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Discipline Win

Discipline Win

By Andy Jacks
Discipline Win is a podcast on discipline to help improve ourselves and better support others. School discipline needs to be inclusive, relationships-focused, and strategic if we want students to be invested in their own progress and make real improvements. Share this journey of discovery as Dr. Andy Jacks, award-winning school principal, speaker, and author, breaks down best practices in school discipline, inclusive practices, learning, and leading. Get more at andyjacks.com such as templates and takeaways you can use right now in your school! #DisciplineWin
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24 - Influencing Behavior through Intentional Modeling using Social Learning
Misconduct is going to happen whether we like it or not. Our response to those behaviors makes all the difference in the world. Let's rethink how kids learn by reviewing Social Learning Theory. Consider how effective the service model is when interacting with our students. There are different ways to approach individuals and groups that reduces conflict even when kids try to create them.  Read more on the blog post that accompanies this episode:  Learn more at andyjacks.com and check out Andy's Free Resource Library. Share what you think about this episode on social media with Andy @_AndyJacks. Buy Andy's book Discipline Win: Strategies to improve behavior, increase ownership, and give every student a chance now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. #DisciplineWin
18:14
January 15, 2022
23 - Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, with Alfie Kohn
Every once in a while, it takes a radical approach to take down the most misguided educational traditions that we face in our work. Join Dr. Andy Jacks and education guru Alfie Kohn in an engaging discussion that breaks down some of ways to do just that in education as a whole and in school discipline. Topics include:  (1) The failure myth  (2) Analyzing task vs behavior  (3) Rethinking our goals in education and fighting the status quo (3) Using community of the whole to improve the individual Alfie Kohn is a highly regarded and award-winning author and speaker on human behavior, education, and parenting. Two of his 14 books are essential to school discipline:   Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes  Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community You can connect with Alfie on social media @alfiekohn and learn more on his website www.alfiekohn.org. Make sure to follow him on Twitter where he regularly posts his ideas and challenges to the status quo.  Learn more at andyjacks.com and check out Andy's Free Resource Library. Share what you think about this episode on social media with Andy @_AndyJacks. Buy Andy's book Discipline Win: Strategies to improve behavior, increase ownership, and give every student a chance now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. #DisciplineWin
33:01
October 24, 2021
22 - What's the Hurry? How recently have you checked your discipline speedometer?
A sense of urgency can be a good thing until it causes us to panic or make rash decisions. There is enormous pressure on teachers and administrators to solve discipline problems and immediately hand out consequences. Let's talk about a way to reframe this thinking with a few tips to be more successful in reducing bias and considering all perspectives when dealing with your discipline dilemmas. Learn more at andyjacks.com and check out the Free Resource Library. Special for this episode is an aligned blog post and "Discipline Situation Worksheet" for free that you can use right now! Share what you think about this episode on social media with Andy @_AndyJacks. #DisciplineWin
16:22
October 14, 2021
21 - Riding the Roller Coaster - Ways that a School Resource Officer can Inspire a Positive School Culture
When you think of a police officer in school, what comes to your mind? Scary situations and conflict? Well, it doesn't have to be that way! Listen how one school resource officer completely flipped that expectation into one of engagement, fun, and hope. In this episode, Deputy Sheriff Adam Kelp shares his insight, tips, and words of wisdom on how school resource officers, and really anyone on in school, can build positive relationships with even the most struggling kids. That's what #DisciplineWin is all about! Click here for a link to see the video discussed in the podcast. Learn more at andyjacks.com and check out Andy's Free Resource Library. Share what you think about this episode on social media with Andy @_AndyJacks.
22:03
September 17, 2021
20 - Setups, Selfies, & Snakes: Lessons Learned on the First Day of School
The first day of school was full of great lessons on leadership, organization, and ways to help our families, especially for schools that hadn't been full capacity until now due to Covid. Join Andy in a reflection of surprising moments that made him rethink his work and how to better support those around us. Learn more at andyjacks.com and check out the Free Resource Library. Share what you think about this episode on social media with Andy @_AndyJacks. #DisciplineWin
22:32
August 28, 2021
19 - Don't You Dare Doubt Me! - with Dr. Ryan Daniel
Sometimes we're successful despite teachers, not because of them. In this episode, principal Dr. Ryan Daniel is sharing a unique story of a teacher doubting her ability, and then she has a chance to call her out later in life after becoming a principal. Teacher expectations are so important and either way, good or bad, we remember those expectations they place on us! Dr. Ryan Daniel is the proud principal of Forte Foote Elementary School in Maryland. Connect with Ryan on social media at @HeyDrDaniel. Learn more at andyjacks.com and check out Andy's Free Resource Library. Share what you think about this episode on social media with Andy @_AndyJacks. Buy Andy's book Discipline Win: Strategies to improve behavior, increase ownership, and give every student a chance now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. #DisciplineWin
24:48
August 07, 2021
18 - Making & Using Creative Class Check-ins - Real Talk with Teacher Julie Whyte
Asking kids how they feel at the beginning of class to learn of any issues that may be brewing or any emotional needs they may have is critical to better serving the whole child in learning. And that's what we really want, right? To focus on the child as a real person and not just a statistic. This episode is all about another great strategy to connect with and support students. Learn about how Physical Education Teacher extraordinaire Julie Whyte @WhyteJM makes these really creative class check-ins to make sure that every child is ready for learning and gets the extra help they need! Anyone can get a #DisciplineWin like this, but they have to work for it! Go to my website andyjacks.com under Free Resources, sign up for my Free Resource Library, and get her check-ins with a free template that you can use right now!
21:20
July 27, 2021
17 - Arguing to Win Isn't Worth Losing Relationships
Society and schools are full of heated discussion and passionate arguments. While these moments can be healthy and engaging, they can also lead to ruined relationships and emotional trauma. A few recent moments made me reflect on ways that we could be more thoughtful in how we disagree with others, how we keep ourselves in check, and how we ensure others feel validated in their views. What an important lesson both for life and for our work kids! #DisciplineWin Learn more at andyjacks.com - Share your thoughts with me on social media @_AndyJacks. #disciplinewin
16:50
July 05, 2021
16 - Preventative Management and Discipline - Real Talk with Professor Dr. John Gratto
Great leadership must start with effective management, which can lead into preventative discipline, ultimately being more present to deal with issues before they become massive problems. In this podcast episode, I’m excited to talk with Dr. John Gratto, one of my former professors at Virginia Tech. John is a really smart and experienced school leader. He has a wealth of wisdom to share with us on this topic! Follow me on social media at @_andyjacks. Read more on school culture, leadership, and discipline at andyjacks.com. #DisciplineWin  Contact John via email at john1112@vt.edu. Read follow up blog post with points from the podcast episode here: https://andyjacks.com/2021/06/19/preventative-management-and-discipline-with-dr-john-gratto/
30:16
June 17, 2021
15 - Constructive over Critical: Informal Observations & Teacher Feedback - Real Talk with Principal/Author Jessica Cabeen
In this episode, I'm bringing in my friend - author, speaker, middle school award winning principal Jessica Cabeen. We're talking the ins and outs of classroom informal observations. What works, the challenges administrators and teachers face, and ways we can take these moments to the next level. If you are a teacher, this is real talk behind the scenes from too experienced principals that may give insight into how it all works. A powerful way to helps kids improve is to give meaningful feedback to their teachers! Administrators, you know how hard this is, so let's get real on this issue. Follow, connect, and share your thoughts with Andy @_andyjacks & andyjacks.com and with Jessica @JessicaCabeen & jessicacabeen.com.  #DisciplineWin
20:41
June 05, 2021
14 - Leading by Wandering, Teaching in the Moment, & Breaking Down to Build Up - Real Talk with Curt Slater
"I don't even know what you are talking about!" In this episode, I'm bringing in my friend and discipline guru Curt Slater. We'll be discussing real situations and reflections. This isn't just an interview, it's a professional learning dialogue - and we'll be discussing leadership by wandering around, the importance of teaching and even living in the moment, and how to break down skills all the way to the base level before we start to build kids back up to where they need to be. So put your thinking cap on and let's go!  Follow me on social media at @_andyjacks. Read more on school culture, leadership, and discipline at andyjacks.com. #DisciplineWin  Follow Curt Slater on social media at @Slater_Curtis_ #TILL360
22:41
May 22, 2021
13 - Exclusion for Misbehavior & The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Learn how the Parable of the Prodigal Son connects to school discipline and ultimately what we can learn from that to be more inclusive and restorative when kids misbehave. Bonus reflection on my spin around school in my new Razor tricycle this week. Follow me on social media at @_andyjacks. Read more on leadership, school culture, and discipline at andyjacks.com. #DisciplineWin
25:57
May 15, 2021
12 - Value All Students: 7 Tips for Challenging Kids
The best strategies never go out of style and continue to find relevance over time. I wrote a blog post in 2015 that continues to remind me of the things we can do right now to help students improve behavior and feel valued in our school along the way. Read the blog post using this link below on my website andyjacks.com and let me know what you think on social media @_andyjacks. Everyone needs a #DisciplineWin - find out how to get yours right now.  https://andyjacks.com/2015/10/18/value-all-students-7-tips-for-challenging-kids/ 
12:44
May 01, 2021
11 - Discussion on Discipline, Real Talk - with Dr. Temple Grandin
In this episode, I'm discussing school discipline with the autism guru Dr. Temple Grandin. This is real talk about how to help students with disabilities be successful in life, not just school. Topics include: (1) Considering alternative consequences (2) Understanding problems kids are going through and how others influence them (3) How giving kids jobs can help achieve long term success in changing behaviors around Dr. Temple Grandin is is an American scientist and animal behaviorist. She is a prominent proponent for the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter and the author of more than 60 scientific papers on animal behavior. Grandin is a consultant to the livestock industry, where she offers advice on animal behavior, and is also an autism spokesperson. Grandin is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document the insights she gained from her personal experience of autism. She is currently a faculty member with Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University.  In 2010, Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, named her in the "Heroes" category. She was the subject of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning semi-biographical film Temple Grandin. Grandin has been an outspoken proponent of autism rights and neurodiversity movements. Temple is an author of many resources for education including The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World, The Autistic Brain, Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like and Inventor, and The Way I See It.  Learn more at andyjacks.com and check out Andy's Free Resource Library. Share what you think about this episode on social media with Andy @_AndyJacks. Buy Andy's book Discipline Win: Strategies to improve behavior, increase ownership, and give every student a chance now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. #DisciplineWin
18:40
April 24, 2021
10 - Not Limiting Kids on their "Unrealistic" Dreams - Real Talk with Visual Effects Editor Steve Jacks
In this episode, I'm bringing in my brother Steve Jacks, visual effects editor on the Star Wars Mandalorian series. We're talking real world connections in life, such as not limiting kids in their dreams, believing in them before maybe even they believe in themselves, and realizing the impact of relationships in every career pathway. Oh, and we'll talk some Mandalorian, too... Learn more at andyjacks.com. Connect with on social media @_andyjacks. #dodifferent #disciplinewin
32:43
April 05, 2021
9 - Skills for Life, Not Just School: An ADHD Deep Dive - Real Talk with Parent/Educator Elisha Bauss
In this episode, I bring in my good friend Elisha Bauss, to discuss her insight into ADHD as an educator, school leader, and parent. What does ADHD really mean for our students and how can we help kids help themselves for life, not just school? Join us as we discuss Jerry McGuire, Icebergs, Traffic Controllers, and real takeaways to help students with ADHD. Read more at https://andyjacks.com/2021/03/28/skills-for-life-not-just-school-adhd-deep-dive-with-elisha-bauss/ . Connect with on social media @_andyjacks. #dodifferent #disciplinewin
23:30
March 28, 2021
8 - Fighting Information & Task Overload: ADHD Unconscious Influences
There are scientific reasons why we have difficulties staying focused and getting stuff done. In this episode, I'll be sharing a story of writing birthday cards for my staff and making connections to how many of our kids with ADHD struggle with unconscious influences. Its ok if we struggle. That's part of the journey, but we can get better if we look inwards. Honest reflection is the key to growth. Reach out and let me know what you think on social media @_andyjacks. Read more in my blog on this topic: https://andyjacks.com/2021/03/21/fighting-information-task-overload/ #disciplinewin
15:43
March 21, 2021
7 - Learning from Real Experiences: Subbing for Concurrent Teaching
This episode is inspired by a recent tweet of mine that went viral showing appreciation for teachers having to do both in person and virtual teaching at the same time. The real, meaningful, and authentic experience of helping to substitute in the class taught me many lessons, but most of all was the reminder that I need to do it more. Join me in a reflection of how leaders should also be hands-on managers so they know exactly what their team is going through. Reach out and let me know what you think on social media @_andyjacks. Read more in my blog on this topic: https://andyjacks.com/2021/03/13/learning-from-real-experiences/ #disciplinewin
22:47
March 13, 2021
6 - Problem-Solving as the Main Character in the Story
Solving other peoples problems is much easier than our own. As the main character in our own story, it's tough, but we need to develop ourselves so that we are better over time. In this episode, let's talk about how we can permanently reframe the problem solving process to be more effective and positive. Both for ourselves and others. Share your thoughts with me on social media @_andyjacks.  #disciplinewin
19:38
March 07, 2021
5 - Panicked or Prepared?
Have you ever thought about what you are thinking about before stressful moments occur in your life? Join me as I discuss panic vs preparation and how that affects our well-being. Share your thoughts with me on social media @_andyjacks. #disciplinewin
17:36
February 28, 2021
4 - Tough Choices w/Educational Leader Kip Lynk
Our life and our work as leaders are full of tough choices. Join in real talk with school leader and professional learning expert Kip Lynk about how we can use practical strategies like backfilling our schedules, being purposeful in our planning, and empowering others along the way. Share your thoughts with me on social media @_andyjacks. Read the supplemental blog post: https://andyjacks.com/2021/02/26/tough-choices/ #disciplinewin
24:23
February 20, 2021
3 - Who's In Charge of Your Day?
How do some people seem to get things done and look like that are in full control, even now in the midst of a chaos? It is possible and you can do this too. Let’s talk about how to clarify our priorities, set our agenda, and accomplish our goals. Listen in on a story about puzzles, a few challenging quotes, and a strategy to take back your day. Share your thoughts with me on social media @_andyjacks. Read the supplemental blog post here: https://andyjacks.com/2021/02/12/whos-in-charge-of-your-day/ #disciplinewin
19:58
February 12, 2021
2 - A Detour Doesn't Mean You're Lost
Just because you take a detour doesn’t mean you’re lost. Some journeys take longer and are more challenging. But we can make it. In life and in the classroom, our perception of our ability to affect the journey is what really matters. This episode reflects on time I almost was lost at sea and a discussion of how the perception of control affects our lives. Share your thoughts with me on social media @_andyjacks. Read the supplemental blog post here: https://andyjacks.com/2021/02/01/a-detour-doesnt-mean-youre-lost/
15:19
February 01, 2021
1 - The Problem with "Perfection"
What is perfectionism, how does it impact our lives, and what can we do to reduce it for our work with kids? This episode includes real stories about time mismanagement, a golf analogy, and some thoughts how to improve for planning interventions.  Share your thoughts with me on social media @_andyjacks. Read the supplemental blog post here: https://andyjacks.com/2021/01/23/the-problem-with-perfection/
18:28
January 20, 2021