61 episodes

Tired of school change efforts that stall, or worse, never get off the ground? If you’re a principal, assistant principal, or instructional coach who is ready have a transformative impact on the teachers you serve then School Leadership Reimagined is for you. Each week, Robyn Jackson will share counterintuitive strategies to help you dramatically improve instruction. You’ll discover how to motivate your teachers, help them be accountable, overcome toxic cultures, and transform your school. No more pulling teeth with resistant teachers. No more constantly fighting fires. No more running out of steam mid-year. Regain your time, Reignite your passion, and Rethink what’s possible. Stop settling for status quo. It’s time to reimagine school leadership. Visit SchoolLeadershipReimagined.com to download the free resources that come with each episode

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Tired of school change efforts that stall, or worse, never get off the ground? If you’re a principal, assistant principal, or instructional coach who is ready have a transformative impact on the teachers you serve then School Leadership Reimagined is for you. Each week, Robyn Jackson will share counterintuitive strategies to help you dramatically improve instruction. You’ll discover how to motivate your teachers, help them be accountable, overcome toxic cultures, and transform your school. No more pulling teeth with resistant teachers. No more constantly fighting fires. No more running out of steam mid-year. Regain your time, Reignite your passion, and Rethink what’s possible. Stop settling for status quo. It’s time to reimagine school leadership. Visit SchoolLeadershipReimagined.com to download the free resources that come with each episode

    Why Settle for Good When You Could Be Great?

    Why Settle for Good When You Could Be Great?

    Ever since Jim Collins penned his seminal work Good to Great, many schools have made that their goal. And yet, why is it that so few of us have actually made the transition from a school that is merely good, to one that "delivers a superior performance and makes a distinctive impact over a long period of time." The answer is that "Good is the enemy of great." So in today's episode, we're going to explore why being a good school is no longer enough and how more of us can make the transformation from good to great #LikeABuilder.

    • 28 min
    Does Buildership Give You An Unfair Advantage?

    Does Buildership Give You An Unfair Advantage?

    As a Builder, do you have an unfair advantage over your colleagues? The answer is absolutely. In fact, when you approach your work #LikeABuilder, it may seem as if you are doing the same things as everyone else, but you are getting WAY better results, with less effort and less drama. So tune in to this episode to discover some of the unfair advantages being a Builder can give you, and find out 4 specific shifts you can make that will help you have a bigger impact with less stress, frustration, and work. It's the unfair advantage that comes when you work #LikeABuilder.

    • 34 min
    How to Protect Your Confidence

    How to Protect Your Confidence

    The number one thing you need to protect as a builder is your confidence. That's because your confidence is constantly under attack by plans that don't work, teachers who resist you at every turn, challenges that feel insurmountable, and work that constantly expands. What can you do when it feels as if you are carrying the weight of your entire school or district on your back? How can you maintain your sense of purpose when you get pushback on every side? How can you stick to your plan when you face new obstacles every day? How can you trust your plan with a staff that doesn't have the will or skill to see it through? I'll tackle those challenges on this episode, and show you four things you absolutely need to protect your confidence so that you can make your bold vision for students and your school a reality #LikeABuilder


     

    • 38 min
    Makeover Show: The Vision and Mission Statement Edition

    Makeover Show: The Vision and Mission Statement Edition

    We make over a lot of vision and mission statements here at Mindsteps and today, I want to let you in on 2 of the biggest mistakes I see school leaders make when it comes to their vision and mission statements. I'll also share a few examples of these mistakes and show you how to quickly correct them so that you have a vision and mission statement you can actually use to drive the work of your school. If you think vision and mission statements are boring, then you're probably making these same mistakes yourself. Tune in to find out how to transform your vision and mission statements and unleash their hidden power to ignite passion, give focus and meaning to your work, and ultimately help you achieve more for your school than you've ever imagined. All this happens when you make over your vision and mission statements #LikeABuilder.


     

    • 36 min
    Makeover Show: The Core Values Edition

    Makeover Show: The Core Values Edition

    If you're working on developing real core values for your school, then you need to listen to today's episode! Discover 3 of the biggest mistakes people make when creating school core values and learn how some very simple tweaks can take your core values from "meh" to "yeah!" When you're done, you'll be able to make over your own core values #LikeABuilder.

    • 28 min
    What got you here won't get you there

    What got you here won't get you there

    Does it ever feel like you are dragging your school towards your goals? Do you ever get frustrated because others are not as committed as you are to your goals? Do you sometimes wish that you could just clone yourself in order to get the job done? If so, then you’ve likely fallen into the trap that many instructional coaches, school administrators, and central office leaders fall into -- I call it the “trapeze moment.” We all have faced our own “trapeze moment” at some point in our careers and it’s always because at some point, we must realize that what got us here won’t get us there. In other words, the things that made us so successful in the past may not be the things that will take us to the next level. So, if you’re currently frustrated because you feel like you are carrying the weight of your entire school on your back and working WAY harder than those you lead, then tune in today to discover how to overcome the trapeze moment #LikeABuilder.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

wsuterk ,

Every day is a PD day!

While a commute to work can seem like a time waster, my daily commute has been one filled with learning and growth. Each of Robyn’s podcasts are filled with valuable, actionable ideas to grow our practice as we work toward the shared goal of doing our best for every student, every day! Thank you, Robyn, for living your purpose and sharing your expertise!

Principal Waters ,

Great professional support tool for school leaders!

I enjoy listening to the podcast on my way into school, it is a great way to connect and reflect as I prepare for the day. I really enjoyed the episodes related to school culture, specifically the work in core values. I appreciate the candor Robyn brings and the bite size PD.

KT in LV ,

Inspiring Yet Real

I am hooked on School Leadership Reimagined! This podcast speaks directly to the issues at the heart of school leadership, and I am grateful to learn from each episode. Kudos to Robyn Jackson and her team!

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