46 episodes

Are you feeling swamped by the demands of being a principal? From juggling emails, calls, and decisions to boosting test scores and wading through endless paperwork, the pressure is real.

But imagine a scenario where you no longer feel this overwhelming stress. Picture yourself as a more resilient leader, concentrating on enhancing your school rather than merely coping with the daily tasks that currently consume your time.

I ‘m Barb Flowers. Drawing upon my eight-year experience as an elementary principal, with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and certification as a life coach, Along the way, I've mentored and coached school leaders, guiding them to change their mindset, set boundaries and focus on their own well-being while navigating their roles.

Each episode offers practical insights on time management, communication, overcoming overwhelm, boosting confidence, and fostering a positive mindset. We'll also discuss topics like working with stakeholders, implementing new initiatives, and managing discipline. Let's set boundaries, focus on well-being, and reignite your passion for being a principal. Welcome to "The Principal's Handbook."

I firmly believe that to be an impactful educator, you must first become a confident and well-rounded individual. Join us in this journey to empower and enhance your confidence as a school leader.

The Principal's Handbook Barb Flowers

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Are you feeling swamped by the demands of being a principal? From juggling emails, calls, and decisions to boosting test scores and wading through endless paperwork, the pressure is real.

But imagine a scenario where you no longer feel this overwhelming stress. Picture yourself as a more resilient leader, concentrating on enhancing your school rather than merely coping with the daily tasks that currently consume your time.

I ‘m Barb Flowers. Drawing upon my eight-year experience as an elementary principal, with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and certification as a life coach, Along the way, I've mentored and coached school leaders, guiding them to change their mindset, set boundaries and focus on their own well-being while navigating their roles.

Each episode offers practical insights on time management, communication, overcoming overwhelm, boosting confidence, and fostering a positive mindset. We'll also discuss topics like working with stakeholders, implementing new initiatives, and managing discipline. Let's set boundaries, focus on well-being, and reignite your passion for being a principal. Welcome to "The Principal's Handbook."

I firmly believe that to be an impactful educator, you must first become a confident and well-rounded individual. Join us in this journey to empower and enhance your confidence as a school leader.

    The Power of Movement for Principals

    The Power of Movement for Principals

    Do you struggle to get regular movement in when you are off work? Did you know that sitting is the new smoking? In this episode, I share the importance of regular movement and ways you can incorporate it throughout the day. We are going beyond just an exercise routine.
    In this episode:
    The importance of movement throughout the dayPractical ways to move at work and outside of workSelf-reflection on how much movement you are currently gettingReflection Questions:
    How long is your commute to work?What does your workday typically look like?What activities do you engage in after work?Listen in and assess your overall daily movement to improve your health and well-being.
    Sign up for a FREE Consultation HERE.
    Join my nutrition group, HERE.
    Tired of second-guessing your decisions as a principal? Download my free course! Access it here.
    Love this show? Leave a 5-star review — even a single sentence helps ensure we continue delivering the content you love to hear.
    Connect with Barb:
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    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. 

    IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:
    Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.

    • 14 min
    Unlocking the Power of Sleep for Optimal Leadership

    Unlocking the Power of Sleep for Optimal Leadership

    Do you get enough sleep throughout the week? Do you find yourself neglecting sleep to get more done? In this episode, we kick off a self-care series by delving into the crucial topic of sleep. We highlight the cultural tendency to undervalue sleep in favor of a hustle mentality and discuss the profound impact this has on health and leadership effectiveness.
    In this episode, you will learn:
    Scientific research revealing how insufficient sleep impairs cognitive function, memory, decision-making, and emotional regulation.Practical tips for improving sleep, such as maintaining a consistent bedtime routine, avoiding screens before bed, getting enough sunlight, limiting alcohol consumption, and exercising regularly.Tired of second-guessing your decisions as a principal? Download my free course! Access it here.
    Join my nutrition group that starts on July 8th, HERE.
    Love this show? Leave a 5-star review — even a single sentence helps ensure we continue delivering the content you love to hear.
    Connect with Barb:
    WebsiteInstagramLinkedinSign up for Coaching

    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. 

    IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:
    Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.

    • 15 min
    Unlock Your Potential: Exploring the Impact of Life Coaching for Principals

    Unlock Your Potential: Exploring the Impact of Life Coaching for Principals

    Do you struggle to hold yourself accountable to your goals or wonder what is truly possible for you? Do you wish you could change your life for the better?
    In this episode, we will be discussing how life coaching can help you! We'll explore the benefits of having a dedicated coach to guide you, provide support, and help you unlock your full potential. Whether you're looking to improve your personal life or achieve professional success, life coaching can be the catalyst for meaningful change.
    Tired of second-guessing your decisions as a principal? Download my free course! Access it here.
    Love this show? Leave a 5-star review — even a single sentence helps ensure we continue delivering the content you love to hear.
    Join The Resilient Educator Academy HERE.
    Join my nutrition group that starts on July 8th, HERE.
    Connect with Barb:
    WebsiteInstagramLinkedinSign up for Coaching

    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. 

    IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:
    Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.

    • 15 min
    Making the Most of Your Summer as a Principal

    Making the Most of Your Summer as a Principal

    Do you struggle to find a balance between being productive and resting in the summer? If that's you, I've been there. In this episode, I share three key areas to focus on during the summer to ensure you're prepared for the upcoming school year. It's all about finding that perfect balance between focusing on your health and well-being, and gearing up for the next school year.
    Join me, Barb Flowers, on The Principal's Handbook, as I dive into practical strategies for making the most of your summer as a principal. We'll explore:
    WellbeingPreparing for the Opening Meeting with TeachersPlanning and Implementing New InitiativesWhether you're working during the summer or taking a well-deserved break, this episode offers actionable insights to help you strike a balance between productivity and rest. Tune in and get ready to start the new school year feeling rested, prepared, and excited!
    Tired of second-guessing your decisions as a principal? Download my free course! Access it here.
    Love this show? Leave a 5-star review — even a single sentence helps ensure we continue delivering the content you love to hear.
    Connect with Barb:
    WebsiteInstagramLinkedinSign up for Coaching
    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. 

    IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:
    Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.

    • 16 min
    Reflecting on the Past School Year as a Principal and Creating an Action Plan

    Reflecting on the Past School Year as a Principal and Creating an Action Plan

    Do you struggle to find time to reflect on the past school year? Do you use your reflections to create an action plan moving forward?
    In this episode, you will learn:
    Why reflection is importantKey areas to focus on during your reflectionHow to create an actionable planListen now to start reflecting and create an action plan that will help you grow yourself and your school. Take the first step towards a more successful and fulfilling school year!
    Tired of second-guessing your decisions as a principal? Download my free course! Access it here.
    Love this show? Leave a 5-star review — even a single sentence helps ensure we continue delivering the content you love to hear.
    Connect with Barb:
    WebsiteInstagramLinkedinSign up for Coaching
    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. 

    IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:
    Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.

    • 25 min
    The Importance of Ongoing Professional Development for Principals with John Mihalyo

    The Importance of Ongoing Professional Development for Principals with John Mihalyo

    Do you attend conferences and struggle to implement what you learned when you get back? Do you wish you had someone to share difficult situations with and get advice? In this episode, John Mihalyo and I discuss the importance of making time for ongoing professional development. We explore how masterminds can be a fantastic way to engage in professional learning. John also shares details about his masterminds for Catholic school leaders.
    If you are a Catholic school leader interested in joining a mastermind, check out John's information below. If you are a public school leader interested in coaching, click the link below.
    Tired of second-guessing your decisions as a principal? Download my free course! Access it here.
    Love this show? Leave a 5-star review — even a single sentence helps ensure we continue delivering the content you love to hear.
    Connect with Barb:
    WebsiteInstagramLinkedinSign up for CoachingConnect with John:
    WebsiteLinkedin

    We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. 

    IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:
    Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.

    • 29 min

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