Thursday, July 23, 2015

Episode 60: Getting Ready for the New Year

Jessica and Theresa discuss what they're working on right now to get ready for the new school year and thinking about the first staff meeting and what to read to students the first week of the school year.  Here are some of the resources they mentioned in the podcast:
Resources for New Principals (includes first meeting ideas, youtube links)

Getting into classrooms the first week of school:
Why am I Here? by Matthew Kelly

Books we’re reading right now: Lean In, A Principal’s Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

And just a reminder, Tweet us using #principalpln or comment below about first staff meeting ideas and one lucky responder will get a copy of our book Breaking Out of Isolation in September. 

In other news...our book, Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader will be out in September, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon or from Corwin.


  1. For some reason the podcast link isn't showing up - just the text and the resources. Any suggestions on how to get to it? Thank you!

  2. Hi Karen! I'm not sure why it isn't showing up :( You can access it directly at Let me know if you're still having trouble with it!