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Jamie shares a little about her background, leaving education in 2009 to become a coach, and having a well known record label named after her by her dad, who was a top record producer responsible for huge hits like Teenager in Love and Runaround Sue (1:47)
What prompted Jamie to write Less Stress Business, and some great advice from the book (4:06)
Jamie has had the honor of helping organize TED conferences and giving a TED talk (11:17)
Jamie’s career path from college, to teaching, then administration, then consulting, and now coaching, and grad school along the way (and some great tips for teachers who take some time off to be stay at home moms) (12:08)
The spark from a school leader that set Jamie on the path from teacher to administrator (20:08)
The challenge of going from K-5 Math Supervisor to K-12 Math Supervisor overnight, without having a math degree, and how not having a degree in math turned out to be a plus (21:34)
An amazing experience that occurred when Jamie ran into one of her former students, and why you might want to take some time and write the eulogy you’d like someone to give at your funeral (25:07)
Dealing with 9/11 in a school where many families were directly affected by the attacks, including students and teachers who lost a parent or child, and advice to principals and superintendents dealing with traumatic events that affect the school community (30:52)
How to train yourself to stop being defensive when someone gives you feedback (41:10)
The best leadership advice Jamie ever heard was from Michael Fullan, and it’s about the principle of providing your staff with both pressure and support (44:15)
Why Primal Leadership is Jamie’s #1 book recommendations for school leaders (46:34)
Her advice for school administrators on working with students (47:44)
Her advice for school administrators on working with the teachers in your school (51:00)
If Jamie had a time machine, here’s the advice she would go back and give her younger self when she was just starting out in school administration (51:30)
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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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