82 episodes

This is the School Leadership Show. Learn everything you need to know to thrive in school administration. The School leadership show is where ordinary school administrators become extraordinary leaders. The only podcast dedicated to helping practicing and aspiring school leaders realize their potential, advance their careers, and achieve work-life balance, The School Leadership Show brings together the greatest minds from inside and outside of education to deliver you the insights and tools you need to succeed in school leadership.

The School Leadership Show Dr. Mike Doughty

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 48 Ratings

This is the School Leadership Show. Learn everything you need to know to thrive in school administration. The School leadership show is where ordinary school administrators become extraordinary leaders. The only podcast dedicated to helping practicing and aspiring school leaders realize their potential, advance their careers, and achieve work-life balance, The School Leadership Show brings together the greatest minds from inside and outside of education to deliver you the insights and tools you need to succeed in school leadership.

    S5 E1 Gather Better

    S5 E1 Gather Better

    In this episode, Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea and I have a conversation about The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. While not written explicitly for an education audience, the author lays  out a fantastic framework for orchestrating any type of gathering. And we have lots of gatherings in education - everything from open houses to faculty meetings. 
    Jenn has done a brief (two-page) Main Idea summary of the book, and If you would like a copy, you can email her at Jenn@TheMainIdea.net. 
    As always, send your comments, questions, and show ideas to mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.  Consider rating the podcast in iTunes and leaving a comment.  And please pass the show along to your colleagues.  If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the show, send me an email at mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.

    • 25 min
    S4 E9 Time to Run the Room

    S4 E9 Time to Run the Room

    In this episode, Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea and I have a conversation with Tom Bennett about his book Running the Room: The Teacher's Guide to Behaviour. This discussion was a blast; I haven’t laughed that hard in a while. We get into all things behavior - philosophy and practice. Definitely check out Tom’s website to learn more about his work.
    Jenn has done a Main Idea summary of the book, and If you would like a copy, you can email her at Jenn@TheMainIdea.net. 
    As always, send your comments, questions, and show ideas to mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.  Consider rating the podcast in iTunes and leaving a comment.  And please pass the show along to your colleagues.  If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the show, send me an email at mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.

    • 35 min
    S4 E8 Street Data - What is it and why does it matter?

    S4 E8 Street Data - What is it and why does it matter?

    In this episode, Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea and I discuss the book Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation by Shane Safir  and Jamila Dugan. We talk about what street data is and why we should care about it, equity traps and tropes, a new framework for approaching school improvement, changing pedagogy, and changing adult culture all to support improving teaching and learning.
    Jenn has done a Main Idea summary of the book, and If you would like a copy, you can email her at Jenn@TheMainIdea.net. 
    As always, send your comments, questions, and show ideas to mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.  Consider rating the podcast in iTunes and leaving a comment.  And please pass the show along to your colleagues.  If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the show, send me an email at mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.

    • 28 min
    Mini-sode 2: Interpersonal Skills for School Leaders

    Mini-sode 2: Interpersonal Skills for School Leaders

    In this second special and short episode, Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea and I discuss interpersonal skills for school leaders, the things they don’t teach you principal school,  in the context of four must-read books that Jenn has summarized:
    The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation by Shane Safir Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen Working With Difficult and Resistant Staff by John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools by Megan Tschannen-Moran These four books are a great place to start if you are looking to work on your interpersonal skills to improve your leadership and support the people you work with.
    Send your comments, questions, and show ideas to mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.  Consider rating the podcast in iTunes and leaving a comment.  And please pass the show along to your colleagues.  If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the show, send me an email at mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.

    • 19 min
    Mini-sode 1: Leadership Resilience

    Mini-sode 1: Leadership Resilience

    In this special and short episode, Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea and I discuss leadership resilience in the context of three must-read books that Jenn has summarized and that we recorded podcasts about:
    From Burnt Out to Fired Up: Reigniting Your Passion for Teaching by Morgane Michael Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar The Mindful School Leader: Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School by Valerie Brown and Kirsten Olson These three books are a great place to start if you want to dig more deeply into the idea of leadership resilience.
    Send your comments, questions, and show ideas to mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.  Consider rating the podcast in iTunes and leaving a comment.  And please pass the show along to your colleagues.  If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the show, send me an email at mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.

    • 18 min
    S4 E7 Making Academic Conversations Matter

    S4 E7 Making Academic Conversations Matter

    In this episode, Jenn David-Lang of The Main Idea and I talk with Jeff Zwiers about his book Next Steps with Academic Conversations: New Ideas for Improving Learning Through Classroom Talk. We talked about the importance of teaching and supporting students to have better academic conversations with one another. We also get into strategies that teachers can use to support students and how school leaders might approach helping teachers and students with this important work. To learn more about Jeff and his work, please visit his website: https://jeffzwiers.org/. 
    Jenn has done a Main Idea summary of Jeff’s book, and If you would like a copy, you can email her at Jenn@TheMainIdea.net. 
    Send your comments, questions, and show ideas to mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.  Consider rating the podcast in iTunes and leaving a comment.  And please pass the show along to your colleagues.  If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the show, send me an email at mike@schoolleadershipshow.com.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

ELD Coach ,

Fantastic Show

I agree, this podcast will be downloaded by many. This podcast made me feel grateful and fortunate to work for a charter school, where our leadership has a direct impact on students and their needs. As an ELD Coach, I have the opportunity to build relationships with over 100 students across 5 school sites. I am required, as our Assistant Principals and other leadership, to get to know our students and get involved with student activities.

T d :-) ,

So You Think You Can Implement-The Often Ignored Science of Implementation

Great conversation with Dr. Caryn Ward. A wonderful walk through of what Implementation Science 'looks like' in practice. A concise overview that demonstrates how various frameworks are connected and lays the foundation for further exploration of this important topic. Thank you!

ElemArtNJ ,

Great podcast

Good content for school leaders.

You Might Also Like

Jennifer Gonzalez
Elena Aguilar
Amplify Education
Angela Watson
Daniel Bauer
Justin Baeder