In this episode, we’re joined by administrator Amy Fast Ed. D. Amy is a High School teacher turned assistant principal, advocate for progressive education, instructional coach, and author of It's the Mission, Not the Mandates: Defining the Purpose of Public Education. You can find Amy on Twitter @fastcrayon constantly posting solid advice and thoughts. This is Amy’s second podcast, although we messed up on recording the first one. Here's our previous transcription.
We invited Amy to talk about major facets that make up the core of a school's policy: scheduling, hiring, PD, discipline - and more! We break through a few concepts and try to stick to "day to day" plans - but the fact of the matter is that vision encompasses everything. Without understanding the why of what you're doing - there is no what. Solutions will be different for every single school, so it's difficult to formulate concrete plans. At the same time, it's important to know what's out there - to expose oneself to what can fit into those plans.
We hope you enjoy the podcast and learn, are inspired, plus facilitate some new ideas.