Between the Johns Podcast

Between the Johns Podcast

By John Martinez & John Staumont
Two principals on a journey to learn, share and apply effective leadership practices.

Join our Personal Learning Network as we learn, grow, and connect with others.
Difference Makers with Estela Gonzales
Episode #15: Difference Makers with Estela Gonzales  This episode is the second installment of our  #DifferenceMakers series, a recurring feature where we connect with educators who are making a difference for kids and share about a practice they are passionate about. Our guest today is Estela Gonzales, the lab tech at Villacorta Elementary School in the Rowland Unified School District. Connect with her on Twitter @momgonzales. Please rate and review us on iTunes, that helps others find out about our podcast.  Connect with us on Twitter @staumont and @jmartinez727 and check out our website betweenthejohns.com Intro for Episode 15 Segment 1: Why Difference Makers and connecting it with effective leadership practice Segment 2: Interview with Estela about technology practices Five Key Responsibilities - The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning Rate and review us in iTunes, checkout our website Segment 3: Episode Wrap Up Outtakes Music by Bensound.com We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice. Join our Personal Learning Network as we learn, grow, and connect with others. 
25:35
May 6, 2019
Difference Makers with Kailee Gamboa
Episode #14: Difference Makers with Kailee Gamboa In this episode, we introduce our #DifferenceMakers series, a recurring feature where we connect with educators who are making a difference for kids and share about a practice they are passionate about. Our guest today is Kailee Gamboa, a 3rd grade teacher at Rowland Elementary School in the Rowland Unified School District. Connect with her on Twitter @MrsGamboa31. Please rate and review us on iTunes, that helps others find out about our podcast.  Connect with us on Twitter @staumont and @jmartinez727 and check out our website betweenthejohns.com Intro for Episode 14 Segment 1: Johns Talk about Difference Makers Feature Five Key Responsibilities - The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning Rita Pierson Ted Talk: Every Kid Needs A Champion Segment 2: Interview with Kailee about Keep the Quote What is a Morning Meeting? Tweets about #KeepTheQuote Instagram posts for #KeeptheQuote Rate and review us in iTunes, checkout our website Segment 3: Episode Wrap Up Outtakes Music by Bensound.com We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice. Join our Personal Learning Network as we learn, grow, and connect with others. 
19:55
April 27, 2019
Baseball and School: Road Trip - Part 2
Episode #13: Baseball and School: Road Trip - Part 2   In this episode, we talk about the fun we had in Arizona watching baseball and we discuss how baseball is like a schooling.  Intro for Episode 13 Bull Durham audio clip  Segment 1: Manufacturing Results  Segment 2: Changing the game plan for each batter/student  Segment 3: Entrenched Traditional vs Innovation  MLB Video: Let The Kids Play  Sign Off  Music by Bensound.com  We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice. Join our Personal Learning Network as we learn, grow, and connect with others. 
12:39
March 10, 2019
Road Trip - Part 1
Episode 12 Show Notes Road Trip - Part 1 In this episode, we are on a road trip to baseball Spring training in Arizona. We talk about our drive to AZ and about our change to producing and publishing our show to the Anchor app. We also do a quick preview of Part 2. Music by Bensound.com We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice. Join our Personal Learning Network as we learn, grow, and connect with others. 
08:04
March 9, 2019
BTJ Episode 011
Episode #11: Embracing Failure In this episode, we talk about embracing failure. We all fail and we need to be comfortable with failing if we are going to get better in our work. As we think about and set big goals, how can embracing failure help us achieve the outcomes we desire?   Resources Mentioned in E11 Write a Failure Résumé to Learn What Makes You Succeed Good to Great, Jim Collins Google X, Moonshot Factory The Hero’s Journey monomyth, Joseph Campbell Rising Strong, Brené Brown Michael Jordan - “Failure (video)   Dear Johns Segment In this segment, we answer questions from our listeners. Feel free to DM us on our Twitter account, @BetweentheJohns   Music by Bensound.com   We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice.   Join our Personal Learning Network aimed to support, scale, and sustain technology integration and innovation. Follow us @betweenthejohns and check out our website, betweenthejohns.com.
36:59
February 26, 2019
BTJ Episode 010
Episode #10: Failure Resumé and Stickiness In this episode, we discuss the concepts of failure resumé stickiness. Some of the questions we explore are:  What can we learn from our failures? Why are some ideas stickier than others?   Resources Mentioned in E10 Without Fail Podcast - Nina Jacobson: How to Make a Hit in Hollywood Write a Failure Résumé to Learn What Makes You Succeed Evernote Franklin Covey Planner Stickiness - from, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell   Dear Johns Segment In this segment, we answer questions from our listeners. Feel free to DM us on our Twitter account, @BetweentheJohns   Music by Bensound.com   We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice. Join our Personal Learning Network aimed to support, scale, and sustain technology integration and innovation. Follow us @betweenthejohns and check out our website, betweenthejohns.com.
22:39
December 13, 2018
BTJ Episode 009
Episode #9: Dude, Where’s My Tribe?: Elevate Leadership Through Social Media PLNs In this episode, we learn how educators across the country use social media PLNs to further their learning and practice. We discuss how these efforts elevate leadership for individuals and across school buildings.   Resources Mentioned in E9 San Gabriel Valley CUE Innovation Celebration 2018 The School Principal as Leader Harvey, J., & Holland, H. (2013). The school principal as leader: Guiding schools to better teaching and learning. The Wallace Foundation. Together We Are Better Trust, T., Krutka, D. & Carpenter, J. (2016). “Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers. Computers & Education (102), 15-34. Twitter Voxer Podcasts on Apple: Apple Podcasts app  or iTunes Podcasts on Android: Google Podcasts #2menandabook: Voxer book study led by Matthew Larson and Ricardo Garcia   Shoutouts: Shout Outs are our acknowledgment and thanks to folks who have helped us with this episode or who influence our thinking and inspire us to grow. We want to thank all of our friends who provided audio files about their use of social media for professional learning.   Show intros by Kelly Dessy, Amanda McKay, and Alison Staumont Website bumpers by Manna Lin and Aliset Perez Brian Briggs and
55:20
October 25, 2018
BTJ Episode 008
Episode #8: It’s All About Relationships In this episode, we discuss why building relationships in schools is so important.   Show Rundown: We make references to The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros and Culturize by Jimmy Casas #Rx4Relationships Tweets from Jellick Elementary School #Rx4Relationships Tweets from Rowland Elementary School Morning Meetings Classroom Strategies for Making Connections Additional Reading on Relationships Sarah Opatkiewicz from Shelyn Elementary School   Music by Bensound.com We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice. Join our Personal Learning Network aimed to support, scale, and sustain technology integration and innovation. Follow us @betweenthejohns and check out our website, betweenthejohns.com.
31:03
October 10, 2018
BTJ Episode 007
Episode #7: What Did You Learn This Summer - Part 2 In this episode, we share our summer highlights, discuss the opening of school, and we review our summer homework on researching tools for GTD (Getting Things Done). Tools and Websites Mentioned in E7 Narro is a a text to speech podcast app. Narro will take your bookmarked articles and read them back to you as a podcast. Pocket is a free service that makes it easy to discover great content that's personalized to your interests, and save this content so you can return to it later on any device, at any time. Keep is a note-taking service that syncs across all devices and allows collaboration. Executive Summaries is a web-based subscription service for book summaries, reviews and webinars of the best business books. Todoist helps get all your tasks and thoughts out of your head and onto your to-do list anytime, anywhere, on all of your favorite devices. The Secret Weapon is a is “a free organizational methodology for both professional and personal aspects of life that re-organizes emails, ideas, and every to-do big and small into one system.” A Malleable Mind is a website by Matthew Larson, a teacher in New Jersey, who shares his professional learning journey through blog posts, book summaries, and more. Shoutouts: Shout Outs are our acknowledgment and thanks to folks who have helped us with this episode or who influence our thinking and inspire us to grow. Martinez: I want to thank the @RascalPride office staff for doing a fantastic job getting everything ready to launch the school year and for welcoming our parents and students as they registered. Staumont: Shout out to @JellickPTA. Man, am I lucky to have an awesome group of parents who are working to support our school. Martinez: @RascalPride classroom teachers get a big shout out for embracing the idea that classrooms must be all about re
12:18
August 29, 2018
BTJ Episode 006
Episode #6: What Did You Learn This Summer - Part 1 In this episode, we discuss the three altitudes of leadership and how important it is to not get bogged down on tasks and business at the 5’ level. We share about some tools we want to use to help us manage 5’ altitude business so we have more time to address the 5,000’ and 50,000’ needs of our schools. We discuss homework we will have for the summer and we ask listeners to share back their tools, tips and tricks via Twitter. Lastly, we talk about the multiplying effect that #PLN and relationships have on professional learning. Tools Mentioned in E6 Narro is a a text to speech podcast app. Narro will take your bookmarked articles and read them back to you as a podcast. Pocket is a free service that makes it easy to discover great content that's personalized to your interests, and save this content so you can return to it later on any device, at any time. IFTTT is a web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements that are triggered by changes that occur within other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, or Pinterest. Toby is a browser extension that helps you organize your tabs on every new page. Keep is a note-taking service that syncs across all devices and allows collaboration. Executive Summaries is a web-based subscription service for book summaries, reviews and webinars of the best business books. Todoist helps get all your tasks and thoughts out of your head and onto your to-do list anytime, anywhere, on all of your favorite devices.  What Tools and Tips Do You Use?: What are the tools, tips, and tricks that help you manage 5’ altitude business so you have more time for the 5,000 and  50,000’? Reply back on Twitter @BetweentheJohns with #BTJGTD.   Music by Bensound.com We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice. Join our Personal Learning Network aimed to support, scale, and sustain technology integration and innovation. Follow us @betweenthejohns and check out our website, betweenthejohns.com.
37:54
June 20, 2018
BTJ Episode 005
Episode #5: Shaping a vision of success for all students In this episode, we discuss several articles related to a shared vision, make connections to ideas of others we have accessed through social media, and we share and reflect on our leadership practices. Give us your feedback: We want to improve our show by collecting feedback from our listeners. Please help us expand our perspective by completing this survey. (http://bit.ly/BTJFeedback1) Show Rundown: We kick off the show discussing how important it is at the end of the school year to maintain relationships and acknowledge others. We reference two Learn with John Eick podcast episodes(Stay in Your Trenches and Celebrate the Obvious). We launch our show topic by revisiting effective practice #1 from Five Key Responsibilities - The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. We relate our thoughts on the article to how we are trying to deepen our learning and practice through social media PLN such as articles, blogs, podcasts, Twitter, and Voxer. We reference episode 46, The Power of Connecting with Other Educators, from the Teaching Tales podcast by Brent Coley that features Edumatch founder Sarah Thomas. Next we reference and share points from the article, To Lead, Create a Shared Vision. As we discuss points from the article, we make connections to Good to Great. We segue into the article How Great Leaders Create and Share a Positive Vision, reference the Flywheel Effect, Sawubona, a Zulu Greeting,
38:58
May 31, 2018
BTJ Episode 004
Episode 4 Show Notes Episode #4: How Vision and Culture Impact Learning and Leadership In this episode, we discuss how school leaders can use vision and culture together to impact learning and leadership in classrooms. We talk with a colleague about how she and others initiated two professional learning groups, one for reading and the other for making, where teachers and TOSAs explored, learned, and implemented instructional practices with students at the elementary level. Shoutouts: Shout Outs are our acknowledgment and thanks to folks who have helped us with this episode or who influence our thinking and inspire us to grow. To Miriam Kim and Karyn Formano for taking a risk to create a vision for innovative instructional practices and building a culture that cultivates leadership and learning. To all our Rowland USD Educators who helped with planning for Rowland Makers as well as all the teachers who participated in the #RowlandReads and #RowlandMakers Communities of Practice. To the hosts of the Shukes and Gif podcast,  Kim Pollishuke and Jen Giffen, we appreciate all the tech treasures you share out. To the TOSAs Talking Tech podcast, Tom Covington and  Mike Jephcott, thanks for for helping us rethink how we do our podcasts.   Music by Bensound.com   We are elementary school principals in Rowland Unified School District in Southern California. We have launched this podcast as part of our inquiry to learn, share and apply effective leadership practice. Join our Personal Learning Network aimed to support, scale, and sustain technology integration and innovation. Follow us @betweenthejohns and check out our website, betweenthejohns.com.  
27:23
May 15, 2018
BTJ Episode 003
In this episode, we talked with nine educators who attended the Rowland Unified School District Professional Learning Conference on April 21, 2018. We asked them questions related to Professional Learning and Vision.
52:25
April 27, 2018
BTJ Episode 002
In this episode, we talk about successes and challenges we have had related to cultivating leadership in others and we discuss how we are trying to be more intentional about leadership learning with our PLN. We interview Brandi Miller, Tech TOSA for the Rowland Unified School District, to learn how she is building leadership with classroom teachers. We also have friends give some shout outs to others who acknowledge their tribe.
36:23
April 12, 2018
BTJ Episode 001
In this episode, we set the context for the show and our inquiry. We discuss why we started the podcast, why we chose Between the Johns as our show name, and what a PLN means to us.  We also give some shout outs to others who inspired us or provided assistance with the technical side of podcasting. Join our Personal Learning Network aimed to support, scale, and sustain technology integration and innovation. Follow us @betweenthejohns and check out our website, betweenthejohns.com.
07:29
March 31, 2018
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