Jason is an assistant principal at a middle school who taught for 9 years as a science teacher at the high school level. After working with Assistant Superintendent on 1:1 initiative and creating his own classroom, he realized that he was able to see education in a different light, and chose to go into administration.
- Having a say in what is going on in your classroom can only lead to good things.
- How he gives teachers autonomy in what they are doing.
- Helping teaching find a way to try something new without fear of failure.
- No matter how old you are, there are people older and younger that are smarter than you.
- It's not that you don't like science, it is that the instruction you have had has not reached you.
- What makes people great is having a knack for giving students a strong voice.
- Differences between working with high school and middle school students and staff.
If you're trying new things and doing what's best for students, you're going to be successful.
Tech Club at Jason's school.
- You can never have enough clubs or strong electives at your school.
- What kinds of activities can put kids out in front?
- DJ-ing the school dance.
- How to start clubs - Just ask the kids!
- Staple clubs - tech, video announcements, music, Minecraft club, etc.
- It is ok to have just a few kids at each club.
- How to have clubs that are flexible (teaching chess vs playing chess).
- About Jason Bodnar's podcast
- Jeff Bradbury
- Matt Miller and his appearance on Jason's Podcast
- You are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
- Being on Twitter can get you jobs!
- How to be a transformative principal. Open reflection and transparency.
Show notes on TransformativePrincipal.com
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