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Insanely innovative ideas for school leadership and principals focused on people, culture, and impact.
Lead Learning.
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Check out the 3x's per week blog at https://mafost.com
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Bonus Episode: Saying No This Summer. It really is the only way to open the space for improvement. Why must we say no? How does it benefit the school? Get the monthly article at mafost.blog Need help with a topic? Have a question I can answer for you? Send me a comment at mafost.com/pod/ or tap the voice message button in this app. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
What is a blog crawl? This strategy will increase your school leadership network, your professional learning, and your contribution to the profession. A blog crawl is a great way for school leaders and principals to collaborate and generate new ideas and solutions. This episode will examine the benefits of a blog crawl and show how to get started.  > Why a Network?  > How to Build Your Network  > Leadership Collective Efficacy  > Why a Blog Crawl?  > What is a Blog Crawl?  > Biggest Benefit of a Blog Crawl?  > The Essence of a School Leadership Network  > Blog Crawl First Steps and Invite Send your topics, ideas, or questions to https://mafost.com/pod/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
This is the single most important strategy to improve learning in any school, and here's a simple 3 step process for scaling A/B Testing (split testing) in your school. Plus:  - The Fallacy of Waiting on Proof -   - John Hattie Misunderstood and Misused -   - An Example of A/B Testing -   - 3 Steps to Scaling A/B Testing -  Get the research, book references, and show notes at https://mafost.com/mashup. I'd love to hear your thoughts or questions. Send me a written comment at https://mafost.com/pod or a voice comment in the link below. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
Now is the time to jump start the next school year. Here are 5 strategies to help you with this, plus bonus ideas from a few friends. School Leadership Strategies in this episode: Plan Out Your Summer Collaborations.  Address August Amnesia.  Create Outlier Policies.  Visit With Your People.  Manage Up.  Comments and Ideas from Friends: Decluttering, Goals with Initial Steps, Using Padlet, Pause But Don't Stop, Community Engagement Slide. Share your comments or ideas at  https://anchor.fm/mafost/message  Get the show notes for the podcast or join the educational leadership blog at https://mafost.com/  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
It takes more than spreading the narrative, using social media, or creating a "brand" to make change happen in school culture. As a matter of fact, there are three categories for leadership behaviors that can impact school culture. In this episode, I'll share 5 ways to initiate change that can result in a positive school culture. 2:29 Defining Leadership Behavior 2:51 Three Types of Leadership Behavior 4:36 Action 5:56 Be a Feedback Loop 7:31 Stoke the Fire 8:31 Clarify the Problem 10:26 Research Download Get the research and show notes at mafost.com/mashup/ and look for this episode title. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
Let's get concrete on the topic of empowerment. Here are 6 ways to empower your teachers, teams, and staff members. Download the research for this episode at mafost.com/mashup/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
In part 2 of this discussion, we talk about the core concepts and practices in personalized learning, both with and without technology. Several metaphors are given for personalized learning, and Marci shares insights into how Lexia Learning uses technology to enhance teaching. Get the show notes at mafost.com/mashup and join the daily blog at mafost.com/blog. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
In this episode of the Mafost Mashup, we discuss ways to boost morale, one communication misstep, and the concept of vulnerability-based trust in a school culture and team. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
What does personalization look like in classrooms? What role can technology play in personalized learning? In part 1 of the interview with Marci Houseman we talk concepts of personalization and how they apply to one elementary classroom. Get the show notes at mafost.com/mashup/ Follow Marci on Twitter at @marcihouseman --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
Stop doing lists are critical to keeping focus in your school improvement efforts. However, this simple to use strategy will make stop-doing lists an automated part of your plans.  mafost.com Music by Lobo Loco --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
How do you shift the instructional climate? Let's talk about the 3 factors in instructional climate and some actionable how-to strategies for each factor. Do you get the monthly email? Get it at https://mafost.blog/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
These 6 ways cost nothing. When used, they will empower your star teachers and solve the morale problem. Is the school climate a little off? Is teacher morale low? Is turnover a problem? In this episode you'll find: 1) How to Say Thanks 2) How to Treasure Hunt 3) Avoid Task Vacuums 4) Manage Your Own Fears 5) Manage Frameworks 6) Create a Culture of Success Consider leaving your thoughts or a question at mafost.com/pod Thanks to our sponsors: Anchor, Flipboard, and Broke for Free. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
What is your vision for your school? How is that vision different than a shared vision. In this how-to episode of season 4, we look a simple method you can use to create your vision.  Do you have Questions? I'd love to answer them. Go to https://mafost.com/pod/ and submit a question to be answer on the podcast. Also,  get the daily email three days per week at https://mafost.com/lead/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
There are 5 culture crafting strategies for school leaders in this episode: SGI Clarity Smash the But What Abouts Use Conditioning (Words Not Needed) Avoid Rubbernecking The Mafost Mashup is beginning a series of how-to episodes for principals and school leaders. This is the first, and you can keep up with the research and show notes at mafost.com/mashup Get the daily email at https://mafost.com/lead - innovative ideas to your inbox, three days per week. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
In this season 3 finale, we investigate the connections between group think, bystander effect, herd mentality, fear of failure, risk-taking, and bold empathy. Resources: http://822tribe.com and https://mafost.com/lead --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
In this bonus interview, Mel Hawkins shares his thoughts on erasing grade levels, competency-based learning, mastery teaching, and other outlier ideas to increase student learning. Connect with Mel on Twitter. Find show notes, research, and the daily blog at mafost.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
Plus, 15 ways to create change! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
The what, why, and how for stop doing lists including the interesting behavior science behind human memory and cognitive bandwidth. (Episode 58) Get the show notes and more research at https://mafost.com/mashup If you to have more Mafost, subscribe to the 3 times per week blog at mafost.com/blog --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
The role of emotion in school leadership. Using the powerful leadership resonator. Insights from Daniel Goleman. And the power of this rarely-discussed intersection of emotion and clarity. Get the research and show notes at mafost.com/mashup Want to join the Weekly #822Chat? Visit 822tribe.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
This season is about people, and this episode is about three of the most common missteps that cause bottlenecks in communication. Research from the Harvard Business Review, a Marine Courtroom, and practical solutions are all present in this episode. Get more insanely innovative ideas at https://mafost.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mafost/message
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