Educators Lead Podcast

Jeff Bradbury is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. Jeff is also the author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, the creator of TeacherCast.netTeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today. He is an ASCD Emerging LeaderGoogle Certified TeacherGoogle Education TrainerPBS Learning Media Digital InnovatorMicrosoft Innovative EducatorMicrosoft Service ExpertTEDx speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year.

Jeff is the father of two year old triplets, giving him a unique perspective on education, and life in general (2:07)

Jeff’s background before he got into podcasting about education included directing orchestras, web design, opera, and website owner (15:16)

  • The coming birth of his triplets led Jeff to get into school leadership and podcasting (20:46)
  • Every day is different as an admin, and Jeff is still in classrooms on a regular basis (23:01)
  • Your inbox is not a to do list (24:49)
  • Jeff’s tips on prioritizing your workday (26:36)
  • How orchestra conducting shaped Jeff’s approach to school leadership & tech coaching (28:28)
  • Take advantage of alone time to reflect on your performance (31:11)
  • Jeff’s advice on managing your work/life balance (31:55)
  • Helping his students create animated turkeys with Google for Thanksgiving (34:53)
  • How to reach those teachers who are the most resistant to change, innovation, and tech (37:41)
  • “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” ― Henry Ford (40:35)
  • Pushing past self-doubt and self consciousness to do your very best (42:50)
  • Jeff says that his ability to multi-task is by far his biggest strength as an administrator (44:30)
  • Jeff is a big fan of Carmine Gallo’s work (46:20)
  • Let your students lead you (49:42)
  • Always work to stay on the same page as your teachers (50:41)
  • If Jeff had a time machine, what advice would he go back and give his younger self when he was just starting out in administration? (54:04)

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About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.