100 episodes

During 30+ years of wandering the continent, visiting schools and listening to school people share their joys and frustrations, Phil Boyte has learned a lot about building great school culture. In this podcast you will hear examples Phil has seen work to enhance school culture, stories from some of his heroes in education and simple ideas to start implementing on your campus today!

We invite you along on this listening journey. You will hear simple and transformative stories about building community, vulnerability, and trust on your campus. No matter what role you play, we believe everyone has a hand in creating a school no one will want to leave.

School Culture By Design Phil Boyte

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

During 30+ years of wandering the continent, visiting schools and listening to school people share their joys and frustrations, Phil Boyte has learned a lot about building great school culture. In this podcast you will hear examples Phil has seen work to enhance school culture, stories from some of his heroes in education and simple ideas to start implementing on your campus today!

We invite you along on this listening journey. You will hear simple and transformative stories about building community, vulnerability, and trust on your campus. No matter what role you play, we believe everyone has a hand in creating a school no one will want to leave.

    Episode #119 - Wrapping Up the School Year with a Focus on PEOPLE

    Episode #119 - Wrapping Up the School Year with a Focus on PEOPLE

    Phil and Shyana want to leave you feeling encouraged as you head into the final weeks of the school year. Together they share simple ideas that will leave your team feeling connected, reminded why they matter, and with anticipation as they look to return next year. They remind us all that creating a PEOPLE FIRST culture is truly in the tiny moments. 

    • 33 min
    Episode #118 - The Power of Creating Opportunity Across the Campus

    Episode #118 - The Power of Creating Opportunity Across the Campus

    Mike Brasier is an innovation Principal in his fourth year leading Thompson Junior High School and has a deep passion for building schools that provide equity, empowering kids and teachers to do what they love, and creating opportunities to do so.  Mike shares how leveraging the ‘Four P’s’ - Passion, Peers, Play and Projects, has empowered his people and created unity and excitement across his campus.  Listen in to learn how Mike puts these principles into action to create a school where teachers love what they do and kids are engaged and having fun!
     

    • 29 min
    Episode #117: Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom - Guest Roni Habib

    Episode #117: Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom - Guest Roni Habib

    Roni Habib is a speaker, author, and expert in helping leaders, educators, and parents become happier and more resilient. During this podcast, Phil and Roni talk about the value of creating vulnerability and connection with students. Roni shares how he uses the concept of RAAMP to help build emotional intelligence for everyone. Check out his new book: Happy & Resilient: The Complete Guide to Joyful Teaching, Learning, and Living

    • 35 min
    Episode #116: The value of focusing on staff culture - Guest Casey Giovannoni

    Episode #116: The value of focusing on staff culture - Guest Casey Giovannoni

    Step into a conversation with Casey Giovannoni, a dedicated advocate for student well-being, who took on the role of principal at Central Valley High School amidst post-Covid challenges. In this podcast, Casey offers a glimpse into the journey he and his team undertook to harmonize excellent student academics with a thriving staff culture. He shares ideas, lessons learned along the way, and the impactful outcomes seen through their efforts to enhance staff culture.

    • 33 min
    Episode #115: Leading with Compassion - Guest Michele Anderson

    Episode #115: Leading with Compassion - Guest Michele Anderson

    Michele Anderson is the principal at Sunnyside HS in Fresno, California and believes great change starts by leading with compassion. She shares lessons in partnering with the parents and the power of inviting students into PD with your staff.
    Simple reminders to start with a PEOPLE FIRST approach with both staff and students.

    • 31 min
    Episode #114: 3 Mindset Shifts for the Fall

    Episode #114: 3 Mindset Shifts for the Fall

    Phil and Laurie Boyte take listeners on a journey through their recent trip to Italy, discussing mindset takeaways they gained from their travels.
    Embrace the unknown and unpredictable aspects of life for more fulfilling experiences. Infuse passion and love into work to create meaningful connections. By shifting your mindset, you can experience life in new ways and build deeper relationships with others. How can you implement these mindset shifts into your school culture? 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

cmb123nc ,

A must-listen for every educator

Phil interviews top educators across the country and gives practical advice on improving school culture. Fun, inspiring and helpful. One of the best education podcasts out there!

Chill4455 ,

Love this

When it comes to creating a school that no one wants to leave, Phil is your guy. He has a wealth of knowledge on school culture and I truly believe in what he shares.

TXHoosier ,

A welcome addition

This podcast is a welcome reminder that school culture comes from a series of small steps, and it's a challenge to initiate those steps instead of wishing someone else would. I really appreciate the work Phil's doing, and I look forward to more episodes.

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