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This podcast dives into what life is like as an elementary school principal. To make things more interesting, a Catholic school principal! If you have never been to the principal's office before, now is the time! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/julia-pick/support

Other Duties As Assigned Julia Pick

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

This podcast dives into what life is like as an elementary school principal. To make things more interesting, a Catholic school principal! If you have never been to the principal's office before, now is the time! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/julia-pick/support

    Episode 4 - SEL, We, Me, and You!

    Episode 4 - SEL, We, Me, and You!

    In today's episode you'll get to "meet" Matthew Jones, a dynamic educator who I am lucky enough to work with at St. Cecilia. Mr. Jones is the writing teacher for Grades 6, 7, and 8 in our school and he is also fills the role of grade level coordinator for middle school and is the co-facilitator for the Curriculum and Instruction Committee. Whew, that's a lot! 



    As all educators know, we wear multiple hats throughout the day and teachers are no exception. For this episode, Matt talks about the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and valuable building relationships is with students. Definitely one of his strongest skills, Matt builds SEL into his every day and every class period with students. The Archdiocese of Omaha is currently implementing SEL into all of their schools and we are fortunate to be a part of this ride with them. 



    You'll love listening to Matt and I'm hopeful you'll walk away knowing that here at St. Cecilia, community and relationships are our top priority. For more, follow me on Twitter or stay connected on my blog. Heads down, Prayers up!


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    • 55 min
    Episode 3 - In It Together

    Episode 3 - In It Together

    This year was tough and one reason most of us made it through was because of our connections to those around us. Whether it was family, friends, colleagues, workout buddies, or whomever helps get you through the day. One of the people I reached out to a lot this year was a friend and colleague, Angie Palmer. This episode is a casual conversation between Angie and myself where we debrief on our year as Catholic elementary principals, moms, and just humans during COVID-19. 



    You'll love Angie. She's fun, speaks from her heart, and is one of the most faith-filled people I know. She and I both work within the Catholic school network of the Omaha Archdiocese and we tend to find each other at training sessions, administrative meetings, etc. so we can sit close and catch up. 



    For more about me, feel free to follow me on Twitter (@PrincipalPick) or my blog. Heads down, prayers up.




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    • 34 min
    Episode 2 - What Were We Thinking?!

    Episode 2 - What Were We Thinking?!

    I remember back in March 2020, people would say, "you should be journaling every day so that way you remember the pandemic." And I thought to myself "are you crazy, I won't forget this school year."



    This episode I share with you the thoughts and actions of what it was like to be inside a principal's mind from May 2020 until June 2021. Was I anxious? Yup. Did I have all the answers? Nope. But was I gonna give it 110% each and every day? You know it. 



    Enjoy this peak behind the curtain into my life this past year. Follow me on Twitter for more (@PrincipalPick) or follow my blog (https://juliapick.blog/). Heads down, prayers up friends. 


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode I: Introduction to 2020-21

    Episode I: Introduction to 2020-21

    This is an audio outline of what you can expect in Season II of Other Duties As Assigned. The objectives for this season are:


    COVID
    Communication
    Collaboration

    This year has been...well...weird. And this season allowed me record a lot of different perspectives (teacher, other principals, students, parents, and even my own kids'). If you were wondering what COVID was like inside a school that was in-person for a full school year, you're gonna love this season!

    This season is all about connecting with others in my community, sharing our experiences from this past school year, and having some laughs along the way. Please connect with me on Twitter (@PrincipalPick) or follow my blog (https://juliapick.blog/) for more!


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    • 22 min
    Episode 10 - Week in Review

    Episode 10 - Week in Review

    One week down for the 2020-21 school year and....it's too early to count how many are left. This episode is a summary of each day with in-person instruction, in masks, with all of the safety precautions in place for COVID. 



    Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@PrincipalPick) for updates on when to expect the next season of Other Duties As Assigned. Until then, heads down and prayers up for all students, teachers, and educators for the 2020-21 school year. 


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    • 40 min
    Episode 9 - New Mindset Needed

    Episode 9 - New Mindset Needed

    It's the night before returning to school and just like a kid, I can't seem to settle my mind! This episode I share with you three ingredients to success that I believe all of us need this school year from our communities. Whether you are starting in-person, remote, or with a hybrid in between, a growth mindset is needed to make this all work.



    For future episodes ideas or to offer feedback, feel free to contact me at jpick@stcecilia.net. Until next time, hearts open and prayers up!


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    • 12 min

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Outstanding

Outstanding because it’s personable and relatable to anyone who’s in education, has kids in school, and like episode 2 knows a retiring teacher- can’t wait for the next one!

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