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2.14 - Taking Action isn‘t the Goal. Being Strategic is the Goal.

2.14 - Taking Action isn‘t the Goal. Being Strategic is the Goal.

October 17, 2021

Taking Action Isn’t the Goal, Being Strategic Is

 

Welcome back to When the Wind Blows...an Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders, and anyone vested in the world of education. I am Erin Barnes, host of the show...and today’s co-host is 

the Founder and Executive Chairman of GiANT, 

You have the Prairie at Post which is one of the coolest ideas

The author of 5 books, working on another. 

an entrepreneur w 6 other companies

Jeremie Kubicek. Happy belated birthday sir!

 

  1. Who are you and what do you do? 
  2. Why do companies always feel the need to take action?
  3. In your book, you talk about bringing high challenges coupled with high support when working with people...How do you strategically set goals?
  4. How long should you wait to see if the plan is working?
  5. How do you decide to tweak the goal by adding or subtracting a variable vs throwing the goal to the junkyard and starting over? 
  6. What role should reflection take in our goal setting and planning? 
  7. What are some personal strategies you use for reflection?

Tune in next week where we are rethinking how leadership and education can better prepare the next generation for a rapidly evolving world

 

Resources:

https://www.amazon.com/100X-Leader-Become-Someone-Following/dp/1119519446

https://www.amazon.com/5-Voices-audiobook/dp/B01MTDA9IB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=5+voices&qid=1632928310&s=books&sr=1-1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M08F5BM?plink=5MFRcutzyN3gH3yp&ref=adblp13npsbx_0_0_im

You and the family can take the assessment giant.tv/jk

2.14 - Pivot Pivot PiVOT

2.14 - Pivot Pivot PiVOT

October 10, 2021

Pivot. PivOT. PIVOT!

Welcome back to When the Wind Blows...an Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders and anyone vested in the world of education. I am Erin Barnes, host of the show...and today’s co-hosts are

  • Who are you and what is your role here at Epic?

Principal Development Specialist

  • Letting formative assessments drive instruction...Why did you choose this topic?

Assess real-time student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, course, or time period/

Formative is for learning/Summative are of learning

Helps us modify teaching and learning activities

Teachers sometimes say they don’t have time to assess students along the way.  They fear sacrificing coverage and insist they must move on quickly. Yet in the rush to cover more, students are actually learning less. Without time to reflect on and interact meaningfully with new information, students are unlikely to retain much of what is "covered". 

These don’t all have to be formative that are given on a program. MC offers great ones to look at, but we can do more things simple as an exit ticket from a lesson, a paragraph/classroom polls, admit tickets/think-pair-share

I allow my Tate to make presentations when she asks to show what she knows. 

  • How long do you give it before you PIVOT?

After we look at the results, we must differentiate instruction even more if it’s not working.  (Teacher story about too many Fs)

 

Give very direct, instructive feedback, and make it an iterative process where student voice is a large part of how we assess them with reflection and self-assessment. That partnership between what’s going on for them as learners and what we’re seeing as educators comes together to help them start to set goals and move on, progress along their own learning.”

Tune in next week where we are rethinking how leadership and education can better prepare the next generation for a rapidly evolving world

2.13 - ADHD: Attention vs Intention

2.13 - ADHD: Attention vs Intention

October 3, 2021

Attention vs Intention

 

Welcome back to When the Wind Blows...an Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders, and anyone vested in the world of education. I am Erin Barnes, host of the show...and today’s co-hosts are

  1. Who are you and what is your role at Epic
  2. You and I were hiding behind a desk this summer during the lunch hour and we were talking about our kids. I shared that my daughters were struggling and then you opened up about your kids. You made me cry. 

 

Attention - notice taken of someone or something; the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important.

Intention - a determination to act in a certain way

 

3. You shared with me a Youtube video. It was a lecture from Dr. Russel Barclay and was 3 hours long and took me two weeks to finish. I’m questioning my own attention now. What were some of your most poignant takeaways from this video?

4. Your problem isn’t about knowing what to do… it’s doing what you know. These kids can be so bright. It’s about performance, not skill. 

5. Meds. When Tate was in 4th grade….Ms Monica...We are at Epic now. Are there or were there unintended consequences or rewards for this diagnosis for your family? 

6. The problem is a diminished capacity in executive functioning...spectrum slight to severe. Not an excuse for diminished accountability - I have seen way too many parents go the opposite way of accountability. 

Tune in next week where we are rethinking how leadership and education can better prepare the next generation for a rapidly evolving world

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCAGc-rkIfo&t=1026s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tpB-B8BXk0

2.12 - Passion-based Edu

2.12 - Passion-based Edu

September 26, 2021

Passion-Based Edu

 

Welcome back to When the Wind Blows...an Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders and anyone vested in world of education. I am Erin Barnes, host of the show...and today’s co-hosts are

  1. Who are you and what is your role in Epic?
  2. Passion gave us the light bulb and put us on the moon.  What are you passionate about?
  3. How did you develop your passion?
  4.  What are the characteristics/mindsets of a passionate person?
  5. Can passion be taught? Why or why not?
  6. How do you currently cultivate passion in your principals? Teachers? Students??
  7. What kind of barriers prevent passion in ourselves and our students?

Tyler Dewitt Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj3EXpr5v35g3peVWnVLoew
Danica McKellar math books - https://www.amazon.com/Danica-McKellar/e/B001JP7Z7G

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2.11 - RTI,  Interventions, and What Comes Next

2.11 - RTI, Interventions, and What Comes Next

September 19, 2021

RIT, Interventions, and what comes next

 

Welcome back to When the Wind Blows...an Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders, and anyone vested in the world of education. I am Erin Barnes, host of the show...and today’s co-hosts are

  1. Who are you and what is your role in Epic?
  2. So this time of year people start freaking out a bit about benchmark scores and placement…What is RTI? - Book Quote
  3. How can parents, guardians, and caregivers help with the RTI process
  4. We are in the last tier of RTI now with my own kiddos. What happens next?

 

Resources: https://www.understood.org/articles/en/understanding-response-to-intervention

Book: The One World Schoolhouse - Salman Khan

Tune in next week where we are rethinking how leadership and education can better prepare the next generation for a rapidly evolving world

 

2.10 - Culture and Setting the Tone

2.10 - Culture and Setting the Tone

September 13, 2021

Ramblings today. No show notes. 

2.9- EpicUp to Level Up

2.9- EpicUp to Level Up

September 6, 2021

Welcome back to When the Wind Blows...an Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders, and anyone vested in the world of education. I am Erin Barnes, host of the show...and today’s co-hosts are

  1. Welcome back to season 2 of WWB - for those listeners who haven’t heard your episodes from last year...Who are you and how long have you been at Epic? 
  2. What were your biggest challenges last year?
  3. What were your biggest wins last year?
  4. This year Epic is launching a new campaign called #EpicUp to Level Up. What is this? 

EPIC Up aims to raise student outcomes and engagement by challenging and intrinsically incentivizing faculty, staff, parents, and students, rallying them around a common cause. It does this through the psychology of gamification, connecting generations through gaming lexicon. Mario-like characters illuminate the path for how everyone can level up. And while the campaign doesn't dictate how each person will level up, it does provide resources, suggestions, and collaborative infrastructure so that all of us, most importantly our students, experience meaningful growth this year.

 

Tune in next week where we are rethinking how leadership and education can better prepare the next generation for a rapidly evolving world

2.7 - Policy Chat

2.7 - Policy Chat

August 22, 2021

Welcome back to When the Wind Blows...an Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders, and anyone vested in the world of education. I am Erin Barnes, host of the show...and today’s co-hosts are

  1. Who are you and what is your role in Epic?
  2. So...Was this last session good or bad in terms of what we can expect as we move into the 21-22 school year?
  3. Policymakers and non EPIC educators do not yet have the needed rigorous evidence to answer some seemingly basic questions about when, how and under what conditions online learning can be deployed cost-effectively.
  4. The two of you are going to try something new this year across the state. 

Tune in next week where we are rethinking how leadership and education can better prepare the next generation for a rapidly evolving world

2.6 - What’s Best for Kids

2.6 - What’s Best for Kids

August 15, 2021

What’s Best for Kids

 

Welcome back to When the Wind Blows...an Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders and anyone vested in world of education. I am Erin Barnes, host of the show...and today’s co-hosts are

 

  1. Who are you and what is your role at EPIC?
  2. At EPIC we offer so much choice and flexibility for kids because we believe that is whats best...How do you set “the best” goals for a kiddo?
  3. How do we get our kids to be more excited and engaged in their learning?
  4. Conversations on “What’s best” often bring the debate of student work. What’s your stance on retakes and late work?
  5. What can we expect from this year? 

 

Tune in next week where we are rethinking how leadership and education can better prepare the next generation for a rapidly evolving world

2.5 - Rigor Relevance, Relationships

2.5 - Rigor Relevance, Relationships

August 8, 2021

Rigor, Relevance, Relationships 

 

Welcome back to When the Wind Blows...an Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders and anyone vested in world of education. I am Erin Barnes, host of the show...and today’s co-hosts are

 

1.  Who are you and what is your role at EPIC?

 

2. You spoke at a teacher training conference about rigor, relevance, and relationships...what do these mean to you?

 

3. Can you have one of these and not another, what happens?

 

4.  What is your plan as Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, to ensure all teachers are working under this framework?

 

Tune in next week where we are rethinking how leadership and education can better prepare the next generation for a rapidly evolving world

 

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