96 episodes

The PrincipalPLN is a podcast hosted by Theresa Stager, Jessica Johnson and Spike Cook. We are committed to creating podcasts that are informative, innovative and fun!

The concept of the podcast was developed by Theresa Stager, who at the time, was a first-year principal seeking ways to learn from others. Theresa reached out to Jessica Johnson, and they invited Spike Cook to join. The crew began podcasting in September of 2013. During the first year they had 35 episodes that are available on Itunes.

#PrincipalPLN Dr. Spike Cook, Jessica Johnson, Theresa Stager

    • Education
    • 4.8, 17 Ratings

The PrincipalPLN is a podcast hosted by Theresa Stager, Jessica Johnson and Spike Cook. We are committed to creating podcasts that are informative, innovative and fun!

The concept of the podcast was developed by Theresa Stager, who at the time, was a first-year principal seeking ways to learn from others. Theresa reached out to Jessica Johnson, and they invited Spike Cook to join. The crew began podcasting in September of 2013. During the first year they had 35 episodes that are available on Itunes.

    Episode 110: Preparing for the new school year

    Episode 110: Preparing for the new school year

    In this week's episode, Theresa and Spike discuss how they are preparing for the upcoming school year. They begin by talking about how each of their district's update discipline and dress codes. Even though this may seem to be a boring or redundant activity, Theresa and Spike try to put a lot of thought into the process. They also discussed how policies should be updated to create an inclusive environment including updates to reflect equity and diversity in terms of gender.

    • 56 min
    Episode 109: Summer Principaling

    Episode 109: Summer Principaling

    In this episode Jessica and Spike discuss a bunch of different things going on in the life of a Principal. They begin by discussing the summer responsibilities and how to complete the end of the year, manage the day to day and plan for the upcoming year. They discuss the role of the vice/assistant Principals, student use of cell phones, and summer learning. 

    • 50 min
    Episode 108 - It's the end....of the year

    Episode 108 - It's the end....of the year

    • 38 min
    Episode 107: Transitions

    Episode 107: Transitions

    • 28 min
    Episode 106: Initiatives

    Episode 106: Initiatives

    In this episode, Spike and Jessica catch up on the new initiatives in their school and how things are going. Jessica discussed the progress of PBIS and Playworks in her school. Spike discussed how his school is going through the revalidation process to continue being an AVID National Demonstration School. Based on the feedback from a prior visit, the staff have been working on increasing Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS).

    • 41 min
    Episode 103: Social Emotional Learning

    Episode 103: Social Emotional Learning

    In this episode, Theresa and Jessica discuss what they're up to with welcome staff back to school. Jessica finally tried out Flipgrid. Theresa shared some other awesome ideas she's seen Flipgrid used for. They then took a deep dive into Social and Emotional Learning.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Tjuana ,

Love this podcast!!!

Excellent resource for a new administrator.

Jessica Cabeen ,

Must listen for all admin

Theresa, Jessica and Spike are so fun to listen to and their ranges of expertise and knowledge in leading is amazing. Highly recommended for all Principals and aspiring Administrators.

FarkleAddict76 ,

Calling all Administrators!

You. Must. Listen. It's practical advice from fellow administrators. It's real life on Principal PLN - and a little fun, too. I don't miss an episode!

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