Brian discusses his education career path, his family, and his hobbies (2:10)
How and why Brian communicates much differently in the classroom than outside of it (3:52)
When and why Brian decided to become a teacher instead of the sportswriter he had planned to be (6:24)
Brian traces his career path from college graduation to the present (9:31)
Brian considered moving into administration, but here’s why he chose to stay in teaching (13:40)
Brian’s advice for teachers wondering if they should make the move into administration – he discusses many factors you may not have considered (17:10)
How Brian avoids boredom and burnout as a teacher (20:00)
How can a principal empower and encourage leadership in his teachers? (23:00)
Advice for teachers who don’t have principals that share their vision and passion for innovation and creativity in the classroom (25:00)
Brian shares one of his favorite stories from his teaching career (28:48)
Brian’s advice for principals on working with his or her teachers (31:35)
The best leadership advice Brian ever received – listen first; speak second (32:33)
If Brian had a time machine, and could go back and talk to his younger self when he had first decided to become a teacher, here’s the advice he would give himself (32:45)
Brian talks about Talks With Teachers, his popular podcast that provides inspiring stories and tips for and about educators (34:14)
Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.
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