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Welcome to The Modern Principal Podcast! We are Karen and Christy, two elementary principals reshaping education. We discuss practical strategies for doing the job while reforming the system.

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

Welcome to The Modern Principal Podcast! We are Karen and Christy, two elementary principals reshaping education. We discuss practical strategies for doing the job while reforming the system.

    Resume and Interview Tips

    Resume and Interview Tips

    It's hiring season! In this week's pod, we share some of our best resume and interview tips from our live workshops if you're looking to change roles in education. We discuss making your resume shine, nailing the interview, and how to stand out in your current role. 

    • 18 min
    When the Boss Goes the Wrong Way

    When the Boss Goes the Wrong Way

    We've all been there - your boss makes a decision you disagree with. Or maybe you're the boss heading in the wrong direction. This week on the pod, Karen and Christy dive into how to disagree with your boss respectfully and make the change you think needs to happen! 

    • 21 min
    Mistakes, Missteps, and Moving On!

    Mistakes, Missteps, and Moving On!

    Are all failures and mistakes created equally? This week on the Modern Principal Podcast, Christy & Karen discuss some important life lessons we've learned in leadership and how those have guided the leaders we are still working to become today. Learn from our missteps in this episode and discover how you can move forward even after a failure!

    • 19 min
    Welcome, 2022...Mixed Reviews So Far

    Welcome, 2022...Mixed Reviews So Far

    In this recap episode, Karen & Christy reflect on 2021 and all the grand plans we laid out that may or may not have come to fruition. We discuss the crisis in education now with the stress facing our educators and the toll it is taking on people's mental and physical health. We hope you'll join us for this episode and this year as we drop more pods to guide you on your leadership journey!

    • 17 min
    The Inevitable Out-of-Balance Reading Implementation Missteps

    The Inevitable Out-of-Balance Reading Implementation Missteps

    This week we continue our focus on leading reading in your school, chatting through the common missteps Karen and Christy have both taken while focusing on implementing a reading initiative. Ever so often, our goal to strengthen one of the five pillars of reading and writing instruction causes the pendulum to swing and weakens another area. Covered in this pod is how to make sure balanced literacy stays balanced, guiding teachers on implementing reading strategies and reading standards and even the best ways to guide your teams through drafting a balanced assessment calendar. Listen in! Be sure to check out Just Right Reader for all your decodable text needs, too!

    • 19 min
    Just Right Reader Mini Pod

    Just Right Reader Mini Pod

    In this mini-pod, Karen and Christy walk you through the benefits of Just Right Reader! Check them out for all of your decodeable text, phonics continuum, and building-and-district-level needs! www.justrightreader.com - Tell them The Modern Principal sent you! 

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Hayden Plays Percussion ,

Great topics for ANYONE!

As a parent, I love to hear the perspective of school administration on a lot of different topics. It opens your eyes to see things from their perspective and hopefully gives you opportunities to offer your school administration grace! Running schools is HARD! :) ❤️❤️❤️

Mirandapandapoo ,

Fun to listen to

I feel like I could listen to these two all day. Great advice and real world examples of how to be a good school leader.

Nina Swanson ,

So helpful!

I love listening to both of them share their thoughts and insights. I just started my first elementary principal job and it has helped me a ton! They give good resources to learn more as well. I love their perspectives on all topics. They also keep short and to the point. Highly recommend!

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