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Jenny shares a little about her background, family, her love of teaching aerobics, teaching a PostDoc Masterclass at the University of Cambridge in England every summer, and authoring five books (2:02)
Why Jenny created Over the Counter Data and what it’s all about (5:17)
How Over the Counter Data reporting is different than traditional data reporting, and how it’s helping educators make better decisions. (9:58)
How better data reporting could’ve prevented the Challenger space shuttle disaster (12:49)
How Jenny got invited to give a TED talk (17:17)
Jenny’s college and career path – from full-scholarship art studio major, to world traveler, to where she is today (19:46)
This is much more important than pay when making career decisions (23:00)
After deciding to go into education, here’s the path Jenny took (24:58)
Making the decision to move from teaching into school leadership (27:40)
Jenny describes her books in print (five so far!) (41:18)
One of Jenny’s favorite moments from her career occurred at a school in a rough neighborhood where the drawers in the principal’s desk were filled with confiscated knives and marijuana (44:40)
Keeping your connection to kids after shifting from teaching to administration (50:20)
The best leadership advice Jenny has ever been given (54:32)
You’ve got to lead with your heart and put the kids first (55:14)
Two books Jenny believes every school administrator should read (57:27)
Jenny’s advice for school administrators on working with students (58:57)
Her advice for school administrators on working with the teachers in your building (1:03:10)
If Jenny could go back and talk to herself when she was first starting out, here’s the advice she would give her younger self (1:04:28)
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