Where does Phil Boyte find inspiration on #Twitter? Listen in to our latest mini podcast to hear a few of my favorite people to follow and ideas to implement in your classroom.
Join Phil Boyte and his guest, educational consultant and speaker LaVonna Roth as they talk about little things she has seen while working in schools across the nation. LaVonna shares about the concept of shifting from “my school” to “our school,” how understanding your student’s stories can be so impactful and why taking care of administrators is vital.
“The Undiscussables: Three areas to work with your team to help navigate hard conversations”
We have all heard those conversations... the one's that take place in the parking lot or by the water cooler AFTER the meeting. What if instead, your team was encouraged to share the hard stuff DURING the meeting? On this week’s podcast, Phil shares three ways you can foster an environment where people are willing to share the “undiscussables.”
Join Phil Boyte and Eric Jackson as they talk about the research he has done when it comes to supporting students with a biracial background. Eric shares ideas he has used to develop relationships in his classroom that lead to deeper conversations and a better understanding of what different students face. Check out this podcast for a thought provoking conversation.
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Kristy Cooper as they talk about preparing students for success. Kristy is a leadership teacher who believes students from all different backgrounds can achieve what they set their minds to. She shares why it is important to trust your students, how she encourages them when they face adversity and activities she uses in her classroom to set her students up for success.
Building great culture is a year long effort and with the first few weeks under your belt, you may be scratching your head thinking, “now what?!” Join Phil Boyte as he gives a few practical ideas to continue building relationships and trust on your campus a few weeks into the new school year.
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Matt Grigas, as they talk about the power of connecting with students in the classroom. Matt shares ideas he uses in his own classroom to set the tone for the year, model what he expects from his students and why having an "open door policy" is so vital! Looking for simple yet transformative ideas to implement in your classroom this year? Check out this podcast!
Matt runs the Theater program at Neuquay Valley High School in Illinois.
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Dan Thoene, creator of Judo Math, as they talk about his approach to helping students thrive in the classroom. Using the concepts of martial arts, Judo Math encourages students to work at their own pace as they progress through a series of belts to master each topic. In this podcast, Dan shares the inspiration behind the program, how students collaborate and celebrate together and why team building is so important.
Looking to kick your year off with some fresh ideas, check out this podcast to hear easy team building ideas to help your students thrive from day one.
Join Phil Boyte and his Paul Lundberg as they talk about kicking off a great school year with a focus on culture. As the principal at Colfax High School, Paul shares how he inspires his teachers, what it looks like to set the tone the first week and how they engage each student on their campus the first week. Looking to start this year a little differently than in years past? You won't want to miss this podcast.
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Greg Hroch as they talk about engaging every student on your campus. Greg has been working in education for over 30 years and now helps run a company focused on tracking student involvement. In this podcast, Phil and Greg talk about the benefits to engaging more students, how to redefine "Friday Night Lights" and why students are drawn to the NEW.
"I spent more time in the principal's office than I did at my desk..." - Debbie talking about her partnership with the principal.
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Debbie Brannam as they talk about creating a great culture in the front office. Debbie has spent her career learning how to make Del Oro High School feel like home to thousands of students and hundreds of staff members. In this podcast, she and Phil talk about the impact the front office has on creating an incredible culture. Debbie shares her perspective on building a great relationship with the leaders she supports, interacting with the community and how important it is to find the right fit for each person working in the office.
Debbie Brannam began working at Del Oro High School in December 1989 as the receptionist; in 1991 she became the secretary to the Assistant Principal’s until she transitioned to her new role as Principals Secretary in 1995. In her role as the Principal's Secretary, Debbie has had the chance to support three different principals, taken on responsibilities as the ASB financial secretary and has been a part of CADA for several years.
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Ted Goergen as talk about building great culture across a large campus. Ted has learned a lot over the years working as the Activities Director at Stevenson High School in Illinois with nearly 4,000 students. Ted shares ideas on how to break down silos within grade levels with ideas like “class karaoke” and how they have engaged students and parents from all different backgrounds. Looking for easy, yet deeply impactful ideas… listen today!
Ted has been in education for 13 years with a background in science. Most of his years in education have been spent as the Director of Student Activities at Stevenson High School. He has not had a year in education that he didn't work with students outside of the classroom in some capacity; such as Intramural Sports, Student Council, or a variety of community service events. At home he has 3 kids who are 10 and under… keeping him busy during ALL HIS FREE TIME. :)
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Bill Geivett as they talk baseball. AND leadership. With over 28 years of experience as a player, scout and front office executive, Bill has learned a lot about leadership on and off the baseball field. During this podcast, you will hear him share his perspective on why making time for people is so important, how selfishness always breaks down trust and some great stories from some of his past leaders in MLB.
Culture in the Classroom – Guest Beth Schmidtgall
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Beth Schmidtgall as they talk about creating a fantastic culture in the classroom. During this podcast, Beth shares ideas she has seen work well when building long lasting relationships with your students. She shares ideas such as "Raffle Friday," hallway dance parties, and her "doorway flash quiz." Let's just say, this podcast will inspire you to have fun in your classroom while being intentional about building great culture.
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Danny Steele as they talk about the simple, yet powerful tools Danny has used on his campus to create a great student and staff culture. During this podcast, Danny shares simple ideas like how he had a goal of making 100 positive calls in his first 100 days, birthday selfies and how he turns a negative meeting into a positive one.
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Phil Campbell (Phil C.) as they talk about the journey he has had in his new role as Renaissance Speaker & Consultant. Phil C. traveled the country visiting some pretty incredible schools and had some amazing ideas to share on how to create that ‘feeling’ on your campus. Listen in as he shares ideas on focusing more on the 98% vs. the 2%, creating a genius hour and why he thinks autonomy in the classroom can be so impactful.
In this mini podcast, Phil Boyte shares the concept of taking “tiny steps” when it comes to shifting a campus culture. He shares ideas he has come across when traveling the country working in a variety of schools. Listen in for ideas you can start using today on your campus!
Join Phil Boyte and his guest Dr. Angela Huff as they talk about where you start when it comes to building great culture on a campus. During this podcast, Angela shares simple things like how important it is to listen before making changes, why she was always at the carpool drop off each morning and how sharing her own weaknesses helped build trust within your staff. Listen in to hear some simple, but fantastic ideas you could start implementing this week.
Do you remember your first day in a new job? All the questions swirling in your head? Did you know who to talk to or even what questions to ask?
Join Phil Boyte and his guest D.J. Sosnowski as they talk about what it means to help set a great culture with new staff and students. During this podcast, they talk about setting your new team members and students up for success. With D.J. just recently starting at a new school, he has fresh perspective on the journey. Listen in to hear ideas of what he does in his own classroom for new students and ideas for how to check-in on your new staff members in the second half of the year.
Join Phil as he interviews Stephen Amundson, the Director of Activities from Tulare West High School in Tulare, California. Stephen shares about his journey creating the "Four Seasons of Leadership" and how having a dedicated focus for each semester can have tremendous impact on the momentum and passion of your students. Phil and Stephen talk about pitching new ideas, how to be persistent, but flexible and an amazing idea of engaging each and every staff member. (To the point where he got nearly 30 staff members to voluntarily show up to a 5am rally last fall!)
Check out this podcast to hear some fresh ideas like pulling off a crazy pep rally, helping donate shoes for 700 kids and embracing your community in a big way through your leadership program!