain Jennifer Stockwell

    Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut describes leadership this way, “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.”
    That quote really seems to capture the heart of Coast Guard Captain Jennifer Stockwell, Sector Commander of Coast Guard Sector Virginia. There are not many stakes higher than a person’s life when their boat has capsized or consequences any more intense than when preparing for the impact of a hurricane. Yet, the groundwork she puts in place helps to ensure that the team she leads is ready to respond in those big stressful moments. 
    Captain Jennifer Stockwell's Command Philosophy is titled, "People first, the rest will follow." She joins Dr. Jackson to discuss how her beliefs about leadership and the role of leadership transcend the organization and is applicable to all leaders, including EdLeaders. 

    • 30 min
    Purpose and Intentionality: The Role of the Principal in MTSS featuring Dr. Tanya Turner

    Purpose and Intentionality: The Role of the Principal in MTSS featuring Dr. Tanya Turner

    MTSS, or Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, is a framework for school improvement. From selecting materials to planning instructional activities to improving core instruction, to considering interventions for groups and individual students, MTSS guides teachers and administrators to focus clearly on process improvement and effective practices. 

    Dr. Tanya Turner serves as the Superintendent of the Perquimans County School System and is recognized as an effective and highly regarded instructional leader in the Northeastern Region of North Carolina and across the state. She began her career in education as a fifth-grade teacher prior to serving as an instructional facilitator. She served as a Middle School Assistant Principal, a Director of Teacher Development and Testing, and then served as a Middle School Principal leading school improvement efforts to move from a school that had not met growth in several years to meeting growth eight out of nine years, with seven of those years as high growth. After her successful tenure as a Middle School Principal, she was tapped as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction with Edenton-Chowan Schools for four years before returning to lead the school system she attended as a student.

    Dr. Turner's presentations on EVAAS have been recognized at the state level and published on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s regional website as well as the NC STAR website. Her knowledge and leadership in data-driven instruction have afforded her the opportunity to conduct numerous trainings across the state for many school districts. She is a former District Teacher of the Year, District Assistant Principal of the Year, and two-time District Principal of the Year.

    Last season, Dr. Turner joined Dr. Jackson on the EdLeader podcast to discuss Literacy as the one big thing in every classroom, every subject, every grade level, and every school.

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    • 34 min
    Science of Reading: Verbal Reasoning - What Every EdLeader Should Know

    Science of Reading: Verbal Reasoning - What Every EdLeader Should Know

    The Science of Reading is undergirded by theories of how students learn to read and comprehend text. The theory most often cited is Scarborough's Reading Rope as conceived by Dr. Hollis S. Scarborough. Dr. Scarborough believed that the elements of Word Recognition and the elements of Language Comprehension all weave together into the rope of Reading Comprehension. Just like a true rope, the more strands present and the stronger each strand is, the stronger the rope is. It is surmised that if a student is weaker in one strand, the strength of the other strands can still help the student comprehend what she is reading.
    In this new podcast series on the Science of Reading - What Every EdLeader Should Know, Dr. Rob Jackson, host of the EdLeader podcast has one goal, to peel apart the individual strands of reading comprehension and build our shared understanding of what EdLeaders need to know about learning to read.

    So metaphorically, we grab Scarborough’s reading rope and separate the strands of Word Recognition and Language Comprehension. Within the Language Comprehension strands, we find the strand of verbal reasoning.
    Verbal reasoning involves thinking about text, solving word problems, following written instructions to come up with a solution, spotting letter sequences, and cracking letter- and number-based codes. Verbal reasoning assessments measure a child’s ability to problem-solve and reason using words. These assessments are more a test of skill than of testing acquired knowledge.
    Join Dr. Jackson as he attempts to peel apart the individual strands of reading comprehension and build our shared understanding of what EdLeaders need to know about learning to read.

    Show notes are available at: www.drrobjackson.com
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    • 17 min
    Science of Reading: Sight Word Recognition - What Every EdLeader Should Know

    Science of Reading: Sight Word Recognition - What Every EdLeader Should Know

    The Science of Reading is undergirded by theories of how students learn to read and comprehend text. The theory most often cited is Scarborough's Reading Rope as conceived by Dr. Hollis S. Scarborough. Dr. Scarborough believed that the elements of Word Recognition and the elements of Language Comprehension all weave together into the rope of Reading Comprehension. Just like a true rope, the more strands present and the stronger each strand is, the stronger the rope is. It is surmised that if a student is weaker in one strand, the strength of the other strands can still help the student comprehend what she is reading.
    In this new podcast series on the Science of Reading - What Every EdLeader Should Know, Dr. Rob Jackson, host of the EdLeader podcast has one goal, to peel apart the individual strands of reading comprehension and build our shared understanding of what EdLeaders need to know about learning to read.

    Striving readers clearly show visible relief when they encounter a sight word in the middle of a difficult string of words that have to be decoded. Sight Word Recognition, despite the simplistic name of the strand, is a powerful tool in a reader’s toolkit and must be purposefully taught by teachers.
    What, then, are sight words? Dr. Cheryl Lyon, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, defined sight words this way, “Sight words are words that students are expected to recognize instantly. With the right support, students can become so familiar with these words that they no longer need to pause and try to decode them.
    Join Dr. Jackson as he attempts to peel apart the individual strands of reading comprehension and build our shared understanding of what EdLeaders need to know about learning to read.

    Show notes are available at: www.drrobjackson.com
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    • 22 min

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Dr. Jackson and his guests are so thoughtful. After every episode, I find myself reflecting on my own approach and feel much better prepared for what comes next. This podcast has a permanent place on my playlist!

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Dr. Rob Jackson uses thoughtful examples and important dialogue to convey ways to better educate all educators on ways to reach their students and lead their people.

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