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S6 Episode 6: The Vital Role of Effective Instructional Leadership in Schools with Peter DeWitt

3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Release Date: 09/19/2019

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Meet one of our three keynotes who will be speaking at the Fifteenth Annual Teacher Leadership Institute: Elevating Student Voice through Teacher Leadership. Kass Minor shares about her unexpected journey into education and how her early experiences working in education led her to exploring the concept of inquiry. Today, Minor partners with schools and uses inquiry to develop school communities and address problems of practice.  A crucial part of her work is helping school communities understand teachers as researchers and curriculum builders. She and her husband and life partner,...

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Do you know about sketchnoting? In this episode of 3Ps in a Pod, hosts Danielle and Donnie discuss how they typically take notes and what they know about sketchnoting. Danielle describes sketchnoting, also known as “visual notetaking,” as tracking your thinking and highlighting big ideas in your notes. These can include a mix of words, doodles, and drawings. Then, Danielle and Donnie welcome Sylvia Duckworth, who taught for more than 30 years in Canada, before retiring two years ago and focusing her work on talking to teachers about sketchnoting. Duckworth talks more about what...

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Get a window into what you will experience at the Fifteenth Annual Teacher Leadership Institute: Elevating Student Voice through Teacher Leadership. 3Ps hosts Mary and Angelia introduce two of this summer’s keynotes, Cornelius Minor, who also spoke at last year’s institute, and Cinnamon Kills First. Both talk about their individual work and what they are looking forward to talking about at this summer’s Teacher Leadership Institute. Mary also introduces this year’s theme of elevating student voice and how that work doesn’t mean “simply raising their voice louder,” she explains....

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This week’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod puts conversations about classroom engagement into action with “PD in 30.” This special segment is exactly what it sounds like: a professional development session in 30 minutes or less. PD in 30 is most beneficial if you’re able to listen with a pencil and paper in hand and can easily hit the pause and play buttons on your listening device. Feel free to listen with a group of other teachers or by yourself. In this episode, you’ll join Beth Maloney, NBCT, of Dysart Unified School District, and James King, of Glendale Union High School District, in...

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Did you know that this school year is the 20th year of the Arizona K12 Center? In this episode, 3Ps in a Pod hosts Danielle and Mary share how they came to know the work of the Center and how it affected their work as teachers and as eventual partners and employees of the Center. Then, Executive Director Kathy Wiebke shares more about the history and accomplishments of the Arizona K12 Center and her vision for advancing the Center’s support of teachers and students across the state. Learn more about and , featuring the research related to the Center’s work, at .

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Get a preview of Camp Plug and Play 15.0 with tech-in-education extraordinare Tony Vincent! Hosts Danielle and Mary talk to Tony about how they first got to know his work before hearing Tony outline what to expect at this summer’s annual tech camp. Tony also announces this year’s keynote speaker, Sylvia Duckworth, the “Sketchnoting queen.” Tony, Danielle, and Mary also talk about the place of emojis in school and in life and multiple strategies Tony has developed for bringing fun technology into the classroom. You can follow Tony Vincent on Twitter and learn more about his multiple...

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Hosts Mary and Angelia start off this new season of 3Ps in a Pod by catching up with Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. Superintendent Hoffman shares about her first year in office, her highlights and challenges, and what keeps her smiling and optimistic about education in Arizona. Hoffman also talks about what’s coming up this year. Beyond 2020, Hoffman discusses how her team is overseeing the development of a new state assessment to replace what’s been known as “AzMERIT” in the 2021-2022 school year and a new science assessment aligned to Arizona’s...

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

In this final episode of the season, all four hosts are in the studio to discuss their favorite episodes through the past six seasons. Hosts Angelia, Mary, Danielle, and Donnie share clips of their favorite past episodes and what struck them about each guest’s remarks on that episode. They touch on student achievement, restorative practice, school safety, self-care, and Visible Learning. Check out the full episodes mentioned in this episode at the links below or wherever you listen to your podcasts. We’ll be back with new episodes starting January 16! Find out more about the Arizona...

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Wade Antonio Colwell is an advocate for equity, inclusion, and excellence and often uses his love of hip hop and poetry to bring that work to schools. In this episode, Colwell shares about his journey into education, his work helping begin the Youth Equity Stewardship program, and about the upcoming Equity by Design institute. Colwell also shares some of his original work near the end of this episode. Learn more about the Equity by Design Institute mentioned in this episode at . Register using promo code ARIZONAK12 for $25 off your registration. Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at .

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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Dr. Douglas Reeves is an expert in leadership and teaching, with a particular interest and expertise in grading. In this episode, Dr. Reeves shares a bit of history of grading systems, three things he would like to see change about how many teachers grade, and what he considers the “academic death penalty.” He also talks through creative ways he has seen teachers evaluate students’ performance rather than practice. Here are a few of the resources mentioned in this episode: Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at .

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Today we explore instructional leadership with Dr. Peter DeWitt. DeWitt focuses heavily on the idea of servant leadership and his belief that the best coaching is not based on having all of the answers. He believes the most effective instructional leaders are open and honest with those they support. DeWitt also highlights the overwhelming importance of credibility and its relational impact on an instructional ability to move practice forward. We close the episode discussing his early work around supporting LGBT students in schools and his current use of meditation as a means to a happy and healthier life.

Learn more about Dr. DeWitt by clicking here or visiting azk12.org/homeroom