Dr. Andy Jacks – Questioning Your Assumptions

By Brad Shreffler

Hello, and welcome to Episode 113 of the Planning Period Podcast, part of the OnPodcastMedia Network. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Dr. Andy Jacks. Dr. Jacks is a nationally distinguished principal, and former Virginia Principal of the Year. I heard Andy on an episode of Vicki Davis’ 10 Minute Teacher Podcast and was so impressed by some of his ideas for dealing with students who always get in trouble that I knew I needed to invite him on the show.

Andy and I talk about change at schools and how to lead change, his no suspension philosophy for his students, how one-size-fits-all discipline is negatively affecting our students, how we still don’t know the goal of education, how we need to stop assuming the things our kids know, especially in relation to self-regulation and working skills, and the importance of learning from the teachers around us now, especially as a school leader.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 113 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Dr. Andy Jacks.

Andy, thank you so much for joining me on the show and dropping the mic!

To connect with Andy, find him on Twitter @_andyjacks. You can also find his website at http://andyjacks.co.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on Twitter or Instagram, @BradShreffler. I love to hear from you all there and that’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, checkout the Feedback Page on my website that gives you other options for feedback as well, which you can find at BradShreffler.com/Feedback.

Until next week, go out and question some assumptions.

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/