40 – How Principals Build Trust (w Tim Carlson)

Teaching has always been a profession that demands a lot from its practitioners. Between the global health crisis, political unrest and helping students navigate what the world is and is becoming, teachers need support from principals who are supportive and reliable. Tim Carlson is a School Principal and PhD candidate who embodies what it means to show teachers that they are supported. On this episode, we talk about things that principals can do to build trust in their communities.   Towards a definition of leadership. (14:42)   The evolution of leadership in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (17:35)  Finding a balance between being an instructional leader and being an administrator. (20:26)  How getting back into the classroom to teach changed Tim’s perspective on instructional leadership. (26:00)  Evaluating teacher effectiveness during observations by watching for relationships. (29:55)  Leadership through the lens of a parent. (31:48)  Being proactive to build trust in a school community. (33:57)  Practical strategies for building trust.  (35:13)  Fostering effective collaboration.  (37:08)  Advice for responding to crisis as a principal.  (39:09)  Characteristics of organizations that can pivot.  (42:20) The purpose of education. (45:55)  Tim on Twitter: @bowriverteacher   Email the Podcast: hello@educrushpod.com  Podcast on Twitter: @educrushpod  Natalie on Twitter: @natabasso  Alex on Twitter: @MrAlexNoel   Podcast on Instagram: @educrushpod  Podcast Website: www.educrushpod.com